But some slowdowns are not infections. Just a few months ago Firefox was a slug. I reset Firefox and all better. While it would have be fun to track down what that was, I didn't have the time at the moment.
Try another user account too. Grif writes:
"If you can download the tools listed below on the problem computer, great, but you may need to use a separate, clean computer, download the tools, copy them to a DIFFERENT flash drive or CD, then transfer them to the infected computer."
I use Grif's list a lot. Great advice,
I have a Dell studio xps with an i5 processor, which up to this point has been performing amazingly well. The performance and response has slowed dramatically in the last day or so. It also freezes up and will not respond to commands.I have run a scan using the current (McAfee) program and it detects nothing. I have run scans using Malware Anti Malware program again with no problems found. I decided to try and download several different detection/removal programs to determine the possible cause of the performance drop off. Each time I attempt to download any of these programs, I receive a message on screen that reads, "Your current security settings will not allow this file to be downloaded." I am at a loss and do not know how to proceed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.