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my laptop is v. slow i expect its trojans/viruses need help.

by terryN09 / February 16, 2008 3:23 AM PST

I recently tried to download some software off limewire onto my Toshiba Equium L20-192. Probably a big mistake. Now my laptop is incredibly slow, it takes about 20-40 minutes to log on and load, the windows task manager displays that the CPU useage is always between 75%-100%. Before I tried to download software off limewire, my laptop was working perfectly.
The problem seems to be Trojans and worms on my computer and Norton Antivirus seems to be nothing about them, I also have many pop ups whenever im browsing.
so does any one have any tips on how to get rid of these viruses and get it back to normal.
Any help will be fantastic as I have coursework to do all week
p.s. I've already done virus scans and deleted limewire off my laptop

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try system restore
by welrdelr / February 16, 2008 3:54 AM PST

safe mode
system restore
remove unnecessary programs

Don't download unless you know what you are doing.

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Already tries system restore/roll bacl
by terryN09 / February 16, 2008 4:42 AM PST
In reply to: try system restore

I've tried a system restore/rollback however there were no save points points before this all happened.

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Restore CD set
by welrdelr / February 16, 2008 5:00 AM PST

Did you make a backup cd restore set?

If no, then repost this with a new title and more information on the exact windows OS release(vista, xp, me, etc) forum that coincides with your OS.

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Check With Antispyware Programs...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 17, 2008 8:09 AM PST

Norton isn't perfect when it comes to checking for the newest trojans and spyware which can slow down your computer. Please download, install, update, then run a full system scan with either, or both of the free antispyware programs from the links below:

Ewido/AVG Antispyware 7.5 Tool

SUPERAntispyware Removal Tool

Delete all they find and let us know what types of malware are detected. One note, the antispyware tools above will do a better job if you run the full system scan while in SAFE MODE.

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps.


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