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slow after running spyware terminator update

by hartlanders / September 27, 2008 2:43 AM PDT

After running an update the computer froze up.i had to
unplug the power cord to turn off.i uninstalled terminator
and installed malwarebytes ran quick scan and it found 24 infections.It removed infections and now it takes 3-4 minutes for desktop to load.And web pages are slow to load.I checked task manager
and performance tab and cpu showed 10%,ram showed 479 mb.I have an amd processor dual core,and 1 gig ram.the HD is 160 gig@7200 rpm.
The computer was fine until i tried updating spyware terminator.
Thanks for any help,Edward

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Have you tried running System Restore?
by John.Wilkinson / September 27, 2008 3:20 AM PDT

It's a catch-all that may enable you to undo the changes made by the update, making it as if it never happened.


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Vista on 479 MB RAM would be a clue here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 3:28 AM PDT

Was the machine supposed to have more than that?

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by hartlanders / September 27, 2008 8:24 AM PDT

When i hit ctrl+shift+esc brings me to task manager,and when i
go to performance tab it shows a graph 479mb. ram.It also has a graph for cpu.10%usage.That is when i go online.

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The graph shows how much is being used...
by John.Wilkinson / September 27, 2008 2:19 PM PDT
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Look down below where it says "Physical Memory (MB) and check what the Total is.


P.S. Have you run that System Restore?

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by hartlanders / September 28, 2008 2:20 AM PDT

The total physical memory is 893mb.
I tried that but i selected reommended
restore.which says recent updates or drivers
software installation that is causing
problem.9/27 updated thru windows update.
the other option is choose a different restore point.
No changes using recommended restore.It was 9/13 when i
started having problems,that is when i installed malwarebytes
and found 24 infections after trying to update
spyware terminator.that is when my computer froze up
trying to update terminator.the restare point only goes back 2 days.
Thanks and hope the explanation is clear!i sometimes have a hard time
getting apoint across wiuthout rambleing.

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