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Virus hi ginko! I wanted to know of a suggestion for fixing a computer problem of mine, I recently got the internet(used to have but got re-installed) and I have broadband cable internet and these annoying pop ups come onto my screen saying...fix resgistry and such, sending/giving the name of other websites to go to to fix registry problems...keep in mind my brother informed me I probably have experienced an attack and have a virus and NOT to goto these address' they are bogus and probably would crash the computer, the thing is I put spybot in, then malware and some other protective software, and some actual "registry" applications to run the pops are getting less frequent but what would you suggest? my running speed internet and otherwise has decreased and the preformance of my PC is lacking, what it used to be what can we do to correct some things? thanks,sboss

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Yes, the pop ups telling you "your computer is infected" "download registry cleaner" etc. usually come from malaware.
The best automated cleaner is still spybot, you can download it here The home of Spybot-S&D! or here Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 - Free software downloads and ...
If Spybot cannot delete the viruses/malaware, then the choice is between locating the registry entries, infected files and corrupted settings one by one, using regedit and HijackThis , and reinstalling Windows.

Unless you are an expert Windows troubleshooter (or you can get one) I suggest backing up all your data and reinstalling windows on a new folder, if not formatting the HD completely.

Spybot is not a resident antivirus, after cleaning , if you do not have any other antivirus software, you can download this one for free
AVG Free - Download antivirus
Good luck

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