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Pc is frozen

I tried to add and anti-virus spyware and it said to delete the one on the computer. Before I had a chance to add the new spyware, my daughter went online, and the computer froze up. Help!

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    Puneet Jain May 11, 2010

    You have not clearly stated the Spyware name, which one you have installed and uninstalled.


    Also let me know the OS running on your PC, to assist you further.

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May be your system is vunerable to Spyware or virus, which is causing the problem to freeze PC. Check out the PC with :
Download and run these two software in Safe Mode with Networking and remove any malicious file prsenet on your PC.
1. Combo Fix

3. SmitfraudFix

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If u have a high speed ... go in the safe mode with networking and than go to www.gur.in and download 3 softwares and run them in the same sequence i have mentioned
1) malware bytes
2) superantispyware
3) dial a fix ( select everything )
and make sure you restart after that and if the memory cards are lower than 1gb increase them

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

  • Ali Khambati
    Ali Khambati Nov 11, 2008

    if u have not used smitfraud suggested by my friend here ... dont do it .. coz 40% it gives a blue screen coz there are also some files detected which are driver files and if u still want to use it make sure u dont remove the files or entries which has a triangle

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Slowing slow and probems keep coming


Hello Nancy,
There are many reasons a computer can slow down. Here are some maintenance procedtures you should do on a regular basis.
You should defrag your hard disk ona regular basis to keep your computer up to speed. Many of these tasks can be automated with the scheduling features in Windows.
Check for and install any operating system updates. Make sure you have "Automatic Updates" turned on.
Run a full system anti-virus and anti-spyware scan. Make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware software are up to date. If you don't have these on your computer, there are many good free anti-virus software. Do a Google search for free anti-virus and anti-spyware. Also, clear the cache on your browser. Delete all history and cookies and temp folders. There are also websites such as http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ that does free online scans.
You should also stop unwanted progams from stsrting. To do this go to Start menu, enter msconfig, and click OK. Click startup and uncheck startup programs you don't use. Then click services and uncheck services you don't use. If after doing this and something stops working that you need, again bring up startup and services and re-check the ones you want to run.

These basic maintenance steps should help keep your computer running up to speed.
I hope this helps you.

Sep 30, 2011 | Matrix 226R (VPR226R) PC Desktop

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Keep Your New PC In Top Shape....For Free!!!


The following tip is for everyone who is currently paying too much for their basic computer software!

Most PC users tell me how they just hate to spend their money each year on subscriptions to firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-spyware programs. Throw in a little more money up front for an office suit or photo editing software and you are looking at around $500 for the first year of ownership and around $100 in upgrades/update fees each year after!

Most folks don't know that with a little time and effort they can keep have their new system in good running order for zero dollars! Below are my list of must haves for your new shiny life hub!

1. AVG Free - Sleek and up to date anti virus program allows users most of the same features the expensive subscription based programs for free!

2. Ad-Aware Free - Great tool for anything AVG Free won't find. Specifically searches out for Spyware and other undesirables in your system for the cost of a breath of air.

3. CCleaner - Removes all the old junk on your system such as: trash, internet history, deleted files, and even has a handy start up manager, registry cleaner and add/remove programs application. Regular updates and also free.

4. Defraggler - I feel a sleeker, faster fragmenting tool for all of your attached drives, which is updated every month or so. Free from the makers of CCleaner.

5. Open Office - A free, MS Office like software suite that includes a Word Processor, Spread Sheet, and Presentation program. Updated regularly and has most of the same features the paid for suites have. For those of us who simply create documents this is a must have! Why spend $100's just to write a letter!

6. Gimp - Free image editor that is both powerful and easy to use.

Each of the above programs aside from being free are updated constantly and come with a ton of online based documentation and instructions for use. So delete all that bloatware that comes installed on your machine and simply run the Anti Virus, Anti Spyware, CClaner, and Defraggler once a month and your system will keep purring along for years to come!


on May 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hello... sorry my problem is not solved till now... i go to control panel>add or remove pro >add or remove windows components and i check the tick on internet explorer i found a tick on the box.but...


Okay... Download Firefox. you might have a Virus.
I recommend you getting:
Avira AntiVir = Anti Virus
A-Squared Free = Alternativ Spyware Cleaner
Superanti-Spyware =Removes Spyware
CCleaner = System Cleaner
Avast! = Alternative Anti-Virus
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Hope this help again *laughs*
-Tom.

Jul 14, 2009 | E-Machines (T2824) PC Desktop

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Computer running on 100% capacity


100% sounds like something bad is running like adware, spyware or a virus possibly.

I would suggest going to Start>Run and type in msconfig. Then go to the startups, and you can uncheck the things you don't need. Things like adobe reader, adobe updates, and such can be turned off.

Second, download and run the following programs, ccleaner, Malware Bytes anti malware, and Super Anti Spyware.

Run the ccleaner and delete all your temp junk, then run scans on both the other programs. You might need to turn off your anti virus program to do this.

Apr 12, 2009 | HP Pavilion a1610n PC Desktop

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Dell computer freezes up when i try to click on contest links


first I would download a free anti spyware tool, like spybot, malware bytes also windows defender works pretty well. It sounds like a browser hijack possibly, I would scan for spyware before anything else.

Mar 14, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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Good day. When i save files or create new folder or add some softwares to my computer and i restart my computer i want to delete all that files, created new folder, or softwares that i added so that it...


1. try scan all you HDD by anti virus with many type free edition anti virus may be you pc effect by virus.

2. can you remember last time you do what like install any special program try uninstall this program the restart pc see will be ok???

3.if solution 1.virus is too effected you os better format,if after scan no anything virus found i think is you OS got problem better you do format & reinstall you OS AGAIN


Jan 18, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I need ur help again


Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Initially and if I may remark, a very challenging and time consuming virus cleanup. Some that you could try:
  • determine what virus files/names are involved. Some would be appearing in "msconfig" startup;
  • some would not allowed to be deleted, try delete in Safe Mode;
  • in some instances, some services would have to be stopped using Ctrl-Alt-Del;
  • download, install and run RRT (remove restriction tool);
  • download, install and run Ad-Aware.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa.

Dec 05, 2008 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Good afternoon, i am having problems with my computer moving very slow. how can i fix this problem.


add more ram or check for viruses. check www.infernallogic.com for free antivirus and anti spyware utilities like AVAST anti-virus and spybot-search-and-destroy.

Nov 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have a virus and stmanteec antivirus notification keeps popping up on my screen: What can I do??? Help Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan Event: Threat Found! Threat: Trojan.Zlob File: ...


If you have a virus you can not delete or if your system will not boot up correctly and you suspect a virus is the problem, a recommended solution is to start your computer in safe mode and run a virus scan. By running your computer in safe mode, non-essential processes do not start and non-core components are disabled. In other words, only the minimum necessary programs will load. Tough to remove viruses, spyware and other malware usually have no chance to run and disrupt your system and can more easily be removed.
**To run a virus scan in safe mode, you must have active anti virus software installed on your computer.
To run a virus scan in safe mode, follow these steps:
  1. If your computer is on, shut it down
  2. Power on your computer
  3. Immediately after you power on your computer, repeatedly press the [F8] key (about once per second)
  4. In the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, use the arrows to select Safe Mode and presss [Enter]
  5. Select your current operating system and press [Enter]
  6. Select the user you would like to login under (if applicable)
  7. When your system finishes booting, click the Start button on your task bar
  8. Move your cursor over All Programs and navigate to your anti virus program
  9. Click on your antiv virus program to run it and follow the anti virus program’s normal steps to run a virus scan
  10. After the virus scan is complete, Delete all detected viruses
  11. Close out of your anti virus software
  12. Restart your computer (it should start in normal mode)

Nov 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Got a virus spyware


Hi clemsonfan1,

Hope you have a anti-virus and anti-spyware program. If so, run it and let it do it's thing. If not, you can download freeware programs and isntall it, run update, and scan.

Free version Bitdefender: http://www.bitdefender.com/media/html/trialpay.html

Free anti-spyware:
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html?tag=lst-1&cdlPid=10861988

Free anti-spyware:
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2008/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?cdlPid=10844457

MS Defender is also good:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=435bfce7-da2b-4a6a-afa4-f7f14e605a0d&displaylang=en

Definitely use the anti-virus program and any two of the anti-spyware program.

Good luck

Aug 01, 2008 | E-Machines PC Desktops

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