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Slow startup and unfunctioning Window XP Professional

I have a Window XP Professional, running unusally slow at startup and all the softwares are not running when double click, in fact it makes the situation worst aftet the click. I suspect I have infected by virus, can anyone suggest what I should do?

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    Arthur Hoffmann May 11, 2010

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If you are still able to get online I suggest using TrendMicro's Online Malware Scan called HouseCall.

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If you find that you are having trouble getting online you can try two other options:

If you have a thumb-drive, or the ability to burn a cd:
Download a free version of the Anti-Virus of your choice:
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Try either of these.
If that fails, Try installing/running housecall in Safe-Mode:

  • Shut your computer down, turn it on.
  • While your computer is booting up start hitting F8 repeatedly until you get a black screen with white text labeled "Windows Boot Options" or similar
  • Select Safe-Mode
  • Try the selected products
Let us know
Good Luck

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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