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Do i need a new hard drive?

First, my computer is soooooooooo slow.
second, i just had someone (hacker?) break into my email account (hotmail) and sent all of my contacts pleas for money in my name.

are these two issues solvable by getting a new hardrive---speed and ridding my computer of this intruder?

do you have a better fix for speed and ridding my computer of this intruder without replacing the hard drive?

i will provide an email address that has not been compromised--yet

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  • tennvalentin Apr 15, 2009

    i need to obliterate this virus, or whatever it is, so i can feel secure to use my computer.

    this laptop was a trade, and therefore, i have no recovery disk, or anything else that came with it

  • tennvalentin Apr 15, 2009

    i need to obliterate this virus, or whatever it is, so i can feel secure to use my computer.

    this laptop was a trade, and therefore, i have no recovery disk, or anything else that came with it

  • tennvalentin Apr 15, 2009

    but i do want to erace any trace of the virus. i don't feel safe as it is infected with something.



    my laptop was a trade so i have no original paperwork or cd recovery disk.



    and again, i need to speed up my bogged down system

  • tennvalentin Apr 15, 2009

    what does the cd revovery disk do? does it wipe out my hard disk?

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Well, if you dont want to deal with clearing up the virus and/or spyware, I suggest you run the cd recovery disk that came with the unit. it will erase everything, so make sure you back up your important items first. It will bring it back to factory specifications.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

  • adi Apr 15, 2009

    a couple things you can do.

    1. call toshiba and see if you can order a cd-recovery disk.

    2. try downloading spybot search and destroy from www.safer-networking.org and adaware from www.lavasoft.com

    they are free programs, but do ask for a donation.

    3. try download avg as a trial version at www.avg.com

    thanks


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You can try also this free antivirus. If this antivirus is isn't in the list block of the virus.

If you can back up your important files do it. I suggest you back it up into a USB flash drive.

Use hijackthis software to view what is running in the background. Or if taskmanager is still working switch off other running application that you do know shouldn't be running .This should speed up your unit's speed a little bit. Then if this can be switch off on startup do it.

For antirus and antimalware, you can try Avira free, malwarebyte antimalware, superantispyware is also good but you should run this after running avira free and malwarebyte antimalware.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • fougzki Apr 16, 2009

    You should update its definition files then scan.



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Don't get a new harddrive. This is not the issue. It sounds like your computer has been comprimised by malware or viruses possibly both. I believe your email has been compromised due to a phishing scam, change your password and make sure the url is the correct when you enter any future password into a website. Download malwarebytes from malwarebytes.org, it's free and kills all the nastys, best in the industry. Update it before you run it, reboot and run it again. Your computer will be much faster. Also go to the add/remove applet in the control panel and remove any software you no longer use. Reboot.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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