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Possible virus I am having trouble getting my computer to load and it is running really slow. It is less than 4 months old and it has hardly any programs on it. Can you help me?

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  • clstlmn051 Apr 18, 2009

    The computer is a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5915 laptop and it runs on Windows Vista home. The programs that run in the background are norton 360, and windows defender. I haven't had any popups since this started except from the norton. The computer runs about the same in safe mode as it does in the normal mode.

  • mrninja
    mrninja May 11, 2010

    what about programs running in the background? do you get popups? be sure to back up all of your files and pics while you still can if it is a virus... how well does it run in safe mode? whats your system and OS?

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. I would suggest three things. A malware scan, a maintenance cleaning, and checking your startup applications.

To run a malware scan goto: www.trendmicro.com/housecall

And follow the instructions on the page, let this run, until the results dialogue window pops up, this make take a while. 1-3+ hours. Just let it run, you do not need to attend it once it tells you it is scanning.

For maintance cleaning, visit this site to download an application called CCleaner
http://www.filehippo.com/download/file/df09062a5bdcfd3a0a0cf31f7117c0cb566fe5b698d89848911da4e434cb72f5/

After these steps.
To adjust what programs you have starting up in the beginning:

Start > Run > Type "MSCONFIG" > Click the Startup Tab then un-check any program entries that you don't need starting up in the beginning. This does not remove them from your computer, just from starting up in the begining and taking resources in the background. When you need the program, you can simply click on its link in your start menu. It is your choice what you keep and what to remove.

Let us know if you run into any bumps

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