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Re-set computer to 10 days ago

I somehow accidentially w/a download (not sure which one) was infected with virprotect (a rogue anti-spyware) which is annoying and keeps popping up all the time. can I just re-set the computer to run the way it did 10 days ago?

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Re: re-set computer to 10 days ago

You should remove all the anti-spyware programs! and clean your pc with registry mechanic. Then your Pc will be as fine as it was before.

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There are many things that might cause your PC to run slowly or restart at time and then. It could be a fragmented disk; fragmented registry; a virus, Trojan, or spy ware; high CPU and/or utilization due to too many programs running; high disk I/O; or something else.

To check your CPU and memory utilization, run Task Manager. You can start Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then clicking on the Task Manager Button. In Task manager, click on the Performance tab and check CPU Usage and PF Usage. PF Usage is an indicator of memory usage. If one or both of these is high, click on the Processes tab, and sort the columns by CPU or Memory to see what processes are consuming the resource. If you are not sure what the process "Image name" is for, Google the name and you should find what the process is for.

If your CPU and memory usage are reasonable, then you may have a different issue. Even if you running anti-virus software, it may be beneficial to scan your PC with another scanner to check for viruses. No anti-virus software is 100% perfect at catching everything. Here are a few good free online virus scanners that you can run to check your PC: 23&pkj=RRJEDTKJBTVISBYWWYP

An excellent free utility for overall system maintenance is Advanced System Care Free ( .html ). I use this utility on a regular basis.

You should always run anti-virus software. There are several very good, free, anti-virus products available. One good source to read editor and user reviews, and safely download anti-virus software, is -- search for free antivirus software. In addition to the reviews, you can see how many people are downloading the software, which is another good indicator of how popular it is.

I have used AVG Free ( ) , and Avast Free ( l ). Both are very good, and completely free. At present I am using Avast on all of my home computers.

I have heard good things about Avira AntiVir Free ( 39_4-10322935.html ), and it has good ratings, but I have not personally tried it.

In addition to Avast or one of the other free anti-virus software packages, I also run Ad-Aware ( tml ). Ad-Aware is a free anti-malware, anti-spyware package.

Good luck!

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Very slow

if it has just started to get slow you might be infected with malware
to see if this is the case:
1) restart your computer in safemode (pressing F8 durring restart)
2) scroll down to safemode with network connections
3) when computer has started
4) go to and download malwarebytes and install it in safe mode and run it then follow instructions about deleteing files found infected
this is also a good video on how to use malwarebytes

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You were not nery clear on the issue, however I think you may have a "rogue" virus. They are pretty prevelent right now. Download & install it. You may have to start in the safe mode with networking. 1st run the quick scan, then the full scan.

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Also double check how your network is set up if you have more than one computer on the system.

Take a look at those pages too in case anything there is useful in your situation.


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