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My computer takes 15 minutes to open a web page . i ran a few downloads but non seem to be working , i am getting that i have over 2500 virus. Also that i am missing some of my window xp hotfix files, i don have a the operating system software or an antivirus, how do i fix this problem.

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I can,t d/l from kickass torrents, started 2 days ago. can get to d/l page but new page opens saying no internet connection ,. i tried the suggestios and security seemed right , i,m useing avast, can still...


You might have some viruses and malware messing with you.

Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
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When Installing choose the non-pro version.

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If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
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Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

Jun 30, 2012 | Dell Computers & Internet

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What is a Virus and how do I know if I have one ?


There are some obvious symptoms that your computer will develop when it gets infected with a virus. But the first thing I have to mention is that if you had a decent antivirus program installed on your computer you would not have a problem. The virus programs now days are fantastic in crushing any chances of a viruses infecting your computer.

What is a virus?
A virus is a small program that gets into your computer undetected in order to cause havoc. This small software program has either been developed because the author enjoys causing disasters for other people or sometimes for monetary gains. Sometimes a virus is packaged in a file that is called a trojan virus. It is disguised as something else, and once it has gained access to your computer it then releases its intent.

How does a virus get onto my computer?
The people that develop these viruses are constantly finding new ways to infiltrate your computer. When one door shuts, another one opens for them. However the most common ways to get a virus on your computer is through the internet. You might download a file that contains a virus, or maybe you might open an email that has one attached to it. Sometimes even visiting a bad website can infect your computer. The worst one of all, however, is when people download illegal cracked software. This software has usually been taken apart and repackaged with a few extras attached. Maybe you download music or videos from the internet. How do you know you are actually downloading the file you intended to. The file may be named to deceive you, and once you open it you will release the virus.

How do I know if I have a virus or not?
If your computer has been infected with a virus you will quickly see odd signs that it exists. Weird things start happening that you cannot explain. Files might move around, odd error messages may appear, programs might start to fail. For example if your virus scanner program stops working then it could have been disabled by a virus. With all this action taking place in the background your computer will also start to run slow and seem like it is busy all the time.
When browsing the internet you might find that you will not able to visits the pages that you choose. You will be redirected to different websites. You computer might also be sending emails to everyone in your contact list without you knowing.

What can a virus do to my computer hardware components?
People think that a virus simply attacks the file systems of your computer, however this is not true. Some viruses are designed to damaged computer hardware components until they are ruined completely.
Many people will argue that a virus only infects software, however all hardware is controlled by various types of software. Infact the entire computer is controlled by BIOS which is software. BIOS controls the temperature of the motherboard. What if a viruses only purpose was to change the temperature control on your motherboard. The motherboard would overheat and fry itself.
In the old days viruses used to be developed to set the read speed of a floppy disk drive to speeds beyond its capability. The Floppy disk drive would overheat and fry from being overworked. Now days Windows Vista has a service called Superfetch that searches your hard drive, finds out what you use the most, and makes it available for you.. If you made a virus to control Superfetch, we could have a serious problem. Most Vista users already have Superfetch disabled on their computer. A virus could enable it, tell it all files are important, keep it searching non stop, and fry your hard drive that way. Now I can here someone saying "yeah right, not with all the security we have around today". Well you should never underestimate these guys who develop viruses. They can work around anything.

What should I do if I get a virus?
If you suspect that your computer has a virus, scan your computer asap with an antivirus program. If you do not have one or yours is not working, download another one, or get a free scan using the free online virus scanners, such as :-
Symantec Security Check :-
http://security.norton.com/sscv6/WelcomePage.asp
or
Kaspersky lab :-
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus

There is no guarantee that these free scanners will cure your computer but they might just confirm the fact that you actually have a virus.
If you find viruses but cannot remove them you will need to take your computer to a professional before you lose everything. Another option is to format your computer which means you loose all the files on it and re-install a fresh copy of the operating system. You can backup your files first, but please be aware that they might be infected with a virus also.
If you have scanned your computer, found viruses, and successfully deleted them, then now is the time to buy a decent program that will stop this from happening again.
Do not continue to use the computer without taking action because the longer you leave it the further the virus can spread.
What file types commonly contain viruses when you download them?
Lets face it, downloading is a dangerous business, especially when you have important files stored on your computer. Any file you download can contain a virus. My rule for downloading is to ask myself "Do I know and trust this website I am about to download from?"

Here are a few examples of common files that could contain viruses :-
EXE FILE: If you download a program or anything that requires an install file then it will be an .exe file. When you press on it to install to your computer you could be releasing a virus.
ZIP FILE: People download zip files from the internet that contain any other file type and you will not see it's contents until you open it. A zip file might have an exe file in it.
SCR FILE: Free screensavers for your computer. They always have something bad in them. Sometimes adware or viruses.
DOC FILE: A Microsoft word document can contain macros and small scripts that are viruses.

If you haven't got antivirus software installed on your computer, then refer to : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/49500 for Microsoft recommended antivirus softwares.

REMEMBER : PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

on Oct 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to clean up errors on my computer


There is some "scareware" that tries to download itself when you visit certain web-pages. Such software tries to "scare" you, by reporting NON-EXISTENT "errors" on your system, and encourages you to PAY MONEY to purchase their software to "fix" the errors.

So, what you probably have is a computer-virus as the ONLY "error" on your computer. Run a virus-scan, or take your computer to a qualified technician, for them to "delete" the virus.

Oct 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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It is taking 15 to 20 minutes just to pull up internet explorer, computer is very slow. I have deleted a lot of unused files and ran a Norton 360 scan and it is still very slow. The Model is ELI300G


Start in safe mode with networking (hit F8 repeatedly after the boot splash screen), Open Internet Explorer, go to TrendMicro.com and run their free virus scan.

Aug 22, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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Runnng very slow. Could this be a hardware or software problem? When I click on the start it takes several seconds for the window to open and about 2 minites for all the info to display in the window. Also...


For the most part i sounds like the machine need to be cleaned. Go to Iobit.com and download advance system care , go into my computer drive C: or your HD and get into windows . Go to Prefetch and create a shortcut . once on desktop Click it open and in edit /select all / now go to file open select /delete/ and empty it . Go to malwareBytes.com download malwaqreBytes .Run it .Empty trash Bin / Defrag/Also when at Iobitwebsite download Iobit360. All are free.

Nov 18, 2009 | HP Pavilion A520n (DW233A#ABA) PC Desktop

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When I turn computer on it takes almost 5 minutes to boot up.


If you have defragged the HD and it still runs slow, then you should run msconfig. If you contact me via phone I can walk you though it.

Jul 10, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Desktop monitor started flashing a blue ISP box, won't go away


I hate to disagree with you but it sounds like it IS a virus (or a worm that just ran full circle) What OS do you use?
do you have the restore disks for your system?

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download atf cleaner to the desktop of the slow computer. open it , check the box that says "select all" then click on "clean selected". the first time you run this, it may take a few minutes. this program empties all the junk internet explorer saves, which reduces bandwidth issues. I run mine everytime i get off the internet. after the first run, it runs much quicker, and always run it twice or until you get the message "no files were removed" if you can't get to this point, you should run your virus scanner in safe mode. if your getting fast internet on the other three computers , it's not your provider, it's something between your router and your monitor, usually trash your web browser is trying to update while you are trying to surf. www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1

run this program , post again here if you need further assistance..
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Refresh on my computer


I've never done this myself, but if you can get an RSS "feed" from the page, you can set it to refresh every 15 minutes in the "content" tab of internet explorer properties.

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Computer very very slow


This problem is probably because your system is infected with spyware,adware or some kind of malware..
Download an anti-spyware software like Spybot Serach & Destroy(Its free and awesome!)Scan your PC and remove all infections and it will be fine!

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