i am having problem with my computer plz help me
January 5, 2007 3:51am CST
My computer seems to be running really slow and I’m worried I might have a virus or something on my computer. I keep getting little pop ups every now and again too but my current virus checker does not pick anything up. I’ve heard of ‘Hijack This’ but I’m unsure as to what it is and how to work it?
6 Jan 07
Best advice is to get professional help.If you handle things that you are not sure about,it can worser aggrevate the exsisting trouble.So I suggest you call a service person so that you can minimise risk of spending more incase you do something and cause your system to blow completely.Its better to spend less than doing unwanted matters and later spend more.
7 Jan 07
It was positive your computer was infected by spyware/adware, If you are not advanced in using hijackthis you can get anti spyware/adware from downloads.com , once you scan it and if it was not fixed yet you can use hijackthis and delete something strange, before you do that please backup first on hijakthis. Hope this help you.
6 Jan 07
I have never tried "Hijack This" program, as it seemed to me a little complicated. Anyway, I had my computer very slow too some months ago, so I decided to install AVG antivirus (the free edition) just to see if it could be due to a virus. I downloaded it from http://free.grisoft.com and right after installing it, the antivirus automatically detected 8 trojans and cleaned them all quickly. Now my computer is running smoothly. It's also good to have an antispyware too, I haven't tried yet the one from avg, as I'm happy with another one called Adaware, but the antivirus is so good that I'm thinking about installing the avg antispyware as well.
6 Jan 07
i am not sure that the problem is with your hardware or software. if the problem is with your hardware then i cant solve it. but yes if the problem is with the software then there are a lot of solution for your problem. there may be some virus or spywares which slow down your computer and may corrupt your windows. i would suggest you to quickly install some good anti-virus softwares and spyware remover so that problem does not persist. if still the problem is not solved then you can go for formatting your PC and install a fresh windows but do remember to backup your important data
6 Jan 07
what you need to do is provide the kind people her with more information. what are the pop ups of? what computer are you running and how much free hard drive space do you have? also what virus checker are you currently running? i personally have my nod32 virus scanner and everything running in the background and i perform regular scans. your virus checker could be set up so that it only mildly gets involved from the background and so it is left upto you to perform reguar system scans and checks. also i run adaware 6SE to check for any adware that has infected my system, this could be the cause of what makes your pc slow down. also it could be bots that have infected your system. i am assuming you are running a copy of windows because malicous solftware isnt all that common on other platforms yet. i suggest also getting ahold of a copy of spybot search and destroy, which will immunize your system against possible future threats and clean out the bots that have infected your computer. good luck with it all, and just remember to be carefull with what you are searching for or downloading online. khris