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Well, a few days ago some bumbling friends decided to google some... "Adult Content" and loaded far too many videos running at once, causing my computer to crash over and over. yesterday i Defraged the Hard Drive, Removed ALL my stuff (to my portable HDD) removed the RAM and cleaned the entire inside (the computer was Earthed in case of static) and put the RAM back exactly where it was. the problem: Its still struggling to run even at 50% and im not sure why. i cant afford to have this die on me since we cant afford a new computer for a while. Any Ideas???

and yes i scanned for virus/spyware, damaged sectors etc. its all fine software wise.

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You sure it's all fine software wise?



Did you scan with Ad-aware which has a new version that came out last week. Did you also scan with Spybot and Malwarebytes with updated definitions? What anti-virus scanner are you using?
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AVG 8.5



processor wise, its using all the RAM it can but its only giving little performance. could there be something wrong with either the RAM or is the processor commiting suicide?

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AVG 8.5



processor wise, its using all the RAM it can but its only giving little performance. could there be something wrong with either the RAM or is the processor commiting suicide?




Answer my question about scanning with anti-spyware programs.



Spyware is probably whats eating up your ram and cpu usage. 90% of the time the issue with a computer is software related.
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AVG has a Spy-ware scanner in it, and picked nothing up. so to answer my question to your question thus solving the question, do you know of any powerful free spyware scanners that might pick up what AVG didnt?

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Spybot is spyware right?

If it is try that.
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AVG has a Spy-ware scanner in it, and picked nothing up. so to answer my question to your question thus solving the question, do you know of any powerful free spyware scanners that might pick up what AVG didnt?




All the ones I listed are completely free. AVG spyware scanner isn't very good and is not meant to replace other spyware scanners.
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I'll give Spybot a shot and see what happens.

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I'll give Spybot a shot and see what happens.


Ok, good luck :thumbup:

Its worked for me.
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300+ Found.... and the freaking thing wants me to pay. how is that free? :|

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What, it never asks me to pay.....

What do you mean it asks you to pay?
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it comes up with an option to clean the infected files, but in order to do that i need a key, but the key is emailed AFTER i pay.

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You dled it from here http://www.safer-net...org/index2.html?
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I'm not 100% believing that the system is "clean" of viruses, from AVG. Download SpyBot, run it once in normal mode, once in safe mode, then reboot. Also, post a HiJackThis! log, I'm not sure of what it entails, but it might contain information that someone else can look at with a better eye than mine.

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Ran SpyBot like you said. got rid of a few but the immense slow down in the computer is still bad. it takes 10 minutes after a restart or power on from the moment i log on to load everything, and theres not much to load. Re-Defraged it, and the 2nd HDD has been Formated (had nothing on it anyway). Is there a chance its the RAM? Power output and PP is still its usual 2.4GHz (for a 7yo computer im surpised)



EDIT: Ah-ha! its not reading the 512Mb RAM Stick!!! Give me 5 Mins and a Screwdriver and i'll see.



EDIT AGAIN: Wow! i feel like a dumbarse. Cert II In IT and i didnt even realise i had knocked the 512Mb RAM Stick out of its place while cleaning it out. :lol:



Problem Solved. :<img src=:' />

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Ran SpyBot like you said. got rid of a few but the immense slow down in the computer is still bad. it takes 10 minutes after a restart or power on from the moment i log on to load everything, and theres not much to load. Re-Defraged it, and the 2nd HDD has been Formated (had nothing on it anyway). Is there a chance its the RAM? Power output and PP is still its usual 2.4GHz (for a 7yo computer im surpised)



EDIT: Ah-ha! its not reading the 512Mb RAM Stick!!! Give me 5 Mins and a Screwdriver and i'll see.



EDIT AGAIN: Wow! i feel like a dumbarse. Cert II In IT and i didnt even realise i had knocked the 512Mb RAM Stick out of its place while cleaning it out. :lol:



Problem Solved. :<img src=:' />




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I've done similar stuff, spent a whole day repairing my sister computer, and after I had screwed the case back on (really hard to take on/off) it wouldn't work, then I noticed I hadn't put the HDD back in :wall:

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AVG 8.5


There's one of your problems though, get a good antivirus like Avira Antivir instead of that piece of crap.

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AVG 8.5


There's one of your problems though, get a good antivirus like Avira Antivir instead of that piece of crap.




Avira didn't pick up a '500KB song'. Obviously a Virus. Did it on 3 different occasions went back to AVG so it can FIND virus's. :l


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Then use Avast instead.




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