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Old 02-01-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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My computer has gone very very slow and I cannot use the start button or the task bar as it seems to be frozen, not sure if there is a virus on the computer or not.

I am trying to restore but not sure how to restore without using the start button.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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Try downloading some Anti-Virus and run a scan to see if there are any viruses.

I use AVG, seems to be working well..

If all else fails you could reformat your computer. That's what I usually do.
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Try downloading some Anti-Virus and run a scan to see if there are any viruses.

I use AVG, seems to be working well..

If all else fails you could reformat your computer. That's what I usually do.
Wait-a-sec. Surely to goodness you're not thinking that anyone would go online without an Ant-Virus program installed?

I mean, if he did, his computer could be buggered already.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:07 AM   #4
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liquorice, try booting into safe mode.
while the computer is booting up, hit the f8 key and select safe mode start up.
system restore is in the all programs -accessories-system tools folder.
as was suggested by others, you must make sure you have a robust firewall and anti virus installed, as system restore won't help you if a virus is the cause of your problem.
back any music, photos or important documents that you dont want
lose as soon as you can.
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