Computer is dying

Acer / Aspire t300
March 7, 2009 at 09:48:58
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.399 GHz / 255 MB
Hello all, As you see from the subject my computer is a lost cause or so I think.

Here are my problems but please tell me if its hardware related or virus.

1) A month ago my computer would suddenly turn off from the inside, the light on the case is still green , the screen is still on the desktop but everything is stuck , then i hear the computer turning on again and it works again.
This would keep doing the same thing a few times until it stops or i turn off the computer. It doesnt happen all the time and hasnt happened lately but was wondering what that is?

2) My computer is so much slower than before( I know my computer sucks but its still slower than normal)
Internet is sometimes slow and computer gets random lag spikes.

3) Whenever I start the computer I find a process named wauclt.exe which lags my computer and it takes several times to kill it.
My spyware protection and anti virus wont detect it or any virus for that matter.

Whenever I play Fifa09 , it randomly closes by itself which never happened before and think it has something to do with wauclt.exe which is a process I've also never seen before and I have automatic updates turned off.

Sorry for the long post, but I'm going to buy a new computer and wanted to fix this one to give to my younger brother.

UPDATE: Malwarebytes anti malware found a Trojan . vundo Hkey local machine software/microsoft/FCOVM

Any help will be much appreciated , I still don't know if that trojan will fix every issue i described.


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March 10, 2009 at 04:51:06
At first I would of suspected a Spyware problem. However since your anti-spyware and anti-virus software cannot detect it I can only offer to perhaps try to obtain a different spyware software or anti-virus. If this does not work perhaps perform all system cleanups and defragmentation programs and see if it helps.

If a solution is not devised you may want to consider backing up essential data and re-formatting your computer providing you have your origional XP home disk.

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