Spyware problem, AdAware won't run

February 1, 2006 at 12:46:58
Specs: XP Pro, 1.2

Good afternoon,

I was looking for some help with a particular problem I've been having. My computer seems to have a terrible Spyware problem. I ran Spybot S&D, but AdAware won't run all the way through without freezing.

My computer won't stay up long enough for me to get online. It just lags terribly and then blue screens.

I am on a different computer now, but I am still at a loss for what I can do to fix my computer.

Will I have to reformat my harddrive?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!


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#1
February 1, 2006 at 13:27:17

If you are getting the blue screen I would definatly format it. Do you have anti-virus software running? If so try to update it as it may be a virus not spyware. However you you manage to "remove" it if it is bad enough to give you a blue screen it would be best to format it.

Save all your docs to a disk and when you format the pc put anti-virus on put the disk in and scan that to make sure nothing has transfered!

Mark

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ sct 939
Gigabyte K8NXP-SlI
Radeon X700pro 256mb
1GB Kingston value ram 3200
Audigy 2 ZS
200GB Maxtor SATA HDD
DVD Rom


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#2
February 1, 2006 at 14:20:32

Did you try the safe mode?

http://computervitals.com/


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