why slow PC after router virus

June 23, 2017 at 10:58:08
Specs: Windows 10
desktop is running so so slow after router virus. new router, win10, ran avast and cc cleaner. almost like hard drive totally crapped out. any help?

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June 23, 2017 at 15:29:38
I think you need to do a little more cleaning...

These are some of the items we advise on the forum; there are one or two others as well – should they be needed.

Install each using the manual/custom option – NOT the default/proffered automatic. Watch for and uncheck all pre-checked boxes – apart from the one for the utility itself. That way you avoid installing all manner of junk, and nuisance changes; much of it being a true PIA to eradicate. Sadly so many accept the default automatic installation path – and then the system slowly gets junked up…

Run them in this order:





Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)


Installs to the desktop, from you run it. It will open into a small dis style window; follow instructions therein. It will reboot the system as part of its process.

Also run ccleaner which will do much that diskcleanup does and some of the same as the above utilities.


Kaspersky Rescue Disk




Download the ISO; burn to a DVD; boot with that DVD. It loads into RAM only; then goes online to update itself. After-which it will scan the system fully. It will dig out and deal with anything it finds that hides within Windows system files and which cannot be dealt with whilst Windows is booted up.

Each of the above utilities goes after different pests; although there is some overlap.

and this extra info too is worth to consider:

Do you know about Trend Housecall; and this is the Russian set of anti-virus etc. utilitieswhich are worth to check out:


There are trial versions of assorted stuff; and one or two freebie items too. I have the browser plugin for Safari – and it does do wot it sez on the tin. Stops tracker pests… The resident virus/pest remover gurus on computing.net (John especially) like and use some items from the above site.

General advice re’ all-in-one utilities which claim to save the universe; no such animal exists. Utilities which offer a free online scan to find ‘n phyxe problems invariably find all sorts of stuff that isn’t for real. All done with the aim of selling you their package, which invariably you don’t need… Which having said I have used one or two in the past and they did what was required, and faster than I might have done manually. But generally best avoided, unless you really find good reasons to use them, and find solid, safe reviews.

http://www.tweaking.com is one excellent exception to the above; and there are one or two others too. They generally have a good track record; fix many startup problems etc. and often are free!

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