After the first program of the day the computer just runs fast and normally.
It's that first program. What could the spyware program be doing that would
cause such a long delay and how can I 'fix' it?
Anti-Malware 1.33, which can be downloaded from here:
I also suggest you run a full scan with an up to date AV program.
Windows Desktop Experience
"cajun_mike" <cajun...@nospam.net> wrote in message
"Ron Badour" <So...@NoAddressBuddy.com> wrote in message
>My anti spyware/antivirus is Webroot, otherwise well thought of and 15
>seconds isn't a terribly long time in the grander scheme of things. It just
>irks me to have to wait that long.
With 2 gigs of RAM, you should be irked. Something is wrong.
1.Clear the (IE) temporary Internet files and the history cache.
Click 'Start' and then click 'Run'... then type (or copy/paste)
"inetcpl.cpl" (w/out quotation marks) into the box, then click the 'OK'
In Internet Properties panel 'General' tab, under 'Browsing history', click
'Delete...'button, in 'Delete Browsing History' panel, click the 'Delete
all...' button then place a checkmark into the box beside 'Also delete
files and settings stored by add-ons', Click 'Yes' and exit the Internet
Properties panel by clicking the 'OK' button.
Click 'Start' and then click 'Run...' then type (or copy/paste) "cleanmgr"
(w/out quotation marks into the box, then click the 'OK' button. Select
your drive (presumably WinXP (C:) and click OK.
Malwarebytes© Corporation - Anti-Malware
SuperAntispyware - Free
Both free versions of MBAM and SAS are on-demand scanners and offer no
'real-time' protection. Keep them installed and use them as
'second-opinion' scanner which is purposely (by design) recommended by
their respective authors.
4.Download and execute HiJack This! (HJT)
Please, do not post HJT logs to this newsgroup.
Fora where you can get expert advice for HiJack This! (HJT) logs.
Registration is required in any of the above mentioned fora before posting
a HJT log and read the 'stickies' (instructions/guidelines) for the
respective HJT forum.
CCleaner - Free
Cleans temporary internet files, cookies, history, recent urls, application
MRUs, etc. ...(*Tune out the registry scanning/fixing option!*)
If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities
uncheck "Windows Defender" (so it won't delete the history of WD).
If you wish, click 'Options' button the 'Settings' [check] 'Run CCleaner
when the computer starts'.
Setup CCleaner to Automatically Run Each Night in Vista or XP
Routinely practice Safe-Hex.
Good luck :)