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Do I have a virus?

By complete ·
There was a time when I took calls at 1-800-PC-SAFET for Microsoft at a call center called Harte Hanks in Austin Texas. I had at my hand the latest information of Viruses and Worms and other nasties and how to get rid of them.

Those days are gone, unfortunately / fortunately.

But my computer is really running sluggishly and I wonder if I have a new Sasser or Blaster clone or something new running on my system. Here is the result from me asking for the currently running processes. Anyone see anything that anyone has had previous experience with?

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Nothing looks out of the ordinary....

by WI.Techie In reply to Do I have a virus?

I don't see anything out of the ordinary. I see you have both Ad-aware and MS anti-spyware. That should take care of everything, as long as it is updated. How is the PC sluggish? The internet slow, or applications opening slow?
Have you ran a virus scan?

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Try this

by beads In reply to Nothing looks out of the ...

Of course all A/V (Anti-virus) solutions work well enough none of them catch everything, everytime.

Also try a couple of other A/V scans for free. You might be surprised what you might think.

Start with Trend. It doesn't install anything but runs through the web. Also check for spyware, etc.

Then again. How long has it been since the OS was loaded? A clean install often does wonders about once a year.

- beads

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by descartes In reply to Do I have a virus?

i used a very good tool such as
it will analyse your running process and
you can permanently delete that process or quarantine it and later scan with your Anti virus

and also try this free good tools for scanning your windows startup program:

if you want anti virus (a good one)
i can only suggest one from russia:

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