what is wrong with my computer!?

my computer was working 100% fine like always

but yesterday morning i turned it on and all of a sudden the internet was being ridiculously slow. its att dsl and its never like that. it was being worst that dial up

and it was ONLY when i would try to search the web. when i connected the internet to my ps3 it worked fine.

so then (since it's been a while since ive gotten an antivirus) i went out and bought one (norton antivirus), scanned my pc and removed what if seemed to be 2 viruses. trojan horses (2)

i scanned the whole computer, removed the threats and restarted it. and now my computer is slower than ever! this time it isnt only the internet, it's everything. i deleted over 1gb of files i dont need, i have 49gbs still free

does anyone know what it can be or what i should do??

NOTE: my computer had an internal failure earlier yesterday when the screen went black and saw pixel-like squares everywhere. so i restarted it and that was when it was slow

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    I had the same problems in the past. Reinstall Windows from scratch. :-) works for me i do it every year

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd personally never buy an anti-virus as there is much out there that is free and does the job just as good, or better. While Norton could have eliminated some trojans, they aren't exactly easy to remove. Typically this involves eliminating them during boot phase since if it is running, it cannot be removed. I would probably try restoring to a time before this happened or reformatting and reinstalling the operating system.

    As for the second issue there that sounds like something freaked out in your video drivers. Try updating them.

  • 5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    you have a back door trojan thats hogging up you internet connection by downloading trojan to you computer and some times networks just search up super anti spyware opn google then download and install then scan and remove

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Open task manager and see if a process is hogging the CPU. If you see a .exe that is search for that program on the internet to see which program the .exe belongs to. Then uninstall that program.

    Also scan your PC with Adaware. http://www.lavasoftusa.com./

    it is a free download.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I know you said deleted stuff but did you delete stuff like applications like Games and things like that beause the more applications the slower computer i found this. But i would suggest you go back to the place you got it from or ring them up they usually have advisers :)

    Good luck ! :)

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