Computer running slow

By JA0455
Nov 8, 2009
  1. My computer is running extremely slow at startup and shutdown, i'm running xp with 3ghz processor, 2gig ram, service pack 3. I currently have an average of 20 - 25mins to boot my computer, and i'm worried that i may have a virus, even though my scans come up clean. I have attached my hijack this log, please help???
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Can't do anything with just the HijakThis log. Burt there are threads here to help you troubleshoot a slow computer. You should go through them, then decide if you need to run the steps in the Virus and Malware Removal.

    Start here:

    More reference here:

    Consider removing Bit Torrent:

    P2P or 'file sharing: P2P Warning:
    Note: Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. I suggest that you uninstall Bit Torrentm for the following reasons:
    • As long as you are using file sharing networks and programs which are from sources that are not documented, you cannot verity that a download is legitimate.
    • Malware writers use these program to include malicious content.
    • Fie sharing is usually unmonitored and there is a danger that your private files might be accessed.
    • The 'sharing' also includes malware that the shared system has on it.
    • Files that are illegal can be spread through file sharing.

    Please read the information on P2P Warning to help you better understand these dangers.
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