Multiple viruses causing system to slow down

By gian0819 ยท 4 replies
Feb 28, 2008
  1. i have three antipyware running on my computer, grisoft antispyware, spyware doctor and super antispyware? which is more effective?which one will i leave? all these are registered versions.

    also i would like to know which antivirus is very effective? my current antivirus is avast pro. im willing to pay for an effective antivirus

    anyway my main problem is that when i run spyware doctor, it finds many trojans and viruses. i think this is causing the slow down of my pc. tnx
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    With antispyware, different programs will pick up different infections.
    With anti-virus. you only want 1 active. Avast Pro is perfectly fine. Make sure its updated regularly.

    Looking through your log you are indeed infected.

    Please have a read here-> Is your system infected? Read this before Cleaning or Formatting

    If you decide to clean your system please follow these Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions and post back in this thread with the requested logs. There should be at least 3.

    1)AVG log
    2)Combofix log
    3)Hijackthis log (Step 15)

    This thread is for the use of gian0819 only. Please don't post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Is it really a coincidence that in almost every single log that comes through here the infected systems have the yahoo! toolbar?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    maybe. I always suspect these add-ons as they usually cause more problems than they purport to fix/assist.
  5. kritius

    kritius TS Guru Posts: 2,084

    Yeah. I was just reading through some of the logs that have been posted recently and in almost every single one some sort of toolbar was installed.

    Now I remember why ive never had one.
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