View Full Version : IE virus wtfvs

2008-04-24, 01:09 PM
Hey guys I had an old laptop running XP Pro. A couple of weeks ago, every time I would connect to the internet via DSL or wireless, the hard drive light would come on - as if it were writing something to the hard drive. It would cause IE to run slower than dial-up. I looked in task manager and although the CPU usage was high, there didn't seem to be a process listed that was using it. I used LavaSoft Adaware to scan on a regular basis as well as Norton 2005. I eventually gave up and bought a new laptop (Vista Home), which now has the same problem. It is obviously related to something that I copied over to the new computer from the old computer. But the things is, Norton Internet security isn't picking up a virus. I used it to scan everything before copying it on to the new computer. Has anyone heard of such a thing or had the same problem? I'd much rather be able to find and remove the problem rather than restore.


2008-04-24, 02:01 PM
Try going into Task Manager and clearing out everything on the Processes tab except for explorer.exe

If you notice the slow performance when surfing, it could be anything from something using up your bandwidth (like your torrent client, even another PC on your network - invited or not) to other software or hardware issues.

If you use IE, it would be worth installing Firefox to compare. It's not necessarily a cure-all, though. I had a recent Firefox plugin cause that browser to slow to a crawl, but it was fixed with some research.

2008-04-24, 06:24 PM
Go to http://www.simplysup.com/ and use that program,trojan and virus will be deleted ;)