posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 03:56 PM
reply to post by star in a jar
I would not be so quick to wipe the hard drive and do a reinstall. Last week a friend of mine had his computer so messed he couldn't surf either,
but the computer was running like mad, downloading and trying to connect all on its own to sites. At one point in things he couldn't even get
windows to load up.
From a safe mode boot I ran his old, outdated version of Malwarebytes. It found a few things and deleted them. Eventually got windows back up.
Got a newer database downloaded for Malwarebytes and re-did another scan. Did this several times. At one point he registered over 900 infections.
Slowly repeated scans came up with fewer problems. Had to download Firefox so he could surf properly.
With computer running better we downloaded a new version of IE and, eventually got everything going again back to normal. It just took some time.
I agree about ATS today. There were times I wondered if it was under an attack too -- alas, no. they're the good guys!
My local CBC website
wouldn't let me log in for commentary so I am not sure what is going on. I think the net is going to be a kind of wonky place for
edit on 12/9/2010 by wayno because: (no reason given)