Help!!, I'm a real toddler with a rifle as far as computers are concerned. I think i might have picked up a 'cold' from somewhere. I've been having some spurious problems with various messages. Windows task manager stopping and restarting. Hanging screens - greyed out web pages, firefox not responding, thunderbird not responding. Slow in use.
These problems came about around the time of a big 'melt down' twixt BT/McCaffe/windows 7 update in September. My computer seemed ok but I had internet connection problems. These I resolved with BT. I dont know whether any of that related to a virus but Mc Caffe AV this month supposedly found and removed 11 trojans - what sort I dont know1 Reports tell me my computer is secure and I need take no action but problems persisted.
This is what I did on my system (Windows 7 32bit):
Ran a full AV scan
Got rid of programmes I dont use - uninstalled Ad Aware, lizard tech and i tunes and performed basic maintenance. ran troubleshooter
Defragmented my c drive
Used Crap cleaner to clear out temp files, internet cache, cookies etc. cleaned registry with c Cleaner.
Updated plug ins and drivers.
Closed down computer,
I Installed free version of malwarebytes - careful to uncheck box for trial paid version. Did a scan - 2 issues found. First, Hijack.Shell. Gen....Registry value and second PUM.Bad.Proxy.. Registry value. I fixed these and rescanned with malwarebytes. No issues found.
Problems still remain. Task manager just flagged up a window Windows task manager stopping - green line- Windows Task manager -restarting.
What can I do now? System restore to an earlier Time or back up all docs. kill system and reinstall windows any ideas Ive run out of them. help gratefully received
PLEASE NO GEEKY TEXT SPEAK! Siarli