How do I know if I have a virus on my computer?

  larissa 17:43 15 May 2007

A week ago I was on the internet and I opened a web page that soon wasn't responding. I closed it but soon after I've noticed that my laptop (by the way is a dell) started working slowly, like never before, for example the internet explorer openede really slow or not at all, the start menu blocked, etc. Then I also noticed that my free space on disk c (the disk with the opperating system windows xp) reduced itself with 10 mb/hour more or less. I know that there is a virus that can "eat" your space on dsik but my antivirus programme, nod32 didn't find any. Can you help me please?Do I have a virus or I'm just being paranoid?
Thank you!

  VoG II 17:45 15 May 2007

Try a couple of online scans:

BitDefender Free Online Virus Scan
click here
Make sure you tick AutoClean under Scan Options.

Panda ActiveScan
click here
Make sure you tick Disinfect automatically under Scan Options.

Housecall at TrendMicro
click here
Make sure you tick Auto Clean.

eTrust Antivirus Web Scanner
click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:47 15 May 2007

Tales of viruses eating your HD are apocryphal. If NOD cannot find it then it is not a virus. In addition to VoG™s' suggestions I would run Spyware Terminator and see if it brings anything here


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