strange behaviour

  ajs160n 19:54 10 Mar 2011

My son in laws XP fuelled laptop has become incredibly slow taking a minute at least to open programmes , internet explorer etc and seems to be doing strange things. He has run Advanced system care and it clears out a thousand or more items in each category only to find shortly later on there are another stack of items. AVG and Microsoft security essentials have been run thru and a couple of viruses were removed but it is still behaving strangely--

  johnnyrocker 19:56 10 Mar 2011

have you tried the scans with system restore disabled?


  961 19:57 10 Mar 2011

Try downloading and running (free) Malwarebytes

click here

  tullie 20:02 10 Mar 2011

Make sure that you are running one AV.

  ajs160n 20:09 10 Mar 2011

Thanks for response--I meant to say that when he tries system restore to go back a couple of weeks ago when this started it goes thru the motions then right at the end says that it was unable to restore to this time

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