Laptop is suddenly very laggy

  Greyson_Billie 15:01 27 Nov 2015

Hello! My laptop has been acting up for the past one and a half days. It started with being extremely laggy and now my desktop won't load OR freezes as soon as I click on something and I generally can't do anything. I use Norton Anti Virus which has worked fine for detecting malware, but two days ago I downloaded 'Inkscape' and that program might have been infected. At least that's the only thing I can think of that could have caused that. Do you have any advice for me?

  lotvic 16:30 27 Nov 2015

Depends where you d'loaded the free Inkscape from. You might have installed several extra programs and toolbars etc 'freebies' if you didn't do a custom install. These PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) would not be detected by Norton as you will have given permission (you didn't UNtick the boxes) during the install of Inkscape

Have a look in Programs and see what got installed on the same date/time as Inkscape

  Govan1x 16:32 27 Nov 2015

Or a System restore to before you installed Inkscape might help.

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