To reformat or not??

  cottager 22:37 11 Oct 2004

I am running Win 98Se with an up to date AV and ZA installed. Also empty cookies and temp folder regularly, run Spybot or Adware at regular intervals but machine feels sluggish and the last few days has seen several freeze ups or programmes not loading properly and the 'illegal' error message pops up when trying to print in Word.
Is this caused by a nasty lurking somewhere? If so how do I find it? Or do I need to do a reformat?
Advice and/or suggestions please

  stalion 22:41 11 Oct 2004

try a scan with this
click here

  VoG II 22:44 11 Oct 2004

Try these a² click here and eScan click here

  cottager 23:23 11 Oct 2004

Many thanks to you both. I will give one of these programmes a whirl but need to answer this first as I'm in for a long download by dial up!! Very slow too.


  smokingbeagle 23:51 11 Oct 2004
  Eargasm 23:52 11 Oct 2004

into my postings

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