Re: Windows XP issues from DSL
From: J Dix (jennystiger_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Oct 2004 11:08:10 -0700
I have an adware gold program and I ran it after all this. It found
16 iinfections and quarantined and deleted them. I also ran a MCaffee
scan from the website and it was going for around 3 hrs. It must have
found over 2000 viruses in different files. Again they were fixed
quarantined or deleted. After all that my computer still is trashed.
I disabled antivirus software and the firewall prior to installation,
but re-enabled them post installation. It isn't just DSL though.
Even when my computer isn't plugged into the modem the processor or
hard drive is still cranking at full speed, I get constant windows
error messages, and it is slow, not exaggerating it takes about 2
minutes to open a 30Kb excel file. I guess I am going to have to bite
the bullet and take it to a computer tech and spend a stack of $$$ to
fix it. I just find it interesting that the computer worked fine and
fast with no errors prior to installing that verizon CD.
sgopus <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<C274BE3E-7182-4A0E-9EFD-1B7EF3D62549@microsoft.com>...
> see if you have somehow gotten spy/malware on your system, use
> adaware/hijackthis/spybot S&D/spyware blaster.
> just installing DSL drivers shouldn't do this, however it could be the cause
> also some kinds of virus do this.. do you enable the firewall or use a third
> party firewall??
> "J Dix" wrote:
> > I installed verizon DSL on my computer this weekend and my computer is
> > now garbage. It is a Dell Laptop with windows XP and it worked fine
> > prior to installation of the CD for Verizon DSL. The DSL service
> > works, but it is slower than dial up and often times freezes up. Now
> > my computer all together is extremely slow, the hard drive is
> > constantly spinning at full force, and I get constant windows error
> > messages such as for example, programxyz.exe has encountered a problem
> > and is shutting down. I also get a constant error message saying
> > windows components have been replaced by unrecognizable components,
> > please insert service pack 1 cd to restore. I insert the cd and
> > nothing happens. I have done a system restore and the problems
> > persist. I have reinstalled windows xp and the problems persist.
> > Does anyone have any insight as to why this is happening or how to fix
> > this?
> > Thanks