Problem with my pc

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  1. Bean_BR
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    Bean_BR GBAtemp Regular

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    Sorry to bother, but I need a help. Today I turned on my computer and a lot of things happened at the same time:

    my free antivirus (avast!) was getting a error and couldn't update

    Windows gave me an error when I tried to start Malwarebytes

    my Internet Explorer was lagged

    Firefox gave me a lot of "firefox crash reporter" windows

    my Windows style (blue bars) apparently was "merging" with the classic style of the windows on your own

    and my pc suddenly restarted

    these problems occurred with me 2 times and all these things were at the same time. I use Window XP Professional (ServicePack3) and when I could open my Malwarebytes I've done a complete scan and there weren't any malwares found on my pc. What might be?

    Again, sorry to bother.
     
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    A registery scan should fix your issues. Download Easus Free Registery Cleaner or Trial-Test a commercial tool and then get rid of it.

    Exact errorcodes would be welcome too if they persist.
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Or you can try CCleaner; It also is a nice registry tool.
     
  4. Bean_BR
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    I forgot to say, I use Auslogic's RegistryCleaner and it always find a error on the registry
     
  5. Foxi4

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    There is no such thing as an error-less registry - some of them re-generate as soon as the registery is "fixed" due to different entries that re-call them. Don't bother with that, as long as it's fairly clean, it's okay.

    Have you conscidered jumping on the happy sev7en bandwagon yet? It's actually *good*.
     
  6. Fishaman P

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    NEVER EVER EVER use a Registry cleaner. It will usually break your system or some programs.
     
  7. Bean_BR
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    I'll see that

    56 registry errors found a minute ago
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986
    The registry is mostly text data. The size of it should not really concern you, a modern computer can deal with a registry three times normal size without much of an issue at all. I had a windows install that was over five years old, and my registry measured a little over 65 megabytes. It's not like I never did anything, my "program files" list was pages long on the screen, too.

    There are parts of the registry that could be cleaned up sometimes, and there are errors that can happen, however they fall into one of two categories.

    1 - The first are generic things, like useless file extension entries, incorrect uninstall information, things like that. Those are quite common and any registry cleaner will be sure to get them. These are not critical things, but they are nice to keep in check. Cleaning these things can speed up things like how fast your uninstall programs list from the control panel starts up, and other system menus like that. They can also speed up startup time by up to a few seconds.

    2 - The second type are bad, critical errors. These are the things that most paid registry cleaners try to scare you with, and they do happen, but they are usually a symptom, not a cause. The root cause itself should be treated, and not by a mindless program.

    The only registry cleaner I can personally recommend is CCleaner (which is a general computer cleaner that has registry-cleaning on the side). It will take care of the first type of errors, and properly alert you to the second type without charging you for information about your own computer.


    As for your actual issue, it sounds like you have an infection.
    http://gbatemp.net/t208774-spyware-adware-...r-removal-guide
     
  9. Originality

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    If a virus is causing the problems, anti malware won't pick it up. To me it sounds like a virus that's trying to interfere with your AV/AM software and is probably trying to do something to your Internet browsers.
     
  10. OmegaVesko

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    Get a Linux Live CD and run an antivirus from there. That'll stop the virus from interfering because they can't affect Linux and Windows at the same time.