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    I will try to offer more info as I can, but basically my problem is this:

    My PC has begun to run a bit balkily; I ran spybot-what usually take 2-3 minutes took 16 or so.

    I ran adaware-usually scans 57k files, this time 95k+ files.

    Seems to me I'm picking up some...uh....crap.

    I have P4, 384Mg RAM, WinME (I know, I know).

    I am not overly knowledgeable about computors.

    Any ideas?
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    You've run a virus scan?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    how did u manage to get a p4 and win ME? lol.. but yea run a viruscan.
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    Originally posted by j2k4@12 September 2003 - 15:14
    I will try to offer more info as I can, but basically my problem is this:

    My PC has begun to run a bit balkily; I ran spybot-what usually take 2-3 minutes took 16 or so.

    I ran adaware-usually scans 57k files, this time 95k+ files.

    Seems to me I&#39;m picking up some...uh....crap.

    I have P4, 384Mg RAM, WinME (I know, I know).

    I am not overly knowledgeable about computors.

    Any ideas?
    v scan boss v scan

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    Originally posted by Lamsey@12 September 2003 - 14:34
    Read this
    Mea maxima culpa, your lordship.

    Now-

    How about some help?
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    Now it turns out my firewall and a.v. facilities (both McAfee) are somehow compromised also; I&#39;ve tried to reinstall, but the DL locks up partway through.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Are you running kazaa? It may help identify a file creating/sharing virus if it&#39;s present. The number of shares would be very much higher than you had it set up for.
    In win XP/NT a file named system32.exe would be present. In win9x, I&#39;m not sure what variant you&#39;d look for.

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    Possible expanation...

    From this week&#39;s LangaList.

    "9) Sudden Drop In Disk Space

    Hi Fred, I am a self-employed financial advisor with a keen
    interest using technology to run my business efficiently.
    The other day, I was getting the LOW Disk Space warning and
    didn&#39;t know what was going on. So I started deleting stuff and
    doing some clean out but the warning would not go away and my
    hard disk would not stop chugging along.

    I did a google search and this is what I came up with.

    http://www.computing.net/security/ww...orum/6248.html

    I think a lot of people are experiencing this problem.--- Rick Shrier

    Thanks, Rick.

    Other readers have reported similar issues, including nearly constant
    CPU use--- something eating their CPU cycles *and* disk space at a
    prodigious rate.

    But as the above and following links indicate, the common thread seems
    to be an out-of-control process inside McAfee that is supposed to stop
    Worms:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=mcvsescn%2Eexe

    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&...exe&sa=N&tab=wg

    Amazingly, the McAfee site has no search function--- only canned FAQs---
    so I have no way to search this further. The user reports, above, which
    include paraphrasing of conversations with McAfee tech support, are
    probably the best-available information so far.

    If you&#39;re using McAfee, it might be a good idea to check the above, and
    watch for this problem, to ensure you don&#39;t end up with disk-space or
    performance issues, too.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Boy, this shit ALWAYS happens when I&#39;m f**ked for time&#33;

    Thanks, guys-be back with some results as soon as possible.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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