Hello guys, Im new here and have found your lovely community to be really helpfull but Im still stuck on a handfull of problems with My Windows 7 run PC.
If anyone could try and help run me through the following Id be very greatfull. But please bare with me as Im not 100% literate with PC's (Although not too bad) so may need laymans terms so to speak.
If anyone can help me fix any of the following problems without going the way of complete reinstallation Id be most greatfull.
1/ My first problem is the speed/latancy of my PC, Its lagging quite alot now after running smoothly for a good 4 years with only 1 complete reinstall (from vista to Windows 7 ultimate 32bit which Im running now)
Im finding it slowing to snail pace at times and when I open a large program like Photoshop only recently but it seems to not like this as much and even turns my PC to look more like Windows 98 when opening folders/web browsers all horrible and blocky.
2/ I seem to have encountered a google type virus, which basically feels the need to open up adverts when I click on a link Ive seached for on google.
Malwarebytes doesnt pick anything up
Adaware picks up a load of unrelavant stuff
Search & Destroy finds nothing
But I still have the problem, Ive read up about it and even after deleting the problem you can still have this infecting your PC. Ive tried looking in the registry and looking at links on google where people have had the same problem but nothing.
3/ I have an external HDD which runs pretty smoothly. I keep it only for music and recently found 1 folder would slow up the entire drive to the point of crashing when ever I opened it and tried listening to the music in that folder. looking into this it has seemed to be 1 .wav file that has been causing problems, Ive removed this now and its sat in my recycle bin, Nothing will remove it from recycle though its just sat there, Cant delete it, Cant delete it with disk cleaner etc. nothing its still there :/
Any help on these matters especially the google virus & latancy issue would be muchly appriciated.