My computer was recently infected with a rootkit virus from what I could tell. When first discovered, my virus check took 38 hours and found 6898 virus's, I moved these to the chest and predictebly it killed windows, I was unable to boot into it or safe mode.
I used my installation of Ubuntu to back up important files and to try and troubleshoot the problem.
So to solve the problem, I first recovered windows using my recovery discs then I used an image backup to recover my programs (Note: The image was created a year prior to the virus therefore definitely clean). So I am now able to access Windows. Problem:
My computer is running incredibly slow. It is unusable! I cannot open any program without it crashing and then I have to wait for it to reciver itself. I have run a further virus scan which brought up nothing. The Ram is registering at 2.78GB (Usable) which is about right considering I only have 3GB.
I have run an error check on my hard drive and there were no errors. I have started to (albeit slowly) uninstall unwanted programs and clear system files. I am trying to eliminate everything but it really is annoying me.
I am open to suggestion on what the problem may be.
I opened up the Event Viewer and in the last 24 hours there have been over 500 errors. Also I use Avast Free to protect my computer
Hope some one can suggest some tests or solutions to my problem