|30 Jan 2013||#1|
Bootstrap virus? Computer VERY slow after re-install.
Hello. Yesterday i re-installed Windows 7, mainly because i wanted a clean harddrive, i had some sound problems, and my PC was slow after installing a chipset i fear have a virus attached to it. (Might be the bootstrapper). So, after the re-install it was perfect, sound problems solved, and the PC was fast.
But now, it seems so unstable like if it's still there. Programs become unresponsive, even explorer.exe is unresponsive a lot of times. I can't start my anti-virus program because it freezes, and if i'm lucky enough to get in, the 'virus scan' freezes at 1 %, and doesn't go any further.
Even my gaming platform called 'Steam' has changed its description in Task Manager. It used to be just 'Steam client', but now it's called:
'Steam Client Bootstrapper (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)'
Bootstrapper? Winslave? That doesn't sound entirely legit nor very good.
Even my internet has gotten incredibly slow.
I looked up Bootstrap virus on Google, but i didn't get any helpful results on how to remove it.
I will attach a DxDiag of my PC to his post, so that you can see that the specs definitely isn't the problem, and some pics.
Can anyone help?
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|30 Jan 2013||#4|
Thanks for that info, by the way.
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