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Virus hangover?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Awhile back my computer (Windows XP) got a couple of virus's. It was perfect and fast before the virus, not so much after. Since then it has been cleaned and we got better protection, things are fast again.

Now, when I turn it on, I cant open Att Yahoo! to sign on. It just gives me the hourglass waiting symbol and nothing happens. I have to restart the computer, and then everything works fine.

The virus's I had were WinReanimator, a couple of trojans, and something else (Im not very tech savy, but very comp profecient).

What is going on?!
post #2 of 13
I'm certainly no computer expert and can't help you in that area, but I do know that I've been having problems with Yahoo myself lately. I think it may be something on their end.. I also know of a few other peeps who have been having problems with Yahoo, too...
post #3 of 13
Yahoo had some sort of problem this morning, I know.
post #4 of 13
I think Yahoo is doing some kind of updating. I haven't been able to use their new stationery (not that I really like it as well as the older ones) and I've been trying to update my signature to add a few links, and everytime I try it gives me an error message. Sometimes it won't even let me reply to an e-mail..
post #5 of 13
Have you been deleting your temporary internet files on a regular basis? Running disk clean-up on a regular basis? Defragging your hard disk drive on a regular basis? All necessary maintenance chores to keep a computer from slowiing down.
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
Have you been deleting your temporary internet files on a regular basis? Running disk clean-up on a regular basis? Defragging your hard disk drive on a regular basis? All necessary maintenance chores to keep a computer from slowiing down.

I have. I don't know about the OP, though. She hasn't posted since then..
post #7 of 13
Yes, sorry, that's who I was asking.
post #8 of 13
Oops! Sorry! I thought you were referring to both of us.
post #9 of 13
Your Yahoo program has most likely been corrupted some how. Sometimes with the cleaning of viruses this happens...it should be no big deal. You should just be able to reinstall your Yahoo program again. That "should" be all. All of your user data should still remain, you should be all set if you do that. Just reinstall Yahoo.

Best of Luck,
Rob
post #10 of 13
Ya, good points, ones the rest of us missed. Seeing as how viruses like to hide inside application and system files, sometimes cleaning the virus will "break" the application or some function of the system.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hmm, very good ideas. I'm thinking about having someone come out and look at it/fix it.

The comp seems to be very working fine the last few days, of course
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by coaster View Post
Ya, good points, ones the rest of us missed. Seeing as how viruses like to hide inside application and system files, sometimes cleaning the virus will "break" the application or some function of the system.
Just how do you "clean" a virus? I thought your anti-virus program was automatically supposed to do that on it's own..

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Originally Posted by Meowers View Post

The comp seems to be very working fine the last few days, of course
Same with me, too. Some days Yahoo runs so slowly I just give up and log off, and other days it runs just fine. And some days everything is running slowly.
post #13 of 13
If a virus isn't prevented from installling in the first place, then removing it is referred to as "cleaning"
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