Does my laptop have a virus?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by McFly, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. mattireland

    mattireland It used to be the iLand..

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    It doesn't sound like a virus but try doing a ping of the sites your trying to access just to check it isn't a connection problem. Also you could try doing trackert to check that the route that the sites taking across the lines isn't damaged. It probably isn't but it's just a suggestion.
     
  2. McFly

    McFly Notebook Enthusiast

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    What firefox issue? Is there something I should check in it? How do I backup my emails...(I have 300+ of them) before I uninstall and reinstall outlook?
     
  3. fabarati

    fabarati Frorum Obfuscator

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    You could try uninstalling one of the anti-viruses. They tend to interfer with each other, so having more than one installed at the same time is not a good idea. You could also try to defrag. And see if something is using you HDD alot.
     
  4. Wingsbr

    Wingsbr NBR Decepticon NBR Reviewer

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    I was checking on this one, sorry for the confusion :laugh: :smile:

    I am doing this off of memory so bear with me (I'm at work, network computer). On your C drive their is a Doc's and Settings folder. In this folder there is your user name, in that folder their should be Application Data and then Microsoft or something like that. That is where your emails are stored. Hopefully someone else can post more about the location, but I used this to back up my emails before. You could also search google as well which is how I found how to do it.
     
  5. McFly

    McFly Notebook Enthusiast

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    I checked for updates and FF reported none so everything is up to date. I can deal with this issue for now. Browser is generally working fine and some of it may stem from my internet provider.
    I will check into the backing up email thing.
    Do you think it is wise just to migrate over to the Mozilla email system? I don't know much about it but this may be a good time to do this.
     
  6. Wingsbr

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    First you need to export all of your mail from Outlook into Outlook Express. To do this go into Outlook Express and go to tools>import and tell it to import your mail from Outlook into Express.

    Second you download Mozilla Thunderbird and during or after your install it will ask you if you want to import your mail (can't remember exactly where during the process) from Outlook Express. Then you are all set.

    I want to caution you on one thing. Make sure that you really want to use Thunderbird before you switch. It is a lot harder to go back to Outlook then it is to go to Thunderbird. It's not impossible but requires some more work then going to open source, mostly because of Outlook's proprietary mail format.

    (Again most of this from memory, if you get caught on a step post it and I'll go home this evening and check it when I can use my home lappy.)
     
  7. McFly

    McFly Notebook Enthusiast

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    Got Thunderbird up and running. So far, I love it. No more Outlook for me. It is running great. Totally cleaned up the system which is speeding things up a bit. I ran Spybot and it found quite a few things. I'm glad to get those cleared up.
    Thanks for everyone's help.
     
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    No problem. Glad to hear all worked well for you. You should try some extension in Thunderbird, they work great and some of them are very helpful.
     
  9. iholla

    iholla Notebook Geek

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    Funny---My outlook 2003 has started doing th esame thing--click on an email and takes 3-5 seconds for it to show!! I have done everything said here and more to no avail....Switching over to whatever email is NOT the fix. Just weird it started and now someone else has it too.

    By the way MCFLY did you run Advance windows care on your computer? seem mine started doing this after multiple scans and deleting stuff that AWC had found?? May or may not be the problem
     
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