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    My PC running Windows XP infected?

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    I think my PC must be bugged/infected or similar as I keep getting pop-up ads/25-30 second delays in page loading (although only in the evenings and currently only on this website) and also, specifically when trying to access [Only Registered and Activated users can see Content.
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    an SSL connection error (Error code: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR)

    This occurs in the latest/current Chrome and SRware Iron and, apart from the pop-ups, also on IE 8 too but I find that real slow which is why I'm trying to run with Chrome/Iron.

    I am running the current/latest versions of Advanced SystemCare Ultimate, Microsoft Security Essentials and Ad Muncher all the time and have also tried scanning/cleaning etc using RegCure Pro, Spybot, CCleaner, Ad-Aware AV and although they all seem to find/clean something different, these problems still exist.

    I guess I'm asking if there really is one bloody good scanner/cleaner out there which will sort this out permanently (I wouldn't mind having to pay a registration fee for the right tool.

    I seem to remember a few years ago using (I think) Reg Mechanic which, after a deep scan, came up with errors that nothing else had found and once I'd paid the one-off fee, sorted things out but this was many years go now and I'm pretty sure there are (should be) better tools out there.

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    biggerdave Reviewed by biggerdave on . My PC running Windows XP infected? I think my PC must be bugged/infected or similar as I keep getting pop-up ads/25-30 second delays in page loading (although only in the evenings and currently only on this website) and also, specifically when trying to access Google an SSL connection error (Error code: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR) This occurs in the latest/current Chrome and SRware Iron and, apart from the pop-ups, also on IE 8 too but I find that real slow which is why I'm trying to run with Chrome/Iron. I am running the Rating: 5
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    i use and prefer Kaspersky Pure
    why dont you download their trial version , and try

    second , Firefox browser + Ad Block Plus addon
    why dont you try

    specifically when trying to access Google an SSL connection error
    please do remember that Chrome and Google are the same

    I am running the current/latest versions of Advanced SystemCare Ultimate, Microsoft Security Essentials and Ad Muncher all the time and have also tried scanning/cleaning etc using RegCure Pro, Spybot, CCleaner, Ad-Aware AV and although they all seem to find/clean something different, these problems still exist.
    CCleaner is the only one in this list that has my support
    also note that none of the above can remove or kill a virus
    and , its too much also
    most of these apps eat resources
    installing dozens of cleaners just make things worse , especially if they all run/ start with Windows

    my advice :
    -remove the whole bunch except CCleaner
    -use either Kaspersky or Norton for protection
    -use Firefox as browser , preferably in combination with ABP

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    Thanks Bas.
    Unfortunately it looks like Kaspersky's a non-starter for me as (regarding Internet security anyway) it only supports "Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher" with no mention of Chrome/Iron or Firefox (which I found even slower than IE8)

    I do agree that running too many similar monitoring tools slow things down which is why I try to stick with just a few good ones (as listed in my post #1)

    I may just trial kaspersky anyway just to see if it finds anything nasty.

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    no antivirus or only cleaners will help you just download below application which is called windows xp manager they are limitations in your registry you need to unlock them with tools

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    there is certain options were it will give you all radio box for unlocking all your things like CMD , registry , and other problems just look into it you will like it

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    If you suspect that your machine is infected, then reinstalling and deleting all binary programs is the only _safe_ option. Only because some AV tells you your system is clean it does not mean that there is no virus/malware on it. It merely means that the AV has not found any matching patterns or heuristics.

    If you consider that Win XP Extended Support will end on 8th Apr 2014 you probably want to upgrade as well.

    I am not sure what causes the SSL error but one idea would be the following: Some crappy coded malware is trying to intercept your SSL communication in your browser. Maybe it was coded for some earlier version of your browser and now it fails producing such an error in your browser.

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    My PC running Windows XP infected?
    my own method ;
    a good format , followed by a clean install of the OS
    this method gives you a new PC , clean as can be

    method #2 ; replace the piece of antique and buy a new PC and copy personal files to it

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    Malwarebytes is the ONLY program that has always worked to clean any computer I've had to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! and it's
    free to use as well for cleanings!!!!!!

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    Have you tried RogueKiller from "sur-la-toile" ?

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    Have you tried RogueKiller from "sur-la-toile" ?
    Thanks for the suggestion but I ended up letting my local PC repair shop clean it up for me.
    Now I run Malwarebytes, Adaware, IObit Advanced SystemCare Ultimate and Microsoft Security Essentials and so far it's behaving well.
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