pc grinding to a halt

  karl1483 18:00 20 Nov 03

over the last day my pc seems to take an age to shutdown,previousley it took a few seconds now it takes 20 to 30 seconds.running xp hme on an athlon 2600 512mb of memory.not down loaded anything other than last security update kb828035.i have also down loaded itunes.i have done a system restore and all is fine for couple of shutdowns then starts taking an age agian.
any help or ideas would be greatfully recieved

  MAJ 18:18 20 Nov 03

Bring up Task Manager (Ctrl, Alt, Delete and go to Applications and Processes) and see what's running at shutdown, karl1483.

  johnnyrocker 18:33 20 Nov 03

sounds like you have a version of the welcha worm check in task manager and see if you have under processes either dll or sychost in capitals this will tell you or you can get an on line check and removal tool click here


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