What is this on my computer?!?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SarahFair, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    My computers only about 2 years old.
    lately it has been running really slow at times.
    This morning I went in a deleted things that I no longer use...
    Ipod files, limewire, DIX movies...

    Well Im going through my Documents and there are folders there I never put there that wont open or delete...
    Things like
    18 Wos American Long Haul

    What are these and how are they getting in my computer??
    Why is my computer running so slow?
    Ive been watching a lot of shows on the computer... Are they slowing down (even when Im not watching) when Im not downloading or saving these shows?
  2. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Have you done a full virus scan?

    and fragmented files?
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I did one a couple days ago and it only found a low risk tracking cookie that I fixed.
  4. jafo

    jafo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Go into "my Computer", "Change a Seting" "Internet Options" and delete history and temporary i-net files., run a virus scan, dump yer trash bucket, Works for me,,,,[​IMG]
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:I was thinking that too.
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Do you go to game sites? I've banned the grandsons from using my computer for that....seems like everytime they went online to play games stuff was downloaded onto my computer.
  7. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    My youngest son started doing all that. I deleted them all and dont let him on.
  8. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2009
    I use the free version of C Cleaner. It deletes trash files, internet crap, cookies....also all my cookied log on - so I keep a notepad of all my passwords. Have to log back in every time I use it, but it really seems to speed it up when slowing down.
  9. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    There is a website called bleepingcomputer.com that might be able to help - I have used it in the past. They have a database of files and it tells what they actually are. It also has ways to find viruses and trojans that might be missed by your anti-virus program.

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