I have a Samsung NC20 laptop that I bought 4 or 5 years ago. It runs Windows XP and has some sort of malware, IRP Hook, that AVG has found but cannot remove. In addition, it runs significantly slower than I would like, and cannot play most videos at all--the sound plays fine, but the image just staggers and jumps. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a remedy for a slowed up wireless connection? [more inside]
Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
Should I reinstall XP to speed up my laptop? [more inside]
Is my laptop slowing the family desktop? [more inside]
Laptop acting strangely. Could it be caused by overheating? [more inside]
Why is my brand-new router massively slowing my Internet connection, even when everything's connected with cables? [more inside]
My six month old Dell laptop (WIN XP) has started taking forever shutting down. It seems sometimes like five minutes or more. I recently switched from wireless broadband to Telco ISPs which I suspect may have something to do with the problem. I've done Ad-aware, found some stuff I removed but it doesn't solve the problem. Can anyone suggest what the pblm might be and how I can fix it without spending a lot of precious cash?