Chrome infected? Help =(

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On my laptop, Google Chrome has recently become completely unusable. It is my preferred browser, so I'm really hoping this can be fixed.

Laptop is running Windows Vista Home Premium SP2. I'd previously had AVG installed. Over the years, everything has gradually run slower, but it's been mostly bareable. Last week, I ended up with utorrentcontrol2 community toolbar, and this appears to have broken Chrome). (I didn't deliberately install the toolbar. I have since deleted it and utorrent. I also uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome.)

I have uninstalled AVG and ran AVGRemover, and installed Microsoft Security Essentials (which said there were no viruses). I installed and ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free edition, which found no malware. I installed and ran SUPERAntiSpyWare which found (and removed) 913 file threats.

I tried Chrome again and nothing has improved. I can sometimes get one webpage loaded and then it becomes complete non responsive. When I have Task Manager running, it tells me on the Processes tab that Chrome is using 300+ Mb of memory, and 50 (%? I'm not sure what the unit is there) of the cpu.

Any help is appreciated.




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Sorry to hear you might be infected.

We cannot work on malware removal in this sub-section of the forum, so please read below for assistance with cleaning your system.

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  • Please print out, read and carefully follow the instructions in the "I'm Infected - What Do I Do Now?" article.
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Please be patient – someone will assist you as soon as possible.

Thank you very much,


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