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  1. Hi! I encountered the File Recovery program on my computer less than a week ago, which I seemingly managed to delete from my computer, but after this, I've noticed that both my Internet browsers (Firefox & Opera) are running really slow (especially Opera, but Firefox is my primary one). I posted my predicament in the Firefox support forum, and the first reply I got directed me to seek help from a forum specifically built around malware removal. I will now walk you through the File Recovery removal process, as I probably executed one or two too many cleaning programs. First off, I ran Malwarebytes' MBAM, which did seem to do the trick and remove the rogue program. However, the guide I was following said that I should run TDSSkiller as well, so I tried that. The program wouldn't execute, not with or without renaming it. Then the guide suggested that I should disable my antivirus programs and run ComboFix. I did this, but later on I encountered numerous posts in various forums that one should not run ComboFix if they are not really sure about what they are doing. I was under the impression that no harm could be done, but I really have no clue what this program might have done to my computer. However, satisfied enough that ComboFix did some good, I was ready to continue life as usual. Then I noticed the sluggishness of the browsers and couldn't deal with it. I first thought it was a problem relating to my internet connection, but after running speedtest.net and experimenting with other programs using my internet connection, I came to the conclusion that my connection is working just fine. Then I ran Ccleaner and got rid of all cache, cookies, internet history and what have you. Later on I tried re-installing both Firefox and Opera, only retaining my personal preferences in the progress. Then I reset Firefox to its default settings, but the problem persists. Then I tried running Superantispyware, which quarantined 19 tracking cookies, but the problem wouldn't go away. I just now tried running the registry optimization program NTREGOPT, but I can't really tell if it's done any good so far. As I said before, I tried posting my problem in the Firefox forums, where the first reply said I should seek help from malware specialists. My main hope is that the replies I get here won't direct me back to the browser support as I am totally clueless as to where problem really lies. Appreciate you taking time to read through my ventures, hopefully you can find some sort of sense in what is going on! Thank you already in advance! DDS.txt
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