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Problem With A Slow Computer

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#1 realgem63


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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:10 PM

I used this site before with great results.My computer has been running great until recently.I scanned with AD-Aware Se and Super Anti-Spyware,and also ran a scan with my McAfee virus scan.The McAfee scan picked up nothing,and I got rid of everything the other two found.The problem is my computer is running way slower than ever before.I also deleted a lot of things not being used.I make sure to empty all the emails in the trash and delete the temp internet files too.I had Hijackthis but don't now for some reason.Any suggestions?
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 08:27 PM

hi realgem36

can you please be a bit more specific in "slow"? as in, slow in general? just startup? just a few programs that run slow? intermittently runs slow then fast etc?

what kind of hardware do you have? how old is the machine? have you added any new hardware? installed any new programs/drivers/"cleaners"?


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Posted 01 November 2007 - 07:56 AM

If your computer seems to be slow, read Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.
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