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#1 shortyman

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:05 PM

i have a laptop that is running extremely slow. i have done a disk cleanup and it seems to run slightly better. i also ran AVG 7.1 and it came up empty. it does not have any anti-spyware/malware scanner on it and i was wondering which one was best to use. on my other computer i have avg anti-spyware and spybot search and destroy and im wondering whether i should install the same ones on this computer or use something else. i am not very experienced with software so any help would be greatly appreciated. i dont even know where to start

thanks in advance for the help! shortyman

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#2 Monty007

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:52 PM

Hi shorty, I also use AVG anti-spyware and the answer is yes install it now! You could also try http://www.superantispyware.com/ is also a great program. As for your PC running slow have a look at this link http://computercleanup.blogspot.com/
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:31 AM

Hello :thumbsup:

I recommend use install and use AVG 7.5 Anti Virus Free Edition, Spybot S&D, Ad-aware 2007 and COMODO Personall Firewall PRO. Then you should do a full system scan for malware and remove any threats if you find any. Otherwise if there is no malware there might be another problem.

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Posted 11 February 2008 - 04:57 AM

Hi shortyman, :thumbsup:

Check Help! My computer is slow! and/or Computer and browser slowness are not always malware related and please follow all the instructions given.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:29 AM

Here's a link to the Security products forum - you may find more recommendations there: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/antivirus-firewall-and-privacy-products-and-protection-methods/
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