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Running Really Slow

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#1 so_confused


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 07:56 PM

My laptop has started slowly down, really slowing down. Have run antivirus and antispyware, but still runs very slow. Also keep getting popups, mostly porn. Help

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#2 ab30494


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Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:23 PM

u probally got som malaware or something on ur comp.

i never had that prob so i cant help much.

oh and it is kind of wise to stay away from most porn sites, and other site like it. If your not than some1 else that uses that comp is.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:21 PM

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.
Note: If you are not on a local area network (LAN), disable the Workstation Service which creates and maintains client network connections to remote servers and that should also help to speed up your boot time.
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