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Comp Running Sluggish, infected?


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#1 Spiced Chai

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 12:56 PM

I recently got my laptop back from letting my niece borrow it and it seems a bit sluggish to me. I am wondering if she inadvertantly picked up something online.

My scans with ccleaner, AVG, Ad-Aware and Complete System Care show nothing unusual. Temp files and cookies to be deleted from ccleaner for example, which was done. Still though, it seems slow. It may also be the amount of programs I have on my tiny little mini9 as well, as I also recently put another program on. Still, I thought I'd check. I ran a scan and have a log from Hijack This and will post if asked to.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:18 PM

If your computer seems to be slow, please refer to 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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Posted 14 April 2009 - 01:43 PM

Thank you for the referral to a probably more appropriate topic. As a complete Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan also failed to find anything, I think I need to try some of the things suggested in the referred topic. I carry most of my files on a flash drive, but I do have a lot of programs on my laptop (It only carries 1GB ram with a 1.60 Ghz processor. I am also using half of my 16GB solid state hard drive already) and 14 icons on the task bar alone. I was just worried as the comp is only 4 months old.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 02:00 PM

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