Posted 12 June 2009 - 09:00 PM
I am very new to the forum thing and don't know a huge amount about computers but here goes. I have an older computer running 1.4 Ghz Athlon processor, 512 megs memory and a 100 gig hard drive which is only about half full.
A few weeks ago, the computer started slowing down after the kids had been surfing the internet. Since then I have run AVG, Sybot S&S, Malwarebytes scans, defraged the hard drive and run CCleaner. The only things I have found is some adware and a lot of cookies. I have run the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool and found nothing. The computer is getting slower and slower. The last time I ran AVG it took over 2 days and the last defrag took over 3.
I think I may have a software or hardware problem because the computer seems to run faster in safe mode but I cannot pinpoint it. The only thing I see on the task manager is Internet Explorer and Explorer take up a lot of CPU (sometimes over 50%) and the CPU is always maxed out unless in safe mode.
Any help would be appreciated.