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#1 mac55


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Posted 11 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

My computer has gotten very slow. I ran AVG, Spybot, Adaware all in safe mode and found nothing. Spybot got something when I ran it normally but could not fix it. So that is why I ran all these in safe mode. What to do. I am running Vista home premium

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:27 AM

Slowness and performance issues as you describe are not uncommon. If you're not finding any malware, please refer to Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness and poor performance besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, too many browser Add-ons (toolbars), failure to clear browser cache, 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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#3 neilmac


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Posted 12 November 2009 - 09:04 PM

avira's antivir at www.avira.com is better than avg and is also free

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