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#1 sidd0123

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:16 PM

My computer is about 3 years old, runs on a Pentium 4 processor and 526 MB RAM. I'm running McAfee, Malware Antibytes, Trend Micro, and a microsoft virus remover to check for any viruses. The last two are done from within the browser. It might not be a virus, but just in case i dont find a virus, are there any other tutorials on how to clean up a PC or any other virus remover softwares I can use?

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#2 quietman7

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 05:51 PM

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.

Edited by quietman7, 13 February 2010 - 06:03 PM.

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