Posted 25 September 2005 - 09:21 AM
Crudware can certainly slow down your computer, as can failure to do normal maintenance, and having too many applications running in the background. If you do not have Ad-AwareSE and Spybot Search and Destroy installed, using these to check your hard drive for malware is a first step. Both of these are free for the download, and require definition updates much like your resident Anti-virus.
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