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My computer has been really slow and laggy, NO Virus found

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#1 ziadeh


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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:43 AM

Hello everyone!

I am here because my computer has been acting up lately. It's been lagging a lot lately (for example, I type something, It takes a couple seconds to show up sometimes). It was not like this a couple weeks ago.

I've run Spybot several times, with nothing found. I've run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, also nothing was found. I ran avast, and again, nothing was detected.

What's wrong with my computer? What's the first step in getting help on these forums?

Thank you so much for your time!
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:20 AM

Slowness and performance issues as you describe are not uncommon, especially with older computers. Since we'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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