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#1 belezaj16

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:59 PM

I've gotten a hand-me-down laptop and I'm not sure if it's infected, or may have anything wrong with it.. I recall that it used to ve quite fast in everything, but it's insanely slow at times. I'm just wondering what I should do to find out if it is possibly infected with anything or what else may be the prolem, and how to clean it out. thanks in advance!

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 09:10 AM

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

If your computer/browser seems to be slow, 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 you use your system it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential. Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can impact system performance and cause compatibility issues such as application hangs (freezing).

Edited by quietman7, 04 October 2010 - 09:11 AM.

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