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Computer very sluggish.. Mal-ware or over-bloated?


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#1 jholway_vt

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:09 PM

This may be of less priority of known infections of others here. Would like help when ever, although soon.

Tell me what is needed from me in order to work things out here. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 10:49 AM

Hello,

Please go through the checklist here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic44693.html and let us know any affects on your computer speed.

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 08:51 AM

If your computer/browser seems to be slow, also see 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, 30 October 2010 - 08:52 AM.

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