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#1 davislove

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:57 PM

Hi,

Hopefully not a big deal but my computer is running slower and there is some crunching sound when I go to different pages. Also if I minimize my page to get to my desktop, the desktop will be empty and the icons slowly reappear. I have a toshiba satelite l35-s2174 with win xp.

I'm hoping I just need a good old fashion cleansing.

thanks

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:10 PM

Slowness and performance issues as you describe are not uncommon, especially with older computers. 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 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).
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Posted 21 November 2010 - 06:44 PM

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



Thanks, a lot of what you mentioned could definitely be the problem.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 10:33 PM

Not a problem.
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