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Is it my computer??

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#1 kwindom


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Posted 09 August 2011 - 09:14 AM

I am using a corporate provided laptop (consultant receving a laptop in lieu of compensation) that is a Dell Latitude E4300, running WindowsXP Professional, version 2002, Service Pack 3. I am doing nothing fancy on this unit - running Outlook, ITunes, Adobe, and Office Suite and AVG home version and CCleaner for security. The DVD thinks it is a CDRom - so I am not running DVDs.

This computer is unbelievably slow. I am moderately competent at cleaning out my startup menu, defragging periodically making sure I have not picked up new programs/malwaare. Even with this kind of diligence the laptop is painful to use.

I just bought my son a Dell with an Intel5 processor - and it is like lightning. He is not using anything too fancy on it, but his graphics, programs, inputs fly. Am I infected, or am I just driving a Model T?

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:52 AM

CCleaner is not a security program by any means.
You have not listed any antimalware programs.

You might try MalwareBytes AntiMalware

Download the free version & update it. Scan the system for malware. I always do the complete scan. The lastet version asks you when you start it up if you want to do a trial of the pro version, I decline that.

See if that helps.
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:35 PM

If it is a corporate laptop, there are restrictions. When I clean install Windows, I have no problems; network connectivity is optimum with the least amount of user input; lightening quick and I run with no helmet; no one to ask me if this is really what I wanna do… ya get me?

Acquire a bunch of hardware and make it work.

Those corporate types can track everthing…. :tvhorror:

Edited by bludgard, 09 August 2011 - 01:35 PM.

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