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#1 rjarch

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 09:35 AM

I am not a computer expert by any means. recently my connection to the internet has become incredibly slow. I got an error message the other day that said virtual memory low, yet I haven't done anything different.
The question I have is, is there an anti-virus program I can use to se if it helps? and is there a way to check the applications to see if they are legit or not?
I have a Dell laptop Inspiron 9300 with Windows XP home edition. I just need to have it work well for a couple of months before I get a new computer. It is just frustrating. Any help would be appreciated, as I said, I don't know the tricks to search for problems.
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:50 PM

Take a look at the following topics for some troubleshooting tips:


After you have gone through those guides and you feel you still have issues, please be a little more specific of what steps you have taken and describe exactly whats going on when the slowness occurs. You can continue on with this topic. for further assistance.

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#3 noknojon

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

The question I have is, is there an anti-virus program I can use to se if it helps?

The answer is, You need any Antivirus program now - There are many good free versions available to you -
At the very least Google, Microsoft Security Essentials, and download it now <<<<<<

Animal has left very good links for you to read, so please follow these

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:33 AM

Do you currently have an antivirus installed? Are you asking for alternatives to what you have or do you want ONLINE SCANNERS?

What are you using for a firewall?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 13 August 2012 - 01:21 PM.





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