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#1 bunny37

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:45 PM

tried everything I could think of and still my computer is slow and not sure if I have virisus......can any one help :unsure:



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:56 PM

In order to assist you effectively, we need more specific information....please read :
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What OS (Windows 7, Vista, XP) are you using?
What issues/symptoms of infection do you have besides slowness?
What actions (security tools, scans have you taken so far?
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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

Please read this article first about "Slow Computer Checklist"

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:21 PM

Well, if your computer runs slowly, there are so many reasons. You must provide more information. Here I will list some of the reasons:

 

1. System drive is not enough.

2. Too much disk fragmentation hasn't been tidied up.

3. Hard drive external problem.

4. Virus attacked.

 

Since you are not sure whether it is virus or not, you can use the anti-virus program to try.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

Yes, there are various 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 and behave oddly 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).

In addition to jgweed's Slow Computer Checklist, we have a more comprehensive topic which covers all of this: Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware.

...but we need to wait for bunny37 to provide more information.
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