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Computer has been unusually slow for the 6 weeks or so...

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#1 donatello


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:47 PM

Dell studio XPS core i5 650@3.20GHz  8GB ram 64-bit Win 7 Ultimate with updates, "WEBROOT complete internet security" (that I have to renew in the next week, or go with something else). 

     The computer has gotten unusually slow the past 6 weeks or so. I didn't have much time to try to resolve this computer issue, was involved helping a friend thru Hospice. Not to mention my work schedule and TAX TIME...

     You click on a news story hyperlink, go to the story and have to wait to scroll. This happens with any one of the 3 browsers I use, although I mostly use FIREFOX. I ran malwarebytes and it had a few "pup's" that I got rid of, but that was it. The system automatically does a defrag and I even did a system restore.  The other day when I started FIREFOX, my webpage looked very strange and had a generic look to it. No fancy background.  I rebooted computer and still the same. I used Internet Explore instead that day. It didn't happen again but I chose to uninstalled FIREFOX and reinstalled.  I'm wondering if I do have a virus or malware of some type, should I stick with WEBROOT... It got real good reviews... 

     I wouldn't consider myself a novice, I know a bit, probably enough to get myself in trouble...  Thanks in advance

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