The more memory you have the better. The "minimum RAM" for Windows 7 is 1GB. So since you have only 1.5GB if RAM, your performance will be to the low end. Then, depending on what you have running, that will also an affect. Presuming that the 1GB is truly the "minimum RAM", then think about this:
1. Your RAM: 1,500,000,000
2. Windows use: 1,000,000,000
3. Left Over for all other use: 500,000
4. Let's use a few of my programs as example:
4.1. Firewall: 15MB (leaves 485MB)
4.2. MalwareBytes: 72MB (leaves 413MB)
4.3. Firefox (4 sites): 333MB (leaves 80MB)
4.3.1. Firefox (1 site): 250MB (leaves 163MB)
So the more you're running the less available RAM you have, thus the slower things are. Keep in mind also, if the program is using say 100MB of RAM, whatever it does (e.g. a spreadsheet), will also chop off more memory... which will be depleted fast. This includes viruses and malware use.
Age has nothing to do with your ability to fix this problem. The key is not to give up, and have the attitude of "I won't let this computer beat me"! As I've said before, there are certain countries I won't do to, because they're known to distribute viruses, spyware and adware. V9.COM is a Chinese company:
Domain Name: V9.COM
Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
Registrant Name: xiaoyang zhang
Registrant Organization: Beijing ELEX Technology Co., Ltd.
Name Server: ASIA1.AKAM.NET
Name Server: EUR2.AKAM.NET
Name Server: NS1-207.AKAM.NET
Name Server: NS1-228.AKAM.NET
Name Server: USC5.AKAM.NET
Name Server: USE1.AKAM.NET
Name Server: USE5.AKAM.NET
Information source: http://whois.domaintools.com/v9.com
Search for others: http://whois.domaintools.com
One site I found stated:
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v9.com is an web address of V9 Portal Site. It owned and operated by Beijing ELEX Technology Co., LTD currently based in Beijing, China.
To give you an exact description, V9 is not a virus. It is a search engine similar to Google, Bing, and others. Aside from that, v9.com offers navigation links to known and popular web sites and online services.
It is due to aggressive promotion that v9.com was dubbed by some computer users as a virus. It is installed on the computer without proper consent from the user. In most instances, v9.com comes bundled with other programs that are made available for public use. Installing the said program also loads v9.com to the PC. Its trait of dominating Internet browser what makes user thinks that it is a virus. Home page of the affected browser will be replaced by v9.com Search. Moreover, it opens a new tab whenever user does a search and click on a link from the results.
The company provides simple removal instructions for V9. This is their response to the growing numbers of Internet users who protest on the assertive action of the adware.
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Source of quote, see the following link.
By the way the above is stated (beating around the bush), it is my opinion that the site is trying to allege that V9 isn't a virus, malware or adware, but I don't agree. If you look at the removal instructions, presuming they are accurate, you'll see that V9 renames the original program, and installs without consent. Exactly some tactics that viruses, malware or adware does.
I suggest an additional step, other than just deleting and renaming the files.
1. Go to: http://www.fileshredder.org/
2. Install the program.
3. Drag and drop the bad files into filshredder.
4. Securely delete the files.
I securely delete all my files... it might take longer, but it's safer!.
There are instructions at this site on how to remove the problem:
Have a great day!
Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 13 July 2014 - 08:08 AM.