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windows 7 laptop very slow, but fine in safe mode


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#1 Digby23

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 03:57 PM

I have an Acer Aspire 5732 laptop from 2009. It has recently started to run very slowly. The only way I have got to tis site is using safe mode. Can you help?


Edited by hamluis, 07 December 2014 - 05:13 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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#2 Sintharius

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Posted 07 December 2014 - 04:02 PM

Use AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool to remove junk.

Disable unneeded startup programs (I use CCleaner for that). Be careful not to disable important Windows processes.

Run a scan with your antivirus to ensure that there is nothing lurking on your system and using up resources.

Defragment your hard drive - my choice is Defraggler. Don't do it if you are using a SSD though.

Edit: Tips for cleaning up a slow computer can be found here. If you need any specialized help then please post in the Am I Infected section - the staff there are better equipped to deal with things better than I am.

Edited by Alexstrasza, 07 December 2014 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 04:18 PM

Thanks, I'll make a start on those.






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