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no wireless networking, avast disappeared, computer very slow


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#1 salsa

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 01:40 PM

Hi All! I have XP (yes, really) and actually it's been pretty reliable. But last night I had no wireless network and avast disappeared. Ran system restore and got the networking back. Ran in safe mode and uninstalled avast, then re installed it. Scan reported not able to scan files but no viruses.I emptied recycle bin and am running another avast scan.

 

Weird things happened. When I used 'run' command, picture/and fax viewer came up and control panel is missing icons. computer running very slow.

 

can anyone advise? <am also looking also for another computer>  

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 03:02 PM

I would uninstall avast again. avast has been know to slow some computers, especially if the NG VM module is includes. I am not sure if NG is included on XP installs though. 

 

Run TFC cleaner. Then defrag the disk. Do with with avast uninstalled.

 

I would run Hitman Pro3. You will need an internet connection.

 

If you want to run avast do a custom install and only install the File and Web shield. Nothing else.

 

I would also run Seatools for Windows. Do the short and long generic test 


Edited by JohnC_21, 29 January 2016 - 03:03 PM.





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