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#1 j_aerous

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 12:52 PM

for the past ew days i have notices that my win xp as been startin up really slowly
i like to know if there any thing i can do to make it faster
i have a 280 mb ram which think is ok forthe programs i hav on my pc
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#2 tg1911

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 01:40 PM

Have you updated your antivirus and did a full scan lately?
Have you defraggged in safe mode lately?
Have you updated and scanned with any spyware detection programs lately (Ad-aware, a2, spybot, etc.)

In addition to your AV, here's a couple of free online virus scans you can run:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Here are some good, free spyware scanning/prevention tools to use:

aČ free-a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. aČ fills this gap.
Ad-Aware-A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D-Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
SpywareBlaster-A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard-A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

Download them, update them, and then run them.

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Post back, if you're still having problems.
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#3 j_aerous

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 05:01 AM

hi have norton antivirus 2004 which i update every 3 days ,ad-ad-ware , and spybot which are all up to date i have not updated my win xp
should i do that if so how do install SERVICE PACK 2
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Posted 15 January 2005 - 10:42 AM

If scandisk and defragging does not improve performance, and you have scanned for malware, then the other thing to check is the number of programs that boot on startup.
Have you downloaded any software applications that might have caused this problem?
Cheers,
John
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