Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:56 PM
Hi, recently my computer has been considerably slower than at previous times, especially during start up, and I'm wondering if you could give me some advice. I have had a HT logfile scanned and no malware was found, however I have recently had alot of virus trouble (to the point of windows being reinstalled).
My computer is a: Windows Xp Home w/SP 2
Intel Pentium 4 2.53 Ghz
1gb of RAM
1.5 Megabyte connection speed
I just upgraded the RAM when we had the OS reinstalled, but have actually not noticed huge changes. (We upgraded from 512 mbs) I have Norton Antivirus, however which will be gone when the subscription expires, since it definitely slows down the machine. I am also running the freeware version of ZoneAlarm firewall, which seems to slow up my computer somewhat, but I know I need a firewall of some sort.
My machine seems the most slow when browsing the internet, and at start up. Although even little things like opening "My Documents" seems slightly delayed at times. I guess my question is, why is my computer running slower, and how can I fix it. I just finished a defrag, which helped slightly, and have emptied the history files and such. I have had some viruses found by Spybot recently however, but the HT specialist said my log came out clean, so I'm not sure what my problem is. I know I need to disable some programs from auto-starting, but how would you recommend doing that? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks