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Old 10-24-2004, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry comp. slower than usual

yea, um my computer is lagging a lot these past few days, ever since i changed the router and my passwords were hacked. it takes around 3-5 min. to open a program, even simple programs such as notepad or paint. i defraged it, 2 times already, and also ran an error check on my c-drive. anything else i should do? besides reboot it? i'm running on windows xp. thanks.

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Old 10-24-2004, 03:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Run a virus and a malware scan.

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Old 10-24-2004, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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do you know where i can download a good program to do this? and which one? thank you
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Old 10-24-2004, 04:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Download and run:

1. Spybot - Search & Destroy
2. Ad-Aware

Do you have an antivirus scanner? If you don't, download Avast or AVG.

Just google them....I'm to lazy to look up the links.

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Old 10-25-2004, 09:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ran avast, ad aware, and spy still is really slow and's only slow after a few hours, sometimes after 30min...but when the computer was just turned on, it runs normal and fine
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Old 10-25-2004, 11:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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download hijackthis and post the log here.
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Old 10-28-2004, 10:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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check your spyware then check your firewall for intruders
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Old 10-28-2004, 02:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You could also download a program called "SpeedUpMyPC" which will help free unused RAM. It works quite well actually...


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