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Old 03-27-2006, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Windows so slow!!!!

When I attempt to get on the internet with MSN, it takes a good 5 minutes to sign in I have 1 gig of ram so I am pretty quick switching programs, but something is definatley slowing my speed. I've recently defragged but that doesn't help. The only thing I can think of is that my antivirus software must be affecting it. I'm using Trend Micro and am satisfied with it, can this be causing the problem? I've given up with the task manager, I have 37 different processes running and not sure about what 75% of what it is doing. Any suggestions?
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use Internet Explorer.

and also, download HiJackThis from www.majorgeeks.com
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)

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dont download hijack if u arent too comfortable with computers tho. regcleaner from majorgeeks is fine for checking what u have loading on ur comp. also dl ad-aware if u dont already have it.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download460.html

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http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-...2.html?tag=pop
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Sounds like Spyware to me. I have seen millions of people just like you describing the identical symptoms when the problem turns out to be spware. My recoommendaitons:

1) try Adware SE, to clean out the spyware.
2) Find another spyware scanner with real time scaning (have not found a suitable free software yet to do this job).
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SpyBot will find things that Adaware wont. Its always worked great for me.

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

http://www.onlinecomputertips.com/spyware/index.html
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Sounds like Spyware to me. I have seen millions of people just like you describing the identical symptoms when the problem turns out to be spware. My recoommendaitons:

1) try Adware SE, to clean out the spyware.
2) Find another spyware scanner with real time scaning (have not found a suitable free software yet to do this job).
you can immunize with spybot search and destroy, but thats not really real time scanning.

i use adaware, s s&d, my antivirus program, and ccleaner weakly. ccleaner is a great program to clean out your computer, get it by searcihng ccleaner in google.
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ad-aware has real-time spyware scanning, if you pay for it. The free version doesnt have the feature.
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windows defender is also a good spyware removal tool

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx
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Old 03-28-2006, 10:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks Guys!!

I reinstalled adaware and I had 17 files that were identified. I've cleaned them. I will let you know what it does to the performance of my computer.

Thanks again
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