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I have followed the anti malware steps on this site before and I am pretty sure that I don't have any spyware or anything that would slow my computer down, but everything runs very slow. I almost always have to end processes in other unneccesary applications for things to run. There is very little space left on my hard drive, does that have anything to do with it? Or is it a lack of memory? Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. Try making some room on the HD by running disk clean up and defrag the hd. You need to run defrag in safe mode. You can also run the "Clean Up" program (link is on the malware removal guide) and get rid of a multitude of temp intenet files and othe assorted trash. I run that on a regular basis on all of my systems.

Disk clean up and defrag are under accessories, system tools.

Edited by austin_o, 15 April 2006 - 12:10 PM.

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Just to check when you said you have followed the clean up steps, were they basically these below, of so good but is not here they are again.

Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

Run Box
find and press the keys; the Windows flag botton and the R botton together(up pops the runbox)
(all these steps can be simply done by typing commands in the run box then)

Step1 deleting the prefetch files
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: prefetch
press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
press: Ctrl botton with the A botton(select all is the same)
press: shift + delete botton(deletes with prompt)

Step2 disc clean up
type or cut/paste this to runbox: cleanmgr.exe
choose drive(normally C: but comps differ)
press: enter(this process can take a long time)

Step3 disc defragmenter
type or cut/paste this to runbox: dfrg.msc
press enter(this process can take a long time)

Step4 checkdisk
type, or cut/paste this to runbox: chkdsk /f /r
press: enter( black window appears)
press: Y botton
press: enter
reboot the computer(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

Last download the final clean up.

Edited by fleamailman, 15 April 2006 - 12:18 PM.

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