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skete

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With all the protection programs I have to protect my computer, my computer has slowed down a lot. Question Is there some tweak I can use to increase the speed? I have used the Easy XP Tweaks and it's still slow at loading programs??? Any advice is appreciated
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With all the protection programs I have to protect my computer, my computer has slowed down a lot.


How many "protection" programs are you running?
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I'm using Ad-Watch, EWIDO anti-spy, Zone alarm,and AVG free edition, I had Spy Sweeper installed and it slowed my computer to a crawl, I uninstalled it picked up speed some, but still slow. Everything was OK after I clean installed XP, I installed my programs and it slowed the program launch
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I'm using Ad-Watch, EWIDO anti-spy, Zone alarm,and AVG free edition, I had Spy Sweeper installed and it slowed my computer to a crawl, I uninstalled it picked up speed some, but still slow. Everything was OK after I clean installed XP, I installed my programs and it slowed the program launch
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http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
StartUpCPL will put a tab in your control panel that will let you select which programs start at boot. You can shut down programs you don't need/want to be running until you call on them. Do not untick anything having to do with your firewall, but experiment until you find what's hogging your resources.
HTH
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Thanks I'll try this!
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Ewido slowed down my computer to a crawl too. I use spyware terminator instead. Spybot search and destroy/Lavasoft Ad-aware are also excellent programs to use when you want. Check all startups using ccleaner.com and delete anything not absolutely necessary.
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