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Managing Add-Ons when computer is slow

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Hello, I have a very generic question. My computer will sometimes get sluggish, I have just sorta played around with it in the past, trying to figure out things like how to update drivers. I've discovered the add-remove programs list too. Now I am aware of the Manage Add-ons tool. In the past, I have scrolled through this, and disabled things that seemed unnecessary, like windows live chat (i don't use it). This seems to speed up my computer quite a bit (I did it on my guys desktop as well and it helped considerably). My computer is now a bit slower again, not horribly like before, but I am aware. My question is, how do I know which add-ons are necessary and which ones should be disabled? There seems to be a lot of active-x ones. Also, we play some online games like COH and WOW. I don't want to disable something I shouldn't. Thank you sincerely for your help, Sharon
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Hello ravantwin,

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum. An expert will help you get your system cleaned up.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).


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