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psychokilla

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Hi great geeks just a short word my internet takes ages to connect and speed slow if near to none existent rang isp up they said 4meg i get 10 bits per sec slow or what does get higher some time like 2150 kilo bites per sec rarely think it could be virus
hope you can help
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Who is your internet provider? What else have you tried to resolve the issue besides contacting the provider?
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are you using wired (ethernet) or wireless internet ? are you experiencing the slow performance on the internet only ? Or your experiencing slow performance with your applications as well like (Microsoft Office, Media Player, etc.)? What is your Internet provider ? How many computers do you have at home ? If you answer these questions, we will be able to help you better. Thanks
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service provider says i have 4meg all programs slowish maybe a virus eh
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Have you checked the size of your Internet cache?
  • Open Internet options.
  • Select settings (in browsing history).
  • Your disk space to use should be set around 150.
Also run ATF cleaner to clean up your cache.
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seem a bit better since ive done what you said witch virus program you use i use avast is that ok thanks
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Avast is a good program.
I use AVG.
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go to START..RUN...type in MSCONFIG...then click on OK or press ENTER..
click on START UP TAB...uncheck everything EXCEPT your AV and firewall...if its a laptop you have to be careful about what you uncheck or your touch pad and wireless and things like that will not function for you..
google each start up item to decide if you need it to load with windows...unchecking them does not remove them ..they are still available to use...

the next thing we are going to do is turn off indexing ....its a resource hog and if you aren't searching for things on your computer 10 times a day it will only slow down your system....

click on start...my computer...right click on C: drive....properties...on the general tab..uncheck ...allow indexing on this drive....if you do not have the box on your system...

then START...RUN...type in SERVICES.MSC...then OK...scroll down until you find INDEXING SERVICE...click on it and in the general tab set it to DISABLED...then exit

To clean your temp folder, recycle bin, index.dat etc..please download this free tool...

CCleaner

Don't install any Toolbars, or other programs, should it ask you...Just
uncheck the option of installing the Yahoo toolbar....if you get
the slim version it does not have the toolbar
thats the one I recommend...

It will put a shortcut on your Desktop.

Click on CCleaner to start it....
Before first use...
Select Options then Advanced.
UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours"
The rest of the standard settings are fine...

Then click "Run Cleaner"

DO NOT USE ANY OF THE OTHER TOOLS...RUNNING THEM MAY CAUSE OTHER PROBLEMS

next get diskeeper lite here...

after installing it...click on the icon...close the "nag" screen...click on your c drive to select it ...then down towards the bottom ...click on defragment now...first time you use it it may take 15 to 30 minutes to complete...do it about every two weeks and it will complete in about 7 minutes...
reboot and tell me hows its running...


you do not have to defrag in safe mode with diskeeper lite and its 10 times as fast than the defragger that comes with windows
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