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Mike 1

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My computer is running slower. I am not sure if I have a virs or if my computer needs cleaned up
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The first Thing I'd do is run some virus cleaners some good ones are AVG, CA(this one is the best in my opinion)Trend Micro. Well if that doesn't work and your computer is still going slow it might be because you have to much junk(downloads,games,software, and anything that touches the registry) on it so you might want to clean your registry but not by 3rd party software. I would recommend a fresh copy of XP or vista. You should use Darik's Boot and Nuke its a program that boots when your turning on your computer and it deletes everything off your hard drive here is the link Boot Nuke .Then after that install XP or Vista. But your computer can also be slow because you don't have enough RAM I would recommend adding more RAM thats the best way to make your computer faster.If your going to need help with Darik's Boot and Nuke write back.Good Luck

Edited by frankthetank, 01 March 2008 - 01:55 PM.

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Run the cleaner in this program.

http://filehippo.com...nload_ccleaner/

You can run the registry cleaner if you wish,
but if the cleaner gets you back to speed, no need to.

Post back with the results.
Could use more info on your computer also.
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Hi Mike 1,

Please Run the PCPitstop Full Tests, here:

http://www.pcpitstop.com

Note: Vista users with UAC must first Right-click IE - Select "Run as Administrator"
Register and create a password
Accept the ActiveX component to allow your machine to run the Full Tests
Registering and accepting the ActiveX are both SAFE and FREE.
Full Tests is the first item in the left hand column of that page.

The Full Tests take less than 5 minutes for most machines.
Once you have your Results, please post the TechExpress Link back here into this thread for review.
TechExpress is the last item on the list in the yellow box in upper right area of any Results page.
Post the entire URL link information back here into this Forum thread.
Note: Vista users, please close your instance of IE "Rrunning as Administrator" after you are finished reviewing your Results.

Caution: During the testing of Video Adapter, a variety of patterns, shapes, colors and text are “flashed” onto the users monitor screen. In the many thousands of daily uses of the PCPitstop Full Tests over several years, two individuals who suffer epilepsy experienced discomfort and temporary dizziness when viewing the flashing patterns.
If you know that you are susceptible to photo driven seizure, please look away from your screen during the Video Adapter testing sequence.
Note: The PCPitstop Full Tests Results is a free service, but is supported by various paid product advertisements for utilities that "could" remedy the OP's problem.
Since G2G is a "free-help" forum, we do not recommend or endorse purchase of automated utilities, and will assist you in manually correcting any problems and settings necessary to optimize your machine's performance. Ask your questions here. We'll help you walk through any necessary steps.

Edited by tallin, 01 March 2008 - 07:31 PM.

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Broni

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What are computer specs: Windows version, processor speed, amount of RAM, hard drive size/free space?
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message changed-
deleted my original
:)

Edited by cmpm, 01 March 2008 - 07:50 PM.

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to frankthetank

You should use Darik's Boot and Nuke its a program that boots when your turning on your computer and it deletes everything off your hard drive

please don't give this kind of advice...we can 99% of the time get it straightened out without wiping the system

in addition to what Broni asked you to supply...tell us what malware tools you use
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