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Computer really slow when restarted


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civiccrazy

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I just built my computer about 2 months ago. About a month ago or so it started acting up. Everytime I restart it, it comes back up and is really slow. It doesn't ever speed up. I have to use system restore to the previous day's restore point in order for it to work right again. I hardly ever restart it or turn it off, but when I install updates or a new program it is required for it to work. So If anyone could help me or give me ideas on why it would be slow, please help. Thanks
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Trippster

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What stuff are you installing between the system restore and when it gets slow?
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Just the windows updates. If i turn my computer off for the night or whatever and start it up the next day it is the same way too. Really slow.
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Hey Civic,

You could have a few things going wrong here.

1) You can possibly have spyware/virus acting up on your computer. Since you are experiencing slow load times, you may have some form of a BSV (Boot Sector Virus). For this, I recommend that you install HiJackThis, produce the log, and paste it here

2) You may have some conflicting software/hardware. Just to make sure, double-check that you have only 1 antivirus program and 1 antispyare.

3) You may need to clean out your computer. Often, dust gets into the computer and eventually causes the system speed to decrease. Take a look inside the computer and make sure that, overall, it is dust-free.

Try some of these things, and let us know how it goes.
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I have BitDefender Total Security and Spyware doctor, Would they interfef with each other? I will do a hijackthis log now.
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Hi there civiccrazy and welcome to geeks to go.

I would just like to add to ipods619 reply I noticed you said you had BitDefender however I would also like to point you in the direction of some other tools which will help you with your problems :) anti virus and anti spyware programs if these fail please read this post then please head to our malware removal forum which is here where one of our experts will help you.

Thanks
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