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I haven't had much of an issue with speed like I did today. It didn't happen till after I downloaded the popular online IMVU game (info available at IMVU.com), played a little, realized it may have been a bit much for my computer, then uninstalled it via the Control Panel. Afterwards, I went about my usual internet dawdling and when I tried to download a couple of things, I realized they were downloading at about 4kb/sec or less, which even I know in my technologically-illiteracy that is extremely slow. I use Flock internet browser, and have the option to pause/continue download, and in doing so it slowly inches its way to completion. Sometimes.

It's not only downloads, but when I started to try and backup files online using Mozy, I see that the same issue happens with the progress bar during the backup (eventually slows to a halt). Websites, too, seem to have been a bit slower.

I've had this laptop for about 4 years now, and lately, before IMVU, I haven't done anything I haven't been doing within the past two years. For the past few weeks, I'd seemingly-randomly get the "Virtual Memory too low" balloon, but its appearance was sparse. I once before also got an error with DrWatson, but only once.

I'm running AVG Free and Avast! scanners, but they can't seem to find anything. Is this something that's been a problem before? Sorry if this was a lot of info, but I figured the more I gave the more it'd help.

Thanks in advance.
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I'm running AVG Free and Avast! scanners

Running two AV programs is really bad idea. One of them has to go.
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