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I am working on my mom's desktop to speed it up. it's not a speed demon to begin with but it is running slower than it should right now. I have taken a few steps to speed it up, including replacing McAfee Security Center with an anti-virus combo that i found works amazingly well: AVG Fre(with resident shield OFF) and Avira AntiVir Personal (with Resident Guard ON). I have run scans with both. first with Avira, which found 22 viruses, and then with AVG (i dont know at this time how many it found). Avira seems to have removed the viruses quite well. I also ran a secure erase on the empty space of the c drive to get rid of any remnants of the files. my mom has also done a defrag, system clean up, deleting temp files, and other basic steps, but the computer is still very slow. she has an HP desktop with a 2.2 GHz singlecore AMD processor, and 512MB RAM with 64MB graphics. like i said, not a speed demon, but it should still be way faster. What i need is some tips on cleaning her computer to raise it's speed. any help would be appreciated.
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With all the virus detections:

I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal 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 the reguested logs in THAT forum. If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

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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