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Should I use a spyware realtime scanner?


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dbrodsky

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My computer is running slow. However, I use Avast antivirus and SuperAntiSpyware, so running virus/spyware checks showed my computer appears clean.

I also cleaned my computer tower, ran disk-check and defragmenter, and check the device manager for any hardware conflicts. I made sure I have all the most recent windows updates. And I have plenty of room on my hard drive.

I think the program slowing my computer down is the constant running of SuperAntiSpyware. Should I be running the scanner around the clock?

Thanks,

Dennis
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Gammo

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Hi Dennis,

If your computer begins to slow down for no particular reason, your first step should not be to come to the malware forum. As your computer ages and is used, it's parts wear, files and programs accumulate, and its performance can decrease. To restore your computer's performance to its best possible level, follow the steps in this page written by malware expert Miekiemoes.

Please let me know if following all steps from Mieiemoes's article helped. If it didn't help, I'll take a look at your logs to check if malware is causing the slowness. :D
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