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irish_eyes

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My husband is convinced that rent-to-own companies, furniture and computer sales stores and the like put in programs that will cause the system to run slow and hang up if you are late on payments. Is this true? Do you know of any stores or dealers that plant these types of programs to sabotage your system if you are late making payments?
Sounds ridiculous to me, but I want to prove it to him. Thanks
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Neil Jones

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Ridiculous idea. You could just wipe the computer.

If you're late on payments and default which results in the visit of a bailiff to seize your assets, which would include the computer, then the slowness of said computer by any cause would be the least of your worries at that point.
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No worries! I am not late on anything. He just had this wild idea and had it confirmed by someone else and I thought it was - frankly - stupid. just wanted an expert opinion.
Thank you.
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You may just need to run a couple of programs to clean out temp files, get rid of autorun programs that are running you may not know of and run a good defrag. These may help get the system running a lot better.
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