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turtle2953

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So I ran AVG, McAfee, and Olt Timer's clean it program and my pc is still running incredibly slow. I have run OTL and here is my log. Please let me know how I can speed up my PC!! Thank you. See attached logs.Attached File  OTL.Txt   628.45KB   31 downloadsAttached File  Extras.Txt   52.83KB   20 downloads
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I'm not sure but the steps you have taken suggest you believe there may be a infection causing this slowdown. Unfortunately we are not allowed to assist in malware removal outside of the malware forum and even then only by a trained malware tech.

I suggest you read the 'Start Here' topic found HERE. With these self-help tools you have a high chance of fixing the problems on your own. If you are still having problems after following Step 3 of the guide, continue with Step 4 and 5 and post in the Malware Forum. If you are unable to run any programs, Please create a topic stating what you have tried so far and that you are unable to run any programs. Also, Please do NOT post the logs in this thread.

If you are still having issues after the malware expert gives you a clean bill of health, Please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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First thing you should do is keep only one Anti-Virus, having more than one makes them go in conflict and will slow your computer down.

Secong you have only 512mb of physical memory, and even if your computer will work with that amount it will be at best slow if everything worked properly but now with more than one anti virus many toolbars and probably many start-up programs running at boot and in the background that are not necessary to be on all the time (like Skype, HP and toolbars updaters) all your resources will be drained.

Remove the extra anti virus program (AVG is a resource eater and McAfee is not my favorite) choose one only
run MSCONFIG to disable the non necessary boot up programs
and to help even more increase your physical memory to a minimum of 1024mb
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I knew you would add some great suggestions Alzeimer :thumbsup:
My concern is the possibility of infection since that is what turtle has started with. Your suggestions would be a great way to start if turtle would like to approach this from a tech direction instead of a infection direction.
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No problem, I understand
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I suggest following your instructions at this moment and if after your analysis you think it needs it you can refer back to my post.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 24 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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