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Slow computers (not malware)

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RedSuedePump

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Hi all,

 

I have a couple of computers that work ok but aren't as fast as they used to be. One of them, the laptop, had Windows re-installed a while ago which livened things up but it didn't take long for it to slow down again (basically once I put all of the software back on).

 

I have a suspicion that the anti-virus software I use (Bullguard) consumes a lot of resources and therefore is the primary cause of the problem but I can't prove it.

 

Is there an easy way that I can identify what's slowing them down?

 

TIA

 

RSP


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My 1st thought is to disconnect from the internet and then disable your anti-virus temporarily to see if it improves.


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SteveCatDancer

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I'm not qualified to offer any advice but Google and Chrome,especially, slow my system significantly.


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Did you tried using the system in safe mode and safemode with networking that usually disables the Anti-virus and other heavy software. Lets us know, how it goes.


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