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Cletus

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Hello. My computer is running at incredibly slow speeds right now; Task Manager says its running at 100% nearly all the time. It's getting to the point of barely being able to even use programs like IE. Please, help. :tazz:
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Spyware is probably your problem. I use Spybot and F-Prot Antivirus. You should download both of those (google it or search for it on www.download.com) and scan and remove.

A staff member on these forums will most likely ask for a HiJackThis Log (HJT) so download that too and be prepared to use it.

Edited by Joeturf, 14 January 2006 - 10:40 PM.

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Please provide the specifications of ur computer- RAM, HDD space etc.
Do some basic stuff such as spyware scans (adaware and Spybot ) and hope u have an antivirus and firewall running. Nasties can slw down the system.
How much free space on ur HDD? If you do not cleanup and defrag regularly, do so as it will improve speed and performance. RUn a disk cleanup, take out ur temporary internet files, cookies etc, chkdsk and defragment.
Uncheck unwanted items from MSCONFIG by checking it with the startup list
http://startuplist.geekstogo.com/
If therez no improvement, you could wait for an expert to check ur HJT log.
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