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My internet & computer seem to be going really slow


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Megan.B

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First off I want to thank you for taking the time out to read and help me.

:tazz: Well, our college gives everyone a free laptop and usually they run very good and fast. Latlet my computer has been running SUPER slow and the internet as well. Is there something that could have happened to my computer? Are there any certain scans I can do to find out if it`s spyware? (Besides ADWARE it never seems to work for me)

Thank you!
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Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you will need the XP CD

System File Check will display an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

If the internet is still slow, run this

http://www.geekstogo...n=download&id=7

This is optional

Download, install and run Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
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If the above does not improve things

Please go here:

Malware Removal Guide

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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We didnt get any CDs with our computers, so I can`t do this. :tazz:
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You can try the first link to winsockfix, then download tune up and then move through the malware guide without CD's

Ask the tech support at college to run the other bits
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