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Old 01-19-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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Please help me. I've come to my wits end. I am currently running a 1.6ghz processor with a gig of memory on windows xp pro with 200 gigs of harddrive space. I'm using aol antivirus and have three or four other spyware detectors/blockers. My computer runs as slow as molasses. What is going on? I also use a reg cleaner as well. Does anyone have any suggestions this has been an ongoing issue for me. Any comments would be most appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2007, 06:01 PM   #2
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Try AVG free antivirus (free)

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5

You might also have just way to many antivirus's and spyware programs running at once which is slowing your computer down
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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Please help me. I've come to my wits end. I am currently running a 1.6ghz processor with a gig of memory on windows xp pro with 200 gigs of harddrive space. I'm using aol antivirus and have three or four other spyware detectors/blockers. My computer runs as slow as molasses. What is going on? I also use a reg cleaner as well. Does anyone have any suggestions this has been an ongoing issue for me. Any comments would be most appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2007, 08:21 PM   #4
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Well, you really only need one AV, AS, and Firewall. Not a whole bunch of them.

Also I'd go into msconfig and uncheck any processes that you do not need running at start up.

TuneUp Utilities is a good system optimisation program.

Edit: You might want to defrag your HDD as well.
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Old 01-19-2007, 08:31 PM   #5
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If all of the above fails to increase the speed of the computer, you might be due for a format, that is if you want to. Also, what type of CPU is it, as in Celeron, P4 etc

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hehe, I turned off everything AOL, and now my computer seems newer than it is (about a couple weeks). Currently I have nothing running on my computer other than the bare essentials (battery, wireless, sound) Pretty amazing what non-AOL users can do
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:59 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. All of your suggestions where great. And my computer is running 110% better.

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