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Old 12-09-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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I dont no y but my computer is really slooooooow lately. W/ no programs running, took off all the stuff to startup (everthing! except recgaurd) and its still goin sluggish. I go to internet explorer, and it takes ages to com up. same thing to all my folders and icons. someone please help me!!!
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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Did you somehow switch to compatible mode in BIOS?

You may have a virus, your Hardrive may be on POI settings, your GPU may be broken, but most likely a virus somehow masking itself in the background area.
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Old 12-09-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
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sounds exactly like a virus-
Format and start over or try an online virus scan
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Old 12-09-2004, 11:00 PM   #4
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yeah, I agree. Try getting into Internet Explorer, and going here to DL stinger, and scan using it, then your own antivirus.

Download Stinger- http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Click Download and run it ASAP, it is very good program, and it is free.
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Old 12-10-2004, 12:38 AM   #5
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do you use
spybot search and destroy
or
adaware se
you should download them and try that if you have not already.
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Old 12-10-2004, 01:49 AM   #6
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www.lavasoft.com for adaware
www.grisoft.com for free virus checker
www.sygate.com for free firewall
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Old 12-10-2004, 06:19 AM   #7
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it is what happends to all PC, what i do is Scan Disk, Defrag, Virus Scan and Spy-ware scan weekly and that will keep your pc in top running order. make sure you remove programs that you don't use and try and run Windows Disk Clean-Up if you are running out of space.

have you ever defraged your computer? that will help
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Old 12-10-2004, 06:33 AM   #8
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Don't reformat, just use antispyware programs. Gary Gaefen is just saying that so you lose ALL the documents on your pc. There are other ways of fixing things!
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