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Virus, malwares and spywares can slow down the computer’s speed orperformance, corrupt system files, delete important data without theconsent of its user, and can even crash the system.

There had been a tremendous increase in the number of computer usersworldwide. Number of computer systems being infected with the virusesand worms in also increasing at the same pace.

Internet has been the best medium for the spread of such threats. Themalicious code comes as an integral part of various applications andfiles which can be freely downloaded.

Let us highlight a few of the most striking mediums of virus transfer like:
1. Websites offering free software applications
2. Websites offering free songs
3. Audio and video codecs

Once they are successful in getting into a computer system then theystart their mode of operation. How to protect your computer from suchmalicious software? The answer is simple!

Just install good antivirus software and regularly update it for thelatest virus definitions. But is this step enough to offer a completeprotection? If you want a more enhanced protection then you can installbest antispyware software and turn on your system firewall.

The antivirus software programs are capable of locating, preventing,and removing the malicious programs from a computer system. You canchoose from a wide range of antivirus software available in the market.Some of the most acceptable ones are Norton, Avast, AVG, McAfee, ESET,F-Secure etc. Some companies are even offering a free-trial version oftheir antivirus software allowing the computer users to try theirantivirus software before opting for a purchased version of thesoftware.

There is some antivirus software, which can automatically updatewhereas others need to be configured. The feature of regularly updatingthe antivirus software allows for a more enhanced level of protectionagainst the newly released virus, worms and other threats.

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very slow response esp. when using internet


i also think so, your pc might have been infect by some virus, malware or spyware and it will result to computer running slow and freezes. it is always better to have a reliable software that can help you out with this matter and avoid further damage.

May 03, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My Netbook is slow than usually,, how can faster it?? Acer Aspire One 532h-2Bb


#1 Make sure your laptop is free from virus, spyware and trojan. A virus or spyware can make your laptop run slow or even damage the whole system. Run a security scan to find out if there are infection files hidden in the system. The slow laptop would be fixed by eliminating the virus.
#2 Remove obsolete programs to release more hard drive space. Laptop slow problem sometimes would be caused by the less hard drive space. To optimize your slow laptop, you can try to delete those unneeded programs, files from the hard disk especially the system disk.
#3 Empty the Recycle Bin to retrieve more system resource. Your laptop slow symptom maybe arises due to the deleted files in the Recycle Bin. If you forget to empty the Recycle Bin, those files in fact still exist on the hard drive and keep eating up your laptop system resource so that the laptop will run slow.
#4 Scan and fix Windows registry. Do you know how important registry is in Windows system? Corrupted, invalid or malicious registry will slow down your laptop and make it run unstable. You would receive many error messages such as dll errors, Internet Explorer errors or blue screen of death in the using of laptop. Thus, it is necessary for you to fix your slow laptop by cleaning registry errors.

Try deleting all unwanted files like Temp files, disk clean up, disk defragmentation.

Jun 14, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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computer running slow


In my opinion, A good anti-virus is AVAST. A good spyware program is Spybot. Malware I recommend Malwarebytes.
1. Scan your computer with Spybot then restart,
2. Now scan your computer with Malwarebytes
and delete whatever comes up. restart
3. Now try scanning your computer with the anti-virus protection.
Hopefully this would of remove some of the viruses and spyware.
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Running Spybot Search & Destroy with EITHER Avast or Avg (great Free virus protection programs ) will keep a computer in good working condition. FREE

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REMEMBER TO KEEP UP THE DAILY MAINTENANCE ON ALL OF YOUR
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Last Resort, would be a Reformat. Use your recovery Cd's.

Viruses normally corrupt your computer. You probably will need to do a Reformat. Be sure and do a Back-up First., because you will loose everything. Restore will not remove Viruses. Best way would be Reformat.

If you know how to do a back-up, save all your documents, pictures and music. If not take it to a reputable computer shop to take of this. There will be a slight charge, but they will save all your important data.
If you find this information helpful, pls rate me.

Good Luck. Thanks :0)

May 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Sony Vaio VGN-FS980 is slow


Aside from hardware many things can slow up your PC:
  • If the C: drive is too full Windows is unable to allocate a proper virtual memory cache on the drive.
  • Your chosen anti-virus solution can even slow certain machines down (post what your running)
  • A high % of the time it is spyware/malware related
Just to make sure the machine is completely malware free you should download and run this program.

Feb 25, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-FS980 Notebook

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