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Computer v slow. don't know which program to trust to clean up

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Try thish
if any anti viruse pogram run remove anti virusepogram
strart >control panel>addremove pogram restart your p.c.

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Www.ccleaner.com free, and easy to use. scan for issues, then use registry cleaner (the first two options). if pc is still slow, you may have some issues that need to be dealt with by someone moore knowledgable about the registry entries. (when using the cleaner, you need not backup anything as they are missing or broken files and fragments that are clogging the registry and can be safely removed).
for further help, you may need to run a program such as hijack this. save the logfile to the desktop, and copy paste it into a forum where someone can read and advise you on what, if any, actions to take.
one such group i am a member of is

http://groups.msn.com/ComputerHelpClub

some else here may also be able advise you, but i am not sure of that.

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I can't spend a lot of time as I have to catch an airplane in just a little while, but YES, a lot of small files will most definitely slow your computer down as I doubt you have spent much time keeping your hard drive as neat as you have the rest of your house I bet. And it ends up being one the major reasons for having to visit the computer shop. Because small files tend to get corrupted easily.
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Since your knowledge level is basic, this is as far as I will go at the moment. Get these things done as soon as possible for the sake of your hard drive and the well-being of your files...

Take care Colleen

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