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How do i know if i have a virus? (My computer is slowing down)

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  • Brian Ebeling May 11, 2010

    this is a popular question. i need more info from you to help you with this. keeping mind a slow computer doesn't always mean you have viruses etc..

    first gimmie a little info --

    what operating system are you using? xp, visa?
    do you have current antivirus software running?
    if so what software are you running? and is it up to date?

    dont worry i can walk you through it all. just gotta strat somewhere with you.

    let me know, and i'll do my best for you :)


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Run a virus scan. McAfee & Norton's are two of the most popular anti-virus programs. Hope this helps.

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Hey
There can be many things that can cause your computer to slow down.
First of all Viruses .. some viruses once in the computer are difficult to be recognized by normal anit-viruses they generally make your computer go slow, such a problem can be solved either by getting a better anti virus or by formatting your system
There can be another reason... have you check how many processes are running on your comp?
ctrl + alt + delete go to processes... now a normal XP os needs only 17-20 applications to run properly ... so anything in excess to it is being run on your computer to provide some sort of service to you(you must not start stopping those extra processes w/o knows what they are doing).Try closing some of the applications this should make your computer work faster
There can be another reason... the drive space in your OS drive Say Drive C is very less ... should be above 500 Mb for smooth functioning.. in such a case delete unwanted files..
for further assistance feel free to mail me at
kushalagarwal22@gmail.com

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Hope that helps.........

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install antivirus best one..
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then
remove unwanted software . large appications may also a cause to slow u r pc.

i prefer to use tune up utilities..


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