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How Do you determine if your CPU is underpowered? I have Windows Vista I am running Mozilla as my browser I have all of the malware And firewalls excetra enabled The computer is approximately 11 years old is it just too old or does it need an upgrade? Thanks Paul

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Very likely. Check Performance in Task Manager. 100% CPU Utilization is common on older computers. This is a decision you must make on what your needs are.

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There is only one application I would recommend in a situation like this: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, available here. (The installer is 3.7 MB, if you can send that great.) It has been proven over and over, and is one of the standard tools in use at many of the malware removal forums. I recommend your friend attempt to follow at least the first four steps of these malware removal protocols.
The preliminary steps will help to safeguard his system, and speed the scan. If he can't install MBAM for some reason, he can rename the installer and/or the mbam.exe file to get it to run.
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If the preliminary cleaning does not remove the malware, I suggest he open a thread at one of those forums and request guided expert assistance. With supervision, there are other tools that can work to remove insidious rootkits, etc. It sounds like he has some kind of browser hijacker, but it's hard to say what else. In any event, Erunt & MBAM is a good place to start. Tell him also to set a system restore point, but to use Erunt to do a full registry backup before he starts changing things, just in case he needs to revert back for some reason...
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By the time you upgrade everything to bring your computer up to speed for windows 7 you would spend probably more than a new one already with Windows 7 installed. Trust me ,been there done that, never again. Also make sure you like the windows 7 before you make your purchase. I hope that helped some.

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