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I have delayed keystrokes and programs that are slow to load. I could not find spyware or viruses. I defraged the computer and attempted to find updates for the keyboard. This is an 18 month old Dell laptop with 80% of disc space available and 896 MB of RAM

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  • mhamilton1 Jan 29, 2009

    I am using Symantec antivirus and Windows Defender for spyware. I updated these programs but the problem persists. What could I do next? Thanks for the help!

  • Thomas Durr May 11, 2010

    what are you using for antivirus and or antispyware/malware program to detect. Also try updating those programs

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These programs are not very good at detecting spyware I would recommend a free called malwarebytes you can google it as

"free malwarebytes download" download and install. Be sure to run the update after the install

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