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Laptop going slow

Laptop running slow, think its full of viruses, adware, spyware, ect, no memory, tryed cleaning it up, but starts, then stops, dont care about anything on it about 4 years ago, curry's, had all software in, stalled on it, so no discs, but I have a dvd of the system that I backed up about a year ago, could this work?.

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    jim lan Mar 07, 2009

    thanks buddy I will give it a go.

    cheers


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    jim lan Mar 16, 2009

    Cheers mate.

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If you have at least 1 GB RAM, and you took care of the hard drive, then you can check the process starting up on their own and remove the useless one, or spot mala-ware that can affect speed. You can use a software like Hijack This, and search on google te function of each process started on the list reported by the software.

You can download Hijack this here MajorGeeks | If download does not start, then click at the top of the page, where it says Click Here If It Does Not.
Be careful if you delete the wrong files using this software you can harm the system, and Windows may not work properly.

If you think you have malaware you can also install Spy Bot, and do a system scan. Download Spybot from The home of Spybot.

If all the above does not work, and there is no malaware, then you usually reinstall the system.

Check also the bios settings, BIOS can downgrade the CPU speed on default , even if this is uncommon on recent BIOS.

If a computer is still slow with a fresh system and enough resources then it is one of those rare occasions when you have an hardware fault.
Hardware that can cause slow down is: RAM CPU Motherboard HD Video card.

Some tips on procedure can damage your windows installation. Do not download Hijackthis software and do not change BIOS settings and do not touch hardware unless you are sure of what you are doing

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Yer it should work
you can try instaling malewarbytes then reboot pc goin2 safe mode and do a full scan hears a link to download malwarebytes http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button

good luck

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Hi there is a good free utility online which does a pretty good job. First load your pc in safe mode then browse to the following link and read the instructions. This is a free utility which I usually use it takes long to scan but it does a pretty good job.

Link to online scan.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

  • Mr fix.it Mar 08, 2009

    welcome

  • Mr fix.it Mar 16, 2009

    Hope this resolved your issue mate.



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