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Computer running slow and freeze

Hi could u pls help me my computer freeze and running very slow. I need some free reliable fixing programme to down load to make it working again.

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    Thanks a lot 4 free help, cause I fixed it, Bless u.

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    computer runs slow freezes up



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It sounds like you may have some viruses and/or spyware.

Here's how I would clean it up:

1. Download and install Avast Anti-Virus free home edition:

2. When Avast is done installing. it will ask you if you would like to schedule a boot time scan. Click yes. It will then prompt you to reboot, go ahead and do so.

3. When the computer reboots, the scan will begin before windows finishes loading. It may take a while.

4. As it finds viruses and spyware, it will prompt you with a menu of choices of actions to take. I have always chosen the "delete" or "delete all" option without any problems, but if you are worried about doing that, chose one of the others such as "Move to Chest"

5. When the scan is complete, Windows will finish booting. If you removed any problems, you may notice some improvement already.

6. Next, download and install Windows Defender from Microsoft:

NOTE: If you can't install it, you may need to visit Windows Update first:

7. Run a full scan with Windows Defender and remove any spyware / viruses that it finds.

8. If you didn't already in step 6, visit and install any updates that it finds. You may have to do this several times. Keep doing it until there are no more updates.

You could also try CCleaner when all of the updates are done:
Make sure to run the registry scan and clean tool.

This should get rid of most spyware / viruses. Anything left may still need some more work.

You can also run defrag.
Click START then RUN and type "defrag c:" and click OK. This will help speed up your hard drive.

Check how much RAM you have... 512 MB is low these days... I recommend at least 1GB or more... the more the better.

If after all of this, you don't see any improvement, then you may have to take it to a repair center.

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Try installing

what is it?
CCleaner (formerly **** Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less than a second to run) and Free.

run also the registry cleaner and disable some startup program that you dont need to start in CCleaner.

if you need further info... please let us know.

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download avst form here then update it then scan your computer in safe mode or boot time.
also go to start menu then run then type there "chkdsk /r"
then press "y"
then retsart the computer then it recovers ed disk indexing.

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