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Good morning, lonehunter!
There could be several things that cause this, but malware and/or viruses are the place to start.

As a start, my initial suggestion is to download and install "AdAware" and "AVG". These are both small, and highly popular, free-ware programs. I have had much better luck with these than the name brand programs that cost $30 per year, or so.

The link to obtain AdAware is: http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2007/3000-8022_4-10766151.html?tag=pop.software

The link to obtain AVG is:
http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10761481.html?tag=pop.software

If these don't fix your problem, get back to me and I'll point you to a couple of other things to work with.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to ask. If this information has assisted you in the resolution of you problem, please return here to give my assistance an appropriate final rating. If this information has answered your question and/or lead to a resolution, please rate it as "Fixya!".
Thank you, and have a super day!
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Slow upload of pics and videos on my pc


I would start by clearing out your cookies, then I would do a disk defragment to clear out old stuff your computer is loading. If you have desktop widgets or are running programs that take up a lot of memory.
Go to Start, Control panel, internet options, and click to delete temporary files and then after go into programs, accessories and disc defragment. Hope it helps!

Sep 09, 2012 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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How to fix a slow computer


All of the Utilities mentioned in this tip are FREEWARE, readily available on the Internet. Some have "nags", but are still free. In the spirit of keeping things free, I will tell you, as a computer technician, what I do to keep my computers running smooth.
I am by no means pushing these FREE Utilities. I recommend them only because they are free and, most importantly, because they WORK. These Utilities are time tested. I have used them on many computers for many years with no ill effect.

Before beginning, it is highly recommended to set a restore point. That way, if you get carried away in your clean up, you have a restore point. In fact, once you get your computer running good, it's not a bad idea to set another restore point.
To set a restore point go to start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. Then look for "create a restore point" and follow it out. After creating the restore point, it's best to shut the computer down completely, then turn it back on.

Also, it takes time to do all these things, so plan accordingly. Your patience will be rewarded with a faster computer.

The FIRST thing that I do to fix a slow computer is get rid of all the junk. the free Utility for doing that is:
http://www.eusing.com/Window_Washer/Window_Washer.htm

Just skip the "nag" and click on "wash settings". Under the "windows" "system" tab, check "temporary files". Under the "browsers" tab, check "IE Cache (temporary internet files)" and "IE cookies" Do like wise for Firefox if you use it. You can check all the other stuff if you want, but these are the main ones that you want to clear. More info about cookies later.

2...Run an anti-spyware Utility such as mbam:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
Download it, install it, update it, run it, scan entire system.
Of course, you can use the anti-spyware/antivirus of your choice.
Some other good free anti-spyware:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
http://www.threatfire.com/download/

3...Run defrag. Before running defrag, you want to shut down as many applications and processes as you can. Start by physically disconnecting your internet connection, then shutting down your firewall, antivirus, antispyware, etc. Plus, right click all that stuff in the lower right corner of the task bar and exit as much stuff as you can.

You can also run defrag from safe mode. Just push F8 when your computer first starts and select "safe mode".
Then run defrag: start>programs>accessories>system tools>disk defragmenter.

4...The next thing to do is run a little known Windows Utility, which is part of the Windows System File Protection called System File Checker (SFC). This program ensures that all of your Windows system files are intact and in the right place. Windows system files sometimes get corrupted or deleted in various ways, sometimes resulting in error messages like: "missing dll" and other nasties. Viruses and malware sometimes attach themselve's to Windows system files, so guess what happens when those files are deleted by your antivirus program? THEY GET DELETED TOO. That's the purpose of the quarantine...to make sure the system still runs without those files before deleting them.
To run SFC you must have a copy of your Windows installation CD. Insert the CD in your drive and wait for the Windows installation window to appear, then click on "exit". You must have the CD so the program can pull any files that it needs from it.
Then go to start>run type in "cmd" (without the quotation marks, then click "OK". Then type: sfc/scannow
Let that run until it's done.

5...Now you want to get all the junk from your registry. One must be very careful when running a registry cleaner, as some of them do too good of a job, causing problems. For this reason the only registry cleaner that I recommend is free and one that I have used for _years_ without a problem. Not to saya problem can't occur, but it also has a restore feature:
http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleaner/registry_cleaner.htm

Don't be surprised if you have 300 to 600 invalid entries.
Also, avoid the temptation to run this too much. Once a month is plenty.

6...Now go to the Windows update Website and download and install all updates.

7...Run defrag again.

8...Another program to run is one called "Autoruns" Nothing slows a computer down more than a bunch of stuff that just doen't need to be running until it's needed. You be amazed of all the stuff that is running unnecessarily on your computer:
http://www.sixfiles.com/dbase/files/sysinternals-autoruns.html

Once you get your computer running smooth, keep it that way with a little maintanance. Here's a schedule you can use:

Daily or when IE or Firefox seems slow: Run Free Intenet Window Washer (Eusing). It also has a cookies manager. Clear all your cookies, then go to ONE of your regular websites. Then go to the cookie manager and add those cookies to the "cookies to keep" column. Then clear all your cookies again. Go to your next favorite website and repeat the process. Once you have all your "good" cookies added to the cookies manager, you can then delete all future cookies while leaving the ones you need for quick webpage retrivial intact.

Weekly: Anti-malware program(s), defrag, Windows update,

Monthly: SFC, Autoruns, Eusing registry cleaner. The registry cleaner can also be ran after un-installing programs.

Some other good freeware:
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html
For removing those pesky programs that won't uninstall.

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html
Spywareblaster.

http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm
This is a good firewall. If you have broadband this is a must!

http://duplicate-file-finder.en.softonic.com/download-version/duplicate-file-finder-3.4
Great for removing duplicate files.

Last but not least: Arovax Shield:
http://www.arovaxshield.com/

The secret to keeping a machine clean is not to let it messed up in the first place. Arovax Shield is excellent protection. In fact, it's too good. You want to shut it off when installing programs, as it won't allow any changes to the registry.

Again, my intentions are not to push any particular software, only to convey what free software that I have found and used over the years that work for me.

If you have done all of the above and still have a slow computer, I have the following suggestions:

1...Clean the inside of the computer. Explaining how to do this is beyond the scope of this article. There are plenty of websites that can tell you how to do it. One must be careful, though, as static electricity can kill a computer. If you are not comfortable doing it, have it done professionally.

2...Get more memory. The days of high price memory are over. Run the following program to see what memory you have:
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
Get the standalone version.
Or go to websites like crucial.com or similar website. Buy as much memory as you can afford.
3...Make sure whatever internet connection box (cable modem, fios, dsl, whatever) that you are using is getting plenty of ventilation. When they overheat, they usually keep working, but slowly.

on Dec 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Woking very slow


first run defrag then run system clean then go to filehippo.com they have a free cookicleaner file down loud this. this works great cleans all your cookies from your system makes your pc run a lot faster, good luck

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Program crashed whe click on 'get' then 'computer'


I think your temp folders are full and your drive is diffragmented and could be full.
so first empty all the temp file you have and deleate all the cookies ,recent files and prefetch folder in windows directory and you cand delete the cookies and temp internet files from your explorer tools and internet option delite all files .
then run the disk difragment from right click on the hard drive go to properties and then tools and defragment volume and analyge volume and then defragment .so your system is cool and clean and the cache directories will be empty and will work fine.

Dec 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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My system is shoutdown very slow i used windows xpsp2


Hi,

My advice would be run ALL windows updates (SP3 and the latest patches)
Run Windows Disc Defrag tool
Download CCleaner (this will help clean up all the junk like TEMP files, cookies, etc ) :http://www.piriform.com/

Nov 20, 2010 | Intel Computers & Internet

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My Inspiron 1521 is running unbelievably slow. I was able to delete 50 cookies, but that has not helped. What else can I do?


There are other things you can do to restore the its performance :
1. delete all cookies
2. delete all temporary internet files (*.tmp)
3. Move most of MS office data in your OS directory to other directory including the data in your
desktop
4. Defrag. your OS directory

Good luck,

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Computer slowed down considerabily.


Check whether this is not a viral slow down. If not i suggest this

1. Give enough space to the hard drive.
2. Uninstall unused application for a long time and not needed anymore.
3. Install Ccleaner, this can clean your registry, cookies, and other junk files.
4. Defragment your drive. If you have enough space already.


May 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My computer is running really slow how do i fix it


There are a couple of things you can do to optimize your system so that it will perform better. You can:

1) Defragment your hard drive.
2) Add more RAM
3) Clear out cookies, temporary internet files
4) Increase your Systems Swap file.

What Operating System are you using and I can give you the info on how to defragment y our hard drive.

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Each day my computer seems to run slower and slower.


Run the commands in your Accessories and also don't forget you need to Defrag and run an Anti-Virus software. The proper programs are under Start>All Programs>System Tools>Disk Cleanup and Defrag. When the housekeeping is done, if your computer is still running slow then the best thing you can do is upgrade the amount of RAM. That will make a noticeable difference.

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Needs to be cleaned - Run antivirus and antispyware program

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