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Computer constantly stalls

I have windows Vista Basic Edition. I have Windows Firewall, Adaware 2007. Spybot Search and Destroy, Spyware Blaster, and Avast. I have run all and they all say no viruses etc. found. But It takes forever to access the next web page. My computer just stalls for 2-3 minutes the page comes up and then if I need to go to another page problem is the same. I have done everything suggested to clean up my computer and nothing has helped. Do I have Spyware or a virus? I am a real novice at this can someone please help!!!!

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  • mrsutoko Jan 08, 2008

    Thank you so much!! I followed your advice and I now have a computer that actually lets me surf the net etc. without waiting forever!!! Thank you again!



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I you have installed all these programs. Then that itself could cause the problem. ununstall all these programs, go to, Download the free edition for virus and spyware, install these both update them on the net, run a complete scan for virus and sypware.

You should never install multiple security softwares at the same time. If you feel one software is not doing well. Uninstall it, restart your system, then install another software and do the scanning.

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