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Re: Acer Aspire 5580 suddenly slowed down
This might be a little more specific to you..
Harry, most system slow down is caused my the number of applications that are running when the system boots, i recommend going to the task manager (alt+ctrl+del). Look in the bottom left corner, it will say "Process : XX" XX being a number. If that number is over 50, I'd say you have a lot going on, and thus causing the system to slow down.
To help with this go to:
Start > Then click RUN > type 'msconfig' > Click 'startup'. This is a list of all the applications that startup when you turn on your computer. Disable anything that you don't particularly use.
You'll notice quite a difference upon your next boot.
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Re: Acer Aspire 5580 suddenly slowed down
Your acer is infected with virus that current antivirus cannot detect. uninstall new application programs that make your computer slower. however if non of those causes; please try to check the memory maybe is not function well. if it is not the cause then; You should reinstall your system to fixed all error on it. ( note: reinstalling will remove some important files and you should back up) Further more; the best thing to do is format the HDD and install the new windows.
Harry: take note: that other causes of the computer slower is the HDD , I encountered 50 times problems that computer become slower bcoz of the hard drive mulfunction. If this is the case you should replace hard drive that is covered with warranty.
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Hi, AVG is more than sufficient for a home computer. Norton takes quite a lot of system resources and slows computers down dramatically. AVG on the other hand uses 2/3rds less resources than Norton and is just as good.
You should defragment the hard drive with Defraggler (http://www.filehippo.com/download_defraggler/) and clean temporary files with CCleaner (http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/) and eventually scan for spyware with Ad-Aware or Spybot, oh, and also a full system virus scan wouldn't hurt either.
You could also disable some programs which load at startup via Start -> Run -> type "msconfig" (without the quotes) -> Startup and disable not needed items.
First I would start off by downloading the free trial of ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus. Afterward I would scan my system (In-Depth Scan) with the free trial of NOD32 (It doesn't use a lot of system resources). Next I would download the free version of Ad-Aware 2008. After the anti-virus scan finished I would scan my system with Ad-Aware (Full Scan). Next I would download and install Spybot Search & Destroy. After Ad-Aware finishes scanning I would start a scan with Spybot. Next I would download and install AVG Anti-Rootkit Free. After Spybot finishes scanning I would run an in-depth search on all hard-drives with the use of AVG Anti-Rootkit Free.
If that doesn't whack it, fighting this thing might not be worth it. Reinstall the windows operating system after you back up any files which you absolutely HAVE to keep.
It sound to me you could be courripted with spy ware or a virus i will recommend using Ad-Aware SE Personal install this and run it! - you can find Ad-Aware SE Personal from this direct download link -
This is a very good program i have been using Ad-Aware now for around 2 years and it's super. However if you have a virus you can use Avg_free - If you are already using norton or somthing like that REMOVE IT because personally Nortons Crap" Its not recommended - to remove your anti-virus go to Startmenu Settings/control panel /Add or remove Programs, Select the anti-virus program and press remove. After you done that! close all windows and open internet explorer with this link (explorer will open automaticlly) - http://free3.grisoft.cz/softw/70free/setup/avg75free_446a991.exe install that and run it on a virus check from the Avg test centre - If they don't work Then i would recommend a full deep clean for windows Xp But before you do that if you can Back-up any files that you want to keep as you need to Fully formatt C:/ drive (this is normally the drive that windows runs on) If you would need help at doing this On the telephone i can be contacted on * 0906 179 0906 (Call cost £1.50p/minute) @ all times.
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