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Slow performance - Frequent Hanging of system

I have a HCL PC with 1 GB RAM. 1.9 GHz ++++++. I have AVG free edition Anti virus. Avira also available. My PC is very very slow. Frequently hanging. When scanned, no threats detected. What should i do? How? pl. explain

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    available. My PC is very very slow. Frequently hanging. When scanned, no threats detected. What should i do? How? pl. explain

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    My PC is very very slow. Frequently hanging. When scanned, no threats detected. What should i do? How? pl. explain

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    i have windows xp. my pc is running very slow and frequently hangs. What to do?

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Do you run the Aero them with the glass windows effects etc. and have the windows sidebar running? I have found that this tends to slow down my computer a lot.

To turn off Aero:

  1. Right click on an empty area of the desktop
  2. click personalize
  3. click window colour and appearance
  4. select colour scheme:"windows vista basic"
  5. click ok
To turn off sidebar:
  1. go to start-> control panel
  2. Click windows sidebar
  3. deselect "start sidebar when windows starts"
  4. click ok
  5. on the task bar right click the windows sidebar icon
  6. click close

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Hcl me icon 54 heats up and slows the system down tremendously while playing games that are perfectly ok and compliant with my system. i have intel core i3 M 350 @ 2.27 GHz processor, 2GB RAM and intel HD...


There are many things that might cause your PC to run slowly or restart at time and then. It could be a fragmented disk; fragmented registry; a virus, Trojan, or spy ware; high CPU and/or utilization due to too many programs running; high disk I/O; or something else.

To check your CPU and memory utilization, run Task Manager. You can start Task Manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL and then clicking on the Task Manager Button. In Task manager, click on the Performance tab and check CPU Usage and PF Usage. PF Usage is an indicator of memory usage. If one or both of these is high, click on the Processes tab, and sort the columns by CPU or Memory to see what processes are consuming the resource. If you are not sure what the process "Image name" is for, Google the name and you should find what the process is for.

If your CPU and memory usage are reasonable, then you may have a different issue. Even if you running anti-virus software, it may be beneficial to scan your PC with another scanner to check for viruses. No anti-virus software is 100% perfect at catching everything. Here are a few good free online virus scanners that you can run to check your PC:

http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/home.asp?langid=ie&venid=sym&plfid= 23&pkj=RRJEDTKJBTVISBYWWYP

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner

http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/

An excellent free utility for overall system maintenance is Advanced System Care Free ( http://download.cnet.com/advanced-systemcare-free/3000-2086_4-10407614 .html ). I use this utility on a regular basis.

You should always run anti-virus software. There are several very good, free, anti-virus products available. One good source to read editor and user reviews, and safely download anti-virus software, is http://download.cnet.com -- search for free antivirus software. In addition to the reviews, you can see how many people are downloading the software, which is another good indicator of how popular it is.

I have used AVG Free ( http://download.cnet.com/avg-anti-virus-free/3000-2239_4-10320142.html ) , and Avast Free ( http://download.cnet.com/avast-free-antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.htm l ). Both are very good, and completely free. At present I am using Avast on all of my home computers.

I have heard good things about Avira AntiVir Free ( http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-22 39_4-10322935.html ), and it has good ratings, but I have not personally tried it.

In addition to Avast or one of the other free anti-virus software packages, I also run Ad-Aware ( http://download.cnet.com/ad-aware-free-internet/3000-8022_4-10045910.h tml ). Ad-Aware is a free anti-malware, anti-spyware package.

Good luck!

Sep 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How ro fix may laptop always hanging everytime i connect to internet after 3 minutes it will hanging anybody can help me please.... my laptop is gigabyte Q1447 i5-520m /4 gb ram


Hello Bryll,

It seems that your hard drive contains the virus.So scan your hard drive using the anti virus installed in your machine.You can scan you hard drive for antivirus using the Avira anti virus.Please download the anti virus from :

http://www.avira.com/en/free-download-avira-antivir-personal?

Download the .exe file from the link.

Install the software in your computer and scan the hard drive for viruses or malwares.

May 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My gx270 PC runs very slow after installing anti virus. what might be the problem?hat might be the reason?


Some anti virus software can use up a lot of system resources and noticeably slow down a computer. The newer and faster computers don't suffer from this problem as much, but on an older computer like your's it can be a problem. I've used Avira (free) on older computers without a problem:
http://www.avira.com/en/support-download-free-antivirus

I don't usually recommend Microsoft products, but Microsoft Security Essentials is not only a very good product and free, but it runs well on older, slower computers:
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/?WT.srch=1

AVG is a good free anti virus also, but it sometimes can slow down a computer a bit. I'm running it on some Netbooks with an Atom 1.6GHz. processor and it does OK. Only way to find out is to try it:
http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

Remember that you should only run _one_ anti virus software at a time, so don't forget to un-install the existing anti virus first.

If you purchased an anti virus product and you're stuck with it, this tip may help you speed up your computer:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3760943-fix_slow_computer

Also, your may be able to increase your performance with a memory upgrade. If your not sure how much or what kind of memory that you have, download and run this:
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html
Scroll down to the SIW Without Installer (English-Only) version. After it's running click on "memory" in the left margin.

Nov 18, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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What anti-virus can be bought in online for free?


Hi good day!! Here some list of free anti virus:

1. avast = (i use this one)
2. avira
3. avg
4. nod32
your choice

Note: After you download and install your anti virus you will registered it. don't worry it's free.

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Nov 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am using xp home which is a good free anti virus software for my system


Hello,

Try out avira anti virus. It gives free updates. And you choose to pay if you want to become a premium subscriber.

Go to www.avira.com then download it to your system.

Take care and good luck

Oct 28, 2010 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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Very slow computer


First of all take an Anti virus and thoroughly clean your computer of Viruses because the Viruses can make your computer very slow. If you do not have an anti virus you can download free edition of AVG anti virus from the following link.
http://free.avg.com/ww-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free
Then take a good Registry cleaner. They are many registry cleaners being sold on the internet. Pick a good one and clean your registry it will add extra speed to your computer operation.

Aug 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I need a good internet security program that ISN'T Norton


Wow, this is a big answer. There are many free virus protection programs but I've compiled a list of free, great quality, and awesome protection anti-virus programs for your solution.

Free Anti-Virus:
  • Windows Defender
  • Ad-Aware
  • PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
  • AVG Anti-Virus Free
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - Free AntiVirus

In addition to the collection of anti-virus programs I would recommend some cleaning and analyst programs to speed up your computer.

Cleaning & Analyst Utilities:
  • CCleaner
  • Defraggler
  • Recuva
  • Speccy
I'm sure you'll be happy with these programs. Have fun and always use protection!

Thanks,
Brandonmxb

Jun 10, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I DON'T HAVE A POWERFULL ANTIVIRUSE


Download AVG FREE antivirus It will cover you quite well enough.
make sure windows firewall is turned on.

May 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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How will i remove the virus manually?


i hope you got norton off your system before putting AVG free on. Virus programs try to fight off other virus programs by postiong false virus claims to erase the other program. eventually they will kill your hard drive. You need a product key for a good virus protectant. Norton or CA offer good, reliable protection for your dollar. What i would do, is back up any really important stuff you have there, format your hard drive and install Vista again if you have the disc and then re-install it to permanetly delete viruses. Also your system maybe slow because VIsta needs at least a dual core processor and 2 GB RAM to work like a XP machine

Mar 27, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1405 Notebook

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Antivirus


Antivirus is basically a protection against viruses....

Basically it protects your pc from worms, trojans and viruses...

A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program.It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computerterminals on the network) and it may do so without any userintervention.

A Trojan horse, also known as a trojan, is a piece of malware which appears to perform a certain action but in fact performs many different forms of codes.

A computer virus is a computer program that can copy itself and infect a computer without permission or knowledge of the user.





Some types of Antiviruses..........


Types

avast!
Avira
AVG Anti-Virus
BitDefender
BullGuard
CA Anti-Virus
Cisco Security Agent
Command AntiVirus
DriveSentry (antivirus, antispyware and HIPS technologies)
eSafe
eScan
Fortinet FortiClient End Point Security
F-PROT
F-Secure
G DATA AntiVirus
InVircible
Kaspersky Anti-Virus
LinuxShield
McAfee VirusScan
NOD32
Norman ASA
Norton AntiVirus
OPSWAT
Panda Security
Protector Plus
PC Tools AntiVirus
Principal AntiVirus
Protector Plus Antivirus
Quick Heal Anti-Virus
Rising AntiVirus
SecureIT
Solo Antivirus
Symantec End Point
Sophos Anti-Virus
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
Trend Micro Internet Security
V3 (AhnLab)
Vba32 AntiVirus
ViRobot (Hauri)
Virus Chaser
Windows Live OneCare
ZoneAlarm
k7 Total Security
VirusBuster



Freeware

Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
AOL Active Virus Shield (no longer available via AOL)
AVG Anti-Virus Free (Registerware, Nagware)
avast! Home (Registerware)
BitDefender Free version does not provide real time scanning
Comodo AntiVirus
DriveSentry Fully functional free version
F-PROT (for Linux, FreeBSD and DOS only)
HandyBits VirusScan Integrator
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
ThreatFire AntiVirus (formerly Cyberhawk)
MWAV ToolKit Utility



Open source

**** AntiVirus
ClamWin
OpenAntiVirus
Winpooch
Untangle



Abandonware

Central Point AntiVirus (acquired by Symantec)
Cyberhawk (now ThreatFire AntiVirus)
dLight (anti virus)[1][2] (successor to The Antidote)
Eliashim (now eSafe)
eTrust (anti virus)
The Antidote and Antidote SuperLite
Thunderbyte (anti virus) (now Norman ASA)
Vet (anti virus) (acquired by Computer Associates)

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