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I have a Dell desktop. I run Windows XP, and use McAffee, XoftSpySE, & RegCure software. I have about 25% free space on the hard drive. The computer runs slowly. I have defragged, compressed old files, etc. The running speed is just TOO slow. What else can I do?

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Try running one more virus software program called Malwarebytes.
http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
After you install it, make sure to check for updates each time before you run a scan. RUN A FULL SYSTEM SCAN.
When you are finished with, that run a CHECKDISK. Do this by clicking: START/RUN & type: chkdsk /F /R exactly like I have it here, into the box and press Enter. Choose Y and restart

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