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System is very slow in spite of keeping anti virus fully updated and hardware components working very well.It gets restarted at crucial times and results in loss of data.its checked for consistency wit every booting. re installing the software did not help.its very very slow.

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If you've tried with softwares, antivirus, drivers, etc.. You also need to check the hardwares. Open the case and clean the ram, heat-sink, connectors, and blow all the dusts, clean the smps. It's likely that the cpu is having overheating problem, so make sure there's enough Coolant Paste and the Heat-Sink fan is working properly. You'll at least know the root of the cause after all the components are cleaned and dusts are blown out.

You also need to keep all the drivers updated. If the problem started recently, then try to find out when was the problem started and how.. Maybe you could find out it started after installing a program or after a program's removed.

If nothing is helpful, backup all the files and reinstall the Windows. You'll see another result, maybe the problem goes or persists. Also, don't forget to reset the Bios Settings to it's default value.

If you need further help, let me know.

Good luck.

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I don't no how to fix my problem.It says I need up dates ,I say update.then it goes off. I'm about to crash.,help me please.I only play about 3 games of facebook..

Which operating system ?...
This could relate a lot of issues depending on your computers age and operating system.

Update an Old Computer
If you've noticed your old computer is a bit sluggish or isn't performing at 100 percent, it may be time to update it.
Often the software or hardware in your machine can become outdated only months after you purchase it, creating incompatibilities and crashes.
There are a myriad of ways you can update your old computer, so it's important to analyze the problem before rushing out to buy new components.
And remember that individual components can be updated, saving you from purchasing an entirely new computer.
Determine exactly what needs to be updated. For example, do you need new software, or hardware?
If your hard drive lacks free space, it may be time to upgrade to a larger drive.
Check how much space you have left by right-clicking the hard drive icon (usually the "C" drive) and selecting "Properties."
The amount of available space will be displayed in the following dialogue box.
If your computer is running slow, you may need to upgrade the processor, or the Random Access Memory (RAM). RAM is the temporary memory your computer uses when it is actively working. Increasing the amount of your RAM is generally the most effective computer upgrade you can make.
Consult your owner's manual to determine which drives, memory cards or processors are compatible with your computer's motherboard.

Research components and products that are on the market.
Magazines like PC World (see link in Resources) have thousands of product reviews you can browse to find the right item for you.
Shop around for the best prices, as many items can be bought online for a fraction of the retail price.
Bear in mind that sometimes the cost of purchasing and installing certain components, such as the processor or motherboard, can be greater than buying a new computer.

If your system only has a CD drive, consider replacing it with a DVD drive.
If you watch videos, listen to music or play games on your computer, consider upgrading your video and/or audio cards.

Install your components according to the manufacturer's specifications.
If you're upgrading software, simply insert the CD and follow the installation prompts.
If you're installing new hardware, investigate if your upgrade can be done as a do-it-yourself (DIY) project; you may be able to save yourself a few dollars in labor costs.
But if you aren't confident tinkering around in your machine, call in the experts to do the work for you. Update PC Software
Software developers are continuously working to improve their PC software programs so they can keep up with the fast-changing pace of technology.
This is especially true for developers of anti-virus programs, as there seem to be new viruses threatening the world's computers every day.
Software users have to be equally fast in updating their software when updates become available.
There are several ways to do this.

Visit the developer's website and search for new updates.
Look for updates meant for your operating system that you can easily download and install.
Expect to pay a fee for some software upgrades.
Some of the companies that do this will sell upgrades to current owners of the earlier versions of the program at a discount.
Other corporations offer upgrades to existing customers free of charge.

Use the automatic update feature of your anti-virus program.
Start your anti-virus program and click on "Update."
The program will take care of the details.
You can also enable the program to download new updates automatically whenever you go online.

Watch for prompts from your program.
Some programs, especially anti-virus programs, will send a pop-up box informing you that it is time to search for updates or that a new update is available.
In such cases, the program will take care of finding and downloading the updates.
All you would need to do is select "Yes" to allow the program to proceed or "No" to cancel the process.
You would need to be connected to the Internet for this to work.

Prepare your computer for large downloads.
Some software updates are large files that will take a long time to download.
Adjust your memory cache to fit the size of the file you need to download.
For Internet Explorer, select "Internet Options" from the menu, click the "General" tab and select "Settings."
Adjust the slider to the amount of memory you need. For Netscape, select in the following order: "Edit," "Preferences," "Advanced" and "Cache." Adjust the memory cache.

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers
If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
or you might need to download them

Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours
Windows XP/Vista/7/8

it might take some time being a freeware driver solution
Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers

This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.

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Without net connection upade Anti-virus

Update Anti-virus

I sure it may help for you and other person and save your time and most important your PC
It is my experience...

For AVG it show fully update.
  1. Install Avg
  2. See his last update.Suppose his last update is 24-03-2006
  3. Go to your PC time and date setting.
  4. And change only Date means write date 25-03-2006.Write one or two day after means you can write 25,26...
  5. And after save date restart your PC.
  6. you are happy to know that your Avg is fully update without any internet connection.
For any anti-virus or software use above point.
And Tell Your Friend Also.....
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Slowing slow and probems keep coming

Hello Nancy,
There are many reasons a computer can slow down. Here are some maintenance procedtures you should do on a regular basis.
You should defrag your hard disk ona regular basis to keep your computer up to speed. Many of these tasks can be automated with the scheduling features in Windows.
Check for and install any operating system updates. Make sure you have "Automatic Updates" turned on.
Run a full system anti-virus and anti-spyware scan. Make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware software are up to date. If you don't have these on your computer, there are many good free anti-virus software. Do a Google search for free anti-virus and anti-spyware. Also, clear the cache on your browser. Delete all history and cookies and temp folders. There are also websites such as that does free online scans.
You should also stop unwanted progams from stsrting. To do this go to Start menu, enter msconfig, and click OK. Click startup and uncheck startup programs you don't use. Then click services and uncheck services you don't use. If after doing this and something stops working that you need, again bring up startup and services and re-check the ones you want to run.

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"...webroot seems to be blocked..." and the other misbehavior are signs of one of the new "AIDS" type viruses (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). These nasty little beasts are written to disable your anti-virus software.

Fix #1: download rkill.exe to a flash drive on another computer. Insert the flash drive on a USB port on your computer and double-click rkill. If the rkill log shows it has halted a program, that is probably the virus. Now you can update and run webroot.

Fix #2: sometimes the system is too seriously corrupted to get it to run its anti-virus program. In that case, take the hard drive out and install it as a slave drive or secondary drive in another computer after you update the anti-virus software on that computer. Start the antivirus program and tell it to do a full scan on the infected drive. When that is done, you can put it back in the e-Machine.

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2. A possible virus/ malware / trojans infection. Make sure that you have an anti-virus and always updated. Scan your system.
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