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    Nathaniel W. Parsons May 11, 2010

    What kind of PC (Manufactor), What Operating System, and what kind of software starts up with your computer?


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This is probably due to malware, but here are a few things you can do:

  1. Download and run Hitman Pro. This will run several anti-malware utilities to clean up the machine.
  2. Download and run PerfectDisk. This defragmentation utility is MUCH better than Windows' native program.
  3. Click Start->Run. Type in "msconfig" without the quotes into the box and click OK. Click the Startup tab, and take a look at all the programs that run at your computer's startup. Be VERY careful because you cannot just remove everything. Some things are necessary for your computer to run, so if you don't know what it is then leave it be. Uncheck anything you know you don't want starting such as Instant Messaging programs like AIM or MSN or regular programs such as Adobe or Java. They are notorious for running processes at startup and really aren't necessary. If you want a good list of startup processes then check out

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