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Sound problems my computer sound like a transformer has invaded it and i becoming quite slow. i have uninstalled norton because i thought that was some of the problem but it is persisting. Help

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What do you mean by "sound like a transformer invaded it", i take it to mean it's making a lot of mechanical type noise, which would most likely be a fan problem....and if it is a fan problem it needs to be taken care of IMMEDIATELY!!!!! ....Unless you are prepared to open up your computer, i would take it to someone local who can clean it and listen to the noise to determine if a fan replacement is in order.
If you still have Norton uninstalled, i would recommend AVG 8.0 anti virus; it's free, and a very good program. Here's the link:

http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe

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Sounds like someone managed to get a "backdoor virus" on your computer that allows a third party access to your computer for sending spam, Denial of Service Attacks, etc....

That activity consumes computer resources slowing down your operations to a crawl.

Most good anti-viruses will remove them I use Norton 360 and a few others to catch anything the other misses. I Use Norton 360 for the firewall...

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