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Pc is running really slow

Hi. lately i ve noticed my computer is been running really slow. i thought maybe if i get the norton 360 it will make it better. but i did no good.so i was wonder if u could please help me to find a way to speed up my pc.

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Here are some tips:

  1. Ensure that you hard drive has at least 20% of the hard drive available as free space.
  2. Defragment the hard drive
  3. Ensure that in System Properties, Advanced, Performance, settings, Advanced tab, Virtual memory. Ensure that System managed is selected.
  4. System Properties, Advanced, Performance, settings, Visual Effects, Select adjust for best performance
  5. Start, Run, MSCONFIG, Startup tab, uncheck items that you do not need to run at startup. Items to leave include Antivirus, and printer settings. Items like quicktime, adobe kodak etc can usually be disabled without losing functionality. If you uncheck an item and reboot and lose a needed function, you can go back and re-check it.

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Basically, you need to scan your computer using antivirus, and fix the messy registry with software utility. If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, you may install or Google Chrome browser (www.google.com) because that malicious software took control of your MS Internet Explorer.
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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.

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I also like Ccleaner (.com for the website) which cleans out old cookies, files and junk that will slow your computer down.

I also would recommend you do a defragmentation and disk cleanup.

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Hi....

Sorry to say norton is a waste of time and system resource,s...
I run a computer business..and i would reccomend deleting norton,and choose avast...it,s been rated 1 of the top antivirus,s and it,s free....

Hope this helps,if so please rate this as i,ve taken the time to answer you,if i can be of any more help..

Regards

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Probably caused by Norton. Please get CClean, a free download, and clean your compluter. http://www.ccleaner.com/

Then defrag your drive.

These things will help a little.

Check what is running int he background and remove what ever you dont regularly use.

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Be sure, when uninstalling Nortons, to use the uninstallation tool found on the nortons site. if you use the regular windows uninstaller, it will not remove all of it, and it will slow your computer down.

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first i would get rid of norton. norton takes up too much resources . and also it takes too much control of your computer. do a disk clean up and a disk defrag. that will clean up ur computer .
go to start then all programs then acessories then system tools then disk clean up. if you notice disk defrag is there also. so is system restore and system information system information tells you everything about your computer. and system restore , restores your computer to an earlier date.
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If your computer is getting slower even through a recovery, you should try making sure that all the cooling fans are clean. Just take a can of compressed air and give it a blast into all the air vents in your laptop. Make sure you do this with the battery out and the power off, just in case a little condensation gets inside the laptop.
Norton should be able to prevent viruses, but browsing habbits mean a lot when it comes to viruses. Avoid downloading files through peer to peer software. Many websites will install spyware onto your computer, and many software downloads try to bundle programs that run in the background on your computer. MSN messenger, for example will by default try to install the MSN toolbar, and other small bits of software that can add up to really slow down the machine.
If you're using windows Vista, it's good to have at LEAST 1GB of RAM, and even then Vista can demand much more, causing you to fall into paging file usage, which really slows a computer down.
If you're using Windows XP, make sure that you are completely up to date, as many exploits have been discovered, and patched with automatic updates.

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Dear ,
Please let me know ,how much ram is installed in your PC and which operating system you are using currently.so that i can provide you the proper solution.

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