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A slow pc could mean alot of things. Virus's, spyware, too many programs running in the backround, and tons of old files,and cookies that need to be cleaned out often.

First download AFT cleaner and get rid of all the temp, files.

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/atf-cleaner/atfcleaner.html

after you clean all cookies and temp. files, go here and do a full free scan. If it finds anything, it will clean it. It's safe and free.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
If you have McAfee or Norton it will **** the life out of your computer unless you have at least a 1or 2Gb of ram.

The free virus programs are very good.

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/avast_Home_Edition/avast.html

or http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/download_avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html

spyware program

http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html

After that, you may have too many programs running in the backround which will also slow you down.

In XP go to run, in Vista , go to start, type " msconfig " to get to startup. General tab, click on selective startup.
On the startup tab uncheck anything you don't want running in the backround. Hit apply and reboot.
Everytime a program gets installed, by default, it's in startup to run whenever pc is on, even if you don't see or need it all the time. By unchecking music players, printer's and even update's they will still work when you need them. Update's for things like Roxio and quicktime are not needed.There is a check for update's to every program.

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