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My 2400 is so very slow! mcafee says its clean. what can I do?

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Hi Al, You may not like the first part of my solution, but I have ran into your exact problem on a number of occasions and this has worked every time.

  • First and fore most UNINSTALL McAfee as it is a piece of malware itself and will not protect your computer.
  • Second, install (free of charge) Microsoft Essentials from this link:
  • http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
  • Third, download and install CCleaner (also free) from Piriform from this link:
  • http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
  • Start CCleaner and run the clean option.
  • Inside CCleaner is a tab that lets you look at all the programs that start up when your computer starts. Look on this list and turn off any program that you know for sure that you downloaded BUT don't use on a regular basis.
  • Reboot your computer
  • Forth, run the Microsoft Essentials Thorough Scan, not the quick scan.
  • Fifth and finale step. Go to the What the Tech website from the link below. It is a community based Expert virus and malware removal forum (also free). Sign up and follow the post in the virus removal guides. An expert will analyze your system with some very specific tools and guide you step by step in removing the rest of the viruses and malware. There are some great article there that will help you keep your system clean.
  • http://www.whatthetech.com/
If you follow these steps you will be very happy with the results, I have seen it happen many time and I have never seen it fail. Hope this helps you.

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I suggest change your antivirus with kaspersky or avast...

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- Add additional RAM sticks in your computer (3GB-4GB Memory sticks) - you can call dell to order RAM

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