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Very slow do I know if I have a virus?

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Download and install microsoft security essentials,its free and better then most pay programs.

Here is a link.

Next try a disc clean up and run the defrag program found in programs system tools.

This should speed it up and get rid of any virus you may have.

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This website:

is a free online virus scanner that will scan your computer for viruses/spyware. It is trustworthy and used by a lot of professionals..

Good luck to you!

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1st, disconnect internet, run antivirus FULL scan ( ex. Avast ) , check for malwares ( malwarebytes antimalware, Spybot S&D)

those will get you started

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    All the above are correct...But do you know how much RAM is installed...Are your Windows Updates done. Tell us more about the PC Please. Start>Settings>Control Panel>System Give us at least what info is on the General Tab Under System & Computer. Operating System /CPU & RAM Installed so we may know whether your problems are more likely simply hardware/Software related or Virus/Spyware0 related. Some speed problems can be solved by a simple RAM Upgrade.
    First off; Go to; download the free Belarc Advisor, install & run it, then print the results (A free clean util. that will give you a full hardware/software inventory of the computer). On the right side it will list what RAM is installed in what slots. Next, go to www. and download the free Crucial System Scanner Tool, run it and print the results. This will give you the specs of what's installed now and all of the upgrade possibilities. (2 free tools). Now you know max. the motherboard will take, and you should upgrade to that maximum if you can afford it. Research the RAM by Specs on E-Bay for Pricing. IE: An Acer Aspire One 752 model has 2 slots and takes up to 2GB's in each slot (Total 4 GB..Though less than Vista 64 Bit OS will only recognize and use 3.0 to 3.5 GB's), 200 Pin SODIMM DDR2 PC2-6400(Laptop RAM) Does not require matching Pairs-No ECC (Error Correcting), and a total maximum of 4096 megabytes installed RAM (1GB=Approx. 1024MB), so (4096MB's=4GB's). So you would order 2X2046MB=2 GB's each X 2=$ Gb's Total of PC2-6400 200 Pin 800Mhz SODIMM (Laptop RAM). Currently priced on Tiger Direct new for: 2 X 2048MB ($29.99 Each plus Shipping - Would need to order and install 2=Total upgrade cost $60.00 plus shipping=Cheapest Speed you can buy). It will feel like a new computer after the upgrade if currently has under 1 GB installed and XP/ or under max GB installed Vista or higher. Then go to then drivers & downloads, (Download all your driver updates while there and make yourself a CD of the updated drivers too, make folders for each driver in a New Hardware Folder in "Documents" or "My Documents", burn them to CD/DVD after the install of each), enter your model # and find the Manual section, download the manual, look for upgrade will give you instructions to install your new RAM. I usually order based on the specs the Crucial tool puts out from E-Bay, Crucial & or Tiger Direct for best pricing. (Depending on the model, for most laptops the RAM slots are located easy access on the bottom of the case, some are 1 slot bottom, 1 slot under keyboard...Both are replaceable. I personally do a RAM upgrade for cost of RAM + Shipping and a 10%~20% Labor Surcharge. If I am performing a cleanup or any other work on a computer I do the upgrade for RAM cost only. Good Luck! cglrcng


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