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I have vista supported by at&t dial up. my computer runs extra slow .if possible can you or someone you know help me with this irritating problem. thanking you in advance

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Um, your computer runs slow, or your internet runs slow? Does your computer run slowly when you are on the internet, or all the time? Be more spacific!

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Is it the internet that runs slow or everything? either way, go to the following site:

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

click on the link that says "Scan Now. Its Free!" it will do an online virus scan of your computer, and this should get rid of any viruses you have. You may have to install Java for it to work. If so, it should provide a link to install it. If it doesnt, google "java software" and download the software. it may also be a RAM problem (not enough computer memory) but thats probably not as likely if your computer is new. Also, you can go the task manager and delete all of the processes that you think arent needed (such as itunes, etc. make sure that your user name is under the user name column for each one you are deleting, and DO NOT delete the "explorer" process or any system processes). And this may speed up your computer as well.

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