Computer was very slow to respond;took forever to upload websites;freezing,etc
antivirus software had apparently expired-I attempted to download avg but at the last minute it would say 'unsuccessful installation'-i installed avast! instead and it did locate several viruses such as spybot, trojans, beagles, bobax, adware and one zombie?-and as directed, i put them in the 'virus chest'-as the computer still was moving very slowly and acting overwhelmed, i also went and uninstalled several old programs in add/remove area-i also changed settings on firewall to see if this would make a difference, but if anything it hasn't gotten worse instead of better-this was my daughter's computer and the warranty has run out-i just had to put a new transmission in my old car, and am trying not to have to take this to my local computer guy if i don't have to-he's great, but it always ends up being a little over 100 dollars each time he gets involved-is there anything that is just obvious that i could try before going to the next level for assistance? i was afraid to do 'system restore' as it would take me back before i installed the most recent adobe updates and this virus program.
First choice is the RESTORE option. Installed programs will still be there (may lose desktop icon) and you can always reinstall / re update adobe if needed. After all what good is a virus program and Adobe update if you can'nt use the computer. Adobe Reader will sometimes cause slowdowns on some computers (mine) while in the browser online.
Download Spybot Search and Destroy (then update it) to find Spyware on the computer. Then download and run Adaware to seacrch for additional adware programs. These should help clean the system of some of the trash. Again I would Restore FIRST so that these will download and run effectively.
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Virus, malwares and spywares can slow down the computer’s speed orperformance, corrupt system files, delete important data without theconsent of its user, and can even crash the system.
There had been a tremendous increase in the number of computer usersworldwide. Number of computer systems being infected with the virusesand worms in also increasing at the same pace.
Internet has been the best medium for the spread of such threats. Themalicious code comes as an integral part of various applications andfiles which can be freely downloaded.
Let us highlight a few of the most striking mediums of virus transfer like: 1. Websites offering free software applications 2. Websites offering free songs 3. Audio and video codecs
Once they are successful in getting into a computer system then theystart their mode of operation. How to protect your computer from suchmalicious software? The answer is simple!
Just install good antivirus software and regularly update it for thelatest virus definitions. But is this step enough to offer a completeprotection? If you want a more enhanced protection then you can installbest antispyware software and turn on your system firewall.
The antivirus software programs are capable of locating, preventing,and removing the malicious programs from a computer system. You canchoose from a wide range of antivirus software available in the market.Some of the most acceptable ones are Norton, Avast, AVG, McAfee, ESET,F-Secure etc. Some companies are even offering a free-trial version oftheir antivirus software allowing the computer users to try theirantivirus software before opting for a purchased version of thesoftware.
There is some antivirus software, which can automatically updatewhereas others need to be configured. The feature of regularly updatingthe antivirus software allows for a more enhanced level of protectionagainst the newly released virus, worms and other threats.
Many things could cause your computer to run slow and experience freezing. Most commonly these problems come from malware and broken registries.
A simple solution to this problem is to use a registry cleaner and antivirus;
CCleaner is a free system optimization and privacy tool that erases Internet history and other unused files, and cleans up orphaned registry entries. It is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.
Use your antivirus program to perform a full system scan for malicious software.
If you feel that your antivirus is inadequate, then I recommend you use Microsoft Security Essentials. It is a free anti-malware solution that helps protect you against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Your system loaded with Windows Xp Operating System might get affected by various viruses and malware. The antivirus softwares installed in your system for the removal and prevention of viruses from your system cause the freezing issue. This antivirus softwares might take too many time to load and it also make the entire system slow to boot. The antivirus programs result in the freezing of the Windows Xp during start up. Thus you need to temporary uninstall the antivirus software during the start up of your system.
Run your antivirus program. There may be something slowing your computer that you can remove. It is a good idea to run your antivirus program every week. Step 2
Remove spyware. Run a good spyware tool at least twice a month. Step 3
Use a pop-up blocker, if you have one. Check your antivirus program.
Dispose of the Extras
Delete your document files for anything you no longer need. Saved pictures, audio and video files in particular can slow your computer.
Remove unwanted programs from the Control Panel area. Old toolbars or games the kids downloaded off the Internet are a good place to start. Look for software you no longer use, such as the old printer you threw out last year.
Clean out your email. Old messages are a constant drain on your computer's resources. Go through every folder, deleting everything you do not need. Leave no mail! Finish by emptying the Deleted Items folder.
Turn off unnecessary programs. Check your taskbar for icons that show running programs. Disable anything you are not currently using.
Run the Disk Cleanup tool located in your Control Panel. (Windows only. For other operating systems, please check the Resources section below.) This will remove temporary files, cookies and unnecessary components to speed up your computer.
Defragment your computer. Defragging takes some time, but will speed your computer significantly. You can find the tool in your Control Panel. Run it monthly.
Check for disk errors. Sometimes corrupted files slow down your computer. To find and fix these files, Go to My Computer and right-click on C drive. Choose Properties, then Tools.
The link I've give you below is linked to CCleaner which is a registry cleaner for your computer which basically removes un-needed data e.g. Internet History, Internet cache, computer logs and it also fixes shortcuts or any files which are not working correctly.
I use this software on my computer every time I shut down and it has made my computer work much faster.
Here's the link: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download you can download free if you select the 'alternative download'.
Try to restart the computer in safe mode or safe mode with networking. Go to control panel, add or remove programs (or programs and features if its vista), and try to remove norton antivirus completely. If that does not work, and you are in safe mode with networking, download the norton removal tool from the internet and run that to remove the norton antivirus completely. Your computer should be able to boot to the normal window, you can downlaod the norton antivirus latest version from the norton website or purchase the norton antivirus disc from any store. All the best.
I'm thinking it's time to add more RAM to it. With the amount of space that's used up i'm imagining that your hard drive light is flashing alot now. I recommend that you put an extra gig of RAM in it. I hope this sorts out the problem for you.