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#1 SLOW_COMPUTER_HELP

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:06 PM

:unsure:please guys i really need help its got to the point to where i can barely use my computer everything is just super slow and i dont have a antispyware program right now so i need something that will clean and protect my computer once and for all i have comcast internet so my browsing shouldnt be slow or laggy its my pc i have a 448mb RAM computer its xp if anyone some one please help me on what to do to make my computer feel brand new im going to try this program to see what it does (free version) but im not a computer guy so i dont know what to do please :)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:08 PM

Hello and welcome :)

Well that is most unfortunate that your computer is really really slow :)

Are you running an antiVIRUS program, first of all? :)

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#3 SLOW_COMPUTER_HELP

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:09 PM

no i have no antivrius program i dont kow why it doesnt have 1 ive tried avg but my computer is still slow

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:10 PM

Well you really need an antivirus program. How old is this machine and how long has it not had an antivirus?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:11 PM

i believe its a 2003 computer and its been maybe 2 months

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:15 PM

Why did you uninstall it?

Do you think you may be infected?

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:15 PM

Hi -
First step - Start cleaning out your system -
Download and install CCleaner slim
  • CCleaner slim
    right-click on the downloaded file "ccsetup234_slim.exe" and choose "Run as administrator" and install the application.
  • Keep the default installation folder "C:\Program Files\CCleaner"
  • Click finish when done and close ALL PROGRAMS including your Web Browser
  • Start the CCleaner program.
  • Click on Registry and Uncheck Registry Integrity so that it does not run (basically the very top, uncheck it)
  • Click back to Cleaner and under SYSTEM uncheck the Memory Dumps and Windows Log Files
  • Click on Run Cleaner button on the bottom right side of the program.
  • Click OK to any prompts
    Note, this will remove cookies as well so if you do want to keep them then uncheck them before running it.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:16 PM

can you give us some specs on that computer?

Make, model number
What service pack?
We know you have windows xp now with 448mb RAM

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Dell Precision T7500, Win7 Ultimate 64bit fully updated, McAfee Corp Edition v8.8,
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E5606 @ 2.13GHz, Nvidia Quadro NVS420, Raid-1 Dual 1TB Sata 10000 rpm Hard Drives
Dual DVD Burners, IE10, Opera, MBAM, MBSB, MBAE


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:17 PM

i deleted it because it didnt work it said that it was expired or something i cant remember i think my brother deleted it but we couldnt use to scan or nothing and i know im infected because it never used to be this slow anything i do it loads up really slow

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:22 PM

Hmm. It probably didn't work because you were infected already unfortunately. Unless you mean a paid AV that expired. There are a few great free options out there, such as Avira, MSE, and Avast!.

That being said, please read the following and head on over to get your machine cleaned up, and feel free to link back to this post so that your helper can read a little background, also please include any other pertinent information:
Please read and follow the directions here, skipping any steps you are unable to complete. Then post a NEW topic here.
One of the expert helpers there will give you one-on-one assistance when one becomes available.

Please note that it may take 48 hours or more for you to receive a response in the malware removal forum, as it is often busy at times. Please do not reply to your own post asking for help unless it's been more than 48 hours since you originally posted, as this can make it appear as though you are being helped and take longer for you to get help.

If you are unable to do all or any of the steps in the link to the directions above, just post your problem into the forum I gave you a link to anyway and someone will be able to assist you.

After posting your new post make sure under options that you select Track this topic and choose one of the Email options so that you're alerted when someone has replied to your post.

Thank you :)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:23 PM

microsoft windows xp
version 2002
service pack 3

intel® pentium® 4cpu 2.66GHz 448mb of ram

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:25 PM

ok thanks
ima go try it

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:26 PM

You're welcome and good luck :)

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 09:33 PM

microsoft windows xp
version 2002
service pack 3

intelŪ pentiumŪ 4cpu 2.66GHz 448mb of ram


once you get cleaned up, we can continue this here.....

I wanted to know the make and model (for example Dell Precision 3000) this way we can look it up and see if more memory can be added.....

448mb of ram on windows xp is kind of low, it could use more memory...

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Dual DVD Burners, IE10, Opera, MBAM, MBSB, MBAE





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