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    Hi, think i got a few viruses and such and internet pages not loading properly. Done the obvious avg free check and i've cleared all unused programs any tips of how i can improve things?

    Many Thanks

    Rob

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    mine does this too, its so annoying mine also freezes when i have more then one window open on interent explorer, comes up with the dreaded "this programme is not responding" drival :cry:

    Have you tried a system restore? or have you tried defraging your pc i aint got a clue how to do it but my father in law done it to his before

    sorry i couldnt be more help good luck x x x

    Original Poster

    Heard of defraging it , but don't know how to do it can someone shed some light on that please

    what RAM you got?

    Poor RAM will lead to slowness

    Also,


    You may have spyware, Adware.

    if your pc is slow, then best thing to do is to reformat your hard disk, it will wipe everything off it, reinstall windows and things should be fine after that,

    open "my computor" right click you`re hard disk,click properties..open tools folder,press defrag

    get Spybot - search and destroy and run it. Finds loads of stuff. Also try a program called CCleaner, you will be amazed what rubbish that finds! I do this regularly and it really helps.

    froglet;2815436

    get Spybot - search and destroy and run it. Finds loads of stuff. Also … get Spybot - search and destroy and run it. Finds loads of stuff. Also try a program called CCleaner, you will be amazed what rubbish that finds! I do this regularly and it really helps.



    Ccleaner is fantastic. its a must have app in my opinion. i have it, and i make sure all my friends/family have it too.

    shanecr;2815450

    Ccleaner is fantastic. its a must have app in my opinion. i have it, and … Ccleaner is fantastic. its a must have app in my opinion. i have it, and i make sure all my friends/family have it too.



    Rob-Rules;2815353

    Heard of defraging it , but don't know how to do it can someone shed some … Heard of defraging it , but don't know how to do it can someone shed some light on that please



    n1ttygr1tty;2815389

    if your pc is slow, then best thing to do is to reformat your hard disk, … if your pc is slow, then best thing to do is to reformat your hard disk, it will wipe everything off it, reinstall windows and things should be fine after that,



    Defrag is under start>programs>accessories>system tools>Disk Defragmenter.

    But really I've never seen any different using programs like Defrag and CCleaner.

    if you go to start, run and type msconfig then click on the startup tab you will see a loaddddd of programs that run when u start your pc. look ]here you can work out what programs you can stop from running. will make things seem smoother. only do this if you feel confident not to break anything.. lol. maybe try unticking 5 items the website says are not required, reboot, see whats what and re tick if there are any problems. also, make sure you do the other suggestions here first re spyware and viruses etc. hope it helps.

    use ultimate boot cd!

    As a couple of others have already mentioned, it's woth downloading and running spybot search and destroy, ccleaner, superantispyware and ad-aware.

    Yes, sounds like over kill but I've found that each one of them picks up things that the others miss, so I just use them all together , just to make sure. :thumbsup:

    Banned

    AVG isn't the best and does miss some malware, so...

    A Couple tools for you ...If its a 2k,XP or Vista System...

    malwarebytes.org/
    Pretty good at getting rid of spyware like XP/Vista anti virus 2008/2009

    Dialafix
    softpedia.com/pro…tml
    Saves re-registering Dll's manually (XP Systems only at present)

    Freeware defrag tool
    majorgeeks.com/dow…318
    Ok defragger, but not as good as pay4 like diskeeper

    diskeeper.com/def…asp
    Then again you could download the trial version and defrag

    If its vista, its possibly a user account corruption, just make a new account and transfer your documents etc.

    Hope it helps

    Banned

    reinstall windows. no messing around and it works!
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