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My computer is slow?

Hi, my computer is running very slow? I have a tiny computer with Windows XP which is 3 yers old. I have upgraded my memory to 2GB, i have a 80GB harddrive and when i browse web pages my computer takes ages for the web page to appear. I have defrag my computer, i have change the start up settings with MSconfig. I have also deleted old software on my computer but it has not made any difference my computer is still slow. I have Mcafee internet security, can anyone help me with thi problem as my computer is very slow



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December 2007


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1) how many Internet temporary files have you in your computer at the present time?
2)How long have you set your Internet History Temporary files
setting to:- 1 day, 2 days or is it set for much longer time span? change your setting to 2 days maximum
3) Also remember during working hours in USA the whole internet slows due to the millions of surfers all using their
PC's to surf the internet at the same time?
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Shoesizeeight
May 2008

this really seems like a virus and/or spam is in there. You need to run virus and spam software. www.antivirus.com, www.lavasoft.com, www.grisoft.com, & www.spybot.com are all online free scanners and pretty good too. If you can install these and get the free updates. Run them in regular mode and then run them again in safe mode, you should get rid of alot of cr*p.
One other thing, if you are using modems and routers, I have found that a 5 minute shutdown of everything at once can do wonders.

sharon
December 2007

And I think that you are wrong Mathew. A three year old PC with 2Gbytes RAM and XP should be able to deal with practically anything. This Laptop that I am using right now is five years old with 1GByte and is fine.

Plus if it was the PC everything would be slow not just web pages.

However spyware check would be a good idea.

t
December 2007

Right T you are incorrect.

Could be several reasons, first get rid of mcafee as its as bad as norton as in they are crap, check your system,m for spyware as that could very well be your slow net connection issue.

have you recently upgraded from dial up to broadband.. if so then im sure spyware issue.

a 3 yr old system even if you upped the memory is still an old machine no matter how much you upgrade it, in fact it would be cheaper to build a new one , hell for £300 you could build a core 2 duo system .

don't use windows def rag system as its worse than a chocolate t pot, go get system mechanic as their def rag system is great also diskeeper pro is also very good.

Mathew lisett
December 2007

If web pages are slow then why do you think that it is your PC? It is far more likely to be your network - internal or Internet.

t
December 2007

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