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HELP!!!!! My computer has started to run very slowly.

Can anybody help me. My computor has started to run very slowly. I am using widows ME. I have tried running adaware se personal but this does not make any difference. Any suggestions would be gratefully recieved.

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First, just to make sure that you aren't infected with a virus, please click on either or both of the links below and run the free online virus scans they provide. Delete all infected files found.:

Housecall Online Scanner

Panda Online Scanner

Next, check for spyware using these other two spyware removal tools by clicking on the links below and installing, updating, then running them:

?Spybot Search & Destroy? Spyware Removal Tool

CWShredder 2.1 Hijack Removal Tool

Next, follow the procedures in the links below. It may take a while, but it should help speed things up:

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

Hope this helps and let us know how it goes.


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