Such as what you do for firewall, antivirus and spyware detection and removal.
I have a standalone laptop computer that I use at home. Two days ago my Outlook 2003 started to slow down to the point that I can hardly use it. Mail comes in but doesn't appear for 1-2 minutes. Switching windows takes just as long and opening dialog boxes (adding appointments, sendeing email responses, etc) can take a couple minutes.
Two things happened just shortly before I noticed the problem and I can't figure out which caused the problem:
1. A DSL technician re-installed a DSL router to my computer. There are some disconnect issues that the phone company is trying to isolate. I suspect this is the likely cause.
2. An automatic Windows update was installed.
I reviewed some of the Microsoft knowledge base articles, but couldn't find a fix. One acticle mentioned DNS settings as a possible cause, but the KB resolution steps didn't match my computer OS, which is XP Home.
Prior to 2 days ago Outlook was running very well. In checking some of my other software, I don't seem to have any other speed issues.
Any help will be appreciated.