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by kissofdeath212002 / December 1, 2004 1:09 AM PST

My computer has been incredibly slow latly, it takes forever to open websites, and its slow w/every thing, i did a virus check and it didnt find a virus, i've also ran spybot and adware se and its still being really slow, is there any other program or anything i can run that might help out? i've also been getting alot of popups lately, is there a pop up blocker i can d/l that actually works, i've tried a few but they don't work that great....

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Re: please help
by Yew / December 1, 2004 2:36 AM PST
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Spybot is currently kind of worthless as a spyware detector/remover, and AdAware is better, but not great. Look around for some others.

Then, stop using Interent Explorer. It's almost surely the source of most of the problems you're having. Download a copy of Mozilla Firefox, and make that your new default browser. Avoid IE like the plague, save for twice monthly visits to Windows Update for security patches.

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Re: please help
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 1, 2004 3:32 AM PST
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KOD,

A little more information about your computer would sure help, the operating system, processor speed, amount of RAM you have installed, type of internet connection and anything else you can think of that might help. The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.

In the meantime, here are a couple of links to procedures that should help with the general operations of the computer:

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

After following the procedures above, make sure to run Scandisk/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive.
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As far as a pop up blocker, Yewanchor's suggestion of using another browser, such as "Firefox" is a good one. Personally, I like to use a HOSTS file which helps with a lot of pop ups, and some use the Google Toolbar which has it's own pop up blocker.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: please help
by kissofdeath212002 / December 1, 2004 4:47 AM PST
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o.k well i am running XP, i have 1.20GHz ram, its a AMD athalon processor, and i have DSL, everything was working great till a just latly, i have plent of space left on my hard drive, well thats all i can think of. and thnx for the help

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Re: please help
by tlc5661 / December 4, 2004 8:36 AM PST
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I installed the new yahoo tool bar it has a pop-up blocker and anti spyware on it.I dont have any pop-ups on my computer at all. Hope it works for you

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Re: please help
by Echo2 / December 4, 2004 8:53 AM PST
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Hi kissofdeath 212002!

First, delete your files and cookies in Internet Options ( I assume you are using Windows ). Then do a disk cleanup. Run a disk analysis and, if necessary, do a disk defrag.
Second, have you downloaded and uninstalled many programs lately? If so, get a good registry utility like TweakNow (it's free) or Regclean ( I think it's free too). CCleaner is a popular and free tool for these purposes.
Download an optimization suite maybe. This is a good link for this kind of utility http://www.registry-repair-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
Third, download a trial version of Giant Antispyware or Spy Sweeper and run a thorough scan.
If you have any problems feel free to get back to us.

Regards,

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Re: please help
by Echo2 / December 4, 2004 8:58 AM PST
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I forgot to say that if you have downloaded and uninstalled a lot of programs, you will have to delete their folders from C\Program Files.

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Re: please help
by WabbitKiller / December 7, 2004 1:42 AM PST
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Hey man . Try this and see if it helps at all. Click start , click control panel , click on remove programs & then go through the list and remove whatever you do not use . Then click on your start menu again and click run . Type in msconfig . Go into your start menu and remove the programs you don't use or even if it is one that you click on to use ( No sense in having programs starting up with your computer and taking away neccessary memory ) . Once you are done with that run reformat . If the problem is still happening try using a different browser such as mozilla firefox . If that doesn't help then i would suggest doing a full recovery of your pc . Hope this helps you out . Happy

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