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Ungodly slow at times

by irishbob / January 23, 2008 9:35 AM PST

I have been experiencing a perodic massive slow down of my computer regardless of what online or offline program I am using at the time. When I say slow down I should probably say that it stops for up to a minute or more.

There is no pattern in terms of time of day, day of the week of anything I can discern.

I used Norton 360 with regularly scheduled automatic scan and the scans are set at complete scans with all files and folders including hidden and system files. I have windows updates set to automatic along with any other programs that provide automatic update.

I suspect I may have become a zombie but it only happens every other week or so. Envision me scratching my head and saying HELP.


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slow computer......
by Marianna Schmudlach / January 23, 2008 10:14 AM PST
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What a great link
by irishbob / January 23, 2008 9:56 PM PST
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I have just begun to explore all the possibilites this offers. Once I have done my "homework" I will let you know the outcome. Hopefully the answer lies in that site and not with any malware.

Thank you

Balb Bob in Bristol

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