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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Computer Running Sluggish!

What's the best program you can run to check for virus, worms, etc?
I have Norton but even after running it my computer has been running a little sluggish lately. Slow, internet draggin, sound issues. I think I have a bug but don't know where?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 02:39 PM
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uninstall norton.

go with AVG if you really want antivirus software
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adaware, then a boot level defrag.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 02:41 PM
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then a boot level defrag.

what is that? would it be better to d/l a defrag program or just use XP's defrag?

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download a separate program, windows defrag is terrible, at least it was in win2k, i dont know about xp. I personally like disk keeper.


A boot level defrag will be able to unfragment your folders and system files, its a huge performance increase if you havent done it in a few months, that is if you browse the web alot.

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download a separate program, windows defrag is terrible, at least it was in win2k, i dont know about xp. I personally like disk keeper.


A boot level defrag will be able to unfragment your folders and system files, its a huge performance increase if you havent done it in a few months, that is if you browse the web alot.

good idea, I haven't done this in awhile.

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download a separate program, windows defrag is terrible, at least it was in win2k, i dont know about xp. I personally like disk keeper.


A boot level defrag will be able to unfragment your folders and system files, its a huge performance increase if you havent done it in a few months, that is if you browse the web alot.
ok, but how do you do a boot level defrag? i haven't done a defrag on this computer yet. i got it used about a month ago

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ok, but how do you do a boot level defrag? i haven't done a defrag on this computer yet. i got it used about a month ago
i dont know how to do it with the default program. I'm not a windows guy, I just know the filesystem is terrible and fragmentation is a HUGE problem on windows machines.

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http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html -- Gets rid of spyware

http://www.lavasoft.com/ - Gets ride of Ad Ware

http://www.ccleaner.com/ -- Cleans up the registry and internet bs

http://www.avast.com/ -- AVG sux use this The best free virus scanner you can get...

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jkdefrag. thats what a deploy at work. free and good

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