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Girlfriends computer is running really slow, need some help.

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The best tools I've seen for cleaning computers are the boot disks with antivirus software.

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

That software allows you to create a boot flash drive which is worth having for the future but I doubt your gf's old computer will boot from flash drive. Still, this page has links to all the boot antivirus software. You'll see it if you scroll down. You can burn it to a CD instead.

It's important to have your computer wired into an internet connection. That way the boot disks will download the latest antivirus definitions which are essential.

You can also find the boot disk that Geek Squad of Best Buy uses on most torrent sites. I don't prefer that disk as much anymore as sometimes it has trouble getting updates and it takes forever to scan. It is quite thorough though.

If you don't want to use a boot disk to fix it, as others have mentioned, the best software will be Malwarebytes and Spybot.

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i never clean or defrag, and my computer has been running damn near every day since 2004. no problems.

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Windows Vista and Windows 7 defrag automatically every month iirc.

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Thanks guys.

I am going to get all up on that thing this afternoon.

Good news is, I will be getting a blow job while taking your advice.

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As stated above ..

Spybot

AVG

Malware bytes

De-frag the computer

Go through it with her find out what she uses and doesn't and delete as needed etc.

If none of that works usually when you start the comp it will have a prompt for System recovery , use that and it will return the computer to out of the box status for the most part.

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Tell her to stop downloading so much porn.

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AVG is a virus.

No

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It's an old desk top that is seriously slow. Probably malware/virus/spyware, etc.

Do you guys know of any cheap or free software that I can download or purchase to help out.

She is about to drive me crazy with it.

Oh in case someone hasn't mentioned it, check how much memory you have. Computers get slow if they get low on memory. Her iTunes might be clogging it up or something...

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ccleaner ftw

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gotta say just because you make her, and you, sound ignorant about computers...

when is the last time a disc cleanup and disc defragment were done? those help a lot, and if she is using the machine heavily they should be done regularly.

This. Before you do any of the malware stuff.

After, I agree with those that said download AVG and perhaps adware as well. They are both free, and will block most malware and viruses. As long as you are not using your pc for business, ie its not critical, that should be sufficient.

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Thanks guys.

I am going to get all up on that thing this afternoon.

Good news is, I will be getting a blow job while taking your advice.

If I come over and fix the computer, will she give me a bj?

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If I come over and fix the computer, will she give me a bj?

Pick me .. i'll do it for a handy!

Edit: for pantherfan49 .. will fix computer for a handy from whats his faces gf.

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