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Girlfriends computer is running really slow, need some help.


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#41 Inimicus

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:09 AM

FWIW

After having looked into all of the aforementioned products I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on our 40+ corporate laptops and haven't had a problem since.

http://www.microsoft...ls/default.aspx

Its free & reasonably highly rated - well except for the haters who would bitch about it if M$ invented Star Trek like teleporters.

Edited by Inimicus, 08 July 2011 - 08:11 AM.


#42 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

if it's an old computer it's nearly guaranteed that it has malware. Malwarebyte's program isn't complicated like Hijack this or anything, he won't mess anything up. Thinking about what the average person uses their computer for when they find it's performance lacking it's usually from the everyday tasks that the hard drive doesn't really involve. The CPU and Memory are probably being pushed to the limit. That's probably from malware.


Sure, but you don't have to download anything to do the disk clean and defragment. Do that first, then the Malware.

#43 SorthNarolina

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

what are the specs of the PC and what is she using it for?

I would do all the other stuff now, defrag the disk, system update, delete programs and other garbage. Delete the stuff before defragging.

Memory upgrades are cheap and easy. Usually the culprit for the average person. But like I said don't spend too much money on a jalopy.

#44 I Mean He Was Found Guilty

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:28 AM

FWIW

After having looked into all of the aforementioned products I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on our 40+ corporate laptops and haven't had a problem since.

http://www.microsoft...ls/default.aspx

Its free & reasonably highly rated - well except for the haters who would bitch about it if M$ invented Star Trek like teleporters.


MSE is great. We have the enterprise version running on close to a thousand machines and it's held up well.

Edit: That would be Microsoft Forefront

Edited by london67, 08 July 2011 - 11:06 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

combofix

but be careful with it