Pc slow to use,what's wrong ?

  SB23 19:47 16 May 04
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For the last couple of days,my pc has slowed down so much that there has to be something going on.Startup has slowed to a crawl,when you click on a short cut to start a program the screen sometimes freezes,toolbar disappears,shortcuts go,20-30 secs later it all comes back,but is still very slow.One program I've used alot I've just had to reinstall using XP's smart restore.Can someone please tell me what's going on....Please!

  johnnyrocker 19:53 16 May 04

i suspect trojan/virus or worm or all three what av antispyware do you have on board?

johnny.

  SB23 20:02 16 May 04

Have just renewed subs for NIS 2003,also run AVG with no problems,both are upto date.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 20:05 16 May 04

click here download CCleaner and use it.

click here and download Adaware. Use it.

click here and download regseeker. Use it.

G

  ace121pk 20:09 16 May 04

What spec machine are you using? ram size, cpu speed, processor type?

also do you have a firewall running on your system?

since you use windows xp, and i assume you have the system restore running? this can take up processor speed, disabling it might help.

  woodchip 20:12 16 May 04

If all else fails do a Restore to before the problem

  SB23 20:16 16 May 04

Already use ad-aware,but will try the other 2 aswell,let you know if it makes a difference,thanx

  SB23 20:24 16 May 04

2533mhz Intel pentium 4
512 ram
80 gig hard drive (of which I'm only using about
20%)
And yes i do have a firewall running.

  shizzy 21:17 16 May 04

Perhaps a Norton update not agreeing with AVG.

  SB23 20:38 18 May 04

Thankyou very much for pointing me in the direction of the CCleaner site.It seems to have done the trick.Lets just say that there was alot of rubbish in there!Thanks again...Sb23

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