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Computer Virus?

submitted on January 16, 2010 by jack69darin in "Member's Lounge"
It's taking over 3 or 4 minutes for me load anything. IE, Firefox, Control Panel, etc. Do I have a virus?
 

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  • 49456
    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on January 16, 2010
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    It's not my internet connection. Already caled them .
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    • onkarkulkarni
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      Posted by onkarkulkarni on January 16, 2010
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      Try restarting your PC if you haven't done in a while. This solves up 90% of the issues. If that doesn't work, delete unnecessary files and free up some disk space on the primary drive (usually C:). If everything else fails, run an adware or spyware scan to remove any malware that might have unintenionally creeped into your computer while surfing.
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on January 16, 2010
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      Try a speed test online... don't take your ISPs "word"...
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on January 16, 2010
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      dslreports.com has some good speed tests. Also, you may want to change to Google DNS servers as they are much faster.
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    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on January 16, 2010
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    Thank you onkar..
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    deathbynosleep
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    Posted by deathbynosleep on January 16, 2010
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    any better yet?
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    Tarun
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    Posted by Tarun on January 16, 2010
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    Speed issues make me think of malware, a need to defrag, though there's also chances of failing hardware. Try to describe everything you can to help get your system diagnosed.

    Most likely you'll be needing this:
    http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki.....re_Toolkit

    And follow this:
    http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/PC_Cleanup

    Should help.
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    Solstice
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    Posted by Solstice on January 17, 2010
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    A good defragmentaion of your system would not hurt either.
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    • Tarun
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      Posted by Tarun on January 17, 2010
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      Problem is getting a really good defragger. Most out there either come with a toolbar (such as Auslogics Disk Defrag) or have done shady things (IOBit stealing Malwarebytes database) but there's a few good free ones, like MyDefrag.
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on January 17, 2010
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      I've found that Defraggler by Piriform works rather well and it's free.
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    • Tarun
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      Posted by Tarun on January 17, 2010
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      I've been leery of Piriform's products due to how slow they are to fix bugs, even if fixes are provided.

      CCleaner is the only good product they have, but that toolbar stuff isn't good. Lots of people were upset about it, just glad they have a non-toolbar version.
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    busant20
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    Posted by busant20 on January 17, 2010
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    This is a good thread, give me more informations about computer thing since my computer skill is basic.
    Thank you guys. Big Grin Big Grin

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