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    Computer question

    My computer has gotten really slow, locks up constantly and in generally doggy. I have AVG free for a virus protection, but I think it's probably loaded with viruses and spyware. Any ideas or help? I'm clueless on what to do.
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    Re: Computer question

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    My computer has gotten really slow, locks up constantly and in generally doggy. I have AVG free for a virus protection, but I think it's probably loaded with viruses and spyware. Any ideas or help? I'm clueless on what to do.
    Thanks.

    I don't tend to trust free anti-virus stuff. I figure that someone has already found the answers to that software. I could be wrong on that.

    We use PC-Cillin, and it's worked great for me.

    I've had McAfee before, but it drove me nuts. It slowed down the computer just as much as the spyware/viruses did.

    I'd try the PC-Cillin, and see if that works. People might have better ideas, but that's my first one.


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    Re: Computer question

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    I don't tend to trust free anti-virus stuff. I figure that someone has already found the answers to that software. I could be wrong on that.

    We use PC-Cillin, and it's worked great for me.

    I've had McAfee before, but it drove me nuts. It slowed down the computer just as much as the spyware/viruses did.

    I'd try the PC-Cillin, and see if that works. People might have better ideas, but that's my first one.
    can you put it on and clean up the computer?



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    Re: Computer question

    First clean your cookies, Clean your disc space
    Second I would defragment.

    If it still runs slow - remove the software that you have for free, and go to a computer store and get the Nortons/ or McGafee and pay for it. I do not like trial or free downloads when it comes to these type of programs. Yes Most likely that is the situation.

    If anyone else can give more input thanks



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    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    can you put it on and clean up the computer?

    Yes. That should be no problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    First clean your cookies, Clean your disc space
    Second I would defragment.

    If it still runs slow - remove the software that you have for free, and go to a computer store and get the Nortons/ or McGafee and pay for it. I do not like trial or free downloads when it comes to these type of programs. Yes Most likely that is the situation.

    If anyone else can give more inpuit thanks
    Free stuff is free for a reason.


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    Re: Computer question

    if you have any porn that you might be embaressed of, take it in to get it clean LOL



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    Re: Computer question

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Free stuff is free for a reason.

    True so true, reason I don't



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    Re: Computer question

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave19642006 View Post
    True so true, reason I don't
    ketel, don't take this wrong. I'm not criticizing you.

    I know a lot of people that will only deal with free stuff, and they keep getting burned by it. We'll spend a little more (OK, anything is more than free), but not have the problem. Then they criticize us for spending the extra money.

    Oh, well.

    If you install a good program, it will find this stuff right after installation, when you do your first sweep of the system.


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    Re: Computer question

    There are plenty of good, free anti-virus programs out there. Unfortunately there isn't one that's good at everything.

    I'd start off with SDFix and combofix and then try spybot s&d and malware bytes anti-malware.


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    Re: Computer question

    What is the best program to purchase? We have a Wal Mart and Target in town.



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    Re: Computer question

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    What is the best program to purchase? We have a Wal Mart and Target in town.
    I wouldn't buy one, honestly. They generally cause more problems than they fix.


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    Re: Computer question

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I wouldn't buy one, honestly. They generally cause more problems than they fix.
    Don't the free ones like sdfix etc come loaded with their own problems?



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    Re: Computer question

    Quote Originally Posted by ketelmeister View Post
    Don't the free ones like sdfix etc come loaded with their own problems?
    No, not that I know of.

    I've cleaned MANY computers with just free software.

    In fact, many times I have to get rid of Norton/McAfee before i can even start work on the computer because it gets so jacked up by the malware, and Norton/McAfee have their fingers so deep in the computer that it screws things up.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    No, not that I know of.

    I've cleaned MANY computers with just free software.

    In fact, many times I have to get rid of Norton/McAfee before i can even start work on the computer because it gets so jacked up by the malware, and Norton/McAfee have their fingers so deep in the computer that it screws things up.
    Norton/McAfee have been a mess for me, too. The PC-Cillin's been good for us, but I understand looking for less cost, too.


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