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Laptop extremely slow

By daculaman
Mar 31, 2009
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  1. I have a dell Inspiron 6000 that "used to be" pretty quick. However, it now is very slow. Everything it does takes a long time, from startup to running programs. I will attach a hijack this file.

    I know that there is probably a lot of junk I should get rid of or turn off.

    I am also using AVG antivirus. My computer used to scan in about 1 hour, now it can take 4-5 hours to scan. Should I get rid of AVG and use something else?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Steve
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Uninstall your AVG Antivirus
    Then run the removal tool
    Here is the 32Bit version (most users): http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arm_sup_____.dir/avgremover.exe
    Here is the 64Bit version: http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arv_sup_____.dir/avgremoverx64.exe

    Run Startup Control Panel and remove any not required startups: (should be most!)

    Install Avira free AntiVirus, and run a full scan

    All done

    Unless you want to check out: UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions
     
  3. daculaman

    daculaman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll try this tonight. Thank you for the input.

    Steve
     
  4. daculaman

    daculaman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    This worked great,

    Thank you!
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    No problems :grinthumb

    If you want to support my quest to inform others of how bad AVG is, please read and post comment here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic124174.html
    Sadly I have to prove myself to many, including other "support" members
     
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