My computer keeps getting slower and slower

By dorno83
Jun 9, 2009
  1. About a month ago my computer seems to be getting slower and slower. Programs are taking longer and longer to open up. And weird stuff keeps happening like things wont be displayed correctly and Ill have to restart the computer to get everything working correctly again.

    Any help on what to do to fix this would be great


  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,155   +197

    Run a virus scan, Run a malware scan, Run a hard disk defragment. Run a registry defragment, Check whats starting up with your windows, Run disk cleanup...

    Im sorry its a long list...

    Hope this helps. :)
  3. dorno83

    dorno83 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Any suggestions on what programs to use to check all that stuff. and there's a lot of stuff running. Is there a way to use that hijackthis to see if there is anything thats not supposed to be running or i could stop running?
  4. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,155   +197

    For your virus scan use a antivirus program, you should have one already. its extremely important that you do! If not try one of these free ones.

    All the software listed below is free.

    AVG free
    Avast anti virus

    For malware:

    Spybot search and destroy

    Disk defragment, disk cleanup:

    Right click on your hard drive in my computer, select properties, tools and you will find these applications there.

    I dont know any free registry cleaners im afraid but im sure you will find one if you use google.

    Also a program like cc cleaner will do a lot of these things for you.

    cc cleaner

    To find out what is running at your startup:

    Click start and type "MSCONFIG" in to the run/search box, without the ""
    A new window called system configuration will appear.
    Go to the general tab and select " selective startup"
    Go to the startup tab and look at the list of startup programs CAREFULLY, You need things like antivirus and microsoft stuff to start up, You dont need stuff like msn, skype or what ever.. you will know what you do and dont want to start best, check the boxs accordingly.

    Good luck :)
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