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Slow computer

By Bombay Kid
Dec 14, 2013
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  1. I have:
    HP pro 3500 Series computer
    4.00 GB RAM
    64 Bit operating system
    CPU G870 @ 3.1 GHZ
    Windows 7 professional
    Service pack 1

    Recently I went from Internet explorer to fire fox browser.
    I uninstalled IE 10 because it was not working all the time.

    Now my problem is that Every time I change like going from Hotmail account to Gmail account it take lots of time close to 1MIN. This is true with every time I go from one web page to other.

    Can you help?

    I am using Mcafee software.
    Need your help.
     
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,831   +184

  3. Bombay Kid

    Bombay Kid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I down loaded all three malwares and scan my computer and fix the errors. Still it is taking 30 to 40 sec. to change from one web page to next. I tried to down load drivers up date but they want money. I can I up date all my drivers ? Some one told me that slow computer means drivers are not up dated. Can you help
     
  4. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,831   +184

    Have you tried slim drivers . There is a free version of it.Plus have you tried here on Tech spot. They have a lot of drivers here to .That may work with your computer. Have you tried reinstalling McAfee. Or just using a different Antivirus. Like Avast or MSE. McAfee can sometimes cause the problems you are having.
     
  5. Bombay Kid

    Bombay Kid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There are 15 drivers that needs upgrad. It takes close to 30 min to down load one. I will finish with all down loads in few days.
     
  6. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Maniac Posts: 449   +53

    I'd echo Cobalt006 in saying that problems with security software are the first thing to look at with these issues. If it's down to McAfee you are wasting lots of time looking for the wrong solution so check it out. We tend to fall into the trap of having a favourite security program and it can be hard to move on if you've paid for a subscription. Dumping Spyware Doctor (subscription) in favour of MSE (free) on my computers a few years ago turbo charged my PC's.
     
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  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,003   +1,503

    And the same would happen by dumping McAfee. I've been there, done that, and will never look at McAfee again.
     
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  8. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,869   +697

    You and Guatemala both ;)
     
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  9. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,831   +184

    A Bombay kid , A while back you posted. In another post about your screen saver not working. You had Norton installed on your computer. If this is the case . Did you Uninstall Norton? If so did you use Norton removal tool. If not this maybe your problem. Sense you now say you have McAfee installed. You may need to download Norton's removal tool. Norton is out of your PC. This could very well be the reason for the problems you are having now.
     
  10. Bombay Kid

    Bombay Kid TS Rookie Topic Starter

     
  11. Bombay Kid

    Bombay Kid TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I did remove Norton by using Norton removal tool.
    Some one suggested McAfee so I bought Mcafee software.
    I am confuse now. I have tried a few different security software non of them are good. They work for a while and then create problem.
    CAN YOU SUGGEST THE BEST ANTIVIRUS FREE SOFTWARE. how ABOUT AVAST?

    Moderator note: Please do not shout.
     
     
  12. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,831   +184

    Avast or MSE, Both are very light wait. Make sure though McAfee is out of your system.
     
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  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232

  14. Saira

    Saira TS Rookie

    I agree with Cobalt006 - Avast is a pretty good free Antivirus - it found a small virus in my PC that I hadn't noticed with my previous Anti-v
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,246   +232



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