ok, i've got like an anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, and a hijack this. Should i like remove some of these programs? Cause i need the laptop to speed up. any suggestions?? thanks.
The freeware versions of "Super Anti-Spyware", and "Malware Bytes", to the best of my knowledge, do not provide any real time protection. Super-Anti-Spyware" may run at startup, but it can also be disabled with any startup manager.The list Raybay is the one I would keep, (perhaps I would use Nod32 from Eset for AV as I have dialup). Uninstall everything else. Unless they are actively scanning it sholdn't slow your computer down.
Get ATF Cleaner and use it to remove temp files, run a defrag, pagedefrag (SysInternals) and then Checkdisk. If it's still slow start removing in msconfig.
More RAM will help also, XP 32 bit can handle only 4GB though.
First M$E isn't an oldie. It actually seem to be a decent AV / anti-malware solution. I'm guessing it's like any other AV product, and you shouldn't have 2 (or more) of them running at once.Sorry,
I was referring to uninstalling the oldies, SpyBot and Adaware which have been left behind in the dust by SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, and the free Microsoft Security Essentials