Computer so slow, but can't find anything

By cehines
Jan 30, 2009
  1. A friend recently gave me a computer that seems to be pretty good as far as specs go, all I want to do is use it for internet and email and it seems to crawl. I have a high speed DSL connection, but it seems that something is slowing this computer down. I've posted the Hijack this log requested at this site. I did all of the steps under "8 steps Viruses/Spyware/Malware/ Preliminary Removal instructions". SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBites came up with nothing. Thanks in advance for your help. Computer Specs: Intel P4 2GHz processor, 256MB Ram.

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  2. brucethetech

    brucethetech TS Enthusiast Posts: 229

    log doesn't look bad. from the specs you describe you probably could use some more RAM. alot of P4 models can hold 1GB or more. also remember your hard drive speed matters too. McAfee won't get the job done if this PC is primarily for internet. WAY too many threat risks out there to trust McAfee with your PC.
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    I agree on the RAM 256MB isn't enough to run windows XP well.

    Here's one entry that is known to slow a system down:
    O3 - Toolbar: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker Toolbar - {3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll

    You should remove and uninstall ALL Ask bar entries and disable the ZA Spyblocker Toolbar.

    Update Adobe:
  4. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    256mb is the practical minimum you can run XP on, any less and you'd only part install from the cd.
    Double your ram and you'll see a huge difference. Go to 1gb and you'll be laughing.
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