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    For the past year or so I have watched my Toshiba Satellite 1900 laptop (Win XP Home) and Dell Dimension 4100 (Win XP Pro) run more & more slowly. I tried every conventional trick I could think of with no improvement. I decided that it was time for a new laptop and started to shop for one. Around this time, I was notified to renew my antivirus software subscription (BitDefender 2009) before it expired. I uninstalled BitDefender and installed MS Security Essentials on both machines. Unbelievably, the performance of both computers improved to what it had been a year earlier. I hope some of your readers may benefit from my experience.

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    Thanks for your post. A number of Loungers, myself included, have installed MSE on multiple machines. We have also found it to be lighweight and easy to use.

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    I had a 3 year subscription to Bit Defender (yes I was foolish on this a few years ago) and had numerous problems including severe slow down, that ultimately improved drastically when I removed Bit Defender and said good-bye to 2 1/2 years of subscription fees. I went through a variety of AV apps and settled on MSE as well. I like the fact that MSE included AV and AM protection in one app, and is free. Seems to be very unobtrusive running in the background, but seems to work very well.
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    My computer slowdown due to Bitdefender occurred gradually and insidiously over several months, not suddenly from the time I installed it. That's why I never connected the two and only discovered it accidentally when I decided to switch antivirus software for unrelated reasons. Can anyone out there explain this?

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    It could have been a bad or poorly installed update, or some component of the program at some point became corrupted.
    If your looking for something specific I doubt you'll find it.
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