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    Sounds Familiar, but...? (XP Home)

    My laptop has suddenly started running extremely slowly. That's the familiar part.

    I've run current versions of Ad-Aware, Spy Sweeper and Panda and deleted all of the malware they identified. And I've uninstalled all AOL software that I possibly can.

    And it still runs extremely slowly.

    Does anyone have any suggestions about what to do next?

    Thanks.

    Neal


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    Re: Sounds Familiar, but...? (XP Home)

    Try using Task Manager or Sysinternals Freeware - Process Explorer to see what is taking over the PC. Also, some more detail about the PC configuration would be helpful - CPU, RAM, applications normally running, updates made recently.

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    Re: Sounds Familiar, but...? (XP Home)

    What AV program and Version are you running?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Sounds Familiar, but...? (XP Home)

    If you have just updated Spy Sweeper to the latest version, try shutting down Spy Sweeper. I've been experiencing similar slowdown issues, for no apparent reason and have been experimenting with the different program updates that coincide with the slowdown. So far, it seems to point to the Spy Sweeper update being the culprit. It seems to require more system resources to do it's thing now.
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    Re: Sounds Familiar, but...? (XP Home)

    Dave,
    <img src=/S/whisper.gif border=0 alt=whisper width=29 height=17> Neal mentioned Panda, though not which version (beside current).

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