By chris grey ·
I have been working on this computer for over a week now and i have just got this computer to a some what decent speed but it is still really slow. I did the msconfig and stopped the unneeded things from starting up. But i tried to run AD-AWARE it came up with 10 trojans, 4 worms and 333 other things i went to remove the 333 other things and AD-AWARE crashed on me and it won't start back up. So i uninstalled it and tried to dl it again and used it and it did the same thing is there anything i can do to try and make this computer work better/ go faster cause i know it is infested with spyware. I am using zonealarm, norton antivirus, and it is a hp computer with xp in it. And i think i should backup the computer because 99% of the files aren't

Intel celeron CPU 1.80GHZ
128mb of ram

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No wonder it is running slow!...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to computer

Your memory is dreadfully low.

At 128MB of ram, your computer is barely able to run XP. ANY other program running on top will cause major problems, not least of all with the usage of your pagefile.

Ad-Aware probably has no system resources to call upon in order to facilitate the deletion of all that it has found.

Microsoft typically under estimate the level of ram required in order for their systems to run. This allows computers to be sold with what is, quite frankly, a dangerously small amount of ram. It also tends to keep the memory manufacturers busy in the longer term.

You should be considering raising your system ram to AT LEAST 512MB.

You failed to mention the size of harddrive. The fragmentation of this drive is even more important given the small amount of system ram.

If you cannot increase the amount of system ram you will not see any increase in speed even after the removal of infections.

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by IC-IT In reply to computer

Download the free Spybot-Search and Destroy and AVG. One way to easily find them is to Google for Spybot
Install and update the programs.
Reboot to Safe Mode with a Command prompt.
Type Explorer.exe (brings back the GUI).
Run spybot, adaware and then AVG.
What OS are you using? If XP, that system will still be slow, 512MB (or more) is desirable.

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