Very very slow pc

By richarddubuc ·
Hello, for some time now I noticed my pc running slow, then it runs normal, only to slow right down again, I ran avg and ad-aware, found some trojans which were simply deleted or quarantined. However my pc is still not running as it should. I have win XP SP3. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Get Process Explorer

by Kenone In reply to Very very slow pc

See what's running and whats using all the CPU cycles

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You may consider a clear-cut

by TobiF In reply to Very very slow pc

Unfortunately, installing and uninstalling different programs, system and security updates piling upon each other, different add-ons to different parts of your system that you may not even have noticed, viruses and trojans, which sometimes are not completely deleted...

All these things build up over time.

Some people I know from time to time make a backup of all their data, then they do a clean installation of the system with needed updates on a freshly formatted disk, in order to get rid of such garbage.

I haven't done this myself, but might consider it if I feel my system is becoming unstable and slow. So this is just as food for thought.

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Great idea

by oldbaritone In reply to You may consider a clear- ...

I often tell customers, "Just resign yourself to the fact that you will need to reinstall Windows about once a year. You'll be happier if you do."

Doing the wipe/reinstall also makes them a little more conscientious about keeping up-to-date backups.

Have a good weekend.

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