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by: paul_sweb August 17, 2010 2:41 AM PDT

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Slow PC - Is Spybot the cause?

by paul_sweb - 8/17/10 2:41 AM

My PC is a few years old (5 at least) and was running quite slowly, so I de-fragged the C Drive, used CCleaner and performed a disk Clean Up - all went well until on the advice of a friend I downloaded Spybot... after a scan using Spybot the PC boots up quickly, but once I've logged in the whole thing grinds to a halt, it keeps running and loading programmes in the background (I presume this is Spybot running) but it is so slow I can hardly even open Spybot to see what's happening - it takes at least 10 mins to establish an internet connection now (using latest version of Firefox)

It does work, but very, very slowly.

If I remove Spybot and reset the changes it made (only a few) will this solve the slowness?

If so, what other steps can I take to ensure the PC runs at a decent speed (I know it will never run as efficiently as a new machine but hey... you use what you have)

Any other tips and advice on sorting this out would be much appreciated

Cheers

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