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cl6869
03-23-2008, 03:52 AM
:eek: My computer appears to be going downhill faster than I could slide down it. I am running S L O W, much too slow, when I went to check to see what was using all the resources I found IE6 was using 102,000. At first it was svchost.exe, found the fix for it, now it's my IE.. :cool: It appears Im chasing something around. I run Windows XP Home, SP2, Norton 360, 128 bit, 4 cpu, Pentium 4, 150ghz, 1.25 GRam. I still have 54 GB remaining out of 80. Norton 360 says I don't have a virus. Good grief when I go to open my computer a flashlite is there looking for it for a solid 30 seconds before it comes up. Anyone Know What Could Be happening to my computer? Just upgraded the Ram 3 months ago and been going down rapidly every since.

Any help or advice (besides purchasing a new one, lol) would be most appreciated.

Respectfully
cl6869

14049752
03-23-2008, 04:19 AM
I'd suggest first getting rid of Norton 360. Then, once you have a good internet security package, scan for viruses again. Get a good spyware scanner and remove anything it may find.
From there, do you have any IE addons or that kind of junk? Y'know, those bajillion search bars that're available?

gunslinger
03-23-2008, 05:07 AM
I agree with first getting rid of Norton 360 and getting something decent like Kaspersky, or AVG. Next you might want to upgrade to IE7. I think this will clear up the slow computer issues.

Nathan H
03-23-2008, 01:46 PM
I Agree with Gunslinger,

Get rid of Norton (Its a resource Hog), Use AVG (Its free)

Upgrade to IE 7 it shgould work much better

Here is a link to uninstalling Norton:
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

Here Is a link for AVG Free:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/downloads-products/us/frt/0?prd=aff

Here is a link to download IE7: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/downloads/ie/getitnow.mspx