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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #30 - January 29, 2009, 06:47 PM

    One more thing. Are you logged in as administrator or do you have a limited user account?

    I have an admin account but use a limited user account even though I'm the only one that uses the computer.

    The idea behind this is if something wanted to install itself in the computer then a pop up window will ask you for the admins password. It's happened to once or twice. Should make it difficult for something to sneak itself into your system. Also it will limit the amount of access software has to your system when installed on a limited user account. If something goes wrong you can login as admin and trouble shot your compute or copy over your documents and delete that account and create a new one.

    Again it doesn't help you now but if you have to reset your computer to factory setting then its something to consider.

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #31 - January 29, 2009, 07:01 PM

    I'm in admin mode always so I don't install random pop ups.

    I just installed the service pack 1 thing, apparantly the last time my pc tried to do it, the update failed, back last year lol my pc is set to auto update anyway, but that particular one failed.

    I'm going to download sypbot now.

    Inhale the good shit, exhale the bullshit.
  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #32 - January 29, 2009, 07:13 PM

    I'm going to download sypbot now.


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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #33 - January 29, 2009, 07:27 PM

    I'm in admin mode always so I don't install random pop ups.


    When logged in as a limited user if an app wants to install then it will ask for the admin password. When logged in as admin they will install without asking you because you are already in admin mode. For example if you wanted to install flash as limited user then it will ask you to get the admin because the limited user doesn't have privilege to install software. If something corrupts admin then chances are it will affect all users; if something corrupts a limited user then chances are the other accounts might not be corrupted. As I understand.

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #34 - January 29, 2009, 07:53 PM

    I'm in admin mode always so I don't install random pop ups.


    When logged in as a limited user if an app wants to install then it will ask for the admin password. When logged in as admin they will install without asking you because you are already in admin mode. For example if you wanted to install flash as limited user then it will ask you to get the admin because the limited user doesn't have privilege to install software. If something corrupts admin then chances are it will affect all users; if something corrupts a limited user then chances are the other accounts might not be corrupted. As I understand.


    Ah ha, interesting, damn, is it too late to go to that system now?  Cheesy

    Oh fuck and crap.  finmad

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #35 - January 29, 2009, 08:04 PM

    ^ ^ This.

    Burbles, do not surf the net in admin mode, particularly if you are using Opera rather than Firefox.
    It's warnings aren't as good even though it is very good in other respects.

    The missing service pack is going to be one of your problems I suspect. Being a year out of date for security patches is not a good thing.

    The reason I asked of you had read the help file for Kaspersky is because if you have a legit copy of it they will provide you with backup. You can submit a report on your machine and they'll tell you what is wrong with it.

    Personally I wouldn't turn it off because I've been running Kaspersky, in conjunction with all the latest security patches, for the last two years and it seems to catch everything because I've never had a moment's trouble. You need to keep Kaspersky updated on a daily basis as well as keeping Vista updated. Do not turn off automatic updates for Kaspersky. It should run every time you access the net.

    A registry cleaner is worth running occasionally, as Biax mentioned. I can dig out the link and instructions for the one I use.

    If your brother is still hanging around and surfing porn you can install Sandboxie. This quarantines everything that is downloaded from the net. Nothing gets outside the sandbox unless you go through the contents and specifically move it out. When you clear the sandbox everything in it is thoroughly wiped.

    Sandboxie: http://www.sandboxie.com/

    Registry cleaning: This is a very good article that tells you all you need to know and gives handy links.

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/298/1

    Kaspersky: http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/

    Note this part: "Kaspersky Lab is now offering free online courses for personal and business products. The courses help users understand how Kaspersky Lab products work and give instruction on how to use them effectively. Click here for more details"


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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #36 - January 29, 2009, 09:21 PM

    Ok, I did a spyware sweep with the anti spyware stuff, 109 things needed to go, it's appears to be a tad bit faster now, if not at it's brand new speed lol.

    Thanks for those links Os.

    I have the back up for kapersky cos I did buy it so they sent it in a disc.

    I will do the non admin thing and do the links.

    First I got to do my homework lol which I had all week to do and only just sat down to do now, night before I have to hand it in.  Roll Eyes

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #37 - January 29, 2009, 09:23 PM

    Yay. Berbatron with her new Berbatrocious computing good as new boiiii
  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #38 - January 30, 2009, 01:56 PM

    Next time you buy a computer make sure it's a Mac. My other machine is a Mac and I don't have to worry about things like viruses.

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #39 - January 30, 2009, 02:00 PM

    Next time you buy a computer make sure it's a Mac. My other machine is a Mac and I don't have to worry about things like viruses.


    I've always wanted a mac, it's always been out of my price range lol

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #40 - January 30, 2009, 02:04 PM

    Try this speedtest to see how fast your internet is running-
    http://www.speedtest.net/
  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #41 - January 30, 2009, 02:07 PM

    Try this speedtest to see how fast your internet is running-
    http://www.speedtest.net/





     wacko

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #42 - January 30, 2009, 02:15 PM

    Next time you buy a computer make sure it's a Mac. My other machine is a Mac and I don't have to worry about things like viruses.


    I've always wanted a mac, it's always been out of my price range lol


    I remember seeing somewhere that you have to do your homework or something. If you are a student then you can get a student discount.

    Also some sites won't work and some services like 4 on demand won't work and setting up a router is a headache. And most games won't work.

    Other then these things it's great.

    oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, this is a Jew behind me, come and kill him!"
  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #43 - January 30, 2009, 02:16 PM

    Try this speedtest to see how fast your internet is running-
    http://www.speedtest.net/





     wacko

    That seems fine. Problems with your pc then. Just do what everyone else stated and run a scan. Also it would be better to run the scans in safe mode which you can access by holding down F8 during bootup.
  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #44 - January 30, 2009, 02:18 PM

    Next time you buy a computer make sure it's a Mac. My other machine is a Mac and I don't have to worry about things like viruses.


    I've always wanted a mac, it's always been out of my price range lol


    I remember seeing somewhere that you have to do your homework or something. If you are a student then you can get a student discount.

    Also some sites won't work and some services like 4 on demand won't work and setting up a router is a headache. And most games won't work.

    Other then these things it's great.



    Those things don't sound so great.  wacko

    Try this speedtest to see how fast your internet is running-
    http://www.speedtest.net/





     wacko

    That seems fine. Problems with your pc then. Just do what everyone else stated and run a scan. Also it would be better to run the scans in safe mode which you can access by holding down F8 during bootup.


    Is it pretty straight forward?

    Like hit F8, and then an option comes up to let me scan, or do I need to know some jargon and witchcraft?

    Inhale the good shit, exhale the bullshit.
  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #45 - January 30, 2009, 03:19 PM

    Is it pretty straight forward?

    Like hit F8, and then an option comes up to let me scan, or do I need to know some jargon and witchcraft?

    It's easy. You get about 3 options about safe mode. Just load the top one but it doesn't really matter much about which one you choose in this case. It loads up Vista but with minimal things running in the background so if you have any viruses/spyware they should hopefully not start up. Easier to remove this way. The screen resolution also goes down to the minimal one so don't be surprised if you have massive icons on your background Tongue
  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #46 - January 31, 2009, 02:09 PM

    So where do I get this service pack thing then lol because I hit the upgrade your vista thing and it asked me to pay.  Over react


    What??

     Huh?

    That alone suggests a worm in your computer.

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #47 - January 31, 2009, 02:49 PM

    BerberElla if your PC/laptop is slow while surfing the internet the first thing I would do is unplug all other telephones from their wall sockets before switching on the router and have it connect to your Internet Service Provider.

    I have to do that where I live when switching internet access between my desktop and laptop. It's a hassle but I get a more responsive internet when I do.

    I have a feeling that might be your problem too.

    I doubt it's a virus of some sort. You can always use Microsoft's Safety Scanner by downloading it from their website to check that if you want.

  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #48 - February 01, 2009, 06:38 AM

    Yo Burbles, I tested that Sandboxie thing and it's great. You can even download, install and run software inside it, and as soon as you shut it down there's nothing left. Browser runs as normal. Awesome safeguard if you're surfing dodgey sites (or your brother is).

    Just don't let anyone save dodgey content to outside the sandbox.

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  • Re: Slow PC?
     Reply #49 - February 01, 2009, 10:17 AM

    Move your documents, photos and the files you need onto an external harddisk or usb-memory stick.

    Format the computer and reinstall windows, copy back your files onto the internal harddisk.

    I takes some time and effort but always works when you have no other option. Smiley
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