Solved my acer laptop is running slow

July 3, 2013 at 01:37:52
Specs: Windows 7
how can i wipe it clean so there is no virus on it i think thats what is causing it to run slow . so if anyone can help i would be very happy thankyou.

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#1
July 3, 2013 at 05:02:22
Which antivirus program do you have? If you think it has a virus, boot into Safe Mode & run a full (not quick) scan for viruses & malware.

There are numerous other things that can cause a system to run slowly - too many programs loading at startup & running in the background, system needs to be defragged, cooling vents clogged causing the CPU to overheat & throttle back, etc. It could also be that your laptop doesn't have enough RAM for Win7. We don't know because you didn't bother to post the model/model number.

When you open Internet Explorer, is it loaded with toolbars? This is an extreme case:

http://www.productsthathateyou.com/...


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#2
July 3, 2013 at 16:53:25
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Ive found these two free programs very good:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...
The quick scan is good enough.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
This finds unwanted addom toolbars. I've found it OK to run the Delete after the Search so that removes all it finds.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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