my computer is very slow loading

November 28, 2010 at 17:41:15
Specs: Windows XP
when i click to get to the internet it takes about 5 to 6 minutes for it to load, and when i type in the site that im trying to go to it takes another 5 to 6 minutes for it to come up.

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#1
November 28, 2010 at 17:45:54
System specs? Did the system run properly at one time? Has anything changed - either hardware or software? Did you scan for viruses & spyware/malware? Do you regularly clean your system? Have you checked the CPU temp?

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#2
November 28, 2010 at 18:19:50
yes it has run properly at one time, i have done something called a disk cleaner that didnt work. you suggested doing a system cleaning is this something that i can do on my own without putting it in a shop.

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#3
November 28, 2010 at 19:25:47
You didn't answer the rest of my questions.

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#4
November 28, 2010 at 23:34:49
slowspeed66, I suspect you have some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.?). Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation. WARNING! FYI, a full scan on mine takes over an hour.) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running
Disable 'restore' after cleaning and run it again (to remove any nasties living there, restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back should you later ‘restore’. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
After you've done that, I'd get/run CCleaner (free @: http://www.ccleaner.com/) and clean stuff up. I run it often to keep a clean machine. You can tic the items you'd like it to get rid of as it runs (index data, history, etc.).
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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