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Offline Psalti Boy

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Suddenly Slow
« on: August 07, 2006, 10:06:00 PM »
I wonder if anyone can offer any advice for a speed problem I have.  About a week ago my computer started, very noticibly,taking longer than usual to open up web pages and my own files.  I did a disc cleanup and did a defrag even though it said it wasn't needed.  My Norton software got a Trojan Horse and quarantined it.  The only other thing that may have a bearing on this is that my ISP is Adelphia Cable and was recently taken over by Time Warner.  I don't know what else to check.  Thanks for your help.

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Re: Suddenly Slow
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 10:13:29 PM »
I don't think the ISP change would have done it, but it wouldn't surprise me.
"If you are going to serve the Lord, be prepared for times when you will be put to the test. Be sincere and determined. Keep calm when trouble comes. Stay with the Lord; never abandon Him and you will be prosperous at the end of your days. Accept whatever happens to you. Even if you suffer humiliation, be patient. Gold is tested by fire and human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation. Trust the Lord and He will help you. Walk straight in His ways and put your hope in Him. " Sir 2:1-6

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Re: Suddenly Slow
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 10:34:07 PM »
I wonder if anyone can offer any advice for a speed problem I have.ÂÂ  About a week ago my computer started, very noticibly,taking longer than usual to open up web pages and my own files.ÂÂ  I did a disc cleanup and did a defrag even though it said it wasn't needed.ÂÂ  My Norton software got a Trojan Horse and quarantined it.ÂÂ  The only other thing that may have a bearing on this is that my ISP is Adelphia Cable and was recently taken over by Time Warner.ÂÂ  I don't know what else to check.ÂÂ  Thanks for your help.

I had the same problem the last 3 days. I got the paranoid feeling it was from the hackers on this site.
Try a system restore and see if that helps.
It helped me.
It is in the control panel.
Good Luck.
This is a fast procedure, but make sure you are not working on anything when you start it.

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Re: Suddenly Slow
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006, 12:52:10 AM »
I had the same problem the last 3 days. I got the paranoid feeling it was from the hackers on this site.
Try a system restore and see if that helps.
It helped me.
It is in the control panel.
Good Luck.
This is a fast procedure, but make sure you are not working on anything when you start it.

I'll give it a try.  Thanks.