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Computer running slow - very, very slow

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February 14, 2010 5:29:40 PM

My computer slowed up a couple of days ago. Now it takes hours sometimes to open a program. I tried deleting cookies and history but the computer ran for 7 hours and it was still - I presume - trying to delete cookies and windows. It must have "hung up:
What can one do at home to remedy this?
February 14, 2010 6:02:00 PM

Sounds like you acquired a virus. Run your anti-virus program; you may have to do it in the SAFE mode - re-start the computer and press the F8 key after POST, but before booting to WinXP.
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