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ChiciB1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-10 10:06 AM
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Having Problems & I'm Stupid When It Comes To This Stuff. My Computer
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isn't new, about 3 years or more old, but recently I was having trouble with my AVG Anti-Virus. It would run by automatic set up and then it wouldn't run for several days. I would automatically run it again and it said everything was fine. Then I would get a pop up notice from Microsoft Security saying that my PC might be at risk.

So I checked my control Panel to see what was going on with AVG and when I clicked on it I was surprised to see that it said I "rarely" used it. The last time it showed it was used was in May. BUT, as I said I ran it manually and it showed my updates etc., were fine. Well, apparently they weren't and I was told by the place that usually fixes my PC to uninstall AVG and reinstall it, so I did. I also re-installed my malwarebytes because I couldn't get updates to load.

Now, my PC runs as slow as molasses and it's driving me crazy. Checked a thread yesterday where someone was having the same problem and suggestions were given about what to do. One suggestion was to run CCleaner BEFORE I ran my AVG scan. Also a suggestions to see if Windows Firewall was running, but I don't think I have Vista, so it was for the Vista program. I used Windows XP 2000, or at least that's what the downloaded on this PC.

There were more suggestions about different things to do, but does anyone know a very SAFE way to check this out because I'm so very afraid to do anything that might screw this PC up anymore. I don't want to spend more money on it if I don't have to and I can't buy a new one. I don't use it for anything but email, banking and blogging which of course includes links that may or may not be safe. I don't know which one are safe or not, but seems most are safe. Why I get asked the question if I feel a site is safe means nothing to me because I have no idea. I'm no "techie" just want this thing to run like it used to.

I'm not finding that I can't log on or use it as I did before, but I have had notices that the program isn't running and asks me to send error to Microsoft. Then it runs again, but now is just way too slow and it's driving me crazy.

I know long question, but this PC is all I have and my finances won't allow me to spend extra money if I don't have to.

Thanks.
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