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Hey the last few weeks my windows pc has been running slower than it usually does. Like when i start up windows it'll lag and take ten seconds or longer to load my account.

Also whenever i play battlefield i'll get this occasional lag where my fps drops to 1 for about 5 seconds.

I've always been able to fix the slowness with a fresh re-install but im reluctant to do so.

You guys have any programs i could use to speed up my computer?

BTW i've used ccleaner, scanned for viruses, and defragmented my drive.

What could it be???
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No program can speed up your computer, those that claim they do just delete "unnecessary" programs. What Virus software do you use? (If it is ccleaner, then tell). I use Kaspersky and Norton on the same computer to avoid any viruses from not getting picked up by one or the other.
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i use avast and spybot search and destroy.
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Okay... Well, I never heard of those. Let me do some research on those and then I may be able to help you or recommend backing up everything important (and reliable) on your HDD and formatting it... but we are not at that step yet. It still could be your anti-virus software.
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Plus rep you dude I really appreciate someone who's willing to take their time to help me with my computer problems. Your awesomeness.

If it makes it any easier, ill just uninstall my antivirus programs and install yours to save some time.
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Well, the most important question is how long has it been since you've reformatted? I do a reformat every 5-6 months. Over time things just build up, the registry gets clogged, etc. Things just start slowing down on an OS over time even if you're virus free, and a reformat always solves this issue.

What I do to slow down the process a little bit and keep my rig somewhat speedy is I run CCleaner every week to clean the Temp folder, history, etc. I never use the registry cleaner.

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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0 View Post
No program can speed up your computer, those that claim they do just delete "unnecessary" programs. What Virus software do you use? (If it is ccleaner, then tell).
CCleaner is not an antivirus, it's a system optimization tool.
Edited by pjBSOD - 5/14/11 at 3:37pm
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Try using this scanner and see what you get then. But sometimes windows naturally slows down over a long period of time.
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So spybot only protects you against spyware. And Avast (free, which I assume you use, if not tell me) protects against viruses and spyware... I would recommend trying a trial of Kaspersky and seeing if that finds anything. If not well, format HDD time. Not the best option but in your case it might be.
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CCleaner is not an antivirus, it's a system optimization tool.
Thank you for clearing that up.
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Is there anyway i can format and keep my installations? I have my hdd partitioned and i was wondering if i could move my registry and files to one partition and format the other one?
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