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  1. #1
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    Antivirus

    Hi,
    my comp seems suddenly slow
    on sites like twitter the images and vids are often
    not loading

    same with facebook

    I scan with malaware bytes
    and superantispyware

    Ive got free version of AVG... just did a scan with that

    are there any more anti virus scans I should be doing on
    a weekly basis ?

    thanks for info and help
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

  2. #2
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    Was anything found during your scans?

    What web browser are you using? Have you tried a different browser?

  3. #3
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    yes there were items found .. trackers etc

    Im using firefox browser.

    things dont seem too bad now, yesterday it was even taking me 10 mins to be able to switch the comp off

    just wondered if I should be scanning every week with a few more antivirus .....
    Windows 10

    Intel Pentium (R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60 GHz

    RAM 8 GIG

    64 BIT OPERATING SYSTEM
    x64 based processor

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    Trackers are cookies and Superantispyware, which is really old and out of date, always touts finding lots of them. Overall they are very low on the worrisome scale and would not cause any computer issues. Between AVG and Malwarebytes you've got good coverage. Just make sure you have the latest browser version and use CCleaner to clear out temp/cache files that can cause some slowdowns if they get too large. Also depends on what your "etc" means. Perhaps elaborate.

    https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner?so...iAAEgINEvD_BwE

    You could do a one off online scan here for extra peace of mind. https://www.eset.com/ca/home/online-scanner/
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  5. #5
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    Also, make sure that you do not have more than ONE active antivirus program installed, otherwise, they can fight with each other over who gets to control your system.

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