why is my laptop running so slowly? it's driving me nuts!!
I think we're going to need a bit more to go on than thatOriginally Posted by britchick, post: 39385
The most likely cause of slowness is a lack of memory in the laptop the second most likely is some kind of malware (virus/spyware etc.)
I'm assuming you dont get strange web sites popping up with ads all the time?
if it has seriously slowed down since you bought it julie i reckon its spyware
what have you got installed to combat this and delete it?
i use AVG 8, its free and keep all of our pc's and lappies in tip top running as quick as pos, you could always try spybot search and destroy too, run scans every week. thats what i did with teresa's as her pc was sooooooooooooo slooooooooooooooooooow and after it ran like a bat out of hell
no strange websites at all, i defragged it and that made no difference. I also deleted some programmes (some of which i shouldn't have oops!!!)
it seems to correlate with the purchase of my camera!! how many photos should i be able to store on it ? i know you're going to ask me how much memory i have but i haven't a clue, how do i find out?
i don't think i have spy ware, how do i get the free programme
Originally Posted by britchick, post: 39416
what anti virus program do you have installed?
ok i take it you use vista, so right click on computer[xp version is my computer]then left click on properties, then on the right under system it will tell you how much ram. just off to get you the link for AVG
the more programs you have installed the more it slows down so i always try to have only what i use installed