Do these sites and programs cause problems

  edenworkshops 11:19 24 Jan 2010


My teenage daughter is always complaining that her PC is running slowly.

She uses MSN, ICQ and is a regular visitor to facebook and equideow.

Do these services or websites do anything that could be responsible for her PC slowing down.

Her PC has bags of memory, this has happened before, on one occasion with a brand new PC.

Thank you for your help.


  Strawballs 11:36 24 Jan 2010

I use MSN and Facebook regularly but the other 2 I have no knowlegde of, I would run things like malwarebytes click here and adaware click here if I were you

  birdface 11:48 24 Jan 2010

If MSN messenger.
If she has messenger Plus Downloaded as well this can cause problems if not downloaded properly.
It can be found in add remove if it is installed.

  birdface 11:50 24 Jan 2010

What security programs does she use.Including Anti-virus and anti-spyware.

  edenworkshops 12:56 24 Jan 2010


She is using Avast anti virus software.

Thank you


  birdface 13:02 24 Jan 2010

What Anti-Malware-Spyware programs has she got running.
You would need the likes of Superantispyware.Malwarebytes and Spywareblaster [all free] as back up.
I am afraid Avast on its own will not stop the nasties.

  edenworkshops 15:28 24 Jan 2010

But can you tell me if using the services I mentioned...MSN, ICQ.

And visiting the websites like facebook and equideow results in malware etc and anything else that can slow down the pC.

Thank you.


  birdface 17:12 24 Jan 2010

Yes I you can that is why you need decent back up programs.Something with full time protection.
Just run the free version of Malwarebytes and see what it finds.
Maybe run C cleaner to get rid of any junk.And do a Defrag might make it run a bit quicker.

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