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frangeb

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I am running win 98 in a very ordinary, nonfancy computer. It runs at 1.1 gig, has 256 megs of ram and a 20 gig hard drive. But it is so slow! It takes forever "Resolving Netscape", "Transferring Data", "Connecting to... "

There are probably more than a few reasons for such behavior, but what are the most likely, and what can be done about it?

Thanks for your thoughts.
 

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Cleanout the PC of dust


Makesure all fans are working (including the powersupply fan)


Defrag


Try emptying your Temp folders.


Use this free utility

ATF Cleaner by Atribune.

Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use Firefox browser
Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use Opera browser
Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.


Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
 
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frangeb said:
....And how do i generate a hijack log??
Fron DVK01 on the security forum

Getting Hijackthis and installing it correctly

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

* Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
* Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
* By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
* Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
* Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
* Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
* At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
* Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
* Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
* Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
* Paste the log in your next reply.
* If you haven't already posted then start a new thread in the security forum
* DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 
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