Have a 30 yr oldTV with no DRAMA ISSUES

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    works every time

    My computer works most of the time (bang-bang-bang) butother times it nightmare slow -response - forno particular reason
     
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    malware
     
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    I don't understand the off-and on-perf of my computer.

    Usually it is bang bang bang - but then out of the blue it slows up.

    Is malware some sort of virus?????

    I do have anti-virus protection.
     
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    Anti-virus "protection" is arguable.
    First - almost every single "virus" ever written does not work. I will say that again - 99.9% of all viruses NEVER DO ANY HARM.
    And those very few that do - almost always will infect your computer whether you have virus protection or not. That's a fact that virus protection software makers - don't want you to know. All virus protection software does is slow your computer to a crawl.
    If you operate your computer in a safe manner - you don't need crappy virus protection, since it doesn't work anyway.
    Having said that - your biggest worry is not viruses - but malware and spyware. These DO work and can render your computer damn near useless.
    To stop those - install "Adaware" (by Lavasoft) or spybot. Both work pretty well.

    To use your computer completely worry free and YEARS of operation as fast as the day you bought it - don't use Windows. Go here - > Homepage | Ubuntu
     
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    Usually shutting down my 5 year old computer works. (most of the time is in standy mode)

    If it really gets bad - I do a system restore. Always works.

    Nortan is GARBAGE - like pouring sand in your computer.
     
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    i have the same issue.
     
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    My last computer started this crap. Then finally it just died.:(
     

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