When is the cure worse than the malady? I wonder every day as my computer slows down more and more!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

 

Are all computer slowdowns the result of vicious attacks?I have been using personal computers since their inception back in the late 1970’s. And the technology of today compared to that of those “pioneer” days of yesteryear is beyond astounding!

But as computers became more and more interconnected, the opportunities for system subterfuge exponentially increased.

As a result, we now spend a good deal of our once-productive time dealing with both mischievous and malicious assaults on our precious data.

To make matters worse, any proper attempts at defending our digital devices results is more lost productivity as machines slow to a crawl as every bit is dissected, analyzed and verified.

And as far as this “background” scans go, there is nothing background about having your system operating at one-quarter of it’s normal speed.

As a matter of fact, sometimes my computer slows down so much while delving for miscreant behavior that I often wonder if the cure is worse than the actual malady.

Lost production is lost production, The source of the slowdown s irrelevant!

 

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Marian Goetzinger
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Richard, How true and sad.  Just today my friend next/office spend 1/2 the day trying to get hers going.  Finally turned it off and turned it back on and this time that worked.  Now tomorrow...

I'm still thinking about a legal pad and pen and driving across town to deliver papers. hmmm

June 30, 2010 05:14 PM
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Karen Crowson
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It may be your email in box Richard.  My son's an IT guy, and whenever I start to slow down, that's what he checks.  So many of our email messages have very large attachments, it really can wreak havoc with your system.  You might want to check that out!

June 30, 2010 08:50 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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In addition to this, there's also the new push to 'cloud computing'.  I just get pretty frustrated with this with the lag time, no matter how fast your computer and internet connection.  And when the network is down....  Forget about it!

July 01, 2010 08:30 AM
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
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Between the back up scans and the off-site backup (I use carbonite.com) I am used to the periodic crawl..

July 01, 2010 08:15 PM
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Before you go out and buy a new computer run MalwareBytes spyware scan, let it run all night (or when you're not using it).

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html

I partnered with a local Frederick IT shop right across the street from where I live, all 6 of our PC's run smooth as silk (and we load em down like pack mules)

IT Services Frederick Md is the computer shop I run my office out of

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