go to lavasoft and download adaware. run adaware and check for spyware
macs are great, but theyre not the answer.
--- "Wm. Severin Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> OK youse guys,
> Here's one for all youse pocket protector CPU/Windows/computer geeks.
> When I first got my latest Windows XP Home system in Nov, 03... it
> rocked. I
> mean it just screamed. It seems as if as the various Microsoft
> security patches and updates have been added, the CPU has slowed down
> considerably. This opinion is shared by many that I've spoken to.
> But, here's the thing that really has me puzzled... and its happened
> quite a long time. All of a sudden, when opening a screen, or even
> typing in an instant messenger window... the computer slows down to
> point where the "program is not responding" error message comes up.
> If I
> wait long enough, it'll go away, and the program I'm tring to open
> works, or
> the screen redraws, or the test that I've typed slowly fills the
> messenger box.
> Upon doing a "control/ALt/delete"and looking at the Windows Task
> manager/Performance tab shows a CPU usage of 100%. This will
> sometimes for minutes, and then, it drops back down to 2-4%.
> The machine has always been run behind a firewall, with anti-virus
> that is updated regularly. I run Spybot to keep the clutter to a
> and the hard drive itself is defragged and optimized once a month.
> So, brain trusts that know all and see all in this Windows world...
> what say
> you? What's the problem?
> (And for all you smug assholes preparing to make some crack about
> buying a
> Mac... know that I'll walk to your house if I have to, in order to
> club you
> like a baby seal.)
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