Problems Please Help!!

@celticeagle (117267)
Boise, Idaho
April 22, 2013 7:23pm CST
I have a refurbished Dell Laptop I have had since the end of November 2010. I have been finding that they didn't actually give me all the things that my nice brand new Dell had. Like Photo Gallery and such. It works okay and I am happy to have it. I run AVG free anti-virus and some mallware on it. Yesterday I decided to uninstall the old AVG and install the newer one on it. Did that and it is now getting hot real fast and pages don't load very fast at all. And sometimes I get this notification that says this site is not being responsive and gives me the option of waiting or 'killing' the page. So I am thinking of doing that thing where you go a certain date back and it erases (hopefully) what was wrong and goes to that date. I can't think what it is called and I wonder if that will even do any good. Could someone who knows about such things please answer this and let me know what the name of that action is and if they think it will do me any good with the problems I am having. Thank you ahead of time.
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@cupkitties (6948)
• United States
23 Apr 13
Are you referring to system restore? It might work, but that depends on the problem. Its best to go ahead and see what happens.
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• United States
23 Apr 13
Check through your AVG settings for any unnecessary functions that might be running and causing things to slow down. Avast gives me the same issue with their auto updates so I have to manually take care of that myself. You can turn off things such as animations and sound effects which tend o hog resources as well.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 13
That is good to know. Thank you!
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@allknowing (61815)
• India
23 Apr 13
I have the anti virus - Kaspersky who keeps me company while I am online which slows down my performance a bit. But I do not mind that, as often it alerts me of intruders!
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• United States
23 Apr 13
You could try defragmenting it as well. I had to do that and the message went away. I thought I had a virus at first and then was happy to find it was not.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 13
Lucky. I hope I can get this straightened out because I can't afford another computer for a while.
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@allknowing (61815)
• India
23 Apr 13
That is called 'Restore' You need to go to 'accessories' and then to system tools and I suppose you know the rest.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 13
Yes! That's it. Thank you.
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• United States
23 Apr 13
I want to say it is a restore or something. I used to do it when I had my eMachines desktop. It never worked vey well for long. I think your computer got corrupted somehow. Mine did that when I downloaded an antivirus one time. Had to take it to the shop and paid $140 to get it fixed. You should find it in your system tools.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 13
I did it and a disk clean up and it seemed to help. I think I am just working the thing too hard. Hope it will last me alittle longer until I can get another one, Thanks.
• Aguanga, California
26 May 15
@celticeagle Things show that your antivirus program is blocking those pages. It might be because the website which you were about to open contains malicious contents or malware associated with it. If the same scenario happens for all the websites, then I think you have to move into different antivirus that are available best in the market. If you ask me I would suggest Comodo since it works perfect for me for about an year. Reference: Hope your problem gets rectified soon ...
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 13
hi ceticEagle its called restore and it usually does do the trick also sometimes ones new virus protection will not fit with ones operating system so have to install a different virus protection.AVG is the best and its free too.
@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Apr 13
I think AVG is the best free one out there. Norton is the best one I have heard of but I just can't afford it anymore.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Apr 13
I do too but I selected the wrong darned one its a trial and its up in three da ys so I need to select the free one but am going to wait until my son comes as I just got so far and realized I did not know what the heck I was doing.I hate to be so dumb abut computers. lolO I used to have Norton b ut its too darned expensive for me now.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
24 Apr 13
Since installing the latest AVG I have had 2 fatal blue screens. I have started in safe mode but there have been no problems since so I am hoping all is OK now.
@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 13
That's scary. If this goes I will be in trouble.
@artemeis (4017)
• China
24 Apr 13
Hope I'm not too late here. I am suggesting that you should try to uninstall that NEW AVG program and reinstall the old one. I have a suspicion that something in the new installation is not compatible with the machine. I hope you have a backup to fall on here. Normally, don't you update from the program without uninstalling the old version to update or upgrade? Antivirus, Firewall or security software programs are not always compatible with certain setups or hardware configurations especially when there are rewrites on the machine's registries. If you don't have a backup of the old version, then uninstall the new AVG and run the laptop to see if the problems still exist. I think this will prove my point here.
@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 13
I did a disk clean, refrag, and restore and it has helped. If it heats up again I will uninstall the AVG and see what happens. Thanks.