Hey everyone -
Seems like every 6 weeks or so my machine starts slowing down and the RAM usage goes waaaaay up. I've got a 4gb RAM in my computer (which I know really only gives me 3GB space).
Anyway, the probable cause is some kind of malware, but I have three different paid malware versions I have run recently and none have helped.
I've had it with this issue and do not want to try any other fixes. I'm thinking about replacing the enitre operating system.
For GENERAL use, what is a good alternative to Windows? Where can I find information on BOTH the advantages and disadvantages?
SPECIFICALLY: What might be a good alternative for MY type of use? Here are some ways I use my machine: It is the main machine I use in my business. I use Windows Office HEAVILY (altho if push comes to shove I could move to open office), I download files to excel and pdf ALOT, I frequently have 5+ windows open, I'm HEAVILY on the internet - both searches and different secure and unsecure sites. I'm not your "basic" user. I would not say I was pro, but I AM a power user.
Is this something where I should try to un-install Windows myself and re-insall the new os or (as I imagine) it would be safer to pay someone to do this for me?
Hope this gives enuf info to get me started. If not, get back with me! Thank you!