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SQL Server Shrink hurting performance?

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I inherited a SQL server and the performance is not the best.  I noticed that the front end app that uses the database moves data between several tables when it starts each morning and then runs a shrink on the database.  It looks like there is a weekly maintenance task that rebuilds indexes and then runs a shrink on the weekend as well!

When I looked at the indexes today, there are many that are heavily fragmented.  Autogrowth is set to 1MB, unlimited.  I know this setup has been in place for a year or so.  The database is around 20GB.  Large chunks of data are moved in and out of the database regularly.

If I stop the shrink operations and rebuild the indexes, will that fix my problem?  Or is the database likely in a state where more drastic action is needed?
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