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Solved: Windows 7 PC running very slowly...

Q: Solved: Windows 7 PC running very slowly...

I've had this Windows 7 Pro system for a few years and it's been thru many upgrades & revisions. Last week, internet browsing and applications started getting slower. I have tried to clean up unwanted programs & the hard drives but it still seems slower than I seem to remember.

Here's the system info (W7 on C: and most apps/data on D: );

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 16627 MB; D: Total - 400620 MB, Free - 255617 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, TA770 A2+
Antivirus: Immunet 3, Updated and Enabled

I have some external drives, it also runs Serviio service as my media streaming server and I have Comodo Firewall, Immunet 3 AV.

Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A: Solved: Windows 7 PC running very slowly...

OK, so I may have found (one of) the reasons for the system running slowly. I had somehow managed to activate a second AV app. (Avira OE) which seemed to be spending all the time thrashing the system. I've just re-booted and it seems to be running far better than before.

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Hi. My computer has been running much slower than normal. When you open a new window or even try to select a user from the first screen, it really takes its time. Even once the window is open, you can still hear the wheels turning inside the box like it is really struggling to run its basic operating system. When you type something into a web page text box, there is a lag from when I press the key to when the letter shows up.

I have Windows XP and an AMD processor (I don't know which one).

Thanks
Eric
 

A:Computer running slowly-windows open slowly

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Hey,

Recently, I received a message from the windows firewall about a wuaudit.exe and I blocked it. Now, I can barely go to websites or download anything, much less post in this forum. I have used spyware search and destroy which did not remedy the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-squaresoft
 

A:Solved: Internet running slowly, VERY slowly

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Hello!

Many thanks in advance for your assistance! Through some inadvertent clicking I was attacked by "Antispyware Master" a rogue antispyware program. I have deleted all the files I could find, as well as some registry entries associated with the program as suggested by another website, before I found you guys. Additionally I have ended the associated process to it and it is no longer bothering. It has not shown up after several restarts. However, I am still receiving numerous malicious popups in IE. Firefox is also not running well. I am able to click through to maybe two websites before it will completely hang up and say "waiting for xyz website". Furthermore, I am sporadically getting a windows explorer buffer underrun error that informs me that it is no longer able to continue executing and must close. It will do this periodically and the machine usually continues to operate relatively normally. Occasionally however, it will actually shut down explorer and the taskbar and desktop icons will all disappear. I am able to continue working in the windows that remain open however, but a restart is required to get explorer back.

Also, I have run scans with adaware, and spybot several times to clean the system, and have not had any new significant results recently to show improvement. I have run a couple of scans with Norton and it also comes back clean. However, sometimes after a popup window opens Norton will open an alert saying it found a virus in ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Continuous popups in IE, Firefox running slowly, Windows explorer errors

Welcome to TSF.

Please print the below instructions or copy them to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the order mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

Download ATF Cleaner at http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program. Under Main choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use the Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use the Opera browser click 'Opera' at the top and choose 'Select All'
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Uninstall SpyZooka and AntiSpywareMaster via your Add/Remove Programs panel.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {312B5090-DAD7-4073-B74C-9008D2EECAE5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nnnOGxYs.dll
O2 - BHO: {fb5f4012-ddd9-e288-77e4-4909a7e14dd8} - {8dd41e7a-9094-4e77-882e-9ddd2104f5bf} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvqgotrr.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {F50B3F5E-856E-4757-9BB1-B35D46CA7719} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\yaywxXno.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AntiSpywareMaster] C:\Program Files\AntiSpywareMaster\asm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [c0... Read more

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Please help, my computer isn't very useful right now. Here's the deal:

1. My computer keeps on freezing up on me, and I don't even have many programs running. When my computer finally starts up, I log onto windows, and it takes seriously two or three minutes for windows to load; two weeks ago it took 20-30 seconds for windows to load. When windows finally loads, and I click on a program (ie. Internet Explorer or Opera Web Browser), it takes another five to seven minutes for one the programs to appear on the screen, then another minute or two for the program to load. When I close a program, it does one of two things; my computer will freeze, and I'll have to restart it; or, it will take a couple of minutes to close the program. And I'm just working with the basics; Internet explorer, opera, open office, and windows media. I'm trying to add music to my newly added iTunes library, but that's almost impossible.

2. My computer won't shut down. This computer is only seven months old, it's too young for such problems. When I go to shut my computer down, I select the shut down icon from the start menu, and expect my computer to shut down. Rather than shutting down, windows pop up telling me that the programs that I had been running are not responding, and I have the option to wait or end the program. I end the program, and the window comes up again, it's almost like my computer isn't properly responding to its commands. Again ... Read more

A:Computer repeatedly freezing; running slowly; shuts down and starts up very slowly

Try posting a hiJack this log here and I'm sure the good people will take a look for you

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html
 

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Hi there,

I've already posted recently concerning problems with one of my sons' computers, so here is the 2nd one (running XP).

No error messages, no viruses, spyware or malware etc found, but the whole system is running very slowly. I thought I'd solved things when I got rid off 150,000 temp files, but, while things are a bit better, it's still not real good.

I've had some issues with a programme called SweetIM from Macrogaming, but I think I've managed to get rid of that.

Oh yeah - nearly forgot - when I try to shut down, I get one of those 'The program is not responding' messages for iexplore.exe. When I hit 'End Now', it goes to a 'Ending Program - please wait' message, but then back to 'The program is not responding'. And it continues in that loop 'til I stop the process using Windows Task Manager (and even that takes a few goes to open).

And one more thing - I sometimes get a message saying that 'Spooler SubSystem App has encountered a problem and needs to close' and inviting me to tell Microsoft about the problem.

Anyway - here's the log file. Any help much appreciated!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:37:34 PM, on 22/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C... Read more

A:Solved: Everything running VERY slowly

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - ?p=ZN

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. Beware it is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:
Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6.
Scroll down to where it says Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6. The Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications (the fifth one in the list)..
Click the "Download" button to the right. A new page will open.
Select your platform and check the box that says: I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.
Click Continue.
Click on the link under Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u6-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager.
Go to Start - Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove ... Read more

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IE8 has been running very slowly lately on my computer. All my other software is running at normal speed. I did a scan for viruses and malware but found nothing. What to do?

A:[SOLVED] IE8 running slowly

Click Here to download ToolbarCop. Save it to your desktop.
Go to your desktop and extract toolbarcop.zip.
Go to the extracted files
Double click on Toolbarcop.exe
Click on the notepad symbol:
A notepad file should pop up, please copy and paste Everything from the notepad file and paste it back into this thread.

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Hello,
I have been having a number of problems with my laptop in the past day, the most recent being that it is running very slowly. I will start with the problems that i had before this and how i fixed them.
Last night I was not able to boot past the windows splash screen without being greeted by a BSOD. It indicated that a driver was preventing windows from being started. I searched this driver and saw that it was related to the program Daemon Tools Lite. I booted in to safe mode and removed this program, which allowed me to get to my desktop.

I did notice however, that despite being able to get on to my desktop now, It took an unusually long time to load past the spash and login screens. Once on my desktop, everything was running very slowly. Applications took a very long time to process and open, and even something as simple as a right click has a significant delay before bringing up the menu. Upon testing programs i learned that trying to interact with Google Chrome in any way (including attempting to uninstall) would result in my computer freezing and having to be hard reset. So once again I booted into safemode and removed then reinstalled Google Chrome. It no longer freezed my computer, but it has not solved the slow problem.

So just to summarize, everything is running very slowly regardless of how many processes are currently open. This includes trying to open programs, windows files and menus/taskbar. When in safe mode with networking, none of these problem... Read more

A:Solved: Running very slowly

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My PC seems to be running slow all of a sudden + When at user log in screen it always says i have '1 program running', even though as far as i can see i dont!

Below is a HJT logfile, could someone please take a look

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:57:31, on 15/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S40RP7.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\ATI-CPanel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI3AA1~1\rapimgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVComsX.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
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A:Solved: PC running slowly.....!!!

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My PC is running Internet Explorer 9. Recently I've experienced delays of 5 - 10 seconds in getting some pages to load. Not aways, but often. I believe I have plenty of available capacity, so I don't think that's the issue. Have others experienced a similar problem with IE 9? Is it possible I need to change some settings? Sure would appreciate some help. Thanks. RCD

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 520 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3891 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294042 MB, Free - 204885 MB; Q: Total - 9999 MB, Free - 2306 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 2522W7P
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: IE 9 Running Very Slowly

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Hallo,

The performance of my laptop (Toshiba P100-160 Satellite Pro, Vista installed at purchase) has dropped off over the last couple of months and I am not sure why.

It is somewhat erratic, but can take 5+ minutes from turning on to being able to start an application. It can take a couple of minutes to open a Word/Excel file in Office 2007 (dunno why I didn't get OpenOffice...) and much longer if opening from the web.

Occasionally it can totally freeze for a few minutes making clicking noises before it starts working again.

When typing here, or using clients like MSN, I often find that I type much faster than the text comes up on screen, and find myself waiting to see if I made any typos (and I'm no touch-typist).

I was just living with the slowness until I went away for a couple of weeks with a friend, taking her MacBook which was lightening fast in comparison.

I have tried a number of things to improve the situation:

Moved all my photos from notebook to portable hard drive
Moved all films to portable hard drive
Removed a stack of programs from the start-up menu
Defrag hard drive
Clear temporary files etc

I also changed some visual settings in windows to try and put less strain on the processor, such as removing transparency.

Removing photos and video means I have 47.4GB free (of 91.4 available). I'm surprised there is that much space taken up as I removed a whole load of games etc too.

The thing that takes longest is probably using Windows Explor... Read more

A:Solved: Running slowly

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Hello! I am experiencing problems with XP running very slowly. My hijack this file is below. Also, every once in a while I see an error message that says something like "Warning there is no dial tone". Can you help?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:09:17 AM, on 3/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCMTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1172545392\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL Companion\companion.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MI3AA1~1\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Updates from HP\137903\Program\BackWeb-137903.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12... Read more

A:Solved: XP Running very slowly

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I have Windows XP Pro with SP2 and recently it's been running extra slow, almost all my processes are using more memory than usual, and I just got the blue screen of doom about an hour ago. I've tried to clean it out, and check for problems but nothing makes a difference I've also been getting random IE popup ads even when I havn't been using the internet. I use Opera anyway and they still come on

Here's my HijackThis log -

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:57 PM, on 15/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
D:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

A:Solved: PC running very slowly

Well, I'm COMPLETELY uneducated in the "hijack this" log's.

With that said, I'm pretty sure I see two different anti-virus programs taking up space at the same time.

I'm guessing you are using McAfee and you used to have Norton. Norton IMO has a tradition of using up resources and can be hard to uninstall. (kinda like a virus!)

There is a special remover that may help. I stress MAY.

Either way, I don't think having two anti-virus programs of any sort running at the same time is going to help you.

May be the problem. Maybe not.

I'd get rid of one or the other though.
 

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I have 261,664 KB Ram, Windows 2000 service pack 4 and 59.6 GB of free space left. When i play my game(Warcraft III Frozen Throne) it takes a long time to load and it lags a lot. It lags so much that i've been banned and booted out of some games. I was just wondering if I had a virus or if you could help me make it run normally . This problem only started this year. I have been playing for about 3 years and it has never run this slowly. This problem also effects my whole computer, not just my game. It takes a long time to open files, open internet explorer and everything just runs EXTREMELY slow !I would be very grateful if you could help me get rid of this problem!Thanks!
 

A:Solved: My Computer is running really slowly!

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Hi, Am running Windows XP (Service Pack 3) Have 512 MB of RAM - 2.69GHz - Intel - I am self taught on the PC and my system is running very slow. I am not so good on the PC (Computer Illiterate/Beginner) Have loads of tat on my PC please can you help
 

A:Solved: Grannys PC is running very slowly

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My computer mainly the internet has been freezing for about two minutes every 5 minutes. This is a very new computer and I have tried running a few antivirus programs but it still continues. Any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:18:30 AM, on 3/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\COMMON~1\naPrdMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Fi... Read more

A:Solved: Computer Running Very Slowly

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My computer is acting very strange sometimes I cannot to open Internet

Please help:
Log file of Hijack This v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:56:49 PM, on 3/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBVA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Barbara kaminska\My Documents\aplikacje\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://comcast.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_... Read more

A:Solved: Computer running very slowly

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I'm not sure what's wrong. When I use the internet, the pages take a really long time to load. I can't watch videos without it buffering every 15 seconds. This started a couple of days ago after I downloaded spybot search and destroy. I used it on my computer for the first time and I guess it messed something up with my configurations?

I also keep getting a popup that says "Connect SVCamera" while I'm trying to access different sites.

Please help.
 

A:Solved: Computer is running really slowly

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Hi my laptop runs increadibly slow, any tips on how to free up the space or even how to reset factory settings?
thanks
 

A:Solved: Laptop running slowly

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Hello,

I'm using a Compaq presario 2190 with an intel celeron and Windows XP. Some time ago, I had a really bad virus and brought it to a local computer repair shop. The technicians fixed my computer, or atleast as much as they could because lately, it takes forever to do anything, including: shutdown/restart; browsing the internet; opening any programs on my computer. I noticed that even with no other programs running other than those started by the OS at startup, the system idle process occupies the CPU at or above 90% but when I look under the performance tab, the CPU is running at around 40-50%. Maybe this is part of the problem, maybe not, just trying to give you guys some more information. Also, i have Norton Anti-virus installed and just upgraded about 1 month ago, it doesn't catch anything wrong. I have also tried to delete other programs I don't use to free up memory but it hasn't helped. Now, I am unable to check my mail or even visit the hotmail.com website, but I'm not sure if these 2 problems are linked.

I had originally posted in the malware removal section, but after 4 days without a single reply even after bumping, I'm assuming i posted in the wrong section??? However, I posted there because I believe my problem is virus-related. Any and all help would be greatly apprectiated, or even a reply at this point. Thank you in advance.
 

A:Solved: Computer running slowly

Norton does not catch everything - it is written in stone, some archeologists recently found...

You need to download, install and run the free versions of AVG anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit.

Download superantispyware and do the same. Also do the same with Spybot Search and Destroy.

Download CCleaner (cr*p cleaner) and run its cleaner feature (registry cleaner works great for me but some people do swear at it rather than by it)....

Overall, I, if you, would just backup everything I need and format the hard drive.

Let us know...
 

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Today I did a disk check and after that my net has been running really slowly, I don't use wireless and yesterday the net was fine
 

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please help me out! i don't know what to do, my computer has been running really slowly, and is having a lot of trouble running programs such as steam, and firefox.

here is my hijack this log, and help will be greatly apreaciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:10:28 PM, on 7/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dual-Band Wireless A+G PCI Network Adapter\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcAppFlt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dual-Band Wireless A+G PCI Network Adapter\WMP55AG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CapsUnlock\CapsUnlock.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla F... Read more

A:Solved: computer running really slowly

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I am new to using computers and dont have a clue.I got an old scaleo pc from someone.I am using windows xp as a running system. Firstly, Everything was going ok until lately.Everytime I go on line I am getting advertising popups.I have internet explorer 6 with popup blocker on.What is causing this???
Secondly,,My harddrive light seems to be on all the time.I run adaware often and it comes up ok.Could it be missing something?

Please guys,help this newbe
 

A:Solved: computer running slowly

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For some strange reason after using my computer for a while without switching it off it begins to run excruciatingly slowly in some aspects. Opening a new tab or connecting to a different site takes about 20 seconds in Chrome, however a link from one youtube page to another is almost instant. Occasional crashes occur though.

Firefox is extremely slow though and completely unusable, it consistently crashes. I never use Firefox, I always use Chrome. So this can't be a Chrome issue.

I get the same with applications, opening new applications takes ages but when they are open there are no problems.
(Like left clicking to open up the toolbar is instant but clicking the properties button takes ages for it to open).
My CPU usage stays almost at a constant 2% and memory is currently 43% of 16Gb used.
I am using raid 0 ssds and have two drives
C: 28.2GB/118GB Free <-- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1 is installed ahoy
Z: 58.3GB/212GB Free

Have the Inter(R) Core(TM) i7-3930K @ 3.20GHz

I will not be doing any defragmenting since I have ssds (Although I did used to defrag the C: before I found out why it was bad)
I have Avast antivirus that doesn't detect anything wrong with my system at all. However I question how good Avast really is since apparently I've never gotten a virus on this computer yet.

This has happened before on this computer, however last time I fixed it by freeing some hard drive space. And once it happened on my laptop where I re installed Windows... Read more

A:Solved: Computer Running Slowly

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Ok so my windows is running extremely slowly... its lagging all over the place. For example as I type this message its not going smooth but skiping few letters since im typing it fast. The folders and programs are opening extremely slowly... I had this problem for a while now but it wasn't so bad but the interesting thing is that it keept comming and going, but now its quite bad and slow.

So far I have:
Deleted my temp files
used disc cleaner and cleaned the disk
Defragmented
Cleaned up my computer with a spyware and anti virus program

Restarted the PC
Nothing.. infact its lagging more than ever now...

What to do?

It also takes quite a fair amount of time to boot up btw.

A:[SOLVED] computer running very slowly.

Sounds like your startup may be bogged down with useless programs running in the background.

Please see this thread: Is your PC running slow...?

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Hi All,

I've noticed over the last few days that my laptop is running really slowly, painfully slowly.

Every now and again, I get a popup trying to get me to install an upgrade for flash, but the banner at the top of the webpage says something about it being an add, so I just close it. I haven't noticed anything else suspicious apart from the slowness.

By slow, it only seems to be the internet, but not as in connection speed or bandwidth. I use IE and Firefox, and if I have several tabs open, and I click on one, it will take maybe 5 seconds to switch. Even clicking on something in the menu bar takes ages, and typing can be temperamental as well.

I've tried Avast and Mbam and they didn't pick up on anything.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Dom

P.S. Running windows 7, firefox 19.02

A:[SOLVED] All browers running really slowly

Clear the cache. Also in your Control Panel open the Flash icon and Update.

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I scanned it but the scan I used doesn't fix it ><

Can't afford antivirus program right now due to medical expenses ><

Can anyone here help using the report or some other means?

Here's the "Activescan" report:
Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/altnet Not disinfected c:\windows\smdat32a.sys
Potentially unwanted tool:application/bestoffer Not disinfected c:\windows\smdat32m.sys
Adware:adware/instafinder Not disinfected c:\program files\INSTAFINK
Potentially unwanted tool:application/need2find Not disinfected hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\Need2FindBar Uninstall
Adware:adware/rxtoolbar Not disinfected Windows Registry
Virus:Trj/Downloader.MDW Not disinfected C:\8C.tmp[BndDrive.dll]
Spyware:Cookie/Cgi-bin Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Renee\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/WebPower Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Renee Bowen\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1ocjsjxo.default\cookies.txt[.webpower.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Target Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Renee Bowen\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1ocjsjxo.default\cookies.txt[.target.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Santa Monica networks inc Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Renee Bowen\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\1ocjsjxo.default\cookies.txt[.smni.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Adviva Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Renee Bowen\... Read more

A:Solved: Freezing and running slowly

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Hi,

My PC has been driving me crazy lately because it's so slow. Had some trojans recently which I think I've gotten rid of, but I need someone to do a quick perusal of my HJT log just to make sure it's all gone.

Thanks so much,
Chloe

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 23:10:57, on 28/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LckFldService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WIDCOMM\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.janewayseven.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.janewayseven.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX... Read more

A:Solved: Running SO SLOWLY ... please analyze my HJT log.

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I recently "upgraded" to Firefox 6. Everything is fine, except that the spacebar takes a good couple of seconds before the cursor moves along. This happens in almost every site I type in, including, annoyingly, Hotmail. Obviously, this makes it almost impossible to type.

I tried downgrading back to Firefox 5, but still had the same problem, so I reinstalled 6.

The spacebar works fine in Internet Exporer, but I generally prefer to use Firefox.

What can have happened, and can anyone offer a solution?

Many thanks.

A:[SOLVED] spacebar running slowly

Did you have this problem in Firefox 5 before you updated to 6?

Do you have any addons installed, and have you tried running Firefox with them disabled?

If spell-check is enabled, try switching it off. (Tools > Options > Advanced tab > Browsing section)

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Hi

My computer, if left idle for a couple of hours ,runs really slowly when I attempt to use it again. Have I got too many programs etc working at once? If so ,could you offer any advice (in as simpler terms as possible please)as to how I would go about rectifying this problem

Cheers
 

A:Solved: system running really slowly

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Hello,
 
I've been having a problem with one of my computers. It is running Windows 8.1.
Earlier today I turned it on and it took almost an hour to start. Then, after it's been on for some time, I tried to log in and it froze. Also, since then, it would keep freezing at the most random times. I'm really unsure what could be causing this. The computer was running just fine until today.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,
~yosefu_kun_98.

A:Windows 8.1 running very slowly

Hello - A few brief questions.

Earlier today I turned it on and it took almost an hour to start. Then, after it's been on for some time, I tried to log in and it froze. Also, since then, it would keep freezing at the most random times. I'm really unsure what could be causing this. The computer was running just fine until today.

 
Do you know what was the last thing done or installed on that computer yesterday ??
Were you the last person to use it, and how was it operating prior to today's problem ??
 
Thanks -

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Hello, My laptop has been starting up very slowly lately and I have had some issues with spyware/trojans etc. I believe I have eliminated the malware but my computer still runs slowly. One other problem is that when I have a window open (mozilla, MS Word, etc), every thirty seconds or so the window becomes inactive and I can no longer type on the screen unless I click on the window again. It seems like a small issue but it is rather frustrating. I have run Spybot and Ad-Aware, which both came up clean, and I also use Symantec AV.Here is a HJT log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:42:34 PM, on 8/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

A:Windows Xp Sp2 Running Slowly

Hello and welcome aboard Please run a scan with HijackThis and check the following objects for removal:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mevegaba] C:\Program Files\Windows NT\mevegaba22011.exeO24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - C:\Program Files\ComPlus Applications\rtejexa.htmlNow close ALL other open windows but HijackThis and hit FIX CHECKED. Exit HijackThis.Then, please download Combofix to your desktop:Double-click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply.Note:Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Hi there;

I have Asuru laptop, Windows 7 64-bit with 8 GB RAM.

Just bought it 5 days ago. However, recently the booting up process has been horrendously slow, taking ten minutes for even the screen to refresh.

I loaded up the laptop in Safe Mode; this seemed to help somewhat. In an attempt to fix the issues, I went to Event Viewer. Was not able to access Event viewer or the information contained within it, was presented with the following message:

"Event Log Service is unavailable".

Please help! I have ran CHKDSK to little avail.

A:Windows 7 running VERY slowly

apronedsamurai

* It would be helpful if you would fill in your System Specs.
Refer snip.

Attachment 198974

* There are many reasons why a PC " behaves" this way.

These annoying " gliches" may be caused by an overloaded hard drive, overworked CPU,
Malware,
running 2 AV 's,
unnecessary data,
Browser addons or you may have unnecessary programs running in the background etc....

* Did your computer come preloaded with Anti Virus Software?
If so what was it & how did you remove it?

* Please list ALL of your Current Security software.

* Have you used a Registry Cleaner/optimizer?

* Run SFC Option 2.
Let us know the results at the end.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Hello
 
My Win 7 64 bit Dell laptop mostly runs slowly.  I did the reformat adn reinstall thing and it was ok but  and have lots of programs on board and it progressively gets slower but consider it shoudl be smoother and more reponsive than it is.
 
 
It is particularly slow when using a web browser and frequnelty clashes with adobe flash.. I find Firefox to be the least memory consuming app as Chrome just seems to keep growing.
 
 
I do not believe I have either malware or a virus and have recent free scans from malware bytes and eset
 
Avast would not let me download minitoolbox but I have attached a belarc report that may help
 
I run Glary as a cleanup tool from time to time
 
How can I get started please as its driving me nuts.
 
Thansl

A:Windows Running Really Slowly

______,
Here are some recommendations & in no particular order:
** 1. Get rid of any unneeded/unwanted programs; would love to see a list of what you do have.
    2. Run CCleaner (daily)
    3. Internet Options > Delete > Delete
    4. Do an Extended Cleanup
       Here is how:
> cmd, Run as admin.
Type   cleanmgr sageset:01  Hit Enter
Window appears... check almost all the boxes.  Highlighting each gives a blurb to aid selecting or not, read them & chose.  There's only 1 or 2 stay unchecked. Hit OK
Now in cmd type  cleanmgr sagerun:01  Hit Enter
Can close cmd
It is wise to set this up as a Scheduled Daily Task.  Enough for now, can tell you how anon.
    5. Defrag
Maybe report back.  Thanks.
Cheers,Drew
 

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Well, the title sums it up. My computer is running painfully slow and I think I may have a virus or malware. Shockwave Flash has been crashing often, so I've disabled it. Aside from that, start up takes longer than it should, Google Chrome crashes at least once every time I use it and pop ups have become a pretty common occurrence. Programs like iTunes and Word freeze and crash frequently, too. I've cleared some space on my hard drive and run Windows diagnostics, but not much has helped. Here is my Hijackthis log. Thanks in advance for the help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 4:47:32 PM, on 24-May-13
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16483)
CHROME: 8.0.552.215
FIREFOX: 13.0.1 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Last.fm\Last.fm Scrobbler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
C:... Read more

A:Windows 8 running slowly

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I got a new laptop with 8GB RAM, I usually use Ubuntu but decided to leave Windows on it. It runs extremely slowly and is constantly running out of memory. I never had this issue with my 2GB RAM laptop running Ubuntu. Initially it was constantly freezing up, so I followed this tutorial to speed up the performance:
click here just tells you to reduce the allocated memory to the Recommended number of megabytes:

Since then, I still have the same memory problem, but now instead of freezing, it warns me that I'm running out of memory:

When I check the task manager to see if theres something eating up the memory, I see nothing unusual:

It makes no sense at all. 8GB of RAM and I can barely use the laptop cuz it runs out of memory every 30 minutes. It also takes really long to restart. This is my second attempt at writing this post because the page froze. Sometimes the screen goes black and the only thing I can do is reboot the laptop.
When I get this warning, and things start freezing up, I've tried closing down various tasks through the task manager, but that doesn't unfreeze things. The only unusual thing I see in task manager is Chrome usually has about 20 processes in there. But that shouldn't be an issue if I've got 8GB of RAM. I can't work with this OS if its freezing all the time.
Is this a common problem? Is there a way to fix it? Anyone know what the possible cause of this might be?
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Hi there, I'm wondering if someone can check my HiJackThis scan and let me know if there's something on my machine.Symptoms: - no browser hijacking, but my machine has been running slower and slower every day for about two or three weeks now (even in safemode). - window contents take several moments to appear. Choose a drive, click on it, the window opens, but contents take 4/5 seconds (or longer) to appear...- switching between windows takes a few moments, even when there are very few apps running. - drop down menus on windows take a few seconds to drop down. - I have to click more than once to get any function to begin (save. Save. SAVE!). - When the buttons finally do seem to activate, it takes moments for the function to begin.What I've tried so far: A. - went through the checklist found at: "Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware". Did everything suggested.- discs were recently defragged- there aren't a lot of services running on my machine (i used Spybot a few months ago to help me turn off unwanted services).- there aren't any obvious culprits in taskmanager/processes; nothing there seems to be running too high. A couple of SVCHOSTS.EXE files are running about 20-24,000K, and one of them seems to have a lot of virtual memory devoted to it (virtual memory starts at 24,000, and creeps up to about 100,000k after about a day of running, but levels off there.- for some reason Spybot shows that FIVE instances of CTFMON.EXE are run... Read more

A:Windows running very very slowly

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response. We get overwhelmed with logs at times, but we are trying our best to keep up. If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself. Finally, p... Read more

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My computer is running slow and I am out of ideas as to why. I have ran desk clean up, disk scan, anti-virus, defragmented, deleted all temp files and still it it running slower than usual. I also have been receiving run-time error messages, which I believe I have now fixed.

When I use my DVD burner is goes extremely slow. Much slower than usual. I don't know what else to do. Suggestions would be appreciated. I will answer any questions you may have as best I can. Thank you for you time.
 

A:Solved: Computer Running Slowly, Tried Many Things

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Hey everybody

My computer recently has started running really slowly. I have ran Spybot and Ad-Aware, as well as have Spyware Blaster active. Here is the HJT Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:35:41 AM, on 11/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\CFusionMX7\runtime\bin\jrunsvc.exe
C:\CFusionMX7\db\slserver54\bin\swagent.exe
C:\CFusionMX7\runtime\bin\jrun.exe
C:\CFusionMX7\db\slserver54\bin\swstrtr.exe
C:\CFusionMX7\db\slserver54\bin\swsoc.exe
C:\CFusionMX7\verity\k2\_nti40\bin\k2admin.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\CFusionMX7\verity\k2\_nti40\bin\k2server.exe
C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.0\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\CFusionMX7\verity\k2\_nti40\bin\k2index.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:Solved: Computer running slowly, HJT Log Included

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Hi ,

I have noticed over the last week that everything on my pc has started to open and run slowly, Internet explorer in particular seems to take ages to open initially. I have run scans with AVG, Spybot, Ad-Aware Se, and A Squared, along with CWS and Trend Micro's online scanner and nothing seems to be out of order there. I defragment my hard disk regularly and clear out any clutter from the registry using Winoptimizer 3 and Registry Mechanic. I have Service Pack 2 installed and regularly check for updates.

My computer is about 3 years old, and although only a 1.8MHz processor has always run relatively smoothly and quickly enough for my needs, now things take ages to open.

I'm not sure if I'm right, but when I installed IE7 and then had to remove it because of the HP Director conflict (the work around available didn't work), IE6 seemed slower to start once reinstalled. I tried Firefox2 which I liked but that seemed to take even longer to open.

I noticed that it seems the thing to do to post HJT logs so mine follows.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions as to why thing are slowing down. Thanks in advance


ps. A squared always seems to find something called HackerWacker which it then proceeds to delete for it to be there again next time. I think this is a false positive, at least i hope so..

pps. Also, if there is anything that I don't need showing up in the HJt log please let me know.
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A:Solved: Everyting is suddenly running very slowly. !!!

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After my anti virus lapsed for a few days because I accidentally turned it off,my computer started running really slow and freezing.I notice adobe flash plugin always crashes.Not sure that's related.All of this started a month ago.A GMER scan I performed a week ago said rootkit activity detected.I didn't delete anything or make any changes.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by megan at 11:10:54 on 2013-12-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3894.1817 [GMT -6:00]
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============== Running Processes ===============
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = hxxp://start.toshiba.com/g/
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://start.toshiba.com/g/
mStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uProxyOverride = <local>
uURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe,
BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: HP Print Enhancer: {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
BHO: DownloadTerms: {2C4BA31C-0C15-11E2-90C7-9BFCBEB168B3} - C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Local\DownloadTerms\temp.dat
BHO: RealNetworks Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer: {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C091... Read more

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Hello,
my computer seems to have slowed down loads in the last week, at first I thought it was just the fact that my hard drive is nearly full but it seems to take a really long time to do anything. I've run an AdAware scan which came up with nothing and a Norton scan also came up with nothing.
The only thing I haven't tried doing is defragmenting my Hard Drive. I don't use any peer to peer programs. I use Win XP and use Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird for Web+Email duties. I've attached a HiJack This log below

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:40:11, on 22/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
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A:Solved: Computer running slowly - HJT log attached

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Hi all,

My laptop has just decided to run very slowly of late. So much so that I am unable to run certain programs. Some will load up but if you try and navigate through any screens etc the program will stop working (comes up with not responding in windows task manager). This is even happening with windows explorer. I've got Norton 360, which although it should automatically boot up at start up is failing to do so. I can't even get it to run to perfom a system scan. This leads me to think I may have a nasty virus or worse still failing hardware.

I've fortunately been able to run a HJT scan and report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:33:33, on 21/07/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.0.0.135\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

A:Solved: XP pro running very slowly/programs not responding

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So I ran Avira and it found some infections, but my laptop is still really really sluggish. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows home Xp running very slowly

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My wifes machine has been running increasingly slowly, and I thought that I would reinstall the OS, and take the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7 from XP. I carried out the analysis and the results suggested that it would be OK to upgrade.

I have done the upgrade, and in a system that has the bare OS and nothing more, it is running agonisingly slowly - can anyone suggest what I should do to find out why? It could be that the system is not powerful enough to operate - it has the following:
143GB storage (97GB free after the install)
Intel Celeron 2.93 Ghz chip
2 GB RAM

Any thoughts from anyone?

A:New install of Windows 7 running very slowly

I think if you upgrade the ram to 4GB and a little faster (if you can) should do the trick. 2 GB isnt really adequate for running Windows 7 in my opinion. I had an older computer and I went from XP to WIN7 and it was sluggish. Upgraded to 4GB and it seemed to fix my situation.

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Hi everyone,

I'm relatively new here, but have browsed the forums before and think this is the right place to post (sorry if it's not!). I have a relatively new HP dvt6 pavilion laptop (quad core intel i7, 8gb of ram), and I've noticed that in the past few months it's gradually gotten slower. Granted, it's still way faster than my old laptop, but I know I likely have more things running than I should. In fact, my process explorer shows no less than 104 processes running, and I would really like to trim this down to about 40 or so. I looked through the msconfig services, but not too much jumped out at me that should be disabled, so I was hoping the wonderful people in these forums could help me out. I've run HijackThis and my log is as follows. I welcome any and all advice about what I should disable or remove with HijackThis or with msconfig.

Thanks so much for your help!

<HJT log removed>

A:New(-ish) Windows 7 HP laptop running slowly

I've noticed that in the past few months it's gradually gotten slowerHi and Welcome -Just a few quick questions -Has your Antivirus (I hope only 1 is installed) or Antimalware programs (you can have several free scanners) reported anything recently ? ?Did this occur slowly, or has the problem just happened and built up worse over the last few months ?Do you have a lot of programs set to open at startup ?Thank You -

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Every time I restart my computer "Host Process for Windows stopped working and was closed" error occurs within a few minutes. After that, my computer usually freezes and windows explorer restarts. I've tried many things to stop this, but that has become difficult. Many times, when i try to open a program I'll get an error saying "cannot receive control messages at this time" or "pipe state invalid".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:00:17 PM, on 5/15/2014
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bing.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/?fr=fp-oc
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BH... Read more

A:Windows running slowly and crashing often

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My windows 7 installation has been running very slowly as of late. I run Kaspersky anti virus, which detects nothing but my hijack this log is very bloated. Does anything in here look suspicious or unnecessary?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:37:12 PM, on 11/11/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16869)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\Webcam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibad... Read more

A:Windows 7 Running Very Slowly, HijackThis Log

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HiI need some help with this problem i am having which was first posted here:My linkFirstly i noticed certain icons had changed on programs; then some fonts sizes had changed; then i noticed that system restore was not automatically creating restore points and was actually empty.Then after running Super anti-spyware i found a Trojan, which is noted in my original post.Then the PC started running incredibly slow and Windows was taking around 20-30 minutes to load.Since then things seemed to have gradually got worse and worse. System restore will not load at all anymore, either in normal or safe mode; defrag will only load in safe mode; Kaspersky will not load on initial boot up; and other programs are behaving in a strange fashion (they will either not load or if they do load take an age to respond)I have followed what Boopme advised on the previous post.I managed to disable CD emulation with DeFogger.Then i was able to run DDS and save the logs.But i could not run Gmer. It got to a certain point (Documents and settings/application data/kaspersky lab) and went into the blue screen of death stating: Driver_irql_not_less_or_equal, with the technical information of: Stop: 0x000000d1 (0x000001b0, 0x00000005, 0x00000000, 0xb7f3a88d)atapi.sys - address b7f3a88d base at b7f31000, datestamp 4802539dAnd then it started a physical memory dump.Any help from someone would be gratefully appreciated..DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10... Read more

A:Windows XP running very slowly-Trojans?

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Hi all!

I've been having trouble with my Windows 7 Acer Aspire 5738Z running incredibly slowly for the past few weeks. It's a constant problem and CPU usage is ridiculous. Right now I have a Youtube video running in one window of my browser, and I'm typing this in another, and CPU is between 92 and 100%. The only other programs running are Sticky Notes and Microsoft Security Essentials.

I've run a full Security Essentials scan and a Malwarebytes scan recently to see if it might have been some malware causing the problem, but it's done no good. Could anyone possibly advise on what I might try? If you need any info on specs/processes running and so on, please do ask.

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Dave
 

A:Windows 7 laptop running VERY slowly

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Hello! My Windows 7 computer is running a bit slow, and I was wondering if anyone is willing to help me try and figure out if it has anything due to malware or corrupted files. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Computer Running a little slowly

Run CCleaner through it  https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download - Free Version.
Just Run the Cleaner Tab after install. 
 
And Malwarebytes  https://www.malwarebytes.com/ - Free version.
Remove what it finds.
 
And see if that iproves anything.
If you think it may have malware still installed - Post within http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

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Hi
 
Hope I'm in the right place but I'm looking for help with finding out why my computer is running so slowly - I use Mozilla Firefox as my main browser and this seems to be affected more than when I occasionally use Internet Explorer for uploading photos to specific sites.
I often have to wait ages for things to load and get a message on the browser saying Mozilla not responding.
 
Hoping I don't need to do anything too drastic ......

A:Windows XP running slowly after using AVG Tune UP

Hi again Lottie
Let's take a look at your issue.MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:Flush DNS;Report IE Proxy Settings;Reset IE Proxy Settings;Report FF Proxy Settings;Reset FF Proxy Settings;List content of Hosts;List Installed Programs;List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Within the past few days, I noticed my laptop's fan always running high. As I tried to determine the cause, I noticed the following, in order of discovery:

--IE address bar missing, though checked. Searched, found fix. That much is working now.

--When I click My Computer, flashlight displays for up to a minute before drives display.

--Typing an address in IE and hitting GO or <ENTER> seems not to work; but after a minute or so site comes up.

--Windows updates won't run

--Trying to pull down address history takes up to a minute to dispay.

--Using Google, sites come up immediately.

I have run Adaware, Spybot and my McAfee AV scan. The only thing found were tracking cookies.

I have run the five steps and include requested logs.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

adaniel

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-05-07 00:07:54
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Unable to create WMI object; The operation completed successfully.


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 447 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Administrator.exe) ---------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:10:10 AM, on 5/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.260... Read more

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Hi there, over the past week or so, my PC has been running increasingly slowly and whenever I have Firefox open, I keep getting blank Internet Explorer pages popping up every 5 minutes or so.

Running something like Spybot S&D will fix this for maybe an hour, but then it all starts up again, very annoying! anyway- the Hijack this log is below- thanks for the help!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:57:57, on 01/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VistaDrive\VistaDrive.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sys... Read more

A:Solved: PC running slowly, pop-ups appearing- Hijack This log attached

Hi there, over the past week or so, my PC has been running increasingly slowly and whenever I have Firefox open, I keep getting blank Internet Explorer pages popping up every 5 minutes or so.

Running something like Spybot S&D will fix this for maybe an hour, but then it all starts up again, very annoying! anyway- the Hijack this log is below- thanks for the help!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:57:57, on 01/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\avsys\ScanningProcess.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VistaDrive\VistaDrive.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sys... Read more

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Hello,

After uninstalling Norton 360, as it was making my machine slow, I've found that my browser runs extremely slowly nevertheless.

I have a Windows XP machine. To uninstall Norton I first used the Add/Remove Programs facility in the Control Panel. When this didn't correct the problem with the slow browser I downloaded a utility from the Symantec site for removing Norton 360. This failed to work as well so I'm at my wit's end as to how to get the browser to run at normal speed.

I have been unable to find any mention of similar problems by other people.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Rob
 

A:Solved: After uninstalling Norton 360 Firefox running slowly

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Hi All... been a while since I have been here, but here I am yet again...

I am running win98 (I know I am still in the dark ages) and upon bootup and shut down, the speed of doing so has dropped dramatically, especially after having many windows open (like facbook, MSN chat, IE home page and Zoom XE browser for photos)... it just may be a memory issue or just too many windows open for the computer... but it is truly annoying that it is not running up-to-par

I am enclosing the HJT log here and other than upgrading the windows application, would appreciate any advice you may have... no rush as the computer is still working enough for me to use it...
Thanks in advance and if you need more info, please let me know...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:59:15 PM, on 12/18/07
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PELMICED.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SIS630_V1.01G\UTILITY\SISTRAY.EXE
C:\CFGSAFE\AUTOCHK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBSHOTS\WEBSHOTSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://sympatico.msn.ca/default-w.aspx
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN AP... Read more

A:Solved: system running really slowly on bootup and shut down..

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I have an HP Probook 4545S laptop running Windows 7 Pro.
Programs run slowly. It has 4 gb of memory.


It was running well until about 2 weeks ago. I have not added any new software, only Microsoft patches.
It is running VirtualBox but I have not changed any memory allocations in Virtualbox.


I have a limited budget. Before I buy more memory I want to determine if additional memory will speed up the computer or is there some other problem.


In the event viewer, the only errors which seem to be performance related is Ntfs. It says
?the file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run chkdsk utility on the volume
\Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy1?


The laptop only has one drive. I ran chkdsk c:/f on the drive, no errors reported.


Q1.) How do I run chkdsk on a shadow copy?


Q2.) What steps would you perform to determine what is slowing down the laptop?

A:HP 4545S laptop Windows 7 Pro running slowly

1. open a elevated command prompt(click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then right click on command prompt and select run as administrator)

2. type sfc /scannow

3. Also try scanning for Adware, Malware, and Spyware by downloading, installing and running the following 3 programs:

Malwarebytes : Thank you for download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Downloading AdwCleaner

Also, after download, installing, and running the 3 programs above; run the built in windows defrag program: click start, programs, accessories, system tools, then disk defragmenter and let it do a full scan and defrag overnight or whenever you wont be using the laptop for awhile. Hope this helps ya

-Matt

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

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Does anyone have, or have a link to, a definitive guide to troubleshooting speed issues with Windows XP?

I am frequently called out to troubleshoot Windows XP computers, but find it so incredibly difficult with the clock ticking and the customer paying by the hour. I don't enjoy the stress one bit. All totally different to doing in-house IT support where I would simply have a ghost image at the ready and wouldn't spend any time (or very little time) troubleshooting a speed issue.

Basically what I would ask is - if you only had 1 hour to make a slow computer faster, what troubleshooting process would you use??
 

A:Windows XP running slowly - Troubleshooting guide

Here's a link on how: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,115630-c,xp/article.html

It includes lot of good information.
 

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I was directed to move this discussion, below, from the Hijackthis-log forum to this forum.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...mely-slow.html

The basic issue is that my system is running excruciatingly slowly. In safe mode, though, it runs fine. I have tried the suggestions that I have received in the hijackthis forum over the last three weeks, but to no avail.

I can copy content from the hijackthis forum here, if necessary.

Any idea as how to proceed from here?

Thanks,
Bob

A:Windows XP SP2 system running extremely slowly

Please give the details of your system . . How much RAM in particular

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I have a slightly outdated computer running Windows XP Home Edition. This computer is nothing special, nor was it ever. I have run numerous scans and found little, but the computer is just functioning really slowly. Is there any scan or suggestions for just speeding up the computers functionality? Thanks!

A:Computer with Windows XP Home Running Slowly

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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Hello all, need a little help here if you can!

Fixing a laptop for a friend. Turns out the hard drive was bad. Got all the information she wanted off the laptop and installed a brand new WD Blue 500GB HDD in the laptop. Install Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OS, and everything runs great. Installed AV, drivers(after all drivers were installed it was still running great), windows updates, the works. Everything was running fantastically. Started moving files that were on her old HDD to the new HDD, and in the middle of the transfer I noticed that everything seemed a bit laggy. Figured maybe it was because I was using the hdd to transfer so I just let it go. Once the transfer was done, I ran defrag and restarted.

The computer is still running very slowly, lagging when I click the start menu, when I go to control panel menu, when I open a web page, or even open a folder. As I said before, brand new HDD, computer was running fine and fast as can be when I first started messing with it. I ran AV scans to see if one of the files brought over from the old computer contained a virus, nothing there, ran spybot and malwarebytes to see if any malware got on the computer somehow, ran defrag again, cleaned up the registry with CCleaner(which I've used on many computers with no issues).

I'm stumped, don't really want to start fresh again, but I can't really send it back to her in this state. Any thoughts on something I can try? I've read a lot of people say it could be bad d... Read more

A:Fresh Install Of Windows Running Slowly!

Hello and welcome Shadow mate try some of these tips form this tutorial
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11728-optimize-windows-7-a.html

If I had known you were going to do this I would have recommended this
http://www.seagate.com/au/en/internal-hard-drives/solid-state-hybrid/laptop-solid-state-hybrid-drive/?sku=ST500LM000 bit more expensive (not much) but well worth it.

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Here's a challenge for all of you that I hope you can solve!

Basically, I have some new hardware after my system wouldn't POST, send video, or anything else. I recently replaced CPU, hard drive (upgraded), and CD drive.

While re-installing windows xp, I noticed first signs of trouble: formatting takes so incredibly long (about 1% every half hour) that I did the quick format. I let it install over night (yes, it took that long), and even after windows installed, it takes on average about 1/2 hour to boot. Point is: my computer runs far too slow for its specs:

Athlon XP 2200+
Asus A7V333 (768 MB PC2700, in 512 MB and 256 MB DIMMs) w/ latest BIOS (just updated)
WD Caviar WD1200JB (new)
NVIDIA Quadro 4 900
Sundry other usual devices (CD, network, sound)

First.. how can I troubleshoot this problem if I can't even get into an OS? Second, obviously the big thing seems to be a hardware issue. I'm thinking mobo. but before I rush out and buy a new mobo, I wanted to ask you all what you think.

Let's discuss!!!!

A:bizarre: windows xp running *extremely* slowly

Well the first thing I would do would be to clear the cmos.

Then I'd be checking to see what the temp of the CPU is running at in the bios, if indeed it has that option.

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Hello again everyone! I was fortunate enough to save my personal files on the Acer Aspire 5745! Unfortunately, a new issue has surfaced! I did a full system restore to factory conditions and wiped the C: drive clean. I've since started adding a few things back to the laptop like Firefox, Webroot, etc. Now EVERY action takes FOREVER to load. Whether it's going to shut down, open my Pictures section under my account, Windows Task Manager, or going to My Computer it says (Not Responding) to EVERYTHING! Is there an easy solution to this? I read somewhere that tweaking some of the registry settings could resolve this but I wanted to ask here to be sure.

A:[SOLVED] Acer Aspire Running VERY Slowly &amp; Programs Not Responding

Do not mess with the registry. That can cause huge problems.

Did you upgrade Vista to SP2?

Also have a take a look at this: Is your PC running slow...?

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Since my Gateway DX200X's old hard drive is on the verge of failing, I've purchased a 1TB WD Green internal hard drive and installed Windows XP SP2 on it. While I'm now facing the predictable problem of how to transfer my various old programs and settings to this new OS without having to reinstall everything, I've run into another problem which has to be addressed right now:

My computer is now running at an agonizingly slow speed. I took a look at the graphs in the Processes tab of the Task Manager, and it seems like my CPU's power usage jumps as high as 100% even when I do something as basic as moving a window. Is my computer just not powerful enough to handle a larger hard drive, or is this model of hard drive just really slow?
 

A:Solved: Computer running very slowly after new hard drive installation

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Earlier this week I noticed my sound started skipping, and my laptop was running a little slower than usual. I ran a disk check, defrag, cc cleaner and anti-spyware programs, but nothing seemed to help.

Searching for the problem online, trying to diagnose it myself has been interesting, but so far nothing seemed to work. I do notice that I have a lot of applications running in the task manager which makes me think that it's some sort of virus, so I installed 'hijackthis' but I don't think I'm savvy enough to use it to it's fullest potential, though I did find a few things I could delete.

But I've also read it could be a problem with a driver, or something that is conflicting with a windows update.

I've uninstalled several programs including itunes, just to see if it would help, and although my computer is running faster than it did earlier in the week, it's still slower than normal the sound is still skipping and I don't know why.

I got this laptop in 2006, but I've taken good care of it and it's taken good care of me- although the last few years it's had a few bugs, I'd rather not shell out for a new computer just yet.

BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 2.13GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 461MB used, 4478MB available

and my sound device info, in case it helps:

Description: Realtek HD Audio rear output
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0880&... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Computer running slowly, unknown offending party

So I've reinstalled firefox and a few other programs and it's running faster, but the sound is still skipping. I've also ran an online symantec virus check, and it says my computer is clean. I'm still unsure, if I can't fix it in the next week or two I might just back everything up and reinstall windows.

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Hello,
I have a duo centrino PC running windows vista. My laptop was working well up until last week when I shut down the computer without any problems. The next time I started it, I noticed it was running EXTREMELY slowly and It was taking 10 to 15 minutes to start basic programs such as internet explorer or word. I tried running McAfee figuring the computer may have acquired a virus. When I would try to run a full scan, it would give me an error saying that a file was missing and the scan could not be run. So I figured the computer had a virus. I went to safemode and the computer runs with good speed in safemode. I tried to reinstall McAfee but it can not be installed in safemode. I tried installing it in regular mode but when I click on setup file, nothing happens. Could it be that a virus is preventing me from installing McAfee? The fact that the operating speed is good in safe mode but extremely slow in regular mode be related to a virus? Would really appreciate your input on how I can get my computer back. Please see the DDs.txt log as well the zip file that was rquested from me. Really appreciate your help.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by sarmin at 19:28:50.88 on Thu 02/04/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3545.2848 [GMT -8:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E... Read more

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Hi cavemansurgeon
Sorry for the late reply
Have you made any progress ?

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I have had this new laptop for about a month. It's a gaming laptop and I've had no problems until today. Startup which usually takes about 20 seconds from power on to all startup programs functional, now takes 3 minutes with desktop items taking a long time to display.

Upon completion of startup, chrome browser still takes several seconds to open when previously it was instantaneous. New webpages take 20-30 seconds to open when speedtest.net shows a download speed of 31mbps.

Simply opening a program or an Adobe document takes way too long, with the blue spinning circle icon all too present in the simplest of tasks.

I downloaded AVG Free and ran a full scan which reported clean bill of health. I then bought AVG PC Tune Up. I have cleaned the registry, defraged the registry, optimized start up and shutdown, and defraged the hard drive.

I know this is a common problem but with many different causes, which is why I thought to start a new thread. When I ran an Event Log it came up with a lot of Warnings and Critical which I know nothing about. Thanks very much, if someone could please let me know what I should do next. Really don't want to do a clean install if possible.

I attached a .txt of the event log if this helps.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Suddenly Running Very Slowly

Scan for both malware and spyware. For spyware use a program called superantispyware; download, install and run the program at the following link:

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

also; scan for malware using malwarebytes:
Malwarebytes : Thank you for download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Also; you might want to defrag the hard drive if it has not been done in awhile: start, programs, accessories, system tools, defragmenter

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Hi everyone,

I'm posting here today in hopes that someone will kindly assist me in tackling a number of performance issues that have come to fruition over the last two weeks or so. These issues have gradually grown to become more and more of a hindrance in my daily computer usage, and I alone have found myself to be stumped in resolving them over the past few days.

To describe the issues I'm currently facing with my desktop PC: I am noticing a dramatic decline in overall processing speed; programs and folders are taking far longer than usual to load up (sometimes up to 10 minutes before I even get a Windows 7 UAC prompt to permit the program to run); running programs will regularly go into a state of 'Not Responding', usually freezing up afterwards; 'explorer.exe' will regularly crash; browser plug-ins will regularly crash; mouse movements are noticeably jerky and keyboard input is also very laggy; CPU usage shoots up to 100% very often, with few programs running; operating system functionality is generally very sluggish, and the computer will generally lock-up after freezing up, forcing me to turn it off manually.

I can't recall anything that might have caused these issues in performance to arise. I don't run many programs at the same time, nor do I have many background programs running. I initially suspected it may be malware-related, but neither Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, nor Comodo Internet Security were able to identify any potential threats after running ful... Read more

A:Windows 7 Desktop PC Running Painfully Slowly/Freezing Often

Go to the hard drive manufacturers website and download the diagnostics software, and run it on your windows drive. Also open a command prompt and type chkdsk /f you will have to reboot your computer in order to have it run.

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I need help with my windows vista home premium. It runs terribly.
Its slow. When I click on a program it whirrrs and whirrs.

I can't uninstall anything, it says its either already been deleted or is missing (it's not, it works, I just don't need some of these programs anymore) This happens also if I try to uninstall from Safe Mode.

It says I'm not the administrator when I try to do almost anything but I sign in as administrator. I went to a site that told me I could fix this by going to Computer/Manage/Tools/Local Groups and Users... but Local Groups and Users doesn't exist.

When I go to control panel and try to change any thing under User, nothing will open for me.
I'm not real computer saavy and every site I go to tells me to try something different and I don't know half of what they're talking about.

Is there a downloadable program that can fix these issues?

Thanks!

A:windows vista home premium running slowly

Welcome to the forum can you run all our scans and post results PCHF System Scans these will give us info, remove malware and reset things

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Startup takes forever and the overall running of applications is like watching paint dry.  I know it's an old computer/OS but I'm just curious if there is anything I might want to do to see if I can get it running a bit better.  Appreciate any assistance on this.

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PC automatically updated with major Windows 10 updates a few days ago (end August/1 September). Updates include Cortana & search on logon screen that I have no desire to use. Since then has been running like a dog. Websites are hanging - timing out as taking too long to respond. Pictures are not always displayed. This is a relatively new PC that has always run well and very fast with Windows 10. Tearing my hair out as to what can be done as really can't use the PC in this state. Any ideas?

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Hi helpers,

Relatively new to forums. Just having massive issues with XP and iTunes etc. running really slowly of late. I think it may have something to do with the new iTunes update but obviously i'm not sure, that's why i've come here.
What do I need to do to start off?

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model MM061
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1828 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A12, 12/18/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 399.43 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB

Hope you can help,

Cheers,
Sam

A:Windows XP and Programs Running Extremely Slowly - especially iTunes

I've never had any problems with iTunes, but have had machines slow down when they've become cluttered with superfluous junk: remnants of "uninstalled" apps, internet temp files, cache, history, too many background apps running, and the like.

iTunes may be your problem, but I'd bet on a machine that that just needs to be cleaned up a bit. CCleaner might make the job easier for you.

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Hello,
I have a duo centrino PC running windows vista. My laptop was working well up until last week when I shut down the computer without any problems. The next time I started it, I noticed it was running EXTREMELY slowly and It was taking 10 to 15 minutes to start basic programs such as internet explorer or word. I tried running McAfee figuring the computer may have acquired a virus. When I would try to run a full scan, it would give me an error saying that a file was missing and the scan could not be run. So I figured the computer had a virus. I went to safemode and the computer runs with good speed in safemode. I tried to reinstall McAfee but it can not be installed in safemode. I tried installing it in regular mode but when I click on setup file, nothing happens. Could it be that a virus is preventing me from installing McAfee? The fact that the operating speed is good in safe mode but extremely slow in regular mode be related to a virus? Would really appreciate your input on how I can get my computer back.

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hi,

About a week ago I turned on my computer (Windows XP) and it took about an hour to load. Spyware Scans (Spybot Search and Destroy, AVG Anti-spyware, AdAware) which all came up clean.

I repaired Windows XP which didn't help, did disk error checks, and defragmented the computer, all of which didn't help. I've noticed some odd looking programs when I press ctrl+alt+del and sometimes one program is taking up 98% cpu usage. Once I stop that program the computer seems to work ok. Weirdly enough, the two programs that I stopped were aawservice (seems to be involved in AdAware) and one that's involved in Spybot.

Is this a spyware problem? And how do I get rid of some programs that are running on startup and which ones to get rid of?

Thanks in Advance!!

This is my Hijack this Logfile-

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:55:24 PM, on 30/04/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Computer Running Extremely Slowly and Unknown Programs Using up all Memory

Did you just uninstall McAfee recently? Did it happen around this time when you noticed the major slowdown? Go to your Add/Remove Programs panel and confirm that all your McAfee security related programs are uninstalled.

Go to Start->Run and type in notepad and hit OK. Then copy and paste the following into Notepad:

sc stop McDetect.exe
sc delete McDetect.exe
sc stop McTskshd.exe
sc delete McTskshd.exe
sc stop mcupdmgr.exe
sc delete mcupdmgr.exe
del delete.bat

Save the file as "delete.bat". Make sure to save it with the quotes. Double click on it.

Delete this folder:

c:\program files\mcafee.com\

Restart and see if there's any improvement.

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Hi ,
After running a registrey cleaner programme im suddenly unable to boot as normal . Its stuck in a safe mode and now running very very slow . And when starting a game i play BF 2 Its saying that it cant find the initiaslising file ? Although all files appear to be present . Iv run virus checks with AVG , Run Ewido Ani mali spywear remover and defraged it , But still it runs realy slowly . Please can you help me ? thank you in advance for your time and help.
Here is a log report from Hijackthis. Carl.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:47:05, on 06/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2006\WinStylerThemeSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
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A:Windows Xp . Stuck in safe mode . Running realy slowly.

Reg Cleaners will easily hose a system...if you have an XP Cd you can run XP repair to restore your system and fix the registry:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
 

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I have an HP Pavilion dv4, 500gb memory, about 5 years old.  It was working fine up til about a week ago when everything started running very slowly, at least ten times slower than the day before.  Firefox kept randomly pausing every five seconds or so, programs take a long time to open, etc.  I reset the system to a save point from earlier in the week.  That took about 12 hours for the computer to complete, and it didn't help.   I thought maybe I picked up a virus, so I tried to run a scan.  Malwarebytes didn't find anything and Microsoft Security Essentials has, as of this morning, been running for about 56 hours and has scanned about 300,000 files.  I don't think that should take this long.   I am not computer savvy, so I looked around on the internet and some pages suggest that my hard drive needs replacing.  Is there anything else it could be?   I have no idea how to port my operating system and everything over onto a new hard drive and would like to avoid screwing up my computer even more.
Anyone?
Thanks.

A:Windows 7, HP Pavilion dv4, computer suddenly started running very slowly

 It sounds like a hard drive problem, but before replacing it, I'd want to do a few things.  First I'd back up any data I didn't want to lose while I still could.  Next I'd run chkdsk and let it check for and attempt repair of any bad sectors.  This will probably run another 2-3 hours - sorry 'bout that.  Finally I'd download disk diagnostics from Seagate or Western Digital and run them.  That will give you a lot of good info including the SMART data which predicts when the drive will fail.
 
Good luck.

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Hello,

I've been running Windows 7 for a year now with no problems, but a few days ago my laptop froze and the only way to turn it off was to hold down the power button. When I turned it back on, it began to run extremely slowly.

The Windows logo appears as normal, but hangs around for a long time before it cuts to a black screen with nothing but the cursor. Then if I wait about half an hour, the login screen appears, but again it takes a long time for the computer to process me typing in my password and pressing enter. The screen then goes black for a second time (again with the movable cursor) for another half hour or so before arriving at my desktop.

Everything seems to be there (Microsoft Office, etc), but it takes 15 minutes for the laptop to process anything I do, or open anything I click on. The only notable difference to the desktop is the outdated looking Start button.

I understand this may be a hardware problem, but the one thing that makes me think it is something to do with Windows is when it gets to the desktop, a message appears in the bottom-right corner saying 'failed to connect to a Windows service'.

I have started it in safe mode and that made no difference. I've had a look on the internet for solutions but can't find anything that is exactly the same problem as mine. And as you can probably tell, I am not very computer savvy and don't know what to do next.

If anybody knows what the problem might be, then any help would be appreciated. If y... Read more

A:Windows 7 running extremely slowly/Black screen with movable cursor

Does anything show up in Event Viewer?
Have you been able to run a virus scan?

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when i close out of firefox the cpu for the process firefox.exe goes immediately to 99% and will usually cause my computer to freeze unless i end the process instead of closing firefox normally.
when i close out of steam games, my computer will run slower than usual, even if i end all processes related to steam. my computer will stay at this slowed speed untill i restart my computer.

here is my HJT log, if any other information is needed please tell me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:10:54 PM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Ser... Read more

A:computer running slowly and freezing after running firefox and steam games

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Hi there, thanks for viewing this.

Recently, my internet explorer 7 and firefox has been running quite slowly. After googling a bit, I found out that this problem could be caused by the iexplore.exe virus.

Many iexplore.exe was running in the processes tab of the Windows task manager when my internet browsers were not in use. This may have caused the slowness.

I have a logfile of TrendMicro's Hijackthis v2.0.2:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:52 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\s... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:53:07 PM, on 9/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exeC:\W... Read more

A:Hijack This Log - Pc Running Slowly Like Something Is Running In Background

Can someone help review this log?

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just reinstalled my os and for some reason its very slow im running a dell inspiron 17R 5720 im running 6 gigs of ram 500 gig hd all updates and drivers are done what else can i do

A:OS running slowly

get rid of all the bloatware that comes with the dell system(bloatware is extra programs you know you wont need). Just uninstall those and then use the revo uninstaller to completely uninstall those programs. below is the link to the revo uninstaller:

http://www.revouninstaller.com/downl...e-portable.php

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Hi within the past few days my laptop has slowed down considerably and i was wondering if anybody could check my log to see if there is a problem. Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:58:55, on 01/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Labtec\moffice.exe
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A:PC running slowly!

Hello Seedman,

You currently have 2 Anti Virus programs installed. While it may seem to be added protection for you, more than 1 Anti Virus can cause conflicts and confusion between the AV programs as well as system instability. Please choose and run only 1 and uninstall the other via the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

If your system still seems slow, please run an online scan:

Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan Click on located at the bottom of the page.
A "pop up" window will appear. * Please ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it *
Enter your e-mail address, country, and state & click "Free Online Scan" *The download of the 8 MB Panda's ActiveX control will take place*
Begin the scan by selecting If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report.
Please ignore any entry it finds and the offer to buy the program to remove the entry, as we will address this later.
Click on then click
* You needn't remain online while it's doing the scan but you have to re-connect after it has finished to see the report.
* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

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Run a new scan with HijackThis and save the log.

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Please include the following in your next reply:

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Hi guys

I wonder if anyone can help.

My PC (HP Compaq Pentium 4 3.00GHz with 1GB RAM) is running XP Pro with SP2.

It boots up pretty fast, and runs well after that. I work from home and so typically use it for up to 10 hours a day, using apps like Firefox, MS Office, Skype, etc nothing too intensive.

The problem is that after a couple of hours all the apps start running really slowly. I reboot and the machine runs great again.

I loaded the free Comodo firewall a month or so back but I'm convinced this started in the last 2 weeks. Yesterday I run a Spybot S&D and also malwarebytes anti-malware scan but this had made no difference.

I've got another 1GB of RAM on order and this will help but I think there may be another underlying problem.

Any ideas ?

Thanks in advance , JD
 

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Hi, my Pc every day starts running really slowly like it is virus checking (although I have set the check and backup to 2am), I can hear the processor clicking away as though it is being stretched and quite often I get a notification to say the PC is low on memory and to close programs, it seems to happen for about an hour twice a day. How do I find out what it causing it to run slow, I am assuming its a background task scheduled each day?
Thanks

A:PC keeps running v slowly twice a day

It could be degragging. Creating restore points.

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Hello, 
 
 
I have been having a number of problems with my laptop in the past day, the most recent being that it is running very slowly. I will start with the problems that i had before this and how i fixed them.
 
 
Last night I was not able to boot past the windows splash screen without being greeted by a BSOD. It indicated that a driver was preventing windows from being started. I searched this driver and saw that it was related to the program Daemon Tools Lite. I booted in to safe mode and removed this program, which allowed me to get to my desktop. 
 
I did notice however, that despite being able to get on to my desktop now, It took an unusually long time to load past the spash and login screens. Once on my desktop, everything was running very slowly. Applications took a very long time to process and open, and even something as simple as a right click has a significant delay before bringing up the menu. Upon testing programs i learned that trying to interact with Google Chrome in any way (including attempting to uninstall) would result in my computer freezing and having to be hard reset. So once again I booted into safemode and removed then reinstalled Google Chrome. It no longer freezed my computer, but it has not solved the slow problem. 
 
So just to summarize, everything is running very slowly regardless of how many processes are currently open. This includes trying to open programs, windows files and menus/taskbar. When ... Read more

A:Running very slowly

Hi Bpeel123 to BCDownload AutorunsAfter extracting, double click autoruns and go to File - Save - Filename : AutorunsSave as type : Text. Copy and Paste the text on your next reply

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My internet connection drops all the times, and sometimes it lags alot. My roommates all seem to get a better, more consistent connection. We run a wireless 802.11b.

I was wondering if this could be a result of any malware so i ran HJT, again.

If not malware is there anything you suggest to trouble shoot the problem.
 

A:Running slowly

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Hi,

I've checked everything I can think of, and have run every cleanup application I have, but this sucker is running painfully slow. My mouse even freezes from time to time...

Can someone check out my hjt log and lend a hand?

Here's my HijackThis log, followed by the StartupList log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:39:54 PM, on 3/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\clipsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
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A:Everything's been running very slowly for a while now

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I have a Dell Inspiron 560 with Windows 7.
My pc is extremely slow. I have run MalwareBytes, Aut2exe, Avast Antivirus Scan and freed up disk space. My start up programs are minimal.
Still it runs slow.
I've run a HJT and here is my log
 
Thanks
 
Edit: After I posted, I didn't see the attachment so I'm pasting it on here
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 3:19:10 PM, on 5/13/2015
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17801)
 
FIREFOX: 36.0.4 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Users\My Baby\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Users\My Baby\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\My Baby\Downloads\HijackThis.exe
 
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://runescape.salmon... Read more

A:PC running really slowly

Hello llanita,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.***Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Right-click FRST / FSRT64 then click ... Read more

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Hi techguys.

I recently added verizon DSL to my computer (two weeks ago) and everything worked fine up until yesterday.
All of a sudden, my web pages are loading pretty slow (dial up speed) and it takes a lot longer than usual for me to download things. I just tried to download a 2mb file, and it took almost two minutes.
Also, when I try to watch music videos, they often freeze.

As I said, these problems are new, and I have no idea what's causing them.
I constantly clear my cache and delete my temporary files, but it isn't helping.

I haven't turned off my computer in a few days, but I did restart it yesterday; could that be the source of my problem?

I'm running on a Dell Dimension 4550
Windows xp SP1

Thank you, any help is much appreciated.
 

A:DSL is running very slowly

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Hi,
My of u have must asked such question and I am also facing the same problem.

I am noticing that my laptop is taking much time for restarting from few days.
The only reason i could have think of is that i have converted my disk from dynamic to basic because it was converted to dynamic due to mistake.

I Used that minitool partition wizard to do that.

I have 4 partition and they all are primary.

Does anybody had such problem can help me.

Summary:

Slow Booting after converting disk from dynamic to basic.

A:Is your PC Running Slowly??

Try going through the troubleshooting steps in this tutorial provided by one of the Forum experts.

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

If the troubleshooting steps don't uncover any specific problems, take a look at how to optimize Windows 7. (Not all of the suggestions may apply to your specific computer.)

Optimize Windows 7

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Just want someone to take a look see and let me know what problems I may have. It appears any browser I use starts up very slowly it may take several minutes. When it does finally open it hangs...the frames appears then it sits for quite some time before it finally loads the page. Browsing with IE is hit and miss for the most part it takes forever to open the page. When I use Safari once it loads it seems to browse pretty well only hanging once in a while. IE now has been not completely loading e.g. my favorites icon is there but just a black box with no text, my tab bar is blacked out exept for the tabs with no red close X. I got a blue screen of death appear and had a reboot last time i opened it. I got McAfee from my ISP and found a bunch of malware/spyware. Any suggestion or solutions would be helpful. Thanks in advance for the help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:08:58 PM, on 8/20/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:IE running slowly

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Sorry for the lateness in a reply, but these forums are very busy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you do the following:

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html

Regards

eddie
 

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