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Windows 8.1 running very slowly

Q: Windows 8.1 running very slowly

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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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
 

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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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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!

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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.

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* 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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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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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

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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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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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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
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Last.fm\Last.fm Scrobbler.exe
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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 ......

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Hi again Lottie
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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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MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16869)
Boot mode: Normal

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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
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\Webcam\YCMMirage.exe
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Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
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Hi everyone,

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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.

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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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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.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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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
 

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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?

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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

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-Matt

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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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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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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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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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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,
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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
C:\Program Files... Read more

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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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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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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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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Nothing is coming to my attention when I run spybot or AVG (free version) but I swear there has to be something running in the background that I can't see, because all of a sudden, I started getting random pop-ups and my computer is running sooooo slowly. Can you help?
 

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A friend's PC was running slowly so I have uninstalled all the old programs they no longer use, stopped the start up of those they don't need to run at start up. I also ran adaware to clear up anything, nothing really meaningful found.

The performance does seem to be a little better but wonder if someone could have a look at the HJT log to see if anything jumps out at them as it shouldn't be there. Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:38:55, on 03/06/2009
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\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:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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Hi I have a Dell 710m with a 2.1ghz pentium processor (M). I ran a "see if it will work" program from dowload.com to see if a game demo would work. It requires a 1.2ghz processor, which i thought I was fine with. It said its running at 598mhz performance rated at 897mhz. Could someone tell me if I can change something in bios? I went to the setup menu and couldnt find cpu speed. Thanks! Max
 

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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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Hey,

I am running the original day of defeat which requires less than 1Ghz of speed and I am using a laptop with a dual core 2.2Ghz and when I run the game I get 10FPS. My mate is running the same game with a single core 1.6Ghz processor and getting 60FPS we are using the exact same graphic settings and screen size so this makes little sense. The only difference is that he uses xp and I use Vista home premium 32bit SP1

My system specs are:
dual core 2.2Ghz
2Gb RAM
358mb Intel Graphic Media Acellerator
160GB HDD

This is the ACER ASPIRE 5720 Notebook

When I run CPUZ it states I am running at 1600MHZ not close the the 2.2GHz advertised.


I also updated all the drivers as well and defrag and virus scan regularly

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I've done everything recommended here. My Dell Inspiron 9300 [XP Pro SP2 1GB RAM] used to run very quickly. (about 2 years old) Recently, it runs more slowly. For example, a virus scan takes more time to launch. Opening programs takes longer, etc. I'm referring to the pc's operation, not the boot speed. Someone told me that's typical of Windowsand the solution is to reinstall Windows and that some people do that every 6-12 months! Any suggestions/solutions?Thanks. It was also suggested to make a disk image after the reinstall to save time in the future. Any recommendationswhich program to use? Slow Computer ChecklistBecause many members post about their computer responding slowly, BC is posting a summary checklist of general steps a member can take to resolve this problem, and briefly discussing the three most common causes: malware, uncontrolled applications, and lack of maintenance. MalwarePerhaps the greatest contributor to a poorly performing computer is malware. Usually this is associated with downloading an application that contains spyware, by not having browser security settings high enough, by carelessly downloading P2P files, or by failing to install security patches in a timely manner. Step 1. Update the definitions of your anti-virus and run a complete scan of your hard drive in Safe Mode. Resolve any unfixable issues. Note that some viruses require additional steps before they can be removed; usually a websearch will find specific instruction... Read more

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About 5 days ago while Windows was loading I got a bluescreen error message (I have my computer set to restart straight away when this happens so I don't know what the message was). It kept restarting and restart and I had no idea what was wrong, I tried booting in safe mode but it kept restart once it got to MUP.SYS.

I used my boot disk to run a disk check which seemed to fix the error, now my computer is running very slowly and my CPU usage is very high even while my computer is running idle.

Attached is my HijackThis scan log. I hope someone can identify the error

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:40:13, on 15/02/2005
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\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\NetLimiter\NetLimiter.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE~1\MpfAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
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A:PC Running Very Slowly.

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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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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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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, 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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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
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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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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:

Panda results
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Hi
My PC has recently slowed to a crawl - historically has run fast, but lately very slow. E.g, when I open a Word or Excel document, from clicking on open to file opening is about 12 seconds, where it used to be almost instant. Very frustrating!
I have looked in Process Explorer & can't really see anything too horrendous. I have a couple of programmes that use SQL server, and have, this afternoon, killed that process, with no increase in speed.
Am running Win XP Pro SP3 with 3GB RAM. Am wondering if there is a memory problem as I have also recently been unable to run some programmes together, which have in the past run fine - e.g. CorelDraw 10 & Page Plus X4 (Plus, if I have either of them open I can't open a pdf file.)
Any help gratefully received
Thanks
 

A:Win XP running slowly

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I have another laptop#2 than the one posted here, which is also a SONY VAIO with the same problem. This one runs slowly too. But I think this started after I upgraded to Windows 10. Please Help!

Antivirus: Windows Defender, DisabledMotherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIOHard Drives: C: Total - 99449 MB, Free - 22419 MB; D: Total - 205242 MB, Free - 203171 MB;Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series, 512 MbRAM: 2990 MbProcessor Count: 4Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bitTech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
 

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Hi,
I have a Siemens Scaleo P Pentium 4 3.4mhz computer with 512mb Ram, 149GB hard drive and have used 84.4GB, so there's plenty of free space. Over a period of time this has gradually slowed down, to the point where it can take 15 minutes or more before I can have a browser open and working. It's got to the point of fix it or bin it . Occasionally I do get a low memory warning. I recently bought PCTools Registry Mechanic and Spyware Doctor - but these made little or no difference. Registry Mechanic tells me that my system is slow,but does not seem to be able to improve it .
Sometimes when I boot up the system it will not start, and I have to switch it off and start again, other times the mouse will not work - if I do ctrl-alt-del then the mouse will work but I cannot use any buttons on the bottom bar, including the start button - I have to shut it down through task manager.

Having looked through other peoples suffering of slow computers, I see that often a request to run Hijackthis is made, so I have taken the liberty to run this already - details below.

Thanks in advance to anyone who will provide help and guidance to me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:10:23, on 09/10/2009
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:PC running very slowly

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Since the beginning my laptop HDD has always been too slow. I get an average of 15MB/s when copying files inside the hard disk.
My specs:
Intel i3, 2100M, 2.1GHz Sandybridge
2GB DDR3 RAM 1333MHz
500GB Seagate SATA HDD 5400RPM
Windows 7 ultimate 32bit

This is the HDD spec from Speccy(similar to cpu-z):
Hard Drives
ST9500325AS ATA Device
Manufacturer Seagate
Form Factor 2.5"
Heads 16
Cylinders 16383
SATA type SATA-II 3.0Gb/s
Device type Fixed
ATA Standard ATA8-ACS
48-bit LBA Supported
Serial Number 6VESF4PH
Interface SATA
Capacity 488GB
Real size 500,107,862,016 bytes
RAID Type None
S.M.A.R.T
01 Read Error Rate 112 (099 worst) Data 0002EBA872
03 Spin-Up Time 098 (098) Data 0000000000
04 Start/Stop Count 100 (100) Data 000000015D
05 Reallocated Sectors Count 100 (100) Data 0000000000
07 Seek Error Rate 074 (060) Data 00018EB0BD
09 Power-On Hours (POH) 099 (099) Data 00000003B2
0A Spin Retry Count 100 (100) Data 0000000000
0C Device Power Cycle Count 100 (100) Data 000000015D
B8 100 (100) Data 0000000000
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A:HDD running very slowly

Right clik the HDD in Device Manger and select Properties...
Make sure it has not dropped into PIO mode...if it has you should run chkdsk /r on it from a Command prompt and re-boot.
Then re-set it to "UDMA if available"...

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Here's my HFT logfile'Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:59:44 PM, on 1/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\OrderReminder\OrderReminder.exeC:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\Program Files\NetZero\exec.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Documents and Settings\carol gray\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\7TXYKFP8\HijackThis[1].exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXER1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.searchalot.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defa... Read more

A:Running Very Slowly

Hi Dave,
Welcome to the forums & thanks for your patience.

I am looking over your log at the moment and will post back soon.

Tink

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I have been having some issues with my computer and i ran Hijackthis and combofix and can someone help me with this. I have been having FPS drops and computer lags with unknown background programs running and my processor runs at 100% idel sometimes.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:40:01 PM, on 11/6/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
E:\Program Files\Creative\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.exe
C:\Windows\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
E:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\System32\Ctxfihlp.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
E:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
E:\Program Files\YourWare Solutions\FreeRAM XP Pro\FreeRAM XP Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\CTXFISPI.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\notepad.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypeNames.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
E:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Interne... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:34:13, on 25/11/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\pavsrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\TPSrv.exe
c:\program files\panda software\panda internet security 2007\firewall\PNMSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\PavFnSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\AntiSpam\pskmssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 2007\PsImSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Browser Mouse\mouse32a.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Internet Security 200... Read more

A:PC running slowly

Hi Alan and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

There's nothing showing in your log. The only interesting this is QuickTime appears to be installed at your root drive rather than Program Files - is that correct?

Let's try an online scan.

Establish an internet connection & perform an online scan with Internet Explorer at Kaspersky WebScanner

Next Click on Kaspersky Online Scanner


A Welcome screen will appear - click 'Accept' at the bottom. You will be prompted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Now click on Scan Settings
In the scan settings make that the following are selected:
Scan using the following Anti-Virus database: Extended
Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases
Click OK

Now under select a target to scan: Select My ComputerThis will program will start and scan your system.
The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.
Now click on the Save as Text button:Save the file to your desktop.
Copy and paste that information in your next post.
Take note of the name(s) and location(s) of any file(s) it detects but fails to clean.

* Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan

Post back with the Kaspersky log.

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Please interpret HiJackThis

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My IBM Thinkpad with XP has been running slowly and programs start by themselves. I had a similar problem with another computer so I started what worked there. I need someone to interpret HiJackThis.

I downloaded and ran
--- SpyBot Search and Destroy
--- AdAware Se
--- Housecall
--- Panda

This is the HiJack This Log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:44:30 AM, on 1/5/2005
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\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\trcboot.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Personal Communications\PCS_AGNT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\ldlcserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security ... Read more

A:XP is running slowly

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

Go Here and download SpyBot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware Se UPDATE and do a scan with both of them getting rid of all they find . Then post another log here and let us know if things have speeded up a bit .
 

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Lately my PC has been running slower and slower, with a lot of CPU power being used up even when no programs (that I know of) are running. Hijack this log is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:21:07, on 21/02/2008
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2S1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111v2\WG111v2.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative Professional\E-MU PatchMix DSP\EmuPatchMixDSP.exe
C:\Program Files\Teamspeak2_RC2\TeamSpeak.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\H... Read more

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My PC has been progressivly running slower, but particularly since I changed over from Norton to McAfee software. When I run the tool procexp.exe, it shows Mcshield.exe dominating CPU time and when I kill this process, programs speed up markedly

Recent sequence of events has been:
- Uninstalled Norton and then installed McAfee antivirus & firewall software
- Deleted (stupidly) remaining files containing references to symantec, norton & nav (made backups before deleting)
- re-installed McAfee antivirus & firewall software (with some improvement in speed)
- followed the proceedure in 'Hello and Welcome to the TechSupportForum'
'what to do before you post a log...'
- set Ad-ware preferences and ran
- ran 'trend micro' virus scan
- ran Hijackthis (log file attached)
- ran Hijack This Analyser (report attached)

Mcshield.exe still dominates CPU time. Boot up time currently ~ 2 1/2 min

Would appreciate help on how can speed up programs

rmc

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Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 12/17/04
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mc... Read more

A:PC running slowly

Hi rmc and welcome to TSF! Please copy/paste your logs in here, thanks.

Welp, the logs look pretty clean of malware. I will make a couple quick recommendations. When your reboot at end and reply, copy/paste a HJT full log this time, not the analyzed version. May move your thread over to the XP forum for follow-up.

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The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service - Unknown - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe (file missing)

Reboot into Normal Mode and let us know if any help.

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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.
 

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I've tried disabling processes in Task Manager and the only one I've found that helps (doesn't cure it completely) is spoolsv.exe (found in C:/i386). It seems to keep coming back, although it could be a legitimate file. I renamed it to spoolsv.BAK in the i386 file and that has not been changed. I'm using (as you can see in the logs) MS Security Essentials and firewall. I've also run Malwarebytes, but nothing has detected anything viral.


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Paul Williams at 5:59:14.32 on Tue 07/27/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1450 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.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\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe... Read more

A:Win XP SP3 is running slowly

BUMP, please

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Hello,

My Laptop is running slowly. I've followed all the steps outlined in the "Is your PC running slow...?" These steps seem to have helped quite a bit, but I want to make sure I don't have any malware installed.

I've followed the steps to get the logs as detailed in the "NEW INSTRUCTIONS..." post for malware removal first posting. Please find my dds.txt copy/pasted below and attach.zip, including attach.txt and ark.txt, attached.

Unfortunately, I do not know if there is any infection, nor can I describe any issues other than slow performance.

Thanks,
Heezea

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Eric at 9:39:43 on 2011-12-30
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2045.952 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.e... Read more

A:PC running slowly.

Forgot to mention, I do not have access to a windows install cd or a boot cd.

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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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Hello all,

I am wondering if someone may be able to help me. My PC has been running very slowly the last few weeks now and it is getting very irritating.

I have scanned it with AVG antivirus, Scanned with Spybot S&D, and adaware. I have also ran Ace Utilities to clean up registry etc. All to apparantly no avail.
I have since downloaded HJT and include the logfile below. Can someone please decipher and see if there is anything in there that looks a bit dodgy?

Thanks in advance folks.

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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.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:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Software Launcher\NSLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
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A:PC running very slowly etc

Cant anyone help me? Sorry for bumping this back to top.
 

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I have a pc we use at work and it's mostly used to archive data. Someone borrowed the computer and brought it back and now it runs extremly slow and McAfee says it has picked up a few trojans while it was gone. I have the logs but for some reason gmer did not work. I do have a 64-bit operating system so I am not sure if that has an effect on it.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Erik at 21:03:15 on 2011-11-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3034.1494 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_amd64_neutral_afc3018f8cfedd20\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
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A:Pc running slowly

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Please download aswMBR.exe to your desktop. Double-click aswMBR.exe to run it.
When asked to download latest Avast! virus definitions, please choose No
Click the Scan button to start scan.
Wait until it says, 'Scan finished successfully'. ( Note - do not select any Fix at this time)
Click Save log, and save it to your desktop.
Click Exit.
Please post the contents of that log, aswMBR.txt, in your next reply.
There shall also be a file on your desktop named MBR.dat. Right-click that file and select Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder. Please attach that zipped file in your next reply.

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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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I am hoping someone can help me out. My boyfriend got a new HP notebook with Windows 7 home 64x. It has been running fine for about a month.

On Saturday he had the laptop on and was browsing his usual websites (nothing new) when suddenly the PC slowed down to a standstill.

It runs terribly slow when opening any apps and then suddenly runs as normal, then its back to being slow (it is more often slow than not) I have run a scan to check for viruses (just a quick one as it take so long!!!) I am trying to download some security pdates but nothing is happening.

I did check the CPU usage and it is normally about 3%, sometimes peaking at 13% when I first open a program.

Does anyone have any advice? I don't want to try things blindly as the system is so slow each thing takes 5x as long as usual.

A:OS is running VERY slowly!!!

The first thing that I would do is run an antivirus scan, as you did, and then download and run malwarebytes.

This may turn up negative, but even the common sites like google can cause problems. These "people" that write virus etc are very proficient at what they do.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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Despite a format and no software installed, my PC is running with some kind of latency - every off and on. You click something, it "may" open fast or it may take sometime. Same goes when browsing. I have not yet installed antivirus/firewall yet, still this problem which stumps me. Kindly help!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1927 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 771 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 151451 MB, Free - 102892 MB; E: Total - 299998 MB, Free - 299864 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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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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Having run ComboFix, without a helper, I came to the ComboFix Log File and the instructions stated that the computer needed further analysis to find out if there were any further infections.I do seem to have lost that file probably because I must have saved it incorrectly so as requested I have attached the DDS files.
i could not create a GMER Log as the scan did not complete after running for 3 hours Windows shut down with the message "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer." DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. When it tried to restart itself I had the message "DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER" which I did with no response.
I had to press and hold the "ON" button to shut down after which it started correctly
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Diane at 10:32:18 on 2012-07-12
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1401 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled/Updated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
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Hi Firstly I would like to say that it is wonderful to have found a replacement for castle cops which I had just found before they were closed down! Thank-you for just being here lol Secondly I am just learning about using my computer safely although I have had 1 for years mainly for my children. With help from castle cops I managed to get my computer back online after it was full of viruses although I have noticed that since being able to install SP2 last year it is running very slowly! If anyone would be kind enough to help me as I would be most grateful as I was enjoying learning before castlecops closed down.
 

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I have a hp dv4 laptop tha runs on Windows 7. Here are the specifics:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M520, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3836 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 289290 MB, Free - 205731 MB; D: Total - 15649 MB, Free - 2536 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 95 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3642
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

My laptop is running somewhat slow and I want to clean it up because I have a new job working from my computer at home and I would like to clean of anything that is slowing it down. I have used the site many times before and it has been very helpful in doing exactly this.

Thanks for the help!

Patty
 

A:Computer running slowly

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Hello everyone,I've been having many problems with my laptop. When I click on something, it takes sometimes up to 3-4 minutes for it to process and whenever I try to shut it down or restart it lots of dialog boxes pop up asking me to end processes now because they are not responding.I tried to follow all the steps before running the Hijack This log but it's frustrating being on my computer for more than fifteen minutes because it usually freezes and then I have to start all over again! Please help! I was able to install and run Spybot S&D, and I already have Spyware Doctor and ran that. Thank you to anyone who can help me. Here is my Hijack This log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:38:27 PM, on 10/9/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEc:\program files�... Read more

A:My Computer Is Running Really Slowly

Welcome to the BleepingComputer forum. We are currently studying your log and will have instructions for you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

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Hey guys, I could use some help. My computer has been running very slowly lately. I have 67 free gigs of space, so I wouldn't think that's the problem. It's slow in the following ways:

Opening the start menu
Opening Programs
Running Firefox or any browser

programs seem to lag pretty badly when I have more than one open. Sometimes even when I only have one open. Could this be due to my computer's amount of RAM?

The computer is a Dell Dimension 8250.
It's about 3 years old but I try to maintain it well.
I've reformatted it once. I'd rather not do it again.

Here is a hijack this log incase that helps.

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks again!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:14:38 AM, on 10/9/2006
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Nhksrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:Help: computer running very slowly.

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A while back i had a problem with some viruses that got into my computer and pretty much rendered it useless for a little while. I recieved help on this website and the computer seems to be virus free (thats what they told me in the cirus help section) but the computer seems to be running very slowly. It boots up slower, when windows loads it takes a lot longer for all the startup programs to load, and when i try and start a program like firefox or microsoft powerpoint it takes a long time to load (we are talking like 15 seconds or less but before the virus issues it took like 2 seconds to open things like powerpoint and firefox)


Can anyone help me?

A:Computer running slowly

Were you running Anti Virus software before...if yes, what was it. I know if I run AVG FRee on my system it is really fast, but loose am more prone to a virus.

I just did a clean install of XP and quite a few others before that however, I know once I install CA on this system it will slow down quite a bit just from what it is doing in the background when I open a browser or other programs. I've run a few different AV programs and I seem to like CA because it isn't as intrusive as some others and it updates in the background with very little input from myself unless iot reminds me I haven't scanned lately. Also, CA is easily customisable when you install. I elected to only install the AV and Spyware part of it. I prefer to use Windows' Firewall.

Patrick

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My computer has been running a bit slow lately and I wonder if I've been infected with anything nasty.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:56:59 PM, on 11/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\... Read more

A:Computer Running Slowly

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:47:54 PM, on 11/17/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\Program ... Read more

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My computer is running slowly for some reason. I have a variety of spyware/virus programs, but everything is coming up clean. There seems to be a lot of things running and I was hoping someone might be able to help me. Thanks.

A:Computer Running Slowly

what kind of variety of spyware/virus programs do you have ?

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My work just sent me a work laptop. It is so slow. I am wondering if there is anything I can do about it. It is window's vista and I am an XP user so I am not as familiar with this. I ran a HJT and was wondering if someone could take a look at it. Vista is so different (to me) that I have no idea where to start. I really appreciate your time.
Here is my log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:06:11 PM, on 2/13/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.2.0.7\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Advisor\HPAdvisor.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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I'd appreciate any help, thanks! Heres the log:

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\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\SpywareTerminatorUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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
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A:Computer is running slowly

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For the past 4 days or so, my computer has been lagging like it never has before. I've gone through the entire preperation guide...it's so slow that each scan took hours. I know a lot was cleaned off, and it's certainly better than it was, but it's still lagging, and some games are unplayable they're so slow.I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me--thank you so much for your time!HijackThis log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:02:12 PM, on 3/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running 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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint... Read more

A:Computer Running Very Slowly-please Help!

Hello sara, I am SifuMike and I will be helping you. 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 Java components and update. Updating Java: Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6. Scroll down to where it says "Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6". Click the "Download" button to the right. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement". The page will refresh. Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language jre-6-windows-i586.exe and save to your desktop. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser. 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 each Java versions. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6-windows-i586.exe to install the newest version.*****************Disable your antivirus program and go here http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html and run an online scan with BitDefender (you will need to use Internet Explorer for this scan). When the ActiveX Control has loaded, click on "Click here to scan". This scan may take a few hours. It all depends on the n... Read more

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My internet has started to run slowly lately. And I am not sure why. I cleared out my cache and everthing, but it still goes kind of slow. I use FireFox version 3.03 on Windows Vista Enterprise sp1. If that helps at all.

A:Internet been running slowly

Hi Traveosa, If you haven't already read through this http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44694/slow-computer/ good luck.

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My WinXP Professional computer has been running very slowly. In looking at the task manager, winlogon.exe seems to be running around 95% most of the time.

I have run NAV and found no viruses and Adaware and found a few files that were removed after the scan.

In addition, the task bar and much of the windows are blacked out.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Computer running VERY Slowly

Please download HijackThis. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Post the whole log file here. Do not fix anything since most of them listed there are harmless (some are system required). This program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer.

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Hey all, Some advice needed please.

I am currently running XP media center edition (service pack 3) and using google chrome as my main web browser as i cannot open up ie for some strange reason, (it opens, but they keeps reloading the page, and bringing up error messages)... Anyway

My computer seems to be running really slowly, I have over 50GB free on my hard drive and have done full scans with both Malware antibytes and Mcafee, neither have found any viruses.

I have also run advanced registry optimizer, which seems to fix hundreds of problems but doesnt actually make my pc any quicker, the average load up time is now around 7 mins in the morning, where only a few weeks ago it was loading up in less than a minute.

I have tested my broadband speed at different times of the day and niter, and the results all seem around the same (7mb/s)

Anyone got any ideas for things i could try now, or any software it may be worth getting to try to solve once and for all?

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Computer running really slowly

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Hello,I have been presented with a 2 year old dell laptop which is running really slowly. Ive checked the taskbar and even usual processes seem to be taking up huge amounts of CPU and memory. Please advise me on this log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:18:47, on 05/04/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (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:\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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\... Read more

A:HJT log for laptop running VERY slowly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is km2357 and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.I will be giving you a series of instructions that need to be followed in the order in which I give them to you.If for any reason you do not understand an instruction or are just unsure then please do not guess, simply post back with your questions/concerns and we will go through it again.Please do not start another thread or topic, I will assist you at this thread until we solve your problems.Lastly the fix may take several attempts and my replies may take some time but I will stick with it if you do the same.Sorry for the delay in replying, the forum is very busy. If you still need help, please post a fresh HiJackThis LogPlease post it normally and not in a Code Box.

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I was hoping I could get some help removing excess programs from my girlfriend's PC. It's starting to run excessively slowly. We received it as a gift from my dad and I think he had installed quite a bit of software we will never use.

It is a HP laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium.
HP Pavilion dv9000.

When all is said and done, I'd like to have Picasa installed on it to edit pictures and Internet Explorer. Pretty much everything else goes unused.
Thanks!
 

A:Computer running very slowly.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:18:58 PM, on 4/24/2006
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\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.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:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Sh... Read more

A:HJT Log, pop-ups, computer running slowly

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted.

Before begining the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order.


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Please download & run VundoFix.exePut a check next to Run VundoFix as a task.
Click OK when you will receive a message saying vundofix will close and re-open in a minute or less.
When VundoFix re-opens, click the Scan button followed by the Remove button
** Your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo. **
It will produce a log of it's actions at C:\vundofix.txt

* * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Download & install - CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)


* * * * * * UN-INSTALLING PROGRAMS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Go to Start → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs: RXToolBar
Please note any other programs that you dont recognize in that list in your next response


* * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * *


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