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Windows XP SP2 system running extremely slowly

Q: Windows XP SP2 system running extremely slowly

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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Hi helpers,

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

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

Hope you can help,

Cheers,
Sam

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

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

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

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

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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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My computer is running extremely slowly--to the point that when I downloaded the newest update on Norton Antivirus and started a scan, in 75 minutes it has only scanned 33 files (!). The CPU is consistently at 99% or 100%. The main items taking up the CPU are windows explorer (between 55%-70%) and dadtray.exe (20%-35%). According to windows task manager, there are no other applications running besides the scan and mozilla (which is 3-5%). Dadtray is apparently a necessary dell component for internet usage. So what's going on? What can I delete? How can I even check for viruses?
 

A:Running Extremely Slowly, CPU at 99% or 100%

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My computer is running extremely slowly. It seems like it has way too many processes starting at startup. I can't seem to figure out what's causing all of these processes to start. Not sure if there's some malware issues or not either. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here's my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:46:04 AM, on 3/1/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-125 revA\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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://www.freewebs.com/1060/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=71&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:10:22 PM, on 1/27/2006
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RGF2aWQgS2V0dGxlcg\command.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\windows\winsysban3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wgse.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ncxmsr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ncxmsr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VCClient\VCClient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\rmqk\rmqkm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\rmqk\rmqka.exe
C... Read more

A:computer running extremely slowly... HJT

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This is a HJT log of my laptop using the analyzer. My laptop has been running very slowly, not only during boot but also during normal operation.

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 8/4/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework... Read more

A:Laptop been running extremely slowly

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Make sure you downloaded, installed, updated and ran these programs already - Ad-aware, Spybot and Microsoft AntiSpyware. If you didn't, do them now. For more information, go to http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm

Download PeperUninstall http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/PeperUninstall.exe. Make sure you are connected online to run this program. Run it once and reboot. Then run it again for the second time. Download PeperFix http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/PeperFix.exe and save it to your Desktop. Run it and click 'Find and Fix' (reboot if prompted).

Restart your computer and boot into Safe ... Read more

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I'm trying to resolve a slowdown problem on a client's PC. I have downloaded and run latest Adaware, Spybot and CWShredder. They have a DSL connection, but at times download speed is less than 10k. Other PC's on same network are getting 60K and more.

The system will not do Windows update, nor will it allow an update of Norton definitions.

Folowing is the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:47:56 PM, on 10/10/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ZipToA.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SymTray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Adaptec\DirectCD\directcd.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\EXSHOW95.EXE
C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Adaptec\EASYCD~1\CreateCD\CreateCD.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\EXSHOW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet g series\Bin\hpoavn07.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\PictureProject\NkbMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\AiO\Shared\Bin\h... Read more

A:Computer - especially IE running extremely slowly

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Please download Ewido Security Suite at http://www.ewido.net/en/download/.

1. Install Ewido Security Suite.
2. When installing, under 'Additional Options' uncheck:
* Install background guard
* Install scan via context menu
3. Launch Ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double click it.
4. The program will now open to the main screen.
5. When you run Ewido for the first time, you will get a warning 'Database could not be found!'. Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
6. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.
* On the left hand side of the main screen click upda... Read more

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I am trying to figure out what is killing my parents computer. I know they need more RAM, but this is ridiculous....10-15 seconds gaps between switching pages. Some programs are for the grandkids, and I just went through and removed a lot of programs from the add/remove.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:22:24 PM, on 2/7/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SonicWALL VPN Client\IreIKE.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\SonicWALL\SonicWALL VPN Client\IPSecMon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Cacheman\Cacheman.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
C:\Docu... Read more

A:XP running extremely slowly [Hijack log]

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My brother sent me a link which i ckicked and my computer has been running extremely slowly ever since. Takes forever to open pics either in Explorer or on the internet. It is also very slow when playing flv movies and other internet videos like youtube. The address bar showng what website i am keeps flickering constantly. i have run different anti spyware with no luck and and am now at my wits end

Please help, i am desperate

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.1.0
Run by Tendai at 5:02:00 on 2012-01-31
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.1917.254 [GMT 0:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== 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:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system... Read more

A:Computer infected and running extremely slowly

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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I went to my computer today, and it froze up. On attempt to open task manager, I got the blue screen and shut it down. When I started it up again, it took close to 45 minutes to an hour for it to start up fully. Explorer.exe brought up error messages constantly, then I also got a few from adobe, WerFault, and several AVG messages. Its finally up and running, and I was able to access the internet. I'm currently running a malware scan, but I doubt it will fix very much. I'm literally afraid to restart my computer again.

Ideas?
Thanks.
 

A:Extremely slow startup, explorer.exe running slowly and crashing

Yes, first as you state don't shut it down. Leaving it run won't hurt it, just shut off your monitor when you are finished for the evening.

Second, have you done any recent updating of drivers, etc.? If I read you correctly this is the first time this has happened, right?

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.
 

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I bought a new PC tonight, with a SATA drive that I've installed Windows on and an IDE drive. The IDE drive showed up during the Windows install, with both partitions appearing, and I can see them in My Computer. However, I can't access anything on the drives, instead I get an error message with something about an I/O device error. Booting takes around 10 minutes but when I unplug the drive I can boot in roughly 30 seconds.

Desperate for help, please guys. >_<
 

A:New computer running extremely slowly, can't access slave HD (I/O error)

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A week or so ago my email account was hacked and I had a few trojans. I spoke to a virus removal company who cleaned up my laptop but it's still running extremely slowly and wondered if anyone could help me.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521
Run by Gwen at 19:23:11 on 2014-03-17
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.986.232 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {2EAA32A5-1EE1-1B22-95DA-337730C6E984}
SP: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {95CBD341-38DB-14AC-AF6A-08054B41A339}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2012\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\PNRSvc\SkypeC2CPNRSvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.ex... Read more

A:Computer running extremely slowly, did have trojans and email account was hacked

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. 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.  It seems that you were betrayed by scammers.  Add-/remove programmsClick on start-->control panel.Vista/7: Open Programs and FeaturesXP: Open add/remove programsSearch for and remove the following programsBomgar Button 13.1.2 [remote.techvedic.com]Close the window. &#... Read more

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks in Advance!!

This is my Hijack this Logfile-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delete this folder:

c:\program files\mcafee.com\

Restart and see if there's any improvement.

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Hi,
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 home premium Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD 350 E 1.60ghz
RAM: 4 GB
Anit-Virus - Trend Micro Titanium (just expired)

Everything on the computer has recently started to run extremely slowly - response time to clicks in many seconds. Biggest issues seems to be when I open Chrome or Firefox, the response time for typing is extremely slow - often I will get the "(Not Responding)" in the title bar - but it catches up with itself after a few seconds. After rebooting the computer, opening Chrome, and checking task manager, there are 13 processes running for Chrome.exe. Same thing for Firefox processes when I run that.

hijack this file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:47:37 PM, on 12/27/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcadeWeb\tray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee Security Scan\2.1.121\SSScheduler.exe
C:\Users\David\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec IPS\PmmUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec Port Locker\EgisPLTSR.exe
C... Read more

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When I right click on the desktop to refresh it, my system hangs and the right click menu pops up not before a minute.

This slow response has come up after I installed Xteq Systems X-Setup (http://www.xteq.com) Version 6.3 and thereafter everything on my system now is responding very slowly.
Even the System Restore is unable to restore my system to a restore point created earlier.

Please help to restore and boost my system's original speed.
 

A:System hanging + responding extremely slowly!!!

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Recently, my Windows XP system has become extremely slow and unresponsive. It is virtually unusable. In safe mode, however, it is *not* a problem. In "normal" mode, there are short intervals of time when the system is responsive to my input, say for 10-15 seconds, and then the system becomes occupied with "something else" for a few minutes until it gets back to being responsive again for a few seconds. Viewing the task manager, I see that the CPU is idle most of the time when the system is unresponsive.

Prior to posting here, I have run spybot, ad-aware, various registry cleaners and Norton anti-virus (I have since uninstalled Norton, becuase I thought that it might have been the problem, but the unresponsiveness continues after the uninstall of Norton (note, however, that I see traces of Symantec in the HiJackThis log, below)). I have defragmented the disk, removed temporary files, emptied the Recycle bin etc. In essence, I have been looking through the various forums and attempting to resolve the issue in various ways, to no avail.

Not sure if this is relevant, or just another issue, but I am also not able to update from microsoft.update.com any longer (from safe or normal mode). When I attempt to download updates, this is what I see:

>>The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem. ...

Here is my HijackThis log, which I collected in... Read more

A:Windows XP System w/ SP2 running extremely slow

bumping

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Hi everyone. I have an extremely annoying problem with my computer. For some reason it is running really slow. When ever i send a file or folder to the recycle bin the system hangs for over a minute and the same thing happens when i try to rename something or create a new folder. It can also sometimes do this when i save a wordpad document. Ive tried everything to speed it up including defraging my hard drive, cleaning all the junk files off my hdd, scanning for viruses and removing adware and spyware with no effect. I have also been getting alot of BSoD`s and windows locks up when it restarts. Sometimes when the computer locks up and i input anything into the computer such as moving the mouse the system just makes strange ticking noises.

So i really need to know if anyone knows what is wrong with it and how to fix it.

These are my system specs:

CPU: Intel Celeron MMX 533MHZ
RAM: 192MB SDRAM
OS: Windows 98 Second Edition
Video: 8MB SiS 6326 AGP 2X
HDD: 10GB Seagate ST310014ACE

Thanks, Nissanman
 

A:System running windows 98 is extremely slow.

Sounds like you may have a dying hard drive.

Run the manufacturers diagnostic utility on the drive.

Regards Howard
 

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Hello all:

I recently downloaded Windows 7 Home Premium but now the computer is running extremely slow and windows explorer crashes constantly. Eventually the computer freezes and I have to reboot. I reinstalled Windows 7 but the problems repeat. Please help!!!!

Thank you,
N

A:Windows Explorer Constantly Crashing and System Running Extremely Slow

where did you download it from? did you run the system checker to see if your machine could run win7?

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

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

Thanks
Eric
 

A:Computer running slowly-windows open slowly

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Windows is taking an unusually long time to load (5+ minutes). I've noticed in Zonealarm that tivonotify.exe is opening processes for a large number of programs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:49:59 PM, on 9/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Promise Technology, Inc\Promise Array Management\MsgAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Promise Technology, Inc\Promise Array Management\MsgSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\TiVo Shared\Beacon\TiVoBeacon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Washer\WasherSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.... Read more

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hi, new to the site. :]

anyway, running into problems with my computer (typing this on the other computer at the moment). it's been down for some time now - the system registry is corrupt, and i tried fixing it through Recovery Console to no avail - and now i'm currently running it via a portable version of Ubuntu i put on my USB stick. i was planning to buy Windows 7 this weekend and run a fresh install to fix the computer. however, today morning, there was some problems.

normally when i boot up the computer, i get a screen reading DELL with a loading bar, that loads in only a few seconds (i press f12 at this screen to access the Boot Menu to load Ubuntu). if i don't press f12, it loads to the Windows loading screen with the blue loading bars, that usually takes about half a minute to load. i am then taken to the welcome screen for me to log in. all in all, it usually only takes a minute to reach the welcome screen (when my computer was working, that is - now that Windows is down, it will give me an error just prior to the welcome screen and then automatically reboot).

however, this morning when i turned it on, it appeared to take a very long time to boot. it took a minute to get past the DELL screen alone, then another half a minute to get to the Windows Screen and a further one or two minutes for Windows to finish loading. i tried rebooting a few times, but the same thing happened. even when i try pressing f12 to take me to the Boot Menu, it takes half a minute to... Read more

A:Windows booting extremely slowly

I'd run some disk diagnostics to make sure the drive isn't having issues. Often if a file resides in or near a bad spot, the disk will read for as long as it takes to get the data it's looking for, if it can get it at all. When I hear of very slowly booting computers, especially in the initial stages of the boot process, I usually suspect the HD.

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Computer is pretty new and was running great. My AV subscription was nearly up, so I uninstalled and tried Avira, on the suggestion of a friend. Everything ran fine for a day or so, then the system really started to slow down, games became laggy and applications are running slower and taking a long time to start. I uninstalled Avira, as that was the only software change I had made, and reinstalled the original AV (Onecare) but got no change.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:36:05 PM, on 8/7/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Wireless Wizard\AutoLaunchWLASU.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\WinSSUI.exeC:\Users\Timothy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\Timothy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\Timothy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\Timothy\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exeC:\Users\Timoth... Read more

A:System running very slowly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:[list]This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTListIt.txt Will be openedExtra.txt Will be minimizedInformation on A/V co... Read more

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I'm not even sure if this is where I should post this, but my computer has been bogged down, kind of getting what I can only describe as "hiccups". Websites are often slow to load, not because of the internet, but because my computer is just like sitting there thinking. Even typing this, the text sometimes stops and then a bunch comes out at once once it unfreezes. If I'm watching a video, for example on Hulu, the video will stop, but the sound will keep on going. These "freezes" are only about 1 second, but frequent. Hoping that someone can help me troubleshoot this. Thanks in advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 500572 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, MS-7399, 1.1, 000000000
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated and Enabled
 

A:System running slowly...

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Hello,

I have Dell XPS m140 with 512 MB ram. When I boot up, my page file shoots up to ~650MB and hovers around that number. The system is very slow when I try to do anything. I had a virus about 6 months ago and went through a lot of hassle getting it removed but I’m wondering if I still have some remnants hanging around. I don’t remember the name of the virus but if someone could look at the log below and tell me if you see anything out of the ordinary that might be a clue, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance to all.

-V

ogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:26:33 AM, on 4/27/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGR... Read more

A:System is running very slowly

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k

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

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

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

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System has been slowing down over time, now takes 2 min to bring up firefox the first time, and a min on next time. Though cable attached web pages load very slowly compared to my wireless mac.
Here is my hijack this log.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:27:45 AM, on 11/1/2009
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:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Juniper Networks\Common Files\dsNcService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suit... Read more

A:XP sp 3 system running VERY VERY SLOWLY

The Security Forum no longer uses HijackThis as their initial analysis tool.

The security team can help you with this. We cannot assist you with this issue here in the Microsoft Support Forum.
Please follow their 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 in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help , 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 thread.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I am using a new PC that has started to run very slowly on the internet. Below is a Hijack This log that I would like reviewed to see if there is a problem. Thank you.

TechnoIdiot
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:10:20 PM, on 2/9/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\AiO\hp officejet 7100 series\Bin\hpogrp07.exe
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A:System Running Slowly

Nothing has jumped out

Click here to download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite:
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

· Install Ewido.
· During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
· Launch ewido.
· It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen.
· On the left side of the main screen click update.
· Click on Start and let it update.
· DO NOT run a scan yet.

Restart your computer into Safe Mode now.
(Start tapping the F8 key at Startup, before the Windows logo screen).
Perform the following steps in Safe Mode:

* Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your desktop.

Reboot.

Post a new Hijack This log and the results of the Ewido scan.
 

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I can't find a solution to my problem. For just one of a good number of examples, I have Sonique MP3 player. It starts ok, but then it takes, no joke, 5 seconds to close after clicking the close button. Other apps have similar reactions, but at startup time. I have run spybot S&D, Registry Mechanic, Ad Aware, CCleaner, ewido Security Suite, and a good number of other apps to try to clean up this mess, but it still persists. Here is my Hijack This log:.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:54:32 PM, on 8/29/2005Platform: 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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\iHateSpam\siService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\iHateSpam\siSpamFilterEngine.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch J... Read more

A:Windows apps opening and closing extremely slowly

Hi wacky60 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of problems in the log. It is quite clean. having a program take 5 seconds to shut down is not uncommon. I have many programs which take that long or longer. It just depends on what resources the program has to release and what cleanup it has to do at the time of shutdown.There are a couple of housekeeping items we can fix so let's do that.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...rch/search.htmlO2 - BHO: netMonior Class - {85810C93-C14C-11D5-BC4B-0050BA28E4FE} - blank (file missing)O3 - Toolbar: 1toolbar - {2184469F-67DA-49CB-BF3C-9CAB5974A280} - C:\PROGRA~1\1toolbar\1toolbar.dllNow close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Find the following files/folders and delete them (don't worry if they are already gone):c:\program files\toolbar\ <--folderOk, reboot the machine and you should be good to go.Cheers.OT

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Two days ago, I received an email that appeared to be from a known relative, opened it, then realized it was not sent to me by anyone I know, but attached to someone else's contact list and sent as a "spoof" email? (from what I've read). I checked the properties, made a copy, posted below, and deleted it. Did not click on any of the links. From what I've managed to gather, after entering keywords from the email into various sites, I found quite a few matches to this problem, however, I am getting mixed signals on probable affect on my system or best way to check. A copy of the properties are posted below. Have run several scans, but get no real "alerts" regarding my system. I ran the scans in safe mode and normal mode. Was referred to Hijack This to run a summary. Have pasted my log. My system is running slower than normal and when I log onto the internet, or just into my email account, the screen comes up, quickly flashes off, then comes up again. After this point it seems to run fairly normal, but slow. I am aware that I have limited "unused" space on my system and before backing up, and sending photos to online sites for storage, I want to ensure, with your help, whether or not an obvious problem is shown on the log. I am below the "amateur" level of this type of process so please have patience and let me know if you see anything that I should remove. Thanks so much! THE EMAIL PROPERTIES=============================... Read more

A:Received a "spoof?" email, system running extremely slow, not sure if system infected, need an expert

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Hi

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

Cheers
 

A:Solved: system running really slowly

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My system is Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002, Service Pack 3. My computer is Intel® Pentium ® 4CPU 2.40GHz 2-39 GHz. 512 MB of RAM. I use Firefox. My computer is very slow to load and I thought it was because of Avast! running at startup.
Then my D-drive stopped working; if I try to use it I get an internal error and everything shuts down.
I tried to uninstall my Adaware thinking maybe it was a rogue program but I can't do that either. The Windows Installer screen says 'this feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable' and then tells me to enter an alternate path.
I don't surf alot but I do use Facebook and play Farmtown there.
Now my system is in such a strain that I can hear it running very loudly. It's also knocking me offline when I try to load pages and I can hear it straining.
I don't know what to do and would like to see if it can be fixed before I try to buy another one.
Thank you in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:24:44 PM, on 9/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

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Hi guys,

My Kaspersky has not found a virus or malware but there is something definitely up with my computer. It is running slowly and last night it closed down and said the error that caused the system shutdown was called bluescreen. I tried to run the gmer.exe but the computer keeps saying it has stopped and that it will close it and check to see if it can find the reason it stopped running but it never does find or give the reason. I have Windows 7 os

If you could take the tiem to have a look I would be very grateful,
Thanks Shar

HijackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:06:49 AM, on 19/03/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16722)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\COMPONENTS\SCHEDULER\STSERVICE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\WG111v3\WG111v3.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell2.exe
C:\Users\Sharon\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.39\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Sharon\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\... Read more

A:My system is running slowly and acting strangely

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I downloaded SpeedFan recently, I happened to take a look at the temps....
Ambient: 81F
Remote1: 81F
Remote2: 226F ?!?!?!?!?
HD0: 88F
This cannot be posslble..or can it?!... At first, i shut down, took off the case, and inspected. I did not find anything extremely hot. Could this be an error/faulty sensor, or do I have some serious cooling problems?
 

A:system running extremely hot!!!!

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Hi

My laptop has just started to run very slowly. When using the internet the system freezes and i get a programme not responding message. I then have difficulty trying to shut down as it wont let me out.

You previously helped with a similar issue and Derek managed to sort out a load of stuff.
My system is running XP with service pack 3. I found that be deleting my browsing history that the system became usable but was still slow.I ran adwcleaner which found 2 keys which I deleted. The system seemed to speed up and then slowed down again and when I re-ran adwcleaner the same 2 keys had returned. I have posted the adw log at the end of all the other logs.

I have been running microsoft security essentials for the past 5 months but it has never detected anything.

I hope you can assist.

Puffin28

Here are the logs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:45:34, on 11/05/2013
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:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hasplms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:... Read more

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I've had some problems pop up in the last few days - Google search results are redirecting to incorrect sites (typically other search engines), IE windows are randomly closing, "diskeeper" errors...help, please! From reading a few of the posts it looks like I have some kind of trojan hiding out in my computer. I ran AdAware and it popped up one result (didn't save the name, sorry!), which I cleaned, but the problems are still occurring. I have since uninstalled AdAware and currently have McAfee on my computer.

I'm having trouble getting GMER to run - when I double click the extracted GMER.exe file...nothing happens. I click "run" when it asks if I'm sure I want to run the program, but then the program doesn't load. I've tried downloading and re-running several times. Any thoughts?

Thank you so much for your assistance with this!!

Results from DDS:

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by ebryan002 at 20:33:28.93 on Fri 03/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1288 [GMT -4:00]

AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)
FW: McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Odyssey Client\odClientService.exe
C... Read more

A:Google redirecting to ad sites, system running slowly

Let's try this version of gmer.


Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. Double click the exe file. If asked to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please consent .
If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan...click on NO.



Click the image to enlarge it


In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Uncheck the following ... Sections
IAT/EAT
Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
Show All (don't miss this one)

Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.
Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "Gmer.txt" or it will save as a .log file which cannot be uploaded to your post.
Save it where you can easily find it, such as your desktop, and post it in reply.

**Caution**
Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am currently running XP and have zone alarm due to trojan I had a year ago. Two months ago for some reason I could no longer change my desktop background and when i tried to restore the computer to a previous time before we had the problem it would not work-none of the days I tried to restore (I tried multiple days). I since was able to restore my desktop (my brother ran some program) but ever since then the computer has run EXTREMELY SLOW!!!! That said I ran a scan with Highjackthis and attached is the log.

If someone can let me know what they think and if they see something in our log that needs to be removed and may be causing the problem or if there is something else I should try it would be greatly appreciated.

I have removed all of my shortcuts from my desktop and tried to reduce the number of programs that automatically start running.
 

A:System running EXTREMELY SLOW....

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Hi, a week or so ago my PC's performance took a dive and for some reason games that I normally run on full settings with no problems are now lagging like crazy (10 fps) on the lowest settings. I've run malwarebytes' AntiMalwar, Avast, AVG, and Housecall/Hijackthis multiple times and it hasn't fixed the problem.

I'm also being redirected to random sites when using google searches. I've run TDSS killer to try to snuff that problem out but it hasn't worked.
my specs:

Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
3000MB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

whats the next step I should take?

A:System Running Extremely Slow

anyone?

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I am currently running XP and have zone alarm due to trojan I had a year ago. Two months ago for some reason I could no longer change my desktop background and when i tried to restore the computer to a previous time before we had the problem it would not work-none of the days I tried to restore (I tried multiple days). I since was able to restore my desktop (my brother ran some program) but ever since then the computer has run EXTREMELY SLOW!!!! That said I ran a scan with Highjackthis and attached is the log.

If someone can let me know what they think and if they see something in our log that needs to be removed and may be causing the problem or if there is something else I should try it would be greatly appreciated.

I have removed all of my shortcuts from my desktop and tried to reduce the number of programs that automatically start running.
 

A:System running EXTREMELY SLOW....

Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem!
Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/657363-system-running-extremely-slow.html
 

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i'm running windows xp, with a host of spyware and malware software. recently my system has started to run slow..it takes almost 1 minute to boot up, about 30 seconds to load outlook express and approx. 10 seconds to delete messages. when i try to open emails w/attachments i get a message to go to the control panel and find a file association to open same.

have downloaded file association xp. bat and winzip 12.1.0 on the advice of a techy with no help.

can you offer any insight to my problem?

bob0101
 

A:system running extremely slow

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Well, I think I might have nabbed some viruses or adware around. I've been on some...questionable sites, and Avast has been telling me that it found some viruses...anyway, I wanna do a full system cleanup, but I really don't want to reformat again, so heres the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1139 AM, on 10/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\scvhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\scvhost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\scvhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\scvhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwi... Read more

A:My system has been running slowly, games moreso than usual, have HJT scan

Hello killaer, and welcome to TSF. You may wish to Subscribe to this thread so that you are notified when you receive a reply. To do this click Thread Tools (above the first post), then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions. If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes. Please do these steps in order and do not skip any.

Unhide Files
Go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View tab and select "Show hidden files and folders". Uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" option. Also make sure there is no checkmark beside "Hide file extensions for known file types". Click OK.


Download CleanUp!
Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet.

WARNING: CleanUp! deletes EVERYTHING out of temporary folders and does not make backups. If you have any documents or programs that are saved in any temporary folders, please make a backup of these before running CleanUp!

WARNING: Do not run cleanup under Windows XP x64 Edition. If you're not sure if you have the 64-bit version of Windows then you probably do not; however, you can check by using IE to download the whichcpu tool and then running it.


Download AVG Anti-Spyware
Ewido has been rebranded as AVG Anti-Spyware. Please unins... Read more

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Yesterday I ran dds and GMER as instructed before posting a thread. Immediately after running GMER my system became EXTREMELY slow. It now takes 8-10 minutes to boot up, then CPU runs at 90%-99% (without IExplorer open) for 15-20 minutes. Hibernation and return from hibernation also takes over twice as long.

There is also a hesitation in the mouse pointer as it moves. Processes in task manager, sorted by CPU%, do not match CPU% reported on status bar.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware reports no threats. MS Security Essential running for 3 months and scan shows no threats.

I need help!!!!!

Here is the latest log from HiJackThis --------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:52:56 AM, on 10/12/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17098)
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:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\MSSQL\binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI... Read more

A:HELP HELP - After Running GMER System is EXTREMELY Slow

I finally managed to fix this issues BY MYSELF.

I had to delete the MasterIdDataCheckSum value for the primary IDE channel so it would reset to "DMA if available". The interrupt activity stuck at 50-80% has stopped.

Thanks for the TOTAL lack of help here.

What a lousy forum. Worst I ever visited.
 

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Don't seem to have much luck posting... have done everything else, long description etc. but just getting the log to post seems the final snag.

Perhaps my detail posting failed to post when the note popped up I was using an old or a TrendMicro version of Hijackthis.

Steve

A:Addendum To Running Slowly Suspicious "system Volume Information" Files

Looks like this posting worked, along with uploading a new Hijackthis log. All that is missing is the long description that I typed so I'll try again here.

About two months ago I suspected my computer was running slowly and was infected with malware. A file appeared on my external hard drive where I back up data. The file had a name like "System Volume Information". I ran anti virus scans and one indicated a couple files were suspicous but no fix was available. I used RUN to look at the start up files etc. I recall finding a volume information file that had not much more than links to a couple JPG files on my hard drive which looked very suspiciouls to me.

Then I was in a rush with my job before leaving on vacation. Now that I'm back I've got time to read bleeping computer instructions and post this log.

I'm running Windows XP that is updated. I've had TrendMicro running continuously for a couple years. I downloaded the trial version of AVG and ran that several times.

My maximum speed after returning from vacation is now down to 24k. It used to always run at 56k. 56k is ok for my e-mail etc but not 24k !

Possible confounding factors
- old unused Norton and Panda files are evidently in my computer, maybe interfering with readings from TrendMicro or AVG
- my internet provider got bought out by another company a few months earlier but the new company seems good and they assure me it is not a problem on their end
- the phone company migh... Read more

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My system is running extremely slow yet Task Manager does not show anything hogging the system. The Hard drive light is constantly one. This has been going on for sometime now and getting worst.

My system:
XP Pro (I have not installed SP2 yet, what to clear up my slowness first)
Intel Celeron 1.20 Ghz system
256 mb Ram
40 GB hard drive that is half empty.
Norton’s virsus scan.

I have run a virus scan, Ad-ware, Spybot and it is still running slow.

What other info would help to assist me??? Would HijackThis logs help??? I am going to run a Defrag tonight.
Thanks,
 

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System is running extremely slow and starts hanging if more than one applications are opened at the same time like Burning with Nero and playing audio on WMP.
This started happening and always happens after I installed SP2 recently.
Earlier such problems occured very rarely but after installation of SP2 RC1 these problems have increased manifolds and are highly prominent.
If the above or any other application hangs or stops responding then it cannot be ended using Task Manager also, easily 'coz such applications are now sucking the CPU resources to 100% and do not release even after hanging.
Every application now frequently hangs and system's speed has drastically slowed down after installing SP2 RC1!!!

Even the IE 6 now takes more time to get Minimized or Maximized???

Please HELP soon!!!

THANKS!
 

A:System is running Extremely slow and Hangs frequently!!!

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So in the last few weeks I've noticed my system running very slow. After diag'ing myself, I noticed that in the task manager that my CPU Usage is constantly at 100%. Right after start up, browsing, whenever. And when I'm browsing/watching videos/on Facebook, it tends to freeze quite a bit. I ran Spybot S&D and cleared out the couple spyware/malware problems it had. I ran HiJackThis and came up with the following:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:18:17 PM, on 9/14/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 168.94.74.68:8080
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
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A:100% CPU Usage Problem -- System Running Extremely SLOW..

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Hey everyone, It's been a long time since i've been on-been keeping my computer running well :0
I recently updated my norton antivirus and added norton systemworks and confidential. Around this time i was also having issues with microsoft updates.... I'm not sure if one of these is causing my system to run so slow or if this is a sympton of something else. I've contacted both norton and microsoft and have finally gotten the microsoft update to finally install. But my system is still running extremely slow.

does anyone have any suggestions....i use firefox for my browser...
i also have spybot and adaware on my system!

please help me

A:[SOLVED] system running extremely slow and i'm having a few problems

Hello connemara22

Norton and Windows Updates are two of the main reasons for a slow system. Malware being another.

Lets try some elimination.

Turn off "Automatic Updates" and see if there is any improvement
Right click My Computer/Properties/ Updates.
Turn it off here. You can always re-check the box later.
Run the system and see if things are any better.

Disconnect from the internet and disable Norton. Run the system and see if any better. Do not go online without re-enabling Norton

Turn Norton back on when you have finished testing

Check msconfig for entries not needed to run at startup

Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to one of the links below. They will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not. They will also identify any malware. Disable everything which is not needed to run at start up

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html

Read the Key at top of page. Use the Search box to check all your entries

When you reboot you will get a message saying you have started in "Selective Startup" Click "Don`t show this message again" then OK

Try these first and post back with the results

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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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i am running windows 7 ultimate 64bit edition.i have tuneup utilities 2012 installed.couple of days back it notified me that some other program deleted my prefetch folder and i may experience slow log on and boot process.from that day my computer is running extremely slow and booting and logging process is slow as well.i have gave it couple of days to rebuilt but nothing change in performance.please help me out.
Thanks

A:Prefetch folder is deleted.system running extremely slow

Hello masoomsahib and welcome to Seven Forums.

If "some other program" deleted your prefetch folder, I'd be concerned about malware on your computer. Even deleting the contents of the prefetch folder can affect computer performance. The prefetch folder is a subfolder of the Windows system folder.

Does Deleting the contents of a "PREFETCH" folder affect the - Microsoft Answers

I'd start out by scanning your computer for malware with whatever antivirus and antispyware you have installed. Make sure it's updated and run a full scan, not a quick scan. Then I'd run some additional on-demand scanners to double check your system. (No antimalware program is 100% effective 100% of the time. If there was such a thing we'd all be using it.) These scanners are usually recommended and they all have free versions: Malwarebytes | Superantispyware | ESET | Hitman Pro. There are several others available but these should help. Again, make sure they're updated and run full scans.

If your machine comes back clean I'd next try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two, this tutorial.) The scan looks for and tries to fix damaged or corrupt system files. If problems are found run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

And one other thought. Windows 7 doesn't need tweaking by third party "tuneup" tools. Those tools can do more harm than good. If anyone insists on using t... Read more

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This is my Hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:51:24 AM, on 6/3/2006
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvraidservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atmclk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dcomcfg.exe
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A:System running extremely slow and internet pretty screwy lately.

Print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Download smitRem at http://noahdfear.geekstogo.com/click...click.php?id=1 and save the file to your desktop.

NOTE: If you have Windows 9x/ME, you don't need to use Ewido (skip this step).
Download Ewido Security Suite at http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

1. Install Ewido Security Suite.
2. When installing, under 'Additional Options' uncheck:
* Install background guard
* Install scan via context menu
3. Launch Ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double click it.
4. The program will now open to the main screen.
5. When you run Ewido for the first time, you might get a warning 'Database could not be found!'. Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
6. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.
* On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
* Then click on start update.
7. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed. The status bar at the bottom will display 'Update successful'.
8. Exit Ewido. DO NOT scan yet.

If you are having problems with the updater, you can go to http://www.ewido.net/en/download/updates/ to update manually.

If you have not already installed Ad-Aware SE 1.06, ... Read more

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Hey,

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

-squaresoft
 

A:Solved: Internet running slowly, VERY slowly

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

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\AAM Updates Notifier.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Last.fm\Last.fm Scrobbler.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceHelper.exe
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A:Windows 8 running slowly

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

A:Windows Xp Sp2 Running Slowly

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

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

A:Windows 8.1 running very slowly

Hello - A few brief questions.

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

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

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

A:Windows Running Really Slowly

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

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Hi there;

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

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

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

"Event Log Service is unavailable".

Please help! I have ran CHKDSK to little avail.

A:Windows 7 running VERY slowly

apronedsamurai

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

Attachment 198974

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

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

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

* Please list ALL of your Current Security software.

* Have you used a Registry Cleaner/optimizer?

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

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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

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

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

It makes no sense at all. 8GB of RAM and I can barely use the laptop cuz it runs out of memory every 30 minutes. It also takes really long to restart. This is my second attempt at writing this post because the page froze. Sometimes the screen goes black and the only thing I can do is reboot the laptop.
When I get this warning, and things start freezing up, I've tried closing down various tasks through the task manager, but that doesn't unfreeze things. The only unusual thing I see in task manager is Chrome usually has about 20 processes in there. But that shouldn't be an issue if I've got 8GB of RAM. I can't work with this OS if its freezing all the time.
Is this a common problem? Is there a way to fix it? Anyone know what the possible cause of this might be?
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So I ran Avira and it found some infections, but my laptop is still really really sluggish. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows home Xp running very slowly

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

A:Windows XP running very slowly-Trojans?

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

A:Windows XP running slowly after using AVG Tune UP

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

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Hi all!

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

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

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Dave
 

A:Windows 7 laptop running VERY slowly

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

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

Any thoughts from anyone?

A:New install of Windows 7 running very slowly

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

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

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

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

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

Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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

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

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Hi everyone,

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

Thanks so much for your help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows running slowly and crashing often

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

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

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

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A:Windows 7 Running Very Slowly, HijackThis Log

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

A:Windows 7 Computer Running a little slowly

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

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Hi,

I just recently built a computer for the first time, and everything is working fine apart from one thing. Some USB devices are going extremely slowly, such as my USB flash drive. Navigating through the drive is very sluggish, and it takes AGES to copy files from the flash drive onto my hard drive. It takes around a minute to copy a 3mb file =/ I know it has nothing to do with the flash drive because it works perfectly on other computers. Also, to get my computer to detect this device I need to plug it in and restart my computer (it's the same for most USB devices apart from mouse and keyboard). Something else I found interesting is that if I plug my flash drive into one of my G15 keyboard's usb ports, it works fine.

I have a WG111 USB card which I use to connect to the internet wirelessly, but when I plug it into one of the USB ports it takes FOREVER to install the drivers, and when it finally does, the internet goes extremely slowly and cuts out all the time. And it requires more power than the G15 offers so I can't insert it there. Something else strange is that when the WG111 drivers finally install and I try restarting the computer, it doesn't work and gives me the option to start windows normally or to start it using the most recent configuration that worked. If I try starting it normally then it doesn't work, so I have to choose the second option. And then it reverts back to before I installed the WG111 drivers.

So, does anyone know what's causing my USB d... Read more

A:USB devices going extremely slowly

Since you recently built it, confirm that in Bios you have USB2 Controller enabled, High Speed enabled and Legacy USB enabled (or whatever your mobo has for those, if it has them).

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

A:HP 4545S laptop Windows 7 Pro running slowly

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

2. type sfc /scannow

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

Malwarebytes : Thank you for download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Downloading AdwCleaner

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

-Matt

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

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OS: Windows 7
HP Pavilion HPE desktop computer
AMD FX(tm)-6120 Six-Core Processor - 3.49 GHz
6.00 GB RAM
(I'm not sure what specs are needed, so let me know if you need anything else)

My computer is suddenly running extremely slowly. Often when I try to open something, it would either open after a solid 10 to 15 minutes or it would open and then stop responding indefinitely (or possibly both). Even the task manager and the start menu would freeze on me, and it would take a very long time to restart normally, so sometimes I'm forced to hold the power button to do a hard reset. It runs perfectly fine in safe mode with networking, but I have no idea how to figure out the problem from there.

I have tried to do a system restore while in safe mode to two days ago (when it was working just fine), but it didn't help anything. At one point, I got it working again somehow, so I ran Malwarebytes thinking it was a virus. After it finished, it asked me to restart, which I did. After restarting, my computer failed to even load up the desktop after logging in, and would just stay at a black screen with only the mouse cursor. A few more restarts later it would go back to the desktop running extremely slowly.

This issue only just started this morning. I feel like it has something to do with explorer.exe, but I'm not knowledgeable enough with computers to know for sue. I never ran into this issue before, and I really can't figure out what I need to do to fix this, o... Read more

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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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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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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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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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I was using my computer regularily the night before. When I woke up the next morning, I couldn't get my computer to boot, and it took over a minute to get into safe mode. After many restarts, I finnally got my computer to boot, however it took almost a full minute more that it normally does. Finally, when I get it to boot, i'm having problems playing back video and using the computer, it's freezing up on me. One time, when I was starting a video, I got a bad_pool_header blue screen of death. I don't understand how this could have happended... Anybody have any ideas?

A:Computer booting extremely slowly and crashing

I think you have a virus with lots of spyware. http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

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Hey, I was wondering if anybody could help me.

Recently, videos online such a YouTube and on things like 4OD and BBiPlayer aren't loading as fast as they used to.
I swapped Internet provider in the February just gone and it was great, everything would load really fast and I had no problems. All of a sudden this past week or two it takes absolutely ages to load a video. Sometimes they won't even start loading and I have to refresh the page a few times to get them to load.

I have noticed that in general it takes normal internet pages a while longer load, but it is nothing in comparison to how long it takes videos to load at the moment.

I have deleted my browsing history, cookies etc and that still hasn't helped. I don't know whether it is something I need to talk to my internet provider about or whether it's something I can fix. Just incase this is of any relevance, I use Google Chrome as my browser, my internet provider is Talk Talk and I connect to the internet wirelessly.

I'll be happy to tell you anything else that I can, I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me out as it is really annoying me.

Thanks,
Krystie.
 

A:Online videos are loading EXTREMELY slowly

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Hello. 
 
I recently moved to a new apartment, and had Comcast Internet set up. This was a few weeks ago. 
 
Since day 1, I've been having troubles loading web pages. With regularity, my connection speed would seem to slow to a crawl, and pages would either load very slowly or not at all.  Most times (but now always)  No "no connection"  error will pop up on chrome, the pages just perpetually load. Then other times, things will load just time. It's about 50/50.
 
At first I assumed this was just horrible Comcast connection speeds, but I noticed that my phone would load things fine on WiFi alone even when my laptop was having trouble. My roommates have also had no problems on their laptops. In fact, my temporary solution to this problem has been to tether my phones WiFi connection through my laptop whenever I'm having problems, and this has worked always. 
 
So the problem seems to be rooted to my laptop. The sporadic nature of the issues has made it tough to troubleshoot, but I've learned that when the issue appears ...
 
1. I cannot ping any websites
2. the issue happens across all browsers
3. The built-in windows network troubleshooter detects no issues
 
I am running Windows 10 on my HP Envy m6 sleekbook. 
 
I should also note that I've recently had an issue in the dealt with in the "Am I infected, what do I do?" forum here, and in doing so ran several malware scanners/removal programs all which came bac... Read more

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Hi, I hope this is the right place to post. If not, I apologise, let me know and I'll move it to where it should be. Thanks!

Basically, I'm having major problems with my computer of late, and the troubles all started a few weeks ago when I got a virus. I don't know much about getting rid of viruses, but I had quarantined certain files with AVG and deleted other things I found. I still got blue screen from time to time and often when I used my computer it would become choppy and the sound would become distorted. It would get worse and worse till my computer crashed, but as long as I restarted in time it was fine. I posted in another forum here (for BSOD), and was given some helpful advice. I thought things were over with that problem.

However, although I no longer get BSOD, things are worse and I'm not sure if it's the virus or just me messing up my poor computer with stupidity. I cleaned it out the other day with spyware doctor and a program called regcure (both found traces of viruses). It was fine, but then last night when I turned on the computer it made about 3 or 4 "hardware error" noises, but no error came up. It's made those noises before and only once have I seen an error message (which I forgot to write down), but now when the error sound plays, the computer gets slower and slower till I can barely move my mouse, and have to wait every few seconds to try and move it. It took me ages just to get to this website. The hard drive, though very quiet, sometimes... Read more

A:Virus? Computer runs extremely slowly!

Please run a scan using Malwarebytes and tell me how it goes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I did a Windows 7 reimage on my ThinkPad recently. At first, everything was running very quick. Now, about 1 month later, it is ridiculously slow. I don't see many tasks running in the Task Manager, but the HDD is constantly running, running, running. That's what I'm most concerned about. The drive is constantly running but it doesn't seem to be doing anything. There is no virus on the machine. A month ago it was fine; now it's just slowed to a crawl.

Here is a screen shot (attached). Not sure if it helps or not. Does anyone here have an idea about how I can optimize the performance?

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Hello everyone,

I am having a problem with windows xp running extremely slow. I recently had to reformat my hard drive and reinstal windows xp. Since then, it runs a little slow when I try to access some programs; however, when I try to do things like installing software, it runs extremely slow. It takes 1 - 2 hours to install software. An example is when I try to open something using PowerISO, it takes 1 - 2 hours to extract it to temporary files and then maybe 1/2 an hour to install the program itself. Here are some specs

Windows xp profesional
Pentium dual core 2.13 ghz
2 gb ram
250 hard drive

The only problem that seems to be showing up under device manager is HS 3d sensor 1394 Agere has a warning beside it. I am thinking maybe that I am missing a/some driver(s). Any help would be appreciated. If you need to know more about my system, please just ask.

A:windows xp running extremely slow

Hello, I think your Hard Drive may be slowly failing or has corrupt sectors. Try running a Disk Check

Click Start, click Run and type in CMD.
Once CMD opens type: chkdsk volume:/r
Press Enter

You will most likely receive the following message:
Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)
Type Y, and then press Enter to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Regards,
George

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My computer is running very slow. From start up to shutdown. I have tried running a disk defrag and I have tried a virus scan. Nothing seems to help. What can I do to fix this problem? I'm running a Dell Dimension 3000 machine with Windows XP SP3. I'm also having the same problem with my Dell Optiplex GX280. Same version of Windows.
 

A:Windows Running Extremely Slow

Can you let me know your RAM capacity.
 

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