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Windows 7 Desktop PC Running Painfully Slowly/Freezing Often

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

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 full scans. I've also considered the possibility of a hardware issue causing the performance to drop, as I have recently added an additional 2 internal hard-drive disks, which may or may not be a contributing factor to the loss of performance.

I'd be very appreciative if anyone could be of any assistance in helping to overcome these issues. If any additional information is needed, I'll do my best to provide it. Many thanks!

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi, I hope you can help to solve my ever slowing laptop.
It also freezes when playing games through facebook, which frustrate my sons.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Pro laptop with Windows XP.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions given.

P.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:09:18, on 14/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\Fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk2008\PD91Agent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sukoku\sukoku125.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\SafeConnect\Bin\SanaAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\rps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTtrayp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Power Manager\PM.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BLUEYO~1\SMARTB~1\blueyonder-istnotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Freezing and running slowly

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My laptop has been running very slowly recently, and a lot of the time it will freeze when I attempt to open a new page/application. I'm assuming that this is because I have either Malware or viruses on my computer. My laptop is running Windows 7. I used to have AVG on this computer, but it expired and I didn't renew it, now an occasional message from AVG pops up, but that's it. I have not taken any other steps to fix this problem yet. Any help is appreciated! 

A:Computer Running Slowly/Freezing

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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It's relatively new, & my son has been on some flash sites & the like that make me wonder. Here's the hijack this log. Does anything look suspicious? thanks for lookin!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:31:40 PM, on 5/5/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)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:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\RALINK\RT2500 Wireless LAN Card\Installer\WINXP\RaConfig2500.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1&... Read more

A:laptop running very slowly & freezing up

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.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 resul... Read more

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My computer is freezing often and i get a message telling me that firefox is not responding alot.  I went through the troubleshooting portion of the site, but that didnt seem to help.  I was brought here by the anaylize this portion of Hijackthis, im just not sure what to do, but any assistance would be appreciated.
 
thanks
here is my DDS log
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A:computer freezing often and running slowly

did i do somthing wrong?

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Hi I hope you can help?

I'm running Windows 7, 64bit. Was using IE10 but uninstalled it back to 9 as thought that might be causing problem.

PC started reacting very slowly, takes 3/4 attempts before I can open window like itunes for example. Also freezes on shutdown and I get a black screen telling me it will close down when all the applications are closed - but here are none (obviously) open. PC then freezes completely so I have to restart to be able to close it down at all.

Alsao tried uninstalling and reinstalling itunes but that didn't help either.

Have downloaded your speccy, hope that is right see link below?

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/qaLwrFdkn6tVb8mCrvlb82r

Would be grateful for any help? Am not that tech savvy so you might need to explain things in simple form - sorry!
Hope you can help?
 

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i've been having a few problems recently with my computer running extremely slowly and crashing every now and then, particularly when opening my computer. I had a vundo trojan not so long ago, which started with similar symptoms, so would like this checked before it may get worse.Thanks in advance!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:58:11, on 04/06/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Home Cinema\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Home Cinema\PowerCinema\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\eEBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:�... Read more

A:Hijack Log, Computer Freezing And Running Slowly

HISorry for the delay in responding to you, we have a long list of posters waiting for their threads to be analysed.As it has been some time since you posted, you may have resolved your problem, please let us know if you have ?If you still require help, Please make sure you have read this :-http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/Please follow all the directions in the above thread, then come back here & copy & paste the requested updated logs... do NOT attach themLogs requested :-1. Deckard's System Scanner main.txt & extra.txtNote: you'll find extra.txt here :- C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txtPlease remember to post both txt files ...2. KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7 REPORTPlease be sure to give as detailed an explanation of your problem as you can, tell us what programs you may have run whilst waiting for a reply & if you have received help elsewhere ... also any new developments with your problem ?cheerssteam

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

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

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

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

Thanks
Eric
 

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Hi there! I've been having some problems with both my laptop and desktop computer. For right now, I want to try to find out what could be wrong with my laptop. If anyone can help direct me, I would much appreciate it!

I've got Windows home XP and I am using Norton 360. The definitions are updated. I checked the Control Panel for any possible programs that I didn't recognize, to no avail. The biggest problem is associated with IE. It runs slowly, and when I close an internet window, it slowly closes. I am unable to plug anything into the USB port. When I try, the entire laptop freezes to the point that I have to pull out the battery in order to shut it off. I have not had any error messages during this issue. Thanks in advance for the assistance!

A:Laptop and Desktop running slowly

We can take a diagnostic look with MBAM, but other issues maybe the cause.The process of cleaning your computer may require temporarily disabliling some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make 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 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 scan compl... Read more

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XP Professional, SP3
Dell Dimension 2200 Desktop
*AdAware found and removed 5 viruses but problems remain. (Extremely slow / corrupt messages)
*AdAware and AVG were installed and appeared to be running but will only run in safe mode.
*AVG never said I had a virus.
*Windows Update would not install last 10 updates. I updated Adobe Flash and now the last 4 won't update.
*I received this message about 2 days ago: "Windows file SMBG1 corrupt"
*This one today while running GMER scan: c3efd207[1].exe "C:\$Mft is corrupt and unreadable" - it told me to run Chkdsk utility which I have not done - waiting on instructions from you.
*I recently uninstalled Firefox trying to do a process of elimination to see if is a program making the computer slow since the 2 virus applications say there are no more viruses.
*I also turned off AVG which has make things slightly faster.

Thanks so much for your help!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:50:59 PM, on 8/26/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

A:Running painfully slow, Windows Updates won't install

This post was submitted 3 times because in submitting - I got a server error messagee each time. I solved 2 and left one unsolved but logged back in today and this was was somehow marked solved. It isn't so I can still use your help.
After running all the scans to post here, the Windows Update finally did complete so all of those are up to date. Also, amazingly - I am now able to run AVG and AdAware scans in Normal mode and they are finding nothing. Unfortunately, the speed has not improved. To give you an idea, Click start - 10 seconds, Click IE - 30 seconds, load a page about 30 seconds.
Thanks again for any help you can provide.
 

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I have tried to go through all of the steps listed for a computer running slow and for the Malware removal but I'm having no luck. I have a fairly new Windows Vista machine that runs with 80% or more CPU usage even just after startup.

It is impossible to use some programs that we really need to use on this machine (like AutoCad) and the others are just so slow that we avoid this computer.

I have two other computers both running Windows XP that are much faster but this is the newest computer and it's very frustrating not to be able to use it. Maybe I need more RAM or something like that but not being a computer whiz I don't know what to do now.

ANY help you could provide would be GREATLY appreciated.

Here is my DSS log (I'm not sure why but this file C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt does not exist).

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by HotMomma on 2008-05-26 19:42:00
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Total Physical Memory: 1014 MiB (1024 MiB recommended).


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

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:43:18 PM, on 5/26/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
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A:Windows Vista machine running painfully slow and has high CPU usage

Bumping original post

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Hi

I'm having issues where around 30 minutes after bootup, programs will begin to systematically freeze one after another until nothing is responsive except for the mouse. Start menu, task manager, nothing is responsive yet I can still move the cursor.

I've tried system restore and uninstalling a new catalyst driver for my AMD video card to no avail.

Here's the diagnostic zip here.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is hampering my work productivity.

Thank you very much.

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Can anyone help?

I've been trying to get Hirenbootcd onto a bootable USB to check my hard drives, but no matter what I do, it won't boot into Hiren at all, even after changing the boot order to prioritize the USB drive

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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
 

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HELP!My computer is soooo slow and getting slower! I'm literally having to wait for this to type! I've tried scanning and defrags, I've scanned for viruses (and then uninstalled the software because it keeps stopping other software). I've re-installed my OS (Windows XP) and tried everything else I can think of!
It's slow on every program and keeps freezing.
The Task Manager shows that my cpu is running at 100% - all the time!
Can someone suggest how I can fix this - it's driving me insane!
THank you so much!
Joanna
 

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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

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

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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

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* It would be helpful if you would fill in your System Specs.
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* There are many reasons why a PC " behaves" this way.

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

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

* Please list ALL of your Current Security software.

* Have you used a Registry Cleaner/optimizer?

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

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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

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

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

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

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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
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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

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I was attempting to download a podcast on my Toshiba Satellite and was told i needed to update adobe....i think it was adobe, i wasn't paying much attention.
Following that the computer froze and could not be turned off unless i used the power button.
Then every time i turned it on it would be incredibly slow. Then when i attempted to press any button it would freeze.
I then disabled anything that wasn't essential at start up and this improved it slightly.
It will perform very basic functions but painfully slowly and many programs appear to much for it and it freezes.
It connects to the internet but Firefox soon stops responding.
One time it appeared to be working much better then crashed to blue screen.

It appears to work fine in safe mode.

Hope you can help.

stylustrouble
 

A:Computer freezing then painfully slow

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HelloI'm running windows XP pro SP2 & should be upto date with updates. A Pentium 3.4 Ghz & 1G of RAMI'm using AVG free & the windows Firewall.I've run malwarebytes & no infections found AVG doesn't find anything, I've tried Hitman pro 3.5 - no threats foundMy Pc takes about 10 min to boot up to a point where I can use it & freezes intermittantly when all I can do is reboot.In addition to the above I've also run checkdisk & defrag.Can someone please review the attached & offer some help as to what can I do next! It's getting to the point of reformatting my hard disk & spending the next week getting things re-installed.cheers Dave

A:Painfully slow PC & constant Freezing

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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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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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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.

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

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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!
 

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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 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.

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Dave
 

A:Windows 7 laptop running VERY slowly

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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.
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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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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:
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C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
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My wifes machine has been running increasingly slowly, and I thought that I would reinstall the OS, and take the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 7 from XP. I carried out the analysis and the results suggested that it would be OK to upgrade.

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143GB storage (97GB free after the install)
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2 GB RAM

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A:New install of Windows 7 running very slowly

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

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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

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Whenever I log on to my computer, I have a white desk top with no icons or anything on it. I can't even right click it. To open programs, I can use task manager. I have noticed that only around 5 processes are running.

These are : csrss.exe, dwm.exe, explorer.exe, rundll32.exe, and winlogon.exe.
If I try to download something off the internet, my computer freezes. I've tried restoring my computer to what it was 2 weeks back - long before this. Nothing changed. Is it some sort of hardware problem? Safe mode seems to work fine, however. The safe mode desktop appears along with the icons and the bottom windows bar.

Any suggestions here? Is it a virus?

A:White desktop, freezing, and few processes running.

Try rebooting pressing F8 cotinuosly when you get to advanced user mode
Scroll down to " Last Known Good Configuration "
This will take your pc back to the last good state when it was running properly !

Hopefully this may help !

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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!

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

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

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

A:Windows XP running slowly - Troubleshooting guide

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

It includes lot of good information.
 

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

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

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

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

Any idea as how to proceed from here?

Thanks,
Bob

A:Windows XP SP2 system running extremely slowly

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

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

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

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

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

A:Fresh Install Of Windows Running Slowly!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's discuss!!!!

A:bizarre: windows xp running *extremely* slowly

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

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

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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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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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Hi helpers,

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

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

Hope you can help,

Cheers,
Sam

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Hello and welcome to TSF.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

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

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

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Hi There,
I Have A Computer Running Windows XP, 1.4 Athlon Processor, 512ddr, Which Has Recently Started Running Really Slow, Actually It Took One And A Half Hours To Come On Yesterday And Thirty Five Minutes This Morning.

I Decided That It May Be A Virus So Scanned But Found Nothing, I Also Ran Adaware And Spybot, I Defragged, And Ran Scandisc, Msconfig, And Uninstalled Any Excess Programs, I Also Shut Down A Few Services (Error Reporting, Messenger Etc) But Still It Persisted.

This Morning I Decided To Reformat The HD And Reinstall XP, But Still It Runs Slow..Start Up Takes About 20 Mins And Opening Programs About Three Minutes.

Does Anyone Have Any Ideas?....Could It Be The MB Or Some Other Hardware Problem?

The Only Two Cards Installed Are The Graphics Card, And A Modem.

Thanks.
 

A:Running Painfully Slow?

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Hi all:
W7 Home Prem. on Dell XPS, quad core, 4GB.
I'm pleased with W7 except that windows seem to open rather slowly, whether maximizing or minimizing, or just opening/closing programs. It's like two seconds; no big thing except I'd prefer they snap open and close as they did in Vista.
Monitor is HannsG 28" running off dual GeForce 9800GT SLI. Seems to me things were a bit speedier before I enabled SLI (it hadn't been enabled which is the way it came from Dell last fall and I just discovered that the other day.) Or maybe it's my imagination.
In any event, I tested this with Solitaire, even moving the cards in the game is so slow it's nerve-wracking.
Is there any way to adjust this?

Thanks!!!

Ted

A:Desktop windows open/close too slowly

Hi tcomo

Your hardware seems perfectly capable.
Is it the same with Aero turned off?
Are you able to disable SLI that you enabled before?

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I bought my new laptop..the HP Pavilion 15-au006tx today and its my second boot when Windows is loading really slowly and the main part i've got this Desktop.ini file in every folder of my laptop...Please help!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Xp . Stuck in safe mode . Running realy slowly.

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

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My computer has been running painfully slow for awhile. Browsers take forever to come up and I often have to end task them because they just freeze up. I've already posted in the virus/spyware removal for this issue and have been cleared of malware so they said I should try this forum. Thanks!

A:Computer running painfully slow

Have you defraged your HDD's?

Have you performed a Disk Cleanup?

How many startup programs do you have enabled?

Do you have any browser toolbars installed?
Update all system drivers.

Chipset
Audio
Gpu

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This started two days ago. Initially it was slow and then I could not even connect to a browser. Since then I have restored my computer back to the original condition and I can get connected to browsers but it either takes forever to do anything or it times out. This is a relatively new computer so I have a great deal of space. In addition my connection is running at 150 Mbps so it is not the internet. I have even turned off my virus software to see if that might be the culprit but it did not help. Please help me solve this issue.

A:Brower Running Painfully Slow

Lets do a couple speed tests from http://www.speedtest.net and post the images here.

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I hope that all is well. I have already run the HiJackLog and will post it below. Here is a brief description to what is happening to my computer.

1. It all started when I accidentally installed my Office 2003 Small Business Software, that I thought came with the computer, onto my Sony Vaio. The reason for this error was because I was trying to import contacts from address book to my gmail account and it said I needed to reinstall the disc so all of the files would be there??? Unfortunately, it was the wrong disc which came with my previous computer. I have the MS Office XP Media Edition 5.0 on my Sony Vaio. That pretty much ruined everything. Everytime I went to use a sysytem restore point it would come back unsuccessful.
(I recently downloaded the Trial Offer - Microsoft Office 2007 Standard addition with Outlook 2007 - so I could work on the computer. I'm in the process of buying this software.)
2. While I'm typing in this text, there is a long delay before the letters pop-up. I am a horrible typist so for that too happen is bad.
3. Firefox, Outlook, etc take at least 10 minutes to start and it sometimes crashes.
4. When I reboot my computer it takes forever to load and seems like it's not even running.

If you need additionnal information or a better description of what happened let me know. My business is suffering...

Here is the HiJackLog Info:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:32:48 PM, on 2/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP S... Read more

A:Computer running painfully slow...Please help..

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

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

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.
Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
If asked to update the program definitions, clic... Read more

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Hi My Packard Bell desktop (2.6GHz 704RAM) is running very slow all of a sudden the last couple of weeks. When I say slow, its taking a minute or more to open browser page (although can surf ok then), but programs are hanging and there is somethign badly wrong somewhere..I did not install any new software or any hardware, it just became slow all of a sudden. To diagnose I have tried the following and made no difference:1. Full Scan with Malwarebytes (showed up 2 threats which I removed)2. Full Scan with Sbybot (didnt show up anything)3. Full Scan with CCleaner4. Ran TCP/IP Optimiser5. Ran Defrag (did not require it)6. Deleted all Temp folder files7. System restored to date before problem happened8. Ran Disc Check on C drive (fixed 2 bad sectors)9. Checked Device Manager for Hardware issues (none)10. Ran MSConfig (disabled couple of startup items which were using memory)11. In Task Manager two programs were showing high memory and CPU usage: (a)SVCHOST.exe (got a .bat file on web which fixed this)(b)AVP.exe (was using up to 98% CPU. Web search tells its aparentely related to Kaspersky, which is installed. Tried disabling Application Integrity Control but didnt help)12. Ran Registry Booster (showed up lots of problems but wanted me to buy software to remove, looked like scam so I didnt)13. Used HijackThis to take scan and generate log file (I am pasting result of this below)I would really appreciate anyones input on this as I am exhausted for ideas now..its runnign so slow it s... Read more

A:XP system running painfully slow..

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. 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.-----------------------------------------------------------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.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.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.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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Hello,

My friend has a computer that takes very long to start up, and very long to load programs. I've run a Malware scan, which found and fixed 12 problems. I can't seem to find the log for it anywhere on the computer, even though I know I saved it. It fixed Broken.OpenCommand; Adaware.PopCap, GameVance, MyWay, & Hotbar; and Trogen.Agent issues, however.

I ran a HJT, then deleted a lot of startup and internet files they did not use. I also tried deleting all references to Norton/Symantec, as they deleted that from their computer and then installed MacAfee. However, still lots of problems. I've included the before and after HJT logs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:47:13 AM, on 3/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bi... Read more

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Everything has slowed up, from boot to shut down.

I've run Spybot, but no threats were found and all other anti-virus etc are clear.

CPU usage is randomly increasing and decreasing, sometimes as high as 100%, but I can't see any processes using it.

DDS log is attached as instructed but it won't let me upload Attach.zip because it says the file is too large at 6.82kb!

Edit: I posted the original messaage and was able to attach the zip file as an edit.

We don't have a Windows Install disc or a Boot CD.

Thanks for your help (from my wife too!).

Dave


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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Tina at 13:56:25 on 2012-01-05
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2036.457 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: Virgin Media Security Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A61154FD-4365-E00F-9A33-13A09AD54B56}
SP: Virgin Media Security Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {1D70B519-655F-EF81-A083-28D2E15201EB}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
FW: Virgin Media Security Firewall *Enabled* {9E2AD5D8-090A-E157-B16C-BA9564060C2D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:My wife's PC is running painfully slow

Bump, please.

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What gives? I didn't shake it or snap it. I was just moving it slowly. All other windows minimized. Is there any recourse?

A:Move a window slowly on desktop, all other windows disappear..

You might try System Properties, Advanced, Performance Options. There might be a setting under the Visual Effects tab that might help. Have you the latest display drivers?

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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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Everything was fine with my laptop and 2 days ago it started lagging horribly. Taking forever to bring up Firefox and load google, then taking even longer to load a webpage. I am needing some assistance in what I can do to see what the issue is and how to clean up the computer.

Last night I did a disk defragment, a disk clean up and ran a 360 total security scan. Currently in the process of running a malwarebytes scan as well.

Thanks for any and all help.

A:Laptop just started running painfully slow

If it is just slow on the internet, you need to look at your internet connections.
Who is your ISP and do you have a data cap? If so, it is nearing the end of the month so the ISP might be slowing things down.

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It's been plaguing this PC for some time, other PC on the same network is doing great - even with NIS2007 running...Both PCs are Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Celeron 2.4GHz/256MB RAM and have/use all the same software. I've defrag'd, disk clean-up, removed all temp files, cookies, etc.Removed all unused, unnecessary temp files, startup files, etc.Ran CCleaner, Startup Inspector, RegscrubXP, Adaware and Spybot, Kaspersky Online ScannerNothing is detecting anything new or helping improve... Any help would be greatly appreciated!I did a search for the common issues in Regedit and found instances of Winfixer (ran F-Secure's F-spyaxe) and a series of hits of WebSearch but it seemed to mostly be part of Acrobat Reader... but not all.THANKS IN ADVANCE! Here is my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:55:19 PM, on 03/04/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)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\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\Program... Read more

A:Pc Is Painfully Running Slow (ie, Ms Office, Win Explorer)

Hello BRAC,Welcome to Bleeping Computer Was Covenant Eyes installed on purpose on this machine?Please print these instructions or copy them to Notepad (or another word processor), and save it for easier reference. This is because we will be in Safe Mode during the fix and you won?t be able to access the Internet to view these instructions.Please download AVG Anti-Spyware Free Edition and save that file to your desktop.This is a 30-day trial of the program -- This means that after 30 days the "background guard" protection will be de-activated. However, this version can continue to be manually updated and used as an on-demand scanner forever.Once you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the setup program.Once the setup is complete you will need to run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.On the top of the main screen select the "Update" icon, then under the "Manual update" section click the "Start update" button.The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.Once the update has completed (the progress bar will display "Update successful!") select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.Once in the "Settings" screen:Click on "Recommended actions" -> select "Quarantine".Under "Reports:" -> select "Do not automatically ge... Read more

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I have an older laptop that is running painfully slow. It boots up fairly fast but anytime I try to use the internet it takes forever to open a site. I've posted a HijackThis log and hope someone can see why this lapatop is running so slow.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:24:26 AM, on 5/20/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\XGI\XWatDog.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Trirot.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Solved: laptop running painfully slow

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XP Professional
AdAware in safe mode detected and got rid of 2 viruses. Now it shows none but only loads and runs in safe mode. It would not load fully in normal mode. Computer is running painfully slow to the point of giving up. AVG shows no viruses (never did - even when adaware found the 2). XP Updates cannot install last 10 updates after I installed SP3 and several others. Ran rootkit unhooker. Thank you for your help in advance.

Report:
RkU Version: 3.8.388.590, Type LE (SR2)
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OS Name: Windows XP
Version 5.1.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Number of processors #1
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>Drivers
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0x804D7000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntoskrnl.exe 2189952 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, NT Kernel & System)
0x804D7000 PnpManager 2189952 bytes
0x804D7000 RAW 2189952 bytes
0x804D7000 WMIxWDM 2189952 bytes
0xBF800000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\win32k.sys 1851392 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, Multi-User Win32 Driver)
0xF8C38000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\HSFDPSP2.sys 1044480 bytes (Conexant Systems, Inc., HSF_DP driver)
0xBF012000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\i81xdnt5.dll 704512 bytes (Intel® Corporation, Controller Hub for Intel Graphics Driver)
0xF8B90000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\HSFCXTS2.sys 688128 bytes (Conexant Systems, Inc., HSF_CNXT driver)
0xF90B1000 Ntfs.sys 577536 bytes (Microsoft Corpora... Read more

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Everything was fine with my laptop and 2 days ago it started lagging horribly. Taking forever to bring up Firefox and load google, then taking even longer to load a webpage. I am needing some assistance in what I can do to see what the issue is and how to clean up the computer.
 
Last night I did a disk defragment, a disk clean up and ran a 360 total security scan. Currently in the process of running a malwarebytes scan as well.
 
Thanks for any and all help.

A:Laptop just started running painfully slow

Could be a virus... Could not... Not very much info there... Try running in Safe Mode and see if it's faster... If it is then it may just be a program hogging resources... If not it may be a deeper issue... Let me know the top processes when you start your computer and how much resources they are hogging...

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It started about 24 hours ago when I started up my computer and it took quite a bit longer than normal. By this I mean that it took 50 minutes for the computer to start up and load all the programs. However it's completely fine when I run it in safe mode.

I have run my anti virus program and it didn't come up with anything serious, I've also restored and deleted a lot of unnecessary programs.

I'm running vista and if it makes any difference I just started using my laptop again on Tuesday for the first time in three months.

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Computer starting up and running painfully slow

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Hello!

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

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

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

Welcome to TSF.

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

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

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

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

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

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

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

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

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Please Help!
I recently bought a 2nd hand Samsung NC100, I did not need a very powerful machine for what I will use it for BUT although I did some research and found it likely to suit my needs, it has been a disaster!

It is painfully slow, it takes over 10 minutes to boot up, 15 plus minutes to logoff and shutdown..
Loading IE or Chrome just takes forever and quite often crashes.

I have run Ccleaner, I have MS Essentials, I have removed many unneeded programs, I have used safety.live.com.

When I close down it always says that something is running and to force a restart but it does not say what is running and I cannot find anything that it might be!

I am now at my wits end as to what else to try to get a fairly 'normal' running machine!
 

A:Samsung NC100 Win 7 Starter - running painfully slow

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Hi there,
 
Not really sure what to make of this. A couple of weeks ago I thought I had a virus or malware and got some help here but the issues I was experiencing have just gotten worse.
 
Here's the topic/thread and I believe we went through all the possible fixes at the time:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/579174/infected-with-trojanagentai-and-potentially-pupoptional-conduittbgen/?view=getnewpost
 
This is what's happening now:  Everything is delayed (typing, saving, starting browsers (Chrome or IE), youtube and any video I play either buffers and/or the audio and video aren't in sync. I tried to play an .avi file today on VLC media player that I've played before and it crashed or went crazy with delayed video to the audio each time. I have another old laptop that I tried it on and it was fine so it's not the video. I burned the video and tried it on both laptops and same thing happened although I was still opening it with VLC.
 
I've reset chrome, run malwarebytes premium and microsoft security essentials. Don't know for sure that it's not some sort of virus again but we tried that a couple of weeks ago. The issues I describe above existed then but now are getting much worse. Not really sure what to try next but I'm almost ready to smash it. 
 
Any assistance/guideance would be appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Everything running painfully slow, browsers and video buffering - Please Help!

From your other thread
So my credit card has been compromised twice in the past 6 months and I assumed I had a keylogger which I was sure I got rid of. The first time it happened was last year in October and then again a couple of weeks ago and I've since not done any online shopping or banking.
 

Other people on the board may have other thoughts but personally if I had a computer with a possible keylogger I would backup any personal data and do a full factory reset. 
I don't know how you connect to your internet but I would reset the router and change the password for the router and also the WPA2 password if you connect wirelessly. Never connect with the WEP security protocol. That can be cracked in minutes. I would also disable remote access for the router. In other words the only way the router settings could be changed is if it was connected directly to your computer via Ethernet.

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Hi there, thanks for viewing this.

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

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

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

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:53:07 PM, on 9/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Virtual Token\vtserver.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cryptainersrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TpKmpSVC.exeC:\W... Read more

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

Can someone help review this log?

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Hi, lately my computer has been taking a very long time to boot up. When it finally does boot up, programs will freeze when I try to run them. Sometimes they will resume after a while, sometimes they don't... I don't know if this matters, but lately 've been hearing about a 2 second beep come from my laptop. Help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 4:13:32.04 on Fri 01/16/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.511 [GMT -6:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k CognizanceC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchc:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

A:Boots up slowly and programs freezing

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 not please perform the following so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.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.Download and Run DDSIf you already have a copy of DDS, there is no need to download a new one.Download DDS by sUBs from any of the links below:DDS.com, DDS.scr, DDS.pifDouble click its icon to run it. If you are using Windows Vista, right click it and select "Run as Administrator".When the scan is finished, two logs will open.Post DDS.txt directly into your reply. Attach Attach.txt.Please tell me what changes have been made to the computer since your topic was started. Also give me an update on any symptoms.With Regards,The Panda

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I have a P111-733 with 128 ram.
The problem is over the last 4 weeks I have been getting more and more errors and it seems to slow the machine down to the point of hanging. The 2 prominent errors are

"Performed illegal operation and will be shut down."
details:
"Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module SHELL.DLL at 016f:7fcfa29c."

"Performed illegal operation and will be shut down."
details:
"Explorer caused an invalid page fault in module KERNELL32.DLL at 016f:bff9db61"

When I restart the speed is ok but then will go downhill to the point where these 2 messages will constantly appear.
Also today a message saying that the system was "dangerously low on resources and I should shutdown the program" appeared. I only had 1 program open.
Any suggestions where to start please.
 

A:[SOLVED] computer slowly freezing up

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my computer is typing REALLY slowly and certain programs keep freezing up. and when they freeze up i can't ctrl alt delete them so i have to keep pushing the power button to restart the computer. the computer isnt really running slow, it just keeps freezing on programs like mozilla and intunes. i have defragged, cleaned up the C drive, run an AVG and Zone alarm scan, and i have 75% free space. im pretty sure i have a trojan... but can someone tell me whats wrong with my computer and how to fix it?

A:Computer Typing Slowly And Freezing Up

What makes you thin you have a trojan? Did the scans show up anything?

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Dear Faithful Computer Superheroes,

I am definitely having troubles with my computer within the past several weeks. Everything seems to be moving very slowly AND we are freezing up with greater frequency. Please help! Also, I would love to be given information on how I might be able to turn my Dell Inspiron 6000 into a much faster machine. I am truly getting frustrated with its performance issues - SLOW!

Thanks a million for any and all help. Logfile follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:59:25 AM, on 6/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\g... Read more

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My computer has recently started running quite slowly and freezing up for no apparent reason, mainly when attempting to use the internet via Firefox or Chrome, or when trying anything with system settings including explorer. However, once a program gets running, it usually runs pretty smoothly unless I let the computer go to sleep, at which point when I pull it out of sleep/hibernation it is one big FUBAR freeze-frame.

Now, I have quite frequently been able to fix my own computer issues, but when Avast!, MBAM, and defragging failed me, I figured I would come and ask for help.

I do NOT have a factory image. Apparently new laptops do not come with a physical disk and I did not make one when I set up Windows. I also do not have any system images, backups, or restore points as these have rarely helped me in the past.

I downloaded HijackThis and attached what it found. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: (MAIN) Total - 455135 MB, Free - 173383 MB; F: (RECOVERY) Total - 9999 MB, Free - 229 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NALAA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackTh... Read more

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Hi all,

I was recently forced (thanks, Spyware) to reformat my PC and reinstall Windows XP.

I have encountered problems when running image emulation software, in particular: Daemon Tools Pro and Alcohol 120 (PowerISO works fine).

The installation process runs without incident, but when I run the application everything freezes and I am forced to manually power off and restart. As this happens with two different applications in a near-identical fashion, I presume the problem lies outside the programs.

I have used registry cleaning software and driver wizard programs in an effort to get all of my components running up to speed, but this hasn't solved the problem.

Caveat: In my Device Manager, there are a number of (!) devices:
- Standard floppy disk controller
- Multimedia Audio Controller
- SM Bus Controller
- USB Device

I'm not sure how relevant the Multimedia Audio Controller may be, as I am using an external soundcard which allows me to use Winamp etc. without any difficulties. I am also unsure as how to identify what these devices are and thus which drivers I need for them.

My system:
Intel 2.40ghz Dual Core
2GB Ram
Windows XP Professional
NVidia Geforce 8800 GTS 320mb

I have attached my DxDiag for your reference.

I thank you for your time and assistance with this matter, and if there's any other information please don't hesitate to ask.

Kind regards,

Adam
 

A:Windows XP Pro freezing when running certain applications

Just open the case of your desktop and perhaps with a little flashlight check which make and model your mainboard is, go to the manufactures website and download the drivers (usually support). This should take care of most of the ! in your device mangers list.

Bas Kalter
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D620 laptop running Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium edition. I use Google Chrome as my browser. Lately the damn thing keeps locking up and freezing and sometimes I have to reboot a half dozen or more times to get it to work smoothly. I have my computer password protected as well.

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A:Laptop running Windows 7 keeps freezing up

Hi please see the info here on page 2 http://www.dell.com/downloads/global...it_d620_en.pdf according to that 4gb is the max memory and that will only work if you have a 64 bit system as a 32 bit system will not see 4gb of ram.
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Hey guys,
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 I ran MemTest86+ for 20+ minutes and there were no errors.
 
Phil
 
If the intent is to test RAM...a minimum amount of time would probably be 2.5 hours or so, IME.
 
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Other OS Description Not Available
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System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
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Locale United States
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I'm running Windows 7 Pro on a Compaq Presario 64bit machine. AMD Athlon II X2 240 processor,  3 GB RAM.  I've run disc cleaner, defragged, and Malwarebytes.  Runs slow in Safe Mode as well.
 
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Alright, so here's the story.
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A:Windows 7 Running Slow and Freezing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by inkenchantress


...I just got my laptop back from GeekSquad about a few weeks ago for a different problem.....


What did they fix?

Boot into Safemode - tap the F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

How is overall system performance in Safemode? Any faster?

Run - http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Run Speccy - http://www.filehippo.com/download_speccy
- "File" | "Publish Snapshot" | Paste URL into your next post

Download SysInternals AutoRuns from Microsoft TechNet and SAVE it to your DOCUMENTS folder.

RIGHT-click on Autoruns.exe, select "Run as Administrator". Allow it to scan (status on bottom-left of screen). Save it as an ARN file (default file extension). Zip it up and attach to your next post.

A few questions, please -
1. How old is the system?
2. Did it come with Windows 7 x64?
3. How long does the battery last?
4. Has any hardware been replaced?
5. What is the exact model number? (look on label on bottom of laptop)

Regards. . .

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A:Windows 7 running slow and keep freezing

Have you ran a virus scan to eliminate a virus issue?

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Hi techguys.

I recently added verizon DSL to my computer (two weeks ago) and everything worked fine up until yesterday.
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Hi guys

I wonder if anyone can help.

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:39:54 PM, on 3/21/2008
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MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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