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Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

Q: Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

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

A: Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

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

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

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

A:Windows Vista running EXTREMELY slowly suddenly

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

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I would appreciate your assistance. I have a relatively new machine, HP, 4 gig RAM, 500 GIG HD, flat panel, canon 4-in-1, wired keyboard and mouse. Running Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I'm going to try and give as much detail as the sticky posts requested.

For approximately a year now it has run perfectly (after an initial two hard driver crashes - when I had gone 30 years without one).

Several days ago, there was a half-second power outage and the computer turned off in mid-use. When I initially rebooted it ran very very slow. I rebooted again and this seemed to fix the problem. Went back to running lightning fast as normal.

A few hours later, in the midst of being used, it suddenly came to a screeching halt. I rebooted again. This time, on the screen where you choose which user to log in as, there was a momentary video glitch (black lines running from left edge of screen towards the right, about halfway down the screen). This only lasted for about a second, but has never happened before. At first the mouse worked fine, and then as I moved it toward my login button it began to move jerkily. Stopping in one place, then a fraction of a second later jumping to another location where it also hung for a fraction of a second, etc.... Rebooted again. Same problem. Rebooted again, this time selecting a prior saved configuration, one from directly before the power spike. This appeared to solve the problem for a few hours, althoght the Norton anti-viru... Read more

A:Help - Vista running incredibly slowly - suddenly

Give this a try
open a command prompt by right clicking and select
Run As Administrator
type sfc /scannow<enter>

This will test the integrity of your system files and fix what it can.

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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:Vista running Extremely slow suddenly

i would post you tread here http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/

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

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

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:10:22 PM, on 1/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RGF2aWQgS2V0dGxlcg\command.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\retrorun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\windows\winsysban3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wgse.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ncxmsr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ncxmsr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VCClient\VCClient.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\rmqk\rmqkm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\rmqk\rmqka.exe
C... Read more

A:computer running extremely slowly... HJT

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

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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

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

A:XP running extremely slowly [Hijack log]

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

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

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

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.freewebs.com/1060/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=71&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet... Read more

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

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

Folowing is the HJT log

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

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

A:Computer - especially IE running extremely slowly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

***Security Programs Detected***

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

A:Laptop been running extremely slowly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please help, i am desperate

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

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

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Hi - this is my first time on here. I recently started having trouble with my laptop running very slowly. I ran avg and also Spybot and they came back with no viruses or spyware. I opened the task manager and noticed that it is running at 100% CPU, and assume that is the reason for the lag. I noticed teatimer associated with Spybot S&D was taking up a lot of memory, so I uninstalled S&D and reinstalled it without the teatimer. That seemed to speed it up slightly, but it is still running slow, particularly when trying to play videos or opening programs needing java. I also ran PC tools registry mechanic to scan the registry, clean up the disks and registry, and defrag the registry, but not getting any faster. Looking at the processes in the task manager, the two that are using up the most CPU seem to be connected to my Belkin Router (which I have been using without this problem for several months): Bkbackupscheduler.exe and Connect.exe go back and forth between 47% CPU and 50% CPU each. I don't know enough about computers to know what these processes are, if they are legit and necessary, or if they should be using so much CPU, and what the consequences of stopping (or removing) them would be.. Please help!!! Thanks!

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slowly

Uninstall Spybot. Teatime causes more problems than it's worth. Today's best of breed anti-spyware apps are MalwareBytes & Super AntiSpyware. I suggest you try one or both of those.

Next, uninstall PC Tools and Registry Mechanic. Registry utilities / cleaners CAUSE problems, they do not cure them. There is no such thing as a good registry cleaner and such utilities should NEVER be used.

After doing that, let us know if you still have problems. If so, we'll try to isolate the offending process.

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Hi, My computer has been running very slowly lately and I know that it is not normal. I also have been having problem with IE freezing and then shutting down. I know that I have enough memory, because I don't really have any programs or files on my computer, I have an external hard drive for all of that. I really appreciate the help! Thanks, *~*TNolan*~*Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Tiffany on 2008-06-22 13:25:14Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --33: 2008-06-22 20:25:31 UTC - RP421 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point32: 2008-06-22 11:06:18 UTC - RP420 - System Checkpoint31: 2008-06-21 09:58:17 UTC - RP419 - Software Distribution Service 3.030: 2008-06-21 03:16:25 UTC - RP418 - Software Distribution Service 3.029: 2008-06-15 22:47:22 UTC - RP417 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-26 04:51:39 UTC - RP389 - Software Distribution Service 3.0Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Tiffany.exe) ---------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:26:41 PM, on 6/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32&... Read more

A:Computer Suddenly Running Very Slowly

Hello Tnolan,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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So I was on my computer last Thursday night for a few mins..checking the usual sites (forums/email etc..) everything was fine. I didn't even touch my computer again until late Saturday night I went to check the usual sites again. Using both FF and IE using the scroll function is very, very delayed. Like I scroll one click and a line goes horizontally up/down the screen as the scroll goes up/down. I'm also noticing a substantial delay just clicking on local things on my pc, such as the start menu..which used to pop up instaneously now has to think for a second before opening up. I'm also noticing some severe spikes in CPU usage during simple tasks..ex: opening firefox makes it spike to 40%

My immediate reaction was that it must be spyware, so I ran windows defender, which found nothing. So I downloaded spyware doctor and spybot, which also both found nothing. I am running AVG free edition, which is completely updated and is scheduled to run ever other day. I just checked windows update and the only update available for me is IE8...which isn't my primary browser anyways.

Below is the hijack this log....which took about 30 seconds for me to scroll all the way down to highlight it all because it had to load each line individually
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

A:computer suddenly running slowly

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Hi- my internet has suddenly started running slowly after visiting sketchy websites. I have run adaware and spybot. They only identified 1 issue each - problem still exists...
My hjt log is attached- are there any nasties listed there?
 

A:internet suddenly running slowly

Hi- My computer is still having the problems yet I have not recieved any replies to my post- should I assume that my log is clean? If so, can anyone recommend the next step?
Thank You!
 

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

Desperate for help, please guys. >_<
 

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

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

Ideas?
Thanks.
 

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

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

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

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks in Advance!!

This is my Hijack this Logfile-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delete this folder:

c:\program files\mcafee.com\

Restart and see if there's any improvement.

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

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

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Hi ,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Hi. I'm not sure what happened to my system, but it's suddenly running extremly slowly. It happened a few days ago. The only thing I've done to try to correct is a disc defrag. Started up in Safe mode and did a AdAware and Spybot scan. Turned up one minor internet miner in the Adaware scan. Then I ran HJT. Here's the log. Can anyone offer a solution? Much appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:42:02 PM, on 10/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Daniel Young\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://cgi.verizon.net/bookmarks/bmredir.asp?region=all&bw=dsl&cd=5.1&bm=ho_search
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.rr.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Verizon Online
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - ... Read more

A:Computer suddenly running slowly. Need help interpreting HJT log.

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

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

hijack this file:

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

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

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This is the second time my computer has started doing this, last time I had to do a clean install to fix the problem. Here is the problem. I have win 7 x64 on my laptop and it has been running fantastic for several weeks now. But all of the sudden it has just become unbareably slow and unmost completly unresponsive. I can hardly do anything on it it is so slow. It is not my laptop, which is still quite new and fairly fast. I have 32bit on my desktop which is much older and it runs fine. The only recent changes I have made is installing the latest updates for office 2007, and installing PS3media server with Java runtime. I can boot to safe mode and it runs fine and is not slow at all. I tried to restore to the restore point before installing office 2007 updates but it fails to complete. I was able to uninstall Java after taking almost an hour to open control panel and everything. Now i am trying to completly uninstall office to see if that fixes it, but I have a feeling it will take all day or more. This is the second time it has done this, both times I installed win 7 it ran really great for a few weeks than its just dead like it hit a brick wall. Anyone have any ideas what could be causing the problem?? Thanks

A:Help win 7 x64 running extremely slow suddenly.

You might start by opening task manager and see what process is taking up your resources ....

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

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

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

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

Is there a downloadable program that can fix these issues?

Thanks!

A:windows vista home premium running slowly

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

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

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Failure I'd: 0gq42f-7hs86u-tt92mg-c0dk03Product I'd: 715848drThis is from running go diagnostics and it was a battery failure! Which I am very suprised, bring that the battery is able to last a good 6 - 8 hours on a single charge. Ok maybe that is a stretch. But it is a good out of time for sure. Anyways. I am running further diagnostics right now to hopefully sniff out the problem it is having. I have just freshly installed Windows 10 on it after it became unworkable running so slow I just couldn't take it anymore. I am able to run it in bios just fine, so why I thought it might be a software issue. I was also able to get it to run at a good speed for like a minute when I was first installing everything. It made it to about 80% through the reinstallation, and it started creeping oh so slowly once again. So I thought it might be a hardware issue. It just started running so slow just today only, and it came kind of all of the sudden. I was previously running a copy of Ubuntu on the laptop before switching back to Windows 10 tonight, and while running Ubuntu, the computer also ran incredibly slow. So I'm worried. I tried pulling the back cover off of the bottom and taking out the memory stick to see if it just wasn't sitting right in its locked position, and ended up moving the one memory stick (4gb, 1600mhz ddr3) to the other slot to hopefully jumpstart some progress. And I'll be, it seemed to work at first! For a good 25 minutes I had full speed back to my laptop anf managed ... Read more

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My computer was running fine a couple of months ago but has suddenly become extremely slow and freezes constantly when I even click on one thing. I posted in the malware section and they told me to post here. Here is the link to my previous post:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic478021.html/page__gopid__2918192#entry2918192

I have already
If you could help me, I greatly appreciate it!

(I have already taken the steps in the pinned "slow computer?" forum.)

A:Computer is running extremely slow suddenly

Try removing Spybot and AVG and use the removal tools http://www.avg.com/ww-en/utilities. Download free Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials.Try downloading Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.

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Computer is running extremely slow all of a sudden (think husband installed some random stuff he clicked on and it possibly contained malware?), keep getting suspicious popups about a program called LVMaintenance needing to run and my browser proxy setting keeps getting switched so that I can't access websites.
 
Getting interstitial ads and other weird popups from pretty much every website I visit.
 
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
 
 
DDS log:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518
Run by Jon at 1:11:30 on 2014-02-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5509 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
SP: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled/Updated* {7870DE5B-6DF1-4BEF-ED3D-55AD9712D958}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky PURE 3.0 *Enabled* {FB2ABE9A-01A4-4539-FCD2-C7EA1246D49E}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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A:suddenly my freshly-formatted computer is running slowly/suspicious activity

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifica... Read more

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HiJack this log is below. My computer has slowed way down in the last few weeks and I can't figure out why.I'm not sure if all the detail on history will help but here's what I can recall. I'm running XP professional (32 bit encryption I believe). OS version 5_1_2600, SP 2.0 (installed over a year ago so not the culprit), Product 256_1.Scanned with cleanmgr, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Trend-Micro Housecall, McAfee Stinger, Kaspersky, Norton Antivirus, running ZoneAlarm, Windows updates are current.Back in Mid-January, McAfee required me to update their "internet security" program in order to get new virus definitions (McAfee shipped with the computer so I was using it until it expired). That is when a lot of problems began. Simultaneously, I decided to update to IE 7. I also was running ZoneAlarm.I needed to do backup - and I have used Ghost as I like the complete image of the hard drive. I first tried Ghost booting from a CD; since it was very slow, on Jan 22, 2007 I decided to try downloading a free copy of Ghost 10.0 to see if that would speed things up. It didn't, and twice, it crashed halfway through the 2nd DVD, a very bad crash (blue screen) and something about a Kernel_Page_Error or something. I was able to recover but XP warned me it had recovered from a serious error. I'm not sure what caused this error - later I realized I should have selected "partition to image" instead of "disk to image" and don't know if that was the problem. See... Read more

A:Xp Pro Suddenly Running Very Slowly - Help - Nothing Turns Up With Standard Worm/virus/trojan Scans

Since no one's replied yet and since I had to get anti-virus protection (trend micro for now), I'm posting a new hijack this log. I also ran some PC pitstop diagnostics (as shown in the new log) and also ran F-secure's blacklight (beta) which turned up nothing. (This isn't an attempt to bump ... merely to have a correct log here). I also installed Java 6.0 from the Sun website (currently turned off).(If it's of any relevance, I noticed in the msconfig "startup" tab, one of my entries (checked) is blank under "start up item" and "command" and location is HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\currentVersion\Run. Is this OK? Or is it some suspicious something starting at bootup?)Also: if nothing else, can hijack this experts please tell me how to deal with the "file missing" entries in the log. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:42:37 PM, on 2/8/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wirel... 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
 

A:Computer running slowly-windows open slowly

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hi, new to the site. :]

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

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

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

A:Windows booting extremely slowly

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

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

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

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I can't find a solution to my problem. For just one of a good number of examples, I have Sonique MP3 player. It starts ok, but then it takes, no joke, 5 seconds to close after clicking the close button. Other apps have similar reactions, but at startup time. I have run spybot S&D, Registry Mechanic, Ad Aware, CCleaner, ewido Security Suite, and a good number of other apps to try to clean up this mess, but it still persists. Here is my Hijack This log:.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:54:32 PM, on 8/29/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\iHateSpam\siService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\iHateSpam\siSpamFilterEngine.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch J... Read more

A:Windows apps opening and closing extremely slowly

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

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hi, i am running windows vista on a compaq, with 3gig of memorie and a intel pentium dual-core.

my problem is this: when ever i start my laptop the prosesor light comes on and it take a long time to log on, now i can fix this by scanning with windiws defender, after that it will run fast ane the procesor is barely running, but as soon as i open internet explorer itboggs everything down and once again the procescer is bogged down and everythig frezzez.

i was wonder why this was and if there is a way to fix it??

any feed back would be helpfu;

A:vista running slowly

download all the updates from the windows update (especially sp1). this should fix your problem. if it is not, please write again.

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Hello all,

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop with these specs:

Vista Home Premium, 32 bit, SP1
3 GB RAM
AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-70 @ 2.00 GHz

It's been running great for almost a year (I'd sent it in for repairs only once for a cable replacement), until recently when I installed a game and started playing it. One day after closing the game, my laptop became sluggish; opening files and internet browsers would take a long time, sometimes they'd freeze and not respond for a few seconds. Rebooting was a long process as well, I'd get stuck at the welcome screen for a few minutes, and then my desktop would take a while to load, overall the whole process would last a half hour to an hour, sometimes more.

I wasn't sure what the problem was, if the game had caused this somehow... Anyway I got impatient and decided to reinstall Vista by using the System Recovery from the partition by pressing F11 at startup to restore my laptop to factory settings. But even after that, and having installed all the updates for Vista, startups have still been painfully slow and I'm experiencing all the same problems.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Right, first of all, sorry if this has been posted before or in the wrong section

To start off my machine is:
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Acer Aspire 5630 Laptop,
T5500 Intel Core2 Duo Processor 1.66GHz,
2G Ram,
Windows Vista Home Premium x32 (Service Pack 1)
Windows 7 Release Candidate Build 7100 [Primary]
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Recently my vista partition has been running extreemly slow, say i open Documents or Computer to open a file it takes about 3-6+ seconds to load/display folders etc or it freezes for a bit and maybe crashes explorer.exe

Also lately my CPU usage had been fluxuating a lot between 0% and 20% when no windows are open, it can also shoot up to between 80% - 90% when opening a window and will then resume its fluxuating idle state until i open or close another window or file.

I have run several anti-virus scans, spyware scans etc and have all returned nothing, so i am assuming that it might be somehting that has slipped through my scanners un-seen and was wondering if posting some HJT logs someone would be able to help me.

Thought i'd post it in here first though see what help i can get

Thanks in advance for any help

PS. This problem was happening before i installed the Windows 7 Release Candidate

Dan

A:Vista running very slowly

How much space is available on your Vista partition?

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Hello,
I've been having problems for a couple of days, but thought I had it all worked out. Today, I ran a Malwarebytes scan and it found 97 threats (adware). Cleaning it seemed to rectify the problem until a couple hours later it started locking up and not responding again....which made it virtually unusable. I ran another Malwarebytes scan in safe mode and it returned nothing. I know something is wrong because my computer was working properly 2 days ago. Help!
Thanks so much!

A:32-bit Vista running slowly and locking up constantly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerI'm judicandus and I'll be helping you out.We 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. Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.Please post a DDS log and Gmer log. For instructions please read this post:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html

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I have an Acer laptop and I seem to have continual trouble with a slow start up. I have gone to sys config to unclick various programs from the start up menu. That hasn't seemed to help too much, although it is running a little faster. It will work for a few days and then go back to the very slow start. Any suggestions?

A:Acer 4620 running vista slowly

Do you have lot's of files or folder with files on the desktop? That can slow the boot process considerably.

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Hey everyone. I have an issue with Windows 7. As of yesterday I've realised that my OS has started taking forever to boot (1:30-2 mins, maybe even more, as opposed to 6 or so secs before on the startup screen). I don't know what the problem could be. Here's my ntbtlog....

Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
5 6 2010 15:17:05.109
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\compbatt.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\BATTC.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\volmgr.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\volmgrx.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pciide.sys
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver \SystemRoot\system32\DRIV... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Windows suddenly boots slowly!!!

Is the VmWare a new addition or has it been there throughout?

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Hello! I did a cursory search of the forums for this issue but there are just too many cases to review them all so I figured I would post here anyways.

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1525 and Windows Vista, and I've been having a lot of problems with it lately... but I have a question about one in particular right now.

My computer is running really slowly (regardless of whether I am online or offline or how many applications I have open). It doesn't take abnormally long to boot up the computer itself, but booting up separate applications takes forever.

My CPU also seems to spend a lot of it's time running at 80% or higher... it's staying between 50% and 60% right now but before I started typing this question it had spent about 10 minutes at 100% usage. I have only two programs open- Firefox and Microsoft Word. (I've since closed Word but I didn't notice any significant difference in CPU usage- it's staying around the same).

While the computer was at 100% CPU usage it was freezing every couple of minutes for just 30 seconds or so. I'd let it process or whatever until it was done freaking out and the usage had come down a bit and then try to type or do an internet search and it would shoot straight back up and freeze again.

I'm also wondering at the number of processes I have running - 77... although I've heard Vista runs a large number of processes and so maybe I shouldn't be worried about this? I've gotten ... Read more

A:Vista running slowly, high CPU usage all the time

Hi,
How much RAM does your system have? 1GB? 2GB? etc.

Did you also check your Msconfig/Startup tab to see how applications you have that Start up at boot time?

Good luck
Ray
 

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I've ran virus and malware scans and nothing is found. I haven't changed or installed anything recently before the problem started. The computer seems to run ok, and all other browsers seem ok. Here is a hijackthis log from a recent scan. Please let me know if anything looks suspicious.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:03:23 PM, on 10/7/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exeC:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.binC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Zune\ZuneLauncher.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpeedUpMyPC\sump.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\calc.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbarUser_32.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10i_ActiveX.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeF:... Read more

A:Internet Explorer 8 running very slowly in Vista Home Premeium

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.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please downloa... Read more

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Hi there, I have a Dell XPS running Windows 7 - it's a few years old but up until yesterday it had been running fine. However, when I logged on today, everything was suddenly lagging - it took 5 or 10 minutes to load all the startup programs, and each action I took afterward had a significant delay - just opening a folder in Windows Explorer could take 30 seconds or so.
 
Everything's working fine in safe mode. However, when I tried to do a clean boot outside of safe mode (all startup programs and non-Microsoft services disabled), the issue persisted.
 
I didn't change any settings or install anything the previous day, and as far as I can tell there are no other signs of anything malicious on the computer. In Task Manager, nothing seems to be taking up a significant amount of CPU.
 
The only other odd thing I've noticed is that my system clock is 2 hours behind, although it shows the right time zone.
 
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 suddenly extremely slow

Is the date off as well?
 
This could be the CMOS battery failing.  I would suggest checking in the BIOS to make sure the time and date is correct there.  If it isn't replace the CMOS battery, then the date and time in the BIOS.
 
Let us know if there are still lagging problems after this.

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Many Thanks for all your help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:24:50, on 10/09/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1905 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\aol\1169821358\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\PixArt\Pac207\Monitor.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Packard Bell\SetUpMyPC\SmpSys.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Internet Security\FSGUI\fsguidll.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.2\program\soffice.BIN
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Users\Aaron\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://format.packardbell.com/cgi-bi...=8&key=IESTART
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1... Read more

A:Vista macine running very slowly/failing to boot - Hijackthis log attached

Hello, chisel
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a r... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I believe my computer is infected by a virus (or multiple) and don't know where start. The processor is maxing out for extended periods of time and it has locked up and crashed when running Internet Explorer. Some computer basics: Dell Latitude D820 Intel Core2 CPU [email protected] 2.33Ghz4 GB RamVista Ultimate SP1 32 Bit OSNot sure what else you need to get started, so let me know and I will get what you need.Thanks, CavittUPDATE:I found a file (6.0.6002.18005_001c11ba_blobs.bin) on my computer that when I Google it it seems to be a result of malware or a virus.

A:Vista machine maxing processor and running extremely slow

Welcome to BCThe process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable 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 Free version and save it to your desktop.NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now 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 finishe... Read more

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Hello there,

I will try to analyze and give all the info I have so far on my situation.
The problem started 3 days ago when I was playing World of Warcraft and I was alt-tabing (nothing special, just ordinary stuff). After a load screen, where the game normally starts loading stuff, the alt-tabing was inresponsive and while I was in desktop, clicking WoW icon had no effect, like I wasn't clicking it. Soon I realized Firefox wasn't working as intended, so I pressed the reset button on my case. The pc gave me an error that, if i remember correctly, was that no boot device found. I played a little with plugging-unplugging my USB devices and the problem fixed after about 10 minutes. All good since yesterday afternoon.
So yesterday I got the exact same problem while I was playing an another game, but still at loading screen. The computer boots (from zero) very slow, even getting to "Starting Windows" screen takes a minute, and until I see the windows icon (the one about the SW text) 15 minutes pass. I left home and left the pc at that icon, and when I was back it was at login screen (weird because I only have 1 account without password so I don't ever get there). I pressed my account icon and after around 10 seconds (notice the time for just pressing a button) I got the "Welcome" screen, with the circle moving smoothly. I tried to use my Windows installation disc to find a boot problem, however it takes for ever to find a problem. Also tried booting in saf... Read more

A:PC suddenly extremely slow at boot, Starting Windows takes for ever

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Hi,
I have a laptop (I am using another laptop to enter the forum) that suddenly became very slow 2 days ago. Since then, it takes very long to log in or restart/shut off. Initially, I thought the problem was that many important windows updates (about 35 updates) were missing, and windows update said that it was NEVER updated! So, I installed all the updates, but still no improvement. I have also ran CCleaner, Diskeeper to defrag the disk (both in normal mode and also during start-up, to defrag the pagefile), and Malware Bytes (no important problems detected). The CPU usage does not exceed 7% and the memory usage does not exceed 35%. So, I have no idea what might be causing the problem. I also noticed that when I rebooted in safe mode with networking, the PC performance was much better (still it seems to be slow when trying to open Mozilla or Google Chrome).
Another thing is that, the day the PC became slow, Windows Media Player reported a problem when I tried to open some data (photos etc) and it did some updates/needed new settings etc (this may just be a result of the problem, I just report it).
Any suggestions? Thank you
 

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....this pretty much sums it up. I did a scan disk, installed a new virus protection (avast), ccleaner, ran new scans and nothing seems to work. Before I resort to the likely inevitable solution (restoring back to factory settings), anyone want to try and see if we can fix this without having to wipe out the hard drive?

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Hi....This was happenning to me & it ended up being that I had a failing Hard Drive. Check your Hard Drive first to make sure that it's ok.

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I came home to and found my mother upset because her Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit laptop had suddenly become extremely slow. She had tried shutting it down, but it isn't shutting down right. THe task bar and icons disappear, but the background stays and it just stays there, like it was in a coma. So I had t restart it with the start button. It booted up in a reasonable time, and I was able to bring up task manager, but then everything slowed way way down. Chrome was basically frozen, as was every other program. I can only run the thing in safe mode.
I'm kind of tech savvy, ran a system restore and chkdsk/r. She ran antivirus programs. Nothing helped. I checked to see if she had any recent downloads. She said she hadn't and she doesnt visit many 'dangerous' websites. I'm kind of out of options, so I turn to you.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Suddenly extremely slow, wont shut down

Welcome to the forums!

Well, first thing I would do for sure is run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. Then a deep scan with your A/V. Even if she did it already, do them again so you KNOW. I would also recommend using Malwarebytes anti-rootkit. Its still in Beta but I've been using it since it came out with no problems. (A run with Ccleaner wouldn't hurt either)

After that run a sfc/scannow to check and repair corrupted system files. Heres a link to a tutorial if you haven't done that before :SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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

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

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

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

Attachment 198974

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

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

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

* Please list ALL of your Current Security software.

* Have you used a Registry Cleaner/optimizer?

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

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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

A:Windows 8.1 running very slowly

Hello - A few brief questions.

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

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

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Hi there, I'm wondering if someone can check my HiJackThis scan and let me know if there's something on my machine.Symptoms: - no browser hijacking, but my machine has been running slower and slower every day for about two or three weeks now (even in safemode). - window contents take several moments to appear. Choose a drive, click on it, the window opens, but contents take 4/5 seconds (or longer) to appear...- switching between windows takes a few moments, even when there are very few apps running. - drop down menus on windows take a few seconds to drop down. - I have to click more than once to get any function to begin (save. Save. SAVE!). - When the buttons finally do seem to activate, it takes moments for the function to begin.What I've tried so far: A. - went through the checklist found at: "Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware". Did everything suggested.- discs were recently defragged- there aren't a lot of services running on my machine (i used Spybot a few months ago to help me turn off unwanted services).- there aren't any obvious culprits in taskmanager/processes; nothing there seems to be running too high. A couple of SVCHOSTS.EXE files are running about 20-24,000K, and one of them seems to have a lot of virtual memory devoted to it (virtual memory starts at 24,000, and creeps up to about 100,000k after about a day of running, but levels off there.- for some reason Spybot shows that FIVE instances of CTFMON.EXE are run... Read more

A:Windows running very very slowly

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

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Well, like the title says above, my Vista suddenly won't open or run any installation software.

This problem happened around October 9th. I went to Chicago for a few days, and while staying there, I received a phone call from my younger sister who told me that my father was messing with my computer.

My Vista was running totally fine before I left, no problems whatsoever. When I came home, I logged on my computer, like I normally would, but when I got to my desktop, it looked exactly like it just came out of the box. All my desktop icons were gone, background to the default, and the majority of my programs were missing.
A notice popped up saying that C++ crashed or something (I wish I got a screenshot of the other notices that popped up along with that one).

I had no idea what my dad did to my computer but I was pissed off. Soon, I did a system restore, the day before I left for Chicago.

Everything was back to normal but Vista would no longer allow me to open up and run installation programs. I've tried looking for other installation programs (I think it was called Installation Wizard or something, I'm not really sure).

Just recently I downloaded Windows Installer.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
The only that actually installed was the Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x64.msu file. (I'm not really that computer smart >_>) It installed, told me to reboot my computer, and so I did. I still wasn't able to run installation progr... Read more

A:Vista suddenly stopped running installation programs

I think tou need this one: x86 Platform: Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu

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Hi Guys,

Vista has just started running really slowly for about the last 2 days or so. I havent really had time to have a look at it as ive been so busy last few days. I suspect its somekind of malware or trojan possibly as ive been on irc a lot recentley, internet connection also seems slow so im pretty certain ive been hacked or something. If you guys could have a look at my log and help me out asap that would be amazing! many thanks in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:46:09, on 02/06/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
E:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
E:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
E:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
E:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\Toshiba.exe
E:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
E:\Program Files\Toshiba\Windows Utilities\Hotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
E:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
E:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
E:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
E:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
E:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
E:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
E:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
E:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
E:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Monitor\BtMon2.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.

Thanks so much for your help!

<HJT log removed>

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

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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 all!

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

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

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Dave
 

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

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

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

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R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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So I ran Avira and it found some infections, but my laptop is still really really sluggish. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows home Xp running very slowly

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

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

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

Any thoughts from anyone?

A:New install of Windows 7 running very slowly

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

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

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

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

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

Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 Computer Running a little slowly

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

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

A:Windows XP running slowly after using AVG Tune UP

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

A:USB devices going extremely slowly

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

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

A:Computer with Windows XP Home Running Slowly

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

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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 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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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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Hi Guys,

Vista has just started running really slowly for about the last 2 days or so. I havent really had time to have a look at it as ive been so busy last few days. I suspect its somekind of malware or trojan possibly as ive been on irc a lot recentley, internet connection also seems slow so im pretty certain ive been hacked or something. If you guys could have a look at my log and help me out asap that would be amazing! many thanks in advance!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:46:09, on 02/06/2007
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)

Running processes:
E:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
E:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
E:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
E:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
E:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
E:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\Toshiba.exe
E:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
E:\Program Files\Toshiba\Windows Utilities\Hotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
E:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exe
E:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
E:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
E:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
E:\Program Files\Toshiba\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe
E:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
E:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
E:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
E:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Bluetooth Monitor\BtMon2.exe
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A:vista suddenly running really slow, hijack this log included possibly trojan?

can anyone help me out please? i had some problems before a while ago and you guys were all very helpful. Just my laptop is on its deathbed it seems, all running so slowly and im worried that someone might have access to my pc throught the trojan as its so slow. thanks in advance
 

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hey, I was wondering if anybody could help me.

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Krystie.
 

A:Online videos are loading EXTREMELY slowly

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

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

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

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

A:System hanging + responding extremely slowly!!!

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

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

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

A:Virus? Computer runs extremely slowly!

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

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

A:Computer booting extremely slowly and crashing

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

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

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

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

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

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I have used the same email programme on this computer for 2 years with no problems. For the last week or so my emails have taken forever to download, half and hour or more.

There is plenty of capacity on my webmail account which is where messages are downloaded from, and according to the little information box WLW is 'aware' of the messages to be downloaded, and list 'downloading 17 messages' or whatever number; no error message appears, it just takes a-g-e-s. Any suggestions on how to fix it?

Please no suggestions to download some other better mail programme - I'm happy with this one when it is working!

Many thanks

A:Windows Live Mail suddenly downloading mail very slowly

I would first try the simple thing of resetting(power cycle) your network equipment. Unplug the power cord(s) to both the modem and router or just the one cord if its a combo modem/router and wait about a minute or so; then plug the modem back in first and let that boot; then plug the router back in and let that boot. Try this out and see what happens. If it doesnt resolve the issue post back and we can take it from there.

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