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Skype - all versions - poor performance

Q: Skype - all versions - poor performance

Am having major performance problems with Skype running on a Packard Bell PC with one of the on-board Realtek sound cards.

The computer runs fine, no malware detected, no viruses detected, etc. Everything generally in good working order.

As soon as you launch Skype and it trys to sign on, it becomes massively 'laggy'. When it does respond and you verify the audio settings as required you can just about make a call to someone on skype, or the test call and it disconnects you almost immediately and you get a loop of the disconnect sound about 10-15 times.

Tis a P4 2.8HT, 512MB RAM, 1024 Virtual Memory - 100GB+ Free HDD space. XP HE SP3.

My money's on it being poorly written sound drivers, but have tried both versions on Packard Bells site and the generic ones available on Realtek's site to no avail.

Also tried version 3.0 and 3.1 of Skype from Oldversion.com with no change.

Any ideas?

Preferred Solution: Skype - all versions - poor performance

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Skype - all versions - poor performance

Hi SH Consultancy and welcome to TSF !

Wireless or wired network ?

If wired and if you believe it's a driver issue there's not much you can do. Try deactivating HD audio in the BIOS and reverting to AC97.

512MB of RAM is considered the bare minimum if you want XP to be responsive, see if adding another 512MB helps.

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First off, I didn't know whether to post this in gaming or hardware. Sorry.

My question: If there is dust on the videocard and fans or other poor condtions in my computer, can it affect performance in gaming? FPS wise?

Thanks, Andrew.

A:Poor computer conditions = poor gaming performance?

I think any build-up of dust can lead to poor performance due to heat. And heat can lead to crashes, BSODs, etc.

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and recently I was forced to download latest Skype version, which I believe is ok for Win 10.
I want to use the Split window chat but am unable to do since that is only designed for Win10.
Please advise if I can download/use previous versions to my comfort.

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Trying to get to grips with new 8.1 laptop.

It has Skype 7.26 pre-installed, i.e full program >80MB.

But it also has "Apps" - Skype and Skype WiFi.

Why do I need all these? Can I delete the Apps? (I'd probably only use the desktop program which I am used to.)

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I have two computers, one desktop and one laptop. I've been using Skype for several years, but as of today it won't let me sign in anymore, it says I am using an old version and MUST update, which I refuse. I absolutely hate the new generation versions of Skype that looks like an iPhone chat and I rather not use it at all. But surely there must be a way around this? Any suggestions? I read a guide from 2014 that said it's possible to bypass by backing up the old version of Skype.exe and then installing the latest version, but Skype's website won't even let me download the latest version, so I can't try to see if even that works.
Please help.

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I am having some problems while viewing video over the internet and also when using SKYPE (a particularly frustrating problem since we are living overseas).

I originally suspected some sort of spyware / malware and posted this request to the relevant section of the forum (my first reply is more descriptive than the original post). However, a reply from Ried (who reviewed my Hijackthis log) has my system being clean. Ried suggested I try this section of the forum.

This problem has not always been there - the PC worked fine for a year or two before things started to slow.

Grateful for any help.

A:Slow video and poor quality SKYPE


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Here is the Hijackthis log for my previous posr sorry i am a newbie to this Scan saved at 7:42:43 PM, on 4/14/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\klwtblfs.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaul...rch/search.htmlR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search... Read more

A:poor pc performance

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

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After having rather high hopes for SSD Performance...I'm disappointed.
I'm glad I got a test unit, because if I would've shelled out the cabbage for this, I'd be a little PO'd.

I have an 8300 Quad Core 2.5 Intel with 4GB of RAM running W7 Pro 64 Bit.
Instead of trying to clone the old drive, I did what I thought was right and did a fresh install.

I loaded up MSE, Office 2010 and all Windows Updates.
Did a couple of tweaks (made sure defrag was off, DMA mode on instead of PIO, disabled indexing)

I have all the latest chipset, mobo, video, etc., drivers.

Yes, it boots into Windows to the desktop faster. No doubt.
Yes, it opens up windows faster and programs SOMETIMES as well.

But it multitasks terrible. If I'm download, installing, etc., anything...and try to move program to program, it's slow. To the point I think it's freezing up.

I've read a few of the tweaks here...and I'm missing something I think.

It's an Imation 2.5" M series 64GB drive. I know it's not the Vertex 2...but it has pretty decent specs behind it. Not the best, but it should do everything my SATA platter drive does better...period.

It doesn't.

What should I be looking for? (It shipped with the latest firmware, and trim is turned on...not like that matters since I only installed Win7Pro fresh a few hours ago...)

A:Poor SSD Performance

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

This is the one I was actually looking for.
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

Hope they help.


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I have check my startup programs and remove all the ones that are not necessary. Here is my HJT Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 12:00:59 PM, on 4/28/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon\Amazon Unbox Video\ADVWindowsClientSystemTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exeC:\Users\khoa\Desktop\HijackThis.exeC:\Users\khoa\Downloads\HiJackThis.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exeR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blankR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R3 - URLSearchHook: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {... Read more

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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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I have followed the preparation thread; hopefully things will be faster that way.FYI: I encountered an error using the second program (GMER, was it?). It says the system could not find the file specified and when the application loaded, I could not configure it correctly. Most check boxes were grayed-out with no check in them except Services, Registry, and Files.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by Spectro at 11:19:34.26 on Sat 07/24/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4094.2384 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2010\avp.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchos... Read more

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I'm pretty sure my post was overlooked. I know I'm not supposed to bump, but I'm seeing threads that were made just a day or so ago and already have posts from the malware team.

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I am having severe performance issues on a Vista SP2 machine, whereby it can take several minutes to start Internet Explorer and then 5 - 10 minutes to load a web page and sometime the page does not even load.

I have run a Virus Scan from McAfee Internet Security and a Malwarebytes Scan, both come up clean. Running the task manager both CPU and memory usage are relatively flat.

I have attached some basic info about the computer / OS. I am not sure what other info to include or where to start looking for the root cause of the issue and am happy to provide additional info if requested.

Kind regards

A:Poor performance

Run chkdsk, on the hard drive.
Open a command prompt, with elevated privileges, then type chkdsk /r

To get to the command prompt, go to Start > Search > type cmd.exe then right click on the cmd.exe, then choose "Run as Administrator" in the command prompt, type chkdsk /r

let it run, going to take some time to complete, then restart the computer.

If no improvement, go here: SeaTools for DOS | Seagate burn seatools to a CD, boot from the CD run the short, and long tests, look for errors.

If all checks out good, next will be to check your RAM, go here Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and get the .iso file, you will need to use a image burning software like The Official ImgBurn Website or some other image burning software.

You will want to test each stick of RAM individualy, if any errors are found you will need to replace the RAM.

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hiya all im new to this forum and i need a little help about 3 months ago i built my own pc and the spec is
proceesor:AMD FX(tm)-4130 quad core 3.80GHz
ram: kingston 8gb
64 bit
windows 7 serivce pack 1

copying over files is slow and i thought with it having 8gb ram would help it run smooth but dosent also struggles to play games ect:ts2014 and ship simulator both of the settings for the game is at its minimum and still struggles any help would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

A:need help poor performance

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Let's take a look at your full system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications | Tech Support Forum

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Hijack this suggested I post this, any help would be appreceated.

Thank you

Casey Jones
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by jonesr1 at 10:40:01.45 on 2009-04-03
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.422 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Microsoft Forefront Client Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent\AeXNSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\cimom\bin\cimlistener.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\SSA\FcsSas.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\slp\bin\IBMSA.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\IBM\icc\slp\bin\slp_srvreg.exe
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A:Poor performance

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

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My computer reacts slowly.When I click shut down it shows a windows what do you want the computer to do after 5 minutes. When I start the computer it takes about 20 minutes before any program works. When I click on my computer it again takes 5 minutes or more to load. Also when I try to go to a disk drive using start-my computer- files i want to go the whole computer freezes, and response again after few minutes. I want to know why is it happening? Thanks

A:Poor PC performance

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Lets rule out malware first

Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware

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Recently I've been having some problems with my laptop. I've had it for five months now. Basically performance is at quite a poor level, it's very noisy, very hot, and running around 70 processes generally. CPU usage is high and so doing basic things such as browsing the internet is really stressing the laptop out and I'm getting lag. I don't know if this is related to some malware or something else.

I'm on Windows Vista so I have run DSS to get a log. The extra log is attached.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Oli on 2008-05-26 13:51:11
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
12: 2008-05-26 10:47:14 UTC - RP113 - Removed Napster Burn Engine
11: 2008-05-26 10:46:50 UTC - RP112 - Removed Napster
10: 2008-05-23 0829 UTC - RP110 - Windows Update
9: 2008-05-21 08:18:26 UTC - RP109 - Windows Update
8: 2008-05-17 00:24:00 UTC - RP108 - Windows Update

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-04-28 20:50:30 UTC - RP101 - Device Driver Package Install: Sony Ericsson Modems

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-26 13:54:28
Platform: Windows Vista (6.00.6000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Poor PC performance

I've run a few programs such as Ad-Aware and nothing's really showing except a few tracking cookies.

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Thanks for your help.


A:Poor Performance

Hello and welcome to BCWe 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. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please see here for instructionshow to install HijackThis and make a logfile. Save it into convenient location and include it to your next reply, please.NextPlease do a scan with Kaspersky Online ScannerNote: If you are using Windows Vista, open your browser by right-clicking on its icon and select 'Run as administrator' to perform this scan.Click on the Accept button and install any components it needs.The program will install and then begin downloading the latest definition files.After the files have been downloaded on the left side of the page in the Scan section select My ComputerThis will start the program and scan your system.The scan will take a while, so b... Read more

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I have noticed that recently my computer has slowed down considerably. I first noticed it when it stutters to play the opening .wav sounds on startup, continued by a very slow load time when opening Firefox or even the start menu once windows is booted. On top of that, game performance has also taken a hit (longer load times, slower FPS). I have ran Adware, Spybot, and Spyware blaster. Adware didnt find anyting, Spyware blaster found a few things, but I removed them. Also ran an anti-virus scan and defrag with the Windows defragger, with no results. The Panda spyware/malware detector can not complete either because it freezes while scanning C:/ndtlr or something of the like. Here's my Hijack This log. I cant think of anything that I may have changed or installed that could have induced this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:59:02 PM, on 3/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
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Recently purchased a larger capacity computer. I wanted the contents of the new system to be exactly the same as my old one. Much to my disappointment the newer, faster, larger capacity computer performs slower than the old system. This is a comparison of both systems:


Intel Pentium MMX-------Intel Pentium III
200 MHz-------------------800 MHz
3.25 GB hard drive------20 GB hard drive
192 MB RAM--------------512 MB RAM

Both systems are mirror images of each other. Win98SE with IE6.0 and exactly the same programs installed. The biggest differences are with the CPU Load and uncached speed. The uncached speed is around 2 and a half times slower and the CPU Load about 25% slower.

I run all maintenance programs daily (disk cleanup, scan disk, disk defrag, etc). At startup there are only four basic programs running. The background programs are only what is required. No firewalls are installed or virus scans. Spybot, Ad-Aware and a virus scan are run at least twice weekly. The system is clean. I will gladly try any recommended suggestion. Thanks for reading.

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I'm new to the Win 7 community and i already have a problem. I just installed Win 7 x64 4 days ago because everyone was telling me how well it runs but i had a big surprise.
The instalation was fast , after that i installed the sound driver ( because i needed the control pannel to configure my surround system ) and the video drivers ( for the control center ). After that all the other programs i usually use.
The problem is that everything i do it runs very slow. If for example i install a game and try doing something at the same time...
And also games/programs take very long to launch. This didn't happen in vista.
I really could use some help to identify the problem...

BTW my specs are:
4gb ddr2 800 cl4
seagate 250gb sata2
mobo gigabyte p45-ds3r

A:Win 7 poor performance.

what build are you using?

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Here are my logs as requested (I hope I have these correctly formatted for you)
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Steve at 19:53:02.35 on 28/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.511.110 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Media Studio\SamsungMediaStudioAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Poor Performance

Bump Please. If I have any detail wrong, please let me know and I will re-submit.

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This is my mums Laptop and not the one i have stated in my profile.

Its an Acer Travelmate 2000, on Windows XP. Here is the HijackThisLog.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:22:08, on 31/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\CtrlVol.exe
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I'm using Team Xtreem S3 120 GB SSD with Win7. The intallation was performed on AHCI mode and drivers and BIOS settings seem to be ok. However I get a poor perfomance. With SATA2 connection, I believe I should get seq speeds around 200-250 MB/s. Here is what I get:

Crystal Disk Info


A:Poor SSD performance

I think I have found the reason. My SSD seems to run as SATA 1 altough my other HDDs are on SATA 2 mode. Any idea how to fix It?

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Hi everyone, this is my first post and I'm desperate, here. I think I'm infected with Malware and I can't find it or get it out! I have screen shotes of the two "ads" that are showing up, if someone wants to see them. Clearly they are designed to get you to try and click on them. They are both showing up all across the web when I visit other pages, too.
Here is what I've done, scans I've run:
Advance System Care
Spybot Search and Destroy
Super Antispyware
AVG Virus Scan
And maybe one or two more (I can't remember)
None of these are picking up anything.

I've done a system restore to the earliest point I could, and that didn't remove it.

I have a couple of programs that I tried to uninstall, but are still showing up in my programs too. I suspect they are malicious. I think I got them when I was streaming videos from a site I thought was safe.

Also, when I log in through my son's desktop and use either Firefox or IE, they don't show up. When I log in through my desktop and use IE they don't show up, but when I use Firefox, they do. I also created another user desktop and they tried through there and they don't show up on that new desktop, either.
I have also noticed that there are two files showing up on C: that seem strange.
Computer>OS (C:)>Program Files -- (which I've always noticed) and
Computer>OS (C:)>Program Files (x86) -- (which struck me as odd)
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A:"Your PC Performance is Poor" and other "Ads"

Welcome aboard  If Firefox is the only program affected the fastest way to fix the issue would be to uninstall Firefox completely using this guide: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_Firefox and install fresh copy. Also, uninstall Advance System Care.Registry cleaners/optimizers are not recommended for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "ba... Read more

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I have a MSI Z77A GD65 mobo, and in Windows 7 USB 3 is running very well with up to 120kb/sec on my USB 3 hdd.

Same hdd, same USB 3 port, but in windows 8 only 40-65kb/sec. I have tried to install the Intel USB 3 driver from MSI, but I get a warning, that the Win7 x64 driver has some compatibel-problems, and there is no solution yet.

Anybody know of a beta USB 3 driver for Windows 8? Right now I am using this version 6.2.9200.16420.

Allso my USB 3 HUB is only running USB2 speed in Windows 8, so something is not right.

A:Poor USB 3 performance

You must have meant mb/sec, not in/sec...as kb/sec would be terrible.

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I recently bought a second EVGA 2GB GTX 770 SC and have SLI set up, but the performance increase I got was a lot less than expected. I ran my own little benchmark with the first mission of the BF3 campaign on Ultra settings and my average frames per second only increased about 20 from about 90 to about 110. I decided to run the 3DMark Fire Strike Benchmark to check if I am really getting the performance I should and it turns out I'm not. I compared my results to Legit Review's results and my GPU score of barely over 11000 is over 3000 less than theirs on the normal test. On the extreme test, my result of just over 5200 is significantly less than the site's result of 6700. What is going on here? I'm very frustrated. I already tried reinstalling the latest 337.88 driver and chose to clean install but the benchmarks are still yielding the same results.

A:Poor GTX 770 SLI Performance

How much of an overclock are you using, on core and memory? Are you changing the NVIDIA Control panel setting for performance rather than quality?

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I need your help.
Issue description:
Low FPS in games; Witcher 3 went from 50-60fps on high to 10-20fps on ANY setting; same with Rainbow Six Siege and GTA 5.
High GPU Load (90%+) and temperature (53°C) when idle.
Things I tried:
Clean install of nvidia drivers with DDU
Driver rollback from the latest to 358.91
I would get normal performance after restart but the issue would come back within 5-10mins.
I ran the Rkill and it killed 3 processes; this temporarily solved the issue until a restart.
Scanned with Malwarebytes for rootkits, found 1 but it is quarantined and the issue still persisits
What do I do?
System Info:
BIOS Date: 04/10/15 10:16:37 Ver: V12.8B0
Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release_sec.160223-1728)
Intel Core i5-4460  CPU 3.20GHz
MSI B85-G43 GAMING (MS-7816)
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9

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Hi, my superantispyware picks up on a 2o7 cookie and it keeps coming back after deletion.
The computer is slower these days too. Heres a HJT log....
Can someone please help me please?

[email protected]: It also has a cookie [email protected][2].txt.
I have also seen one here before that was something like paypal2o7.txt or similiar....sorry can't remember it exactly

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:04:55, on 10/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
c:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLLoginProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
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My stepdaughter has a one-year-old Toshiba laptop running Windows Vista and the thing is painfully slow.
I did a little research before posting this. Her computer sat for several months with a discharged battery. I bought a new charger, got the thing running, loaded the 52 upgrades. I did what I could to reduce the processes in the tray so that the system is not being asked to do any more than reasonable, menial tasks.
Granted, it only has 512 meg RAM, but this is the minimum requirement. It's the "Basic User" version of Vista, the machine was bought a couple of years ago and I was a little surprised it didn't have one gig. But I'm sure that Toshiba didn't intend for the machine to be this slow.
Let's say Internet Explorer version 8 is running, and you click on anything else, it just sits there for several minutes before displaying a hollow screen, which takes more minutes to fill in. It says this is a dual core Pentium running at a little under 2 MHz. I ran the "System Resources", or something, utility that's available from the task monitor (something new, not in XP) which shows the system RAM to be around 80% utilized. It seems like it's thrashing, but why?
I am new with Vista, but comparing this system to my wife's five or six-year-old Compaq, running XP with a similar clock speed, the same amount of RAM, and a single core processor, she can run circles around her daughter. Is this typical? I feel like the answer's going to be a resounding, "put so... Read more

A:Poor Performance

Vista works better with more then 2Gigs of RAM, so I would upgrade. 512Megs was fine a decade ago, but not any more.

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i recently upgraded my geforce 4 mx 420 video card to a gigabyte radeon 9600 pro. i have a dell dimension 4550 2.4 ghz 512mb ram computer. i tried to run counter-strike:source at the same low settings and low resolution as i ran it on the old video card, but the fps was just as bad, if not worse. also my mobo only supports up to agp 4x and the card goes up to agp 8x. could this be the reason why my new card is performing so bad? also, the overclocking program (v-tuner 2) that came with my 9600 pro has the default CORE CLOCK: 400 mhz MEMORY CLOCK: 406 mhz......BUT the advertised memory clock for the 9600 pro is 600 mhz! is this again b/c my motherboard doesn't support agp 8x?

A:poor 9600 pro performance

Problem is your wasting the 8X capabilities of the 9600 card, I have an older 9600LE on a spare box and it will play any game thrown at it, but it is on a MSI 8X capable board.

Far Cry NP at 32 bit 1024 X 768, but let the game decide what the best video defaults are, either way it's best to stick with the best 4X card or it's time to upgrade the board, most of which now are all either 8X AGP or dual PCI capable.

Even the smaller 2 PCI slot Asus boards run 8X AGP, and they are < $100 AUD, the difference with a good board is huge.

Grab a Asus A7N8DX-E Deluxe v-2 (XP-3200 400mhz capable out of the box) before they are gone ( perhaps the best before going to 64 bit gear), or even get the older A7N8DX Deluxe (XP-3000+ max), they will run all games out now with ease used with a 9600 Pro and both have the onboard 6 channel soundstorm sound, which is more than fine for most folks unless your a purist for sound.

NB, a 9800 card will run nearly twice as fast as the best 9600, my game box uses a 9800 Pro and it has NP with any game made, allbeit a 64 bit system / 3200, the 9800 video makes a FX-5700 Nvidia look rather sick.

Drop the colour down to 16 bit @ 85 Hz and run your games at 800 X 600 that may help smooth the game down somewhat until you can upgrade.

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I recently boughtrecently bought a gig OCZ pc4000 gold VX after reading some articles about its performance abilities as an upgrade over my old value ram and also a ocz ddr booster so it would run well on my abit AI7. I raised the voltage to 3.4V changed the timings to 2-2-2-8, as quoted by the retailer, and raised my fsb to 250 to see if it would boot. It failed to boot so I kept reducing it until it would boot at 236mhz. The startup was flawless until after half an hour of playing CS: Source the speakers crackled and the system restarted. Then thinking the timings must be too tight I set them to spd 2.5 4 4 8 and tried again. Even then the system rebooted. With my old ram I managed to set the fsb to 240 stabily, so I feel that there must be something wrong with ram of this quality running in dual channel not matching up to a pair of unmatched value ram. It is housed in a well ventilated case with a fan drawing air in through the front and another blowing it out the top.

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Noticed poor surfing speed at first then my Zone Alarm Spyware scan would not complete ( stopped at Win32.Trojan.Dropper.Delf.aah). I ran all the recommended Malware scans and Panda Anti-Virus showed C:\hp\bin\FondleWindow.exe and C:\hp\bin\KillIt.exe . I did not delete these in Panda , but I reran the Zone Alarm Spyware scan and this time it completed with no infections found. Here is a copy of the Hijackthis log and I would really appreciate someone letting me know if I still have a problem. Thanks, GaPkrattLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:07:35 AM, on 1/21/2007Platform: 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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exeC:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exeC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:Poor Internet Performance

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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Hello all,Recently I purchased Everquest 2 for my laptop, according to my system specs I should be running the game well, if not above average. Well, after a few weeks of poor performance and ample driver troubleshooting I finally decided to do some research on the net and see if others were having the same problem. I came across websites saying that Dell computers come with pre-packaged very hard to remove spyware and sure enough I found some in my add/remove programs that I am unable to remove, etc.I want to get this comp running like it should without having to do a fresh XP install. I purchased it in June and silly me decided that Dell was trustworthy (not!), so I didn't mess with anything.Here is the Hijack This log. Thanks in advance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:32:11 AM, on 5/15/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC... Read more

A:Poor Gaming Performance

Oh, before I took this log I un-installed a lot of spyware from add/remove programs. I still am unable to completely get rid of My Way search assistant though...such a lame program. Please help, thanks

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[font=Century Gothic]I have a breathtakingly slow computer, which will take at least five minutes just to load microsoft word. It is a pentium 4, Windows XP, with 256 mb of RAM, Intel Extreme Graphics and a 30 GB Hard Drive, of which 19 GB are free. Honestly, it makes no sense why it should run so slowly other than some sort of infection. So, I was hoping that someone could help me with my problem. My HijackThis logfile is such:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:26:24 AM, on 1/11/2007Platform: 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0&#... Read more

A:Poor Performance, Infection Likely Cause

You have both BitDefender and Norton running - remove one - you only want one active AntiVirus============================Download Superantispywarehttp://www.superantispyware.com/superantis...efreevspro.html Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.? It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.? To retrieve the removal information for me please do the following:o After reboot, double-click the SUPERAntispyware icon on your desktop.o Click Preferences. Click the Statistics/Logs tab.o Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.o It will open in your default text editor (such as... Read more

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I have a:Dell 82502.4 P4512 ram80 GB HDATI 9700 video cardMy computer has been running much slower than it used to. It takes much longer to startup and shut down. Sometimes it takes a very long time to do simple tasks like open Word or "my computer" it just sits there with an animation of a waving flashlight for up to a minute. I have tried everything I can think of. I have been running and updating Spybot, Adaware and AVG. I have cleaned up temp files and Defragged the HD. I have tried closing everything running in the background and ending unused processes. The most noticeable problems are when I run the games: Battlefield 2 or Battlefield Vietnam. The games used to load at a reasonable rate and the framerate was fine after loading. Now when it’s finished loading a map it sits there frozen for a long time (about as long as it took to load the map) before I can actually join the game. When I do join the game is unplayable for about the first five minutes the framerate is horrible right after loading and slowly gets progressively better. The framerate is fine for a few seconds then it will pause for a second then it will run fine again for a few more seconds. After a while I can play but it occasionally pauses right at the worst times.All my games and programs seem to have the same type of performance problems. It also takes a long time before I can do anything on my computer after I quit a big program. I have been researching forums and found suggestions to u... Read more

A:Unusually Poor Performance

Hello JDcartman and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. It appears that this log was made while in Safe Mode. Since this can hide many of the running processes that might be causing problems I need you to do the following.Boot normally, start HijackThis and click the Do a system scan and save a log button to perform a scan and create a log file. When the scan is complete, Notepad will open up with the log file in it. While in Notepad, press Ctrl-A to select all text and then Ctrl-C to copy the text to the clipboard.POST the log in this thread using the Add Reply button. Click in the data-entry window and press Ctrl-V to paste the log into the window. Add any other comments which you believe might be helpful in our analysis. and click the Add Reply button.I will review your log when it comes in.DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES OR CLICK "FIX CHECKED" UNTIL I CHECK THE LOG, AS SOME OF THE FILES ARE LEGIT AND VITAL TO THE FUNCTION OF YOUR COMPUTEROT

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My new laptop (few monthes old) has terrible problems with pop-ups in both IE and FireFox (many, but not all, are in new tabs in firefox, not just new windows), as well as general poorer performance than would be expected on a machine as fast as it is. These pop-ups often persist even when I am not connected to the internet, only the pop-ups often say "page could not be displayed." Many, but not all, of these pop-ups seem to be from the websites "screensavers.com" and other sites such as "smashhits.com" and "partypoker.com" and "RedOrbit." Ad-Aware, Spybot, Antivirus (all with latest updates), and many pop-up blockers do not seem to help much. Internet Explorer is also sometimes very messed up, often there is no address bar, no back or forward buttons, unexpected toolbars, etc. So I have came here to post a log from the program "hijack this" in hopes of a fix, as there seem to be many people here who are very knowledgable about this sort of thing. I have ran scans in programs such as ad aware and spybot with their latest updates before creating this log. Thank you for your time!!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:12:15 AM, on 7/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:Pop Ups, General Poor Performance, Plz Help W/ Log

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download Ewido Anti-spyware and save that file to your desktop.This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.Once the setup is complete you will need run ewido and update the definition files.On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"Un-Select "Only if threats were found"Close ewido anti-spyware, Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.Reboot your computer into SafeMode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight SafeMode then hit enter.
IMPORTANT: Do not open any other windows or programs while ewido is scanning, it may interfere with the scanning proccess:Lauch ewido-anti-spyware by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.Select the "Scanner" icon at... Read more

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I have just been trying to run some software which uses open GL and it runs very slow, i have updated my GFX card drivers , and installed GLsetup (which said i have to most up to date open gl drivers on my system), but it is still slow,
any ideas?.
my specs are
pentuim III 800mhz
256mb ram
geforce 2 32mb gfx card.


A:poor open GL performance

Check in your display properties under your card, if you have antialiasing enabled disable it. Does that help

What sofware, what resolution and color depth.

Make sure you have 128meg of ram in the bios for agp memory.

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I bumped my previous thread as outlined in the getting started instruction but have had no response as yet.
I appreciate ppl are busy but just didnt want the thread to get lost.

Original thread is at :

Just to add that the first time i open a Web Page get the "cannot be found" error.
have to refresh browser to get page to open.

Many Thanks.

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I've got broadband cable service at 3000 kbps(?). I just tested using BroadbandReports.com and I'm getting 129 kbps download and 219 kbps upload! Obviously there's something goofy going on.

I've already run Ad-Aware and Spybot and have Microsoft AntiSpyware, SpyBlaster and AVG running full time. The PC is as clean as I can get it at this point.

Edited to add - I just powered down the modem and router for 10 seconds, and also disconnected the modem cable and reset things. It did speed things up, but this hasn't worked in the past few weeks so I'm not sure. I also retested the speeds and I'm now at 149 kbps download and 218 kbps upload, so the download is still an issue.

Any suggestions on the next step to find out what's going on?


A:Broadband performance poor lately!

Dude, call your ISP and get a tech support rep on a phone. If the problem can't be resolved over the phone, have them send a cable guy to your house to check your lines. If this problem just appeared recently from out of nowhere, your ISP is probably experiencing network bandwidth problems. Call them up and complain and get a tech support case generated.

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I've had poor game performance all year in multiple games. I meet the system requirements. I've installed the latest drivers.
Here's the strangest thing: I get the same amount of FPS in low settings as in high settings.

I've attached a dxdiag.

A:Poor game performance

bump. :/

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I'm getting poor performance on my Yoga 730-15. I suspect Power Throttling. Is there anything that can be done? I heard that power limits are set by Lenovo on the BIOS and there is nothing we can do as user. Could Lenovo add the option in the BIOS to increase the power limits?

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I'm working on a dell studio laptop.
The original symptom was 30 minute+ boot up and it would eventually start Vista (Home Premium 32-bit).
Malwarebytes came up with a few minor tracking cookies, removed them. Anti-virus came up clean.
Reboot still takes over 30 minutes.
Installed SP2 (took over 5 hours). Reboots.
Now stuck in reboot loop.
I ran dell diagnostics and everything passed, and I mean everything. I ran SATA long test, full memory test, everything passed.
Now we move into the mystery.
UBCD4Win hangs with a black screen (Waited over 1 hour)
XP based ERD hangs with a black screen (Waited over 1 hour)
Vista based ERD starts after a decent 20 minute wait. Backed everything up.
Reinstalled Vista from DVD.
Still slow boot. Driver installs taking hours.

Any idea what's going on? Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Unexplained poor performance

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Thanks in advance: My system has been functioning quite slowly as of late. I'm due to clean out old programs/defrag/etc. Might need some help addressing unknown startup processes as well. One "system32.exe" looks to be especially illegitimate.

Per forum rules below and attached are my GMER and RSIT logs. Thanks for any help offered!

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by MFriesleben at 2008-11-05 19:18:37
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
System drive C: has 2 GB (3%) free of 57 GB
Total RAM: 511 MB (34% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:18:51 PM, on 11/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Poor CPU performance, possible malware

bump per forum rules

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I can't get DMA mode enabled on my slave drive. It's a Hitachi Deskstar 120GB IC35L120AVV207. It is connected with a 80 pin cable along with a Western Digital 80GB master HDD. The WD drive is DMA enabled no problem but the Hitachi is stuck in PIO mode.

I ran the HDTach test and the results sucked

HDTach results

Is there something I'm missing somewhere?

System specs:

P4 2.53GHz 533FSB
Asus P4T533-C
512MB Samsung PC800 RDRAM
Gainward GF4 Ti4600 Ultra/750XP GS
80GB WD HDD - master
120GB Hitachi HDD - slave
Verbatim 40x12x48 CD-RW
Sony DVD+RW DRU-120A
Hercules Game TheaterXP sound card
Antec TrueControl 550watt ps
WinXP Pro w/SP2

Any help/advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Poor performance with Hitachi HDD

Make sure the drives are jumpered correctly. One as master and the other as Slave OR try Cable Select on both drives OR set the WD to the "Master with Slave" jumper setting. Check the BIOS settings to make sure the drive is detected and DMA is enabled there.

Then there's these steps to follow: http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=6645

You should also install the latest Intel Chipset INF and Application Accelerator for best performance: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr...SFullName=Windows*+XP+Professional&submit=Go!

Once you install the Application Accelerator you can check drive settings with it, it'll be under your Programs in the Styart Menu.

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Hi All

I have just upgraded my PC (forced upgrade thanks to a thunder storm!) and was hoping to see a major improvement in benchmark results, but haven't. My new system comprises of:

AsRock AM2NF3-VSTA nForce3 250 Skt AM2 mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ AM2 CPU (2x1MB L2 Cache)
Arctic Cooling (AC-ALP-64) Alpine 64 CPU Cooler
Crucial 2GB kit DDR2 PC2-5300
GeForce 6600GT AGP graphics Card
Sound Blast Audigy
Windows XP professional x64 edition

This is a bit of a temporary budget system until I can afford to go PCI-E and SLI on a better mobo.

In 3dMark 2005 I am getting scores around the 900 mark, but other people using similar systems are getting around 15000! Don't know what the problem is, everything in BIOS looks correct. Anybody have any ideas??

Thanks in advance

A:Poor Benchmark performance??


Anybody experienced any problems with any of these components??

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Hi, my gfs computer is currently running very poorly, extremely slow etc. She has attempted spyware scans and the likes. Adaware SE is picking up approx 200-300 infected files but the scan is sticking and not continuing. Can someone have a look at this HJT log please?

Thanks, Chris

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:26:05, on 05/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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A:Computer Performance Poor

OK, will wait for the next log. Have her post this also:

Run HijackThis and click Open the Misc Tools section
Click Open Uninstall Manager, Save list and save the log to your Desktop.
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So, I've been having this is issue for a while now and there are many symptoms, but I don't know what it's all pointing at.
First things first, specs. I may not be able to provide the whole thing, but I'll try.
motherboard: ASUS P8P67 rev 3.1
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.4GHz
GPU: nvidia GTX Titan
hard drives: 2TB SSHD Seagate, OCZ-Vertex3 128GB.
RAM: Kingston, 8GB

I wonder if I missed anything crucial. now, for the problems. I run windows 7 ultimate 64x. on boot it starts using up to 3GB of RAM. I put it to sleep and when I wake it up (not shut down/reboot) it eats not more than 1.5GB (usually around 800mb-1200mb). I tried to find a memory leak but either I did it wrong, or just it wasn't the problem in the first place - I haven't found anything. but, I find it weird that sfc.exe takes the most of the ram in my performance thingy in task manager. afaik, that's main process of immunet antivirus.
also, I get bsod from time to time with 0x0000004F or something error code. I'm not sure if I remembered the code correctly. after that I've got to replug my ssd or the pc doesn't detect it. maybe it's a power problem. here also goes the fan that seems to be scratching something sometimes and a fan that seems to be underpowered and has dangerously low spinning speed, as reported by mother board.
other than that my video games don't run all too well with skyrim and a couple of mods lagging on ultra settings and gta 5 also not ... Read more

A:Surprisingly poor PC performance


0x0000004F error is from a device or hardware conflict. check the device manager for driver errors or conflicts.

Keyboard happening on only one key is a hardware issue, not software or it would happen with other keys.

FPS - you are probably over estimating your hardware if you want to run those on max settings and 60fps. (you would be surprised at what you need for max settings gaming).

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