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Sluggish performance and high CPU usage

Q: Sluggish performance and high CPU usage

Lately desktop has become more sluggish and received warning in Event Viewer about high CPU usage. OS is Win 7 sp-1. Here is Mini-Toolbox:
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 13-07-2013
Ran by Owner (administrator) on 04-04-2015 at 11:40:00
Running from "C:\Users\Owner\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
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========================= Event log errors: ===============================
Application errors:
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Error: (04/04/2015 09:07:41 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0004c19c
Faulting process id: 0xa00
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/03/2015 08:34:07 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x864
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/02/2015 08:42:05 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0xb8aec5e4
Faulting process id: 0x4f8
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (04/01/2015 09:38:26 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x7c8
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (03/31/2015 08:24:47 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: Comctl32.dll, version: 6.10.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7b71c
Exception code: 0xc0000094
Fault offset: 0x000c5e56
Faulting process id: 0x7c4
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (03/30/2015 07:38:32 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0xae8b5331
Faulting process id: 0x808
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (03/29/2015 06:52:48 PM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0xb8aec5e4
Faulting process id: 0x730
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (03/28/2015 08:50:37 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x8b4
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (03/27/2015 06:35:29 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x98c
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
Error: (03/26/2015 10:08:03 AM) (Source: Application Error) (User: )
Description: Faulting application name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Faulting module name: PSIA.exe, version: 3.0.0.10004, time stamp: 0x54784a82
Exception code: 0x40000015
Fault offset: 0x00093534
Faulting process id: 0x96c
Faulting application start time: 0xPSIA.exe0
Faulting application path: PSIA.exe1
Faulting module path: PSIA.exe2
Report Id: PSIA.exe3
System errors:
=============
Error: (04/04/2015 09:07:43 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Secunia PSI Agent service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
Error: (04/03/2015 08:34:10 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Secunia PSI Agent service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
Error: (04/02/2015 05:39:50 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHWDetection service.
Error: (04/02/2015 03:59:18 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHWDetection service.
Error: (04/02/2015 00:11:22 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the Netman service.
Error: (04/02/2015 11:04:22 AM) (Source: DCOM) (User: )
Description: {995C996E-D918-4A8C-A302-45719A6F4EA7}
Error: (04/02/2015 08:47:58 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The ScRegSetValueExW call failed for FailureCommand with the following error:
%%5
Error: (04/02/2015 08:47:49 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The ScRegSetValueExW call failed for Start with the following error:
%%5
Error: (04/02/2015 08:42:08 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The Secunia PSI Agent service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).
Error: (04/01/2015 11:03:25 AM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the Netman service.
Microsoft Office Sessions:
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Error: (04/04/2015 09:07:41 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82c00000050004c19ca0001d06edffca3f276C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exef4b2084d-dad3-11e4-80f7-002564f1131d
Error: (04/03/2015 08:34:07 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82400000150009353486401d06e121e6f0595C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe19e344d0-da06-11e4-9fe8-002564f1131d
Error: (04/02/2015 08:42:05 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82unknown0.0.0.000000000c0000005b8aec5e44f801d06d4a3caf838cC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeunknown0c6fc07d-d93e-11e4-9885-002564f1131d
Error: (04/01/2015 09:38:26 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a8240000015000935347c801d06c88ed2db0cfC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exec134f0fd-d87c-11e4-98b8-002564f1131d
Error: (03/31/2015 08:24:47 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82Comctl32.dll6.10.7601.175144ce7b71cc0000094000c5e567c401d06bb5570dd206C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeC:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.17514_none_41e6975e2bd6f2b2\Comctl32.dll4c75c873-d7a9-11e4-9999-002564f1131d
Error: (03/30/2015 07:38:32 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82unknown0.0.0.000000000c0000005ae8b533180801d06ae5b7a55519C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeunknownac646e65-d6d9-11e4-a2fb-002564f1131d
Error: (03/29/2015 06:52:48 PM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82unknown0.0.0.000000000c0000005b8aec5e473001d06a7b0418ddc1C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeunknownb3475686-d66e-11e4-a03e-002564f1131d
Error: (03/28/2015 08:50:37 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a8240000015000935348b401d0695d64f6685aC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe69ab0cda-d551-11e4-98bf-002564f1131d
Error: (03/27/2015 06:35:29 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82400000150009353498c01d068814ff6d175C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe5e544df8-d475-11e4-bf1d-002564f1131d
Error: (03/26/2015 10:08:03 AM) (Source: Application Error)(User: )
Description: PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82PSIA.exe3.0.0.1000454784a82400000150009353496c01d067d5ebb475f0C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exee5e7163e-d3c9-11e4-a2a6-002564f1131d
=========================== Installed Programs ============================
Adobe Flash Player 17 ActiveX (Version: 17.0.0.134)
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.10) (Version: 11.0.10)
Adobe Refresh Manager (Version: 1.8.0)
D3DX10 (Version: 15.4.2368.0902)
Dell Dock (Version: 2.0)
Epson Event Manager (Version: 2.30.01)
EPSON NX110 Series Printer Uninstall
EPSON Scan
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver (Version: 8.15.10.1930)
Internet Explorer (Enable DEP)
Junk Mail filter update (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit version 1.05.1.1016 (Version: 1.05.1.1016)
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 2.1.4.1018 (Version: 2.1.4.1018)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (Version: 4.5.51209)
Microsoft Application Error Reporting (Version: 12.0.6015.5000)
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) (Version: 12.0.6612.1000)
Microsoft OneDrive (Version: 17.0.4035.0328)
Microsoft Security Client (Version: 4.7.0205.0)
Microsoft Security Essentials (Version: 4.7.205.0)
Microsoft Silverlight (Version: 5.1.30514.0)
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] (Version: 3.1.0000)
Movie Maker (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
MSVCRT (Version: 15.4.2862.0708)
MSVCRT_amd64 (Version: 15.4.2862.0708)
MSVCRT110 (Version: 16.4.1108.0727)
MSVCRT110_amd64 (Version: 16.4.1109.0912)
Photo Gallery (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (Version: 6.0.1.7404)
Secunia PSI (3.0.0.10004) (Version: 3.0.0.10004)
SpywareBlaster 5.0 (Version: 5.0.0)
SUPERAntiSpyware (Version: 5.7.1026)
Windows Live Communications Platform (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live Essentials (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live Family Safety (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant (Version: 7.250.4311.0)
Windows Live Installer (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live Mail (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live MIME IFilter (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live Photo Common (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live PIMT Platform (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live SOXE (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live SOXE Definitions (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live UX Platform (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live UX Platform Language Pack (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live Writer (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
Windows Live Writer Resources (Version: 16.4.3528.0331)
WOT for Internet Explorer (Version: 12.8.2.0)
**** End of log ****
 
Any help or observations would be appreciated.

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Sluggish performance and high CPU usage

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: Sluggish performance and high CPU usage

I would uninstall/reinstall the Secunia application.
 
Louis

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Seems I've gotten a bug over the past few weeks. I typically run AvastFree but seeing AvastSvc was consuming a lot of CPU resource, I uninstalled (using the Avast uninstaller through Safe Mode) prior to running FRST and posting this topic. In normal operation, CPU usage typically runs in the %-12%, sometimes 15% range during normal day to day usage. Now it's consistently in the 70%-90%, sometimes 100% range, when doing the same activities.
One other thing I've noted is I can't get into "Add/Remove Programs". A window opens when I click th elink out of COntrol Panel, but it never populates - although in the past it has always been slow to populate (30 secs to 1 minute), I've let it sit 5 minutes now without success. In the past, it would always populate while I was doing other things. It won't now.
 
As always, Thanks in advance!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 19-01-2015
Ran by Markie (administrator) on MARKDELL on 23-01-2015 12:23:08
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Markie (Available profiles: Markie & ASPNET & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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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.===Using the Add/Remove Programs applet remove these programs in bold.File Opener Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\File Opener Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONFoxtab (HKLM\...\foxtab) (Version: - FoxTab) <==== ATTENTION!===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CloseProcesses:

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=127.0.0.1:3265;https=127.0.0.1:3265;
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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My computer has been running very sluggishly lately. It seems that becomes bogged down even when I leave it alone and it's idle. I have a pretty decent amount of RAM (12gb) and it doesn't run any smoother when I close programs.
I've attached some screenshots from Task Manager.
I've cleared almost 50gb from my hard drive and increased my page file to the recommended size.

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First try this:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Does safe mode have the issue?

Safe Mode

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I've noticed quite a bit of "hesitation" in the Windows 7 UI compared to Vista. I've been looking at my CPU usage and it also seems high.

I've been looking at task manager to see what processes seem to be using a lot of CPU and I can't quite pin it down to a single process that seems to be hogging the CPU when things are sluggish.

Any good suggestions foe next steps on troubleshooting this?

I've given some thought to it being my Nvidia drivers. Anyone else out there running the 191.07 drivers and seeing similar problems? (FYI I'm running an Nvidia 8800 GTS card)

TIA!

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Often times anti-virus software can use a lot of resources. Can you post a screenshot of the task manager?

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My system has become very slow and sluggish, When i checked in the task manager, I see very high Pf usage upto 700-800 mb while earlier it was around 400-500mb.., cpu usage also goes upto about 100%and stays like that. is this because of any infection ,please help,thanks in advance.
Heres the HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:20:01 PM, on 8/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAP7501\PACTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAP7501\GUCI_AVS.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\abc\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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First post so hopefully it's in the right place and I can find some help.

A couple of days ago I got infected with the FakeHDD (or similar) virus/malware. I used the instructions found here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.html/page__hl__fakehdd to remove. The Dell Inspiron 1501 got very sluggish afterward. I checked the task manager and found what appeared to be a ridiculous amount of services running (most in the background I assume). The CPU usage bounces from 30% to 70% or so but when I start using a program it jumps right to 100%.

I used a system scan with MalewareBytes and most recently Kaspersky. I also looked into but did not try any of the startup selective programs.

I was hoping to get a little direction here on the next step to solve this problem.

Thanks in advance.

A:High CPU usage - Sluggish Laptop

Hello, I moved you from Vista to the Am I Infected forum.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
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This has been going on for a few days now.

My computer starts up and is already using 1/2 of my avail memory...
SVCHOST is crippling me basically....I've scanned for viruses/spyware and nothing!!!

Hijackthis Log File:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:32:01 AM, on 2/17/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\WTablet\Pen_TabletUser.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe
C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Users\chriscooning\Desktop\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://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3554 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 688199 MB, Free - 607188 MB; D: Total - 25963 MB, Free - 3091 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1849
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus 2014, Updated and Enabled
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Hi guys,

I recently used your Malware Removal section of the forums to clean off a friend's laptop from a few issues. I've found that even after cleaning the system completely, getting startup entries culled, and uninstalling some bloatware, the system is still running very sluggish. The task manager is showing a constant 100% disk usage and the main culprit seems to be "System." She does have indexing turned on, but I wouldn't think that would cause it to be running 100% disk usage even at idle.

I have done a disk defrag using Defraggler, but it wasn't too fragmented to start with, so not much changed after that operation.

Any suggestions on getting this under control? I feel like the disk usage is the main cause to the laptop running slowly.

Thanks!
Edit: I've attached a screenshot for y'all to see.
 

A:High Disk Usage, Very sluggish laptop

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Hi there,
I always come back here for help from you. I hope you can help me again. I have a desktop computer running very sluggishly, and I noticed that the usage of physical memory is over 30% even when it is just idling. Also, there are at least 12 instances of svchost.exe running simultaneously, and one of them using almost 180,000KB. I am including the log from HijackThis I just run. I think I have too much junk running in the background. Thanks for your help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8181 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 946990 MB, Free - 626932 MB; H: Total - 6881 MB, Free - 402 MB; J: Total - 1907718 MB, Free - 1572276 MB; K: Total - 476682 MB, Free - 421119 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 69349 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DX58SO, AAE29331-404, USSO841002WJ
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:24:12 PM, on 10/29/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Internet Security\Engine\18.6.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
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A:Sluggish PC, high physical memory usage, svchost

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every time I boot up my Windows XP pro desktop, about 10 minutes later, my computer runs very sluggish. and I can barely do anything. winlogon.exe is using 99% CPU the entire time. A web search turns the only related result: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/329897 but it says it only applies to Windows 2000 machines, this is Windows XP with this problem. all search results lead to Windows 2000 based machines, nothing at all for Windows XP, and none of those processes were found on my machine. What else could be the problem?

A:Computer Runs Sluggish, Winlogon.exe High CPU usage

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Lately in the last couple of months my computer has gotten slower and slower. When I first boot up my HDD light will flash solid for like 7-10 minutes. When I open resource monitor there's only like 4-5 MB/s rate, but the disk queue hovers between 5 and 10 which is insanely high. It's a wonder things won't load.I've run Malwarebytes Antimalware, TDSSKiller, Combofix (which won't run in normal mode), housecall etc. usually they find nothing but there's obviously something wrong here.Somebody pointed out to me that HDD usage and Network usage caused by Rootkits can be hidden from the Microsoft Resource Monitor, which would explain the behaviour that I'm seeing.Windows 7 Ultimate x648GB DDR3 Ram1.2 TB RAID0 2x640GB 7200rpm HDDCore2Quad @ 2Ghz (Intel Q9000)2xNvidia 260M GTX (SLi) I was asked to post logs of combofix and DDS, can't run GMER using 64 bit OS..
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by AluminumHaste at 14:16:53 on 2012-01-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5338 [GMT -5:00]
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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\nvvsvc.exe
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A:Sluggish computer, Massive HDD usage, High disk queue, no actual data transfer

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Hi everyone,

I have some problems with my relatively new dell laptop (4 months old, and the problems are present for like 3 months), which include: Very high RAM usage: 80% when only Microsoft Edge is turned on.
Very high Disc usage: 100% almost at all times
Low performance in games (the laptop meets the req. for a game, still cant handle it; low fps, stuttering, freezing.
Can't handle videos sometimes: the sound works but video is frozen, or video Works and sound freezes.
Sometimes VERY S L O W: sometimes when i open an app, it turns on after a minute; when i type, the letters appear after a while.

I have already reset it to factory settings and wiped the HDD, didn't help. I have a lot of free space on HDD, no dust in the laptop, no physical damage, no viruses, no (useless) background proceses.

I have already had a call with a dell technician (he did some changes and driver updates), also didn't help.

Do you think a RAM upgrade would solve this? Or do i have to take it to service? Or anything else? Please help.

Thanks for answer in advance. (and sorry for my weak english)

Regards,
Martin
Specs:
Dell Inspiron 5558
Windows 10 64-bit
4GB DDR3
1TB HDD
Nvidia GeForce 920M
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5005U CPU @ 2.00GHz
has a webcam
 

A:High RAM and disc usage, low performance

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i have a problem but i bought a new Dell laptop with the following specifications
Dell inspiron 15R
core i7 3.1GHz Turbo, 6MB cache
16GB DDR3 RAM
Geforce Gt525 1GB Graphics

now the problem is that when the system is ideal it takes around 2.5 GB RAM usage
even there is no running applications
also i noticed that it's performance not that much.

is it normal?

A:Windows 7 high RAM usage and low performance

I think it's OK. For Win7 Ult it's normal to use about 25-30% of the RAM in idle. And it's about that percentage no matter how much RAM do You have installed .

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I have purchased a gaming laptop in august of last year and it has been about 11 months since I've got it. For the first 8 months everything was amazing, i was getting high fps and good performance on all my games. Then about 3 months ago, the performance
went dramatically downhill. I wasnt sure as to why this happened so i restored my whole laptop but to no effect.
Any ideas? Anything helps,
Thank you.

Specs:
Name: Asus GL503GE-RS71 ROG Strix Scar Edition 15.6" Gaming Laptop
CPU: i7-8750H
GPU: GTX 1050 Ti
RAM: 16 GB (Initially 8, I upgraded to 16 about 2 months into buying the PC.)
Memory 1: 500 GB 3.5" SSD
Memory 2: 250 GB M.2 SSD

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I would like to have some assistance. I am not sure what specs to post or how to post them, so if someone could walk me through them, I would appreciate the help.
 
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A:My CPU Usage is high and I am having performance issues

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Once you do that, I will delete the "report" that you initially posted since I don't think it's very useful.

Louis

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I've seen this problem mentioned several times here an on the web but haven't seen a satisfactory PERMANENT resolution.

I could sit for moments on end watching the hourglass rotate between applications.
10 svchost listings and several spools to boot. Not sure what all of that means but by my investigating I can tell it's excessive.

Below is my Hijack This log and thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:41:30 AM, on 1/15/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\SanDisk\Sansa Updater\SansaDispatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.att.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Link... Read more

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I sincerely hope someone can help. I do not consider myself really computer illiterate, but this is where my understanding ends and I would truly value all help offered.

I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro M70 of 2 yrs old and I am a definite advocate for Toshiba. However, my operating system is slow. Average day usage with Internet Explorer and Office 2007 is a painstaking process that takes too long. I have had conflicts with Trend Micro Internet Security 2008, which works perfectly.

But starting up the computer takes ages. CPU usage is usually high and System Idle Processes as well. I have reinstalled Windows XP from the Toshiba Boot DVD already 4 times with starting fresh and installing everything time and time again. Each time after getting everything up to speed again, the performance is disappointing.

I have extended RAM to 1,49 GB which made little difference from the original 1/3 of RAM. It seems that something is slowing down the computer, but this is not visable in the processes; other than quite a few svhost.exe processes that take little processing capacity nor CPU usage.

I have used Windows Gold Certified Uniblue Power Suite with a good registry cleaner. This helps a bit, but after a couple of days it seems to get only worse. I have an Intel Pentium M 1.73 GHz processor. Research online reveals that Trend Micro IS 2008 is quite good and demanding little capacity in comparison to competing security packages.

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A:Re: Satellite Pro M70 - High CPU Usage - Low Performance

Hi

I doubt this could be a hardware issue? I mean a CPU usage could goes up if a certain service or applications would run in the OS background.

Usually the Antivirus applications are one kind of software which could cause such issue? I had a Norton System works installed on my notebook and this software needed a lot of hardware resources which slowed down the notebook?
Furthermore some Toshiba applications which are installed and running in the background could affect the performance. But such applications are needed in order to use all notebook features?

However, in msconfig you could disable it.
Start msconfig -> startup tab and disable some processes which are not necessary for you.

Furthermore you could use the CCleaner to clean the OS and the registry?

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I've just started having a problem where my computer becomes periodically unusable for chunks of time, like 30-60 minutes.
Everything is going along well and then it slows down to a crawl.
In the task manager, under performance, I see a crazy amount of activity, sometimes pegged at 100%, sometimes less. But even when it shows the cores around 50-70%, I can't even right an email without significant lag.

It's a Dell, Windows 7 x64. i7 processor, 16gb of RAM.
The thing is, when I look at the applications running, none of them account for all the activity.
When I look at processes that doesn't add up to all the activity I'm experiencing either.
I got something called Process Explorer which gives a more thorough list but that doesn't show very high activity either for any process.

I ran several virus scans while the computer was booted into safe mode with networking. One of them caught some stuff, but subsequent searches came up clean.

I ran a tool to clean up the registry.

I can't figure out what is causing the problem and I don't know what to try now. It's weird because after a while the activity will just stop and I can use my computer again. And then just as mysteriously the problem will start up again.
Thanks for any help.

A:Performance problem from periodic high CPU usage, please help

Sounds like you got background programs running try control alt delete check and checking task manager to see what processes are sucking up CPU and you could try config.sys check your startup services are running.

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So I got this message yesterday.... only got it once.  Then my computer auto rebooted twice.  Then this morning, every time my computer booted up, it auto rebooted several times.  After about the 5th time, it finally stayed on so I could use it.  Then I got an email from Comcast saying that I very well could have a BOT.  So I have no idea if these are all related or what.  I have Norton antivirus on my computer, so I am assuming that is not working well or something.  Please steer me in the right direction.
 
thanks
 
 
EDIT:moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected ~~ boopme

A:winrscmde - High CPU usage performance alert

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see hereDouble click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.NOTE:  aswMBR will create MBR.dat fil... Read more

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I'm posting here because we are talking about performance and resource monitor.

As I have noticed before, my machine last night started being quite audible, sounding really busy. When I looked in task manager and performance and resource monitor I noticed that my cpu usage was running between 55% to 70% without Firefox or IE8 being loaded. This may be normal, yet my question is why could I not see that usage in either monitors? Something under system (kernel......?) was showing the biggest usage of about 20% but the rest of the list showed either 0% or perhaps a few kept fluctuating between 1% to 2% but there was nothing I could see that added up to what I was being told the usage was. My memory usage at that time was about 23% to 25%, disk usage 1%. So, what kept my machine so busy? This morning all is back to normal cpu around 3%, memory about 33%.

A:High CPU usage in Performance and Resource Monitor?

I would first check to see what programs are scheduled to perform scans around that time. Depending on the settings (daily, weekly, etc) it may take a while for it to recur.

When you open up Task Manager, go to the Processes tab.
Make sure that you click on the button in the lower left that says "Show processes from all users:
Then click on the View menu item, then on the Select columns menu item.
Place checkmarks in the I/O Reads and I/O Other boxes and click OK to exit the dialog.
Then expand the Task Manager window so that you can read the columns (you can double click on a column header to sort by that column).

Then wait for it to happen again - and check for the highest numbers in each of the columns. Let us know what you find and we can work from there.

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I think this is a sata issue or a BIOS setting or perhaps just a Windows 8 bug...

Basically this happens:


I recently installed Windows 8 and finally some free time to get Steam installed. Installed Steam and am copying over my Steam directory (Disk 2, K) from my Win 7 to where I installed Steam this time (Disk 0, C). This is the same physical computer as I had Win 7 on prior.

What has changed since Win 7 is I thought since I was doing a fresh install, I would turn on AHCI in the BIOS and do it proper rather than IDE emulation or whatever it is called. But now crap like this happens. I googled a bit a week or 2 ago trying to figure it out and basically all that I could gather is either a hard drive is dying or it is an NCQ problem. Hard drive is not dying, I've ran plenty of diagnostics on it, and plus, it has less than 200 powered on hours at this point.

Now I turned off NCQ on ALL my drives just to see if the problem went away. It didn't, but I think it may have improved a little.

Device manager doesn't show any yellow "!" for anything.


Obviously this is completely unacceptable. Ideas on what to change to make it behave normally? Hopefully I'm missing something obvious, I've never used AHCI on a system before, mostly because when I had a system capable of it I was on XP and didn't want to load 3rd party drivers. Then for Vista and 7 I simply forgot before installing to switch it in the BIOS. I remembered this time for 8, ... Read more

A:Unacceptably high disk usage/performance lag Windows 8

I was gonna give you an updated AHCI driver from Intel but noticed you are running Core 2 Duos, so it probably wont be compatible. I am confused, does this occur in Win 7?
 

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I have got this error after i got a brand new computer ( everything but the hard drive that i re-formatted ). My computer would halt to a freeze for no reason, all the fixes i tried had no avail, so i replaced my hard drive and now my computer is 100% sexy and working,, Maybe you should do the same?
 

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Evening Folks,

I just recently installed Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron Laptop and so far I am not impressed at all - in fact, I am very seriously debating one of two actions - re-install Windows 7 or switching to an entirely different OS.

The reason for reverting to Windows 7/switching OS are as follows:
1) Currently with an idle system (i.e. no applications running at all), an svchost process is using anywhere from 40 to 60% of my cpu. When I did a tasklist on this process the following processes are attached to this one pid: Appinfo, BITS, Browser, DsmSVC, IKEEXT, iphlpsvc, LanmanServer, lfsvc, ProfSvc, Schedule, SENS, ShellHWDetction, Themes, UserMananger, Winmgmt, wuauserv. My question is this - is it necessary for these processes to be run. If they are, then am I looking at only being able to use 50% of my processor (since this one pid is using the rest of it)?

2) For a virus scanner - I am using McAffee and under Windows 7, it took my laptop 24 hours to scan 231 GB of data. Since I switched to Windows 10 (Same hardware, same memory, etc) it now takes my virus scanner over 48 hours to scan 231 GB of data.

3) If I had not been poking around and trying to change my update settings, I would never have found out that Microsoft expects their users to update the windows of the other users (Microsoft calls it Dynamic Updates). Now this is all well and good if some one had said something since I would have loved to know about it sooner since I am on a metered ... Read more

A:Poor Performance from Windows 10 - High CPU usage from SVCHOST

Something is not right with your installation. For comparison, with my idle system Task Manager shows 0% CPU use and 0% disk use for most of the time. Over a period of 1-2 mins it will jump to 50% for a few seconds on a number of occasions as it completes some task or other but then drops down again.

How did you install W10? Was it an upgrade via the Windows Update service or via an installation disk? Was it a clean install or did you choose to keep all your files and programs. I'm guessing it was the windows update route which has proved to be troublesome for some users.

As you are already thinking of a re-installation I would suggest you first try a clean install of W10. If you get it working correctly on your system it will be worth it.

Make sure you get the correct version/edition of W10 as an ISO download from the MS Tech Bench (this will make sure you get the latest build and avoid further updates) to match your original W7 version and proceed to install, skipping any activation steps as this will happen automatically once you are finished.

There are tutorials and many threads that run through this process for you on this site.

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After installing a new evga gtx460 and Thermaltake 600w ps i am experiencing big time system slowdown and high CPU usage. The problem could be conflicts, hardware or software, or just simply a system bottleneck, but one thing is for sure, when my system had my old 9800GT installed I experienced none of these slowdown issues. Lookit all them sound tabs.... mebbe thats it? Help please, let me know what other info is needed.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/15/2010, 12:11:22
Machine name: DADSGATEWAYFX
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: FX7026
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4026MB RAM
Page File: 2252MB used, 6002MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Sound Tab 4: No problems found.
Sound Tab 5: No problems found.
Sound Tab 6: No problems found.
Sound Tab 7: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
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A:High CPU usage, overall slow performance after hardware upgrade

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Hello,
This is Devendra from India. Recently I purchased Dell 15 3567 (i7,8GBRAM). After purchasing I notice that it performance it not good and in Task Manager the Disk usage is always high. I contact lots of time to different-different Dell Agents. Each time they try some solutions like Resetting PC setting, Refreshing OS image, by disabling background services, Replace Hard Drive but unfortunately the actual issue has not been detected and fixed yet. I've requested to them to send Dell engineer to my place to check the system, so exact issue can detect. But they can't help. It has been since a long time that I'm requesting. Can anyone please help me. My details are given below.

A:Inspiron 15-3567, Performance Issue, high disk usage

It's just about impossible to quantify the "performance it not good" element.  Relative to what?
It is very possible the CPU is simply outstripping the ability of the hard drive to keep up - in a system with a conventional, spinning hard drive, that will be the slowest element -- and this is a very low-end system.   It may well be you're running applications the system just isn't capable of running well.
A Dell engineer can only run the same diagnostics you can -- if your system shows no faults, you may want to consider either upgrading it to a solid state drive, or if it's new enough, upgrading to a more capable system than this low-end model provides.

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After I returned from Holidays...I noticed that when I perform tasks that use considerable amount of CPU, the computer 'lags' and the sound seems to freeze. Each cycle being 1 sec long. It will continue to do so until I leave the computer and close CPU-consuming applications such as games, Media Players etc...It usually happens when I play games and watch movies though...

I initially thought that it was a virus so I scanned etc, then I thought it might be due to the CPU overheating, so I opened my machine and checked the CPU paste. It was fine no problems there. Then I checked the processes, nothing and finally arrived at System Resources where I saw that 'System Interrupts' was eating around 30 - 50% of my CPU. I have searched google and haven't come to a solution for this. I have updated my chipset drivers, graphic card drivers, sound drivers, Network card drivers, Motherboard etc. There is no effect whatsoever. It's really frustrating me as I can't even listen to music sometimes...I had used up all of my USB ports, so I tried taking some out, but there was no result...

When I restart it kind of calms down, but then it comes again. Even when I type in my password to enter Windows, the welcome sound freezes momentarily again. I have recently bought this system (custom built myself) so I'm really frustrated and cant think of a reason why this happens so suddenly

Any help will be greatly appreciated

A:Laggy performance during high usage - caused by System Interrupts

Welcome to SF, msjamalan!

If it's a virus or malware problem, please reboot into safe mode and run your scans. Malwarebytes should be your malware scanner.

If you have a lot of applications open at one time, you may want to bump up your memory.

You can also run msconfig and see if you can uncheck startup items. Be careful with this one.

Still, I wonder why this change has occurred after you have returned from vacation. Can you think of anything different before and after holidays?

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Hello

Fairly recently, my computer began having performance problems after about half hour of usage and only running a few programs (Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Word, for example). My CPU Usage/Physical Memory both shoot up above 90%. I have uninstalled unnecessary programs, disabled many programs on start-up, and have run virus scans using different scanners, but nothing I've tried has helped. Can somebody please diagnose whether I have a virus?

I am running Windows 7 on a Samsung 900X (Intel Core i5-2467M CPU @ 1.60GHz, 4GB RAM, 64-bit OS).

Thank you very much in advance.

Hijackthis
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:18:22 PM, on 11/6/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16450)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\tpmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\SmartSetting.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Sapien\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\dmhkcore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Easy Display Manager\EasySpeedUpManager.exe
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A:Performance issues (sudden high CPU Usage/Physical Memory)

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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
 
FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\22.5.5.15\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
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A:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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computer slow after being redirected to site-- "homesoftsaver9.com" did some research and im sure thats where my problems came from.

heres my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:08:34 PM, on 8/30/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxduserv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lxducoms.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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A:high CPU usage and high page file usage, computer slow

bump. very slow start up. page file usage up to 768MB when its usually under 100MB and various processes running that i don't recognize. any one?
 

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Hello everyone, I've been having a very weird problem recently, in which I BELIEVE is involving high physical memory usage. Sometimes I will be doing things such as playing a game, or watching a stream, and my computer will run fine for a little while. But at random times, my computer will majorly slow down and sometimes even crash. If it doesn't crash, sometimes it will get so slow to the point where I have to hold down the power button and manually shut it down. Every time my computer slows down I notice it is using a TON of physical memory. It's actually happening right now. My computer is going very slow and it's using 6.22 GB memory out of 8. There are no big programs running right now, so I don't understand why it's being slow. I hope someone is able to help. Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Update: I just tried to open chrome, and the computer froze completely. It would not unfreeze. After leaving it frozen for a minute or two, the screen went black. This is becoming very frustrating.

A:Very high physical memory usage, no high usage programs running

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab when the problem occurs.

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As the title implies, my HP Pavilion dv6 running Windows 7 HomePremium 64bit goes >80% CPU usage at that option. While when I changed it to "HP Recommended" option it goes normal again.

It's not like I have a problem with the "HP Recommended" settings, but it's just wierd: just changing the screen brightness and no-sleep setting could make CPU Usage >80%?

Anyone knows why did this happen? I just got my HDD changed by warranty 1 week ago so the windows is still fresh + added MalwareBytes.

A:>80% CPU usage at "High Performance" power option

I think it's a thing to do with Intel CPUs. AMD have a technology called 'Cool & Quiet' and it means that when there's no demand for a high clock, the frequency will automatically go down. I think enabling 'High Performance' mode in the battery options since they clock cannot go anywhere, the usage will increase.
It's only from personal experience that it seems to be Intel, I've never heard of this problem from AMD CPU users. I think it's just OK to leave the power mode to 'Balanced'. This way, it won't waste power.

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Hi, I am a newbie at computers so please instruct me on what to do if I am missing any information or anything. Thank you!
Basicly, I have been experiencing high RAM usage and fluctuating computer usage for a while now, and I have no idea what to do. Please help! Pic below shows what's on the Task Manager while only opening one tab on chrome and no other applications.
System info here:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6048 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 610M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300061 MB, Free - 115563 MB; D: Total - 389739 MB, Free - 374956 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K43SD
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: High Ram usage and High Fluctuating Cpu usage?

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Hi, i just bought an emachines t6212 with an AMD 64 3200 and an ATI x200 motherboard with integrated graphics. The motherboard takes 128 out of my 512mb of RAM so that leaves me with 384MB of RAM which is plenty just to run a game like call of duty. I also read that the motherboards integrated graphics runs at about the same speed as an x300 or a 9600. In game its very unresponsive and sluggish. My old computer was a 1.7ghz P4 with 256MB of RAM and with a ATI 9600 SE and it ran call of duty far better then my new one can and the reason i bought this one was so it could run my games faster. I went through a huge tweak guide and did as many performance tweaks as i could and got rid of all the memory hogging services and processes but it still runs horrible. I don't know what to think, any suggestions for me?
 

A:very sluggish performance on new PC

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Hello everybody,
I just want to start off by thanking all those who have helped me over the past year with all of my computer issues. My latest problem is that I have been getting a lot of pop up advertisements and the performance of my computer is a lot slower than it should be. I even get a pop up ad that says I have the "blackworm virus" and I need to update my windows. I was curious if someone could point me in the right direction in removing the junk on my computer and restore its performance. Thank you so much for you help.
Sincerely,
Ryan

A:Pop-ups and Sluggish Performance

Please follow MicroBell's 5 Step process outlined here

After running through all the steps, please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\PROGRAM FILES\HIJACKTHIS\

Double click on HijackThis.exe to run the program.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Post the hijackthis.log file here. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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I mainly notice problems when I play red alert 3, but slowdowns seem to be occuring on all applications aswell. This just randomly started to occur a few days ago. I've tried a system restore and several malware removing tools. Any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:55:25 AM, on 12/8/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\BisonCam\BisonHK.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndasmgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Expl... Read more

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My Toshiba laptop has been running slowly lately and has a tendency to freeze up especially when using internet explorer. My virus software has found nothing and I have run malwarebytes and it did not find anything either. I'm just wondering if there is an issue that those things may not be able to find. Also, since we have switched to daylight savings time I have had to reset my date and time a few different times, it will not stay on what I set it to. (I've had to reset twice so far today) Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

A:Sluggish PC performance.

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe 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 specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message

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( Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:06:51 PM, on 7/25/2005Platform: 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\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\COMMON~1\naPrdMgr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AT&TGL~1\NetCfgSv.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\retrorun.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXEC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exeC:\PROGRA~1&... Read more

A:Sluggish Performance

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. I'm analyzing your log now, and should have some recommendations in a few minutes.The first thing you need to do is to move Hijack This to a permenant folder. Please do this.Click My Computer, then C:\In the menu bar, choose File, New, Folder.That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis" by right clicking on the folder name and choose "rename". Now you have C:\HJT\ folder. Download Hijack ThisPut your HijackThis.exe in the file you just created, and double click to run it, and hit "Do a system Scan and save log". A separate window will come up in notepad with the log. Press Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents into your reply. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.

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I've recently had a new PSU installed and since then had my computer perform sporadically slower than it did previously.For example, when windows first loads if I move my mouse the mouse lags. This same preoblem happens if I open an application or just intermittenty whilst using a program. If I play audio or video it will occasionally skip.I've alreday had the problem looked at by the hardware guys here: http://forums.whatthetech.com/Strange_Slug...098#entry422098 and they concluded that my system is running at the correct temperature etc.I've had it confirmed that there is no malware here: http://forums.whatthetech.com/Sluggish_Per...985#entry427985 and he recommended that I try this forum.I am running Windows XP Home Edition on an Aries Pc System, AND Athlon 64 Processor 2.4GHz with 1GB of RAM.Any help would be hugely appreciated as I am getting desperate now.

A:Sluggish Performance

Did you install any new software when this problem started to happen?Also, check your devices in Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter). Look for any "! ", "? " or "X" symbols.

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The program Volumouse is invaluable for me, but when I wake up my PC from hibernation Volumouse always performs a bit sluggishly, even with the "Run Volumouse in high priority" box checked. I have to restart the program to get it to work properly. Is there a way to somehow reinvigorate a process that's currently running? I contacted the developer regarding this problem but never heard back, and thought I'd ask the community here about this - I tried to find info on this idea of giving a running process some juice like I'm describing but couldn't find any info.

A:Sluggish performance from app

Hopefully someone else will show a much better method:

Maybe you can use a batch file to close and re-open volumemouse.

Open notepad, enter below code, save as volumemouse.bat
(Change volumemouse.exe with correct exe)


Code:
Taskkill volumemouse.exe
start volumemouse.exe
exit
Download and install Windows 7 Suspend/Resume Control - Windows 7 Suspend/Resume Control - Download: Version 2.0.0.1
Set resume action to above batch file.

Haven't used anything like this before, hope it works.

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Hello,

I have had my computer with Windows 8 x32 and it's been a bit sluggish lately. I don't know what may be causing the issue. Not sure if it's malware (highly doubt it), or some other bug.
Please advise.

A:Sluggish Performance

Can you elaborate on sluggish? Poor internet browsing speed? Slow when switching applications? Also please list the make and model of the computer.

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Running XP Pro SP2 on ASUS 775DUAL-880PRO with P4 3000MHz. 2GB memory. Had complete hard drive failure and replaced with Seagate ST3250310AS 240GB. SATA1 connection to M/B. Since installing and reloading XP, transfer rates for both internal drive and Maxtor external VERY low (3MB/sec for internal drive and 20MB/sec for Maxtor. Should be 45 for internal!!). Checked all the obvious and PCPitstop shows system performing well except for "unusually slow disc speeds". Bios set to SATA1 non-Raid. Has anyone else had this experience? Would a seperate PCI SATA Control Card overcome the problem?
 

A:Very sluggish performance

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Hi all , had my new system for a few weeks now most things seem fine but things like installing (games or programs)seem to take a while and accessing the dvd drive do as well and last night when i tried to play COH set to highest settings it was pausing and jerking in placers any ideas to way this might be, please find specs below cheers

A:Sluggish performance

Hi Wints,

You might try some of these to see if it will help your performance. Take a look at 1, 6, and 9 especially.

How to Speed Up the Performance of Vista


Shawn

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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This problem began yesterday. I noticed my CPU was at 90C constantly with very high CPU usage (>50%). I had no major programs running. I rebooted several times and the program persisted.

1. I went into safe mode and everything was normal. So this rules out hardware issues.
2. I reformatted and everything was normal..but then after installing these few programs, the problem began again.
Programs:
-MSE
-Jdownloader
-iSkysoft video converter
-VLC
-Media player classic
-utorrent
-Chrome
-Firefox
-java
-Microsoft Office 2010 Pro
-Mp3tag
-Mp3gain
-Weather watcher live
-Xiliosoft audio converter 6
-Malware bytes antimalware
-Aimersoft video converter
-Boilsoft video joiner
-winrar
-7zip
-daemon tools lite
-coretemp
-drivers for dell wifi, usb 3.0, graphics
3. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 14z

Here is my hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:59:37 PM, on 2/24/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Weather Watcher Live\ww.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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A:Very high CPU usage, causing very high laptop CPU temps (90c idle)

Hello. First off, having utorrent effectively craps you out on this forum since it has a bad rep. Suggest you remove it and come back, start a new thread. That said, if you're familiar with Task Manager, check the CPU percentage on the processes tab (click CPU column to sort). This may help pinpoint which app(s) are whack.

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There is a serious issue with svchost.exe on my windows 7 computer. My HP Touchsmart 300-1025 has windows 7 64bit installed and svchost is slowing down the computer and using very high cpu and memory usage. It is not a virus or malware. I know the computer is not infected because one the computer has webroot and two if it was a virus or malware I would not be able to use the computer at all. So it has to be an issue with windows 7 64bit itself. Here is a screenshot of what I'm talking about and proof.

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Hijack log below

Two weeks ago my Quark 7 stopped working - it will start and come up with the splash screen, but then will not go any further - a list of processes shows it's running at 50 cpu usage and 78944 memory usage. I have tried uninstalling reinstalling and have ran Norton's Antivirus, Spybot Search and Destroy and CCleaner to no avail. I have attached my HiJack log below.

The main programs that I use daily (and yes Quark is one of them) are the following

Adobe Photoshop CS3, ACDSee 9, Outlook express, Quark 7.0, Internet Explorer, Dreamweaver 8

Thank you for taking the time - I'm pretty frustrated!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:16:07 AM, on 10/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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A:Quark 7 stopped working - high cpu usage-memory usage ? Virus??

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