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Q: Need Help Getting My Computer Up To Speed

Hi everyone,

I understand that the title is pretty vague. Here is my question. I would like to get my computer running the way it's suppose to be again. I believe that there are various Spyware/Adware programs, amongst other various viruses slowing it down. For example, I can no longer us Internet Explorer by just connecting with "AOL Dialer" (Broadband). Instead, I actually have to log into my AOL account, to be able to run IE. This is just one of the various problems plaguing my computer. I've noticed that there is a method of getting rid of all these various programs, using "HiJackThis". So, I ask you TechGuy; Please help revive my computer!

Sincerely,

Robert

System Specs:

- I'm running a Dell computer, not exactly sure of the specific model (If there is an easy way to find out without having to look at the physical case, please let me know!)

- Windows XP Home (SP2, not exactly sure on this either. Might still be SP1!)

- IE6

- ISP = AOL Highspeed Broadband

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Preferred Solution: Need Help Getting My Computer Up To Speed

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A: Need Help Getting My Computer Up To Speed

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My computer was running just fine til about a week ago. I am on a secure network that was before yielding 1/mb/sec download speeds on wireless router. I have tested the network on my laptop and it still runs just fine, however my desktop has become sluggish, the download speeds are down to 30kb/sec and the search function has been taken over by "searchfastfind.net" that Malware Bytes has failed to find. Today the internet would simply die and not reconnect, or my browser would redirect to dead sites. The CPU on any processes doesn't seem high, but my computer is screaming like it's running several programs at once. I am using Vista, all updates installed that are available and needed.

What would I do to figure out the sort of malware I suspect this to be?

Dell Studio 540S Windows Vista Premium 2 64 bit

A:Suspected Malware (searchfastfind.net) - Ruining Internet Speed and Computer Speed

I ran rkill.exe it found no known programs running, malware still seems to come up empty, but my cpu speed and internet connection are still terrible.

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Through the windows experience im at 7.8's / 7.4's... with my hdd at 5.9. looking at getting a ssd to level everything up.... but what i dont know is... how does the read/write speeds translate into processing.

what read speed is equal to the rest of my rig? I just dont know how it translates iops/1GB's read/write to GHz proccessing.
The giving data speed to proccessing speed


Phenom x6 @ 2.8
6GB RAM @ 1600
HD 6870 GPU.

Edit:
good video showing new revodrives coming.
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A:Computer Bottleneck- HDD - SSD. giving data speed to proccessing speed

Here is an As SSD for my WD1002FAEX 1TB sata 6GB/s mechanical hard drive


Here is the same test on my Intel 80GB X25 M


For an OS drive the advertised speeds really mean nothing to the average user unless you are going to be transferring large files all day. The most important thing is access time- how long it takes from the time you push the button until the application actually opens. No spinning circles with a good SSD.

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Everything Opens up very slow, web pages etc.
I have XP sp1. It's an HP Pavillion. I'd greatly appreciate
it if someone could examine my "HijackThis" file log below
and tell me why is causing my computer to run slow as
molassis. Thank you so much and I'm looking forward to hearing from someone real soon.

Berzerker57


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:22:48 AM, on 10/13/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
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This problem confuses me. We've been experiencing slower than normal internet speeds recently. We have Verizon DSL, only 3300 down. Lately we've been getting way lower speeds. I just checked using Verizon's speedtest and it came out as 72 Kbps down and 712 Kbps up.

We have two laptops. Mine is 1.6GHZ with 1GB RAM and hers is a slower 1.2 celeron w/ 1GB RAM. Both running XP. I've tried both wired and wireless.

Speakeasy gives me 292 down and 615 up. Now, beyond the fact that it should be faster down than up, look how slow it is down,.

I've done all the tweaks etc I was on with tech support and they sent a tech today and unfortunately I wasn't home but my GF was. He checked the lines inside and out said there was no problem with the lines.

Using his faster laptop he got a decent 2800 down. When she plugged in her Asus netbook same thing. The tech said the slow speeds were due to the slow computers

Now I know that our machines aren't the fastest and I know that internet speed when it hits your machine is dependent upon cpu speed, but I know we shouldn't be getting such low speeds.

When I lived elsewhere and had cable internet, my current laptop got speeds close to what my cable company said I should be getting. So I am doubting the tech guy even even though the two other laptops got better speeds.

Anybody have any thoughts?

Thanks,

Bernie
 

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Hi All

I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

I am using a laptop in Cambodia and connecting to my ISP (Viettel) via a 3.5G Dongle. (Huewai E1550)
The ISP is a Vietnamese company and the customer support via their Cambodian subsidiary (Metfone) is effectively zero.

Here are my system details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33738 MB, Free - 1189 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP, ref.NO:G335-yymmdd-DI-01-00-FF-FF, 1.0, 00000001
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

3.5G Dongle Huawei E1550 95% signal - Blue lights on dongle - 3.2 Mbits/s capable
I use Avast Internet Security and Comodo Firewall.
I have no viruses etc indicated by Avast
Browser Firefox 5.0

My problem is with the download speed when using Firefox (tried IE8 and same slow speed).
When I run speedtest.net I get a download speed of between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbits/s and the pages take annoyingly long to download. I have communicated with others on forums in Cambodia who are getting 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s when browsing using the same dongle and when I run my Vuze torrent downloader I also achieve 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s. So I know these speeds are achievable through my dongle in my prese... Read more

A:Browser Download Speed Less Than Upload Speed but Torrent Speed Superb

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Here are specifics. I can run any kind of scan ya'll need me to.Windows 7 UltimateComputer Manufacturer: emachinesProcessor: AMD Athlon™ Processor 2650e 1.60 GHzInstalled memory (RAM): 2.00 GB (1.75 GB usable)System type: 64-bit Operating SystemPen and Touch: No Pen or Touch Input is available for this Display*************I also have a 250 GB external hard drive (Seagate FreeAgent Go) that I recently purchased.I use 2 things with Readyboost...A 4 GB Optima SD HD card and a 2 GB Kingston DataTraveler memory stick that plugs in via USB cord.***************I just want to configure my computer to be the absolute fastest it can be for internet & games, primarily. I've done a lot of research online to try to tweak things but there is just so much out there and you never know how reliable the info is, I figure it would be best to ask folks who actually know what they are doing on a site I trust.If it's easier to talk via IM, please let me know. I will keep checking in here otherwise. Here are my IM names:Yahoo: Hotmail/MSN: Google/GMail: EDIT:Removed addesses to protect from spmbots~~boopmeAOL/AIM: Thanks in advance!

A:Could someone help me in trying to speed up my computer?

give up on Readyboost,and buy 2 more gig of ram ,or what ever the board will take as max

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I need help. This computer is extremely slow at starting up. i've tried to run defragmentor but it fails to initiate and start. I've ran disk cleanup, and it is still cleaning.. I ran "msconfig.exe" and there are barely any startup programs, i do not know what each service does what. please help

thanks,
tjronek1

P.S. THE os IS windows xp professional sp2, 2002.

also the internetis throughaol, bt i can not acces the internetthroug h any other thng, ex. internet explorer. softwar update. please hep
 

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I wanted to delete some programs off my computer, but I am unsure of if I can. I have attached some pictures. I don't want to delete something (even if I don't use it) if it will effect something else I DO use.

The one picture is of my download folder. If I download a program and double click on the file to install it, do I still need that? If I delete it, will it effect the program itself?

The other pic is control panel view of programs - uninstall window
Aim 6?
Hp total care advisor
cyberlink dvd suite
sling player
hp customer participation program
shop for hp supplies
hp smart web printer
powerdirctor
muvee autoproducer
ffdshow

do i need these? they don't sound like anything that I use

thanks in advance
 

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I recently had to reload Windows XP on my computer. Since I have done that, my computer has been running very slow. When I scroll down on the screen, it takes a few seconds to refresh the screen rather than being a smooth flow. Also media download speeds are slower. Is there a way to speed up my processor or something, or something I can reset to speed it up? I have a Broadband connection, but I don't think the connection is the problem because there is the same slow speed when I am not on-line. Any help would be great. Thanks
 

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I've had my laptop for less than a year and I have had viruses which I have got rid of using system restore. I checked it for viruses using various software (Norton, Windows defender, AVG) and nothing seems to be wrong but I've noticed that the speed in which programmes load and espeically on start up is considerably less than it was originally. My hard disc has plenty of space on it (about 1/3) so is there any other reason why it could be so slow? Or anything I could do to speed it up?
 

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The more programs you load on your machine the slower it is going to go. A lot of software has programs that start up with your machine. Sometimes they monitor things and other times they are there just to speed up opening the program. I would uninstall any unneeded programs. Also, when you say you have checked for viruses with 3 seperate AV's... Do you have all of these installed on your machine? You want to have ONLY ONE AV on your machine. These programs check every file that is being accessed. Having more than one means they check each other constantly. If you do have all these installed, uninstall all but one. Having more than one can slow your machine down to a crawl.

I would also run Hijakcthis! and post a log here. That will tell us if you have any unneeded programs running at startup. Plus you might have some spyware holding you down too.
 

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Is there something i can download to help speed my computer? I`m useing XP
Thanks
 

A:Need help How to speed up my Computer

-- Delete all temp files (c:\windows\temp\*.tmp)

-- Delete temporary internet files (c:\windows\temporary internet files\*.*)

-- If you use I.E., click on Tools, Internet Options, Delete Files, select "delete all off-line content", click OK

-- Click on Start, Programs, Accessories, Systems Tools, Disk Cleanup

-- Download AdAware, check for updates, run it and remove whatever it finds

-- Download Diskeeper defragmenter and defrag

Hedda Lora
 

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Hi,I've done everything I can think of to try to speed up my computer, but it still just get slower and slower and right now it's incredibly sluggish. I'd greatly appreciate some advice as to how I can speed it up.To try to speed it up, I reinstalled Windows XP Pro and reduced my primary hard drive disk space usage to just over 50%. I also do Checkdisk scans and defrag with O&O Defrag once a month (I did both this weekend) and I scan my computer with Ad-Aware, Spyware Doctor, PC-Cillin and TuneUp Utilities' TuneUp DiskCleaner, TuneUp RegistryCleaner and TuneUp Registry Defrag once a week. Windows patches install automatically.The only thing I can think of is that I do have quite a large number of programs installed, but I do need them for my business. I'm careful to install anything I don't need.Here's a list of the component parts of my computer:Processor - Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz S478 533 FSB 1MB CacheMotherboard - Asus P4P800S-E DeluxeGraphics Card - ATI Radeon 9200 256 DDR 8X AGP VIVO All-in-Wonder AGPCase - Jou Jye JJ-350D (Designed for Pentium 4)Hard Drive - Hitachi 320GBDVD Drive - Optiarc DVD+-R/RW/RAM 18x SATA BL OEMRAM - 2GB DDR SDRAM PC3200 400 MhzFloppy Drive - Alps ElectricHere's a screen shot of Task Manager when my computer's struggling (a lot of the time):Thanks,Joe

A:How Can I Speed Up My Computer?

Hi joebeaven. Right idea, wrong tab. Take a screen shot of the Processes. Something is using up most of the processor. Have you read these ?Slow Computer Checklist and Repair

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my computer runs a little to slow for a game i play called world of tanks the game realy doesnt matter all that much but even on the lowest grphics settigns i onyl get 10 frames per second at best is tha anything to do wiht my computer or is it my internet speed
 

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Hi, I need to speed up my computer, lately he's been acting a little sluggish. I got a copy of my registry, Can anyone make any suggestions?
Thanks. Much appreciated...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:48:42 PM, on 2/26/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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Greetings TSF

I've been working with Techpro5238 and Chauncey on speeding up my daughters laptop. They suggested I work with this forum to make sure the computer is clean.

I've tried to do the 5 steps but could not getie-spyad to run successfully. Otherwise I think I got the other steps done.

Here is one of the logs requested:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Dad on 2007-12-23 21:14:24
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
11: 2007-12-24 04:15:05 UTC - RP769 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
10: 2007-12-23 21:12:30 UTC - RP768 - System Checkpoint
9: 2007-12-22 05:55:56 UTC - RP767 - System Checkpoint
8: 2007-12-21 04:51:09 UTC - RP766 - Installed Dell Support Center.
7: 2007-12-21 02:25:27 UTC - RP765 - Removed Norton Security Center


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-13 16:20:56 UTC - RP759 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


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

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:17:57 PM, on 12/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0... Read more

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I just bought an hp pavillion computer with windows vista and a core2 processor. I have a very high speed internet connection but the computer is slow as molasses. Downloading is extremely slow. My other computer with windows XP is much faster. What is the problem?

A:computer speed

Probably, your problem is related to the clock of your computer. I have a HP computer with Vista System and it's clock is 1.8 Mhz. HD is 320 GB, Ram is 1 GB, but it is slow cause of the 1.8 MHZ clock. Try to use a 3.0 Mhz clock and you will feel the big difference. A problem is to find a HP computer with a 3.0 or 2.8 Mhz clock.

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I have a vaio, pcv rx730 purchased some years ago. It came with 258 memory. I have installed an additional 528(?) memory card that is recognized by my machine. The problem is it runs very very slow!!!I have cleaned the registry and defragged, and deleted temp files etc but no help!! Any suggestions??? thanks! Michele

A:need to speed up computer

Hi...

Is your system running slower now it has the new RAM or is it about the same?

Have you checked for spyware/malware/viruses?

What particular aspects are slow....everything it does? Internet? Booting? Shutting down? etc

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In these pictures what here can I remove from start up ?

and


Thank you.
 

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I was downloading some files last night and then my computer just lagged up so I rebooted and when I logged in there was no taskbar and no desktop items. So ran task manager and ran explorer.exe and then everything came back but computer was running extremely slow and kept freezing. So I tried to run my AVG and I couldn't even run it because it was so slow. Could this be a possible virus or spyware? Any suggestions?
 

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My computer is a Vista Ultamate, & it's a pretty fast computer. 5GB of RAM, 200 something GB of memory, but it goes SO slow when I try to download things.
My sister has the same internet connection but different provider. She has 100 Mbps/DSL.
My download speed is like 20 Kbps, & hers is like 100 Mbps.

What's up with this? Anything I can fix?
 

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how can i tell what the bus speed of this computer? there was nothing in the manuel and could not find it with pcpitstop. i dont need a benchmark rating,just a suppose to be rating.

Is this itfrom belacr advisor)100 megahertz

Main Circuit Board b
Board: Hewlett-Packard HP System Board HP P/N
****Bus Clock: 100 megahertz*****
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD Version 3.08 07/16/2003
 

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I need help speeding up my boss's computer. He is only using about 25% of his space, of 74.4 G available, he has 56.2 G free. He hardly has any files, but wants to increase his speed while browsing. Are there any specific settings I can check off or disable to help function improve. He complains that sometimes everything seems normal and other times it is slow...opening the internet, then going to a new page, clicking on tools or whatever may take more than the few seconds that it should. He uses google gmail for email and this is incredibly important. I just had success by removing google.com from compatibility view after his gmail went crazy and wouldn't scroll down, was enlarged, and not loading.Also, he has some virus protection from MS Security essentials, everything looks good, scans daily. In addition I already ran a disk clean up, did not compress files, but deleted the temporary files recommended. Any magic you can help me perform will really help me keep my job, thanks!
 

A:speed up my computer

ISP dns servers can be erratic at times,especially when under load.
They resolve the domain names.
I am using googles public dns servers.
Might give them a try.
https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using
 

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I reset my coms and now I can not get my ram speed in bios right. I have a biostar M7NCD mobo with ddr 333mhz ram. It will support up to 400 mhz ram. Can somebody please help me get this problem fixed. Thank you.
 

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I have tried all of the cleanup stuff and cannot get my computer and the internet to run any faster. It just takes too long to load up web pages. Here is the HiJack This log. Please help!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 03:38, on 2003-01-24Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning 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\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Tren... Read more

A:Cannot speed up my computer

Welcome to the bleepingcomputer forum Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this webpage: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2Link 3**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**--------------------------------------------------------------------1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. If you don't know how to disable some of your security programs have a look :- HERE--------------------------------------------------------------------Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt along with a new HijackThis log for further review. FOR OTHER USERS, DO NOT RUN COMBOFIX UNLESS YOU ARE ASKED TO DO SO BY A HJT HELPER

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  i am trying to speed up my computer and i noticed that i have thousands of temporary files in my temp. folder. my question is can i delete these temp files without doing anything drastic to my computer?

A:speed up computer

Just close down any programs before you attempt to delete those files.  But yup, it's safe to do and will help free up some space.  But really shouldn't slow down your system in any appreciable way.

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I was wanting to know all of the ways that I can speed up my computer. I have a celeron with 2ghz and 248 mb of RAM, and my operating system is Windows XP Professional. I also need to know how I can find out the type of memory to buy, and the amount of memory that I can install.
 

A:How can I speed up my computer?

Go to Crucial.com for the memory questions.All you will have to do is type in your specs and it will tell you what kind of memory you use. http://www.crucial.com/index.asp
 

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What could i do to make my computer to work faster i mean by adding parts in to my computer like a RAM CPU ect...

thank you for you help
 

A:computer speed

What's your current system specs?
 

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Can I get a list of items I can try to speed up my computer? It has become very slow over the years. Am I looking at major expenses? I find that I am not able to install new games for many reasons, but I am beginning to think that it is not the games fault but my computer. I don't have aq lot of money so anything you can suggest short of buying a new compter will be appreicated. Regards, William Morgan
 

A:computer speed

Whats your current spec (cpu/mem/graphics/etc)? If you give this, people can get an idea or what u can/cant upgrade and possible costs involved.

As you say, new games require higher minimum specs, so that might well be your problem.

Things that you can do without spending any money though to make the most of your current system are:-
1) remove any programs/data that you are no longer using (especially any startup ones)
2) defrag your drive
3) check for any spyware & remove
4) get latest drivers for your graphics cards
5) You may want to try some more lightweight apps, eg firefox rather than IE
6) Might be possible to do a little bit of overclocking - but read up on this
 

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Anybody have a legitimate link handy that has tips for safely speeding up my computer?
Or do you have any tips for me?

Thanks!
-CryptiKoder
 

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Okay I last posted a thing about this and it got all messed up and I couldn't keep up. so...
I have windows xp and my speed has gone down considerably and was wondering if some one could help me get it back up to speed.
 

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Is there any software that can speed up your computer? I googled this and got a lot that claim to do just this. But could anyone reccomend a good program?Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 702932 MB, Free - 651545 MB; D: Total - 12368 MB, Free - 1510 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled Thank You
 

A:Speed Up Computer

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I am thinking about selling my old computer but I dont know how fast it is. It runs windows 98 but when I go to dxdiag in run, It doesnt tell me the speed, only Pentium MMX?
Can someone please tell me how, Thanks.
 

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Hey everyone, i have a small 10inch laptop running Windows 7. After downloading a lot of programs for my Youtubeing and other needs i realized the system couldn't handle it. The computer is EXTREMELY slow and i can hardly use it. I just want to know if there is a way to make it faster or just erase all the data and start over. Thanks.

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Check this out here:

Is your PC running slow...?

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Got xp sp2 and the problem is it takes so long to do anything and it freezes and locks when open more then one browser why is this ?
What can download to make it run quicker?
 

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Need some computer specs: RAM, processor speed, HDD size, Computer make and model, etc..
Have you emptied your temporary internet files? Do you defrag?
 

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Found this at another forum. What this forums ideas before I run it. It's named ccleaner and can be found @ [ccleaner.com
Any and all ideas welcome.
Thanks
Oh yea..it is freeware and is suppose to clean all the temp files, cookies etc etc to help spyware programs and surfing the net be faster.

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My computer has been operating very very slowly lately. Can someone please review my hijack this log and let me know if there is anything I can do to speed it up a bit.

Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:12:05 PM, on 11/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
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A:Please help me speed up my computer

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my computer is slow but i do not know why anyways to speed up computer tell me
all to help my computer

A:how to speed up computer

Optimize Windows 7

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Computer seems to be very slow and not that old - purchased 13/6/2015. Tried ReInstall  hoping this would help -  but advised of 'error' any ideas?  Thanks  

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What are things to do to your computer to make it go fast?

I dont believe I have a virus- and I have not even half the space filled up...Christ I probably dont even have a quarter of the space on my computer filled up

What are things I can buy or just things I can do to make my computer move faster?

Thanks
 

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This is an article provided by MS for those not wanted hacking the registry settings and going through the all process of optimizing Windows 7. Microsoft have made the process easier with an automated Fix-it solution and a Fix-it Myself w/Help solution!!!

Intro:
Is your computer slow? No matter how good you are about keeping your computer clean and up to date, all computers seem to slow down after time.

-Article ID: 2806116 - Last Review: October 15, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Speed up my computer

Here: My computer is slow

A:Speed up my computer

I'd still prefer to do it myself, but I added it as step 39 to the tutorial to help. Thank you NoN.

Optimize Windows 7

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I have system with pentium 3 with .8 processor, 20gb hardisk , 256 RAM and windows xp installed , can anybody told me how to increase computer speed by settings in xp.

A:Computer speed

you cant really..just keep it up to date and virus free...

you could buy a little more ram, and a bigger hard disk though..

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I already have a semi-fast computer but I have been noticing it start to get significantly slower. Any help to make it run faster without compromising it?

A:How to speed up my computer?

Some things you can do to help find a cause for a computer performing below par:
 
Do a speed test to see if you are getting what you pay for: Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test
 
Cleanup the computer:
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
 
Check for adware and malware:
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
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So we all know computers get slower over time and such but I have been wondering what is out there that helps with that? I commonly use Ccleaner and Defrag my system but there has to be more. I uninstall programs I don't use anymore and I get rid of things that may clog up my system. Any advice on what to do to speed things up for me at all? My computers boot time is becoming progressively slower.

A:Speed my computer up?

Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.THENPlease perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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See link posted below.

I suggest you read the TSG Rules, we take copyrights seriously here. Don't copy large articles from other sites here.
 

A:How 2.........Speed up your Computer

Thank you for posting this excellent article by Dave Thompson which you lifted from this website: http://www.stuff.co.nz/4280861a18335.html or another where the article is posted.

The next time you want to share another person's article, just post something like "Here is an article on speeding up your computer", and then include a link to it.
 

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Hey my other computer is getting really slow. It has so much memory that it cant even do the disc defrag. Would Windows Vista help out with that and make it faster?
 

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