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Solved: Slow, Memory keeps getting eaten up for no reason... please help?

Q: Solved: Slow, Memory keeps getting eaten up for no reason... please help?

I'm going to be honest and tell you that this laptop is pretty old. It used to be my father's and knowing his knack for making videos, downloading programs, and with my own combination of using it when I was younger with gaming has made it slow. I'm hoping we can "save" this old laptop to help me with college, as I have no money to buy a new one.

Whenever I browse on my computer its slow, I had it cleaned awhile ago on this site for viruses, since I haven't used it at all since then I don't think that's the source of the problem, but I'll post later on the security forums to have it checked out again.

My computer keeps eating up memory, it jumps from telling me I have 47 GBs left to 36 GBs and I've tried everything from running a disk check to deleting temporary files and useless programs and it still seems to be eating up memory usage for some weird reason.

The Laptop I am on has a total capacity for 134 GBs, and it says 94 GBs are used up...I'm not sure if that's all computer software taking up space or something else.

I also have some programs that seem to refuse to uninstall from an old video software my dad had...can anyone help me remove it?

Thank you for the help

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2009 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 781 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 137586 MB, Free - 37390 MB; E: Total - 14999 MB, Free - 9750 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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A: Solved: Slow, Memory keeps getting eaten up for no reason... please help?

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Realized I was using an old version of HJT... here is the new scan with the new version:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:34:16 PM, on 11/19/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\avast\aswUpdSv.exe
D:\avast\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\ICQ\NDetect.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\GAMECO~1\Common\SWTrayV4.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\The Cleaner\tca.exe
D:\avast\ashDisp.exe
D:\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
E:\valve\steam\steam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Fonts\mcwave.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\syuvm.exe
D:\avast\ashSimpl.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis-1.exe

O1 - Hosts: .zestyfind.com
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O1 - Hosts: w.zestyfind.com
O1 - Hosts: m
O1 - Hosts: w.zestyfind.com
O1 - Hosts: com
O1 - Hosts: ar.com
O1 - Hosts: www.zestyfind.co
O1 - Hosts: bar.com
O1 - Hosts: olbar.com
O1 - Hosts: toolbar.com
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A:All KINDS of problems/slow machine/memory getting eaten/etc.. Please help.

Hi Kobati
Make sure you have already run Adaware, Spybot S & D(check for updates) as these will do a preliminary clean first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.

Then....
Turn off your System Restore SEE HERE Reinstate it when your log is cleaned and then create a new restore point.Close your browser window and run hjt in safe mode... HOW TO RUN SAFE MODE and have "Hijack This" fix all the following items by placing a check in the appropriate boxes and selecting "fix checked".
Folders that have been highlighted in RED will need to be uninstalled.Check first as some folders maybe uninstalled via the Add/Remove program. Files highlighted in BLACK will need to be removed from your hard drive. Make sure to have your system set to show hidden files and folders.. HOW TO SHOW FILES ..Please post a new log when finished...

O1 - Hosts: .zestyfind.com
O1 - Hosts: .zestyfind.com
O1 - Hosts: w.zestyfind.com
O1 - Hosts: m
O1 - Hosts: w.zestyfind.com
O1 - Hosts: com
O1 - Hosts: ar.com
O1 - Hosts: www.zestyfind.co
O1 - Hosts: bar.com
O1 - Hosts: olbar.com
O1 - Hosts: toolbar.com
O1 - Hosts: chtoolbar.com
O1 - Hosts: archtoolbar.com
O1 - Hosts: searchtoolbar.com
O1 - Hosts: 127.0
O1 - Hosts: 127
O1 - Hosts: 127.0.0.
O2 - BHO: CATLEvents Object - {ED5ABC42-8E4F-4C39-9972-F0CF619D672F} - C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\rvs3pm.dat
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Hi Guys, I am hoping someone here can help me out of the nightmare I've fallen into. Recently I decided to have a new PC built, so purchased the following:

AMD DUAL CORE 4200
4 X 1GB CORSAIR VALUE SELECT RAM
LEADTEK WINFAST 7800GT 256MB GRAPHICS CARD
2 X 200GB MAXTOR DIAMONDMAX 10 SATA HDDS
ASUS A8N-SLI PREMIUM MOBO
WIN XP PRO SP2

Plus PSU, CASE, FAN, DVD-RW ETC

Now my friend put it together and he knows his stuff. All worked fine, so got home and installed everything onto it (anti virus, my programs etc etc).. and

after a week I suddenly realised the used space on the hard drive, doing a routine check, was quite high for what I'd actually put on. It was about 25GB..

but I only had 5gb worth of stuff on the drive, with the other having nothing on it. So I scanned it using diskdata, and as I assumed.. it confirmed only 5gb

or so used. Obviously I did all the anti virus checks etc and it was squeaky clean.

Anyway, I decided to monitor it over the next few days, and it was alarming to say the least, I could right click the used space and it would increase

extremely fast.. moreso if I was running any applications. After a while there were sporadic crashes and blue screens. I assumed it was either one or a

combination of the following things:

- my friend had not put it together right
- the settings in bios were causing the problem
- (after research) the maxtors were causing the problem.

Now there's been a lot said of the... Read more

A:Sata HDD space being eaten up without reason

1.In Windows Explorer,go to Tools/Folder options/View and check "Show hidden files and folders".Look for any likely suspects.
2.Try this - http://www.win.tue.nl/sequoiaview/
3.Go to msconfig and uncheck everything except Firewall in the startup tab.It might be a startup program causing the problem.
4.Uninstall/delete anything you don`t need.
5.If your AV is Norton,replace it with AVG
 

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Please help. Virtual memory showing low a lot of the time. Computer slow. Also about:blank is default homepage. I run Anti virus, spy kill, spy bot and many others. Spyware blaster will not install. Here is my log. Any help would be great. I'm a gamer and this slow computer is killing me. Thanks Alos showing this virus Virus name: Backdoor.HackDefender

I want only the bare minimum running.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 6:00:33 PM, on 5/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
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A:Please help. Slow computer and always low on virtual memory for some unknown reason

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I'm not sure whats wrong with my pc. I haven't downloaded anything recently and im not running anything big enough to cause my pc to act like this. Anyone know what the problem could be, and maybe a solution?

A:Computer running slow, Very High Memory use for no reason.

Welcome to the forum.
Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing the Memory (not CPU) information.

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Hi! I recently ended up stumbling upon a shady part of the internet. My AV went crazy, and now it appears that something is eating up a lot of memory. My memory usage is a pretty steady %65 with only Firefox running. Also, when I tried doing a HJT log, I got the following:

"For some reason your system denied write access to the Hosts file."
The file is in System32/drivers/etc/hosts

HJT log file below.
 

A:Memory being eaten!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:36:45 AM, on 2/21/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19019)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\listener.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\DDMService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\UIManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 7\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 7\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Corporation\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
c:\program files (x86)\real\realplayer\RealPlay.exe

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 Explorer\Sea... Read more

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Hello all. I recently encountered a nasty virus on my laptop. It changed my wallpaper to a blue background saying "YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED" it then installed without my permission a handfull of antivirus and spyware removal tools. All wanting me to purchase these products. So i ran a ccleaner scan, avast antivirus and malwarebytes. It seemed to have solved my problems accept for the constant high cpu usage and memory hogging. Im not sure on wich processes are doing this so i will post a hijackthis.log

PC Specs: Inspiron 1000, WinXP SP3, 1GB RAM


Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:56:35 PM, on 8/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.7\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:CPU/Memory being eaten

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

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




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

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

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

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

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So my boss has been fighting trojans for the last few weeks.  I have progressively gone from Avast to running Kepersky in a bootable CD trying to fix.  Today he has hit a new problem.  Memory is being eaten up by CMD.exe and MSDTC.exe.  We literally watched them using more and more memory.  Went up to 70% use in under 5 minutes.  Both files got larger than 1 gig each rapidly and kept growing.  Any idea what is causing it?

A:Memory getting eaten up

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you are having this issue. Let me try to add some help to this post. "Use this only if you are not following any other instructions" I will provide you a couple of steps that will clean up your computer in the most part.  1. Since most likely your computer runs a lot of programs once it turns on, to make the process easier we will disable all the program that run at boot.From your keyboard press Win + R key - It will pop up a "Run" window. Inside that "Run" box please type in msconfigOnce it opens, go to the Startup tab, and disable all of the entries (In windows XP, Vista and 7, you can do it all at once, in windows 8, it has to be one by one.) 2. Restart your computer. 3. Now we are going to run several applications one by one, withouth restarting your computer.  - Junkware Removal Tool - Removes adware, junk toolbars, and unwanted software.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/ - AdwareCleaner - Removes adware, toolbars, hijackers. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ - MalwareBytes - Removes malwarehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ - Rkill - Removes Malwarehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/ - Spybot Search & Destroy - Removes spywares and malicious softwares. https://www.safer-networking.org/ - Iobit Uninstaller - Uninstal software manually, in case you know of an application that ... Read more

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At this point I assume I wasn't supposed to reply to the original topic and was instead supposed to post my logs here. So here goes.
 
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 Results of screen317's Security Check version 1.00  
 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is disabled!)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
 Windows Firewall Disabled!  
Kaspersky Total Security   
 Antivirus up to date!  (On Access scanning disabled!) 
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
 JavaFX 2.1.1    
 Java 7 Update 67  
 Java 8 Update 25  
 Java 8 Update 31  
 Java version 32-bit out of Date!
 Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.169  
 Adobe Reader XI  
 Mozilla Firefox 36.0.4 Firefox out of Date!  
 Google Chrome (41.0.2272.118) 
 Google Chrome (42.0.2311.90) 
 Google Chrome (Extensions...) 
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 1% 
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
 
 
 
 
 
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A:System Memory Being Eaten

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Hello. Over the past few weeks my PC seems to be suffering from unexplainably high memory usage.  The PC starts fine and, for the most part, remains fine while in use, but allowing it to sit for long periods of time with no activity will cause memory to be eaten and unable to be released. I've found some very interesting information over the course of my investigations. After running RAMMAP I've found that conhost.exe and powercfg.exe are running as thousands of zombie processes. I've monitored Task Manager and, sure enough, have noticed both programs will appear and disappear immediately, although it doesn't seem like they actually disappear. It will eventually get to the point where enough memory is being used that my video driver doesn't have enough to work with and my display cannot show. Fortunately the issue is temporarily resolved if the PC is restarted.
 
Broni has been helping me troubleshoot the issue. As a result I have downloaded many programs and posted the various logs here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/573586/system-memory-being-eaten/
 
Fresh FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) 
 
(x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Will (administrator) on DERPADOO on 11-05-
 
2015 19:32:22
Running from C:\Users\Will\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Will (Available profiles: Will & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS 
 
Language: English (United States)
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A:System Memory Being Eaten

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Hello. Over the past few weeks my PC seems to be suffering from unexplainably high memory usage.  The PC starts fine and, for the most part, remains fine while in use, but allowing it to sit for long periods of time with no activity will cause memory to be eaten and unable to be released. I've found some very interesting information over the course of my investigations. After running RAMMAP I've found that conhost.exe and powercfg.exe are running as thousands of zombie processes. I've monitored Task Manager and, sure enough, have noticed both programs will appear and disappear immediately, although it doesn't seem like they actually disappear. It will eventually get to the point where enough memory is being used that my video driver doesn't have enough to work with and my display cannot show. Fortunately the issue is temporarily resolved if the PC is restarted. I'm more than willing to post any screenshots of my Task Manager, RAMMAP, and anything else but I'll have to get back to you on it as it takes a bit longer to for a substantial amount of my memory to be eaten due to the fact that I have 32GB of physical memory. Feel free to ask for any screenshots in the meantime so I know what to grab.
 
Thank you!

A:System Memory Being Eaten

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Hello. Over the past few weeks my PC seems to be suffering from unexplainably high memory usage.  The PC starts fine and, for the most part, remains fine while in use, but allowing it to sit for long periods of time with no activity will cause memory to be eaten and unable to be released. I've found some very interesting information over the course of my investigations. After running RAMMAP I've found that conhost.exe and powercfg.exe are running as thousands of zombie processes. I've monitored Task Manager and, sure enough, have noticed both programs will appear and disappear immediately, although it doesn't seem like they actually disappear. It will eventually get to the point where enough memory is being used that my video driver doesn't have enough to work with and my display cannot show. Fortunately the issue is temporarily resolved if the PC is restarted.
 
Broni has been helping me troubleshoot the issue. As a result I have downloaded many programs and posted the various logs here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/573586/system-memory-being-eaten/
 
Fresh FRST log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) 
 
(x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Will (administrator) on DERPADOO on 11-05-
 
2015 19:32:22
Running from C:\Users\Will\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Will (Available profiles: Will & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS 
 
Language: English (United States)
Internet Explore... Read more

A:System Memory Being Eaten

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Hey there,

I realized a few days ago while I was trying to defrag that I had less than 1% of memory left on my C Drive. Funny thing is I havent installed anything on it in a long time and last time I checked I had at least 10 gb free. I also realised that I had apparently downloaded 8 gb last moth from the internet which I am pretty sure is impossible. I think my pc, Windows XP, may be infected with some malware which just keeps downloading random files and installs them onto my computer, could this be possible? What is there I can do?

Ive run several virus checks and spyware checks but found nothing that helps, after deleting several gigs of files I find that the memory keeps filling again.

As well, if this might help, I find that my pc is installing "windows updates" much more often than usual. Is a virus possibly masking its downloads as windows updates?

Thanks in advance
 

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Like i said in the title, I know this computer is slow, but AVG had found some threats and everything seemed to be working fine.Then I restarted in 'normal' mode and it's happening again!Thanks in advance for any help!Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Debbie at 2008-11-28 17:10:15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3System drive C: has 9 GB (48%) free of 20 GBTotal RAM: 255 MB (12% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:11:19 PM, on 11/28/2008Platform: 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\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Nhksrv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avg... Read more

A:an already slow computer now moving too slow with CPU usage randomly getting eaten up

Hello, psychosammy to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTViewIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedWe need to scan for Rootkits with GMERPlease download GMER from one of the following mirrors:This is the Primary mirrorThis is a Secondary mirrorThis is a Secondary mirrorClose any and all open programs, as this process may crash your computer.Unzip the downloaded file to your desktop.Double click on yo... Read more

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Hello, thanks to listening to my computer situation..

Here goes:

Computer was running fine. Kaspersky was out of date / not updating so I eventually uninstalled it as it was making startup time for my computer take upwards of 2 minutes for some reason. I'd installed, in its place, ad-aware, CC cleaner and checked with HJT often to see that nothing was awry.

Shortly thereafter (2-3 weeks) I started experiencing weird problems.

My current situation is as follows:

The main problem that ticked me off was the Virtual Memory filling up..while doing the same exact things I always do - not running additional programs, or questionable programs. Firefox and MediaMonkey eventually couldn't operate at the same time. I, of-course, raised my VM limit and thought it was a quirk. It continued and continued eating more and more memory until now my limit is neigh on 4gb VM and 1gb RAM. Even this is filling up. Rapidly.

I look at CTRL+ALT+DEL and the VM usage doesn't seem to be using nearly as much as is actually being used.

I started scanning. This is what I've done:

1 Panda online antivirus scan (Safemode+Networking) - it found a few infected things, I can't recall if it did actually find a rootkit.

A couple Ad-aware scans - it found some crap, not much more than cookies, though.

3 Malware-bytes scans. 1 in regular mode, found some crap (smart scan) 1 in safe mode (smart scan) found some crap, and the final one in safe mode (Full System drive + my external HD sca... Read more

A:Virtual Memory being eaten at incredible rates (logs inc.)

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Hello all,

I'd like to link you to another thread on this site regarding the issue. I had, at first, thought it was related to some malware, yet it is not. All malware issues have been resolved, and the problem persists.

The problem is described in length in this post:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f100...ml#post1980247

Thank you so much for looking at my problem.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 56

Hi all have a computer that has slowed down and eventually have to reboot. I have run all the scans, Avast, SuperAntivirus, MalwareBytes also in safe mode. Doesn't really find anything. I installed a natural disaster software that shows all around the world, it was downloaded from a reputable site thru Cnet, It started about then. I have since uninstalled the software, can't remember who it was. Avast on bootup says I have a rootkit, but when I do as it says it makes no difference. When the resources finally reach 100% even with no applications running, It bounces back and forth between task manager and explorer.exe in task manager. I also nave svchost running 8X, googleupdater 3X, ati2evxx running 2X, cidaemon running 2X. I also have inetinfo running where I didn't before. Also updated to SP3 and how have MS telling me my copy is invalid, never was B4. Lost, please have a look

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 2200+, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON 9200 SERIES , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76297 MB, Free - 35175 MB;
Motherboard:
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:04:27 PM, on 14/10/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

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my computer is running very slow recently. I run ad-aware frequently but all it catches is cookies. When I go into the task manager and performance my cpu usage is usually at the top, and it hasn't always been like this. I have about 1 gig ram and usually just playing wc3 which isn't very demanding. My brother uses this computer as well though and sometimes plays spore and does whatever else he wants. I have a couple of process' running which I have no idea what they are and not sure why but firefox seems to eat my cpu like a madman.


Forgot to add Thanks in advance

I'm pasting my logs. Hopefully I read the instructions right so here goes.

This is the info log followed by the log, log.



info.txt logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 2008-10-27 21:59:36

======Uninstall list======

-->rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUninstall 132 C:\WINDOWS\INF\PCHealth.inf
Ad-Aware-->MsiExec.exe /I{DED53B0B-B67C-4244-AE6A-D6FD3C28D1EF}
Adobe Acrobat and Reader 8.1.2 Security Update 1 (KB403742)-->MsiExec.exe /X{6846389C-BAC0-4374-808E-B120F86AF5D7}
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX-->C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9c.exe -uninstallUnlock
Adobe Flash Player Plugin-->C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\uninstall_plugin.exe
Adobe Reader 8.1.2-->MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A81200000003}
AIM 6-->C:\Program Files\AIM6\uninst.exe
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A:Computer running slow, ram being eaten up

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Ok, I have no programs opened, I even restarted my computer (which took like 15 minutes) and nothing, when I move the mouse, the cursor is really slow, when I try to play songs, it lags, etc. I don't know what's wrong. Here's the Hijackthis log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 11:15:29, on 2007-05-30
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Solved: Very slow computer, no reason I can see

Check your task manager and see if a svchost.exe is taking up CPU time. If it is, kill just that one and see if things speed up. I've been having trouble with one MS update that makes automatic updates freak out. Make a batch file called fixsvc.cmd, save it at the root of c, and paste the following REGSVR32 commands into it:

REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
Restart in safe mode so the automatic update service doesn't start
Run fixsvc.cmd and ok as each item is registered
Browse to the windows directory and rename the "SoftwareDistribution" directory to "OldSoftwareDistribution", it will be recreated on the next normal start up.
Reboot.

Hopefully that will take care of it for you.
 

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Hi everyone,

I've got a pretty strange problem here. Since October 30 or so, my tablet PC has been running pretty slow for no apparent reason. I haven't seen any process in Task Manager eating up my memory or CPU but the Performance tab shows my CPU usage pegged at 100% and I've always been diligent about keeping my startup list clean and limited to the essentials. I also haven't installed or done anything different to my computer that should have caused this. Below is a list of symptoms I've noticed and things I've tried to fix it.

Symptoms
- Takes a good 5 minutes or so to boot up.
- Slow or jerky mouse movement
- Most actions take noticeably longer to perform
- Performance tab in Task Manager shows CPU pegged at 100% or so. No process in the Processes tab are shown eating it up though.

Things I've tried:
- Ran AVG, it found three things and put them in the "virus vault:"
---- Infection - Virus Found JS/Downloader.Agent
---- PUP - Potentially harmful program Dialer.IPK
---- Infection - Virus Found IRC/BackDoor.Flood
- Ran CCleaner (and registery cleaning option)

I've attached a HijackThis log too.

Any help is appreciated. I use this tablet PC for work and I rely on it so the sooner someone can help, the better.
 

A:Solved: Slow performance all around; no apparent reason

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54

Hello!

I ran the Spybot. I ran the antivirus scan. I ran CCleaner. Yet they find no threats.

I don't know why my computer has suddenly gotten slow in accessing websites, and shutting down. It used to shut down in under 1 minute. Now it takes 2-3 minutes to shut down.

Any idea what I might do next to speed up my computer?

Thanks.

PS I now use Vista Ultimate rather than Vista Home Premium as my OS. Where do I go to make changes and updates to my personal information? I'm sorry, I forgot.

A:[SOLVED] Slow computer-no apparent reason

My money is on excessive CPU usage. Hit ctrl-alt-delete to pull up task manager and go to the processes tab. Then click "CPU" so it sorts by maximum CPU usage. Do this while you aren't running any programs, and see if something is using a lot (really, nothing should be using more than 5 when your computer is at rest, but if something is using, say 50+ it will greatly slow down your computer).

If this is, in fact, the case, post the process name here before ending it unless you are sure you know what you are doing.

EDIT: Also, let us know if your RAM usage is really high (70+) (It will tell you your RAM usage at the bottom of the task manager on the bottom edge of the window).

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

I have windows7(x64) , and when i browse the internet , i get supper slow speed , i had some google searches on it and i found it has to do something with the firmware , upgrading the routers firmware version , i had to go to the manufacturers website and download the latest version . I did , i downloaded the file now , to upgrade to version i have to enter the routers ip adress on the adress bar on my internet explorer enter the username and password , and then upgrade. I got everything from the above , Im just saying all this stuff for other users who may have same problem to know what to do. Now what i want to know , when i will upgrade the version i will have to close any device in my flat , that has an wifi access? and connect to the router through a lan cable and install? do i have to close the internet to do that , when using the lan cable? it's a yellow cable i heard people saying u need to do that with an ethernet cable , idk the differences. So am i right? WILL THIS SOLVE MY ULTRA SLOW SPEED? i know that is slow cause on my laptop ( windows vista x32 ) i was getting very fast speed and some files i was downloading i was getting 1.09 mbps , on my w7 im getting max 900 ( and thats very rare!) so plz help

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 slow speed, firmware reason?

See if same conditions exist in SAFEMODE w/ Networking - tap F8 key repeatedly during boot-up.

See what speedtest says - Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

I have what seems to be a common problem here. Please help!

Here's my HJT log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:27:34 PM, on 4/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RioMSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Anvshell.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon06.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb11.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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A:Solved: Eaten Alive by Sysprotect

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RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

Okay all of the suddeen my computer started slowing down periodically. My mouse cursor will hang sound will stutter, and other random things. I have noticed when these slowdowns occur the System process will take as much of 79% of CPU usage. This just started happening and i noticed this morning an occasional soft ticking sound coming from my PC. I need help!

EDIT: I have taken the following actions:
- Adaware SE
- Spybot 1.3
- Windows Defrag
- Hijack This! (log follows)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:20:57 PM, on 2/9/2005
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\Air Utility\AirCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Picasa2\PicasaMediaDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Solved: CPU being eaten by unknown force

bump for you....did you find a fix?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

About a month ago, I turned my computer on to find out that the cool window background (that is, the theme) had been replaced by a grossly 90s style. When I went to the Control Panel --> Appearance and Personalization --> Change the Theme, the usual side list of fancy themes was gone, replaced by a drop down list of very standard windows options. I did a system restore, and everything returned to normal. But it has happened again, and restoring the system has not worked for me this second time. What is going on? How can I get things back to normal? Please help!

(btw, I'm losing my faith in windows. I only use my computer for very basic things, but it likes to push me around by using options and settings I can't change. I don't like that. I'm thinking about giving Linux a shot, but I still need Vista to work properly until then)

A:[SOLVED] Vista Basic has eaten my theme options and now they are gone. Please help!

try restore this way http://vistahomepremium.windowsreins...temrestore.htm

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48

Hi. I have been losing space on my computer for no reason and i don't know why. My computer is a big desktop gaming PC. I download big games all the time, but when i do, i like to save space by deleting 2-3 smaller games. I have 931gb total on my computer and am now down to 38. After manually deleting everything that i didn't need, i got back up to 150. I ran Avast to see if i had any virus's or anything like that and nothing came up. I ran CCleaner cleaned out my registry and all that, but it still only deleted about 3.8gb. I don't know why i have so little space, any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Losing memory for no reason

I would advise downloading and running WinDirStat on your PC. This will interrogate the disk, and then give you a graphical representation of what's consuming the hard disk space on your PC. At least it'll be a starter to determine what's using up the majority of the space.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

Hello everyone, I'm not sure if I am posting this in the right area so forgive me if I'm not. I purchased my IBM Thinkpad using Windows XP from my University a while ago and ever since have had non stop problems with it. My current problem is that the memory seems to be getting very low prompting warnings about disk space. When this problem first started I disabled hibernation mode per advice from a different site freeing up about 1 GB of space. Ever since then that free space has dissapeared without me doing anything (downloading programs etc.) It seems that everytime I shutdown and restart I have less space. I currently have 5KB for free space from the total of 55.8 GB. I've done the disk cleanup a few times and that help very little and I've uninstalled any unnessary programs. My Kaspersky Anti-virus doesn't really work anymore due to some other problems, so I'm not sure if I have some sort of bug or malware. Any advice would be appriceated on how to find and stop the memory sucking.
Thanks in advance
---Kenny

A:Harddrive losing memory without reason

Hello and welcome.. Lets see if you can run an MBAM scan. I fyou do not have the room to install it then run the BitDefender Online scan and post back the log of what you run.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the m... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

Hi all
Weird and annoying problem started for me yesterday, the CPU is always at 30-35% load, won't go lower than that, while nothing is running, even after I restart the PC it's still the same.
Memory is at 2 GB usage more or less all the time (out of 8), and sometimes I get picks where it uses 7 GB and my PC just freezes... only a reboot fixes that until the next time it happens...

I looked at the running services but I can't see anything odd there...
Another thing is that if I look at my mouse pointer there's always this "circle" thingy near it, like it's "thinking"/loading something constantly...

Can I get some help? Thanks!

my rig is as follows:

CPU: I5 2500K @ 4.2Ghz + Mugen 2 | MBoard: GB GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 | GFX CARD: Gigabyte GTX570 1280MB GDDR5 320-bit interface OC Ver 780Mhz | RAM: Kingston 8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1333Mhz | PSU: Seasonic 620W Modular | HDD: Samsung 1TB Sata II 32MB SpinPoint F3 x2

A:High CPU and Memory usage, Without a reason

Can we get a picture of your task manager performance tab showing all processes from all users, sorted by ram usage
Can we also get your event viewer logs.

Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:

Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Hello,

I have a Win 7 64 bits professional PC / 8GB RAM that has worked very well until 2 weeks ago.
Since then, without me installing anything new (I just keep stuff updated) it got a very nasty issue: it boots and stays at its regular memory usage (1.2GB) for about 2 minutes, then even doing nothing at all, "something happens" and I see the hard disk light switch on and memory usage skyrockets up to 4.6GB.
Once got there, it stays like that even closing all the processes and stopping the non Microsoft services.
I even tried to perform a clean boot by using msconfig and disabling non Microsoft services etc. but it does not help: it'll start Windows with 1.1GB used or so but then after 2 minutes it still goes to 4.5GB.
This greatly slows down my applications, expecially games, as they start swapping more and more.
I uninstalled the antivirus (Avira) that gave me memory issues in the past and rebooted, but still no result.

Could you please help me fix it? I don't think I have got a virus but I have run "OTL" and AswMBR and MalwareBytes and I had zero malware found.

A:Windows 7: huge memory usage for no reason

Open Task Manager, expand the window so you can see the memory column, click on the button at the bottom to show processes for all users, click the memory column header to sort by usage largest to smallest see if that shows you what is using the memory.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

Ok this is my last resort before i sell this piece-of-sh*t PC for whatever price i can get.

First, the specifics of my PC, although they're not really relevant for reasons i'll describe later:
Intel Core2Quad Q6600 2.4GHz, 4GB DDR2, GF 8600GT, HD Samsung 500GB 7,200 RPM, etc...

I use Windows Vista Ultimate.

My problem is that the PC always behaves slowly as if it was a really lousy PC (its slower than other PCs we have here in the house that have like 5 times worse hardware).

It's not anything virus related because i've reformatted it countless times (and didn't reinstall/transfer the files that i previously had in the HD) and it always gets slow, with the same symptons, which include:
- Slow start of any software.
- After software is open, it behaves REALLY, IRRITATINGLY slow.
- Often, i have to open the same program (like internet explorer) several times before one of the boots has an acceptable speed (which is still not very good and may get slow again after a while of it opened or if i open "too many" windows -which for this crappy PC means around 5-10 IE windows).
- I used windows XP, then after it was so slow i decided to change to Windows Vista hoping that my PC would magically start running at the speed it should run. It did in the very beginning (a few days), then it went downhill after then and ever since i've reinstalled windows vista twice already.
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A:PC Always been slow for no reason

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Hello
my xp takes ages to switch off and on, it happened all in a sudden, when I run sound, it breaks like hell, my system idle process is always over 98% and my CPU usage is low, I tried, updates, anti virus, reg cleaner, spy doctor, system restore, cleaning the msconfig, scandisk, dfragment, almost everything mentioned in read before posting!
I'm using:
2CPUs
T7200 @ 2.GHz
1.99GHz, 2GB of RAM

A:XP Getting slow, no reason?

How many start up's programs are running? Check that.

Do you have more the one spyware protector running?

Do you have more then one virus protector running?

Do you have more the 2 firewalls running?


"I tried, updates, anti virus, reg cleaner, spy doctor, system restore, cleaning the msconfig, scandisk, dfragment...

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I have a Dell Dimension 9100 with 3GHz Pentium 512MB ram, running windows XP. It was top-of-the-line when I bought it, but is now about 4 years old. Over time, the machine has been running slower and slower, especially since I run Apple's itunes, and firefox, which I assume are resource hogs from looking at the Task Manager's processes tab. Lately, it has taken forever for the machine to load windows, or wake up from sleep. Nothing dramatic or noticeable that I could point to, just a gradual slowing down. I always attributed it to an aging computer and lack of memory. So this week, I purchased 2 GB of additional RAM. I've correctly installed it and confirmed, from MyComputer System Properties, that I now have 2.5 GB of RAM installed. I was expecting a big change in speed, but there doesn't seem to be that much of a difference. I have Symantec FireWall and AntiVirus running, ( it was original to the system) and am afraid to remove it. About a year ago, under advice of an IT friend, I also installed AVG and Spybot Search&Destroy. Then I removed AVG, because I thought it was conflicting with Symantec. This is a home office machine, and has a few larger-type programs installed. Adobe Creative Suite, QuickBooks software, itunes, firefox, etc. Should I just chalk this up to an aging computer? Or should I try and identify problem? Can some one give me some advice on where to start? I have attached a copy of a HijackThis scan. ------------------ Logfile of Tre... Read more

A:Solved: Slow machine not much faster after new memory

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My system keeps getting slower. Sometimes when I try to run a program it won't run. System just seems to stall. CPU is shown as 100%. I ran Hijack this. Do I have too many programs running on startup?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:47:42 AM, on 5/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Dantz\RETROS~1\wdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Solved: system slow and not enough memory to run some programs

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This is my computer at work - we have little/no IT department, actually I'm the IT dept as sad as it is. I keep coming to you guys when I give up. I've used this forum to help clean up this computer and other co-workers computers before - and greatly appreciate it!

My computer is running slow - I do like to work with multiple applications open and recently I've been getting a "your virtual memory is low" message... also, when I reboot it get boxes that confirm that I want to close various programs that I'm not aware of. If necessary, I can reboot and write down what those are and post them here.
There are also programs I did install at one time but have since unstalled yet, they are still there.

2 I can remember are: MySpace IM & ToneThis. If you see anything else that you think I might not want, please mention them and I'll let you know. I used to use this computer for a lot of personal things but not so much anymore. I do still want Trillian.
From the list below, I don't (think) I want the following programs:
*PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe (don't have a DVD player on this computer so what good is this program to me?)
*Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe (I don't use this)
*iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe (used before but don't now)
*MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
*iPod\bin\iPodService.exe (I don't own an iPod)
*O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ToneThis] C:\Program Files (GAH!!! Loved this program when it worked)
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A:Solved: Please help with Hijack Log) slow pc, virtual memory low

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Hi, I just got a new laptop because my old one's hard drive crashed. For some reason, my laptop is really slow. I got it on December, 5, 2014. Please help explain why it's so slow! Look at the specs! It shouldn't be this slow

A:Laptop too slow for some reason

Sometimes the antivirus can cause slowdowns (actually, often). I've heard AVG can be notorious for that. There are faster ones available, or you could use the built-in Defender antivirus instead, up to you. In addition, here are some ways to speed things up:
Optimize Performance of Windows 8
If it doesn't say outright, there are some programs that come with your computer that, if removed, you would experience a faster computer. Dells have all kinds of such programs with big important-sounding names that don't really benefit anything, in all truthfulness.

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My computer has been teeth-grindingly slow for months. It takes forever to open a website with Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox and to open Microsoft Word and every other program on my computer. My antivirus is Avast Internet Security. I just now discovered that both Avast and Windows fIrewalls are on. Is it possible that this is the cause of the slowness problem? If so, which one should I turn off? BTW, I've uninstalled all the programs I wasn't using and I used CCleaner to up unnecessary files and registry entries. I researched which registry entries were safe to remove so cleaning things up hasn't caused any issues, but it hasn't improved things either.

Also, I used to have the free version of Avast and it worked great. I moved up to Avast Internet Security to have an extra layer of security. Is anyone else who is using this version of Avast having a problem with their computer being very slow?

Thanks in advance to everyone who responds.
 

A:Could this be the reason my computer is so slow?

I just now discovered that both Avast and Windows fIrewalls are on. Is it possible that this is the cause of the slowness problem?Click to expand...

No should not be
I used CCleaner to up unnecessary files and registry entries.Click to expand...

this program can cause issues on PC - we have a lot of posts following the use of register cleaner part of CCleaner, although
I researched which registry entries were safe to remove so cleaning things up hasn't caused any issues, Click to expand...

it appears you have not just allowed the program to do its own thing...

it maybe you do have some form of malware

have a read here
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html
and post the required logs
 

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Windows 10

Same internet as roommate who has upwards of 12MB/s download, I have less than 400 kB/s. Same ISP. Tried switching modem ports to no avail. Tried downloading the same programs from same sites with same applications(mainly Steam and BitTorrent) and same background programs running, but we still have a massively different download rates. While this is the case for non-browser applications, downloads through the Chrome browser have had no issues at all. This applies to downloading games, music, video, and anything else we've tried. I have run anti-virus scans and manual checks of the task manager Processes and Details tabs, but nothing problematic shows up. The processes still say that nothing is using up the rest of the Network. Turning off firewalls and add-blockers had no effect. I've made sure that all my drivers are up to date.

This is where the strange part starts. When I run download/upload speed tests on the internet, I get the same numbers as my roommate. When I first start a download, it starts at the same speed as my roommate usually gets, but slows down to between 400-100 kB/s. When I pause download, it doesn't just stop, it slows down to a crawl *or* speeds up to about 600 kB/s and then slows down to a crawl before actually stopping the download (I don't know if this is strange or not but it doesn't seem right). This process can take up to a few minutes. When I un-pause downloads after they've fully stopped, it shoots up to... Read more

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hi, i got great help here with my own computer, so i'm back again with another question, this time about another computer.

I am currently on a running windows xp home edition, IE 6.0. For some reason, the system has really been lagging lately and i'm not sure why. It was fine a a few months ago but it seems like there's something slowing it down now. It takes a long time to even just open something I double-click on on my desktop. And when i put a CD in, it'll read the information, but then i put another cd in and it will still show the same amount of songs as the previous cd. something's up with the system and i'm not sure what, so if you have any idea, i would greatly appreciate your help!! thanks! :)

A:slow system for no reason?

Could be many things, including a spyware infection. The first thing is to ensure your system is clean.

In Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options, General tab. Select Delete Cookies, and then Delete Files to delete all your temporary Internet files (Note, this also will force the manual entry of usernames and passwords for sites requiring them on your next visit, so make sure you know them). If using Mozilla Firefox, go to Tools, Options, Privacy, and Clear All. We do this as there is no need to scan thousands of temporary files and to delete any corrupt cookies that may already be on your system.

For Windows Me and XP users, as an option, you might consider temporarily turn off System Restore to enable the scanners to clean any infected restore images. See here for instructions. This keeps malware hiding in restore images from coming back and re-infecting your systems. It may also be the reason for spyware scanners finding the same spyware over and over again. If that is happening, you should consider this option. IMPORTANT: This option removes all past restore point images.

Now scan for spyware. To ensure you have the latest scanner versions, download and install SpyBot Search and Destroy V1.3.1 TX (which includes the DSO false positive fix) from here. Before scanning, use the program?s update option to get the latest signature files, and then scan. Note: If you have been using SpyBot S&D for some time, chances are you have version 1.2. For some unk... Read more

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It seemed like everyone yesterday was having a problem with Microsoft word being very slow because of NAV, and this may be why.

quote:
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A certificate which Verisign used for signing SSL certificates has expired. When applications which depend on that certificate try to make an SSL connection, they fail and try to access crl.verisign.com, the certificate revocation list server. This has effectively DOS'ed that site, and Verisign has now updated the DNS record for that address to include several non-routable addresses, reducing the load on their servers. Some applications affected include older Internet Explorer browsers, Java, and Norton Antivirus (which may manifest itself as Microsoft Word being very slow to start). Hope this helps a few people, and if you have other apps with problems, please post about them below.
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I found this little bit of info to be very interesting
 

A:reason word is so slow with NAV

I have the same exact problem. If you want word to work normally, just disable NAV's autoprotect temporarily.
 

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My friend has a slow computer, and I've tried everything. She has a 2.40Ghz computer and 512MB RAM. It's Windows XP and is completely virus-free. Any suggestions at all would be greatly accepted

Thanks!
DJ Geoffrey Southpaw

A:Slow Computer - No Reason

512 MB is pretty small. Is she running many processes?
Please tell us what is slow : startup, surfing, gaming, program launching?

Wolski888

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Yes hello im really bad with computers And mine has gotten really slow for no reason i have no clue what happen but i came home friday after noon and my computer had crashed and when i restarted it my computer was slow as h*** i tried system restoring it thinking it would help but its the same speed and everything tried Downloading virus scanners that a friend recommended and used them same speed so please help me if you can : )

i know my computer is a
Dell
Dlatitude 600
windows xp
thats all i know sorry like i said im horrible with computers sorry

here is my HiJackThis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:43:02 AM, on 6/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20815)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Nexon\Mabinogi\npkcmsvc.exe
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A:MY computer has gotten slow for odd reason please help

bump please help if possible
 

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My computer is running very slowly. Could it be because I have 6 external drives?
Thanks, Debbie
 

A:Reason for very slow computer?

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Hi,

I am gaving problems...with my desktop...it has become slow these days....

I wish to find out the reason for the same....What should i do???

Regards
 

A:Reason for Desktop being slow...

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Hello there,

I've noticed my comp has been a bit slower of late mostly not just for the net, but for opening programmes as well - even the 'favourites' list suddenly takes ages to load. Even programmes as basic as notepad seem affected. But the main issue is my 'clean disc' won't work. It got about a third of the way through and stopped, now it won't open at all.

I have AVG and ZoneAlarm running. Tried Spybot and Adaware, nothing. Tried Housecall, no viruses. Tried Pitstop, which said I needed to defrag, I was able to do that but I still can't clean the disc and the comp is getting slower and slower (and now refuses to even display google).

I've also noticed ZoneAlarm has been raising a lot more notifications than usual, but never to a named destination. The last ISP was 194.65.100.117NS.

Here is a HJT log from a few minutes ago, hope it shows something useful.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 23:59:56, on 04-07-2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\pctspk.exe
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A:Slow and slower for no reason?

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hi again, i have a users pc here and it is running stupidly slow. i have cleaned the registry, edited the startup, cleaned spyware, removed viruses, and defraged the hard drive, and various other tweaks. i cannot see any reason for it to be running slow. any ideas greatly received!! below is the HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:10:12, on 12/01/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\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\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v4 SDK\system\vcssecs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareBlaster\spywareblaster.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\apps\ABoard\ABoard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\apps\ABoard\AOSD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe
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A:Pc Running slow for no reason

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Hello everyone,
 
Before starting to tell you the problem i have to say i have opened another topic,which i had it closed(for my reasons), dealing with another pc.
 
The problem of the present pc is that it is very slow for no particurarly reason. Infact, this computer have few programmes installed and I don' t use this computer to download programmes.
Here the System Specs:
 
Windows 8 Operating systemIntel® Celeron ® CPU 1000M @ 1.80 Ghz 2GB RAM (1,82 usable)
 
 
I noticed through Task Manager that each time i power up the PC it uses 1,1/1,8 GB RAM  for no reason, even after 30 minutes and over until I shutdown it. However Task Manager don' t state the programme which uses so much memory.
 
 
Another annoying problem is that the audio often doesn' t work. i don' t understand: the audio sometimes works but it suddenly doesn' t work anymore.
 
I have Avast! Antivirus

A:Slow Computer for no reason. Help me

Hello TeckMike95,My name is Cody and I'll be helping you clean up your computer. I will reply to your posts as soon as possible -- typically within 24 hours. In turn, I ask that you please respond within 72 hours. If you know you will be away longer than that, I just ask for notice ahead of time.Please do note any time differences between us. If I do not respond within 48 hours, feel free to send me a private message.==========================================================================Some points for you to keep in mind:Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planned. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended... Read more

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