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Updated computer using Samsung SW Update and computer became unbelievably slow

Q: Updated computer using Samsung SW Update and computer became unbelievably slow

Hello BC!
I use a Samsung np370r4e. It is a few years old and is a hand me down from an older relative. When I first received it, it was very slow so I took it to a local computer shop to add in 2GB of RAM (which added up to 4GB) and to clean it up. Apart from sometimes getting hot after a few hours of usage, it has ran very well over the last couple of months.
Two days ago, I used the native Samsung SW Update to run a few updates. I let it run overnight. The next morning, I noticed that my laptop was extremely slow. The boot up and shut down times were (as they usually are) very quick but using Chrome or anything else on the laptop would cause it to frequently lag or hang for about roughly 10 seconds. Chrome (being that which I use the most often) would often freeze or crash.
I checked the RAM and 4GB was detected. After suspecting that the update may have something to do with it, I tried using system restore. The first time I did it, my laptop battery died halfway and I had to do it again. The second attempt was successful.
However, even as I type this, the same symptoms are occurring and they are getting exponentially worse. The hangs and freezes are getting more recurrent. Also, my computer blacked out for about 10 seconds before coming back. Even writing this is a challenge, as my computer keeps hanging.
A gut feeling is telling me to back up my hard drive, just in case, and that's what I'm going to do after I post this.
For reference, I run on Windows 8.1 and the updates made were (before the restore point):
a) Samsung settings
Win8.1 Brightness Control Patch F9081.0.0.2\
c) Touchpad Driver
d) Airplane mode control driver
At this point, I'm really not sure if it is a hardware or software problem. It would be an quite a coincidence if a hardware problem popped up at the same time I did the update. Either way, any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

Preferred Solution: Updated computer using Samsung SW Update and computer became unbelievably slow

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

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

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

A: Updated computer using Samsung SW Update and computer became unbelievably slow

Hi there.
It seems clear that the update did not have a positive effect on the laptop and it is causing the instability.
Have you tried to revert those updates, or rather, are you able to do so, since it is difficult for you to work with the laptop?

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My computer has reached the point of where it is almost unusable. I've tried many difference spyware programs (Adaware SE, Spybot, Spy Sweeper) and even tried restoring my computer. The spyware/viruses just seem coming back. It's so bad I must keep my task manager running all times so I can end some of the useless processes. Anyways, any suggestions or help would be appreciated. By the way here's my HJT log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 1:40:05 PM, on 30/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServAd.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows ServeAd\WinServSuit.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\actalert.exe
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A:Unbelievably Slow Computer- Need Help

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So I have no idea what to do to my computer at this point, I've ran Norton Anti-Virus scans and AVG Anti-Spyware scans and I'm coming up with nothing I am unsure what to do other than reformat or maybe my computer components are just getting old not sure. But my computer takes forever to startup and takes a long time to get programs started and run multiple programs at a time. It used to be fine, I've had this thing for about 3 years now.

A:Too much CPU being used up, computer unbelievably slow HELP!

I'm doing a Panda Scan/Hijackthis Scan/Deckard Scan at the moment and will have them up and posted within the next couple hours hopefully

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My computer is unbelievably slow. I am running win 2000 pro. I have done a disk cleanup and defragmentation and its really slow. Plus every time I open IE it crashes. I can only open IE in safe mode. I suspect I have some form of malware. Here is my log. Help would be appreciated. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:15:49 PM, on 12/1/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.datC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Progr... Read more

A:Computer Unbelievably Slow

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days, please post a new HijackThis log. Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped.

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I just got back from vacation for a week. The computer was off the whole time. I come back, ddraw.dll is screwed up. No problem at all. I delete it, then install DirectX 9.0c again. Problem solved. Everything is running as normal. I go out to the movies and come back, and the computer is unbelievably slow. I scanned for spyware and viruses. Didn't fix it. I restarted 3 times. Didn't fix it. The hard drive activity light is on constantly, but I cannot even hear it loading anything up (it's audible whenever something is being loaded). It goes off for about one second then comes back on again. I have to wait about 20 minutes for the computer to even start up, and about another 5 minutes just to be able to click the Start button. Then, at random times, the computer will be normal for about 5 seconds, then go back to being slow. Other times I can't even click on the Start button for a very long time. The computer will also just stop altogether, then come back 20 seconds later. What's going on? Anybody know? I really need some help. It was working absolutely fine since 3:30 today when I left. It's like something is being constantly loaded, but the processor is at 0-1%.

Windows XP Home
DirectX 9.0c
1 gig PC800 RDRAM
40gb HD that works fine (I have had a scan done on it before and the guy I took it to a little bit ago said that there's nothing wrong with it)
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A:Computer = Unbelievably slow. Need major help

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Hi all,

I took home a friends lap-top today to see if I could fix it up for him. He is running windows 2000, and the machine is barely crawling along. I thought maybe there was a hardware problem, but then eventually the computer booted to the desktop, and I started checking things out. I am not too familiar with 2000... I run XP, and I ran 98 before that, but it has been a while. It seemed like a lot of programs booted upon startup, and I see about a dozen down on the task bar, so I thought to run msconfig to check his startup list, but apparently they did not have msconfig in 2000. So, I am asking here for advice...

How can I look at a list of the startup programs on this machine?

What are some other steps I can take to clean up and make this machine run faster?

Thanks in advance

A:Computer running unbelievably slow.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457
Run by John at 22:49:20 on 2013-01-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3838.2408 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Gateway\Gateway Power Management\ePowerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Gateway\Registration\GregHSRW.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k HsfXAudioService
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Gateway MyBackup\IScheduleSvc.exe
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A:My computer is running unbelievably slow

BUMP, please

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Hello. During the past couple days or so, one of the computers in my house became very slow. The first symptoms were a blue screen with BAD_POOL_CALLER as the message. That seemed to stop, but when it did stop, the computer became very slow. I've tried everything so far yet nothing is working. I've run virus/malware scans, which come up empty every time. I have run Memtest86+ to see if there was bad RAM after the blue screens, and came up clean. I've Defragged, run CCleaner, turned stuff off from auto starting, etc. Yet nothing has worked.

Hardware wise, the most recent additions were a BFG Geforce 8500GT video card, and a pair of 1GB RAM. I reinstalled the graphic drivers to no avail. I've swapped the video card out and tested with onboard video, no luck. l. I've swapped the RAM for the previous set, no luck there. Those were added to the system about 1 month ago, and the problems have started in the past couple of days. On an interesting note, the mouse that was in use with the computer was running up the DPC processor usage a TON whenever I moved the mouse, so I swapped it with success in that regard. That still didn't cure the slow problem.
The system is as follows. This is a COMPAQ computer that was bought about 4 years ago.

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ @ 2.4 Ghz (single core)
2 GB RAM (PC2-5300 DDR2)
BFG Geforce 8500GT 1GB video card
Onboard Realtek Sound
From what I know. The problem is either: A. Faulty Hardware somewhere B: A vir... Read more

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 running Win XP with 1 GB RAM. It takes forever for the computer to boot up and do absolutely anything. It is like it is set to slow motion. When I click on an icon the action is not initiated for a minute, then navigating around any program takes minutes for each action. I thought it might be the hard drive, so I replaced it with a brand new one and reinstalled Win XP and all programs. It does the same thing, like it is mired in molasses. Does anyone have a suggestion? Any help would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Unbelievably Slow Computer

Did you install the Hardware Drivers on your Dimension 4600?

For details and more, see: http://support.ap.dell.com/support/...rt/dsn/en/document?c=sg&l=en&s=bsd&dn=1081757

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My internet is so painfully slow on my desktop computer. It works perfectly fine on all the other laptops/tablets in the house, (roughly 6-10mbps) whilst my desktop only gets 0.4mbps (sometimes less). It is so slow I cannot even load a webpage - it makes the desktop unusable. It has not always been this slow. I have ran a malware bytes scan and nothing came up. I did a factory reset, and it changed nothing.
My specs are:
CPU: AMD FM2 A8 6600K APU Quad Core CPU 3.9Ghz (turbo 4.2Ghz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2
Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600mhz Memory
Graphics Card:ATI 8570D APU Graphics
Hard Drives: 1TB Seagate Sata 7200RPM 6Gb/s Hard Drive

Please tell me any information I need to include to fix this problem as it is driving me insane.

A:Wireless internet unbelievably slow on one computer

I have to deal with 2 wireless activities, one is the Wireless DSL that actually connects to the Internet through a dish with modem aimed at an antenna farm and the other is the Wireless/Wi-Fi Networking in my house. I have desktops connected through Ethernet cables to the Routers and Notebooks connecting through wireless to the Router. The Wired connections are Gigabit and most of the Wi-Fi are 802.11g/n, don't see many problems with them. The Router and a Switch are 10/100/1000 and the Wireless in the Router is 802.11n. If your desktop is wired to the unmentioned-Router it may be the Network adapter is having issues with the Router.

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I have been getting tonnes of pop-ups lately and my internet and computer are running extremely slow. It is very frustrating as sometimes my computer will freeze while I'm in the middle of something and I end up having to restart. Please help!!!

Here is my HiJackThis log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:32:48 AM, on 6/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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A:Computer running unbelievably slow, tonnes of pop-ups

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My computer was running fine but began to crash and has since been running slow. The first issues that seemed to precede this was my USB mouse stopping working yet working on another PC. There was once or twice a blue screen and error messages that I searched for but came up with nothing relevant and since there has been no signs of this for a while I have forgot exactly what the errors are and not sure if they are relevant. I've done numerous (painfully slow) scans and a defrag but no abnormal results or improvements so far. I've done a Dell diagnostic to check the memory and can't see anything wrong there either. I was 4 or 5 hours into a GMER scan just before writing this but it locked up and restarted my computer so I may try again tonight but for now I am going to put the other logs here. I'm currently doing a SUPERantispyware scan right now and will post log when finished tomorrow.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by James at 20:29:28.71 on 13/06/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1918.1233 [GMT 1:00]AV: avast! Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exeC:\WIN... Read more

A:After restart computer has been running unbelievably slow ever since

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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My internet is so painfully slow on my desktop computer. It works perfectly fine on all the other laptops/tablets in the house, (roughly 6-10mbps) whilst my desktop only gets 0.4mbps (sometimes less). It is so slow I cannot even load a webpage - it makes the desktop unusable. It has not always been this slow. I have ran a malware bytes scan and nothing came up. I did a factory reset, and it changed nothing. I have updated my wifi drivers.
My specs are:
CPU: AMD FM2 A8 6600K APU Quad Core CPU 3.9Ghz (turbo 4.2Ghz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2
Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600mhz Memory
Graphics Card:ATI 8570D APU Graphics
Hard Drives: 1TB Seagate Sata 7200RPM 6Gb/s Hard Drive
I have an ASUS USB N-10 150MBPS 11n Wireless USB Dongle.

Please tell me any information I need to include to fix this problem as it is driving me insane.

A:Wireless internet unbelievably slow on one computer in the house

Press the Windows flag key + R and in the open run field type; cmd (press enter)
Enter the following command: netsh wlan show all > net.txt & net.txt (press enter)
Notepad should open, you can either copy and paste the information in your next post or
save the notepad and attach it to your next post.

What Anti-Virus/Security Suite are you using?

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Hi everyone, someone brought me this computer because it was working very slow. I went through the usual things like disk clean up and disk defrag. The computer had norton AV 2004 installed which was never updated or ran. The subscription was out of date so I deleted it and put AVG on it. I also put spybot and Ad-Aware on it. After updating them, I ran them and they came up with multiple trojans and ad/spyware. There were many popups when I connected to the internet. I ran windows update and installed all the updates. After running AVG, spybot, and Ad-Aware. There is no more popups but it is still running very slow. Please help me get it all cleaned up. Thanks in advance!

Deckard system scanner gave me no extra.txt to attach. So heres the main.txt

Deckard's System Scanner v20070611.50
Run by Ben Cox on 2007-07-05 at 09:24:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- HijackThis (run as Ben Cox.exe) ---------------------------------------------

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:24:29 AM, on 7/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
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A:computer never updated-running very slow

Hi Dan,

Do you have extra.txt? Navigate to C:\Deckard\System Scanner and locate the extra.txt. Please post that in your next reply.

Download Combofix and save it to your desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


Close any open browsers.


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt so we can continue cleaning the system.

Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall


Perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Panda ActiveScan Click on located at the bottom of the page.
A "pop up" window will appear. * Please ensure that your pop up blocker doesn't block it *
Enter your e-mail address, country, and state & click "Free Online Scan" *The download of the 8 MB Panda's ActiveX control will take place*
Begin the scan by selecting If it finds any malware, it will offer you a report.
Please ignore any entry it finds and the offer to buy the program to remove the entry, as we will address this later.
Click on then click
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Hey guys, I've recently updated my PC and its been running extremely slow, as if it were almost running in slow motion. I ran into this problem earlier this week and I thought I could fix it by deleting and reformatting the disk the OS was on. However, this problem has popped up again. My CPU usage stays under 10% and rarely exceeds 5%. This is when I'm not running any extensive programs or games. The CPU usage has no direct correlation to the speed of my computer. There is no time delay when opening programs, it happens instantly the window just pops up in slow motion, ie you can see it fade in when you open it and slowly fade out and takes this fading process takes 2 solid seconds each way. I tried going back to the restore point the OS made before the update however that still had no influence on the speed of the computer. I'm beginning to think that the OS update had nothing to do with the speed but I am considering getting Linux and hoping this problem doesn't persist. All I'm asking for is a solution, either to update to Linux, try downloading Windows OS onto another HDD/SSD, however I am hoping for a more simple solution. Thanks guys.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16345 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti, -1024 Mb
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A:I updated my computer but now its running extremely slow

What are the CPU temps, sitting still AND under load?

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I updated my hard drive from a 500 gig to a terabyte and down my computer is running alot slower. I also installed Windows 7 Enterprise (32 Bit). I am using DDR2 Ram, with 6144 Mbytes, the total physcial memory is 3.24 gigs. Can anyone help me in resolving the speed issue??

A:Updated Hard Drive to a Terabyte and now computer running slow

you have 6gb of ram installed, but you are using windows 32bit.. that could be one reason you running slow, as windows 32bit will only show 4gbs of ram.. you need windows 64bit to have windows use and show all your ram... swapping hard drives should not slow your system down... was it a brand new hard drive or a used one??

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Hi all, I just reformatted my laptop recently because of a virus. I downloaded a bunch of drivers for this laptop from the official Sony website. Everything was working until yesterday when I decided to download a bios update. I updated from r2080h4 to r2087h4.. Now my laptop is unusable. It loads up extremely slow and everything is in slow motion so I can't do anything. I want to reset my bios version and I've tried to reset to default in the bios menu but it stays on the new version.. Any tips?

A:updated bios is Sony VAIO vpcse13fx.. slow computer

Download the previous version and install it.
One can also flash the BIOS via external media (CD/DVD, USB Flash Drive, SD card) by DOS and here. <--- Just a jump -off point.

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I know this description may not help much, but I cannot get windows update to run on the computer and it's running very slow. Microsoft security essentials and Malwarebytes don't detect anything currently, and both have been updated. Thanks in advance for the help. DDS and GMER logs attached.


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Maryville at 7:52:22 on 2012-05-28
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.478.59 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
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A:Computer Infected? Cannot run windows update and computer SLOW!!!

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer! I am Elle and I will be helping you out with your problem. Firstly, you should know that we are working with specific tools which are used to identify the possible threats present on your system so I will analyze the results they produce. As a start we need to have some more up-to-date logs than the ones you have already provided. The current state of the files on your system might have changed so we need to get a clear look on that aspect. DO NOT bring any changes to the system except the ones I tell you to as that may produce more damage than helping us. If you will encounter a delay of over 2 days from me, please don't hesitate and private message me (link in the signature). Do not forget to check your topic periodically and subscribe to it so that you can receive notifications regarding my replies.Please generate another DDS log (download it from here if you haven't already) and post it in your next reply along with other changes that may have occured since you last posted.Also download and run GMER from this link: GMER download link.Thank you very much for your patience. Regards,Elle

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Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and tried the fix, but it did not work.

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!

A:Unbelievably slow desktop load times + extremely slow PC

I forgot to add that I actually left my computer to load (not safemode) and it ended up loading background, taskbar, icons, desktop icons...it took about 35min.

Even after this, I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager shows very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

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Earlier today, my PC went from being perfectly fine to being extremely slow. I had a hunch that it may have been a virus or some serious malware so I tried to open up Malware and Ad-aware but everything was 'not responding.'

I ended up powering off via holding button. When I tried to load up again, the PC loaded to the blue welcome screen, but from there, it just hanged. i could open task manager but I was unable to open file > new task or anything.

I was able to go into safemode and load up Malware and Ad-aware. I searched on the internet from my laptop about what could be causing this. I found that a virus named Nimda could be a culprit. I found a fix for it so I cancelled my scans and rebooted. This time, I let it sit there. Everything had loaded properly...35min later! From here, everything was very slow.

I tried to open certain things like start menu or my computer, and it ended up taking 2-3min for each action.

Also, task manager (even opening task manager took 4min alone) showed very low CPU usage (about 1-2%) and about 20% physical memory usage.

My computer specs:
Win7 x64
Intel Core2 E7200
4 gigs of RAM
ATI HD4870

So here I am, back in safemode, attempting to run the scans (using Malware bytes + ad-aware + spybot) on 2 of my harddrives.

If this does not work, does anyone have any advice or insight?

Thanks, I appreciate it!

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Over the last three weeks, my computer has gone from pretty good speed to literally a minute before a page loads after I click - doesn't matter if it's a program, internet, or whatever. This is my business computer as well as personal...and I'm seriously over it!

Can you help??! THANK YOU!!!
HJT Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:01:05 PM, on 4/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\apache\bin\httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Printers\Additional Color Laser Software\Status Monitor\dlpsp.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\dcmsvc\dcmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\RIMDeviceManager\RIMDeviceManager.exe
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A:Unbelievably slow...HJT log...Help?!?!

It's getting worse and worse. Regardless of the program I try to open, it takes minutes - it used to take literally seconds. Also when I click on nearly anything in Explorer, it reverts to a weird dell/google error page.

I forgot last time - I'm have a Dell Studio 1737 running Vista Ultimate 32-bit SP2 with 4GB of RAM.

Help?! Thank you!!

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I posted in the Malware forum a few days ago and have found it to be a great help. Now I'm posting from my girlfriend's computer because it is ridiculously slow, and unusable when McAfee is installing an update.

I'm not sure if I need a HiJack log or anything, but just let me know what I need to do and I'll do it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:XP: Unbelievably slow

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Hi Guys,

I have recently updated to XP version 2002 from ME and after clearing several spyware etc my system functions but is unbelievably slow. It can take up 5-7 mins to connect and get to my home page [and that just from idle] The hard drive sounds like it's having to read 'War and Peace" before it can do anything. It seems as though what ever I ask it to do there is a queue of other processes going on before it does anything.I have run :-

CW shredder
AVG virusscan
Panda Scan
I ran them in safe mode and also did a HJT log in safe mode.
Nothing major found but the scans all said reading error on -

Im also running Zonealarm - do I have too many conflicting antivirus programs ?

HJT log
Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.yahoo.com/p/hp/us/?http://hp.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.yahoo.com/p/hp/us/?http://hp.yahoo.com
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://xtramsn.co.nz/home/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/p/hp/us/?http://hp.yahoo.co... Read more

A:XP unbelievably slow

OK, you should post the whole HijackThis log, you left out the header part. And it should not be in Safe Mode. We always want the HijackThis scan/log to be in Normal Mode unless you have problems getting into Normal Mode. Safe Mode disables some programs from running and these may include the malware/spyware ones.

As far as I can see, you only have one antivirus program running there (AVG). ZoneAlarm is your firewall program.

Try going to Start->Run and type in sfc /scannow and see if that program finds anything. If not, it will close on its own.

Repost the new HijackThis log scan in Normal Mode.

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At first, everything was working fine but starting about a month ago, I've noticed a severe lag in my PC when doing certain tasks. I mainly use my PC for modeling, games, and video editing. I surpass all recommended requirements for these games and yet they still lag! The lag gets unbearable when attempting to make screen recordings. Also, for some reason or another any website that incorporates Flash causes my CPU usage to sky-rocket (usually landing in the 75% - 85% range). My specs are listed below.

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2.20Ghz Allendale
VIDEO: nVidia GeForce 8600GT
OS: Vista 64-bit

I have updated all of my drivers, and have done spyware/adware/virus scans on almost a daily basis. I have a rather large HDD so following some advice, I have correctly (at least I hope so) partitioned it and have noticed a slight increase in speed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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OK HERE IT IS:=======================Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:16:53 PM, on 11/23/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exaeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\WINDOWS\taskmgr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Wtablet\TabUserW.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\HijackThis.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" ... Read more

A:Ie Is Unbelievably Incredibly Slow

Have you used Msconfig to disable start-up programs? This entry has led me to believe that:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /autoBefore we begin could you please Go to Start / Run and type MSConfig in the 'Run' box. When the System Configuration Utility opens, click on the 'Startup Tab' and make sure there is a checkmark beside each entry. DO NOT REBOOT when asked to by Windows to complete the change.Then post a new HJT logDavid

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Unfortunately, my photoshop is so slow it's unworkable. It worked fine 3 days ago. Now it drags, like it is trying to catch up to my mouse movements. I have an P4 2.4 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM, and Radeon Pro 9800. I just updated drivers. I am running Photoshop CS. I havent gotten aroung to updating to SP2, but I dont think that would br an issue if it was working before. I killed everything running at startup. And I reinstalled Photoshop. It's photoshop CS btw. I really don't know what my options are at this point. To me it seems like either a photoshop, video, or memory issue, but I am diagnosing as much as I can. I have an 80GB hard drive and 18 GBs free space. I am defragging now because I have 21% total fragmentation and 43% file fragmentation, but again I don't think that woudl cause photoshop to crawl. Just getting a bit exasperated. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Photoshop CS unbelievably slow

Is your swap file on a separate partition/drive?

You could use more ram if the files are large.

how much ram is alloted Photoshop?


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Surfing on ie has been incredibly slow lately, and I don't think it is a connection problem because my download speeds are normal.......pictures, especially, take VERY long to load.

My temporary internet files cache is set to 4 gigs+ which should be far more than enough. Even so, pages that I go to everyday still take forever to load.

I have tried using mozilla, and have tried turning off my zonealarm, but surfing is still just as slow.

--->I run Windows XP Pro SP2 & IE6

Thank you =)

A:Ie Is Unbelievably Incredibly Slow

Please post a Hijackthis log. Read how to do it in the forum here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/Please read the pinned topics on how to post a log.Thanks

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(Hope this is the right forum for this...)
*Here's alittle background on what I just did to my system, please read*

Okay so my comp was having probs so I got AVG and Registry Repair and Trojan Hunter 4. After installing/running these programs (and finding an alarming number of issues), I shut down my comp for the night and go to bed. The next day, my comp takes about 6 minutes to startup, as oposed to the normal 1-2 minutes. (I have an old, slow comp). I figured it was all the new programs trying to load at startup, so I went into msconfig and removed everything new, and tried that. Still no help.

I've finally isolated the problem to ZA, (as #1, I only have that set to run at startup, and #2, I have also tested to see how long it takes to load when it isn't set to run at startup.) It takes an average of around 3-4 minutes. I've had ZA for a few years now and never had this problem, normally it loaded pretty quickly. A few weeks or so ago I upgraded to the new version, but the problem didn't start until after using and installing the new stuff. I even upgraded again to the very latest version and still no help.

Did one of these programs somehow do something to it to make it really freaking slow? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

And if not, are there any other good firewalls that load fast and might work on my ancient craptastic system?

- Faith

A:Zonealarm suddenly unbelievably slow?

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Takes 10-20 mins for computer to load up after a restart. Whenever I try to open my browser (Google Chrome), I can see it trying to start up then it suddenly closes itself. I've tried to see if I could do a system restore to before I was having problems but when I try to look for my last restore points, ALL of them have been erased, which leads me to believe I may have a virus? Also, when my computer finally is able to open my browser it constantly freezes and takes forever to load (It took me almost 30 mins just to get here and register). Any and all help would be appreciated please .. Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop running unbelievably slow

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Please download DDS from either of these links


and save it to your desktop.Disable any antivirus programs during the scan (If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here )
Double click dds to run the tool.
When done, two DDS.txt's will open.
Save both reports to your desktop.
Please include the contents of the following in your next reply:



Please download aswMBR to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR icon to run it.
Click the Scan button to start scan.
If you are asked to update the Avast Virus database please allow it to do so.
When it finishes, press the save log button, save the logfile to your desktop and post its contents in your next reply.

Click the image to enlarge it

AdwCleanerClose all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
Please po... Read more

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Hi, i updated my Internet Explorer to IE 7 a couple weeks ago and my computer runs really slow ever since, when i turn iexplore.exe off under processes my computer runs normally. What can i do to fix this? is there any way to downgrade internet explorer? is it even internet explorer? thanks.

A:Computer Slow after IE Update

You should be able to remove it through the Add/Remove Programs applet in the control panel

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3, Beta 2, Beta 2 Preview, or Beta 1

To uninstall Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3, Beta 2, Beta 2 Preview, or Beta 1 and restore Internet Explorer 6 when using Windows XP or Windows Server 2003:

1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Scroll down to "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 3", "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2", or "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview", click it, and then click Change/Remove.
4. If you cannot find any version of Internet Explorer 7 in the previous step, select the Show Updates check box at the top of the Add or Remove Programs dialog box, scroll down to Windows XP - Software Updates, select "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview" or "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 1", and then click Change/Remove.

If you cannot find an Internet Explorer 7 entry using Add or Remove Programs, try running these commands. Each is for a different release of Internet Explorer 7, so only one will succeed. To run any of these commands, you need to have the View hidden folders option enabled. In the commands below, %windir% is the location of your Windows directory, which can usually be found at C:\Windows. To run these commands, click Start, click Run, and then type one of the following:

* %windir%\ie7beta3\spuninst\spuninst.exe.
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Ever since i downloaded the 16 windows updates (something like that) a day or 2 ago my computer has been alot slower and having random problems. Sometimes the internet wont play sound but things like skype will, my computer will randomly not read certain songs on cds when i click them in windows media player (discs have no scratches). Has anyone else had any problems?

To check if i had any viruses i did a regular scan and just deleted like 4 tracking cookies. then i scanned my processes with one of nortons features. The 2 things it didnt recognize were


They were created 1-7 days ago and it sayed not many users had those programs and their trustworthiness was unknown.

32bit windows 7 professional

A:Anyone's computer slow since update?

Well, the things I can suggest are

1. Wait a little while and see ifg things improve after the update - they sometimes do
2. defragment your C: drive. Very important first thoguh - run your drive manufacturers diagnostics on the hard drive first to make sure there are not any bad sectors - defragmenting a hard drive with bad sectors will just corrupt more of your data.
3. From a command prompt admin window, run "sfc /verifyonly" to see if there are any system corruption/inconsistencies.

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Accessing websites has suddenly become painfully slow. It took almost a minute to bring up the TechGuy homepage. It usually takes a matter of 2 seconds or less. Sometimes the pages don't open at all. I get the page cannot be displayed message.I have no idea what has changed on the computer as I don't believe I've installed any software for quite awhile. However, my computer at home also seems to have slowed down as well. I'm including the HiJack This log below. Can anyone give me a clue where to start solving this problem? Thanks a lot!


EDIT: I tried submitting this, I KID YOU NOT!!, at least 40 times from my computer at work and it would always come up with cannot find server. I put it on a disc and brought the Logfile home to send.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:08:02 PM, on 07/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.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
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A:Solved: Internet Access Unbelievably Slow

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No exaggeration... click to open trash & it may take 7-10 seconds. Click to close a program & it may take 5-7 seconds. Using Windows Explorer, click on a directory & it may take 30-60 seconds before the files are displayed. Sometimes the response is quick like XP was but more often it's slow.
A possibly related phenomenon is the very frequent "graying out" of a window and a dialogue box saying "Program is unresponsive" when the program is busy calculating or printing.
For the record I'm using Excel, Word, Access and Quickbooks primarily for my small business.
Thanksin advance for any helpful insights provided.

A:W7 is unbelievably slow at times. Others have this problem? Solutions?

How much RAM do you have? Are you noticing a lot of hard drive activity (thrashing, constantly accessing)? If so, check the Task Manager as there may be a "background" app that is hogging resources. On the Processes tab, click the CPU column to sort with the larger numbers at top. Normally, System Idle Process is at or near 99%... see what may be running directly below that. If you recognize the program and it's something you do not need, open the program and locate it's settings to see if you can STOP it from loading when Windows starts.

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My computer is running extremely slow and constantly stops and shows (Not Resonding). It the holds there for sometimes 5 to 10 minutes. I installed Malware and ran the SCAN twice, 1st time came up with 27 problems fixed and the 2nd time 15 problems fixed. Still no change in operation.

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Hi, I'm on an HP laptop running Vista home premium. I have a broadband connection, but my internet is slower than dial-up most of the time. Since I set it up about a week and a half ago I have only had one short period of half-decent speed, where I could download a file at about 100kb/sec.

I have seen many other people posting on forums with the very same problem, however what solved it for them has not helped me at all.

The problem seems to lie with my network adapter, a Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC. The driver for the device is apparently the problem. It was suggested that it should be rolled back to an earlier version, but that option is greyed out for me, presumably because this is a newer laptop. A lot of people seemed to be rolling back to number 5.640.630.2006, so I thought I'd try to find somewhere I could download it from, but couldn't find anything. I also tried updating to the most recent driver version 6.108.331.2008, but that hasn't helped.

I really don't know what more to try. If someone could point me in the direction of the 2006 driver I would be very grateful, but I'm not even sure I'm barking up the right tree.
I have a wired connection to a Siemens Gigaset SE587 WLAN dsl, and yes I have tried wireless.

I'm completely open to any suggestions and will try anything, it's driving me insane, I have trouble even getting to my emails, as it often times-out.


A:Vista internet unbelievably slow, at wits end

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I just bought a HP tower computer since my laptop broke. It was a bargain, I paid 65 euros for the set that included the PC, (flat)display and accessories. The previous owner had XP Pro installed. I found it quite slow and unresponsive so I did a reinstall since I had a disk of XP Pro. Now I have installed about 15 programs(all from Ninite so I guess they're clean) and I find the computer really really slow. It's not sluggish(like a netbook) but rather unstable. Sometimes for example opening the web browser takes 10 seconds etc.

Also my music player(Foobar) lags and pauses the music all the time. Shouldn't be a complex task to play music...

The specs are:
Hewlett-Packard HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower
System Serial Number: CZC74111KJ
Asset Tag: CZC74111KJ
Chassis Serial Number: CZC74111KJ
Enclosure Type: Mini-Tower

Board: Hewlett-Packard 0A58h
Serial Number: CZC74111KJ
Bus Clock: 1066 megahertz
BIOS: Hewlett-Packard 786E1 v02.10 04/13/2007

2,13 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded

XP Pro 32-bit SP3
ST750LX003-1AC154 [Hard drive] (750,16 GB) -- drive 0, s/n W200HQ34, rev SM12, SMART Status: Healthy
(^This is a 2.5" HDD)
D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless USB Adapter(rev.B)
Intel GMA Graphics

I know 1GB is not much and the board supports more, but I don't think that's the problem...

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A:[SOLVED] Unbelievably slow PC!(Fresh install)

1 Gig of RAM is not nearly enough to run Win 7 . . . That would be the first thing to upgrade. 4 Gig is optimum for Win7

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When I turned off my computer on Tuesday, it was going to install updates. Ever since then it's been terribly slow. Pages take around a minute to open, and when 2 web pages are open, that seems to be the limit, unless I give up too soon, as to what can be opened online.I've never had any problems with this computer and suddenly, it's a huge pain to get the internet to load pages.

I've read one article about "Tuesday updates" messing up computers, but it had dire warnings about following those instructions unless you are 10,000% sure your problem came from a Tuesday update. I don't know where the problem came from, but it was after a Tuesday update.

TSG Sys Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291458 MB, Free - 233217 MB; D: Total - 13481 MB, Free - 2227 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 95 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3658
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Computer SLOW after update

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hi can anyone help me with this

my pc is very slow after installing windows updates the boot up from welcome screen to desktop takes about 3-5 mins why

A:Solved: my computer is slow after update

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Crawling! Some service is making it slow...how should I troubleshoot?

sys info...
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16339 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (570 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, Z97 Extreme6
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

A:Computer slow after Windows 10 update

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Until recently this computer has been used by various family members and as I am away for extended periods they have had administrator rights. The computer has been used as a games machine and also MSN and other chat sites. With a multi lingual family sites visited range worldwide with Thailand featuring heavily which has probably not helped.

AVG free has been running on the machine with infrequent running of spybot-search and destroy. Windows update was on automatic throughout. Since buying my youngest his own computer to fill with bugs I can finally get to use this desktop and have found it running very slowly, particularly on the internet. Recent attempts to use the windows update have failed with repeated attempts never getting to the actual download section. It keeps stalling and on occaision It has got just past the express/custom screen but no much farther. I also noted that when running spybot-search and destroy it only gets to122000 of more that 150000 and stops there.

Because of the kids using the computer and being away I have webwatcher installed which did not seem to affect performance earlier (is that part of the problem). I have recently deleted quite a few games including crysis, half life, command and conquer to free up space with no beneficial effect.

As per the guidelines attached is the extra.txt file and below the DSS main text

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Dad on 2008-05-13 13:53:40
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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A:Win Update not working and slow computer

Since the original post I have tried frequently to update without sucess until this evening. For some unknown reason it accessed the update site, completed the scan and has downloaded and installed both XP SP3 and the malicious software removal tool. I have no idea why this suddenly decided to work as in the intervening time I have done very little to the computer. All that did happen was to reduce the startup programmes, mainly updating programmes for nvidia, adobe etc. Perhaps there was a conflict there but I would still like someone to look and see if the information in the previous post gives any clue as to why I could not update until today.

I am much happier now it has updated but suspicious that there may be something lurking in the background ready to strike when I least expect it.

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I'm at my wit's end, and I'm hoping someone here can help. My computer went on the fritz a while ago (unsure how long), and I've finally broken down and bypassed my stubbornness to ask for help.

The main problem I have is that windows update won't turn back on, and I can't do it manually through services.msc either. I'm guessing this is just the beginning of my problems, and I hope my computer is salvageable. I have Symantec Corporate Antivirus with a current definition file, Malwarebytes, and Superantispyware. I've tried running them in safe mode and regular mode, but to no avail. Other than the fact that my computer is extremely slow, the only sign I have to give you is that upon startup, the lower right part of my desktop has a "white out" section where a realplayer news feed used to appear. I uninstalled realplayer, but it reappears, and this makes me think my computer is restoring itself to a plagued state.

I don't know what else to do, so please help! I've attached the zip file the forum requests, and I've posted the DDS data below. Thanks in advance to anyone who can be of assistance!

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Matt at 17:53:43.82 on Thu 07/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.323 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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A:Windows update off/computer slow - Help!

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.


Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper at this forum.


Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running combofix:


* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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I have been here before using family computer. SifuMike was a god in resolving problems.I need help on my Wife's work laptop. When she starts up PC it takes about 8-9 minutes to load up before she can use it. I have followed all recomendations and here is the log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:29:52 PM, on 10/23/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.... Read more

A:Wife’s Laptop-unbelievably Slow To Load From Start Up

Hello Safety Steve,Before we begin removing stuff, I want you to run AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5.Download and install AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 (formerly Ewido) 1. After download, double click on the file to launch the install process. 2. Choose a language, click "OK" and then click "Next". 3. Read the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree". 4. Accept the default installation path: C:\Program Files\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 and click "Next", then click "Install". 5. After setup completes, click "Finish" to start the program automatically or launch ewido by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or in the system tray. 6. The main "Status" menu will appear. You can select "Change state" to inactivate 'Resident Sheild' and 'Automatic Updates'. If you choose to do this, then right click on ewdio in the system tray and uncheck "Start with Windows". 7. Select the "Update" button and click "Start update". If you are having problems with the updater, manually update with the Ewido Full database installer from here. 8. Exit AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 when done - DO NOT perform a scan yet. Reboot your computer in "SAFE MODE" using the F8 method so Windows will start with minimal drivers and running processes. To do this restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup [but before the Windows icon appears] press the F8 key repeatedly. A me... Read more

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I know I have posted a few threads on this topic, but this is getting out of hand. My Dell Optiplex 210L is getting slower and slower each day. With nothing open, the cursor lags. With task manager open, it freezes every few seconds, 100% CPU. Notepad, doesn't respond. Google chrome takes at least 5 minutes to open, but even then its unusable. I know it only has 512 MB RAM, but this is crazy. It ran flawlessly when it was given to me, and I never even used it much. I have disabled some startup processes, ran malwarebytes, ect.

A:Windows XP unbelievably slow - even task manager freezes!

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I've recently been having an issue with my Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7 Home. It has been running very hot lately (I've been concentrating on keeping the intake and exhaust vents clear while using it and shutting it down when not in use). Yesterday, a few minutes after clicking on a notification to update MBAM, i got a BSOD and the system would not recover from the dump, I had to shut down manually. Ever since the issue, the system runs extremely slow and is incapable of doing much of anything.
When I first start it up, I'm able to open the start menu and even get into the resource monitor, which spikes initially, then calms down. As soon as I open Chrome, it jumps to 100% Highest Active Usage and won't load any pages. It hangs when I try to type in the address bar, and even switching between active windows is slow. It remains at 100% for several minutes after closing Chrome, then settles back down to zero. The problem also occurs in safe mode.

I attempted an MBAM scan, but it took over 6 hours and didn't complete, and never found any malicious objects. Initial google searching led me to suspect an HD issue, but an attempted disk check reported the following error: Disk Check cannot function do to a recent software package installation. Run System Restore to a point before the software installation.
I checked system restore, but the most recent restore point was 7/2, and the only items were AVG, Firefox, and Chrome updates. I tried to restore to that point, b... Read more

A:Slow computer after latest MalwareBytes update

Please run CrystalDiskInfo to check the hard disk.
1. Download CrystalDiskInfo Portable.
    ==> http://sourceforge.jp/projects/crystaldiskinfo/downloads/43436/CrystalDiskInfo2_7_5b.zip/
2. Unpack the program on your desktop.
3. Run it and post a screenshot from the results.

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A windows xp automatic update installed automatically a couple of days ago. After the automatic restart I had some problems.
It starts fine, no apparent problems. But when I try to open something, it takes forever.
Almost five minutes for the start menu To open! I can't even open most applications.
I restarted in safe mode (even safe mode is rather slow, but not a bad) then ran avg overnight. In the morning it was finished but automatically closed so I'm not sure if it found anything. I then ran ccleaner and cleaned the registry. Still very slow. In normal mode I ran rkill and it killed five files in the avg folder.
And of course r kill

Still very slow after killing all these.

Any ideas on how to proceed?

A:Computer extremely slow after windows xp update

Hello, reg cleaners can also cause more trouble.Well if you reboot the machine the files RKill stoped will go back as it does not remove anything.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick 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.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you lea... Read more

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My computer is unbearably slow after the Anniversary Update. Tried everything I can think of, which is basically System Restore, CCleaner and SFC /SCANNOW. Nothing has seemed to work. What should I do?

My version of Windows 10 x64 is a free upgrade from Windows 7, if that means anything at all.

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