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Q: Windows 8.1 running slow

I can't seem to figure out how to copy and paste a message from another forum that I left, so here's the link.

Preferred Solution: Windows 8.1 running slow

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A: Windows 8.1 running slow

Hi Rick605 We'll follow boopme's suggestion and take a look at the startup entries, as well as the installed programs.Autoruns - Start-up EntriesFollow the instructions below to give me an Autoruns log containing your start-up entries:Download Autoruns.zip from the Sysinternals Suite webpage;Extract the content of the Autoruns.zip folder where you want, then go in the folder, right-click on Autoruns.exe and select Run as Administrator;Accept the EULA on opening, then wait for all the entries to load;Click on File then Save and save the file to a location easily accessible as a .arn (Autoruns) file;Go on ge.tt and upload the Autoruns file you saved;Once done, post the download URL of your uploaded file in your next reply;MiniToolBoxDownload MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator;Check the following options: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 Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;List Installed Programs;List Devices - Only Problems;List Users, Partitions and Memory size;Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Ok, for the past few weeks, I had been getting a message that said a resource was missing, but I stupidly never wrote down what specifically was gone. It said that it could not open the Dell Dock because of it and windows explorer was running slow at times and restarting periodically. It did this for about three weeks, then, two nights ago, the computer froze, so I reset it, and it started on the green bar then black screen loop.

I tried running it in safe mode, no dice, and all other alternate boot options. It would hang up each time. Finally, I was able to get the system restore wizard up, this was earlier today, and reset the system to how it was 4 days ago. It actually opened Vista, but in low res mode and everything is painfully slow, except for the internet, which runs at normalish speeds.

Are there any possible causes or solutions for this?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

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My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 510m with Windows Xp ....

It is about 5 or 6 yrs old and quite well used..

Unfortunately it is not running very well lately...

and it is slow at loading webpages at times...

but in particular on websites like yahoo..

I am lately having problems sending emails...

and running videos say on youtube in particular if I have
say more than 3 or 4 webpages open...
Often it will not play video if I have been using the computer
for sometime...

I even have problems posting on even on here....or other forums..
I often have to copy the wording ,open another page and paste.
and post on the 2nd page...to send a post..

Im not sure if it may be my wifi...or my computer....
although wifi appears connected.

Sometimes my computer crashes when using Adobe flash..

I have ran several Antivirus and spyware malware programs over the last few months..
such as Trend Micro...and Avira, Malwarebytes and Spybot...

My Disc is quite full..so this may be one of the reasons why I am having problems...
BUT I have had it almost full in the not too distant past and it had ran reasonably OK..
and I did not have the problems with yahoo or sending emails from yahoo...

sometimes the computer just freezes up completely..and I cannot turn it off as usual..
so I have to switch it off by unplugging it..

It runs reasonable if I only have a few webpages open..and usually after I have reloaded it.

BUt it takes a long time to reload...and I get somethings that show up that... Read more

A:Slow running Laptop running on Windows XP

Sorry for posting the same thread 3 times...

Due to part of my problem... when I try to post... It doesn't not acknowledge..
to me that it posted...and I had to copy and paste it to another open page...

Only later did I see I had posted it 3 times...

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A:Windows Vista, slow running, slow start up, physical memory cach is near full

This link has many programs to help clean up a slow computer!!!!


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Hi all...

This is my first post here, I hope you can help me with my problem. For about a week now my computer is taking about 2/3 minutes to boot up and it's generally running slower than normal.

I've removed anything Spybot & Ad-aware found, cleaned everything with with CCleaner. I've cleaned the registry with Registry Mechanic. I've removed any unwanted files and programmes, making about 25gb free.

The p.c is still running slow, please can you look at my hi-jackthis log.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:58:32, on 06/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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A:Windows XP - Very slow boot up/pc running slow [moved from Security]

Can anyone help?

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Hi..recently I've been facing odd problem that my XP is not working proper fast..when i start my computer it takes more than usual time to boot on the screen written "Windows XP"...I ignored the prob for some time n finally it got stuck so terribly that I cudnt even restart it or run it in safe mode..it was showing some error in reading disc then..somehow I installed fresh copy of window XP and then it worked properly for sometime...till the time I played nfs most wnated game online by using gameranger..then the game crashed with background wallpaper wasnt there instead a new blue background was there...and it got restarted by itself...now it is agin that slow idk why...also i wasnt disconnecting my USB hard disc while booting of computer (happaned sometime before with older windows)...also for some time i was using utorrent for downloading..so overall...i used these things on fresh window and made computer slow...
1) played nfs mw online by gameranger
2) downloaded from utorrent
3) booted up pc with usb hard disc connected

I checked for startup programmes there isnt any worth useless..
Please help me...i tried system restore but it failed..
this is my 1st question in the community so pardon me for any inappropriate presentation of prob

A:slow windows XP(slow booting and programme running)

The u torrent made your computer slow. Check your Task MAnager for extra processes(remember to see processes for all users),check your computer with reliable anti-malware programs and antispyware programs like spybot S&D,Malwarebytes'Anti-Malware,Ad-Aware,and your AV program. Try online scanners like kaspersky and f-secure. If nothing helps,scan your computer with HiJackThis(post log here somewhere,I can't handle HJT logs.And dont AnalyzeThis)and OTListit by OldTimer(like a better version of HJT) Then put the Extras.Txt also in the mix as an attachment if this forum allows txt attachments. I would suggest malware from p2p sharing made it slow. If that fixes it,stay clean. Never visit any pornographic websites or download anything(except AV programs) without an Antivirus program like Avast!,AVG ,F-Secure,Norton etc.

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I have a 17in HP pavilion that does not have a lot of additional software on it, but it running extremely slow.  I am using Windows 10.  I am really frustrated with this performance. It took me over an hour to do a PowerPoint that would normally take me 15 minutes. It takes about 3 minutes to load a website, if not longer, and it just does not respond to any que quickly. Can this be fixed, because I am really upset with this. I have had this happen now 4-5 times with HP, and I am very close to just buying a Mac.  I tried to look up my product name, but the computer won't load in enough time for me to even find it.

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I usually use SuperAntiSpyware and I tried Mawarebytes but to no avail. System still very very slow.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I couldnt run DDS so I used the FRST tool.

Scan below and addition is attached

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by Jeff Fralick (administrator) on JEFFPC (04-04-2016 11:52:02)
Running from C:\Users\Jeff Fralick\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Jeff Fralick & (Available Profiles: Jeff Fralick)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxthon\bin\maxthon.exe" "%1")
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: FRST Tutorial - How to use Farbar Recovery Scan Tool - Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Adobe Systems, Incorporated) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\AGSService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Broadcom Corporation.) C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Offi... Read more

A:windows 8.1 running very slow

Hello usfleetserv,

My name is Tolga and I will assist you with your malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.

If you haven't already, please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.
First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Please download to and run all requested tools from your Desktop.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
My... Read more

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Can anyone help with this one.

My laptop has slowed down over the last while, to the point of not even being able to watch a dvd, or run a program. Something seems to be eating up the cpu.

I have run Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, CWShredder and Norton Utilities and Norton AntiVirus.

If I open task manager and monitor performance, 10% or so is in constant use, and when I move the mouse it jumps to 50% or so, and stays there until I stop moving it. I have an Alps Pointing Device icon in my tray, I don't really know what this program does.

Can anybody please help - I miss watching movies...

A:windows xp running too slow

Download Adaware Se from http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/
In Ad-aware
1) Run the WebUpdate feature.

2) Set up the Configurations as follows:

General Button
Check (Green) all three.

Advanced Button
Logfile Detail Level:
All options under this should be checked (Green).

Tweak Button
Check (Green) the following:
Log Files
Include basic Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
Include additional Ad-Aware settings in logfile:
Please do not check (Green): Include Module list in logfile:

Click on "Proceed"

3) Click on "Scan Now"

4) Please deselect "Search for negligible risk entries", as negligible risk entries (MRU's) are not considered to be a threat.
If these are included in your logfile it will be removed as it just takes up space and we will not give advice on them, they are users choice.

5) Run the scanner using the Full Scan (Perform full system scan) mode.
A full scan is the in-depth scan mode that scans your whole computer for Spyware infections. When performing a full scan the following scan settings are used:

- Full Memory Scan is performed
- Registry Scan is performed
- Deep Registry scan is performed
- Cookie-Scan is performed
- Favorites are scanned
- Hosts file is scanned
- Conditional scans are performed
- Archive files are scaned
- All fixed drives are scanned
Then go here http://www.spyware911.net/xcleaner.htm and run the online spyware scan, remove anyt... Read more

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I usually use SuperAntiSpyware and I tried Mawarebytes but to no avail. System still very very slow.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I couldnt run DDS so I used the FRST tool.

Scan below and addition is attached

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by Jeff Fralick (administrator) on JEFFPC (04-04-2016 11:52:02)
Running from C:\Users\Jeff Fralick\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Jeff Fralick & (Available Profiles: Jeff Fralick)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxthon\bin\maxthon.exe" "%1")
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: FRST Tutorial - How to use Farbar Recovery Scan Tool - Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Adobe Systems, Incorporated) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\AGSService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Broadcom Corporation.) C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Offi... Read more

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Recently, Firefox has been redirecting me to other websites, and today my computer started running much slower. There is a file called "Xfateriduba" that keeps trying to install on my system. Ran a virus scan, but computer still runs slower.



A:Windows running slow

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, 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.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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Hi All,I am running Windows XP from a Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop. It is running very slow, from a slow bootup to applications and windows opening slowly. I have checked the disk for errors, ran Ad-Aware, Spybot and AntiVir without much changing. I'm not really sure if the problem lies in spyware/malware or somewhere else. Here is my HJT log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:51:33 PM, on 6/30/2005Platform: 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\dadapp.exeC:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exeC:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.... Read more

A:Windows XP Running Really Slow + HLT Log

If you still need help, could you post a fresh log please?

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Here is my HJT log file, I've already "cleaned" this machine with the latest versions of Adaware, SpyBot and McAfee 8.0. If I can't get this working by Mon. I will HAVE to reimage, oh yeah I'll be out of town for the weekend but will be back early Monday morning so if you don't hear back from me that is why. Thanks for your help. I uninstalled SP2 to try to speed it up-didn't work. Logfile was done in safe mode if that makes a difference, couldn't get HJT to run from a normal boot.When looking at task manager there are no programs running, processor is idling, and there really aren't any obvious processes running that shouldn't be.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:32:37 PM, on 3/4/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://business.dellnet.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://hotmail.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.rr.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://business.dellnet.com/
R1 - H... Read more

A:Windows running slow if at all!! HJT log.

Give us a log in normal mode so we can see what programs are running.

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Hi, I'm having problems running programs in Windows 7. As the title says, Windows runs really slowly. This problem started about a week and a half ago (though most of this time I was away on spring break). What usually happens is after turning on the computer, I'll start using Firefox, iTunes, etc, and things slow down to the point that the computer might as well be frozen. The program will not respond for a while, but pressing the "x" to close them does nothing until everything unfreezes anyway. I open the task manager (which takes time) and under processes everything looks normal, except that I've noticed that sometimes there is an itunes.exe process running, though I have no iTunes window open. I think this might just happen when my iPod is plugged in and the computer is slow opening iTunes just like it's slow with everything else. I can still click things while the computer is frozen, for example the start menu button, and the animation of the button being pressed happens, but the menu doesn't pop up, just as clicking on a program pinned to the task bar will also show the animation but nothing will happen. Eventually everything unfreezes for a bit. I can end the iTunes process, and any other processes that shouldn't be there which can help keep whatever program I have open be more stable (though not completely normal). But, as soon as I try using two programs, the slow down gets much worse.

The first time it started was just after instal... Read more

A:Windows Running Slow

I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
ESET OnlineScanClick the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check Click the button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check and check Remove found threats Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, push Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.Push the button.Push

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HP 2000 Notebook
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Service Pack 1
AMD E-350 Processor 1.6GHz
3gigs RAM

A friend of mine recently asked me to take a look at his laptop as it was running very slow. I installed/ran avast!, malwarebytes, superantispyware and Ccleaner which significantly sped up the computer. It still feels like it's running a bit slow to me and at this point I'm out of my league. It's still seems to be slow on startup and when initially opening programs. I'd appreciate it if the community wouldn't mind taking a look to see if there are any changes that would help speed things up.

I saw this thread, http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1117712-windows-7-extremely-slow.html , from a few days ago and followed most of the instructions (without doing any of the actual removal/changes). I've got the Adwcleaner log, msconfig startup item list and services.msc automatic/delayed lists if requested. The only program I didn't install/run was SystemLook.exe because I wasn't sure if it was necessary as it was mentioned to specifically remove NCH Software.

Please let me know how to proceed and thank you for your help.

A:Windows 7 Running Slow

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Hi everybody,
I'm new here and I need a little help. My girlfriend and I got a new computer each about a year ago and for the first 6 months hers was running fine. Then she had to move and didn't have internet for a few months. during that time, the MSblast worm came out and when she reconnected to the net, she caught the worm. After I gave her the aptch and all the security updates, her computer started to run slow. After trying MSconfig, Adaware, Spybot, Bootvis, and tonnes of other stuff, I finally formatted it. and for the first few days it ran fine. After those days it started to slow down again and she started to boot to the load to safe mode or normal or last good load. Also, sometimes she got a blue screen saying some hardware error. We formatted again and it did the same thing. So We formatted again, this time buring the secuirty patch for the MSblast on a CD and installed it before connecting to the net. Now it loads up and she doesn't get bluescreens or safe mode anymore, but its running very very slow. I have tried basically everything I know, Scan disk, Defrag, Maxtor Powermax, Msconfig, firewall, Nortons antivirus, Registry cleaners, disabling certain programs and enabling others. Tried bootvis, but didn't really know how to use it. Registry cleaners. I've had no luck. BAsically, she can't run programs that she could months ago. We use to play Rise of Nations Online, but now she always lags out within 10 minutes of the game. I'... Read more

A:Windows CP is running very slow

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Lately I am having trouble with my Computer which is running slow and not responding lately. For some reason my computer will randomly go in to sleep mode right in the middle of a game or doing something important. When I finish working with a high CPU/Ram program is takes my computer several minutes to fully recover from using that application. Programs will suddenly not respond and I don't know why. I am about 99.99% sure I do not have a virus or any type of spyware on my computer.

I am running:
AMD dual core 2.8GHz
2Gb of DDR2 667
250Gh HD

I run defraggler on a monthly basis
I run ccleaner daily
Scan for virus and what not weekly.

I was hoping someone can help me get to the bottom of this before I end up just wiping my whole computer!

A:Windows 7 is running slow!

Hi -

If system going to sleep during usage, check Power Options
START | type power | "Power Options" | select power plan | reset defaults

Be sure ALL Windows Updates are installed --> www.update.micrososft.com

Same with device drivers - video, audio, networking. Go directly to device manufacturer's web site if possible, i.e., Intel, NVIDIA, etc. . .

Check temps with SpeedFan v4.41 --> http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Use compressed air to blow out vents, but don't spray directly into vents as it may damage fan blades.

Regards. . .



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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 that I purchased on December 15, 2013 and received on December 24, 2013, yeah I know just before Christmas time, funny. I asked for priority mail. So, I got it installed by December 27, 2013 and been using it to browse emails, do searches, and apply for jobs. Recently, the dumb thing, started slowing down all of a sudden. It's slowing down too much. What could be the possible reasons why it is slowing down

A:Why is Windows XP running so slow?

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No this is not a joke, user has ME, running slow. I cleaned up a lot of garbage, but still kind of running slow, and getting a lot of pop ups. belowis the Hijackthis log contents:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:55:10 PM, on 9/8/2006
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\PROGRAM FI... Read more

A:Windows ME running slow

Hi, mikebach

Please read this post completely. It may make it easier for you if you print, or copy and paste this post to a new text document for reference later.

This will likely be a few steps process in removing the malware that has infected your system. I encourage you to stick with it and follow my directions as closely as possible so as to avoid complicating the problem further.

Download CWShredder here to its own folder.

Update CWShredder

* Open CWShredder and click I AGREE
* Click Check For Update
* Close CWShredder

Download and install CleanUp!

Boot into Safe Mode:

Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

Perform the following steps in safe mode:

Run the CWShredder. Click I Agree, then Fix and then Next, let it fix everything it asks about.

Close the Shredder.

Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu).
Set the program up as follows:
Click "Options..."
Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
Put a check next to the following (Make sure nothing else is checked!):
Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Cleanup! All Users
Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program.

It may ask you to reboot at the end, click Yes.

Restart the computer in Normal Mode.

Run Ad-Aware with the latest update.
Download the latest version of Ad-Aware (Ad-Aware SE Build 1.06r1... Read more

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I have an HP G61, with Windows 7 Home, AMD Sempron M120 CPU running at 2.10 Ghz, 3GB RAM and its a 64-Bit system. I have looked up this problem before but it said that its due to overheating so i got a cooling pad. But the problem has gotten worse, whenever i run a program the CPU gadget says that its working to its full capacity. in the begging it will work fine but then it will slow down to a point where its processing frame by frame. Its a new computer I got it last July. I wold like to know if its a virus or a possible worm and how can i resolve this problem.

A:Windows 7 running slow

It could be a lot of things. Do you have an AV program installed? If not you can use an online scanner, most AV companies have one. ESET Online Scanner works good for my purposes. Also try downloading Malwarebytes.

Run both of those (not at the same time) let them do their work and see if they find any malware. If they don't find anything then you can feel reasonably safe its not a malware issue.

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I usually use SuperAntiSpyware and I tried Mawarebytes but to no avail. System still very very slow.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I couldnt run DDS so I used the FRST tool.

Scan below and addition is attached

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:05-03-2016 01
Ran by Jeff Fralick (administrator) on JEFFPC (04-04-2016 11:52:02)
Running from C:\Users\Jeff Fralick\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Jeff Fralick & (Available Profiles: Jeff Fralick)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxthon\bin\maxthon.exe" "%1")
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: FRST Tutorial - How to use Farbar Recovery Scan Tool - Malware Removal Guides and Tutorials

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Adobe Systems, Incorporated) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\AdobeGCClient\AGSService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Broadcom Corporation.) C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Offi... Read more

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computer is really bogged down. what to do?

A:windows xp running slow.

Hello jwilbeck and Welcome to TSF. In order for us to help you we will need more info. Explain more clearly what exactly is happening with your computer and please give your computer specs.

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Windows 7 RC Build 7100
No errors or Blue Screens
No new software installed
Ran standard and thorough scan with AVAST
-Avast did throw 3 items into a "virus chest" but since I did a clean install, I don't have access to them anymore

Sorry for the long description. Not sure what information would be pertinent.

I have used Windows 7 for about about two months now with no problems. It was a clean install for a new system I built. A few days ago, I shut it down for the night and restarted it later on the same night because I forgot to do something. I noticed the system was extremely slow. I wanted to put music on my mp3 player and usually it takes 1-2 mintues, it took almost ten minutes. When I tried to access my folders, they would stop responding and I'd have to keep trying. I went ahead and shut it down for the night.

Afterwards, when I booted the computer up, I have to wait 30 mins to 1 hour before the system would run as normal. The last couple of times, it would be extremely slow indefinitely. I thought it might be a hardware issue, but my system worked as normal in safe mode. AVAST found 3 items and contained them, but that didn't solve the problem. It became worse after that. I wasn't able to perform any tasks after subsequent reboots. Safe Mode and Safe Mode with networking still worked fine.

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A:Windows 7 - Slow running

Place your Windows 7 DVD in the DVD drive, be sure that the BIOS firing order is set to look at DVD 1st and then re-install Windows 7.

Windows 7 RC is a test version and the user s/b prepared at any time to re-install.

I would advise re-installing given the mention of a virus.



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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 9:32:47 PM, on 7/27/2015
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17840)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\BATINDICATOR.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\BATINDICATOR_HIDList.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Keyboard\CNYHKEY.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPDSK13/1
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.google.com/
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A:Pc is running slow.. Windows 8

Nothing found with windows defender or Malwarebytes... Also use ccleaner on a regular basis... Found some doubles of files with ccleaner but they don't appear exact to one another. I have a multitude of free space also... I cant figure out what the issue is.

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help me!!!!! what do i do i cleaned my computer and i defragmented it and its still running slow plzzz someone help me what do i do i even took programs out plzzz someone reply to my message

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I have Windows XP SP1 installed. First here are my specifications.

Ram- 256MB
HDD- 80 GB
Pentium 4 processor
2.4 Ghz

When i start my computer the pc runs fine with abt 20 % CPU usage when i open task manager. I know 20 % is also large but its normal compared to my problem. Slowly as i start surfing the net, listen to music and start DC++ the CPU usage starts to rise and is static at 100 %. The system becomes damn slow. When i open task manager i see that Explorer.exe takes 90 %of CPU. I have done all scans using Ad aware se but still the problem persists. I also did a scan with Norton Antivirus. Then i read somewhere that Antivirus takes more CPU so i uninstalled it. I still face the problem.
The pc is so slow that right click on the desktop takes 20 secs.

By searching this forum i have run the Norton Removal Tool. The system is faster now but still its not normal.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 4:20:11 PM, on 2/10/2007
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\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
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I just got a new Dell Inspiron ONE 2320 with Windows 7 and it is unbelievably slow! I has XP on my old computer and never had these issues.

Google Chrome takes forever, IE9 is much worse and just getting into My Documents takes a long time as well. I checked for performance issues in the control panel and it came back saying that my computer is set up to run programs at Startup that may cause delays. The problem is that I don't know which programs can be disabled at startup.

I also checked the memory and it says its at 2.86 GB. That seems high for a new computer, doesn't it? The physical memory also says it has about 2900 mb in use. I just don't understand that.

I'll do my best to describe the computer. The computer is a Dell Inspiron ONE 2320 and the Processor is an Intel Core i3-2100 CPU @3.10GHz 3.10GHz. RAM is 4.00 GB. It's a 64 bit operating system.

Here are the programs I have running on the startup tab on the system configuration:

Webcam Central
Roxio Burn
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Kasperky Anti Virus
Java Platform SE Auto Updater 2.0
Intel PROSet/Wireless
Intel Common User Interface (this actualy appears 3 times)
Intel PROSet/Wireless Bluetooth
Google Update
Adobe Reader and Manager
Adobe Acrobat

I know what some of this is, but not most of it. Does anyone know which of these can be disabled from the startup? Or which ones ... Read more

A:Windows 7 is running way too slow, please help!

i'd start out by disabling all but (Anti Virus) and see if that helps . you can always go back in and enable the
settings again if need be.


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I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 laptop shipped with Windows 8.0 but upgraded to Windows 8.1 during its time of release. 
This machine use an Intel core-i5 3210-M, 4 GB RAM, and a 1TB 5400rpm hardisk. 
I'm have been using this laptop for nearing 2 years, all is considered good but until recently (in this few months), my laptop is taking slightly a bit longer time to boot up and also shutdown. Little bit much longer time before I can access files/program after start screen is loaded. 
I do not know what caused this slight delay during boot up, shutdown, and opening of program and accessing of files. The slow of my laptop is not to a critical level but it is clearly that it's not as fast as before. 
Is that anything I could about it? 

A:Windows 8.1 is running slow.

Hi tancheeping It looks like no one assisted you with your issue yet, so allow me to jump in and give you a hand with that issue alright? It's normal that after a certain time, a system becomes less responsive, depending on how it was managed. Useless programs are installed, some aren't updated, temp files and folders are being accumulated, the HDD needs to be defragged, etc. Hence I'll walk you through a standard clean-up procedure, and after we'll see if it improved your system performance, okay? Let's start with the programs.Download MiniToolBox from BleepingComputer.com (linking the website as it have a lot of useful tutorials, programs, etc. to see);Execute it by double-clicking on it;Check the "List Installed Programs" checkbox;Click on the "Go" button;Once the scan is complete, a log will open.Copy/paste (select the Notepad, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C to copy, and Ctrl + V to paste) the content of the output log in your next reply and post it;

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hello my windows 7 laptop apears to be running very slow! and when i say slow i dont mean like slow while gaming i mean like sometimes it will take me 10 minutes to open windows explorer! first ill tell you the specs
Acer aspire 5745pg
i3 350-m 2.26 ghz
4gb ddr3
320gb (less than half full) Although i will note that system reserved has only 35mb left (i know this because when i was trying to do a backup you get errors of system reserved is under 40 mb but i dont know if this effects performance speed)
window 7 64 bit (reinstalled just a 2 weeks ago because it got so slow then stopped booting alltogether)

I have "AVG pc tuneup pro" and when scanned found thousands of errors and later on fixed them ( i know it can make it worse but when its this bad im just trying anything.

I see a lot of people put a list of operations for posts with computers running slow but i dont know what software they use to please feel free to ask me for more info!

A:Windows running very slow! Please help

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This all started about two weeks to a month ago where everything seems to run extremely slow.  Typing is slow, booting is slow, everything is slow.  I cannot figure out what is causing it and don't know where to begin.  I do a lot of typing for a living and even Word 2010 is extremely slow.  I have a tremendous amount of work and it seems like it is taking for ever to get it done to the problem.  Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.  I was not sure where to post this question, so I do hope I posted it in the proper location.  If not, I apologize in advance.

A:Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Everything Running Slow

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

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Please can you help me. I am not great with computers.
My computer was fine until I downloaded teh new version of Internet Explorer (I think it might be 7??)

Since then my computer has been running SO slow.

I used to be able to open up internet explorer in a few seconds. Now it takes ages.

It's so infuriating, it's really trying my patience.

I have done a hijack this log. I was hoping you could look and would be able to see from that if something was clearly wrong.

Many thanks.

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://search.aol.co.uk/web?isini... Read more

A:Windows xp running so slow

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I am using windows 7 sp1 in dell-inspiron laptop with following configurations. it is very slow while playing games so please suggest me the tweets

A:Windows 7 SP-1 is running very slow ..........

Hi, for playing games you would need some hardware (CPU,GPU) - "dell-inspiron laptop" could you please show "windows experience index" for this laptop and tell us which games you want to play?

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I am having trouble with Windows XP. When I type the letters do not appear right away. Even when I do down arrow it takes forever. Can you help me?

A:Windows XP Running Slow

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply


Performance Questions:

1 > is it very slow to boot up?
2 > do programs open slowly?
3 > does the same behavior occur both offline and on?
4 > does it matter how long the system has been on, and does a restart improve things?

Slow performance issues can often be due to overheating, so if the system is faster after it has been shutdown for a while and then restarted -- that would be especially suspect. To check for possible problems here, shutdown, open the case and blow out any accumulated dust. Then turn it
on and check to see that the fan is working. Sometimes it helps to physically clean the fan. Programs are available that can help monitor temperatures as well.

5 > if you do a ctrl-alt-del, do any processes show excess cpu usage, other than System Idle Process?

6 > If you open the Device Manager (windows+pause/break > Hardware > Device Manager) and select the entry for IDE ATA/Atapi and select the Primary IDE > Advanced Settings, does it say the "current transfer mode" is DMA or PIO?

If it says PIO, first ensure "Use DMA if Available” is selected, then select the driver tab and uninstall the driver and reboot. Then check again.
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Windows XP SP2
Intel Celeron 2.5GHz, 256 MB Ram...

This computer is running very slow... I double click an icon on the desktop and it doesnt instantly open up anymore... takes a few seconds to do so... booting takes a bit longer too... To restart or shutdown, it takes awhile for the screen to showup and takes awhile to shutdown after I tell it to...

Any suggestions??

I ran Ad-aware, Spybot, Spyware Doctor....

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Hey guys,

Last night I was watching a movie on my computer and fell asleep. This is common practice. I woke up several hours later to see my computer had froze. I was forced to perform a hard restart. Upon restart I noticed that Windows was configuring updates. It finished and I logged on. From there, the computer ran, and continues to run, painfully slow. Taking well over two minutes to respond to a ctrl-alt-del command.

I restarted the computer again and gave it 30 min while I ate breakfast. When I returned, the computer was still acting up. So I booted it up in safe mode. From there, I uninstalled the Windows updates. I also tried to uninstall the Microsoft Office 2007 updates but the installer was denied as it wasn't listed as a safe program.

I restarted the computer again and nothing changed. I do believe this issue is fixable because the computer ran great in safe mode. This just comes as very unexpected because I wasn't doing anything to the computer to cause this. The computer was running perfect before I went to sleep.

Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Windows 7 running very slow

If it is doing well in Safe Mode we are most likely looking at a driver issue. However, it also could be an infection issue as well. Run your security software and scan for infections.

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I recently had an issue where when I would boot up my laptop, i would get a black screen with a blinking cursor...that's all I would get. To fix this, I had to download a windows 7 recovery CD, boot to it and open up command prompt and then run the following commands:

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot

after wards, I finally was able to get into W7...the only issue is, like the title says, the computer is running slower than i've ever experienced. It will not take too long to log on but once logged on, anything takes minutes, i.e.: opening up firefox, opening up internet explorer or chrome...it takes about 30 seconds to open up the start menu...something is terribly wrong here as it was working JUST fine before this issue happened.

It does seem that one of the fans has failed but it is still staying cool. I don't know what caused the black screen/blinking cursor issue but my wife was on it, just browsing the web and suddenly the laptop just shut down and then it went to that screen.

I have already ran a virus scan, disabled unnecessary services and start-up items but the computer is still running terribly slow.

Any help with why my computer is running so terribly slow would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Running SLOW

Hi start with this Is your PC running slow...?

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Okay, last night I was playing a game, and it caused my computer to completely crash. Now, loading into Windows takes at least an hour, and once there I can't run anything but the smallest programs - the System process takes up all of the CPU resources. Avast and Malwarebytes bring up nothing. I've tried a system restore. I've run chkdsk /f and let it run overnight, it fixed some file but still won't load past the Windows XP splash screen after 10-15 minutes of waiting. I can get into safe mode fine.

Here's some logs that sysinfo program, hijackthis, and DDS. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2100+, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2559 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9550 / X1050 Series, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114463 MB, Free - 65111 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A7N8X-X
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:48:11 AM, on 8/29/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.e... Read more

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I bought this new computer about 6 months ago and up till now no problems. I have Windows XP and now Internet usage is running ver very slow. It seems the green line on bottom takes for ever to go across. I know I only have dial up service (I know my son says i need cable but i don't want to spend any more money on Internet) but it has never run this slow before. What should i do? I am not very computer literate so please explain clearly.

A:Windows XP Running very very slow

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Hey all I have just done a re-install of windows in the past few weeks and have noticed that windows and programs are running really slow. Opening some programs take 10 times longer than normal to open.Can you please advise me if there is something I can do to solve this error.Hijackthis log below.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:18:40 p.m., on 8/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)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\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr&... Read more

A:Windows Running Really Slow

Hello PapaSmurfinNZ Welcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log <--link And I'll be happy to take a look at it for you. I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience.

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I have a desktop about 3 months old with windows 8 operating system. After a while it runs very slow.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6015 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 945998 MB, Free - 855030 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XR1GT
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Windows 8 Running very slow.

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I have a HP 8565C P3 500 MHz 128 MB Ram with Windows 2K on it. I installed the IE 6 Beta and unistalled it and reinstalled IE 5.5 Since then I have had problem with Internet Explorer loading really slow and locking up the system. And when it works, I can't print because I get a javascript error. What can I do to fix these problems? I have tryed to reinstall IE 5.5 but it won't let me. PLEASE help.

A:Windows 2K IE5 running slow

Did you try to repair IE, in the control panel, add remove programs.

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I have windows 7 32bit on a older pc it was running well, but now everything is running slow programs and internet they stop responding as well. I have scanned for virus and run superantispyware, still slow. I tried to run combofix, but it will not install right. I have alsoAny help would be great.

A:Windows 7 running slow

Follow the suggestions here, maybe doing some of these things will help http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.htmlBe very glad Combofix would not install right. Combofix is not meant to "fix" general computer problems. ComboFix is a program, created by sUBs, that scans your computer for known malware, and when found, attempts to clean these infections automatically.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPublisher's DescriptionFrom sUBs: Combofix was designed to scan a computer for known malware, spyware (SurfSideKick, QooLogic, and Look2Me as well as any other combination of the mentioned spyware applications) and remove them. http://download.cnet.com/Combofix/3000-8022_4-75221073.htmlComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

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Hey, this is my first time using this website. I'm a little new to computers, and I'm having my first issue with my new laptop which runs on win8.1. Ever since I made I few downloads without having a anti verse support, the system has been running a little slow. I downloaded malebytes and they was over 150 threats detected. After they were removed my laptop is still running slow, as well as being a little buggy. Could some one please assist me on this matter. I'm low on cash and can't afford the warrant from best buy.

A:Windows 8.1 running slow

please download MiniToolBox by Farbar and save it to your desktop.
Run tool as Administrator and make sure that these options are checked :
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
Post log here .
Step 2
Download TFC by OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
Run it as Administrator and click on Start button.
If programs need reboot, allow it to do so.
NOTE: IF your desktop disappears, don't panic, it's normal.
Step 3

Scan with Zemana Antimalware
Download Zemana Antimalware and install it on your system.
Under Scan type choose Full Scan and let the tool scan system.
If malware is found click Next to remove it, if tool asks for restart, allow it .
If no malware is found , just exit program.
NOTE: Leave actions at default.
Step 4

Scan with Norton Power Eraser
CAUTION: NPE uses aggressive methods to detect and remove malware,so do not touch any of settings !
Download NPE by Symantec and save it to your desktop.
Run the tool as Administrator,accept license agreement,and click  Scan button. 
Program will ask you to reboot to continue scanning (includes rootkit scan),so allow it to restart.
After restart program will automatically launch itself and start scanning. Scanning takes 5-10 minutes,so be patient !
If malware is detected,make sure that Create restore ... Read more

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Hi everyone:

When I start/restart my PC and run any program, my destop is very slow, I have a pentium IV "ThinkCentre".

Anyone that solves this for me would be greatly.


A:Windows XP running very slow

Download Spybot Search & Destroy.

Also hit window key + R and type msconfig

Check your startup tab and disable anything you dont need to startup.

Also you might want to ctrl-alt-del and check your "processes" and see if there is anything hogging up your CPU usage.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8064 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (860 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81FF
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

It may be a coincidence but about 4 days ago I had a Windows update waiting when I tried to shutdown the laptop. The updates installed ok but the next day when I tried to start it up it barely responded. I did a system restore and that worked. At first the Edge browser was blazing along, but eventually certain sites really slowed down. Facebook was a waste of time. It would start up but never really got beyond that point. About half of my usual sites slowed down to a crawl. I also have Chrome installed and I have no problems with it. I have hardly any apps on Edge. I have no idea why it slows done on most sites. Thanks

A:Windows 10 running slow

According to your log, your HP laptop is running Windows 10 Home 64-bit with a third-party antivirus app - Norton Internet Security.
You probably should get rid of it and stick with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app - Windows Defender Antivirus.
Windows 10 doesn't do well in some computers(especially laptops) that use a third-party antivirus app.
Updates failing to install and performance issues are common symptoms.


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Good Afternoon, I am running Windows 7.  About a week or so ago, I had a pop up that said my flash player needed to be updated.  then it also said I need to update my Chrome application.Since then I have had ads pop up in my internet pages, I have had new windows open up with ads or immediate updates needed, none of which I have done.  I did delete the new programs that were installed and have run several security scans but am not able to get it repaired.  I also went into my registry and deleted the add program from that place.  My computer is extremely slow and whenever I click on something to do a fill in for a form, it will open a new page with some sort of an ad.  Please help

A:Running slow and having new windows pop up

Hello there    
Welcome to Bleeping Computer, I'm LighthouseParty. Let's run a couple of scans to see what could be causing this.
   Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop
Double click MiniToolBox.
Select the following and then press go.
Post the log in your next reply.
Flush DNS
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
List Installed Programs
List Restore Points
  Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop
Double click mbam-setup-x.x.x.xxxx and follow the on-screen instructions.
On the dashboard, click update now.
After that, click scan now - the scan will now begin.
When the scan's completed, select apply actions - make sure the action is quarantine.
Restart your computer.
How to get the log.
On the dashboard, select the history tab and click application logs.
Select the log which has the time and date of when you did the scan.
Click copy to clipboard and paste it into your reply.
Please download Security Check to your desktop
Double click SecurityCheck and follow the on-screen instructions.
A log should open, called checkup.txt.
Please post the contents of it in your next reply.
Thanks and good luck!

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