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Windows XP running Slow

Q: Windows XP running Slow

My computer runs very slow!. Simple tasks such as start up or opening folders take forever. I check for spyware with spybot, I also check for viruses/trojans with my Norton A/V. I use Norton Internet Security. I do a defrag frequently. My drive size is 32.3 GB and I have 20.7GB of free space.

I want the performance of my computer back!, please help. Below is the hijack this log I got.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:27:07 PM, on 9/28/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S3apphk.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADUserMon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\Program Files\Pumatech\Intellisync For NEC Wireless Phones\Intellisync For NEC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://dslstart.verizon.net/vzn.dsl/welcome.htm?ver=21977&
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://srch-us5.hpwis.com/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://us5.hpwis.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &hp toolkit - {B2847E28-5D7D-4DEB-8B67-05D28BCF79F5} - C:\HP\EXPLOREBAR\HPTOOLKT.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PreloadApp] c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\hphprld.exe c:\hp\drivers\printers\photosmart\setup.exe -d
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KBD] C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [S3apphk] S3apphk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [checktime] c:\program files\HPSelect\Frontend\ct.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MoneyStartUp10.0] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Activation.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ADUserMon] C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADUserMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [URLLSTCK.exe] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\UrlLstCk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\Money Express.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = C:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Intellisync For NEC Wireless Phones.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward &Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cac&hed Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Si&milar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar1.dll/cmtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: View XSL Output - C:\WINDOWS\web\msxmlvw.htm
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: MoneySide - {E023F504-0C5A-4750-A1E7-A9046DEA8A21} - c:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .mp3: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin4.dll
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/20030530/qtinstall.info.apple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/27da17a5d506bfd98e02/netzip/RdxIE601.cab
O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield International Setup Player) - http://www.installengine.com/engine/isetup.cab
O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab

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Preferred Solution: Windows XP running 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: Windows XP running Slow

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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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Hi,

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.

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

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366982.html

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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.

Thanks

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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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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 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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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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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.
 

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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 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

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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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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.

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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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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 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:\WINDOWS1\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
C:\WINDOWS1\Explorer.EXE
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A:Windows XP running slow

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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:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
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

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Recently, My computer has been running slowly. I have cleaned my computers registry and done a check for spyware ect. but it is still running slowly. Videos online are buffering and playing slowly and I used to able to run Civilization 4 decently fast but now the game when i load it is stuck in the finishing screen for at least ten minutes and if it does load, the game runs increadibly slowly. I have recently removed 30 GB of files and folders that were unrelated to any of these (games mostly) if that helps. Any help?
 

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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. . .

jcgriff2

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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.
 
 
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/581311/slow-loading-computer/#entry3749730

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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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:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
E:\Misc\HijackThis.exe

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/
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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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I have no idea why, but my computer is running extremely slow. It's been getting progressively worse, and now is borderline ridiculous. Here are the symptoms/details:

* Windows Explorer freezes/ stops responding.
* Same thing with Taskbar.
* When I restart, ctfmon stops responding, and I need to force end it.
* svchost hovers between 30,000 and 40,000 K Mem Usage.
* explorer is spiked up between 20,000 and 30,000.
* When winamp is running, it's anwhere between 20,000 and 45,000.
* Firefox normally sucks up a lot of memory as well, in the 30s or 40s.
* Antivir doesn't find any viruses.
* HijackThis results listed at end of post.
These are the general specs of my computer:

* Windows XP Pro
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+
* Clocked at 2.20 GHz
* 1 GB Ram
I know a gig of RAM isn't much these days, but my computer shouldn't be that slow, right? I mean, I built the computer less than a year ago. Do I need to just quit whining and get some more RAM? Or is it something bigger? Any help would be great. Thanks!

HijackThis Results:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:33:56 PM, on 8/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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i am running windows xp and it is running slow they virtual memory is full i cant play games on facebook can you help?

A:Windows XP Running Slow

Hi Paula, I moved your question to its own thread. It makes it less confusing.

Right click on My Computer, select Properties, then the Advanced tab
Click the Settings button under Performance, then the middle Advanced Tab. Under Virtual Memory, click the Change button.

When the Virtual Memory box pops up, put a check next to System Managed size. If that's already selected, then your virtual memory is set to where it's supposed to be. Reboot the PC.

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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
stage_primary
Roxio Burn
Realtek HD Audio Manager
PowerReg
notes_startup_widget
NeroLauncher
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
FATrayMon
DELLOSD
COMMONSDK
CHICONY_OSD
Adobe Reader and Manager
Adobe Acrobat
Accuweather

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.


scrooge

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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

Hello,
 
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 !
 
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My windows XP is running slow. I downloaded a debugger it found things wrong bug wouldn't let me debugg the debugger was free but to fix the problem it cost Can anyone help me Where can I find a debugger or is there something I can do to fix these things myself?
My puter is a AMD Athlon XP processor 2200+ (1.800 GHz) with QuantiSpeed
40 Gig Hard Drive
128 MB DDR
Thanks
bigsis5151
 

A:Windows XP running slow

First, turn off all of XP's unnecessary services. There are numerous guides online for which services to turn off, which to set to manual and which to leave on automatic but I've found Black Viper's site the easiest to read...and the links to explanations of each service are handy. It takes a little time but it's well worth it in terms of better system performance and online security.

Next, turn off all the programs loading on startup that you don't need to load when Windows starts...usually indicated by the presence of their icons in the System Tray. Disabled their loading on startup within each program's Preferences/Options/Whatever they call it if you can (reason: more and more software is being written to override msconfig settings as more and more users learn about msconfig).

For those that don't offer that option, go to Start>Run, type in "msconfig" (without the quotes), click OK. Go to the Startup tab and uncheck anything you are absolutely certain you don't need loading on startup. Click OK. You'll be asked if you want to reboot. That's your choice but when you do, when Windows starts up again, you'll get a Dire Warning about starting in Selective Mode. Yes, you selected things not to load on startup so, yes, you want it to start in Selective Mode.

Then, if you haven't already, get rid of any spyware you may have picked up. Download, install, immediately update and then run Spybot and/or AdAwa... Read more

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Hi!
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.
Thanks
 

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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.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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
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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\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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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 an AMD 850 processor, asus K7V motherboard. I'm running Nt service pack 6.
I am trying to get my "DV raptor capture card" by Canopus to work- I'm trying to capture and edit using the Priemere software. The problem I'm having is it captures for only 30 seconds than stops and a sign comes up saying drive speed to slow. The DV raptor came with a disk to check drive read and write speed- and when I run that it comes up in the red... slowest speed. I have dual harddrives and on the other I use windows 98. The Dv raptor works fine with 98... when I run the raptor test it is in the green- highest read and write speed. So I figure it has to be something with NT. I'm not sure if there's something in the setup of NT that I need to change or fix to make it run faster... it should have no problem with it's read and write speed- there's plenty of free space and it's an 850 processor. I have 256MB of Ram and it's a 20 gig harddrive. (I don't know what a paging file is???)
thanks...

[Edited by khoas20 on 03-21-2001 at 02:48 PM]
 

A:Windows NT running slow

how much RAM do you have? how big is your paging file?
 

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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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Im writting to see if anyone can help me. Im running windows xp on my xps m140. Everything is loading slow at start up and when Im on internet explorer the pages are not loading. I have to stop the page and then click reload to get the page to come up. I dont know what to do can someone please help me with this issue. Also my wireless connection is running slow and loses connetion with my wireless router. I know this question is for another forum but if anyone could direct me where to go that would be great.

A:windows is running slow

It sounds like you could have a virus or spyware infection. This is a very common cause of computers running slow.
Look over the First Steps at Removing Malware

Once they tell you, you are clean, if the problem still exists let us know and we'll see what we can do.

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im running windows 7 on a dell e1505 laptop with 2 gigs or ram, 2ghz core duo CPU, and a 7200 rpm WD 320gb hard drive. the computer was nice when i first installed windows 7 but now its kinda slow. i ran a few programs like ad aware, spybot search and destroy, and glary utilities but the performance is kinda "hickuppy." for example you type something and there is a a small delay and then a burst of characters typing out on the screen. or when watching a video on youtube the video plays then pauses for a sec and starts even after the vid has fully downloaded. what can i do to speed up the laptop?
 

A:windows 7 running slow

Of the cuff I've think either malware or system overload. I wouldn't count the malware out untill you use some more modern programs such as Malwarebytes/SuperAntiSpyware/Microsoft Security Essentials/NOD32. You two you named are quite old and frankly I don't bother with either of them anymore. Also both of thoses are just Antispyware and you didn't name an antivirus program.

Also be sure to check the number of programs and what programs you have running in the background. Typically in a Windows 7 system you will have up to 70 processes running. Anymore then that will likely be overloading your system. Also check the task manager while it's open to see if any particular process is chewing up alot of memory or CPU cycles.
 

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I just purchased a asus laptop it has windows 8 and takes forever to load anything slow connecting to internet ; web pages anything it just crawls.
 

A:windows 8 running slow

Download and install (beginning with chipset) the latest drivers from Asus's web site.

Get all Windows updates.

Take care of any items in the Action Center.
 

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Hi.

Just bought a new computer with OEM windows 7, 64 bit with 3GB RAM.

Loading of applications is very slow and program running appears to be slower than Windows XP.

This is very disappointing! Nothing found on malware sweeps.
Also Windows update wants to update everyday with same updates! How do I stop this stupid behaviour?

Any ideas on how to solve these problems?
 

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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.

jcgriff2

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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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Hi,
I'm running Windows 7 on this system:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00Ghz 3.00 Ghz
Installed Memory (RAM): 2.00GB
32 Bit Operating System

When I boot up and add password, it gets to the desktop OK and within a reasonable time.
But I am unable to use the computer properly for about 10 minutes.
It seems that the hard drive is very busy with the light on continuously.
If I click on any folder, Internet, Mail icon etc the computer hangs and I am unable to do anything.
Eventually anything I have clicked on starts to pop up and I am then able to start using the computer.
Occasionally the computer becomes busy again but not for as long and I get hanging again at that time.
I have run Malaware (up to date definitions etc), AVG virus software, disk cleanup etc etc and still I get this continual problem.

I also find that if I open my E-mail (Outlook 2007) the synchronising folders process renders the computer completely useless until it has finished synchronising.
I have searched the net for solutions on the synchronising folders issue but no answers have been found for that.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Mark.
 

A:Windows 7 running very slow.

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Right so I bought the Home Premium Version and installed the 64 bit version without a problem but now it is running very slow. It's ok for about half an hour but after that it just slows down to a snails pace. It doesn't matter what I want to do be it open word, running Firefox , copy music/photos from int hd to ext hd, open control panel anything its just painfully slow. I've got all the latest drivers for my hardware and got the latest versions of the software that I use. I've used tips on sites to speed up the os by changing settings and deactivating unused services etc, but nothing has worked or even made the slightest bit of difference. I'm not getting any kind of errors its just slow and freezes, if i leave it, it will 'un freeze' eventually but the system still runs slow. I've tried everything I can think of but nothing is working. Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 running slow

How much spare space do you have on the drive your OS is on?
It sounds as if you have some background process running - the OS sets up some tasks e.g. Defragging - see Computer-Task Scheduler-Microsoft-Windows and look for scheduled tasks etc or click on Display all running tasks
Have you checked TASK MANAGER to see what is running - Don't forget to hit the box at the bottom of the Processes tab that says "Show processes from all users".
Paul

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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.

Thanks.
 

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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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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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,
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 1.0.0.2
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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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
Safety:
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
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Then go here http://www.spyware911.net/xcleaner.htm and run the online spyware scan, remove anyt... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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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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.
 

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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
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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.

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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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Dear all,

I've loaded Norton Antivirus on my friends Dell computer and now it runs so slowly the computer is unusable. I've subsequently heard that this can be a problem and that trying to uninstall NAV using the uninstall programme is not very effective.

Has anyone got any advice on what to do!?!

many thanks,

Neil
 

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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.

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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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