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Q: Computer Speed Slow

Hello my name is aaron habib, and im running windows xp media center with service pack three. And when i build this computer and had fresh software in it, it ran fast as ever. (specs: Quad core 2.40 GHz with 4 gigs of ram and a 8500 gt video card) So its not the hardware being slow i know that much. So i have a software problem or a virus or SOMETHING that's destroying the integrity of my computer. And i have ran MaCfee full virus scans and spybot spyware scans and uni blues whole tool set to try to solve it and nothing. So if you need a Hijack this post please tell me and ill be happy to post one. Thanks!

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A: Computer Speed Slow

Open Task Manager and check the cpu usage. If it's high, check to see which process is using the cpu. You may also want to check Event Viewer and see if Windows is reporting any hardware issues. If all of that looks normal, then we will need to know exactly what is "slow".

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

Berzerker57


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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\common\CAVASpy\cavasm.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Comodo AntiVirus\cavse.exe
C:\Program Files\ThreatFire\TFService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
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Hi. My computer is Lenovo ThinkCentre M83.I setup Win10 on my Com.But the network speed is very slow.And sometimes computer stopped working forever.How can I solve it?Is this problem from Device or have to setup some drivers?Why this happening.Hope to get help. Zanati.Thanks.

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Hi. My computer is Lenovo ThinkCentre M83.I setup Win10 on my Com.But the network speed is very slow.And sometimes computer stopped working forever.How can I solve it?Is this problem from Device or have to setup some drivers?Why this happening.Hope to get help. Zanati.Thanks.

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Hi ive just recently been getting very slow net speeds and my comp seems to be running alot slower and cpu seems to be maxed most of the time and ive also noticed in processes that 2 iexplore.exe are allways running now thugh i dont use IE i only use firefox im not too sure what might be causing this ive run spysweeper and avg still hasnt helped ive done a hijackthis log so ill post that up and give u my computer specs any help wld be greatfull thanks in advanced

windows xp pro sp2
2x 300gb hdd
4x 1gb ram
intel dual core 2.80ghz
adsl x2 connection

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:23:22 AM, on 20/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20935)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Vtune\TBPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
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I had posted in another thread and was asked to post my own thread. I have run the Malware scan and the log is as follows..

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.39
Database version: 2506
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

7/26/2009 8:46:36 PM
mbam-log-2009-07-26 (20-46-36).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 138986
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 48 minute(s), 35 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_ShowSearch (Hijack.StartMenu) -> Bad: (0) Good: (1) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

A:Slow computer speed what to do?

Hello chi-chiNext run ATF and SAS:Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program. DO NOT run yet.Now reboot into Safe Mode: How to enter safe mode(XP)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox or Opera browser click that browser at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the promp... Read more

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Hello my name is aaron habib, and im running windows xp media center with service pack three. And when i build this computer and had fresh software in it, it ran fast as ever. (specs: Quad core 2.40 GHz with 4 gigs of ram and a 8500 gt video card) So its not the hardware being slow i know that much. So i have a software problem or a virus or SOMETHING that's destroying the integrity of my computer. And i have ran Macfee full virus scans and spybot spyware scans and uni blues whole tool set to try to solve it and nothing. So if you need a Hijack this post please tell me and ill be happy to post one. Thanks!

A:Computer Speed Slow

sorry i posted two by accedent how do i delete one?

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Hi Everyone,
I have a 2GB ram Acer Aspire One AO722 computer that has been slowing down substantially. I have a huge amount of hard drive space but it seems if I store more on it it gets slower. My question to you is what is the best software out there to speed up a computer?

The Software I Currently Have (To Not Mention):
Tweaking.com Tweaker
CCleaner
ATF Cleaner

A:Best way to speed up a slow computer

Start by checking this out:

Optimize Windows 7
How many processes are running at any given time? Use the link above in addition to deciding how many processes you need running as too many will slow your rig down. I have an old laptop with only 1 GB RAM, Intel Duo Core and 55GB HDD. I usually only have 48 processes running at rest, and when I'm online, with multiple programs opened, I only use about 5% of my CPU

Tweaking things is a tricky route to take. Some can help, but many can harm. Windows 7 is pretty well tweaked out of the box so I wouldn't do to many. Try scanning for malware with; Malwarebytes or Superantispyware to see what may be holding your system up.

That's a good place to start, the members here can help further, but until you do a few of these common steps there's no need to get too in depth, as you'd be surprised how much these things can help.

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Last night we bought a brand new HP Pavillion a6838f with vista and began downloading different programs. Well we began to notice that although the internet works at a perfectly fine speed downloads go excessivly slow. I have read that Nortan antivirus is a potential cause but I was just wondering if there are any other possibilities that could be causing the problem. We recieve internet via cable. Also, plugging our previous computer in right next to us and trying to download the same program, the speed is considerably faster, noting that the second computer is using windows XP.
 

A:Slow Download speed on new computer

What speeds are you getting with it? Visit http://www.speakeasy.net and run their speed test. What should you be getting?

Are you using a router? Try it with the router and with your computer connected directly to your modem.

Could be the related drivers for your system. Visit the HP site and install all driver updates related to your specific model.
 

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Hey. Been having some trouble with my computer's speed. Here's the hijack this, attach, and dds logs. The Gmer one was taking way too long so i'll do it another time if it's needed. Thanks for any help!

The computer is a Gateway tablet with windows XP
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:34:25 PM, on 8/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\... Read more

A:Computer speed has been running slow...

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Hi
In desperate need of help. My son has bought a new computer and it's only picking speeds of 3mb. All other devices picking up 40mb. What could be the problem?
Thanks
 

A:Slow internet speed on new computer

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A:How Do I Slow Down The Speed Of My Sound On My Computer !!!!!!!!

Can any body help me please i have been trying to adjust the sound speed for a long time now and i cant find a way somebody please help me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 

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I bought a new computer last week, and i am connecting wirelessly to my router for internet, just like my other 3 roommates. My download speeds are in the 11-20 KB/S range while theres are in the 400-500 range! even my old low RAM computer is getting dl speeds in that range. I don't know why it is doing this, one of my roommates said he still downloads stuff on his win XP computer bc his new Win 7 comp is just as slow as mine!
Now, a series of stupid questions:
Is this a common problem with new computers in general?
Is there an easy way to fix it, such as utilizing more priority to download speeds?

I am pretty new to computers in general, so any dumbed-down info would be much appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3884 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1718 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 283244 MB, Free - 246902 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
 

A:New Computer, VERY slow downloading speed

What type of Wireless adapter do you have?
 

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A:i need to speed up my computer its real slow

Can you post the model of your machine?

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Hello 7forums,
I recently purchased a new computer, and everything is running perfect except the download speed is very slow.
My old computer would average 1Mb d/l speed where as my new one hovers around 50-90kb. My brother is using my old computer on the same network and i got him to d/l the latest wow patch (so we were downloading from the same source) and it still averaged at 1Mb.
However when playing WoW i average anywhere between 30-60ms and my browing speed is perfect.
So to summarize:
My old computer's d/l speed is 1Mb, where as my new on is around 90kb,
After downloading from the same source the result was still the same,
Browsing speed and in-game pings are fine.
Speed test:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1639717599.png

A:Slow download speed on new computer

Don't mean to bump but, this problem is really annoying

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Hi, I have 3 computers in the house on wifi. Two get 20-30 Megs, one gets just 1 Meg! It is fitted with a new Netgear wifi adaptor. On a wire it gets 5 Megs. Seems like there is something wrong with the computer. Virgin did a remote access 'deep clean' antivirus and so on, but its still rubbish.

Any ideas anyone?
 

A:broadband speed slow on one computer only

First I would make sure that you have the latest drivers for that adapter.
Was it always slow or just with this adapter ?
Boot up in safe mode with network.
Any difference ?
 

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A:My computer is extreemy slow what can I do to speed it up?

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Hello,

I've recently bought a new computer but for some reason I'm getting only about 10-60 KB/sec. When on my old computer(which is now broken) I would get around 1 - 3 MB/sec. I've tested it on my mom's computer and her download speed is fine. My ping is fine, such as when I play online video games and such I have no lag or problems. And I can upload things at my normal rate as well. But my download speed just won't keep up. things that use to take seconds now take several minutes or even hours.

I don't know what the problem is and I've tried a few different solutions that I've found, some even on this site, but none have worked. So please if anyone can help I would gladly appreciate it, and I will give more information that is needed.

Computer Specs:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8126 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6490M , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 692609 MB, Free - 603485 MB; E: Total - 17370 MB, Free - 2631 MB; F: Total - 5103 MB, Free - 2178 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 167C, KBC Version 22.1A, PCCBQ00QE0Y1AA
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Router: Linksys WRT150N

Sincerely,
Maxko999
 

A:New computer, download speed is slow.

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did a cmd tracert <space> yahoo.com

my computer to my router 48 ms according to my internet provider he says thats high is there a way to reset this and fix this?

I have a Speed Touch 585 Router and the Firm ware update date is up to date i one if all the setting i did to help me here restting thing's in my regit edit screwed up some how ?

A:Slow speed Between Computer and Router

DjLevel9,

I just thought of this. You might use this tutorial to see if it is a TCP/IP Auto Tuning issue.

Auto Tuning - TCP/IP receive level

Shawn

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I've scanned with spy sweeper and adaware, here is my hijackthis log. My computer runs slow at the start, and was wondering what I could take out of the registry...

fyi, I use sbc yahoo dsl, have windows xp, and it is a hp pavillion a434n. THanks alot for the help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:16:06 PM, on 12/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
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A:Solved: Slow computer, please help speed this thing up!

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Okay, I'm baffled. Usually I can trouble shoot problems, but not this time.

I have 8 computers on my network. My main computer (this one) has a very slow upload speed.

Comcast - 20mb down, 5mb up

This computer - 25mb down, .17mbps up

All of the rest will hit 5mbps up consistently.

Everything I've done here has not worked ...

I've plugged the computer straight into the modem
Updated built in network adaptor drivers
Flushed the DNS: ipconfig /flushdns
Put on a new network cable
Tried a network cable from a computer that does work fine
I spent 45 min's on phone with Comcast support.

I run XP Pro
All upgrades are current
i7 4gig ram
Dual 512k video cards

Computer worked fine few weeks ago. But now it's not.

I do not have an additional slot to install a new NIC card.

What do I try next?
What else do you need to know to help me trouble shoot this?

Thanks alot for your help.

Bradley
 

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Well ever since buying (i do things legally) a heap of norton software I have been having to wait excessive lengths of time for my computer to boot. once booted things take longer to load and it is just in general slowing down daily... This is my hijackthis log. I have done some work on it already but don't know everything that is listed in it.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:01:31 PM, on 18/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Globe Software\StatBar\StatBar.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Acesoft\Tracks Eraser Pro\te.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
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A:Wanting to speed up computer... norton is so slow

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Hello Everyone,
I need help please. I have 4 computers (iMac, 2 laptops and 1 PC desktop) on a wireless network in different rooms of my house. All but one have 20+ mbps speed. The problem desktop computer is new but has 2.4 mbps speed. I have cable modem with a fast bandwidth and a Cisco N600 router.

I changed the network card (ASUS PCE-N53 Wireless -N Adapter) in the problem computer which didn't improve anything. As I write this, I am using a laptop on the desk with the problem computer and just did a speedtest which came in at 20.13 mbps. If I hard wire the problem computer it runs at 30+ mbps.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Robert
 

A:Solved: really slow internet speed on one computer

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When using winavi on my main computer 1ghz cpu 256 ram it is 7yrs old 400mb 27min video takes 2hr 30min to convert. On another computer 2.8ghz 1gig ram Winavi take 20min to 25min to convert same video, so is there any way to speed up Winavi on my main computer without having to upgrade ram or cpu

A:Winavi Runs Slow On Old Computer Any Way To Speed It Up

without having to upgrade ram or cpuShort answer, No.

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I live in an area where DSL is not available, so I'm using a dial up connection (AOL 9.0) Our old computer (Dell Dimension 4100, Win ME) would get anywhere from 50 to 53.3K speed and when it wasn't locking up had reasonable internet speed. We recently purchased a new computer (E machines C2825) and the speed rarely reaches over 35K using the same access numbers. It has XP home. Is there a way to get the speed up? Even though it is a 56K modem, is there something that would limit the speed, and if so can I change it? Or should I return the E-machines while it's still under warranty and quit while I'm not so far behind?
 

A:Slow dial up speed on brand new computer

Is this the exact same phone connection that you used before?

A lot of things can affect the speed, but few have much to do with the computer or modem themselves.

The phone connections must be in excellent condidion since even a small problem with a bad connection or corrosion can make a lot of difference to a dialup connection.

When I first moved into "this old house", 35 was all I could get. But unscrewing all the phone connections and cleaning to bare copper, from the computer to the box outside gave me solid 53.3 connections after that. Even the connections on the modem itself and the wire going in can be cleaned with a Q-Tip and alcohol.

In the Control Panel under modem settings, some say speed can be achieved by turning off flow control (hardly a problem with new computers---old ones sometimes couldn't keep up) and be sure compression is enabled.

Check that all your modem speed settings are at or above its capacity, and look for the newest driver you can find.

If you like the computer and it works well, I certainly wouldn't consider returning it for this alone. New modems can be gotten for $10.

The number of other devices connected to the same phone line should also be limited. The more answering machines, extensions, caller ID's on the line, the slower it will be.

And limit the length of phone cords. If you have 20 feet of rolled up phone wire behind the computer, get a shorter wire .

That's all I can think of at the moment. Othe... Read more

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Okay, this has been going on for weeks. Even my pretty techie bro is out of ideas. My brother returned to college not long ago, but he was still home when it all started. I'd asked him to see if internet was slow or anything, and he checked and told me it was fine. A few days later my dad brought his laptop home from work. The laptop is only on our network when he's doing stuff at home - but I asked him, and I was for myself it was completely fine...and fast. And as my brother's now back at college with his laptop, my computer is generally the only one on the network, but as it was going on before that, I know their laptops weren't effecting anything.

Now that we're done with the back-story, I'll do my best to explain what's going on: The connection on my computer is fine. Sometimes it'll short out, but generally it's good. However, it's always slow - about maybe 2 times faster than dial-up. But pretty often it becomes incredibly slow, taking as much as 20-30 minutes to load something, even simpler things.

That's the best I can come up with right now about the problem. Resetting the router and/or restarting the computer can help a little, but it eventually goes to near dial-up speed, then down to when it's very slow.

I guess something to add is that I'm the only one with Vista on the computer. My dad's laptop has XP, and my brother has a Mac laptop.

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A:One computer out of three on a network has VERY slow internet speed

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On my new computer the download speed (broadband) is the crawl of 0.81Mb/sec.using speedtest.net. At the time of test the computer was doing no 'work'. I noticed this slowness when downloading a driver update which was at .89Mb/sec.
Another time when downloading a program it was at .196Mb/sec. Now it is a consistent 0.81 Mbps.

At the same time of the test on three other computers all using the same tester, the same ISP, the same router, the same telephone line in the same house the speed is 2.01Mb/sec. which is the usual speed here.

The fact that they all use XP and have differing hardware should make no difference I think - if I'm wrong I can supply those details. This new computer has a much higher specification than the others but again would this make a difference?

I have done virus and malware scans.

Can anyone explain what could be causing this and how I can fix this please? I can't think of any other relevant info to include at this point.

OS XP Pro
PC Tools AV
Zone Alarm Pro

A:Slow download speed on 1 computer fast on others?

Concentrate on the link between your computer and the router. Replace the cable if it is a wired connection. Use the cable from one of the working systems to test. Also use the same port as one of the fast systems.

If no change, swap the network card or check for updated drivers or chipset drivers if the ethernet connector is on the mainboard
Your router may also have QOS settings that give priority to one or more computers based on ip or MAC address.

Are all the computers wired connections?

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Hey people! My main computer's internet has been very slow. I'm getting only 30 mbps when I should be getting 150 mbps. All of my other devices get 150 mbps speeds. I get full speeds when connected with an ethernet cable. I have a qualcomm atheros ar9287 network adapter installed. The router I'm using is a Cisco DPC3848V. Any help is appreciated!
 

A:Very slow internet speed on my main computer

How are you connected, 802.11 "b" max is ~5.5Mbps, "a" and "g" max out at ~20 Mbps, etc. WiFi operates at the highest possible speed that both endpoints can support. For example, an 802.11g laptop connected to an 802.11n router will only work at the lower speed of "g". In other words, both devices need to support the same standard in order to operate at those speeds.

Also, are there any physical obstructions in the line of sight between devices? What's the distance between the devices? Is there any radio interference in the area?

Wikipedia: WiFi > Interference
Interference

For more details on this topic, see Electromagnetic interference at 2.4 GHz.

Wi-Fi connections can be disrupted or the internet speed lowered by having other devices in the same area. Many 2.4 GHz 802.11b and 802.11g access-points default to the same channel on initial startup, contributing to congestion on certain channels. Wi-Fi pollution, or an excessive number of access points in the area, especially on the neighboring channel, can prevent access and interfere with other devices' use of other access points, caused by overlapping channels in the 802.11g/b spectrum, as well as with decreased signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) between access points. This can become a problem in high-density areas, such as large apartment complexes or office buildings with many Wi-Fi access points.

Additionally, other devices use the 2.4 GHz band: microwave ovens, ISM ban... Read more

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Hi there... here in my work we have like 9 computers, we all connect to a wireless modem using USB G wireless cards... when i use mine, i can easily use the internet service for about 2 or 3 hours working so well, the usb card led flashes only when im loading something... and suddenly, the entire network slow down, i can see the wireless card LED flashing continously and it doesnt stop... i know for sure its my computer because i disconnect my USB wireless card and the entire network go back to the normal speed, i used to have another usb card and now we bought a Linksys one and the same problem happens...

I hope you can help me!

By the way, sorry about my english, im from Mexico :P... thanks and regards...
DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Newhomepage at 12:26:56.19 on Thu 11/20/2008
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1982.1192 [GMT -7:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:My computer slow down the internet speed in my network

anything?

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I seem to have a problem with the speed of my excel program and its willingness to move between cells in a timely manner. My computer is on a network and is not the main, however, all programs on my computer are stand alone programs (Individually installed). We simply share the data (Files) between them. Lately my excel program has been slow to respond to commands. (Type in one cell and tab over to continue typing in another cell and it takes a moment for the curser to catch up.) Although there are quite a few programs where data is shared, Excel seem to be the only one affected. Have talked with Gateway (OEM installed Office 2003) with no luck in solving the problem. Repaired and Reinstalled....still no change. Even tried unhooking the router. This did eliminate the problem, however, I need the shared files on the network. We did switch the ports around to make sure the the router wasn't bad and experienced the same problem no matter what port we were in. No other computer is experiencing the same problem, just mine.
Running windows XP 2002 (SP2) and on a Linksys router network.and if I am reading it right, 71ghz mem.

Please Help!
 

A:Excel speed on a secondary computer is slow!

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Hello, I think I may have a couple of problems going on.

A) I have noticed that my computer has been running slower than usual. It seems that something is running on hard drive. I don't think it my virus update because it is set to run only when I prompt it to.

B) My e-mail account is a concern. I occasionally get junk mail, like stock info or men's medications. I usually add them to my block senders list. I have noticed that some of the e-mail addresses that I block come from ligitimate sites, i.e. design/build firms or realtor firms. Can e-mail addresses be hi-jacked? The reason I ask is because this morn. I went to block one and my own e-mail address came up.

Would it be okay if I sent you a hi-jack this report for you to take a look at?

Thanks so much!
Danster64

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Slow startup after computer goes asleep. How can I speed this process up?

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Hello Everyone,
 
So I go on my desktop computer today and what do you know, the internet is really slow. I do a speedtest on my laptop which is right next desktop, and it has regular internet speeds. However, my desktop is really struggling, at times I can't even load basic pages, let alone play games. It's a custom built PC and I'm using a Netcomm wireless adapter to get a wireless connection (I can't use wired). 
 
What happened?!? Why is this randomly happening? Is my adapter broken? Do I need to update something?
 
Sorry if this in the wrong place.
If you need any more information to help me solve this problem then just ask.
 
Thanks,
~Gun

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Hi all.
I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite C50-A02-V running Windows 8 Home Edition.

I've never really had the fastest internet, but its always been alright for what I used it for... untill i purchased this computer. Suffice it to say the internet is... a little below sub par.
Heres a speedtest...

My phone, My sisters Laptop running windows 7, even my old 2006 IBM running Linux all are getting speedtests with Download speeds of at least 5-6Mbps from the same router, with at least 5-6Mbps.
And yet here I am, brand new computer in hand, with memories of dialup floating through my head.

I've been on message boards trying to find an answer to this for hours. I've changed the Wireless settings to not turn off the Wifi. I've checked Toshiba's Website and downloaded the latest WLAN driver. I deleted literally every last ounce of bloatware from the computer when I got it, so I don't THINK that's an issue. There's no torrents or security running either.

Basicaly I have no idea what to do.

Now the weird thing is if I turn the computer on, and do a speedtest right away, I'm getting a fast Ping and a download of 5 Mbps instead of the 0.6...

Any Help or ideas on what to do?

A:Impossibly Slow Wifi Speed, Brand New Computer.

Did you try an ethernet cable instead of wireless? If that works normally, read on...

I had a problem like this many years ago, it turned out to be something wrong with the drivers for the network card I was using. To fix it, go into device manager and find the entry for the wireless network adapter (eg "xyz wireless network adapter"). Right click on the adapter and select "remove". Reboot the machine. It should detect the adapter as new hardware and reinstall the drivers for the network hardware. Of course you may need to supply the drivers at this point if they are not available on the machine.

This is somewhat techy and if you are not a level 2 nerd you may want to get a qualified friend to help...

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Hello.  I am on a computer that is using Windows 7 Ultimate.  When I start up the computer it is very slow.  I tried to uninstall some unused programs from the computer and there is a program that I tried to uninstall that keeps reinstalling automatically called PC Fix Speed.    

So far I have tried to restore the computer from a save point and it has not worked.  I am currently running a malwarebytes scan.  
 
I am trying to fix this computer for my landlord so that he can use it as a HTPC in our living room.  Thanks for your help.

A:Computer is slow on start up and I cannot uninstall PC Fix Speed program

 
 
Hello StrobeStop,
Lets see if these will kick it to the curb.....
 
 
 
 
1..   Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.
rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
    Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
    If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
    A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
    If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
    Do not reboot until instructed.
    If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please advise me of this..
2..
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
    Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator
.
    Click on the Scan button.
    AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to com... Read more

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Hi!
I have been having a major issue with my internet.

I will try to provide as much information as possible.

First of all:
-I have cable internet, my ISP is Charter
-I have 2 Computers. 1 Laptop and 1 Desktop. And i have an old desktop computer.

Tech Specs.>

Laptop:XPS M1530, customized at www.dell.com than 2 months old
-Its OS is Windows Vista Home Premium
-Processor: Intel Core, 2 Duo, T8300 @ 2.4GHz
-RAM/Memory:4GB
-64 bit operating system
-500GB of Hardrive space

Desktop(new): Studio XPS 435MT
-Its OS is Windows Vista Home Premium
-Processor: Intel Core, i7 920 @2.67 GHz
-RAM/Memory:6GB
-64 bit operating system
-1TB of Hardrive Space(1000~GB)

Desktop(old)ell Dimension 8200
-Its OS is Windows XP
-Processor: N/A(i am somewhat unable to use the machine at the moment, thus we purchased new computers...)
-RAM/Memory:256MB
-less than 40GB of Hardrive Space
*Both have McAfee

Ok, so the problem. I am able to connect both the laptop and the desktop(new) to the internet through my modem and what not. However, during web browsing, online gaming(even the simplest of games that only require as little as a dial-up connection.), downloading, and updating. When im browsing the web, Internet Exploror and Mozilla Firefox say that they cannot display the webpage(the typical) Task manager reads out a 100Mbps network speed for "Local Area Connection. It also reads out that the state is "connected". Under Control Panel, in Network and Sharing center it says im am co... Read more

A:Solved: New Computer Has Slow Internet connection, I have Hi-Speed Cable?

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I just updated to Windows 10 but I think the problem was with Windows 8 too, Sometimes my internet is out on my PC while the internet is still up on my brothers PC, tho this problem happens about 3 times a very few days.. We have 5+ computers in the house and 4 are on daily while 3 is being used daily the 4th one is not very used daily and sometimes off most of the time. So the 2 computers have Windows 10 and 3rd computer has Windows 7 while the 4th computer has Windows 10 also. I read on an article which says that Windows 10 uses bandwidth without you know and I checked task manager and on windows 8 my CPU and Memory was just fine and when I upgraded to Windows 10 my CPU spiked to about 20% and Memory spiked to about 72% and sometimes random numbers appear on all 4 sections( CPU, Memory, Disk, Network).

So how can I fix this problem or is it just Windows 10?

A:Internet speed slow on one computer but fine on the rest of computers

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Followed the guide to posting, this is my hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:52:59, on 16.1.2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper .exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam .exeC:\Program File... Read more

A:Virtumonde, Trojandropper.agent.dgo, Bho.g - Please Help Me Fix The Infestation And Slow Computer Speed

Hello stricjux,We will run ComboFix. You need to disable your Nod32 Antivirus and Spybot Teatimer before running ComboFix, as they will prevent it from running. I see you are running Teatimer.I suggest you to disable it because it can interfere with the changes you'll make on your system.If teatimer gives you a warning afterwards that some changes were made, allow this instead of blocking it. How to disable TeaTimer during HijackThis CleanupTo disable NOD32 Antivirus: Please navigate to the system tray on the bottom right hand corner and look for a sign.click it -> click on the button.a popup will warn that protection will now be disabled. Click on "Yes" to disable the Antivirus guard.You succesfully disabled the NOD32 Guard. Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix and installing Recovery Console. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix It is very important you install Recovry Console.Post the ComboFix log.

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Hi there I am not sure what you would like me to post here, but I believe my computer is infected, oddly enough I am somewhat enjoying this weird issue as I have been able to discover interesting websites like this one to get help. I have been in computers since the Commodore VIC20, I have defeated and rid computers of tons of viruses but this one has got me going around in circles to the point where I cannot tell if I am infected or not. I could just wipe the computer and reinstall windows but I believe something is on my computer but hell if I can find it. I have always been mostly on the hardware side of things and have not dabbled on on the software side of things alot.

I have posted on other sites about my issues with my computer and have received no responses, so I am not sure if my issue is no one knows what to do or what. Please let me know what logs or programs you would like me to run. These are the things I believe to be symptoms:

Limited Internet Bandwidth I have a 100Mbit/sec Connection that is limited to specifically 7.5 MBits/sec, i have other systems running on the same network that have no issue achieving the 100Mbits/sec bandwidth.

I cannot use On Screen Keyboard at all it fails to load, one of my Online games I play my account got hacked via the virus or keylogger grabbing my password and email address to log in to the game.

for quite sometime I could not install Windows Update Security Patch:

Security Update for Windows (KB2724197)

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A:Very ODD Symptoms, Limited Internet Speed, Possible Key Logger. Slow computer

Welcome,Let's take a look.Run JavaRaPlease download JavaRa and unzip it in a folder on your desktop.Double-click on JavaRa.exe to start the program.Click on Settings and Place a checkmark beside Create a log file. Click on Back.Click on Update JavaRa Definitions. Click on download. When this is done click on Back.Choose Remove JRE, since you already uninstalled Java, please click on Next.Now click on Perform Removal Routine to remove the older versions of Java installed on your computer. When that's succesfully done, please click OK to close the message.Click on Next. Since you already downloaded the latest version of Java, please click on Next.Now click on Close this wizard and click Finish.From the main menu please choose Additional TasksPlace a checkmark beside Remove Outdated JRE Firefox Extentions and click Run. Mozilla Firefox should be closed before running this task.When that's succesfully done you will see a message at the top saying: "Selected tasks completed successfully".A log file should be created in the same directory as JavaRa.Please post the log in your next reply.Close JavaRa by clicking the red cross button.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Us... Read more

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Hi,

I have read the posts regarding fixing slow computers and the 5 steps to take prior to posting here. After taking these steps, my computer sped up a little; however, I noticed some things that make me believe I still have viruses or spyware.

Possible Issues:
I am now running Mcafee Total Protection for Small Business. When the computer starts up, I notice that the realtime Virus protection is sometimes disabled. I am not sure if a spyware or virus is disabling it. The Mcafee firewall also reported a file GLB46.tmp attempting to access the internet.

In looking at the registry items listed in Autoruns, I found at least two items that are tagged by http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/ as potential virus or trojan files. The two files I first noticed are userinit.exe and Explorer.exe. I suspect there are others. I did not want to try to disable or remove these without your assistance.

I have run DSS a few times; however, I noticed that the extra.txt file was only created on the first run. Prior to the first run, I had used msconfig to limit items from loading at startup. After returning msconfig to normal startup and using CCLeaner, I have rerun DSS , but no extra.txt file was generated. I will attach the only copy of extra.txt I have. If you need a current version of extra.txt, please let me know how I can have one regenerated.

Thanks in advance!!

Here is the main.txt from DSS:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
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A:Took steps to speed up slow computer but may still have traces of spyware or viruses.

Bump.

Needed to repost activescan log.

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Hi,
I have an HP laptop and am running XP Service pack 3, default browser is Firefox which is up to date.
My computer becomes very slow when I connect and download from the internet.
When using Process Hacker and clicking on the Network Tab, I find up to a dozen Firefox entries. I am able to close most of these entries, but they then just open up immediately, repeatedly.
In addition, when using Task manager, my CPU graph will show usage of say 50%, but when I look at the processes and the cpu usage there, it cold be as low as 2%.
Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Regards
summers

A:Intenet connection being hijacked & my computer & download speed slow

Hello summersa,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
   If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
   Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Follow This Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Follow This Topic. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

   Finally, please reply using the Post  button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
  I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them ... Read more

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Hi everyone,

I have the following weird problem and couldn't find any solution despite long troubleshooting...

Network architecture:

PC 1: Win 7 Gigabit Card Driver Updated Cable Cat 6 2x1.5TB Western Digital 1xSSD 64GB

PC 2: Win 7 Gigabit Card Driver Updated Cable Cat 6 1x1TB Western Digital

PC 3 (Brand New): Win 7 Motherboard: Gigabit P55A-UD5 All Drivers Updated especially Realtek ones Cable Cat 6 SSD 64GB + Raid5 on 4disks

Trendnet Gigabit Switch

Ex1: Copy PC1 to PC2 = 40-50MB/s >> OK

EX2: Copy PC2 to PC1 = 40-50MB/s >> OK

EX3: Copy PC1 to PC3 = 5MB/s ????!!!

EX4: Copy PC3 to PC1 = 50MB/s >> ok

EX5: Copy PC2 to PC3 = 5MB/s ????!!!

EX6: Copy PC3 to PC2 = 50MB/s >> ok

To sum up:

Given the transfer speed the gigabit network is working.
PC3 is the problem. When copying data from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 transfer speed are OK however when PC1 & PC2 are copying to PC3 the transfer speeds are ridicously slow. How can such a weird situation happen ?

Thanks a lot in advance for sharing your insights.
NB: Firewall / antivirus (NOD 32) deactivated
 

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Hi, My friend did a windows recovery after he had a black screen when starting windows. Both IE and Firefox had slow connectivity yet I had him do a speedtest with speakeasy.net and it showed good speeds. He says the longer the computer is on, the slower is a surfing the internet. CPU usage is normal.

internet speeds:
2500kbps/400kbps

Could the recovery have messed with his computer networking drivers? He used a gateway recovery disk. His computer is either a gateway or dell computer.

A:After computer recovery - browser speed slow, internet speedtest normal

It might just be spyware/malware. I would check the add/remove programs list for any suspicious programs or toolbars and remove them.

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Hi there,

My computer has been running slow for few months now despite having a high speed internet connection. I have tried to fix it by having its set up changed. It didn't fix the problem. It was working fine but one day it suddenly started running slow. At first I thought it must be a problem with the servers of my network provider but that wasn't the case. I've called the cable company to check several times but they said other users were able to use internet in full speed without any problem. I noticed the problem by trying to watch videos from various websites and after this problem occurred, they started loading super, super slowly. It has gotten to a point that I can no longer watch TV shows, movies, and other videos. The only video website that works is YouTube and even that doesn't function completely normally. Only most YouTube videos work without getting stuck too much. Another thing which I must mention is that quite often the internet cuts off in midst of browsing sessions and it doesn't reconnect without restarting the computer. My computer is a Dell laptop pc with Intel core i5 processor. I suspect that maybe my LAN card has worn out and it needs to be replaced. Although, I have been told by some computer technicians to not to do so. But they weren't able to give me any solutions. So here are my questions:

1. Should I get my LAN card changed?
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A:Computer running slow despite having a high speed internet connection for some reason

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Hi, My friend did a windows recovery after he had a black screen when starting windows. Both IE and Firefox had slow connectivity yet I had him do a speedtest with speakeasy.net and it showed good speeds. He says the longer the computer is on, the slower is a surfing the internet. CPU usage is normal.

internet speeds:
2500kbps/400kbps

Could the recovery have messed with his computer networking drivers? He used a gateway recovery disk. His computer is either a gateway or dell computer.
 

A:After computer recovery - browser speed slow, internet speedtest normal

So your computer is NOT a gateway or dell? Is that what your saying? If so, you can't just use any recovery cd on your computer. Let me know more details.
 

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