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My PC is super slow when I start IE, need help.


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#1 gchenweb

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:07 PM

Hi,

When I try to start IE or event viewer(maybe some other programs as well), it takes 2minutes to start. It seems the PC was hanging for a long time. In the event log, I saw some warning and here is one of them
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A thread in process C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe took longer than 90000 ms to complete a request.
The process will be terminated. Thread id : 2460 (0x99c)
Thread address : 0x77CA0F34
Thread message :

Build VSCORE.13.3.2.125 / 5300.2777
Object being scanned = \Device\HarddiskVolume1\Users\cheng\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\History\Low\History.IE5\index.dat
by C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
4(0)(0)
4(0)(0)
7200(0)(0)
7595(0)(0)
7005(0)(0)
7004(0)(0)
5006(0)(0)
5004(0)(0)
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Can somebody help with this issue?

Thanks.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:29 PM

Index.dat files are used by Internet Explorer and Windows to store history, Internet cache, cookies, UserData records and other information about what you have done in Internet or in your PC. Although some of their functions are useful, they are dangerous privacy threat - any person with even little knowledge about index.dat files locations and structure can see history of almost all of your computer activities. Index.dat files are not the only privacy threat but they are the most obscure and dangerous one because they are hard to find and even harder to delete. In fact, in most cases it is impossible to delete Index.dat files manually because Internet Explorer and Windows use them all the time.


Try this:
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Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.
  • 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 browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
  • Click the Empty Selected button.
    If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
  • Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".
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#3 gchenweb

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:19 AM

Thanks for your help. But the index.dat is not deleted.
Any hints?
Thanks.




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