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Please, tell me why that you used SDFix?
IMO, It should be used only if you are sure of what the threat is. SDFix only removes certain types of malware.
Clean out all temporary files using CCleaner
-- worth getting. Simply click Analyze at the bottom left, then Run Cleaner on the bottom right. Temporary files, especially in Photoshop, can slow down the hard disk because the program must load pre-organized cache.
Check for disk errors by running CHKDSK
in Safe Mode or from the Recovery Console
. In Check Disk box, select Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
then click "Start" and have it repair anything it finds. When using your hard drive, your hard drive can develop bad sectors that may slow down the hard
disk's performance and make data writing difficult. Check Disk searches the
hard drive and checks integrity of a file system by reading system errors, and bad
sectors. When encountering non-consistent file system data,
it performs necessary actions to repair file-system data.
Disable the Windows Indexing Service
. The indexing service catalogs files on your computer by building and updating the Index catalog to enable faster file searches. However, it can also slow down the computer as the process typically uses a lot of CPU time.Worthy read
, IMO. Make sure to check out this
on that page.
Go in to the task manager, and under process right click on Photoshop.exe, and mouse to set priority>Below Normal.
Get in to your device manager and right click on each hardware listed and click Update driver. Make sure you search Windows Update for it when you see such option in the dialog box that pops up.
Do at least some of this and see if performance gets better.
Also, what antivirus and antispyware program are you currently running? Some antivirus and antispyware run processes that enable realtime protection. Such processes need tamed because they like to use much CPU time. One example is Avira Antivir, which in the premium suite, enables sched.exe -- makes the CPU usage at 98-100%. I disabled that process, and the CPU usage went back down to 2%.
Consider using Secunia Advisor
to scan for vulnerabilities. It will check for updates for all of your programs, and it will also check to see if you have crapware and any other old insecurities.
Please reply back for any questions you might have or any results!
Edited by Jay-P VIP, 06 April 2009 - 01:38 AM.