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Computer slow/cant access task manager

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#1 Grantyy


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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:50 AM

Hi my computer has been running slow for sometime now mainly when I am using the net, scrolling with the mouse wheel can be delayed for about 3-4 secs, mousing over items on a web page or in the bookmarks menu for example has a delay in when the item is highlighted even though the cursor is there. The most annoying thing for me is the internet speed, the actual speed seems fine and when I use Speedtest it comes up close to what it should but it seems as though there is a delay before the computer tries to access the internet, I'll click on a link then there is a 3-5 sec pause before the lights on the modem flash, I was using Iexplorer but decided to switch to Firefox because IE was even more unresponsive, but now firefox seems very slow yet when I re-installed it it seemed fine for a few hours (pages loaded instantly without delay) before slowing down again, I have run all of the Uniblue programs to help free my system up, I have also limited what programs open at startup, in DXdiag it shows my memory at 1022 does this mean it is working as I have often wandered if it may be damaged or not performing correctly, My PC is a dual core I thought it was around 2.6ghz but shows as 3.00 in DXdiag.

These problems have been apparent for some time now but earlier today my Menu reverted back to the old grey colour and I can no longer access my task manager by pressing Cntrl Alt Del, though I looked this up and can access it from right clicking the clock?, also I downloaded the Poker office program and AVG keeps finding this although people claim it to be a false positive, I know my computer shouldn't be so slow to highlight items or register mouse clicks so any help finding out why it is so slow would be appreciated - Thanks

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#2 Grantyy

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:49 AM

Also is it possible for AVG to become corrupted and how likely is it?, It has been running for hours now but the clock has been stuck on 2H 50M 58secs for the past two hours or so, I remember AVG finishing in under half an hour before and only scanning my C drive.
Also it has 62,000,000 page faults is this normal, as I always have a high number of page faults on firefox, 6,000,000 at the min but not been running too long, do they matter?

Edited by Grantyy, 25 June 2009 - 04:52 AM.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 09:24 AM

Great it's not only the task manager thats failing to work in the normal way but my computer will not shut off either, not in the standard way or by the task manager? only way is to keep the button held down? What could cause these two important functions to stop working, do I smell a virus!

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:12 AM

Please try a couple of these free online scanners to see if anything has slipped by your protection:
(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)


http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal

I would also suggest that you download/install/run (after updating) either the Malwarebytes or SUPERAntispyware programs.

Malwarebytes.org - http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware! - http://www.superantispyware.com/

If you find that you're infected (or the scan doesn't complete or closes unexpectedly), post in the Am I Infected forum located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/


File corruption is a routine occurrence. Any file can become damaged/corrupted, even system files (which have more protection from such than non-sytem files).

Edited by hamluis, 25 June 2009 - 10:14 AM.

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