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#1 jodde16

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:01 AM

After I removed Aurora and other spy/malware, my computer now is (not very much but yet) slower then usual!
HijackThis shows nothing abnormal but i noticed that i have 5 svchost processes and one of them take 36000 kb of the ram memory..
I have a Fujitsu siemens 2.41 ghz, windows xp professional..
And it really shouldnt be this slow..
What can i do to fix this really annoying problem?

I have ran TuneUp a couple of times and i have searched my computer for viruses..
I dont find anything abnormal.
I also searched with Ad-Aware but nothing is found that should not be there.
So please someone help me get my computer back on the track!

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#2 River_Rat

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:17 AM

Slowing problems can sometimes be hard to find and can be caused by several different problems. Most of the time they are caused by adware &/or malware.

When you say you run Ad-Aware and you didn't see anything that wasn't suppose to be there, if ad-aware found anything then there is a good chance it isn't suppose to be there.

Lets start with making sure you are clean.
See this article:
Taking out the Trash
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62
Try these free tools.
Trendmicro (free virus scan only)
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Adware SE (update after installing)
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
Spybot S&D (update after installing)
http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html

If you are running a desktop, open the case and make sure the fans and everything isn't clogged up with dust.
If Laptop make sure the fan is running on the processor and you are not setting it where air is restricted from it.

#3 jgweed

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:40 PM

Have you defragged recently?
Have you checked what applications are needlessly running on startup and deleted those?
Regards,
John
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