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#1 jizmak

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:18 PM

My tiny computer, runs extremely slow, takes a long time to load up and exicute tasks. I scanned for virus's and ad wear things like that, got rid of what i could. i Defragmented the disk, yet the comuter is still runnign very slow. i jave 120Mb RAM( not the best computer) and about 30GB of HD space. What could be the problem?

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:54 PM

What did you scan for viruses and spyware, with?

Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)

a free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. a fills this gap.
ewido security suite - offers protection against urgently growing threats like Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers.
Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.
Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.
Spywareblaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.
SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.

If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

Download them, update them, and then run them.

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

If the above doesn't help rid you of the problem, then:

Read How to post a HijackThis Log.
Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.

Then, run a log, and post it in the HijackThis forum, at this link. Do not, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible.

NOTE:
Once you have made the post, please, DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 08:03 PM

What OS are you running? If xp the 120 meg, 128 meg maybe, is pretty minimal. Has the computer been getting slower gradually or did it suddenly start running slower?

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 08:51 PM

If you have Windows XP Professional then minimum specification for RAM is 256MB RAM

However it runs farily poorly if your doing lots of work with your computer using major applications.

My advice is at least 512MB of RAM, I have 1Gig and it runs sweet. The ground rule is the more RAM the better.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:16 PM

Here's What You Need to Use Windows XP Home Edition

PC with 300 megahertz (MHz) or higher processor clock speed recommended; 233-MHz minimum required;* Intel Pentium/Celeron family, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or compatible processor recommended

128 megabytes (MB) of RAM or higher recommended (64 MB minimum supported; may limit performance and some features)

1.5 gigabyte (GB) of available hard disk space.*

Super VGA (800 600) or higher resolution video adapter and monitor

CD-ROM or DVD drive

Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

Windows XP Home Edition System Requirements

64 MB minimum supported (don't see it happining :thumbsup:)
128 or higher recommended (I recommend 512 min.)
I had 256, and was experiencing a lot of crashes, till I increased it to 512.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:37 PM

What does "got rid of what I could" mean?

Is there remaining malware that you couldn't remove?

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:31 AM

Yeah more RAM wud help. Also out of the 30GB how much free space do you have? You chould run a disk cleanup if you havent and then run the disk defragmenter for improment in performance. Also check ur startup list, are there too many items?

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 12:25 PM

I scanned the computer with, AVG free anti virus, ad-aware and spy bot.

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 12:37 PM

Use Ace Utilties.

And you need to shut down some services

http://web.archive.org/web/20041128084144/.../servicecfg.htm

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:32 PM

I scanned the computer with, AVG free anti virus, ad-aware and spy bot.


And what are the results? :thumbsup:
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"




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