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#1 bethb1

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:32 PM

Let me try this again

I have to much running need to remove or clean up start up and processes running is ther a simple safe way to do this.

I can get to manage start ups,but not sure what to delete?

Also I did have some viruses malwarebytes cleared up.

system still slow, but better,have been told have to many things running.

could some please help.Thanks

Have Windows Vista

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Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:39 PM

You can put on manual or disable services based on blackviper suggestions:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/servicecfg.htm

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:06 AM

Services are better left alone, unless you know EXACTLY what you're doing.

Also I did have some viruses malwarebytes cleared up.

I suggest, you start new topic in "Am I Infected?" forum to make sure, your computer is really clean.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:15 AM

Thanks will check into both

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:56 AM

Let me try this again

I have to much running need to remove or clean up start up and processes running is ther a simple safe way to do this.



What do you mean here? That you have "too many processes running"? What makes you think this? Since you have Malwarebytes installed, use the Tool button to analyze the list of installed apps. Drill down that list one by one. Enter each name in Google search to see just what it does. You are likely to find malicious apps there with innocuous sounding, or even legitimate sounding names. If you don't know what an app does, or if you can't ID it as malware, then assume it is safe and leave it alone. If you ID an interloper, then use the Malwarebyte unintall tool to remove it.
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What you shouldn't do is cavalierly start deleting apps because you feel there is 'too much running' . The computer CPU has lots of capacity to run lots of apps. The app list can be miles long and the CPU won't even be breathing hard.

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:19 PM

FWIW: Running processes are indicative of services/programs running.

Startup items...or the disabling of startups...don't really have anything to do with what program are running...startup determines when they begin to run. Initiating a program from the programs menu...also starts items to running.

If you want to reduce/rid yourself of unnecessary processes running on your system...you have to do two things:

a. Take a look at unnecessary programs installed/running.

b. Take a look at updaters, etc. which might launch at boot.

By far...removal of unnecessary programs...or those which utilize many resources (e.g., MS Office, Quicktime, Adobe anything, etc.) will prove more useful than disabling startup processes...since many of these types of programs install hidden startups/processes on a system using default settings.

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Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:47 PM

Please forgive me for not posting correctly before I have calmed down now

Main problems were per diagnostic report:

1.Problem with a red flag-
said: The average disk length is 1
The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks.says disk reads 49.0secs +writes 9.8/secs-???what to do?

Experienceing excessive paging _System Momory is Low-

Can I do anythin about this with out buying memory? test said I have67 MB available.


I ran and took care of any virus's and malware last night per your suggestions, and then ran these test,

I have done disk clean up ,and uninstalled files ,could these warnings I got be causing my system to be so slow,if so what can I do?If its not too complicated, not scared of it though.Thanks

Edited by Budapest, 18 November 2010 - 06:52 PM.
Topics merged ~BP


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Posted 18 November 2010 - 06:52 PM

Mod note. I merged the new topic you just created back into this thread. Please reply directly to the thread rather than creating new topics as it causes too much confusion.
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 07:43 PM

What drive diagnostic tool did you use?

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for responding !

Ran this from just a Advance tools tab to check Reliablity and performance monitor says it looks at

status of local hardware,system time responses,along with system info and configuration data.

What to do? still determined thanks

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 04:30 PM

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key Posted Image, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
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Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:04 PM

Please bare with me, not good with attachments n stuff or posting in forums
As for Operating system 32 Bit
Processor type : AMD Sempron Processor 3400+ 1.80 GHZ
Memory Ram : 512 MB
Hard Drive Free Space :OS©28.1 GB Free 64.4 Recovery D 6.23 free 9.99
Security (hopefully working)Avast free basic for "safe web browsing"just got rid of norton after what I read from people on this site.

And I am attaching hopefully that you requested from Autorun

Hope this helps some, I appreciate the effort. I am a paralegal not a computer wiz, but can work my way around .I just know its too slow maybe you can help thanks.Have only had it for 3 years.Might add it surfs web smooth ,problem runs with loading of games ,such as graphics, also very slow to resume for sleep mode, and well several other things.Thanks Its feels as if it is working too hard to do simplest of task, and can hear modem running loud .Attached File  AutoRuns.txt   57.25KB   0 downloads

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 08:18 PM

You have two main issues:

Memory Ram : 512 MB

I'm surprised, Vista is even starting.
Vista needs at least 2GB of RAM to run smoothly.

Then, your processor is slow. Vista would like to see dual core CPU.

Your computer would barely run fine with Windows XP.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 03:53 AM

thanks gonna take a look at the link provided see what I can do ,I appreciate you guys time.




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