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Computer Is Crawling To A Stop

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#1 daryl in despair

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:16 PM


Over the past few months my computer has been crawling to a stop. I have about 50 process running in the background that I can't seem to totally turn off even after reviewing the slow computer pinned topic on the forum. I have also ran several scanning programs such as malwarebytes, eset, ccleaner, spybot, mcaffee and maybe a couple others that slip my mind. My internet explorer at times can reach about 160 meg. I have tried to disable the add-ons and that didn't seem to help. I've tried startup manager to limit process from starting and they just come back. The bottom line is when I start my computer, I just want Windows and my antivrus software (McAfee - not sure its doing me any good but oh well) running. I'm not that lazy that I can't click a few buttons to start anything else.

Is there a cleaner that can help me out. Any way to limit these programs from running? Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:45 PM

Is there a cleaner that can help me out.

Hi -
There is no 'Cleaner' (if you mean registry cleaner) that will really help you with this problem, as they can cause more trouble than they are worth.
Have you done all the regular inbuilt cleaning first ? This includes items like, the ones in Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup and Disk Defrag , and in Internet Explorer click on Tools (top line) Delete browsing history. Tick the top 4 boxes and then OK.
Then read the item at the top of Windows XP Home and Professional on general clean up.
If you are not happy with McAfee A/virus then remove it and try a free one like Microsoft Security Essentials or Avira AntiVir.

If you think an infection may be one of the causes please follow the directions below.
Please repost in this area Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs
and follow the Directions Here

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#3 Allan


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 06:44 AM

How does it run in safe mode?

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:11 PM

You might also want to download, install, update and run both Malwarebytes AntiMalware and SuperAntiSpyware
Get the free versions and do the complete scans. You can run both at the same time but dont do anything else.

It could take considerable time so check on it every once in a while & remove all elements found.
Reboot if prompted & see how it works then.
In the beginning there was the command line.

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