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Having an issue with computer speed and problem


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#1 Jacobey7

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:56 AM

Well to start off im running a windows vista 32-bit computer its normally never been slow but i recently had a horrible virus which i had taken care of the virus was a system check virus im not sure much about it but i know it was removed and the laptop is running again, but recently i havent had any speed on it what so ever, i usually play a game on it and it ran so great before i had the virus the virus was removed and now its running horrible, it lags alot it loads slow and much more =[.. i have ran multiple virus scans using malware bytes, and have not found 1 thing yet, i would really appreciate if someone could help me get it running like it used too im willing to let someone control it with remote access to see whats going on if needed i just want it fixed, i can help by answering any questions you need to know as well, im not very great with computers but i can figure it out, so if you see this please help i would really appreciate it alot and thank you for taking the time to read this.

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#2 Jacobey7

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:01 AM

also a friend of mine said to try and get ahold of a computer cleaner or booster, something along those lines if that will help does anyone have any suggestions on where to find one?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:56 AM

<<also a friend of mine said to try and get ahold of a computer cleaner or booster, something along those lines...>>

I suggest disregarding such suggestions, by anyone, no matter how well-intentioned such may be.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

Thank you for the reply, I will make sure to keep that in mind I highly appreciate that it stopped me from possibly destroying the computer.
But as of that any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

You've got a thread on this in the ComputerHope forums. Follow the advice I gave you there before wasting the time of people on other sites. Thank you.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

For anyone else reading this thread, the OP posted the same question on at least one other forum and, following a hard disk check, has been asked to submit logs to the malware specialists on that forum

Edited by Allan, 21 January 2012 - 11:23 AM.





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