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Asus Bloated and slow, help!


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#1 goldwave84

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:20 AM

Hi all

I am using an ASUS A42D and it came with a lot of ASUS programs that I do not understand. Is there a guide here or any suggestions I can follow? I would have hoped for a much faster computer. I have downgraded some Win7 functions and applications in hopes for a faster pc with no luck. Please advice.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

Is this a new system and do you have a Windows 7 DVD? If so, you can always format and reinstall, then install only those programs you want. Anytime I'm dealing with a brand new system I always do this. If you decide to go in this direction and have any questions, feel free to ask.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:41 AM

No,I do not have the disk with me. Is there a way to test how slow my computer is? Man, It feels real slow and I went through my list of programs, deleted a few, yet it still is very slow and laggy. What should I do?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 06:49 AM

Attached File  running.png   72.78KB   8 downloads

I hope helps understand what I am facing.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 07:31 AM

Please describe EXACTLY what you mean by slow - what are the specific issues?

And your plugin container for Firefox is HUGE. Either you have every plugin in the world installed or there is a problem. First thing I'd do is run a full system scan with BOTH your anti virus app and MalwareBytes. If nothing is found, uninstall Firefox and then download and install the latest version.

Edited by Allan, 29 January 2012 - 07:33 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:48 AM

Well, by slow I mean it takes more than normal to open applications. E.g - 10 seconds to open OpenOffice. Videos jerk and the waiting icon on the curser is very active. Almost anything clicked will result in the waiting curser moving. I have never added any add on for Firefox.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:19 AM

MalwareBytes came back clean.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 11:23 AM

FWIW: Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic87058.html .

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:18 PM

MalwareBytes came back clean.


And your anti virus scan?

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

E.g - 10 seconds to open OpenOffice.

personally i think that only slow by a few seconds ,took almost 6 seconds to open my microsoft office

maybe autoruns will help by stopping some unnecessary program from starting when computer starts ,freeing up some ram .just a thought ,i could be wron in suggesting this .
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:10 AM

Anti virus came back clean too. Could be the autoruns....Will investigate.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:11 AM

Am skeptical of installing the autorun software. Any other manual way of checking whats running behind?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:16 AM

Check this out.
Attached File  ram.png   47.32KB   4 downloads

Just after restarting computer.

Updated my firefox, now it runs at 80k instead of what was shown previously.

Do not want to touch msconfig, seems very dangerous.

What can i do next?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:07 AM

Any other manual way of checking whats running behind?


you don't need to do anything in msconfig but look, if that all you want to do is look .go to msconfig ,click on the startup tab and just check whats in the list and how many programs or items are there

Edited by caperjac, 31 January 2012 - 07:11 AM.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.




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