Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:07 PM
I've spent some time perusing the forums to see if anything fit my issue perfectly and have found nothing. So here's the scoop. I have a Vaio, running Windows 7, purchased in May 2011. About 2 or 3 weeks ago, it suddenly started running extremely slow. It is at its slowest when I try to open or save files or programs. If I'm going to open a file, it sticks once I hit "open" and eventually says "not responding". If I give it time, it eventually comes back and lets me do what I need, but we're talking 3-5 minutes. Opening programs also takes forever. I am somewhat more knowledgeable than your average Joe off the street when it comes to tech, so I've done all the obvious stuff. I run Malwarebytes and CCleaner approximately weekly. I also use Spywareblaster, and have used Rkill and Gooredfix in the past with success on particular viruses. However, nothing is finding any issues at this time. I've cleared my registry files, deleted unused programs, cleared temporary files, cookies, and caches. Defragmented. All to no avail. I have Security Task Manager and have used that to look up running applications and processes in the past, but don't see anything troublesome, although that doesn't mean I'm not just missing something. I have used Utorrent extremely rarely in the past, but the recent issues have not coincided with any downloading or opening of programs downloaded on that program (which I don't have on my computer anymore). It's really quite odd...at times, the computer will run relatively normally, such as right now, and pages will load at normal speed, etc. But then (often coinciding with usage of MS Office programs, iTunes, etc.) at times it will just cease to work, and will type extremely slowly and glitchy, etc. For a browser I use firefox and occasionally IE if I'm doing work stuff which is not compatible with Firefox.
Any advice would be extremely appreciated. I'm happy to answer any questions about programs, logs, etc.