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Apps take ages to open in Win 7


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#1 urshy74

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Hi all...this is driving me insane.  My HP laptop has decided it just wants to sit there after I try to open applications.  A friend of mine reommended I download Combofix as he thought this would resolve issue...it hasnt.  What I have noticed, is that for the past few days, if I have tried to open firefox, it has come up with error that its already open, but if I wait a few seconds, it works fine.  The firefox prob happened once before and I hate to delete out a profile and bugger around with with another setting, but I cant remember what I did.  ANother thing I have noticed, is when an app does eventually open, after about a minute, it states its not responding up the top, but then it disappears and app seems fine.  If you try to use arrow keys to scroll down, it hesitates sometimes also....does anyone have any ideas before this gets out of control.

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Since you ran Combofix...

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Thanx for that, will give it a go...im fairly new to this IT forum stuff, with mainly knowledge in IT from working at a government helpdesk, im not that great with hardware stuff though.  I forgot to add, that it now makes a noise from top left area of laptop...almost like the sound of data in a harddrive...forgive my explanations, but like I said, not that good with hardware.  So, dont know if thats the harddrive or the bios....... another thing i noticed is that the fan appears to activate alot more than it used to...I use to work on the laptop all day, possibly hear the fan once (more so if it were hot outside) but now, it appears to activate more frequently.  I have blown out vents incase dust build up...

 

Hope some of this helps some more

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:06 PM


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

I have done as you asked and posted a reply here

 

www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/485979/apps-take-ages-to-open/

 

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:00 PM


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:59 PM

Reference:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/485979/apps-take-ages-to-open/#entry2982086

 

Now that you have properly posted a malware log topic, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

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Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 19 February 2013 - 03:00 PM.





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