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#1 greatdeals_007

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 10:43 AM

pc running vista 32 bit 4GB memory 2TB drive

my pc is running very slow and I have tried running
spybot, malwarebytes, tuneup utilizies, defrag drive

cpu monitor shows some intermittent spikes with high
utilization.  wondering if I should get a new drive

any suggestions on how I can improve the performance
or what things I should look for that may be slowing
computer down?  please only free utilities



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:52 PM

A start...would be uninstalling Tuneup Utiliteis and any programs installed which are similar.

 

Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254

 

Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner

 

Registry Cleaner FAQ, PC Support - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/registry-cleaner/a/registry-cleaner-faq.htm

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:54 PM

Did Malwarebytes find anything?
 
Did you do the long test?
 
I'm guessing that you meant Tuneup Utilities rather than tuneup utilizies?  If you are using Tuneup Utilities you should be aware that registry cleansers are not recommended here at Bleeping Computer.
 
Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 10:42 AM

I went to process under taskmanager and removed processes consuming memory or cppu that I did not need running which helped improve performance.

 

any idea what these are and if I should remove

teatimer.exe System Settings Protector
dwm.exe desktop window manager
MSASCui.exe Windows Deferender User Interface

 

once I identify the programs I don't want running how do I get it to stop each time I reboot?  any other suggestions to improve performance that don't cost anything?
 



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Posted 09 February 2014 - 11:01 AM

Teatimer is part of Spybot Search & Destroy.  I would suggest uninstalling this program.  If you want a more reliable spyware program I would suggest SUPTERAntiSpyware.

 

dwm.exe is part of Windows, I would leave it alone.

 

If you have another antivirus you can disable Windows Defender.

 

To remove programs from the Startup list I would suggest using Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (Startup CPL 2.8).

 

You still haven't post the Speccy, please do so.


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