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Vista system slow; all browsers slow


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#1 BigLou99

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:34 AM

System is Vista Home Prem SP2 on Dell 1.8ghz, 4gb RAM, 32 bit.

Most applications run slow, boots up very slow, most all web sites, regarless of browser, are slow.

I run Malwarebytes scans every other day - nothing reported.  Recently did a a defrag.  The ESET on line scan found some PDF related problems and fixed them.   All of this has given very little improvement.

Please advise what to try next.  Thanks.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:42 AM

That's a pretty slow processor you've got there.  Maybe it's time for an upgrade to a new computer?  You can get decent desktops for as little as $350 these days.  Of course you could try something like Linux Mint or Ubuntu.  Both these work well on computers like yours, they're a lot faster than Windows, and you can boot from a DVD and be up and running in about 3 minutes.  They have Windows-like user interfaces and Firefox.  You can boot and run from the DVD (or flash drive) without having to install anything.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:47 AM

The processor wouldn't affect page loading speed.

 

1) What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

 

2) Do you have an anti virus app installed? If now, download and install one and then run a full scan.

 

3) Do things seem a little quicker in safe mode?



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:52 AM

The processor wouldn't affect page loading speed.

 

 

 No, but an old hard drive would, especially if it was IDE, and the first SATA drives weren't so swift either.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:46 AM

Piriform's Speccy (file, Publish snapshot)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/speccy/

allows to make a snapshot of your system. Post the link to that snapshot in this thread. It could provide some clues of what's wrong.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

Please download AdwCleaner and run it.
 
An image like the one below will open, click on Scan.
 
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Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be close so that the infections can be removed.  Click on Ok.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your next post.

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