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Windows suddenly dropping performance dramatically?

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#1 jameswils100


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:54 AM

About three days ago, my computer started acting slower, and a little less responsive. The next day, my computer couldn't do anything. Simply watching a youtube video suddenly bogs the entire thing, freezing it up. The video stutters every few seconds, freezing on a frame for up to ten seconds. Every time I play my games, they max at about 5-10 fps, which is not at all normal to what im used to. I average pretty fairly, and my rig isn't too bad either. I'll put the specs at the bottom after all of this. I've tried downloading a couple other methods, even a couple programs that mightve helped. Pc decrapifier is one, did nothing noticable as far as i could tell. Ran microsoft security essentials and did a full scan overnight, turned up with nothing. On an off topic note, i did get gamebooster from razer before all of this, and found it didnt work at all, or perhaps made my game experience worse, so i uninstalled it same day. After reading in a lot of forums, someone recommended process explorer, which i have now. I don't entirely know what it does; it seems to be the same as my resource monitor, except with pretty colors


Anyway, im not sure if the next bit of information is relevant, my cpu is running about 1-5% cap (45% max frequency), and my physical memory normally has been running at around 55% since this started happening. I'm not sure if these are normal numbers, just felt it might be of some use. I've also done a memory test, as well as using CCleaner. And normally CCleaner takes a couple of moments to clear my cache, but when i select the Wipe Free Space box, it takes hours upon hours to do, and when it's finished, it hasn't even done anything. I've tried just about everything i feel i could on my own, and im out of options. My computer is crap, and i need help to figure out why. If you need to know anything else at all, ill be checking frequently in hopes i could resolve this problem, because it's driving me crazy.


My specs are as follows:

i7 2600k CPU

8GB ram

win7(64 bit)

150 gb harddrive that runs my windows

650 gb d drive, both are relatively vacant


I've also just recently discovered that my computer fan in the front end of my case wasn't working, i think it jammed up. Tried turning it, was really hard and the center was hot. took the drives and set them on top of my pc. I don't think that this may be what's causing my issue, seeing that ive never had a heating issue with my computer before, but ill get another fan as a last resort. Let's hope that it's a software issue in the mean time. 


Thanks in advance to whomever could shed some light on my situation, not a moment goes by that it's unappreciated.


P.S. Should I get Hijack? would it be necessary for my issue?

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#2 czarboom


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:22 AM


 What I would recommend is the following

  •     Go to the malware forum on our site.  You do this by first going here, to read how to post and where, what and when. 
  •     Then follow the post link to post to our virus forum.
  •     I say this because they can tell you IF you are infected or not, and where to go from there.

Please wait, do not do anything to your computer unless a forum, Malware expert, or Moderator tells you too.  They will make sure your computer has no virus, malware on it, and help you secure your computer.  Only work with one person at a time, DO NOT go to different sites and get help there too.

Good luck and please stick with the antivirus experts, they help a lot of people, and it can take a few days to get to you, but they are as good as it gets.


"Never Stop Asking Questions, Question Your Environment, Question Your Government, above all Question Yourself.  We all lose when you Stop asking Why?

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

Reference:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/539771/windows-suddenly-dropping-performance-dramatically/ .


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.

From this point on, the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

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