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#1 Humoristix

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 11:07 AM

Hi everyone,

 

Well, I've given up. I cleaned up lots of stuff but my laptop is stll extremely slow. Any help would be appreciated. It hangs a lot; sometimes the cursor freezes. Also slow to open Firefox.

 

Acer Aspire 5570

Intel Core Duo CPU 2.0 GHz, 533 MHz

160GB HDD

1GB DDR2

Windows Vista Premium Service Pack 2

 

CCleaner takes forever to clean.

 

Physical Memory sometimes boosts to 90+%. I'm gonna buy 2 or 4 gigs but I thought I could clean it first and make it a little faster.



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#2 Humoristix

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 11:21 AM

I should have added more to my 1st post.

 

After booting up, got a mesage about daemon.exe unable to execute. Can't get rid of it (or find it).

 

I used Malwaresbytes in safe mode and cleaned more than1000 threats. Used CCleaner for registry. Also cleaned up with ADW Cleaner and Junkware Removal Tool. TDSSKller found no threats.

 

 installed Avast after removing AVG.

 

Also did Defrag and Disk Cleanup.


Edited by Humoristix, 12 September 2015 - 11:40 AM.


#3 JohnC_21

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 01:10 PM

Hello, and welcome to BC.

 

If it takes CCleaner forever to remove temp files I would do a disk diagnostic with Seatools for Windows.

 

SeaTools for Windows User Guide - Seagate


Edited by JohnC_21, 12 September 2015 - 01:10 PM.


#4 Humoristix

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 01:38 PM

Hi John :-)

 

Thanks for the reply. I'll use Seatools.



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 09:50 AM

UPDATE: RESOLVED

 

After ESET Online Scanner found and removed a couple of ExploitJava Trojans,  I cleaned all temp files and set Java to Automatic Update :rolleyes:

 

I also added 2GB of RAM and all is good :orange:

 

Only that daemon.exe message at boot up but I can live with it.

 

I'm happy I found this site and ended up using some of the tools suggested. Thank you.



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Posted 13 September 2015 - 11:13 AM

Glad you finally solved the problem. You can run Autoruns and do a search for Daemon.exe. Uncheck the box next to the file will disable it. If you find things work fine with it disabled you can then delete it. That file is used for  creating virtual drives. 

 

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx


Edited by JohnC_21, 13 September 2015 - 11:13 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2015 - 11:49 AM

Thanks a lot, John! Will do that.


Edited by Humoristix, 13 September 2015 - 11:50 AM.





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