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Computer running very slow, don't know why.


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#1 TOMIS13LACK

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 03:09 PM

I have been working on making my pc faster and after a lot of work, nothing was helping. 

 

1. 1/2 tb hard drive, 300gb free

2. Recently uninstalled a bleep-ton of programs(made sure fully uninstalled)

3. Not all ram is being used

4. used ccleaner to clean out pc and uninstall other programs

5. cleaned out my registry

6. made sure no viruses existed by using the following software: Malwarebytes, Avira, McAfee

7. Use smartclose to make sure not many background programs run

8. I don't use any programs that it cannot handle

9. It is not too outdated, as it is a 2012 model laptop.

10. there are more actions i have taken that i cannot think of.

11. running at high performance and lowest windows settings

 

Only possible things i can think of: 

 

overheated pc or processor(not likely).

 


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#2 dc3

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 08:45 AM

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
 
Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools
 
There are numerous programs which purport to improve system performance, make repairs and tune up a computer. Many of them include such features as a registry cleaner, registry optimizer, disk optimizer, etc. Some of these programs even incorporate optimization and registry cleaning features alongside anti-malware capabilities. These registry cleaners and optimizers claim to speed up your computer by finding and removing orphaned and corrupt registry entries that are responsible for slowing down system performance. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are borderline scams intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product.
 
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Do you have both Avira and McAfee installed?
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Using more than one anti-virus program is not advisable. Why? The primary concern with doing so is due to Windows resource management and significant conflicts that can arise especially when they are running in real-time protection mode simultaneously. Even if one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone on demand scanner, it can affect the other and cause conflicts. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up regardless of whether real-time protection is enabled or not. Thus, using multiple anti-virus solutions can result in kernel mode conflicts causing system instability, catastrophic crashes, slow performance and waste vital system resources. When actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, each anti-virus may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior.

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 09:02 AM

Using two antiviruses is bad for a computer they will tend to clash each other causing errors, slow performance and Blue Screens of Death, also it's highly not recommended to use such cleaners like CCleaner.



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Posted 15 September 2015 - 09:12 AM

CCleaner actually has some useful options.  But it does have the option of a registry cleaner which should not be used as it has already been addressed. 


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