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#1 AJ7469

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 05:53 AM

Recently my computer has been running really slow and i don't know why. Any suggestions on how to make my computer run faster?

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#2 robby501

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 06:09 AM

There's a whole multitude of reasons why a pc might start running slowly, anything from malware to hardware, ISP and router issues. Usually a slow pc means it will also run hot with the fans kicking in a lot. It is definitely in your interest to fix this/these issues because a hot-running CPU often means it's lifespan could be compromised.

 

I am not qualified to offer you any further assistance as I am only a rookie here, but I'm sure some of the experts will be along shortly to try to help.


Edited by robby501, 21 June 2016 - 06:11 AM.

Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 


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Posted 21 June 2016 - 06:31 AM

Start task manager and check to see if there are any processes chewing up the CPU or memory. Run virus scanners, maybe run a system cleaner like CCLEANER too.

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:12 AM

Adware Cleaner Scan.

 

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

 

JRT Scan.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.

 

  • Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Please post the JRT log.
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Adware Removal Tool Scan.

 

Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.

 

 

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Hit Ok.

 

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Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.

 

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The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the removal process is complete, thenOK again to finish up. Post log generated by tool.

 

ZHP Scan.

Please download Zhp Cleaner  to your desktop.  Right Click the icon and select run as administrator.

http://ccm.net/download/download-24750-zhpcleaner

 

 

2. Once you have started the program, you will need to click the scanner button.

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The program will close all open browsers!

3. Once the scan is completed, the you will want to click the Repair button.

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At the end of the process you may be asked to reboot your machine. After you reboot a report will open on your desktop.

Copy and paste the report here in your next reply.

 Zemana Scan

 

 

Run a full scan with Zemana AntiMalware!

Install and select deep scan.

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Remove any infections found.

Then click on the icon in the pic below.

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Double click on the scan log, copy and paste here in your reply



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 10:13 AM

- Your HD could be failing. Run GSmartControl and tell us how many pink/red lines (except for "Temperature") show up in the "Attributes" tab.

http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/



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Posted 21 June 2016 - 03:04 PM

- Your HD could be failing. Run GSmartControl and tell us how many pink/red lines (except for "Temperature") show up in the "Attributes" tab.

http://gsmartcontrol.sourceforge.net/home/

 

 

Indeed, this is solid advice, a failing HDD would certainly make a machine slow to a crawl. :) 






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