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Shut down on my Windows 10 PC takes about 3+minutes

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#1 Ginger_Overlord


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 04:35 PM

Good evening,


As the title suggests, my PC seems to be taking longer and longer to shut down.


Is there anyway to see what's bottle-necking this PC on shutdown as I get a niggly feeling it could be something sinister.


What info would you require off me for you guys to diagnose this?






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#2 jenae


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:08 PM

Hi, you can modify the registry to force apps to close and to speed up shutdown, do you see any messages about hanging apps?


Try a clean boot first, to eliminate any third party issues, MS have a site on this, however Dc3 has written an excellent guide so open the attached doc.

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#3 Mason21


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:13 PM

 On the anit-virus, anti-malware, anti-adware side, I would recommend Malwarebytes free https://www.malwarebytes.com/  also recommend running a free scan with Eset online scanner https://www.eset.com/int/home/online-scanner/


Recommend ADW cleaner https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/


If your problem is cache or temporary files...I recommend this video. 

Edited by Mason21, 12 July 2018 - 08:15 PM.

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