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#1 loachie

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:59 AM

Hi,

I have been having a problem with a slow responding computer.

I have been through the Malware and Virus avenue (see attached link) and they suggested that one of you guys could possibly help.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/65409/ie-cpu-usage/


The problem arrises when i have been on the internet for a couple of hours.
When i open task manager there is a process called IEEXPLORER.EXE that has a Mem Usage of around 500,000k.
If i close the browser window the system speeds up and the Mem Usage returns to normal levels.
But this will gradually increase over time.

I am on Windows XP and Service pack 2
I have 1024RAM (2x512)
160gb Hard Drive with 90-95% free space
3.0 P4 processor


Hoping you guys can help

Loachie :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 04:11 AM

In processes in the task manager there should be
explorer.exe
and
IEXPLORE.EXE

but not IEEXPLORER.EXE

Are you sure of the spelling?


Do you have any "memory management" programs to manage Ram installed on your computer?

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 06:07 AM

Unfortunately i was having one of my dyslexic days and mis-spelled the process, meant IEXPLORE.EXE.

I don't think i have any RAM management programmes installed, would this help?

Have used the OneCare scan and fixed all it found etc.


Regards

Loachie

Edited by loachie, 13 October 2006 - 06:12 AM.


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Posted 13 October 2006 - 07:14 AM

Did it help or do you still have the problem?

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:02 AM

Hi thanks for your help.

I still seem to be having the same problems


regards

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Posted 14 October 2006 - 06:43 AM

Ok, lets see if we can address the problem:

First thing to do is some spring ( or in this case Fall cleaning!)

Follow the directions you will find here:
Slow Computer
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/

Next, lets look at your Windows Startup Menu.
I recommend Startup Inspector rather than the Microsoft utility, msconfig, because it more easily identifies the startup entries and the programs they are connected with, and doesn't change the start mode as msconfig is apt to do if you are not careful.

Startup Inspector – freeware (manages startup menu – helps you identify aps in the startup menu so you can disable unnecessary programs from running in the background when they are not needed)

And

Startup Monitor (a small freeware ap available on the same page to notify you and require your permission for any program to add itself to your startup menu)

http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.php

Uncheck all entries except those for your anti-virus ap, anti-malware aps that give realtime protection, and your firewall (as well as essential Windows processes)

Reboot.

Look and see when your anti-virus ap is scheduling a scan of your computer. Set it for a time when you will not be using the computer for normal surfing, etc. Also look and see when you have Windows and other updates scheduled for. Again, schedule them for a time when you will not be using the computer for other things. Same with defrag - .

Let us know if that helps.

Edited by Enthusiast, 14 October 2006 - 06:45 AM.


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Posted 19 October 2006 - 02:13 PM

Hi,

Have followed your instructions but am still having the same problems.

Regards

Loachie

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:38 AM

Hi,

Thanks for all our continued help but i am still having the same problems. Anything else i can do??

Cheers

Loachie

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 07:00 AM

You'll probably have to do a repair of Internet Explorer (or switch to FireFox :thumbsup:

Repairing IE is very simple, but a large sized PITA. You'll have to uninstall SP2, reboot, re-install SP2, then visit the Windows Update site to get the required updates (as I recall, there's about 50 of them).
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:33 PM

Thanks for the help.

Not knowing a great deal about computers, how do i uninstall SP2 and then re-install?


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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:37 PM

Go to your control panel and click on add/remove programs.




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