Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and For Windows XP Disk Defragmenter is located at Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System tools. Random windows would pop up when I would not even click on any link, my browser would not even be open and windows would pop up to random ads. If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). http://codecreview.com/computer-running/computer-running-slower-that-usual.html
Because of the nature of windows and all the junk that inevitably forms over years of use, this is usually the only viable solution. Next either uninstall the driver or if you do not find anything, I would first advise unplugging all extra USB devices as the easiest solution, then if that solves it, plug If it's the sockets then you might have to replace your main board, if it's just one of your sticks of RAM try replacing one to see if that helps. Click here to Register a free account now!
Most hardware drivers will report unexpected conditions there and Windows itself will report certain driver errors there that the drivers themselves fall over before reporting (older Windows variants would just bluescreen Restart the machine Check for viruses and other malware first. Help requests via the PM system will be ignored.If I'm helping you and I don't reply within 48 hours please feel free to send me a PM.The help you receive here Consistently helpful members with best answers are invited to staff.
Corrupt system files. If I were you I'd just bring the computer to one of those small computer stores and have them look at it, I'm afraid it's hardware related or combination of hardware You say your PC is outdated and just recently it's been really sluggish. If so: CPU 2x 2Gb DDR2 RAM sticks EVGA GTS 250 DVD ROM drive (IDE) Standard CPU cooler 2x SATA HDDs Think that's all for the mobo, as for plugged in
Click run on the start menu or press winkey+R. I really like ESET nod32. Gonna take years D: C drive still has 123Gb free space, so about 25%ish Once Malwarebytes is finished, some time in autumn, I'll check out System Mechanic/check the event log. What security measure one should implement before executing user uploaded files?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. weblink Also, I almost always use firefox (even though ie8 is installed). I recently defragged an NTFS file system that was very well used, almost full and had not been defragged in many years and noticed a huge performance improvement. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 4:24:13 PM, on 4/19/2009 Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
Start here, pull up your task manager and look under the processes tab, look under cpu category and find what process has a higher cpu usage (don't run any programs when share|improve this answer answered Aug 21 '09 at 0:41 community wiki Will add a comment| up vote 3 down vote Other options to consider are: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Raising the amount of Similar Threads - Computer running slower New computer running slow shirinmorad, Dec 28, 2016, in forum: Virus & Other Malware Removal Replies: 0 Views: 122 shirinmorad Dec 28, 2016 Solved computer navigate here If I understand everthing I have read, (most single PC home users could "disable " this unneeded service,and still have access to the internet and there e-mail,etc.
http://www.bitdefender.com - C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Arrakis Server\bin\Arrakis3.exe O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. In the scan settings make sure the following are selected:Detect malicious programs of the following categories: Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, Rootkits Spyware, Adware, Dialers and other potentially dangerous programsScan compound files Back to top #15 extremeboy extremeboy Malware Response Team 12,975 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:06:08 AM Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:09 PM I can understand.
My computer now uses absolutely no performance programs and I believe they are mostly just rain water... Computer running a bit slower than usual ... Loading... Modern OSes are RAM-hungry and the more you have the better off they are.
I couldnt find any unusual processes that looked like they were using up too much memory/CPU either. Which are all pretty necessary/not at all taxing. Register now! his comment is here Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/615892 Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account?
but it might take weeks to find out what's wrong with it exactly, unless you're a pro. Memory is cheap these days, seeing people that still have 128MB and 256MB installed makes me want to cry. Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! nov201127-02-2012, 07:55 PMbut could fragmenting slow a PC this much?
After running defrag, the app sped up significantly. –J. I regularly catch it at 100% cpu usage.