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Windows 7: Degrading Windows performance

16 Apr 2014   #11
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Shouldn't take that long...im not familiar with that tool so il leave it to Andrew to look over, Once Done everything Andrew has asked, I'd run JRT, its really good at finding things other programs don't and works a superb combo with AdwCleaner


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16 Apr 2014   #12
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoa View Post
Thank you Andrew. I started herdprotect but it seems stuck since 2 hours on file C:\windows\system32\auditpol.exe. It is a big file (3GB) but would it take that long? See screenshot.
Herd protect uses 68 antivirus scan engines to scan your files. It's like virus total, except it scans your entire PC. Sorry I forgot to mention this. Expect a huge drive (1tb) with lots of files to take about 4-5 hours.

Note: Herd Protect does need a active internet connection to scan your files. IF you have slow internet the process may take longer. The argument is its worth it though, as if this tool finds anything, its most likely something to look into. That being said their are cases of false positives which is why its good to have someone look over the log before removing anything.

While you are waiting on herd protect, you could do the things suggested in this tutorial:

Optimize Windows 7


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Shouldn't take that long...im not familiar with that tool so il leave it to Andrew to look over, Once Done everything Andrew has asked, I'd run JRT, its really good at finding things other programs don't and works a superb combo with AdwCleaner

I agree with this statement on the part of JRT, we can look into this after the herd protect scan logs. After all this, the computer should defiantly be clean.
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16 Apr 2014   #13
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoa View Post
Thank you Andrew. I started herdprotect but it seems stuck since 2 hours on file C:\windows\system32\auditpol.exe. It is a big file (3GB) but would it take that long? See screenshot.
Herd protect uses 68 antivirus scan engines to scan your files. It's like virus total, except it scans your entire PC. Sorry I forgot to mention this. Expect a huge drive (1tb) with lots of files to take about 4-5 hours.

Note: Herd Protect does need a active internet connection to scan your files. IF you have slow internet the process may take longer. The argument is its worth it though, as if this tool finds anything, its most likely something to look into. That being said their are cases of false positives which is why its good to have someone look over the log before removing anything.

While you are waiting on herd protect, you could do the things suggested in this tutorial:

Optimize Windows 7


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
Shouldn't take that long...im not familiar with that tool so il leave it to Andrew to look over, Once Done everything Andrew has asked, I'd run JRT, its really good at finding things other programs don't and works a superb combo with AdwCleaner

I agree with this statement on the part of JRT, we can look into this after the herd protect scan logs. After all this, the computer should defiantly be clean.

Seems like a nice tool! Im gonna use it and leave my system on overnight to see if its found anything my 5-6 individuals haven't:P Cheers for bringing this program up!
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17 Apr 2014   #14
mangoa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for your help guys, I have run JRT (took about 5 hours) and it found some more te remove (see logfile attached). Also it deleted Fluendo Moovida again after I reinstalled it. Is this really adware?
Ok, next is Herdprotect again. I will let it run all day since I will be out.


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18 Apr 2014   #15
mangoa

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I started Herdprotect at about 11AM yesterday. It quickly got to file C:\windows\system32\auditpol.exe and there it remained stuck until I cancelled the scan at 12:30AM last night, 13.5 hours later. Next step: I moved auditpol.exe out of the way (on flashdrive) and restarted Herdprotect. This time it got stuck on the audiolog.exe file in the same folder.
Anyway, my computer is running much better now so I guess the 3 previous adware scanners did a good job. I have read and saved the suggestions to optimize W7 and will keep those in mind.

A big thank you to Devlin and Andrew for the help!
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18 Apr 2014   #16
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Odd that it got stuck but thanks for the information. I am fairly confident you are clean. Let us know if you keep experiancing performance issues.
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18 Apr 2014   #17
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Keeping the programs we suggested on hand is a good idea mate, Run them every week or so. JRT should never take 5 hours, usually about 6-7 minutes! Weird but im glad your all sorted, any further problems, as Andrew said, let us know! Take care buddy!
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