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Windows 7: Help with AV and boosting my laptop speed.


28 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Help with AV and boosting my laptop speed.

Hello all you tech savvy people out there, I was hoping I could get some information on free AV and malware protection. I currently use Malwarebytes for Anti malware, and I was wondering if I should run an AV also, and if so what should i use? Any help would be appreciated.
On further note, im also looking to boost my laptop performance, it seems to be running slow lately, and I was wondering if there was something I could do to fix this.
Thank you.


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28 Sep 2013   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Yes, run either MSE or Avast in addition to Malwarebytes.

Provide more detailed specifications of your laptop:
System Info - See Your System Specs
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28 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz
Motherboard: LENOVO 2349D94
Bios: Phoenix BIOS SC-T v2.2
Total me. 8.00GB Usable 7.73GB
HDD: HITACHI HTS725050A7E630
Sound card: (1) Bluetooth Hands-free Audio (2) Realtek High Definition Audio
Graphics card: (1) NVIDIA NVS 5400M (2) Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor
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28 Sep 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

What are the symptoms of the poor performance? Poor startup time or other? Is it slower than before? Can you provide more detail?
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28 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

When I first got the laptop, it performed amazingly. Start-up time was almost instant, downloads were very fast, opening and browsing on my internet was also very quick. But now almost a year later its slowed down, it takes almost a minute and a half just to get the log in screen, and another 60 sec. to get to the home page. Downloads are still pretty quick, but not like they use to be.
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29 Sep 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Try this first:

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
3. In the list that appears, right-click on cmd.exe and choose Run as administrator
4. In the command window that opens, type sfc /scannow and hit enter.

Report the output from the command window once it finishes.

More detail: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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29 Sep 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if You have some adware, that gets past MBam and Norton:

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.
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29 Sep 2013   #8

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Used command prompt, Windows found no integrity violations.
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29 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Used AdwCleaner, and got this:
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Babylon
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\boost_interprocess
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\StarApp
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\visualbee
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\DefaultTab
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\SafeSaver
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Searchprotect
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\Bundled software uninstaller
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\cre
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\Discount Buddy
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\PackageAware
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\SavingsApp
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\unitlayers
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Local\visualbeeexe
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\LocalLow\Claro LTD
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\LocalLow\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\LocalLow\PriceGong
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Roaming\DSite
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Roaming\Searchprotect
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\crossw760\AppData\Roaming\Systweak
File Deleted : C:\windows\System32\roboot64.exe
File Deleted : C:\Users\CROSSW~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Uninstall.exe
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29 Sep 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yep, a bit of adware!

Now, download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

Let me know if your computer is running any faster after doing the above.
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