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Windows 7: Computer s-l-o-w loading programs.

03 Apr 2011   #11
mgorman87

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarrieNoodles View Post
Malwarebytes did not find any more problems but the computer still takes it's time loading programs. It took about 2 minutes to load PeretoLogic PCHealth, Internet Explorer 9 the same thing it takes ages to load and then it runs fine. The site you gave me to delete SPTD actually installs a version of it, or am I reading it wrong. Let me know.
Thank you.
You want to chose the option to uninstall it when you run the program


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03 Apr 2011   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Good job of cleaning the malware. You might want to try free Soluto to get an accurate picture of what is laoding and how long each item takes. Watch the demo video on the site to see how it works. I found Soluto to be very useful to map out the boot and startup picture.

Regards,
Golden
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03 Apr 2011   #13
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

I would run both Superantispyware as well as Malwarebytes. Sometimes one will find something that the other will miss.

The big question is, what damage was done while you were infected. I am looking into it to see if that is why you still have delays and if we can fix it. If you find any other forms of infection, let us know.
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03 Apr 2011   #14
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

From what I have read. This pup.whitesmoke is very difficult to get rid of. People think they have removed it and they haven't. You may want to try running an online virus scan such as the one from ESET - Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner because the anti-virus program you have installed on your machine could be compromised. Again, let us know if you find anything.
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04 Apr 2011   #15
BarrieNoodles

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I have run both Superantispyware as well as Malwarebytes several times and they did not find anything. I am running SOPHOS Anti-Rootkit right now, it looks like it will take most of the night to finish but up to now it has not found any hidden files that it recommends to "Clean up", I did not realize how many hidden files there are so far Sophos has found about 60. Will try ESET and let you know the results.

Thanks
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04 Apr 2011   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Malwarebytes rarely misses stuff, so I don't think ESET will find anything more. Try the Soluto software to see what is loading during bootup : not all large/long boot times are due to malware.

If it is malware related, you need to tackle it BEFORE Windows startup : the way to do that is through a bootable rescue disk, but lets see what Soluto finds first before we go down that route.

Regards,
Golden
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05 Apr 2011   #17
BarrieNoodles

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Ran Soluto and nothing new found. I wonder if it's AVG 9, I think it had an update not long ago. I read that people were having problems with AVG 2011. I'll just live with the problem for now, I just have to boot the computer more often and it seems to work fine. I have to do a pile of tax returns between now and the end of the month so don't really have time to spend on de-bugging. My Excel 2007 and my tax program are running OK so I can get the work done. Thank you for all the help and will chat later.

Thank you again
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05 Apr 2011   #18
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Having a malware removed doesn't mean that the problem is solved immediately especially if they still left behind things in the Registry. You could try CCleaner's Registry cleaner to clean some but of course there's always some risk on using Registry cleaners so do a system restore point or a backup.

You can also try doing computer maintenance tasks like disk cleanup, disk defrag and diskcheck. Or perhaps, try cleaning the inside of the computer. Dust is a killer and can slow down the machine.
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06 Apr 2011   #19
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarrieNoodles View Post
Ran Soluto and nothing new found
Hi,

Soluto doesn't "find anything" - its not an anti-malware program. Its sole function is to capture what loads at bootup, and how long each item takes. The intention is to show you what contributes to the total boot time, to help you troubleshoot your startup times.

If you get the time, load a screen capture of the image Soluto produces, and we can help you decipher it.

Regards,
Golden
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06 Apr 2011   #20
BarrieNoodles

Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit & Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Commodore Pet, I ran ESET Online Antivirus Scanner and it found 34 spyware. I only have the name of two "a variant of Win32/slowPcFighter and Win32/Toolbar" it took over 6 hours so I let it run at night and in the morning it was completed but only told me that it corrected 34 errors. Still pretty good scan since the other spyware did not pick them up.
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