Computer Slow Despite i5 Processor and 8GB Ram

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #1

    Computer Slow Despite i5 Processor and 8GB Ram


    Hi,My Laptop is running slow over the past few weeks and i have found that i have to wait atleast 5-6 seconds before a folder opens in the file explorer which is extremely annoying and time seeking... Any help regarding this ?
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  2. Posts : 41
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
       #2

    change your view to small icons see if it works ;
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Computer Slow Despite i5 Processor and 8GB Ram-capture.jpg  
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  3. Posts : 1,413
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
       #3

    Hey there, You could be filled with malware/adware etc, Which security suite do you use?
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I use Avast antivirus ,As wel as for changing to small icons that diidn't work either....
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  5. Posts : 41
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
       #5

    Then there may be corrupted files or malwares scan your folder.
    Are all folders slow or some such as videos/songs or documents folders
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  6. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
       #6

    Install MalwareBytes to check for Malware.

       Note
    Make sure you uncheck the 'Enable Free Trial' box when installing.




    Troubleshoot Application conflicts by performing a clean boot.
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    The problem seems to appear in all folders.... and i already have malwarebytes installed
    and also by the way i see this problem in user account control too , the prompt takes about 5 seconds to come after i click applications...but as far as games are concerned i have no problem
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  8.    #8

    Create a new Admin-level User Account to see if there is any difference: User Account - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    I would uninstall Avast to try Microsoft Security Essentials to see the difference. You can always reinstall Avast if you prefer it.

    You have run a full MBAM scan after updating it? Now try one with SUPERAntiSpyware. Check Browser Add-Ons and Extensions to see if invaders have crept in, allowing only Flash and your Reader helper.

    Then run SFC /SCANNOW Command.

    If not better then work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

    Compare the install you have to the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
    Last edited by gregrocker; 29 Jul 2014 at 09:39.
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  9. Posts : 4,566
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    You may have programs running at startup that is causing this issue. Please see this tutorial to temporary disable them and see if the issue is resolved:

    Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

    Malware is also always a possibility.


    gregrocker said:
    Uninstall Avast which no one here recommends and try Microsoft Security Essentials to see the difference.
    Greg in all respect possible, I would be careful about speaking for others. With the way that is worded it comes across as the product is crap and should not belong on a system. I see no major issue with avast. It's a fine AV. Sometimes just to naggy about its paid program. I will state it is a good idea to uninstall a 3rd party antivirus program and test with Microsoft security essentials. Since it comes from Microsoft it is far less likely to cause issues. As a test. If the issue occurs with avast uninstalled, it is not avast and you can then go back to installing it. Disabling it from startup however usually should suffice.
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  10. Posts : 1,413
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
       #10

    gregrocker said:
    Create a new Admin-level User Account to see if there is any difference: User Account - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Uninstall Avast which no one here any longer recommends to try Microsoft Security Essentials to see the difference. You can always reinstall Avast if you prefer it.

    You have run a full MBAM scan after updating it? Now try one with SUPERAntiSpyware. Check Browser Add-Ons and Extensions to see if invaders have crept in, allowing only Flash and your Reader helper.

    Then run SFC /SCANNOW Command.

    If not better then work through the other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

    Compare the install you have to the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

    I highly recommend avast! Everyone here was AVAST! Fanboys, what happened?
    Please download AdwCleaner:
    http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner
    Save to the desktop.

    Close all open programs.
    To run the program, right-click AdwCleaner.exe and select: Run as Administrator

    Click on Search and confirm the prompt.
    After the program finishes, click the Report button. Please post the contents of the C:\AdwCleaner[Rx].txt in your next reply. In the reply window click the "#" icon at the top and paste the log text between the [code ] Paste Here [ /code] tags.

    Do NOT perform the delete part before I or someone else can read the log.



    To delete:

    Run AdwCleaner once again.
    This time click on:Delete, you will be asked to reboot to finish cleaning.
    When done, please post the content of the C:\AdwCleaner[Sx].txt in your reply as outlined above.
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