Windows 7 Updates and Malware enquiry

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  1. Posts : 11
    Windows7 Home Premium 32bit
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    Windows 7 Updates and Malware enquiry


    Hi all, until today I have had MASSIVE issues with my computer taking an enormous amount of time to do anything. eg, opening a word doc was taking up to two minutes. It has been like this for a long time and I suspected malware since my installing chrome a few months ago.
    Today however two things happened and it is back to normal!! One, I allowed Java to update or reinstall or something. Two, when the system re-started, it installed OVER 22,000 updates!!!
    Guys I was so close to buying a Mac as my son and wife run them and haven't had an issue for years - they are always giving me grief.
    I'm wondering how I can explain my computers new found, sensible performance and ALSO how do I keep it this way in the future??
    I use an android tab and went to a Samsung note 3 away from iphone due to screen size, but the major hassles ive had with my system have really led me to wonder whether it isn't easier just to go a mac and do my work day in day out without the seemingly endless input required to keep things steady using the windows platform.
    are apple better at managing this stuff?? have Microsoft finally got this under control?? as a layman I don't mind the odd investigation on how to fix something minor but I don't want to have to become an expert. PLEASE give me some advice on the above. anything would be greatfuly appreciated. thank you!!!
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  2. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
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    Hello and welcome rich mate run these for starters

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary

    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    download from bleeping computer delete any rubbishthese find.

    You might even try this out too
    Optimize Windows 7

    The updates always are always very lengthy when installing especially and I keep the settings as in my pic so you can pick what to install or not.

    The Mac stuff mate I have not had much to do with and cannot comment the tips innthe optimize tutorial will help out the performance you will find.
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  3. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    cheers thanks for that I will get started
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  4. Posts : 3,904
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
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    ICit2lol said:
    Hello and welcome rich mate run these for starters

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

    https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f option in Option 2 ifnecessary

    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

    download from bleeping computer delete any rubbishthese find.

    You might even try this out too
    Optimize Windows 7

    The updates always are always very lengthy when installing especially and I keep the settings as in my pic so you can pick what to install or not.

    The Mac stuff mate I have not had much to do with and cannot comment the tips innthe optimize tutorial will help out the performance you will find.
    Brilliant post, i also used these! :)
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  5. Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #5

    22,000 updates? Not a chance. There haven't been that many updates release from Windows 1.0 through Windows 8.1 Update 1.

    I'll believe lots of updates though :)
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  6. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
       #6

    seriously, was quoting over 22,000 updates... eg. 536 of 22,368 updates. it wizzed through them very quickly, in less than a minute and THEN worked fine like it hadn't for ages - hence my questions
    I noticed also that the 'scramble type' stuff that flashed across the screen during mentioned windows registry a lot..
    dunno, this is over my head but I do want to get better informed.
    thanks for all the help
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  7. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #7

    Rich it can't be Windows 7 Updates.
    One, their isn't that many.
    Two Windows Updates don't give you any scramble type stuff flashes across the screen when updating.

    I'm thinking this might be a McAfee thing that is happening.
    Many people are not very happy with McAfee and most Windows 7 don't think much of it either.

    Do you have SP-1 installed?
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  8. Posts : 11
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    Thread Starter
       #8

    thanks bear, I don't but i'll go searching for it. cheers
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  9. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
       #9

    From your specs.

    Hard Drives 500GB
    Antivirus McAfee
    Browser explorer 11, google chrome
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  10. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #10

    Rich have you tried any of the scans yet or the optimize tutorial??
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