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Windows 7: Windows 7 has slowed to a crawl

03 Aug 2010   #11
makeshiftpat

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

[QUOTE=makeshiftpat;878997]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you think it is a virus, run a scan with your current AV app, or download the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Does the slowdown occur when using any program, or just with a web-browser? When the slowdown occurs, can you open Task Manager to see if any one process or chewing up the CPU time?

Under Task Manager System Idle Process is between 60 and 90 cpu. Is that normal?
wmpnetwk.exe is running constantly at 50 CPU and 900,000 K. I do not even have WMP open. Is that anything to look at? Should I end the process.


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03 Aug 2010   #12
makeshiftpat

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Hello?
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03 Aug 2010   #13
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=makeshiftpat;879155]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by makeshiftpat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you think it is a virus, run a scan with your current AV app, or download the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Does the slowdown occur when using any program, or just with a web-browser? When the slowdown occurs, can you open Task Manager to see if any one process or chewing up the CPU time?

Under Task Manager System Idle Process is between 60 and 90 cpu. Is that normal?
wmpnetwk.exe is running constantly at 50 CPU and 900,000 K. I do not even have WMP open. Is that anything to look at? Should I end the process.
I would try that.
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03 Aug 2010   #14
merkat106

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Disable wmpnetwork (and any other wmp task)in startup. Uninstall and reinstall Firefox and with IE, since it is a part of the os, perhaps update it.

Also, with both browsers, disable all plugins/addons. IE: Tools->manage add-ons Firefox: tools->add-ins->plugins (or use firefox safemode - which is in the start menu)

Also, I would use the following programs to cleanup/defragment the computer: ccleaner & auslogics disk defrag
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03 Aug 2010   #15
Internet Badass

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I might be having the same problem as you. Except I only notice it on web browsers, not while playing video games, and speedtest.net says i have a down speed of around 10mbps
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03 Aug 2010   #16
makeshiftpat

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
Disable wmpnetwork (and any other wmp task)in startup. Uninstall and reinstall Firefox and with IE, since it is a part of the os, perhaps update it.

Also, with both browsers, disable all plugins/addons. IE: Tools->manage add-ons Firefox: tools->add-ins->plugins (or use firefox safemode - which is in the start menu)

Also, I would use the following programs to cleanup/defragment the computer: ccleaner & auslogics disk defrag
Under msconfig, there is no wmpn task in startup shown. I ended process tree of wmpnetwk in the task manager, but it shows back up again.

Uninstalled and reinstalled firefox (I didn't remove my firefox personal data and customization - I hope that doesn't matter)

I assume IE is up to date if it gets updated weekly with the automatic windows updates - let me know if there is a manual update I need to do.

Disabled ALL plug-ins/add-ons

Ran the ccleaner cleaner. Downloaded and ran auslogics disk defrag (2.38% fragmentation down to 0%)
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03 Aug 2010   #17
makeshiftpat

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
Disable wmpnetwork (and any other wmp task)in startup. Uninstall and reinstall Firefox and with IE, since it is a part of the os, perhaps update it.

Also, with both browsers, disable all plugins/addons. IE: Tools->manage add-ons Firefox: tools->add-ins->plugins (or use firefox safemode - which is in the start menu)

Also, I would use the following programs to cleanup/defragment the computer: ccleaner & auslogics disk defrag
Everything seems to be working fine or at least much better. Thank you for all your help. If it slows down again I will post another message and I hope you are not too busy to respond, if not, you have done plenty already and I thank you.
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03 Aug 2010   #18
makeshiftpat

Windows 7 Home Premium (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
I might be having the same problem as you. Except I only notice it on web browsers, not while playing video games, and speedtest.net says i have a down speed of around 10mbps
I have not had problems during video games. I suggest you try everything I have tried.
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03 Aug 2010   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you are still having that problem, then disable your AV program. As far as catching the common existing viruses Avira is excellent, however, Avira has been know to slow a computer down.

A non-interfering, excellent, free AV is Microsoft Security Essentials.
Microsoft Security Essentials Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection
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03 Aug 2010   #20
Internet Badass

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by makeshiftpat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass View Post
I might be having the same problem as you. Except I only notice it on web browsers, not while playing video games, and speedtest.net says i have a down speed of around 10mbps
I have not had problems during video games. I suggest you try everything I have tried.
Im running auslogics now and about to download ccleaner
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