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Windows 7: slow laptop

10 Apr 2011   #11
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by McDougal View Post
Is your system fully updated? What antivirus are you using? How much RAM does your system have? I see you're using 64-bit OS, IMHO you should have more than 2GB to get the best performance.
yes fully updated, McAfee security center, and 4 GB ram


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10 Apr 2011   #12
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Does it ever work "properly" at all, or does it always exhibit some slowness? Also, is slow booting or shutting down the most common issue?
yes it does work properly some times about 50/50 on working properly and not
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10 Apr 2011   #13
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

here are the results to the malwarebytes scan


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10 Apr 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

You'll need to remove the infections found, then run another Full Scan in Safe Mode .

Many performance problems can be solved by uninstalling MucAfee and installing free MS Security Essentials to run with the Win7 Firewall. Microsoft Security Essentials

As to your slow startup, uncheck all but AV and gadgets in msconfig>Startup to see how things speed up. After a few restarts check if any programs have written themselves back into the Startup list, then find out how to deselect them at Startup in their Preferences. Startup Programs - Change

Next in msconfig>Services Hide all MS Services to see what may be running without your knowing. Turn those programs off in their Preferences or uninstall.

Many of these tips for cleaning factory bloatware preinstalled on laptops may help speed things up and familiarize you better with your options: Clean up factory bloatware
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10 Apr 2011   #15
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theski232 View Post
the scan is still running and so far nothing is infected (out of 80,000+ objects/files), i will post the complete results when finished scanning
Please follow gregrockers advice and run another scan.
Also download and do a FULL scan with http://superantispyware.com/
Hope this helps
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11 Apr 2011   #16
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Well I think we know what the issue is now.

+1 with everyone else's suggestions.....

I also suggest installing Hitman Pro 3.5 and doing a scan, if it offers to remove them, you can activate the 30-day trial license.
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11 Apr 2011   #17
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You'll need to remove the infections found, then run another Full Scan in Safe Mode .
ran the scan in safe mode, nothing infected.
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11 Apr 2011   #18
gregrocker

 

The scan removes the infection but does not repair any resulting damaged System Files. So run SFC -SCANNOW Command to check System Files.

Then work through the other steps given.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Many performance problems can be solved by uninstalling MucAfee and installing free MS Security Essentials to run with the Win7 Firewall. Microsoft Security Essentials

As to your slow startup, uncheck all but AV and gadgets in msconfig>Startup to see how things speed up. After a few restarts check if any programs have written themselves back into the Startup list, then find out how to deselect them at Startup in their Preferences. Startup Programs - Change

Next in msconfig>Services Hide all MS Services to see what may be running without your knowing. Turn those programs off in their Preferences or uninstall.

Many of these tips for cleaning factory bloatware preinstalled on laptops may help speed things up and familiarize you better with your options: Clean up factory bloatware
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12 Apr 2011   #19
theski232

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

so far everything is working fine. If any thing progresses i shall return.
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