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Computer Lagging

By sugartaspice
Oct 29, 2006
  1. Computer running slow, takes a long time to open programs and internet explorer
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Please go and read this thread HERE, then post a fresh renamed HJT log as an attachment.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of sugartaspice only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. dazzer9535

    dazzer9535 Banned Posts: 117

    Have you defragmented your PC of late?

    How much RAM have u got?

    Is your hard drive full, have you got Norton :D have u recently installed any new programs ?

    Not everything is to do with HJT ;)
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s quite true, but without looking you wouldn`t know would you? :p

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of sugartaspice only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  5. dazzer9535

    dazzer9535 Banned Posts: 117

    Thats true but I see HJT as one of the last things to do not one of the first things to do, it seems a bit like rewiring a house just because a fuse is blown in the kettle (thats probably the worst analogy ever) lol

    I suppose its horses for courses [​IMG]
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I do see your point, but it only takes five minutes to post and analyse a HJT log.

    There`s no point in trying to figure out what`s causing a system slowdown if there`s a possibility of malware at work. Knowing that a system is clean, makes the job of working out what`s caused a system slowdown easier.

    In fact making sure there are no nasties on a system can help to narrow down a lot of system problems, That`s because infections can cause such a wide variety of symptoms

    I agree about the horses for courses thing lol.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. sugartaspice

    sugartaspice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Log attached..but i still havta do the renaming hijackthis thing later
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    There`s absolutely no point in posting a HJT log unless it been renamed.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of sugartaspice only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  9. sugartaspice

    sugartaspice TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry...ok i renamed it and here is the log
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    The only thing I can see that`s slowing your system down is Symantec/Norton Crapware.

    It is known to be a resource hog.

    I recommend you start by getting rid of it and install something a little less resource hungry.

    Alternative antivirus/firewall software can be found HERE.

    If you have any problems in uninstalling Symantec/Norton, take a look at this thread HERE.

    You might also want to take a look at this thread HERE. It will show you how you can speed your system up.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of sugartaspice only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
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