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Computer running like a snail. Would someone please look at screenshot and avdise. Tx

By MattOsprey
Nov 22, 2009
  1. Hi all,
    My neice is having a nightmare with her computer. It runs so slow that it barely works sometimes. I have taken a screenshot of the Windows Task Manager Process screen.
    I would be grateful for any advice.
    Thanks.
    Matt
     

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  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    Hi Matt,
    welcome to Techspot :)
    you cant see all of the processes is your screen-shot, however 45 processes is not an exorbitant amount. whats the virus/ malware protection like on this machine? and are you talking about internet access being slow? or applications? ...or all of it? also would you post the specs on this machine?
     
  3. MattOsprey

    MattOsprey TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,
    Thanks for the very speedy reply. I have just run Belarc Advisor to get the info.
    I hope that was the right thing to do.
    Thanks.
    Matt


    Operating System System Model
    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
    Install Language: English (United States)
    System Locale: English (United Kingdom) iQon.ie MS-7222 2.00
    Enclosure Type: Desktop
    Processor a Main Circuit Board b
    2.67 gigahertz Intel Celeron
    16 kilobyte primary memory cache
    256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Not hyper-threaded Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-7222 2.00
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/23/2006
    Drives Memory Modules c,d
    75.60 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    62.26 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

    PHILIPS DVDR1660P1 [CD-ROM drive]

    Sony USB HS-CF Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 1
    Sony USB HS-MS Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 3
    Sony USB HS-SD Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 4
    Sony USB HS-SM Card USB Device [Hard drive] -- drive 2
    WDC WD800BB-00JHC0 [Hard drive] (80.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAM9Z536654, rev 05.01C05, SMART Status: Healthy 192 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

    Slot 'A0' has 256 MB
    Slot 'A1' is Empty
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    c: (NTFS on drive 0) 75.60 GB 62.26 GB free
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    BaybeeCakes 22/11/2009 10:59:37 (admin)
    marrianne 19/11/2009 22:32:58
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    Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
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    VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller
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    Virus Protection [Back to Top] new Group Policies
    AVG Anti-Virus Free Version 8.5
    Virus Definitions Version Up To Date
    Realtime File Scanning On
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    Smart Link 56K Voice Modem


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    Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    USB Mass Storage Device
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    Nokia 5310 XpressMusic

    See your entire network map...
    click for Belarc's System Management products

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    No details available

    Find your security vulnerabilities...
    click for Belarc's System Management products

    Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes [Back to Top]
    These required security hotfixes (using the 11/10/2009 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) were not found installed. Note: CIS benchmarks require that Critical and Important severity security hotfixes must be installed.
    Q918118 - Important (details...)
    Q920213 - Critical (details...)
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    Q945553 - Important (details...)
    Q946026 - Critical (details...)

    Manage all your software licenses...
    click for Belarc's System Management products

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    Belarc - Advisor 16f0610b
    CyberLink - CDS MS645346763254J3
    CyberLink - Power2Go MS645346763254J3
    CyberLink - PowerDVD CDS050614-01
    CyberLink - PowerDVD DVD050719-02
    CyberLink - PowerStarter CDS050614-01
    CyberLink - PowerStarter MS645346763254J3
    Microsoft - Internet Explorer 76477-OEM-0011903-00375 (Key: FWBGV-7FH9G-JT8XG-KW8DJ-XTXKJ)e
    Microsoft - WebFldrs XP 12345-111-1111111-14407
    Microsoft - Windows XP Home Edition 76477-OEM-0011903-00375 (Key: FWBGV-7FH9G-JT8XG-KW8DJ-XTXKJ)e

    Find unused software and reduce licensing costs...
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  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,219   +157

    well after looking at that, a couple of things leap to mind. The first is limewire, maybe the biggest virus/malware problem on the planet.
    first things i would do is to install,update, and run malwarebytes, that can be had here.
    http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
    and make sure you update and run the AVG I see she has installed.
    if she is running limewire, i would not be surprised to see a couple hundred hits from Malwarebytes.
     
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