My computer is not running as fast as it used to

By amjam9
Jun 16, 2010
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  1. Hey Guys,

    I got help with one of my computers a few weeks ago and now (Computer #1) is running fine and fast!

    With computer #2, it is not running as fast as it used to. I thought about running the HiJack this log (which I ran as part of the problem with Computer #1), but I wanted to ask you guys what's the first step?

    I don't think I have a virus on Computer #2, but it's just running slow...Any suggestions?
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    There are many, many reasons for a computer to be slow.Malware is only one of them. Before you consider being checked for malware, please follow the information and suggestions here:

    http://www.tech-101.com/tutorials/339-general-computer-maintenance-guide.html
    here
    http://www.tech-101.com/tutorials/28-using-msconfig-utility-control-startup.html
    and here
    http://www.tech-101.com/tutorials/69-nuisance-startups-how-stop.html

    When you have finished, let us know how the system is running. All threads have links in them for additional information.

    To have you go through a cleaning because of a slow computer isn't the best use of time- ours or yours!
  3. amjam9

    amjam9 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 21

  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    I gave you three web pages, all with information for your system, all with links for specific programs:

    The first page I gave: http://www.tech-101.com/tutorials/339-general-computer-maintenance-guide.html under #1 for Weekly Maintenance has:
    When you click on the 'user guide' link you get: How to use CCleaner

    We don't recommend Registry cleaners. When I click on the URL you left:
    http://www.tech-101.com/tutorials/33...nce-guide.html I get 'page not found' .

    The full link I left was:
    hxxp://www.tech-101.com/tutorials/339-general-computer-maintenance-guide.html which will 'parse to look shorter. I changed the http in this example to hxxp just so you could see what the full link is- that stops the URL from parsing. However, the link will work if you click on it. You can't paste in the parsed link, but you can click on it as the full URL is embedded. When you see a link or words in blue or bold blue, that means the link is actually embedded in the words and should open the right page if you click on it.

    So don't copy and paste, just click! I hope I haven't confused the issue.
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