PC Running very slow...can anyone help?

By dcuk9 ยท 7 replies
Oct 18, 2008
  1. Hi,

    My PC has gradually over time been running slower and slower, and the usual slow start up has been getting worse and worse. A friend told me about 'Hijackthis' and said if I posted a thread with the log file, someone would perhaps be able to see whats slowing my PC up.

    I also have Norton 360 Internet Security which does a great deal of slowing up in the middle of games, anyone know a good anti-virus which does not slow things down as much! I'm fed up of playing games and suddenly it returns to Windows because Norton decides to do something!

    Suggestions and hints much appreciated!

    Thanks guys!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. dcuk9

    dcuk9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Attached is a log file from the latest version.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523


    DAEMON Tools
    Spyware Doctor
    AVG8 (unless this is a paid for one) Try the above AntiVirus software I suggested
  5. dcuk9

    dcuk9 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah excellent, already a great difference in start up speed!

  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Run this : http://download.piriform.com/ccsetup212.exe

    Then also download this excellent tool : http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
    And untick any startup (shortcut) that you really don't want starting with Windows (but only if you know what the program is) All you do is untick the unwanted program. The close Startup Control Panel.

    Then restart, after those two, and let me know the difference :grinthumb
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Gotta wonder if you have two names or if both of you have the same friends! A bit ago I replied to a post that began:
    That person also ran an old version of HijackThis.
    That person also refused to follow the suggested order of running the cleaning programs!

    We do that for a reason. HijackThis is a 'followup', not a "cleaner"! Suggest you consider following this:
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