Laptop running slow, think its full of viruses, adware, spyware, ect, no memory, tryed cleaning it up, but starts, then stops, dont care about anything on it about 4 years ago, curry's, had all software in, stalled on it, so no discs, but I have a dvd of the system that I backed up about a year ago, could this work?.
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Re: Laptop going slow
If you have at least 1 GB RAM, and you took care of the hard drive,
then you can check the process starting up on their own and remove the
useless one, or spot mala-ware that can affect speed. You can use a
software like Hijack This, and search on google te function of each
process started on the list reported by the software.
You can download Hijack this here MajorGeeks | If download does not start, then click at the top of the page, where it says Click Here If It Does Not.
Be careful if you delete the wrong files using this software you can harm the system, and Windows may not work properly.
If you think you have malaware you can also install Spy Bot, and do a system scan. Download Spybot from The home of Spybot.
If all the above does not work, and there is no malaware, then you usually reinstall the system.
Check also the bios settings, BIOS can downgrade the CPU speed on default , even if this is uncommon on recent BIOS.
If a computer is still slow with a fresh system and enough resources
then it is one of those rare occasions when you have an hardware fault.
Hardware that can cause slow down is: RAM CPU Motherboard HD Video card.
Some tips on procedure can damage your windows installation. Do not
download Hijackthis software and do not change BIOS settings and do not
touch hardware unless you are sure of what you are doing
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Re: Laptop going slow
Hi there is a good free utility online which does a pretty good job. First load your pc in safe mode then browse to the following link and read the instructions. This is a free utility which I usually use it takes long to scan but it does a pretty good job.
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Hi, try cleanning up your pc from all unwanted and unused software, clear your temp folders, in the internet options clean the browsing history and cokies, make sure your HDD has enough free space, check your laptop if it has viruses/adware/spyware, download and install all new MS security updates, try difraging the hard drive by clicking on the hdd properties then select tools... give it a try... best of luck
TRY THIS :- Free up disk space. A hard drive that is close to being full will drastically slow down your computer. You can clear up space by deleting temporary internet files, empty your recycle bin, remove programs that you do not use, put important files on an external hard drive. Another way to free up disk space is to use "Disk Cleanup" on your Windows PC. To do this, click "start" and go to "Accessories", go to "System Tools", and click "Disk Cleanup". Scan for Viruses, Adware, and Spyware. These nasty programs can slow down your computer worse than anything. I would recommend purchasing software that can remove all three of these common problems. Don't automatically start up programs when you turn your computer on. Close any programs that you do not use that open when you start up your computer. These programs will run in the background and steal RAM (Random Access Memory). http://www.supportdock.com/
here is a quick fix download malwarebytes from downloads.com install do a full system scan let it complete follow the instructions go to quarantee and remove them(oh by the way its free download),Next you might want to check the amount of memory installed if you have room for more get it.
It could be a virus or some spyware/adware slowing down your system, or it could simply be that your system needs to be cleaned. Run some general maintenance, including :- A virus scan, An spyware/adware scan, Defragment your drives, Restrict programs that load at boot-up and reside in your system tray. & clear your temp directory's out as well.
At the very least, this should help with the problem.
have you run the "disk cleanup" and "defragment" process ?? also your gonna need adware clean up process , you can download it for free , to eliminate adware and spyware that makes your comp run slow , heres the link:
That's a somewhat vague question but first start off with a virus scan and an adware/spyware scan. I personally like Spybot Search & Destroy. (http://security.kolla.de) Install it and run a full scan and remove anything that it comes up with. Make sure you have the Backup option checked first, just in case. This should show you any background processes or services that belong to potentially malicious programs. In the utilities for Spybot you are also given tools to stop specific programs and services from automatically starting up when you boot your computer.
After you've taken those steps, delete your temporary internet files, then close out of everything and run Disk Defragmenter (Start > Run > dfrg.msc > Defragment). Additionally make sure that you have plenty of space on your hard drive available. If you're able to defragment though, that's a given.
If, after all this, your computer is still running slow, let me know and I'll try to offer additional help.
1)Go to control panel
2)Click Security Settings
3)Then turn on your Automatic updates.
If this dont solve ur problem then go for this:
1) remove all the temporary files from pc.
By going to Start->Run->%Temp% delete all files.
Then remove the software by searching its name in 'regedit' and then resintall it.
to go 'regedit':