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Brothers computer started running incredibly slow

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by -1nf1n1ty-, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. -1nf1n1ty-

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    Well, it first started a couple of days ago he asked me to take a look at it and so I did opened it up first made sure everything was plug in (just in case), then got on opened up ad aware and avg free virus scanner, nothing came up everything was clean. Opened google chrome and it WAS INCREDIBLY SLOW, nothing extreme was going on, on the processes side. Cleaned cookies etc. still not any faster

    Brothers specs:
    Intel Pentium 4 3.2 ghz
    ddr 333 (I think) 2.25 gigs
    Windows xp pro 32 bit
    7600GT BFG
    Killer NIC network card (just installed that way better than his old one)

    I dont know whats wrong with it and Im defragging his pc right now, any suggestions?
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    Run CCleaner, you can download it from HERE

    Do like 2-3 passes and you should notice something;)
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    Have you tried Malwarebytes from here

    Hey they aught to pay me a Commision for every time i recommend it chuckle.gif :D
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    check his hard drive for signs of failing.
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    check the CPU temps, its probably overheating and throttling.
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    Hmm, sounds like your brother's pc can do with a clean hdd.
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    im guessing you put it in this sub forum because you think it is something to do with networking issues or your brothers computer has been hijacked? if so check your router and try resetting it.
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    finallyfast.com!
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    Definitely run a malwarebytes scan.

    Is the whole computer slow, or is it just internet related tasks?
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    :laugh::laugh:

    On a serious note don't use that site:shadedshu
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    That site is tha devil!
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    that is as bad as doublemyspeed.com these sites are ripoffs!
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    We don't know what it was but we ended up, reformatting cause most of the things suggested did not work
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    Well that's always the best solution, albeit not the easiest (or even always possible).
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    Well I did try everything listed in here but still got nothing but, I think I will most likely use all of these again. Thanks to everyone that gave us some help!

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