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"My Computer" & Downloads slow!


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Best description I can give.

Whenever I open up "My Computer" I get a flashlight searching back and forth for a few seconds (up to 10 seconds). I can then select a drive and do what I have to do, but if I again back up to "My Computer" I get the same slow down.

This effect is also done whenever I DL something, worse with zipped files, from the internet. Firefox says that the DL is complete after about 10 seconds the Zip file will show up on my screen, sorry forgot to mention while selecting open the file not DL it :whistling:.. Ok it pops up on the screen, I select unzip and it looks as though the file has froze, turns all white. After about 10 seconds the file brings up my file folders and can then be unzipped.

I have dfragged and scanned the computer with norton, also I have ran spybot... I am at lost now.

James
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


If no change

Please go here:

Malware Removal Guide


You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Tune Up Utilities 2006 did the trick, was scared when all the steps before Tune Up Utilities and still was going slow. Everything seems to be working perfectly now.

James
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Thank You for letting me know
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