Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

System taking up too much CPU


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

#16
don77

don77

    Malware Expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 18,526 posts
well any slowness is not due to malware your machine is clean

Maybe some basic maintenance might help
  • 0

Advertisements


#17
don77

don77

    Malware Expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 18,526 posts
A slow computer does not mean there is malware present. I don't see anything in your Hijack This log to indicate that your problem is malware related. I will post the following info to get you started in the right direction, but if you need further help with this you will have to post a new topic in the proper Operating System Forum. I'm closing this topic.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently:

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theelderg...nup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham....rag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

To use Chkdsk, click Start and My Computer. Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and click Properties. Select the Tools tab and click Check Now. Check both boxes. Click Start. You'll get a message that the computer must be rebooted to run a complete check. Click Yes and reboot. Chkdsk will take awhile, so run it when you don't need to use the computer for something else.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

You will be prompted to restart. Go ahead and restart.

Upon restart you will be confronted with a dialogue box warning about running in selective startup. Just ignore that message and put a check in the box by "Don't show me this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" and click "OK". You will not be bothered by the message again.

Keep in mind that some entries will be re-enabled in the startups each time you use that particular program. Therefore, you will have to find the option in that programs preferences that says something like "Load with Windows" or "Run when Windows Starts" and disable that option.

Go here for info on msconfig:

http://www.pacs-port...artup_index.htm

You can look up the startups at the following links to help determine what is needed and what is not:

http://computercops....tartupList.html

http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/

http://www.answersth...es/tasklist.htm

http://www.windowsst...start=50&end=75

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :whistling:

If you're the topic starter, have followed the steps above, and still suspect you may be infected, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread to have it reopened.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
  • 0

#18
Famoustar

Famoustar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 45 posts
Thanks but you forgot to close this :whistling:
  • 0

#19
don77

don77

    Malware Expert

  • Retired Staff
  • 18,526 posts
:whistling:

Good luck :blink:
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP