I am not that sort of guy.
If I had not wanted to work with you as long as necessary I would not have asked for the win audit and spent some considerable time going through it.
I sincerely believe that the update problem is a combination of the slow pwrformance and something else running on the computer.
If you had a corruption in the file system and particularly in the Micrsoft Installer service, I am sure that we would have found it.
The chkdsk and the system file checker AND the download of the program I sent you - to update the installer service should certainly have correced those issues.
I feel you have misunderstodd what I have said and I am sorry if it is in any respect my fault.
AVAST is a really good free anti-virus
Online Armor is a good firewall.
HOWEVER as per my recent post they use ram MORE than my suggestion.
If you press Ctrl Alt Delete and on the Performance tab you will see below the graphs the Total Physical memory that will be 512000 as it is in KB
Underneath that you will see your Available physical memory - I estimate it as about 198000. -However please tell me if I am WAY WAY out.
You cannot afford ANYTHING that uses more ram than absolutely necessary.
When you are downloading a large update AND using the computer at the same time, you will be using HDD as ram,. that is the paging file on the hard drive.
Microsoft Security Essentials is renowned for its lack of pop-ups continually asking this and that and its LOW use of resources.
See this it is in fact from the link I sent you ON THIS SITE
Microsoft Security Essentials is 100% free. Free download, free updates, and advertising free. There isn't even a paid option available. Don't let the price fool you, it's a great offering. Based on their former OneCare Antivirus, and utilizing a unified detection database shared with their Forefront enterprise security product, it's feature complete, with great definitions. Above all, it uses fewer system resources than any other antivirus tested (free or paid). Simple to install, easy to use, runs silently in the background. Compatible with Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista/Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit. Many languages offered.
WHATEVER you do do NOT go back to AVG the latest version includes an unwanted system scan and registry cleaner of sorts. It has caused many problems and the whole thing has become bloated.
I have read the detail of the link you sent - but DID you read the answer to the problem -
It was his internet connection.
A large browser history and temp files on Internet explorer can cause all sorts of problems and that is why I suggested you clean the whole of the files with ATF cleaner.
IN MY OPINION attempting to find why updates were failing before attempting to find WHY the computer was suddenly running so slow was the wrong way of tackling this issue.
I do notice that in your audit log you have a number of failed attempts to log on. Not only you, but another user. DO YOU KNOW these were caused by an incorrect password, ie: caps lock on
OR are they unexplained.
I WOULD PREFER that you do uninstall AVAST and Online Armor - not because I particularly have any criticism of the programs, but because they are as I told you on my last post using too many resources. Ylou can see this yourself on Task Manager - click the processes tab, then click the sub tab Mem Usage and it will place them on a rising scale. You can then check all of the Avast and Online Arrmor entries and total them. Which is what I did but from WinAudit.
THAT ALL SAID - it is your computer and you must do as you think fit.
I have checked all of your updates on Win Audit.
You have a number of the Net framework updates installed.
When you post back I will then take you through the procedure to try the updates.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 27 February 2011 - 06:32 PM.