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Laptop Performance Questions in Win 7


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Hello, recently it's seemed that my Asus laptop has slowed downed quite a bit both on start up and just overall run speed. I was wondering if someone can help me troubleshoot the issue. Also, I was recently told that Comodo, Avast and SUPERantispyware running at the same time can actually be detrimental to my laptops overall protection and performance speed.
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You want only one Anti-virus program running at a time on your computer. My recommendation would be to get rid of Comodo and Avast and install Microsoft Security Essentials. Keep SUPERantispyware but run it only when you want to do a scan.

Are you running Vista or Win 7?
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I am running Win7
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Let's see whats starting and running on your computer.

Download and install CCleaner from the following link: CCleaner - Standard

During installation, uncheck the option to install the Yahoo toolbar.

Start CCleaner. Click on Tools (ICON) and Select the following BUTTONS to create two (2) text files:

* Uninstall > Save to text file (install) – bottom right corner of app window
* Startup > Save to text file (startup)

Locate and open each saved file in the ‘Documents’ FOLDER:

* Copy and paste the contents of each file into your next post (2 files).


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Here are the logs.
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Here are the logs.

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Re: Startup items:

Looks like you could disable the following, no need for them to auto-start when you boot as you can start them when you want them:

Startupy pc app
SUPERAntiSpyware
Aim (unless you use AIM all the time)
msnmsgr
Steam (unless you play Steam games)
WebcamMaxAutoRun
UpdateLBPShortCut
UpdateP2GoShortCut
Microsoft Default Manager
HP Software Update
Adobe ARM
QuickTime Task
iTunesHelper
VizorHtmlDialog.exe
IgfxTray
Persistence
Adobe Reader Speed Launcher
SRS Premium Sound.lnk

Not sure what these do for you:

ATKOSD2
ATKMEDIA
HControlUser
ETDWare
AmIcoSinglun64
Setwallpaper


You appear to be using 4 Anti-virus/Spyware programs which is never a good idea. Pick one and stay with it:

SUPERAntiSpyware
avast
Trend Micro Titanium
COMODO Internet Security

I would recommend uninstalling all the above, except maybe SUPERAntiSpyware then install Microsoft Security Essentials

Re: Install programs:

Looks liek these could be uninstalled but not necessary:

Bing Bar
Google Chrome (unless you use it)
Intel WiMAX Tutorial Intel Corporation
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I've done most of the above and it seems to be running more smoothly so far, thanks for your help.
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Try the following and see if it helps even more.

Download TFC by OldTimer to your desktop
  • Please double-click TFC.exe to run it. (Note: If you are running on Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator).
  • It will close all programs when run, so make sure you have saved all your work before you begin.
  • Click the Start button to begin the process. Depending on how often you clean temp files, execution time should be anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or two. Let it run uninterrupted to completion.
  • Once it's finished it should reboot your machine. If it does not, please manually reboot the machine yourself to ensure a complete clean.



Background info courtesy of DonnaB Thank you


As for TFC, this is a tidbit of an article I found a while back by a MicroSoft MVP.

TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs). It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB).

Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running applications. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.
-- TFC only cleans temp folders.
-- TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail.





Download Auslogics Defrag from the link in my signature below. Auslogics Defrag in my opinion is better because:

It does a more comprehensive job at Defragging
It will actually show you what it is doing
At the end of working it will show you how much speed you picked up
You can view a online log of the files that Auslogics defragged
Please do not run any other Auslogics programs other then this one as they may cause unwanted results.
http://auslogics.com...defrag/download
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I downloaded and used both programs, haven't noticed any difference yet but it's running smoothly, how often would you recommend using TFC to clean out old temp files and such?
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Depends on how much internet surfing you do. Adding new programs and uninstalling old ones. I run mine once a week to just keep everything running smoothly.
Remember no need to over indulge in protection.
One AV, Spyware, malware and firewall is good enough.
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