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musntgrumble

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Hi

My laptop is extemely slow when i use the internet. For example simple tasks such as typing, opening web pages takes a long time. Also the browser (and i have tried different ones) becomes unresponsive and the same with the email application (incredimail). Downloading is still relatively quick. The connection to the internet seems fine as we run another netbook from the same connection.

The laptop i use is a VAIO SONY VGN-NS20J on Vista Home with 3G of RAM. Procesor Dual Core T4200 2.0GHz. I run Avast as the anti-virus software.
(I also run adaware which has anti-virus - could this be the problem?)

I regularly run Ccleaner/SlimCleaner and both adaware and spybot

any help would be gratefully appreciated.
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I regularly run Ccleaner/SlimCleaner and both adaware and spybot

Bad cobination especially if you are using the Registry cleaner in Ccleaner. Registry cleaners will eventually do more harm then good possibly causing your system to not boot at all.
With spybot are you running the Tea Timer part also as this has been known to slow systems down a lot.

I would like to see your Autoruns to check on a few things if possible.

Download Autoruns from the link in my signature below:

1: Extract the Autoruns Zip file contents to a folder.
2: Double-click the "Autoruns.exe".
3: Click on the "Everything" tab
4: Remove any entries that mention "File Not Found" by right-clicking the entry and select Delete.
5: Go to File then to Export As or Save in some versions.
6: Save AutoRuns.txt file to known location like your Desktop.
7: Attach to your next reply.

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musntgrumble

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Thanks for the response.

I've attached the file. I'm not running the Tea Timer in Spybot. I run both Ccleaner and Slimcleaner about once a fortnight.

FYI - I deleted Ad-aware because of the possible conflict of this running in tandem with Avast and this seems to have made a difference.

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OK I see a couple of things to do with your autoruns. You have both Avast and Windows Defender running. Drop Defender as it is a big problem. Follow the below instructions and then let me know how the system runs then.


Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:

+ "SunJavaUpdateSched"
+ "Windows Defender"






When done restart computer and then:



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.


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.
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I done everything you advised. I will see how my laptop runs over the next few days.

thanks for all your help. much appreciated.
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You said it only happens with internet open so that is where I am looking at right now.
With stopping Windows Defender and cleaning the temp files and then defragging hopefully thngs will run better if not correctly now.
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