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Avast antivirus goes berserk and now my computer is slow [Closed]


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OK lets go back a few stages

Run system restore and select this restore point
11/22/2012 9:35:34 PM

Then run OTL quick scan selecting all users
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I just tried to run a system restore and all the restore points are gone. I don't know why they are since i didn't make any conscious decision to get rid of them.
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Are you able to create a restore point ?
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Yeah, i just made a couple right now.
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We are not looking at a malware problem now, so it is a matter of determining why the system is slow.. How confident are you in using the computer ? By this I mean are you a novice or do you have some good experience ?

There is a MS programme that we could run to reduce the boot time and reorganise the loading of drivers and files to the best configuration. The entire sequence of the run will be about 40 or 50 minutes with 6 boots in between

An overview is here if you are agreeable I will provide full instructions
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I'm experienced enough to where i can follow specific directions. if this can bring my computer back to speed then i'm in.
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Download the windows development toolkit to your desktop
Run the Downloader, accept the various agreements and defaults that pop up
When you get to this page select "Windows Performance Toolkit" only
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Then select install, it will now download the toolkit. Select the desktop as the download location
Once it has downloaded then close the window
Go to the Folder on your desktop C:\Users\your name\Desktop\Windows Kits\8.0\StandaloneSDK
Run SDKSetup to install


Now open an elevated command prompt :
Go Start > All Programs > Accesssories
Right click Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator "

In the black box that opens type in the following command :
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xbootmgr -trace boot -prepSystem -verboseReadyBoot

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Now your PC will be restarted 6 times. After the second reboot the MS defragmentation program is running and is placing the files into an optimized layout, so that Windows will boot up faster (for the description read what ReadyBoot is). The last Reboots are training of readyBoot. After the training is finished, you'll notice a huge improvement in startup.

Note! DON'T USE OTHER DEFRAGMENTATION PROGRAMS AFTER THE OPTIMIZATION, USE ONLY THE INCLUDED MS TOOL, BECAUSE EVERY TOOL PLACES THE FILES AT A DIFFERENT OFFSET ON YOUR HDD, BECAUSE ALL TOOL THINK THEY KNOW IT BETTER!
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The MS defragmenter is still freezing at 23%. it just hangs after the second reboot.
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OK can you clear a bit of space on your hard drive ?

About 2 or 3 Gb should do, it may be that windows is having problems shifting files around as you are at minimal free space
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After the last using puran defrag i sit at 44 free gigabytess, how much more do i need ?
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That should be more than sufficient

OK lets check the hard drive before we retry the MS SDK

Could you run a chkdisc using method 1 on this page
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I ran it, the results at the end flashed by so quick though. it didn't seem to pick up any issues.
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Could you quickly try a windows defrag to see if it still locks
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Sorry for the delay, yes it still locks during analyzation at 23%. Is there any way i can view the results of a disk check without the results immediatly disappearing ?
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There is a log and full instructions to get it are here I would post the instructions but theirs are better than mine :)
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