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PRR1104

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Hello. My computer is running relatively slow and was hoping someone could help me figure out the issues. I was thinking maybe someone could assist in shutting down any programs running behind the scenes that arn't necessarily needed and check to see if i have any virusus. Any help is greaty appreciated. Paul
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You should then first post this in Virus,Spyware and Maleware removal to make sure there isn't anything on the system.

As for what is running on system may slow it down, usually at startup, go to start programs ,run and type MSCONFIG look under first what is starting up.
Then under services will show to the right what is running.

I would not do it this way to shut off running processes or startup programs, checking this way can just give you an idea of what is running and if there is a conflicts with a program running you can use this Msconfig to temporarily disable those starting programs.

You can try either shutting them off in the programs itself,look in options of the program, some may need to run at startup or all the time mattering to the program, e.g., Anti-Virus

Try a free program that can shut off start up programs plus clean web cache and temp files called CCleaner My link

Let the Maleware team first check out the system,try posting more system specs to them,GOOD LUCK

Edited by jds63, 23 December 2013 - 04:35 PM.

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Gday.
Please read this article which I believe applies also to, fix my computer and optimize/speed up my computer. Windows has it's own very good clean up tools which I run once a week.
> http://www.makeuseof...ner-difference/
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Hello. My computer is running relatively slow and was hoping someone could help me figure out the issues. I was thinking maybe someone could assist in shutting down any programs running behind the scenes that arn't necessarily needed and check to see if i have any virusus. Any help is greaty appreciated. Paul

Hello PRR1104

If you suspect that your computer has been infected with malware please refer to the GTG malware redirection information below;

I suspect that you have some malware on your computer causing issues that weare not able to solve through means we can use here in the Tech Forums. I suggest you read the 'Start Here' topic found here. With these self-help tools you have a high chance of fixing the problems on your own. If you are still having problems after following Step 3 of the guide, continue with Step 4 and 5 and post in the Malware Forum. If you are unable to run any programs, Please create a topic stating what you have tried so far and that you are unable to run any programs. Also, Please do NOT post the logs in this thread.

If you are still having issues after the malware expert gives you a clean bill of health, Please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Additional guidance;

1: Do not create a topic on the malware forum unless you have a malware issue that you cannot resolve yourself.
2: If you do need to start a topic there provide a link to this thread so that steps that have already been taken can be checked.
3: As the Malware Techs are extremely busy you may not receive an instant reply, if you have waited for three days or more without reply post in the Waiting Room http://www.geekstogo...e-waiting-room/ be sure to identify the issue as malware related and provide a link to your malware topic.
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