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my computer is a gateway sx2370-ur30p with 1tb hard drive  and 16G of memory  windows 7 home premium 64 bit.and it seems to be fast when new but it seems to be going slower and slower  .it came with 4GB of memory but i had an aide cause i'm disabled well i order 4  4GB memory.what can i do  to get some bigger #'s on the  speed test cause i'm pretty sure if  those go up so will my pc in general.correct cause it is taking alot of time to do everything on it. i did the startup repair but it takes about 20-30 seconds for "starting windows" it terrible i thought by put it to the max  GB's of memory i would have a real fast c mputer.but it is the opposite .any idea of what i should do.hopefully for free cause ain't got no money oh yeah i have2 1TB external hard drives i have verizon dsl but that  shouldn't matter cause i know it's faster than what it is

Edited by DOUGLASS3020, 27 April 2014 - 09:20 AM.

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Hi, know one really knows me around here. I've asked for your topic to be moved to the Malware cleaning area. (http://www.geekstogo...alware-removal/).


This sounds more like a infection then an OS issue...


Looking at your Screenshots, you have at least some adware on the system.


For the safety of you, please take down the Second Screenshot.

Edited by Alan1998, 26 April 2014 - 07:37 PM.

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There is no indication from those screen shots that Douglass3020 has any malware on his system. The pop up ads on the speedtest site are apparently ads from the site itself, since I get the same pop up ads if I run it on Internet Explorer (I have Adblock on Chrome, and I don't see them there). 


Douglass3020, Speedtest.net is only an indicator of your internet speed, not your computer speed. I'll have a tech come and help you here. 

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You have been moved to the malware forum so we can run some scans to see if something is wrong.   I'm going to give you both my malware and slowness scans so it will be a lot of logs.  Best to just post them as you get them.


Download : ADWCleaner to your desktop.  Make sure you get the correct Download button.  Sometimes the ads on BleepingComputer will mimic the real Download button which should say: Download Now @BleepingComputer
NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading, click on the warning and allow the download to complete.
Close  all programs, pause your anti-virus and run AdwCleaner (Vista or Win 7 => right click and Run As Administrator).
Click on Scan  and follow the prompts. Let it run unhindered. When done, click on the Clean button, and follow the prompts. Allow the system to reboot. You will then be presented with the report. Copy & Paste this report on your next reply.
The report will be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.  Make sure you get the correct Download button.  Sometimes the ads on BleepingComputer will mimic the real Download button which should say: Download Now @Author's site
  • Pause your anti-virus.  Close all browsers.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.
    Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop. 
    Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version. 
  • Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer. 
  • Press Scan button. 
  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.  
  • Please copy and paste log back here. 
  • The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory as FRST.exe/FRST64.exe). Please also paste that along with the FRST.txt into your reply. 
    Download OTL from
    and Save it to your desktop.
    Copy the text in the code box:
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\*.exe
    C:\Windows\assembly\tmp\U\*.* /s
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /rs
    hklm\software\clients\startmenuinternet|command /64 /rs
    %systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
    %systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
    %ProgramFiles%\WINDOWS NT\*.* /s
    %systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /lockedfiles
    Run OTL (Vista or Win 7 => right click and Run As Administrator)
    Paste (Ctrl + v) the copied text in the box where it says Custom Scan/Fixes
    Select the All option in the Extra Registry group then Run Scan.
    You should get two logs.  Please copy and paste both of them.
    Also let's run Process Explorer:

    Get Process Explorer
    Save it to your desktop then run it (Vista or Win7 - right click and Run As Administrator).  
    View, Select Column, check Verified Signer, OK
    Options, Verify Image Signatures
    Click twice on the CPU column header  to sort things by CPU usage with the big hitters at the top.  
    Wait a full minute then:
    File, Save As, Save.  Open the file Procexp.txt on your desktop and copy and paste the text to a reply.
    and Speccy:

    Get the free version of Speccy:
    http://www.filehippo...download_speccy  (Look in the upper right for the Download
    Latest Version button  - Do NOT press the large Start Download button on the upper left!)  Download, Save and Install it.  Run Speccy.  When it finishes (the little icon in the bottom left will stop moving), File, Save as Text File,  (to your desktop) note the name it gives. OK.  Open the file in notepad and delete the line that gives the serial number of your Operating System.  (It will be near the top about 10 lines down.) Attach the file to your next post.
    Finally let's check your hard drive and the error logs:

    1. Double-click My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check. C:
    2. Click Properties, and then click Tools.
    3. Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed,
    4. Check both boxes and then click Start.
    You will receive the following message:
    The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?
    Click Yes to schedule the disk check, but don't restart yet.
    Right click on (My) Computer and select Manage (Continue) Then the Event Viewer. Next select Windows Logs.  Right click on System and Clear Log, Clear. Repeat for Application. Reboot. The disk check will run and will probably take an hour or more to finish.
    Start, All Programs, Accessories then right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator.  Then type (with an Enter after each line).
    sfc /scannow
    (SPACE after sfc.)  This will check your critical system files. Does this finish without complaint?
    If it finishes without complaints then skip down to the VEW download.   IF it says it couldn't fix everything then:
    Copy the next two lines:
    findstr  /c:"[SR]"  \windows\logs\cbs\cbs.log  >  \windows\logs\cbs\junk.txt 
    notepad \windows\logs\cbs\junk.txt 
    Start, All Programs, Accessories, right click on Command Prompt and Run as Administrator, Continue.  Right click and Paste or Edit then Paste and the copied line should appear.
    Hit Enter if notepad does not open.  Copy and paste the text from notepad into a reply.  Close nOtepad.  Close the Command Window.
    1. Please download the Event Viewer Tool by Vino Rosso
    and save it to your Desktop:
    2. Right-click VEW.exe and Run AS Administrator
    3. Under 'Select log to query', select:
    * System
    4. Under 'Select type to list', select:
    * Error
    * Warning
    Then use the 'Number of events' as follows:
    1. Click the radio button for 'Number of events'
    Type 20 in the 1 to 20 box
    Then click the Run button.
    Notepad will open with the output log.
    Please post the Output log in your next reply then repeat but select Application.


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