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That worked.

 

You can uninstall Speccy now.  We don't need it anymore.

You can also uninstall

Aimersoft Helper Compact

unless you have some real use for it.

 

 

Go into Firefox:

 

about:preferences#privacy

 

Uncheck all boxes under

 

Firefox Data Collection and Use

 

Go to:

about:preferences#search

 

Scroll down to One-Click Search Suggestions

 

If you have more than one search provider delete (Remove) all but your favorite.  I just have Google.

 

Go to:

about:addons

 

click on Plugins.  I only have OpenH624...,Shockwave...,Widevine... 

Do you have more?

 

 

Restart Firefox and come back to this page.  Close all other tabs.  Right click on the Clock and select Task Manager

 

Find Firefox under Processes.  How many does it show? (Mine has a (4) after Firefox)  What percent CPU? (Varies from 2.6 to 4.2)  How many MB? (631.5)


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That worked.

 

You can uninstall Speccy now.  We don't need it anymore.

You can also uninstall

Aimersoft Helper Compact

unless you have some real use for it.

 

 

Go into Firefox:

 

about:preferences#privacy

 

Uncheck all boxes under

 

Firefox Data Collection and Use

 

Go to:

about:preferences#search

 

Scroll down to One-Click Search Suggestions

 

If you have more than one search provider delete (Remove) all but your favorite.  I just have Google.

 

Go to:

about:addons

 

click on Plugins.  I only have OpenH624...,Shockwave...,Widevine... 

Do you have more?

 

 

Restart Firefox and come back to this page.  Close all other tabs.  Right click on the Clock and select Task Manager

 

Find Firefox under Processes.  How many does it show? (Mine has a (4) after Firefox)  What percent CPU? (Varies from 2.6 to 4.2)  How many MB? (631.5)

Did as directed step by step.
At the end:
Firefox shows (3) with only one window open.
CPU varies from 3% to 6%
243 to 250 MB
I also uninstalled AnyDesk (installed by my Comp Guy), getting message that two other programs have to be uninstalled manually.


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With just this page open in Firefox try running Latency Monitor again.  What does the main page say.


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With just this page open in Firefox try running Latency Monitor again.  What does the main page say.

Main Log.

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Thought we had killed this off once before.

 

 

 

Search for

Task Scheduler

hit Enter

 

This should bring up the Task Scheduler Window

Click on the Task Scheduler Library then on the arrow in front of it.  Now Click on the arrow in front of  Microsoft then on the arrow in front of Windows.

 

Find Application Experience.  Click on it.  In the next pane will be three tasks.  Right click on each and select Disable.

 

Let things run for a few minutes to settle down then with just the one page open in Firefox, rerun Latency Monitor.  Post the main page.


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"Click on the Task Scheduler Library then on the arrow in front of it.  Now Click on the arrow in front of  Microsoft then on the arrow in front of Windows.

 

Find Application Experience.  Click on it.  In the next pane will be three tasks.  Right click on each and select Disable."

This doesn't seem to be possible.
 

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Click on the little arrow in front of Task Scheduler Library and things will open up.


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Here's a pic to prove it's possible:

 

task.jpg

 

Bedtime for me (after midnight)


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Here are the screenshot and log.  Please go to bed now.  You can attend to this tomorrow.

 

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Edited by Hari Prahlad, 23 December 2019 - 12:07 AM.

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Let's get a second opinion on the latency,

 

Go to

https://www.thesycon...ncy_check.shtml

Click on

Download DPC Latency Checker

 

Save and Right click and Run as Admin

 

 

Let it run until the boxes at the bottom fill the screen then take a screenshot.

 

The program has a bug on Win 8+ that causes it to read a consistent 1000 microseconds high so a normal indication is always going to show yellow so a good indication is if it reads below about 1500 and a bad is anything over 2000 This is from mine:

 

DPC.jpg

 

I'm starting to wonder if we shouldn't try to find  a newer version of the iastor driver.  Search for

device manager

hit Enter.

 

I don't have an intel system so I am guessing that iastor is going to be under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.  Click on the arrow in front of it to open it up and look for anything from Intel.  Right click  and Update Driver.  Tell it to Search Automatically ...  Does it find anything?

 

PS.  Just reply by starting in the box at the bottom of the post.  If you hit the Reply button at the top it copies everything that I have written which we don't need especially since the forum software has trouble showing attachments when you do that.


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Here are the screenshots.

 

No updates under drivers available.  I have the latest.

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The checker seems happy with your PC.  If you listen to a video with sound does the sound sound OK are does it click once in a while?

 

 

Look in Device Manager under Storage Controllers.  See if you have anything from Intel there that you can upgrade.  Rumor has it that it moved from where it used to be.

 

Also you connect to the internet via a USB adapter of some kind don't you?  Could there be an upgrade available for your device?


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I connect to the Internet by a Vodafone 4G Dongle.  This is the latest.  We will get 5G only some time next year.

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Video/audio no complaints.


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I'm going over to my stepson's to play nurse and take care of his kids.  He apparently has the same virus.  I haven't seen him in a week so he didn't get it from me - guess it's just going around.  My wife was going to go but I don't want her getting sick.

 

Going to have to put this on hold for a while. 


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