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Laptop complete slow down... Runs fine on safe mode

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Mr George

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place!

I have a friends laptop, it seems to be exceedingly slow (When I go on command prompt it doesn't show the CPU to be using an awful lot of power), I go on safe mode and it runs perfectly!

I installed some anti-virus and what not, I usuualy use AVG but that won't install in safe mode, so I used Avast. I deleted everything they found! I also used panda for an online scan. After all this - nothing! Still just as slow!

Does anyone have any ideas?! I usualy resort to formatting in a case like this, but my friend didn't make a backup disk!

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Hello Mr George

Most computers will run fine in safemode as only basic device drivers are loaded. Your computer can become slow for many reasons, one of which can be malware so I would like you to get a quick check for malware over at our malware removal forum. I reccomend that you read the following topic here and then post your problem here.

Please post your problem there where our experts will be more than happy to assist you :) If your problem is still presant after the removal of any malware please return to this topic.

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I don't think this is malware related, it seems like you have installed multiple anti-virus programs and as a result, they are conflicting

Do this

Download Security Check here or here and save it to your Desktop.
  • Unzip SecurityCheck.zip and a folder named Security Check should appear.
  • Open the Security Check folder and double-click Security Check.bat
  • Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

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