Solved Computer is getting very slow

April 23, 2017 at 00:47:45
Specs: Windows 7, 2GB ram
HDD 500GB, Ram:2GB, Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU B950 @ 2.10GHz 2.10 GHz
System : 64bit Operating system. Mouse right click function is very slow. Google chrome also too slow to load. After installing Microsoft Security Essential, computer gets even slower and almost freeze.

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#1
April 23, 2017 at 05:24:12
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As a starting point run these three programs in the order given. They often find malware that anti-virus programs miss:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
https://www.malwarebytes.org/junkwa...
(blue Download button).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

Please copy/paste all the logs on here. If you lose the ADW log you can find it as a text file in the ADWCleaner folder directly off the system drive root (usually C).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
April 23, 2017 at 05:28:33
I have a couple of recommendations... 2 Gig of RAM is not really enough to efficiently run any OS after XP. Consider upgrading to 4 Gig or more.

Remove any unnecessary programs and temp files. You could install CCleaner and run it as well.

Defrag the hard drive.

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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#3
April 23, 2017 at 05:41:20
Windows 7 32bit might run on 2GB RAM but it runs better on 4GB 93.2GB usable)
Windows 7 64bit will not run well (since SP1) on under 4GB and really I recommend 8GB or more if that is possible.
ALL of the above recommendations you should do.
Also run Disk Clean Up with nearly all checked.
Use the Start Up option on CCleaner to manage what programs and applications start with Windows, the more that run in the background, the slower your machine will be.
Make sure that you have at LEAST 15% free space on your hard drive or you will have a lot of problems now and in the future. If the free space is low we can give you some suggestions for fixing this temporarily but adding a drive or removing unnecessary files and programs will be the ultimate answer on that.
If you have any tool bars on your browser like Ask or Google, remove them, they do not help you and waste resources.
Post back results.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
April 23, 2017 at 09:21:49
Thanks for your suggestion, very true. It helps to some extemt but i noticed some tweaks needs to be done. Its running normally now. Thanks again.👍

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#5
April 23, 2017 at 20:50:29
if you select a best answer the post will be marked as solved.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
April 24, 2017 at 02:42:02
For our own interest it would be good if you could let us know briefly what changes you made to improve the situation - thanks.

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