Solved slow computer, tried all options...

October 30, 2014 at 23:11:44
Specs: Windows 7

Using SONY vaio core i3 2.40GHz processesr 2GB RAM 300GB HDD laptop for last 2years. Didnt partioned the disk, have all in C:/ drive. Installed no big application. Insatalled Adobe Reader, Adobe Photoshop Elements, MS Office etc. Sometime back insatlled few HP software testing tools and later uninstalled them. Had Mcafee AV, uninstalled it and now have Avast, both didnt show any virus/torjen while scans. Stopped or changed to Manual most services. Even tried CCleaner. As of now just use to browse internet with firefox. system begin to slow down, take lot time to load windows7 on startup. Firefox itself frequently prompts for a reset of the browser due to slowdown. windows disk cleanup show a cleanup of gb of cache memory dumps but for only next startup system is fast as it was intially. After some hours of net usage, system again slows down. ...resest & cleanup and again the same in routine. what could be the reason? eating 100s of mbs of data while on internet within a hour, even when just check few email accouts and news portals.

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October 31, 2014 at 01:04:02
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I can look at these logs & see what is going on.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the 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.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.

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October 31, 2014 at 10:45:46
Overheating is a possibility, so is malware. You mentioned CCleaner - did you click on Tools > Startup & review the list of startup entries?

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October 31, 2014 at 13:09:20
Run Malwarebytes.
Check (Run) msconfig for items starting at bootup with Windows.
Disable browser add ones except those few you really want.
Add more RAM.
Report temperatures from HWMonitor.

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

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November 1, 2014 at 19:42:40
You may want to start with a simple disk defrag before anything. I'm assuming the drive is a mechanical one. Defragmenting may resolve the issue: open start and type "defrag" open it and run the OS partion...should be analyze and defrag or just defrag. I prefer Mydefrag (google for dl link) for Win 7 OS.

If that doesn't help, refer to the above posts, as they are leading you in the right direction :)

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November 2, 2014 at 06:08:14
Malwarebytes pointed few suspected files and removed them. visibly now system is fast enough. took lot of time. finally have to run defrag as reasonably lot suggest this.

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