Solved have a vista pc that is very slow

October 29, 2014 at 07:54:25
Specs: vista
the machine is not connected to internet but has all kinds of popup. what can I do to clean it up. It takes a very long time to startup. Someone notes that I have a lot in my startup file.

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October 29, 2014 at 08:52:36
For starters, we need your system specs or the make/model of your computer. If you have a old/slow processor & too little RAM, there's only so much that can be done to improve performance.

"the machine is not connected to internet but has all kinds of popup"

Was it ever connected to the internet? If so, how recently? Do you ever plug in USB devices such as jump drives or external HDDs? They can become infected & then transfer the infection to the host computer. Did you run a scan for viruses & malware?

Start by downloading & running CCleaner. Get either the portable version or the slim version. Run the Cleaner & remove everything it finds. Then click on Tools > Startup & review what's on the list. Very few items are actually necessary. The more that's on the list, the slower the boot time.

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October 29, 2014 at 15:13:29
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I can check these logs for you, so I can see what the problem is.

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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