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Old 09-02-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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computer running slow - I have already dumped cach - also ran hitman pro -[twice]-

there seems to be a program running in the back ground -I cant find it --

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Windows?

Does Task Manager not show the mystery process?
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Try running Redline against the active memory.


https://www.fireeye.com/services/freeware/redline.html

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A few things that slow them down you can look into. Windows or other software being on automatic update and conflicts between windows security and antivirus programs.

Can also check what is in your start tray and shut some things off.

Usually you can find the culprit in task manager.
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Shove some RAM in it
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How many different anti-virus' and like products are concurrently running and fighting against each other?
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hitman pro- and windows defender-
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Have you tried looking at processes in Task Manager yet?
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Run Rill. will kill most malware programs
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/
Run Junkware removal tool
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/down...-removal-tool/
Run tds killer
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tdsskiller/
Run Combofix
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
Run Malwarebytes
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On the bottom right of your screen there is a flag, click on it and then click on open action center. Start at the top and turn off everything on the whole list. Done. You'll never miss what this does. About every 6 months go in manually and update what you wish. Leave everything off until then. You need to take control of your computer instead of letting it wonder around doing what it wants. Don't download any programs recommended here on THT.
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If you really want to fix any thing that could be slowing your computer after you do what I told you to do above, remove the right side panel on your computer after you've shut it down. Look for a button that says "CMOS". With the computer shut press that button, you should hear a click. Then restart your computer as normal. This resets your factory settings of your mother board back to it's factory settings and will clear up any issues your RAM may be having.
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did you mean you want me to uncheck all boxes in--change action center settings??
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did you mean you want me to uncheck all boxes in--change action center settings??
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ok I unchecked all the boxes thanks -
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Windows? Does Task Manager not show the mystery process?
Yup! Windows is running in the background!!!

Lol jk, just a small poke at Microsoft...

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Microsoft security scanner will find any Trojans or such.
It's free. I run McAfee and Malwarebytes and still got some. Fixes you right up.

http://www.microsoft.com/security/sc...s/default.aspx
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