can someone help please

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by dspencer24, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. dspencer24

    dspencer24 New Member

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    can someone help please everything is slow

    My computer is starting to become very sluggish and slow when opening things. and internet doesnt seem as fast?? I was looking on my task manger and I dont know what some of the things that are running are either. I have a homemade computer. I have 2 gbs of ram, an intel pentium d 3.0 ghz processor. I have vista operating system. If you need anything else let me know. The programs i have to help with ad wear and clean up stuff dont seem to help. I have ad-awear pro and norton 360.
     
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  2. AcetheGamer

    AcetheGamer New Member

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    what was your OS before it goes sluggish, recent programs you've installed?? what apps are you running" and pls. post your specs.....


    do the basics first...do an anti-virus scan, anti-spyware scan, and registry optimizer scan.
    Defrag your harddisk,...for registry optimizer, im using this one...http://www.tune-up.com/ other than optimizing the registry it also offers a number of optimizing tweaks to boost up your comp,....


    p.s: Consider adding an extra gig, Vista is a system hog..and so as Norton, Ill opt for AVG instead..
     
  3. dspencer24

    dspencer24 New Member

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    I had window xp before but that was more then 4 months ago.What do you mean post my specs? like what my system is built with? As fro programs i havent added any in awhile. I have done the basics so far.. I have defragged my hard disk also it still ran the same after.
     
  4. hongtao

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    Maybe you can check your task manager, to see whether any CPU consuming or MEM consuming processes shows up. you can also run msconfig, click service and switch off some of them
     
  5. dspencer24

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    how do i know which things are supposed to be on
     
  6. Ambushed

    Ambushed New Member

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    Your meaning like, you want to know what programs are running? Press CTRL + ALT + DEL at them same time.
     
  7. dspencer24

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    yeah its the task manger right! I know , but there are somethings that are running and i have no clue what they are! How can i post it to show u what they are?
     
  8. dspencer24

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    right after start up it says i have 54 processes and my computer memory is already at 50 % and cpu usage is at usually at or above 33%
     
  9. dspencer24

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    i think i found my problem, can you tell me? i was using tune up utilities 2007 and this was one of my start up programs :
    Intel Common User Interface Module
    and tune up said this: used by trojans and virus to gain access to a system. we highly recommend removing this start up entry.

    i did a virus scan and it said it was fine ? what do i do I thought intel was ok ?
     
  10. imsati

    imsati Moderator Staff Member

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    Ahhh, 54 processes is rather high for the average system. +/- 40 is typical, anything over and systems tend to get bogged down rather quickly. You can Google each process to see what it does and if you can safely turn it off. If your CPU is always running at 33%, that's a typical sign that something is running in the background that shouldn't be. Not necessarily always, mind you, but more often than not.

    Also, to limit what programs run at startup, click START, RUN and type msconfig. Go to the STARTUP tab and de-select what you do not want to run. Again, Google anything you are unsure of. Typically, you'll want your Virus Scanning software to run always, but you can toggle the others if you desire.
     
  11. dspencer24

    dspencer24 New Member

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    the thing is i dont see all the processes but i do see alot! in the the services tab
     
  12. dspencer24

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    internet pages dont always show up either i have to refesh sometimes
     

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