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Very slow to start and run programs

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Re: Very slow to start and run programs

Post by Superdave on Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:27 pm

Did running StartUpLite make any difference? I really don't know why it's running so slowly. Was it always like this?

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Re: Very slow to start and run programs

Post by CRC on Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:42 pm

It wasn't always this slow, it started at the time the antivirus expired and the computer was infected. I ran start up lite again and restarted. It is quick to load to the desktop but for some reason it takes 30 min to load internet explorer. I tried Google Chrome and it took just as long.

ETA: I ran the Ccleaner as suggested in the link on your last reply. I can notice a big difference in the speed.

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Re: Very slow to start and run programs

Post by Superdave on Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:42 am

Why are you using IE 8? You should upgrade to 9 or 10.
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Re: Very slow to start and run programs

Post by CRC on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:10 am

I upgraded to IE9, it seems to be running very well now. I restarted aftre downloading IE9 and it loaded to the desktop quickly and then loaded IE9 quickly as well.

What's next?

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Re: Very slow to start and run programs

Post by Superdave on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:57 am

What's next?.
Cleanup time.

To uninstall ComboFix


  • Click the Start button. Click Run. For Vista: type in Run in the Start search, and click on Run in the results pane.
  • In the field, type in ComboFix /uninstall




(Note: Make sure there's a space between the word ComboFix and the forward-slash.)


  • Then, press Enter, or click OK.
  • This will uninstall ComboFix, delete its folders and files, hides System files and folders, and resets System Restore.

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Double-click TFC.exe to run it.

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Re: Very slow to start and run programs

Post by CRC on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:32 am

Should I delete the following programs and their logs:

MBRcheck
aswMBR
SecurityCheck
Eset scan log

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Re: Very slow to start and run programs

Post by Superdave on Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:00 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Should I delete the following programs and their logs:

MBRcheck
aswMBR
SecurityCheck
Eset scan log

Yes, please. You no longer have any use for them.

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