Slow performance after spyware removal
Posted 13 November 2007 - 10:18 AM
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:54 AM
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:50 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:03 PM
Wouldn't you agree?
You can disable all of the items in StartUp --- except McAfee items.
CTFmon.exe is disable via Control Panel - Regional and Language - Language(tab) - Details(button) - Language(tab)
Place a checkmark/tick in the item "turn off advanced text services"
Reboot your machine and let us know how it's performing after the above changes.
How long have you been using the McAfee Suite?
How much physical RAM do you have installed on the machine?
How much FREE Space do you have on your C:\ Drive ?
Edited by Doug, 16 November 2007 - 02:05 PM.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:36 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:58 PM
Windows XP "consumes" 386mb RAM just upon starting, leaving you with 128mb for other applications.
McAfee is a "huge" resource hog (consumes more RAM) and if it is out-of-date trial version, it is providing you with very little protection.
You have other high resource consuming applications running, notably Adobe, which we can get to later.
Many folks here run the FREE version of AVG AntiVirus plus a software Firewall like the FREE Zone Alarm, plus an AntiSpyware or two, like Spybot Search & Destroy, AVG AntiSpyware, and SuperAntiSpyware. (run AntiSpyware "without" real time protection for best use on this low resource (low RAM) machine.
I've run the above combination of Security utilities on dozens of machines in a wide variety of internet environments for 7 or 8 years with great satisfaction. Haven't been infected even once in that time-period.
All of the above Bolded items can be easily found via Google and downloaded to your machine.
Download AVG AntiVirus Free version (save it to hard drive but do not install yet)
Download Zone Alarm Free Version (save to hard drive but do not install yet)
Disconnect physically from the Internet.
Uninstall "all" of McAfee products via Control Panel - Add/Remove
Reboot after uninstalling "all" of McAfee.
Remain disconnected from the Internet
Install AVG AntiVirus
Re-connect to the Internet
Immediately initiate installation of Zone Alarm
Run the PCPitstop Full Tests and post your Results (TechExpress) back here into this thread.
Please Run the PCPitstop Full Tests, here:
Register and create a password
Accept the ActiveX component to allow your machine to run the Full Tests
Registering and accepting the ActiveX are both SAFE and FREE.
Full Tests is the first item in the left hand column of that page.
The Full Tests take less than 5 minutes for most machines.
Once you have your Results, please post the TechExpress Link back here into this thread for review.
TechExpress is the last item on the list in the yellow box in upper right area of any Results page.
Post the entire URL link information back here into this Forum thread.
Caution: During the testing of Video Adapter, a variety of patterns, shapes, colors and text are “flashed” onto the users monitor screen. In the many thousands of daily uses of the PCPitstop Full Tests over several years, two individuals who suffer epilepsy experienced discomfort and temporary dizziness when viewing the flashing patterns.
If you know that you are susceptible to photo driven seizure, look away from your screen during the Video Adapter testing sequence.
Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:01 PM
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