Slow compuuter

My computer is very slow, takes forever for every page on the web, my yahoo, Facebook, everything to open up. I have Windows 7 and plenty of ram. I know you probably need more information, but don't know what you need. I wonder if there are some programs on here that are slowing things down. I have checked for viruses, done scans, only have 3 things checked in msconfig to run, can't remember what else.
Hopefully someone will know EXACTLY what is wrong LOL.
I would appreciate any help. Thanks
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  1. PattiChati said:
    My computer is very slow, takes forever for every page on the web, my yahoo, Facebook, everything to open up. I have Windows 7 and plenty of ram. I know you probably need more information, but don't know what you need. I wonder if there are some programs on here that are slowing things down. I have checked for viruses, done scans, only have 3 things checked in msconfig to run, can't remember what else.
    Hopefully someone will know EXACTLY what is wrong LOL.
    I would appreciate any help. Thanks

    try running open hardware monitor and see what your cpu and gpu temps are if the cpu or gpu are running hot there going to throttle them back. also check to see if you have more then one anti virus software running. i see pc slow down a lot when there more then one of them installed.
  2. I sure appreciate your help - but I don't understand what you are saying. I love being on the computer, but know nothing about it. Could you give me steps on how to do this. Also, I can take screen shots of different areas if that would help. Thanks so much.
    I also check send email when there is an answer, but it doesn't come to me. I am glad I just got on this site again and checked.
  3. What did you run a virus scan with?
    How long since you last re-installed Windows on the system?
    Normal users tend to install every shiny glowing thing that is found on the internet and end up with 3-4 toolbars, a dozen shopping and weather programs, etc... all those slow things down.
    Best thing is to backup your files and settings and use the restore disks that came with your system to bring it back to factory defaults.
  4. malware, cCleaner, malware bytes, microsoft essentials
    I did a reinstall of windows, not a clean install, about 6 months ago. It was working fine until about 3-4 weeks ago. I don't think I have the knowledge to do a clean install, it would really scare me that I would lose some important files.
  5. You can try to go to an earlier Windows Restore Point before this happened. Although that rarely fixes anything.

    Also make sure you are not running more than one anti-virus software and don't have a buch or resident programs that use the internet running.
  6. PattiChati said:
    malware, cCleaner, malware bytes, microsoft essentials
    I did a reinstall of windows, not a clean install, about 6 months ago. It was working fine until about 3-4 weeks ago. I don't think I have the knowledge to do a clean install, it would really scare me that I would lose some important files.

    Analyse your disk and clean with CCleaner.
    Then do a registry scan and let it fix all issue, that should help.
    Also, de-fragment your disk (if it is an HDD, if its an SSD do NOT do this).
    Delete programs that you don't use.
  7. I did all that already, thanks.
  8. Is it still slow?
  9. Please go to speedtest.net and test your speed, then post it.
  10. blade of grass said:
    Please go to speedtest.net and test your speed, then post it.


    download speed was 15.85 mbps
    upload speed was 3.23 mbps
  11. I was going to send you a screenshot of my performance eval, but I just cannot do screenshots on this forum. Used to do them all the time on other forums. Sorry
  12. if your using a wifi network..check to see if you left it open and have leaches in it. (people sucking your bandwith).
    check to see that you have the newest netowork drivers for your network card. boot into safe mode f8 with networking...see if the speed is faster...if it is then there a program or malware that causing you an issue. from there i would use msconfig and under the start up tab turn everything off.
  13. I don't have wifi network. How did my download and upload speed look?
  14. Your speeds are amazingly fast, what was your ping?
  15. 17
  16. This is the task manager, does this help? It is so frustrating whenever I go to open anything it takes forever, that little round circle goes around and around and then says its timed out. Hopefully this will gve you some incite
  17. Any more ideas why it is so slow and what I can check for to speed it up? Thanks. Is this the right forum for this?
  18. Question is, what internet speeds are you paying for?

    I think the problem is probably an outdated version of Java. Update Java and chances are you'll see an improvement.

    And what in the world is "SnipingTool.exe" ?
  19. I guess snipping tool something that windows forum 7 have me install, I don't know, I thought it was always there???? I don't know what my internet is providing me in speed but I am paying extra for their best speed. It goes fast for awhile after I talk to you guys in a forum and give me ideas and then it goes back to slow again. I was in Windows 7 forum and they booted me out and didn't give me a reason why? That is where all my info is. Oh well!
  20. No one else is coming to the rescue - I don't know where to go from here and have gotten no more replies, that is why it has been inactive.
  21. Reinstall Windows. That'll probably solve it.
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