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#1 OFFLINE   Moog

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:16 PM

I'm not too sure if I'm listing things correctly, but I'm reading CPU-Z and listing stuff:

Processor: Intel Pentium E5200 Dual-core @ 2.50 GHz
RAM: 2GB(DDR2)
GFX: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 256 MB
HDD: 250GB
OS: Windows Vista SP2

My hard drive is defragmented every night, I do a full, high sensitivity scan with avast weekly.

I have no malware, keyloggers, or any other nasty things.

Multiple times a day I open task manager and end anything that isn't needed to save cpu and ram usage.

I can't play minecraft on even medium level graphics(with optifine), portal(1) can't run at all(not even diablo 2 will run well), programs can take up to a minute to open, there is lag when I type(text appears a second or so after I type it)

Please oh great ones of the tech support section, help me.

Edited by Santa Zaros, 28 May 2012 - 11:17 PM.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

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My hard drive is defragmented every night,

Bad idea.
That should be done bi-annually at the most.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:31 PM

You should totally post a hijackthis log: http://www.filehippo...oad_hijackthis/

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:38 PM

View PostLute, on 28 May 2012 - 11:21 PM, said:

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My hard drive is defragmented every night,

Bad idea.
That should be done bi-annually at the most.
Actually weekly at most. Of course, that's assuming a traditional hard drive (do NOT defrag a solid-state drive--it's both unnecessary and harmful). Honestly, it looks more like you need to reinstall your graphics drivers and possibly buy a new graphics card. A GeForce 6200 is a damn slow card. Otherwise, do your usual. Let Redmonke read your Hijackthis log and do your usual security check. That means update & run your antivirus, update Spybot S&D then run a normal scan and use Immunize. Make sure you're not running multiple antivirus programs.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:40 PM

View PostBob-sama, on 28 May 2012 - 11:38 PM, said:

View PostLute, on 28 May 2012 - 11:21 PM, said:

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My hard drive is defragmented every night,

Bad idea.
That should be done bi-annually at the most.
Actually weekly at most. Of course, that's assuming a traditional hard drive (do NOT defrag a solid-state drive--it's both unnecessary and harmful). Honestly, it looks more like you need to reinstall your graphics drivers and possibly buy a new graphics card. A GeForce 6200 is a damn slow card. Otherwise, do your usual. Let Redmonke read your Hijackthis log and do your usual security check. That means update & run your antivirus, update Spybot S&D then run a normal scan and use Immunize. Make sure you're not running multiple antivirus programs.
I'd say monthly at the MOST for a heavy data accessing server perhaps, but for general users once a year is more than good enough.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:47 PM

It depends on usage; mechanical drives don't have the same wear problems SSDs have and regular smaller defrags (coupled with scandisk error checking) keep things running smoothly, without having to dedicate a full day to mundane maintenance. That said, the more free space available, the less likely you are to need a defrag. NTFS is pretty good on its own with keeping files together--certainly better than FAT16/FAT32 ever was.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:58 PM

View PostBob-sama, on 28 May 2012 - 11:47 PM, said:

It depends on usage; mechanical drives don't have the same wear problems SSDs have and regular smaller defrags (coupled with scandisk error checking) keep things running smoothly, without having to dedicate a full day to mundane maintenance. That said, the more free space available, the less likely you are to need a defrag. NTFS is pretty good on its own with keeping files together--certainly better than FAT16/FAT32 ever was.

I am using most of my harddrive space and I'm deleting and downloading music all day(legally, from a trusted website), and if I don't defrag for a while file processes start to slow down, so it defrags often to try and help with slowness.

I'm sorry if I'm being an idiot and shouldn't defrag as often as I do.


EDIT: Also, hijackthis log: http://pastebin.com/qm6SthuY

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:02 AM

Have you tried Spybot S&D yet? I find it's usually sufficient for my needs.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:22 AM

You need to get rid of facemoods. Uninstall your toolbars for god sake, restart and repost a new hijackthis.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:39 AM

View PostPale Blue Dot, on 29 May 2012 - 12:22 AM, said:

You need to get rid of facemoods. Uninstall your toolbars for god sake, restart and repost a new hijackthis.

I never installed anything with any such name, I don't have toolbars.

I will need to do everything tomorrow, it is 2 am and I need to sleep.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:51 AM

You have a shizzle ton of toolbars, read the boxes when you install things:

O2 - BHO: SkypeIEPluginBHO - {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll

O2 - BHO: Ask Toolbar BHO - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll (file missing)


O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Oracle\JavaFX 2.0 Runtime\bin\jp2ssv.dll

jp2ssv.dll - Sun_Java, http://java.sun.com/...e/downloads/ind ex.jsp browser plugin

O2 - BHO: SMTTB2009 - {FCBCCB87-9224-4B8D-B117-F56D924BEB18} - C:\Program Files\HyperCam Toolbar\tbcore3.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Contribute Toolbar - {517BDDE4-E3A7-4570-B21E-2B52B6139FC7} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\/Adobe Contribute CS4/contributeieplugin.dll

O3 - Toolbar: HyperCam Toolbar - {338B4DFE-2E2C-4338-9E41-E176D497299E} - C:\Program Files\HyperCam Toolbar\tbcore3.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Ask Toolbar - {D4027C7F-154A-4066-A1AD-4243D8127440} - C:\Program Files\Ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll (file missing)

O3 - Toolbar: DAEMON Tools Toolbar - {32099AAC-C132-4136-9E9A-4E364A424E17} - C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Toolbar\DTToolbar.dll

O3 - Toolbar: facemoods Toolbar - {DB4E9724-F518-4dfd-9C7C-78B52103CAB9} - C:\Program Files\facemoods.com\facemoods\1.4.17.7\facemoodsTlbr.dll (file missing)


As for the facemoods thing, if you can't uninstall from the uninstall program thing, remove these entries from hijackthis:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft....t.facemoods.com /?a=ddrnw

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://start.facemoo...earchTerms}&f=4

O2 - BHO: facemoods Helper - {64182481-4F71-486b-A045-B233BD0DA8FC} - C:\Program Files\facemoods.com\facemoods\1.4.17.7\bh\facemoods.dll (file missing)

O3 - Toolbar: facemoods Toolbar - {DB4E9724-F518-4dfd-9C7C-78B52103CAB9} - C:\Program Files\facemoods.com\facemoods\1.4.17.7\facemoodsTlbr.dll (file missing)


Edited by Pale Blue Dot, 29 May 2012 - 01:54 AM.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:36 PM

Sorry for the bump, but I noticed no one suggested just re-installing your OS. Have you tried that? It might get rid of crap that might be slowing down your computer. I mean it's probably less effective that the other things that have been suggested considering the problem, but if nothing else works it's worth a shot.
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