My Computer (Windows 7)!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ThatKitten, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. ThatKitten

    ThatKitten MDL Novice

    Jan 8, 2014
    Hello all. I have noticed my PC is running
    I've also noticed that media player is randomly stopping, my RAM and CPU are almost ALWAYS clocked at near 75-100% usage. I've tried defragmenting, CCleaning [I prefer CCleaner over Disk Cleanup as it gets more than the Disk Cleanup tool does;)], really everything.

    I don't have any viruses at all, I had a scan with avast! AND Microsoft Security Essentials.

    According to Piriform Speccy, my specs:
    - Operating System:
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
    - CPU:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16GHz Wolfdale 45nm Technology
    - Motherboard:
    ASUSTek Computer INC. P5E (LGA775)
    - Graphics:
    E1941 (1366x768@60Hz)
    896MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
    - Hard Drives:
    298GB Seagate ST3320820AS ATA Device (SATA)
    - Optical Drives:
    - Audio:
    High Definition Audio Device
    According to Control Panel, my programs (ones with a * I plan on uninstalling as they're useless to me):
    Adobe Systems (1)
    Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
    Adobe Systems Incorporated (10)
    Adobe AIR
    Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX
    Adobe Flash Player 12 Plugin
    Adobe Media Player*
    Adobe Dreamweaver CC
    Adobe Photoshop CC
    Adobe InDesign CC
    Adobe Illustrator CC
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.3
    Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX*
    Adobe Systems Incorporated. (1)
    Adobe Widget Browser*
    Adobe Systems, Inc. (2)
    Adobe Shockwabe Player 11.6*
    Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX*
    Apple Inc. (8)
    Apple Mobile Device Support
    Apple Application Support
    Apple Software Update
    Audacity Team (1)
    Audacity 2.0.5
    Avast Software (1)
    avast! Free Antivirus
    AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o (1)
    Visual Studio 2012 x86 Redistributables *uninstalling as I have the exact same thing under Microsoft
    BitTorrent Inc. (1)
    CamStudio Open Source (1)
    CamStudio version 2.7
    David Gill (1)
    PearPC Control Panel*
    Fisher-Price, Inc. (1)
    The Digital Arts And Crafts Studio* (kids dont use it anymore)
    Florian Heidenreich (1)
    Mp3tag v2.58
    Google (1)
    Nik Collection
    Google Inc. (1)
    Google Chrome
    WinAero (1)
    June Fabrics Technology Inc (1)
    PdaNet+ for Android 4.15
    Microsoft Corporation (22)
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010*
    Microsoft Project Professional 2013
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
    Microsoft Visio Professional 2013
    Windows Essentials 2012
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.51106
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1
    Microsoft OneDrive
    Windows XP Mode*
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86) - 9.0.30729.4148
    Photo Story 3 for Windows*
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    Bing Desktop*
    Microsoft Silverlight
    Microsoft Filter Pack 2.0
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
    Bing Bar*
    Skype Click to Call
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU]*
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
    Motus Software Ltd (1)
    Pivot Animator version 4.1.10
    Mozilla (2)
    Mozilla Firefox 27.0.1 (x86 en-US)
    Mozilla Maintenance Service
    Notepad++ Team (1)
    NVIDIA Corporation (6)
    NVIDIA 3D Vision nDriver 331.82*
    NVIDIA Graphics Driver 331.82
    NVIDIA GeForce Experience 1.7.1* (useless crapware)
    NVIDIA 3D Vision Controller Driver 331.82*
    NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.13.0725
    NVIDIA Virtual Audio 1.2.9* (WTF Is this??)
    Oracle (2)
    Java(TM) 7 Update 5*
    Java 7 Update 51*
    Oracle Corporation (1)
    Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.8
    Piriform (4)
    Power Software Ltd (1)
    Punk Software (2)
    RocketDock 1.3.5*
    UberIcon 1.0.4*
    Skype Technologies S.A. (1)
    Skype™ 6.1.3
    Tor Lillqvist (1)
    GTK+ 2.10.13 runtime environment
    VideoLAN (1)
    VLC media player 2.1.0
    VMware, Inc (1)
    VMware Player
    win.rar GmbH (1)
    WinRAR 5.01 (32-bit)
    Unspecified (4)
    7-Zip 9.20
    FFmpeg v0.6.2 for Audacity
    LAME v3.99.3 (for Windows)
    PearPC Virtualbox Gui*
    I've also noticed while browsing through my updates I found 3 repeats of Security Update for Microsoft Excel (KB2827238) and Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2827227)! The screenie is attached.

    Now please don't say "Your computer sucks" or "it has too little ram for windows 7" or "your processor is sooo old" or "your hard drive is too tiny" because this computer has been running fine just like this for just under 2 years.


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  2. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

    Jun 18, 2012
    Press Ctrl Alt Del and start the task manager , bottom of the list that pops up.
    and examine both the list of applications and of processes to see which one is gobbling up your resources
    That should give you some ideas of what to remove.
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
    See Avast, AVG and MSE being installed, in case they are all running i get a clue why your system is slow ... :hmm:.
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  4. pamadhilwankalan

    pamadhilwankalan MDL Junior Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    hey man why 3 antivirus???? keep only one. and why u torrent and bit torrent together when functionality is same.
  5. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    No offense, but your computer needs to go on a diet. Two versions of WinRAR plus 7-Zip, why? VMWare, VMWare Player and Virtual Box, why? Adding ram may help. (Perhaps I missed it - don't see memory listed).
  6. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    I also suggest you unninstall two of your virus checkers and install Malwarebytes and run it to do system scan. Personally I only have Avast Free and malwarebytes. And some house keeping is needed to remove software not needed.
  7. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

    Feb 18, 2013
    Post a screen dump of what you see when you right-click on a folder/file. I'll bet your Context Menu is two or three columns. (Yeah, I know, this doesn't help the OP in any way. I'm just curious).
  8. Palladin

    Palladin MDL Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2014
    #8 Palladin, Mar 16, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2014
    Another thing to check is what is being loaded at startup. What Windows shows isn't all of them.

    SysInternals has a very good utility for showing exactly what loads when you start up your computer. It's called AutoRuns. Not only does it show what's loaded at startup, it shows everything that is loaded. Be careful with it, there is not error checking. Best to first un-check suspicious entries, before deleting them.

    Can't post links yet, but sysinternals dot com will get you there.

    Might as well get the entire SysInternals suite. Originally started by Mark Russinovich and later acquired by Microsoft. Lots of good utilities.
  9. solarstone2149

    solarstone2149 MDL Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    you have so much garbage installed and you wonder why everything is so slow...
  10. hellowasif

    hellowasif Guest

    #10 hellowasif, Mar 16, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 16, 2014
    You don't only need to unistall u need a good system optimizer as well. Go for Advanced system care and don't uninstall apps using controlpanel use advanced system care to uninstall the programs as it also cleans all softwares from its root. and u should give it a try u will surely feel the difference
  11. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    Advanced system care another so called optimiser, probably cause it is free 39.8 MB and likely full of adware. You don't need to uninstall duplicate programs :confused: As Palladin mentioned a lot of things could be running from windows startup those can really slow down a system when booting into windows As for Advanced system care I use Revo Uninstaller Pro 10.1 MB but same scenario you need to know what you are selecting when it is uninstalling software, and registry settings Unless you have actually installed using it and it has monitored installation.
  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

    Aug 15, 2012
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  13. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

    Feb 18, 2013
    You could also take a "slow & painful" solution - reinstall Windows 7 and reinstall your programs, starting with what you can't live without. You may find yourself done sooner than you thought, with a lot less worthless treasures.
  14. cole31

    cole31 MDL Novice

    Jul 3, 2013
    on top of what everyone here said with deleting alot of stuff off after you are done with that try running slimcleaner. i love using that programs for all PC cleanups i do.
  15. hellowasif

    hellowasif Guest

    Me too use revo for unistalling but there are many computer users that r not that much advanced user so i recommend ASC because it is easy to use and it has all tools for normal computer users for cleaning their PC and making it easier to manage pc more effectively
  16. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
  17. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

    Mar 7, 2014
    "clocked at near 75-100% usage" -> virus

    just install new os on vhd, with easybcd add to boot menu
    and boot to it and see if there still problem
    properly but if u wanna be sure
  18. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
    Staff Member

    Jul 31, 2009
    99% of software like this can actually make Windows worse.

    Registry cleaning, internet speed increases etc. They're all features advertised to the average PC user to try to get them to use the software. It's all BS that can ruin your system though.

    Uninstall the software suggested in other posts, run something like CCleaner to remove old junk files and then defragment the drive with something like Auslogics Disk Defrag portable (defrag + optimize).
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  19. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

    Dec 24, 2011
    This. Installed programs don't slow you down, things running in background do.

    If your system drive is completely filled to the point Windows can't "breath" and do its job it will run slower. Can you defrag the system drive? If defrag fails to run, that's one clue your system disk is too full. I like mine to never go beyond 80% filled.

    One AV is enough. I have seen multiple AV programs conflict with each other. Same for firewalls.

    A good program to use to stop programs from running at start up is autoruns. Start up programs can be both stopped and started with autoruns.
  20. logear

    logear MDL Novice

    Mar 17, 2014
    start first with uninstalling all but one antivirus, then check performance. I'd suggest a fresh install with only one of each type of software. In this case less is better.