Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-29-2005, 12:06 PM   #11
Daemon Poster
 
Kuberr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 609
Send a message via AIM to Kuberr Send a message via MSN to Kuberr
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

And if it doesn't help, then you can reinstall it.
__________________

__________________
Athlon FX-55 San Diego 2.6GhZ OCed to 3.0GhZ | Mushkin Redline XP 2x1GB PC4000 DDR500 3-3-2-8 OCed to 250MhZ | Seagate Barracuda SATA 400GB 7200RPM HDD | evGA GeForce 6800GT 350/1000 OCed to 425/1150
Kuberr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 12:27 PM   #12
Golden Master
 
mammikoura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 7,459
Send a message via MSN to mammikoura
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ACDC ROX
wait Kuberr how did u make ur comp faster?
he said that it became faster when he uninstalled norton. I think that is clear enough. This is most likely happening because norton takes up alot of ram.

It's worth a try, but remember to get some other anti-virus to ur comp, u should always have atleast 1. I'd suggest AntiVir or AVG, or both. Both have free versions which (in my opinion) are better than norton, and if u want to pay u can get the better version of those products.
__________________

__________________
0_o
mammikoura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 01:11 PM   #13
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

It does seem Norton is the problem (havenít tired uninstalling it yet though). Are the svchist.exeís to do with Norton? Iíve got a feeling they are and they do seem to take up a lot of mem usage!
joebmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 01:23 PM   #14
BSOD
 
Voodoo Child's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,724
Send a message via AIM to Voodoo Child Send a message via MSN to Voodoo Child Send a message via Yahoo to Voodoo Child
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

no he did something like, windows service things undo thing
Voodoo Child is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 01:25 PM   #15
BSOD
 
Voodoo Child's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,724
Send a message via AIM to Voodoo Child Send a message via MSN to Voodoo Child Send a message via Yahoo to Voodoo Child
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

can we have the system specs of this comp?

cuz my friend has a windows millenium with like an old dell and a pentium 3 at 600mhz or something and it has just norton anti virus, and it is slow.

but if it is a fast computer i would thing a virus, spy/ad/mal ware scan, and and thing other scans would be good.

like cwshedder and the spbot and all that good stuff
Voodoo Child is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 01:57 PM   #16
Daemon Poster
 
Kuberr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 609
Send a message via AIM to Kuberr Send a message via MSN to Kuberr
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

No, the svchost.exe's are Microsoft services, but Norton has its own share of processes, almost as much as all the svchost.exe's combined.

My PC's in my specs.
__________________
Athlon FX-55 San Diego 2.6GhZ OCed to 3.0GhZ | Mushkin Redline XP 2x1GB PC4000 DDR500 3-3-2-8 OCed to 250MhZ | Seagate Barracuda SATA 400GB 7200RPM HDD | evGA GeForce 6800GT 350/1000 OCed to 425/1150
Kuberr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 03:56 PM   #17
BSOD
 
Voodoo Child's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,724
Send a message via AIM to Voodoo Child Send a message via MSN to Voodoo Child Send a message via Yahoo to Voodoo Child
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

no i need joe what is his names specs
Voodoo Child is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 04:56 PM   #18
Daemon Poster
 
thebigdintx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,272
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

Have you already tried defragmenting the hard drive? And deleting your cookies and temp files. That sometimes will help speed up a computer a little. And run an anti-spyware, like microsoft's free anti-spyware beta, to clean out any junk that may be on it.
__________________
Antec 300 Case, Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 @ 3GHz, Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L, PNY 4GB PC6400 800MHz DDR2 RAM, XFX Radeon HD 5550 1GB DDR3 Ram, 1TB Western Digital Black 7200 32MB cache, 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, Antec Earthwatts 500 Watts
thebigdintx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 05:09 PM   #19
Fully Optimized
 
Paradox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,913
Send a message via AIM to Paradox Send a message via MSN to Paradox Send a message via Yahoo to Paradox
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

Hmm.. That is a tough one, I would say go with what they said and remove Norton for a bit and see how it goes. If it doesnt slow down any then thats not the culprit.

Do you happen to know when her problem started? Is it recent or has it always done this? If its recent you MIGHT be able to do a simple Restore Point
__________________
ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH

Xbox Live: Error Lord
Personal Email: HunterMRose[at]gmail.com
Aim: Error Lord
Paradox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2005, 06:14 PM   #20
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 6
Default Re: Computer running slow (donít think itís a virus)

Sorry donít know the full specís but itís a emachine 960 upgraded with a 9800pro (from a geforce 4 mx) plus a gig of ram (from 512), 2gig p4 and 80gig HD.

When this problem first started was soon after the 9800 went in (but soon after not straight after).

Still havenít got round to uninstalling Norton yet!
__________________

joebmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0