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junk_shop, Apr 23, 12:02pm
Is this normal? ive had cpu up yo 100% at times

king1, Apr 23, 12:13pm
I see Avast in the task bar and Mcafee in the system tray, both installed together is bad.
uninstall mcafee, presumably the trial version.

junk_shop, Apr 23, 12:20pm
yeah just downloaded avast. free mcfee with laptop but was slow before avast was instilled

suicidemonkey, Apr 23, 12:25pm
Yep only run 1 anti-virus app.

What is the PC model/specs?

junk_shop, Apr 23, 12:30pm
acer es1-441-c1wd removed mcafee now

schizoid, Apr 23, 12:38pm
that Celeron CPU is a bit eww. but it's no slower than the Core 2 Duo in my granddaddy laptop, and excusing the odd little hiccup, usually while waking from sleep, I wouldn't call my laptop slow.

Do a malwarebytes scan et al. Maybe check for any other sneeky installs you can get rid of too in the process list. Freshly bought laptops tend to come with a lot of unnecessary bloatware.

junk_shop, Apr 23, 12:58pm
the whole thing is slow like to refreshing this page take about a minute and stops and starts loading, take time for text to catch up same with the mouse cursor

r.g.nixon, Apr 23, 7:20pm
Restart in Safe Mode With Networking - before you do your malware scans.

cookee_nz, Apr 23, 8:24pm
And I might add run Ccleaner first to remove old temp files etc, no point scanning items like that. Many AV and Malware cleaners can take quite some time to scan temporary internet files only to delete them anyway. Ccleaner, Malware Bytes and/or Adware Cleaner are good initial steps.

skin1235, Apr 23, 8:45pm
69 background process's?
some you need
a Lot you don't
take a pic of startup items

junk_shop, Apr 23, 10:01pm

king1, Apr 23, 10:24pm
More ram will help - 2gb is nothing these days

uninstall the pokki crap and abDocs and ab_everthing else. Preinstalled crap on acers

schizoid, Apr 24, 12:35am
How do you know it only has 2GB? I cant see that.

suicidemonkey, Apr 24, 12:36am
Yeah the Acer website says 4gb

wayne416, Apr 24, 1:03am
Here's mine for comparison, old laptop 2GB ram, 8.1, memory normally around 25% idle but Pale Moon pushes it up running in the background.

king1, Apr 24, 3:45am
me bad, I read the specs here but realize its a slightly different model

However the fact that in both screenshots memory usage was at 70-90% made me conclude 2gb - might be wrong in hindsite

loud_37, Apr 24, 5:49am
What process is writing to the disk as this would be slowing everything down, maybe a faulty hard drive?

junk_shop, Apr 24, 11:50am
Sorry late up date im really not sure what i did things seem ok at the moment . is the memory still high?only have trademe up

schizoid, Apr 24, 12:55pm
is it still lagging with operations? have you done anything that was recommended in this thread?

junk_shop, Apr 24, 2:33pm
yeah uninstall the pokki crap and abDocs,melware scan tho havnt done ccleaner ive only owned this for about two weeks

schizoid, Apr 24, 10:23pm
So you're saying its been this slow since you got it? That ain't right. How much RAM does it have BTW? If only 2GB it is possible that's a problem, but shouldn't be to the point you've made it sound.

junk_shop, Apr 25, 1:08am
It started playing up wednesday night after 30 minutes or so would get really slow so turned off(also did restarts)would work fine and start getting really slow again after about 30 minutes ,Not sure on the ram ,Tho it is running better and with only one hiccup last night

wayne416, Apr 25, 1:10am
Are cooling fan/s running, build up of dust etc.

mark.52, Apr 25, 1:11am
I'd be interested to see what's hogging the cpu in the first pic, where the cpu load is 32%.

Next time it goes on a big slow down, order the cpu column (if you can) and take a shot of that, or at least note the full name of the process that's maxing the cpu out.

junk_shop, Apr 25, 1:50am
Its satarted up again laptop has been on for about a hour

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