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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Rudy2206, Jul 12, 2019.

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  1. Rudy2206

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8071 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (815 GB Free);
    Motherboard: LENOVO, 30C7
    Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

    I had been leaving my computer on in case one of my contacts wanted to reach me by Skype. After a few hours of being idle, everything slowed to a crawl. The last couple of days I shut it down completely when finished. I hit the power button and it boots very quickly and even logging on to the internet is much faster. Any programs or ideas about the sluggishness after long idle?
     
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    You appear to have a Lenovo ThinkStation P330 Small Form Factor computer.
    How long have you had the slowness issue with it?

    You might consider getting rid of COMODO Antivirus and sticking with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app.
    Having a third-party antivirus app can cause various issues in Windows 10.

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    The issue has been around about a year. And I think it may coincide with my installation of Comodo. I will try uninstalling Comodo as you suggest and get back with you on the results. Thanks flavallee.
     
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    Well uninstalling Comodo did the trick! Pages and programs load quicker too. I am going to use McAfee Total since I paid some pretty good money for it. But when the prescription runs out I won't renew. Its' protection against malicious web sites must have been blocked by Comodo as well because I am getting a lot more warnings than I used to. You have given solutions or suggestions to a few of my threads and they always work. Thanks flavallee!
     
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    I'm glad to hear that removing COMODO resolved the slowness issue. (y)

    You should stick with Windows 10's build-in Windows Security instead of installing McAfee Total, otherwise your computer may be in the same situation again. :(

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    For some reason, there is no slowdown with McAfee installed. Like I said though I am getting more malicious site warnings. Almost every time I try to unsubscribe from the site in my email McAfee steps in and blocks access. I am going to go with it until my subscription runs out. If I start having slow downs though, I will remove it. One more real improvement after getting rid of Comodo is my password keeper program works much better.
     
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    I'm glad to hear that McAfee is working better for you than COMODO did.
    However, I still stand by my advice to stick with Windows 10's built-in antivirus app.

    Your Lenovo has a decent processor for non-gaming use.
    As long as it doesn't have a lot of running processes, it shouldn't run like a turtle.

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    Got a question about all this sluggish computer stuff. I noticed today that starting up computer from Shutdown my boot time is around 30 seconds. If I do a restart the boot time goes up to 90 seconds or more. Just curious if anyone has an idea on why this is so.
     
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    I agree it is possible that you may be replying to a fraudulent email getting these virus warnings? I would uninstall everything McAfee and than turn on Windows Defender do a full scan with Windows Defender. After getting McAfee off of your account, go to McAfee's Official Site and log into your account rather than doing it through email to get credits. That site is here:

    https://www.mcafee.com/en-us/index.html

    Do your communications with McAfee through the site only. I question if the unsubscribe email you are getting is from McAfee.

    Two more things:

    1) Get Malware Bytes installed on your compute and run a scan. BUT NOT UNTIL MCAFEE IS UNINSTALLED FROM YOUR SYSTEM Turn off Malwarebytes' Real Time Protection's three features switches on the top right side of the interface, so that the scan does not interfere with Windows Defender's protection. ONLY ONE REAL-TIME ANTIVIRUS OR MALWARE PROTECTOR SHOULD; BE INSTALLED ON YOUR PC AT ANY TIME. Malware Bytes can be used with it's real-time protection off as a second line of defense against malware. Just run it On Demand. Reboot after running Malware Bytes and quarantines or deletes, what it finds.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/

    Finally, get Adware Cleaner made by the guys at MalwareBytes. This isn't an AV, but it will remove unwanted toolbars are junk from your PC left by other programs:

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

    I would also recommend an Ad Blocker for each of your browsers if you don 't have one. I like AdBlock Plus.

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    That was an interesting and informative read. I had no idea it could be as complex as that. I saved the information for future reference.
    Thank you, managed.
     
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    Thanks, Jack. I have all the programs you mention already downloaded in anticipation of removing McAfee except the AdwearCleaner. Will download it now. Went to Mcafee and had already canceled the auto-renewal. I removed any traces I could find that referenced me to the site. I am going to do as you suggest today.
     
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    All great ideas Rudy! Having McAfee off your system and Windows Defender on with Ad-Block Plus will really help.

    Jack
     
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