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sneezemeat

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Hello, well I don't know much about computers and as the title of the thread states, my pc has recently become extremely slow.
Basically I began to notice it while playing a game, my fps would drop dramatically but then it got worse and now it will often freeze and lag whilst I'm going through folders on the desktop.

I've only just purchased a portable HD to backup all my things on to, should I format? or? I don't mind spending a bit of money on an upgrade. Advice is welcome!
Also, I've seen "logs" posted before, but I'm not sure how to post one :/

I'll try and post some specs up, if it helps.

Windows 8 Pro
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU 2.67GHz
4GB Ram (3.25 usable)
32 bit OS, x64 based processor
Nvidia GTX 260

(Just checked task manager and I have 68 processes running, speed 1.73GHz)

Thanks, much appreciated!! :)
 
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To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can then update your Computer Spec Profile with this info.
Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.


Merry Christmas :)
 

sneezemeat

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260, 896 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 212897 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., EP43T-UD3L
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I don't think its a brand name pc, was custom built 1-2 years ago.

Merry Christmas to you too :)

Edit: I should add that I've tried a malware scan, virus scan and a spyware scan and nothing came up.
 
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What are you using for an Anti-Virus program? It looks like your Windows Defender is disabled.
 
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Many members here recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201 or http://www.avast.com/en-us/index both are free. ONLY USE ONE Anti-Virus program, having more than one will cause problems!


In conjunction with either of them use both of the following and run them at least once a week.
Malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
Superantispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE

Make sure to update their definition files during the install process.
Make sure to uncheck and decline to install any extras, such as toolbars and homepages, they may offer.
Make sure to uncheck or decline to use the "Pro" or "Trial" version, if it's offered.
After they're installed and updated, restart the computer.
Run a quick scan with each one.
After each quick scan is finished, select and remove EVERYTHING that was found.
 
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