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    Red face Very slow strart-up

    I'm currently using a ZA free vers. 9.1.007.004, into a dated PC with WinXP HE vers.2 SP3, processor 1.5 Ghz - 512 MB ram.
    The start-up loading takes around 4-5 minutes, after that it works ok.
    I'd like to know if this is normal and if I can do something to speed-up this
    procedure. Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: Very slow strart-up

    Quote Originally Posted by bruma View Post
    I'm currently using a ZA free vers. 9.1.007.004, into a dated PC with WinXP HE vers.2 SP3, processor 1.5 Ghz - 512 MB ram.
    The start-up loading takes around 4-5 minutes, after that it works ok.
    I'd like to know if this is normal and if I can do something to speed-up this
    procedure. Thanks a lot.

    Yes that sounds normal..

    Several things that you can do to Speed up the startup of your old minimal resource computer are:

    1.) buy a new computer with a faster hard drive, 4 times more memory and newer faster Motherboard and Video card..

    2.) to Steed up your current Computer?

    a.) Replace your old slow 512 mb ram with a faster 1GB ram if your old Motherboard will accept faster ram, otherwise add another 512mb ram chip.

    b.) Check MSconfig.exe to see what all you have loading on startup,Email , Instant Messengers, Live mail, etc.. can slow down the startup..

    c.) Regular De-frag of Hdd, Clean out your Temp Folder and Browser Temp folder.

    d.) How full in your Hard drive, if it is too full of game, Music and data files, with limited at least 25% Free space available . that will slow down you computer..

    e.) Malware infection can also slow down your computer..

    ====================
    Malware Clean-up Guidance
    NOTE: the steps below works only if you are on the latest versions of ZA (version 9.1.507 on wards). If you are not, please update.
    Try to perform a full Antivirus/Antispyware scan but in SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING.

    1. Set ZA Antivirus/antispyware to "Super Scan" under the advanced options of the ZA antivirus/antispyware tab (scan modes);
    2. Reboot in SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING;
    3. Manual run ZA (ZA firewall will be OFF but Antivirus/Antispyware will be functional);
    4. Run a full ZA AV/AS scan;
    5. Reboot in Normal Mode
    6. Set ZA Antivirus/Antispyware back to default Quick scan

    How to start in SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING

    If the above fails try to clean your system with:

    A. Download update and scan with MBAM
    WARNING: Some malware will block the download of this software, rename the installer to a random name before saving and running (you can change the .exe into a .com)
    B. Use the superantispyware online cleaning tool --> Here or download, update and scan with superantispyware FREE
    WARNING: Some malware will block the download of this software, rename the installer to a random name before saving and running.

    Still Problems? Try the bootable CD fromDrWeb

    For a final check that your PC is clean run Hitman Pro cloud scanning (the scanner is free not the cleaning)

    if ALL the above fails please post your Hijackthis log to Bleepingcomputer or SpywareHammer

    Once you have cleaned the system please remember to purge the windows system restore points. You may be reinfected otherwise.
    - Disable system restore (How to disable windows SYSTEM RESTORE);
    - Reboot the PC
    - Re-ensable system restore
    Last edited by GeorgeV; April 25th, 2010 at 04:43 AM.
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