Slow explorer, slow program launchs, slow internet

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  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Slow explorer, slow program launchs, slow internet


    For some reason lately, I have had a terrible time with programs not opening very fast.
    Its like the entire PC is lagging terrible.
    When checking resources , all seem fine and nothing seems to be laggy.
    After restarting it seems fine for a while. But when programs try to access the internet, discord/steam etc, it takes a while to get a connection.
    This makes me think that its internet related.
    Also on one start it gave me a waiting for netsh.exe . Not sure if that is related but its worth a shot.
    I do run some background services, carbonite, playon, plex.
    Malwarebytes, windows defender.
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  2. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,606
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.928
       #2

    See if this works:
    To perform winsock reset in windows 10, perform the following steps :

    • Click on Start.
    • In the Start Search box, type cmd. ...
    • Type netsh winsock reset in command prompt box and then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
    • After it has finished resetting, you will get message 'Winsock reset completed successfully.
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  3. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I tried an update on Malwarebytes. And also a few programs.
    Will try that if this doesnt work.
    Also did another restart. So far its working, not sure why now.
    Thanks for the information , will try this winsock reset as well.
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  4. idgat's Avatar
    Posts : 969
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    Try some general/basic housekeeping ...
    - run Disk clean-up and Clean-up system files
    - clear the cache in (all) your browser(s)
    - minimise (reduce) the number of startup programs (see note below)
    - run disk checking software in case of hardware failings/failure (or start theroef)

    eracet said:
    I do run some background services, carbonite, playon, plex. Malwarebytes, windows defender.
    Consider which of these needs to be running 24/7/365, and which can be activated when needed, and then shut down when not needed. Be aware that many of these types of programs might be set not to startup when you computer starts, open when the user requires them, but don't actually shut down [X] when finished - shutdown still has to be done manually.
    Shutdown (Disable startup) as many as you like - if anything goes pear-shaped, Startup can always be (re)enabled.
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,548
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    Run Task Manager to see if something is running making demands on the CPU. Also under power settings, check the maximum CPU state is 100%.
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,343
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #6

    Please perform a clean boot and compare performance.
    (Google clean boot or see tutorial if unsure how).

    How much free space do you have on C: ?

    Follow this to check your Windows Experience Index:
    How to Check Your Windows Experience Score on Windows 10

    Internet: get e.g. DNS jumper (free) and try using the fastest DNS

    Perform an internet speed check e.g.
    Speedtest by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

    Do you have similar problems in Safe Mode?
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  7. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Steve C said:
    Run Task Manager to see if something is running making demands on the CPU. Also under power settings, check the maximum CPU state is 100%.
    Yes that is one of the first things I did, Usually pretty low demands for my system.
    CPU runs about 4% when checked last,
    I updated my specs.

    First thing I thought was perhaps a memory leak of some kind. or possibly a HDD problem.
    all my hdd are at 100% health. and running fine. Except for the M.2 drive runs hotter then others, not unusual.

    I temporarly closed malwarebytes to see if that is the issue.

    - - - Updated - - -

    dalchina said:
    Please perform a clean boot and compare performance.
    (Google clean boot or see tutorial if unsure how).

    How much free space do you have on C: ?

    Follow this to check your Windows Experience Index:
    How to Check Your Windows Experience Score on Windows 10

    Internet: get e.g. DNS jumper (free) and try using the fastest DNS

    Perform an internet speed check e.g.
    Speedtest by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test

    Do you have similar problems in Safe Mode?

    I have not tried on Safe mode, and it does not happen all the time.
    Problem is I have not found the source of the issue. And it doesnt resolve itself until a restart.

    C drive has almost 600 GB and less than half full. It is used for mostly windows and a few heavy load programs.

    Internet speed as of this post is 529 mbps/ 22 mbps.

    Speed is not the issue in hardware or internet speed.
    Its looking like software based .. somewhere...


    The main thing that happens is system wide lagging out, explorer, programs, internet lags out.. On startup I have seen it try to reconnect some services (discord, steam etc) like it has issues with internet, even though my home internet is fine.

    Its looking more and more like malwarebytes could be part of the issue, going to run it off for a while and see if it helps.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 31,343
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #8

    If you were to perform a clean boot as I suggested you would stop a lot of startups and be on your way to checking impact of startups.

    Safe Mode is the next step.

    Otherwise you can try random things on your own and post back what you find.

    You throw in internet access as another factor. It's all too random and not methodical, and that needs to be eliminated as part of one trial.
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  9. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thanks for the tip of startup programs, I usually keep those pretty clean.
    Odd how I seen a unknown bat file on startup, as well as some unknown program ( Never said title).
    Closed these and disabled Malwarebytes for now.
    I know this is a threat to malware, and will enable after a few days of testing.

    Thanks for the tips and help, will update in a few days if everything goes ok.
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  10. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,548
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #10

    Note you can use Autoruns to check /disable what third party stuff is loading on start up.
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