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5 hours ago, RadarOD said:

Windows is very slow.

 I would be testing the drive

System errors:
Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:32 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:29 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:25 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:22 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:19 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:16 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:12 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.

Error: (10/08/2018 11:44:06 AM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.



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check the following two solutions that always work for me on my Acer Laptop which I had since 2012:

- do a thorough cleaning to your system

use the combo of CCleaner + Malwarebytes to clear up the trash and uninstalling unnecessary apps and tools. Developing a habit of cleaning trash on a regular basis is quite important to keep the system light and fast. In addition to that, remove all the unwanted files in C drive and avoid setting it as the destination of various downloads.

- keep drivers on your system up to date


Hope this helps!



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  • 2 weeks later...


If you re-enable Malwarebytes and then just disable Ransomware Protection, does that alleviate the issues with performance at all?

I also noticed that the Support Tool was unable to enumerate your UAC settings; do you have User Account Control turned off by any chance?  I ask because that may be at least partially responsible for what's going on, especially since Malwarebytes, like most modern software, has been designed to be fully compatible and compliant with UAC, when installed/run in an environment where UAC exists but is not active, it could actually cause problems with how the program functions.  If it is disabled, I'd suggest turning it back on, then reinstalling Malwarebytes to see if that corrects the issue (be sure to restart after reinstalling the latest version just to make certain all fresh components are loaded into memory).

Finally, I also noticed some pending file rename operations still listed in the registry from the Malwarebytes installation process, so this too could account for the issue as it may indicate an incomplete or corrupted installation.  If necessary, and if the above options didn't correct the issue, then please try the following:

  1. Download and run the Malwarebytes Support Tool
  2. Accept the EULA and click Advanced tab on the left (not Start Repair)
  3. Click the Clean button, and allow it to restart your system and then reinstall Malwarebytes, either by allowing the tool to do so when it offers to on restart, or by downloading and installing the latest version from here

Please let me know how it goes and if any of the above instructions/options was of any help to you.


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