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My OS is Windows 7. I'm running Kaspersky Internet Security, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes. I have noticed that after 10 to 7 days my system runs slow.

I have installed CCleaner and run it every time I go off line. I check the %temp% folder after running CCleaner and it is empty.

Every time I bring up IE 8 off line there are temp files in the folder that I cannot delete. Also it is slowing down my connection speed.

When the system slows down I will boot into Safe Mode with Networking off line and run all three scans in the order above. All three, always find no infections. (I cannot connect to the Internet in Safe Mode due to the only connection that is available to me is dial up. Ugh.) After I reboot into Windows every thing will run like it is suppose to for another 7 to 10 days; then I have to repeat the scans again.

The issue is also slowing down my connection speed due to files filling the temp folder on line.

On the attachment is the files that keep recurring when I bring up IE 8 off line.

I wish I could tell you more; but that is all I can; at this point.

Does any one have any ideas as to what is going on?

Thanking you ahead in this matter,



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Those temp files are quite normal, and often can't be removed after a reboot. However, the issue with your PC running slow may simply be related to background tasks or scheduled tasks that Windows runs.

Please do the following to see if it helps:

  • Click on the Start vista-7-start.png button and click on Control Panel
  • Click on System and Security
  • Click on Defragment your hard drive under Administrative Tools
  • Select the hard drive that Windows is installed on (usually C:) and defragment it

Once that's complete, do the following:

Run a Disk Check on your C: drive in Windows Vista or Windws 7:

Note: If Windows is installed on a drive other than C:, then run the Disk Check on that drive instead.

  • Click the Start vista-7-start.png button and select Computer
  • Right-click on C: and select Properties
  • Click on the Tools tab
  • Under Error-checking click the Check Now... button and click Continue at the User Account Control prompt
  • Mark the box next to Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors
  • When the message box pops up, click the Schedule disk check button and restart your computer
  • Once your computer restarts it will check the drive, don't press any keys so that it is allowed to do so

Please let me know if it helps.

Thanks :)

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Just defragged last Friday. Only 2 % needed to be defragged; will continue to step 2. It will be at least 7 to 10 days before the system slows again; ran all scans last night. Should I wait or go ahead and do step 2 now.



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Wound up defraging any way. From the report on the screen I could see any changes that were made. Will wait and see if my system slows down again if it does I have copied and pasted the instructions to Note Pad. If it happens again will run it again.

Thanks for all your help.

Again thank you,


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You're welcome, hopefully the Disk Check will correct it. Also, have you changed any options in Kaspersky at all (particularly iChecker and/or iSwift)? Those particular features can actually improve system performance after a full scan is done. Try running a full system scan with Kaspersky in normal mode (not Safe Mode) to see if it makes a difference as well.

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