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Hello karthik and :welcome:

Just curious what your system specs are as perhaps you may have a conflict or something else going on. (I only mention this as it seems to be running fine on all my computers)

Please provide following details, so that someone may be able to assist you:

  • What is your current version of windows (XP, Vista, or Win7)?
  • Is your windows OS 32-bit or 64-bit?
  • What is your OS Service Pack?
  • What version (if any) of MBAM are you running (current is and is it the Free or Pro version?
  • What MBAM database version do you have now (current is 7566)?
  • What brand and version of antivirus software do you have?
  • What firewall software do you use if any?
  • Has your computer been infected recently, or is it currently showing any other abnormal behavior (browser redirects, IP blocks, etc.) to suggest an infection?

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Hello firefox, these are the details...

What is your current version of windows (XP, Vista, or Win7)? xp

Is your windows OS 32-bit or 64-bit? 32bit

What is your OS Service Pack? sp2

What version (if any) of MBAM are you running (current is and is it the Free or Pro version? trial realtime protection ON. My friend has pro version, it also heavy on the system.

What MBAM database version do you have now (current is 7566)? 7571 latest.

What brand and version of antivirus software do you have? Comodo Internet Security 5.5 latest.

What firewall software do you use if any? Comodo internet security has its own firewall.

Has your computer been infected recently, or is it currently showing any other abnormal behavior (browser redirects, IP blocks, etc.) to suggest an infection? No, everything is ok on the computer.

These questions are not necessary, because MBAM is heavy on every computer. details are:

mbamgui.exe ~ 9MB

mbamservice.exe ~ 85MB

Any way, how much on your system, firefox?

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Well for windows XP, depending on your system, most have anywhere from 60 to 90 MB. That is average. On my system which is different than your cause I have windows 7 32bit, my mbamgui.exe is using 1,320K and the mbamservice.exe is using 38,496.

Not saying this will help with your performance, but you are running windows xp SP2.

Couple of Suggestion is you don't mind....

It would be a good idea to update to SP3 as support (including new security updates) ended July 13, 2010 for SP 2:

As Discussed HERE

Also you may try entering exceptions in your Comodo Internet security for Malwarebytes as listed in the examples in the FAQ Found Here If you need help just ask and we can help you with instructions.

Please post back if you have further questions.

Thank You :)

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Hi firefox,

i have windows xp sp2 and i upgraded it to sp3. then after two weeks, every thing is very very dead slow.

My computer is not infected. i am sure, i can say that.

Again the same problem occurs when i upgraded sp2 to sp3. not once, but 3times. so i think sp2 is good and i stick with it.

Don't tell me to upgrade sp2 to sp3 because i am above average user and virus or any threat can't infect my system when i have Comodo Internet security and MBAM. Even without MBAM they can't infect my system. I add exceptions in comodo and added exceptions for comodo in mbam. So there is no conflict between them.

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Well not sure what to tell you or how to assist you at this point. It unlikely that the current resources of our program will change much at this time unless we find some other method of coding it. Its possible but unlikely.

As for SP2 to SP3 upgrade being slow I would have to believe there is some piece of software or setting specific to your system that conflicts with it. I've personally installed SP3 on well over 500 machines and have not had any issue on the upgrade with any of them.

Maybe one of these older articles may help you in your quest to regain some speed.

Computer and browser slowness are not always malware related

Poor performance and other problems can be the result of disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, dirty hardware, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential.

Listed below are a few things you can do to improve speed and system performance. Many of the these suggestions will apply if you're using Windows Vista but may be done a bit differently. Near the bottom of this thread there is a section specifically devoted to Vista Users.

For browser problems, see:

If your having connectivity issues or errors such as Page cannot be displayed see

If you're using Vista or Internet Explorer 7, see

If you have a lot of toolbars and add-ons attached to Internet Explorer, you could try improving performance by disabling those which are unecessary. See:

Vista users see:

Clean up your hard drive by removing unused programs and transferring old data, pictures, music files to a CD or an external hard drive.

When you have moved/saved the files you want to keep, run Disk Cleanup and let it scan your system for files to remove. Don’t clean out the Prefetch folder - This is a common myth that will not improve performance.

You may be instructed to remove prefetch files if you had experienced some virus/malware issues otherwise removing prefetch files is not really necessary. Although the prefetch folder can become quite bloated in time, removing old prefetch data as a matter of routine is not recommended. Your boot time immediately after clearing the prefetch folder is much slower...but it will speed up after the first reboot when windows begins to put back some of the files that you removed.

As an alternative to Disk Cleanup you can download and scan with CCleaner.

(Scroll to the last one and click the "CCleaner Slim"...it has no toolbar that comes packaged with it)

  • After installation, see see the CCleaner Tour: Using and Understanding CCleaner
  • Make sure you go to Options-->Advanced and uncheck the box to Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours before running a scan
  • An added benefit of using CCleaner is the Issues scan which allows you to clean the registry
  • Always back up your registry before making any changes

Check for any unnecessary running services

If you have a typical installation, many services are configured as "automatic"; that is, they start automatically when the system starts or when the service is called for the first time. Use Black Viper's "Services Configuration" to help fine tune this area.

Check for disk errors by running CHKDSK in "SAFE MODE" or from the Recovery Console

In the Check Disk dialog box, select the "Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors" check box, click "Start" and have it repair anything it finds. As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors which slow down hard disk performance and make data writing difficult. Check Disk scans the hard drive and verifies the logical integrity of a file system by checking for system errors, lost clusters, lost chains, and bad sectors. When encountering logical inconsistencies in file system data, it will perform the necessary actions to repair the file system data.

Check for damaged, altered or missing critical system files by running the System File Checker

If SFC discovers that a protected file has been damaged, altered or missing, it restores the correct version of the file from the cache folder.

You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the Administrators group to run sfc and it may ask you to insert your XP Installation CD so have it available.

Defrag your system

Disk fragmentation slows the overall performance of your system. When files are fragmented, the computer must search the hard disk when a file is opened. Disk Defragmenter consolidates fragmented files and folders on the hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. This speeds up reading and writing to the disk. Read "The Importance of Disk Defragmentation" for instructions.

Note: It is recommended to shut down all applications (including your Anti-virus) before running Defrag to ensure that no programs attempt to write to the drive while it is being defragmented. Not doing so may cause you to have to restart the entire process. If you have disabled all running programs and still find that the defrag routine is constantly interrupted, you can defrag from "SAFE MODE".

Check for any unnecessary applications loading at startup when Windows boots by using MSConfig

Some startup programs are necessary so be careful what you disable. If you are unsure what any of the startup entries are or if they are safe to disable, then search one of the following Startup Databases:

Note: MSConfig.exe is a troubleshooting utility used to diagnose system configuration issues. Although it works as a basic startup manager, msconfig should not be used routinely to disable auto-start programs. It is a temporary solution and not a good practice for several reasons. When uninstalling programs while disabled with msconfig, they may not be uninstalled properly and orphaned entries often will be left behind. When used to switch back to normal startup mode, these orphan entries can result in boot up errors. Further, msconfig does not list all applications loaded in all possible startup locations (some entry points are hidden and unknown to the user) and does not allow the complete removal of disabled entries from its list.

You should not use msconfig to disable startup applications related to a running service. Doing so alters the registry and there are services that are essential for hardware and booting. When you uncheck a service in msconfig, you completely disable it. If you uncheck the wrong one, you may not be able to restart your computer. You should only disable services using Control Panel-->Administrative Tools-->Services.

A better alternative is to use a startup manager. If you have Spybot S&D installed, launch it, go to Mode and select Advanced. Then go to Tools, select System Startups. You will be provided with a list of programs that load when Windows starts. If you untick an entry it will no longer run at startup. This will allow you to experiment and see how your system performs with any of them disabled. Other startup managers you can download and use for free are:

Remove any third party "Memory Manager" or "Optimizer"

Windows XP memory management was designed to make the best use of Ram and these memory management utilities defeat that purpose. They push applications out of RAM into the pagefile, creating holes in the RAM and slowing down your computer's performance by doing so.

Disable some visual effects

While visual embellishments may be attractive, they don’t do anything else for you. Disabling some of them frees up system resources and makes the operating system perform better.

  • Right click My Computer, choose Properties-->Advanced then click on Settings
  • In the Visual Effects tab, select Adjust for best performance or uncheck all the visual effects, except for the last three
  • Click "Apply", then "Ok", then "Ok" again
  • Then right click your Desktop and choose Propertie-->Appearance-->Effects
  • Uncheck the first two boxes and hit "OK"

Add more RAM

This is a quick solution that can have a dramatic affect on your system's speed and responsiveness. You can check how much RAM you have by going to Start-->Program Files-->Accessories-->System Tools-->System Information and look at your System Summary. For more info see "Understanding, Identifying and Upgrading the RAM in your PC".

For more suggestions and performance tips read:

"Restore Your Computer's Performance with Windows XP"

"XP Performance Tweaks"

"Performance Boost for XP"

For Vista Users:

Vista Features Explained: Performance

Vista Features Explained: SuperFetch

SuperFetch & ReadyBoost

Tips to boost Vista performance

Windows Vista Performance Tuning

Top 12 Tweaks To Improve Vista Looks and Performance

When you are all done be sure to Create a new Restore Point to enable your computer to "roll-back" to a clean working state keeping all the changes you just made. Then use Disk Cleanup to "remove all but the latest Restore Point".

Vista Users can refer to these links:

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