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Lenovo T430 Win 10 Running Very Slow

I purchased a used Lenovo T430 off Craigslist.  Seller said it was a fresh install, but it has always run slowly, especially when online - latency between keystrokes.  Enclosed is a Roguekiller scan. According to some posts on Google, these  don't appear to be malicious. Don't want to delete unnecessarily, lest Win/Office stop in 6 mos. Can someone give me advice on these and, if necessary,   guide me thru an MS config and/or other diagnostics?
RogueKiller-Scan.docx
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
do you notice a high CPU usage in Task Manager when the laptop is running slow?
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Ali HallalIT ConsultantCommented:

Do you notice a high Disk usage in Task Manager when the laptop is too slow?

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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
8gb RAM. 80%    CPU  35%.

I think there are a bunch of programs draining memory.
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
80% usage on memory, what are the programs or processes running there at the moment?
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nobusCommented:
run msconfig
in startup tab - click disable all - reboot to test
if better - lokok for the offender by enabling the disabled items 1by1 or in groups
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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
Is MS One Drive the culprit?  
What should I do with those "viruses" in the Rogue Killer scan?
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bbaoIT ConsultantCommented:
is OneDrive the one consuming most CPU load?

generally speaking, you got too many unidentified services running in the background as well as some known yet useless processes such as AntiMalware, Cortona, Lenovo utilities, CCleaner, PowerIsO and Skype.

FYI - for such as slow PC, it is really not necessary to enable Cortona on Windows 10. you also don't need PowerISO as the feature has been built-in with Windows 10.

An efficient yet simple way is to reinstall the OS from the scratch and don't install unnecessary things again with the new installation.
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dbruntonCommented:
Hit it with the following:

AdwCleaner  https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

then follow it up with

Malwarebytes  https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/ (get the free version)

Sometimes using Safe Mode is better for these utils rather than ordinary mode.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Create a Restore Point before starting.

Uninstall unwanted programs.
•Only use one Antivirus in real time mode, Disable real time protection in Windows Defender or other security package.
•Check if new drivers has released by Official Website of your Computer Manufacturer and replace them
•Run Msconfig and select "Startup" Tab, uncheck only unnecessary programs to prevent them running during boot time.
•Run Disk Cleanup
•Run CCleaner to check and fix registry errors  http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
•Run Disk Defragmenter
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The basic running metric is that CPU should run <5% more than 95% of the time and memory at idle for this system should be <4 GB.

In addition to checking for viruses, run a Windows 10 Repair Install and Keep Everything. This is now a standard Windows 10 repair, works well, and nothing is lost.

Go to the Media Creation Link

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Windows 10 is running, so click on the Download button (not Upgrade Button, select Open (Run) but NOT Save. Allow the program to run. Allow drivers to update. Then select Keep Everything.

It is always advisable to have a backup before you begin.
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William MillerInventory/IT ConsultantCommented:
This is also a fairly low-end laptop. I wouldn't expect much outside of basic operation. Even if you DO run a repair install, you're not going to see a terrible amount of difference. The machine (If it's in it's default configuration) barely has enough memory to run Windows 10 efficiently. So you're going to want to look at maybe upgrading the memory once you get the clean installation squared away. That will definitely help.
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nobusCommented:
did you run msconfig yet?

the roguekiller reports kms errors - is your os and office legit?
it can help if you post the spec sof your laptop, eg Ram: is it 4 GB - or more
what disk drive do you have?  model plse - see device manager
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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
Nobus-
I ranMsConfig.  I'm not sure which tab to go to.   I posted a screen shot of Startup.
I'm not sure whether Win and Office are legit..
HD - ST500LM012  HN-500MBB
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nobusCommented:
it is a slow drive 5400rpm only ; see the specs   https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-spinpoint-m8-st500lm012-hard-drive-500-gb-sata-6gb-s/specs/
if you move the OS to an SSD , and have 8 GB at least Ram, you should see a world of difference!

btw no screenshot seen on this side - and psot a screenshot of what you need in msconfig
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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
Nobus-
Processes are posted above in files.  Do you need anything else?
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Scan your PC with this Antivirus and let us know the result.
http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10914099.html
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nobusCommented:
in what files?? i only see proceesses -  not msconfig data
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RaiderNationDelegateAuthor Commented:
I just uninstalled Panda- It was really bogging down computer.  
Before reinstalling Panda or installing Malwarebytes, what do I do with items in the RogueKiller Scan (see file attached above.)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are not too far along and like the machine, invest in a 7200-rpm drive and that will definitely help. 8 GB of memory is enough. You cannot do much about the CPU so do make sure you wish to invest before spending money.

If it will work, upgrade to an SSD drive instead of 7200-rpm as that will help more.

It has been a very long time (15 years) since I have used a 5400-rpm drive but they as slugs.

So you do have some options and consider what you paid and how much more you are willing to invest.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Please read this to remove or delete those files.
https://www.adlice.com/documentation/roguekiller/tutorial/
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nobusCommented:
you asked : in msconfig, what tab to go
i posted that in my first post :   in startup tab - click disable all - reboot to test
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