Bridge CS6 is slow on my system

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Why is bridge so slow, i mean come on adobe, should i just continue waiting and waiting.....?
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Could you provide a little more information so we can figure out what's wrong on your system?

Which version of Bridge are you using? Have you installed all the updates?
Which OS version?
What part is slow?
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I am using bridge cs6 with windows 7 and yes i am currently updated to the latest version. Launching is slow, browsing is slow, it NEVER quits. I have to crash out. I have 8 gigs of ram
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OK, that is odd. So something is wrong on your system that is causing it to run slowly. Now we need to figure out what that might be.

What troubleshooting have you done so far?

Have you tried resetting prefs for Bridge?
Have you tried purging the Bridge cache?
Have you tried disabling other programs or utilities that might interfere with Bridge (like bugs in anti-virus, or backup software)?
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I have purged bridge cache and i have "malwarebytes" as my antivirus program. This kind of operation of adobe programs is common, all adobe programs are slow to launch, even slower to close, heck sometimes the programs never close all the way. It's very common for me to find Illustrator still launched days later when i launch task manager. This is an adobe only problem, all other vendors programs quit and launch in a reasonable time. I don;t want to get into bashing adobe but cs6 is just downright slow, all the programs i use is slow and my system is fine.
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What you're describing is not a system that is "fine", but a system that has serious problems.

Adobe programs don't share a lot of code, and Photoshop launches between 1 and 20 seconds on most people's machines (common time is under 7 seconds -- 20 is on the world's worst laptop). So unless there was something wrong with the system, different Adobe applications should not be launching or running slowly, and they should never fail to exit.

I'd still guess that a system utility is the cause, and it's also possible that you have undetected malware causing problems, but it could still be an obscure problem like bad hardware (especially the disk), corrupt OS files, or just some driver causing overall slowdowns.

Try turning off "malwarebytes" and see if performance improves.

After that, you would need to check the system for malware with other tools (in case that tool has been compromised), and check for other utilities that might cause slowdowns across multiple apps - then try shutting those off.

If you can't find anything after that, you'll probably need an expert to help you clean up your system and find whatever is causing it to run slowly.