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Cant get to windows XP updates. also slow shutting down..

Question: Cant get to windows XP updates. also slow shutting down..

When I try update WIndows XP it will say I cant get permission.
The computer also is slow shutting down when I use the start /shutdown option, If I use the task manager is shut rapidly.
I ran an antvirus scan in both the normal and safe mode,,no indication of any action .I'm using Kaspersky Internet Security 09..
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:13:09 PM, on 10/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\MaxSync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\StxMenuMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
c:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\DISC\DISCover.exe
C:\Program Files\DISC\DiscUpdMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\DISC\DiscStreamHub.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\utilman.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iesearch&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr9/*http://www.yahoo.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=64&bd=PAVILION&pf=desktop
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn5\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn5\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: CitiUS Shared Browser Helper Object - {387EDF53-1CF2-4523-BC2F-13462651BE8C} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\BhoCitUS.dll
O2 - BHO: IEVkbdBHO - {59273AB4-E7D3-40F9-A1A8-6FA9CCA1862C} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\ievkbd.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: hpWebHelper Class - {AAAE832A-5FFF-4661-9C8F-369692D1DCB9} - C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\plugin\WebHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn5\YTSingleInstance.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn5\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] C:\WINDOWS\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPBootOp] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Boot Optimizer\HPBootOp.exe" /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ftutil2] rundll32.exe ftutil2.dll,SetWriteCacheMode
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DXDllRegExe] dxdllreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\issch.exe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LogitechCommunicationsManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Verizon_McciTrayApp] C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVP] "C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MaxMenuMgr] "C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\FreeAgent Status\StxMenuMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: Pin.lnk = C:\hp\bin\CLOAKER.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - .DEFAULT User Startup: PinMcLnk.lnk = C:\hp\bin\cloaker.exe (User 'Default user')
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Banner Ad Blocker - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\ie_banner_deny.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Web traffic protection statistics - {1F460357-8A94-4D71-9CA3-AA4ACF32ED8E} - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\SCIEPlgn.dll
O9 - Extra button: Citi - {4C730913-3961-439b-83D5-F4E445520422} - C:\Program Files\Citi Virtual Account Numbers\CitiVAN.exe
O9 - Extra button: PalTalk - {4EAFEF58-EEFA-4116-983D-03B49BCBFFFE} - C:\Program Files\Paltalk Messenger\Paltalk.exe
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Internet Connection Help - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Internet Connection Help - {E2D4D26B-0180-43a4-B05F-462D6D54C789} - C:\WINDOWS\PCHEALTH\HELPCTR\Vendors\CN=Hewlett-Packard,L=Cupertino,S=Ca,C=US\IEButton\support.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.worldnet.att.net
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.trymedia.com (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - https://activatemyfios.verizon.net/sdcCommon/download/FIOS/Verizon FiOS Installer.cab
O16 - DPF: {474F00F5-3853-492C-AC3A-476512BBC336} (UploadListView Class) - http://picasaweb.google.com/s/v/24.19/uploader2.cab
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://gfx1.hotmail.com/mail/w3/resources/MSNPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1176289914203
O16 - DPF: {A526A2C7-723E-4081-BF70-A7A9913E8C4A} (LogData Class) - http://ipgweb.cce.hp.com/rdqcpc/downloads/sysinfo.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\mzvkbd3.dll,C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\adialhk.dll,C:\PROGRA~1\KASPER~1\KASPER~1\kloehk.dll
O23 - Service: Kaspersky Internet Security (AVP) - Kaspersky Lab - C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
O23 - Service: Seagate Service (FreeAgentGoNext Service) - Seagate Technology LLC - C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: LVCOMSer - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
O23 - Service: Process Monitor (LVPrcSrv) - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZIPM12.EXE
O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - http://lh5.ggpht.com/s/v/42.20/img/transparent.gif

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Preferred Solution: Cant get to windows XP updates. also slow shutting down..

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Cant get to windows XP updates. also slow shutting down..

Microsoft help line solved the problem ,,I'm not sure how. but they did a super job. Their tech help line support was surprisingly good.
Best of all,,,NO CHARGE

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I very stupidly shut down my computer during the "system updates... do not power off or unplug" and now Windows 7 is exceptionally slow to log in or do anything at all.

I system restored it to a point a week before the shutdown incident and I also then installed all the missing updates but it is only marginally better. It still takes about 30 - 60 minutes to log in.

Any ideas on what is wrong would be greatly appreciated thank you! :)

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows v. slow after shutting down during system updates

Hi ariana44,

Is it the same when you boot in to Safe Mode? Tap F8 whilst the computer is first starting up and then choose Safe Mode when prompted. Report back whether this improves it or not.

Was it Service Pack 1 that you were installing? You could also try uninstalling it, then rebooting and then try re-installing it.

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Hey,

My Toshiba Portege laptop needs some serious updating. I finally got it on to XP SP2 an now when I attempt to make the rest of the updates (such as IE 7 etc) the computer simply shuts down during installing these updates.

It's never really been used and has just been formatted. No virus signs whatsoever. Runs perfectly when not attempting to update.

Anyone know what may be causing this?
 

Answer:Windows Updates Shutting Down My PC

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I am thoroughly fed up with this problem.I run Win7 and have run all the available fixes I can find but the problem persists.Even when I click installed updates it says there are no updates installed on this machine.The updates though are shown many times over in the WU list.Any suggestions to help clear this frustration would be most welcome.

Answer:Windows Update keeps installing the same updates when shutting down

Try a Windows Update-Reset

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I just let Windows install todays updates. Everything except Skype (this included an NVidia driver). When the computer started up after the Windows update (with the "don't shut off computer completing updates. etc.) message, the computer shut off. First I thought it was part of the update (and machine would restart) but it was not. Something broke.

I restarted and as soon as hit windows start screen it shut off again. I restarted again and got the "Windows Did Not Start - repair message". I said "run startup repair". Windows shut off during that process. I restarted again, and was able to run the repair process. But once it finished and booted into Windows it shut off again. I was finally able to start Windows so went to command prompt and started to run SFC /Scannow. It shut off during this test.

lastly I thought maybe its an overheat issue. I booted into Windows Safe mode and started the program HWMonitor. It showed my CPU temps at 39 degrees C. Then it shut off again. At this rate I'm going to wear out the on/off button.

Any ideas?

Answer:After todays (7/19) Windows updates my computer keeps shutting off

Try a System Restore yet? Do it in Safe Mode (or repair disk/install DVD), hopefully no restarts to interfere the restore. Then install updates one by one (restart after each and wait a bit to make sure it is alright), Nvidia as last.

You can also try just downgrading GPU drivers first, and restore if it does restart like that.

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Hey everyone. Every time I restart my computer my Windows Update's Automatic Update setting keeps changing and shutting off. I then have to turn Automatic Updates back on. I do this in Standard Mode instead of Administrative Mode since I almost never log in to my administrator account. It does ask my administrator account's permission before changing the settings though and I put in my administrator password. So anyway, I'd really appreciate some help. My system information is below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4863 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9100, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 599384 MB, Free - 539922 MB; D: Total - 10992 MB, Free - 1649 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET6
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Windows Update's Automatic Updates Keeps Shutting Off

This might be a Malware problem. Please run the scans below and post the logs.

SCAN 1
Download RogueKiller (by tigzy) and save direct to your Desktop.
On the web page select the 32bit or 64bit button to match the bit rate of your version of Windows.
Quit all running programs.
Start RogueKiller.exe by double clicking on the icon.
Wait until Prescan has finished.
Ensure all boxes are ticked under "Report" tab.
Click on Scan.
Click on Report when complete. Copy/paste the contents of the report and paste into your next reply.
NOTE: DO NOT attempt to remove anything that the scan detects.


SCAN 2
Please download RKill
There are three buttons to choose from with different names on, select the first one and save it to your desktop.

Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Vista or Windows 7, right-click on it and select Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
A log pops up at the end of the run. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log. Please Copy & Paste the entire log in your next reply.
If you do not see the black box flash on the screen delete the icon from the desktop and go back to the link for the download, select the next button and try to run the tool again, continue to repeat this process using the remaining buttons until the tool runs. You will find further links if you scroll down the page with other names, try them one at a t... Read more

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Hi,

Problem i am facing with Windows 7 is that whenever i shut down or restart my machine, it says "Please do not unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1...".This goes on for several hours(i tried once for almost 10 hours) and still it was in the same state and system never got shut down. Can you please let me know the reason for this and what i need to do in order to avoid this situation.

OS Details:- Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Thanks.

Answer:Windows not shutting down due to Install Updates problem

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I apologize in advance for my lack of tech knowledge.  I will try to explain my situation as thoroughly as possible.
 
I am running Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit.  A month ago i had a hard drive failure and had a new 4tb hard drive installed. My motherboard does not support UEFI and because of that the boot sector was moved to a thumb drive and pointed at the Windows installation on the 4tb. I don't think that has anything to do with the problem I'm having now but since it was a recent change, I'm mentioning it.
 
4 days ago my son was using DVD Shrink (an old and sometimes glitchy program) and it locked up. He opened task manager and attempted to force close the program.  It would not close.  After waiting several minutes he manually turned off the computer.
 
When I restarted the computer it said Preparing to configure Windows.  Do not turn off your computer.  I thought it was installing updates and i walked away from it.  When I came back it said:
Failure configuring Windows updates.  Reverting changes.  Do not turn off your computer.  It hung on this screen for more than 4 hours. 
 
At that time I turned it off with the button and booted into safe mode.  I tried to do a system restore but it says I have no restore points.  Apparently system restore was turned off when the new hard drive was installed.  When I couldn't restore I made a disc image backup of the hard drive and tried aga... Read more

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Hey guys, as the title says, i pushed the power button on my PC and ran out the door for school. Last thing I saw on my screen was updates being applied before it shut down. It was on update "10 out of 10"

I just got home and was met with a nice BSOD. My PC has blue-screened twice before, both of the previous blue-screens had the message: "KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR"

However, this BSOD had no message, but gave me the following values.

STOP: 0X000000F4 (0x0000000000000003, 0xFFFFFA80082DAB30, 0xFFFFFA80082DAE10, 0xFFFFF800033E88BO)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

PC Specs

CASE: Cooler Master Storm Scout
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ with Additional Fan
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro Modular 700Watt
SSD: 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 (Boot/Game Drive)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB (Storage) X2 in RAID 0
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Answer:BSOD while shutting down, after recent Windows updates were applied

Please upload a report
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Hello ,
First of all I don't know what to choose in the "Forum" xD -/-
I recently used windows 8.1 but I see that it takes more than 10 mins to Shutdown/Restart and it really annoying me , How to solve that ? 

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I posted this in "logs" and have not heard back from anyone.  I do not know if I posted it in the wrong category or not...I hope someone can assist me... As always, thank you very much!
 
I constantly was getting BSOD... I worked with Kaspersky support... So far / so good with the BSOD issue... but - the computer is running ridiculously slow!
 
I don't know if I have some sort of virus, malware, etc. somewhere... this is what has been done so far
 
chkdsk /r /f
 
updated to Kaspersky 2015 Internet Security
 
I don't want to run any additional scans until you tell me what you need / want.
 
I'm running Vista home premium
8 GB ram
 
Thank you!

Answer:Very Slow Computer - Windows keeps shutting down

You posted in Malware Removal Logs on May 1st. That post is here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/574981/very-slow-computer/#entry3695794At the top of Malware Removal Logs is thisUnfortunately, with the amount of logs we receive per day, the average response time is 5 days. However, please be assured that your topic will be looked at and responded to. Your patience is appreciated.That topic did receive a reply shortly after you made the post above.Since you do have a MRL topicPlease refrain from asking for further help from other members or staff until the Malware Removal Team has checked your posted log. The Malware Removal Team work very hard to investigate a unique solution to your problem and you will receive individual expert assistance. This takes time and effort so we ask you to please be patient while waiting for assistance and NOT to make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member. Any modifications you make on your own can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, following advice outside of that post may cause confusion for the team member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.The Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean. If you fo... Read more

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Everything has been going a little slower than usual, and now programs like aim and windows live messenger constantly shut down with errors. here is my hjt log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:46:40 PM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
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Hi,
I have an issue with my Windows 7 x64 Pro installation.
After I installed the HP LaserJet Professional CM1415fn drivers the pc became very slow at restarting or shutting down. The problem is printer related because I found a temporary workaround by stopping the spooler service and then the restart-shut down speed is normal again.
The printer is connected by ethernet and maybe this is the problem? I haven't tried with USB connection but I prefer not because it will mess up the printer devices.
If there is another permanent solution please tell me.
Thanks

Answer:Windows slow shutting down-restart after installing HP drivers.

See if Shut Down -Speed Up helps

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Hi everyone,

I hope you can help me. I've had a variety of problems on my Win XP computer.

Shut down - Ending AXWIN FRAME Window
Ending explorer.exe
Ending Adobe Acrobat

My computer seems to be very slow in accessing programs sometimes as well. Everything has gotten worse in the last few days. (never saw the first two shut down messages until today.

I've searched all the threads and can't seem to find anything that addresses all these problems at once.

I downloaded HijackThis as others were instructed to do, and here's the logfile (after my signature).

Thanks for any help you can give. BTW, the computer is about 4 1/2 years old.

Ellie

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:31:00 AM, on 11/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.ex... Read more

Answer:Problems with Windows shutting down and slow access to programs

Looks like you may have some spyware on your machine. Let an expert look at the HJT log.

I did notice that it appears that you are running the built-in UPS monitoring for XP, as well as PowerChute. Try disabling one of them, and see if that helps with the shutting down issue.
 

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Please help. My desktop has Windows XP. I keep getting the Windows Antivirus 2008 popping up despite repeated attempts to block it. My computer is also very slow logging on, browsing and shutting down and it keeps shutting down inappropriately during browsing. I also keep hearing a noise coming from the fan every-so-often. I may have a virus. I have repeatedly run Spybot and Lavasoft's Adware all to no avail. Here is my HiJack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:06:53 PM, on 10/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Music Server\SSSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

Answer:Computer very slow, keeps popping up Windows Antivirus 2008 and shutting down

Please help.
 

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Hi all,

Working on an older Dell laptop for a friend (1.8ghz single-core, 1.5GB RAM) and cannot seem to get Windows Update to work...it will take hours to "check for updates" and then find some. I select the ones I want, install them, it claims they are "successful" and that the computer requires a restart. I restart to find they fail as the computer is restarting and that they continue failing as the computer comes back up after reboot.

I then check for updates again and get the same issue. It seems to install one or two updates each time, but the rest seem to fail (I know this as the owner has dial-up [I know, right? 0_o] and upon this last failure cycle, I now see the Win10 "reserve your copy" panel under Windows Update which was never there before.)

I've tried a few things in a few other threads including installing the December Windows Update update patch manually and I am still getting this issue...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I have Windows XP Home Edition installed on a Dell Dimension 8300, and the OS works fine except for the shutdown. It hibernates and goes into standby at normal speeds, but a shutdown is very slow. It goes through "Logging off" and "Saving your settings" at normal speeds, but it displays "Windows is shutting down" for 90 seconds (I timed it). Booting up goes at a normal speed, but it doesn't load my notification area icons until I end and restart the "explorer.exe" process. I have run Ad-Adware, Spybot, and my anti-virus suite scanners, and fixed any issues that they found, but it still shuts down slow. My specs are perfect to run XP:Intel Pentium 4 Processor @ 3.2 GHz, With Hyper-Threading Enabled4 GB of RAM40 GB OS Drive with 20 GB freeNvidia Geforce FX5200 With 128 MB of Video MemoryDoes anyone know about how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated.Ask and Answer. The way of learning.Dell Dimension 8300Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz4 GB RAMNvidia Geforce FX5200

Answer:Windows XP Windows is shutting down slow...

IE is always empty - I've long since forgotten the reason.Right now you need to look for any errors that relate to shutting down - their times will help. They might give a clue about what things are hanging up.As for the general bulk then it's a case of slowly wading through them sometime, concentrating on the most recent ones. Not all errors and events are serious and they can come and go.Check out that second link I gave you - it has a lot of useful info.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I'm having an odd problem with my Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop w/XP pro SP3, it runs extremely slow, time lapse photography slow. When it's acted up the indicator light with the cylinder next to in will light up constantly. Not sure the exact meaning of this light; hard drive, or CPU processing. When operating normally it lights up only when the computer is "doing something" for lack of a more technically accurate term. On to the issue.

This computer hasn't been used in about six months, the power connector was broken. I recently fixed the power connector and all was well again. Upon start up I did windows XP updates (SP3 and others), after which I installed Spybot S&D, as I had no anti-spyware, and uninstalled Avast free ant-virus 4.?, and reinstalled Avast free anti-virus 5.0, both these programs seem to be operating normally, and playing nicely together, I only mention it in the interest of being complete. After a few weeks of normal and relatively fast operation, windows automatic updates said there were more updates ready for my computer, they were subsequently downloaded and installed. After the required restart the system seemed to take a long time do something (indicator light on) but after a while it seemed to finish and act normal, working fine for about an hour or so, then the trouble started light back on constantly and absolutely everything operating painfully slow. I then shut down and restarted, same result. So I used system restore ... Read more

Answer:Slow after Windows updates

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My new laptop takes literally hours to update Windows. Task manager shows only 1% or 2% CPU activity. How can I speed it up?

Answer:Slow windows updates

I am assuming that with the laptop being new you are running Windows 7 ?
Take a look here link text

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Hey guys yesterday i installed 10 windows updates,shortly after i started getting slow net,ts lagging,newsreaders half the speed ,games lagging.I was wondering if anyone else experienced this.
Thank YOU

Answer:Windows updates =slow net

My laptop was definitely slower yesterday after the updates, but after I ran a CHKDSK, it went back to normal speed.

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Hello Forum,
For some months I am trying to make some updates to the system. First I let MS to check what updates the system is missing (mainly security), it was a whole day up to midnight, then I got the list of updates needed.
Next I selected 3 or 4 and clicked the install button, it was almost 6 hours until those 4 were installed, restarted etc. I have quit fast Internet connection, other files from other places are downloaded fast enough.
So I started to download all the updates into a folder on the computer, when all was done, I pointed on a file and right-clicked to install it - the update window opened and got "starting to download..." and I lost my patience, tried another and another, always the same.
I ran a system check, a disk check, any malware and virus check, nothing was found and no errors reported.
I do want to update my system, right now 2 are being "download", almost 3 hours passed and still not downloaded.
Some help will be appreciated.
Thanks
Motim

Answer:Very slow Windows updates

Hi,
Review this for tips
Why does Windows Update never finish scanning for updates? Seriously

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hi there i wonder if anyone can help its the windows 7 updates does anyone know why they have become very very slow a few months ago i could download over 10 updates in under an hour now i left my laptop on for 4 hours to download 1 small update still waiting have microsoft done something to slow windows 7 down please help thx
 

Answer:windows 7 updates very slow

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For some time now I've been plagued with messages regarding having to shutdown the computer to install 'important updates.' The computer says it's installing the updates and needs to shut down which takes for ever. It then reopens to say 'Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes' It then goes automatically to 'Switching off...installing updates.' After an age it reappears with 'The user profile service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.' I then have to physically switch it off and it restarts successfully. That sequence has been ongoing for some time. I have Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 and on a Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop. Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:Shutting Down Problems with Updates

"The user profile service failed to log on" etc - I could suggest you try a "system restore" if you have an idea when the problem occurred and you can restore to a date BEFORE that. Otherwise have a look at this LINK - click here

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Visiting a friend who complains that WIndows Update will shut down his PC without warning in the middle of his work, then install Updates. I figured he was missing the popup warning which enables user to extend timeout for Updates restart.

However this just happened to me in the middle of a forums post being done on his PC. The PC just shut down without warning and started installing a single Update.

I am wary to set his Updates from Automatic to Manual install since he may let them pile up. Is there anything I can do to assure he'll get the normal warning popup from System Tray?

WUD is set to Show Icon and Notifications in tray Notification settings.

Answer:Updates shutting down PC without warning

Hey Greg,

You could use the tutorial below to disable the automatic restart for Windows Updates without needing to change letting Windows Updates to automatically install.

You should still get the reminders that a restart is needed.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

Hope this helps.

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Vista for some reason keeps wanted me to shut it down to install updates. every time i go to shut it down it says install updates then shut down computer. but I've down this constantly for about 15 times for an hour and its still saying it. any ideas why this is happening?

Answer:Vista keep's shutting down for updates.

please read my post is this the same as my problem?

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Greetings,

I built my comp (with the help of several fine people on this forum) in July. Bought a new copy of Win7-64bit and everything has been running great. Lately, everytime I shut down it says it needs to install updates and it goes through 23 installations. I let it do it's thing and the next day is the same thing, installing updates 1 of 23. I've watched it and it does go through all 23 (can't see any details) and then shuts down like it should.

Anyone ever hear of this occurrence and if so, any tips? Thank you very much.

ok, I looked at the updated, and most of them are for XP??? Copied the details of one of them below and of course all of the XP upates failed, now after more digging, I did install Microsoft Office XP on my system as I didn't really want to buy a new office suite, but I looking at the update list, almost all of them refer to powerpoint or office or something. I bet you that is the issue.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

Security Update for Microsoft Office XP (KB957646)

Installation date: ‎1/‎6/‎2011 11:16 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 646

Update type: Important

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office XP that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified document is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

More information:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId... Read more

Answer:Always installing updates when shutting down

Hey Zebug,

Just a visitor here at the site, but I was having that problem when I first starting using Win 7.
not those perticular updates, but updates in general. I kept thinking dang there are alot of updates to Win 7.
I found it was trying to install the same updates everyday because they were failing to install during shutdown.
I know go into the windows update and run them before shutting down and no more problems,all would install with no fails.

just thought Id share. thanks,

William.

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For the past couple of weeks my check for Windows updates has been intolerably slow or never completes. An internet search revealed a couple of manual KB manual update solutions. I checked one of the recommended solutions and found that the suggested KB updates have been installed (KB3138612, KB3145739).

I don't know if the following is significant or not: so I will include it here. I installed a program named GWX Control Panel to eliminate the nagging to upgrade to Windows 10. This was installed a few months ago, and there were no noticeable negative results.

What do you recommend?

Thanks for your replies,
drpepper

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I am running XP Home Edition on my Dell 2400 Series PC.

My computer is running very slow (no Malware/Spyware/Viruses present) ever since the addition of a new larger hard drive. I replaced a 40gb drive (which was acting as my secondary drive for storage , etc. and was also the home of my Windows swap file) with a new 200gb drive (which also houses my Windows swap file).

Ever since then, the computer is running really slow and my windows updates (which I require approval of before install) have been ongoing for weeks (they are new ones every day). Is it possible that my windows update files and/or SP2 files were on that older 40gb drive (reformatted to use as an external backup) and thus my PC is grossly out of date from a security standpoint?

One final item.....the hard drive light always seems to be on (not necessarily blinking but always on) since the new drive installation.
Any help would be appreciated...
Tim

Answer:Windows Updates & Slow Computer

If you go to Windows Update and select Custom instead of Express, it will allow you to download almost every Update at one time.
Go to the Task Manger and select Performance. Monitor this tab to see which process may be hoarding your System Resources.
You can also check the Event Viewer to see if there are Conflicts or Error messages. The Event Viewer is located in the Administrative Tools.

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Hi There
We deploy images or special builds for new or used PC to clients and in the past couple of months the Windows update services are taking for ever to download or even pickup on updates.
Can anybody else confirm this?
I believe MS are pushing us towards Windows 10 as we have tested a number of the same Windows 7 images and done the upgrade to Windows 10 without any issues
Something is not right.
Regards
Warren

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When I reboot my PC it takes a good 3 minutes to get from the "Welcome" screen to being ready to work with only 4 items on System Tray, volume, Sunbelt Vipre, Zone Alarm Firewall, and Win Patrol. The, "RECGUARD" isn't shown but is there also RECGUARD, Vipre, Win Patrol, and Zone Alarm is all that's present under msconfig Startup. I have ran CCleaner, Defrag, Disc Cleaner, and Registry Mechanic to no avail. Under, "Startup Programs" under, "System Information" there is one heckuva bunch of programs listed if that has any bearing on my problem, I can maybe do a Copy and Paste of the list if needed?

Here's my HiJack This Log....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:54:30 PM, on 8/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs... Read more

Answer:Very slow bootup on Windows XP SP3 with all updates.

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Why Its taking to why it's taking so long to update its started yesterday evening but an till now its updating , its taking 30 to 1 hour worst 2hours ,every percentage .

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why it's taking so long to update its started yesterday evening but an till now its updating , its taking 30mins to 1 hour worst 2 hours ,every percentage .

here is the screen shot 

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I installed a group of 5 or 6 Windows XP and IE security updates. I then experienced the slowest boot ever - about 5 minutes or so! This happened on cold boots only. If I did a restart it was fairly normal. At that point I used
System Restore to roll back to the pre-update state. Now the boot is back to normal, but I don't have the latest security updates. Any ideas?
 

Answer:slow boot after windows updates

Hi..and welcome....Do you have a Anti virus and Spyware programs running on your system??
And are they up to date?
 

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Upon shut down I get constant Windows updates and the machine is moving much slower than normal. Deckard Scan, "Main.txt" copied below.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Jim Turner on 2008-01-29 11:00:06
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
72: 2008-01-29 19:00:23 UTC - RP330 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
71: 2008-01-29 18:53:12 UTC - RP329 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
70: 2008-01-29 15:08:02 UTC - RP328 - Installed Ad-Aware 2007
69: 2008-01-29 14:49:34 UTC - RP327 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
68: 2008-01-28 14:57:57 UTC - RP326 - Software Distribution Service 3.0


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-11 21:03:03 UTC - RP259 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 383 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-01-29 11:02:22
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\W... Read more

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This is my first time doing Windows updates on a 10 machine. Not sure what to expect. When I check for updates and it finds one I then select install. One update can take a day to install. Are there any known issues that could be causing this? The PC runs just fine and is fast. CPU and RAM are hardly being used.

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Thanks for your time and help
 

Answer:Slow computer, 100% CPU after Windows updates

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Last night 10 March, I downloaded and Installed all the Important and Recommended Updates. But this morning when I booted up it was SO SLOW before the main Desktop Screen came on.

Was one or more of these updates affecting boot-up speed, if so what can i do about it. Does anyone else noticed this problem or is it just me.

Many Thanks

Answer:My Boot up has become very Slow since Windows Updates.

Try this'
Click on cog top right hand corner
Internet Options, then Advanced tab.
Click on Restore Advanced Settings, OK.
Restart computer then try loading.

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So I've noticed this recently, maybe last month. Now when cumulative security updates are rolled out like today w10 takes ages to install them. I just decided to install the updates and regretted it immediately after it took at least 15 minutes of my time. WHY? When the same security rollup (or at least similar) will install in a few seconds on Windows 7.

I was staring at the "don't turn off your computer" screen twice for at least 5 minutes each and I was very tempted to turn off my computer.

Anyone else notice longer update times recently?
 

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This is my first time doing Windows updates on a 10 machine. Not sure what to expect. When I check for updates and it finds one I then select install. One update can take a day to install. Are there any known issues that could be causing this? The PC runs just fine and is fast. CPU and RAM are hardly being used.

Answer:Windows Updates are extreamly slow

Hi, you should not normally need to manually check for updates. There are I suppose 4 types:
1. Major build updates (like 10856 from 10240 last November- these will come periodically, and appear as a Windows installation process.
2. Routine updates not requiring a restart
3. Updates requiring a restart
4. Driver updates

1 & 3 you will be aware of of course as these interfere with day to day use.
3. - you should select the option to schedule a restart for these so that the PC does not restart abruptly.

Only (1) is a more protracted process of course. Updates requiring a restart may delay the restart e.g. with a throbber indication or other message about % completion, but you're talking minutes at most.

So at which point in the process are you noticing delays? Downloading? Applying the update?
If downloading, do you have a good internet connection?
Have you checked your update history to see if there is a repeated failure to apply updates?

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Hi guys, can you help please. My daughters dell laptop is stuck on configure updates. Doesn't update and comp restarts over and over it is groundhog day on the lappy. I cannot get to anything. Any ideas please.
 

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Win 8 ....
hello - yesterday wsn't the first occurrence: - after installing update(10) that require a 'restart' the process of 'installing' starts after the restart takes place - i see the warning not to shut-down the computer, see the percentage of installation and then all goes black at about 16%!! Tower is showing computer still 'on' but screen goes into 'sleep'.
i wait it out.
come back to computer to find still in 'stall' (what i call it)..
I Have 'shut-down' option set to ''turn off computer if i press the on/off button on the tower;
So i try that ! no response !! it won't shut down!
- i wait and wait several hours and finally the shut-down option responded .... and the installation of the 10 updates resumed.
This incident(s) is one of the reasons i'm hesitant to try installing Win 8.1....
Any ideas appreciated !

Answer:when shutting down to install updates-it stalls!

It's not that unusual, just few days ago I had a laptop with XP sit and simmer 36 hrs. before all the updates were done. Small, almost full HDD with bad case of fragmentation was the cause. Might also be a good idea to have "High performance set for "Never sleep" mode.

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since buying my new laptop, i'v had it shut down on me on numerous occasions with no warning, whilst in use.it go'es first to shutdown window & then to configering updates then shuts down.on restart it go'es into the configering updates phase again taking 10to15 minutes to boot up.any suggestions on how to over come this would be greatfully recieved.

Answer:updates shutting computer[vista] down.

Can you check to see if you have KB937287 click here update?

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i keep getting this message. i have already disabled automatic updates through group policy editor.

Answer:updates preventing my computer from shutting down

With this batch script you can automatically close apps not responding at shutdown in windows. Please execute the batch script as a administrator.

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Hi,

I hope someone can help me. For a few weeks now I have been unable to do any Windows XP updates. Normally the updates download automatically and I say yes to install them. But a few weeks ago the updates wouldnt install and I keep getting a Windows message saying it is unable to install the updates. I did get one of the updates to install by clicking on the Advanced option and selecting and trying to install the updates one by one instead of all at once. But there are at least 6 updates that wont install.

Also, since last night my computer has been running VERY slowly. I downloaded a program called MonkeyBongo which was a stupid thing to do because it has been slow ever since. There was no uninstall on the program (excellent), so I removed 2 of the programs (it installed in 3 parts) via Windows Add/Remove programs thingo and the last part didnt show up in there so I removed it using Norton Systemworks Wipe Info thingo.

I ran Spybot and deleted the tracking cookies it found, but there wasnt anything very scary in that list.

I tried using Windows System Restore thingy to go back to before I loaded MonkeyBongo (I created a restore point before I downloaded it) but it freezes everytime I try to go in to restore it (never did that before).

And still my computer is very slow. I tried doing online virus scans at Trendmicro and Pandaware but neither would run or install or anything.

I use Avast antivirus and Windows Firewall on Windows XP SP2.

Here is... Read more

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I was thinking of installing Win 7 Ultimate but I was warned that installing the updates slow down a machine?

Any opinions on this?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Do windows updates slow down a machine?

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Anyone notice issues with the store tonight? I always check manually for updates and normally the cycle is a few seconds. But tonight its taking a couple minutes. I wondered if the slowness was being experienced by others?

Answer:Windows Store slow checking updates?

Same here. Store is very slow.
Windows update is returning a 0x80244022 error for me as well.

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I have Windows 8.1 installed. One thing I have noticed is that Update take forever to download and install. I did the following:

Ran Windows Update Repair and found two problems which were fixed;

Ran Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup as errors were reported; and

Ran SFC/ Scannow which showed errors which could not be fixed. So I ran Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth.

Rebooted and ran SFC/ Scannow. All errors are gone.

Rebooted again. Ran Windows Update and still have a slow update download and installation. I have been running Windows since 3.1 and have never seen anything like this. Is this typical for Windows 8 or is there something else I can do.

Any logs that are needed will gladly be provided. Thanks!

Answer:Slow Installion of Updates - Windows Update

You have taken the correct steps so far. Is there any slow down when surfing the net. How many updates are you talking about on each event and what anti virus program are you running? Are you dual booting according to your specs?

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I recently installed some files recommended by windows update. The problem is, they have now slowed my computer down emensely! I was wondering if there was any "record" or "undo" I can use without using system recovery, because I have installed programs since, I cannot install again as it would take valuable time.

I've noticed under "Processes" tabs that I have alot less processes runnning, the only "services" I can think of that are running are

1-explorer
1-taskmgr
1-minlogon
1-crss

Isn't there supposed to be svchost or something like that and lsass??

Thanks,

Shawn
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Updates Slow Computer

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I'm having a couple problems and I don't know if they are related or not.

The first thing I noticed is that IE takes about 5 minutes to execute the program. Once it opens, it appears to run normally but if you open a new tab or window, it repeats the 5 minute wait.

Firefox seems to be running just fine, so I don't think it's my connection.

The other thing is that I have a Windows Update that won't load. It's trying to load Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1. Once it fails it lists two Security Updates.
Security Update for Windows XP (KB917344)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB938127)
They are showing Error Code: 0x8007F0F4

I have run through all the cleaning steps listed here and I can't seem to isolate the problem.
These are the scans/cleaners I have used other than my AV which is TrendMicro PCcillin ver 12.
CCleaner
Spybot S&D
CounterSpy
Bitdefender
Panda Active
Getrunkey
Shownew
HijackThis

Please Help!
 

Answer:IE Slow to open and Windows Updates are not loading

More logs
 

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I just upgraded my motherboard, processor, and memory. Fresh Windows installation. I noticed that some websites would be very slow to load, often with a page unresponsive error from Chrome. A reinstall of Windows alleviated the problem until I started applying Windows updates when it again reappeared.

It is not a speed issue - speedtest.net confirms that I have the correct speed.
It is not a browser issue - the same thing happens in IE and firefox.
It is not a network/router issue - other Win7 computers in the house do not have this issue.

It has been extremely frustrating and I'm hoping someone out there has some ideas.

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When I reboot my PC it takes a good 3 minutes to get from the "Welcome" screen to being ready to work with only 4 items on System Tray, volume, Sunbelt Vipre, Zone Alarm Firewall, and Win Patrol. The, "RECGUARD" isn't shown but is there also RECGUARD, Vipre, Win Patrol, and Zone Alarm is all that's present under msconfig Startup. I have run CCleaner, Defrag, Disc Cleaner, and Registry Mechanic to no avail. Under, "Startup Programs" under, "System Information" there is one heckuva bunch of programs listed if that has any bearing on my problem, I can maybe do a Copy and Paste of the list if needed?

I hope I'm doing this correctly as Elvandil suggested and please overlook the stumblings of an old man that knows just enough about a PC to be dangerous.
I posted this in the, "Windows NT/2000/XP" Forums on 29-Aug-2008, 02:45 PM.
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/745058-very-slow-bootup-windows-xp.html

And got some help from Mega Tron and Speed_Hog. I did remove the keyscrambler program and updated my Java to the latest version. I also used CCleaner to clean up the registry after I posted the screen shots of the CCleaner registry scan even though I realized after I did it that I shouldn't have.

Here's my latest log from hjt....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:44:53 AM, on 9/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.167... Read more

Answer:Solved: Very slow bootup on Windows XP SP3 with all updates.

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I just upgraded my motherboard, processor, and memory. Fresh Windows installation. I noticed that some websites would be very slow to load, often with a page unresponsive error from Chrome. A reinstall of Windows alleviated the problem until I started applying Windows updates when it again reappeared.

It is not a speed issue - speedtest.net confirms that I have the correct speed.
It is not a browser issue - the same thing happens in IE and firefox.
It is not a network/router issue - other Win7 computers in the house do not have this issue.
It has been extremely frustrating and I'm hoping someone out there has some ideas.

i5 6600k
MSI z170a Gaming M7 (Killer e2400 NIC)
2 x 8GB DDR4 2133
HD7970 Samsung 850
EVO 500GB
 

Answer:Certain websites slow/unresponsive after Windows updates

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I have always been a faithful Google Chrome user, but just recently I had a Windows update for my PC (Running Win8) and well, my download and upload speeds have been down for Chrome. I have been testing on Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test a lot recently and ever since I had had my last Windows update, I have dropped from an average of 15-20mb/s to 6-10mb/s. I have cleaned out my cache and deleted my history (which usually helps me load Youtube vids when they start buffering a lot) and that has done nothing. I don't have a single add-on to Chrome either. Just recently I installed IE10 and I was surprised to find that not only my ping was cut in 1/4, but my speeds were ranging from 18-22mb/s again.

Also, I checked the date when I downloaded the update for Windows and checked my tests on Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test and the numbers matched perfectly. I started getting a waay lower average after that date, and I have never had a problem with this before then. I asked a friend to test it on his computer and he said the same thing where Chrome was running much slower.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Windows updates built to slow down Chrome?

I've never experienced that, but I also never downloaded IE10.......

Perhaps there is another explanation?

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There are two new updates (one for Skype desktop and one for Windows Framework 4.5.2 (KB2901983) - 4.5.1 is already on the computer) that will not load. Of course, i'd like help with getting them to load, but until that time, the problem is that every time I go to put the computer to Sleep, I don't get Sleep in the field of "What do you want your computer to do," instead I get "Install Updates and Shut Down." Until these updates appeared, the field would always self-select Sleep. How can I hide or get rid of these updates (until I learn how to load them) so that I can go directly to Sleep and not have to scroll the field to Sleep?

EDIT:
Got answer on how to hide unwanted or unloadable updates:

When you open Windows Updates and download them, let it download the updates it won't install, then right click each each update and select "Hide Update," it should look like this:

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...ates-step2.jpg

I've got Skype Portable on my desktop (couldn't get the desktop version to work) and the Skype update (KB2876229) for Skype 7 won't load because it is probably for the desktop version of Skype?

Answer:Non-loading updates interfere with shutting down or going to Sleep?

As far as .NET is concerned, your best bet is probably to remove the existing installations completely first using Aaron Stebner's Cleanup tool, then install the 4.5.2 version with a clean base.
.NET Framework Cleanup Tool User's Guide - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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There are two new updates (one for Skype desktop and one for Windows Framework 4.5.2-4.5.1 is already on the computer) that will not load. Of course, i'd like help with getting them to load, but until that time, the problem is that every time I go to put the computer to Sleep, I don't get Sleep in the field of "What do you want your computer to do," instead I get "Install Updates and Shut Down." Until these updates appeared, the field would always self-select Sleep. How can I hide or get rid of these updates (until I learn how to load them) so that I can go directly to Sleep and not have to scroll the field to Sleep?

Answer:Non-loading updates interfere with shutting down or going to Sleep?

When you open Windows Updates and download them, let it download the updates it won't install, then right click each each update and select "Hide Update,"  it should look like this: 
 
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/27444d1252655242-windows-update-hide-restore-hidden-updates-step2.jpg
 
In order for Windows Updates to prevent you from continuing to ask for them, probably best to download the updates manually - Windows Framework shouldn't be a very hard google search for a download link and as for Skype - well you might have to re-download the program if they don't have the option to download updates individually. 
 
But, better that than to have Windows Updates constantly asking you to install updates that won't install. 

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I built a computer for a friend 2 months ago. I installed windows at my own home and used my highspeed connection for all the critical updates. I hooked his dial up connection as well to my phone line and was receiving 45kbps. When I hooked it up to his phone line he only gets 18kbps and only as high as 28kbps. When he trys to get the critical window updates it freezes at 33 percent when it scans. I ran AVG and its clean and also ran adaware and all it picked up was cookies. He also changed internet provider thinking it would change. Is there any program or somithing else that would increase the speed. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Dial up connection so slow can't even download windows updates

As Xflat said it work ok on your conection so the PC is OK.


the connection at his house is going to be the fault...... as Xflat also says complain to the ISP or phone company say you tested the machine and its upto date and works on other connections at full speed.... they can test the line so dont let them fool you.


also does he use and extentions as they can slow the speed a bit?

as for windows update read this http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/
 

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Hi,

I seem to be having some issues here which I believe are linked to a recent failure to run updates. There are two main issues.

1. I have the message in my Action centre - "Windows could not check for updates automatically (Important)" which is a red flag item.
2. My laptop is now so slow - as if something was completely consuming resources - that I cannot effectively run many of the solutions for self help.

Steps taken so far -

a) I`ve tried to run the system restore to the earliest point available - hasnt fixed it.
b) I`ve tried malware scanners - no result
c) I`ve run my Microsoft security essential basic scan - I dont have capacity to run a full scan at present
d) I tried samsung recovery centre software on my machine - it tried to run the updates x 2, the first was about 5 files which failed on each one, the send included about 52 files which all failed. they all had codes like 70012234 - not sure if these are windows update numbers?
e) Run scan disk, at start up and deleted any crap out my temp files etc.
f) Tried my windows recovery disk to reinstall windows 7 as an update - failed due to lack of resources
g) I found seven forums and now trying the follow as recommended -

1) DL'd SURT - run - didnt get past checking for installed update - I suspect due to lack of resources on my machine.
2) Run SFC/ Scan - got the following error - "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repairs service"
- I`ve tried to st\rt the windows module i... Read more

Answer:Windows could not check for updates automatically (Important) -V. Slow

It sounds to me as if you have very limited free space on your machine?
You say you ran CHKDSK - let's have a look at the result of that, (and a few other things)...

Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.
Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads.
Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save...
Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

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So, today I downloaded and installed some windows updates which I think important.

but, because of my internet connection was using USB modem, it seems that some of the updates failed to download and I stopped it. and then I installed the rest which successfully downloaded and logged back in. and there was a notification stated that two updates were failed to installed. but I ignored and continued to what I was working on.

and problem occurs. i noticed that my internet connection became slow. well, usually my internet is fast. at first, i thought the connection problem was because of the provider's bugs (usually when a problem shows up, it was all the provider's fault. i've checked the signal on the modem and they're no problem, so I know it wasn't the provider this time). but then i remembered the failure notice of the windows updates earlier and i became all suspicious (it's true - the more you know, the more you think. thanks to this forum, i learned a lot from here ). here are the updates that were failed to install.

Attachment 256275

Attachment 256276

I decided to roll back to earlier system restore points (I regularly create my own system restore point) where before the updates were installed. I logged back in and tried my internet connection again, and... well, it seems to be working fine... for now. I still feel that my internet's still somehow not back to its full state yet.. well I can just feel it, usually when I surf through familiar sites such deviantart whi... Read more

Answer:Internet gets slow after windows updates failed to install

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested files.

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Hey,

Just installed a clean boot from an ISO I made via the official download and everything is great apart from downloading - its really slow and seems to take ages downloading any upgrades from the Windows update section or even the metro updates ?

What gives any anyone else had this problem - solutions?

Cheers

Answer:slow downloads from windows update and app store updates

Hi,
I am having the same problem. I went to download some apps and hit the update button on the existing apps. That was 3 hours ago and nothing has changed. All the apps still say downloading.....

Any idea why they are not downloading? I have a fairly quick download speed. Hour long episodes download in around 10 minutes.

Cheers
Redbaby169

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Ive recently downloaded and installed some windows updates for XP sp3 this morning

Shorlty after doing so my internet connection seems to be very slow.

It differs depeding on the website but the slowest is this one by far...

i can get to the main page easily but when i click to read any threads or make my own new posts (like this one)
i have to wait for up to 5 minuites for the page to load up its very frustrating.

Could it be that the website is slow?

it seems odd though as its been like this for me all day since i installed the updates this morning. is there a way i can roll back the updates to see if that was causing the problem?

Thanks
 

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When I installed IE 10 on my Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 PC, something caused all web browsers (IE, FireFox, etc.) to take a ridiculous amount of time to start-up and make the first connection to the Internet. I rolled-back the IE 10 install back to IE 9 and enjoyed normal start-up speeds for quite a while... until about 2 weeks ago. A ton of Windows Updates downloaded and installed and apparently one of them is now causing any Internet related application to take forever to start-up... just like installing IE 10 did.

I tried doing a system restore to a point prior to the Windows Updates, but that caused a bunch of issues because I had uninstalled some software after the restore point was created. Figuring I'll eventually have to get the Windows Update that slows down my machine, I just bit-the-bullet and installed IE 10... and the slow problem persists.

Is there any way I can figure-out what is causing all web browsers to start-up so slowly all of the sudden? I don't see any errors in the event log. I sure hope this isn't just Microsoft's way of trying to push me to Windows 8

What I'm seeing is this...

- Click the IE icon to open the web browser
- Web browser opens but is blank
- I wait... and wait... and wait...
- Finally, IE opens the default web page (Outlook.com in my case)

Following the initial start, things are *relatively* fast, although still not as fast as prior to the mysterious evil Windows Update that slowed everything down.

Answer:Fixing Slow Internet Connectivity After Windows Updates

I just figured-out the issue... and I feel dumb.

Quite by accident, I looked at IE's LAN settings (Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings). Instead of the "Automatically detect settings" checkbox being checked, the "Use automatic configuration script" checkbox was checked with an Address to my work's proxy server for LAN settings. I can only guess this got changed when I installed the Cisco VPN software on my machine many months ago.

After checking the "Automatically detect settings" and unchecking the "Use automatic configuration script" checkbox, even IE 10 is now as fast as it should be.

Yeah me.

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XP Professional, SP3
Dell Dimension 2200 Desktop
*AdAware found and removed 5 viruses but problems remain. (Extremely slow / corrupt messages)
*AdAware and AVG were installed and appeared to be running but will only run in safe mode.
*AVG never said I had a virus.
*Windows Update would not install last 10 updates. I updated Adobe Flash and now the last 4 won't update.
*I received this message about 2 days ago: "Windows file SMBG1 corrupt"
*This one today while running GMER scan: c3efd207[1].exe "C:\$Mft is corrupt and unreadable" - it told me to run Chkdsk utility which I have not done - waiting on instructions from you.
*I recently uninstalled Firefox trying to do a process of elimination to see if is a program making the computer slow since the 2 virus applications say there are no more viruses.
*I also turned off AVG which has make things slightly faster.

Thanks so much for your help!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:50:59 PM, on 8/26/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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Answer:Running painfully slow, Windows Updates won't install

This post was submitted 3 times because in submitting - I got a server error messagee each time. I solved 2 and left one unsolved but logged back in today and this was was somehow marked solved. It isn't so I can still use your help.
After running all the scans to post here, the Windows Update finally did complete so all of those are up to date. Also, amazingly - I am now able to run AVG and AdAware scans in Normal mode and they are finding nothing. Unfortunately, the speed has not improved. To give you an idea, Click start - 10 seconds, Click IE - 30 seconds, load a page about 30 seconds.
Thanks again for any help you can provide.
 

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I have an SSD boot drive in my W540.  Until recently boot/restart time to get to the login screen has been great (under 20 seconds).  Starting about 2 weeks ago the time to boot/restart the laptop now takes over 2 minutes with a large part of that (over 1 minute) with a blank display.  I suspect that the cause is one or more of the many Windows Updates and Lenovo driver updates that I installed.  Of course, in this case I did not reboot after every update, and have not been able to identify the update or specific combinaton that causes the startup delay. Is anyone else experiencing log boot/restart times? Any suggestions on a methodical procedure to isolate the cause of the startup delay? 

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I have Dell N5010 in which is running on Windows 7 and today after not using the laptop for a few months I clicked it and I found out that there were a lot of updates in which needed to be installed, in which I did. After completeing the updates I wa sinstructed to restart it and when I cut it back on it will only tay on for a few mintues, does anybody have any ideas on what could wrong with it, because the laptop is only 2 years old and I hope I did not mess up with installing the updates!!!!!!!!
 

Answer:Solved: Dell N5010 Shutting after runnning Updates

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Hi Guys,

I have a serious problem. Whenever I go to the Microsoft web site and attempt to download updates my computer shuts down. Why is this?
I have Windows XP Professional (SP3)
Could somebody please assist me in solving this problem?

Thanks.

Compton

Answer:Computer Shutting Down During Attempts To Install Critical Updates

In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a fatal error occurs. An alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot feature so you can actually see the error code/STOP Message (which is also known as the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD)).

To change the recovery settings and Disable Automatic Rebooting, right-click on My Computer and select Properties > Advanced tab. Under "Startup and Recovery", click on the "Settings" button and go to "System failure". Make sure that "Write an event to the system log" is checked and that "Automatically restart" is unchecked. Click "OK" and reboot for the changes to take effect.

This will not cure your problem but instead of crashing and restarting you will get a blue diagnostic screen with information displayed that will allow you to better trace your problem. Next time your computer crashes copy down the entire error message (including all the numbers) and post it back here.

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My virus scan keeps picking up a trojan vundo. It deletes it but it keeps coming back. I am at my witts end. This of course was after my teenage stepdaughter used the computer. I have ads popping up constantly, my computer is ridicously slow, my automatic updates keep turing off on their own, my computer is a mess. I just don't know where to begin, as I am completely a NOVICE when it comes to computers. Any help and advice would be GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Trojan vundo, updates keep shutting off, I am computer illerate

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complet... Read more

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I installed a trial version of TuneupUtilities 2010 about 10 days ago, since when Iíve encountered masses of problems with my five-year-old laptop, which had previously been working pretty well!

The laptop is an Acer Ferrari 400 Series; AMD Turion 64 Mobile; 1.79GHz; 1.00GB RAM; running Windows XP, SP3. Itís been happily running with IE8, Firefox 3.62 and Google Chrome and all the latest Windows Updates. Protection includes AVG 9.0 Free Edition, ZoneAlarm (version 8.0.298.000), Spyware Blaster 4.2, SpyBot S&D 1.6.2 and SUPERAntiSpyware 4.34.1000.

Iíve run AVG scans in both standard and safe modes, plus a SpyBot scan and then an ANTISpyware scan Ė nothing dangerous was flagged up.

I can send and receive e-mails totally fine with Outlook Express and I can also listen to music on Spotify with no problem whatsoever.

However, persistent problems encountered are as follows: Windows Update fails to run, Firefox hangs on navigating to any second site, Google Chrome hangs and wonít update to latest version (ďUpdate server not available error: 3Ē), all browser Internet connections are extremely slow, major time delays in booting and shutting down (previously they were both pretty prompt), canít download latest AVG DAT files.

I also have Secunia installed, but now it will only run as far as about 90% of the usual scan.

I uninstalled IE8 using Revo Uninstaller but Windows Update still fails to run and doesnít prompt to run the necessary Active X control Ė Iíve trie... Read more

Answer:Browsers hang ... can't run Windows Updates - slow Internet connection

opened by request
 

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Hi all,

I have a computer that was behaving slow, inparticular when trying to print, for example from Word, when you click on print document it seemed to take forever to bring up the select printer box. I then ran Spybot S&D which seemed to fix the problem, it reported these findings:

--- Report generated: 2007-03-29 14:56 ---

Zedo: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: kblake) (Cookie, fixed)


DoubleClick: Tracking cookie (Internet Explorer: kblake) (Cookie, fixed)


Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.AntiVirusOverride: Settings (Registry change, fixed)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusOverride!=dword:0


--- Spybot - Search && Destroy version: 1.3 ---
2007-03-28 Includes\Cookies.sbi
2006-12-08 Includes\Dialer.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\DialerC.sbi
2007-03-21 Includes\Hijackers.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\HijackersC.sbi
2006-10-27 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\KeyloggersC.sbi
2004-05-12 Includes\LSP.sbi
2007-03-21 Includes\Malware.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\MalwareC.sbi
2007-03-21 Includes\PUPS.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\PUPSC.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\Revision.sbi
2006-12-08 Includes\Security.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\SecurityC.sbi
2007-03-21 Includes\Spybots.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\SpybotsC.sbi
2005-02-17 Includes\Tracks.uti
2007-03-21 Includes\Trojans.sbi
2007-03-28 Includes\TrojansC.sbi

So, I've just run hijackthis, here's the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
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Answer:First, computer is slow, then Windows updates don't work, spyware found already

Hi smorley -

Sorry for the delay, but the forum is swamped.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Spybot didn't find anything too bad, two cookies and Microsoft.WindowsSecurityCenter.AntiVirusOverride

Why does Spybot flag changes in the Windows Security Center?

Since the Detections Update from July 25, 2005, Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 has been detecting Security Risks (renamed to "Windows Security Center" on July 30) associated with Microsoft Security Center Registry changes. This is neither a false positive nor a bug. It is just an information.
Spybot-S&D only wants to bring to your attention that "someone" disabled one or more notifications in the Windows Security Center, e.g. the notifications that your virus protection is not active or not up-to-date.

If you changed the settings yourself you can safely tell Spybot to exclude those detections from further scans.
In order to do so please right-click each in turn, then click "exclude this detection from future scans". That way, should any other part of security center settings change, Spybot will still detect those.
The same is true if you have another security solution installed (like McAfee Security Center or Norton Internet Security). These programs also disable the Windows Security Center in order to take care of things themselves.

The reason why the changes are flagged by Spybot-S&D is that there ... Read more

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Hi,

My McAfee just expired and I removed it from my computer to install AntiVir but when I did, Windows Security says Norton 360 is running even though I can't find any Norton files. I don't know if I'm protected or not and I believe my machine is infected. Also, I keep getting a message that Windows cannot get any updates. I'd really appreciate your help and I'm just hoping to clean my machine up and make sure that it's properly protected.

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with an Intel Core2 Duo CPU 2.33 GHz with 3 GB of RAM and I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium Svc Pack 1 and IE 7. And I believe I have the install disks. Izipped the attach and ark files together accidentally, I hope that doesn't cause a problem.

Thank you very much...


DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jay at 1355.57 on Fri 12/18/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3060.1849 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {A5F1BC7C-EA33-4247-961C-0217208396C4}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *enabled* (Updated) {CBB7EE13-8244-4DAB-8B55-D5C7AA91E59A}
FW: Norton 360 *disabled* {371C0A40-5A0C-4AD2-A6E5-69C02037FBF3}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Answer:Computer runs slow, windows can't get updates, can't remove Norton

Hi -

I don't see anything in the logs to suggest infection.

Run the Norton Removal Tool

1. Download this file:

ftp://ftp.symantec.com/public/englis...moval_Tool.exe

Save the file to the Windows desktop.

2. On the Windows desktop, double-click the Norton Removal Tool icon.

3. Follow the on-screen instructions. Your computer may be restarted more than once, and you may be asked to repeat some steps after the computer restarts.

Also run the McAfee Removal Tool.

Download the McAfee Removal Tool.

Double click on MCPR.exe to launch it, then Click Run. A window should appear and disappear, this is normal. A new window should popup and begin the uninstall. When prompted to reboot your computer type Y.

You should now be able to install Avira. (nice choice) Run a full system scan, save the log and post it. (Click on the Report button when the full scan is complete.)

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PC was infected with a rogue antivirus software called 'System Tool 2011'. Followed instruction from MalwareBytes website to remove the program. Seems to be gone, bu the system is running slow, cannot reach Windows Updates (blocked), and the browser is redirecting web searches.
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by DDorman at 13:05:43.90 on Mon 01/03/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1291 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
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Answer:Windows Updates blocked, computer slow, browser redirecting

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I got a Lenovo Flex somewhere around 2/15 it was lightning fast. apps opened just as fast as I could click them and I jumped on the Windows 10 deal just as soon as I could. I loved windows 10 for the first two months but after a bad update that forced my computer into endless reboot loops for hours on end, I decided to go back to factory default settings and start over. The system would crash to blue screen constantly even if I wasn't doing anything. step away from the computer with nothing opened and come back and it had BSOD then tried to reboot and would land me in the BIOS settings menu. I researched online and found that it was most likely my graphics driver that was the cause of all this. but I couldn't get to safe mode to fix it. It eventually got so bad that it wouldn't even see the boot sector and I even tried to install Ubuntu Linux. That failed as well because once again, I couldn't see the boot sector or the hard drive which lead me to believe that it might be a hardware malfunction.
I was getting ready to ship it back on warranty when a friend told me to shutdown my machine and reboot while holding the 0 (zero) key. I did that and lo I got to my login screen where I promptly jumped over the safemode, uninstalled the graphics driver and rebooted my machine. It booted back up and acted normal except now, even though it would still boot up pretty quick, the rest of the computer is painfully slow.
I wondered if it might be a bad systems setting or something so I wa... Read more

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Hi, can anyone help me sort my sisters old laptop- on which i'm running Vista Home Premium and i've been having a bunch of problems with, i've kind of been bumbling my way with things before I found the article on here about removing malware- originally I was getting a bsod 'irql not less or equal' 0x000000D1 (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x8C7BB689) being caused by tcpip.sys (Address: 8C7BB689 base at 8C72A000, Datestamp 4b7d29d2) I think, I wrote this down although I don't have the original error logs (later I reset to factory settings) which I now seem to have resolved, the problem is I don't know what caused it and I don't have the old error logs.

I had problems installing windows updates where they either wouldn't download, (stuck at 0%) or would get stuck perpetually at the checking for updates phase and I ended up fixing this with ms fixit, then installed them- then after a while it kept finding large numbers of 'new' updates which I gather I already had, with dates from 2012/2013 etc. I'm still having this issue.

The problems reported by MS fixit (which still come up) are:

-Check for/ repair missing or corrupt files.
-Problems installing recent updates/ repair windows update.
-Service registration is missing or corrupt/ reset service registration
-Windows update error 0x80070057(2014-11-02-T-06_57_45P)/ Resetting windows update data store.

I also downloaded TDSS before the reset and it f... Read more

Answer:Slow computer, possibly infected. Issues with Windows Updates.

Hello, TheDave85

I find no malware in your logs. Trusteer Rapport, which is offered by many banks for added protection, has been implicated as the cause of many BSODs; while you also have Comodo Internet Security and some parts of Bitdefender installed... having multiple av's is well known to cause many problems. I suggest that you first correct that, then start a new thread topic in our Software Forum.

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If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware. Unless you purchase it, it provide no protection. It do not use any significant amount of resources ( except a little disk space ) until you run a scan.
Go back to step 6 of the READ ME and re-enable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
If running Vista, Win 7/8 - it is time to make sure you have re-enabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis.
Go to the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
After doing the above, you should work through the below link:
How to Protect yourself from malware!

Safe surfing!
 

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I got a Lenovo Flex somewhere around 2/15 it was lightning fast. apps opened just as fast as I could click them and I jumped on the Windows 10 deal just as soon as I could. I loved windows 10 for the first two months but after a bad update that forced my computer into endless reboot loops for hours on end, I decided to go back to factory default settings and start over. The system would crash to blue screen constantly even if I wasn't doing anything. step away from the computer with nothing opened and come back and it had BSOD then tried to reboot and would land me in the BIOS settings menu. I researched online and found that it was most likely my graphics driver that was the cause of all this. but I couldn't get to safe mode to fix it. It eventually got so bad that it wouldn't even see the boot sector and I even tried to install Ubuntu Linux. That failed as well because once again, I couldn't see the boot sector or the hard drive which lead me to believe that it might be a hardware malfunction.
I was getting ready to ship it back on warranty when a friend told me to shutdown my machine and reboot while holding the 0 (zero) key. I did that and lo I got to my login screen where I promptly jumped over the safemode, uninstalled the graphics driver and rebooted my machine. It booted back up and acted normal except now, even though it would still boot up pretty quick, the rest of the computer is painfully slow.
I wondered if it might be a bad systems setting or something so I wa... Read more

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I installed all but one update which failed (update # 2952664) and now my computer takes much longer to shut down, any ideas.
 
Thanks
 
 
OK, update , i removed and reinstalled that update and it actually installed without issue but still no difference , somethings  very odd.

Answer:Latest windows updates (one failure) causing very slow shutdown.

Try startup repair in Advanced Boot Menu by pressing F8 on early splash screen. Then use or proceed with system file checker.

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I just did a clean reinstall of Windows XP, because it got stuck shutting down (at the Windows is shutting down screen), and when I booted it back up, it stayed at a black screen for about 10 minutes before booting up. After installing Windows again, I had no problems, until I just installed some new Windows updates. Now I'm having the same problem as before, except that it shuts down ok.

I have a Dell Dimension 2400, 1gb ram, 60gb hard drive, pentium 4 processor.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 

Answer:Windows XP - Slow to boot after Windows updates

Hello,

My name is Mike, I?m a Technical Analyst at Dell corporate headquarters in Round Rock, TX. I?m part of an internet outreach team developed to interact with the online community regarding technical questions and issues that customers face with Dell products.

If the problem only shows up after you install the Windows updates then it?s a pretty safe bet to say that they are what?s causing the problem. The tricky part comes with finding out which update is causing it and what that update does. Then you can decide if you want to install it or not. Unfortunately, the only way to really see which one is causing the error is to uninstall them all (or at least the latest ones you?ve installed) and then reinstall them one at a time. I know it?s not the quickest method, but it should work.

You should be able to see which Windows updates are installed in the Add/Remove programs window in the Control Panel. If you don't see them at first there will be a tic box at the top of the panel that says "show updates."

Mike
Dell customer advocate
 

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Can't turn on windows automatic updates,IE6 pops up,and computer is running slow!

I have MicroTrend antivirus and since yesterday all the above problems have been occuring. yesterday I was surfing the web using firefox when i noticed it was starting to become really slow loading. Then there were 3 consecutive unauthorized change prevention popups from microtrend antivirus, 2 of which I denied and i didn't get asked to deny the 3rd warning.

Since then my Internet Explorer 6 pops up once in a while with random stuff. Such as something starting with ylwbook. something(i forgot rest of url), 70.38.98.32, and 85.12.43.70. These IE pop up and I am not able to view the popup. Also they sometimes just pop up with the end program for IE.
my computer is definitely a lot slower now...
This annoying but I am worried that it may be a virus.

The MAIN PROBLEM is that windows security alert icon keeps showing up now in the lower right corner. It says that windows automatic updates are turned off.
The problem is that it won't turn on automatic updates, i event tried going to Control Panel then System.

I googled these problems and I thought maybe i had a Vundo virus.
so i got VundoFix and HijackThis and ran both on my computer, but VundoFix did not scan anything bad and i am not sure what my HijackThis log tells me.

the log is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:40:29 PM, on 12/3/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Intern... Read more

Answer:Can't turn on windows automatic updates,IE6 pops up,and slow computer! HijackThis log

oops sorry i forgot to make the URLs inactive

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Windows frequently shutsdown by itself (while closing my laptop)... and when I shutdown, it restarts itself... And my video options in skype frequently changes to Livecam avatar (and i have to change it manually to integrated laptop)

I have Mcafee Total protection and run MBAM once a week... and it shows no malicious items

Is this a windows vista problem or something deeper?

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I recently attempted to remove Trojan.Vundo, Vitrumonde, and Trojan.LowZones from my Windows XP computer.
All was gone, but I'm still have slow running processes and browsers, my windows says it cannot update anymore on security.

Unfortunately, the first time I posted here about Vundo and LowZones as well as Virtumonde, nobody responded.
I just want my computer to become clean again.

Here is a HJT! Logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:44:37 PM, on 6/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
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Answer:Infected with Adult Content Popups, Slow Running System, and No Windows Updates

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Every time there is a windows update, my computer turns itself on and installs the update on its own. It's really annoying when I leave my home for a few days and come back to find the computer on at the log-in screen. How can I make it so the computer doesn't automatically turn itself on and install the updates?

Answer:Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

In your PC settings, try setting Windows update to anything except "Automatic". However, with this setting change, you would need to regularly check for updates to ensure that your PC is up-to-date with regards to security.
You may create a Windows Central account to provide us with more information: what OS version are you referring to?

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Hello people!Since yesterday, i?ve had a small problem with my computer. Nothing that serious, but when i turn off my computer everything is normal, then my screen turns black and my computer shuts off.But now, my screen turns black and my computer shuts off like 40 seconds later. I have an i7 6700k and 16gb ddr4 3000mhz ram and an 850 evo samsung ssd, so my computer shouldn't be that slow. My computer usually shut off instantly before. It might have happened after i turned on OC Mode on MSI gaming app, but people and msi says that it is completely safe. Thanks for responds!

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Hi!
I just wonder if anyone could help me ith this problem.

I replace my dvd-rw Lite-on with a HP dvd-rw = HPdvd740, after installation of all the softwares that comes with it, whenever i shut down or restart my pc, it takes 10 to 15 minutes to do so. And i always got this message about dvd check is not responding whenever i restart or shut down too!

I check the add/remove programs for installed components of my old dvd-rw but i can't find any.

Can somebody out there help me please? Shutting down or restarting pc for so long is so annoying!

Thanks!
 

Answer:PC slow down in shutting down!

First, I'd check to make sure your new drive is being recognized in bios.
If it is, you may have to find a free driver cleaner.
Uninstall any drivers you have for the drive, and re-install the new ones.
Your system shutting down slow is probably due to a program "hanging". Could be the drivers, could be some other software you installed with the new drive.

As a rule of thumb, it is always wise to check a company website for updated drivers. The ones on the c.d. can be very suspect.

Hope this helps. I noticed noone had answered you, so I thought I'd give it a shot.

Corey
 

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Question: SLOW SHUTTING DOWN

CAN ANYONE HELP I AM RUNING WINDOWS XP WHEN I COME TO SHUT DOWN IT TAKES ABOUT 3 MINS BEFORE COMPUTER SHUTS OFF ANYONE HELP PLEASE

Answer:SLOW SHUTTING DOWN

click hereAnd please don't shout.

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Hello people!Since yesterday, i?ve had a small problem with my computer. Nothing that serious, but when i turn off my computer everything is normal, then my screen turns black and my computer shuts off.But now, my screen turns black and my computer shuts off like 40 seconds later. I have an i7 6700k and 16gb ddr4 3000mhz ram and an 850 evo samsung ssd, so my computer shouldn't be that slow. My computer usually shut off instantly before. It might have happened after i turned on OC Mode on MSI gaming app, but people and msi says that it is completely safe. Thanks for responds!

Answer:Pc slow at shutting down

What happens if you turn off the OC Mode?   Overclocking can make a system act like this. My experience with overclocking is that you can find the maximum it will run but it will be buggy, then if you back off in small amounts you can eventually find a overclock in which no bugs occur. I had a Athlon II 620 2600Mhz that I overclocked to 2990Mhz and with 13x multiplier that wasnt able to be changed due to locked CPU and I upped my FSB from 200Mhz to 230Mhz to push for a 15% overclock. The system ran but it was buggy such as a shutdown would cause the system to completely go out to lunch and the system would stay powered on and fans running and black screen. I ended up having to settle for 12% overclock which is where all bugs and glitches went away so i went with a FSB overclock from 200Mhz to 224 Mhz and got my CPU to run at 2912Mhz. The system ran faster and solid with the 12% overclock. Seeing claims that people got 3.1Ghz out of the 2.6Ghz CPU I tried for it, but to go faster would require adjusting memory and cpu voltage to go higher outside of the normal spec. I decided to leave my voltages alone and keep RAM at 1.95 Volts vs cooking the system for a small gain in performance. These days I have a FX-8350 4Ghz so no need to overclock anymore really. As far as overclocking a laptop, I dont suggest laptop overclocking because laptops always have issues with getting rid of excess heat.

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Hi,

I've just formatted and reinstalled Vista Business, that I noticed a abnormal slow at starting up my laptop, but when shutting down the laptop is even more slow, for ie, when I shut down my account or when I move from my user account to my admin account ( I have a black screen during 4 sec). On the opposite, from my Admin to my User account, it can take up to 10 sec.

If I'm under my User Account and I shut down my laptop, it will take 2min 30sec more or less, and if I shut down from the welcome Accounts (not user account opens) it will take 2min. The time to close an account seems to be normal but on the contrary, the time to shut down the laptop is too long.

Programs at startup: No Autoruns, Rollback Rx, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (my graphic driver), Hitman Pro
Thanks for your help !

Answer:Slow when shutting down

Hello Ashanta and welcome to the forums

My name is Tom and I'll be helping you with your problem.

Can you run the following for me please? All this will do is tell me a little more about your system

OTL

Download OTL to your desktop.
Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed to let it run uninterrupted.
Under the Extra Registry box change it to All.
Click the Run Scan button.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

Tom

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I've just got though updating all my hardware 3 weeks ago and installing a fresh XP Pro. I end up having to ctrl/alt/del task manager and use the shut down option.

I don't have but a few of my same programs re-installed and can only assume that one of them might be causing this problem.

I thought Superspywareblaster was causing it but un-installed it --- same thing so thats not it !!!

What is the best way to track down the cause ...??

Answer:Very slow shutting down...?

try some registry cleaners and uninstall all the antiviruses programs before scanning for registry errors.
I would advice you to download and use an evaluation copy of TuneUp utilities 2008 here http://www.tune-up.com/download/tu2007/

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Hi, I am having a problem with my pc it keeps shutting down. Please could you help
 
Thanks

Answer:Slow pc and keep shutting down

Please download and run speccy:
Go to Piriform's website, and click the big button.
 
Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.
 
You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
 
After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot
You will see the following prompt:
Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.
Congrats! You have just posted your specs!

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Hi, I've recently replaced the harddrive in my Alienware M15X Notebook and have just finished installing everything back onto it. However, I am experiencing a slow shutdown now (about 2 mins) when it was pretty quick before - even when it was full of crap.I have found a previous post where the advice was as follows:Make sure "clear pagefile at shutdown" is not enabled:start - run - regedit[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management]Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown value to 02) Start - Run - RegeditNavigate to the following Registry key:HKEY CURRENT USER\Control Panel\DesktopDouble click on the AutoEndTasks entry and replace the 0 with a 1 in the Value data text boxFor the next two, if the dword value indicated does not exist, create it:Double click on the WaitToKillAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 2000Double click on the HungAppTimeout entry in the right pane and change the Value data to 1000Reboot3) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ControlRight-click on WaitToKillServiceTimeout and change it to 2000However, my system doesn't have a 'WaitToKillAppTimeout' entry or a 'HungAppTimout' entry at all!The 'WaitToKillServiceTimout' entry was set to 20000 so I have changed it to 2000.HELP!!!!Could it be something to do with a driver not installed correctly or a missing driver? (I got the drivers from my driver disc that came with the Laptop and on the Dell ... Read more

Answer:Win 7 slow shutting down

HI,Driver disks are often outdated drivers so the Dell website has updated drivers. Be sure you have the latest installed, especially Chipset.  Chipset drivers are often overlooked with new installs of windows.

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After a Thinkpoint infection in XP, a can't find C:\Windows\kbdoxse.dll notice appears when logging on. Is there such a file?

Answer:Slow log on and shutting down

try ccleaner:http://www.filehippo.com/download_c...clean out all your excess junk and then click on the registry icon on the left of it to clean out excess junk alsoSome HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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For some reason I am having issues shutting down my PC, it goes all slow and doesn't want to shut down.I'd be grateful if someone would take a look at my log and see if they notice anything unusual.Thank you.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 00:10:19, on 20/01/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32&... Read more

Answer:Slow At Shutting Down

Hello tetedupet and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.When a system shuts down alot of things happen. There are many registry keys that get updated and rewritten, any open programs that have data pending need to write out the data, etc. On my machine, it takes about 3 to 5 minutes. That is normal for my machine and what I have installed and running on it. I do see that this machine has a quite outdated version of Java. I would recommend updating that. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update.Updating Java:Note: If there is an Update XX in the name then the "XX" in the version will be whatever the latest version is.Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6.0 Update XX (if present).Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".Click the "Download" button to the right.Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".The page will refresh.Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE o... Read more

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Hi. XP has become very slow to shut down since doing a reformat in December after everything went belly up for reasons unknown. For example, from 'Start' click on Shut down, follow the procedure through until there is a blue screen with a box saying 'Windows is shutting down', the box goes off leaving a plain blue screen, and that is it for up to 2 minutes or so before it switches off. The shortest time has been 1min 20secs., the longest has been 2mins 5secs. As time goes by, so the delay appears to be getting longer. Any ideas please? I suspect that it might mean doing something in the registry, which I am not very confident about, especially after what happened in December, and yes, I was mucking about there then.

Answer:XP, very slow shutting down

it could be that if you got alot of stuff in your start bar it could take a while to shut them all down

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Yes I do regular maintenance and run virus/spyware/malware etc scans. Lately my computer has been ridiculously slow to the point where I sometimes can't log on and have to do a system restore in-order to use it. If I install Windows updates my computer just does not log on. all my scans com up negative every time ( except for tracking cookies). I have no explanation for this ( I did look at the slow pc list none of it seems to apply). What on earth is going on?
 
Here are my system specs: http://i.imgur.com/TxNMGOm.png 

Answer:Updates crash my laptop, also very very slow( I looked through the slow pc post)

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and ... Read more

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