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Does My Applications Slow Down My Computer?

Question: Does My Applications Slow Down My Computer?

Hello I have a windows 8.1 computer and I am trying to use it to the fullest and fastest it can be. One of the ways I use the computer is play using Steam. I have about 50 gigabytes worth of space used and have about 610 gb remaining. Will having my games and other stuff slow down my computer?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3980 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -2041 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 703461 MB, Free - 656306 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Answer: Does My Applications Slow Down My Computer?

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Running older PC Clone 2.0 Ghz Dual CPU Pentium, 1GB Ram Win XP Home Edition system.

While navigation on Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, system runs extrememly slow and/or crashes. When using applications such as Itunes, Email, or simply opening up Word and other applications, it runs very slow and almost seems to stop. The IE7 that was on the computer had changed to an operate with add-ons off as a result of the infection. I downloaded and reinstalled IE7 and this seems to have fixed that problem for the time being. MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpy icons dissappeared from my desktop. When trying to use them from the Start / Menu options the programs no longer worked. I reinstalled them and they appear to work fine now. However, the system still seems to run very slow over all and its performance is greatly hindered.

Next, I ran free version of SuperAntiSpyware and all it detected was a couple Adware cookies. Secondly, I ran free version of Malware Bytes Anti-Malware and it detected PUP.GamePlayLab infections located in the Registry Key: HKLM\SOFTGWARE\Microsoft\Windows.... These files were removed and quarantined by MWB. Thirdly, I ran Old Timer's TFC and then rebooted the computer and it appeared to run a little faster, but still sluggish while using IE7. So, finally, I ran ESET Free Online Scanner, and it detected "Win32/Toolbar.Babylon and Win32/TopMedia.a" virus infections. Scan took about 2 1/2 hours. I set it to search the drives/ar... Read more

Answer:Computer runs Slow, Internet slow, Applications slow

Hello, lets look a bit more.Please DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it. Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.>>>>>>>>Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete.Confirm each time with Ok.You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.>>>>>>> Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.Finally...MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of Hos... Read more

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It takes forever to pull up Interent Explorer... and still everything is very slow in terms of reaction time to my clicking/typing. If I leave my computer on overnight, it takes a few minutes it seems to "warm up" once I try to access an application.

Any suggestions? I know this is a vague description. Thanks.

My HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.1
Scan saved at 8:36:33 PM, on 8/19/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\SymProxySvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\BRMFRSMG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wfxsnt40.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:... Read more

Answer:My computer is painfully slow after a few hours of inactivity. Applications VERY slow

Anything look familiar?
 

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Hi,

My laptop was running smooth, but after returning home after 2 wks from out of town, my laptop takes around 8 minutes to completely load up. Whenever I click on any application, it takes 5 minutes to open up. All applications run really slow, videos on youtube skip even after they have completely loaded and when I play songs on my itunes they skip horribly and pause, and when I type on microsoft word theres a long delay in the words I type appearing on screen. I have over 20GB of memory available on both my C and D drive. I ran all scans on Norton 360 which I purchased after this started, but it didnt detect anything and my computer is still really slow.

I's greatly appreciate any help anyone on here could offer me. I ran a scan of Hijackthis, let me know if you want me to post it.

Thanks

Answer:All applications on computer run slow

Hi kenshinsword and welcome to TSF

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum is really busy and all our helpers are volunteers.

Please post a log from a new HijackThis scan

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Hey guys,
As of two weeks ago my computer's running speed decreased dramatically. It takes approx. 30 seconds to open up windows task manager. Also, a few gaming applications now crash on start up, such as Warcraft III and Dota 2 and with numerous applications freezing.

I've run virus scans on Malwarebytes and Spybot Search & Destroy with no hits. I'm very tempted to do a system restore but I'd really rather avoid this. Could you help me guys?

Thanks in advance.

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HIJACK THIS:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:24:29 PM, on 6/3/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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Answer:Computer Extremely Slow - Applications Crashing Computer

You've got multiple antivirus programs installed and running in that computer.

That in itself will bog down a computer because they're fighting each other.

I suggest that you get rid of everything that's associated with Lavasoft Ad-Aware and AVG.

Also get rid of Spybot - Search & Destroy and replace it with SUPERAntiSpyware 5.0.0.1150.

SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware(which you already have) work well together in combating malware, spyware, rogues, hijackers, etc..

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My computer seemingly got infected over night, I got an error message, and when I booted the computer up it was very slow and no applications would open in the regular mode. I have opened safe mode and installed malwarebytes but it keeps stopping at 30 seconds and saying it is not responding when I scan the hard drive in full and quick scan. Any help would be appreciated thanks!

Answer:Slow computer, applications will not open.

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding. Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one. If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem. Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me. Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts. If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed. Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean. My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.   Scan with FRST in normal modePlease download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to your desktop: FRST 32bit or FRST 64bit (If not sure: Start --> Computer (right click) --> properties)Run FRST. Don´t change one of the checkboxes and hit Scan. Logfiles are created on your desk... Read more

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Hey,

My Windows 7 SP1 computer has recently started being very slow. Startup from the password screen takes 2 1/2 to load the desktop. General file management tasks, like viewing, copying, moving, and deleting files operate at normal speed. However, when I do something that Windows has to "look up" i.e, not cached, the entire computer slows to a crawl. The application does open, but I get a lot of 'Not Responding" messages in the title bar as I use the application. There is one external drive connected via USB 2.0. Page file is set to system managed.

Could this be my HDD going? I haven't checked the disk for errors yet, going to do that next.

Let me know your thoughts on this.

Thank you,

wws

Answer:Slow computer when opening applications, Bad HDD?

Hello wws,

Post a screenshot of your Hard Drive(s) using Crystal Disk Info software:CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Run a Hard Drive test:SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use
Run Disk Check on your hard disk for file system errors and bad sectors on it:Disk Check
Scan with Kaspersky TDSSKiller:Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
ESET online scanner: Free Online Virus Scanner | ESET

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In the last couple of days, my system is almost completely unresponsive unless started in "safe" mode. Apps either take forever to open or don't open at all, it is impossible to shut the system down without a hard reboot. I ran a complete system scan with Avast! but it reported no infections. Don't believe I've intentionally downloaded anything that would have caused this unless I got a bad update from Windows update, as those are the only recent downloads my system is showing. "HiJack This" and other logs follow. Did not get any kind of rootkit warning form GMES, so there is no "ark.txt" log. At bottom of post is my system info. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Regards,
Randy Grove

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:56:11 PM, on 8/25/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16660)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_8_800_94.exe
C:\Users\Dee\Desktop\HijackThis(1).exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://sony.msn.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Int... Read more

Answer:Applications won't open, computer very slow

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I have tried everything I know to do, and I am at a loss. My computer is suddenly SLOW in all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE), and all native applications (Photoshop, CorelDraw, etc). 
 

 
I uninstalled Real Player (seemed to start right after I installed Real Player)
 
I have a Windows 7 home premium computer, HP Pavilion p6120f Desktop PC, Motherboard Manufacturer: Asus, Motherboard Name: IPIBL-LB, HP/Compaq motherboard name: Benicia-GL8E, pc2-6400 ddr2 sdram 2gb • CL=6 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR2-800 • 1.8V • 256Meg x 64, 16g ram, etc.
 
It suddenly slowed down in the last week or so. My husband just got rid of RocketTab, and we are on the same network, but I don't have that same program. He's now running at speed. 
 
I have run: Internet speed test, Malwarebytes (found nothing), Spybot (found nothing), my native antivirus McAfee (found nothing), tdsskiller (found nothing). I ran a check of my hardware, which found no issues. My hard drive is only about 30% full. I have uninstalled and reinstalled McAfee, I tried removing all temp files, etc, etc.
 
I am a power user, but not an expert.
 
I am at a loss, other than reloading Windows from scratch, which is too painful, or taking it to BestBuy, which is too expensive. Can someone help?
 
I would appreciate it!
 
Thanks,
Lorey
 

Answer:Suddenly slow computer all browsers and all applications

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Do you see the problem in safemode in networking? Please post the speedtest result next time. Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Download MiniToolBox and open/run the program.When open, checkmark or select all options then click Go.A notepad will open then copy-paste the report on your next reply. Download SecurityCheck.exe from Here. Run SecurityCheck and follow the instruction from inside the code box.. When the scan is finished, a notepad will automatically open as check.txt   Please copy and paste the contents here on your next reply. 

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Ok, so here is what has gone down so far:

I had Windows Home Premium x64, and decided that I wanted to go back to factory settings. I used Dell Datasafe to revert to factory settings but it froze (I let it sit for 24 hours just to make sure) and I had to turn it off. It wouldn't boot up after that past the Windows animation, so I tried to install Windows Ultimate x64 over it. That worked as far as I can tell, but now it is extremely slow and all my applications say (not responding) whenever I try to use them.

If anyone knows what I can do to troubleshoot or fix this, that would just make my day.

A few things I tried already:
- Used a clean boot, still extremely slow, takes about 10 minutes just to get to the login screen
- Tried safe mode, still extremely slow, and applications still doing the same thing.
- Tried safe mode, ran slow until I deleted my system.old. It ran fast for the remaining time I was on it, but when I went back to normal startup it slowed back down. I will try safemode again to make sure that wasn't just a spurt of luck.

**I will troubleshoot and update as I go along**
Thanks in advance,
moneybagman

Answer:Computer running slow; All applications (not responding)

Perhaps someone else will jump in with a better suggestion, but I'd recommend doing another clean install of the Ultimate x64. I think this will be a faster approach (even if you have to reinstall updates, programs etc) than tying to troubleshoot the issue. This tutorial may provide a clue if (for example) a step was missed during the original install.

Clean Install Windows 7

If you used an Ultimate upgrade disk follow this tutorial:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hi! I really appreciate any help or insight you can give me. My computer has become (over some time) really slow. It is a few years old, so possibly the RAM and processor speed are partly to blame. However, something else seems to be bogging down the startup and in particulrm the opening of applications. It seems to take forever. Frequently it hangs up and I have to use task manager to shut down applications and processes until I can regain some control. I have Norton, so I don't think it is a virus, but I am not sure.

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

Stoney
Here is my DDS file:
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Stoney at 21:32:52.53 on Wed 12/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.110 [GMT -6:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
svchost.exe
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Answer:very slow computer (esp. booting and opening applications)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Slow computer, never idle, Firefox/explorer ending randomly
Hi there,

I have been having problems for about a week now. I think its got something to do with the recent vista updates i just installed. Either way I am having random problems:

- Firefox is getting popups which it never did before
- Firefox/Explorer keeps getting errors and terminating at random times
- Firefox/Explorer decides which websites it wants to display. Meaning that some work and some don't. Google comes up but searches do not.
- Windows Explorer keeps getting errors too and terminating
- Windows Defender (which is rubbish) scans and finds an error and can't remove it with error code: 0x80501001. The problem it did find was: Trojan:Win32/Vundo.gen!R. It has just recently been quarantined and removed after I found what the error code meant (rar file error).
- My hard drive is constantly working even when my computer is idle. Something it never used to do. I have put ad-aware on my laptop after thinking windows defender could deal with spyware. It found 460 issues. and couldn't remove a few. I load adwatch and it tells me that :

"The process 'explorer.exe' (4852) is trying to modify the (ValueChangeOrAdd) the registry

Path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Do you want to block or allow it?

It comes up with a notification every second.. right now its on 193 notifications queued and will keep increasing unless I unload Ad-watch.

My Hijackthis l... Read more

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Hi,
My computer is running slower and slower,
and uses 100% cpu usages from time to time. Especially when watching videos online (using Microsofts Silverlight applications. Also svchost.exe files are taking up all resources..

what to do?


Have done all the tests required (or at least tried to)..

SASlog.txt log from SuperAntiSpyware. ATTACHED
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log ATTACHED
ComboFix.txt (normally C:\ComboFix.txt) Can't load from Desktop:
in other words it starts loading, with the green bar. but after that stops and does nothing.

RRlog.txt (from RootRepeal) when trying to open it: says ERROR: attempt to write to addresss 0x014ac000

MGlogs.zip - normally it is C:\MGlogs.zip
Have run this, but the program kept saying that it couldnt write to C:\MClog.

Im attaching from the MCtools folder the HiJackthis.log (Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4-in lack of something better)..

What to do now???


Am runining a Sony Vaio Z-31 laptop
Win 7 home premium
SP 1
Intel core 2 Duo CPU 2,66ghz ..
4gb ram
32-bit

thank you for your help and assistance. highly appreciated.

Regards,
 

Answer:Computer is slow on start up, and uses 100% cpu usage on M.silverlight applications

Re: Computer is slow on start up, and uses 100% cpu usage on M.silverlight applicatio

Did you set the below proxy yourself?




R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = 82.103.133.114:8080Click to expand...

Now go to this MGTools and download the new version of MGtools.exe. Overwrite your previous MGtools.exe file with this one.

Make sure that MGTools.exe is directly in the root folder of your Windows Boot drive, usually C:\ (Do not have it to your desktop)

Run the new C:\MGTools.exe and attach the C:\MGlogs.zip that it produces.
 

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so my pc runs fine one day than bogs, cpu usage will spike to 100% with no applications running, i did not download anything that i know of, also it does not matter if i use ie or firefox my browser runs very slow, just typing this is taking forever i scanned with adaware, spy bot and use spyware blaster, i use all three on a regular basis, symantec antivirus is updated and used at least once a week. i used panda, bit defender and the third recommended scanner on this site. all to no avail. i am posting a hijack log in hopes of someone being able to help, thanksLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:28:45 PM, on 5/27/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\wbload.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1�... Read more

Answer:Computer Infected? Running Slow But No Applications In Manager

Hello mrhippopotamus and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I don't see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.The HijackThis forum deals exclusively with virus and malware issues. HijackThis does not have the capability to analyze performance, hardware or application issues. For these types of issues I would suggest posting to the Windows XP Home and Professional forumThe techs in that forum specialize in matters pertaining to the operating system, performance and applications. Let them know that you have been to this forum and that no malware was found.When posting to any other forum, do not post a HijackThis log or the post will simply be moved back to this forum for infection analysis. That is what HijackThis is used for and that is what we specialize in here in this forum.Also, when posting in any other forum for assistance, give as much detail as possible regarding any issues that are occurring. The more information they have, the better the techs can analyze the issue and make any recommendations for resolving it.Cheers.OT

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In August of 2009 I got Windows Security Suite virus....I was able to remove it within a day, and a few weeks after all of my search engines were screwed up and redirecting searches. That eventually stopped, and up until January of 2010. The Google Language changed to "elkland" and would not change back. However, I could still search.

Then, around May ALL search engines stopped working, the Google Homepage wouldn't load up, but websites still ran at a normal speed. I scanned with MBAM, and nothing was found.

Current Status as of August 21 2010: All websites run below par speed, Facebook is extremely slow, Youtube videos take a very long time to load. Computer Applications are slow, like iTunes. Everyting is just running below par and I need to fix this computer for the upcoming school year. Search engines still don't work. I guess Browsers in general just aren't working. I can still use the URL bar though.

Any help would be appreciated, I'm just very confused on what is going on and what I need to do.

Answer:Computer is acting up...Search Engines don't work, Applications are slow.

Any help is appreciated..... I have no idea what to scan with and how to get rid of this.

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Hi everyone. I did something very foolish which was installing a program which I knew nothing about on my laptop. Unfortunately, that program was iLivid. My computer has now been infected. My browser has been hijacked (redirecting to a weird search engine), my applications I need for work cannot be opened (Adobe Lightroom 3.4) and my computer is noticeably slower than usual.After researching about iLivid malware on the net, I have come to realize that this virus is far beyond my skills of tech know how. I greatly need the help of the tech wizards of this forum to solve my problem. Could any kind soul please aid me? I will be forever grateful to whoever does. I have read the Preparation Guide and I will now continue to post what is required. DDS.txt logDDS (Ver_2012-11-07.01) - NTFS_AMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16450Run by lenovo at 20:58:08 on 2012-11-14Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6048.3241 [GMT 8:00].AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exeC:\windows\sys... Read more

Answer:Infected with iLivid & Applications Won't Run. Hijacked Browser. Slow Computer

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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COmputer is extremely slow lately with everything, especially shutting down, logging on and off a computer user, and loading internet explorer and other applications. It was never this slow.. I dont think its cause of any memory clogging cause I do have around 200gb free. Everything used to run MUCH faster, I ran Norton AV, and Spysweeper, nothing finds anything.

HJT LOG PROVIDED:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:12 PM, on 1/1/2006
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\shwserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated server\VMISrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated server\Video\GPVSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated server\Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
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My computer has been slow for months now. Getting slower. A week or so ago, it started locking up. Applications (Outlook, Excel, etc.) would freeze. Ctrl Alt Del did not work. Had to power off numerous times. Then, upon bootup, I got a Blue Screen giving the following error:*** STOP: 0x0000007eI booted into safe mode, ran my Ccleaner, AVG antivirus, Spybot, and Adaware. Did not find anything.Same error.Booted into safe mode again - did system restore to earlier date when things were more stable.Same error.After numerous reboots, it finally booted up. Though, it took a very long time. Attached is my Hijack This log. I would appreciate any advice you may have!!! Thanks!!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:13:00 PM, on 10/03/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Pr... Read more

Answer:Bsod Stop:0x0000007e Error, Applications Freezing, Computer Is Slow

to BleepingComputer.comI want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .If you would still like help, please follow the instructions below:We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.Save it to your d... Read more

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Hello, Tech Guy Forums!

I've got a Compaq Presario 2410 laptop running Windows XP Home Ed. (SP2) that's seen a gradual decline in performance over the past several months. Boot-up time has increased to about 5 minutes now, applications load very slowly, even alt-tabbing between two windows can take me on the order of 15 seconds. I've been running Lavasoft's Adaware compulsively, but I'm concerned that it's missing something that's causing the slowdown. I am not seeing an popup windows, but the processor seems to be working quite hard even when no programs are open.

Also, I've had a Windows Update yellow shield popping up regularly for awhile now, which is trying to install Office XP Service Pack 3, but it gets halfway through and asks for the Office XP CD, which I misplaced during my last move across the country. Office works fine (except for the overall slowdown). I have no idea if the update I can't get and the slowdown are related.

I've attached a Hijackthis log in the hope that someone here might be able to help me locate the source of my problems. I'm not literate enough to interpret everything in the log, but I do know better than to start deleting system files willy-nilly. Any help given is thoroughly appreciated!

- Tom
 

Answer:Solved: slow boot-up, slow-loading applications, getting worse over time

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My computer is locking up as I type this and I dont know how to fix it. I've tried downloading the suggested Spyware and Scans but Ive had no success. Im not a computer whiz obviously, so I need some suggestions on how and where to fix this problem. I do believe that I have some sort of virus but I have no idea how to remove them. I'd appreciate any help I can get ! Thanks

Answer:Slow Slow Slow Browser, Applications Failing

How long has it been since Windows was installed? Have you done any regular file maintenance, like deleting old files you don't need anymore, deleting temp files, uninstalling programs you don't use anymore, deleting months-old system restore points, etc, and then running scandisk, and lastly, running defrag? Maybe it's not a virus. You may just be running out of room on your hdd.

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I'm a complete noob. All I know is that when I search on my own, I find a bunch of strange files in my C:
like "xcrashdump DAT file" and "VETlog.dmp"

I ran the HJT scan and the log was

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 12:29:14 PM, on 2/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\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\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTtrayp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\2.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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hi, for the past two days the text on my screen has started laging.

i posted on another forum this...
i recently began to experience slowing typing in all apps on my laptop
the typing speeds are fine at the log in screen (when i type my password)
i already checked msconfig for PCMService.exe, it's not there so that shouldn't be the problem
my system performance is how it has always been, i tried to play a large movie and it worked fine.
as i type about 5% of the time typing speeds are fine. sometimes if i type a long phrase and wait it will quickly fill in what i have typed after stalling for a second.
another forum post i read suggested deleting the keyboard driver and let it install again but i haven't tried that yet.
i have windows xp sp2
i booted xp in safemode and did not experience the lagging

someone responded to the post above telling me to post a hijackthis log

here it is

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:41:23 PM, on 11/25/2008
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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i try to open up some programs i use but they freeze the computer and won't load like they are suppose to, any suggestions? thanks.
 

Answer:slow loading of applications

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I recently setup a vpn for some of our satellite offices to be able to use a software package called Medisoft at our home office. The setup was successful and we are able to connect the only problem is that when you use the software on the client side its extremely slow and takes a LONG time to query the database/print etc. I did a test on the internet connection from the server and I'm getting 1.5mpb down and a meager .2 mbps up. In anyones opinion would upgrading this line to say a 10/2 fix this problem or could it possibly be a function of the software? Thank you for reading.
 

Answer:VPN setup, applications slow

There are a number of factors for the applications running slow on the client side. The first one of course would be your Upload and Download speed for the Internet Connections at both locations. The other variable is that VPN's use encryption. This also slows things down as well. The ISP connection you have is extremely sub standard for doing business related network Traffic. My home ISP is 5 times faster than that. You may want to talk to your ISP's for the home and statellite offices and get faster Internet connections on both ends and look at getting Symmetrical bandwidth.
 

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Until yesterday both my computers had been working quite well.

Yesterday one of them became very slow on the internet.

Both machines have IE8, Chrome and Firefox. All three browsers on the affected machine are slow to connect to the default Google page and to any subsequent pages I connect to.

Belarc's system details of the affected machine are in the attached jpg.

My i.s.p's (TalkTalk) on-line speed measurements made yesterday evening were about 4Mb/s download, and a little less than a 10th of that upload.
Measured this afternoon they were 1.5Mb/s download and about a 10th of that figure for upload.

The router speed is 12.9Mb/s

Figures for the unaffected machine (Shuttle) measured this afternoon were 10Mb/s download and 790kb/s upload.

Router speed 12.9Mb/s

The affected machine connects to the router over a l.a.n. through the a.c. supply. The icons for the l.a.n. say that its speed is 100Mb/s.

All applications on the affected machine (H.P.) seem to be working fine.

The other machine connected to the router with an ethernet cable and is working normally. Nothing untoward noticed.

I have run Maware Byte's free program and Spybot Search and Destroy Nothing found.

And ESET's on-line scanner, Trend Micro's HouseCall and Panda's on-line scanners found nothing nasty either.

So, the problem is very slow internet activity on either of the three browsers on only one of the machines.

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Answer:Slow internet but applications seem ok.

Just off the top of my head:

Have you tried changing the patch cord between your PC and the powerline adapter? (this was the culprit with a friends set up)

Resetting the adapter and if no joy then moving it to another outlet are things I'd try as well.

Have you aquired any new electrical equipment, or moved any equipment that might be causing the adapter interference?
 

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Hi bleepingcomputer people! I registered because I'm in need of your help (and I hope this is the right section).
 
From a few days, there's a little problem happening in my computer. First off, I'm using WINDOWS 7, and my pc specs (copy pasting what I see in the properties): 10 GB of RAM, intel Core i3 2100 CPU 3,10 GHz, 64 bit
 
It has always been good, I mostly use the pc for music reproduction and production. But weirdly, some day some applications started to open really slowly.
An example: when I open Foobar for the first time after I boot up my PC, it is REALLY slow and the window appears 15-25 seconds later and then I can use the program regularly. Also, after I opened it the first time and close it, and then open it again, it works as normal (very fast start). The same happens with other small applications; I have for example Advanced Renamer (that I use for renaming songs) or other really small .exes
 
I didn't notice this happening with folders, internet or other things. I highly doubt it's a virus, I have TinyWall running and MSE, and I rarely get viruses because I hardly surf the web or download stuff from P2P or torrent services.
 
What could be the issue? It's not a "serious" issue, but it's certainly super annoying 
 
Hope you have an idea of why PC started this behaviouring, and hope you can help me
 
See ya around 

Answer:Some applications are slow to open

Hey! Inital boots can be slow, but you may have a damaged HDD. This generally means slowly your PC will crawl to a point where it takes 10 minutes to open a video. If you feel like it is slowing down more and more, definietly copy everything over immediately.

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Well, first of all I would like to say Hi to everybody... I am new to all of this and I have tons of questions I have no idea where to start.

My pc rebooted a few weeks ago, since then it has been very, very slow (over 50% of the processing resources for the simplest of tasks) I checked the processes and I have some suspicious ones (like csrss.exe or smss.exe), but when I do a little research on them, some pages say that they are Windows processes and they are OK, and other websites say they are powerful viruses and they will bring about the end of the world! I use Bullgard anti virus, I scan my pc in safe mode with that, also ad aware, i clean the registry with RegSeek, I do all I can think of to get the problem solve, but I get nothing!

I just found out about hijack this and I'm giving it a try, you'll have to excuse me for not trying that earlier, I am almost new to all of this. I was trying to get help from a spanish forum (since english is barely my 2nd lenguage) but I had to jump thrugh a lot of hoops there and I got nowhere. I'm posting my highjackthis post here, any help would much appreciated.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 01:32:55 p.m., on 03/03/2007
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

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Grateful if anyone can advise on this please as it's driving me mad.
Laptop (Vaio) on XP (4 yrs old) and 2 gb RAM, is just so slow to open any programs, even including IE8, you would think it was going backwards. Even Outlook 2010 or infact any application at all (Word, Excel etc) takes an absolute age to open. Trying to open more than one program is impossible.
I've scanned for malware (& in safe mode), and all clear; done the same with antivirus (no problems); taken the battery out just in case it was this, no problems. Have done a CCleaner, plus reg cleaner session all to no avail. I'm doing a disk clean-up as we speak, but this is also taking ages. When that's done - maybe tomorrow when disk clean up has finished - plan on defragging the hard drive.
Capacity of hard drive is 55 gb, with 14 gb free.
This all started last week; no new software installed and regularly update and scan with malware bytes anti malware, super anti spyware, and also avast.
If I start the machine in safe mode (which reduces number of drivers) then it seems ok.
Left the machine on all last night and tried to open Outlook this morning and all was ok. Also able to open IE8 and other programs, so it's as if it needs an excessive amount of time to start to work 'normally'. Maybe the hamster inside needs feeding more often? I shut it down then tried a restart, then the old problem came back - ultra slow.
Is the machine knacked, or are there other steps I can take to resolve this? Grateful for any ... Read more

Answer:Laptop so slow to run applications

First thing to try after what you have done above, Is Windows Updates Set to Auto Download and Install? if so set to Manual, Try running Restore back to before the Problem Started as it may have been a update that is the problem

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Hi,

I am new to this forum nad i have a major issue..
applications are getting 30 sec.. to open when lan is enabled, but when i disable the LAN, the applications get loaded immly.

Pls help... THX

Answer:applications gets slow when LAN enabled

Could be a number of things:

1) Malware on your machine
2) Failing network card
3) Bad device on your LAN
4) Bad network cable

There's more....

Possible to try it with all other LAN devices off?

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Hi, applications like my Netscape e-mail client are very slow to load these days. I recently got hit by Smitfraud, but I think I got rid of it. But here's my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:02:45 PM, on 8/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
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I have a Pentium 4, 128 MB Ram, Win XP, 30 GB hard drive (70% free). All of the applications I run are extremely slow. I did a checkdisk recently, a defrag of my hard drive 2 weeks ago, and I ran AdAware spyware checker this morning (updated the definitions before running the scan). Can anyone help me?
 

Answer:Win XP Extremely slow, all applications

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This seems to have started within the past two months:Whenever I click on any application to start it takes up to three minutes to open.Browsers,control panel ,my documents,recycle bin,run command,search,etc.Once they are open all run fine.Quite often my log-in from the desktop takes upwards of five minutes, and does not always load all my start-up programs.Other times though it logs on within 30-45 seconds just fine.I have run every BC suggested anti everything app. and then some.With the exception of some tracking cookies and a hack tool? (crack searcher... deleted... boys will be boys)I have had no results.Cleaned the registy,defragged check hdd for errors (with windows and a western digital app.)Everything is up to date.According to my findings I have no problems.I'm affraid if I keep messing with it I may really screw it up.I really don't wat to do a wipe and re-load but that may be in my future. That is why I'm here.Dell 8300 2.6ghz p4512 ram pc320060g hdd with 2partitions80g hdd with 2 partitionsxp home sp2on a wired home network thanksBobHere is the list of software from add/remove:if it helps?hijackthis log follows it Ad-Aware SE PersonalAddressBookAdobe Download Manager 2.0 (Remove Only)Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveXAdobe Photoshop CSAdobe Reader 7.0.7Advanced WindowsCareAnyDVDAOL Instant Messengera-squared Free 1.6.5AutoUpdateAVG Free EditionCall of DutyCCleaner (remove only)CleanUp!ClearType Tuning Control Panel AppletConexant D850 56K V.9x DFVc Mode... Read more

Answer:All Applications Load Very Slow

Hello klink1956 and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

For performance issues I would suggest posting a question in the XP forum and have them do a deeper check for what processes are using the most resources. Sometimes a program might have a runaway process and everything stops until it finishes running. Let them know that you have been to this forum and no malware was found.

Cheers.

OT

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Ok i bought a new computer about five days ago, its running windows vista home premium 64x. I installed all updates and such. But im having a problem! Its installing programs. UnRARing a 2 gig file takes 30 min! installing a game takes 45. I dont understand what is making my computer so slow! i have 4 gigs of ram but its only reading 2.5.... HELP
 

Answer:Confused on what to do! SLOW APPLICATIONS

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i recently began to experience slowing typing in all apps on my laptop

the typing speeds are fine at the log in screen (when i type my password)

i already checked msconfig for PCMService.exe, it's not there so that shouldn't be the problem

my system performance is how it has always been, i tried to play a large movie and it worked fine.

as i type about 5% of the time typing speeds are fine. sometimes if i type a long phrase and wait it will quickly fill in what i have typed after stalling for a second.

another forum post i read suggested deleting the keyboard driver and let it install again but i haven't tried that yet.

Answer:typing in all applications slow

also i am using windows xp sp2

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i recently began to experience slowing typing in all apps on my laptop

the typing speeds are fine at the log in screen (when i type my password)

i already checked msconfig for PCMService.exe, it's not there so that shouldn't be the problem

my system performance is how it has always been, i tried to play a large movie and it worked fine.

as i type about 5% of the time typing speeds are fine. sometimes if i type a long phrase and wait it will quickly fill in what i have typed after stalling for a second.

another forum post i read suggested deleting the keyboard driver and let it install again but i haven't tried that yet.

i have windows xp sp2
 

Answer:typing in all applications slow

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I have a high-end desktop and an ultrabook, both of which run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I have set up a RDP connection from the laptop to the desktop, and I want to use a certain application (UDK Editor) over the internet when I am away from home.

Now, in general, the frame rate and response of the RDP is poor when I run intensive applications such as 3ds Max or SolidWorks, but these programs are still usable. They just have poor frame rate (20~40 FPS) and a very slight delay in mouse response.

However, the UDK Editor program I am most interested in using is basically unusable because it takes several seconds to respond to mouse clicks and the rate at which the screen refreshes when running this program is truly awful. Everything is dramatically slower in this application for no discernible reason.

UDK is a very RAM intensive application, but I have no idea why this should matter as my desktop is more than capable of running all its features, and it has no problem streaming over applications such as SolidWorks and 3ds Max which are also rather intensive. In addition, it seems to me that it shouldn't actually matter how intensive any application is over the RDP so long as the computer running it can handle it.

I have tried to increase performance by reducing the colors to 15 bit and disabling all aesthetic features such as desktop background, window animations, and persistent bitmap caching. These are not enough to make UDK usable. I have also set RDP's autotuning to "h... Read more

Answer:RDP Extremely Slow Only on Certain Applications

Try teamviewer. It's free. RDP can be very slow in my experience. It's not good for intensive apps.
Third party programs always worked better for me in terms of ease of connection, encryption, and speed.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

Another program I would consider is splashtop. Its very fast and might give you the speed you need. Unfortunately you have to pay for it.

http://www.splashtop.com/personal

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This started about 8 months ago. All programs, Chrome, Steam, TeamSpeak, Vegas, AND items like Windows Explorer, Control Panel take around 15 seconds to open up. It's an inconvenience that really bugs me at times! I got an SSD and it still happens to all programs. I'm running Windows 8.1 and I would love any help with this annoying bug!!

Answer:ALL applications are slow to open.

Did you check in task manager whether anything was monopolizing the CPU or disk.

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Operating System: Windows 8
 
Problem:
Chrome took 15 minutes to open then operated normally. Once closed it took 15 minutes to open again. Ran Malwarebytes anti-maleware + Spybot S&D + windows Defender. Nothing came up. Tried to reinstall the browser and it would not allow me to download chrome using any method I could think of. Tried to open windows firewall settings the window took 23 minutes to open. I can run most programs like MS Office Suite, League of Legends and other Browsers relatively fine.
 
Also one more addition Spybot S&D no longer runs.
 
Any Suggestions?

Answer:Some applications suddenly running very slow or not at all.

Maybe try Rootkit scans? Also, another tech here suggested trying BitDefender.

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Here is my hijackthis log, thanks in advance for any help... you guys are great and have been highly reccomended!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:28:50 PM, on 1/3/2008Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SSDPSRV.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\ANI\ANIWZCS2 SERVICE\WZCSLDR2.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\COMPAQ\CPQINET\CPQINET.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPLPR.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPENH.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\CPQEADM.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\BTTNSERV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LXSUPMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN APPS\UPDATER\0... Read more

Answer:Unbearably Slow Speed When Trying To Run Any Applications

Hello coop1333,

Welcome back to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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Hi I have a Dell xps 18 running windows 8.1. The PC has become very slow to launch any application and sometimes appears to hang (or I run out of patience)so I then restart which also takes a long time. I am running Mcaffee antivirus software. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Please note that I am not at all savvy in the inner workings so please keep it simple for me.
Many thanks

Answer:Pc is slow to launch programmes/applications

Software

a) Clear out all temporary files and folders -- use CCleaner click here Scan for malware spyware and viruses --Free Anti Spyware :-
Malwarebytes click here Antivirus software
MicroSoft Security Essentials click here Clean the registry -- Use the tool in Crap Cleaner its very safe and also allows you to back up the registry first.
d) Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Right click MY Computer - select properties - Advanced tab - Performance -
advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a different drive (if you have one), click
custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory
= set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.
If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the
PC to crash (restart).
e) Cut down on the programs that load at start up -- Start - Run type msconfig - start up tab- untick everything
except for firewall, antivirus and antispyware
and the services that run in the background. click here Force Windows to Unload DLLs from Memory
Windows Explorer caches DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) in memory for a period of time after the application using them has been closed. This can be an inefficient use of memory on low memory systems, and may cause problems or delays for programmers developing with Windows DLL files.
Open your registry and find the key [HKEYL... Read more

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Hello TSF.

My laptop is running extremely slowly. Starting up from ShutDown or from Sleep takes awhile longer than usual, and opening any programs/applications is very, very slow. After I've been using the computer for awhile it runs better, but is still very sluggish.

I have done chkdsk, degrag, cleaned out programs (CCleaner) -- nothing has helped. The problems started shortly after I downloaded Inkster, a graphic manipulation software. I have removed that software but it had no effect. I added extra RAM to this computer a few months ago, so that's not the problem.

Below is the DDS report along with the attachment.

Thank you very much for your help with this situation.


Stephan Borau



DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18838
Run by Andre at 9:24:39 on 2017-12-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.7781.3918 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Avast Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {8EA8924E-BC81-DC44-8BB0-8BAE75D86EBF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Avast Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {35C973AA-9ABB-D3CA-B100-B0DC0E5F2402}
FW: Avast Antivirus *Enabled* {B693136B-F6EE-DD1C-A0EF-229B8B0B29C4}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Lenovo Fingerprint Reader\TrueSuiteService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\LPlatSvc.exe
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I recently set up a new PC with Windows XP Professional. I have all the latest drivers for my hardware and latest bios for motherboard and graphics card. After installing all the software I need, I noticed that all applications are taking an unusual amount of time to appear on the screen. Even something as basic as opening "Windows explorer" or "My computer" are effected. Here's what happens using the example, clicking on the "My computer" icon on the desktop. I'll double click on the "My computer" icon and there is the expected brief disk activity followed by a delay of anything up to five seconds before the window opens. There is no disk activity during this delay or at the piont when the window finaly opens so I've ruled out the possibility of a hard disk problem. When the window opens it will either open cleanly or it will open hesitantly, gradualy displaying parts of the screen but it always gets there in the end. I would have considered the possibility of a graphics card problem but I have a multi boot system. When I boot to another Windows XP partition all is well. Has anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Windows XP applications slow to open

sounds like a problem of system resources using too much memory or cpu time.click here for info on reducing program that over use your resources.

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I have a new computer which should be 4x as fast as my old one. I am using Win XP home and opening word, access or excel takes much longer than they did before. Internet connections are quicker. Any suggestions?

Answer:Slow opening of Office applications

Have you defragged recently?

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My MESH PC is 1.5 years old and running Windows XP (SP1). The hardware is AMD Athlon 2000 processor with 256Mb RAM and 40Gb hard disk. The PC is regularly checked for errors and defragged monthly. The PC is regularly virus checked (TrendMicro PC-Cillin) and updated plus firewalled (Zone Alarm). It is also regularly updated via Windows Update.The problem is slow opening applications. From clicking it takes around 10-15 seconds to open any app. There is much hard disk activity while I'm waiting. Once the app has loaded they seem to work fine and speedily (although Word sometimes has a 5-10 second delay between appearing and the cursor beginning to flash!)Even closing and immediately reopening an app does not always increase it's load speed. If I try this open/close upwards of 7 times then the app will open almost instantaneously.Even when I add new programs they all take 12 seconds or so to load the very first time and subsequently. I have tried shutting down all startup options leaving nothing in the system tray except the time and volume but this makes no difference to the loading time of appsI try and keep the PC well tuned and tidy but this last problem of slow apps is causing grief. I cant say when I first noticed this problem but I dont believe it's always been this way. On other less powerful PCs I've had load speeds of 1-4 seconds with MS Office.I dont believe the spec of my system should give rise to this slowness (although maybe I'm wrong...am I expecting too much?))S... Read more

Answer:Slow launching of applications in Windows XP

have you updated windows via windows update? click here

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I am trying to help a friend with his dell pc. He has had problems with fake antivirus, spyware ect. All of those have been cleaned. Now the pc will boot and start up normal; however any application you try to open takes forever. When you open a browser, it takes 15 to 20 seconds to open. Once open it will move around on the internet fast enough, still too slow for me but fast enough. Opening word takes forever and so on. I ran autorun and turned off about all I can?.no change. All scans are clean now. He works from this pc and it is so slow that he can?t get anything done. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:xp starts normal but applications are REALLY slow

You might try: Dial-a-fix - Lunarsoft Wiki - http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm, try the .exe File Assocation Fix.<<All of those have been cleaned.>>I seem to hear a lot of posters make that statement...I wish that they were all correct in their assessment.Louis

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I have a fairly new laptop running XP Pro SP2 1.73GHz dual processor, 1GB RAM , Thunderbird mail client, Browsers: Firefox V 2.0.0.6 & IE V7 and have McAfee AV, Spybot, SpywareBlaster, Ad Aware, Windows Defender and COMODO BOClean to keep the system "safe".

I scanned my system with a commercial spyware program which reported 200 malware items but of course wanted me to pay to clean them from the system (which i did not). All my "free" spyware systems report a clean system but it is running quite slow - especially when loading my browser and email. My windows task manager reports about 64 open processes.

I have posted my hijack report if someone could please have a look to see what might be the problem causing the slow processing:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:14:17, on 12/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\CBOClean\BOCORE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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Running Windows XP home.....
Upgraded from WinME.....

Access the internet fine 100mbs LAN connection speed

When opening the network thru Network Neighborhood and viewing workgroup computers, it takes the normal time to respond.
When opening the network thru Applications, such as Excel or AutoCAD, it takes like 3 miniutes before it shows the network. Once you see the network, you are able to access the computers on it just fine.

What could be causing the delay to see the network?
 

Answer:Network slow only thru Applications not Windows---HELP

bump
 

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Hi all,
This has become a very annoying problem, which has me foxed. Any gurus out there??
XP SP3 with all the updates.
Athlon 64 X2, 2Gb
Never had performance issues with this m/c.
On a full system boot, boots fine, login is fine.
When I open apps, the system just sits and waits, upto and around 10mins.
Its not hung, as many other things work fine.
Apps that have this 'wait': Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, SuperAntiSpyware, W.MediaPlayer
Apps that do not have this wait (slower than normal, but only 1-2secs wait): KMplayer, CCleaner, Word, PPt, Excel, and many of the Windows tools (ie start menu, cmd, cntrl panel, etcetc.
This is within the past 2 weeks. Cant be precise as I normally standby overnight.
If I use the machine normally, then close every App, and then standby, then every app opens at normal speed.
So it is first time use for apps after a full re-boot.
Using task manager, during this wait period, I see
memory around 300Mb/2892Mb
Cpu usage 1% and stable
CPU process usage, system idle 99% and stable
The only clue I can offer in this wait period is 'page faults' and PF delta, which has modest and intermittent activity for jqs and avast. Climbing slowly to about 1m each.
Then the system bursts into life, all as normal.
So whats changed in the last 2 weeks?
Nothing major.
I can recall auto updates to Windows, Avast, SAS, Adobe, AdobeAir, and maybe others.
I have 11 restore points in the last 2 weeks.
But I dont want to blindly step back through them without knowing what/... Read more

Answer:Applications VERY slow to start after re-boot

Hi jai not a guru but muddle through with the help of this website like most of us. As you say this problem would be easier to understand if the cpu was running at a high percentage. You could try running 'Prism Hud' a freebie from cnet.com which shows ontop layer of screen what is occurring on your computer at anytime. Download and run it. This would give you an understanding of what is running. A good diagnostic starting point. It indicates current use of cpu, memory, hard disk volume, faults etc. It also indicates what program is loading up and shows if it sticks on a program, then that is a possible culprit for the problem. I wouldn't be surprised if it is firewall/anti virus related in which case an uninstall/reinstall may be required. Before you start the above just try running Ccleaner in safemode with networking and restart normally.

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i am running windows xp pro and i have all programs running slow both on start up and run

occasionaly they comp will over load freeze for a minute and restart explorer.exe
and in the process screws up all my icons on task bar i dont know if these are in any way related.

any and all help welcome

(ps - mods if this is in wrong spot plz move)
 

Answer:all applications runing slow but yet almost no cpu usage

Could it be that you're short on memory?
 

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Never had something this intense before. I've got multiple chrome and explorer processes running in the background, and can only access the internet with explorer, but very slow in page loading.

I ran the read and run me first, but could not run mbam. The process opened but the application would never open. TDDskiller would not run, used fixtdds and nothing was found. The trial period for hitman pro is expired, so I bought a license, but the key will not activate, just keeps thinking. So hitman would not run either.

Looked at the hijacking/redirection thread and followed those steps. Ran jrt and hijack this opened, saying I had a lot of hijacked domains. Never had hijacked domains so this is new to me.

Attached are all the logs that could run. Thank you for any help.
 

Answer:Slow internet and applications not opening

Re run RogueKiller and have it fix these entries on the files tab:

[PUP][Folder] C:\ProgramData\{D76294E6-03B8-4971-AF2E-3F846161A690} -> Found
[PUP][Folder] C:\ProgramData\{E1ED556E-3EA0-4F44-8BE7-CC5FB0F4B424} -> Found
Follow these instructions to reset your host file:
Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.



REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{6F1DB67A-D8D4-4060-960C-958F0C423DB2}]Click to expand...

Make sure that you tell me if you receive a success message about adding the above
to the registry. If you do not get a success message, it definitely did not work.
Reboot the machine.
Run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it. (Right click and run as admin if using Vista, Windows7 or Win8) Then attach the new C:\MGlogs.zip file that will be created by running this.
Now see if you are able to run Malware Bytes and Hitman Pro.

 

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My PC has games like GTA San Andreas, Counter Strike 1.3, Warcraft 3 Dota All Stars and Kill Switch. Also, I have applications such as, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Portable, Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash MX, etc. Oftentimes, while playing GTA San Andreas or Warcraft, I am experiencing slow motion movement of my screen. And if I still continue playing, my computer has shutdown, or sometimes, it restarts. I also noticed that my CPU fan is so fast.

Are you familiar with this problem?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Applications running slow, CPU fan is going fast

Could be overheating, check the CPU temps when the machine shuts down.
 

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The last couple of days I have noticed a tremendous decrease in the speed and reliability of my internet and overall computer performance. I ran super anti spyware and quarantined all items found. That helped some, but there is still a noticeable lag time. Below is my logfile from
hijack this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:35:53 PM, on 5/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
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so i was advised to d/l Hijack this, then post in this form for proper help before i remove anythingI'm on windows XP. i've ran freeware like Ad-aware and spybot-search&destroy but i dont think its getting rid of the real problemPlease do let me know what i should remove? thank youhere's my log filePlatform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\IPFax\FaxMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\AClient\Bin\XCDiffCache.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exeC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpwareSE4.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iT... Read more

Answer:internet and opening applications so slow!

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I may ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download random's system information tool (RSIT) and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run it.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)

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Hiya, Recently ive had problems with my computer with things like spywarequake and virusblast being found on them, after reading some of the forums advice on these, i downloaded programs such as smitfraudfix and SmitRem, and then going over these has seemed tro have sorted the problem out! Ive scanned my computer with Windows Defender and it states that everything is fine and i am free from any malware, but whilst using other programs these programs state that i hve some trojans in somewhere. I'd like to know if my computer is disease Free...Heres a post of MY HJT logLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 14:15:24, on 10/07/2006Platform: 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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodServic... Read more

Answer:Slow Internet Explorer And Applications

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.

I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.
If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log, in this thread, so I can help you with your Malware Problems.

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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Hi,

I have a laptop (HP Probook 4430s), with Windows 7 as the OS.
The problem I face now is lagging in some programs when I use them. For example :

a) When I use the putty(already sshed into the server), and then type commands the words get stuck/hang for a while before it continues to show the rest of what I type. Means its not smooth typing. It pauses while I am typing, then continues.
b) When I open Internet explorer, it does not open smoothly. It opens up halfway then hangs before showing the full screen.
c) IE takes a long time to load.
d) While scrolling down a pdf document, it also gets stuck halfway(pauses), then reaches the bottom of the page later from where we had scrolled earlier.

I had done a few things that could resolve this, but the issue still persists. Some of the things that I have done :
1) Run a disk cleanup
2) Run a disk defragmentation
3) Clean up the browsing history and allow it to last only 1 day
4) Updated the a/virus software

However these things still do not resolve the problem.

Furthermore, in task manager, the Performance Monitor shows high spikes for Disk and CPU usage. How do I reduce the spikes?

What else could be the problem, and how do are resolve them?

Answer:Slow loading of some applications in Windows 7

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can try these steps to see if it is an app causing the issue:
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Or you can remove HP's junk with a fresh/clean install:
Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi,
 
I just came across this forum. My laptop is running really really slow, and I have no way of knowing what's wrong with it. Even right clicking my mouse on desktop, it takes 3-5 seconds for the menu to pop up. When I open my browser, the scrolling is also slugging. Applications like word and excel are randomly erroring out.
Also, lately I've been getting that 'Firefox is already running, but is not responding....' message way too often. I have to go to task manager to kill it everytime!
 
I'd be grateful if you guys can help me out with this!
 
Thanks!

Answer:Laptop really slow and applications randomly erroring out

Welcome aboard   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 DefenderOther ServicesPress "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 sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkma... Read more

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I run windows 7 on a laptop (Asus G74SX) w an SSD and i forgot to connect it to the battery when i took a nap.

Lately my battery is not in perfect state and when this happens, reconnecting the plug won't let me resume system, i have to restart windows 7 and get the message that windows improperly shut down etc etc...

So usually everything good but this time, firefox took a huuuge time to open ( 1 min or more), however chrome instantly opens. I was thinking it was cache/memory firefox problem, so i clean them but still no difference. Also i run my computer w user and admin and the UAC dialog when prompted to open an application take huge time ( same time for firefox to open). After those things are open, the computer runs smoothly but it messed up some applications ( Like PostgreSQL 8.4 won't start )

Also i couldn't access 1st Windows Safe Mode pressing F8 after first few restarts. After doing a shutdown and leaving the computer off for a few seconds, now i can access it.

I also run the chkdsk utility and windows made small corrections.. here is the log

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
Attribute record of type 0x80 and instance tag 0x4 is cross linked
starting at 0x3d700 for possibly 0x1 clusters.
Some clusters occupied by attribute of type 0x80 and instance tag 0x4
in file 0x1fb2d is already in use.
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Answer:Certain Windows 7 applications slow after power outage

re run the chkdsk command with a /R to attempt to scan for bad sectors, if you have bad sectors i suggest you change your harddisk.

Regards.

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I experience a really slow computer boot-up (WixXP) every time. Often something causes the CPU to be churning away and, when I look at what processes are running, it's NAV or some process I don't recognize. Some applications (Word, Outlook 2003, e.g.) take an unusually long time to open, as well.

I"ve attached my HJT log from this morning - written upon my installing the software (HFT) for the first time.
 

Answer:Solved: Slow boot-up and applications opening

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I run win 7 32 bit and I've had this problem since yesterday: folders started freezing my computer for 1 sec, upon being selected. It takes 1 second for them to be highlithed when clicked and another 1-1.5 sec to actually open folders.

Also some applications such as game launchers take a really long time to load.
For instance the league of legends login screen, which usually opens immediately upon pressing the Play button on the launcher, now takes a sweet 5 minutes before doing so.

Games and videos run smoothly.

I recently ran a scan with Avast! free version for viruses and i also ran Advanced system care in an attempt to resolve this, but no luck. I am very pedantic about keeping my computer clean, I dont bloat it with useless software, run CCleaner regularily and generally take good care.
 

Answer:Folders and applications opening really slow since yesterday

Hi my friend , you can download this

http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

Go to

from the left side you must opt for menu
Summary ( wait 30 seconds until report is generated )
you have to select Report from bar menu
from sub menu Quick Report - Plain Text - opting for Desktop as saving location , follow this

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=86880

even go to

Start - Run msconfig - Ok

navigating to startup tab - disabling all boxes - Aplly - Ok

Windows is asking you about rebooting your OS - do it :wave
 

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I have a Windows XP machine that lost power due to thunderstorm
yesterday.

Now when it boots up, it is unable to open any applications (except for
1 application called Midexpro - used for patient
records)......Initially i thought that it was just outlook express that
was not opening, but now it seems that nothing will open.

When i double click on an application icon, the cursor changes to egg
timer, then back to cursor and then egg timer and then returned to
cursor again. I checked through task manager and there is no record of
the application running, yet the process seems to be there.....

Immediately after the power outage, upon trying to open Outlook
Express, windows kept on reporting that there was another instance of
OE already open etc.....i thought that perhaps as it wasnt shut down
correctly that this may be the case, but after killing the OE process
through task manager i am now stuck as described above.

Any ideas guys and girls?

Answer:Cant open any applications, very slow after power outage

Greetings cronsrcs. Welcome to TSF ,

First up, can you please give details of the make up of the PC; such as, Motherboard; Power Supply; CPU; RAM; CD-ROM's; Video & Sound Cards etc.

And report back.

Regards,
Dave T.

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Hello Bleeping Computer professionals,]I recently acquired the horrible "Antivirus Trigger" a few days ago. I've had this application once before, but I managed to get rid of it easily using my knowledge of computers and MalwareBytes Anti-malware. Thinking that this would prove a solution again, I tried the MalwareBytes again to no avail (It requires Service Pack 2, my mother recently reverted it to Service Pack 1). This led me to at least attempt to download a new malware remover, but Firefox and Opera never opened and Internet Explorer closed whenever I tried to access a URL that required internet access. I then remembered that I had a copy of Spybot Search and Destroy on my computer and used that to rid me of "Antivirus Trigger" (along with some zango and other misc nucinces.)After removing the malware, my computer acted even weirder. Even though I could open IE before, it would not load as a windowed application, but would still run as a process. In fact, Opera, Firefox, Audacity, and sometimes even Windows Explorer will either not load or stop working. When I enable Task Manager, clicking the menubar freezes it. I have a feeling that a reminence from the malware is to blame, as running Windows in safe mode w/ networking (like I am now) rids me of this problem. Any explaination/remedies?Thanks, now here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:46:43 AM, on 1/1/2001Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Intern... Read more

Answer:Unable to open certain applications/Internet slow down

Howdy, my name is Hoov, and I will be helping you with your dilemma.Please make sure you watch this thread for responses. If you click the options tab at the top of your first post, you can select to track this thread. Here is what I am asking you to do during the repair of your computer*Tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.*Please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.*Follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go. Don't install anything, even other programs that have nothing to do with security or malware, it could cause things to change, and I would never know it. *Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try. *Stick with me to the end. My aim is to fix your problems, and give you the tools and knowledge to keep this from happening again.Now onto trying to fix your computer. Run an online virus scan called Kaspersky from HERE.1. At the main page. Press on "Accept". After reading the contents.2. At the next window Select Update. Allow the Database to update.Note: If prompted to run or update your Java, then follow the prompts to do so. Kaspersky requires Java ... Read more

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Any assistance analyzing this log would be appreciated. Although I run Spyblaster, AdAware and SPYBOT I have slow opening applications. It can take 30 seconds to a minute to open Firefox or IE.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:12:01 AM, on 1/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (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:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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We are developing an application that uses .NET Remoting functionality. Nothing too complicated - it hosts the remote object in IIS, and when the user launches the desktop client, it authenticates with NTLM then lets them in. The desktop app just displays info, and all the processing is done on the server.

We moved to Server 2008 yesterday. And yesterday, the application they are developing began to run very slow. One minute hangups on everything you try to do. Of course, in light of yesterday's server move, I'm the one upon who all the blame is being offloaded. I say they screwed up their code. The app is still in development for goodness sake!

Could they be right? Is there anything that changed in Server 2008 that could slow this down? The testing machines are totally different pieces of hardware. We have a junk box with XP running IIS/SQL as the "server," and the developers are all running Vista as the "clients."
 

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Hi Mate, I am new to this lenovo community and not so good at computer as well, I need your assistance on my laptop, I have purchase same configuration for T430 (2342CTO) but what I am finding is laptop is very slow and browsers and application takes ages to open. Are you exprience same problem or do I need make some changes on laptop? its very unusal with having so high configuration its behaving like this. I have exprience with another laptop with lover configuration that works faster than this one. As we have excatly same configuration, I have not exprience hot on left palm.
 
Moderator note: moved post to its own thread and edited subject to match content.
 

Answer:T430 2342CTO slow to open applications

Out of the box, I reformatted my T430 and did a fresh install on the SSD - so I'm not sure my experience with the machine was the same. I do not remember having any issues with slow response in programs, but there are some things you can check. 1. Run Lenovo System Update and look for new drivers/bios/critical/recommended updates2. Run Windows Update and install all Critical updates and look for optional driver/software updates2. Uninstall Lenovo Solution Center, ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Communications Utility3. Goto Control Panel > Power Options > Click the expand arrow underneath "Balanced" and select "High Performance" If you are not too techically savy, that is where I would start with troubleshooting your problems. I only experience the hot palmrest when I'm using the CPU/GPU for intensive operations. ***Disclaimer*** Try the above at your own risk. I am not a professional computer anything, so take my advice at your own risk. ***Disclaimer***

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HI all, been having a little trouble with my dad's pc

The problems seem to have started since installing firefox, but have probably been present alot longer.

The computer is running slower than normal.

When you try and load programs they load the open with window where you have to choose an application to open the software with, and then it still doesnt always work.

I am running spy bot search and destroy at the moment but not sure how much help that will be.

Also when try to use the add / remove application in the control panel it comes up with an error message saying c:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe application not found?

All help is greatly appreciated and please ask for more info if needed (sure i've missed plenty out)

This is the HiJackThis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:46:51, on 28/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
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My computer is running very slowly, especially on start-up and when opening applications. Once my browser finally opens, I usually don't have problems browsing the internet, but even a basic operation like emptying the recycle bin takes 10 secs or more, opening app such as Windows Media Player, 30 secs or more, etc. Computer is only a few months old and was running fine until about 1 month ago. I have tried eliminating unneeded programs from startup option in system config, without improvement. Have 4GB of RAM anyway, with few programs, so don't think that was the issue. Have also done a disc cleanup/defrag. Malwarebytes can find no problems. Nor can my antivirus program, PCcillan. I have created system restore points several times, but they are deleted once comp is re-started.

Below and attached are my DDS logs. The GMER rootkit found no errors.

Appreciate any help.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSX64
Run by John at 16:04:58.20 on Tue 02/16/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3838.2609 [GMT -6:00]


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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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Answer:System slow on start-up/opening applications

BUMP, please

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I have an ACER Aspire 5250 laptop SNID 20103232016 running Windows 7.  I don't know the cause but the system has started to become very slow at times with windows going unresponsive. To get things moving often opening the task bar (cntr-alt-del) will work. But not for long.
 
I have run chkdsk with no reported issues, I updated the system bios, and a bunch of hardware drivers. I ran Avira scan, Malwarebytes scan, and the ESET scanner recommended in an earlier similar post with no issues.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Results from MiniToolbox here:
 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version:21-04-2013
Ran by Conner (administrator) on 21-05-2013 at 12:32:00
Running from "C:\Users\Conner\Downloads"
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
 
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================
 
 
 
========================= IP Configuration: ================================
 
Atheros AR5B125 Wireless Network Adapter = Wireless Network Connection (Connected)
Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.20) = Local Area Connection (Media disconnected)
 
 
 
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Answer:Applications constantly going non-responsive - very slow comp

Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Louis

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Actually, I have 2 questions.

1. I am looking for information on bios settings for the Soyo P4-X400Ultra motherboard. The information can come in the form of an email or the web address of a place that tells me about bios settings for my board. I am not that experienced with the bios settings and the manual does not elibrate on which settings are best. What I would like to know is what are the best settings for my system (shown below)?

2. My second question is actually a problem that I can't seem to figure out. My system has been running well since I built it in Sept. but I have started to notice that applications are taking longer to load. I am not sure if this has been a problem from the beginning since I upgraded from a 800 Mhz and the new system being so much faster just never noticed. I can hit the shortcut to begin an application and it will begin by coming up in chunks...meaning that it loads pieces of the application over several seconds. For instance, the background shows up, then the menu, then the scroll bar, etc.

I have tried defragging, scan disk, Norton SpeedDisk all in an effort to make the HD access faster. One thing that I did notice however is that the S.M.A.R.T. parameter will not stay enabled in the bios. I can set it and when I reboot, it will revert back to disabled. Not sure if this has anything to do with the problem or not.

I would appreciate any and all responses.

Miller
Soyo SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra mobo
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Answer:?'s on Bios Settings & slow response on loading applications!

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I followed the guide given in one of the forum stickies:

It looks like it has worked, but I would appreciate it if someon could cast an eye over this Hijack Analyzer Log, just to make sure I am clean...

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Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 1/7/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 21:31:26, on 30/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\am772cfg.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WIDCOMM\BLUETO~1\BTSTAC~1.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Alan\My Documents\My Received Files\HJT!\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Slow initiation of applications - apparently fixed by adaware

No problem, Ad-aware must have fixed it.

Your log is clean. If you disabled System Restore, make sure to enable it now.

To help prevent future spyware installations/infections, please read the Anti-Spyware Tutorial (http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm#prevent) and use the tools provided.

Are there any problems now? If not, you should be set to go.

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I don't know if this has something to do with the OS itself, but definitely not hardware related. I checked everything, RAM, the Motherboard and esp. the Harddrive, and all are in working order. Even openning file-explorer and Recycle-Bin would take a anywhere from 4-10 seconds. This happens after everyboot (with Fastboot enabled or disabled), but after a while everything would open almost instantly, except for apps like Adobe Photoshop and Acronis True Image. Is this normal, or something I should worry about?

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I got hit with a ton of viruses / trojans back in January which I was able to clean with the help from myrti on this forum. My computer was back and better having updated a number of drivers / updates to apps.Two weeks ago my computer started running extremely slow. Everything takes at least a minute or so to start up sometimes even longer. Opening an email or scanning a document to print can take 10-20 minutes.I tried to run GMER twice and got the blue screen with message axdoapow.sys had a problem PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA after it was running for several hours. I did however get the dds and attach files which are posted below:Please help me. Thank you in advance. MattDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by M T at 13:35:33.03 on Sat 05/01/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.164 [GMT -4:00]AV: Norton Security Suite *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}FW: Norton Security Suite *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOW... Read more

Answer:All applications suddenly slow / axdoapow.sys blue screen

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe 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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I went to ONE porn site (okay, maybe it was two), and now my ms-outlook is acting very slow and will disconnect from tcp/ip connection sporadically. Also, web apps and pc in general running VERY SLOW. I'm going to get fired if I don't fix this!!! Please help me with this. My HJT log is below. Thank you...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:30:03 PM, on 4/5/2006
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\aniServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\InterBase\Bin\ibguard.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:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesbs32.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesrv31.exe
C:\Program Files\ORL\VNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\InterBase\Bin\ibserver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Wireless Hotkey\TosHKCW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPWRTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SxgTkBar.exe
C:\... Read more

Answer:suspected virus: ms-outlook issues and slow web applications

* Click here to download Webroot SpySweeper.

(It's a 2 week trial.)

* Click the Free Trial link under "SpySweeper" to download the program.
* Install it. Once the program is installed, it will open.
* It will prompt you to update to the latest definitions, click Yes.
* Once the definitions are installed, click Options on the left side.
* Click the Sweep Options tab.
* Under What to Sweep please put a check next to the following:
o Sweep Memory
o Sweep Registry
o Sweep Cookies
o Sweep All User Accounts
o Enable Direct Disk Sweeping
o Sweep Contents of Compressed Files
o Sweep for Rootkits

o Please UNCHECK Do not Sweep System Restore Folder.

* Click Sweep Now on the left side.
* Click the Start button.
* When it's done scanning, click the Next button.
* Make sure everything has a check next to it, then click the Next button.
* It will remove all of the items found.
* Click Session Log in the upper right corner, copy everything in that window.
* Click the Summary tab and click Finish.
* Paste the contents of the session log you copied into your next reply.

Also post a new Hijack This log.
 

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I am running with Windows XP. My IE browser and applications such as Itune or Piccassa slow down and then they completely hang up. Everything works again when I reboot, but then it slows down and hangs again.

Thank you for looking into this problem.

Elie.

Here's the LOG RESULTS of HIJACK :

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:01:25 PM, on 2/5/2007
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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
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Whenever i try to resize font, go to print preview, or even just scroll in a word or excel document my whole computer just freezes up? is there any known problems with anything like this. i believe i have office 2000 and my laptop is a dell e1705, 2.0 ghz core duo, with 2 gb of ram. there is nothing else that runs like this on my computer and there is no reason that i can find for why it is doing this.

thanks for any help in advance.
 

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I just got my computer back from my IT department. They reformatted it because they needed to change something in the network start-up script. It now runs at about 1/4 the speed it used to with start-up times runing 7-8 minutes on average. Also, half the stuff I try to run just randomly crashes. Any ideas?

Answer:Vista running really slow and many applications crashing randomly

Assuming, it's a company computer, why don't you complain to your IT people?

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I have a windows xp sp3 installed on my notebook.It used to be fast,i have avira premium installed since the first day,it is clean from malware,but lately it takes ages to start applications like mozilla or internet explorer.

I have no problems with the windows moving (i disabled all effects) but applications are so slow to load and execute.I didnt bother to change anything regarding drivers.I have an intel atom 1.6 ghz with 1giga of ram and my hd is an internal sata 160 giga.

What tests do i need to make before i reinstall windows ?Avira does not seem to be the problem,i always had it and the machine was fast with it.

Kind regards
 

Answer:Windows XP sp3 very slow load of applications and execute of programs

How much free space is on drive C?

Have you ever cleaned dust out of it? If you look in the fan vent opening, can you see some dust in there?

What is the status of the battery? How old is it? Ever replaced it? If you run on battery power, how long will the computer run? Can you run that notebook with the battery removed? Have you tried that? Does it run the same as with battery in?

Have you opened Task Manager to see whether certain process(es) are using a lot of CPU resources?
 

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I used to edit videos really fast with this new pc I builded 2 months ago:

i7 4770 3.4 ghz (non k)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Max Temp running Prime95 for 1 hour: 69c
Using Intel integrated graphics card
8 GB Kingston HyperX Blu 1600 mhz
HDD: WDC Blue WD10EZEX 1 TB
GIGABYTE GA-H81M-H LGA 1150 MATX
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

After a month of editing, camtasia studio and adobe premiere started to work really slow, now most of the time I tried to edit a video they stop working and sometimes camtasia shows me this:

I formatted my pc but the problem persits, I even started to edit with the Go Pro video editor but after 2 weeks of using it , it works as slow as the others aforementioned programs.

Crystal Disk Info and Acronis info about my HDD:

I Scanned my pc : no viruses found, I defragmented my HDD (1% fragmented), windows is up to date.

Thank you for any help you can provide
 

Answer:Video editing applications work really slow with high end PC

Has there been an update to the software? I'm pretty sure the adobe products can use the GPU to offload a bit of the rendering.

http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/system-requirements.html

Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card with at least 1 GB of VRAM for GPU-accelerated performanceClick to expand...

Obviously the integrated shouldn't have been offloading before, but I'm wondering if a driver update or program update caused a compatibility issue. It definitely sounds like something funky with video driver. If you have the ability to dig up an older card I would probably try it because using the onboard probably isn't helping since it shares system memory for use with the GPU. You can also double check the BIOS and see what amount of memory the pc is giving to the GPU as it usually lets you set like 128MB, 256MB, or maybe 512MB of memory.
Take a look at task manager and see what it is showing when you get that error. See if it is using up a ton of memory, a ton of CPU, or maybe there is a lot of disk activity.
 

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Hi guys,

Windows XP Pro SP3
Intel Celeron 2.4GHz
2.00 GB RAM

I found one of the zlobs in my avg vault so removed it, then thought it would be a good idea to do some maintenance. My machine has always run like lightning until now.

I followed all of the steps on Read & Run Me First and Windows XP Cleaning procedures threads.

Now when opening Excel I get an alert "This application has failed to start because MSCTF.dll was not be found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem". Clicking OK closes the alert and Excel runs normally.

Logging in to Windows is extremely slow.

Opening Outlook Express takes a minute or longer. ( Not normal. I empty the INBOX monthly.)

Firefox takes forever to open. Typing this message, it is like the inputs get put into a buffer. Using the browser scroll bars sometimes causes the appearance of the hour glass. A lot of delay is apparent in doing just about any task.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log to follow in a seperate post.

Any ideas?

Thank you,
Ted S.
 

Answer:Read & Run Me steps Followed, Now MSCT.dll missing msg and applications are slow

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log attached

By the way, Windows Auto Updates has been turned off (I don't know how it happened) and I know the Security update was sent out by MS today so, I in an attempt to re-enable Automatic Updates I tried Run>msconfig and the alert pops up "'msconfig' can not be found etc. " however, I found it in C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. Double clicking the icon there caused msconfig to run normally.

(Still can't find how to re-enable auto updates, but will google that)

I don't recall removing msconfig.

Thank you again,
Ted S.

 

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Hello, I've been using windows 7 (64bit) for about 4 years with no issue, our wireless hub is pretty damn fast (between 130-144 mb/s) and all other devices in the house run perfectly fine on it.
Recently I noticed my PC's browser speed was becoming lethargic, and opening a basic webpage was taking several minutes with frequent messages saying the server wasn't responding. My games continued to run fine, with my Ping keeping below 50 at all times. Then a few days later the games started to lag (around 400-600 ping) and the browser wouldn't load pages at all.
I updated windows 7, I removed uTorrent, Mcafee, AVG tuneup, I disabled my firewalls and scanned for viruses with AVG. No threats, no spyware or viruses, speed remained unchanged on games but webpages began to actually load slowly again. All the while my internet speed on the PC was listed as 130mb/s and excellent connection.
Im really stumped, as this is making playing any games or regualr browsing almost impossible. I'm relying on my phone for everything at the moment.
Here's my specs:
4GHz AMD A10-7700K, 8GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 240 graphics, windows 7 (64bit) home premium

Answer:Win7 connection speed fast but applications slow

Put your Antivirus back, but leave any tuning stuff off or even remove it as it is useless without considerable experience and usually actually makes things worse. A Firewall is also helpful.
Clear out your cache and make sure that your temporary folder is emptied when you shut down.

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I bought my Dell computer last December, and just a couple of weeks ago it started running slow. I noticed this at first with just my video applications - Windows Media Player, online NetFlix.When I loaded my computer later, it told me that a few applications crashed (Amazon UnBox, the Dell Dock at the top of my screen) though they sometimes work later.

My computer has also been loading slowly when I turn on my computer. Also, when I run Windows Media, it will freeze for a little then sometimes catch up to itself (sometimes the video runs faster than the audio then Windows Media will stop to catch up). I've been trying to clean my system of any old files in case that would help, though I still have 240 GB free in my hard drive.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Slow system - specifically video applications

Hi,
1)Did you check to see if all your Video drivers are up to date?
2)Do you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player,etc.
3)Which Browser are you using IE8? FF? Chrome?, etc.
4)What do you have as Anti Virus application? Did you run a full scan to see if there any problems?
5)Do you have Malwarebytes installed? If not, install the Free version, update the software and do a Full Scan and see if anything comes up.
6)Have you runned a Disk Defrag lately?
7)It might be worth running a checkdisk.

Ray
 

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Hello Everyone

I have an XP SP2 (fully patched) laptop that I use at home and at work. When at work it is connected to the LAN via 100 MEG ethernet. When at home I connect it via an NTL 1MB broadband internet connection.

When I use my computer at home and unlike at work, all applications (launched either from the quick launch or from desktop or from the Start menu) take up to 2 minutes to open. After this initial delay everything returns to normal.

I'm not sure what is causing this or what the computer is doing when it occurs. Checking Task Manager gives no clues, no excessive memory or processor use and most of the time while they are opening is spent on System Idle Process.
These problems disappear when I disconnect my computer from the internet. It has got to the stage that if I want to open a new application it is quicker to remove the cable, let the application open at normal speed and then reconnect and negotiate a new DHCP address which sometime takes ages to be completed!

I check my system every day for any spyware or virus using ad-aware, spybot, I also run norton anti-virus 2005 everyday. All the above tools report my system is free from spyware and virus. I also check my internet security using norton's online security check. It reports my system is secure.

I have just removed the NTL netguard, but with no improvement

Any help please
Many thanks
 

Answer:Slow applications startup ONLY when connecting my PC on the Internet at home

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WIndows 10 touch screen used to list files under the start screen, no I can not repeat that function.

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Hi, after running Norton Antivirus, Adaware, Spybot and Free Registry Fix my laptop still seems slow, sometimes when I connect to the internet I can't open up applications, or they take ages to open and I can hear the hardrive going wild, I can only assume something is clogging up my system, it was running fine a few weeks ago. I would really really appreciate anyone who can take the time to look at my log to spot anything that really needs to be removed or suggest any measures I can take to clean my system.

I'm running an Acer laptop, Windows XP, 1.6 Centrino processor, 512mb ram, 2 25gig hardrives (the c: drive is the only one in use and it has 5gig space free)

HIJACK LOG

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:50:34, on 22/09/2005
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
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Answer:Slow laptop + Applications won't load/open after internet connection

There's only one thing which I didnt like about your log which is this program - Red Swoosh.

You can read up about it here.
Please uninstall it using add/remove programs.
Then delete it's containing folder - C:\Program Files\RSSoft\

After you have done so, Go to Start> Run - type cleanmgr (this starts Windows DiskCleanup)Select Drive C: & click the 'OK' button
Select the following options: Temporary Internet Files
Recycle Bin
Temporary Files

Click the 'OK' button


Then , perform an online scan with Internet Explorer with Kaspersky WebScanner

Next Click on Launch Kaspersky Anti-Virus Web Scanner

You will be promted to install an ActiveX component from Kaspersky, Click Yes.The program will launch and then begin downloading the latest definition files:
Once the files have been downloaded click on NEXT
Now click on Scan SettingsIn the scan settings make that the following are selected:Scan using the following Anti-Virus database:Standard

Scan Options:Scan Archives
Scan Mail Bases

Click OK
Now under select a target to scan:Select My Computer
This will program will start and scan your system.
The scan will take a while so be patient and let it run.
Once the scan is complete it will display if your system has been infected.Now click on the Save as Text button:

Save the file to your desktop.
Copy and paste that information in your next post along with a new HJT log

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Am getting lots of frame drops watching youtube and twitch videos, ive done a full reinstall of windows and the matter is still here, its got me baffled as i cant figure out what it is, also loading applications is very weird sometimes, doesn't show images etc, here is a pic of what i mean.. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Any help would be lovely, thanks.

EDIT: flash player error or something?

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Comp running slow; little memory despite relatively small number of applications

I have only 4% space available on my C drive despite having moved all pictures, music and personal documents to an external drive. The only things on my C drive are programs, which there are not that many of.

Answer:Comp running slow; little memory despite relatively small number of applications

You have low disk space. Nothing much anyone can do. You need to ...

* upgrade to a larger capacity hard disk
* Uninstall programs that takes up large amount of space. Uninstall them & then reinstall them to a different hard drive

As this is not a malware issue, this thread shall be closed

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I will begin with the fact that this issue is hard to reproduce but we are looking to upgrade to IE 11 and this has many people in our organization (including myself) fearful of the fallout of pushing IE 11 without this issue being resolved.



Issue: When opening Office documents (i.e. Word, Excel, PPT) from our internal, java application it can take up 30 seconds-minute to open the document. Here's what we are seeing...

1. User clicks on link to Open document
2. Pop-up is received asking the user to "Open, Save, or Save as". Our users would like to click Open to immediately view the doc.

3. After clicking Open, this is where the problem starts...The document can take upwards of a minute to open.


Here's the troubleshooting we've tried.

-Uninstall/Reinstall IE 11 ---> no change
-Reset IE settings ---> no change
-IE 9 works fine and opening documents does not have any delay

I know I might be grasping at straws but was hoping someone has seen this issue and possibly resolved it.


Thanks for any help in advance.

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Hi
Appreciate any advise on lodf. applications are taking very long to start...tks.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:42:37, on 20/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (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:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sogou PXP\p2psvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Multimedia Card Reader\shwicon2k.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com.sg/
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Answer:2nd post-Applications/internet pages slow to load HJT LOg included

The P2P programs you have installed expose you to risks because of the nature of the P2P file sharing process. File sharing/P2P programs rely on members giving and gaining unrestricted access to computers across the P2P network. This practice can make you vulnerable to data and identity theft. It also exposes you to very malicious worms and trojans. You change those risky default settings to a safer configuration but the act of downloading files from an anonymous source greatly increases your exposure to infection.

Go to add/remove programs and remove all P2P programs from your machine!

Click here to download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop.

Doubleclick the drweb-cureit.exe file and Allow to run the express scan
This will scan the files currently running in memory and when something is found, click the yes button when it asks you if you want to cure it. This is only a short scan.
Once the short scan has finished, mark the drives that you want to scan.
Select all drives. A red dot shows which drives have been chosen.
Click the green arrow at the right, and the scan will start.
Click 'Yes to all' if it asks if you want to cure/move the file.
When the scan has finished, look if you can click next icon next to the files found:
If so, click it and then click the next icon right below and select Move incurable as you'll see in next image:

This will move it to the %userprofile%\DoctorWeb\quarantaine-folder if it can't be cured. (this in case if... Read more

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Hi!
I have a problem of slow Internet. My speed is supposed to be 20 mbps (and when I do a speedtest, that’s what it shows as well), but my Internet is really slow, whether in Firefox, Chrome or even in the iTunes Store on iTunes, or loading images in emails in Thunderbird. Most of the pages take a really long time to load (sometimes not even loading at all so I have to refresh) and I don’t understand why. I tried restarting my computer, running Firefox in safe mode, checking for viruses and running Malware Bytes and CCleaner, but nothing I tried changed anything. Internet is at its normal speed on all my other computers and devices. My computer in itself is sometimes a little slow, but a few weeks ago, the Internet speed was still normal no matter what.
Also, in case you need to know, I’m on Windows 7.
Any suggestions for what I could try?
Thanks in advance!

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So my computer was working as good as ever 2 days ago, until for whatever reason its slowed to a crawl. I was in the middle of browsing the web when my comp became unresponsive. Its gotten progressively worse since trying to diagnose the problem. Its now taking forever to start up and I only get about a 15 second window of being able to open applications etc. before it gives up.

What I've tried:Run Avast anti virus scan (clean)
Run Malwarebytes scan (clean)
Run check disk to fix errors and recover bad sectors (gave 3 errors for video game files and said fixed)
Attempted to run sfc /scannow in normal windows and got "windows resource protection"
Attempted to run sfc /scannow in safe mode and couldn't get past 25% after 2 attempts
I have x2 4GB RAM modules, I tried each individually and in different slots on motherboard, no luck
I have both CPU & GPU software temperature monitors and they're in the normal temp range
Got rid of any dust in and around my case

Please note, I'm having the same issues with slow down in safe mode

I tried the following after my computer had gotten worse, i.e freezing after a while
Attempted system restore through system recovery options, resulted in freezing
Attempted startup repair through system recovery options, resulted in freezing
Attempted sfc /scannow again, this time through recovery options, 25%
Changed boot order in BIOS and tried a repair install using windows disc, resulted in freezing

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Answer:Comp slow down, unable to open applications/general usage

Hello AceOfCake

Please click the start menu, type Event Viewer and hit enter. Click the drop down icon to the left of custom views, right-click administrative events and select save all events in custom view as. Choose a file name for it and save it in your desired location.

Simply upload the file to your preferred sharing site, such as OneDrive.

Please download MiniToolBox from here and save it to your desktop. Double click it, select list installed programs and click go. A log will open, please post the contents of it into your reply.

Thanks,
Legaede

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Is Windows 7 . . . - r x64 - OEM - What is the age of system ? about 2.5 years - What is the age of OS installation ? 15 days ago, wanted a clean OS, reinstalled. computer hung and froze so I shut down and then started acting funny again.

have had to replace the HDD once already
I think I ran the program twice by accident..

Answer:BSOD, loading applications slow 5-15 mins, frequent memory dumps

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ernie18


Is Windows 7 . . . - r x64 - OEM - What is the age of system ? about 2.5 years - What is the age of OS installation ? 15 days ago, wanted a clean OS, reinstalled. computer hung and froze so I shut down and then started acting funny again.

have had to replace the HDD once already
I think I ran the program twice by accident..



Easy, your Avast.

I notice your avast which is often at least a contributing cause of BSOD'S . Please remove and replace your Avast with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST
http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear5.exe

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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In july 2011, I bought a brand new Toshiba Qosmio X500-102
I have been using it for months without a problem.

But for the last 2 months, it has become slower and slower, with more or less the same symptoms :
Every 20-30 seconds, the application where I am working is freezing, while the hard disk led is fully on, without blinking. Then after 5-10 seconds, the led starts blinking again and the application gets working again.

Most of the time, this occurs when I switch to another tab in Firefox, when I click on a new email in Windows Live Mail, or in the simple file explorer or Photoshop. But it can happen in most of the applications.

Strangely, I can switch to another program during this freezing time. Sometimes, I can use the other application, sometimes it gets frozen too. There is no rule.

It became worse and worse with time, and I reached a point where I am not able to work efficiently.
I thought it could be a virus, so I invested in a brand new antivirus (kaspersky) instead of the free avast.
I checked the processes, the disk activity through the performance monitor? nothing unusual that explains this disk activity freezing.

I uninstalled many programs, cleaned the computer with various tools.
No change.

So I decided to fully restore the computer to its factory state, by reformatting and installing a fresh windows 7 install from the hidden partition.

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Answer:Qosmio X500-102 : applications and hard disk freezing every X seconds slow

Hi mate

Its pity to hear that you have some problems with the performance.

I read a lot about the mentioned Intel chipset design issue and on different pages you can find details to this issue.
It seems that this issue is addressed to Intel 6 series with B2 stepping. In such case the performance of SATA ports (which are controlled by chipset) might be affected.

I tested and scanned my notebook using an small tool called ?AIDA64?.
This tool helps you to check if the chipset is B2 stepping or B3 stepping.

Many pages in the internet has confirmed that B3 stepping chipset is not affect by this design issue. So I think you should check this.

By the way: Since this is a Intel chipset, all notebook and computer manufacturers which use the Intel 6 series with B2 stepping on the motherboard could be affected?

But to be honest, in my opinion its not a hardware issue if the system needs only 1 sec to open the Explorer. In my case this is the case too and it takes sometimes much longer to open the explorer in cases where other processes and tool are running in the background.

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