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PAINFULLY slow computer recently

Question: PAINFULLY slow computer recently

My computer has really been slowing down lately, boot time is pretty much the same as usual, not great, but reasonable. The real problems happen a few minutes after I log in and am trying to run some programs, or view documents. This is especially the case when connected to the internet.
Please help!! maybe I'm running too many processes that don't need to be there?

Computer Info:
Dell INSPIRON 600M
Intel Pentium 1.60GHz
RAM: 512 MB

HJT Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:57:19 PM, on 20/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.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:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell.com
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost;*.local
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: NCO 2.0 IE BHO - {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.5\coIEPlg.dll
O2 - BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention - {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\IDS\IPSBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Show Norton Toolbar - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\coShared\Browser\2.5\CoIEPlg.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PRONoMgr.exe] C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [osCheck] "C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\osCheck.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CanonSolutionMenu] C:\Program Files\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [] C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/se...0000096.000001d8&e=00000082.00000096.000001da
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: MUSICMATCH MX Web Player - {d81ca86b-ef63-42af-bee3-4502d9a03c2d} - http://wwws.musicmatch.com/mmz/openWebRadio.html (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: RaptisoftGameLoader - http://www.miniclip.com/hamsterball/raptisoftgameloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - http://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {2917297F-F02B-4B9D-81DF-494B6333150B} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineSweeper.cab30149.cab
O16 - DPF: {34F12AFD-E9B5-492A-85D2-40FA4535BE83} (AxProdInfoCtl Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/nprdtinf.cab
O16 - DPF: {5CB1506E-1DEA-4E63-89A7-E40E52AEA1FD} (OnagerCtrl Class) - https://bonfire.puretracks.com/en/onager.cab
O16 - DPF: {6A344D34-5231-452A-8A57-D064AC9B7862} (Symantec Download Manager) - https://webdl.symantec.com/activex/symdlmgr.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1131986312097
O16 - DPF: {77E32299-629F-43C6-AB77-6A1E6D7663F6} - http://www.nick.com/common/groove/gx/GrooveAX27.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab30149.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/MsnMessengerSetupDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VAScanner\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\LuComServer_3_4.EXE
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate Notice - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Intel NCS NetService (NetSvc) - Intel(R) Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\Sync\NetSvc.exe
O23 - Service: PACSPTISVR - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\Pacsptisvr.exe
O23 - Service: RegSrvc - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Spectrum24 Event Monitor (S24EventMonitor) - Intel Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\Sptisrv.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec RemoteAssist - Symantec, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Support Controls\ssrc.exe
O23 - Service: SecuROM User Access Service (V7) (UserAccess7) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\UAService7.exe

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

Anything look familiar?
 

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Before I attempt a clean install of the system (probably over my head), I would like to post a Hijack of my system to see if it is somehow salvageable. There are programs on this computer that have never been used as well as a lot of junk that was added by Kazaa and BearShear. We actually only use about a third of the stuff that on here. Any thoughts/help would be appreciated. Thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:39:32 PM, on 3/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\MMDiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1116687109\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\FW LiveUpdate\Liveupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mim.exe
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I have a Dell Inspiron B130 laptop. It takes 2:32 to boot from power on to the log on screen, 23:22 to fully boot, and 3:04 to load Internet Explorer. Can anyone Help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 72763 MB, Free - 27412 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RJ272, , .HX594C1.CN701666A902UF.
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I knew I had some malware/spyware problems since everytime I ran my spyware removal, I always had the same issues that were fixed time after time, so yesterday I did a thorough clean of my computer following all instructions within the Read Me First thread. Today, trying to use my computer, it is still EXTREMELY slow. It almost seems like its gotten even slower since I performed the clean yesterday. I dont know if there is still some sort of spyware or malware within my computer or if its something else, but if someone could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Just let me know what kind of logs I need to run or post or if there is anything else I can try and I'll do it, but this is really frustrating trying to do anything and having to wait at least a minute everytime I try to open something, click on something, etc. Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer still painfully slow!

Hi

As you have mentioned you read the Read Me First thread, it has the info you need on which logs to post but these below are the ones needed, the read me while will clean up most malware and junk, it doesnt remove all malware, similar to many different malware scanners will find and remove some malware btu doesnt get all of it, which is why many times the logs requested are needed in which one of our experts will look at and post some manual removal instructions for the remaining bits.



When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy - ONLY IF you were not able to run Windows Defender
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
 

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Computer is painfully slow and no idea how to fix it as what i've tried isn't worked. Scanned with MSE, Malwarebytes, and Super Antispyware. SAS found several things and removed them, but the problem hasn't been corrected. It was the only scanner to actually detect anything. Also, whenever I boot into Windows, I can never click on the start menu. I have to stop explorer.exe from running and reopen it. This process called HelpPane.exe always starts up and the Help window opens up. I did all of these scans from within Safe-Mode and offline. Any suggestions are appreciated.

Answer:Computer Painfully Slow

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from 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.=============================================================================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 Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart th... Read more

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I recently installed a new hard drive and the problem has persisted ever since. I suspect it's all the programs that start up when I log on thats slowing me down, but for whatever reason my computer won't allow me to pick and choose the programs I want to startup when I got to msconfig/run, even though my account is administrative. I've already defragged my hard drives and removed unnecessary programs but it's stil entirely too slow. My internet connection seems fine but my browsers and all forms of streaming are still very slow. I don't know what steps to take from here. Thanks in advanceLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:21:10 PM, on 4/4/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeC:\PROGRA~... Read more

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Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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My computer has been running painfully slow for awhile. Browsers take forever to come up and I often have to end task them because they just freeze up. I could not even run gmer. The first time I tried it froze up after 4hours. The second time I ran it, it took more than 10 hours and then froze when I tried to save.

Here is my DDS:


DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Susan at 17:10:50.87 on Tue 09/20/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.83 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: Norton 360 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton 360 *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 4\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxdxserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\5.1.0.29\ccSvcHst.exe
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Just bumping since it has been 72 hours since I posted.

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Below is a HijackThis log from my sister's computer. It's apparently been running painfully slow and she's asked me to help her solve the problem. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated, as I'm only slightly less clueless than she is!! Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:57:20 PM, on 5/14/2005
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon03.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\Photo Imaging\Hpi_Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\PHOTOS~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\WINDOWS\DvzCommon\DvzMsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\palmOne\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
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Hello-

My computer is painfully slow on the internet. The rest of the computer functions are fine. A year ago I reinstalled Win XP, and never reinstalled any antivirus or firewall software on it, in a desperate attempt to make the computer surf faster. I know, dumb. Well, I've finally woken up and installed AVG Antivirus as well as ZoneAlarm for Firewall protection. These were installed today, so any issues are not due to slipping past these programs.

Once again, computer is painfully slow when on the internet. Can somebody please help me save my pc so I don't have to get a new one.......

Thank You!

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HIJACK THIS LOG:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:07 PM, on 12/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
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Dell DIM4600
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8GHz
512MB RAM
Windows XP Professional SP3

Hi, I really hope you can help me out before I look into wiping my computer and starting from scratch.

A few weeks ago I was infected by something or other which placed a big blue infection warning on my desktop and kept offering anti-virus software for download. I had, and still have, AVG free and Malwarebytes. I noticed they hadn't been updating at all - may be my fault or something got in and switched off updates, I don't know. Anyway, I manually updated and ran both. After removing what they found the big blue warning remained and I had no access to change my desktop image - I assumed it was just a residual image. This seemed to resolve itself - until now I'm looking at a half black desktop screen.

Other issues remain when using Google in IE8 - results appear OK, but most of them re-route me to apparantly random sites until, maybe, the 4th time of trying. Right now, my computer is starting up very slowly and web-pages are tending to load very slowly. Since this has seemed to be a progressive slow-down, I thought of restoring but that doesn't seem to function. Also the de-fragment program doesn't work.

These are just the issues I've noticed in general use. I've removed a lot of files - music, photos etc - to free things up a bit but, obviously the problem is bigger. Any help and advice would be very much appreciated.
 

Answer:Painfully slow computer and more

Sorry, I guess I didn't realise a HijackThis log was required in the first post - here it is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:42:06 PM, on 9/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 11\Programs\CorUpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\WordPerfect Office 11\Programs\PrintServer110.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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Running Windows 7 Professional. Takes forever to get going. simple operations take 3 or 4 minutes. I see "not responding" in my sleep. Large sheets get stuck on 93% and dont open. Please advise and thank you.

Answer:Painfully Slow Computer

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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My friend has a computer that runs ultra slow. *****32-bit computerHP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC, 1.0 GHz, 4 Gigs of RAM, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57Vista SP2Anti-Virus: Norton 360 Premiere EditionSpyware: Super AntiSpyware*****Boot up takes about 5 minutes or longer and general browsing on the computer is like we were using an old 486.I followed the steps posted in the "Malware Removal Guide" thread. Attached are the logs required. Please help! Thank you![attachment deleted by admin]

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Hi there,
A couple of months ago we took our computer in to get it reformatted and cleaned because it was running very slowly - taking more than five minutes to start up, any music we played was distorted, programs were slow to open, etc. When we got it back, everything ran beautifully - startup took seconds, programs opened quickly, music played clearly. The repair guy wasn't very clear about what had been wrong. He said we had "a virus" when asked, but wasn't specific about what virus it was.

Anyway, a few weeks after we got it back, it started running slowly again. It now takes well over five minutes to start up, it takes almost 15 seconds for Firefox to load completely, and music plays unevenly. My partner likes to download music from Soulseek and we're thinking that maybe we picked something up that way, but when we run AVG, it doesn't find anything. It says that there's a "change:" C:\WINDOWS\system32\kernel32.dll.

I tried to follow all the steps in your Five Step process, but was unable to complete the Panda scan. It just stalls, or sometimes I get a generic error message from Panda. Also, we have the Windows Service Pack 2, so I didn't update the operating system. So here's the DSS log. Any help would be most appreciated!!

Cheers,
Cara


Deckard's System Scanner v20070711.54
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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This computer has been slow for a while but recently it has been particularly bad. Shockingly slow now and I need some help from experts.
Here is a hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:12:02, on 12/08/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
Boot mode: Normal

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe
C:\Program Files\Skynergy\HotKeyz\HotKeyz.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\hosting\client\HostingClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\FolderSize\FolderSizeSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer_Service.exe
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This is my first posting to tech guys and I hope I'm in the right category. Here goes. I have a dell 8200 1.8gig with 256 ram that is running painfully slow for the time I start it up. It take minutes to transfer from page to page. (not only when i'm on the INTERNET, but when I'm moving around in the computer)

I'm running Norton anti virus 2003. my hard drive has 18 GB free and memory has 874MB free.

I also have kazaa downloaded with about 1200 songs...is this a problem.

I installed and run spy bot . Is this good software?

One question regaurding spy bot. after I run search and destroy how do I save the cookies that will allow me to keep my user name and password for sites like yours?

I would appreciate and advise.

Thank you
 

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UPDATED INFO: I added a 1 GB Ram Stick. Seems to run much better, now. I ran Eset, AVG, and MBAM, again. All came back clean. I then went into each of the 4 user profiles to run CCleaner. that made me think....I wonder if MBAM scans ALL of the users files. So, I decided to run a quick scan on user LIZ: wouldn't you know, it found 3 items:

Adware.Mywebsearch
Trojan.BHO
Trojan.FakeAlert.N

User TOD:
Adware.Mywebsearch

My big question is: Do I have to run all of these scans (eset, avg, mbam) on a PER USER basis?

ORIGINAL POST>>>
I am working on a Dell Dimension 2400, Intel Celeron 2.4 GHZ, 256 Ram, Win XP SP 3. I have run Eset scanner, MBAM, SAS, and Dr. Web Cure It. All of these programs found some bugs. MBAM last run shows clean. ESET found 4 Adware variants. SAS found 38 problems. Dr Web found 2 problems.

I was trying to fix this machine on my own, but have decided that I need some expert help. The machine runs painfully slow, to the point of major frustration. I know the RAM is very light, but I need to know if an upgrade there will fix all of my woes. I am able to connect to the internet, and nothing funny happens. The issue is speed.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Hello
can anybody help with my slow computer. I have run avg antivirus and avg anti spyware but it is still slow. I have SP 2 to install but dont want to put it on unitl these problems are sorted. Here is my HJT log. Thankyou

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:24:45, on 17/01/2007
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:\Apps\ActivBoard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Virtual CD v4 SDK\system\vcssecs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
C:\apps\ActivSurf\4448364\Program\backweb-4448364.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111v2\WG111v2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Leeds United FC - DNA\app.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\urlmap.exe
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Dear Majorgeeks:

My computer has been painfully slow for weeks even though I have Norton Antivirus. I followed your instructions and ran Spybot, CCleaner, Counterspy, Bitdefender, Panda, GetRunkey, Shownew and HJT.

I am working with Windows XP, Internet Explorer 6.0, 512MB. Please advise.

Ben

P.S. Can you also tell me if Drg2Dsc is malware? I see it running when I first turn on my computer.
 

Answer:Painfully slow computer please advise

You need to attach the other logs:
- GetRunKey
- ShowNew
- HijackThis
 

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My computer has been running painfully slow for awhile. Browsers take forever to come up and I often have to end task them because they just freeze up. I've already posted in the virus/spyware removal for this issue and have been cleared of malware so they said I should try this forum. Thanks!

Answer:Computer running painfully slow

Have you defraged your HDD's?

Have you performed a Disk Cleanup?

How many startup programs do you have enabled?

Do you have any browser toolbars installed?
Update all system drivers.

Chipset
Audio
Gpu

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I have a Compaq Presario running windows XP home edition that is several years old, and over the last six months it has gotten slower and slower, both online and trying to browse my files. For online I use the lastest version of Firefox, downloaded just a day or two and it's still slow. Often programs will freeze, say (not responding), and I have to hold the power key and completely restart the computer. In these cases my cursor still appears on the screen and moves, but doesn't do anything when I click stuff. I've run spybot and AVG scans and they come up with nothing. Please advise with what other information I need to post.

Answer:Computer painfully slow, freezes often

Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:List last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result.==================================================================Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Post the content in your next reply.=================================================================Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspxNo installation required.Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type: Attach the file to your next reply.

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Hi everyone thanks in advance for your help with this Compaq Presario V6000 32 Bit Running Windows Vista. My grandma's laptop is painfully slow and she was having issues with pop ups. I have run all scans but the comp is still very slow. I can't open google chrome or anything for that matter. in normal mode, I had to run all scans in safe mode. Also could not save the log file from Malwarebytes as I couldn't get the button to show in safe mode as the window is to big. However this is what it found:

PUP.Optional.PriceGong.A and PUP.Optional.FreeCause.TB.A

Please let me know what you suggest I do next

Jenine
 

Answer:Malware? and painfully slow computer

Before we continue I would like for you to use MSConfig to put this machine back into normal start up mode.

Yes you can have Malware Bytes remove that what you mentioned:


PUP.Optional.PriceGong.A and PUP.Optional.FreeCause.TB.A


Re run Hitman and have it remove these items:





Potential Unwanted Programs _________________________________________________

C:\Program Files\Conduit\ (Conduit)
C:\Program Files\Conduit\Community Alerts\ (Conduit)
C:\Program Files\Conduit\Community Alerts\Alert.dll (Conduit)
C:\Users\elaine\AppData\Local\Conduit\ (Conduit)

ask.com
C:\Users\elaine\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3c471948-f874-49f5-b338-4f214a2ee0b1}\ (Rocketfuel)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Conduit\ (Conduit)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0FE907A7-6534-43EB-B384-D669871C6EE5}\ (AskBar)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{afdbddaa-5d3f-42ee-b79c-185a7020515b}\ (Conduit)
HKU\S-1-5-21-570379227-1395780739-3695144823-1000\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Conduit\ (Conduit)
HKU\S-1-5-21-570379227-1395780739-3695144823-1000\Software\IM\ (Sweetpacks)
HKU\S-1-5-21-570379227-1395780739-3695144823-1000\Software\ImInstaller\ (Sweetpacks)
HKU\S-1-5-21-570379227-1395780739-3695144823-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0FE907A7-6534-43EB-B384-D669871C6EE5}\ (AskBar)
HKU\S-1-5-21-570379227-1395780739-3695144823-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Searc... Read more

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Sorry if I posted this wrong guys... virgin poster here. Be gentle.Hard drive has almost nothing on it. Comp is a Sony Vaio that is about six years old. Got a new hard drive last years and most everything was cleaned off of it before it was handed over to me. It is painfully slow. The gerbal is running, but the wheel is rusty.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:04:11 PM, on 11/25/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\hidserv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exeC:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\NICServ.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exeC:\Program Files... Read more

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Hello vagabnd and welcome to BleepingComputer!Apollogies for the delay. The forum has been very busy lately. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log.Please also post the problems you are having.Thanks,Johannes

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I hope that all is well. I have already run the HiJackLog and will post it below. Here is a brief description to what is happening to my computer.

1. It all started when I accidentally installed my Office 2003 Small Business Software, that I thought came with the computer, onto my Sony Vaio. The reason for this error was because I was trying to import contacts from address book to my gmail account and it said I needed to reinstall the disc so all of the files would be there??? Unfortunately, it was the wrong disc which came with my previous computer. I have the MS Office XP Media Edition 5.0 on my Sony Vaio. That pretty much ruined everything. Everytime I went to use a sysytem restore point it would come back unsuccessful.
(I recently downloaded the Trial Offer - Microsoft Office 2007 Standard addition with Outlook 2007 - so I could work on the computer. I'm in the process of buying this software.)
2. While I'm typing in this text, there is a long delay before the letters pop-up. I am a horrible typist so for that too happen is bad.
3. Firefox, Outlook, etc take at least 10 minutes to start and it sometimes crashes.
4. When I reboot my computer it takes forever to load and seems like it's not even running.

If you need additionnal information or a better description of what happened let me know. My business is suffering...

Here is the HiJackLog Info:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:32:48 PM, on 2/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP S... Read more

Answer:Computer running painfully slow...Please help..

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? If so, can you do the following:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.
Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
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I'm not sure if its slow as a result of a virus or if I just need more ram? Please advise. Thanks a mill...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:47:06 AM, on 19/05/08
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srvany.exe
C:\pvsw\bin\w3dbsmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\apache-tomcat-5.5.25\apache-tomcat-5.5.25\bin\tomcat5.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe
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My machine's slowed to a crawl, can anyone provide any tips for resuscitation? I've tried as much as my knowledge allows, defrag, disk cleanup, Ccleaner, SAS and MWB scans and a full workout with my Avast Free, all to know avail. I've seen a few free so-called clean up programmes online, but unsure if they're trustworthy. I'm always reluctant when it comes to removing things as my knowledge is limited. Any help would be tried and greatly appreciated.

Answer:Help needed for painfully slow computer

Omitted to state I'm on Windows 7

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Hello,

My friend has a computer that takes very long to start up, and very long to load programs. I've run a Malware scan, which found and fixed 12 problems. I can't seem to find the log for it anywhere on the computer, even though I know I saved it. It fixed Broken.OpenCommand; Adaware.PopCap, GameVance, MyWay, & Hotbar; and Trogen.Agent issues, however.

I ran a HJT, then deleted a lot of startup and internet files they did not use. I also tried deleting all references to Norton/Symantec, as they deleted that from their computer and then installed MacAfee. However, still lots of problems. I've included the before and after HJT logs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:47:13 AM, on 3/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
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My computer has been running painfully slow since I upgraded to Windows 10 a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if it is caused by a virus or some other problem.

Here is my dds info:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.10586.20 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.77.2
Run by Susan at 17:08:58 on 2016-04-22
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 10.0.10586.0.1252.1.1033.18.4044.1599 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {53C7D717-52E2-B95E-FA61-6F32ECC805DB}
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Disabled/Outdated* {A16C3F68-9280-E053-1818-342707FECF4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {E8A636F3-74D8-B6D0-C0D1-5440974F4F66}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {6BFC5632-188D-B806-D13E-C607121B42A0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Hi there,Over the past few weeks my computer has majorly slowed down and frequently freezes. I keep getting a message from AOL Spy Zapper about a file it has blocked which had never come up before, although I don't remember the name of the file and it hasn't come back for a while so I cant post it on here. I know that is extremely unhelpful but I would be very very grateful if someone could take a look at my log file when they have the spare time. I have run ADaware and Spybot and nothing comes up but I know there is something lurking somewhere.Thank you in advance,MatthewLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:09:22, on 13/09/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\... Read more

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Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer. My name is Charles and I will be dealing with your log today. There are a few steps I want you to complete to try and resolve the slow down on your computer.A whole host of reasons might account for this slow down, but I will highlight the most prominent ones below.On most computers malware is the most common cause, but at the moment I do not think this is the case.You might like to limit the programs that are loading when your computer starts; you might have unnecessary software loading when you boot your computer which is eating away at your CPU and ultimately slowing down your computer. Many programs install a quick launch feature which is not needed; if you want to use the program you can start it up manually. The easiest way to see whether a program is needed at startup, you can use bleeping computer's own list, which gives an indication of whether the program is required/optional etc. Note that essential processes such as those for your anti-virus or your modem must be kept.So, firstly click on Start | Run and type msconfig. Then hit enter.Click on the 'startup' tab and a list of programs will appear.You can compare the startup name with those on the startup list. The link is below:www.bleepingcomputer.com/startupsTo stop a program loading at boot, just remove the tick.Click 'OK', and choose to restart.You might like to try and clear clutter off your computer, and free up some space on your hard drive.Old games, unwanted phot... Read more

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A little bit of info:

I have 3 computers, one desktop 2 laptops. All, up until around a week ago worked fine, but suddenly, just one of them has suddenly experienced painfully slow internet!

I have not moved the router, nor have I moved the receiver until after this occured, to try and resolve the problem.

The reciever is sitting ON TOP of the router, so interference could not be the problem, I assume.

We have not moved anything around as far as phones and microwaves etc go.
I have got the wireless router hardwired into mmy computer as well, and I can not tell, because it is so miniscule, but I think that may have made it a tiny bit faster.

I am usuing a WRT350n linksys modem, if thats any help.

The problem does not seem to be the internet speed, but more the time it takes to open a webpage. I could click a link and wait 5 minutes before anything happens, and then suddenly, it will work fine, unless I am watching a video, then the video will go at about dial up speed.
 

Answer:Painfully slow internet, but only on the one computer!!!

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My computer was booting and running fine, than all of a sudden, it started to take about 2 minutes to boot up, instead of the normal 30 seconds. Now, it takes LITERALLY 10 minutes to boot up.

I had this problem about 3 months back...same symptoms. I backed up everything and reformatted my system and it went back to working fine again.

I'd really like to avoid reformatting yet again if I don't have to.

I have defragged, run adaware/spybot and did a full system scan with AVG Virus scanner. Everything has come up clean.

Any help would be so greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Computer PAINFULLY slow out of the blue

Hi, and welcome to MajorGeeks,
From the sounds of your symptoms, you have spyware applications or trojan's running! Please go to the spyware forum on MajorGeeks, read the instructions in all the sticky notes at the top of the page, follow them, and then repost with the results!
 

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I read the rules but cannot get anything to function on my PC.

A quick description:
Used the computer and everything was fine. The next day IE would not launch and the programs that did work were taking forever to launch...for example, if I click on Control Panel to open it, it will take 7-10 minutes to open. It does this for any program I try to run, though IE will not open no matter what. As long as it took, I did run Webroot and there were no issues found (at least with that program) and I also did a system restore to 3 days prior to the problem surfacing. Nothing has worked--the computer is still taking forever to launch any programs and IE will still not load. Along with Webroot the computer has Windows Defender. That tandem has never created a problem in the past--I have had this PC since new and for about 2 years.

I tried running Windows in Safe Mode and it is still the same. Is there anything I can try to load via a thumb drive to see if I can analyze/fix? I do OK with following instructions but am not computer savvy.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Computer painfully slow and IE won't launch

Bump.

Really stuck on this one. I got the computer to respond (sort of) in safe mode and ran the rkill and then malewarebytes just to see if that would help. Rkill showed no issues, malewarebytes found some items, asked to reboot and then when the reboot happened there was no improvement at all.
 

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This is a friend's computer (XP SP2, Pentium 1.6 GHz, 256 MB RAM). The computer was extremely slow, and I have done the following:
- Ran adaware and spybot, found 635 (yes, 635) problem files or entries;
- Very little space on C drive; deleted unnecessary files, and moved some to CD to get about 8 GB free space (the total HD is about 20 GB, split into 16 GB drive C and 4 GB drive D);
- Ran cccleaner, and fixed entries and issues;
- deleted e-mule (hope it has been deleted)

The computer is noticeably faster, but still too slow. Grateful for any help in removing unwarranted entries. Hijack log included. Many thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:45:55, on 17.08.2006
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\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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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\ccEvtMgr.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Answer:Painfully slow computer, hjt log included

Further to the above, there is a WINNT folder on drive C, with 5602 files and 108 folders, with size on disk of 392 MB and size of 593 MB. This is in addition to the Windows folder which contains 17576 files in 1192 folders (2.65 GB size on disk, 3.24 GB size). Is the WinNT folder needed? On the two computers that I have, I do not have the WINNT folder.

Many thanks.
 

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Hi there,

I need some help if possible, have had a look a the other posts re. slow computers etc but am finding that my laptop is getting painfully worse and is really affecting my work! I was hoping someone could help/identify the problem? I have even changed everything to basic grey etc where possible.

I don't think I have a boot disk available.
Windows 7 OS
Dual core process
4GB RAM
64-bit

dds text:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17728 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.45.2
Run by Admin at 13:46:39 on 2015-05-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.4058.2842 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {DA9F8ED0-D0DE-39CC-F55A-51AB4CC1B556}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {61FE6F34-F6E4-3642-CFEA-6AD93746FFEB}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {E2A40FF5-9AB1-3894-DE05-F89EB212F22D}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:Painfully slow computer especially when on internet

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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I see no sign of infection in your logs. We'll see what an online scan turns up.

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CCleaner

We do not recommend the use of registry cleaners, or the registry cleaner feature of CCleaner. Our colleague miekiemoes has an excellent writeup here

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Please download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.Do NOT click the green 'Download' button(if visible).
Click the blue 'Download now @bleepingcomputer' button.
Run AdwCleaner and select Scan
Once the Scan is done, select Cleaning
Once done it will ask to reboot, please allow the reboot.
On reboot, a log will be produced. It can also be found at C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S#].txt
Please copy/paste the contents of the log in your next reply.
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Double-click mbam-setup-2.1.4.1018.exe and follow the prompts to install the program... Read more

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that you suggested to clean my computer so it does not run too slow.

I advanced to the scans please review them, thank you
 

Answer:My computer is running painfully slow, I did everything

Your problems are not due to malware and as such you should be posting in the Software Forum. I could give you a few tips
(but you may not like them) but first you will have to download and use the proper version of MGtools from the READ & RUN ME. You did not download the current version which you must always do when running the READ ME. Run the current version and attach a new MGlogs.zip file.

Also why did you run ComboFix more than once?
 

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I was attempting to download a podcast on my Toshiba Satellite and was told i needed to update adobe....i think it was adobe, i wasn't paying much attention.
Following that the computer froze and could not be turned off unless i used the power button.
Then every time i turned it on it would be incredibly slow. Then when i attempted to press any button it would freeze.
I then disabled anything that wasn't essential at start up and this improved it slightly.
It will perform very basic functions but painfully slowly and many programs appear to much for it and it freezes.
It connects to the internet but Firefox soon stops responding.
One time it appeared to be working much better then crashed to blue screen.

It appears to work fine in safe mode.

Hope you can help.

stylustrouble
 

Answer:Computer freezing then painfully slow

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dear tech,

This year my PC has slowed down considerably to the extent now that it takes at least 20mins to boot up and even opening up "my documents" takes about 2mins. I have spysweeper and trend micro for protection and regcure for registry file cleanup. Every noiw and again I use CCLeaner and de-fragment regularly to no avail. Spysweeper recently picked up LDPinch trojan and quarantined it. I have read other threads and paste in the Hijack file for your perusal. Your help would be much appreciated. Donation promised

Markviv

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:10:05, on 31/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
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:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\tmproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcScnSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Solved: painfully slow computer - please help

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Hello!

Can someone please help me? I am writing this from a dimly-lit Polish internet cafe with a slow
internet connection. I came here because my Toshiba laptop (windows xp) has been running painfully
slowly. My livelihood depends on my computer and internet working!! Apparently I have caught a virus
and/or malware, but I cannot even post a HijackThis report, because my internet connection is too slow,
either on DSL or 3-G, to even download the Hijack This program!!!

The internet speed in this internet cafe is a measly 8 megabytes. It takes too long to download from
this internet cafe.Would someone possibly be willing to send me the latest Hijack Program by email to: [email protected]? That way I could download it from the USB drive and run it on my
computer and post the results here.

Please help me. Thank you.

Larry
 

Answer:Painfully slow computer and internet browsing!!!

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1115296-please-check-hijack-log-thanks.html

eddie
 

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Might help if you could maybe give more info about your sytem, If you have made any adjustments to your system, What software you are running as of today? One of the problems that i have seen is that people will buy Value ram and install it and seems to be good over a little time but then things just GET really slow. Thinking it may have been something they installed they will then try and put it all back to the way it was... Still slow they don't get the idea of what it could be.. Then they put the Ram back as it came from the factory and all Speeds back up.... With our systems today there are so many things that can make things go slow.... Change of hardware, Change in the Bios settings, change in software and also some updates came sadly make our ssystems worse then they were at one time..... now when you said that you reset to new that tells me that if it was an update then that would have made the system somewhat better then with a Bad update if you will.... Then another thing? Update from 8 or 8.1 to 10? You went back to your old software or just did a reset back to start of your 10? Again if you could give more info you may find more help for the issue..... Have you changed out anything? added anything? Things like Printers don't really matter much.. But a different HDD, or GPU, or extra USB devices and things like that can make things go slower... Also some Software can but seeing that you said you went and did a reset then that shouldn't matt... Read more

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Machine is seriously lagging... is connected via hard-line and is no longer wireless.

I've got a Hijackthis! log uploaded, thanks in advance.


Cheers

Answer:Computer is painfully slow... suspect malware!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hi,My computer ebbs and flows at startup when processing tasks. It takes almost 30 mins to get the OS to stabilisie. Can anyone help me??? [attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:COMPUTER IS RUNNING PAINFULLY SLOW AT STARTUP! HELP!!!

i will assume this is XP or vistapress CTL+ALT+DELand click on the preformance tabwhat does the processor useage say?

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Hello TSG.
I recently reformatted my computer, after getting a virus and deciding that the effort it would take to salvage my computer wasn't worth it.

Prior to getting a virus on my computer, it was very fast and didn't have problems with RAM or memory. After reformatting, however, my computer is very slow despite not having installed even 10 programs.

It's not slow in that the computer is laggy (though it is sometimes, but that's not really something that concerns me), but that programs take very long to load. For instance, I'll open up Firefox, and Windows Task Manager shows the memory usage of firefox.exe increasing by increments of 50. So it'll take 2/3 minutes to open.

In addition, installing new programs takes much much much longer than they should. For instance, it took me nearly an hour and a half to install a trial version of Photoshop CS3, only for it in the end to have a problem telling me to reinstall it. Windows Update took very long as well (nearly half a day!)

I haven't done anything different to this newly reformatted computer except for one thing -- the first thing that I did when I reformatted my computer was to install Trend Micro Anti-Virus, from a trial that I found online.

I do know that prior to installing that program, my computer wasn't too slow at all... But sometime afterwards, it became very sluggish. I don't know if the issue relates at all to the antivirus program itself, but I thought you s... Read more

Answer:Newly reformatted computer, painfully slow.

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It started about 24 hours ago when I started up my computer and it took quite a bit longer than normal. By this I mean that it took 50 minutes for the computer to start up and load all the programs. However it's completely fine when I run it in safe mode.

I have run my anti virus program and it didn't come up with anything serious, I've also restored and deleted a lot of unnecessary programs.

I'm running vista and if it makes any difference I just started using my laptop again on Tuesday for the first time in three months.

Thanks for any help!
 

Answer:Computer starting up and running painfully slow

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About this computer:MS Windows XP HomeIntel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66 GHz1.0GB RAMNVidia GeForce 9400 GTProblems:For about the last week or so the computer has been running painfully slow. It takes ages to start up and even longer to actually run a program. The internet loads extremely slowly and a few times when I have gone to a webpage, I have been unexpectedly 'redirected' to a different page, usually of a site telling me "My computer has infections" and I need to buy this software, etc. We are also gamers, and play World of Warcraft, which is also running horribly lately. I have defragged my harddrive, run a full virus scan from McAfee, run a spyware scan from Spyware Doctor, removed all unneeded programs/files from the computer....nothing is helping! It just keeps getting worse and worse. It was been slowing down a bit over the past month or so, but in the last week it has gotten terrible and I dont know what else to do to try to fix it. Please help!Here is my Hijack this file, let me know if any other information is needed.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:37:35 PM, on 12/7/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS&#... Read more

Answer:Painfully slow computer + redirecting webpages

About this computer:MS Windows XP HomeIntel Pentium 4 CPU 2.66 GHz1.0GB RAMNVidia GeForce 9400 GTProblems:For about the last week or so the computer has been running painfully slow. It takes ages to start up and even longer to actually run a program. The internet loads extremely slowly and a few times when I have gone to a webpage, I have been unexpectedly 'redirected' to a different page, usually of a site telling me "My computer has infections" and I need to buy this software, etc. We are also gamers, and play World of Warcraft, which is also running horribly lately. I have defragged my harddrive, run a full virus scan from McAfee, run a spyware scan from Spyware Doctor, removed all unneeded programs/files from the computer....nothing is helping! It just keeps getting worse and worse. Please help! I don't know what else to try and do to fix the problem!Logs:DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Chelsteve at 19:01:15.14 on Sat 12/12/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.651 [GMT -7:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sp... Read more

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I'm running Free Windows Registry Repair. After finding and fixing thousands of errors, it keeps finding about 50. I'll fix and scan again, and most of the same ones come back, always around 50. I wiped and reinstalled XP a while ago. I've also cleaned out all non-essential stuff with CCleaner. It's still difficult just running one program, forget about multiple programs or games. Any ideas? I'm not getting a new computer or OS.

Answer:Continuously Recurring Registry Errors, Painfully Slow Computer

Every reputable tech support source I've ever read says don't bother with registry cleaners. They don't really do much in terms of improving performance, and they can seriously mess up your computer. Can you give a little more info on your computer, specifically how much RAM you have? Also do me a favor and look at your task manager (press Ctrl+Alt+Del) and tell me how many processes are running?

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Hey,

I'm trying to help a friend with their computer issue (Dell, running Vista). The machine is painfully slow while online and off.

When online you can click a link or two to jump to other articles, but after a couple of times the computer will just sit with the wheel spinning on the screen and never load the new page. Most of the time you have to use the Task Manager to get out of the browser. This computer is about 3 years old and is used by an older person for basically, email, internet, recipes and etc.

Yesterday, I checked to see what was in start-up and turned off a couple of things, but nothing in there that was a red flag. Cleaned up the registry and de-fraged the hard drive using Tuneup Utilities. Ran Ad-Aware and it took 3 hours to complete! Did not really find anything concerning. I don't think I have ever run Ad-Aware and it take that long to complete a scan. The hard drive is only about 25% full, so there is not a lot on the hard drive.

After asking the owner a few more questions, she said it seemed to start after a recent McAfee update. I don't use McAfee on my computers, so I was curious if this was happening to others who use the product.

I think I may remove McAfee and install Avast and run a boot scan this evening.

I know that I can post a HJT report, but did not want to do that until I had eliminated other possibilities.

I would appreciate any suggestions of other things to check/eliminate before posting a HJT report.

Thank for y... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:33:13 PM, on 12/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.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:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\soft602\pdfSaver.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson multimedia\L... Read more

Answer:Painfully Slow Moving Gateway P4 1.6G 256RAM Computer Hijackthis Log, Thanks, Karen

Hello and Welcome again!!


Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders.
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Right click on this link http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/DelO15Domains.inf and choose Save As. Save it to your desktop. Right click on that file and choose Install. It will run immediately (you won't be able to see anything happen). You may delete it afterwards.

Download CleanUp! http://cleanup.stevengould.org/ (Alternate Link if main link don't work - http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/CleanUp.exe ) and install it. CleanUp! deletes EVERYTHING out of your temp/temporary folders, it does not make backups. If you have any documents or programs that are saved in any Temporar... Read more

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System Specs: Windows 8.1 64-bit Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, 8.0GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4600 / NVIDIA Geforce 750M GT

Computer has been recently slow. This includes startup programs, opening files, installing programs, booting, shutting down, and gaming. However, CPU, RAM, and DISK usage is fairly low all the time. I confirmed this through task manager when opening programs. System restores seems to be the only way to solve AND worsen the problem. I have system restored several times and sometimes it would be back to speed, but slow down later. Sometimes it would get worse after system restoring.

I have tried the following that didn't help:

1) Scanned entire system using Malwarebytes, got rid of some malwares, but they weren't the main issue.
2) Scanned entire system for viruses using Avast, no viruses detected.
3) Defragged and cleared up some fragmented files. It didn't fix the slowness though.
4) Updated all drivers to latest version.
5) Clean boot (disabled all startups/services)
6) CCleaner with registry cleaning
7) Ran chkdsk and sfc /scannow, found one error, but was it was unable to fix it.
8) TuneUp Utilities & Advanced Systemcare in attempt to speed up computer.
9) Plugged charging adapter to a different outlet.
10) As mentioned, I have tried system restoring several times. It was only a temporary fix. I am running out of system restores...
Note that I have tried running in safe-mode with clean boot. It still runs slow... Read more

Answer:Computer became recently slow

One thing you haven't mentioned is Event Viewer. That probably contains some clues.
 

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Every once in a while, my IE Explorer gets a (Not Responding) message and it takes several tries to close it by "Ending Task" for it to actually close. The Start menu takes a second longer to load than usual - noticable lag.

Then there's been the ongoing problem of Word taking about 30 seconds to open up. But this problem has been going on for almost a year... I gave up on that.

I have Windows XP.

Just wondering if there was anything I could do to help fix this.

Here's my Hijack Log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:30:16 PM, on 12/17/2004
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mca... Read more

Answer:Recently, computer has been REALLY slow.

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Hi. My computer, which has always been running smooth, has been running slowly for a few days now. I don't recall installing anything new; however, I'm getting errors like "windows could not connect to the group policy client service." Google Chrome takes forever to open, and even internet explorer loads slowly running some pages. Also, some services do not start like "The Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion." I do not believe this is a hardware issue; the computer never gets hot and nothing really freezes up.

Answer:Computer has recently become slow

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Double-click on the setup file (mbam-setup.exe), then click on Run to install.Malwarebytes will automatically open to it's Dashboard. If you have never run this version, you should see a red note at the top indicating "A scan has never been run on your system".Click on Update Now to download the current database definitions, then click the Scan Now >> button..If you have run this version before, you should see a green note at the top indicating "Your system is fully protected".You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes...click on the Update Now button..The THREAT SCAN will automatically begin..When the scan has completed, the results will be displayed. Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions..To complete any actions taken you will be prompted to restart your computer...click on Yes. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware..After rebooting the computer, copy and paste the mbam.log in your next reply..To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0 scan log information (Method 1)Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.Click the History Tab at the top and select Application Logs.Select (check) the box next to Scan Log. Choose the most current scan.Click the View button.Click Copy to Clipboard at the bottom...come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.Alternatively, you can click Export and save the log as a .txt file on your... Read more

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Hi,

Recently my computer has been very slow. Opening and closing programs and folders take longer than usual and internet pages take upwards of 30 seconds to load on occasion. I am sure I am infecting with something and need some help removing it. I usually start by posting a HJT log but thought I would start here first. I am running Windows XP.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Josh

Answer:My computer is extremely slow recently!

Hello josh,I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/211608/how-do-i-know-what-i-am-infected-with-dds-logs-included/ We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.This leaves you with a choice:1) Have this thread reopened and the HiJack This log topic deletedOR2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out a... Read more

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Is anything out of the ordinary here?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:40:26 PM, on 3/8/2008
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CCM\CcmExec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Roc... Read more

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Thanks in advance for any help.-------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:08:03 PM, on 4/20/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exeC:\WINDOWS\sm56hlpr.exeC:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXEC:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\UdaterUI.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wltray.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\lxcemon.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Serie... Read more

Answer:I'm Not Sure If I Have A Virus, But My Computer Has Been Slow Recently.

HiYour Hihackthis log is clean ... try this :-Please Download CCleaner from :-http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ (click the download tab)During the installation be sure to UN-check the box for "Ccleaner Yahoo Toolbar" unless you want it.doubleclick the ccsetup.exe file and install the program...After installing, go to Start > programs > CCleaner > Options > Advanced > UNCHECK "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 48 hours" Make sure the "windows" tab is selectedUnder "internet explorer" tick...Temporary internet filesCookies* > see Note belowHistoryRecently typed URL's (leave this unticked if you DON'T want to clear the drop down list in the address window of IE)Delete index.dat filesLast download locationAutocomplete form historyunder "Windows explorer" these are optional, but you can safely tick them all if you wish, they are only "most recently used lists"Other explorer MRU's (leave this unticked if you DON'T want to clear lists such as the start\run list)under "System"Tick ALL these ...under "Advanced"no need to tick any of these (but you can if you want, and realise what they do)Applications tab...These will mostly clean out old log files for these applications...Clean:- (if you use them)Firefox/Mozilla (optional - leave the cookies - see note)OperaSun Java ZoneAlarm...Personally I clean everything in the applications tab... but you tick what y... Read more

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I have 3 gigs of ram, and a core duo processor but recently mundane things like opening the start menu, or opening thunderbird take a long long time.

My DDS.txt:


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Mike at 13:14:49.20 on Thu 12/04/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3062.892 [GMT -8:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IPSSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2009\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mediafour\iPod\M4iPodWPDService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\tvt_reg_monitor_svc.exe
C... Read more

Answer:Very slow computer, started recently

Hello mthierfelder,

I'm not seeing any malware in your logs. As such you would be better served discussing these issues in the Windows XP Support section of this forum.

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I've recently had a problem with a program that was secretly running on my computer. This program was called Isass.exe (yes looks like the lsass process when displayed in Windows processes font) but it wasn't the windows system task. It was a virus! So i deleted it since it was making my computer run amazing slower than usual. But after i deleted it, the slowing of my operating system did not cease. I don't know if it is still the same program or not. When i start up my computer it runs noticeable slower around the Windows operating system booting screen. And again when i type in my password to go to the desktop that first time when you first turn on your computer. Does anyone have any ideas with this problem?

Answer:Computer recently running slow

Sounds like W32.Sasser. You could try http://www.symantec.com/security_res...050114-1706-99.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:03:03 PM, on 9/1/2006
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.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\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ARPWRMSG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sonic\DigitalMedia Plus\DigitalMedia Archive\DMAScheduler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Sof... Read more

Answer:Computer Recently Running Very Slow

Bump off of 2nd page.

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Windows XP Media Center Edition, SP2
Compaq Presario
AMD Athalon 64 processor 3500+ 1.77 GHz
960 MB of ram
GFX: ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series running latest Catalyst drivers
Norton Anti Virus running

I suppose this denotes a bit of backstory:

We got a couple of trojans which completely over-ran the computer, to a point where we had to use the XP disc to completely reinstall XP. We retained all of our old files and such, but got XP to work again. We bought and installed Norton and ran a full system scan which fixed any remaining problems. I also personally ran Ad-Aware and Spybot to try and clean up any loose ends.

A week or so later, the computer started running very slow whenever I attempted to open anything. Video and sound files (even the 5 kb sound files on, lets say AIM) will lag terribly and break up. My computer had no problem even watching HD video in the past. The System Idle Process always stays at around 50-95% but when I'm opening something 4 or 5 other processes will pop up and the total will go to 99-100% despite math which should make it impossible (If the idle process is using 50-95%, how the hell am I using 99% CPU usage?

Thinking the problem must be a virus or malware, I ran scans again on all 3 accounts. Nothing at all. So I started doing some research of my own and have seen a lot of forums with people who are having process issues in just the last few weeks. First line of suggestion is to update video drivers, which I did last nig... Read more

Answer:Computer Recently Running Very Slow

Some times (i think) yuo can install programs that would slow your computer down beacause your drivers are outdated. if you have just reset your computers this could be the case.
to fix
first go to run
put in dxdiag
it will give you your pc spec (real)
check what your drivers are (display and sound) then update them
also try using msconfig to remove some background processes.
hope it helps

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:29:55, on 01/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\keyhook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
C:\Program Files\WiFiConnector\NintendoWFCReg.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\FxSvr2.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsHelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

Answer:My computer has recently gone incredibely slow

Anyone, please?

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My computer has been running slow for the past 2 weeks, i was wondering if someone on here could take a look at my logfile and see if there is anything wrong. already ran ad aware, spybot, and Norton Antivirus. Still running slow.

Here is the log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:29:41 PM, on 12/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus Xtreme G\AirPlusCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\WZCSLDR.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFREE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\G-302v2\tiwlnsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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Answer:please help, my computer has been running slow recently

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Keneth and I would be helping you clean up your computer.

I am currently reviewing your log and will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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To start off, my computer is running XP Pro with SP3. It's an older build (2ghz Athlon XP, 1GB ram), but I've only really used it for internet and not much else, and it's been plenty fast until recently. I'm the only one that uses it, so I know nothing bad has been downloaded. I have AVG running all the time, and use CCleaner, SpywareBlaster, Spybot S&D, and MalwareBytes. Also recently defragged the hard drive. I keep my startup list to a minimum, and keep things on my desktop to a minimum. Also checked all the capacitors on the motherboard and they are all in good shape.

A couple months ago it started being really slow when loading internet pages, and slightly slower in general. I tried everything I could think of to speed it up, but nothing really made a difference. I have fairly fast internet and all the other computers on the network are fine, so I know it's something to do with the computer. I downloaded NoScript on Firefox and it made a significant difference. I do have my virtual memory maxed out since it would say virtual memory is too low with some larger web pages. I think it's really just the scripts that are slowing it down, but I can't seem to find anything on how to keep them from slowing down the computer.

Is there anything else I can try? Possibly a stick of RAM going bad?

Answer:Computer recently running slow

A system slows down for many reasons.

Like anything else, the more that it is used...the less efficient it becomes...just as we do . The changes may be imperceptible, they may clearly be perceptible.

With older systemx, the typical way that I would approach this would be a periodic clean install, if I could not trace such slowness to any other factors.

It has long been a maxim of computing...that installing the maximum amount of RAM that Windows and the motherboard support...is the best way of attempting to gain max operational speed, all other factors not being considered. A system which accommodates 2GB of RAM will be faster with 2GB...than a system with 1GB.

Athlon XP systems are rather old by today's standards...when I had one, I employed 2GB of RAM, which was what my board supported.

I don't understand your reference to scripts slowing a system down. If you mean that you think that your Internet usage and storage of webpages is slowing your system down...then I suggest that you periodically dump your IE cache.

Any of the links at http://www.google.com/#hl=en&xhr=t&q=why+you+should+dump+your+browser+cache&cp=36&pf=p&sclient=psy&source=hp&aq=0n&aqi=q-n1&aql=&oq=why+you+should+dump+your+browser+cac&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=8a58e93555963d21&biw=1440&bih=671 cover this in depth.

FWIW: Slow Computer-browser Check Here First; It May Not Be Malware - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic... Read more

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hey my desktop has been running rather slow the past week and macromedia won't install or display anything on several websites...here is my log...thanks for your help!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:09:38 PM, on 7/27/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~2\PPControl.exeC:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~2\PPMemCheck.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\LVCOMSX.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb12.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Norton ... Read more

Answer:computer running a little slow recently

Hello lukertime and welcome to the BC malware forum. The log is realatively clean. I only see a couple of minor items to cleanup for housekeeping purposes so let's do that.Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...://my.yahoo.comR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll (file missing)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Ok. Reboot your computer normally and you are good to go.Cheers.OT

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My computer has recently been having a lot of pop-up ads appear, even though I have a pop-up ad blocker such as FreeSurfer. Also, it has recently experienced a bit of a slowdown. Could someone help me figure out if I have too much adware on my system? Here is the HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:47:33 AM, on 3/30/2004
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\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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
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Answer:Computer recently running slow

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So, recently, well not to long ago, my computer start running slower, and i have no clue why.Some pages won't load, sometimes it takes me a few times to get on something because it will tell me the page is having trouble or something. I need some help to make sure it's not a virus doing this, please help. Thanks.edited by moderator: remove un-requested log

Answer:Computer recently started running slow. Help?

You are probably infected.Start what can be a long process by using these. The badies are always in front of the goodies, so you have to try more than one program.RKill Forum - What it does and What it Doesn't - A brief introduction to the programhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...RKill is a program developed at BleepingComputer.com that was originally designed for the use in our malware removal guides. It was created so that we could have an easy to use tool that kills known processes that stop the use of our normal anti-malware applications. Simple as that. Nothing fancy. Just kill known malware processes so that anti-malware programs can do their job.Using ESET's Online ScannerGeneral clean up and Prep (Do prior to any AV scans)http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showth...http://www.eset.eu/online-scannerHow can I view the log file from ESET Online Scanner?http://www.eset.eu/eset-online-scan...The ESET Online Scanner saves a log file after running, which can be examined or sent in to ESET for further analysis. The path to the log file is "C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt". You can view this file by navigating to the directory and double-clicking on it in Windows Explorer, or by copying and pasting the path specification above (including the quotation marks) into the Start ? Run dialog box from the Start Menu on the desktop.Malwarebytes' Anti-Malwarehttp://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...http:/... Read more

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My internet browser has been hanging, all of my programs are slow to launch, and when they do launch, they freeze often.
I'm not sure if I have viruses or what, I've scanned with Malwarebytes' and I've used the OneCare scan (http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm) I'm really unsure what to do about this.
Help is appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Computer has been running incredibly slow recently.

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hi guys, i really need some help on this one, yesterday night when i was shutting down my computer i saw a msg saying somthing about error with disk and needed to run disk check(or disk verifying im not sure, you know the checking thingy on startup) so this morning i started my comp and it ran the disk check, this one was differnt to the other ones, it had somthing like verifying.. (step 1 of 3) stuff like that and after that was done the computer began to startyp very slow and sluggish also it freezes alot for eg when i move the mouse around, the pointer would freeze for half sec and so on by repeating this. im not sure if this is common. i'll post more info later when i/u get an idea of this so i'll know what im looking at. thanks
 

Answer:computer slow/freezes (just recently happened)

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So I bought this computer in Feb and now it's running pretty slowly. I recently had some trouble with the AntiSpyware Soft virus and while I think I got rid of it, things have been slowing to a crawl lately and I think it might be a good idea to find out if there's not more of a problem than I'm seeing.
Here's my HJT log, and I apologize in advance if I did this all sorts of wrong. I haven't fiddled with this stuff in a long time so I'm terribly out of practice,

Also, I'm running windows 7 on a fairly new computer.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:31:50 PM, on 6/7/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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My computer has slowed waaaay down. I have deleted temp files, defraged, etc...all the usual stuff. I ran the hijackthis log and got the results below. I am not completely sure what to look for. Any help please? Thanks
HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSKAGENTEXE] C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKAgent.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Startup: Webshots.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webshots\Launcher.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Event Reminder.lnk = C:\Program Files\PrintMaster Platinum 17\Remind.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Forget Me Not.lnk = C:\Program Files\Broderbund\AG CreataCard\AGRemind.exe
O4 - Global Startup: GammaTray.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Logitech SetPoint.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: NCProTray.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Worldspan Filter Agent.lnk = C:\wspan\swgw\FilterAgent.exe
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Hello. So recently, my computer began acting somewhat weird. I'm not sure what's going on, but certain apps take forever to load. My computer is pretty quick (I'll list specs later), and the programs usually would start up in a flash, but now all of a sudden I'm sitting here waiting forever. One of the worst is Photoshop CS3. It literally takes probably 2 minutes or so before the program fully loads and becomes functional, whereas before it would start right up in a matter of seconds. The other one that's bugging me really bad is iTunes. I'll click the shortcut, and then about 30 seconds later or so, the program will appear. Once it's open it's fine, until I plug my iPod in to sync it. This causes the program to become extremely laggy to the point of no response at times, and my iPod takes 20 minutes to sync one new album. Those are basically the worst symptoms I've been seeing, and I'm not sure if anyone can help me out, but if you can, I would greatly appreciate the help, as this is beginning to get really frustrating. First, here are the specs of the computer:
-Core2Duo e6700 @ 3GHz.
-2gig Patriot Extreme Performance Ram (DDR2 800)
-Win XP, running SP3.
-nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS G92.
-Creative X-Fi Platinum

And finally, here's my HijackThis log. Also, if there's anything on here you guys see that may not relate to this problem but feel shouldn't be on there, let me know. Thanks again a ton for any help. I appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
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Answer:Computer Recently Became Real Slow. Wondering if my HJT Log might have the answer.

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As of  2 - 4 days ago, my computer has been really slow. I ran CSGO at around ~200 FPS consistently and I'm lucky to break ~100, and it constantly dips below 60. The rest of my computer has also been slower. I think I may have some kind of virus, what steps should I take to get rid of it (if it's there)?

Answer:Computer started running slow recently, virus?

Slow computer issues here.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/87058/slow-computerbrowser-check-here-first;-it-may-not-be-malware/
 
To check your system for viruses.
 
Perform Eset online scan - start the scan - let it run fully
 
http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/
 
Download Malwarebytes antimaware (The free version)  - Install - allow to update - run scan and allow removal of any malware found.
 
https://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/

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Lately, my computer has been really slow, and often freezes up while I'm merely searching the web, and sometimes there are pop-ups even though I have pop-ups disabled. I have scanned my computer with Malwarebytes and AVG Free (I made sure to disable AVG while scanning with Mbam), but nothing has turned up. However, this has happened before and it turns out my computer really was infected (thanks to you guys it was found).

While I haven't actually confirmed there is a virus on my computer, I'm 70% sure there is one. I may just be paranoid, but I would feel safer if I got some more definitive confirmation that my computer is or isn't infected.

I don't know what information I'm supposed to provide, so I attached a file from dxdiag and pasted the info from the TSG SysInfo.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3850, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 58800 MB, Free - 7437 MB; D: Total - 238471 MB, Free - 43326 MB; E: Total - 93824 MB, Free - 93203 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FM586
Antivirus: None
 

Answer:Computer really slow recently, suspect virus/malware

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Computer had always run slow, but now it's excruciatingly slow! Our Word program had expired so we bought a new one (Microsoft Word 2016). Now we are having glitch problems. We have trouble printing documents and opening programs is crazy slow. Don't know where to start to find out what is going on.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 595 GB (460 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., G31M-S2L
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello,

My wife is from Waynesboro, PA and she read about this website in the local newspaper (apparently the creator of the site is from there and lives there as well). Sorry, but she wanted me to mention this

My problem is that everything is taking forever to happen in my computer. Examples: when I try to open a folder it takes minutes for that folder to open; if I try to rename a file it takes minutes for the "right click" to start a menu of options; when I try to empty the trash it takes minutes for that to happen (if it ever happens). Often, when a folder will not open and I use the "task manager" the window of the folder that is taking forever to open will shut down after a "not responding" message. What sometimes happens is that I receive a "Windows Explorer not responding" window. Also, some programs will either take forever to open or will just not open at all when I try to open them.

I have already ran Malaware, Search & Destroy and SuperAntiSpyware and removed some crap they found. I also did a "system restore" to about one week ago (before these problems started). Here follows my HiJack this log.

Please help. This computer is only one year old and there is no reason for it to be acting this way other than the fact it is probably infected.

Thank you.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:55:36 PM, on 8/8/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.... Read more

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My windows XP Pro install should be clean, as very rarely do I actually use it. Most everything I do is done inside of VMs.

Earlier today I was watching a video (on the host OS, not in a VM) while running Pidgin and Firefox on Linux in a VM (Using Sun's VirtualBox). I had been having some issues with the VM crashing (what I believed to be related to the minimal amount of ram that I had allocated for it), and it did crash while I was watching this video.

Everything began to stutter, and the computer froze. After rebooting, it is taking upwards of 10 minutes for the Windows boot screen (with blue load bar) to finish, another few minutes for the the CRTL-ALT-DEL to show up, and then a minute or two for me to log in.

Things I have done in an attempt to diagnose this:
Ran memtest86, two passes with no errors
pulled individual ram modules out, same thing, regardless of what is pulled
detached all USB devices
booted into safe mode

All of these things produced no results.

I booted off of a Slax (linux live) cd, and the system was running considerably better than XP was, with no noticeable effects of this issue.
This install of windows is fairly new, It was built about a week and a half ago using nLite to integrate graphics, network, and hdd drivers. It has been working flawlessly until this point.
Thanks for any ideas, I'm really looking forward to getting this resolved.
 

Answer:XP Painfully slow, "clean" computer, looking for ideas

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Hi, not sure if this is the correct forum for my question, but here goes.My laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525) has been running extremely slow, ie, booting up, navigating through programs, internet loading up etc. I use Mozilla Firefox (updated) for internet. I have attached a screenshot of my system specs, and here is my most current HijackThis log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5Scan saved at 8:08:51 AM, on 12/31/2015Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.18124)FIREFOX: 43.0.3 (x86 en-US)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Users\ayri\Downloads\Programs\HijackThis.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exeC:\Windows\system32\GWX\GWX.exeC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&FORM=AVASDF&PC=AV01R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.bing.com/?wlexpsignin=1R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&FORM=AVASDF&PC=AV01R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =... Read more

Answer:Computer started running extremely slow recently, bootup, navigation, etc,..

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Good evening,
 
I've been having issues with all browsers since a recent re-install of Win 7 Ultimate.
 
I've never had browsing issues before, and recently installed a new MB & RAM because my adoring nephew decided he wanted to 'fix' my front panel USB sockets with a screwdriver. Bless his cotton socks, and he's still alive but managed to fry everything else.
 
Since my install I've painstakingly re-installed everything from before and sat through a couple of years worth of updates, yet my browsing capability is no where near what it used to be.
 
All graphics, videos, Ads, particularly in Face Book, BBC iPlayer, You Tube and miniclip are very slow to load - even general web page load up take 6-10 seconds to fill all the page images.
 
I've run countless AV's, Spybot, Stopzilla in standard and safe mode - installed firefox tweaks to load pages quicker, checked to make sure my drivers are up to date, but no avail.
 
Please could I call upon your expertise to help me return my browsing enjoyment back to normality?
 
Thanks & Best Regards,
Chris

Answer:All browsers painfully slow - Java slow - Ready to give up!

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Hi there,
I am new here. I am also relatively new to Vista. I love XP SP2 but I got vista business with my new tablet (1GB RAM, T7250).
I have a huge problem with vista's explorer. When I use desktop search on XP and select a pdf file, it appears INSTANTLY in the preview - which is btw fully equipped adobe reader, so you can further search the file, copy from it etc.
Now in vista, when I click the file, my computer hangs for about 3 minutes, and then the file appears.
I hope this is not normal. What can be possibly wrong? I updated adobe reader but it didn't help.
So, why is it so slow? This makes the system useless for me.
Also, can I change the appearance of the reader in the preview pane so that it offers full interface, just like in XP?
Can anyone help me, please?
Thanks, skl
 

Answer:preview pane painfully SLOW SLOW SLOW

I'm not an expert, but 1GB is not a lot to be running Vista with.
Have you thought of upgrading with more RAM Memory?
I think i saw here recently that Vista can easily take up to 3GB of RAM Memory.
 

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My PC (?) has suddenly gone very slow?. when i am on the internet the cursor has a eggtimer by it and the page takes a (long) while to load.Have done obvious things - Virus scan, spybot, adaware, defrag, empty cookies, empty temp files,.It was OK thursday. Friday pm was getting slower, Saturday even slower. win XP home, BT Basic BB (2mb) now download 559kbps upload 245kbps, Nothing has been changed (installed Etc) for this to happen. TIA Alan

Answer:Painfully Slow Web??

Does it only occur with Internet Explorer ? Try a speed test to see if your connection is actually slowing down click hereTry Firefox and see if browsing improves, in which case IE is to blame click hereOh, and which version of Windows are you using?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:15:28 AM, on 3/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0\avp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBVA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIBVA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Napster\napster.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG311v3\wlancfg5.exe
C:\Program Files\Jordans Camera\Photags AutoDetect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SSU.EXE
C:\Hijackthis\HiJackThis_v2.exe

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Question: painfully slow IE8

Believe it or not but it took my pc to load your website 12 minutes. The slowness started about six hours ago, all of a sudden. My system is running xp pro sp3 with the latest updates. I have mcafee total protection installed since christmas last. I have run a total scan with mcafee also with malwarebytes, and both found no issues. Please see my hjt log file below. Thank You in advance for your help. Larry

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:57:32 PM, on 4/22/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfevtps.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\carboniteservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Carbonite\Carbonite Backup\CarboniteUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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Question: painfully slow.

um. i left my computer unattended in a mad house for about 2 months, and since i returned home it's been running extremely slow. is there anything on here that's not supposed to be?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:54:53 AM, on 7/5/2007
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\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:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1151721849\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 4.0\apdproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXP.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
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Question: Painfully slow

I am running Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit, and am having intermittent slowness issues where the computer comes to a crawling pace while using Outlook, Chrome or IE, any of the 3.  Pages won't load, they time out or just continue to hang.  The Task Manager CPU is low, memory is only using less than 2gigs of the 4gigs available.  Am I infected?  I was told you were the people to help me, so.... HELP!!  Thanks.

Answer:Painfully slow

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 sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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Question: Painfully slow ie

Following on from some great advice in these forums I offered to assist my friend with some Malware issues.1) I ran rkill to stop an XP antivirus Malware issue.2) I ran Malwarebytes successfully3) I've ran superantispyware successfully4) I've ran ccleaner successfully,5) I've installed AVG free6) Everything above up to date7) Deleted ie history, cookies, etc (whole 9 yards) I've also defragmented the hard drive.PC is running sweet now but ie is painfully slow to load initially, web pages open ok once we are up and running.I've loaded Firefox and it runs no problem, any further advice?Compaq AMD 512Mb RAM

Answer:Painfully slow ie

Try resetting IE? Tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab> Reset button. You will lose favourites and other settings.

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Question: Painfully slow PC

I've run Adaware, windows defender and Spybot and all are clear but I'd be grateful if you would you have a look at my HJT log please as I'm sure there is still something wrong. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:40:04, on 04/02/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
F:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Looks clean
 

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Hi
Over the last few weeks or so I've noticed my pc getting slower and slower until it's almost painful to do anything on it that doesn't take ages not only that my internet keeps disconnecting could they be related because they started happening about the same time.

I've got a Netgear DG843Gv3 router and haven't had any problems with it until now

Thanks
 

Answer:PC painfully slow please help

Is it the PC that is slow or your internet connection?
Please post a few specs and tell us what your anti-virus set up is.
 

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Question: painfully slow PC

Wondering if anyone can help me speed up my painfully slow Win7 PC?

Here's the link to my speccy snapshot: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/QjU5hUwtarUitEYj5oQXQJT

THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

Ryan

Answer:painfully slow PC

I would receomend definatly checking the page fill size... by default windows 7 sets it as automatically managed by system... if it is set to automatic then that is fine.. also youcould try disabling windows aero theme. also a disk optimizer / defragmenter would be good to run. you have a good video card , processor, and ram. so you just gota get the system to read the files and know were there are from the sounds of it ... also the thing i would recomend before you do anything ... is a check disk.. you go to start , click on my computer and right click ont he C: drive and go to properties. then go to the tools tab and schedule a disk check by checking both check marks .. then a disk check will be scheduled for the next time the machine will restart.

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Question: Painfully slow PC

I have my daughters old PC as a second one, it is an emachine with a 1.7 ghz intel celeron processor, 128 mb of ddr, running on XP home with a 40gb HDD.When I got it it was so slow and the HDD was continuously active so I replaced that with another 40gb one I had spare. Initially it was quite quick but since I have installed AVG and Zone alarm it is so slow you can cook and eat a meal whilst waiting for it to do something. It wasn't all that much better before i put Zone alarm on and even disabling it doesnt make much difference.Could this be the processor or would increasing the RAM to a reasonable size do the job??

Answer:Painfully slow PC

Increase the RAM.XP really needs at least 512mb to make it run ok.

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I posted this about a week ago with no resolve. My wife is threatening ugly things if I don't get it right(lol). I'm running ME with512 ram, 933 Pentium, about 5G left on a 20G drive, & IE6.
The problem is page loading is very slow. Maybe 1/3 the usual time. Everything else works fine. It's very maddening!
I regularly run Adaware, Spybot, & Norton Anti Virus.
Please, please, please help!
Hoodman

Hijack log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:12:35 PM, on 7/20/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TABLET.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\NISSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\NISUM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\SYMPROXYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\ITOUCH\ITOUCH.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WACOM\TABUSERW.EXE
C:\PETE'S FOLDER\DOWNLOADS\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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Hi
I am hoping for some assistance, please. My mum's laptop is seizing up and hanging the longer she uses it. I am sure there are all sorts of rubbish programmes that are causing it to plod. Mum's laptop is a HP G62 intel i3 4GB running Windows 7.

Having tried to follow the instructions, I am stuck with HiJackThis. First of all, it gives an error message that my system has denied access to the Hosts file. If I OK this, it performs the scan but will not save a log file. Any ideas?

Otherwise, here's the DDS one and I've hopefully attached the attach one. Thank you so much!:

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by susan at 19:43:09 on 2012-03-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3894.2400 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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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:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Hello gang, I hope someone can help. I haven't added any new programs recently, I keep my machine with all sorts of protective gear clean.
Thanks a lot for your help.
Here's my logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:23:17, on 15.02.2010
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programme\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Programme\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
C:\Programme\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Programme\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Programme\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\Programme\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Programme\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\imapi.exe
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I am posting this on behalf of a friend who has asked for my help.Running the internet on his computer is painfully slow, and I am looking for a solution.The ISP is freeserve, on the anytime package, and the connection speed averages about 36.0kbps, according to dialup properties, but I find this hard to believe as it takes half of forever to load an internet page.The problem has existed ever since the computer was new, about a year ago.I have already tried running ad-aware, cleaned everything out, still no joy.I have tried updating the modem drivers, also made no difference.There aren't any surplus applications running in the background, and MSN messenger is disabled, as well as everything unnecessary at startup.The computer is running winXP with a creative V9.X Ham fax data modem.I am going to try having the gain on the line turned up tomorrow, but suspect it will make little difference.Can anyone suggest a reason, or a solution to this problem.Thanks in advance for all responses!

Answer:Painfully slow internet

Bad line

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Hi there i have a pc wired to a router and a wireless laptop and the internet is painfully slow.I ran both Malware bytes and super anti spyware and they found nothing.My antivirus found some things but when it removed them the problem was still there.I speed tested my internet and the download speed seems to be ok ish but the upload speed is vitrually non existant.I have run the tests from there proper locations but i can't upload the logs so i have had to load them onto a external drive and use a different pc.
 

Answer:Internet painfully slow

The download speed now seems to be affected.I did forget to mention that the Pc and the wireless laptop are networked together and they are both affected by the same problem.
 

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