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Continuously Recurring Registry Errors, Painfully Slow Computer

Question: Continuously Recurring Registry Errors, Painfully Slow Computer

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.

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Preferred Solution: Continuously Recurring Registry Errors, Painfully Slow Computer

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

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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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Running Windows XP SP2, and just recently reinstall the OS and everything else and am running beautifully. I have been monitoring registry issues using a registry tool 1 click upadte feature that I am comfortable with. Every time it runs it identifies the following, 31 of 33 issues found have the similar message that points to a missing type library. Sample:

"This key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{A97...(these number are all different)}/TypeLib for this interface points to the missing type library HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib {BB$(...these numbers are all the same)}. This subkey can be deleted for this interface." This message is associated with such headings as IScriptEvent, DesktopX Class, DXMenu Class, IObject, IRoot, IScript...31 different but similar names.

It sound like if I can fix one TypeLib issue, I can correct 31 errors, right? Not exactly sure what a TypeLib is though. The utility I use highlights the fist reference to HKEY and I can get directly to that in a regedit program.
 

Answer:Recurring registry errors

Whats the name of the registry tool?
So what exactly is your issue here? Your saying that everytime you run said registry program you get that TypeLib, and your wondering that if you fix that you'll fix the other 31 related errors?
Well it should, but since I dont know what reg prog your using, theres no way to know..
 

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I've recently put back together an old PC. The motherboard and processor are both new. It's running a pentium 4 at 2.4GHz with 1.5 GB RAM and WinXP Home Service Pack 2. The computer boots up fine and for a long time seems to run just fine, but if I leave it alone for a while, I'll come back to find it restarted or if I start running a few programs one after another or really just whenever I run more than one program the computer freezes, though not always in the same way. Sometimes, the programs will stop responding one by one until the whole thing becomes unresponsive. Other times the whole thing will just stop. I've run the check disk utility in command prompt a couple of times and it's revealed some registry problems, but not everytime. I've been working on it for months and I'm at the end of my rope. If there's more info that can help be sure to ask.
 

Answer:Recurring Registry Errors

have you tried a utility such as CCleaner? it is a very excellent registry cleaner/system cleaner. possibly your computer has a virus. what kind of virus protection do you have?
 

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Hello!I am running an XP SP3 platform and routinely run AML Registry Cleaner. It removes or fixes approx. 150 - 250 Registry errors, mainly 'Invalid Paths' and 'No Association'. Now, if I run another scan within the hour, I'll get another 150 errors easily, not exactly the same. What could be causing this? and is there a way of correcting these short of reinstalling all the installed programs?Thanks!

Answer:Persistent or Recurring Registry Errors

AML Registry Cleaner is a rogue program.

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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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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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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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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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Answer:Computer is painfully slow

Just bumping since it has been 72 hours since I posted.

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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. 
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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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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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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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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.
 

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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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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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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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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 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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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

Answer:Help...my Computer Is Painfully Slow

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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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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Here are two errors that are consistently happening at different times over the past month that cause my computer to shut down and go to a blue screen with one of the following errors. Error number 2 is the more common of the two. Would appreciate any assistance with this problem.
1. Error with CDR4_XP.SYS
2. A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent any further damage to your computer.
Memory_Management

If problem continues, disable or remove newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, then select safe mode.

Beginning dump of memory physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete.
 

Answer:TWO Recurring Errors that shut my computer down

Do you have a CDRW and if so have you attempted to install any burning software?
 

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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
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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]
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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}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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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
C:\Win... Read more

Answer:Painfully slow computer especially when on internet

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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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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
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bi... Read more

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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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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 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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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
C:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

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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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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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

Answer:Suddenly Painfully Slow Computer

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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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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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.
If asked to update the program definitions, clic... Read more

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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 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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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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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

Answer:Inhereted Computer Painfully Slow

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Answer:Acer ATC-605-UB11 My computer is painfully slow ev...

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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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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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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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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Hello, I love this forum! I have been having issues with my computer for ages! I Continuously have pop ups coming up, which are so incredibly frustrating! I don't know a lot about computers so this will really helpme! thank you in advanced!!!! I have posted my dss log, and below it the panda log.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Compaq_Owner on 2008-05-24 13:15:34
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
138: 2008-05-24 12:15:56 UTC - RP198 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
137: 2008-05-23 2002 UTC - RP197 - System Checkpoint
136: 2008-05-22 18:59:57 UTC - RP196 - System Checkpoint
135: 2008-05-17 21:22:37 UTC - RP195 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
134: 2008-05-17 13:56:01 UTC - RP194 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-04-13 10:33:43 UTC - RP61 - Removed Windows Live Messenger


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Compaq_Owner.exe) ----------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:18:41, on 24/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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Answer:My computer is extra slow at loading up, and continuously has pop ups.

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I believe it should be malware that is the problem because all other computers on my network are running blazing fast.

There are like once every 3 months where the internet will be fast for 1 week or so before it all of a sudden goes back to its slow ways. This can happen unexpectedly.

Here is my HiJackThis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:50:08 AM, on 5/8/2010
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:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\CLJ1500\Toolbox\HPPOUMUI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee AntiSpyware\Msssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\NDAS\System\ndassvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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Answer:Recurring Slow internet on only 1 computer in network

If you have a malware problem this thread should be moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum. I don't read HJT logs for malware, but couldn't help seeing some other things that could explain the sluggishness you experience.

I see some evidence of at least 3 anti-malware applications running--McAfee, Norton and Ad-Aware--and one, AVG, that maybe was uninstalled but did not go completely away.

AVG has a Removal Tool, that you should run.

I stopped using Ad-Aware when they added an always-running component, so am not sure with what it does or does not conflict. Suggest that you do not have both it and McAfee Anti-Spyware running at the same time.

If McAfee or Norton is more than anti-spyware and anti-virus, respectively, do not have them both running at the same time. Both McAfee and Symantec have Removal Tools that should be used after any uninstall.

Google Toolbar, and any other toolbar addition, sometimes causes networking isssues, so I suggest you uninstall that until your issue gets solved.

My suggestion is to clean up (use the Removal Tools) all the above and (at least temporarily) rely on your router and the Windows firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials. After your issue is cleared you can then revert to the security applications that you prefer.

OTOH, at any time you can pursue the malware angle by clicking on Report and requesting that this thread be moved to Virus & Other Malware Removal.
 

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Hey there, folks.
 
Over the last few days I've noticed my computer running slowly. Investigating, I found a program I never recalled seeing before running, TiltWheelMouse. I also found a file in my System32 directory, Perfstringbackup.tmp. Researching these files seems to indicate neither of these are good things.
 
I am running Windows 7. I have Avast and Malware Bytes Anti-Malware installed on my system. Running both found no sign of infection and no error messages. I removed TiltWheelMouse and Perfstringbackup.tmp, but Perfstringbackup.tmp keeps reappearing. My computer continues to run slowly after it's been up for about 30 minutes.
 
Am I infected, and if so, what should I do here?
 
 

Answer:Slow Computer, Recurring Perfstringbackup.tmp File

Hello TKTiltwheelmouse may not be malware if located in ...C:\Windows\System32 folder The other also, but your perfstring is in the Temp folder. >>>>Empty your temp folders using TFC (Temporary File Cleaner)Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. (TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!)Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. (If you are using Vista or above, right-click on the file and choose "Run As Administrator".)Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway allowing Windows to load normally (not into Safe Mode) to ensure a complete clean.Now let's remove any other malware.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents t... Read more

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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.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the ca... Read more

Answer:Recurring Trojans, Slow Computer, Compromised Accounts (Win 7)

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days. Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.

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Hi. My computer has been very slow the last week or so. Every time I scan with Ad Aware, I get the same tracking cookies and one or two MRU objects. They always remove them; but when I scan again the next day, they are back. Here is the hijack log. Thanks in advance for any assistance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:18:37 PM, on 12/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla�... Read more

Answer:Slow Computer, Recurring Mru Objects, Tracking Cookies

Hi theiconoclast!

will be handling your log to help you get cleaned up. Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I'm in Hijackthis school and Teachers will check my posts.
Sorry that it took us so long to get back to you, but as you can see we're stumped withthe amout of logs.

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Hello. I followed most of the advice I could find about removing malware, viruses, trojans, and enhancing computer performance in general. I found an article here on malware removal which told me to first download MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware. I followed the instructions carefully and removed 2 trojans, over 300 tracking cookies, and some adware if I remember correctly. I still noticed no significant improvement in computer performance. So I was going to run MBAM in safe mode next but when I tried to update I got an error so I uninstalled and used MBAM clean then reinstalled and it updated. Next I uninstalled some unnecessary programs, and used Disk Cleanup. From there I followed the advice about using Autoruns and disabled what I could using the database and googling whatever else I couldn't find. Still nothing. I tried to delete a "GetDislike" entry in Autoruns that I know is related to malware but it wouldn't let me. So I booted into safe mode and tryed to open Autoruns there but Windows Exporer kept crashing and restarting every 30 seconds or so. I managed to open it anyway and try to delete the entry and it still wouldn't let me. Now I'm on the "Slow Computer/Browser?..." post and was going to follow that advice before posting here but I ran into a strange problem. I first cleaned the vents and blew dust inside as instructed, and felt the heatsink which was okay. I cleaned the contacts of the RAM and components not too long ago so those s... Read more

Answer:Recurring Trojans, Slow Computer, Compromised Accounts (Win 7)

Try using defraggler rather than the other fragmenting program you mentioned. You can also use CCCleaner to clean up your registry files, which may speed things up a bit. Sounds like you have been downloading, installing, and uninstalling things frequently trying to fix your problem, which is causing more fragmentation, and registry errors.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Both programs I suggested, are available from the same developer, so this link will enable you to download them both...

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I am experiencing DNS Errors, Winsock Errors, IE closing on its own, yesterday while visiting a regularly visited site a virus window popped up and was a pain to get it go away wouldn't stop popping up, slow opening file folders (I look at the flashlight alot), other programs closing on there own, I also was deleting temp files and I have one that is questionable to me because it wont go away I looked it up and it didnt sound good but I can't get rid of it, named Perflib_Perfdata_520.dat.
I am greatly appreciative for any guidance. Thank you for your time!
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sara Cook at 11:22:03.72 on Mon 12/21/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.94 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
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Answer:Problems with IE, DNS errors, Winsock Errors, IE closing, Computer Slow

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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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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HELP!! I know that it is best to keep a request for help focused on a single problem but, with all that I?m facing, I am at a loss as to where I should even post this request. It seems to me that it is possible that all of the issues in this post are related. So, any help and guidance will be greatly appreciated!

I?m constantly, and unpredictably, getting ?svchost.exe ? Application Error? errors. The memory addresses in these errors are not always the same. I have numerous screen shots if they would help to diagnose. On at least one occasion each, I received these errors: ?avcscanx.exe - Application Error? and ?TFService.exe - Application Error?. Again, I have screen shots if needed. And, clicking on "OK" on these errors does nothing (at least nothing we can see).

I?ve also been getting ?hpcmpmgr? errors (at shutdown).

When using the internet, there will be times where pages take longer and longer to open. And I will begin to see more ?page not found? errors on pages I KNOW exist. Again, however, these errors are unpredictable and intermittent. Sometimes I can re-start the browser and the problem will go away for a while. (I use IE 7 and Firefox 2.0.0.14) Sometimes re-booting the system doesn?t even help. It can take two or more re-boots.

When I try to boot up in Safe mode, computer freezes & I have to do a hard start.

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Answer:Slow Computer, Svchost.exe Errors, Hpcmpmgr Errors

Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) to your Desktop.http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix.exeDouble-click SmitfraudFix.exeSelect option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press EnterThis program will scan large amounts of files on your computer for known patterns so please be patient while it works. When it is done, the results of the scan will be displayed and it will create a log named rapport.txt in the root of your drive, eg: Local Disk C: or partition where your operating system is installed. Please post that log along with all others requested in your next reply.IMPORTANT: Do NOT run any other options until you are asked to do so!**If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move SmitfraudFix.exe directly to the root of the system drive (usually C:), and launch from there.

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Hi there,

My 11 year old seems to have made rather a mess of the desktop.. My fault for not keeping an eye on him. By the time he told me it was running really slow I couldn't even open chrome as it told me it was out of memory to do even that.. its running 64 bit windows 7..

Anyway.. I've run the malware removal and saved logs as best I can. There were some issues.. there is only the admin user account so I didn't disable any user accounts. I only have AVG running as far as I know, but I couldn't bring up control panel to get to the system to check anything else as the pc just hung. I couldn't get a webpage unless I ran in safe mode with networking. So I ran CCleaner in safe mode. Then rogue killer and malwarebytes.. after which it needed a reboot and rebooted normally.. I then ran the rest in normal mode, and although it did take a while as it ran very slowly in normal mode, it did eventually limp through. Hitman Pro ran fine, and found a pile of stuff.. but when I tried to check the results it made me register it, which I did, and when I clicked next after that it repaired the 3 major things it found just leaving a bunch of threads. I didn't click repair on anything, it just did it automatically when I registered the product.. so apologies.. I know your instructions were to leave anything found in Hitman Pro unrepaired, but I didn't have a choice.

When I got to MGTools it ran very slowly through to 64.5% and then just hu... Read more

Answer:severely slow quad core desktop - multiple toolbars & registry errors

Jali said:





Hi there,

My 11 year old seems to have made rather a mess of the desktop.. My fault for not keeping an eye on him. By the time he told me it was running really slow I couldn't even open chrome as it told me it was out of memory to do even that.. its running 64 bit windows 7...........................

there is only the admin user account so I didn't disable any user accounts.Click to expand...

This is your first big mistake!!! Kids should never be using an Admin type account and every user of the PC should have their own user account. All accounts but one should be a restricted user account and only one person ( you I assume ) should have the password to use the administrator user account.





Jali said:





When I got to MGTools it ran very slowly through to 64.5% and then just hung.. so I haven't retried it. I had to quit it and so haven't got a log file for it.Click to expand...

There is a log. You should have looked for it. It creates it as it goes along. However you probably got stuck because you could not see a popup window waiting for your input. Like the prompt to approve HijackThis which the instructions for MGtools tell you that you need to click on twice. Shutdown ALL other programs including your browser and run MGtools again and watch for the TrendMicro popup for HijackThis.





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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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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:30:36 AM, on 6/27/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA Client\ssonsvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quick... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezing / Suddenly Slow / Recurring Viruses Found By Adaware, Etc., But They Keep Coming Back

Here is my Hijack This log as requested. I ran the other programs to remove what could be removed. My computer has been super slow and it is actually freezing thus requiring me to remove the battery to unlock. Also, I think someone at my company may be monitoring what I am doing--any suggestions on how to figure that out? Thank you so much for your help. TonyLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:42:03 AM, on 6/27/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Citrix\ICA... Read more

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I have had on-going issues with my computer and desperately need help! It crashes a few times a day and gives the same error code each time : IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I have scanned all that I know of to scan, updated all my software, and I cannot seem to find the problem. I thought I was more educated with computers, than I guess I actually am. I have also ran the registry booster and got back 634 registry errors : ( PLEASE HELP! Here is my computer information...

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941397 MB, Free - 856620 MB; D: Total - 12368 MB, Free - 1511 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1 , DVT ,
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Computer Crashing - 634 registry errors!!

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I have been having problems with my HP Pavilion ze4300 laptop. A few days ago when I tried to boot it up, I got a black screen saying that I had registry errors. I couldn't get it to boot up Windows so I reinstalled Windows XP
but I was still having problems. I tried reinstalling again hoping that would solve my problem and then I was able to get Windows to start up. I worked well for a couple of days and then today after updating my antivirus program, it shut down and then restarted and I got another black screen with the following message:

The following file is missing or corrupted HIMEM.SYS There is an error in your CONFIG.SYS file on line 21

The following file is missing or corrupted RAMDRIVE.SYS There is an error in your CONFIG.SYS file on line 31

Warning: the high memory area (HMA) is not available. Additional low memory (below 640K) will be used instead.

The following file is missing or corrupted: COMMAND.COM
Type the name of the Command Interpreter (e.g., C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM)

and then it shows the A prompt

Can someone tell me how to correct these problems since reinstalling Windows XP doesn't help?

ferndoodle
 

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my computer has some registry errors and junk files. how can I fix these errors. which software can I use. some online software says I must pay first

Answer:my computer has some registry errors and other junk files

Where did you see that your computer had registry errors?There are many websites that say your computer has serious problems and you must purchase their software to solve them. This is a scam.This software has one purpose and one purpose only - to separate computer users from their money.

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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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I have been having a lot of problems lately with programs missing from programs and features and system restore not working with errors, and i noticed a process in my task manager called conhost.exe, so i went to C:\Windows\System32 and found conhost and conhost.exe.mui, i googled issues with conhost and found a program thats scans the registry for errors cause by conhost.exe.mui so i downloaded it and scanned and i got a lot of errors i also downloaded registry repair but they dont show up on there, i tried terminating conhost.exe in the task manager but it said access denied(also the conhost.exe process has no username or description and i cant open its properties) i then went to the file location and tried to delete it there but it asked for trusted installer permission. i have been having problems with programs missing from add or remove programs and system restores not working, if anyone could help with this it would be great, thanks. 

Answer:Registry errors causing problems with computer/Malware

Please run the following scans.Please run the ESET OnlineScanThis scan takes quite a long time to run, so be prepared to have the time to allow this to run till it is completed.***Please note. If you run this scan using Internet Explorer you won't need to download the Eset Smartinstaller.***Click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.The ESET Online Scanner page will open, click on Yes, I agree to the trems of use, then click on Start, the scan will now begine.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, click List ThreatsClick Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.Click the Back button.Click the Finish button. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the dow... Read more

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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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I get the following pop up every morning when I start my computer:
 
Line: 1
Char: 78
Error: Invalid root in registry key
HKCU\software\pdqg\ysssfcv
Code: 0
URL: 
 
This is followed by a notepad with a log and I have to exit twice before the popups stop. I also get warnings that Acrobat cannot finish its update. This has been going on for a few months. In addition, my keyboard will delay typing 5-10 seconds or type multiples of the same letter. This makes Copy and Paste functions very difficult to do. I change my batteries in the wireless keyboard often to rule that out. I am not very tech savvy but try my best and can usually figure my way out of a problem, but this one has stumped me. At the end of each day I run CCleaner and usually have 5-600 GB that is cleared up. I then restart the computer and don't turn it off so that our server can run its backup. I do notice that if I don't do CCleaner my computer is extra sluggish.   
 
Here is my FRST log:

 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 25-07-2016
Ran by User (administrator) on STATION-2 (26-07-2016 11:00:30)
Running from C:\Users\User\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: User (Available Profiles: User)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-far... Read more

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Hello all. New to the forums and whathaveyou... And I am utterly confused with a problem I've been noting on my computer. After previously downloading some Iso's for personal use (Dumb, I know.), I noted that when I attempted to acess a page that would have me log in, the page would fail to load. As in.. if I attempted to sign in to Yahoo Mail or Facebook - I'd get a "Page cannot be loaded" screen. I scanned my computer with Avg, and detected a Trojan by the name of generic 8.bloq. It was removed long while ago since now. I had figured I had fixed my problem then. I rebooted my computer after the scan and save and noticed that my problem was NOT solved.Instead, I believe it grew worse. I signed in, and noticed that something was constantly making the "webpage loading" clicky sound. The very same one you get when one clicks "Go", "Refresh" or "Back", ect. Firefox was having the same problem, so I tried to use my old and untouched version of enternet explorer, and for some reason that has NO problems in acessing Log-in screens.I was recommended to system restore, and this solved the odd clicking noise issue, though my Firefoxis now entirely broken. As was google chrome when I downloaded it. Any time I attempt to acess a page at ALL, it gives me a "Page could not be loaded" screen. And now my internet connection (My primary connection is wireless, but I have tried hardline as well) is not being detected ... Read more

Answer:Trojan causing registry errors? Killing computer progressivly!

error recursion level has been exceeded - autoIT will quit to prevent stack overflowWhat game or program did you install before you started getting this error?Some types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot t... Read more

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A recent Malwarebytes scan has revealed a Trojan.BHO in the registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.fsharproj It says it was Quarantined and deleted successfully but when I rescan immediately after it shows the same bug and does not fix the problem. I have tried using my Avast anti-virus as well but it was not resolved.

I am using Windows XP and it seems like the only problems the trojan causes is a google redirect to similar searched sites. This does not happen every google search but often enough to be annoying.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

Answer:Recurring Registry Bug

Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (v2.5.4.0) from Kaspersky's website Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller.2.4.0.0_27.07.2010_09.o7.26_log.txt) will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to these instructions. In some cases it may be necessary to redownload T... Read more

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I think there is something wrong with my registry. When I download registry mechanic, it says some core files are missing. When I run Ashampoo WinOptimizer, it is able to find orphaned registry files but not delete it. Plus, when i try to install a game (Roller Coaster tycoon) I am not able to complete the installation as the error message reads "Could not set up registry entries."

Help? Perhaps any way to "refresh" or "repair" my registry on XP?

Thanks

Answer:Recurring Registry Problem

I think doing a Windows Repair install would fix a problem like that, though I'm not totally sure since I haven't experienced an issue like that before.

Does anyone else know for sure if the windows repair install rebuilds the registry?

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My son, who is rather a happy hands person when browsing, clicked on an "AOL You've Got Pictures" e-mail while use Internet Explorer. Something has hijacked the browser (About Blank releated, I think), and this keeps popping up when I run Hijack This: R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\bdozd.dll/sp.html#96676

Here is my log. Thanks for any help:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:36:37 PM, on 6/24/2004
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\aol\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ielg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\progra~1\scansoft\paperp~1\pptd40nt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PESTPA~1\PPControl.exe
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Question: Recurring Errors

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:56:31 PM, on 11/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.3093 (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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
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Answer:Recurring Errors

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I don't see any anti-virus software running.
Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version of Java components and upgrade the application. This is NOT supported for use in 9x or ME and probably will not install in those systems

Upgrading Java:

Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 3.
Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".
Click the "Download" button to the right.
Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".
The page will refresh.
Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation with or without Multi-language and save to your desktop.
Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.
Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.
Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.
Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.
Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.
Then from your desktop double-click on the... Read more

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Hello,
 
I had a recent bout with some malware on my system. I went through the usual Malware Bytes, Adwcleaner, Junkware Removal, the whole deal. At this point my primary browser, Chrome, seems to be back to normal and the malicious adware that kept reinstalling (mini-adblocker) has gone, for now anyway.
 
Malware Bytes runs clean, and so does Junkware removal, but Adwcleaner keeps finding the following under the Registry tab:
 
Data Deleted : HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings [ProxyOverride] - *.local
 
1) Is this still malicious?
 
2) How do I get rid of it?
 
I will note I'm no expert with this stuff, but I can follow directions pretty well. 
 
Thank you so much for any help you can provide! 

Answer:Adwcleaner - Recurring Registry Find

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Then.....
 
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
 
Source
http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadp... Read more

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Running XP Home sp3 with IE 8.0. This valueless key keeps appearing at HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\uninstall\google chrome. Never installed or used Google Chrome, and can't find any trace of it in the pc. RegScrubXP fixes it but it keeps returning. Does Windows want it there, otherwise I'd like to remove it permanently.
 

Answer:recurring Google Chrome registry key

The problem is being caused by a component of RealPlayer, it is there update module. It is realsched.exe located in the RealPlayer\Update folder. It puts two Empty keys in the registry, one at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and the other at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall. You need to stop realsched.exe with a Control-Alt-Del and End Process button, find the program file and either delete it or lock it like I did by renaming it Lock-realsched.exe. I did that incase I foud that RealPlayer needed it for some feature, but so far have found no need for it.
 

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Hi all,

The title pretty much says it all, the BSOD often appears when enabling or disabling dual screen leading me to think its an issue with the graphics drivers, ive tried updating drivers, window updates and then formatting without win updates, no success. This issue only started a few weeks after building but is getting much more frequent it can be very annoying if im enabling dual screen on my TV to watch a Blu-Ray at night then boob BSOD!

Thanks in advance to anyone who attempts to help.

Answer:Win 7 - BSOD, Recurring, Various errors.

Welcome to the forum Utra,

Remove Avast! and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials. Avast! as seen, is causing BSOD's for you.
Recommended antivirus software for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:- Microsoft Security Essentials Download | Free Spyware Protection
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good & Free Security Combination


   Warning
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.




Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\admin\Downloads\AARONS-PC-03_06_2014_115305_62\060314-13369-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.17273.amd64fre.win7_gdr.130318-1532
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e0e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0304ae70
Debug session time: Tue Jun 3 16:48:13.771 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:43:12.833
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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Anybody else getting these 4 recurring errors every restart? The services they refer to don't seem to exist. Funny thing is, if I restart and go to 8.1 to do some work, restart and come back to 10, they do not appear. The time of the errors coincides with the shutdown time of 10, not the restart time. Strange.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Recurring Errors.zip

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+ System
- Provider
[ Name] Service Control Manager
[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}
[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager

- EventID 7034
[ Qualifiers] 49152

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8080000000000000

- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2015-06-04T12:33:18.684076000Z

EventRecordID 13315

Correlation

- Execution
[ ProcessID] 884
[ ThreadID] 4880

Channel System

Computer WIN-JJNF42JF5BB

Security

- EventData
param1 User Data Access_Session2
param2 1
550073006500720044006100740061005300760063005F00530065007300730069006F006E0032000000


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Binary data:


In Words
0000: 00730055 00720065 00610044 00610074
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Hi Guys (i.e men and women :P )

After about 2 weeks of pulling my hair out i thought i would give this a try, sorry if i post this in the wrong area i am new to this whole online fourm thingy, if anyone can help advise me here it would be much appreicated.

The problem started a few months back when my internet explorer kept closing as did firefox for no apparent reason after restarting the computer things returned to normal, then when i downloaded any files or programmes off the internet i kept getting an error message which was along the lines of crc error failed and no programmes would unzip tried many different programmes such as 7zip and winrar the thing is i have a laptop aswell and the programmes i downloaded worked fine on the laptop i.e i copied them on to disk and the installed them on my laptop with no such errors.

After a few days i lost the plot and re-formated and installed windows xp media centre edition 2002 service pack 2 as i won 15 pc games from work and i was unable to play them as i was getting the same error message with new disks?? dont figure, anyways after a clean install the same errors are persistant i can download files as long as i dont need to extract them they work fine, i tried to install avg and got the following error messages.

CRC FAILED in files.dat
crc failed in vcredist.msi

so i gave up and downloaded avast and i get this error message when trying to install it

setup selfextract
An error 1006 (ooooo3ee) has occured
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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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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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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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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 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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Answer:IE 6 painfully slow

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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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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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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
C:\Program Fi... Read more

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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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