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very slow computer (esp. booting and opening applications)

Question: very slow computer (esp. booting and opening applications)

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

Thanks for any advice you can give me.

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\AddOns\Norton AddOn Pack\Engine\3.7.0.23\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\RosettaStoneLtdServices\RosettaStoneDaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop\DesktopWeather.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Stoney\Application Data\Qualcomm\Eudora\Eudora.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DllHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Stoney\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://abcnews.go.com/
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uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = hxxp://www.dell4me.com/myway
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
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BHO: Symantec Intrusion Prevention: {6d53ec84-6aae-4787-aeee-f4628f01010c} - c:\program files\norton internet security\norton internet security\engine\16.7.2.11\IPSBHO.DLL
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BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper: {ae7cd045-e861-484f-8273-0445ee161910} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO: {af69de43-7d58-4638-b6fa-ce66b5ad205d} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\5.4.4525.1752\swg.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: AOL Toolbar: {4982d40a-c53b-4615-b15b-b5b5e98d167c} - c:\program files\aol toolbar\toolbar.dll
TB: Norton Toolbar: {7febefe3-6b19-4349-98d2-ffb09d4b49ca} - c:\program files\norton internet security\norton internet security\engine\16.7.2.11\coIEPlg.dll
TB: Adobe PDF: {47833539-d0c5-4125-9fa8-0819e2eaac93} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
TB: Google Toolbar: {2318c2b1-4965-11d4-9b18-009027a5cd4f} - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
TB: {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - No File
EB: Adobe PDF: {182ec0be-5110-49c8-a062-beb1d02a220b} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
EB: Real.com: {fe54fa40-d68c-11d2-98fa-00c0f0318afe} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
EB: {32683183-48a0-441b-a342-7c2a440a9478} - No File
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
uRun: [DW6] "c:\program files\the weather channel fw\desktop\DesktopWeather.exe"
uRun: [updateMgr] "c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\AdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_1_0 -reboot 1
uRun: [swg] "c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
mRun: [DwlClient] c:\program files\common files\dell\eusw\Support.exe
mRun: [dla] c:\windows\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
mRun: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
mRun: [<NO NAME>]
mRun: [Google Desktop Search] "c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
mRun: [VX6000] c:\windows\vVX6000.exe
mRun: [AppleSyncNotifier] c:\program files\common files\apple\mobile device support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
mRun: [Acrobat Assistant 8.0] "c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\adober~1.lnk - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\reader\reader_sl.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\hpdigi~1.lnk - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\hpimag~1.lnk - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
StartupFolder: c:\docume~1\alluse~1\startm~1\programs\startup\window~1.lnk - c:\program files\windows desktop search\WindowsSearch.exe
IE: &AOL Toolbar search - c:\program files\aol toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - c:\windows\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: Append to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: Convert link target to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
IE: Convert selected links to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
IE: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: Convert selection to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
IE: Convert to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 8.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Google Sidewiki... - c:\program files\google\google toolbar\component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_60D6097707281E79.dll/cmsidewiki.html
IE: {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - c:\program files\aim95\aim.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {36ECAF82-3300-8F84-092E-AFF36D6C7040} - {86529161-034E-4F8A-88D2-3C625E612E04} - c:\program files\winhttrack\WinHTTrackIEBar.dll
IE: {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - c:\program files\aol toolbar\toolbar.dll
IE: {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - {FE54FA40-D68C-11d2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
Trusted Zone: m-w.com
Trusted Zone: PC_USERS
Trusted Zone: www.dsvanywhere.com
DPF: {02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B} - hxxp://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab
DPF: {0742B9EF-8C83-41CA-BFBA-830A59E23533} - hxxps://support.microsoft.com/OAS/ActiveX/MSDcode.cab
DPF: {0C92900E-4D5A-4F04-ACC9-729E1767BBAE} - hxxp://www.hebphoto.com/net/Uploader/LPUploader45.cab
DPF: {136B0B2C-B45B-4CD3-983C-EE3FA0AB457F} - hxxp://www.dsvanywhere.com/appeon/weblibrary_ax/weblibrary.cab
DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} - hxxp://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=36467&clcid=0x409
DPF: {315B0BFB-2BD4-481B-80A3-A9B80727C61B} - hxxp://webiq005.webiqonline.com/WebIQ/DataServer/Pub/DataServer.dll?Handler=GetEngineDistribution&EDID={896A23A1-5821-4609-A6C6-6D5536C585C9}
DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} - hxxp://photos.walmart.com/WalmartActivia.cab
DPF: {5D637FAD-E202-48D1-8F18-5B9C459BD1E3} - hxxp://www.winkflash.com/photo/loaders/ImageUploader5.cab
DPF: {6A344D34-5231-452A-8A57-D064AC9B7862} - hxxps://webdl.symantec.com/activex/symdlmgr.cab
DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} - hxxp://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1126525693156
DPF: {6E5E167B-1566-4316-B27F-0DDAB3484CF7} - hxxp://www.winkflash.com/photo/loaders/ImageUploader4.cab
DPF: {72BDE761-9AAF-452F-84F7-378D7A6A6A62} - hxxp://www.dsvanywhere.com/appeon/weblibrary_ax/ceondownloadcenter.cab
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A} - hxxp://web1.shutterfly.com/downloads/Uploader.cab
DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} - hxxp://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} - hxxp://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?38163.5834490741
DPF: {A18962F6-E6ED-40B1-97C9-1FB36F38BFA8} - hxxp://www.hebphoto.com/net/Uploader/ImageUploader3.cab
DPF: {AE6C4705-0F11-4ACB-BDD4-37F138BEF289} - hxxp://www.hebphoto.com/net/Uploader/LPUploader41.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0002-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/products/plugin/autodl/jinstall-142-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0011-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_11-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0001-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_01-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_02-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_03-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CB50428B-657F-47DF-9B32-671F82AA73F7} - hxxp://www.photodex.com/pxplay.cab
DPF: {CF40ACC5-E1BB-4AFF-AC72-04C2F616BCA7} - hxxp://wwwimages.adobe.com/www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/nos/gp.cab
Handler: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - c:\progra~1\common~1\skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
Handler: symres - {AA1061FE-6C41-421f-9344-69640C9732AB} - c:\program files\norton internet security\norton internet security\engine\16.7.2.11\CoIEPlg.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxsrvc.dll
AppInit_DLLs: c:\progra~1\google\google~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: Eudora's Shell Extension: {edb0e980-90bd-11d4-8599-0008c7d3b6f8} - c:\program files\qualcomm\eudora\EuShlExt.dll
SEH: Windows Desktop Search Namespace Manager: {56f9679e-7826-4c84-81f3-532071a8bcc5} - c:\program files\windows desktop search\MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli scecli scecli scecli scecli scecli

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:\docume~1\stoney\applic~1\mozilla\firefox\profiles\zd21mv0s.default\
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2260173&SearchSource=3&q={searchTerms}
FF - prefs.js: browser.search.selectedEngine - Swag Bucks Customized Web Search
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://search.conduit.com/?ctid=CT2260173&SearchSource=13
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\coffplgn\components\coFFPlgn.dll
FF - component: c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\ipsffplgn\components\IPSFFPl.dll
FF - component: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\components\GoogleDesktopMozilla.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\stoney\application data\move networks\plugins\npqmp071503000010.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\stoney\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\zd21mv0s.default\extensions\{0c7e3f01-99e9-4095-9bdc-f84724960b57}\plugins\NPCpnMgr.dll
FF - plugin: c:\documents and settings\stoney\application data\mozilla\plugins\npPxPlay.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\NPcol400.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npCouponPrinter.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npHiqVideo.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npmozax.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\real\realarcade\plugins\mozilla\npracplug.dll
FF - plugin: c:\program files\viewpoint\viewpoint experience technology\npViewpoint.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant: {20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b} - c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v3.5\windows presentation foundation\dotnetassistantextension\
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0003-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0016-ABCDEFFEDCBA}
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R0 SymEFA;Symantec Extended File Attributes;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nis\1007020.00b\SymEFA.sys [2009-8-31 310320]
R1 BHDrvx86;Symantec Heuristics Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nis\1007020.00b\BHDrvx86.sys [2009-8-31 259632]
R1 ccHP;Symantec Hash Provider;c:\windows\system32\drivers\nis\1007020.00b\cchpx86.sys [2009-8-31 482432]
R1 CXAVSAUD;Conexant 2388x Audio Capture;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cxavsaud.sys [2005-5-6 9984]
R1 IDSxpx86;IDSxpx86;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\ipsdefs\20091211.001\IDSXpx86.sys [2009-12-14 329592]
R2 aawservice;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-aware\aawservice.exe [2008-7-7 611664]
R2 ccProxy;Symantec Network Proxy;c:\program files\norton internet security\norton internet security\addons\norton addon pack\engine\3.7.0.23\ccProxy.exe [2009-10-6 186744]
R2 Norton Internet Security;Norton Internet Security;c:\program files\norton internet security\norton internet security\engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe [2009-8-31 117640]
R2 RosettaStoneDaemon;RosettaStoneDaemon;c:\program files\rosettastoneltdservices\RosettaStoneDaemon.exe [2009-9-3 444224]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;c:\program files\common files\symantec shared\eengine\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2009-8-26 102448]
R3 NAVENG;NAVENG;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\virusdefs\20091216.022\NAVENG.SYS [2009-12-16 84912]
R3 NAVEX15;NAVEX15;c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\norton\{0c55c096-0f1d-4f28-aaa2-85ef591126e7}\norton\definitions\virusdefs\20091216.022\NAVEX15.SYS [2009-12-16 1323568]
S3 AVerFx2hbtv;AVerMedia H826 USB Hybrid Tuner;c:\windows\system32\drivers\AVerFx2hbtv.sys [2009-6-30 273152]
S3 FlyUsb;FLY Fusion;c:\windows\system32\drivers\FlyUsb.sys [2009-7-1 18560]
S3 GoogleDesktopManager-110309-193829;Google Desktop Manager 5.9.911.3589;c:\program files\google\google desktop search\GoogleDesktop.exe [2004-11-6 30192]
S3 NPF;NetGroup Packet Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\npf.sys [2004-5-14 32896]
S3 VX6000;Microsoft LifeCam VX-6000;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VX6000Xp.sys [2006-4-13 2383152]
S4 PackethSvc;Virtual NIC Service;c:\windows\system32\PackethSvc.exe [2004-12-13 51200]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-12-15 06:08:20 0 d-----w- c:\program files\ToniArts
2009-12-15 03:55:08 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\stoney\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-12-15 03:54:53 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-12-15 03:54:51 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-12-15 03:54:49 19160 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-12-15 03:54:49 0 d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-12-08 02:59:01 0 d-----w- c:\program files\iTunes
2009-11-24 04:38:29 0 d-----w- c:\documents and settings\stoney\.jordan
2009-11-23 15:28:02 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\stoney\applic~1\E-centives
2009-11-18 01:40:36 0 d-----w- c:\docume~1\stoney\applic~1\GrabPro
2009-11-18 01:39:23 0 d-----w- C:\Downloads

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-12-14 13:03:57 12050 --sha-w- c:\windows\system32\KGyGaAvL.sys
2009-10-28 14:40:47 173056 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ie4uinit.exe
2009-10-21 05:38:36 75776 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\strmfilt.dll
2009-10-21 05:38:36 75776 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\strmfilt.dll
2009-10-21 05:38:36 25088 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\httpapi.dll
2009-10-21 05:38:36 25088 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\httpapi.dll
2009-10-20 16:20:16 265728 ------w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\http.sys
2009-10-20 16:20:16 265728 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\http.sys
2009-10-13 10:30:16 270336 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\oakley.dll
2009-10-13 10:30:16 270336 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\oakley.dll
2009-10-12 13:38:19 149504 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\rastls.dll
2009-10-12 13:38:19 149504 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\rastls.dll
2009-10-12 13:38:18 79872 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\raschap.dll
2009-10-12 13:38:18 79872 ------w- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\raschap.dll
2009-10-11 10:17:27 411368 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2005-09-28 00:49:41 774144 ----a-w- c:\program files\RngInterstitial.dll
2008-05-20 03:08:37 32768 --sha-w- c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\local settings\history\history.ie5\mshist012008051920080520\index.dat

============= FINISH: 21:34:53.79 ===============

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Preferred Solution: very slow computer (esp. booting and opening applications)

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

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

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

Answer: very slow computer (esp. booting and opening applications)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERE

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Hey,

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

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

Let me know your thoughts on this.

Thank you,

wws

Answer:Slow computer when opening applications, Bad HDD?

Hello wws,

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

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

Answer:Slow opening of Office applications

Have you defragged recently?

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

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

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

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

Answer:Slow internet and applications not opening

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

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



REGEDIT4

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

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

 

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so i was advised to d/l Hijack this, then post in this form for proper help before i remove anythingI'm on windows XP. i've ran freeware like Ad-aware and spybot-search&destroy but i dont think its getting rid of the real problemPlease do let me know what i should remove? thank youhere's my log filePlatform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\IPFax\FaxMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\AClient\Bin\XCDiffCache.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exeC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpwareSE4.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iT... Read more

Answer:internet and opening applications so slow!

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

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

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:12:01 AM, on 1/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Ghost\Agent\VProSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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My computer is running very slowly, especially on start-up and when opening applications. Once my browser finally opens, I usually don't have problems browsing the internet, but even a basic operation like emptying the recycle bin takes 10 secs or more, opening app such as Windows Media Player, 30 secs or more, etc. Computer is only a few months old and was running fine until about 1 month ago. I have tried eliminating unneeded programs from startup option in system config, without improvement. Have 4GB of RAM anyway, with few programs, so don't think that was the issue. Have also done a disc cleanup/defrag. Malwarebytes can find no problems. Nor can my antivirus program, PCcillan. I have created system restore points several times, but they are deleted once comp is re-started.

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

Appreciate any help.

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


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

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

BUMP, please

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

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

Games and videos run smoothly.

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

Answer:Folders and applications opening really slow since yesterday

Hi my friend , you can download this

http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

Go to

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

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

even go to

Start - Run msconfig - Ok

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Slow boot-up and applications opening

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

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

The computer is running slower than normal.

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

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

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

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

This is the HiJackThis Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:46:51, on 28/03/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue... Read more

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Hello,

Last night, I left the computer idle when I went to go brush my teeth. As I came back, computer froze. Never happened before but whatever, reboot.

When Trillian (multi instant messaging client) was loading up at startup, computer froze. Rebooted.

At startup, I quickly shutdown Trillian via Task Manager and I thought that was it. Then I opened Realplayer... froze. This also happens when java loads up (school website uses java), windows media player, but surprisingly not when I open Firefox itself. Heck it even freezes when I try System Restore, highlight someone's name or even try to msg them on Gtalk.

During all the multiple reboots, I did notice that the cpu temperature is relatively high than usual. 50 degrees celsius. Usually it hovers around 40. It may be because I had it on for awhile or maybe it's due to the new video card? But the past few weeks with the new video card, I didn't have any problems. If the cpu fan wasn't working, the computer wouldn't boot right?

I tried a couple of common solutions.
1. I performed a full chkdsk, that helped a friend of mine who's computer wouldn't even start after it froze. In my case, didn't work.

2. I went to safe mode, managed to get System Restore to work. But it didn't help.

3. Disk Cleaner, last ditch effort. Nope.

I noticed the sticky mentioning reinstalling Windows, would this be a potential solution? I was planning to format some time soon anyway.

I tried searching fo... Read more

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. After running rkill, malwarebytes, hijackthis: my computer continues to freeze every time I open up an application. I can click the start button and browse through folders, applications extremely fast though.
 

Answer:Computer freezes when opening applications

I should also add that I get a single beep when I start up the computer.
 

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Hi,
I have recently developed a problem. There are two programs that I have found so far that will freeze my computer when open them, Matlab and Visual Basic 6.0 Working Model.I have homwork due ! yikes.. I uninstalled VB the last bout and re-installed it and it worked wor about a week. Matlab I just discovered it today. I tried 4 or 5 times to open the applications but with the same result. I am not sure what is happening, It is strange because tose two applications were the most recent installations. I also have Autocad 14 which I installed last year and it booted up fine. Is there a problem with an initialization script? Virus? I am at a complete loss.

Thanks in advance.

John
 

Answer:(Solved) Computer Freezing when opening certain applications

JB,
What version of Windows are you using?

Try shutting down anything running in the background. Do a Ctrl-Alt, Delete, to display the Task List. End Task on all except Explorer and then try starting your applications.
If you have Windows 98, you can use MSConfig.exe to do the same thing. Run MSConfig.exe and select the Startup tab, uncheck all the entries and reboot.

Regards,
Roger
 

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Hi,

I was wondering if you would be able to help me. I suspect I have a virus as my internet browsing is been slowed down to the point it is nearly not usable and I have a high speed connection. Also opening and closing applications has been slowed right down as well. Any help you might be able to provide would be much appreciated.

I have attached a HJT log if that helps.

Regards,

Bruce.
 

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

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

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

Answer:Computer runs Slow, Internet slow, Applications slow

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

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

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

My HijackThis log:

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\SymProxySvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\BRMFRSMG.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\WinFax\WFXSWTCH.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wfxsnt40.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:... Read more

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

Anything look familiar?
 

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Hi,

I was hoping someone would be able to help me. I have got serious lag opening applications and trouble with programs freezing. neither pc cillin or super antispyware have picked anything up so I was hoping someone could cast their eye over my hijack this log and see if they can see anything.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:52:50 PM, on 5/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

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\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2007\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\D-Link\DSL-200\dslstat.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\DSL-200\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahe... Read more

Answer:Solved: lagged opening applications and freezing applications

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

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

Thanks you can also contact me through < Moderator removed password. all help to be on the forum not by email >
 

Answer:Does My Applications Slow Down My Computer?

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks

Answer:All applications on computer run slow

Hi kenshinsword and welcome to TSF

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

Please post a log from a new HijackThis scan

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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HIJACK THIS:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:24:29 PM, on 6/3/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Ad-Aware Antivirus\AdAwareService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspe... Read more

Answer:Computer Extremely Slow - Applications Crashing Computer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Slow computer, applications will not open.

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

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

Regards,
Randy Grove

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

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

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

Answer:Applications won't open, computer very slow

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Hi. I've had this problem for quite some time now. I'm not really sure what's the right word for it, but when I open certain applications, I am prompted to open or save something that's related to the applications (i.e. One of the applications features). This problem resulted into not being able to use the application as shown in one of the attachments (Free Easy Burner). Before this problem came, I was able to use the application normally. Is there a way to solve this? Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 1910 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 731 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 79 GB (15 GB Free); D: 385 GB (38 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: None
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean Install Windows 7

If you used an Ultimate upgrade disk follow this tutorial:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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

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

Answer:Suddenly slow computer all browsers and all applications

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you want to block or allow it?

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

My Hijackthis l... Read more

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

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

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

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

what to do?


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

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

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

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

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

What to do now???


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

thank you for your help and assistance. highly appreciated.

Regards,
 

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

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

Did you set the below proxy yourself?




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

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

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

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

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I am running PC, Windows XP and recently had several viruses deleted from system. Problem started when running Internet Explorer and would receive an error tab every time stating IE must close. The data error was a mcsvrt.dll problem.

Now when I start the computer it takes 10-15 minutes to boot completely and accessing Mozilla or any apps after about 3-4 mins takes ages. It runs so slow, something has it almost completely bogged down. I run spybot but after a while it freezes up.

Not sure what to do???

Sam
 

Answer:Computer booting incredibly slow and all apps slow

Please click here to download and install the HijackThis installer. ​
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything​
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HJT LOG PROVIDED:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:12 PM, on 1/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\shwserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated server\VMISrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated server\Video\GPVSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated server\Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\vaio media integrated serv... Read more

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hey my computer has been running slower than usual... the most noticeable thing is it hangs from anywhere from 1-5 minutes when opening my computer to see the harddrives listed.... it doesnt do this on any other icon... however it does do it also when saving a file from a website or whatever......it goes to any other folder fine....e.g. : my documents.... desktop...

Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)
Run by Punk-0-Punx at 2008-11-06 20:57:19
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
System drive C: has 54 GB (74%) free of 72 GB
Total RAM: 1023 MB (35% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:57:23 PM, on 11/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
C:\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\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFI... Read more

Answer:Computer is slow..hangs for a long time when opening my computer icon

Hello, punkopunx
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
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On newly built system with a clean install of windows we are having trouble with my computer opening slowly. The box opens quickly but the drives take 20 seconds to show up. I have disabled windows image aquisition service and turned off Automatically search for network drives and folders. This computer is used to connect to three different hospitals websites with citrix and other web based portals. Is it possible that some of the active x controls that make it possible for the desktop to log in securely to the hospitals have caused this issue? If so how can I fix it without a reformat. Thank you for your help.
Jerry
 

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"My Computer" takes 20 to 25 seconds to open up to view the drives. There is a flashlight going from side to side until it opens. When it opens I have access to my drives. If I should click on "My Computer" again, the process starts over again.Has anyone had the same problem and had any success in solving it?jamatfd

Answer:My Computer slow on opening.

do a hard drive diagnostic perhaps the drive is failing

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My computer ussually takes 5 minites to open up and 2-3 min to load after i log in....i have a mac book with windows installed on it. A few days ago i downloaded and installed a game and after that my com took 5 min to open as usual but it took 30 min to load after i logged in. I uninstalled the game but my com still takes so long to load. Anyone have any ideas? (i have posted additional info of my com below)

Operating System
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

Processor a
2.10 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)

Drives
MATSHI TA DVD-R UJ-867 [CD-ROM drive]
FUJITSU MHY2120BH [Hard drive] (120.03 GB

System Model
Apple Inc. MacBook4,1 1.0

Main Circuit Board b
Board: Apple Inc. Mac-F22788A9 PVT
Serial Number: 1
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Apple Inc. MB41.88Z.00C1.B00.0802091535 02/09/08

Display
Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family [Display adapter] (2x)
Apple [Monitor]
 

Answer:Slow Opening Computer

Hi aryiae 339, I would suggest that you download hijack this from here http://www.filehippo.com/download_hijackthis/2894/ Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile. Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log. Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply. DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything. I am not qualified to help you with the hijack this but someone will be along soon to assist you.
 

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hello, I have a little problem. My laptop is slow at booting windows but I don't understand why it is slow because it has an SSD, is there any way I can improve the speed?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8110 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 237 GB (99 GB Free);
Motherboard: Clevo, N155RD
Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Enabled and Updated
 

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My computer takes way too long to boot up. I am including my HighJack log in the hopes you can tell me what to get rid of.

Thanks in advance,
Mel

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:04:13 PM, on 9/23/2004
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\ONE-TO~1\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
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Yeah. All the sudden my computer has become abnormally slow and I am not sure why. It just took 20 minutes get past the login screen and load but now I can't get around on the desktop. This is really unusual. It is usual very fast. I have a Core 2 duo processor, 3.5 gb RAM. What could be causing this out of the blue? Motherboard? Graphics Card? RAM? I am trying to save files on the hard drive in case I have to reformat. I can't even do that. The mouse is moving but I cannot do anything. What is the first thing I should do? I don't even know if I should keep the computer on cause it seems like the CPU is working overtime if you catch my drift. lol Although I don't hear any strange noises. Ok, I am running on the desktop fine now. Trying to find out the issue. No clue. I did do a Graphics driver update yesterday. Anyone think that could be the issue?
 

Answer:Computer booting up really slow!!!!

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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Hi everyone
My computer has crashed when I start playing with left4 dead and after I rebooted my computer the computer took about 7-10 minutes to boot up completely. This is the fourth day I have tried to fix it and I have just run out of solutions.
I?m using Windows XP Pro SP3
This is what I?ve tried to scan my computer with:
Malware bytes? Anti ?Malware, SBYbot search and Destroy, Super Anti Spyware and Avast Antivirus. I did a system restore, check disk, registry scan, sfc /scannow, Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks scan and also a Burn in Test scan and all scans have passed all tests. I even used Seatools HDD and it too has passed and I have also uninstalled Windows xp SP3 and reinstalled and nothing has helped to solve my problem.
I think maybe my Master Boot Record has some problems but if I go repair it maybe I going to lose my partition on my HDD.
I appreciate any help given from anyone.
Thank you very much.

Answer:Computer slow booting up

Hi Popey -You have covered almost everything - Have you uninstalled the program that may have caused the problem ?? I do not play L 4 D so I am a bit unsure about the actual program - Can it be removed fully, retest your system and reinstall to see if there is problems ??Is your CPU running overly high with the game and are heating problems OK ?? Temps generally 50 to 55 C as a rule are high enough most times -Also assuming you keep fans and cabinet reasonably dust free (as you seem to know all the good things) -How much RAM is the unit running and do you have a good Video card installed -Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Hi,

My friends computer booting is very slow. Earlier It was fast. But when we installed internet connection its booting and working performance becoming very slow. I have tried to remove some spyware and recover some speed but not like earlier one. Computer specs: Microsoft Windows 2000 pro (SP4), Intel P-IV, 2.4 Ghz, 512 MB RAM. Please help me to solve this problem. HijackThis log is given below:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:55:44 PM, on 3/8/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
E:\oracle\ora90\bin\agntsrvc.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
E:\oracle\ora90\Apache\Apache\Apache.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\cmd.exe
E:\oracle\ora90\BIN\TNSLSNR.exe
E:\oracle\ora90\bin\dbsnmp.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
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Answer:Computer booting is very slow, help???

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/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled.

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).

Run an online virus scan at TrendMicro. Just follow the instructions on the site to run the online scan.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

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ever since I upgraded my computer to windows 10 I have been experiencing lag during boot.
 

Answer:Computer slow booting

Since we know nothing about your computer, do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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I have just a couple things I'm a bit concerned about.

1. When my computer starts up and gets to the "Windows Starting" blue screen, it takes almost 5 minutes before the log in prompt appears for my password. Once I enter that and it goes to the desktop, then it takes another 5 minutes at least for all the icons to appear on the screen where I can actually start doing something. Once everything is finished and all icons are appearing on the desktop, then for the most part it runs ok with a few exceptions at times, I think mostly due to the 256 RAM I have. The start up used to only take a minute or less when it was new and even after the first year. It's about 4 years old now though, so is the slowness due to normal usage over 4 years of time? Or could there be something else slowing it down? I do plan to upgrade the RAM soon but it seems like it shouldn't be this slow even with only 256. It's mostly just in the start up processes. Once I'm in doing things, internet, etc., it isn't that slow overall.

2. I have a couple items listed in the Add/Remove programs window that I can't remove. One is called Adware and the other is also some kind of Adware related item, but neither appear in the programs or anywhere else on the computer. I think whatever files went to those programs have been deleted long ago, but for some reason it won't let me clear out the names in the add/remove window. Is there some way to remove those witho... Read more

Answer:Computer Is Very Slow Booting Up, Not Sure Why

That is way too slow. Have you run any cleaner programs or defragmented your hdd?Ccleaner will remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. The exact name of the programs you can't delete would help to identify any malware. If you haven't used the two programs below, suggest you do that after cleanup and defragmenting your drive.Remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. by using Ccleaner. Do not use "Advanced Settings" or the "Issues" button. Use only the default settings. http://www.ccleaner.com/Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds. http://www.superantispyware.com/Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html--------------------------------------------------------------------------------How To start Windows in Safe Modehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have a lot of programs in your startup list that you don't use you can block those from startup and use them on demand. There are some security programs that take a long time to start and use a lot resources once started that slow down an older comp. Describe what programs you have running at startup.

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 Guy's! Good Day!I just wanted to ask if what is the problem with my computer because it takes time to boot??? Enlighten me guy's, I need your help....

Answer: Help! slow computer booting

When the computer is off, power on the computer and tap the F8 key until you get to advanced boot options... Select, SAFE MODE, and see how long it takes to boot up... If it boots up relatively fast, then your problem is software-related and we'll have to do a bit of cleansing...

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ok here is my issue. my computer is booting very slow. I have checked with mcafee and spybot and found nothing. also it is taking those programs a VERY long time to run...any ideas? thz

Answer:Computer booting very slow

Hi

Have a read and follow through of this article and see if it helps:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...imisation.html

Post back any concerns or queries.

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When my computer starts up, it seems to take forever now. I had a spyware problem...could that be why? If I use the CD that came with the computer, I know it wil erase everything, but will it also give me my programs back, like the intervideoDVD software and Notebook Maximizer? And also, how can I save my email in Outlook Expres before I do my recovery CD? Thanks so much!
 

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I recently read a lot on this site about beginning to trouble shoot the system. Cookiegal did a really good deed with lpdyer in getting their computer fixed. I am hoping for similar help,

I did the Hijack This thing and got the following log: What now?
Thanks
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:53:11 PM, on 11/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\SAMSUNG\FW LiveUpdate\Liveupdate.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\DiskeeperLite\DKService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Steve\Desktop\COMPUTER FIXES\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.cnn.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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Answer:Slow Booting Computer

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I have gone through the posts and still can not find the solution. The computer boot slowed down around two weeks ago. I have run HJT and Autoruns and the logs are posted below. I also ran Bootvis which shows the long delay but did not indicate what is trying to run. I have tried removing ctfmon.exe and removed all runs of file and print sharing with no luck. I also disabled Automatic updates through the services for good measure. I ran all Microsofts, Ad-aware, and Pest Control for good measure and came up with zero.

The problem disappears when I disable the workstation services which leads me to think it is associated with networking. Another interesting note is when it runs slow I can watch McAffee enable and disable like something is trying to install.

I have a Dell laptop, 1.5 GHz, 512 ram, XP SP2.

Help!!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:54:59 PM, on 3/17/2005
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\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
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I've gone through so many posts about slow booting computers but I have yet to find one that solves my problem.  
 
I had what I thought was some kind of monitor problem a few weeks ago. Turned out that my power supply up and died after many years of service. So I bought a new one (Thermaltake Smart650w) and I bought a new case (just because the old one was...OLD). Everything was now shiny and new and running fine. Until...
I usually keep my computer running all the time and only shut off the monitor at night. If the computer has been shut off, it usually only takes about 20 - 30 seconds to load the OS and be up and running. Now it takes about 5+ minutes. In my DEVICE MANAGER under DISPLAY ADAPTERS it list Intel® HD Graphics 4000 first. Then it list my GPU as NVIDA GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Shouldn't my video card be the only one listed? Could this cause my boot drive (an SSD) to hang up? Lastly, the weird thing is if I do either a restart or shut the computer off and then turn it on right away, the OS loads normally and very quickly. The slow loading only happens if the computer has been off for awhile (longer than a half hour or so). I'm a senior with just enough computer knowledge to get me into trouble, although I built my own computer, so any answers need to be fairly clear and straightforward please!Thanks in advance for any help!
 
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/t3pwzFOdtb6p1i18yRrInAX
 
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Answer:Another slow booting computer but...

I would uninstall the WinMend software and never reinstall such.
 
Registry Cleaner, Animal - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526247/tune-up-utilities-2014-problem/?p=3303494
 
Then...I would run the chkdsk /r command...followed by running the sfc /scannow command.
 
Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880
 
SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot - Windows 7 Forums - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/139810-sfc-scannow-run-command-prompt-boot.html
 
Then see how the system performs.
 
Louis

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Last week I had a computer shop replace my hard drive. They copied all my files, installed Win XP, and told me to install all the remainder of my programs. I was in the process of doing so and installed Norton Anti Virus.

When the computer rebooted, it quickly ran through the Dell screen and went to a black screen with a blinking cursor at the top left of the screen. It remained in that state for about 2 or 3 minutes, then began the process of loading Win XP and loaded it properly.

That is its continuous pattern now. I removed Norton, did not fix it. I did a system restore to the point it came from the computer shop, did not fix it.

Once it completes booting, everything seems to work OK, but it is really trying to wait for several minutes while the computer does something behind the black screen.

Any help will be most appreciated.

Thankshttp://images.techguy.org/smilies/confused.gif

 

Answer:Slow Booting Computer

you may have a lot of programs that start when you turn on your computer

try disabling them in msconfig

Go to: start - run - type MSCONFIG - startup tab - disable all except for A/V & F/W

another good program to use is call CCCleaner (my Prefered way & its free)

http://www.ccleaner.com/download/

load it up & opem program

goto - tool - startup - delete all programs and other except for your antvirus & Firewall.

restart computer and do a defrag..

should run alot faster now

* this program is a little ripper (use the cleaner part and remove all the unwanted crap your computer stores when travelling the web..)

hope this help / good luck
 

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Gang,

Everytime I turn my computer on the booting up process is very slow. Takes much longer than usual. I also noticed a Windows Installer is displayed during the boot up process.

I have Verizon Security Suite. I also run occasionaly scan my computer with MalwareBytes , SuperAnti Spyware, Spybot Search & Destroy and Trend Micro-Anti-Spyware. All that is found are some cookies and nothing more.

I also use CC Cleaner.

Im not sure what might be causing the sudden sluggish boot up process.

Thank You.

Ken
 

Answer:Computer booting up slow

ASPSQLVB said:





Gang,

Everytime I turn my computer on the booting up process is very slow. Takes much longer than usual. I also noticed a Windows Installer is displayed during the boot up process.

I have Verizon Security Suite. I also run occasionaly scan my computer with MalwareBytes , SuperAnti Spyware, Spybot Search & Destroy and Trend Micro-Anti-Spyware. All that is found are some cookies and nothing more.

I also use CC Cleaner.

Im not sure what might be causing the sudden sluggish boot up process.

Thank You.

KenClick to expand...

Hey dude, take a look at THIS THREAD
 

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computer runs slow when i open programs, usually when i go to something in my 2nd hard dirve (d ran all the recommended spy and adware, but here the hijack log, i defragmented both of my drives and about to do a scan disk

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:54:30 PM, on 7/10/2005
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\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\tmproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~2\TmPfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2005\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Slow computer when opening programs

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Hi,
 
I hope you can help on this.
 
 
The computer (details below) has become very slow and when trying to open internet explorer, the buffer circle appear for about 2 seconds, then disappears and nothing forther happens.
I have tried various anti virus programmes
I have restored to an earlier date, this worked but the problem returned.
I restored again about 4 times but now the restore programme will now not open!
 
I restarted in safe mode with networking and IE would open ok and seems to work, so I am hopeful.
 
I tried the start IE without add ons, but again this failed to start.
 
I have been able to run a DxDiag and send this to you via another computer which is as follows:-
 
Help on this would be gratefully received...
 
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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/14/2016, 09:40:27
       Machine name: SUSIE-PC
   Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.151230-0604)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
       System Model: Inspiron 545
               BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
          Processor: Pentium® Dual-Core  CPU  &... Read more

Answer:IE crashes on opening & slow computer

try this:
find these programs and run in this order. run the free trial, should be all you need
 
Ccleaner
Malware bytes
Hitman pro
TDSSKiller
Adwarecleaner
 
most can be downloaded from Bleeping computer....Good luck

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Hello,
I hope you can help me with this. My computer is openeing popups and I can't block them. After that started, it became very slow. I have run AVG, Adaware, and Spybot Search and Destroy. Thae last one found some treads but the computer is still the same. I'm sending my HijackThis bellow.
Thank you,

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 18:36:11, on 04/01/2010
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:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgfws9.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\RegCure\RegCure.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPo... Read more

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Hello, I have a 6 month old computer and the programs open slow after it sets overnight. after opening a program the first time, everything runs great after. I have turned off the hibernation, indexing and standby, none of these have helped. I purchased this computer as a bare bones kit, everything was assembled I had to load the drivers and operating system (XP service pack 2). any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:new computer slow on opening programs

How big is the hard drive and how much room is there on it?
Have you had a look at Task Manager when it's running slow, to see how much CPU and RAM is being used?
How much RAM and virtual memory do you have?
What CPU do you have?
Could things be overheating after leaving it running?
 

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Running Win XP SP2 on 700 mghz IBM notebook with 192 mb ram.

Have AVG anti-virus, ZoneAlarm firewall, update and run Ad-aware and Spybot S&D regularly, use System Mechanic to clean up.

Have also run Housecall and PandaSoft online scans.

Recently the computer takes 5 minutes to boot up and then when the desktop finally appears it takes another 5 minutes before a program opens after clicking on the icon.

Ctrl/Alt/Del to get Task Manager sometimes shows 100% usage!! Seems like something is always running.

Could this be caused by a trojan?

Any suggestions?
Thanks.

Answer:Computer Extremely Slow Booting Up

Chances are that, if you have used all the applications you have mentioned to scan your hard drive, the problem may have been caused by something other than a virus or a trojan.
Have you, for example, installed any new applications/updates recently?
Have you checked to see what applications launch on start-up that may not be needed?
Regards,
John

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I've defrag'd and done everything to minimize computer slowness.  I constantly run ccleaner which helps for a few days and then the computer runs slow or comes to a halt.
 
First.txt -
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:22-11-2015
Ran by KenSteven (administrator) on KENSTEVEN-HP (22-11-2015 19:49:48)
Running from C:\Users\KenSteven\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: KenSteven (Available Profiles: KenSteven)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\ClientX64\officeclicktorun.exe
(PFU LIMITED) C:\Windows\twain_32\Fjscan32\FJTWMKSV.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP ... Read more

Answer:Possible malware???? Computer booting really really slow.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===I need to see the Addition.txt file that was created by the Farbar tool.Please attach a file to your next reply:In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.Attach the file.Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.Click the file you wish to Attach.Click the Add reply button.===I will review both logs and suggest a fix.

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I noticed that about a minute or so after booting or powering on, my computer becomes so slow its unusable and I have to reboot. the mouse will move a few pixels every 5 seconds but thats about it.
when I boot into safe mode everything is fine

here is the DDS log

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by drizzt at 20:42:53 on 2011-09-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2048.1449 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {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:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\... Read more

Answer:computer becomes extreme slow after booting

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I did everything that was directed in the first thread of this forum from the Moderators and what not.

I checked my computer with the Adaware and then ran a virus scan. It detected a trojan and deleted it or at least it said it did.

I then ran Hijackthis and save the log file. I ran highjackthis Analyzer then and am copying the txt file here for help.

My problem is that when I boot my computer it takes an incredibly long time for my toolbar to become active...this just started recently. I can't access anything and it takes about two minutes before my pop-up blocker software starts as well as the toolbar and object dock I have. Nothing has changed on my computer for over 6 months. Anyway, let me know if there is anything I can fix from the HJT. Here's the log. Thanks,


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Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 12/17/04
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 9:43:37 AM, on 12/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
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Answer:Computer is booting terrible slow

Your log is clean.

Not knowing your system specs.......considering the combination of network configurations, Trend Micro apps and GAIM, I would not be surprised to hear it takes awhile to boot.

I will recommend a couple tools to try, to see if anything is hiding there. If they are unsuccessful in resolving your issue, we will have to move this thread over to the XP forum for further follow-up.

Thanks...........

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The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it. Run CleanUp! and click on CleanUp! button. When it asks you if you want to logoff, click on Yes.

Download TDS-3. Learn how to use it here. Make sure to update it after you installed it. You can get the manual updates here. When you launch the program, it will scan your memory for running processes. This will take less than 30 seconds. Next go to System Testing on the menu and choose Full System Scan. After that's finished, post the log file by selecting everything on the top pane (select from bottom to top).

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Hello,I am helping my wife straighten out her computer. I have run hijackthis and the suggested dds. We appreciate your help. Please let me know if you need additional info.First the hijackthis log then the dds txt. I ran the dds first and have been working on the startup programs in the meantime using the suggested download.ThanksDJLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:18:33 PM, on 1/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP So... Read more

Answer:Slow computer, problems booting

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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Can someone view this hijack log and or give some advise on what to do with this machine?
I have updated drivers, virus checked, all that stuff. Swapped memory cards around. Machine is slow as molasses when I click on any program (control panel or all programs that kind of thing). IE takes forever to open, when in safe mode IE runs and opens well but still have slow action from desktop.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:21:34 PM, on 10/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.mic... Read more

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For the last week I've been having a lot of problems with my computer. It started with the mouse pointer freezing and jumping. Programs (task manager, new internet tabs) will open by themselves while I'm not even touching the computer. Cpu usage jumps to very high randomly and now windows barely responds. It's very slow at times and if a program responds at all, it'll take several minutes. When in IE or FF3, I can't click on drop down menus and can only access them through tabs. The computer isn't frozen, I can access other programs and if I used task manager to switch back to unresponsive program, it'll work (sometimes for a couple minutes, sometimes only until the next mouse click). I tried doing a computer scan (avg) but it didn't find anything. I tried reformatting it and reinstalling windows but I immediately had the same problems. Does anyone know what could be causing this and what I can do to fix it?

Answer:Computer slow to respond, programs opening on their own

Weird that it would do it straight after you reformatted unless you had a virus reformatted then reinstalled programs again and infected yourself with the same virus.
whats your system specs??
go to task manager,,, then processes tab/// down the bottom it will tell you how many processesd are running and tell me.... Also try closing down all unnecesary processes in the processes tab/ (the ones that say there in your name and not system)

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I'm working on my girlfriend's computer. I've done the little I could do; realized I was in over my head, and stopped immediately and came back here.  She bought a computer from Aaron's a couple of years ago. It's paid off, and is an ok computer so far.  She hasn't had the safest of browsing habits and went without protection for awhile. 
 
The issues.  First, she occasionally gets browser redirects.  Second, she gets video and audio popups from time to time. Third, the browser slows way down. I opened task manager and realized that iexplorer.exe was popping up all ove the place, looking like its eating up her CPU.  I've run malwarebytes, and the firewall is (now) on.  Thanks in advance for everyone's help!
 
Also, right now I'm attempting to click on the dds log to copy/paste here.  It's not responding, not even a not responding error message.  I can't seem to click it from the desktop. I was able to run a search for it and get it instantly; as soon as I did the copy from the desktop opened, as well.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16635  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by aaron at 9:35:27 on 2013-07-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3701.2222 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Computer Security *Disabled/Updated* {15414183-282E-D62C-CA37-EF24860A2F17}
SP: Computer Security *Disabled/Updated* {AE20A067-0E14-D9A2-F087-D456FD8D65AA}
SP: Windows Def... Read more

Answer:Redirects...iexplorer opening over and over; computer very slow.

Hi,

Please run the following:

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.NEXT
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from here Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.

Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page.

Caution: This is a beta version so please be sure to read the disclaimer and back up any important data before using.Double click the mbar.zip file to open it, then 'Extract all files'.Double click the mbar folder to open it, then double click mbar.exe to start the tool.Check for Updates, then Scan your system for malwareIf malware is found, do NOT press the Cleanup button yet, click EXIT as I'd like to see the log first so I can see what it sees.You'll find the log in that mbar folder as [b]MBAR-log-<date and time>***.txt]/b]

Please attach that to your next reply.

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Hi all. I accidentally downloaded one of those masked mp3s from Limewire and when I opened the file, a website popped up. Ever since then, my internet and computer has been ridiculously slow. Do you guys think you can maybe tell me what's wrong based on my Hijackthis log? Thanks a lot.

If you guys need anymore information, I'm sorry for not providing it. Please ask me.
Here it is:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:21:57 PM, on 5/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\runservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BackWeb-8876480.exe
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Answer:Computer and Internet slow after opening fake mp3

anybody have any feedback whatsoever?

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Sometimes when I try to open a window on the desktop it appears to hang with a message 'not responding'. Other times I make a folder by right clicking and it never appears. I do it again and after a while it appears. Computer just does not seem right.
I have followed all instructions except for running RootRepeal wich generated an error:
 

Answer:Computer desktop/opening windows is very slow

I am not finding any malware in your logs. You can clean up a few things though:

Use windows explorer to find and delete:

Code:
C:\Users\makem\AppData\Local\temp\UzS41u8M.exe.part

C:\Users\makem\AppData\Local\{0054123B-7EB5-4C11-97CB-2AFEC774EA13}"
{0109D~1 4 Jan 2012 "{0109D45F-4321-45A1-9084-5FF856EC9022}"
{02591~1 11 Dec 2011 "{0259165D-1FC5-41F3-AE75-41A320A278C8}"
{0454F~1 4 Dec 2011 "{0454FC13-46D4-4127-AE25-544221EAE60B}"
{04BE4~1 2 Dec 2011 "{04BE4918-73D8-49CB-B201-C5C27296D692}"
{06A17~1 11 Dec 2011 "{06A1755D-5CA5-4D9F-A625-BDF86A162294}"
{06EBB~1 31 Dec 2011 "{06EBBCF1-C269-4031-8AAE-4AD54C052099}"
{08CAE~1 30 Jan 2012 "{08CAE3E9-F3C0-48ED-8B30-62C3BE7AEA3C}"
{0A9E4~1 21 Nov 2011 "{0A9E4353-3C34-4D2A-8CCB-E247C033AC6E}"
{0BBF8~1 9 Jan 2012 "{0BBF817E-49E2-4E0F-A90F-23A42A396979}"
{0C00A~1 10 Jan 2012 "{0C00A8F6-E614-4149-AE8A-F59AC5BF1D83}"
{0D1B7~1 27 Jan 2012 "{0D1B7D5C-F432-4536-958F-3B0725E142CA}"
{0FDFF~1 4 Dec 2011 "{0FDFFFB9-0159-44C5-969C-81940E6AFEC8}"
{0FE7F~1 25 Nov 2011 "{0FE7FFAC-C2E1-45AB-8885-A2919391A03E}"
{10883~1 2 Feb 2012 "{108837E7-B698-4774-B13D... Read more

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I am using windows 2000 and IE 6. When I click on the My Computer icon, it takes forever to open so that I can click on my G: drive or some of the others. Often is freezes. Why is this happening.

Answer:My Computer icon is slow when opening to the different drives

Please, post some computer info:- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")

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I've done the general cleanup - removed old/useless programs, cleaned temp files, defragged...etc, ran spyware programs (ad-aware and S&D) - teatimer is blocking ad.yieldmanager - but I can't seem to get it removed. Computer is running better, but I think I still have some spyware/malware...

HJT log shows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:36:49 PM, on 6/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\M... Read more

Answer:slow computer - startup and opening programs/IE

bump - (over 72 hrs)

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Can someone please help! I have limited computer knowledge but here is my HijackThis log....thanks in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:32:21 AM, on 2/7/2008Platform: 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\... Read more

Answer:Computer Very Slow When Opening Popups And New Browser

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

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HI guyz.. my computer has this screeching noise evrtyime I open some programs. I installed Warcrat III TFT, and evertytime a game starts loading there would be this screeching sound on the computer. and the game takes a long time to load. when the game loads, the graphics is really slow. and the harddisk lights up like its having a hard time pulling out information..

my computer has a fresh installation of windows, so no vruses or spywares..
video card is geforce fx5500.. 40gig HD, 30% of memory used
P4 1.5ghz
although my RAM is only 256, but it should be enough to run this game or any other programs ryt?

my HD is also 5 years old..
is there a connection between bad HD to programs running very slow?
there is a screeching sound, so this must be a problem w/ the HD ryt?

plss help

Answer:Computer is noisy and slow in opening some programs

Screeching noise is HDD... It is old enough to make that noise... what make/model is your HDD??? Visit manufacturers site and download free utilities to test your HDD to see if you have some bad sectors...
I think your HDD will be dead soon [I wish it is not like that but...] and you should consider to buy some new HDD... Their price is going down from day to day, you make sure do you have SATA connector on your Motherboard and buy SATA HDD. If you do not have that, then buy some IDE HDD...

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My computer has been acting oddly since yesterday. When I turn the computer on, it goes through the normal processes, but then after the Windows xp logo, instead of going to the blue log in screen with the icons for the different profiles, it stays black for about 10 seconds and then a small window where I have to type in my account name and password appears. I can log on just fine, it's just annoying how it suddenly changed. After I log on to my account, sometimes explorer doesn't load like it normally does so after restarting the computer a few times, I decided to open the task manager and run explorer from there. Also, every time I start up the computer I get an error message hpqhtb08.exe - Application Error "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc000007b). Click OK to terminate the application."I've run mbam and SAS, but I had to change the file names for both of those to work. Spybot won't start even if I do change file names, and adaware acts the same way. I ran mbam about 5 times, and each time it picked up about 16 occurrences of something called trojan.vundo.h. I ran ATF, restarted in safe mode to run SAS, here's the log for that scan: SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 05/15/2009 at 02:03 AMApplication Version : 4.26.1002Core Rules Database Version : 3868Trace Rules Database Version: 1816Scan type : Complete ScanTotal Scan Time : 01:07:36Memory items scanned : 241Memory threats... Read more

Answer:Computer running slow, spybot not opening

Hello it appears you are still infected.. We should do a couple of things..First disable SpyBot from the System tray.First that file, hpqhtb08.exe,this is the HP image zone fast start program. Have you recently Uninstalled or reinstalled some Photo app or camera? You can dis able this program without affecting the HP Image Zone application. Just Click Start then RunType msconfig and uncheck the program listed under the startup tab. Reboot.Rerun MBAM like this:Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan.After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.

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The logs are all in the original thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/493177/searchiu-redirect-virus/#entry3047928
Can't paste logs because my computer is going too slow.

Answer:computer very slow trouble opening programs sometimes...

Greetings castleonacloud and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. Please allow me some time to review your situation. While I am doing that consider and perform the following, if you would please.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps are a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please... Read more

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Hello!

My PC is nearly 5 years old and until a few months ago, I have never had a single complaint about it. Over the last few months, my computer has progressively run slower. It is particularly slow when booting up a program. It's to the point now where it takes almost a minute for it to load any new program. I tried restoring my computer (both to a set date and to the original manufacturing point, but to no avail) and installing numerous anti-virus/anti-malware programs. Malware Bytes was one of these and it has proven to be one of the most effective. It found and (seemingly) removed the Vundo virus...although whenever I run the scanner again from time to time, it somehow occasionally finds Vundo remnants. After my computer slowly slipped back into being extremely slow again, I decided I wanted to backup my hard drive, crash my computer, and then reinstall windows. This external backup hard drive was also shared with a MAC and came with minimal instructions...so of course I was completely clueless as to how to use it. Customer service lines in India did no good and left me even more frustrated than before.

Soo...now I'm back to square one. I'd love to try fixing the problem...if I could only locate it. I'd still love to back it up, but I'll try to focus on one problem at a time

Thanks for reading and let me know if anything needs to be explained further!
 

Answer:Slow Computer when opening programs for the first time

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.

After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a differe... Read more

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Hey there,

For the last 2 to 3 days my computer has been running ultra slow and I?m pretty sure it?s due to this Trojan I found in my computer!.

i have used s&d program to scan and try and delete it but I don?t think it has deleted it in full. The virus i find is called WIN32.BHO.FDJ and within that there are 10 different entries. it also keeps disabling my antivirus program and also spyware program. Also won?t let me run a virus scan!

I?m running vista 64bit and have also tried using hijack this to delete some missing files, but it seems to not delete, they just reappear if I scan again. Even in safe mode. Please help me out have a look below at my hijack this log to help me find my problem.

Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you shortly



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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:49:16 PM, on 5/03/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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

Answer:Help with virus, computer running/booting slow!

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you 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.

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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 thread, 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.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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been going on for about a week; it eventually boots but not after constant attempts at repairs. All virus scans are showing nothing. Here are my logs, hope I have done them right:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:07:14 AM, on 20/01/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Caroline\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/USCON/23
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://g.msn.com/USCON/23
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://searchfunmoods.com/?f=1&a=do...AtCyDtN1L2XzutBtFtBtFtDtFtAyEyE&cr=1406072711
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
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Answer:Computer running slow/errors in booting

Run the following:

Download http://general-changelog-team.fr/fr/downloads/finish/20-outils-de-xplode/2-adwcleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
Please close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with OK.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt as well - n is the order number.

Post that log..

Next,

Delete any versions of Combofix that you may have on your Desktop, download a fresh copy from the following link :-

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
Ensure that Combofix is saved directly to the Desktop <--- Very important

Disable all security programs as they will have a negative effect on Combofix, instructions available here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.html if required. Be aware the list may not have all programs listed, if you need more help please ask.

Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running

Double click the icon to run the tool (Vista or Windows 7 users right click and select "Run as Administrator)

Instructions for running Combofix available here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofix if required.

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I just built my computer today, and put Windows XP MCE 2005 on it. I have noticed that when I finish the windows xp logo(blue thing scrolling at the bottom), I have to wait 3-5minutes before I get to the welcome menu. Why is that? Is something wrong with the computer? It is fine once I get there, but getting there takes forever, so a quick reboot is not possible at the moment.

Hardware:
p5b deluxe
e6600
7900gs
520w Corsair PSU
Crucial Ballistix DD2 8000 2x1gb
7200.10 seagate 250gb hdd

The computer also seems to be extremely slow when doing everyday processes like running multiple IE windows and other small things. In CS:S, it played fine with all graphics cranked up, and absolutely no lag.
 

Answer:NEW Computer is extremely slow booting up, and idle.

Got your chipset drivers loaded? Any conflicts with BIOS settings? How about your network...how's that configured?
 

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Hello All:

You all were so very helpful with my son's computer that I was hoping you might be able to help me out with my other
computer. This is the results of the scan on Hijack This. Thanks in advance....
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:37:03, on 7/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)
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\ACS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Novacore\Server\NvtlSrvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sling Media\SlingAgent\SlingAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint SmartView\RDVCHG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfimon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint SmartView\SprintSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint SmartView\RcAppSvc.exe
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Hi,

Last few days my computer has been extremely slow on startup. On startup it gets to desktop fine and everything runs at normal speed for about a minute and then as if a programme turns on taking up huge memory (on task manager processes tab it shows nothing) everything runs super slow for about 10 minutes and then it goes back to normal speed again. I've run AVG, Malwarebytes, Spybot S & D and SuperAntiSpyware to try and get rid of the potential virus but it is still here.

any help is appreciated!

Answer:Random slow ten minutes when booting up computer

I would try a clean boot to see if it helps, if it does you can then re enable bit by bit until you find the offending issue
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Hello,
 
I am in need of some help improving the performance of an older Win XP Compaq computer.  Mom just wants to do some email and do some light web surfing for recipies and stuff.
 
I had installed Maleware bytes and Spybot...but now I have hauled it to my home to improve its performance and it isn't connected to the internet.  I'm hopeing to DL programs or updates to my laptop and save to a thumb drive to help hers run better.. slow start-up, slow loading...ect.
 
Thanks,
 
David

Answer:My mothers Win XP computer booting up and running slow

Try installing Crap Cleaner - that usually helps quite a bit if it is used regularly. I use Crap Cleaner 3.03 on my machine daily.

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Hi! I would appreciate any help you could give me. For the past few weeks, my computer has been booting slower and slower. It is now taking 10-15 minutes to boot to a usable state. I haven't added any new programs in the last few months. I did add WinCleaner OneClick Cleanup about 2 days ago thinking that it might help, but it did not. I know it must have to do with the number of start-up programs there are, but since this just started recently, I don't know what has changed. And I cannot remember when I upgraded to IE7, but I'm fairly sure it before this problem started (I don't think it's related).

Thank you for your help! Here is my HiJack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:15:11 PM, on 2/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTSvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
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Answer:Computer Has Started Booting Extremely Slow!

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Hi,

I have an HP Pavilion laptop that is about 8 months old. About 2 weeks ago I noticed that my computer was running slowly when opening any program or changing browser windows. I use Firefox as my default browser but did not notice that a new Gmail account that I opened was linked to IE and was opening IE for a couple of times. About 3 days ago I noticed an unfamiliar icon in my startup toolbar. It was a maroon colored box with a diagonal line running across it. It would not do anything when you right or left clicked on it and no message would appear when you hover over it. I ran my McAfee Secure Center scan and it got rid of the icon but the problem with the slowness has not gone away. I just completed running the Start Here Malware Guide and am attaching the logs that I have after following the guide. Any help or advice on how I can regain the speed of my computer would be greatly appreciated.

Sandra
 

Answer:Computer Slow Opening Programs & Browser Windows

Welcome to Major Geeks!


You need to attach the 4th log that was requested. That is the C:\MGlogs.zip file from running MGtools.exe

Is humyo.com Client something you installed?

How many antivirus programs do you have installed???? You must only have one and I see more than one!!!
 

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Hi There,

My computer has started running really slowly and crashing more frequently and jsut behaving strangely and getting hung up some times. THere doens't seem to be any particular pattern to it.

Also, sometimes when I open internet explorer, new internet explorer windows jsut keep opening up! they don't seem to stop so I hit crtl, alt,dlt and go into task manager and quit it.

ANy help would be greatly appreaciated!!
HJT log is below.

Thanks in advance!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:44:39 PM, on 5/30/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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Answer:Internet explorer opening a LOT of windows and computer slow!

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my computer used to be way faster. Now its slow and programs randomly pop open and most are computer clean up programs I never even downloaded. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:23:53 PM, on 1/13/2014Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16428)Boot mode: Normal Running processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Calendar\Service\HPTouchSmartSyncCalReminderApp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exeC:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\Connect\11\ISUSPM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\GamesBar\update\SearchEngineProtection.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\Webcam\YCMMirage.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Smart PC Cleaner\SPCSmartScan.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Smart PC Cleaner\SPCReminder.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP My Display TouchSmart Edition\OSDManager.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\Solution Menu EX\CNSEMAIN.EXEC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\ImproveSpeedPC\ImproveSpeedPC.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Fighters\Tray\FightersTray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.... Read more

Answer:computer is so slow and programs keep opening. I think my antivirus turned into

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Hi,My computer has been running really slowly the past couple weeks. I cleaned it out with CCleaner a couple times but it doesn't seem to make it run faster. I have run Trend Micro and Spybot but all that comes with is usually just cookies. I'm pretty sure something is wrong, as it shouldn't take 10-15 seconds to open up My Documents. Here is my Hijack This log. I appreciate any and all help you're able to give.Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:54:52 PM, on 9/22/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEc:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA... Read more

Answer:Computer Is Extremely Slow When Opening Programs And Folders

Hi,Please uninstall your McAfee since you already have Trend Micro Officescan installed (NEVER install more than one Antivirus). After uninstalling McAfee (which is a huge resource hog), you should notice an improvement in speed.Also read here about slow computers: Help! My computer is slow!

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Thank you to anyone who addresses this!

I am using Windows XP on a Dell Latitude D510.

I use Avast Antivirus and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Both are running with no bad stuff found.

However, my computer is taking almost 10 minutes to boot up. I checked my StartMenu for Administrator, All Users, and My name, and I only have my Blackberry Desktop Manager.

I also get the "Server Busy" box with a "Switch to" and "Retry" option.

I have installed Hijack This as I have read on forums, and here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:28:01 AM, on 2/12/2010
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lkcitdl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lkads.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1790 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293485 MB, Free - 219479 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04GJJT
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

http://imgur.com/Q0VU8l0 - task manager

The physical memory on this goes up really high, and stays there with maybe a little drop for about 20 minutes. It also goes up real high once every few days. It wasn't really an issue in the winter.. i don't turn off my computer but now it's stormy and I will be each night if there is even a slight chance of rain and waiting half an hour to use this is really freaking inconvenient.

This has been going on for months. I have used avast, malwarbytes, and this trendmicro thing numerous times and nothing ever comes up. Everything was fine up till about a year ago. Then it started taking forever to sort itself out and let me do anything. I'm an nearly to the point where I'm willing to try to install more RAM(?) .. but I shouldn't need to do that. The PM shouldn't be so high in the first place! Something is causing it... some setting or something I installed maybe or turned off to get it to start up quicker...

Anyway.. posted in here even though i probably wont get an answer because years ago when I did h... Read more

Answer:computer super slow and sluggish after booting and periodically during the day

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Hello,

My computer has recently started experiencing extremely slow boots (about 20-30 minutes), and after I have managed to log in, programs are unresponsive when I try to open them. It will end up just freezing completely on me. I believe I was trying to open my internet browser (Google Chrome) when I noticed it first.

I have managed to boot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking, however, and I've tried disk defrag, disk cleanup, and a system restore, but all have been ineffective.

My computer is a Sony Vaio, Model #PCG-61611L. I have Windows 7 Home Premium OS. It has a AMD Athlon II P340 Dual-Core Processor 2.19 GHz. RAM is 3.00 GB. It's a 64bit OS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've never had to try solving a problem like this before, so detailed descriptions or good tutorials would be very helpful to me. Thank you.

Answer:Computer has extremely slow boot, unresponsive after booting.

Clean boot to remove unnecessary items from the Startup section,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html
Troubleshooting for win-7,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/220165-troubleshooting-steps-windows-7-a.html

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hi,
i recently brought a second hand hard drive and found that it still had all of the old files on it... win xp pro, office 2004, lotsa good stuff, so instead of formatting it i decided to use it as my master drive, only thing is, some applications dont open, i double click the icon and nothing happens. no errors, nothing. no new proccesses have been opened in alt ctrl del and im stumped. ive done virus and adware scans (ironically adaware wont open). any ideas?
thanks
- Alec
 

Answer:Some applications not opening?

The registry isn't going to match your computer. The old computer likely had different hardware including the computer model itself. The registry will be full of old information and nothing of the hardware from the new computer. You may as well format the drive IMHO.
 

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OK, I have 100% had enough of this issue. I have just bought a new hard drive because i think the one's in my computer right now are causeing this issue. However, Im probably wrong, because my computer doesnt lock up and i dont hear the hard drives spinning down. so here's the problem, and what i have learned so far.

after about 2 -3 minutes of logging into windows>
When i click on ANY file (which opens with an exe)>
1) Mouse cursor does the "busy" motion"
2) Hard drives click away
3) the program even appears in task manager (under processes but not under the window list) and it looks like its running.
If this is music, the music doesnt play. So i assume that even if programs begin running, they arn't doing anything.

I can however use everything PERFECTLY that i have already opened within the first few minutes of it not being "broke" (hence, this thread )
Ive tried fixing my EXE's, and thats not the problem.
I cant open things like task manager
Im sure this isnt the work of a virus, but i could be wrong. Even if it was, Im very very very careful with my computer and i havent had a virus for years.

I read in one thread that this could be due to a random windows update bug.

Any light on this would be appreciated. Oh. I have reformatted already and it went away and has come back again.

Edit: if i open CMD, it just blinks away and doesnt goto a default location. When i try to close it, it stops responding.
I noticed that mul... Read more

Answer:Applications not opening

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There was a problem suddenly.All exe files got corrupted and upon clicking any application,windows media player opened saying "cannot play the file, file format not supported".

I'm not sure,but is it a due to virus?Need a solution!

Answer:applications not opening

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you 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.

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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.

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

Use a USB stick to transfer tools to the machine if necessary. You might also want to use this tool, which may help free things up long enough to get the needed logs.


Please download and run the following tool to help allow other programs to run. (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com)
There are 4 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin
You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.


Rkill.exe
Rkill.com
Rkill.scr
Rkill.pif


Once the tool has run, do NOT reboot the machine, and then try to run DDS and GMER and post the logs they produce.

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hi guys i have this problem with my new netbook there are applicatins that are not running such as google crome , mozilla, and other apps when im running my window normally but when i boot up my computer to safe mode it will allow those application to run. yesterday it was woking properly and when i turn my computer on it is not allowing me to open google chrome so i try diff apps some of it will open some of it wont and the only browser that i can use is my IE. also i try to do a system restore to a restore point it will also not allow me to do so and even my task manager wont open.. im not that familliar with computers so i dont know what to do.. hope that someone can hlp me. thanks

Answer:applications not opening

Welcome to Windows Vista Forums.

If your applications are opening in Safe Mode, you may have a driver problem of some sort.

As the netbook is new I think you ought to take it back where you bought it and get it checked out while it is under warranty.

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