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# Slow Pc... Anti-spyware Scanner Runs Slow And Stalls

Q: Slow Pc... Anti-spyware Scanner Runs Slow And Stalls

I'm trying to solve a "slow computer" problem for a friend...The stand-alone version of AVG Anti-Spyware runs slowly on his machine and does not not scan smoothly, stalling a bit every 5 to 15 seconds. This happens even when running in safe mode. Occasionally the scanner will freeze right after I begin scanning, forcing me to do a cold reboot (ctrl-alt-dlt doesn't work).I have run other virus checkers and the system - 1.4 GHZ Gateway desktop, XP Pro SP2 - looks clean, but seems like it should run a bit faster than it is. Nothing unusual is running on startup or via processes, at least nothing I can see in msconfig. A recent "HijackThis" logfile doesn't appear to show anything malevolent.Another weird symtptom is that the Windows "chimes" sound is sometimes cut off when the PC boots up.What could be causing this? Thanks...Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A: Slow Pc... Anti-spyware Scanner Runs Slow And Stalls

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I had a popup in my toolbar saying I had to update my XP security, and could not get rid of it. I didn't even think it could be malware, but after some research online found out it was. Unfortunately, I did click on it and problems have been really bad ever since. I don't know what exactly, but got this result: not-a-virus: fraudtool.win32.xpsecuritycenter.ba

Since this time, I updated and ran ZA software to isolate the issue and remove it (or so I thought). My connection to IE is extremely slow (no other network issues however). Pages load in 45+ seconds if there is a new window. It seems fine when one window is used to go to another site (for instance if I have google open, then I type "www.techsupportforum.com" in the address bar, the speed is fine. However, if I follow a link to a new window, it takes a long time to load.

I hope this gives you a good enough description to help. I'm familiar with computers but never had something like this happen. Unfortunately, I know computers just enough to probably be dangerous...

DDS log:

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Chris at 22:03:05.04 on Wed 11/12/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1022.518 [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
svchost.exe
svchost.exe

A:IE Runs Slow, Spyware or ??

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Apologies for the delay in response. If you haven't received help elsewhere already and still require assistance, please post a fresh DDS.txt as it has been a while since you posted.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you in three days this thread will be closed.

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At start-up, there is an unwanted anti-virus software running and my CPU is always maxed out. I ran AVG and it found multiple threats with similar names, but I can't remove them. I'm not sure whats going on, but my browser takes quite some time before it loads a page. Can someone please help me here?DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Vincent Kwan at 1:00:31.28 on Tue 05/12/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.131 [GMT -7:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)AV: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)FW: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security (Firewall) *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\PROGRA~1\... Read more

A:fraud anti-virus scanner ,maxed out CPU and very slow brower

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My computer has been processing everything much slower during the past few months and during the past two weeks, the problem has become unbearable. I suspect that spyware is the problem. Until yesterday, it was taking 1-2 minutes to start up applications such as MS Outlook, Internet using Firefox or Internet Explorer, MS Word and MS Excel. Once these applications are open, it takes an excessive amount of time to complete the simplest operations. Months ago the computer was operating much faster.

I am running Windows XP operating system and have the following anti-spyware programs: Ad-Aware SE Personal, Spybot Search & Destroy, CWShredder and Spyware Doctor. Also running Norton Internet Security 2006 for anti-virus.

I have completed all five steps prior to running HiJackThis program. While running the anti-spyware in Safe Mode, three or four spyware items were found, including two Trojans. Since they were deleted yesterday, my computer?s speed has increased, but still is much slower than it operated a few months ago.

Please provide assistance to eliminate the spyware and viruses as well as suggestions to prevent this from occurring in the future.

Attached is the output from HiJackThis.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:13:42 PM, on 7/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe

A:Computer Runs Slow - Spyware Problem?

Welcome to TSF.

You might have too many programs running there causing the slowdown. Also for Spyware Doctor and SpywareDetector, did you buy those yet? If you bought both already, disable one of them from starting up. If you didn't buy either of them yet, uninstall both of them.

Let's try disabling some other programs from startup to see if it helps:

Before you do anything else, create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE

Restart and see if it's any better now.

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Hello,

I recently cleaned a computer using Symantec Anti-Virus and Windows Defender but the computer is running very slow. The slowness is mostly when opening Internet Explorer and when entering into windows on startup. I have run HJT and pasted the log file below. Any assistance in fixing this would be helpful.

Fred

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:37:55 AM, on 10/17/2006
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec Client Firewall\ISSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec Client Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

A:computer runs slow after cleaning spyware

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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

A:Computer runs Slow, Internet slow, Applications slow

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Alright, so today i replaced my dad's powersupply and got an "Error Loading OS" Message for his system when it previously had XP on it. So i said forget messing with it ill just put vista on it and call it a day.

After putting the vista disk in it seemed to go pretty slow compaired to how it was on mine. But in the end it took about 1hr to 1hr and 1/2 to install completely. After installing it took forever to do the first boot up and after it booted i could not move the mouse more than one direction every 2 minutes or so. The system would apparently freeze or become completely bogged down for no reason.

So, this is a fresh install of Vista on a fairly good machine. Any reason why it is running as though it has the worst specs in the world?

PS: It runs fine in Safe Mode.....

The System configuration is as follows:

OS: Vista Ultimate 64bit
MoBo: Asus P5NSLI
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Graphics Cards: Nvidia 8600GT x2 SLI
Hard Drives: 3 various, one 80, one 200g, one 300g
RAM: 4gigs of corsair or something of the form.. namebrand to say the least

I Cant think of what else might help... it is doing this for NO REASON what so ever that i can find.

A:Vista, installed slow, loads slow, runs slow

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My computer is running extremely slow. Every time I run Spybot Search & Destroy it comes up with numerous problems which I repair. Upon running Spybot again all of the same files are shown as problems. Upon running adaware/avira/avg 8.5 etc. the scan stalls out about 3/4 of the way through always on a system32 driver file.

DDS (Ver_09-10-13.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 11:58:55.93 on Wed 10/14/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.978.214 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1356 [VPS 091013-0] *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k Cognizance
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe

A:Malware that stalls our all of my anti-virus / spyware software

ESET OnlineScanClick the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on to download th... Read more

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A:Pop-ups, Embedded Anti-spyware Ads, Slow Ie Response

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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I get three pop ups constantly. one stating I have Trojan, the other two are spyware alert. and my internet has slowed down.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:49:30 AM, on 4/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Malware\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

A:slow internet and anti spyware popups

Thank for your help I am being helped by spyware beware thanks.

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Hello, first post here. I've got a really annoying problem on my hands. I'll try to keep this short and concise.

I have what I believe to be a spyware problem. It has gotten to the point where my internet's being affected by spyware. My internet is now noticeably slower, and one of three things will happen whenever I try to visit any page:

1) I will connect to the page
2) The page will fail to load ("Unable to connect")
3) If I am clicking on a link through a google search, first I will be directed to a completely different site, where then I will click on back and then the link again, and it will do either 1) or 2).

The really annoying part comes when I try to update my anti-spyware: Both Ad-Aware and Trend Micro (Housecall) both fail to update as a result of internet connectivity. AVG states that it's fully updated, but since it hasn't found anything, I'm having doubts.

I haven't installed anything in-between when my internet was fine, and when I first noticed these problems, as far as I know. I'm using Vista Ultimate, with Service Pack 2.

If anyone can help me, please do. If you need additional information, I would be happy to provide it. I HAVE asked for help elsewhere, but I never received any. So please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Slow Internet/Unable to update anti-spyware

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the m... Read more

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My internet is running really slow. I've been getting continuous pop ups about trojans and antispyware.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:39:01 PM, on 12/8/2006
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Key Generator\isamonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Key Generator\pmsngr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Key Generator\pmmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Key Generator\isamini.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

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Before begining the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please print out or copy these instructions/tutorial to Notepad as the internet will not (while in Safe Mode) be available to you at certain points of the removal process. Make sure to work through all the Steps in the exact order in which they are listed below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before moving on with the fixes.

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P2P - I see you have P2P software ( Limewire) installed on your machine. We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. However, we will warn you that engaging in this activity and having this kind of software installed on your machine will always make you more susceptible to re-infections. It may be contributing to your current situa... Read more

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Recently from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/494727/superantispyware-or-malwarebytes/. Please take the poll and post suggestions for the poll here.

A:Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner

Hitman Pro to check scan, but needs paying for removal.   Comodo Cleaning Essentials which comes free with Comodo Internet Security for removal.

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Hi good people!
I'm running Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit,service pack 1.
For the last 7 days i'm having problems i'm about to describe:
PC is running great for some 12 hours,and then it starts to freeze. I'm unable to start Task Menager (Alt+Ctrl+Del) or any other command. The only solution is restar. But then Windows refuses to start and messege apears ''Windows fails to start,due to recent hardware or software change...'' I get the option Starup repair,and when scan is finished,Restore button apears. I HAVE TO restore it to ''the time it worked corectlly''.That is the only way to get it working for next 12 hours. And then everything starts again...
Before you ask,I've upadated EVERYTHING,drivers,direct X,latest Win updates,scaned it for viruses etc etc. Nothing seems to help.
Any ideas? I'm desperate cos I know i did everything I could. And that is why i'm asking for proffesionals opinion

A:Windows 7 runs slow,starup repair helps,then PC is runnig slow again. HELP?

[QUOTE=Velja;3332118]Hi good people!
I'm running Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit,service pack 1.
For the last 7 days i'm having problems i'm about to describe:
PC is running great for some 12 hours,and then it starts to freeze. I'm unable to start Task Menager (Alt+Ctrl+Del) or any other command. The only solution is restar. But then Windows refuses to start and messege apears ''Windows fails to start,due to recent hardware or software change...'' I get the option Starup repair,and when scan is finished,Restore button apears. I HAVE TO restore it to ''the time it worked corectlly''.That is the only way to get it working for next 12 hours. And then everything starts again...
Before you ask,I've upadated EVERYTHING,drivers,direct X,latest Win updates,scaned it for viruses etc etc. Nothing seems to help.
Any ideas? I'm desperate cos I know i did everything I could. And that is why i'm asking for proffesionals opinion
[Wandering soul knows no rest]

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Hello smart folks,

My Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop used to boot up in under a minute. Now, it takes several minutes and any time I run a program it takes a long time for them to boot up. And, heck, I see delays in programs while they're in use.

I just upgraded from 512MB to 2 GB of RAM hoping that would help. It didn't.

I've followed your steps and I think my computer is a lot safer now. Thank you.

I run Norton antivirus.

I feel like the biggest contributor to my laptop's slowness is Enterprise Office 2007. Some little searching magnifying glass seems to always be on and my computer's hard drive seems to grind a lot even when the computer should be sitting there idle.

If I open a Microsoft Office 2007 program like Word, Excel, or Outlook, they open REALLY slowly.

Also, can you please recommend a good registry scrubber? I like freeware, but I'll buy it if I must. That RegCure program seems like a scam. Below is my HiJack This log. I've also included the start up log below it since my start up is so slow.

Thank you.

Bombaleo

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:11:01 PM, on 10/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

A:Laptop boots up super slow and runs slow too...programs take a long time to boot up

Hello again. May I bump this up?

BUMP BUMP

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This is my sisters computer she has been having a problem for the past two weeks. Right now I can't even get the computer into the control panel without it taking 10 minutes. any help would be appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:16:33 AM, on 5/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
G:\spybotsd152.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: Lexmark Toolbar - {1017A80C-6F09-4548-A84D-EDD6AC9525F0} - C:\Program Files\Lexmark Toolbar\toolband.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess... Read more

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Reboot
Reboot your system in Safe Mode.Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8 (dependent on your system this may be F5 or another key)
Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

Uninstall Programmes
Click > Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs (if present):

Anything from Viewpoint

Folder Deletions

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Hello there!
I have posted a problem before - since it was in the wrong part of the forum I was redirected here.
The issue is that my laptop runs, how to say it....sluggish. On the one hand it's runnig but i feel like it's faaaaar from how it could run.
I have done few things already (mentioned here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/550061/not-sure-what-is-happening-everything-is-slow/ ). None of them helped so You're my only hope
As mentioned in the PrepGuide...here is the dds.txt and attach.txt

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17280  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by metalowa_glowa at 19:03:06 on 2014-09-30
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1250.48.1045.18.6038.4290 [GMT 2:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

A:Everything runs slow, long load up time, slow browsers

Lets run a different scanner that may show us more than DDS

Double click the aswMBR icon to run it.
Click the Scan button to start scan.
If you are asked to update the Avast Virus database please allow it to do so.
When it finishes, press the save log button, save the logfile to your desktop and post its contents in your next reply.

I just want to see the report....Please Do Not Fix Anything

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.

How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system
A simple way to check your system: Start --> Computer (right click) --> Properties

Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Please make sure All Users is checked
Do not check

*List BCD
*Drivers MD5
*Shortcut txt

Press Scan button.
It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
Please copy and paste log back here.
The first time the tool is run it... Read more

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A little while ago I put a new 1TB hard drive in my Dell Inspiron N5050 to replace the old 500GB one. I used the Windows backup program on the computer and the information on the Windows website. I transferred the system image to a backup hard drive, then installed it onto the new hard drive. I've tried a disc cleanup, defragmenting the hard drive, and I've run all the diagnostics that Windows has and still this thing is SLOW!
I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, my computer has an Intel Core I3 processor. I still have the old hard drive with everything still on it and I still have the system image on the backup hard drive. Please if anyone can help, I would GREATLY appreciate it, this thing is driving me nuts (My OLD Inspiron 1420 with a Core2 Duo processor runs circles around my N5050!)

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I am looking for a program that I can install on a centralized server and run scans from single client machines. I am not aware of anything that will let me do this. I have about 300 machines and need something besides installing on 300 machines. I would like to hear all suggestions on ways to handle this task.

A:Spyware scanner that runs from centralized location

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Hello 7forums. I have a problem with my Windows 7 Professional (32bit). I'll try to explain everything in detail.

Quote:
PC specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 DUO CPU T5800 @2.0 GHZ
Installed memory (RAM): 2.0 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system

Yesterday I was using uTorrent to download some files (24 gigabytes +). It was downloading at a speed of ~7-8 Mb/s. During the download I noticed that the PC was running pretty hard and I checked in the Task Manager for processor and RAM usage, noticing that the processor was used at around 50% of capacity but RAM memory was used at 1.9 GB, that's around 98%.

I restarted the laptop and run the download again. Memory usage was about 1.4 GB. Then, I tried to open Firefox and go check something on a website and everything crashed. I unplugged the laptop (n00b way of solving things) to shut it down and then started it back. At this point I noticed that it took like half an hour to boot and show desktop. Also, everything was running extremely slow.

I inserted my Windows 7 disc and ran through the Repair Windows wizard. I left it like that for about an hour and it was just telling me Attempting Repairs. I stopped it at that point and then re-installed Windows by formatting the partition.

Now, when I start the laptop it takes like 5-10 minutes until it shows me the desktop (before was 1 minute). Also I noticed that everything runs extremely slow. All the drivers have been successfully installed (except ... Read more

A:Windows boots very slow and runs slow after booting

Hello and welcome abyssal Mate for very starters I would be running some malware scans the two I would run would Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.

http://www.superantispyware.com/ and http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Next would sticking another 2GB of RAM what you have got is absolute bare minimum.

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Hello all,

Dell Inspiron E1505 (laptop)
Running CrashPlan

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 @ 1.83GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 109285 MB, Free - 34030 MB; F: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 690190 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0XD720
Antivirus: Kaspersky Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

You guys have been very helpful in the past so I thought I'd come to you preventatively this time. My Dell laptop is five years old and I won't be able to purchase a new one for another year or two. As far as I know, I don't have any major virus or problems, but gradually my computer has become very slow, and sometimes it freezes. Loading photos on Facebook is a common situation it freezes in, but it happens with other things too. It also starts up very slow, and it can take awhile for windows to open.

So far I have tried a number of fixes: System Restore, defragmenting, freeing up space on the hard drive, rearranging items on hard disk, deleting programs I know I don't use, scanning and removing spyware/viruses with Kaspersky/Spybot Search & Destroy/Ewido Anti-Malware/Spyware Blaster, and deleting temp files as suggested by a similar thread in this forum. I deleted Temp files from these locations:

A:Laptop runs slow, starts up slow, and freezes

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I tried to update my anti virus software through safer-networking.org, but couldn't get the site to come up. I googled anti virus software and would either get a message that says "Internet explorer cannot display this webpage" and below that there is a "Diagnose Connection Problems" button or I get redirected when I clicked on any of the links in the search results. I am also redirected sometimes even when I was searching sites that had nothing to do with anti virus software. When I am redirected, it is usually to a screen that tells me my computer is under attack or that the site I'm trying to visit is dangerous...even if its a site I know is safe. My computer is also running much slower than usual.
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 7:08:37.90 on Sun 09/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_03
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.338 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG 7.5.503 *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {41564737-3200-1071-989B-0000E87B4FB1}
AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe

A:Redirected without consent, cannot visit anti virus/spyware software sites and computer is slow

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:26:48 PM, on 11/20/2005
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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfAccuracy\SAcc.exe
C:\program files\valve\steam\steam.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Shanker\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINKODAK\MSSFDISK.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/custo... Read more

A:computer is slow, internet runs slow...

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For some time my wife's computer has been running real slow - i recently bumped memory up to 3/4 gig, and it did not help much. Before and after i get 'insufficient system resources' and/or 'microsoft is re-allocating ??? memory (is the word virtual?)

i have tried 5 steps - but dss hangs and quits (tell microsoft?) at orafter 'clear temps'. I cleared temps with disk cleaner (microsoft system tools), and ran hijack this without dss. (did not try dss after disk cleaner)

in this email i am putting hijack log first and then panda log - should i have appended panda log? not clear to me from 5 steps.

I appreciate you all out there! thanks: rick berry

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:10:53 PM, on 7/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1122752349\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_4_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

A:pc runs slow - "insufficient resources" spyware 112 per pandascan

Hello and welcome to TSF. I apologize for the delay in responding to your log.

I recommend you Subscribe to this thread so you are notified of any replies via email. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop . Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - minimised > extra.txt and maximised > main.txt.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt back in this thread (do not attach it).

To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

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Hi, my wife's computer runs erratically (shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post), and was hoping for your help please.

Below are the PC specs:

Win edition:
- Service Pack1

System:
- Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz
- Installed memory (RAM): 8 GB
- System Type: 64-bit OS

Background: We recently upgraded osfrom XP to Windows 7 but had many of the same peoblems before.
- big fan of CCleaner and Glary tools.

Lou

A:Computer runs erratically - shutsdown, freezes, runs slow, fails to post

Hi

Welcome to the bleeping computer forum

Unfortunately, intermittent issues are one of the difficult fault to troubleshoot. Please follow the below steps to collect some basic info about your system.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/323892/publish-a-snapshot-using-speccy/

Run the tool and only select the following tick boxes.

-List last 10 Event viewer errors
-List installed programs
-List devices
-List users, partition and memory size

Now click "Go" and post the output in next reply

After reading your logs, either me or any other forum volunteer will assist to you to diagnose the issue.

Edit:

Don't ever use the registry cleaning function in CCleaner or Glary utilities. Only use them to clean the temp files. Using registry cleaners may cause unpredictable damage to the registry. If anyone properly knows which registry keys are garbage, that is only Microsoft.

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I have a client with a tricked out Dell xps Studio (6GB memory) who is suffering with very long times to print. Even sending a printer test page from within windows (Vista home premium 64) takes about 30 seconds before the sent notice appears on the screen. The printer is a Epson Stylus Photo1900 (large format printer). No other programs running but background stuff kept to a minimum. I have tried shutting down the spooler and printing direct, but it is slow as well.

I loaded and ran Process Explorer from Sysinternals and the only thing out of the ordinary is the constant opening, running and ending of dllhost.exe. This occurs every few seconds and lasts only for a few seconds.

I know there are discussions in posts elsewhere in the forums of the possible impostor DLLHOST.EXE, and when I left the client's I had set MS Security Essentials to run a full scan to see if it would find anything, but I have not yet been to see the results.

Does anyone else have any ideas on this?

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I am wondering if there is any free (good) portable anti-spyware scanner because i want to make sure that my normal scanners are doing their job, and I don't feel like installing anything extra. I am using windows vista.

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Please help! Task manager reads 100 % processes.Hope i did this right here is my Hijack log. Hjtlog:picman Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 8:35:50 PM, on 9/12/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exeC... Read more

A:Computer runs slow very slow

I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix buttonR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comO2 - BHO: MxTargetObj Class - {0000607D-D204-42C7-8E46-216055BF9918} - C:\WINDOWS\mxTarget.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {35861276-B013-24B3-8122-155509A92840} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\yuaa.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {3FD6152F-B21A-70B1-8622-155509A82D17} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\jmrvi.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Prein] C:\DOCUME~1\PAULPI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\app12.tmpO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [jyyntjd] C:\WINDOWS\System32\gcodpb.exeO16 - DPF: {9EB320CE-BE1D-4304-A081-4B4665414BEF} - http://www.mt-download.com/MediaTicketsInstaller.cabReboot your computer into Safe ModeThen delete these files or directories (Do not be concerned if they do not exist)C:\WINDOWS\mxTarget.dllC:\WINDOWS\System32\yuaa.dllC:\WINDOWS\System32\jmrvi.dllC:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\PAULPI~1\LOCAL SETTTINGS\Temp\app12.tmpC:\WINDOWS\System32\gcodpb.exeReboot your computer to go back to normal mode and post a new... Read more

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Niot sure what happened, just one day, without downloading anything, my inter net slowed way down. I went from getting around 30-40K/s to 2-4K/s, went through and deleted a lot of unused/unwanted programs, cleaned cache, history, ect... using AVG 8.0, updates every 4 hours, and scans every day, nothing found except tracking cookies from IE, which get deleted daily. Home built system, running Windows XP Home on a 256 DSL internet wired through a Netlink Router, if you need any other info just let me know, here is the log I gotLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:25:41 PM, on 9/22/2008Platform: 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\iWin Games\iWinGamesInstaller... Read more

A:Computer Runs Fast, Net Runs Slow

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My computer has been stalling up and runs slow. I reloaded the operating system and these problems still occur. I have received registry errors in the past when shutting down the computer. I think I fixed those issues with a registry restore program. Can anyone help?

Here is my hijack this log;

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:11:18 PM, on 1/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe

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Hi,
I am running Windows XP Professional Service Pak 2. My comuter has 930 MHx, 256 MB of RAM. (Intell Pentium 111)
Currently all on-line functions are dead slow or stall. For example, I downloaded a free on-line scan for malware from Housecall and it just stuck at 99 per cent and continued running that way for over an hour. It didn't freeze as I was able to hit 'cancel' ok. Often I have to hit 'stop' to kick start a function like going from my 'sent mail' to 'compose' (after a wait of five minutes) Norton Virus checks run daily and do not indicate a problem.
The computer starts up just fine and the Internet access is as good as ever.
Thanks for any help anyone can offer me.

A:computer slow and 'stalls'

Post a Hijackthis log:

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Inherited a laptop Fujitsu SiemensLifebook C-1020 it has several niggling problems which are really beginning to get on my nerves now
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
2.00 gigahertz Intel Mobile Pentium 4 - M
752 Megabytes Installed Memory
Norton AntiVirus Version 11.00
Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card

XP Pro was reinstalled by a friend after a failed attempt to install SP2, on start up it would get as far as the XP Splash screen then restart and just do that over and over again. After the reinstall from a "bench copy" I had to go through all the hassle of getting it validated again with the product key. I don't have any of the installation or rescue discs.

On startup XP loads to the desktop and the Brother printer programme starts then nothing for around 3 minutes. Wireless connection is very fragile, resets every couple of minutes and more often than not reports "limited or no connectivity".

IE 7 installed, been reading that it's causing some problems for some people!

Getting a bit frustrated and would like some help on where to start

A:Xp Slow To Start And Stalls

1 scan disc
2 disk cleanup
3 defrag
4 click start then run then type sfc /scannow

With most systems, they seam a bit flakey around the edges, I have used tune up utilities 2007 (30 day trial) to smooth of the edges with rather astonishing results, I would recomend you use this tool

Then I would go into start run then type msconfig, and disable some startup items.
Then I would go into start run then type services.msc and disable some services.

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2. Spybot
3. IE Spyad w/ Zoned Out
5. Spyware Blaster
6. ATF Cleaner
8. Hosts Xpert
9. Windows Defender

Will these slow down my system, or make it take longer to shut down and restart my comp? Is there anything on this list that I should not have? If it's not a big deal, does anyone recommend any more apps I should download or things to do to make my system better?

If I install almost all of the reputable spyware removers and system optimizers, etc. on my comp, will it slow down my system? Will there be any negative consequences?

Right now I would opt for a faster computer over a secure one, so I would prefer speed over an increased possibility of a virus, etc (still want an anti-virus though). I'd like my comp to shut down and restart quickly, but of course it's not that big of a deal.

With that in mind...I was wondering what the computer "gurus" think is the best way I can optimize my computer? If you have a lot of experience, then what would/do you do, and what do you download for your comp? What programs should I download or buy? I'm willing to pay money for programs that I can buy at the store or pay to activate full versions of trial software, etc. if it will help optimize my computer or help my computer's speed. My system specifications are at the bottom of this ... Read more

A:Newbie questions. Will anti-spyware, etc. slow down comp? Best way to optimize comp?

Well dude.. i would just go with ad aware.. it wont really slow the comp down

somthing activly scanning such as norton avast etc.. will slow your comp down by taking resources... just go with a scanner like adaware that doesnt use resources..

EDIT: Norton sucks... seriously

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2. Spybot
3. IE Spyad w/ Zoned Out
5. Spyware Blaster
6. ATF Cleaner
8. Hosts Xpert
9. Windows Defender

Will these slow down my system, or make it take longer to shut down and restart my comp? Is there anything on this list that I should not have? If it's not a big deal, does anyone recommend any more apps I should download or things to do to make my system better?

If I install almost all of the reputable spyware removers and system optimizers, etc. on my comp, will it slow down my system? Will there be any negative consequences?

Right now I would opt for a faster computer over a secure one, so I would prefer speed over an increased possibility of a virus, etc (still want an anti-virus though). I'd like my comp to shut down and restart quickly, but of course it's not that big of a deal.

With that in mind...I was wondering what the computer "gurus" think is the best way I can optimize my computer? If you have a lot of experience, then what would/do you do, and what do you download for your comp? What programs should I download or buy? I'm willing to pay money for programs that I can buy at the store or pay to activate full versions of trial software, etc. if it will help optimize my computer or help my computer's speed. My system specifications are at the bottom of thi... Read more

A:Newbie questions. Will anti-spyware, etc. slow down comp? Best way to optimize comp?

As a rule, you use:
1 firewall
1 antivirus
* Norton is not the best program around, and it's a resource hog, but since you bought it, you'll have to live with it until it expires.
* Using more then one of each is asking for problems (conflict).
As for antispyware programs, you can have as many, as you want, however, I wouldn't use more then 2 as startups, since you want fast computer.
Your computer specs look very good, but the lower number of startups, the better (this is another thing to check).
As for antispyware, I'd keep Spyware Blaster as a startup program, and I'd add a-squared: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
You may want to run others, you have once in a while, or when any problem arises.

In addition, you want to keep your computer clean of garbage, and for that purpose, you want to get CCleaner: www.ccleaner.com

Once a month, you want to run defrag. I recommend free jkDefrag: http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/ instead of Windows defrag.

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Hi there, I recently upgraded my windows 7 from the release candidate to an oem version that was supplied with a new computer, I completely wiped the old win 7 os and installed on a clean partition, dual boot with xp, install was great, went fast and no errors, but now it takes up to 20 min to start windows. I nuke and paved again, with same results, tried disconnecting all usb devices and printer/scanner, disabled floppy support as i have no floppy drive, ran chkdsk on both drives and ensured no non-pnp devices are installed, as of now only installed programs are world of warcraft, belkin n52te setup editor,google chrome, windows manager and avira antivirus. please let me know what info you require and I will post back. thanks in advance for any help.

windows 7 6.1.7600
pentium d 3.00ghz
2gb ddr2 ram
nvidia 9800gt
200gb seagate sata
500gb westerndigital sata

A:Very slow boot, stalls at starting windows

20 mins to boot windows what you got a steam engine in there

Ok, so are you sure you did a clean install of 7 ie format the drive and start over

Where does all the time go, does it delay at start up or initializing desktop etc etc???

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My computer was badly infected with Spyware a few months back, so I got on this website and was helped by a HJT-team member. After completing the necessary steps as requested the spyware was gone, however a new problem developed...I noticed that whenever I had firefox open my computer would stall for about 5-10 seconds every 30 seconds. it would just completely freeze then resume normally again. sometimes delays would be up to 1-2 minute, which is just ridiculous. Aside from the stalls firefox would run pretty fast in terms of browsing speed. However that is no longer the case. Also the overall speed and performance of Internet Explorer was considerably low, I dont notice any pop ups or anything like that, so I dont think I have spyware - but again Im not sure. Please take a look at my HJT Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:23:31 PM, on 9/27/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)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\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:... Read more

A:Firefox Stalls And Slow Browser/computer.

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Hijackthis log attached.  Unsure of the issue.  Super super slow for some reason.  Programs crashing and blue screens of death happening somewhat frequently.

A:Computer Running Slow, Boots Slow, Virus/Spyware/Adware all show negative

I have tried to update the drivers for the video card and the bios drivers as well.  It hasn't seemed to have an effect.  Boot time for computer is pretty slow as well.

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Dear Team of experts,

My home computer is Windows 2000 and around 9 years old.

I got this updted with 2GB and a better hard drive 4 years ago.

The symptoms : 1. It is very slow in applicaitons.
2. IE does not work with many sites and in general slow. We are using Firefox it is better.
3. It needs some good scan and clean up of unwanted apps. and files.

br
Ramanan

A:Home Desktop IE is very slow and stalls - user r_m_n_n

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OKDeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OKDo not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.IMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.Download DDS:Please dow... Read more

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Hi there, I'm posting this on behalf of a friend, he has a very slow computer here...First of all, basic specifications and a Hijack This log:--------------Running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (2002), service pack 2Dell Dimension DIM2400Intel Pentium 4 Processor (2.8 GHz)2.79 GHz, 256MB of RAM <--- possibly an issue!--------------Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 21:01:22, on 12/09/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\STOPzilla!\szntsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\REAL\realjbox.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe... Read more

A:Slow Startup, Very Slow Computer During Use, Possible Spyware / Virus Infection

Hi RoThiSePh, Our apologies for the delay. If you still require help, please post a new fresh log so I can see if anything has changed.If you have not done so already, please do the initial cleanup steps in the following instructions before posting your new log: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogI see a little on there that needs looking into and some of the programs you mention I agree need to be uninstalled. I just need to see what's changed since your post and if you include a list of installed programs I can assist you with that and it will possibly give some insight into removing some malware.Open HijackThis. If you still have the New Users Quickstart screen enabled, click Open Misc Tools Section.If you just have the regular opening screen, click the Config... button then the Misc Tools button.Now click the Open Uninstall Manager button, then the Save List button. Save the list somewhere convenient like My Documents and then the list will open in Notepad. Copy and Paste that list into your next reply to this post then we'll get started.

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Dell Dimension E510 running Windows XP (service pack 3).

I bought this desktop computer about a week ago off of Craigslist. I was running late that day so I didnt get to ask much more than I already stated. When I used it the first week it was slow but tolerable. As the days passed the speed slowed even more to programs not even responding. I also would like to erase all the user information and settings so I can start new with a decent working PC. My knowledge in computer software and program procedures etc. Just let me know if you need more specific information.

A:Windows XP runs slow...if it runs at all!

If you bought that Dell Dimension E510 desktop from Craig's List and it still contains all the programs and "debris" and issues from its previous owner, you need to do a clean reinstall of Windows XP SP3 and get a fresh start with it.

What's the 7-character "service tag" number on one of the stickers?

What's the complete version of Windows XP that's on the Microsoft Certificate-Of-Authenticity sticker that has the product key?

Were you given any discs with that desktop?

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Hey everybody
This computer is running very slow as well as the internet and I have a feeling it may be due to some adware/malware.

Here's DDS.txt:

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 23:24:08.03 on Sun 12/28/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.383.92 [GMT -5:00]

FW: COMODO Firewall Pro *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe

A:Possible Spyware Issue (Computer slow, internet slow)

Hi there,

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix, link
Remember to re-enable them afterwards.

Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

Please include the following reports for further review, and so we may continue cleansing the system:

C:\ComboFix.txt
New HijackThis log.

A word of warning: Neither I nor sUBs are responsible for any damage you may have caused your machine by running ComboFix. This tool is not a toy and not for everyday use.

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A few weeks ago I started noticing that my connection to the net seemed really slow. Also, whenever I download anything, I get the first little bit, then it stalls. If I watch video, such as YouTube, I get the first few seconds or so, then it stalls. Below is my Logfile from HJT. Any help available would be appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:40:19 AM, on 10/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SBCSEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC Self Support Tool\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlin... Read more

I have marked this thread as solved because I have moved it to the Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs forum.

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Several weeks ago I started noticing that my connection to the net seemed really slow. Also, whenever I download anything, I get the first little bit, then it stalls. I can only download files if I use a download manager so I can pause and restart the download several times. If I attempt to watch streaming video, such as YouTube, I get the first few seconds or so, then it stalls. Below is my Logfile from HJT. Any help available would be appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:01:26 PM, on 10/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page... Read more

you posted the same request for help here
http://thespykiller.co.uk/index.php/topic,7134.0.html
where it is being dealt with

closed

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I recently re-formatted my Sony VAIO since it was starting to run super slow. Now that I re-installed Windows 7 on it through recovery disks, it worked fined for about a day but then the problem came back. The computer is slow at bootup and runs super slow while freezing so many times. I am running it on safe mode right now and its working fine.

I ran hardware diagnostics and everything is fine (Memory, Hard Disk etc.)

I installed Norton Antivirus and Windows Live Messenger after the re-install.

A:Computer runs really slow in normal mode, but runs fine in safe mode

anyone?

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I have tried to download software for private surfing & publishing as well as Corel Draw 8 Free Trial Version and all hell broke lose....I could not access the internet for a cpl weeks so I apologize for the first post which I couldnt follow up.

I use this computer for work and communications with family friends etc... back in Chicago whilst Im in Brazil.

I, in advance highly appreciate your efforts attentions tips advice and support, cant do it without you guys !

Bst Rgds,

- MGJR

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Thanks for your help. Chrome stalls and when closed it takes 5 or 6 tries to re-open. Start-up is also VERY slow? I completed the logs you need, I don't have a Windows Install disc or a Boot CD, but I have made a backup. thanks, - Jason

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.13.2
Run by Jason at 14:00:44 on 2013-02-09
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3957.1656 [GMT -5:00]
.
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.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
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe

A:Completed initial scans/steps -- browser stalls and slow start-up

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I recently changed my anti-virus from Norton/Symantec to Trend Micro Internet Security because a friend had told me he had success with the latter. However, it required my removing other anti-spyware/anti-malware security that I had installed after trouble with another computer (which I had obtained help with on here). Now, this computer has slowed down until it often seems like it's not responding at all. One particular problem is with iTunes, which not only is sluggish, but also, for the past 2 days, shows a big message that 'iTunes is unable to browse album covers on this computer'.
It looks like some of Norton/Symantec may be still installed, although I have tried to remove it with Add/Remove programs in Control Panel.

I ran a Deckard's Scan which gave the following results:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Charles Livsey on 2008-06-15 22:29:47
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
93: 2008-06-16 02:26:30 UTC - RP769 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
92: 2008-06-15 22:51:13 UTC - RP768 - Removed LiveUpdate (Symantec Corporation)
91: 2008-06-15 22:45:30 UTC - RP767 - Removed Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1
90: 2008-06-15 22:44:34 UTC - RP766 - Removed J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11
89: 2008-06-15 22:43:30 UTC - RP765 - Removed J2SE ... Read more

A:Abnormally slow computer that stalls, with new Trend Micro Internet Security

The slowness seems to have something to do with Trend Micro Internet Security 2008, as when I uninstalled it everything was fast again. In talking with technicians at Trend Micro, they said it likely has to do with interference from previously installed anti-virus/anti-malware/spyware programs that were incompletely removed (and which can't be removed completely). Does this seem likely? I tried to re-install TM Internet Security 2008, and now the firewall doesn't work. It may have to do with the previous uninstall not removing the firewall 'drivers' for my wireless and wired network connections. Also, the computer is again slow, though not as bad as before. Do you think it is worth trying to get this working with your or Trend Micro's help, or should I use different anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-spyware programs? If the latter, then which ones?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:16:37 PM, on 11/19/2006
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\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrowser.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\YPager.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\GEORGI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 2 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dsl
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://yahoo.sbc.com/dsl
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/cus.../sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/sbcydsl/*http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

A:pc runs slow

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hi everyone this is my first time posting here I juest installed windows xp pro with sp2 built in and any program I run uses almost all the cpu i have a amd 2600+ runnisn at 1.92ghz. I read on another fourm that there is a patch or something to fix it. can you help?

A:win xp sp2 runs slow

Have you connected to MS Windows website and made sure that you are current on all updates?
If no- that would be the first step as that is where the patch is usually put.

But more importantly- what type of programs are you running and how much RAM memory do you have? If there are a lot of programs running in the back ground- new programs may suffer in performance.

Andy

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I have an old computer with wxp sp3 and when i upgraded to IE8 the browser runs extremely slow. The processor is only a 2/333 mhz. Could that be the problem?

A:IE8 runs slow

[QUOTE=Mark Fuller;3175378]I have an old computer with wxp sp3 and when i upgraded to IE8 the browser runs extremely slow. The processor is only a 2/333 mhz. Could that be the problem? According to microsoft the browser only requires a 233 mhz processor.

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I have an old computer that I reformatted (wxp home sp3) and I upgraded to IE8 and the internet runs very slow if it changes pages at all. The computer has a 2/333 mhz processor, could this be the problem? The microsoft site says that IE8 only requires a 233 mhz processor.

A:IE8 runs slow

It's more likely to be not enough RAM installed. If you have 256 or 512MB it will struggle, if you can get 1GB installed it would make a big difference to your pc's overall speed.
* Also you could try a more lightweight web browser, such as Firefox 1.5 or 2.0. (You might have it on a Magazine CD from a few years ago, or it must be available to download, somewhere.

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I have Windows XP and everytime I go on to play pogo games it runs slow. What is wrong?

A:PC Runs Slow

What is the processor type and speed?

How much RAM is installed?

Start your computer and don't do anything with it yet. After the desktop loads and settles down, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to open the "Windows Task Manager" window. On the lower left, what does it show for the number of processes?

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It was suggested I post over in this forum, for this thread I started:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic402151.html
Any help appreciated. Thanks!

A:Win Xp SP3 - RUNS VERY SLOW

Where should I start if this is a virus infection? Help appreciated. Thanks!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:50:53 PM, on 2007-12-06
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NavNT\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wwSecure.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
D:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

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helloMy computer runs slow. I have done all of the logical steps to insure that there are no problems with virus, adware, defragmentation, etc. The bottom line is that it take time to open folders and startup applications. Sometimes when starting an application, it freezes and I have to open task manager to stop the process and kill the application. Then, all of a sudden, it works. Note, once the applications start, they run fine with no problems. It just seems that the system is sluggish when it has to "find" things. So that leads me to believe that I may have a possible problem with the NTFS table. Is there any way to check if this is the problem? Is it possible that I simply do not have enough resources? (note, I have included specifications below).Any advice are suggesstions are well appreciated.My system is:Antec 900 - 650W ATX Intel DQ35JOE Intel Core 2 DUO Q6600 Quad Core 4gb 2gb 800mhz DDR2 DIMM 500gb SATA 7200rpm (255GB remain available for use)Alpha Dog gForce FX 8800 512 pci XP Pro SP3

A:PC Runs Slow

Well...I would take a look in Event Viewer for possible clues.How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ I don't see where you have done anything to check your hard drive (chkdsk /r, manufacturer's diagnostic)...until that's done, I would not be guessing that the NTFS file system is askew without some evidence pointing me in that direction.Chkdsk /r will detect some file system problems and advise of such.http://www.ntfs.com/quest14.htmLouis

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My computer has been running slow for the last 2 months. One day it froze up and I had to hard boot to get out. It scanned disk, repaired some bad sectors, and was back up again just to have the same thing happen 3 more times. I have since run another scandisk and it is not locking up anymore, but is running very slow. It has been defragged. I run SUPERantispyware, upadated daily. I have current Antivirus and Firewall with Mcafee. I have used MS config to not start any programs except for my 2wire, modem for DSL, and Mcafee applications. I just bought Reg Cure and have been running that to clean up my registry. I have uninstalled any programs I know are not essential. Also, I keep getting Mcafee update alerts, but am not able to download update, error messages. It sometimes sounds like the computer is working when it should be. I ran Spybot twice, SUPERantispyware, MCafee antivirus, Mcafee Stinger and cleaned temp files before this Hijack log. Thanks for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:09:38 AM, on 1/9/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.e... Read more

A:Xp Runs Slow

Hi,

Please uninstall McAfee as this one is known to cause the slow down problem in the first place.

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Before last month, my PC was fine. But now it runs
very slow. I checked TaskManager. There are no
strange process. CPU is used only 2% most of time,
memory is used only 20% (of 500M momory).

Even in the boot period, my PC is also much slower
than before. After start, specially when I launched IE
browser, the machine almost hanged.

Is there any hardware problem?
This is Sony VAIO machine. I bought it 5 years ago.

A:PC runs slow

quite often common causes of slowness are spyware and trojans. be sure to do regular and through spyware and virus scans of all your hard drives. sometimes these can also caouse slow start ups. if u are free of these then try to kepp around 10 gigs free space on your hdd at all time. full or cluttered hdd's will cause slowdown issues. Also i know it sounds bizarre but i encountered a problem once where one of my dvd burners had malfunctioned. windows kew it was there but could not access it. that made the machine extremely slow and sluggish, but as in your case the cpu usage was less the 25%. its also worth doing a cheeck of your ram with something like memtest86

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ oced @ 2.6 Gz
ECS N-Force 4 A-939 K8 HT2000
2 GB DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) CR 1T
PCI-E XFX GeForce 7600 GT oced @ C/M 701/862 Mhz
250 GB Maxtor 7Y250M0 SATA HDD
160 GB Western Digital WD1600JD-75HBB0 SATA HDD
Sound Blaster live 5.1 digital audio
Xerox TFT 8ms 19" LCD Flat screen and 19" Philips 1095 running in duelview
Logitech mx 518 gaming grade laser guide mouse
Windows XP x64 Proffesional
All chipsets water cooled by the Vantec Stingray with Fluid XP+
2x12" bass drivers crossed @ 120mhz, 4x6" mid drivers combined with
2 baby bum horns and 2 tweeters together running @ 250 watts RMS

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Mozilla has been loaded on my PCU for about three months. It gets progressively slower to the extent that it is slower now than "dial up."
Internet explorer seems to run well.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Mozilla - no change.

I have loading issues with one program on IE that makes Mozilla necessary. Any
suggestions?

A:Mozilla runs very slow

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Im not sure of this problem, but my computer is running slow. I hit Ctrl/Alt/Delete and hit the tab process in the window task manager and the process that is using most of the CPU Usage is System. I remind you this process im talking about is NOT System Idle Process.

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Have a desktop with 57 gig of hard drive, but showing 15gig left
Have tried de frag and it still is so slow, it takes several minutes for programs to come up.
Not sure how to check or remove stuff that might be causing this.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Desktop is so slow, it hardly runs

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HP Compaq running Win 7 started running very slow. Scanned with Adwcleaner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, but did not solve. Assume virus but not able to eliminate it. Any help would be appreciated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2018 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 64126 MB, Free - 27386 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0AA8h
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Computer runs very slow

Hi ront162aol,
Let's find out why.
-----------------------------------------------------------

Double click Frst64.exe to launch it.
FRST64 will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press the Scan button.
When finished scanning, 2 logs will open on your Desktop, FRST.txt and Addition.txt

If you lose track of them, they will be saved in the same location as FRST64.exe
Feel free to use separate replies if it's more convenient.

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Hi everybody,
I have an Acer Aspire 1622 and I read in this forum that notebooks use to have overheating problems. SpeedFan or PC Wizard read 74°C from ACPI and this temperature builds up very quickly after start up. I thought it was my motherboard gone, as that readout seemed completely wrong. Then I tried to do a benchmark with FreshDiagnose and I realized that in comparison with a measure made one year ago the performance is 1/3!!! I got used to running slow! It performs like a 850MHz processor instead of 3Ghz! This makes me think about P4 self-protection function and I fear that 74C is the real temperature. I tried to vacum clean the fan intake as suggested in another thread but helped just a little bit. What happend to my CPU? If anybody can help me it would be appreciated! Thanx...

PS: forgot to say that obviously if I try to use the CPU under heavy conditions (AV scan...) the PC shuts down...

A:P4 3GHz runs slow and @74C

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You need to open the laptop and clean out all the dust bunnies.

If you are not comfortable in doing this, take it in for a service.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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First, haven't posted in a long time and hope this is the correct area.
Second, All other applications seem to run OK. most of the time - sometimes I crash a program!

OK! Here's my problem:
I purchased a program "SWiSH Max 4." It works, but when I press the play button - which is like a debug/run action - it takes an unnatural amount of time to start (around 15 seconds). The support side of SWiSH mentioned a possible conflict with other programs, but I don't know where to start looking or how.

My System:
XP64 Pro. Service Pack 2
Intel i3
4 Gig Ram

Thanks for any assistance / Sorry if I'm in the wrong area :-)

Steve

A:Program runs slow

If there were a conflict, the application would probably not work at all. Considering it is a graphics app, it might run slowly at times.

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UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH ITDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01)Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalBoot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1Install Date: 4/24/2009 3:00:40 PMSystem Uptime: 7/11/2010 8:47:01 AM (12 hours ago)Motherboard: | | K7S41GXProcessor: AMD Sempron™ 2200+ | Socket-A | 1512/166mhz==== Disk Partitions =========================A: is RemovableC: is FIXED (NTFS) - 38 GiB total, 26.865 GiB free.D: is CDROM ()E: is CDROM ()F: is Removable==== Disabled Device Manager Items ================= System Restore Points ===================RP295: 5/4/2010 4:47:44 PM - System CheckpointRP296: 5/5/2010 4:24:21 PM - Avg UpdateRP297: 5/6/2010 6:42:59 PM - System CheckpointRP298: 5/8/2010 11:52:44 AM - System CheckpointRP299: 5/9/2010 7:34:05 PM - System CheckpointRP300: 5/10/2010 8:46:49 PM - System CheckpointRP301: 5/12/2010 9:43:32 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0RP302: 5/14/2010 12:09:32 PM - System CheckpointRP303: 5/15/2010 1:12:39 PM - System CheckpointRP304: 5/16/2010 1:52:03 PM - System CheckpointRP305: 5/17/2010 6:32:36 PM - System CheckpointRP306: 5/18/2010 6:35:35 PM - System CheckpointRP307: 5/19/2010 9:02:45 PM - System CheckpointRP308: 5/20/2010 9:17:23 PM - System CheckpointRP309: 5/21/2010 4:38:39 PM - Installed QuickTimeRP310: 5/23/2010 9:44:57 AM - System CheckpointRP311: 5/24/2010 4:26:54 PM - System CheckpointRP312: 5/25/2010 6:34:19 PM - System CheckpointRP313: 5/26/2010 9:3... Read more

A:My computer runs slow

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I have an HP running XP. I had a number of viruses, which have been removed (my thread is in the HJT forum). However, the system is still extrememly slow. Specifically, if I'm not on the internet it's ok. Once I try to open a browser, I watch task manager and the system and explorer process both go to 50% (plus or minus 10), so CPU is at 100% and basically locks up. The explorer I/O goes into the 100s of thousands. It takes over a minute for the browser to open up. If I close it, both system and explorer usage drops to almost 0. This renders my PC basically useless for internet use.

I have run a number of virus checkers/scanners, and all are clean (Spybot, AdAware, Anti-Spyware, haxfix, combofix, f-secure). Per my HJT post, that is clean.

Would a different browser help...e.g., firefox, or should I look at a total restore?

A:Cpu Is Extremely Slow, Runs 100%

Can you list your system specifications? The problem goes away when you aren't connected to the Internet? Did I understand that correctly?

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I have a laptop that runs slow and need a good debug to get it back working again. Any suggesttions?

A:Laptop runs slow

The easiest thing is to check your system drive. Is it almost full, or installed too many applications? If your system drive has small RAM, I'm afraid the running speed will be slow.

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Hi;

I have AMD Athlon XP 2100+, 1.73GHz..............it suppose to run at 2100, but it only runs at 1700.........thats what my friend told me...........

How can I check the speed of my proccessor?

If it runs slow, then how can I overclock it so it will give me the performance I need...............

Thank You.

- Thread moved to proper forum
Didou

A:My processor Runs Slow!!

Identifying AMD processors

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Windows XP Home Edition OS, Plenty of RAM.

My son will be returning from Iraq soon, I have been using his computer to stay in touch with him. I have noticed it is running real slow now, Yahoo Messenger(latest version) freezes sometimes. Is there a checklist or some type of guide to follow for "tweaking" everything to speed it up, besides the usal, Defrag, Scan Disk, AdAware, SpyBot, etc. Can someone please help this disabled combat veteran help speed up my sons computer? Thank You.

"De Oppresso Liber"

A:Computer Runs Slow

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I'm helping a friend of mine who has a ibm netvista x40 all in one computer. Its a 1.80 gigahertz intel cpu, 256 megs sd ram integrated video, sound, and network card, with a 110 watt psu. The problem is that his computer runs very slowly, if you click on an app it takes about 5 minutes for it to come up.
The computer originally had a cd rom drive, which he had changed and had a 16 speed dvd burner put in, he told me it ran ok for a week or so and then his computer started to run very very slow. I have run virus and spyware scans and taken out any virus and spyware, and it still runs very slowly. He wants me to wipe out his hard drive and re-install his system. I'm starting to think that when he had the dvd burner put in that it is drawing to much power from the small power supply that the computer came with. Has anyone had any had any experience with an ibm netvista x40 that could give me any suggestions. Thanks.

KCBC

A:Ibm netvista x40 runs very slow

Add more RAM. 256 on any machine these days will be a dog. Find the specs and go to at least 512M RAM or more if you can. With that there should be no reason to wipe out and start over. Also check the start up programs and unstart any unnecessary apps. Click start....run...and then type "msconfig" without the quotes. Hit enter. Click the startup tab. Uncheck any unnecessary apps (be certain!) Click apply--click okay. Restart. Check the "don't show this again at startup" box upon restart. If you are running an older version of Norton it is probably eating up your RAM quickly. With only 256, you need to streamline what you are running in the background.

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My computer runs slow. I do run Spybot, but am hoping there is something in the logfile that will explain why my machine runs slowly. Thank you.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:42:45 AM, on 7/19/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.e... Read more

A:Computer runs slow

Close all your running programs, run Hijackthis and place a check next to the following.O3 - Toolbar: TreEZy Toolbar - {1973395E-67F8-4723-BCC0-832CF4A5DDBC} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\treEZy.dllO18 - Protocol: relatedlinks - {CD8D1CAA-FE4A-45DF-A06C-028AAF1821DE} - (no file)close all your internet browsers and click fix in hijackthis. Reboot once and post a fresh Hijackthis log in your thread.

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I have Acer Travelmate 4050 with following configurations
Intel M710 processor 1.4Ghz,400MHZFSB
40GB HDD, 256MB RAM
I have AVG8 free installed as anti-virus, Ad aware 2008 & Spybot SD for additional protection, I also have eusing registry cleaner. I do scan my system periodically nad find few tracking cookies which i promptly delete. Despite all this system appear to hang and run slow often. I use IE7 as browser. Please see log attached and pasted below
Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by BHASIN on 2008-07-10 2108
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

Regards
Avinash Thakur

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
31: 2008-07-10 2031 UTC - RP305 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
30: 2008-07-10 18:26:26 UTC - RP304 - Removed Skype? 3.8
29: 2008-07-10 16:58:09 UTC - RP303 - System Checkpoint
28: 2008-07-09 00:29:20 UTC - RP302 - Installed Ad-Aware
27: 2008-07-08 22:18:03 UTC - RP301 - Removed Ad-Aware

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-07-10 22:08:41 UTC - RP275 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 78% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 240 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as... Read more

A:Laptop runs slow

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i have a bizzare problem...this computer i have runs slow sometimes...most of the time it runs fine and occasionally it will slow down....the sound becomes a little crackly when playing anything with audio, and games become really slow as well as when i try minimizing a window...this computer is quite a fast computer...i have a 2.66GHz intel core 2 duo with a P5ske motherboard and 2gb(7200rpm) ram...it also has a nvidia geforce 8600gt...bt after a few hours or the next day the computer is back to normal and it runs fine...does any one know what the problem is?? thank you

A:Computer runs slow sometimes

hello ,

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties

also

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

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This computer is running really slow have done the steps and the programes seemed to find alot of things and removed them but it is still slow . Thanks in advance (this machince is used by all the family) Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 2:39:07 PM, on 2/16/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\... Read more

A:Computer Runs Slow

Hello metwo and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in this log. It is clean.

I'm not sure what was meant by "programes seemed to find alot of things
and removed them". What programs found alot of things and what was removed? Also, was BitDefender on this machine and then removed? It does not appear that the uninstallation was complete because there are still some entries hanging around that were not cleaned up.

Post back with some additional details and I will review the information when it comes in.

Cheers.

OT

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I have just purchased a notebook and tried to update windows. It runs slow and has trouble connecting to the internet. It is brand new product # W2M88UA#ABA  model15_ba079dx. I have tried the support page<but it will not come up. Can youyou help or refer me to someone who can.

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Hello,
I run XP pro (still service pack 1 after reinstallation) on a pentium 4, 3.0.
Computer runs sometimes very slow, sometimes running 80-90-100% so I just have to wait and wait till it slows down to continue.
Sometimes also orther explorer bar installed : www.search123forme.com/sp2.php.
Any suggestions on how to solve the problem.
Thank you

A:Computer runs sometimes very slow

For a slow computer, basic stuff to eliminate would be
chances of infection- if ur not sure, you might want to get ur log checked by a HTJ expert.
If there are too many items loading at start up, disable unnecessary ones.
Check ur HD space, if you havent already, run a disk cleanup and if the drive s fragmented, defrag it in safe mode after a chkdsk this can help improve performance.
How much RAM do you have? Consider adding more.
Aso if its been a long time, check if all ur fans are working fine and also blow out the dust.
http://www.microsoft.com/AtWork/getstarted/speed.mspx/
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

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DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - FAT32x86
Run by Lavar Strange at 7:55:38.30 on Sat 06/27/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.268 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

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

D:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
SVCHOST.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
SVCHOST.EXE
SVCHOST.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
SVCHOST.EXE
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
D:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
D:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
D:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
D:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
D:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe

A:Help Computer runs really slow

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My PC runs extremely slow lately. It frequently crashes with no reason.
It takes ages to shut down & restart, or start any program.
I am suspecting some kind of virus or trojan or other pest.

I am running regularly: Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, AVG virus checker, Spyware Doctor, Spyware Blaster, Registry Mechanic.
Defrag daily, Delete TEMP files and Temp Internet files.

I hope that posting this HiJackThis log will help. Please review it and let me know what to do.
I appreciate any help .. and many thanks in advance.

==================================================

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:34:42 PM, on 11/15/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6AN~1\avgserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Lite\DKService.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Free Surfer\fs20.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe

A:PC runs extremely slow lately

Hello, and welcome to TSF!

Let's start here...

Open an new HJT log and check all of the below to be fixed:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {62999427-33FC-4baf-9C9C-BCE6BD127F08} - (no file)
O16 - DPF: {5F426A93-0821-47D2-A126-5A48A874B289} - http://212.145.159.194/251065/diale...Recomendada.cab
O16 - DPF: {6EE39BFC-2FB6-4B69-9D05-CFC10E4F5B3E} (MavenBootInstallerAXControl Class) - http://client.maven.net/client/mavenBootInstaller.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) -
O18 - Protocol: aim - {3050F406-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B} - %SystemRoot%\system32\mshtml.dll (file missing)
O18 - Protocol: shell - {3050F406-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE0B} - %SystemRoot%\system32\mshtml.dll (file missing)

Then, with all browser widows closed, click "fix checked".

Reboot and post a new HJT log so we can see where we're at.

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running very slow... the pointer is generally a spinning circle that I assume means there is a program running somewhere.  When I bring up task manager the memory is generally around 95 to 98% used ...  have installed Windows updates but now get an error message that an installer is messed up (corrupted?).  About the only thing I haven't done is completely restore Windows... don't want to do that because saving info would be a pain.  Thank you!!

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Good evening all. Been awhile since I've been here. Lately my IE is terribly slow but I use Netscape mostly and that's real fast. I'm wondering if I have an issue. My 16 yr old used my computer for some homework and I know he was on the Internet researching. Ever since, I've had problems. I routinely do maintenance on my machine running the following programs (and a daily update and scan with AVG):
Bazooka
Cleanup!
CW Shredder
Eraser
Registry Mechanic
Spybot

Windows Update, defrag and a weekly backup made of all personal files as well every week.

Below is my hijack log - any suggestions?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:59:08 PM, on 1/17/2006
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\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

A:My IE very slow but Netscape runs well

Hello Deeds and welcome back to TSF

I reccommend you Subscribe to this thread so you are notified of any replies via email. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

There isn't much showing in your log, so we'll try a general cleaning and see what turns up.

You are running Hijack This from a temporary directory. It needs to be in a permanent folder. Please redownload HijackThis to your desktop. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there.

Cleanup! (Alternate Link)- Install it. You will use this later.
*NOTE* Cleanup deletes EVERYTHING out of temporary folders and does not make backups.
Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

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Hey guys, I got this old pc for building my friend a new one and I decided to reinstall windows 98 on it just for kicks and giggles. It worked fine at first and still does, but it works really slowly. especially on the internet. it's not really too too old of a computer for windows 98, considering thats what came on it. i dont think its the hardware but i might be wrong. id think that itd at least run better than what its doing now. heres the specs: (get ready)

socket 7 500MHz AMD-K6 3D Processor
256MB of PC100 RAM (1X128 2X64)
10GB Hard Drive
8MB Onboard Video
Windows 98SE

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windows vista- computer runs slow and logs me out
freezes up
i just installed spybot and ad-aware
any other help would be appreciated

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will get log file to send in

A:windows runs slow

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Hi I have a laptop a P3 .. and it just runs extremely so. I did a hijack this scan and I attached the file.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:35:03 PM, on 1/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VVNFUg\command.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Monitor\netmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\1XConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe

A:Windows runs so so slow HELP

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My job has a windows nt server and 14 win nt sp6 machines. I had pluged in a win xp machine to see if it would play nicely with my win nt machines and with my server. All looks good until I start to use our main program, which is a dos program. The win xp machine runs great, there is a very noticeable delay in retreiving the data from the server for the win nt machines. What is the cause and the fix for this problem? I have also read in a posting that the win nt while running a dos program will use 100% of the memory, could this also be one of my problems? Is there a common cure for any of these problems?

A:Dos Program runs slow with win nt & win xp

WELCOME DALE!!!

First, eh, NT and XP, I don't know if they do play nicely, so keep that in the back of your mind. Are ALL dos operations like this, or only XP? What is this dos program you speak of? I know ms dos itself, but you said something that looked like it USES dos to run, is it dos or something else?

Also, make sure your systems are synced, a bad time sync can cause data loss.

Christian Dude

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:09:32 PM, on 1/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.ex... Read more

A:My Hjt Log "computer Runs Really Slow"

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This is from my moms cpu. Don't know where she surfs but after running ad-aware and spybot her cpu still runs slow. It has gotten better eversince I installed zone alarm for her but could be better.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:32:42 PM, on 5/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon06.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe
C:\hp\drivers\hplsbwatcher\lsburnwatcher.exe

A:HJT log: CPU runs very slow with pop ups everyso often

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HI, NEW TO FOURM. HAVE PROBLEM WITH SPEED, COMPUTER RUNS SLOW. I'HAVE NOTICED PHYSICAL MEMORY AT 47% OR HIGHER AND SEVERAL PROCESSES MARKED .EXE*32 RUNNING CONSUMMING LOTS OF MEMORY AND IF YOU DELETE, FOR INSTANCE IEXPLORE.EXE*32 IT COMES RIGHT BACK. I'VE FOUND A LITTLE INFO THAT IT IS A WORM. HAVE RUN SUPPER ANTISPY WEAR SEVERAL TIMES AND MALWEARBITES.. HAVE AVG ALSO. HAVE UPDATED THEM ALL THE TIME. ANY HELP WILL BE GREAT. THANK YOUEdit: Moved topic from Vista to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:COMPUTER RUNS SLOW

Welcome aboard Unless you did it because of some eye sight issue turn off caps.Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:

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99.0% of my competer is being used by a hpdll.exe file or program. How can i delete this thing and get back to normal...l

A:computer runs slow

have you gone to add or remove programs (under control panel) (classic view if using XP). Look it up if it is there you may want to delete it (WARNING: I am not sure what that program does so you may want to find that out first before deleting).

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my laptop runs slow and now it wont open on my space site, also won't install player i accidentally uninstalled. i have windows xp

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There's this one website, a vBulletin one as a matter of fact, taht runs really slow. I scroll and it is very choppy. Sites take a while to reload. My fan goes crazy (my comp is a laptop). I posted messages on the board asking if anyone experienced the same, but numerous people said the site runs smooth for them. Any ideas why this is? I run ad aware and spybot regularly.

A:one website runs slow

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Hey. I just bought this new computer for a few months ago. And for some reason it stopped a few days ago and i tried reformating alot of times, most of the time it would stop or just get error's while installing but i finally installed it. And it runs like a snail.............The computer basically doesnt run like how it should be runnin.......

I have Pentium 4. 3 Ghz - 1GB Ram - 256 MB Graphics Card

HJT.Log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:16:06, on 07.06.2005
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
C:\Programfiler\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Programfiler\NetPumper\NetPumperIEProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programfiler\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DfrgNtfs.exe
C:\Programfiler\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Programfiler\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Thug Life\Mine dokumenter\HJT\HijackThis.exe

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A:XP Runs Slow/Even after reformating...

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