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# PC is running slow and sounds like it is always loading.

Q: PC is running slow and sounds like it is always loading.

Hi there!

I upgraded my sons graphics card for Christmas to a Geforce gtx 960 and I have had a few problems I'm hoping I can get some help/direction here.

I originally purchased a gtx 950 and we were running into problems with no signal and other issues. One of them was that the wireless adapter all of a sudden was not working. I tried a few things I found on the web to solve it and one of them was to factory reset the computer. I did this and it didn't work. We ended up hooking it up to an earthernet cord and it then the adapter started working.

We returned this graphics card and purchased the one above (960) just a slight upgrade.

After installing this card and a new power supply we noticed the computer seems to run slower and always sounds like it is always "loading". My son expressed he has been experiencing problems watching youtube also.

Should I do another factory reset? Or any other suggestions as to what I can research?

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My computer is running slow. When I try to watch a video it takes forever to load and sometimes it doesnt load at all. I try to refresh the page and it still keeps trying to load up. CAn anyone help me?

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Ever since I loaded Windows 10 my internet is running slow and I continuously receive either a "recover webpage" message or "stop script" message.  I am on IE 11.  I tried the new Microsoft Edge but it seemed to run slower than IE.  Does any kind of update need to be done to my wireless router.  It is a Netgear N750 model #WNDR4300  Any help will be appreciated.

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well Guys I hope I have done this right, a newbie here so please be gentle with me, my laptop has started to load and run very slow, I have done all the usaul things like cleaning and defraging, disc clean, etc, etc, but nothing seems to make any difference, so.... here is my hijackthis file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 04:12:08, on 19/01/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton 360\Engine\3.8.0.38\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\2.0.2.547\SymcPCCULaunchSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Sony Ericsson PC Suite\SupServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton PC Checkup\Engine\2.0.2.547\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe

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I have started having problems with SP3 for about the past two months now, such as random restarts, PC not booting at all, severe lag with all programs/processes, and SP3 loading at a ridiculous speed (slow). I have a rather respectable rig, and all the top of the line software needed to keep a PC up and running such as Symantec Anti-Virus (registered), Uniblue Registry Cleaner, Error Killer, HJT, etc. A local comp store ran a diagnostic on all components within the pc, and came back with a few infections and fried ram (basically). The ram I had bought was very new, but turns out it was overworked due to the previous power supply not being able to power all my components (let alone meeting the minimum requirements for my video card ATI RADEON 4850 Series), thus frying it. I bought more ram yesterday, received it today, (DDR2 1066 2x 2 GB sticks). I uninstalled all drivers, and re-installed the most recent drivers, wiped my hard drive completely, re-installed windows, and still have the same problem. I also recently upgraded to a 650w power supply, from an old 350w. The memory is receiving the correct voltage (2.1V), the cpu multiplier is only at 15.5x, which allows this certain cpu to be overclocked from 2.6 up to 3.1 only using stock voltage. The mobo and processor were purchased at the same time as the previous ram I had bought. I'm completely out of ideas, and would appreciate any insight as what the problem may be. Of course, full virus scans, registry scans, and spy... Read more

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My McAfee subscription expired and I have now loaded AVG Anti-Spyware and ZoneAlarm. Since then my PC has been a bit temperamental (sometimes slow to load web pages or not loading them at all). Could you advise if there are any problems. From time to time the PC will crash altogether and I have to switch the power off/on to get it re-started. I have recently de-fragged as well, but no real improvement in performance.
Around the same time I was trying to download IE7 and it kept failing. The Window help suggested de-activating all Firewalls (I also have SpySweeper) but it still did not complete IE7 download. I have not bothered trying anymore but wondered if something hasd got through while I had no Firewall.

I have posted aHiJack This scan in the relevant forum and Old Timer suggested posted the questin with yourselves as he was not able to see anything wrong.

I hope you can help.

reggieboy

Hi there,

I use AVG and Zonealarm too, but don't experience what you are. Having said that that there could be glitched between the two that are preventing you from accessing the web.

In the meantime I would personally get hold of the latest updates for AVG, ZoneAlarm and any other spyware/adaware program, disconnect from the internet (unplug your modem/router) uninstall your current defences (AVG, ZoneAlarm etc), then add your firewall (ZoneAlarm) following the on-screen instructions then add your spyware/adware/anti-virus software and do a full system scan.

Forget about IE7, stick to IE6 (reinstall that too).

Hope that helps

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Seem to be having more and more trouble with my computer running very slowly. I have Zone alarm (paid version) (but keep anti virus switched off as I also use Avast free edition), Malwarbytes (paid version) I did have spysweeper (paid version, but removed it as it was always hanging), I also have superantispware (free version which I run occassionally) and spybot (use now and again). It is not showing up any spyware, malware or viruses but I have great trouble browsing (usally on Firefox - especially on ebay with pages not loading or taking an eternity to load. I use ccleaner about once a month. Emails are also not always coming through with it timing out. Please could you advise me (in very simple terms as not computer literate and also having problems with a relapse of my Multiple Scelrosis making me more dopey than usual because of all the medication). I enclose a copy of my hijack this log;

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:54:32, on 07/09/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe

Just to say that I have added secunia psi now (hope that is okay) as many things needed updating to. Do I need to re-do a hjt log again? Sorry if not very coherent but my MS is really playing up and I have to rely on my computer for all my shopping and everything now as can't drive at the moment with the relapse.

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ok on weds i turned my pc on after being away on vacation and noticed my IE was running very slow. it takes like 5 mins to load up IE initially then it runs really slow moving from page to page. when i checked my task manager i noticed i had 2 iexplore.exe and 1 was using 80-100% cpu. when id terminate the process on the one using all the cpu my IE page would remain and within a second the process would return to the task manager.
i uninstalled IE7 and installed IE8 but still doing it. ive scanned my computer with norton and avast but nothing has been found. im running windows XP and when i navigate around my pc that runs smoothly and as quick as usually its only when i try to go on the net my computer runs slow.

this is my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:47:03, on 11/07/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

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Hi,
Up to yesterday my computer was running fine.
Today I have very slow loading, slow response to any program, webpage etc that I click on.
If anyone has any ideas I would deeply appreciate it.
I have virus software running all the time and generally careful.
It seems that the hard drive is working overtime and after about 20 minutes begins to slow down and things move a little faster.

I have run HiJackThis.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:04:38, on 04/03/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\JulaPAN.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/

Just to add further to this, when I boot up, the computer boots up to the desktop but the hard drive seems busy for about 5 to 8 minutes. So if I click on any desktop item such as E-mail or internet (for example) the response is extremely slow and can take almost a minute, in some cases, to open. Then the response is slow each time I click after that.
Once the hard drive settles down it almost runs as normal.
I'm stumped really as I have run virus check and malaware and they have both found no problems.
Something must be upsetting it as only a couple of days ago it was running absolutely fine.
Thank you.

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Yesterday (Sunday, April 4th), around 1pm or so, I was playing World of Warcraft and was switching to a different window. It began to run really slow and became unresponsive, so I shut it down. When I tried to start it up, it was running really slow and running into multiple problems. When I tried to log in it eventually came to this:

"The instruction at 0x0000000077011E00 referenced memory at 0x000007FEFB78B00C. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000185."

After a couple hours of trying to get it to work, I came to a similar error:

"The instruction at 0x00000000772B1E00 referenced memory at 0x000007FFFB6CB00C. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000185."

Could something be wrong with the hard drive?

Quote: Originally Posted by TroubledAmish

Yesterday (Sunday, April 4th), around 1pm or so, I was playing World of Warcraft and was switching to a different window. It began to run really slow and became unresponsive, so I shut it down. When I tried to start it up, it was running really slow and running into multiple problems. When I tried to log in it eventually came to this:

"The instruction at 0x0000000077011E00 referenced memory at 0x000007FEFB78B00C. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000185."

After a couple hours of trying to get it to work, I came to a similar error:

"The instruction at 0x00000000772B1E00 referenced memory at 0x000007FFFB6CB00C. The required data was not placed into memory because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000185."

Could something be wrong with the hard drive?

More likely a memory overflow. If it doesnt happen again forget about it

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We have a laptop that we would like to become the family lap top for upstairs so we can supervise what the children are using the computer for and when. It is an older laptop that we haven't even turned on, until now, in about a year. I'm pretty sure there are viruses on it b/c it looks like the anti-virus program is out of date. It also brings up an error message when it boots up that says "RUNDLL Error loading C:\WINDOWS\Ixahurupohof.dill The specified module could not be found"
This was my fiance's "work" computer before we were together. He does admit to visiting some XXX sites and it has some virus that he tried to remove himself and then it started to slow down more and more and different error messages come up when he was starting up the computer. Eventually he just stopped using it out of frustration and used the desktop instead.
I'm not sure if anyone will be able to help with this one or not, but I thought it was worth a try! If we can fix it, it saves us lots of  getting a new one!
-Maggie

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3000 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1308 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293143 MB, Free - 164678 MB;
Motherboard: Acer , JV50 , Rev , LXPJB02137003043062000
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled

My wife's laptop is running slow; some webpages seem to take forever to load and IE frequently becomes nonresponsive. I scanned with AVG and Malwarebytes with no problems found.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:44:02 PM, on 8/5/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16800)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec\MyWinLocker 3\x86\mwlDaemon.exe
C:\Windows\PLFSetI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NewTech Infosystems\Acer Backup Manager\BackupManagerTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec Egis Software Update\EgisUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Launch Manager\LManager.exe

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Hi,

Recently my Desktop takes forever to load up after reboot and i have noticed a few 'Unknown Processes' running in my task Manager which are taking up a lot of CPU memory.

I have googled one the of processes named 'eamservice.exe' which belongs to the directory: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\imonagent\eamservice.exe.

I have attempted to delete this directory however it does not let me.

I have also noticed that any browser i use such as IE and Firefox will sometimes close down by itself while surfing the net.

Any help in solving these issues would be much appreciated.

Im running Windows XP service pack 3.

Thanks

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I have a Windows 8 laptop that's running incredibly slow. Several un-necessary processes are running in the background and possibly creating bad conflicts + malware somewhere.
Can't run HJT on it nor GMER or DDS.
However, here's MBAM log and Farbar Recovery scans:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2014.02.09.02

Windows 8 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16476

Protection: Enabled

2/9/2014 7:48:22 AM
mbam-log-2014-02-09 (07-48-22).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|D:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 448722
Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 11 minute(s), 1 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

Here are the 2 logs from Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, as the system is completely running awfully slow on start up and flipping through web pages:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-02-2014 02
Ran by Sinikka (administrator) on SINIKKA on 09-02-2014 15:30:08

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I don't understand how to delete a topic, so I'll just edit this: I managed to find the problem and am almost done cleaning everything up. Things have started to work smoothly again!

UPDATE: Finally got Avast going on it, and it picked up mbr:cidox-e in the bootfiles, and this is apparently a high severity rootkit?

I've tried 'fix automatically' and 'repair' and both times it crashed the computer.

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Hello,

My name is Aman and I'm trying to fix my parents CPU. They have a tendency to download a lot of crap without first checking that the source is legit.

The CPU runs Windows 7 64 bit.

The specific issues are when Chrome or IE are being used. The browsers are always redirected to searchnu/406. I have changed the start page back to google and that works at startup, but when a new window is opened it goes back to ask.com. I have also noticed that pages are regularly not loading fully and it takes 3-4 times hitting the reload button to finally load, sometimes they don't load at all. I am also noticing that the internet connection seems slower than before (they have ATT DSL) and the cpu in general is running a bit slow.

Any help would be great.

Thanks,
Aman

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My wife was looking for Angry Birds to play online but didn't know you had to play it through the Chrome browser. She visited two sites (hxxp://www.free-games.net/play/angry-birds-online) and (hxxp://www.livingplay.com/aj/364/3837/1579-KMG/[DP]?ce_cid=000XDB0000001iAETE6PYAMFZz000000). She said one of those took her to a "chinese-looking" site where she played some Angry Birds look-alike game. When I heard "chinese looking" I knew I was in trouble! Hope this info helps. Thanks!

.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Pearson at 8:20:23 on 2011-08-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1015.329 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

Don't know if this will help, but I noticed in the task manager there is a process running called SED.DAT. I can't find anything about this process from doing an internet search. Under properties the file location shows as C:\Users\Pearson\AppData\Local\Temp\nsvBF0D.tmp

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Lost my sounds. I Recovered by downloading SndVol32.exe but when I turn off and restart computer I have to manually open this file again to regain sounds. Could someone please tell me where I go to get sounds to open automatically.

Dell Inspiron 8500, Windows XP. No conflicts in device manager, no problems indicated with drivers, run setup on start up and sounds diagnosed as OK.

Thanks

Ian

Ian, Go to the link below and click on the "?" to the left of "Where did my Sounds go?" to expand it and you'll find several possible solutions.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm

Tufenuf

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ok i installed cabelas big game hunter 10 alaskan adventure and it did its thing...
when i go to start the game it comes up a black screen and you can hear the audio but the screen still stays black..
so basically my game isnt giving me any video at all what so ever... i screwed with my resoultions to try to solve this and i downloaded all the directx drivers. checked for updates on the game cant find any..
my system exceeds the system requirements to play the game.
called my most 1337 friend and he was like wtf mate.
WHAT CAN I DO i want to kill furry little animals and it wont let me!!!!

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Hello,
My computer continually sounds like it's loading a program or a virus scan is occurring. Neither is the case. I've run anti-malwarebytes and nothing significant was found. There is nothing in the disc drive. At the moment, I have three programs open: Word, Outlook, and Firefox. AVG and Windows Firewall are running. Task Manager indicates 116 Processes, CPU Usage 15%, and Physical Memory 36%. The computer is also running slowly. This did not start after any new programs were installed.
Any suggestions?
Thanks for the help!Computer: Dell XPS 8300
Processor: Intel i7-2600 @ 3.40 GHz
RAM: 12 GB
System Type: 64-bit
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

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Hello,

My computer continually sounds like it's loading a program or a virus scan is occurring. Neither is the case. I've run anti-malwarebytes and nothing significant was found. There is nothing in the disc drive. At the moment, I have three programs open: Word, Outlook, and Firefox. AVG and Windows Firewall are running. Task Manager indicates 116 Processes, CPU Usage 15%, and Physical Memory 36%. The computer is also running slowly. This did not start after any new programs were installed.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for the help!

Computer: Dell XPS 8300
Processor: Intel i7-2600 @ 3.40 GHz
RAM: 12 GB
System Type: 64-bit
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1

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I just pulled out my old laptop (hasnt been used in a couple of years) everything else is working fine besides the sound. The windows loading sound plays fine but post that no sound when I want to play any media files. I am using an HP pavilion dv5223om with XP Home edition OS. Any suggestions? Also which is the best sound driver for this configuration?

Hi Richard,

Welcome to TSG.
What's the fromat of the file you are trying to play as well as the player you are using.
Let's start with updating the sound drivers and the player and will move forward.

Cheers

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Hi there,

I have been hearing some browser loading sounds and I suspect that I may also been keylogged. Awaiting further instructions.
Help much appreciated,

Thien.

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Hello BC community I have found files that indicated that I was Ratted using Darkcomet few month I cleaned these files and did many scans and found nothing, then I have started hearing these Internet explorer loading sounds on the background which sounds like "tock tock". I'm sorry it took me long enough to post I was really busy with work.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.65.2Run by Sam at 15:30:05 on 2014-10-16Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.7879.3552 [GMT 2:00].AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}FW: Bitdefender Firewall *Enabled* {A23392FD-84B9-F933-2C71-81E751F6EF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\igfxCUIService.exeC:\Program Files\Sandboxie\SbieSvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k L... Read more

A:I was Keylogged and I hear IE page loading sounds on the background

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Hi, Recently computer has slowed drastically, CPU showing high usage even when I am not doing stuff, Windows sounds like "da-ding" going off alot for no apparent reason. JS/Agent Detected and Quarantined 4 separate occasions by AVG in last 2 weeks. Am attaching DDS logs and the GMER log, as per preparation topic. Note GMER did not allow me to select alot of the checked boxes, that showed in prep page, they were greyed out and unclickable.

DDS Log

DDS (Ver_2011-07-14.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Dave at 18:38:59 on 2011-07-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4063.1702 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.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 netsvcs

A:Slow PC, Slow Internet, JS/Agent Found, and odd sounds

Go ahead and close this topic, I have found alternate means to resolve my issue

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Hello. Hope someone here can help me out. A few months ago I got a new motherboard installed because my old one fried itself and the pc was reformatted and windows was reinstalled. Since then, it was working fine. The start-up time had also lowered considerably and it was working perfectly for once.

This problem started a couple of days ago. One thing that's been happening for a while, my computer started taking longer to start-up. I figured it was just all the programs etc I have installed. Then, I have this one external drive that I got connected internally. There were times where it wouldn't recognize this drive; it wouldn't show up on My Computer. Otherwise, it was perfectly fine.

Now two days ago this started happening:
If I didn't skip the disk checking blue screen it would start checking a disk and get stuck there.
Secondly, the screen where it says windows is starting up.. it started taking really long for the profiles to show.
Then once I would log in, it would take extremely long for windows to completely load. There'd be a weird blue long where my quicklaunch bar is and no programs would open unless opened directly through ctlr.alt.dlt--> file --> new task (that's how i'm accessing firefox right now)
When i double click on my computer none of the drives show up.. it takes really long for them to.
and the kicker.. one of my most important drives (E) has been missing for the last 2 days. it hasn't shown up even on... Read more

Hello,

Sounds like a bad hard disk, remove the second disk you installed, and try it out. Does it behave better?

If so, you should reinstall the drive and either:

1. Boot and run 'chkdsk' on the drive. Open a command prompt and type 'chkdsk E:\ /r', assuming the second drive mounts as "E:\", verify this before you run this command, and change as appropriate. Keep in mind that on a particularily large and errored disk this can take hours or,

2. Run the diagnostics that the manufacturer offers on it's web site and test the drive (do a long verify test...not a short one). Fix any errors you encounter. It's best if you get a bootable floppy (or like) version rather than a tool that you install in your windows.

(also a very long test, 500GB SATA2 Seagate's with the 'Seatools for DOS' for example take nearly 4 hours!)

Using chkdsk is very good at keeping your data intact, using Seatools is not, and could corrupt filesystem data (FAT, NTFS, etc.) when you affect a repair, however it is important to fix any errors you encounter to ensure good performance and life of the drive.

If the drive won't repair or BSOD's (crashes) during these operations I would try to backup any data from this drive in your normal setup and then get rid of the drive.

Post back any results from the steps you followed.

Good luck.

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my comp.is.always sounding like its running and is going slower then a snail....i cleaned all the dust and stuff out, ive legit tried everything i could do to my knowledge, can someone please help me

A:my comp always sounds like it is running

It's probably time to back up all your data and re-install XP. That usually works wonders when everything seems to have slowed down. And after re-installing, be very critical of what else you install (Applications etc). Only install what you really need.

Another possible cause of slow-down is that the hard drive may be filling up. This leaves less free space for Windows to "breathe" properly. Have a good critical look at what can be uninstalled (especially large applications).

If you've got gigabytes of your own files on the C: drive, consider moving them to an external drive or DVDs (DVDs are the safer option if stored away properly, as all hard drives fail eventually)

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So the past week or so, my computer's both started to have voices coming from the speakers. Either some kind of music, or it would be a news program. It always happens when noone is on the computer. I checked my task manager and saw that no applications were running but when i looked in the processes, internet explorer was running. Id then end the process and the news/music would stop.

I have run scans on my computer and it has found nothing. Im running Vista Ultimate 64 bit, and just recently updated to IE8 yesturday to see if it would fix the problem but it hasn't.

Any idea's?

A:Sounds from computer when nothing is running

Solution: 1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all temp files.
3: Delete all unwanted software's and security software's from add/remove program.
4: Disable all unwanted services from startup and then remove from registry.
5: Reset internet explorer and then register all .dll files.
6: Scan with spyware removal and trojon removal.
8: Restart the computer.

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Constantly running off and on. Sounds like it is trying to either download something or the fan is running. It comes on for a short time then cuts off.

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My computer is unusually slow and it takes up to 10-15 minutes just for my computer to completely start up.

Here is the HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:34:18 AM, on 12/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Firewall\msfwsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winss.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

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Whenever I turn on my laptop, it takes forever to load. Also, when I load it up, two processes pop up on the taskbar for a few seconds, and say something like "Loading..." or something similar. One of them, I believe, is mcplauncher.exe, which is some sort of Adobe Reader thing, but I have no idea what the other is, because it never says what they are.

Here's my HJT file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:39:09 PM, on 4/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe

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Okay, here I am again. I've already posted regarding this problem, but I thought I had it fixed when I restored my computer to factory settings. No such luck, the problem has returned. This time I will be more specific about what is going on. I can not access any microsoft web pages, I can not update, I can't access my hotmail account, can't use messenger (kids are going crazy without it). I have had norton installed and ran a scan, no problems detected. Now i uninstalled it. Please let me know what to do now. I personally think it has something to do with Messenger not being compatible with Vista, so for now I've uninstalled Messenger also. What are some good free virus and spyware programs that I can run? Here is my current Hijack log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:30:15 PM, on 14/06/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ACER.EMPOWERING.FRAMEWORK.SUPERVISOR.EXE
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eRecovery\ERAGENT.EXE

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For some reason my computer don't want to show online applets. I've tried both IE9 and Firefox 14.0.1 but this seems to be a JRE issue as both browsers show the same bahavior. I've tested both class-files and jar-files.

I've googled for any explanation or workaround but I haven't found any. I have no ActiveX filtering on and I can easily download any applet file by writing its URL in the browsers address field. I've even confirmed that the file isn't corrupt when it arrives.
It looks like the java plugin tries to download the file but never get a reply. So it times out and tries to load it again. During this time the typical loading-java-applet-logo shows. But after a few minutes the process stops and the applet area is left blank (white) or with a simple error symbol.
The Java console shows mainly the connecting attempts and ClassNotFoundException for the class requested in the HTML tag.
I've tested <applet>, <object> and <embed> tags. I've tried both sticky and non sticky declarations. With or without Java cache. All with the same result.
However, in few cases I have had an applet loaded and run, after loooong wait. This is why I think it is a network problem.

I've also noticed that others have asked about the same problem. But there has been no solution or explanation.

Example:
Here is an example of what I'm writing about. I open oracle simple applet example to get the following from the Java console with tracing set to level 5:

network: Ansluter http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorialJWS/uiswing/components/ex6/TumbleItem.jar med proxy DIRECT
network: Ansluter http://docs.oracle.com:80/ med proxy DIRECT
network: Ansluter http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorialJWS/uiswing/components/ex6/TumbleItem.jar med proxy DIRECT
network: Ansluter http://docs.oracle.com:80/ med proxy DIRECT
java.net.ConnectException: Connection timed out: connect
at java.net.DualStackPlainSocketImpl.waitForConnect(Native Method)
at java.net.DualStackPlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.doConnect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.AbstractPlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.NetworkClient.doConnect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.<init>(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.New(Unknown Source)

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Background ads sounds keep running on my laptop. The ads start about a minute after windows starts and keep running, sometimes even two, three or four ad sounds run simultaneously. I have tried various solutions given at this forum as well as many other forums but to no avail. I initially posted my problem at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519885/background-ad-sounds-keep-running-on-my-laptop/ and got some help from Broni. As per his advice, I ran the DDS and created the logs which are attached.
dds.txt   10.06KB
attach.txt   6.75KB

A:Ads sounds constantly running in the background

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Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your re... Read more

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Background ad sounds keep running on my laptop. The ads start about a minute after windows starts and keep running, sometimes even two, three or four ad sounds run simultaneously. I have tried various solutions given at this forum as well as many other forums but to no avail. Please help.

A:Background ad sounds keep running on my laptop

You've got a malware outbreak. Download and install malwarebytes or something similar and scan your PC. After that, grab spybot search & destroy and scan with that. If neither of them are successful, run them both again while in safe mode.
(IMPORTANT: Make sure you update them both completely before running them. This is essential, as if they are out of date they will miss modern malware.)

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My pc keeps playing random music and sounds. I'm also getting a clicking sound. Urgent help needed. Not very gd at computa stuff

Please give me detailed instructions in what I need to do.

PLEASE MAKE IT CLEAR FOR AN AVERAGE COMPUTER USER TO UNDERSTAND.
THANK YOU.

Here's my Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 07:21:06, on 11/07/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18248)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Transfer\ContentTransferWMDetector.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe

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I was wondering if it were possible to split up sound effects from different app's. For example, I want to be able to have sound effects for games running on my headphones while mp3s play on the speakers. The headphones are connected via USB port and the speakers are plugged into the regular sound jack on the back og my PC. I was thinking there was maybe some sort of program I could buy (or even better, freeware) that would make this possible. Or maybe there is a trick that Windows XP lets geeky guys like me do this? Thanks for the help.

[email protected]

A:USB Headphones and speakers running different app's sounds seperately

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Hello,

I use windows XP, running through my school's network. Within the past few days, i've noticed my computer to be running a LOT slower then it usually is. I also sometimes get a random window popup, however it never loads, so its just a blank white window that pops up. Also sometimes my internet pages aren't loading at all, or may load once, but stop working after that first time, such as facebook. i can get logged in. but if i try to do anything else it'll freeze and not load anything else, using IE

I have spyware blaster and SB SND. when i ran SND it found a lot of stuff and supposedly fixed it. I had adaware, but it recently will just show a crash report whenever i reboot my computer or try to start it, so i uninstalled it. I was wondering if my HJT log shows anything that might be causing these problems?

Thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:55:21 PM, on 3/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront\Client Security\Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

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This started as a pop up problem and now I have this problem

I have a problem with graphic files incompletely loading, slow loading and not at all. Action cancelled is a problem, so are flash files, and gif files here is my hijack scan

NOTE I have search and destroyed and adwared my computer prior to running this HIJACK scan

Thanks
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 7:52:38 AM, on 8/25/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSSTAT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\STARTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOTIVE\MOTIVEASSISTANT\MOTMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HPZTSB08.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\BIN\HPOTDD01.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WEBROOT\SPY SWEEPER\SPYSWEEPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\BTTNSERV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\EAUSBKBD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\ON-SCREEN DISPLAY\OSD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\HIJACK THIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

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Hello.

So I was playing a MMO game called Wizard101, when randomly, I disconnected from it.
I tried first to re-connect to the game, no success.

Then I wanted to try go to its fansite, to ask for support there, but it turns out that the fansite isn't loading too.
I try to load a few more pages that is related to the game, but none of them will load.
However everything else seems to load just like normal.

I try to fix this with using my usuall fixes:
I tried connecting to the websites on another computer. Didn't work.
Restarted my internet + reset my router back to standard. Neither did this work.

I haven't changed any of my internet settings in a few months; so I doubt anything there would be the problem.

thanks for all help!~~

If other websites are fine, then the most likely issue is that the website and server may be down. Nothing you can do about that.

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I have done what is detailed in the steps before posting this log file and this is what I still have. I have noticed web pages loading slow and links on the web pages not working. When the web page loads I get a error message from IE it say problems with this page might prevent it from being dsplaying properly or functioning properly. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I am running windows xp on SP2 and IE 6.0 on a sony vaio computer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:35:04 AM, on 3/30/2006
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\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Giga Pocket\shwserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
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If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

Please allow yourself a few spare hours. Below are instructions for a virus scan(s) that can take longer then 2 hours.

It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!! .

Please do not run Hijackthis from it's current location. Create a permanent directory - C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\
Re-locate all files to the new directory

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run the following tools. Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware® SE Personal Edition

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I would like to say much thanks in advance for taking a look.

What can I say about this virus/trojan/whatever. Well, it removed my antivirus so I can't scan and therefore have no clue of the name. When I went to click on windows defender within the control panel, it bluescreens. I am unable to run most virus removal programs. This thing is nasty and appears to be getting worse i.e. appears to be randomly blue screening now.

I am currently doing the RootRepeal scan but will go ahead and post this now for fear of another blue screen.

Below is the lovely dds:
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Fritz at 22:37:00.01 on Wed 12/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.821 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
SP: AntiVir Desktop *enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *enabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe

A:Annoying Virus with commercials / sounds running in the background

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My computer is very slow to boot up, slow to load IE home page (MSN) and very slow to open any programs. I have run Adaware, A2 anti malware and Spybot and cleaned all that I found as far as malware, spyware, etc. but to no avail. The lights almost constantly shows my hard drive is working. Any help would be appreciated. Below is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:23:27 PM, on 4/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Anti-Malware\a2service.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fsproflt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exe

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Erm hi. Last night my PC was absolutely fine, and today it seems to be completely broken.

I turned the computer on today and received a "malware detected" message from Avast antivirus. I tried to move to chest/delete and the message kept popping up. I looked up NewDot malware on the internet (which is what Avast was detecting) and it said that NewDot prevents access to the internet, which seemed about right as i was having to use my laptop to access the internet as the time, because the other computer wasn't working properly. It said that i could get rid of it easily my going to Add/remove programs and uninstalling it, which i did.

I don't know if there's an edit option on this site, but i couldnt find it.

Anyway, i've found a website dedicated to this newdot "foistware" as it is known: http://www.cexx.org/newnet.htm

It says that deleting the .dll will result in a broken internet connection. IT also mentions that sometimes uninstalling it will still leave errors in winsock.
This seems to be what has happened to me, so i'm going to try the LSP fix utility available for download on that site. The problem is that this laptop has no floppy disk drive, and i don't have a UBS storage device available.

I was just wondering, if and when i do repair the LSP problems, could that be what is causing my system to run slowly? I hope so.

Thanks again.

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PII 300mhz 4mb onboard, 192mb ram, SB PCI 128 sound card.

whenever i play a sound, it delays for like 2 seconds till it plays it. its annoying, cause when im on iexplorer, the little blip always slows my net xpierience...when i play a song, it takes 2 seconds to start.......is it my comp, or my sound card?

A:Slow sounds

Run windows update - there is a sound/IE fix for windows 98

You can also try finding an updated sound driver and updating your directx version to 8.1 or 9.0

It could also be a problem with too much stuff running in the background. Try running MSCONFIG from RUN and disable some stuff in STARTUP. if you stuff like Real, WInamp, ICQ, etc in startup that affects system performance - remove them from startup and launch them only when needed.

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Hey all I just wanted to know if integrated sound slows your PC because I know that integrated graphics leeches off your system RAM. Im planning on building a new computer and I dont wanna spend more than I have to if it wont affect performance. Thanks. Also I wanted to know if a 400w power supply would be sufficient for this system:

GIGABYTE GA-M61SME-S2
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2
Radeon X1950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16
Transcend 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s
PHILIPS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner

Dont know if ya need all that info but just let me know what yall think I would need to run the whole system. Thanks again.

A:Does Integrated sounds slow your PC?

I'd go with a 500W power supply (and an Intel processor, but hey, that's just me). Integrated sound won't hurt performance.

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Select Sounds teb in Control Panel under Sounds and Audio Devices Properties.
Scroll down to Start Windows and 'Windows XP Startup.wav displays in Sounds:
Click the right arrow to listen to the sound.
Sound plays slowly.
Now cllck on Browse and wav files are displayed in Media folder.
Right click on 'Windows XP Startup.wav' and click on Play
Windows Media Player is opened and the Startup sound plays perfectly.

HOW TO I GET THIS STARTUP SOUND TO PLAY CORRECTLY WHEN WINDOWS IS STARTED?
AT PRESENT, WHEN I START WINDOWS THE STARTUP SOUND PLAYS SLOWLY.
THE SAME SLOW SOUND OCCURS with other WINDOWS Events eg:'Asterisk', 'Exit Windows' etc

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Hi everybody
Im having a big problem with mu computer.
After I start browsing (both Mozilla and IE ) computer slows down loading pages sometimes for minutes showing " waiting for .." even for some websites that I know page used to load fast, popular wbsites like digg,delicious etc.
After one oer two searches at google page loading goes : "waiting for google .." for minutes like never before.Computer itself is fast , I chek it at the same time while waiting for page to load-up, i open a doc. file or a picture or a song file etc, normal reaction.Meantime I chek bandwith speed with mc.affe speedometer which shows my normal internet speed , over 2 mbps,
Efforts:
I run antispyware from different softwares,nothing,
I run antivirus..nothing,
I run antirotkit..nothing,
I run restore to a known point ,problem persist.
This problem started 5 days ago.
Computer details:
xp premium home.1Gb ram, 200 gb hard drive,intel p 3.2 ghz
70% o hard disc is free

I run CCleaner .Glary utilities and Premium Buster Pro,on top of Bell Sympatico Security Manager from my IP
Im out of ideas at this point
Zeqo

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My audio and video has been EXTREMELY slow and choppy. I ran a DirectX diagnostic and came up with the following error:

Directplay test results: Failure at step 9(creating session) HRESULT=0x80158185(error code)

Could this be my issue or is it much worse?

A:audio/sounds choppy and slow

Try reinstalling DirectX. BTW what DirectX version you run?

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My computer was just fine til yesterday, it started acting all weird, very slow and even the start up sounds are all choppy, i cant listen to music because it also sounds super choppy, i would like to see if you guys can help me with this & thanks in advance, heres my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:07:03 AM, on 9/24/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logishrd\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2009\avp.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.E... Read more

A:Computer Is Very Slow, Sounds Also Choppy

i also forgot to say i ran a scan with spybot and it found Virtumonde...i think it removed it but im not sure..am I in serious problems?

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Hello, Tech Guy Forums!

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

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

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

- Tom

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Hello, I have a Dell 5558 Inspiron.  the internet is very slow to load.  My wife has a macbook pro that runs circles around my PC for web browsing.  I have tried various tricks to minimize startup functions and background apps.  is this a hardware issue that can be upgraded?  would upgrading the GPU, upgrading to SSD, or adding more RAM help?

also, this unit has an intel AC-3160 wifi card.  can this be upgraded or adjusted to work better?

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Attached you will find my "auto-run". I think there may be too many things in my services that are being loaded.
I have the following:
XP Profession
3.2 Gig Processor
1 gig memory
Hard wired router
AVG
Perfect Disk (PDinfo)
Incd (Nero)
2 printers
scanner
(no fax)
6 mphs (i think that's it) for speed

Can you tell me with this, what service's I can safely take off?
My Web Pages in "firefox" and "explorer" load very slow
Is there a way to speed it up?
I've tried the tweaks in firefox that are on line, there didn't help
I have firetune, that didn't help.

Thanks

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Hello, just recently my computer has started to boot slowly, it happens when the windows loading screen appears, the blue bar used to go by about 5 times now it goes by 10 times before that screen disapears and the desktop appears. the only thing i have installed was some updates on the windows update web page and i they were all the critical ones. any sugguestions?

Physical Memory
Total: 1,048,048
Available: 707,512

Commit Charge
Total: 173,124
Limit: 3,686,564
Peak: 428,644

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:30:21 AM, on 8/16/2006
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
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\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
S:\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm using an Intel SSD 240GB 520 series.

Since windows 10 is installed, boot time is about 20 seconds and desktop icons take some time to refresh and load their images.

Regarding the boot time:
I've narrowed it down the an unexplained read/write access on my external HDD eSATA which is used for backups, though currently all backup process are stopped.
When I remove / turn off my external HDD, boot time is about 8 seconds.
I can't figure out why all of a sudden it required this access to this HDD.

As for the slow icon refresh.. I have no idea how to fix this and I was hoping to get some assistance on this as well.
Thanks!

Sorry it's an old thread. Just wanted to re assure you on the slow icon refresh. Fast startup is enabled on my machine (I have Samsung evo SSD 500 gb as boot drive plus secondary 3TB drive). I never timed it but literally load up of Windows is instant after BIOS. I never used an SSD before, I can't believe how fast it is and wonder whether it's fast startup working some magic or it's the SSD flexing its muscles. However back on topic, I do notice a slight lag on desktop icon refresh. Most are instantly visible but random ones can be generic for a few seconds before flashing up with their proper icon. I think it's relatively normal.

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hi.my problems are

1-extra slow down boot up (some freeze and sometimes slow load bar slide)
2-cpu overload ( rundll32 and system -and maybe the program i use- consume cpu with any task, if i do nothing it comes back to %4 otherwise easly go up %100)
3-stracthy sound (i have realtek onboard audio..i reinstalled driver about 100 times.but didnt works.maybe i did it wrong:(.when windows start the sound come but it's slowed down and stracthy..anytime i play any sound this happens..first after 1-2 second normal sound play then sound slow down and get strachy and if i contunie sound get more slow and stracthy

THANKS for ANY help..i'm tired of these problem i cant use any program..and i dont want to format:(..

spec: intel pentium 4 3.01 ghz, nvidia 6600, intel chipset, 2 gb ram

note: sorry for grammer..i'm not english

A:extra slow computer/strachy sounds

Scan for Viruses
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Perform a Disk Cleanup
Start>Run>Type Cleanmgr

Perform a Disk Defrag
Open My Computer>Right-Click C:\ Drive>Properties>Tools Tab>Defrag

Run Disk Check
Start>Run>Type CMD, hit Enter>Type dskchk /f then press Y and restart Machine

You can do most of these in Safe Mode which may let you work on your PC without it freezing. To enter Safe Mode turn on your PC, tap the F8 key, then when you reach and Advanced Boot Menu select Safe Mode

You won't be able to install Security Essentials in Safe Mode to scan your PC for viruses but if you already have a reliable AntiVirus go ahead and scan your system with that

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Hey Guys and Girls,

First off, I'd like to give you my laptop specs before describing my physical problem to help elimnate the need to point at computer specs for the cause.

HP Pavilion dv5000
Microsoft Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3
AMD Turion 64 Mobile ML-37 @ 2.0GHz
2GB DDR
ATi Xpress 200 Mobile

Okay, I understand that my laptop isn't dual core or it doesn't have ddr2 ram, however it has been working fine before this issue. It also has XP Pro instead of the memory hungry vista.

So just recently, my boot up takes around 5 minutes on a good day, and when the windows music plays it skips violently as it boots up. Music on my computer played through vlc media player also skips along with youtube videos. Beside the music skipping left and right, my overall computer performance is very very slow. In efforts to fix the problem, I have done the following.

CCleaner - Found about 800MB of temp files and useless files. All of which I deleted. Also found 102 registry errors, which I backed up my registry before fixing all of them.

Spybot Search and Destroy - Update definitions and found nothing after a full search.

Sound Driver - Reinstalled and yet the probelm remains.

Useless Programs - I went and unistalled multiple programs that have no purpose to me.

MSCONFIG - Set my startup to only start one windows command, sound controller. Yet the boot takes at least 5 minutes.

AVG Free Scan - Set the scan to slow and let it go overnight, found nothing beside... Read more

A:5 Min Boot - Slow Speed - Laggy Sounds

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

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Recently my PC has been experiencing some slow down in framerate and a buzzing sound especially when using memory heavy apps such as games, however even when the game is switched off the slow down continues, for instance the logging off windows sound even has the buzzing sound. It seems to happen a couple of minutes after loading a game and it progressively gets worse, even turning down the graphics doesn't remedy the problem.

I'm not the most knowledgable of persons when it comes to PC's, however I have updated my gfx card driver to the most recent one (according to the nVidia website), however I havent done the rest as I do not know where to find them (for instance, I am pretty sure the sound drivers are old when I looked at the dxdiag tabs).

I have also
- opened the tower and cleaned the fans that I can reach safely and the problem still persists.
- Defragged my hard drive
- Done a disk clean up
- Deleted temp files, uninstalled things I do not use etc.
- Downloaded Free windows registry repair that said I had ~300 errors, when i click the button to repair them some errors reappear during the ext scan (I don't get why that is)
- Added 9gb of virtual memory to my C drive to see if that would help. (http://www.delete-computer-history.com/increase-virtual-memory.html followed a guide online to improve performance and it said to make your virtual memory 1.5x greater than your physical memory)

A:PC experiencing slow downs and buzzing sounds

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Computer has been very slow the past week or 2 and I notices it randomly makes iphone texting noises. don't know why. some websites don't work and I noticed a couple iexplorer.exe's in the services menu. im pretty computer literate but I cant seem to figure this out.

A:CPU slow and randomly plays sounds, maybe a virus?

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This is my first time posting a question on bleeping computer. We are so thankful that you are out there to help us and not rip us off. I think my computer is infected. My desktop starts up very slowly, my internet connection is slow (it's slow in pulling up websites and some never come up). I'm getting lots of pop ups (even though pop up blocker is enabled). When I go to open the control panel, a flashlight pops up as if it is looking for it (it eventually does open but it takes a while). I had a problem at one time with a lot of POS.TMP files and followed advice from posts on this site to get rid of them. Well, my current problems started when a friend downloaded a music program. I believe it was called Soundman. When I noticed the computer acting funny, I went into the control panel and deleted it along with some other programs I found (PPC Booster, P2P Max, Ron Tool Adsoftinc, Wyzo, Eco Bar). Any help will be greatly appreciated. Here is my Hiijack This log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:23:41 PM, on 12/24/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

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The question up-front: Could I have become a victim of one of those "take control of your computer" scams? I worry, because I am on-line all the time with a fast cable wi-fi connection (although lately it seems to be slower than when I began with the cable company about 2 yesrs ago). My computer is old but has served me quite well. I have 128 MB of RAM, a 600 MHz Pentium III processor, a 19 Gb Hard drive. It came with Windows 98 SE in the Spring of 2000. About a year ago I installed Windows XP Professional. This seemed OK for many reasons, except those that you'd expect, like programs won't run anymore because they are out of date w/ Windows XP. But it seemed a bit slower. About 4 months ago I installed Norton Security. I figure I must need some anti-virus, anti-this and anti-that for my own protection. (My membership in the old one ran out.) This slowed me down tremendously. I can't open a document from my own computer without Norton checking it for a virus. Seems pretty stupid to me. But more to the point, is that it constantly goes to the net to update itself. I never know when this will happen, nor can I control it. Computer will barely function. But even when I think it isn't updating, I hear all this busy noise coming from my hard drive. It seems to never stop. Can anyone enlighten me what exactly is happening here? I know I can solve it by buying a new computer, but I think I should be able to figure a way around this. Thanks in advance fo... Read more

A:Very Slow Computer, Busy Sounds from Hard Drive

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Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right place to start, but trying to figure out what happened. One day my PC was fine, next it started up with 10-13 min. start up time. I've run Ccleaner, Sypboot, Counterspy, Bitefinder, and panda. I think I've cleaned off all malware. I have also run hijackthis. I'll attach the log for you to see. If you wish to see the other logs let me know. Thanks a bunch.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:34:04 AM, on 12/19/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared&... Read more

A:Slow 10-13 Min Start Time With Choppy Sounds And Cpu Spikes

Hello there and welcome to Bleeping Computer's security forum.I see a clean log here, there are no signs of malware or anything that may cause the CPU problems you are having. I recommend that you post your question in the following forum as you will recieve better help there. Let them know you have had your Hijackthis log checked, and it isn't a serious security issue.Windows XP Home and Professional

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Its been a week and a half now.......Not Sure if its a sound card issue,
Hard disk Space issue....or What............
Audio Buffers really Bad in Cubase, itunes, etc. thought it was the Omega
interface at first but does the same when I switched back to the internal
Realtek sound device........
I've tried every thing I can think off. Updating driver,Defrag, Disk and registry clean up....and getting rid of files to free up harddrive space
to help laptop run faster......Seems to have gotten better but not
back to 100%........
I have a Toshiba satellite a105-s4084,Win xp with Intel core duo
processor T2050, 1024Mb DDR2 SDRAM, 120GB(5400rpm)HDD
I had only 29gigs of free space avail. when prob. started. Now
after disk cleanup,and file manag. I'm Up to 36gigs of free space
Is this still not enough disk space to run Programs with out Audio glitches
Im running Cubase with the lexicon omege interface.........
I've ran virus scans also nothing major shows up........
coming forward...................

A:Audio plays slow skips and sounds echo-y

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Hi there, I was asked to post in this forum. My PC takes 10-13 min. to load up, when it is loaded and running, it will have random spikes in the cpu usage. This causes windows media player to skip and become choppy. Also, takes a little time to open new programs, and this causes high cpu usage as well. My computer was working fine and about a week ago this all started. I have run counter-spy, AVG, panda, bitdefender, and a few other virus and malware programs. I have had my hijackthis log analized, and am told it is clean. Does anyone have a guess or help for me. I am near the end of my teather, and thinking to format whole drive. Oh, and diskdefrag won't get passed 1% compression, in normal mode or safe mode. Thanks

A:Slow 10-13 Min Start Time With Choppy Sounds And Cpu Spikes

Have you tried winsock XP?http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html

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i would like to thank all of those who contributed to fix my first problem on my older computer, now i have an hp dv2500t and am facing weird problems.
vista is suddently giving me the slowest startup even after going through msconfig and clearing out the clutter. and now random sounds play even when nothing is running.
and to add to all of this it has crashed twice a day for the past couple weeks. i am trying this before sending the computer to HP because i wanna try and save time as this is my only computer and dont want to be paralyzed without it for 3 weeks.

below you will find my hijackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 6:50:45 PM, on 2/28/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\WFPUser.exe
c:\Program Files\Bioscrypt\VeriSoft\Bin\AsGHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\wfpasieve.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Feedback Panel\wfpcore.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe

i know it isnt cool from me to bump this thread. but i seriously need some help.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite  running windows 7. I got the computer from my father and had to remove a lot of malware and games. I wish i could do a factory reset but i do not have any of the factory disks. It seems like there are a lot of processes running and the physical memory is almost always at 100%. Any help would greatly be appreciated . Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba laptop running super slow. physical memory running high

You can first try this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/74523/how-to-disable-startup-programs-in-windows/

Then you can try removing all the junk files on it using CCleaner or BleachBit or something similar. If that doesn't help, I would recommend dual booting this PC with Ubuntu 14.04. I actually published a tutorial on doing that here:
http://69.107.93.24/Blog/52015/

You could then use that as your primary OS.

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Hi Suddenly my computer has been running quite slow and there is HDD activity all the time. I noticed there is a blank page - Internet explorer entry running in task manager (which keeps coming back even if i manually stop it) and a couple of iexplore processes running in the background although I havene't opened any IE windows.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Yannis at 1812 on 2014-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1253.30.1033.18.3551.821 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exe
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
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService

A:Computer running slow & Internet explorer instances running in task manager

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Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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I don't have any real idea of what the problem could be at this point. I have tried uninstalling unnecessary programs without any change in the way that the computer is behaving. HijackThis won't post a log file and also says that I have been denied write access to the Hosts file.  Any suggestions?

A:Computer running slow, freezing, stalling and generally not running properly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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My PC seems to be running considerably slower, I have this multi media gadget
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDeta...5-157bd66ca5af
and both cores are indicating they are running at 100%, something it never used to do. I also noticed I had soem trouble getting my HP printer to work, needed to re-install the software, and still it's been problematic, stalling in the print queue.

Task manager was locked out by administrator, which was a sign I have been possibly been infected..

I followed the 5 steps from your forum. I would really appreciate your help..

I'm running vista on AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

Heres is the Deckard scan:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Luke on 2008-02-20 23:20:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
26: 2008-02-21 01:24:54 UTC - RP115 - Windows Update
25: 2008-02-16 06:19:17 UTC - RP113 - Windows Update
24: 2008-02-15 01:50:44 UTC - RP112 - Windows Update
23: 2008-02-14 06:29:15 UTC - RP111 - Windows Update
22: 2008-02-14 06:25:02 UTC - RP110 - Device Driver Package Install: CXT Modems

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-19 00:49:46 UTC - RP88 - Windows Update

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-20 23:... Read more

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My laptop is infected with a malware or virus. it is making system slow, random sounds/voices play out of speakers.
I have AVG Free antivirus. It scans but is unable to remove the "Trojan".

I am attaching log files after running DDS and RootRepeal

A:Malware/virus - system slow, random mails, sounds

Please close this post as I was able to clean up my machine.

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Windows XP - My computer started making the popcorn popping sound like it is constantly writing to the hard drive and the computer is slow or occasionally gets hung up. Not sure if it's related, but recently I received hundreds of mail delivery failure notices in Outlook Express for mail I had not sent to people I do not know/have in my address book. I changed my password and it stopped for a month, but lately I get about 5 delivery failures a day.

MSE finds nothing, but lately it takes 24 hours to complete a full scan.

I appreciate any assistance you can offer. Thanks!

A:Slow computer, sounds like it writing to hard drive constantly

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 (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by hawk on 2008-02-09 19:21:02
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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System Drive C: has 5.39 GiB (less than 15%) free.

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

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:21:32 PM, on 2/9/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
c:\Program Files\Bioscrypt\VeriSoft\Bin\AsGHost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPS\mpsevh.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe

bump.

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I have installed superanti spyware and that found some stuff to delete, Im quite computer illiterate, the internet is running at about 4 or 5 for speed and it should be 8 according the internet provider, they said everything is fine from their end, however I may have programs running on the computer that shouldnt be and are slowing it down, Im not sure if this is a spyware issue, virus, program not needed? Under the windows task manager the system idle process is 98 under the cpu, everything else is 0, I dont know if that makes a difference?

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Hi TSG!

Can you please help me . I have this laptop and it is allegedly top of the line or so i was told by the "techs" of clean my pc. Anywho long story short. My computer is running an abnormally amount of process at start up. When i open up task manager there are 99 processes running ! Can you please help doctor my computer. Or i will have to pay the 199 and take it to the Geek Squad if you think that will help.

Sincerely,
Natasha

This is my computer stats:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3836 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227364 MB, Free - 127467 MB; D: Total - 11106 MB, Free - 1874 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30FC
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

And this is my Hijackthislog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:00 PM, on 11/27/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMai... Read more

A:Computer running multiple processes at startup. Running very slow!

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig

Click OK.

Select the Startup tab.

Other than hpWirelessAssistant, you can uncheck just about eveything in there.

Restart the computer.

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Brand: Gateway FX Series
OS: Vista SP2

Recently my computer has started booting up very slowly, and after it boots up the CPU or the fan (not sure which) stayed revved up. If I check the task manager idle system process is running at 98-99% all the time. I know this is a measure of how often the CPU is idle, but I don't recall it always being so high.

If I start the task manager as soon as my computer lets me when I boot up all my CPU is going to idle system process for some reason, instead of booting things up.

Its been awhile, but I seem to recall that some problems can make it look like idle process time when in reality something else is actually wrong.

I get random lag when I open a program. Firefox for example, will load just fine, but then I try to click something and the computer momentarily freezes. Its not just Firefox though, it happens when I open up "My Documents" or Pidgin or anything.

I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes, and Spybot S&D, all of them came back clean.

I would post stuff from Belarc Advisor here, but it keeps hanging on the "Checking local network of this computer." part at 54%.

I'm not sure where to go from here. :(

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slow - Random Hangups and Fan Running

I finally got Belarc to respond and finish.

EDIT:: I can't attch the .html file. How do you all prefer it to be presented?

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Ok, for the past few weeks, I had been getting a message that said a resource was missing, but I stupidly never wrote down what specifically was gone. It said that it could not open the Dell Dock because of it and windows explorer was running slow at times and restarting periodically. It did this for about three weeks, then, two nights ago, the computer froze, so I reset it, and it started on the green bar then black screen loop.

I tried running it in safe mode, no dice, and all other alternate boot options. It would hang up each time. Finally, I was able to get the system restore wizard up, this was earlier today, and reset the system to how it was 4 days ago. It actually opened Vista, but in low res mode and everything is painfully slow, except for the internet, which runs at normalish speeds.

Are there any possible causes or solutions for this?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

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Hello - I am a first time poster that is looking for some possible help before I unplug this computer and take it to the shop. I have a Dell 2350 (approx 3 yrs old) running Windows XP SP2. For the past couple of weeks, the computer has been running very slow and shuts down during any scans or programs running (ex. Ipod updates, virus scans,spyware scans, etc.), which means I have been unable to try to figure out what the problem is. I have been able to run Hijack this and have posted the results below: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:06:33 PM, on 11/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\S... Read more

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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I have a scan from adwcleaner and I need know if I need to delete these files. Can some one take
a look for me? Tahnk you and here's the report:

# AdwCleaner v3.007 - Report created 11/10/2013 at 12:51:11
# Updated 09/10/2013 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 7 Starter Service Pack 1 (32 bits)
# Username : Steph - STEPH-PC
# Option : Scan

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\BingBar_RASMANCS

***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.7601.17514

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v24.0 (en-US)

[ File : C:\Users\Steph\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\m29drz7k.default\prefs.js ]

[ File : C:\Users\Steph\AppData\L... Read more

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When I switch to my name on XP Pro it is slow starting and now I am getting a system32 error and when I goto internet explorer it is slow starting and trys to redirect.
HELP.
I have attached a HJ this log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:26:14 PM, on 11/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

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\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MPS\mps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe

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Hi

I have two Dell laptops connected through a wireless router to a DSL service.

Until last Thu or Fri all was well. Since then IE7 on one machine takes minutes to load web pages - I've tried everything I know how to fix this to no avail.

Anyone any ideas - I've done all the spyware/virus checks, uninstalled, reinstalled, deleted temporary, defragged etc etc - seems to me it must be something very basic but significant.

Help?????

Hello and welcome to TSF

Is it faster if you load it through here:

Click Start, All programs, Accessories, System tools and click on Internet Explore (No Addons)

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Hello all,

I've had my computer for two years now, so I'm pretty accustomed to it's habits, etc. In the last few weeks, the fan is running more often as the CPU loads up to 100% or nearly that in different applications. First noticed it when I'd run a scan with my SpySweeper program. After about 15 minutes or so into the scan, the fan would start running, the CPU was loading up, so I just started pausing the scan here and there. But, I shouldn't have to do that, I know. I've used SpySweeper for most of the two years, first it was provided by MSN, now I have my own software.

Just now, I was sending an email with two small pics in it. Sending email with pics can be kinda slow for a few reasons: dial up, AVG mail scanning, etc. This was the first time I ever had the CPU load up and fan start running while sending an email. The whole process couldn't have taken more than a few minutes, tops. I opened up Task Mgr. to see what process was causing the load and it was my Internet Accelerator!? that I get from my ISP.

Also, in this time period, same would happen NOT during me running programs per se, I'd see what the culprit was, only to find it was "helpsvc.exe". I Googled that, to find it has something to do with M\$ auto updater, and shouldn't be seen as as running process, except maybe ONCE, ever. Well, I've caught this process running 2 or 3 times now. I disabled my Automatic updates a couple of... Read more

... A couple of things/questions come to mind when reading your post here...

-How many processes are running?
-Is it hot in your residence?

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Hello,
I have a Vista laptop and the cpu % is running very high and IE 8 locks up alot. I've run various virus/spyware scans that found some instances but it hasn't fully done the trick. I've attached the HighJackThis log. Any help would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:52:16 PM, on 10/2/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19120)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HighJackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Exp... Read more

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My CPU usage meter runs real high, sometimes all the way up to 100%, even when the PC is idle and not doing anything! This is really slowing my system down. I'm thinking it could be some kind of virus or spyware. Please help! Here are my scans.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Krish Sincere at 18:43:53.54 on Fri 07/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18783 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.765 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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 GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

A:CPU Usage Meter Running High & PC Running Slow!

Still seeking help!!

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Computer got infected by some nasties.  The hard drive is constantly chattering and running the hard drive and system even when I am not using it.  I've run superantispyware, kaspersky, malwarebytes.  DDS file is attached.  I've tried to clean it up but I am at the end of my span of knowledge.  If I run hijackthis there are a lot of bizarre looking%%%  files found, lots of BHOs, and the hosts file is probably corrupt.  Have used ccleaner and revo to clean out old junk files.  COMPUTER IS ***VERY SLOW***.  This makes me sad. Thank you in advance for any help!!Also, have a lot of registry errors. Thanks again.

A:Computer running slow, constant processes running

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Hey I just got some help from you guys with my Alt-tab problems and now something else just popped up... my internet latency. It has gotten to the point that I cannot even log into my favorite video games and that web pages take ages to load. Heres a Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 18:38, on 2007-11-24
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\FRISK Software\F-PROT Antivirus for Windows\FProtTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE

A:Internet running slow. Latency running high.

You never replied here: http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...puter-running-slower-than-my.html#post5346595

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COMPUTER RUNNING VERY SLOW. WAS TOLD BY REAL TIMES THAT CPU IS OPERATING AT 98% AND THAT A LOT OF OPERATING PROGRAMS ARE OFF.

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Hello,

My problem is the following: after a boot up, my laptop can find itself in two states, seemingly at random.
- runs fine: the laptop runs as it always did, no slowdown or anything.
- runs slowly: as the name implies, every program runs slowly, from Firefox to video games (offline, so it's not just an internet connection issue).
As far as I can tell, which state the computer will settle in is set at boot up or wake up from hibernation mode. I've never seen my laptop go from "runs fine" to "runs slowly" while I was using it, even after running all day long. Same way, if it's in the "runs slowly" state it's noticeable as soon as I launch any program just after boot up, and it doesn't get better or worse after using it all day .
Another symptom I noticed recently is that as soon as I launch a game while in the "runs fine" state, I can hear both the CPU fan (shortly) and GPU fan (continuously) kick up a few gears, which I take to mean both CPU and GPU are put to use. This has always been the laptop's behaviour, even before this problem appeared. However, when playing a game while in the "runs slowly" state, the CPU fan will remain quiet and the GPU fan will only go a bit faster from time to time before returning to quiet speed. It seems as if the whole computer gets lazy and don't want to put any effort.
I first took notice of this whole behaviour around the end of March/beginning of April of this year, though in retrospect the "runs slowly" state may have shown up on... Read more

A:Laptop sometimes running fine, sometimes running slow after boot up.

Thanks for the Speccy link .

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Louis

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Hello TechSpot

In Europe there is a new law requiring to make a special document for proffesional transactions called a DCA/DAE through the internet, instead of the paper document that has always been used.

So our government issues a USB Key with an application on it.
The problem is when i double click this application the computer loads (seemingly, goes slow, makes noise and mouse cursor change to thinking cursor) but nothing actually happens, no window, no error nothing in task manager, like i never clicked the app.

At our office we have 5 computers where 4 of them run windows 7. On one of these computers with windows 7, the USB key works perfectly fine, program runs and can issue the documents.

But take any other computer in the office and we get the above mentioned problem ! XP and Windows 7, no difference. either computer, or laptop, no difference.

Anyone has a good idea of what may cause this ?

I have tried running it in Windows XP Compability mode as well as win 95, with and without admistrator rights. still no effect. is there anything i could do to get a better idea where the problem is coming from ?

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Hi, i recieved a replacement motherboard last week as my old one died under warranty. The problem i have is that when my PC is idle the CPU load is at about 50%. I have reformated my hard drive, installed three different copies of XP pro with SP2. Updated all drivers and the bios. I have started it in diagnostic mode with every thing disabled, i have tried new ram, checked every thing i can think of. If however i boot into safe mode the CPU usage at idle is Zero.

System specs.

Tagon 580 watt pwr supply
AMD Opteron 146
Asus A8N SLI deluxe (bios 1017)
6600GT 256mb PCI CARD
NEC combi drive
1gb of OCZ PC 4800 ram in a dual channel kit.