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Internet Explorer Freezes When Started & Firefox Freezes/crashes On Some Websites

Q: Internet Explorer Freezes When Started & Firefox Freezes/crashes On Some Websites

I got a rather irritating Virtumundo problem earlier and while i did manage to remove it or so the virtumunodbegone program claims, my browsers are not working properly so i would like some help in fixing them if possible. (and gods know what other old stuff is on my computer as aside from some scans and such i haven't done any serious cleaning o.O)Here is my highjackthis logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 15:38:23, on 03.04.2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Programfiler\D-Tools\daemon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Programfiler\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Programfiler\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeC:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exeC:\Programfiler\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Programfiler\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exeC:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\UAService7.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Programfiler\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Programfiler\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Programfiler\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.msn.no/R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.msn.no/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://search.msn.no/R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchURL = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = prosearching.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet ExplorerR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = KoblingerO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dllO2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO2 - BHO: UberButton Class - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dllO2 - BHO: YahooTaggedBM Class - {65D886A2-7CA7-479B-BB95-14D1EFB7946A} - C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common\YIeTagBm.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {6A3A1B52-F1D2-4FA6-B06D-689DF25E4CDE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtutq.dll (file missing)O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Programfiler\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dllO2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Programfiler\MSN Apps\ST\01.03.0000.1005\en-xu\stmain.dllO2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\programfiler\google\googletoolbar2.dllO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Programfiler\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\MSN Toolbar\01.02.5000.1021\no\msntb.dllO2 - BHO: Neopets - {CD292324-974F-4224-D074-CACA427AA030} - C:\Programfiler\Neopets\Toolbar\Toolbar.dllO3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\programfiler\google\googletoolbar2.dllO3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dllO3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO3 - Toolbar: Neopets - {CD292324-974F-4224-D074-CACA427AA030} - C:\Programfiler\Neopets\Toolbar\Toolbar.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTSysVol] C:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTDVDDet] C:\Programfiler\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AsioReg] REGSVR32.EXE /S CTASIO.DLLO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBDrvDet] C:\Programfiler\Creative\SB Drive Det\SBDrvDet.exe /rO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTStartup] "C:\Programfiler\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE" /runO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] msconfg.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Office] lserv.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] ngazfyc.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Systesms.exe] Systesms.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Java Windows Update] aikjez.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [start_forbruksm?ler] C:\Programfiler\Telenor Plus\Forbruksm?ler\Forbruksm?ler.exe C:\Programfiler\Telenor Plus\Forbruksm?lerO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] "C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe" -startupO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -startO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Sys Ren] C:\WINDOWS\SysRen.exe /SO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\System32\\NeroCheck.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wnif] C:\WINDOWS\wnif.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Programfiler\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Emulator] winmfg.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools-1033] "C:\Programfiler\D-Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXEO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Oxcrlt] C:\Program Files\Twcyth\Jlnw.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [csairh] c:\windows\system32\vczyrtf.exe rO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eigffo] C:\WINDOWS\System32\vncluau.exe rO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SSC_UserPrompt] C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update] msconfg.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Update Emulator] winmfg.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Office] lserv.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Systesms.exe] Systesms.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft Java Windows Update] aikjez.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update] msconfg.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Office] lserv.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Java Windows Update] aikjez.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Systesms.exe] Systesms.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] ngazfyc.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [oriz] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\oriz\orizm.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Emulator] winmfg.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Programfiler\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeO4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOKAL TJENESTE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETTVERKSTJENESTE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Microsoft Office] lserv.exe (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Microsoft Update Machine] ngazfyc.exe (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Systesms.exe] Systesms.exe (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Microsoft Java Windows Update] aikjez.exe (User 'SYSTEM')O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Programfiler\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeO4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat Speed Launcher.lnk = ?O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Programfiler\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEO6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel presentO8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\programfiler\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\programfiler\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\programfiler\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://C:\Programfiler\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Send to ZapEasy... - file:///c:\programfiler\smartlink as\zapeasy\Smartplugin.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\programfiler\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://c:\programfiler\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htmO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programfiler\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programfiler\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra button: ZapEasy - {1FBA04EE-3024-11D2-8F1F-0000F87ABD16} - http://www.smartlink.no/smartserver/about (file missing)O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dllO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exeO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programfiler\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Programfiler\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Programfiler\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dllO14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.online.no/O16 - DPF: {0594AF7E-573B-40DF-8165-E47AB2EAEFE8} - http://akamai.downloadv3.com/binaries/P2EC..._1023_EN_XP.cabO16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab56986.cabO16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Programfiler\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dllO16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} (FilePlanet Download Control Class) - http://www.fileplanet.com/fpdlmgr/cabs/FPDC_1_0_0_44.cabO16 - DPF: {469C7080-8EC8-43A6-AD97-45848113743C} - http://akamai.downloadv3.com/binaries/IA/nethv32_EN_XP.cabO16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5co...b?1093604928327O16 - DPF: {6A060448-60F9-11D5-A6CD-0002B31F7455} (ExentInf Class) - http://www.icanal.no/spill/commerce/catalo...es/ExentCtl.ocxO16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...b?1131673587890O16 - DPF: {74CD40EA-EF77-4BAD-808A-B5982DA73F20} - http://yax-download.yazzle.net/YazzleActiveX.cab?refid=1162O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Messe...nt.cab30149.cabO16 - DPF: {B3872502-F9FD-4E96-93FF-0D37298F0689} (SOESysInfo Control) - http://swgbetareg.station.sony.com/soesysinfo.cabO16 - DPF: {B64F4A7C-97C9-11DA-8BDE-F66BAD1E3F3A} - http://locator1.cdn.imagesrvr.com/sites/er...eInstall_no.cabO16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab32846.cabO16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Messe...nt.cab56907.cabO16 - DPF: {DF780F87-FF2B-4DF8-92D0-73DB16A1543A} - http://zone.msn.com/bingame/zuma/default/popcaploader_v6.cabO16 - DPF: {F5A7706B-B9C0-4C89-A715-7A0C6B05DD48} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MineS...er.cab56986.cabO16 - DPF: {F6BF0D00-0B2A-4A75-BF7B-F385591623AF} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/Solit...wn.cab30149.cabO16 - DPF: {F919FBD3-A96B-4679-AF26-F551439BB5FD} - http://locator1.cdn.imagesrvr.com/sites/er...eInstall_no.cabO17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{7A7799A6-2415-4EF1-B321-2402D6C59907}: NameServer = - Winlogon Notify: HxP - HxP (file missing)O20 - Winlogon Notify: winbhg32 - winbhg32.dll (file missing)O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exeO23 - Service: Automatisk LiveUpdate-planlegging - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programfiler\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeO23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeO23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exeO23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXEO23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeO23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Rocket Division Software - C:\Programfiler\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exeO23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeO23 - Service: SecuROM User Access Service (V7) (UserAccess7) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\UAService7.exe--End of file - 16124 bytes

Preferred Solution: Internet Explorer Freezes When Started & Firefox Freezes/crashes On Some Websites

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Internet Explorer Freezes When Started & Firefox Freezes/crashes On Some Websites

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer. One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan. You have a very severely infected system -- likely because of the lack of antivirus & firewall software.This allows hackers to remotely control your computer, steal critical system information and download and execute files.I would counsel you to disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.Though the trojan has been identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. Please read these for more information:How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I ReinstallWe can clean this machine but I cannot guarantee it will be 100% secure afterwards. Let me know what you decide to do.

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A:Firefox freezes computer, Explorer Task Manager constantly crashes/hangs

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I have been having some issues for the last couple of days with my computer.  I first experienced trouble with Firefox while watch a simple Twitch Stream.  For no reason (as the computer was completely idle save the stream) I received a message saying Shockwave Player (or some script on the page) stopped responding.  The popup gave me the option to wait for the script to respond, or to kill it.  I attempted to kill it, by opening up Task Manager.  This took maybe 3 minutes to open up, while in the process hung my entire system the whole time, and then led to Firefox itself to completely lock up.  As well, when attempting to open up Task Manager in the first place, if at first the window did not show up I would attempt to open it again.  The first time by using the Ctrl, Shift, Escape combination, and when that was unsuccessful (as it normally pops up instantly), I would thusly right click the taskbar to open it that way.  By doing this method it would take minutes for the popup from the taskbar itself to showup.  After finally getting Task Manager open, I would see two different Task Manager processes.  One at roughly 4k kilobytes of memory, while the other ~100.  As someone with a tiny bit of OCD I would close the smaller kilobyte one by right clicking it to kill the process from the popup menu.  Right clicking the process would give me no window, nor would hitting kill process from the tab on the Task... Read more

A:Firefox freezes computer, Explorer Task Manager constantly crashes/hangs Moved*

Hello, Please post that HJT log with a DDS log from this guide.Please follow this Preparation Guide, and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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When I go to the Favorites bar, right-click and choose "New folder" in the context menu, it just starts with the spinning blue circle and I have to kill IE from the Task Manager.  I can add a folder from the "Organize Favorites"
menu without a problem.  I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit.  IE version 11.  I already tried uninstalling IE11 and reverting to IE9.  The problem was still there.  I reinstalled IE11 and the problem still exists.  I
also tried running it in "no add-ons" mode.  I also tried a reset of the settings under Advanced Options.  Nothing has helped yet.  Any suggestions?
By the way, I don't have this problem with Windows Explorer.  I can add new folders via the context menu without a problem in Windows Explorer.

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So I was using my computer all day yesterday then around 9:30pm my computer kept freezing while running firefox. I restarted and it did it again. I rebooted and opened internet explorer and the same thing kept happening. It had been a while since Ive done a fresh install so I thought that this would be a good time to do one. Backed everything up and reinstalled. Everything runs great now. Here's the problem. All of my clients are calling me with the same problem. I can quite put my finger on it. It seems like a virus but I cant get a scanner to detect anything. Could it be a virus or possibly a windows update? Anyone else having this issue? I amy end up just reinstalling computers all day.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Computer Freezes when opening firefox or internet explorer

Apparently Im not the only one noticing this because there are a lot of people viewing this post and I just put it up 10 min ago. Get in here and let us know whats happening to your pc and what you've done to fix it.

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I have been warned by my internet service that my PC has a malware called "Trojan: Mebroot" and my internet will later be suspended if I do not fix it.

If my computer is started normally, after a period of time it tends to freeze/crash and sometimes even display a bluescreen. Also, if i press ctrl+printscreen+c it will also freeze my computer.

At the moment, I am still using this computer but started on "Debugging Mode" and my computer doesn't freeze (unless I try to do a screenshot). My internet supplier (OPTUS) still warns me to remove the virus otherwise they will suspend my internet.

A:Computer constantly freezes/crashes when started normally

Hi -
One quick question - How did Optus know of the infection -

Thank You -

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Suspect some spyware or virus has taken hold of my computer. Firefox crashes after about 5 minutes and the computer freezes up which requires me to physically turn it off. Cannot use ctrl-al-delete or anything.Please help.VincentLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:21:10 PM, on 12/4/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\itype.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\dpupdchk.exeC:\Program Files\i... Read more

A:Firefox Crashes and computer freezes up

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

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Plsssss help! My IE is freezing when i try to open sites, click on links etc..not responding. Have to Alt,Ctrl del to close then they just freeze, then get error message as below and a pop up asking me to send error report or choose not to send error report when i send report (i guess to microsoft) it then lets you see the details od the error, and this is it below:

szAppName : iexplore.exe szAppVer : 7.0.6000.16608 szModName : hungapp
szModVer : offset : 00000000

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So this has been happening for a while now, whenever I try to log in to a website that I am registered on, as soon as I enter my Username and Password and click okay the browser freezes. This happens in both IE and Firefox. Every now and then, (usually immediately after i boot up my computer) it won't freeze up when i attempt to log in (which is how I managed to log into bleepingcomputer) but like I said that only works every so often and only if its one of the first things I do after booting up the PC. Any help in this area would be great, don't know what could be causing this.


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I'm running Windows XP Home Edition, SP3, on a part-by-part-built computer.

Sunday night everything was running alright. Monday, everything went to heck in a hand basket.

I regularly multi-task with a few programs open, and other processes running. This time, I was watching a video file in Windows Media Player, had a Firefox browser open, along with a notepad, some accounting software (I have a home office), an excel spreadsheet, and possibly a couple other inconsequential things. All things I've had open simultaneously before, with no problems. A problem I've had before, the sound device not being detected, happened. That is usually fixed with a restart, and doesn't happen very often. Right on the heels of my sound going away, however, every program I had open began to quit. On excel and notepad I got the dialog asking if I'd like to save my changes. I clicked cancel on both, as I didn't want them to close, but they immediately did anyway. As soon as all the programs were closed, the computer shut down. I booted up again, and saw my sound was still missing. I hopped online to see if I could find a fix for it, however my internet connection stopped working, even though the icon in the system tray still showed a connection. I tried to repair the wireless connection, however it wouldn't go past "Disabling wireless adapter" and that window was unresponsive after that. I rebooted again, using the brief time between startup and the connectio... Read more

A:Firefox and IE redirect clicked links; FF freezes, crashes.

Hello and welcome.--Please run a rootkit scan for me.Download and Run GMERWe will use GMER to scan for rootkits.Please download GMER from one of the following locations, and save it to your desktop:
Main Mirror
This version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zip Mirror
Alternate Zip Mirror 1
Alternate Zip Mirror 2This version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop. Unzip/extract the file to its own folder. (Click here for information on how to do this if not sure. Win 2000 users click here.Close any and all open programs, as this process may crash your computer.Double click or on your desktop.
When you have done this, close all running programs.
There is a small chance this application may crash your computer so save any work you have open.Double-click on Gmer.exe to start the program. Right-click and select Run As Administrator... if you are using VistaAllow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.

If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system... Click NO.In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Please UNCHECK the following:Sections IAT/EAT RegistryDrives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show all (Don't miss this one!)Click on and wait for the scan to finish.If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.Push and save the logfile ... Read more

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I'm running XP Pro on a 1.0 Gig computer with 512 meg RAM. Sometimes when I'm doing a search on My Computer or Windows Explorer, the program will suddenly freeze, & I'll have exit via the "not responding" dialogue. The computer screen clears, and when it reappears, some of the programs I was running in memory have disappeared ... eg, I'm running a registered version of "Say The Time", and that program disappears, and will only reappear if I log off & on again.

Anybody know whazzup?

A:Windows Explorer Freezes/Crashes

Hey RPT,

I noticed you were having an Outlook problem as well. Hmmmmm.....I think you may have caught something. Now mind you, I'm not an expert on Hijack This logs, but I think that might shed some light on this blackhole you seem to be in.

Please do this. Go here http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ and download Hijack This. Un Zip it and click on the Hijachthis.exe.
Click the "Scan" button when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.

Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply. Do NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless. Someone here will be glad to advise you on what to fix.

The log may very well reveal the source of the problem.

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For unknown reasons, my laptop started freezing at boot for about 3,4 minutes resulting in an explorer crash at boot up. Then it's up seemingly running fine. The first error in the administrate log file is "The Pure Networks Device Discovery Driver service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified." . This is apparently a non-removable piece of garbage from when I had a cisco/linksys router over a year ago. But I can't find "Pure Networks" anywhere. I deleted all folders to Cisco. MSE finds nothing and it seems not to be a hack but who knows.
If I disable these 2 services, it boots up w/o hanging (but there are other problems)
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter
Net.TCP Listener Adapter

I have hijackthis and event logs.


A:Explorer freezes and crashes at boot up

Perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and ... Read more

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Right where do I start. Ever since I've had this pc it's been doing my head in. It originally had xp media center where a unreadble bugged up my comp as explorer always crashed when i scrolled over the file. I wiped it clean and installed home edition from scratch. All that happens with my computer is explorer constantly crashes, it freezes so i have to wait for it to shut itself down, or i have to switch it off at the plug. Everytime I go on the internet all I get is TARGETED popups and other annoying ones that with no program I ever have the problem is never sorted. Even when i'm barely doing anything major just windows live messenger, 1 or internet explorers open and itunes, the cpu usage goes over belief. Please help This is my hijack file, seems a lot of things are missing, I didnt delete any?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 20:10:33, on 30/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\fws.exe
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A:Explorer Crashes, Computer Freezes, Uncontrollable pop ups

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Hi, a day or two ago I've had a problem where if I right click on a file or folder (any type) the wheel will turn up but won't load. Usually it will cause the explorer to crash. I am still able to view the video or music file at this time but right clicking will not work. At first i thought this was caused by iTunes as that won't open up either. However, upon restarting it will work just fine. I am able to right click and also open iTunes. I have figured out this may be caused after I wake my computer up from sleeping or hibernating. I have tested this out multiple times and it happens all the time. When i try to log out or shut down (or simply restart also) the wheel keeps spinning while saying Shutting down. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it but I just wanted to include it as this is started to happen at the same time. I'm not really certain whats causing this after waking my computer up. I hope I explained this clearly but if I haven't please let me know. I'm on a 64 bit, Windows 7 computer.

A:Explorer crashes/freezes after I right click on a file

================================== MBAM Scanner ==================================Run a scan with MBAM:Download the free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When completed, a log will open in Notepad.Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt ================================== Eset Scanner ==================================Run Eset online scanner;Note: You will need to use Internet explorer for this scan - Vista and win 7 right click on IE shortcut and run as adminGo to the Eset web page to run an online scanner from ESET.Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan... Read more

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Ok, I've done my share of searching, and it seems like I'm the only one with this issue. On Win 7 (both x86 and x64), my x200t with the older multitouch screen freezes when I change the screen resolution, either by connecting a projector or by rotating the screen.Going to portrait mode will freeze explorer.exe for about 5 seconds, while going back to landscape will take 30+ seconds, if not more. I've lost count of how many times I reinstalled various versions of win 7 just to see what happens, in vain, of course. I can't seem to pinpoint on the exact driver. It's definitely not the graphics adapter. I've tried the ones from intel, lenovo, and ms. Either things get worse, or there's no change. This has been driving me crazy, but I just found the time to post this over here. Does anyone else have this problem? Could it be a hardware issue? I think I might have to request some sort of replacement if I don't find any solution here.

Go to Solution.

A:changing resolution freezes/crashes explorer.exe

really? 0 views? :/

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I am running windows XP home edition SP 2, accessing internet via Road Runner. I upgraded Internet Explorer. It froze so I killed it and restarted again. It finished properly the second time, or so it seemed.

IE7 ran OK the first time. The 2ns time it froze on a blank window. No toolbars, no status bar, no nothing, just the frame and blank inside.

Other symptoms: Internet Options opens up OK from the control panel, and every tab seems OK, but when I go connections, LAN settings, the button shows depressed, and the thing freezes.

I can access the WWW without a problem via Firefox. Outlook sends and receives email without a hitch. But any program that checks internet options to see about proxy settings or similar, freezes. Example Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Example the setup program for Max Registry Cleaner and Registry Mechanic.

I ran a virus scan with AVG. The machine was clean. I cleaned up the registry with RegistryFix. There were a lot of lose ends, now it is clean. I ran AVG Anti Spyware. It has a residue of 45 tracking cookies, nothing else. I uninstalled Intellicast and the Zinio reader. Nothing made a difference.

Here is the log from Hijack This. I will be most thankful for your help in figuring out this one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:29:14, on 1/1/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

A:Solved: IE7 Freezes. LAN Settings freezes, but FireFox and Outlook work just fine

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Hi, for the past month, I have been having the problem of my "Windows Explorer" crashing after getting messages the "Explorer has encountered an error and needs to close". THis usually happenes when I open "My Documents" or one of it's several sub folders which contain a lot of video files.

The other symptom my Dell Desktop is having is my Explorer browser will freeze up sometimes while on a Facebook app and playing online poker. The only way to clear the freeze is to hold the power button in for 5 seconds and reboot the computer.

Any suggestions?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:54:25 PM, on 2/13/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\IHA_MessageCenter\Bin\Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\spkrmon.exe
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A:Solved: Windows Explorer Crashes and Browser Freezes

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Hi guys, first off I hope my title isn't too improper, theres just so many issues I'm not sure which to pinpoint to get someone in here. Secondly [And I'm not too tech savvy so I hope this is the info you're looking for] I'm running a dell dimension 8400, windows xp home edition service pack 3, Pentium 4 cpu 3.20 GHz, 1.00 gb of ram... I'll try to give a brief rundown of whats going on [long process, been trying to fix it since yesterday, literally all day] Admittedly I downloaded something I shouldn't have been trying to download, I was using spyware terminator as my firewall, it blocked a few things from the file [I knew I had made a mistake pretty fast] but it didn't stop it all because my computer has had trouble ever since. First scans I ran I couldn't delete certain files [were in use] even in safe mode, I ended up deleting the file "c:\windows\system32\abbfcedfe.dll" that was apparently a virus/related to a virus with a program called unlocker. My problems didn't stop though, for a while I couldn't run SBs&d or bitdefender, or malwarebytes [found mbam on your website] but I found out if I rename the .exe I could install/run the programs, so I've been able to scan my computer with all of those programs, I've also used CCleaner and Eausing Free registry cleaner and even though they have apparently removed or quarantined things, my issues still persist. Issues being-My log in has not been worki... Read more

A:Crashes/freezes,firefox issues, trojans/possible rootkit, bitdef. suspects backdoor..

I've waited a few days so I think its time for a bump [I thought it wasn't allowed but after re-reading the welcome guide I noticed it is ok to bump your post after a while]

Heres my new HJT log [fixed the word wrap thing, but I figured if someone were able to help they would ask for a new one, but maybe people don't even waste their time on a word wrapped post lol]

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:34 PM, on 1/19/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Registry Defragmentation\RegManServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
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For the past few weeks, about 1/2 hour after booting my computer up in the morning, whatever program I'm using at the moment will stop responding. If I continue to try to get it to respond, its screen will dim and I get the message "Not responding". The disk activity light goes on 100%. To a certain extent I can still get to other programs that are already running, but I can't open new ones. Usually, if I just sit and wait, after about 30-60 sec everything will be ok again; other times nothing will happen for several minutes after which I'll get a BSOD with the message "Windows was shut down..." and
Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disk for crash dump ...

Because of this, I've been running Process Explorer. When the problem occurs I can switch to it if it's on the second screen of my dual-screen system. When I do so, almost everything seems normal:
CPU 1.5%
System Commit 3.46 GB
Physical Memory 3.0 GB
I/0 2 kB
Network 400 B
Disk 0 kB
The abnormal indication is that the disk shows 0 kB even though the disk activity indicator is on 100% of the time. The list of processes shows Avast (anti-virus program) and System to have overwhelmingly the largest I/O Read Bytes, but this doesn't seem abnormal.

I use the program WhoCrashed to check dump files. Some time ago I used it to cause a deliberate crash to check that dump files were bei... Read more

A:Computer freezes/recovers or freezes/crashes ~once per day

You're the only user of the system I assume?

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I have a Windows 7, 64 bit laptop. I have recently wiped everything clean and did a system recovery twice, but the problem is still there. Im not sure what is going on. Someone please help me!

A:Windows explorer manager constantly freezes and laptop crashes

Can you please provide more information?  What version of W7? What processor?  How much RAM?  After system recovery, did you add any programs?  Could you describe in detail what the problem is (when it usually happens, what the symptoms are, etc.)?

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I tried refreshing Firefox, tried using only Internet Explorer (instead of Firefox), and still the
computer freezes and has to be rebooted manually.

I've run malwarebytes, avast, superantispyware, TDSS, RogueKiller, JRT, and others to see if I
can self-diagnose. Tried following advice on other threads to no avail. Even tried Combofix.
Also restored to a previous version without success. Problem started when trying to watch
something on Vimeo (though that could be coincidence).

It's been a week or two of trying out different solutions. Help!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 7550 Dual-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2941 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293688 MB, Free - 86635 MB; D: Total - 11554 MB, Free - 1568 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Here's Hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:29:05 PM, on 8/16/2015
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16669)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
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A:Computer hard freezes in Firefox or Int. Explorer

Hi mrjoelcairo,

Please tell me the make and model of the PC.
Download and Run the Farbar Scan Tool

Download FRST and save to your Desktop.

Double click Frst.exe to launch it.
FRST will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press the Scan button.
When finished scanning, 2 logs will open on your Desktop, FRST.txt and Addition.txt
Please post them in your next reply.

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

If you have any trouble doing anything I ask, please stop and let me know.

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Hello, everyone. I've been having some issues with my computer, which are detailed after the log. I'd just like to thank (in advance) anyone who is willing to help me, and generally thank all the users/administrators on this forum for taking the time to help less-informed PC owners like myself.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:45:23 PM, on 2/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus XtremeG\AirPlusCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
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A:Crashes, Firefox settings/favs reset/deleted, Windows slow, Spybot Freezes


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As you can see by the title I am having several problems but I believe they are all caused by the same malware.


Windows XP SP3, "all" updates

F-Secure Internet Security 2008

Firefox 3.0.9 as preferred browser

The symptoms:

If I click on a google search result I am occasionally redirected away from the actual website to some other website usually an ad and I must go back to get the real site.

If I attempt to run Cmd.exe from the run dialog nothing appears and explorer crashes (the blue bar at the bottom goes away which I believe is indication of this) then when it reloads my tray bar is missing several of its components.

I have also tried to run cmd.exe from a file browser, but it will just not run. However, if I copy the file and rename it to foo.exe, then it runs just fine.

Windows update shows me a single high priority update (.NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1), but when I try to install it, it freezes.

Frequent "generic hos process" crashes caused by svchost.exe

As opposed to other people I have seen posting with similar problems, I have no problems accessing web sites belonging to antivirus companies, or bleepingcomputer.com.

Attempted fixes:

I ran ATF cleaner

F-Secure full scan, found nothing

Kaspersky online scan, found nothing

Malware Bytes Anti Malware, found nothing. Strangely, it could not update itself, so I had to download the latest database file manually.

Super Antispyware, found nothing

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A:Google redirects, Cmd.exe unaccessible, explorer crashes, Windows update freezes, etc.

Let's run an online virus scan called Kaspersky or KAV for shorthttp://www.kaspersky.com/virusscannerusing Internet Explorer.Please disable your resident Antivirus before performing the scan and re-enable it afterward.Choose the online scanner option1. At the main page. Press on "Accept". After reading the contents.2. At the next window Select Update. Allow the Database to update.Note: If prompted to run or update your Java, then follow the prompts to do so. Kaspersky requires Java to run.3. Once the Database has finished, under the Scan icon Select My Computer to start the scan. The scan may take a few minutes to complete.4. Select Scan Report.5. If any threats were found they will appear in the report6. Select "Save error report as"Then in the file name just type in kasperskyUnder "save as type" select text .txt Save it to your Desktop.Please post the KAV scan report in your next reply.after a reboot/restart Please download and run Processexplorerhttp://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspxUnder file and save as, create a log and post here copy and paste into a reply

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Hi friends

i have this problem since yesterday.

My laptop gets frozen after a few minutes of use of internet, having to be restarted manually. Task manager doesn't open or anything else.

If i am not connected and using a browser there is no problem.

Any idea? I'm copying a hijack log below. Thanks a lot in advance!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:57:55, on 15/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TCServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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A:Interesting: Laptop Freezes When Connected And Using Explorer Or Firefox

i dont know whats exactly happens but ...let me know if u have the solution!!!!
thanks in advance

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Win 7 64 bit
Intel I5 [email protected]
4 x 2gb ram
gigabyte mb
nvidia geforce gts 250 video

Just like in this posters video

Windows 7 freezing when playing audio/video

Can not find the post I started earlier today, so guess i'll start again

Start to watch videos on web sites and after a bit, 30-60 seconds, the computer freezes and just a buzz from the speakers. Nothing works except the reset button.
when the computer restarts it shows the windows was shut down improperly
how do you want to restart, normal, safe mode, safe mode with networking
i downloaded Shark007's Windows 7 codecs as WMP codecs
and use VLC media player as another player

no help over in the video section

A:win 7 64 bit freezes when watching video in explorer, firefox, or chro

here is another one right after the latest freeze

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Ok internet explorer is not working niether firefox. About 2 weeks ago i went on my computer and an when i tried to go on any website it would not work. Seconds after, a firefox update starts but it does not do anything and the internet does not work.
-I have Norton But removed all Norton content from computer still did not do anything.
-before deleting Nortan Scanned for viruses no viruses were found
Safe mode WORKS, i figured out that by doing doing a system restore and going to a restore point will restore my computer and internet works everything is fine. BUT it is very annoying having to keep doing system restore because after i do system restore and turn off computer when i turn it back on its all over again the update and sites not working.

I know my internet works because with/without system restore internet games work perfectly fine.

Although keep doing system restore is really annoying it doesnt work anymore when i try 2 restore to a previouse point it loads and then says system restore incomplete there was no restore points found for that date although im certain there was because i used the same date like twice before. Gahh this is so frustrating my computer is like an old car reck. help is very appreciated!

A:Internet Explorer(and firefox) websites are not working but internet definetly is!?

Is work online selected under internet tools?

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Hi to everybody. I have read tons of forums about this issue and I tried to do what advised, but I couldn't solve this issu with my PC.
I upgraded my system 1 month ago, but I didn't achieve a stable configuration. New componets are MB, CPU, RAM and SSHD. I have suspects on PSU even nominal power should be ok.

---PC Configuration:

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4770K
Asus Z87-K
KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX Kingston HyperX (4x4GB) Memory
Ati Radeon HD5850
Crucial MX100 2.5" 256GB SATA III Solid State Drive
PSU Modular Power Supply ATX 700W
keyboard logithech usb wireless
mouse advent wireless

Immediately after the boot, the graphic card fan starts increasing speed and then the system freezes. If I disable and re-enable the graphic card, fan stops overunning immediately and run normally; the system freezes later, randomly.
After 3-4 hard resets, the system asks me to restore the system. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

After downgrading the graphic drivers, the system appeared stable for some days. But now it started again freezing in a different way: rather than increasing the card's fan speed, the graphic card starts flickering. It stops if I disable and re-enable the graphic card, but it starts again after few minutes and the system freezes.

Freezing mechanism: explorer stops responding, but the mouse pointer is still working. After 20-30 seconds mouse freezes as well. It happens randomly in idle state, using google chrome or ... Read more

A:Windows 7 64 bit freezes after few minutes. Explorer hangs and then freezes.

Unless the new hardware you fitted is almost identical to the old, which I doubt, you should do a clean install of Windows. The main reason is the drivers from the old stuff are still around and are messing things up.

EDIT : and welcome to TSG.

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I have a Windows 7 64 bit laptop with 8gb ram. I have never had this problem until now. It freezes all the time and will not shut down. Am I infected? Freezing happened after a java update.

A:Computer freezes, windows explorer freezes frequently

Are you sure that the java update was from oracle or some fake ad?

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Hello everyone here lies the toughest case you might ever get ! I've been living with this error since 1 year. I gave my pc 3 times to specialists and I still have this dumb error which is making me hate my pc !

I have the legendary 0x124 error which guides to so many guides and multiple causes. I will now give you the minidumps I have plus my whole spec. I keep crashing in game , I freeze while being on internet. MASSIVE PROBLEM !


Here's my last minidump !

I hope you can do something for me !

Cheers !
Attachment 273387

A:BSOD while playing and on internet , freezes and sudden crashes

Here's all what you need


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2558 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache(TM), 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 182017 MB, Free - 155506 MB; D: Total - 8737 MB, Free - 462 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., EMERY
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Recently, my internet connection has been freezing intermittently during normal activities. The screen and mouse freeze and the screen totally blacks out. On occasion, it completely shuts down and reboots itself, but other times I am able to restore the screen by clicking and moving the mouse. Upon trying to resolve this issue myself, I thought the problem was caused by a download from an addon through Firefox. I completely disabled it, but this has not solved the problem.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Internet Freezes while on Firefox

does it do the same if you use a different browser?

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Hi Guys,

New here and signed up because I cannot figure out what to do.

For a little while, Firefox web browser (google) links have been redirecting me to other sites. Just random sites that have nothing to do with what I was searching. I've ignored it as haven't had time to work on it- Big mistake. A couple days ago I got infected with Internet Security 2010 (a rogue anti-spyware program). I removed it using Malwarebytes.

However, since then my internet (both firefox and more so IE) freezes on me almost anytime I go on it. Not only will internet freeze but then it usually also freezes my computer and then I have to reboot. I have AVG anti-virus and neither that or Malwarebytes has detected anything (I ran both scans yesterday).

As you can tell I'm not completely computer savy so if there's an complicated procedures to run please let me know how to do so.

Please any help would be appreciated!


Update- Ran a scan with Housecall, but it did not find any threats.

A:Firefox Keeps Redirecting, Internet freezes

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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My problem is that my Explorer.exe browser freezes very very often and my Internet Browser closes automatically I know I had virtumode (trojan). I also had problem's with CiD popups becauses of a program called WinZix. My HiJack This Log Is below!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 06:41, on 8/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Vista Start Menu\VistaStartMenu.exe
C:\Program Files\Sam's US Downloader\USDownloader.exe
C:\Program Files\TechTracker\VersionTracker Pro\VersionTrackerPro.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\SpyEraser\SpyEraser.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti Trojan Elite\TJEnder.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\WinUtilities\ToolProcessManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local P... Read more

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I'm not really sure where to post something like this. The Shockwave Flash plugin crashes multiple times daily for me. The error message says "The following plugin has crashed: Shockwave Flash". I use Chrome the most, but it happens to me on IE and Firefox, as well. An interesting thing I've noticed is that when it happens, it basically freezes my internet connection. I can't open new tabs, open any type of Messenger service, etc. without getting an error message stating that there is no internet, etc.

In doing my own research, most people have suggested disabling the "duplicate" version of Flash in Chrome://plugins, however I only have one running. I have reinstalled Chrome, reinstalled Flash, reinstalled my AV software, all to no avail. I am at a loss here and it is frustrating, to say the least. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I value your time and effort.

I am running on Win7 and creating this post in Chrome. Please let me know what I can do to be more informative.


A:Shockwave plugin crashes daily...freezes internet connection

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

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Recently my computer has been experiencing some problems. Google will redirect me to unwanted websites and Firefox will crash every 5 minutes or so. IE doesn't crash as often, but it still will crash. My computer will also freeze completely and I will need to fully shut it down and when it is turned back on sometimes all the desktop icons and task bar do not show up. Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D found malware and removed them, but they did not solve the problem. I tried using the DDS tool, but for some reason it would not open on my computer. Anyways, here is my HiJackThis log. Thank you so much for any help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:04:04 PM, on 4/20/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device S... Read more

A:Internet crashes, google redirects me, computer completely freezes

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

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I was wondering if my video was going out on the mother board. I have a P4 Dell Optiplex 170L with 1.5 gb memory. Surfing the web is fine but when I go to videos on DVD or Youtube, the video screen locks up....

What should I do?

1) See if I can increase memory on the motherboard's video? How do I do that?

2) Get another video card and deactivate the video abilities on the motherboard? How about a gaming video card?

3) Keep video setting lower than the current settings of 2048 x 1152 32-bit?

4) Get another browser, such as Chrome.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. The computer runs fine without playing a video.


A:XP - Internet Expl. or Firefox freezes up during video


The first thing I would do before tampering with any settings, (especially if you are unsure of how to do it), would be to ensure that all drivers and codecs are up to date. Only yesterday I was prompted to update Flash player which I believe is the codec used by youtube.
As you have already stated, you could try lowering the graphics quality to its minimum spec and increase incrementally until a problem occurs thus identifying your ideal quality level.

However if all facets are current then to answer point 1 of your question, you need to go into the bios (Usually F2 at boot) and look for the graphics settings, however the option to make changes is only available on some machines.

It would be useful to know how long your system has been working fine for and how long this problem has been in effect.

Hope this is of some help and sorry if it is difficult to follow, first time posting a response, so I know what I want to say but not how to say it!

All the best

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When I try to go into windows Explore to copy or delete files Explore freezes but it does not crash and speed is incredibly slow. Many times Freezes but I can X out. Internet Explorer works but mainly Black and White background as ALL areas in the sites I visit I cannot see the color coded prompts. This just happened. I was using Microsoft Essentials but that even froze. Now I have Kapersky trial but that did not find any viruses or malware after scanning. Any suggestions please? Thanks - DennisM

A:Windows 7 Freezes - Explore Freezes - Internet White Screen

Does everything you do on the computer freeze/move slow?
Please publish a snap shot of your system using speccy following this tutorial

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I have a very frustrating problem with the explorer. I am surfing and then when I'm closing one of the Tabs or If I'm closing the browser completely, it just freezes.

I took some pictures that you can see the problem clearly:

1. http://lidor.net/images/1.jpg

1) On this picture you can see what happens when I closed the browser. the resize is not working and you can see on the top left side that the explorer sign turn into nothing.
(Don't mind the site him self, I did that)

2. http://lidor.net/images/2.jpg

2) on that picture you can see that I can move the explorer even though I can not do anything else.

3. http://lidor.net/images/3.jpg

3) on this last picture you can see what happens when I click on the X to close the browser.

Thanks you for your help,

A:Internet Explorer 7 freezes

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Hi, i have a problem with internet explorer, whenever i click to download something (email, files, etc) my internet explorer freezes (when i press enter it continues but dosn't begin the download), this hapens in internet explorer 7, the i decided to upgrade to 8 to see if it was fixed, it only got worse. I searched in google for this problem but i did'nt find anything, any help would me apreciated.

Windows XP Service Pack 3
Mcafee Antivirus 2009 Suite
Spyware Doctor


A:Internet Explorer Freezes

1) Close all browsers
Create a CMD file and paste the following into the file:

regsvr32 Urlmon.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Browseui.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Mshtmled.dll /s
regsvr32 Wininet.dll /i /s
regsvr32 Hlink.dll /s
regsvr32 Asctrls.ocx /s
regsvr32 Dxtrans.dll /s
regsvr32 Dxtmsft.dll /s
regsvr32 Imgutil.dll /s
regsvr32 Scrrun.dll mstinit.exe /setup
regsvr32 Msxml.dll /s
regsvr32 Msjava.dll /s
regsvr32 Jscript.dll /s
regsvr32 Softpub.dll /s
regsvr32 Wintrust.dll /s
regsvr32 Initpki.dll /s
regsvr32 Dssenh.dll /s
regsvr32 Rsaenh.dll /s
regsvr32 Gpkcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 Sccbase.dll /s
regsvr32 Slbcsp.dll /s
regsvr32 Cryptdlg.dll /s

Run the cmd and try IE again.


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I have had a problem with IE freezing intermittently. This has been happening ever since I got this laptop which was about 3 years ago. I will be in the middle of browsing and IE will suddenly freeze. The only way I can get it to start working is to open a new IE browser. When the new window opens, my other IE session starts working again. This was happening with IE7 and I recently upgraded to IE 8 and I still have the same problem. This hasn't been much of an issue for me because I use Firefox, but I have an online system that I've had to start using and it must be run in IE. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Internet explorer freezes


Originally Posted by tackaman

I have had a problem with IE freezing intermittently. This has been happening ever since I got this laptop which was about 3 years ago. I will be in the middle of browsing and IE will suddenly freeze. The only way I can get it to start working is to open a new IE browser. When the new window opens, my other IE session starts working again. This was happening with IE7 and I recently upgraded to IE 8 and I still have the same problem. This hasn't been much of an issue for me because I use Firefox, but I have an online system that I've had to start using and it must be run in IE. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Solution: Delete all temp files and unwanted program from add/remove program.

2: Reset internet explorer. and register all .dll files.
3: Scan with virus removal and spyware removal tool. then restart computer.

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My internet explorer freezes alot lately, I don't know why. I have win me as os. When I have 2 ie windows open and I close one out, ie gets stuck and I have to end task ie, this has been happening quite alot lately, can someone help me out.

A:Internet Explorer freezes

Cannot offer any help other than the fact that I had the same problem with IE 6 and couldn't fix so I uninstalled win98 and reinstalled but stayed with IE 5 and it works beautifully.

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IE freezes for 10 or so seconds every time I change to a new page. The page opens up& I can still move my mouse but just can't click on anything or type anything. I'm running IE8 on XP. Any suggestions?

A:Internet explorer freezes

Have you tried Reset Internet Explorer 8 settings

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hi i got a new gateway laptop for christmas. it came with windows vista loaded on it. sometimes when i am online my ineternet explorer freezes and it will finally restart it self after i close it out but then sometimes i cant get back to the internet with ot having to restart my laptop.does anyone know why this is going on and how to fix it please help.thank you

A:internet explorer freezes

Hello and welcome to TSF

Does it still freeze if you do this:

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

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Whenever I click a link on a webpage on Explorer 7, it freezes up and does not respond to any command. When I click to force it to close on task manager and I click end now, it does not respond. I can open up another instance of Explorer 7 and fly away but this is just getting very annoying... any help?

A:Internet Explorer 7 Freezes Up

Hi Ryan 3000,Does the problem persist if you Reset IE7 Settings (RIES)? Important. Read this before using; How to use Reset Internet Explorer Settings (RIES).If that doesn't work, you may have a flawed install of IE7.-Uninstall IE7 (which automatically returns you to IE6) by following These instructions by a Micro$oft MVP.-Uninstall all toolbars and third-party Windows Themes, including Window Blinds.-If the behavior does NOT persist in IE6, reinstall IE7 by following These pre-install instructions and using Windows Downloads as the installation source, not Automatic/Windows Update.If the behavior does persist in IE6, Do Not reinstall IE7 at this point and post back in this thread.

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When I use internet explorer to access my hotmail account, and try to compose an email, my computer freezes, even though the microsoft flag keeps blowing. When I use btinternet browser, I don't get this problem. What can be wrong?
Please help.
I'm using XP Service Pack 2. I've had no other problems...yet.

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Hi, me again, after your great success helping me sort out my PC, this is my aunt's laptop this time. IE freezes when we connect through broadband, after a few minutes of using it, and the address changes automatically to something else. No problem when using IE through the modem.Ran Ad-Aware and Norton Antivirus to clean up whatever we could. We had to unistall BlackIce because it was blocking us from doing much, plan to put it back once it's all clean and we can get Spybot+Adaware+Norton AV +firewall working regularlyYour advice would be most appreciated,thanks.HJL Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 15:04:13, on 12/03/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\Wk... Read more

A:internet explorer freezes

Looks like your log got chopped off. Repost the complete log.

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Hi There

I Recently Upgraded To Xp Pro And One Week After I Experienced The Ie Freezing Any Time I Log Onto The Internet.

I Visited Other Forums And Did All Suggestions Like: Uninstalling Explorer And Reinstalling It Back; Scanning For Viruses; Uninstalling Anti-virus Softwares Etc. But The Pc Still Freezes.

If Anyone Has Ideas Please Let Me Know.



A:Internet Explorer 6 Freezes

you upgrade to xp pro from what? Do you have the same problem with other browsers? If you have not tried another browser, give another a try to see if its an ie problem or something else.

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