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Repeating AOL sign-ons, growing virtual memory, slow sign-ons

Q: Repeating AOL sign-ons, growing virtual memory, slow sign-ons

You have recently removed one or more virusus from this computer, but now a new one has appeared.

First, AOL is extremely slow to start when I click on the icon. Once I've signed on, after a time a new sign-on screen appears on top of what I'm doing. I cancel that one. Soon I see activity at the bottom of the screen (where ordinarily you see "Done" or "//http:/..." etc. The virus is doing its own AOL activity! Soon afterward AOL is canceled, as if I had canceled it.

Also, Microsoft XP suddenly announces they are having to increase my virtual memory. Paging size is currently at 384 Mb, and my RAM is 1.25 GB. This is happening more and more frequently.

I have again changed my AOL sign-on password, and I no longer permit it to use the password automatically (I have to enter it at each sign on).

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Preferred Solution: Repeating AOL sign-ons, growing virtual memory, slow sign-ons

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: Repeating AOL sign-ons, growing virtual memory, slow sign-ons

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please 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 click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Exit MBAM when done.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.SUPERAntiSpyware:Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If it will not start, go to Start > All Prgrams > SUPERAntiSpyware and click on Alternate Start.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here. Double-click on the hyperlink for Download Installer and save SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to your desktop. Then double-click on SASDEFINITIONS.EXE to install the definitions.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are unchecked (leave all others checked):
Ignore files larger then 4mbIgnore non-executable files
Now Perform the scan with SUPERAntiSpyware as follows:
Launch the program and back on the main screen, under "Scan for Harmful Software" click Scan your computer.On the left, make sure you check C:\Fixed Drive.On the right, under "Complete Scan", choose Perform Complete Scan and click "Next".After the scan is complete, a Scan Summary box will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK".Make sure everything has a checkmark next to it and click "Next".A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu.If asked if you want to reboot, click "Yes" and reboot normally.To retrieve the removal information after reboot, launch SUPERAntispyware again.[list]Click Preferences, then click the Statistics/Logs tab.Under Scanner Logs, double-click SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log.If there are several logs, click the current dated log and press View log. A text file will open in your default text editor.Please copy and paste the Scan Log results in your next reply.Click Close to exit the program.SAS PortableIf you have a problem downloading, installing or getting SAS to run, try downloading and using the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner instead. Save the randomly named file (i.e. SAS_1710895.COM) to a usb drive or CD and transfer to the infected computer. Then double-click on it to launch and scan. The file is randomly named to help keep malware from blocking the scanner.Now GMERGMER does not work in 64bit Mode!!!!!!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)Zipped Mirror
This 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.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.
GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and be sure to re-enable your anti-virus, Firewall and any other security programs you had disabled.-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in safe mode.-- If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning.All scans above should be performed in regular boot mode, and if that is not possible then I will post instructions in a follow up reply on how to get into Safe Mode to perform the scans. Also all scans should be COMPLETE and not quick unless specifically instructed to do so.

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Yellow triangular sign of low virtual memory in lower left system tray

Win XP Sp2 system.


My PC has considerable amount of memory but still
While too much surfing on net,
Sometimes, I am getting
A yellow triangle in lower left system tray
About "low virtual memory" with a yellow caution triangle and PC becomes very slow.

This thing happens every time while cutting/pasting on net a more
.

Even if you restart/ turn on and off PC, the system remains still in low memory effect.

After sometimes, it automatically adjusts by itself
And PC becomes normal, but it takes 4-5 hours / 1-2 days.

Pray tell,..

How to release memory and bring the computer in normal mode when yellow triangle shows up?? Pl. suggest smart tricks and technique. I can?t buy more memory as I need to replace both / costs more. I think I got 512 MB or 1 Gig of RAM


Thx.

A:Yellow triangular sign of low virtual memory in left system tray

What size is the Page File? . . . RIght click on My Computer . . select Properties . . Click on Advanced tab . . then Settings . . then Advanced again . . settings will be in the Virual Memory section at the bottom.

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I went into my User Accouts in the Control Panel. I deleted a User called Nathon. I created a new user account with Admin authority named Jack.
However, everytime that I start my computer from my morning bootup, the Signon Window has the deleted User, Nathon.
I have to type in Jack, for the new user, and I get into Jacks Account.

Why is Windows not remembering that I have deleted the USER, Nathon?

I have never had such a problem with any of my other windows computers.



Operating System
MS Windows XP Home 32-bit SP3
Installation Date: 28 April 2010, 17:47
Serial Number: B2KW2-WFXJP-DYBT7-HF44F-TJJ9W
Windows Security Center
Windows Update
AutoUpdate Download Automatically and Notify Prior to Install
 

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After having done the update, I'm having two issues that are bugging me:

1. I cannot change the lock screen from the "cave by the shore" default nor bypass it (Brink is working on the bypass issue I believe)

2. If I go into netplwiz and uncheck the need for a password, the "Welcome" screen has the system default user picture, that drawing of a circle over an arch, not the picture I assigned to the account. With the need for a password, the picture on both the sign-in screen and "Welcome" screen is correct tho.

The lock screen issue I can live with since I normally don't use a password, but the default user picture is bugging me. I went into %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and replaced all the default pictures with ones the same name and size of the picture that I have for the account, but it still shows the default.

I've searched around for another place where the default picture is, but cannot find any, even with the search including hidden system files.

Anybody know where the system default user pictures are stored, other than in the User Account Pictures?

A:Odd Sign-in versus Auto Sign-in Problem in 1607

Hello TheSchaft,

Q1) I've added OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to be able to disable the lock screen again, but it doesn't do so at startup.

Lock Screen - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
Q2) I'm not aware of way to stop this yet when you have netplwiz set to automatically sign in to an account at startup. The blue note box at the top of the tutorial below will show you the default locations for account pictures to help.

Account Picture - Change in Windows 10

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Hey everyone

Every now and then my Windows 8.1 x64 shows the first sign-in sequence after a restart. I noticed it most recently happened after a normal Start->Power Options->Restart. I'm quite sure it has also happened after right clicking on start button (Control-X) and restarting from there, as well as from a custom shortcut I have for restart (shutdown.exe /r /t 00).

I had just finished installing IBM SPSS 22 for a class I'm taking, but I think this is unrelated.
It goes through the whole "Setting Up Your PC" and "Installing your apps" screens even though its perfectly fine and and all my data including app data is still there. See the attached file for an example of what was most noticeably shown.

With another incident, something similar to this happened but it actually reset some of my settings for things like MediaMonkey, Connectify Hotspot, GOM Player and VLC player. It was like they had been started for the first time ever with no license information or preferences like Always on Top.

Its not a matter of urgency but I keep worrying that one day it will actually mess with my system in a very annoying way.

Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
Thanks

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So I just reinstalled Windows 10 on my machine.

Before I had it set up so that I could log in with a password or fingerprint.

Now it seems my only options are (1) password only OR (2) password, PIN or fingerprint.

I don't want PIN as a sign in option. But I have to enable PIN via "Windows Hello" before enabling Fingerprint sign in.

And once I have fingerprint sign in enabled, if I remove the PIN I lose both PIN and fingerprint sign in options.

Any ideas how I can set up password and fingerprint as my only two sign in options?

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Ever time I switch coputer on its as if its the first time,It tell me to register my soft wearMy desk top is newAnything that I have saved is not thereTool bar is new any thing I had on tool bar is gone I get a quick message when I sign inThat says I am Temporary sign in and can't acess files says more but is to quick to read any help please Thanks

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3895 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465774 MB, Free - 414091 MB; D: Total - 11062 MB, Free - 1580 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, IONA
Antivirus: PC Cleaner Pro, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled
My home page is my.yahoo. Browser is Firefox. After I close PC I have to sign on w/username & password, EVERY TIME. (I check box "keep me signed on for 2 wks, but it doesn't work). Same thing for my TV program guide. I'm in Fla & guide changes to Philadelphia area programs, requiring me to re-enter local zip code.
 

A:home page sign in & other sign ins

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Windows Fixit, num lock fix 50087, kb 154529


Vista Home Premium, Acer Aspire 6930, Centrino 2 duo, 4g memory.


Since installing this fix, which did'nt work, I keep getting the popup error message 'LogonUI.exe (this varies) -Bad Image, then text 'C:\PROGRA-1\google\GOOGLE-2\GOEC62-1.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or contains an error.' Before installing it said setting a restore point, trying to restore there are no restore points. How is this, thought the system (Vista home premium) automatically set restore points. This popup is messing the system up bigtime, almost impossible to load programs etc. as it constantly pops up and will not cancel.
Any clues on how I might get rid of this problem? Unable to find help on Microsoft sites.
 

A:Solved: Tiger2010Felix12.2007 0 Sign In to Vote 0 Sign In to Vote Since installing

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I have a problem with the "Sign off " of IE -6 . It takes forever and many times I must use "Control . Alt, delete " to speed things up.This happens on my desk top with Windows 98 and also on my Laptop with XP. Is there a fix for this?
 

A:Slow IE-6 Sign off

Hi and welcome to TSG.
Try Xp-IE-Repair
Start>settings>control panel>add-remove>select M IE>add-remove>select Repair

98-IE-Repair
Start>progams>accessories>system tools>system information>tools>IE Repair

98-IE-Fix.
IE fix. will reregister IE core files.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/iefix.htm
 

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Hi Gang,

I just got a memory dump erorr associated with the BSOD. When I recovered I tried to go into Igoogle and the pic below is what I got. Please help!

I'm using Windows 7. Here are my computer Stats:

Desktop:
Drive C: W7 Home Premium 32bit 250GB Seagate NTFS (Sata2)
Drive D: WinXP Pro sp2 32bit 100GB NTFS Hitachi (Sata2)
Drive E : Storage 220gb (ISata2) -2nd half of Drive D
Drive F, G and H DVDRWs F and G are Sata2 H is SATA 2

Seagate 400GB Sata2 Storage with 2 Partitions
Seagate 400GB Sata 2 Storage with 2 Partitions
Seagate 400gb Sata Storage with 2 Partitions
Phenom II 5500 (3.2ghz) CPU
4GB DDR3 Ram
Nvidia 9500GT PCIE 1GB video card
Onboard sound card
ECS IC780M-A2 1.0Mobo
Comcast Broadband25000bps
Ext.Floppy drive, 56K dialup, Optical Mouse, Keyboard, 19inch Sq Scr DVI Monitor, Kaspersky AV, USB Floppy and dialup modem, Nero9, Word and Excel 2K, Acronis 15 backup, Belarc Advisor, Winrar, Hijack This, DVD Shrink, Maleware Bites, Firefox 9 and IE 8, Win Regitry Repair, DVD Fab, Format Factory, Jet AV, Norton Ghost, MS Works 4.5, Winzip
 

A:Solved: Memory Dump error & Can't sign into Igoogle

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My younger brother and I share a computer. It is Windows 10 Pro. I was letting him use it while i was asleep. All I know is that he was playing his video games. Anyways, he left the house to go hang out somewhere and i wake up to see that when i turn on the computer, only his account shows at the sign-in screen. Meanwhile, there are THREE accounts on this computer. My account, His account, and a local that my other siblings use sometimes. I restarted and even shut down my computer about 4 times. I waited until he came back and logged on his account to check what was wrong, and I see that my account is still there with all my files and docs. The other local account is there too. I log out to see if my User name is there but it isn't. I tried to see if my account was deactivated using these methods but none of them worked. I've looked on Microsoft's forums but all I found was how to activate the built-in administrator account. Please do your best to help!! I have important work to do on my account but i can't access it.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 20:21:35, on 08/13/2006Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\System32\ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq Management Agents\cpqalert.exeC:\WINNT\CPQDIAG\CPQDFWAG.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Compaq\COMPAQ~2\CPQWEB~1\WebDmi.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\WINNT\system32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINNT\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINNT\system32\userdump.exeC:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Server\vmware-authd.exeC:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Server\vmserverdWin32.exeC:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\WINNT\system32\Promon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\ltmsg.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq\HotKey Software\hkss.exeC:\Program Files\Compaq\Compaq EAB Software\cpqek.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Slow Startup, Slow Browser, Yellow Warning Sign

Hello mikedshelton and welcome to the B HijackThis forum. Can you tellme if you installed the FireDaemon service? It is a legitimate appliation but is also included in the payload ofmany infections. If you did not install it yourself then we will need toremove it.

Cheers.

OT

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Well its happened again. This time it is taking me forever to sign on to the internet with Verizon DSl ( I use their yahoo verizon browser.) Once on its about 50-50. sometimes I can change pages quickly other times it is very slow. In general most all software takes a long time open up and then even longer working within the software. I only visited 2 places since my last episode before this started up again. I visited a famous beer poker site and I also ripped some music using Music Match. Since then Ive been trying to cure it myself by running all the scans you list on "Please, Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log" Since then I visited a variety of other sites but I can say it happened after the visit to the 2 listed sites.
I should say Im also having a problem with my Card readers. There are two of them. One in my HP printer and the other is a combo card reader and floppy drive. They both will read a card ok but when I clik on the tray icon to safely remove the card the drive will disappear and I cant get it back unless I reboot. Ive posted a more detailed new thread on the WIN XP forum thinking there is a problem with windows.
I also think it could be my new wireless router system that is slowing things down. So if you would have a look at my HJ log one last time. If you find nothing then I will remove the router and go back to just a DSL modem hook up and see if that cures the problem.
Thanx again
Hijack Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
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A:Very slow to sign on the internet

Hi...

Please download the Killbox.

Run Killbox, left click and drag you mouse over the highlighted files below (including filepath) then right click and choose Copy (including filepath) with your mouse, rightclick and choose Copy. Insert your mouse pointer within the box entitled "Full Filepath of File to Delete", rightclick again and choose File > Paste from Clipboard. All the files should now appear in the box (click on the Tab and check to make sure that only the files I have identified as malware and marked for deletion are there). If each file exists, it will appear in blue under that window when you click on it. Click on Delete on Reboot. Next click on > "Delete on Reboot" and click on "All Files". Please do this even if this option is already checked. You will get a message saying "File with be deleted on next reboot, click "Yes". Process and Reboot now?" Click "Yes" to reboot


C:\WINDOWS\shicoxp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\lauchsrv.exe



Post a new HJT log when done...

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hi all ,i am new to this forum so forgive me if i have placed this in the wrong place .
the problem i am getting is that as soon as i turn on my computer it takes ages to load up before i can sign in .Then when i do sign in it takes another age to start up ,then every thing is slow from then on .we have noticed something when we load up Mozilla fire fox ,that instead of connecting to Google in the bottom left hand corner it says transferring data from superfish .com.don't know if this is anything to do with it .thanks for any help .

A:slow computer before sign in

Welcome
Sounds like you have malware or a virus.
Run a full anti virus scan
Download and run a full scan with malwarebytes.
Startup programs slow booting
We also have an excellent tutorial, but your problems encompass more than just boot
Boot Up

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Hi all... I've a problem on my machine... windows xp do a log off after i log in... I did a windows repair and now i can enter the safe mode but not the normal windows... now appears a blue screen... i did a highjack scan and the log is this... could anybody help me...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:26:51, on 04-02-2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.manufactor.pt/portal
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by * * * PHC Norte * * *
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\wsc... Read more

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Does anyone know any good Sign-In/Sing-Out Board programs for windows for business use??
 

A:Sign-In/Sign-Out Programs

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I have been having trouble for a month or more with my PC being very slow to load anything, especially the Hotmail Sign in page when I first switch on.
I installed and used RegCleaner yesterday - that was before I read your advice (Geekgirl) saying not to do this! (ask Leo quote). I unfortunately had not discovered this site yesterday.
Hotmail takes well over a minute and a half to load - and everything is slow anyway.
Anybody got any ideas please?

A:Always slow, especially Hotmail Sign in page

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Spyware can slow down a system by 500% !!! Make sure your system is clean by running multiple scans.

Is the system just slow on the internet or overall slow?

Reboot your isp modem/router. Disconnect the power cord for about 30 seconds and reconnect.

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OK I power up my system and it gets to the windows load screen it takes 60 slides of the load bar and Ive disabled all start-up items and services with the exception to windows components nothing tried the boot repair from the install disk detects no problems but the strangest part is that after windows loads and I sign in to windows it loads quickly is there a tool that can check your boot for errors
 

A:very slow boot but quick sign on

Could be almost anything causing the issue. Take a look here.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70.8

I upgraded to Window 8.1 a couple of days ago. Since then, it takes about 5 minutes to sign out or "fast switch" to another user. If I shut down or restart, there is no delay. I have tried disabling startup items, but not sure what else to try. Not sure what other info anyone would need, so just let me know if you need more!

Cheryl

A:Very slow sign off/ switch user since upgrade to 8.1

It was faster in 8? What OS did you upgrade from?

Right Click down by the right side of the taskbar, choose "task Manager" from the popup. Also, find your Run Command (hit Windows Key + X) and choose "Run" and type "MSCONFIG" in there.

In Task Manager, go to the Startup area, and see what programs are starting up. Chances are there are a few you can disable, dont delete them until you make sure they are not needed for something.

IN the MSCONFIG window, go to Services, and check the box that says "Hide all Microsoft Services" - Look through those and see if there is anything that also does not need to be running.

If you have iTunes, there will be several things in both areas, if you use it, you can't disable those. Same thing for Office, if you have Onenote installed, there will be a service and a startup program for that, you really don't need it.

Especially if you have Office 2013, there are several things like "Skydrive Pro" and "Lync" which cannot be used unless you have a subscription to Office 365, so those are safe to delete.

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Hi everyone.

I am running a Dell Inspiron 6400 XP pro laptop

I use Malware bytes, Ad-aware AE, Sybot S&D and AVG free, recently the PC started running really slow, and struggling to connect to the internet.

I have run all the above programmes and nothing was found.
Have run a HJT and the log is below:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:04:44, on 02/10/2009
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WinTV\EPG Services\System\EPGService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
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Hi.

Whenever I'm in Windows Explorer, as soon as I
get access one of the drives on this path I:/Documents and Settings/my name.....the computer freezes for half a minute and only then am I able to access it. Also Windows Live ID SIGN IN box pops up as soon as i try to access the I drive.

I have completed removed messenger and disabled it also. but still the pop out is their.

My computer is slow due to this problem. Kindly anyone please assist me in resolving this problem.

Rgds

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Built a new sign cutter about 3-4 months ago after our last one died on me (6 years of being treated like hell). Was pretty happy with the parts i got for what i spent ($325). After the build it loaded pretty quickly but didn't really like the speed for what was in it. But now boot time has gotten way to long and processes take awhile to load even while only using minimal CPU/Memory and minimal amount of running programs. Boss also complains of flash being choppy mainly streaming of course this also happens at low usage.

The main requirements for this computer was:
Windows XP - sign cutting software isn't compatible with anything newer without upgrading
At least 1x9 and 1x25 pin com ports.

*Boot time was slightly improved with 2 driver updates but caused a crash with no error so had to revert 2 days later due to productivity loss. If i remember right it was the Chipset and Video driver for the APU.

Yes im running XP with 4gb decided it was best to buy something cheap that could be upgraded later if i found better software for cheap.
HWiNFO32 Log:
http://pastebin.com/EpvQhacw

*sorry this is just a copy and paste will provide more info if needed please recommend a debug program though cause im drawing a blank right now.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70

Hi I'm new to this website so forgive me if this is in the wrong category
I have a Lenovo G500s touch with Windows 8.1 I've had it for about 3 years
It's been running fine for quite some time but all the sudden a few days ago it started having trouble playing any sort of video without crashing the browser ( I use chrome) and a pop up would tell me shockwave had crashed so I spent some time googling this and saw this was a common problem so I fixed it and everything seemed to be running smoothly again so I assumed it was just an issue with chrome and Adobe but a few hours later it started running really slow not just in chrome but everything in general, the cursor was extremely laggy everything I clicked was delayed be at least a minute and took ten times longer than that to load what I had tried to launched I restarted it
And I did basic trouble shooting such as virus and malware scans ( avast and malware bites) malware bites turned up some PUPs which got deleted but it didn't help at all.
I checked to make sure no apps were launching on start up and slowing it down
The RAM is well above the required amount
There's nothing that screams virus no ads on desktop or unwanted tool bars everything is completely normal just horribly slow and extremely annoying

I was googling trying to find a solution and it just was just getting worse so I switched to my phone (which I'm typing on now)
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Hi, I have had a real slow shut down time and I get this black screen (showing my arrow curser) for about a full minute before I see my icons. I have down everything I know to clean, fix, and scan and can't figure it out. AVG says I have nothing as well as malwarebyes. Here is my hijack log. Can anyone take a look at this for me or give me some direction.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 3:24:01 PM, on 7/24/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Toolbar\Platform\4.0.0379.0\mswinext.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exeC:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exeC:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LogMeInSystray.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC: ... Read more

A:Slow Shut Down/Black screen after windows sign in

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

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I Just had a log in error. I have a Dell Precision 7710 mobile work station with the Anniversary Update. I turned on the machine and tried to log in and got:

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We can't sign into your account
This problem can often be fixed by signing out of your account, then signing back in. If you don't sign out now, any files that you create or changes that you make will be lost.
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Logging out and restarting did not work. I shut it down, undocked (it is a Thunderbolt Cable Dock), and then restarted. Luckily it was back to normal log in. I shut down docked, and booted and it was normal log in again.
Not sure what happened. Hope the issue does not come back.

I read online this happened to others, but cannot find a cause or fix (other than restarting) and wondering if anyone knows why this happened.

thanks

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

In the past week my computer has been running extremely slow in all areas. Yesterday, it froze up and when I turned it off it would not turn on again and I just got a black screen with the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" After leaving it off for a day, it turned back on today but its still very slow. I dont know if this is a virus, or if my hard drive is just failing but now I'm afraid to shut down my computer for fear of it not booting up again. I appreciate any help/advice given. Thanks.

A:"Disk Boot Failure" sign and computer running very slow!!

System manufacturer and model?

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000387.htm

Have you tried to run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic, as a basic step to assess the hard drive?

Louis

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RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

In the past week my computer has been running extremely slow in all areas. Yesterday, it froze up and when I turned it off it would not turn on again and I just got a black screen with the message "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter" After leaving it off for a day, it turned back on today but its still very slow. I dont know if this is a virus or malware, or if my hard drive is just failing but now I'm afraid to shut down my computer for fear of it not booting up again. I appreciate any help/advice given. Thanks.

A:"Disk Boot Failure" sign and computer running very slow!!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

I'm not sure what information you need so I apologize if this isn't complete. 
 
Every time I turn the computer on I get the message that Windows Live ID Sign-In Assistant encountered a problem and was only partly working. And then it gives a web address to go to. go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=144689 yet when I copy and paste the url it takes me directly to Outlook. I've tried searching for more information and I'm not finding anything. 
 
The second problem is that all of my browsers have a severe lag when loading -any- website. Some times it can take up to 15 seconds to load (even pages I go to all the time), or it will simply not load at all and gives ERR_NETWORK_CHANGE. 
 
I've run the following scans from a previous time you've helped me: Malwarebytes, Security Check, MB Anti Rootkit, RKill, Adware and JRT in that order. THey all come up with no problems. At the recommendation of my own computer guy, I downloaded CCleaner and ran it as well. 
 
I also went to Speedtest.net and ran several test. More than half of the tries timed out the ones that actually went through came back at 31 sec ping, approximately 75Mbps download and 11Mbps upload. 
 
I'm at a complete loss as to what could be causing the lag but I'm extremely frustrated and I'm hoping someone can help me with these problems.
 
Thank you in advance. 
 
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

Hi! Out of nowhere an exclamation mark appeared on my battery sign when my laptop on ac adapter. The weird thing is that after I restart the laptop, sign goes away. But if I plugged out and in while it's open, sign come back and it says "slow charger, charging slowly". I wanted to ask what should I do?  Thanks in advance.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

 ark.txt   68.39KB
  0 downloadsDDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Run by StreicherFamily at 18:09:52 on 2011-08-22
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2036.434 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Disabled/Updated* {61CDFD9D-3CAC-9270-C6FC-52325ACB795B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k 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\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
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A:had security malaware trojan, computer slow, i think avast infected(unistalled it) update sign on restart.

 ark.txt   68.39KB
  1 downloadsMy computer is working very slowly

Ive been infested with varoius security malaware.

My avast was giving me spam messages, so i uninstalled it today

my internet is shuting off randomly, and redirectly.
Thanks for all your help
DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Run by StreicherFamily at 18:09:52 on 2011-08-22
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2036.434 [GMT -4:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Disabled/Updated* {61CDFD9D-3CAC-9270-C6FC-52325ACB795B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k 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\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DellDock\DockLogin.exe
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RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hi,

As of yesterday, when I sign in to Windows Live Messenger, a few seconds later Messenger will stop responding. This sometimes happens before the sign-in process is complete, and sometimes several seconds after. Shortly after this, Windows Explorer stops (the Task Bar, Start Menu and any window involving file browsing/ file tree such as "Open" dialogue boxes), then any other programs which are open also stop. It's not a screen freeze, since the mouse and basic keyboard commands still work to some extent - Alt-Tab brings up the switch program box, repeating left-shift for StickyKeys makes the StickyKeys sound, though Ctrl-Alt-Del does nothing. I searched for a considerable period of time both on these forums and on others but with no luck. Has anyone seen something similar?

It may be completely unrelated, but today for about 10mins any attempt to access BleepingComputer would replace the "bleepingcomputer" section of the URL with "google" bringing up either Google's homepage or an internal Google error since rest of the URL belonging to a BleepingComputer site made no sense stuck after "google.com/". This seemed to fix itself after I tried to get to BleepingComputer via a proxy (though this may have been coincidence). I would post this separately but I'm not really interested in this oddity if it doesn't relate to my first problem.

I have tried running SpyBot and AdAware but they only turned up tracking cookies. I also had an unin... Read more

A:Sign-in to Windows Live Messenger causes slow freeze of Windows

hi,,, when this happens open task manager,,, right click on an empty space on the task bar,,, open task manager and click on the processes tab and look to see how much processor is being used,,, then look in the process tree to see how much live messenger is using,,,, this was happening on my auntie's pc,,, live messenger was using 100% cpu,,, when i clicked on it and ended the process, cpu usage dropped to normal,,,, i then uninstalled live messenger and re installed, everything was ok after this.

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Hello I installed a brand new PCIe ssd 3000Mbps on a win 8.1 box, I formatted the drive (1.2TB)
I setup windows so it can exclusively use the full very fast PCIe ssd as its Vistual Memory (this is the only drive setup for it) but when I run my custom software (it uses a lot of memory) the access to the virtual memory (on the PCI ssd) is the same as
when I put a hdd (180Mbps to 250Mbp at most when there is some wind). I tried so many thing, even raid 0 of hdd or PCie and samething, it never goes faster than 180 to 250Mbp
I run divers test on the PCIe drive and it can go at least 10 time faster that so it seems the Virtual memory algorithm isn't very optimize? Can a developer specialize in the virtual memory algorithm look into this? Basically how to improve the through·put
of the Virtual memory by a lot

thanks



w.

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I am a caveman when it comes to technology, but a dear friend swears by your site, so hopefully you can help me. I apologize in advance for any stupid questions.

I run XP Home Edition. I have noticed in the past two weeks that my computer is exceptionally slow when running any program (from Internet Explorer to Free Cell). Some internet pages take over a minute to load whereas they previously took less than 5 seconds. When watching anything "streaming" (be it video or a favorite sports sim site that has streaming text), the streaming is interrupted by temporary freezing.

Each time I turn on the computer, after running it for about 10 minutes, I get a message that my virtual memory is low. Sometimes after running Internet Explorer, I get an error message saying it must abort. My computer then freezes.

I haven't added any new software (as far as I am aware) in the past two weeks. I have tried to use system restore, but it will not let me restore to any points I have selected. I have run virus scans using Norton and Spybot, but the problem persists.

I have run the applicable programs. Can you help me?


DDS Log:


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Philip at 21:54:47.01 on Mon 05/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512

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

uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be... Read more

A:Very Slow/Low Virtual Memory

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

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

* Ensure you have disabled all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

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Hey all masterminds! I am a fairly decent PC user and run virus and syware scans regularly. Over the past few weeks I have noticed a definite slowing of my PC. Since I am not as well versed as I'd like to be in the language of PC's I will likely leave something important out--but I'll try not to! Here goes... I have edited registry?s before, although I am not particularly positive of how they work so I try to not do it unless someone gives me specific instructions to the tee?

I use AVG free v.8 antivirus/antispyware. I have run Spybot and Malwarebytes and removed only a handful of cookies.

1) At startup, an XP message comes up stating that my Windows firewall isn't on, and then it manages to come on sometime during the startup process.

2) While trying to access one specific website, the site tells me that I am not authorized to view it (this may or may not be my PC, I need to call the company as well)

3) Virtual memory too low--I have heard that this means something is running in the background that's eating up my RAM (I think it's RAM anyway)

I will go ahead and post my Hijackthis log just in case it helps at all... I don't know what else to do. Any help is greatly appreciated!

HIJACKTHIS Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:37:11 PM, on 6/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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A:Slow PC, virtual memory low and more...

Oh--In addition to that, Adobe Flash was having installation issues a couple weeks ago as well... Not sure if this has any bearing on the issue, but who knows.

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hi guys

i updated my laptop to windows xp sp3 and i started getting virtual memory low sign so i uninstalled it, but i still get the virtual memory sign every now and then and my system seems to be a lot slower, i also had macafee firewall installed but i uninstalled that and installed avg free and ccleaner

i had some spyware and viruses aswell but i think i got rid of them? i ran kaspersky scan online which said i didnt have any viruses

here is my hijackthis file


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:33:22, on 16/04/2009
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
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Slow Xp Pc says Virtual memory Critically low, I have had numerouse problems with this system in the last two weeks it caught a Keylogger Virus witch Luckly i found you guys and was able to remove. There 33 System Processes running and when i get online PCU usage goes to almost 100%. I have tried to do the RegistryBooster thing but do not have the money for the full version and dont know where i can locate a Full Freeware Version Here is my Highjack This scan not sure what to make out of it. Any tips would be much appreciated. Emachines C2280, Win Xp Home version 2002 ,Service Pack 3, 264 megs RAM,, 40Gig HDD, AMD Anthalon XP 220, 1.79 GHz






Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:02:56 PM, on 6/3/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrJD31s.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Slow Xp Pc says Virtual memory Critically low

sorry about the Highjack this wasnt aware of you not wnting it in this topic till i read a little further in another post also im not sure how to take a screen shopt of my Task Manager so you can see exactly what is going on

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Hi Guys,

My pc has been running very slow for the last week. I am constantly getting a low virtual memory warning.

I have not downloaded or ran any new programs.

I have followed the Slow Computer Checklist, Defragged the pc, ran a virus scan with Norton and windows defender and malware scans with Malwarebytes and Adaware. Adaware had found a critical malware and was deleted (forgot the name). I have also ran Atf cleaner and CCleaner. I also checked the start-up programs and everything looked ok.

I have xp, My hard drive 40 % full and have 960 mb of Ram

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Brian

A:Virtual memory/slow pc problem

Hmm...you might take a look at some of the similar posts and the suggestions for resolving.http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=l...mp;aq=f&oq=Louis

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RELEVANCY SCORE 60.4

Mod edit: Moved from the XP forum--PKhes my hijack this logplz help meLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:08:22 PM, on 1/25/2007Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Panicware\Pop-Up Stopper Free Edition\PSFree.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exeC:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFM.exeC:&... Read more

A:Virtual Memory Low And Computer Is Slow

Hello,This is a very nasty log and your passwords are known right now, because you are dealing with malware that collect your passwords including backdoors. First of all, you didn't unzip/extract hijackthis.. and it's still in the tempfolder.So I strongly advise to unzip/extract hijackthis.zip.Read here how to unzip/extract properly:http://metallica.geekstogo.com/xpcompressedexplanation.htmlCreate a permanent folder and move hijackthis.exe into it. The reason is because hijackthis creates backups and when it's in your temp-folder it can be accidentally deleted.How do you make a permanent folder:Click My Computer, then C:\ and then on Program Files.In the menu bar, File->New->Folder.That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis".Now you have C:\Program Files\HijackThis. Put your HijackThis.exe there.It's important you follow next steps in the right order!!* Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.* Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)* Reboot into Safe Mode`: ( without networking support !)?To get into the Windows Safe Mode, restart your computer and, just before Windows starts to load, tap the F8 key a few times. Choose Safe Mode from the menu that will appear and press Enter.* Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against ea... Read more

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I have had problems with my computer running slow when on the internet and repeated displays that the virtual memory is low I have 768 in RAM and have increased the VM to 4000 which is excessive. I'm running windows 2000 and connect to the internet with dsl. My antivirus software is McAfee. Here's my first HijackThis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 12:05:57 AM, on 03/23/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\Multimedia Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\ActivityDisk.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ScsiAccess.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
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A:Low Virtual Memory and Slow Computer

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My computer is running very slow. I have run ad ware, spy bot and have defraged teh hard drive. Have also doen a disc scan with Norton. Periodically I get a virtual memoery low warning. Programs are crashing and soemtimes won't start up at all.

It jsut isn't running right and I am not sure what to do!!!!

I am running XP Home Edition, SErvice Pack 1 with 192 MB of RAM.

HELP!!!!
 

A:slow running and low virtual memory

You're getting the low memory warning because you need more memory. MS says 256 is minimum, but most people will tell you to run at least 512.

On second thought, what's that 192M of RAM?
 

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Hi,
My system consists of a dell dimension w/Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 Hz. It has 512 MB of ram and a 140 GB hd w/81 GB free. I'm running XP home 2002, sp3. I'm connected through ATT DSL elite. I am constantly getting messages telling me I am low on virtual memory and that windows is making adjustments. I ordered 2 GB of ram thinking that would solve my problem but have decided to post here before I install it. I read similar posts about low virtual memory and didn't see anything about adding ram. I also saw suggestions about cleaning up your startup procedures with msconfig and I tried that but after I made changes I got a message that my system was booting in diagnostic mode and that I needed to go back into msconfig and change it to normal thus undoing my changes.???
Thanks, Denny
 

A:Low virtual memory and slow performance

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i have xp sp2 and i noticed within the last week if i have 2-3 programs open at a time the screen freezes for like 30 secs or so,but when i check its says the 3 programs use %32 of my cpu usage,does that really matter?Also xp keeps telling me bout virtual memory too low?how can i speed things up again?i defraged,registry fix,usual virus scans and nothings working,please help :0
 

A:pc runs really slow(virtual memory)

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I've been trying to speed up the pc but to no avail. Now I did try a clean boot and that SEEMED to help but not noticeably. I've changed the room/space/amount (whatever the term is) allocated for the internet from 20 to 0.

It takes FOREVER to boot, open programs and video is jumpy. I have seen here that hijackthis has been a good tool but even with that I'm just not sure what the heck I'm doing.

One thing I would like confirmation on is that "O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG9_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe" is legit and also at anytime "C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe" can be running from 2 to 6 times concurrently.

I have included my log. Any and all recommendations are greatly appreciated!!!

"Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:15:03 PM, on 12/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
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\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
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Hi there,

My PC seems particularly slow lately - especially with internet - I was sure I had some kind of infestation but nothing has reared it's head. Basic tasks are taking longer to accomplish and simply having more than one program running can make it excruciatingly slow. For example - even flicking from one browser window to another can take a minute or two. I have started to get the "virtual memory low" error message frequently though I have 256 Mb RAM which, although not a huge amount, has always been sufficient.

Info about my PC:
Acer Veriton 3500
P4 2Ghz
256 RAM
40Gb HDD with 17.2G free
2nd 40Gb HDD with 24.6Gb free Running Windows XP with AVG antivirus (free version) and Comodo Firewall.

I have scanned with Ad-aware and Spybot S&D - ran Housecall and Mcafee Stinger - no major problems found - PC still slow after cleanup - have run scandisk and disk cleanup. Have checked startup programs - CPU usage is generally low.

This problem is mainly occurring only when I am on the internet - I use Mozilla - but problem occurs with IE as well.

I haven't made any system changes that seemed to correspond with the PC slowing down.

If anyone has any ideas I would be most appreciative - is it perhaps a hardware issue?

Regards,

Mel

A:Help- Slow Pc - Virtual Memory Problems ?

256 MB of RAM used to be enough, but not after adding XP updates and pretective software such as AntiVirus and AntiSpyware. And certainly not enough if you have resource hogs such as AOL software for instance.512 is really a minimum for a correctly working XP machine.Of course an infection is still a possibilty, causing this issue, but more likely is just that you have too many programs running at once for the small amount of RAM installed on your computer. You can adjust the programs that autostart on your computer by following these instructions:Start > Runtype "msconfig" (without the quotes) Click OKClick on the Startup tab. Here you will find a list of programs that start when you boot your computer. Uncheck any you don't want to start when you boot up. (You still will be able to start programs through their shortcuts or by going to Start > All Programs. Unchecked programs just won't start automatically at bootup and won't be running in the background.)You can Google entries or use the Bleeping Computer Startup Database HERE to research the various startup entries, as sometimes they can be a bit cryptic.

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