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Registry Problems?, Virus Problems?, Computer SLOW!

Q: Registry Problems?, Virus Problems?, Computer SLOW!

I bought an eMachines laptop (I know off brand) but it was on Black Friday for $395. In addition, I bought an external hard drive. When I plugged the external hard drive into my laptop; the harddrive downloaded a backup software called Memeo. This backup software would pop up everytime I downloaded something or wanted to uninstall or open a file. So I eventually uninstalled the backup software (MEMEO) and my computer began to run EXTREMELY sluggish and slow. 1. I ran a Nortan scan believing that it would fix my computer situation. The results are below:Scan SummaryScan statisticsScan Time: 10803 secondsScan Options: Scan Targets: C:\Total items scanned: 279,463Files & Directories: 275,169Registry Entries: 225Processes & Start-up Items: 3,581Network & Browser Items: 479Other: 5Trusted Files: 1,820Skipped Files: 9,590Total security risks detected: 1Total items resolved: 1Total items that require attention: 0--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Resolved ThreatsTracking CookieType: AnomalyRisk: Low (Low Stealth, Low Removal, Low Performance, Low Privacy)Categories: CookieStatus: Fully Resolved-----------38 Tracking CookiesCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:[email protected]/ - DeletedCookie:Orphan Cleanup - Deleted--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Unresolved ThreatsNo unresolved risksAs you can see, Norton 360 only deleted "cookie" threats. So I rebooted my computer and it was still extremely sluggish and slow.2. So, I thought I had some internal issues that Norton 360 could not fix, so I downloaded SpyBot. Please see the attached:
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18 downloadsAs you can see Spybot did not find any threats. 3. So I went to google.com and found StopZilla. I bought this program and thought it would solve my problems. Below are the results of StopZilla scan:
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12 downloadsAs you see StopZilla deleted on some "cookie" threats. My computer is the same: extremely sluggish and slow.3. Now I am fed up and needed to really find a way to get my computer back to normal. So, all of a sudden, I see a RegCure commercial and get excited cause I was thinking maybe my problems have been solved. Well I buy the darn thing (RegCure) for a special of $29. Below are the results:
RegCure1.jpg 91.33KB
18 downloads
RegCure2.jpg 95.11KB
14 downloadsI restarted my computer thinking that it is fixed. I rebooted and guess what? My computer is even more EXTREMELY sluggish and slow. So I ran Regcure again and it found more registry problems. I fixed them through REgCure and restarted my computer. GUESS WHAT? It is still EXTREMELY Sluggish and slow.PLEASE HELP!!!!!I can not even stay on my laptop too long cause it freezes and takes too long to upload a file.

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Preferred Solution: Registry Problems?, Virus Problems?, Computer SLOW!

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A: Registry Problems?, Virus Problems?, Computer SLOW!

Is the external drive still plugged in, even though you uninstalled the software?
Did you remove the software using Add/Remove Programs?

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I recently ran a registry cleaner and I think it might have deleted some necessary items because right after I restarted the computer, it was extremely slow. I have rebooted several times, and the computer stays the same. I have tried a system restore many times, but it tells me that the computer cannot be restored to this date and time.

Is there a program or something I can use to find out if I am missing any necessary components of my registry?

A:Computer Extremely Slow / Registry Problems

I would suggest trying a last good configuration, if this fails then you may have to use you XP installation to make a repair. Any time that you use a registry cleaning utility you should back up your registry first.

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Hey I've been having major problems with my Laptop.
Every ten or so minutes when my McAfee 2010 security suite disables real-time scanning it'll re-enable itself causing a lot of alarming pop-up boxes which is slowing my computer. Not sure whats causing it but it seems like malware.
Next theres this process which starts at windows start-up (DivxUpdate.exe), I don't think this is actually a part of divx. I've read somewhere that it is a form of autorun malware, it consumes 99% of my cpu majorly slowing down my computer, I think I may have similar malware on here that are problematic.
Also my firefox frequently say that there's an unresponsive script which temporarily freezes my whole computer and when I finally manage to get to task manager I have to end the process which seems to be using a regular amount of cpu and memory.
I made a topic exactly 1 month ago but nobody answered so I thought I'd make a new one seeing as the problems are progressing and building up.

Thanks for any help I'm provided with.

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Hello,
Can't get my mouse to move a lot of time in past 2 days, things are downloading really slowly, and there is an issue with the sound.. here is my hijack this file:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:48:49 PM, on 6/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack\RAM_XP.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
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A:mouse problems.. slow computer problems...sound problems

Hi caroline123

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum has been really busy lately and all our helpers are volunteers. If you still need help please follow these instructions

1. Download combofix to your desktop from 1 of these locations

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
http://www.techsupportforum.com/sect...s/ComboFix.exe

2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log in your next reply

Note:
Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall

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Required Logs

C:\combofix.txt
a new HijackThis log
an update on system behaviour

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Virus problems Kaaza Aim? Slow computer

Just helped a friend purchase a new Dell Dimension.

His kids downloaded Kaaza and the Aim which I think has to do with instant messaging and AOL.

Within 3 days the computer is barley running. Have found some viruses and still have "Downloader" I haven't removed yet.

Would Kaaza and or Aim cause the computer to run so slow?
 

A:Virus problems Kaaza Aim? Slow computer

Yes, Kazaa contains A LOT of BAD spyware.

Please go to this site and download HiJackThis:

***NOTE***Do not FIX anything without a log analyzer's guidance. MOST of what's listed is necessary for your computer to operate normally.

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

Under "Official Downloads" HiJackThis. It's the 2nd one down.

Download and unzip to a permanent folder of your own creation.

Open HiJackThis. Click "Scan". Then,in the lower left corner, click "Save Log".

Save it to your permanent HiJackThis folder (or floppy disk if necessary).

The log will open in Notepad. Click "Edit" then "Select All".

Cut and paste the log back to this thread.
 

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Hello,My IE 7 takes long time to start browing (it temp. solved after I post my message here and followed the instructions) and some applications also take longer to start. I can't install AVG 8.0 Free for all users accounts in my computer ( it only worked with one user account [altghouh all users have admin. rights]). I do run CClean, AVG 7.5 free version on regular basis, for possible virus and /or malware. Apparently, there is no virus on my system. I don't have any third party firewall. Hope someone would come with the resolution, ThanksGSFFollowing is my system config:Windows XP Home SP2IE 7AVG 7.5 anti-spyware free version, spybot S&D,Following is my HJT report:MAIN. TXTDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by TEST on 2008-05-02 23:39:35Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --94: 2008-05-03 05:39:50 UTC - RP617 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point93: 2008-05-02 14:42:28 UTC - RP616 - Software Distribution Service 3.092: 2008-05-02 09:00:26 UTC - RP615 - Software Distribution Service 3.091: 2008-05-02 03:45:09 UTC - RP614 - Software Distribution Service 3.090: 2008-05-02 01:24:23 UTC - RP613 - Software Distribution Service 3.0-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-13 09:01:29 UTC - RP524 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hiv... Read more

A:No Virus And Other Apprent Problems Yet Computer Is Slow

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.
I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.

If you still need help, please post a new log here as a reply to this post.

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Virus problems Kaaza Aim? Slow comp

Just helped a friend purchase a new Dell Dimension.

His kids downloaded Kaaza and the Aim which I think has to do with instant messaging and AOL.

Within 3 days the computer is barley running. Have found some viruses and still have "Downloader" I haven't removed yet.

Would Kaaza and or Aim cause the computer to run so slow?
 

A:Virus problems Kaaza Aim? Slow computer

remove Kaaza
run spybot, adaware, and your favorite ativirus after updating all
install kaaza lite instead-
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:33:41 PM, on 5/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://google-s.alltalkspectrum.net
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I'm at my wits end trying to figure out what I've done to my computer. I think that I accidently clicked on an Anti-Virus Ad that swept through and it downloaded something very malicious because after that I have trouble getting anything to work properly. I've run all sorts of different virus scans and deleted everything that has come up but it doesn't fix the problem. Every command that I try to execute whether it be opening a program or simply trying to open the start menu takes about 2-3 minutes or more to execute. Ideas on what is wrong and how to fix it? Below is my hijack log but I'm not sure it's as helpful as I want it to be.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:38:28 PM, on 9/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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Hi, I follow the 5 steps before posting this log.

I am having some problems with my computer, it seems I have some virus and spyware on it. I use Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 and Lavasoft Ad Aware SE Professional to protect my PC.
Today I run Lavasoft Ad Aware SE Professional and found 45 critical objects, I clean them and run Panda Active Scan, where I found some viruses and spywares too.

When my computer starts, a black pop up windows appears, with the reference "system32/net.exe", it pop up like 3 or 4 times automatically, then the window is closed. Also my pc and the internet connection are running very slow.

Hope you can help me.

Thanks






Here is my Panda log


Incident Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/Casalemedia Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\andrea\Datos de programa\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\as26tic6.default\cookies.txt[.casalemedia.com/]
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A:Problems with virus and spywares, computer running slow

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I thought this started by opening a link on a news site, but I'm not sure now where it came from. Quick rundown- Was on wifi at work and noticed my computer became VERY slow. After numerous scans with MBAM and SAS, I found quite a few trojans, but even though all programs showed they were destroyed, the problem still continues. I posted a new thread in BC, and had some suggestions, but I'm still infected. Last night, I noticed that my AVG was turned off and I couldn't get it turned back on. Also, any Windows security program was turned off, including Windows Firewall, and I couldn't get it to come back on. I was able to download Avira and Comodo Firewall, but I'm still having issues. Here are the three results after the recommended scans.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by DylanBorns at 22:11:06 on 2011-12-11
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1013.452 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:I have a root virus that is making my computer very slow; lots of problems

Here is the GMER result-

GMER 1.0.15.15641 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-12-12 05:38:40
Windows 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP1T0L0-2 FUJITSU_MHV2120BH_PL rev.892C
Running: 4u70sv8r.exe; Driver: C:\Users\DYLANB~1\AppData\Local\Temp\uxrdypod.sys
---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

? C:\Users\DYLANB~1\AppData\Local\Temp\mbr.sys The system cannot find the file specified. !

---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!SetWindowLongA 7645E7CD 5 Bytes JMP 6E61C350 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll (Mozilla Foundation)
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!SetWindowLongW 764613B4 5 Bytes JMP 6E61C2E2 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll (Mozilla Foundation)
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!GetWindowInfo 7646428E 5 Bytes JMP 6E3CE363 C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll (Mozilla Foundation)
.text C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe[1032] USER32.dll!TrackPopupMenu 7... Read more

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Hello. I had a TDL4 rootkit infection a couple weeks ago, got help here, and was pronounced clean. (Windows XP)

Some minor problems remained afterward. The Turn Off Computer menu would take minutes to appear. Clicking print takes about 30 seconds or so for options to show. Oh, and if I click Automatic Updates from System in the control panel, that takes like ten minutes for the screen to show up (and only that specific screen).

The infection slowed down my system into PIO mode before. I was scanning with Malwarebytes every day after getting clean, to make sure the virus wasn't returning. The computer wouldn't slow down again after the first few scans, but now it does, which is just like how things began before (EVERYTHING gets real, real slow, not just the three things I listed above-- and the slowdown actually begins DURING the scan). But this time Malwarebytes isn't detecting anything.

For the most part. One scan revealed an old file had returned (atl32.dll) that I had removed before getting help. But after that find, the scans have all been clean. I'm pretty sure the slowdown didn't take effect after finding that malicious file again either.
I had read on another site how to get your computer out of PIO mode, by uninstalling the primary IDE channel drivers and rebooting, letting the computer reinstall them. That's worked great. Speed is restored after a virus scan, AND -- suddenly the turn off computer menu, print screen, and automa... Read more

A:Had TDL4, problems still remain- computer gets slow after virus scan

I think i got the exactly same rootkit in my system today.

Cant find it , tried everything and my scans and whole computer is really slow.. took 4 hours instead of 20 seconds to fullscan with malwarebytes
and im running on a Quadcore Blackedition

Advices?

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Ok...i dont know where to put this so i put it here i see no problems like mine listed in software or any other place...so here goes>>>>>>>>>>>........./my problem starts with not being able to connect to the internet or too slow of a connection...or very slow in going to programs or anything...it is very very slow...so i was told it could be that my system was cluttered with junk and to go get RegCure....to fix my problems and to speed my pc up....so i went out and got the Regcure and it worked .....it allowed me to gain access to the web in speed i had not seen since i bought the pc 3-4 months earlier...now here is my problem...my pc is going back daily to the slow poke mode...so i went and did a RegCure fix...it showed i had 685 problems....and it corrected them ...but i got no faster only slower still so i went back into Regcure to see if it corrected the problemm...and it told me i had 685 problems...the same amount i had before..i cleaned again and went back to check..and was told i had 685 problems...so my question is this...what have i screwed up...and should i take this RegCure off my pc....its a legal transaction..and i hate that it doesn't work or in other words i don't know how to work it......can some one please help me pout of this...my pc is so slow now a snail can get around better......i own a... acer 5515....32 bit..vista basic home edition with stop sign virus protection and malware...oh i forgot to mention i did d... Read more

A:pc is slow to connect......registry problems

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Hi about a week ago i have experienced some troubles in accesing to regedit normally (i can access with external programs like XP Repair PRO 2006) but any changes to the registry are not accepted
This message error is displayed
"The administrator has disabled the registry modification"
besides i identified some hidden files with the extensions *.LOG and *.rrr.LOG
in the windows carpets of C:\System32\config, C:\Documents and settings\Standard, C:\Documents and Settings\Network Service, C:\Documents and Settings\Local Service
I run NOD32 Antivirus scan and reported the above mention files as "file locked"
I already followed the steps recommended by Microbell and none gave a report about virus in the registry or something in particular except for some adware so i'm uncertain of which could be the problem and i hope you can help me with this guys
Thanks in advance!

Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 06:35:49 p.m., on 30/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
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A:Problems in registry probably a Virus

Welcome to TSF.

I assume you don't want to user Symantec anymore right? Let's remove all traces of it and also see if we can fix that registry problem.

Please print the below instructions or copy them to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the order mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. Also if you have any programs that may prevent system changes (like Spybot's TeaTimer program, Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, and others), make sure you disable them before doing any of the fixes (or accept the changes for the fix we give you when asked by the programs).

Go to My Computer->Tools (or View)->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders (it's Show all files for Windows 98).
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.
** You may change the above options back after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix something that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode (if you don't know how, go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...howtutorial=61 ). Make sure to close any internet browsers that may still be open.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they s... Read more

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I have xp pro and here are my problems...I cannot boot in safe modeI get a pop up saying "windows media player network sharing service has encountered a problem and needs to close. we are sorry for the inconvenience" This occurs just about every 20 secondsCannot play either windows media player or itunescannot install most .exe filesI have tried using AVG and it detected 9 viruses, but the problems are still there. I downloaded malwarebytes but it wont install. I have spybot s&d but it will not start. When i do it says "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."I appreciate all help in advance,-Aaron

A:I have a virus- possible registry problems

Hello.Let's see if we can get this program to runPlease install RootRepealNote: Vista users ,, right click on desktop icon and select "Run as Administrator."Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorDisconnect from the Internet or physically unplug your Internet cable connection.Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver. Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.After starting the scan, do not use the computer until the scan has completed.When finished, re-enable your anti-virus/anti-malware (or reboot) and then you can reconnect to the Internet.Extract RootRepeal.exe from the zip archive.Open on your desktop.Click the "Drivers" tab, and then click the button.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.Once the scan completes, push the button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.~BladeIn your next reply, please include the following:RootRepeal log

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I own a Toshiba Satellite computer, it's running very slow. I am receiving messages regarding windows is shutting down, or looking to see if the problem can be resolved or the computer speed is very slow. Can you help me?

Thanks!
 

A:Registry,virus and malware problems

Hi and welcome,
You need to follow the instructions at the link below within this site's Malware forum. Please be patient though 'cos there are loads of requests and not that many experts to tackle all the requests. Also, remember it's not a 'chat' style - everyone's working in their country's timezone.
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html

Richard.
 

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I was having trouble with my computer (it's a Sony Vaio) and ultimately ran the Vaio Care process and the One-Step review. After the review completed, it identified some maintenance issues to be addressed, including some disc clean-up (never had a problem with this) and 1 registry fix. I completed the clean-up recommended and restarted, but once my computer restarted, none of my .exe files will open. I receive the following error every time I attempt to open/run any .exe file (application/software .exe's, command prompts, etc):

"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

As far as I can tell, nothing else is wrong as my computer starts up, runs, and I can even open all my software applications if I can find a back way in. For example, I can't open any Microsoft Office elements from the task bar, start menu, or program file locations but if I open a word doc from my saved files Word will open and I can then open other/new files from there. Similarly, my ESET anivirus won't automatically load/start when I turn my computer on, but if I go find the updater.dll file, I can then browse and open/run ESET that way to launch it. I managed to open Mozilla in a similar way to post this message.

I'm pretty sure that the Sony Vaio Care process jacked my registry but I'm not sure how to wor... Read more

A:Computer registry problems?

Run chkdsk /r from an elevated command prompt. This can be achieved by clicking on the Start menu, then selecting All Programs, and then Accessories. You will now see a shortcut labeled Command Prompt. Right-click on it and select Run as administrator.Type or copy / paste chkdsk /r in the space and then reboot.Once that has finished (abouy 1 hour or so) repeat the same process and use sfc /scannowLet us know how that goes -Regards -

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I'm trying to fix some virus/adware issues. I have a copy of the registry, will restoring it, fix the virus issues?
 

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Hi, I am new here and in need of help.  I am not sure exactly what is wrong, but I will try to explain:
 
My computer has Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3
 
Yesterday I had the Internet Security Pro popup telling me my computer was infected.  I rebooted into safe mode with networking and logged in as the administrator account.
 
I ran rkill and then MBAM, which cleaned out the virus itself (I think).  Subsequent runs of MBAM after rkill show zero file problems in the full scan.
 
However, my rkill report includes:
 
Checking Windows Service Integrity:
 * wscsvc [Missing Service]
 * SharedAccess [Missing ImagePath]
 
This makes me think that something is wrong with my registry files.  I do not know enough about this to proceed.  I am able to use the internet and run Microsoft Security Essentials now, so I think the virus is removed, but I'm not sure what to do about these messages.
 
Microsoft Security Essentials full scan shows zero threats.  I tried to use my computer's restore option to go back to an earlier date, but both of my attempts led to a message that said this could not be completed.  I think the virus messed with something so that I cannot restore to an earlier point.  I do not know if I need to do this or not.
 
Please help me.  Thank you.

A:potential registry problems following removal of virus

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 ste... Read more

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Hey guys, im recently new to these forums, and for several days i've been waging a war against viruses on my computer, i recently destroyed 2000 + infected files and i am currently trying to fix a problem that wont let my registry editor and task manager windows to stay open, i suspect it to be a virus. But my NAV doesn't recognize the problem, and i have a Hijack This log for you to examine :
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\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
F:\programs\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
F:\Programs\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINSYS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
F:\Programs\AIM95\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\Gigabyte Windows Utility Manager\gwum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S10IC2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
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A:Registry and Task Manager Problems: virus?

I see the file that is causing it:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\WINSYS.EXE

but I'm not seeing an actual startup for it. It may be in the Windows registry Shell= section. If it is you only want to remove the reference to winsys.exe and leave the line shell=explorer.exe

Here's what I suggest: reboot in Safe Mode . First shutdown cold for about 20 seconds then press f8 promptly on reboot to access the boot menu and select Safe Mode.

In Safe Mode click Start and run Explorer

>> navigate to c:\windows\system32 and delete winsys.exe
edit the problem may be that you have used an old version of HijackThis.

Please run and post that

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
 

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Im currently having problems with my laptop was hoping somone could take a look any help would be greatly appreciated. Right now im having trouble turning it on, when it does turn on it gets a lot of pop up windows.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:00:47 PM, on 2/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1149815656\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_2_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\ANTIVI~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\ANTIVI~1\OasClnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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A:Computer Problems - Hijack This - Pop Ups, Virus Problems.

still in need of help
 

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Hi,

I am having trouble completely removing the Win 7 Antivirus 2012 virus. My laptop is working in safe mode, but wont start normally.

Here is a breakdown of what I have done so far:
- Changed date to 7 days ahead to 'fool' virus
- Ran Malwarebytes, SUPERAntispyware, TDSSKiller to try to remove virus. Only Malwarebytes found threats.

Problems:
- Internet is still redirecting to ad/spam sites and I think there is a problem with the registry as some apps wont open (comp is treating them as exe files)
- Cannot enable Firewall, have tried creating repair.bat file to bypass, cannot find firewall in Systems.

Apologies, hope this is clear and concise but I am not a computer buff!

DDS file is pasted below and I have attached Attach.txt from the DDS scan and the ark.txt from Gmer scan.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Run by Isabelle at 17:02:06 on 2012-01-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.2933.1544 [GMT 0:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee VirusScan *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
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A:Win 7 Antispyware Virus, Internet redirects/registry/exe problems

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If ComboFix stall for more than 30 minutes, stop the process and run it again.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the cause infiltration of an infection.Please run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click Secu... Read more

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To be brief, I had reason to believe I was infected with MalwareAlarm and after finding a topic for it here I followed the instructions for removal using Smitfraudfix. URL of topic is here Topic 105302I downloaded the version of Smitfraudfix that I used from there and followed the instructions. After that I was unable to view some web pages. All I got was words and links but no ads or images. It appears that possibly the address in the system registry pertaining to stylesheets may be corrupted or missing. Also when I tried to do a Windows Update all the updates for the past week failed.Would the fix that is here for the issue of computers not starting do anything for my problem? I hate to do anything more to my pc than necessary but it's really not usable at this point. I'd really like to avoid reformatting my hard drive if possible.Any info would be greatly appreciated. I am using Windows XP and up until now I have kept it up to date with all patches, etc. I have also scanned my pc to within an inch of its life and although it indicated MalwareAlarm (a pop-up) I have not been able to get it confirmed that it was ever there by Norton, AVG, Spybot, or AdAware. Just that silly pop-up saying I should download it and when I "x'd" out of the window (so I wouldn't download it) it acted like it was doing some sort of online scan anyway, so I closed my browser and began trying to fix it which is how I ended up using Smitfraud.So now I think maybe I don't have MalwareAlarm, ... Read more

A:Computer Starts Ok But Other Possible Registry Problems Since Using Smitfraudfix

Try this. Log on as an administrator.Go to Start > Run and type: cmdType: ipconfig /flushdnsType: netsh winsock resetYou will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.

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OK, I'll admit I'm a little ticked. Last year, I bought a computer from a guy who claimed he was selling me an AMD K6-2 computer with 7 gb hd, blah blah yakkity smakitty. I've had nothing but problems since I bought it, and finally decided to stop wasting my time, and to get a new computer. My new computer runs fine. However, I am trying to fix up the computer to sell it to someone else and regain some losses. But, for being honest, and the fact that selling something I know to be crap would weigh heavily on my conscience, I wont sell it until I know it is problem free (within reason). I bought a new video card for this computer, because the times it would lock up or reboot were when it was doing things that were really graphics intensive. It ended up worse. Anyways, today I was on the FIC motherboard site, to ask about tech support, I came to where it asks you to put in your CPU, and respective speed. I found AMD, but there was no mention anywhere of a 350 MHz AMD K6-2. So I pulled the fan off the cpu, and discovered that it is only a 300 MHz CPU. The Jerk Lied to me. I think I'm going to throw a brick through his window. Anyways, my question is, could this have been what was causing my problem all along? A quick response would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
-zippy
 

A:Overclocked computer, registry problems, and random rebooting

Yes overclocked CPU's can be very unstable. Plus it kicks up the bus speed and can cause memory errors, hard drive crashes, and video problems.

For a long time there were people out there remarking CPUs so he may not of even known that it was a 300.

Well I hated my first computer with a passion (Packard Bell) But oh I learned so much from them

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This space for rent.
 

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I have been having a lot of problems lately with programs missing from programs and features and system restore not working with errors, and i noticed a process in my task manager called conhost.exe, so i went to C:\Windows\System32 and found conhost and conhost.exe.mui, i googled issues with conhost and found a program thats scans the registry for errors cause by conhost.exe.mui so i downloaded it and scanned and i got a lot of errors i also downloaded registry repair but they dont show up on there, i tried terminating conhost.exe in the task manager but it said access denied(also the conhost.exe process has no username or description and i cant open its properties) i then went to the file location and tried to delete it there but it asked for trusted installer permission. i have been having problems with programs missing from add or remove programs and system restores not working, if anyone could help with this it would be great, thanks. 

A:Registry errors causing problems with computer/Malware

Please run the following scans.Please run the ESET OnlineScanThis scan takes quite a long time to run, so be prepared to have the time to allow this to run till it is completed.***Please note. If you run this scan using Internet Explorer you won't need to download the Eset Smartinstaller.***Click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.The ESET Online Scanner page will open, click on Yes, I agree to the trems of use, then click on Start, the scan will now begine.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, click List ThreatsClick Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.Click the Back button.Click the Finish button. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the dow... Read more

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Hi. Thanks for the opportunity to post my woes here.

I have been fighting my computer for a couple of weeks and I am throwing in the towel after many sleepless nights and much frustration , thus this post. All help gratefully received.

I am running windows xp with sp2 on an HP Pavilion with intel pentium 4 processor. I am currently using system mechanic 6 pro with its Kaspersky antivirus and Spython for spyware and malware. Previously I was using AVG free until about 6 weeks ago. Prior to that, Nortons. (I got rid of Nortons because it seemed to be making my computer very slow, which is now kind of ironic .)

Anyway, for the last few months, this computer has been constantly beset by annoying bugs of the kind which slow down everything. I have been using lavasoft's adaware and always find when the computer slows that there is one ore more registry errors. I also have been using SpyBot to keep this computer afloat which usually picks up some tracking cookies etc only.

Lately though, the 'bugs' are more and more frequent and the computer slows to a crawl at every session, until this week when it just remained operating at a snail's pace and I don't seem to be able to locate and fix the problem. I have tried changing browsers, to no avail.

Also, the windows installer keeps starting up by itself and trying to install frontpage 2000 - without any instruction from me. I have to hit cancel 3 times when the little box comes up to install frontpage 2000 ... Read more

A:Browsing slowed to a crawl, registry problems?, software problems

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Hello people, my problems started after attempting to download an ISO of WindWaker from Emuparadise. I read from others online that the site is safe and there should be no problem if I just download the game. After the download ended, however, Webroot Security alerted me to a virus it detected. The files it quarantined said something about winrar, but I still assume it was in the Windwaker file I just downloaded since that literally just finished downloading when I was alerted. I deleted the quarantined files and tried to see if I could still play WindWaker. I couldn't, as a pop up appeared that said I didn't have the righ programs to run this file. I looked up this alert, and apparently it's a registry problem that occurs when something important in the registry was deleted (I didn't mess with the registry). I downloaded another antivirus just to double check that some sort of virus wasn't deleting stuff in my registry, but both antivirus softwares said there were no threats. I also tried to redownload windwaker from emuparadise, as people online seemed to think it was a false positive malware detection, and the first two times I visited the site I got a BSOD that said IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL. The third time I successfully downloaded it again, this time without any virus detection notice, but the pop up still came up when I tried to interact with the file. I'm pretty confused about what to do here. I'm thinking that maybe one of those quarantined files I deleted was importan... Read more

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Hello people, my problems started after attempting to download an ISO of WindWaker from Emuparadise. I read from others online that the site is safe and there should be no problem if I just download the game.

After the download ended, however, Webroot Security alerted me to a virus it detected. The files it quarantined said something about winrar, but I still assume it was in the Windwaker file I just downloaded since that literally just finished downloading when I was alerted.

I deleted the quarantined files and tried to see if I could still play WindWaker. I couldn't, as a pop up appeared that said I didn't have the righ programs to run this file.

I looked up this alert, and apparently it's a registry problem that occurs when something important in the registry was deleted (I didn't mess with the registry). I downloaded another antivirus just to double check that some sort of virus wasn't deleting stuff in my registry, but both antivirus softwares said there were no threats.

I also tried to redownload windwaker from emuparadise, as people online seemed to think it was a false positive malware detection, and the first two times I visited the site I got a BSOD that said IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL.

The third time I successfully downloaded it again, this time without any virus detection notice, but the pop up still came up when I tried to interact with the file.

I'm pretty confused about what to do here. I'm thinking that maybe one of those quarantined files I d... Read more

A:Blue screens of death, possible false positive virus detection, registry problems...

Any tips to help me out here? I really don't know what to do at this point.

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On Sunday my laptop (running windows XP Home Edition) froze up and when I rebooted discovered EVERY file was having LOST CLUSTER problems. When I finally was able to get into windows most major functions such as IE 6.0 browser and Outlook Express would not work properly. I was able to run a registry fix program I had and it 'corrected' over 330 errors in the registry. However, it still has not corrected my problem.

I use Earthlink and I contacted them this morning and they suggested I run SFC /SCANNOW and re-install IE. However, I get the following error:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been such down to prevent damage to your computer

KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR

...
...

Begin Dump of Physical Memory"

Please can any one help me. I am not sure what happened but now most systems are not working. It keeps on rebooting into a dyagnostic mode where it checks lost clusters and If I manage to bypass this and get into windows desktop, it comes up with all sorts of DLL errors being corrupted and that I should run CHKDSK (which I did but then it hangs the machine and the starts the whole cycle again)....

I am not too familiar with the REGISTRY and I need some help.

Thanks.

[Tuesday morning] I have additional information:

I now get the following errors:

Errors in Windows/Prefetch/RNDAL.EXE-15330267.pf

and

Windows Delayed Write Failed messages. A whole bunch
dispex.dll.new
bootok.exe.new
dimap.dll.new
crtdll.dll.new
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Could someone please look at my hijack this log? My computer is running painfully slow, especially the internet. I see two suspicious programs in my task manager: exec.exe & x1exec.exe. I really appreciate it! Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:27:23 AM, on 8/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Music Server\SSSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\sv_httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTSMMSG.exe
C:\program files\support.com\client\bin\tgcmd.exe
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A:Slow computer, slow & crashing internet. EXEC.EXE problems?

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My ISP is Roadrunner through time warner and I'm experiencing extremely slow internet while playing XBOX or browsing as well. I cant even log into AIM anymore because i get the away message "you are signing on again too soon", however I'm not. I called time warner and they said it was a virus that one of my roomates or I have on our computers that is slowing up bandwidth. They said it is not packet loss, but an internal problem that is on one of our computers. Does anyone have any ideas, or have you heard anything about a virus that would not allow access to AIM or slowing XBOX down with large lag? My hijack this Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:10:02 PM, on 3/1/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:Slow Internet/ AIM problems/possible virus

You have a very outdated version of HijackThis. Click here to get the latest version of HijackThis and run it.

1. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
2. If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
3. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. The result.txt file will open up in Notepad. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. We do not need the original hijackthis.log (unless we ask for it). Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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Error 1067 - for various processes - Audio not working
hi, I originally posted this problem with no response so far. the problem has gotten worse since my post.

I am not sure what happened to my computer. I was surfing the net,clicked on something, then strange stuff started happening. First I tried to watch a movie and all of a sudden there was no sound. I tried to listed to a song in iTunes and had an error that there is a problem with my computer's audio/video settings configuration and the playback may not work properly. when I go to settings/admin tools/services and try to start windows audio - I get the error "Could not start the windows audio service on local computer. Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly". Plug and play is started and seems to work. I get the same error for a few other services, eg, restore backup.

I tried to do a restore backup, but I consistently get an error that restore backup is not able to protect my computer and I must restart. Restarting does not help.

the start/task bar changed from the XP mode to the windows classic mode with a larger font, items from taskbar dissapeared.

I have AVG as my anti virus and it was clean (only a few cookies that it removed). Malwarebytes and Spybot; anti malware does not open for some reason - both installed but neither would open.

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A:Please help - various computer problems - high CPU usage, computer slow, errors

I was able to run a hijackthis report. here is the log. can someone please take a look, and give me some advice.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:17:08 PM, on 8/31/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TDispVol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPSMain.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
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Hi,
My computer is very slow

System Configuration is
OS windows XP SP3

Ram 1GB
HDD !60GB 72000
Motherboard INTEL 945
Processor 2 DUO Core 2.2

But it very slow I am not able to run 2 program together Suppose I want to play song and copy some items from CD i can not Help any one
 

A:Slow Computer Problems

Get hold of Malwarebyte and Lavasoft's Ad-aware. Run them individually.

Make sure you are using an up to date and sensible ant-virus package.

At this stage it just sounds like your computer needs a little clear out of trackers and stuff.
 

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I just wanted to say, before I get flamed, that I have done everything I could to try to fix my slow running computer. I have cleaned out my hard drive, fragmented it multiple times, updated my drivers, cleaned my registries, uninstalled various programs and junk I don't use anymore, and have ran Anti-Mal ware, Spy bot S&D, Threatfire's root kit scanner, and CCleaner. I also have almost no application running when I start up. And have tweaked my ram using Cacheman.

Recently my computer has been running so slow to the point where it will get random lag spikes, it will take multiple clicks to start up Mozilla (which leads to multiple browers I have to close), etc. etc. I was wondering if I would be able to post a Hijack this log, so that someone might be able to tell me if there is a badrootkit running on my system. Or perhaps someone might know of a program that allows me to figure out if a stick of ram has crashed, for I fear that also might be a problem. Any programs I use atm such as cacheman seem to read my ram, but I don't think it means it is functioning properly.

I have Erunt, Rootkit Revealer, Smitfraud, and all sorts of other programs at my disposal (that I dare not use without proper direction), so whatever information or logs somebody might need to help me out, just tell me what to do and it will be posted in a jiffy.

Thanks for the help!

A:Slow Computer Problems

Well...let's find out something about this computer.How large is the hard drive? How large is the C: partition? How much free space currently on the C:?How much RAM is installed?FWIW: I suggest you stop using Cacheman...IMO, no benefit derived from such.http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/...ation-hoax.htmlLouis

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Ok, ive ran spybot and it fixed my popups problem, i apologize if this has already been posted...ive been reading for days trying to fix this...first off it changed the background image on windowsxp to one that said your infected click here to fix...i ran spybot and it fixed that...and i also did a system recovery to a couple days before...not sure if that problem is still embedded in the computer somewhere...anyways now when i try to turn off the computer sometimes it just sits on the "windows is shutting down" page forever and ever...and sometimes wont even shut off from that screen....AND when i try to turn my computer back on...it just sits on the compaq loading screen forever...and i have to unplugg the computer and let it sit for a couple hours and then it will start...hope you can help me fix this problem...oh and when it starts messing up i can hear the fan really loud like its working overtime lol...anyways hope this gets fixed all help is greatly appreciated....

AND NOW I CANT OPEN INTERNET EXPLORER...IT JUST SITS IN MY PROCCESSES IN THE TASK MANAGER...AND WONT ACTUALLY LOAD...

AND ALSO BEFORE I DID THE SYSTEM RECOVERY I COULD LOAD MY TASK MANAGER EITHER IT SAID IT HAD BEEN DISSABLED...
can someone please just check my hijack this log and see if im infected and tell me how i may fix it if i am??
here is my hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:53:05 AM, on 3/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE:... Read more

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Hi!

This morning I could not access mail.yahoo.com, there was a warning appeared on my browser that said I was being directed into another unsafe site by an attacker. Now it doesn't show anymore and I can access mail.yahoo.com, but I want to make sure my computer doesn't have any trojan/virus.. My computer is also slow at times.

Please have a look.. Thanks :)

Here's DDS text:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Compaq_Administrator at 16:37:29.07 on 07/07/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.959.495 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *disabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
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A:slow computer and other problems

Download OTL.exe to your desktop.
Double-Click on OTL to run it.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Standard Output.
Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.
Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold


netsvcs
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
CREATERESTOREPOINT
%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfiles
%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90
Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan won't take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.txt and Extras.txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.

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I have a few problems with my laptop that don?t happen all the time. I believe they are connected as when they happen they all occur together. The symptoms are:

-Slow start-up
-Slow keyboard (it takes a couple of seconds for a letter to appear on screen when I press a key)
-When shutting down 2 error messages appear (End Program-EXPLORER.EXE and End Program-Connections Tray)
-In Task Manager, CPU Usage is always between 90 and 100%, most of which is kernel time

What I have done so far (with no success):

-Defragment hard drive
-Scan with Ad-Aware 2008 (free version)
-Scan with SpyBot

The laptop is an Acer 1640 running Windows XP Service Pack 3. Also, the computer works fine in safe-mode. As I am not very computer literate, I hope somebody can help with simple step by step instructions. Thanks.

A:Very slow computer + other problems

Take a look at this article.

Is Your PC Running Slow? . .

(Simply click the colored link to be re-directed)

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:49:26 PM, on 19/02/2007
Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
c:\windows\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SA3DSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB918547\KB918547.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\COMPAQ\INTERNET\CISRVR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://216.176.201.9/ie/?loc=searchurl&q=%s
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.ptswzyqyqjiwabg.com/vKIQt...8kis9LxE9k.jpg
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.presario.net/scripts/r...s=search&i=enu
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.presario.net/scripts/r...s=search&i=enu
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My father brought his computer to me to look at because he could not do anything on it - it was taking over 20 minutes just to boot up completely. I ran several scans and removed 1 virus, 1 trojan and some other malware. It is an older computer so it isn't very fast to start with, but he says it is still much slower than usual. Here is a copy of the hijackthis log. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:09:15 PM, on 7/8/2009
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:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Slow computer problems

After 4 days of no response, I went to another forum with my problem (and had a response within 2 hours!) I guess you guys are a little too busy. Thanks anyway but this is being resolved elsewhere.
 

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hi um my computer has been running really slow especially when i turn it on and off. Oh and when i turn it on it shows a blue screen about disk checking but once the disk checking starts it freezes and just skips to the welcome screen. i have lots of popups and all and i tried to get rid of them from the startup thing but when i checked after, they were turned on again. Well here is my hijackthis log and i used the hijackthis analyzer. o and one more problem, internet is also very slow and sometimes when i click or press something it doesnt work at all. ====================================================================
Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - Startup: AdSubtract.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: SpySubtract.lnk = C:\Program Files\InterMute\SpySubtract\SpySub.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Av... Read more

A:Slow computer and other problems

Hi minzzerrzz,

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad since you will not have any of browsers open while you are fixing this.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. Again, you should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Download and install CleanUp http://cleanup.stevengould.org/
Download KillBox http://www.atribune.org/downloads/KillBox.exe
Download rkfiles http://skads.org/special/rkfiles.zip and unzip the contents to a new folder on your desktop.
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elise025 has helped me in the past - hopefully she has time to help me with this one:
Problems:

1) Computer RAM all being used rapidly. About 33-50% of RAM in use as soon as I turn on.
I have more internet bandwidth than I'm used to, don't know if much of that problem is because I'm running more programs at one time than I could previously.
But even if I only run a few simple windows in a browser, it seems that the browser's use of memory keeps going up way beyond where I used to see it.

2) I'm getting AppHang B1 Errors all the time with IE, and have to close programs/browsers and restart them, or sometimes have to reboot.

3) Was getting BEX errors all the time, but stopped using Chrome browser and the BEX errors stopped.

4) All sort of IE 7.0 problems.

a) Frequent small box with red "X", stating that "Internet Explorer cannot open website ABC and will close" and when I click "OK", I lose that page.
Used to happen rarely, now happening frequently.
Not experiencing that with Firefox.

IE turning black, and I can't close it.(Could be when my RAM is in the red zone on the Windows Sidebar CPU Meter Gadget).

SUSPECTED MALWARE - when this happens, sometimes there is superimposed on the black screen a page I see sometimes as a popup from hxxp://d3.zedo.com/jsc/(ETC.).
NOTE: I added the "(ETC.) - there are more alphanumeric symbols in the original.

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A:Slow computer/ various other problems.

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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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I believe I have a 140gb computer and it seems to be running slow from time to time. I also have this probelm that whenever I start my computer I'm unable to click on any icons on my screen and I must repeatily hit the ctrl+alt+del buttons numerous times until for some strange reason I'm allowed to start clicking on my icons and stuff. Also I just ran an ad-aware scan and it found like 4 malwares so I figured I would run another hijachthis scan and see if you can see any problems. Also maybe someone knows how to fix that problem I'm having when starting my computer! Anyways any help would be greatful!!!


Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2200 Series\lxbvbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2200 Series\lxbvbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files\Programs\USBTip\USBTip.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\MMDiag.exe
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A:Slow Computer+Other Problems!

You have not included the entire log Please be sure to include the header information as well. Is this the same computer as Here? You never returned to that thread to complete the fix.

Download and update the databases on each program before running. Ad-Aware? SE Personal Edition
*Note* For Ad-AwareSE also install the VX2 Addon Cleaner To run this tool once Adaware is updated click on Add-ons in the lefthand column. Select VX2 Cleaner V2.0 and click Run Tool. Click "OK" , then, if something is found, click "Clean" as in the directions given. Click "Close", and exit Ad-Aware.
Spybot Search & Destroy
CWShredder

Download Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

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

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work. Make sure to close any open... Read more

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Hi, my pc is running real slow and when iam signed in to messenger msn i get signed out and then told i have signed in on another pc, freinds on my account have asked why i sign in sometimes send them a link then sign out again can some one help ple
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by dad at 23:37:25.07 on 03/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.222.39 [GMT 1:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Fisher-Price\DACS\MiniApp\DACSMiniApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\WCESCOMM.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\dad\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
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A:slow computer and problems with msn

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are alwaysvery busy and we do are best to keep up. If you no longer require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.My name is Syler, I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. Whilst I am helping you, I wouldbe grateful if you would note the following: Please do not run other tools or scans unless I ask you to and follow all the steps I give you, in order.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask before you proceed with my instructions.
Please continue to work with me, until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
If I do not hear back from you within 5 days of my last post, then this topic will be closed.First I would like to see a new log since alot could have changed since your origional post.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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I'm not super very technical, so I'm not sure where to begin.  In the recent patch rolled out Tuesday, December 10, 2013, something changed and I can not longer play.  Curse is also fouled up.  The game allows me to log in, but the UI never completely loads and freezes up.  The only way to get out is to turn the machine off - can't even Control, Alt, Delete.  I have an olderT43, running Windows XP.  Of the 51 G, I have 7.6 G available.  I'm hoping you (all) don't tell me I need a new computer, cause it is way down on the priority list (or I'd have already gotten one).  Sigh.Wow has updated it's information and has given many of us running Windows XP a way to fix whatever happened with the latest patch.  I have another questions.  According to my ISP, I should be getting a speed of approximately 16 mbps.  However, when I download stuff from blizzard, it usually runs around 3.6 mbps.  Is that normal or could I have a problem elsewhere?After I did the "fix" Blizzard suggest, I still can't get the game to load enough so I can't "update" my UI.  So I'm still stuck.  Sigh.  Any help? Mod Edit:  Merged posts, moved from Computer Gaming to XP - Hamluis.

A:Slow Computer & Other Problems

Trying to see if I can improve the speed of my laptop (T43) and I tried to run Autoruns to see what was tied to the start up.  When I ran the program, a "dos" type window opened, I saw "code" and then the window promptly closed.  So I tried it again and I got the dreaded blue screen with the following info:
 
STOP:  c000021a {Fatal System error}
The windows SubSystem system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of Ox
c0000005 (0x7c9106c3 0x0052ec24).
The system has been shut down.
 
I took a photo of the screen.  I thing it is a "5" at the end of c000000* in the 3rd line.
 
What do I do now, Oh Wise Ones?
 
Thanks,
Tami

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This computer is running slower than some that are 10 years old. Please help. Hopefully, this can get someone started on the problems. Any suggestions?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:28:31 PM, on 4/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~3\MMDiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mim.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atwtusb.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
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A:Seriously slow computer: Problems I'm sure!

Can anyone let me know if there is a problem. See first post. Thanks.
 

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Hi Guys,Can anyone help? My computer has gradually become slower (I have tried defrags etc) but it is now running at an exceptionally slow speed.Can anyone tell me if they can see any problems.Many Thanks-------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:53:40, on 04/05/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16830)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Boots F2CD\Picture Suite\InsDetect.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\CPSHelpRunner.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exeC:\Program Files\Google ... Read more

A:Computer problems - very slow indeed!!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a 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 explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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