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

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 to get rid of the box. A couple of times, it has appeared to run a file/unzip a file? for a few seconds before the box disappearing.

Another weird thing that is happening is that my ability to listen to internet radio using windows media player 10 has been stopped. The player starts up and then just keeps cutting out when dealing with the streaming radio. This is NOT a radio station problem. I have tried reinstalling media player and then the browser Mozilla and the media player and a few times got it going again but now, it is a dead duck. I get a few seconds of play and then it shuts off and then a few more seconds. Ughhhhhhhhhh.

I have run various things trying to find the magic cure including panda online scan, stinger, housecall, mcafee standalone scan, spython, kaspersky, hijack this etc. Ewido picked up 450 infected files but then errors occurred when it tried to disinfect them.

There are constant registry errors appearing on this computer which I pick up with adaware. Could somebody please try to shed some light on what I might do to fix this up please.

I have also had a few instances very lately where the antivirus protection has been turned off by 'whatever'. Have also had outlook express problems with mail not coming in for no apparent reason.

I look forward to hearing from whoever might be able to assist. Many thanks indeed.

Ausgirl

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Hi there,

Recently my browsing has become extremely slow. I'm not sure if it's related to spyware/virus infection or something else. Just in case there's something on my PC that shouldn't be there, I've included a HijackThis log for someone's perusal. I thought it could have been Zonealarm Firewall slowing things down as whilst loading webpages the ZA Icon went to 'inactive' and seemed to look for/load pages in small bits with pauses in-between. I've re-activated XP's in-built firwall and disabled ZA for the time being but web browsing is still painfully slow. I'm not experiencing any pop-ups or the like but sometimes when in windows explorer when I right click an icon, the sub menu takes quite a while to pop up.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:14, on 2007-09-06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEB... Read more

A:Solved: Browsing has slowed to a crawl

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I've had this problem on and off for over a couple years, and Gateway passes it off as a MS issue, and MS can't seem to figure it out.

Each year I have to reinstall the OS at least 4-5 times. It seems that every time I download critical updates from MS the system starts to have registry problems and on start up it says "Registry Recovery "one of the systems registry data had to be recovered by use of a log or alternate copy. The recovery was successful." When this starts to appear I know I'm in trouble and within a week I lose the Users (they just don't appear) in the startup; then I have to reinstall...

I've been battling this latest round for a month now... Lately after updating the computer automatically installed ASP.Net (I have no idea why) and it put passwords on all my users along with a ASP.NET user, and I had to reinstall the OS. Then it got an lsass.exe problem (not isass.exe)... and again I had to reinstall...

MS escalated the problem to a team who thought a fresh OS copy would fix it, but it has not. It worked for a couple days and then after updating critcal updats again I got registry problems, and now I have the lsass.exe problem too, which does not allow me to log in at all (not even in safe mode).

I've gotten too many conflicting suggestions from MS techs; one says to install virus software "first thing" after the OS. Another says the virus software is not allowing the updates to install properly..... Read more

A:XP Home Registry problems - software or hardware???

Sounds like a hard drive corruption issue to me. Check the sytem log for any disk errors.
 

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I've had problems installing software on many occasions.
I've also had problems ever since installing xobni several months ago and I can't get it to uninstall.

Below is my Hijack this log and an error I got this morning showing one of the registry errors I got when trying to install a new version of idrive. I'm looking for some help in where to start.

Running Windows XP Media Edition 2005 on a Dell E510

Error writing to registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\run
RegSetValueEx failed; code 5
Access Denied

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:53:50 AM, on 10/10/2009
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccschedulersvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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A:Hijack log: having problems loading software seems registry related.

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Hello,I was directed here by a fellow member. I hope this gives you some insight. Thanks in advance for any help. Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:18:46 PM, on 5/5/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb06.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bmwebcfg.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC&... Read more

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Click on start, settings, control panel and double-click on add/remove programs. From with add/remove program uninstall the following if they exist:AdToolsPrint out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Sound Manager] SndMon32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdTools Service] C:\Program Files\AdTools Service\AdTools.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NT Logging Service] syslog32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft System Checkup] libsysmgr.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Video Process] MSlti64.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Windows Sound Manager] SndMon32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Microsoft System Checkup] libsysmgr.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Windows Sound Manager] SndMon32.exeO4 - Global Startup: RAMASST.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\RAMASST.exeO12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dllO23 - Service: NT login service (ntlogin32) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\libsysmgr.exe (file missing)Reboot your computer into Safe ModeThen delete these files or directori... Read more

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Hello people....

First my PC details:
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP Board
P4 3gig CPU
2 sticks of 512MB Kingston Hyper-X RAM
ATI 9800 XT Video Card
Windows XP PRO SP2
C: DRIVE is a W.D. 120 GIG
also running a few W.D. 80 gig drives as well as a 40 gig drive for more space

This thing has always just flat out blazed since day one, but recently it suddenly slowed to a crawl, and I mean everything from loading windows to clicking on an application(example outlook express), and it just takes forever to load. And forget about trying to do 2 things at once! I built this machine a bit over a year ago, and it has been a rocket since day one, but now when I say SLOW, I mean my old P3 500 machine in the other room is 10 times as fast(not lyin here!)...I thought I would DE-FRAG the hard drive last night, and it took 6 or 7 hours to complete, today i tried to run a CHKDSK, but after 3 hours it was still on step 4 at 11 percent done, so I stopped it.

I was almost thinking it may be a HARDWARE ISSUE, but thought I would post here first...

So here I am, and I have done EVERYTHING I think your supposed to do before posting a HJT log in here....Ran these....

CleanUp!
Ad-aware SE
CWShredder
Spybot S&D
Ewido Security Suite
Trend Housecall
TrojanHunter

During those tests, some things were found, but nothing came up and looked like a killer, but I saved logs where instructed. The machine is just as slow after those scans, I see no performance increase at all.

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A:PC has slowed to a crawl....BAD

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:11:20 PM, on 7/15/2006
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\DadTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
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A:HJT log, PC has slowed to a crawl

I don't see any reason to believe that your problem is malware related.

Here are some routine maintenance practices that you should do on a regular basis to keep your machine running efficiently:

Disk Cleanup:

http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm

Defrag your HD:

http://artsweb.bham.ac.uk/artsit/Info/Guides/GoodPractice/defrag-win2kxp.htm

Run chkdsk:

To use Chkdsk, click Start and My Computer. Right-click the hard drive you want to check, and click Properties. Select the Tools tab and click Check Now. Check both boxes. Click Start. You'll get a message that the computer must be rebooted to run a complete check. Click Yes and reboot. Chkdsk will take awhile, so run it when you don't need to use the computer for something else.

Remove unnecessary startups

This should be done through the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run and type in msconfig.
Click OK or hit the Enter key.

Click on the "Startup" tab and remove the check by the items that you have determined are unnecessary. Click "Apply" then "Close"

You will be prompted to restart. Go ahead and restart.

Upon restart you will be confronted with a dialogue box warning about running in selective startup. Just ignore that message and put a check in the box by "Don't show me this message or launch the System Configuration Utility when Windows starts" and click "OK". You will not be bothered by the message again.

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Over the weekend I installed uTorrent Premium Edition and also tried to install Ubuntu into a VMware Virtual Player I had installed several weeks ago. I was unable to install Ubuntu into the VMware Player, kept getting an error message that it couldn't find certain files on the ISO disk (which I downloaded directly from the Ubuntu site). While deleting the inoperable Virtual Machine from within the VMware folder, a popup appeared asking me to upgrade to a newer version of the VMware Player Desktop, which I accepted. At that point, everything stalled. I then tried to uninstall the VMware Player altogether (390 mb) which took hours but I finally did it. I also uninstalled uTorrent. Now, everything is running like molasses, including the restart process. I ran ESET Nod 32 but it hung up at 54%, with an error message indicating "decompression could not complete: possible reasons insufficient free memory or disk space, or a problem with temp folders." I earlier ran PC Pitstop Optimize to clean up any errors. Task Manager shows CPU usage at 12% and Memory at 26%. I ran What's Running which shows "System Process" at 99%. My tech friend ran Combofix which found some suspicious files and removed them, but the problem persists. So I don't know where to go from here, other than a complete Windows reinstall (
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A:Everything has slowed to a crawl

Run a scan with MBAM:Download the free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When completed, a log will open in Notepad.Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt

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My system has slowed to a crawl (and rebooting makes no difference). Every mouse click takes anything between 10 and 60 seconds

to get a response and most programmes state 'not responding'.

When I boot into Safe Mode it's fine, so I'm guessing it's not a hardware problem. I tried rolling back to a system restore point

just before some software and updates were installed (they were updates to Acrobat Reader plus installs of a You Tube downloader

and a Video Format Comverter) but it makes no difference.

I tried looking at the Event Viewer but couldn't make much sense of it.

Presumably, if I can start in Safe Mode and then gradually add whatever else loads I can find the culprit - but how do I go about

doing that?

Don't know if it's relevant but Windows Explorer keeps falling over (which it seems to do a lot) and Kaspersky Anti_Virus was

reporting a database corruption, but it now seems to have recovered form that since I rolled back to the restore point - though

unfortunately it wont run in safe mode.

A:Win 7 slowed to a crawl

Run a anti virus scan.

Download this and run it, too


Malwarebytes.org

Then try a repair install, I will get you the instructions from excellent tutorial collection.

Repair Install

If you can get to this point, this will be a big help. But try the above first

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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Hi all,

I'm using XP home ver. and my pc is very slow.
I tried mircotrend scan, ad-ware, spybot, I run defrag often, cleaned out the cache, temp files and cookies. I stopped many of the service that I don't need. I also added another 128 ram stick which brings my ram to 256 now. I ran all the test from pc doctor and each one passed. Still it takes forever to boot up and open other programs.

I really only use this pc for surfing the net and emails so there is very little programs installed on the system.
The major programs are mcafee security center and mircosoft works along with ad-ware and spybot, plus the programs that came with xp.

Does anyone have any ideas what is causing the slowing down.

Thanx
Sam
 

A:XP has slowed right down to a crawl

it looks like your machine needs a tuneup
try this software
http://www.tune-up.com/
if your machine is still slow , most likely your machine is infected (adwares,trojans)

and also one more thing you have only 256 ram , it still not enough to run xp smoothly , if u can ,add more rams .
 

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This morning my laptop slowed to a crawl. No warning. My business software would freeze up while trying to print an invoice requiring reboot. Could not close program from Task Manager.
Ran Spybot and found nothing. Ad-Aware locks up about 1/3 the way through the scan. Norton locks up after 233 files scanned.

A quick look at the Task Manager shows no CPU usage and a 98% system idle when problem crops up. Running processes are:

alg.exe
bmctl.exe
bmwebcfg.exe
CCAPP.EXE
CCSETMGR.EXE
CDANTRSRV.EXE
CingularCCM.exe
crss.exe ------ Problem?
DVDRAMSV.exe
explorer.exe
hkcmd.exe
hpztsb06.exe
lsass.exe
mamsgs.exe
NAVAPSVC.EXE
NPFMTOR.EXE
services.exe ---- Problem?
smss.exe
SNDSrvc.exe
SBBCSvc.exe
sppolsrv.exe
svchost.exe -- SYSTEM -- 3,724K
svchost.exe -- SYSTEM -- 31,708K
svchost.exe -- NETWORK SERVICES
svchost.exe -- LOCAL SERVICE
System
System Idle Process
taskmgr.exe
winlogon.exe
wuauclt.exe

Any recommendations? I need to get this going. Missed time is money.

Running XP Home SP1
Toshiba Sattellite A35 2.3GHz P4

A:Slowed to a crawl

Hiya,I'd suggest you to download HiJackThis Download it - Create a new folder called "HiJackThis" on your Desktop or C: - Drag over the .exe file to the folder - Run the .exe file - Click on "System Scan + Save log " - The log is saved in the folder te .exe file is in - Copy everything into the txt file and paste it in a new topic in the forum HiJackThis ForumWait for someone to look at your log that its clean or infected with any kind of malwares /viruses or anything else. Good luck.

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AGHHH! I'm not sure why, but my older Dell 8300 is beyond slow. Running XP Home, 1500 RAM, have a 500 MB external drive on it. Home network, although we have wireless this is hooked directly.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.60GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1278 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON 7000 SERIES , 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76245 MB, Free - 43570 MB; F: Total - 39 MB, Free - 38 MB; G: Total - 476813 MB, Free - 413951 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G0728, , ..CN4811236H053O.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Including a HiJack Log jut in case:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:47:28 AM, on 5/19/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\afwServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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I live in the St. Louis Metro Area, and my DSL connection has slowed to a crawl. I went to DSLREPORTS and ran a speed test....it came back at 76K.
I have 384 K, web pages and downloads take forever to finish loading or downloading. I have SBC as a provider, and this has happened several other times, then it improves after say...2 or 3 days in the past. Is there any type of utility that really helps to tweak my settings on a XP machine with a Celeron 2 GHZ, 512 MB of DDR PC 2700? OR, will changing DNS servers help?
Personally, I believe that it is SBC's network and servers that are the problem. I also run Pest Patrol, SpyBot SD, Adware 6 and scan and update Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus Weekly or Bi-Weekly. Thanks for your suggestions.
 

A:Help !!! My DSL has slowed to a crawl !!!

try this speedtest

http://www.internetfrog.com/mypc/speedtest/
 

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OK im a newbie to these forums and im a very inexperienced person with computers but here is my problem.

My laptop became infected with trojans and spyware because of a doggy download which opened a hole for this stuff to spread. That rouge software winPc defender installed itself onto my computer. Although I was able to get rid of that pretty quickly and other stuff as well (using norton360, spybot and spyware doctor) that annoying "Insecure Internet Activity. Threat Of Virus Attack" message kept coming up, I also found that whilst using google i would be redirected to pages not relevant to what a had search for (such as blinkx or myspace video)

Using smitfraudfix I was able to remove that message But since I have used smitfraudfix my laptop has been running very slowly and has been crashing and failing seemingly at random. Whenever i try a google search on IE7 it still directs me to blinx and other places that I DID NOT type into the search engine and so I began to lose patience and I downloaded firefox3.

Despite countless scans and checks nothing ever comes up so I suspect some spyware or malware may have sneaked its way undereath so that it is virtually impossible to detect.

Any suggestions on what I may have done wrong and how I can get my laptop to run as smoothly as possible? (In plain English preferably)

A:Slowed to a crawl....

Originally Posted by CarbonMonoxide


OK im a newbie to these forums and im a very inexperienced person with computers but here is my problem.

My laptop became infected with trojans and spyware because of a doggy download which opened a hole for this stuff to spread. That rouge software winPc defender installed itself onto my computer. Although I was able to get rid of that pretty quickly and other stuff as well (using norton360, spybot and spyware doctor) that annoying "Insecure Internet Activity. Threat Of Virus Attack" message kept coming up, I also found that whilst using google i would be redirected to pages not relevant to what a had search for (such as blinkx or myspace video)

Using smitfraudfix I was able to remove that message But since I have used smitfraudfix my laptop has been running very slowly and has been crashing and failing seemingly at random. Whenever i try a google search on IE7 it still directs me to blinx and other places that I DID NOT type into the search engine and so I began to lose patience and I downloaded firefox3.

Despite countless scans and checks nothing ever comes up so I suspect some spyware or malware may have sneaked its way undereath so that it is virtually impossible to detect.

Any suggestions on what I may have done wrong and how I can get my laptop to run as smoothly as possible? (In plain English preferably)



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My computer has slowed to a crawl and quite a few programs come up with the message "xxxxx not responding". I tried a few system restaurations but without sucess and now I can't even get any more restauration dates (bold letters).

Checking the Task Manager I found that my CPU usage is 100% and a program called "DellMMKb.exe" is constantly running , using about 80% to 95% leaving very little time for responds to my keystrokes. If I highlight this program and click on "End Process" (in spite of the warning label) the situation improves but I don't know what other damage is caused. What does this program do? can I get rid of it because after shutting down and restarting the computer it is there again.
 

A:slowed to a crawl

" dellmmkb.exe this process allows for the configuration of additional keys on Dell's range of keyboards. This program is a non-essential system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems."
 

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Hi guys. A couple of days ago I got rogue alerts masquerading as Microsoft Security Essentials every time I opened a browser. They'd say a threat had been detected and I should clean my computer. I ran Malwarebytes, it found trojan.downloaders and trojan.fakealerts. I removed them, rebooted, and reran the scan. The scan then picked them up again. To get the fake alerts to stop so I could get on the internet, I looked in processes and ended "hotfix.exe" which solved that issue. Since I ended it, it has not recurred. However, every time I scanned using MSE or Malwarebytes, more registry keys and files were found to be infected, but they are not being removed by my software. When surfing using chrome, random popups would open in IE. I looked in processes and found "a.exe" to be running, which was said to be part of the infection by MSE. I ended it, and it hasn't recurred. However, now when I run Malwarebytes I get more registry and file infections. Nothing seems wrong with my laptop right now but I know the problem is still there. I'm too scared to edit my registry.


DDS (Ver_10-10-31.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Bryony at 15:45:33.07 on 01/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.44.1033.18.3958.1660 [GMT 0:00]

SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *enabled* (Updated) Taboola Footer 5

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A:Recurrent trojans in registry - anti-malware software will not remove problems

Welcome to TSF :)
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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OK I have hit a large problem on my pc now. I am unsure about which forum i should post this on so I am assuming here is fine - please tell me to move it otherwise.

So basically, I purchased an iphone recently and wanted to connect it to my pc to put music and other files on it. While doing this, my computer informed that I need a more newer version to run the iphone (my itunes was a really old version). I uninstalled the old version and downloaded the newest version of itunes and while attempting to install it, it fails as it "cannot remove older versions of Apple update software. Contact your support group".

On another forum, I was told that I need to delete all traces of apple software in order to install the new one - hence I would need to delete these files from the registry key. I deleted the relevant files from my system registry but noticed that they come back immediately after I close the window and go back to it. Even rebooting my system wont do it, any registry that I delete simply returns. Whether deleting the registry keys will even help the problem is unknown.

I just need some help regarding this...please tell me how to delete the registry keys (if thats what I need to do) and get the new itunes running on my computer. I have tried everything to no success, I would be very grateful if I could get help fixing this, and would likely make a generous donation if someone can help me fix it. My system is Windows XP.

Thanks a lot!

A:Deep problems with registry keys and Apple media software (help needed!)

Alot of people have problems uninstalling iTunes from their computer,

First to make sure, when you uninstall, in your add/remove programs you should have removed iTunes, then there should have/should also be iPod/iPhone updater applications, these should/have to be removed as well. basically anything in add/remove that starts with i =P if you've removed all these files already ignore this.


Head to http://www.oldapps.com/itunes.php and download an older version of iTunes (probably around 7.7 - 8.1 should do it, just as long as it is an older ver. than the one you had installed in the first place) once downloaded (on page, click the version you want, avoid the banner links trying to get you to accidentally click their sponsers, near the top click the link that says iTunes 7.7 or w/e ver. you're downloading) run the setup and install the older version of iTunes, restart your computer and head to add remove programs, remove iTunes and any iPod/iWhatever program/updaters you see in the list, once finished download a registry cleaner of some sort, for quick and easy use i'd suggest CCleaner ( http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ ) top right corner click link "Download Latest Version" once installed run this program and scan all areas, fix any problems found, reboot your pc. IF any files are somehow leftover, one more suggestion would be to use your Search (start > search > for files or folders) under advanced options check to search in Hidden files an... Read more

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Hello.

I got an Acer Aspire 5743 as a Christmas present over a year ago and have had no problems with it up until about a week ago. Out of nowhere, my computer's gone on a go-slow. It can take 10 mins for Windows to start up and programs such as Office and Firefox are all but unusable. I'm currently facing college finals and need my laptop working again so that I can access notes/ submit assignments, so any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated!

I can't offer any clues as to how my computer got this way; I didn't download anything unusual or visit any dodgy websites. It seemingly happened overnight. I've tried to run MSE but it stalls after a few hours and would seemingly take the weekend to finish performing a scan.

Thanks again. Logs to follow.

===COMPUTER INFORMATION===

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 234374 MB, Free - 175070 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5742
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

===HJT LOG===

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:37:59, on 29/03/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\EgisTec MyWinLocker\x86\mwlDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Inte... Read more

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My system has slowed to a crawl (and rebooting makes no difference). Every mouse click takes anything between 10 and 60 seconds to get a response and most programmes state 'not responding'.

When I boot into Safe Mode it's fine, so I'm guessing it's not a hardware problem. I tried rolling back to a system restore point just before some software and updates were installed (they were updates to Acrobat Reader plus installs of a You Tube downloader and a Video Format Comverter) but it makes no difference.

I tried looking at the Event Viewer but couldn't make much sense of it.

Presumably, if I can start in Safe Mode and then gradually add whatever else loads I can find the culprit - but how do I go about doing that?

Don't know if it's relevant but Windows Explorer keeps falling over (which it seems to do a lot) and Kaspersky Anti_Virus was

reporting a database corruption, but it now seems to have recovered form that since I rolled back to the restore point - though unfortunately it wont run in safe mode.

A:Windows 7 slowed to a crawl

Hello,

Try disabling Kapersky. I have seen AVG do the same thing to my computer. It turned out it was a memory leak.

Can I recommend the free anti-virus Microsoft Security Essentials instead?

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I need some help.

All of a sudden my Windows 7 machine has turned into a Commodore 64 in speed.
Last night I attempted to back-up the machine to my WHS. The hard drive being backed up is a 120 GB system drive with 10 GB free. I started the back-up at 8 PM last night and this morning at 7 AM it was only 70% complete.
On 7/2 the system backed up in 7 minutes 29 sec.
on 7/4 it increased to 19 minutes and 57 sec.

I have ran CCCleaner, Avast, and spyware software. None of these have made a difference. I loaded WIN 7 Build 7100 on this system on the day it was released; up until yesterday everything ran fine.

Even though “RESTORE POINT” is set to ‘ON”; no restore points have been created.

I do have backups of the machine on my WHS going back to May 2009.

I need some suggestions.

THANKS

CarolinaGuy

A:Windows 7 has slowed to a crawl

I think everything is to cluttered since theres barely any space, just use a external hdd

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In the last several days the internet has slowed to a crawl on my Vista64 i7 box and I suspect a virus. youtube videos pause for seconds at a time. keystroke input is backed up in all web-based applications. This box has a direct ethernet connection while a 5 year old laptop connected via Wifi has no problem, so that suggests the problem is not w/ my internet service. The problem is restricted to web-based applications - there is no keyboard backup inputing text into Word for example.

Logs attached per instructions. Tnx for help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:34:43 PM, on 12/17/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\vVX3000.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CrashPlan\CrashPlanTray.exe
C:\Users\Chance\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Maxtor\OneTouch Status\MaxMenuMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Inspiration 8 Trial\Insp8try.exe
C:\Users\Chance\AppData\Local\Google\Google Talk Plugin\googletalkplugin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Internet slowed to a crawl.

Fixed by Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Followed advice in another thread. Maybe add running this to the standard instructions?
 

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Over the past few weeks my system has slowed to a fraction of its usual speed. I am at a complete loss and would greatly appreciate any suggestions.

Here are my system specs:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-8STXC; Processor: Intel P4A, 2533 MHz; RAM: 512 MB; Graphics card: Radeon 9000 64MB; OS: XP Home SP1 (had SP2 but deinstalled it).

What I have done so far:

I have Avast! antivirus and Zone Alarm firewall installed. Both are always up-to-date. I have used Avast! to deep scan my computer and it found nothing.

I have run Spyware Blaster, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE, HijackThis, and deep scanned with Trojan Defense Suite. None of them found a thing.

I cleaned out old registry files.

I ran Scandisk (or the XP equivalent), cleaned out temp files, and defragged my hard drive.

I used a start up editor to make sure that the only things which launch at star up are absolutely essential.

Having had installed XP SP2 some time ago, and thinking it might have been the cause for the gradual slow down, I deinstalled it.

Nothing has worked, and I am getting desperate! The only other major software I have installed recently is the game Half-Life 2, though the slow down is present even when the game and the underlying program "Steam" are not running.

As I said, I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

I will post a start up and current process list below in case that helps.

Thanks!
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A:Help! My system has slowed to a crawl!

Hi leatherfac

Could you please start a new thread in the HiJackThis Help Forum, you will get faster response.
Also please post a complete HJT log for the moderators to look over.

Again, describe your problem. Your description can go a long way to solving/repairing your particular issue.

Thank you

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My high-speed??? connection has slowed to a crawl over the past 2 days. Haven't changed any security setings, nor downloaded any new programs.

All anti-virus & anti-spyware programs are up-to-date.

Ran Trend-Micro House Call....came up negative. Same for NAV.

Ran SpySweeper, Ad-Aware, Spy-Bot S&D, and CWShredder. All came up clean.

Here is my HiJackThis log. Can someone in the know please take a look and see if there's anything I need to get rid of.

Many thanks, in advance.
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:25:34 PM, on 18/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
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A:Computer has slowed to a Crawl......

Download CCleaner here http://www.ccleaner.com/ccdownload.asp

Install the program, then Check for Updates. After updating it, click Analyze, when its finish analyzing, hit Run CCleaner. That will automaticaly clean all the craps in your computer, that might speed up your computer a bit. After running CCleaner, post a new HJT log so HJT log experts can examine more deeply your problem.
 

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My computer is almost frozen and I have no idea what to do. Spybot can't detect anything. Please let me know what info is needed to figure out my next step.
 
Regards,
 
Frozen and hopeless

A:Computer slowed to a crawl. Please help!

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Oh lord, I am sure I am going to mess this up but I will try... I followed your special instructions about downloading TSG infor and copy & pasted it below... Before we even get started I wanted to ask a couple questions. You stated in your "read before posting" that you want us to download the hijackthis file and do you also want us to download the dds and gmer files? I am not an advanced computer person (can you tell) but the problem that I am having is this.

A couple of days ago my desktop computer just started running real slowly. Mosty I just play the zynga games on it but my husband does some work on it and then there is my son that is on it.

I tried the defrag, the disk cleanup and I even tried the system restore but the games are still painfully slow and I stumbled upon your site which looks extremely confusing but tremendously helpful...

If you think this is over my head you won't hurt my feelings by telling me so but I appreciate your feedback.

Thanks...

V

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8450 Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461107 MB, Free - 230393 MB; D: Total - 15829 MB, Free - 8134 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, RS780
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled
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Slowed to a crawl. Reboots take 15 minutes.. Once loaded... everything starts not responding... help!!!

A:windows 7 pro-- slowed to a crawl.

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
Also, please provide this information (even though you're not experiencing BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
 

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It takes several minutes to load web pages. As instructed I'm now posting the following here.
Here are the scans.
thank you

DDS txt.
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name BRANT
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Dimension 4600
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2660 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A03, 7/21/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name BRANT\Brant A
Time Zone Mountain Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 3,072.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.44 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 4.35 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Brant A at 9:01:35.84 on Tue 02/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13

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

uURLSearchHooks: H - No File
BHO: RoboForm: {724d43a9-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - c:\program files\siber systems\ai roboform\roboform.dll
BHO: Bsecure Popup Blocker: {e0019445-4c1f-414d-a70e-ad80f231c584} - c:\windows\system32\inetcntrl\popupkil\BsafeBHO.dll
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Good morning allCouple of days ago my machine started acting odd and has seemed to have gotten slower over time.It takes an inordinate length of time to boot up and open programs when started.On occasion if I try to right click on something, I get the working hourglass and that's where it stops. I then have to reboot to get it going again or do anything else.I have run a dozen AV scans, ccleaner, spyware removers etc etc. Each seams to find a little something but the problem persists.I have gone thru the Do First Sticky and clean a few more items, but I guess I am missing somethingSo I give up and look to you for help before I do a complete reinstall..Here is my log I would appreciate your expertise..Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:30:11 AM, on 11/4/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5346.0005)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Fi... Read more

A:Need Help, Machine Slowed To A Crawl..

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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So, despite a couple years of CompTIA A+ i once again feel like a noob(no offense to noobs <3) with this spyware stuff. Not sure how i managed to get it but i got something pretty evil that i *THOUGHT* i got rid of, till i tried to open WinAmp and it wouldnt open. Ive got three files in my startup which dont belong and Google has returned some unfriendly results on said files. prior to what i thought was a fix my Task Manager filled up with multiple "Rundll32.exe" which would bring my system to an almost haltRamobuguWayebomiJuhijudu (I'd like to buy a vowel?)Anyhow, heres the logs the FAQ asks forDDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86 Run by WickedJ at 5:38:29.39 on Tue 06/16/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_02Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.492 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\Raxc... Read more

A:System slowed to a crawl

Please lock/delete this, i was able to solve the problem using a guide from another forum

Thanks

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I would really like your help with this- I am at my wits end.

For information, this is on a Dell XPS M140 laptop running Windows XP.

A couple of weeks ago I was searching the net and everything froze. Trying to shut down properly, NOTHING would work, including the power button. So, foolishly most likely, I removed and reconnected the battery to shut down and restart.

Well, since then my computer has been unbearably slow. Every task from start-up (20 minutes, if at all) to loading Firefox (10 minutes) in awful. There are times where nothing even loads, all I see is my background and a cursor, nothing more. On the lucky chance that I do get everything up and running, it is slow to the point where even the clock is behind other clocks around me (cable box, other laptop) by 8-20 or so minutes.

I loaded in safe mode with mixed results and loaded in a command prompt to run defrag, where I didnt see anything unusual and scandisk, where it gave me the error of "scandisk is not recignized as an internal or external..." I have even tried to download Spybot to see if there is something lurking, but when I download it and try to run it, I get an error saying that "the files have been corrupted, try again" or something along those lines.

I would appreciate any help that you could give me.

Thanks in advance
 

A:Computer has slowed to a CRAWL

If you have the Operating System disk put it in your drive

&#8226; From the Start menu, select Run.
&#8226; In the Open field, type sfc /scannow (Note: There is a space between sfc and /scannow)
&#8226; Select the OK button.
&#8226; Follow the prompts throughout the System File Checker process.
&#8226; Reboot the computer when System File Checker completes.
 

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My internet has recently slowed so it's barely functional, I cannot download anything larger than a few Mb and even this can take many hours!
I'm worried I may have a rootkit: I've already deleted/uninstalled everything I've downloaded, reset internet options, run disc/registry clean-ups, disc defragmentation, anti-virus/malware scan but nothing's helped! Unfortunately I also deleted al my restore points by accident!
Also some strange things keep happening that makes me think a program might be preventing my anti-virus from working properly: my anti-virus (MacAfee Security centre) says it is up to date and working properly but i used a diagnostic tool on the MacAfee website which said all my fields were out of date. I've re-scanned for updates yet my anti-virus still claims it is up to date.
I don't have the know-how to re-intall my OS myself and would be hugely grateful if you could suggest an alternative!
 

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Good evening... I'm looking to get this computer where I'm posting back to a point where you can't time it with a sundial

As far as I can tell, there are no pop-ups, pop unders, or error messages, just a slowness I've never seen before in a computer. Mundane tasks are taking incredible amounts of time. Downloading/Running HijackThis and Registering/Posting here has taken a grand total of 43 minutes. Here is the log that got spit out:
Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:56:23 PM, on 5/13/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
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:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcxcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Just bringing this back to the first couple of pages.
 

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Windows 7 has slowed to a crawl. It may work pretty fine for about 10 or 20 minutes and then will slow way down, such as trying to scroll down, it may take 30 seconds for the page to react or to open up another tab that might take 2 or 3 minutes. I can open all my programs, but none run normally anymore.

It first happened while using Firefox and then I tried out IE, but that only worked fine for 20 minutes and then started doing the same as Firefox.

This has been going on for 3 days now. When I first turn on the computer it seems to work alright, but that does not last.

Any help/suggestions would greatly be apprecitated. As of now I don't know if it is maybe a driver or a virus. What can I do to find out more? Thank you for any help received. i will send you rep. Thank you

A:Windows 7 has slowed to a crawl

If you think it is a virus, run a scan with your current AV app, or download the free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Does the slowdown occur when using any program, or just with a web-browser? When the slowdown occurs, can you open Task Manager to see if any one process or chewing up the CPU time?

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I have run AdAwareSE, spybot, coolshredder, and now hjt. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Doc

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:28:37 PM, on 12/7/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\VerizonOnlineDSL\Visual IP InSight\ARUpld32.exe
C:\Program Files\VerizonOnlineDSL\Visual IP InSight\ARMon32a.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\dpps2.exe
H:\Program Files\BSTime\BSTime.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\WINNT\security\Database\tcpftp.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\WINNT\explorer.exe
C:\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
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A:computer has slowed to a crawl...

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Please update your version of hijackthis as your using an old version.

Open My Computer-->Tools-->Folder Options-->View-->Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files and click YES and then OK..

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't be but make sure)

C:\WINNT\security\Database\tcpftp.exe


Check and fix the following in HijackThis if they still exist (make sure you do not miss an entry)

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {87766247-311C-43B4-8499-3D5FEC94A183} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {30279F2D-1A38-4785-97D4-5C3508BDB289} - C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\wrc.dat
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {446CF8A5-617E-4D91-95AE-AE78CE0D06AF} - C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\rvsniam.dat
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {68132581-10F2-416E-B188-4E648075325A} - C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\ptfpct.dat
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [xqpdhm] C:\WINNT\system32\iwtdyqt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [*dburl] C:\WINNT\system\dburl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [*tcpftp] C:\WINNT\security\Database\tcpftp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [*tcpftp] C:\WINNT\security\Database\tcpftp.exe rerun

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My system has slowed to a crawl (and rebooting makes no difference). Every mouse click takes anything between 10 and 60 seconds to get a response and most programmes state 'not responding'.

When I boot into Safe Mode it's fine, so I'm guessing it's not a hardware problem. I tried rolling back to a system restore point just before some software updates were installed (updates to Acrobat Reader ) but it makes no difference.

I tried looking at the Event Viewer but couldn't make much sense of it.

Presumably, if I can start in Safe Mode and then gradually add whatever else loads I can find the culprit - but how do I go about doing that?

Don't know if it's relevant but Windows Explorer keeps falling over (which it seems to do a lot) and Kaspersky Anti_Virus was reporting a database corruption, but it now seems to have recovered form that since I rolled back to the restore point - though
unfortunately it wont run in safe mode.
 

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Internet speeds went downhill over a week ago. Takes like 15 minutes to load a 3 minute video clip and hours to load a 45 minute episode. MSE detected a Generic Worm but I don't think it removed it properly/successfully. Malwarebytes won't update because the connection is too slow. Any web page containing video or multimedia like java, flash etc. (ESPN for example) don't completely load. Had a Tech guy from my ISP come by to test the modem and it checked out fine right at 3M where it's suppose to be. I swapped out all cables just in case one was faulty but that didn't help either. It's not a browser issue because IE, FF, and Chrome all have the same problem.

I've narrowed it down to a computer related issue and I figured it has to be a virus or some type of malicious software that is hampering my bandwidth. Hopefully this issue can be resolved as I am taking online college courses.

EDIT: Finally got Malwarebytes to update the latest definitions. Ran a full system scan and turned up a Trojan.Agent.CK
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:04:31 AM, on 8/14/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Photo AIO Printer 924\dlccmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Vtune\TBPANEL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
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A:Internet slowed to a crawl

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I have done everything listed in the preparation steps, and I have done as suggested in the "Slow Computer"? forum.Still locks up quite a bit, is very sluggish.Here is my HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:01:29 PM, on 10/8/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cry... Read more

A:Please Help - Computer Has Slowed To A Crawl!

Hello John,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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this happened in the last few days. i haven't added any new programs. my comp is: dell 1520 laptop, xp home, service pack 3, 2g ram, 40g free hard drive space. i have run, avg free, avast free, malware antispyware, and super antispyware. all were run in safe mode. i defragged, and ran disk cleanup (c, properties, disk cleanup.) all to no avail. thanks for reading about my problem. i hope someone can help. thanks, boyd.

A:computer slowed to a crawl.

You might try running the command chkdsk /r.

Start/Run...type chkdsk /r (with space between k and /) and then hit Enter. When screen opens and goes through its spiel, answer Y and hit Enter. Reboot and the chkdsk /r will execute. When completed, it will reboot the system.

Louis

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I have a Dell D620 laptop running Windows XP Pro SP3 (Update 24h version). Lately it has slowed to a crawl and I can no longer watch video streaming or anything because it has become herky-jerky and doing Facebook has become a near impossibility. I've tried running tune up and registry cleaning programs as well as programs to check for malware and spyware and so far, I've come up clean of any malware and/or spyware that might be causing problems so it doesn't appear to be a software issue.

The monitor has also been blinking a bit lately. I don't know what this means but I wonder if my graphics card could be going, or my battery, or what. I never use my laptop without the AC cord because if I try to go on battery power alone, the screen dims considerably to where it makes it hard to see and anyway, the battery life doesn't last very long without it being plugged into an outlet.

So is this a battery issue? Graphics card issue? Or something else entirely? I'm at a loss to figure it out because I've tried troubleshooting all the software things that could cause this and nothing has fixed the problem. So it's got to be something hardware related but darned if I know what. That's where you all come in. I need your help and expertise to figure out what to do next.

Thanks in advance for any help and advice given.

~SLBurnell
 

A:My laptop has slowed to a crawl

Run chkdsk /r.
Avoid using registry cleaners in the future.
Have you looked in Device Manager to verify all drivers are correctly installed?
 

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I hope someone out there can help me. My computer has slowed to a crawl over the past couple of weeks. I'm sure I must have some type of malware on my machine. SpyBot or ad-aware doesn't find anything. I'm hoping someone may find something here in my hijackthis log. Some tips for protecting my computer in the future would be great also.Thanks in advance.Scan saved at 7:53:36 PM, on 5/9/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exeC:\Program Files\SlimBrowser\sbrowser.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Dean\My Documents\downloads\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Int... Read more

A:Computer slowed to a crawl

Hello dnosewor and welcome to the BC forums. It appears that your log is missing some information. We need a complete HijackThis (HJT) log file to be able to analyze what is happening on your computer. If you do not have a copy of HijackThis or do not have the latest version (1.99.1) then download it from here: HijackThis_sfx.exe Double-click on the file you just downloaded and click on the UnZip button to install the program. It will be installed to the C:\Program Files\HijackThis\ folder by default.Start HijackThis and click the Do a system scan and save a log button to perform a scan and create a log file. When the scan is complete, Notepad will open up with the log file in it. While in Notepad, press Ctrl-A to select all text and then Ctrl-C to copy the text to the clipboard.POST the log in this thread using the Add Reply button. Click in the data-entry window and press Ctrl-V to paste the log into the window. Add any other comments which you believe might be helpful in our analysis. and click the Add Reply button.I will review your log when it comes in.DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES OR CLICK "FIX CHECKED" UNTIL I CHECK THE LOG, AS SOME OF THE FILES ARE LEGIT AND VITAL TO THE FUNCTION OF YOUR COMPUTEROT

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At startup my computer is barely responding. Spy Sweeper blocks probably 100 or so communications to "spy sites" with its spy site shield. I ran HiJackThis and saved a log and here it is:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:34:52 PM, on 10/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\wbload.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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A:Computer Slowed to a Crawl

can someone please help me? a slow computer is a pain to deal with
 

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My internet has completely slowed down the past few days. I have tried everything in the way of adware and spy ware removal tools and nothing seems to help. I have ran my Norton Anti Virus over and over again, and nothing shows up. I have digital cable internet service, so it has never been this slow before.So far, I have tried Ad-Aware, Spyware Doctor, and Spy Sweeper and nothing has sped up the internet. I did run Hijackthis because I was getting the About:Blank homepage, and I will post the log file I got:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:34:51 AM, on 5/8/2005Platform: 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\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\No... Read more

A:PLEASE HELP! Internet has slowed to a crawl!

Hi scottyWelcome to BCBe sure to look this solution over before you begin. There are a some item(s) i'm not familar with. If you recognze any, then just omit them from this fix.===============Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. 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. 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).Now, let's open a command prompt and unregister the dll(s) we're going to remove, by entering the following:regsvr32 /u spnhb.dllregsvr32 /u qwsxp.dllIt's ok, if these aren't ... Read more

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I get a lot of "not responding" messages when trying to operate Facebook. When it is responding, it is terribly slow - I can't even scroll up and down. This has happened since I updated and installed AVG Free Edition and ran AVG PC Tune-up (with repairs). It seems to me that a lot of things on my computer have slowed down, but it's most noticeable in Facebook.

A:Facebook slowed to a crawl

Simple answer: Uninstall AVG. Install another antivirus. See if that solves your problem.

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Hello, my web browser is experiencing very slow speeds while my two roomates have fast speeds. This has started ever since we installed a new router. Also, my Windows Defender fails to load at the startup of my computer (error 0x800106ba). This has been happening before the installation of a new router. I ran malware bytes, and found some malware, i deleted it. It checked if I had the Conficker virus using a Symantec scan; it said I didn't have it. I also used a registry repair program and fixed my registry. But the web is still slow, and my wireless program uses 66% to 80% of my computing power once every three beats.I don't really know what else to try, and I'm worried I have some sort of evil insidious virus. Please check my Hijack this log!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:13:49 AM, on 1/30/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin... Read more

A:Web Browser slowed to a crawl

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 description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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I haven't downloaded anything, but recently my computer got extremely slow. Firefox is a joke, probably look me 10 minutes just to get this page open. Spybot S&D found nothing. My computer has been running on 100% Cpu and thats whats slowing it down, but there is nothing taking up it all.

HJT Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:52:58 PM, on 9/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sigmatel\C-Major Audio\WDM\sttray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Copperhead\razerhid.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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A:Vista slowed to a crawl

I hate to bump this but it's been 11 days with no response..
 

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Greetings,

I have a Dell Dimension PC with a Pentium 4, 3ghz CPU and 512MB RAM running XP Home SP2. The system used to be lightning fast, but over the last 10-12 weeks, it has slowed to a crawl. As an example, if I click to open Internet Explorer, I sometimes have to wait 30 seconds for it to load, at which time it fumbles its way into existence. Once the program launches, it takes forever for a web page to load. It used to just appear. Sometimes it even stops responding. When I exit, instead of just closing in a "flash" like it used to, it's like watching a stage curtain slowly work its way down the screen. All programs are very slow and sluggish. If I try to scroll down in Word for example, I click the scroll bar and 5 seconds later it responds. It used to respond instantaneously.

I use the PC for work, and it's killing my productivity.

I have McAfee Enterprise, and have run Spybot S&D, defrag, increased the virtual memory, cleaned up suspect .DLL's, run HouseCall, cleaned up the HD, etc., to no avail. I've installed no new programs, and scans always come up perfectly clean. I have an 80GB hard drive, with only 25GB of space being used on a single partition. I ran a "Hijack This" log, but have no clue how to decipher the results.

I also have a 120GB USB hard drive with infrequently used programs and back-up files on it.

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A:Dell PC has slowed to a crawl

Hello Seadweller

It could be a problem with your hard drive so make sure you have everything backed up on the USB drive now before you begin.

Run the Dell Diagnostics and see what is reported.

http://docs.us.dell.com/support/edoc...ll_diagnostics

To access them press F12 when you see the dell logo screen, then there will be an option that says IDE or Hard Drive Diagnostics. That will run a quick test, if you want a more thorough test select the option that says Boot to Utility Partition, then select custom test, select hard drive and then run test.

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...&doclang=en&cs

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