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Computer unusable due to extreme lag on login

Q: Computer unusable due to extreme lag on login

So today,I opened my laptop (pretty good one,also Win 7) as usual,but when I logged in, there was an abnormally huge amount of lag.I can't do anything in normal mode (and I am writing this from safe mode with networking). But I can't live in safe mode forever (no sound being the main cause, then not being able to play games). I came to this forum to seek help in the experienced community i have met  . So please help me! And if any other info is necessary, tell me.

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A: Computer unusable due to extreme lag on login

OK,so after a bunch of restarts (and something else -check next paragraph) it works.My other problem now is that after logging on i get a black screen ( safe mode ok as usual)
The other thing I did was follow a tutorial on enabling audio in safe mode .If a mod is ok with it i can post a link ( you need to follow the tutorial until the restart part) I don't know if i should modify this topic in any way. If i resolve the black screen, i will edit this post with steps (if it's gonna be any use for anybody )
Also after the tutorial-reset everything went back to normal speed.
If i need to modify the title ( i dunno if i can do that, i am new to forums in general) tell me!
EDIT: Quick ninja-edit for correcting grammar.
EDIT2: Added the last part (title thingy and tutorial-reset).Aparrently i love editing! Also sorry for bad english (if there is any)
EDIT3: I am back to square one.Please help me ;(.

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On my 2nd X1 extreme, the first was bricked. Everytime I boot into Windows, I experience a freeze and afterwards a black screen after some time (a minute or so). The laptop became unusable in windows. I have all the windows and vantage updates. I disabled all remote management stuff in the bios, disabled all secure boot settings, set some keyboard preferences (swap ctrl-fn etc.) and changed my graphics adapter to discrete only. I tried windows restore and after experiencing some blue screens, that helps a bit: still freezing, but not always. When I reapply all windows and vantage updates the laptop goes back to the same behaviour: boot into windows and after a minute or so a total freeze, followed by a black screen some 5 seconds later and still later fans spinning up to full speed. The updates include the latest graphics drivers, and I think the issue maybe has something to do with these graphic updates, but not sure.Some more observations:- The laptop never froze when Windows was applying updates. This takes longer then the usual time to have it freeze.- During updating the laptop, when I logged into windows, I sometimes got a windows notification saying the gfx driver failed to start and windows is reverting to a generic driver. I can't remember exactly, but I think the laptop never froze when using the generic one. I run the machine in dual boot and on linux the behaviour is absent. It does have sleep issues in Linux where it also freezes when coming out of slee... Read more

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I have been having a long running problem with my computer. It started out as a lack of internet access which turned out tI o be a bad virus. I fixed that problem by doing a complete reformat of my system. I thought that that would fix the problem and it did for a bit.

After a week or so I started having BSOD. I went to a computer shop and we went to work on the issue. The BSOD's were showing that there was an error with my sata connection. I replaced the cables. The problem kept happening, so I replaced the motherboard and hard drive with a complete reformat again. Then I continued to have the same issues which included crashes, disappearing icons, weird error messages (x86 errors) and once in a while a BSOD. The BSOD's all say there's still an error with the sata connection.

I then decided to replace the power supply and upgraded to an evga 1300 watt. I replaced my case as well to a bigger one. I even replaced the ram sticks That seemed to fix the problems for a while and the BSOD's became very rare, but after a lot of use the weird error messages became very common. I really can't use the computer any more. I'm typing this on my laptop.

The computer shop I go to say's this is probably a hardware issue. They can't seem to figure it out. I've had it in multiple times. This is a nightmare for a computer owner. I have replaced virtually all the parts and my computer is still utterly unusable. The only program I installed since the last reformat wa... Read more

A:Disappearing Icons, Computer Crashes, BSOD, computer unusable

Why don't you just buy a new one! WOW.. Sorry..
Well, you SHOULDN'T have played with drivers...That is what's up.
Tried re-formatting AFTER doing those changes?
That computer shop owner though...I don't know what to say.
1) try reformatting to a version that is supported by the bios..(Check if it supports x64)...(fully ready)
2) post every error you get and attempt to find solution to each one. (Getting tired)
3) Can you mention WHEN did certain errors happen? before...after changing Processor and Graphic Card? (Getting worried)
4) Try lots of thing on the web. (hope time)
5) Revert back to the old virtual stuff. (shameful return)
6) take off the good pieces and attempt to use it on another computer or sell it. (Hopeless)

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so, me being a complete idiot decided to go months without scanning for viruses.
scanned today after noticing my computer being exceptionally slow, and multiple programs being corrupted or the files missing.
there were 13 malicious items, and 5 nonmalicious items (they were all PUPs)
there were 3 that stood out the most of the 13 malicious ones (most were stolen.data files and malware.traces)


I did research on each of these. after panicking a little about all the super private information.. heh i have on my laptop, i attempted to remove them with my AV.
this seemed to have fixed many of the problems i was having, such as slowness, certain programs not running, and random crashing. however, the main #1 thing i use my computer for is skype.
skype had been acting up, giving me errors before i removed the viruses. after multiple restarts whcih took 10 minutes each, i got it working.
after cleaning out the viruses, i restarted my computer per instruction. when i got back on, it all seemed normal. until i tried to start skype.
each and every time i open skype, type in my username, and sign in, it'll say "signing in..." and then just stop, and kick me to the sign in page.
theres absolutely NO error message. ill keep trying, same thing. ill restart skype, same thing. nothing works. tried different accounts, those do the same thing.
i desperately need to get back into skype.

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A:Seems like my computer is near unusable..

You computer is still infected......run these, all are free.

Norton Power Eraser
Eset online scanner

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Don't know if there is a virus on the computer, but the computer is running so slow that i can't do anything. The CPU Usage is perminatly into the high 80% and has been at 100% for long periods. I've enclosed a Hijackthis file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:51:46, on 06/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Computer is unusable

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If someone can please help me I would be very grateful and would be glad to make a donation. My Sony Vario Laptop is badly infected with something. I have tried Avast, Adaware, Spyware Dr, even running the restore discs but I still have malicious popups and hijack problems that prevent me from even using the infected computer. When I purchased this computer it did not come with with XP files so I can't even slick and start again. Here is my HiJack File .. PLEASE please help me ... I'm about to throw this computer out of a window.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:26:37 AM, on 1/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint .exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI... Read more

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My friends computer, running XP Pro, looks to be infected by a nasty virus. Basicly at the moment I just want to be able to re-format the hard drive and re-install Windows but i am unable to. Symptoms are:
Can't run internet explorer, briefly starts then closes.
Can't run malware bytes.
Cant paste, clipboard is disabled and can't be re-enabled, but I managed to back everything up using teracopy so its not a problem.
Taskbar is missing and a thick white bar is in its place so can't get into antivirus.
Can't boot in safe mode as computer just reboots when tried.
Can't do a repair install or fresh install as it reboots when tried.
Can't open most files, pictures, music etc...
Some programs look to have been wiped.
Hijackthis log is attached.

Thanks in advance .

A:Computer Nearly Unusable!

It's been quite a bit, i know this site is busy but can somebody please help me?

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I am unable to run dds or gmer before my computer crashes. My computer seems to be less and less usable by the hour. Today I havn't been able to log in for a full 2 minutes without it crashing.
The computer turning on
Going into safemode
The lines are always there, even when I'm logged into my account.
This is what the screen shows when I force it to boot from cd (and the cd is working and in the cd drive)
The computer takes a while to start up, even thought it has a core2quad @2.4 and 2g ram
The computer frequently bluescreens and restarts.
The computer refuses to boot from cd

At this point I'll do anything to make the computer usable...

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Hi guys, i am having real trouble with my computer being very slow on startup and generally not working anywhere near its capabilities. I get fed up in the end and turn it off. I have posted all the required info below. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 21:27:25, on 15/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
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A:help with almost unusable computer!

anyone please?

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A:Computer Almost Unusable!

Hello tiepieWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================If you are still in need of assistance please post a new Hijackthis log.Also let me know of any issues you are experiencing with your computer.

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My friends computer, running XP Pro, looks to be infected by a nasty virus. Basicly at the moment I just want to be able to re-format the hard drive and re-install Windows but i am unable to. Symptoms are: * Can't run internet explorer, briefly starts then closes. * Can't run malware bytes. * Cant paste, clipboard is disabled and can't be re-enabled, but I managed to back everything up using teracopy so its not a problem. * Taskbar is missing and a thick white bar is in its place so can't get into antivirus. * Can't boot in safe mode as computer just reboots when tried. * Can't do a repair install or fresh install as it reboots when tried. * Can't open most files, pictures, music etc... * Some programs look to have been wiped.Thanks in advance Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:10:01, on 25/04/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineS... Read more

A:Computer Unusable!

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

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Hey guys. I tried using SmitFraudFix.exe on my Windows Vista computer and followed the instructions to remove some bad stuff. After I used it, the computer said my operating system was missing. So i try to reinstall vista, but now everything is unusable and i cant find any of my old stuff. I cant play music, connect to the internet, or anything. Is there any hope for me, cause i had some really important stuff on there like my homework. Really desparate for help right now.

A:Computer Unusable

SmitFraudFix.exe is not compatable with Vista. I'm not sure what to tell you

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NOTE: as I was writing this post ANOTHER BSOD happened

Hi All,

I need help.
My computer is basically useless now with BSOD every 5-15min constantly.
And this all started after I did the dreadful Anniversary Update.

In the mist of all the problems I got desperate and did a full clean/format install of windows 10 using the latest ISO that is available on their website which obviously did not work

Here is another post where I started to ask for help and it all went nuts for some reference:
Problem After Anniversary Update - Windows 10 Forums

Attached is the ZIP file required.
Attached are some of the latest BSOD as well (Including the one that happened while writing this post!!)
Attached pic if current Win Version

All the posts after I started this thread have been BSOD that have happened after I posted this first post!!
What a mess.

A:My Computer is Unusable. PLEASE HELP!!

just happened again:

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My girl friend's laptop has gotten to a point where using it is impossible save for safe mode. I was able to get HJT and run a scan. She is running windows XP home.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:50:50 PM, on 8/6/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://mysearch.myway.com/jsp/dellsidebar.jsp?p=DE
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {4D25F926-B9FE-4682-BF72-8AB8210D6D75} - C:\Program Files\MyWaySA\SrchAsDe\deSrcAs.dll
O1 - Hosts: free.grisoft.com
O1 - Hosts: housecall.trendmicro.com
O1 - Hosts: usa.kaspersky.com
O1 - Hosts: zonelabs.com
O1 - Hosts: www.zonelabs.com
O1 - Hosts: bitdefender.com
O1 - Hosts: www.bitdefender.com
O1 - Hosts: download.bitdefender.com
O1 - Hosts: upgrade.bitdefender.com
O1 - Hosts: merijn.org
O1 - Hosts: www.merijn.org
O1 - Hosts: sysinternals.com
O1 - Hosts: www.sysinternals.com
O1 - Hosts: onguardonline.gov
O1 - Hosts: www... Read more

A:Computer Rendered Unusable

1. Download & Save this file to Desktop -> http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...a/ComboFix.exe

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

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

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

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I'm desperate!
Please help me.
i'm having BSOD one or two per day for over a year now, but today after doing check disk and system currption check. I get various BSOD 10 seconds after boot up. computer is unusable!
I rely on this pc for work please help me, pleas!!!!!!!

I tried uping the voltage of my ram to 1.56 from standard 1.5 but is not helping, also disabled XMP in bios and they run way lower the they should.

A:Various BSOD every sec, computer is unusable

Safe mode is not loading anymore, it did just when I posted here that's how I get to use the sf diagnose tool, now even that doesn't work
When trying two boot in safe mode,it would stuck after a lot of lines on the screen and then display artifacts will show up!
Very weird, there's colored lines on the upper area of the screen.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.0
Scan saved at 17:56:39, on 24/08/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpomau08.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Vshwin32.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\Avconsol.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\McShield\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoFXM08.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\GRINDY\My Documents\Mike's Work\H... Read more

A:HiJack this Log. Computer almost unusable!!

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My computer has suddenly gone from running fine to running so slowly it is unusable. I suspect that I'm infected with something but I haven't had any luck trying to find out what it is.

I can boot to Safe Mode and the machine runs fine. From there I ran ComboFix a couple times but that didn't help. I can post the log file if needed.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Scott (not)

A:Computer so slow it is unusable

Updates on this:
I downloaded and ran MalwareBytes (in SafeMode) but it came back clean.

I now have the machine up and running in normal mode but it is still extremely slow. When I try to open any application from the Start menu, it doesn't load at all. I am however able to run Task Manager and I can see all the processes that are running. I've sorted the list by Memory Usage and run some searches on the processes that are using the most but nothing has turned out to be a virus.

I suspected that my problem was with Comodo, but I was able to shut that down and the problem persists. However I have noticed that cmdagent.exe is still running.

Any suggestions?

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I seemed to have picked up something. The computer is unusable (except in safe mode) due to being extremely slow, things unable to be opened, rebooting etc. It also seems to prevent Avast from being opened.

It is a Toshiba laptop, running Windows 7.

I have run the scans as below.

Any help would be extremely appreciated.



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:15:27 AM, on 11/10/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Safe mode
Running processes:
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet Explorer - {3049C3E9... Read more

A:Computer unusable - seems to be malware

I have managed to log on using a clean boot. I also tested by reactivating half of the services and then noticed that when it logged in Avast had been deactivated automatically.

I have now run HJT from within the clean boot rather than safe mode.

Logs below.

Thanks for any help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:50:17 AM, on 12/10/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSwMgr.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x... Read more

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As of late, my computer has been acting up. It has been extremely slow on startup and will not run certain programs without crashing. (For example, Photoshop worked until about a week ago. Now it just crashes and freezes the computer)
In addition, I'm getting weird "Bluetooth" popups that do not look official by any means. (Misspellings, poor grammar, etc.)

Can anyone help?


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Computer bogging down so bad it is difficult to do anything, watching a video is impossible, a few seconds will play then it buffers and never starts over. Still photos will sometimes open slowly and sometimes not at all. This computer used to be lightning fast and gave immediate response. Please help get anything anything out that is slowing it down.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:38:47 PM, on 3/20/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16722)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IELowutil.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AcroBroker.exe

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A:Computer bogging down until it is nearly unusable


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My 3 month old HP dv6 laptop is having a lot of performing issues off late. the task manager shows 100% CPU usage and i have trouble with the simplest tasks. Both Norton Internet Security and AVG 9 were unable to detect any infections. Please help.

I've pasted my HijackThis log below:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:24:10 AM, on 3/23/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe
C:\Users\Vivek Krishnan\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TY...vilion&pf=cnnb
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://securityresponse.symantec.com.../fix_homepage/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://securityresponse.symantec.com.../fix_homepage/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://securityresponse.symantec.com.../fix_homepage/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://securityresponse.symantec.com.../fix_homepage/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://securityresponse.symantec.com.../fix_homepage/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\S... Read more

A:CPU usage 100%; computer unusable


You might want to try the virus/malware forum: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/
NOTE: They are very busy, so make sure you follow their instructions exactly, start with this: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html


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I reinstalled my OS (vista) after deleting lots of stuff accidentally. I have done my updates of Vista as required and installed programmes like Adobe, Quicktime, Open Office etc to use on the laptop. Also saved my documents and pics etc. However for the past week the laptop has slowed down so badly its worse than using dial up and even using applications that ar not connected to internet eg playing dvd, it keeps freezing up and whn it works chnging between programmes is so slow and things keep crashing. Volume mixer wont open for me to adjust volume among other things. When i try to run Secunia it stays stuck at 5% for hours on end

I have installed and uninstalled various anti malware software to try and establish the cause and only a low level threat was detected. I have tried the following

Microsoft essentials
Please help, i am desperate. Watching youtube vids now impossible on the machine

A:Computer infected and almost unusable

Do you still have avast and Microsoft Security Essentials installed together? If so, you need to remove one of them as it is not advisable to run more than one anti-virus product due to various conflicts that can occur.Please post the complete results of your MBAM scan for review.To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan log information, launch MBAM.Click the Logs Tab at the top.The log will be named by the date of scan in the following format: mbam-log-date(time).txt
-- If you have previously used MBAM, there may be several logs showing in the list.Click on the log name to highlight it.Go to the bottom and click on Open.The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.Go to Edit and choose Select all.Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose Copy from there.Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Logs are saved to the following locations:-- XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-dd-- Vista, Windows 7, 2008: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs\mbam-log-yyyy-mm-ddPlease download Kaspersky's TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to print out and fo... Read more

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When browsing a site, I accidentally agreed to download a file called "MediaTubeCodec" via an activeX popup on my screen. As it was downloading I went to click "cancel" in the "downloads" window, but right as I did the download finished and "cancel" turned to "open". The program insalled itself and dissapeared. I was hoping it was nothing, but shortly after I started recieving those dreaded pop-ups advertising a fake virus-protection program called System Defender. I was then notified that my "automatic updates" for Windows security stuff had been turned off.

I was looking at my McAfee options and wondering why McAfee hadn't caught anything when my desktop flickered, my icons re-arranged themselves and my wallpaper was replaced with a red background with a large bloody biohazard sign and the words, "Download privacy protection software now". To make things worse, the background is somehow a giant button, so if I click ANYWHERE on my desktop, IE pops up and takes me to the fake-virus protection site. My clock has been replaced with a thing that says "VIRUS ALERT".

I decided not to wait around for McAfee to do a full scan and went to do a System Restore, but the control panel, show-all programs tab, My Computer, and many other components of the start menu are missing. Hitting ctrl+alt+del gives me a message that says "the task manager has been disabled by the administrator".
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A:MediaTubeCodec- now computer is almost unusable


Please, I really need help.

I managed to get rid of the background button (there was an invisible "x" button at the top right) but I still cannot access the task manager, my computer and so many other things.

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My laptop went super slow and it takes over 10min for the laptop to switch on and ages to do anything. Somebody suggested it could be something with BBC iPlayer (Kservice component working in the background) but I have had this for months and all worked fine. When I stop the KService process, the laptop works a little faster but still not back to normal.

I am running Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3. I have run Spybot to remove malware and it found nothing. AVG hasn't found anything either.

I am it my wits end and have no idea what to do. I will really appreciate some help. Thanks, Lili

HJT Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:21:18, on 10/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
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A:Slow unusable computer

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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My computer is running absolutely terrible. It freezes at virtually every single function i ask it to do. it can last from 5 seconds to 5 minutes and i want to break it so bad. i dont get any viruses with malwarebytes.

Facebook is the worst. i cant use it at all anymore. not sure what to do at this point and was hoping for some help

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G870 @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3783 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1891 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 459392 MB, Free - 161680 MB; D: Total - 16034 MB, Free - 1984 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AE5
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:computer is almost unusable because of freezing

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i recently had an update installed on my computer as my computer shut down. im currently running windows media center version 2005 with update roll up two on my mac using boot camp. now when i try to start up my computer in windows it show "were sorry for your inconvenience but..." screen with the safe mode, normal mode, or last working settings ways to start up windows. when i choose safe mode it loads the drives but then just stops and xp never begins running. when i choose last working settings the screen stays on but goes black like right before windows starts loading. and when i choose "start windows normally" the screen just freezes. even the " seconds until windows starts " timer stops counting down. and if i do let the timer run down it just freezes like i chose the start windows normally option. if someone can help me i would really appreciate it.

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Dear lord, my computer is riddled with problems, as I've started 3 threads in less than a week, but here goes.

After I start my computer, I can use it and it runs perfectly fine. That is, until about 15-30 minutes in, I get that Windows dialog pop up sound (ding!), and that's when things stop happening. I don't even get a pop up, just the noise.

Then, I try to open a new tab in Firefox and instead of a page, I get a solid grey screen. I go to the start menu and try to click on ANYTHING and it does nothing, just sits there and pretends I did not click at all. If I try to open anything from my desktop, it isn't a valid WIN32 application all of a sudden.

I've ran multiple spyware removal programs and ran a NOD AV. All I've picked up are tracking cookies.

Here my HJT log, hopefully there's something in there.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:47:18 PM, on 12/29/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
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A:Dialog pop up noise, then unusable computer

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I have one office PC and one office Laptop.  Both were upgraded to Windows 10.  The slowing of the computers were not immediate but over the past 3 months the have gotten bogged down with windows services.  My CPU is always running +50%, my memory ranges from 60-80% and it takes forever to load web browsers and any programs - especially on the laptop.  I've run MSservice diagnostics, downloaded Malwarebytes, have Norton360, ran a few external scans all to no avail.  I'm not the worst with computers but apparently not the best - I can't figure this one out.  I'm to the point where I'm wondering if my computers are just not capable of running Windows 10.

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I came home from vacation recently to find that my Dell was completely unusable. I can not log onto normal mode at all... And on the extremely rare instances that I can, all I get is my desktop wallpaper. No icons, no start menu, clicking does nothing, keys do nothing... I can not even access the task manager. Safe mode works fine, however.... I have run virus scans, disk defragments, disk cleanups, I have done system restores, regedits.... I was told that I would have to do a complete full system factory restore, but I have no XP disk (Windows XP is my OS) and the <ctrl> <F11> partition does absolutely nothing. I need help.

A:My Software is Corrupted, my Computer Unusable

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HelloI have a strange issue and I can't seem to figure it out. Last night I was rendering video and I received an error message saying my machine was low on memory. Didn't know what the issue was, so I logged off. This morning I turned the computer on, and after surfing the web for about 5 minutes everything froze - at first the mouse was still working, then eventually that stopped working as well. I rebooted, same issue. Rebooted again, wasn't even able to get online.I rebooted into Safe Mode and ran Malwarebytes, no luck - nothing found. Rebooted again, same problem. Rebooted into Safe Mode w/ Networking, ran Hijack This and now here I am. No idea what the problem is, no indicators of spyware or any error messages/popups other than the one last night.Please Help!!!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:03:05 PM, on 3/1/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning 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\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explor... Read more

A:Computer Frozen and Unusable - At an impass... Please help!

Update: Booted normally and ran ComboFix. When ComboFix rebooted the machine it froze halfway through, had to reboot manually. Once rebooted, ComboFix ran, went through all stages and deleted three files (don't know what they were). Upon reboot, computer froze again before ComboFix could generate a report.Ran ComboFix again, computer froze on Stage 6 and would not progress, so I shut down.I keep thinking that this is somehow hardware related (corrupted hard drive, issues w/ processors) but when I boot into Safe Mode everything is fine, which makes me think it's a virus/worm/trojan. I can't figure it out!PLEASE HELP!!!===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the ... Read more

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Hey everyone, first post here. It looks like my symptom is similar to that of the poster beneath me, but in the interest that each case is unique, I'm going to create this separately.
The symptom: My laptop starts up and immediately skyrockets to close to 100% RAM usage, dropping randomly from time to time; except for those short intervals, it is totally unusable (and those intervals are so short and infrequent that it's unusable anyways). I could not manage to get a screenshot, so attached is a photo I took with my phone (you will see on there that at that time I had attempted to start Firefox - the issues were occurring otherwise regardless). It appears the issue is being caused by svchost.exe using over 1,000,000K, though I imagine that is a symptom of something else.
Some background I think will help:
I am using a Lenovo T530 running Windows 7 64-bit with 4GB of RAM; the puppy is about 3 years old.
I had begun having issues a couple months ago where the WIFI would drop ("No Internet Connection") for no apparent reason (and others using the same WIFI had no issues). I also noticed what I took to be issues with the sound card - audio would occasionally freeze and scratch, on the speakers or any pair of headphones.
Drivers updates seemed to fix those. Shortly after, I started experiencing general severe slowness across the machine and my trackpad ceasing to work from time to time. I did disk clean ups, defragged; took my C drive from being ... Read more

A:Computer totally unusable, scvhost.exe using all my RAM

Try downloading and running Process Explorer.
Hover the mouse over the svchost that is using lots of ram and see what services are running under it.
Provide a screen shot (or picture) if possible.
Also download MiniToolbox, check the box for 'last 10 event viewer errors', click 'go' then paste the result with your reply.

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A:My computer is really slow and the browser is unusable

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.

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Windows update recently upgraded my Windows 10 to build version 1703 version 15063.138.When I boot the system Explorer.exe is crashing every ~1 second and restarting. As this provides the destop it makes the system unusable. I have subsequently reinstalled Windows from scratch, following the relevant HP screens to do so. The problem still persists. I hvae read Microsoft help article 3020114 which seems to suggest the problem may be caused by the boot volume (C being solid state. The articlke suggests a patch that needs to be applied, however, as I have no desktop I cannot run Windows Update. Basicall I a stuck with a 1 month old computer that I can't use.

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Please help! My system is badly infected and nearly unusable. It started with annoying popups then went absolutely haywire. 2 nights ago I was playing an online game when suddenly I was booted out of the program, windows started popping up everywhere uncontrollably and unknown music started playing even though there were no applications running. I ran Malwarebytes and it found 27 malicious items which it removed some of, but others were untreatable. I have the log file if needed. I'm getting a fake alert in the running apps toolbar at the bottom right of the screen. A yellow triangle with an exclamation point stating my computer is at risk because spyware protection software is disabled. When I scroll over it with my curser it disappears. Yesterday my system crashed so hard while booting nothing would run. Also, it takes about 10 minutes for the boot process when it used to take only 1 or 2. On the last boot up whatever is scrambling my system's brains would not allow my antivirus software to load. I also had trouble getting onto the internet, though I had no connectivity issues.

System attributes:
Dell Dimension E520
Microsoft Windows XP
IE 8

I look forward to any help I can get. I have been very pleased in the past with help from this site. I work 6 days a week and am only home evenings, central time USA. If someone can dedicate a few evenings of their time, I will be diligent to follow instructions, run scripts, whatever it takes.

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A:Badly infected, computer almost unusable

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started first.Then start a new thread HERE and include or required logs.Including a link to this thread will be helpful. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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I went out of the country for the summer, and left my computer with my family. (bad idea I know)

Now that school has started up, when I boot the computer normally, it crawls along, takes almost ten minutes to boot. Then when I click on something, such as Word, it takes around ten minutes for it to fully open. If I boot the computer into safe mode, things run smoothly, so it's something that's running that is slowing me down.

Also, when I try to uninstall programs, I have to manually start the windows installer from services.msc, and then it tells me to wait for another program to finish uninstalling before I can uninstall anything.

I have been using AVG, but maybe it's just in my head, but I feel like it's become more resource hungry, but I am not a pro, so I could be wrong.

I can't figure out what is going on, so I appreciate any help, and thank you in advance.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:48:10 AM, on 8/28/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16618)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DigitalPersona\Bin\DPAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Media\Webcam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgmfapx.exe
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A:Computer Slowing to almost Unusable levels

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Computer has started running extremely slow. Each click is painfull. Can't even open IE.

Task Manager doesn't show anything using the CPU, disk isn't clicking away - just nothing.

Hijack this log below. Machine is Dell Dimension E520 :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:24:04, on 09/07/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\TheLongs\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for HiJackThis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microso... Read more

A:Computer Extremely Slow - unusable

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This started showing up in my tasks a couple days ago, and as other posts have said, it duplicates in the task menu until all system resources are used up.
I tried following the guide to download DDS and post my logs, but when I try to download it, I get a security alert saying that my current security settings will not allow the file to be downloaded.  I've never had an issue downloading things before, so not sure if that may be related to this dllhost issue or not, but in any case, I can't get DDS to download...
I'm running Windows 7.
Any help in getting DDS to download and/or getting this dllhost thing under control would be much appreciated!
I've also tried starting in safe mode, and it's better, but the dllhost.exe*32 still shows up there and eventually bogs things down.
I've run Avast virus scan, MalWare Bytes, and Spybot S&D, and none of them found or got rid of the problem.

A:dllhost.exe*32 is making my computer unusable- please help!

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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I have a 2 year old Sony Vaio with Windows XP. Everything was fine until two days ago. I downloaded a photo off of a PhotoShop site. It sat on my desktop not as a folder but as a 1 and a half inch by two inch photo.

As I was finishing my work, I thought I'd click the photo off by selecting the "x" in the minimize maximize off menu that formed the top border of the photo.

Unfortunately I hit something else and the photo became my wallpaper.

I forget what I did to get my original wallpaper back, but at that point, when I saw my original wallpaper back, I thought everything was fine.

I then decided to go to the start menu and use the search function.

While searching for a file, the ominous dialogue box came up saying that there was an error with the Windows Explorer end of things and did I want to report it to MicroSoft?

I did not do so then, but later on, again when trying to use "Search" I got the same message. I decided that I'd never be allowed to use Search again unless I reported it, so I ageed to do it. This triggered AOL online to start, but AOL was confused about what it considered "an unrequested URL" and
then AOL froze.

I tried everything. Could not get AOL to minimize, turn off and shut down or anything else.

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A:Computer Nightmare - Not quite a crash but now unusable

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

does that mean that all my data is lost that is on my hard drive?Click to expand...

No, not necessarily. Follow this THREAD
If your system is recoverable this link will help you to.
If you are un-able to recover, then you'll need to consider other options.
However go very slowly with this, don't just jump into fdisk or reformat
just yet..


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My computer picked up something a few days ago and it's now unusable (verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry slow) except in safe mode. I've tried various malware detectors and nothing has helped. Can someone help me? I have a Windows laptop running 64-bit Windows 7. I'm dying here. Appreciate any help.

By the way, I ran HijackThis and DDS in safe mode. I wasn't able to find attach.txt. Starting up Windows normally takes longer than I can wait (1/2 hour?) and then things go glacially slowly.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:39:29 PM, on 5/10/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPNOT/1
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.msn.com/HPNOT/1
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A:Horrible problem making computer unusable

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I haven't identified a pattern, but now I get crashes too frequently to use my 2006 Gateway desktop. I just did a clean install of Windows 7 yesterday, with no success in resolving my crashes. Seeking help. Thanks in advance. See below and also attached files.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 8805C008
BCP2: 910D2A80
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows
If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

A:Computer unusable due to frequent crashes, even on startup.

Welcome to SevenForums

Start by updating to more recent drivers for your video card:

Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\nvlddmkm.sys (, 9.40 MB (9,853,248 bytes), 7/13/2009 4:09 PM)
Click on the Start ► Control Panel ► Programs ► Uninstall a program ► Uninstall everything related to; NVIDIA then delete remnants of its drivers/older drivers using Driver Fusion/Sweeper

Reboot the computer between each process.

Check for driver updates from Device Manager, by expanding the list under Display Adapters. Driver Install - Device Manager
Once drivers have been installed reboot.


Download and install the drivers from the link of filehippo bellow:Download NVIDIA Forceware 306.23 WHQL Vista - FileHippo.com

BTW, what antivirus are you using?

Recommended antivirus program for Windows 7 based on stability compared to others:- Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
Malwarebytes - The Free version
Good and Free system security combination.
Do not start the free trial of Malware Bytes; remember to deselect that option when prompted.

Run a full scan with both (separately) once downloaded, installed and updated.

Run the System File Checker that scans the of all protected Windows 7 system files and replaces incorrect corrupted, changed/modified, or damaged versions with the correct versions if possible:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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My computer started doing this randomly while giving me graphic card failure alerts (Nvidia GeForce GTX 590). Now when i start my computer, it looks like this (the lines) starting up and it just keeps restarting until i get a troubleshoot screen or until i get to the login screen, but by the time that happens, my monitor goes into hibernation mode forever.

My computer is an Alienware Aurora R3, i got it about 5 years ago.
It is running windows 10 and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 graphics card. I am trying to confirm it and having trouble doing so without being able to use the thing.

I would like some confirmation that it is the video card, because then i will just replace it. If it is something more... then i don't know. Unfortunately i have a school project on there that i didn't get to backup before this happened... due sunday... and i will be gone until saturday.

thanks in advance guys.

EDIT: this could be unrelated, but about a week ago, i had an external harddrive fail. I also had a problem of my PC rapidly running out of space on its C Drive (400+GB free space to 0bytes) until i just restarted a few days ago.

EDIT 2: just left that troubleshooting screen. told it to exit and start windows normally. It restarted normally, without the lines. It is just a matter of time before it does it again though. im going to confirm my graphics card in a minute

EDIT 3: Corrected graphics card. It is a Nvidia GeForce GTX 590

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I am very frustrated with Windows 8. I upgraded my Dell laptop the weekend it came out and performance on my laptop has slowly degraded. Now I'm too the point where my computer is so slow, it just won't work. Reboots take forever. 10-15 minutes from startup until I can login. Another 10-15 minutes before the Desktop is up. But still, apps won't launch. When I can launch the Task Manager, it says my hard drive is at 100% utilization, even though I have not launched any apps. I went through and removed unneccesary items from the startup menu. My computer is a couple years old, but I was under the impression that if the computer ran Win7, it could run Win8. My computer has an Intel Centrino 2 processor with 8GB RAM.

Any ideas on what could be causing my slowness?

How do I go about doing a reinstall of the OS? When I originally upgraded, I selected the "Bring Nothing Over" option.

A:Windows 8 upgrade has rendered my computer unusable

Hello Sukach, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sounds like another bad upgrade experience.
You can use the tutorial below to help you download a ISO file that you can create a bootable USB/DVD with.


Afterwards, the tutorial below can show you how to do a clean install with your Windows 8 upgrade USB/DVD.

Clean Install - Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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I have a workstation on our small P2P network that, upon the user shutting down last night, auto installed one update (i.e. user did not ask for anything to be installed). I have our computers set to notify of updates, but we install them after reviewing them because we don't always want the updates that are available.

The screen was the typical blue with the standard message: "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1"

The problem is: the update never finished installing. It ran for 2 1/2 hours last night before the user turned it off. When she turned it on this morning, the update continued to install. It's now been about 45 minutes, and the screen is still displaying the above message.

I've never seen a single update take this long. Is there a problem? How long should we allow it to continue? Is it ever safe to shut down when it says not to? Is there anything I can do to get this process to complete, as it is now interfering with productivity.

Any help appreciated.

A:Win auto update won't complete - computer is unusable

The update FINALLY finished, and the computer shut down normally, and the user rebooted with no problem.

I see a lot of people have looked at this thread, and some no doubt are looking for answers to the questions I posed. I would still like the questions answered, because they're still things I want to know - especially the question about shutting down when the screen says not to. I would expect that could seriously damage the machine.

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I am using
Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1.
64- bit Operating system
4 GB of RAM
Intel Core i3CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz

Over time I have had a few random freezes in my computer but in the last month it has progressively gotten worse to the point that I can rarely get on the internet and everything else is so slow I don't really even want to use the computer.

Everything I click on from folders to programs will take from 5 to 10 minutes to start up. Every time I try to access the internet it is at least 5 minutes before the browser will load, happens on IE, Chrome, and Firefox so I know it is not a browser issue. After loading the browser every time I click a link or try to open a new tab I wait another 5 or more minutes with most of the time the browser crashing due to not responding.

Right now I am using a different computer to post this as it took me over an hour to get all of these details to enter here. The only active program I am using on the computer right now is Task Manager and on the Performance tab shows 61 processes running CPU Usage 0% with random spikes between there and 21% and Physical Memory shows 57% usage.
When I click on the Firefox browser in the 5 minutes or so it takes to come up the CPU spikes up to 50% occasionally but staying at 0 to 5 % most of the time. The spikes only last a short period of time. Physical Memory goes up to about 60 to 63%.

I have run multiple virus, malware, and hardware tests and so far nothing comes back as a pro... Read more

A:Computer nearly unusable due to random freezes in Windows 7

In Task Manager, go to Performance tab, select the CPU and check the Uptime in the middle near the bottom. What is it?
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Hey everyone. I just recently made the upgrade from Windows Vista 64bit to Windows 7 64bit. I went with the student upgrade deal, and downloaded the installer from Digital River. My install with through 4 of the 5 steps, and hung infinitely at 42% (I hear that is a very common problem with people getting it from DR). I reverted back to Vista, uninstalled some stuff and tried again. The same problem happened.

Luckily, I had versions purchased directly from Microsoft, albeit under different Keys. Since I had my own, I just downloaded the 64bit iso, and used my own key when prompted. To install that version, I mounted the iso on a virtual drive. Everything seemed to go off without a hitch. Or so I thought.

Now my computer takes roughly 5 minutes to boot - sometimes longer, and sometimes it just has my background without the actual explorer showing up. When I download files to the desktop the files take around 20 minutes to show up, even though the search bar says its in the desktop folder. Programs take absurdly long times to load, and even internet pages have problems loading to completion.

I defragmented my HDD, which took over 24 hours. I ran a memory test. I burned my installer iso, booted from it, and tried to repair windows. I've used a tune-up utility to help with the speed. Nothing has worked.

So my question is - what should I do? Also, is it possible to fix the problem without having to format my HDD? I have an upgrade version of Win7, so I'm not sure if I could loa... Read more

A:Windows 7 has made fast Computer almost unusable

Sounds like a clean install is in order. You can clean install from the Windows 7 upgrade media without having Vista installed on the computer.

The experiences that you are seeing are not what the rest of us are seeing. My experience has been very solid.

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I enabled BitLocker last night. The computer understandably went incredibly slowly because of the heavy disk utilization while it was encrypting my drives. I let it run overnight, but this morning it still hadn't completed my boot SSD (120GB). My SSHD data drive (1TB) completed just fine. The SSD was at 85.4% complete at 10am, and at 1pm that had gone to 85.6%.

The computer is so slow as to be unusable. I managed to get a program installed (took an hour and a half) to check the SSD, it reported no problems. Windows system log shows no errors other than a TON of services that won't start. Task Manager shows no heavy use of any resource.

What could be the problem? Why is it taking so long to encrypt my SSD, and why is the computer unusable when supposedly no resource is being heavily utilized?

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