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Performance Issues...May be caused by long-standing issues? (HijackThis/DDS log)

Q: Performance Issues...May be caused by long-standing issues? (HijackThis/DDS log)

Ok well it has been a while since I posted requesting help in here. I suppose that could be considered a good thing... Anyway I checked the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using HijackThis and Other Malware Removal Tools" thread just to double check the proper way to post in here and noticed you guys mention to use a program called "DDS". I have never used this in the past, I have always only used HijackThis but I will, for the sake of covering all my bases, included both the DDS files and the HijackThis report.Ok on to the problem at hand. I will list the problems as I remember them in the order of when they happened (hopefully, knowing my memory...) starting with the more recent problems. (1.) What has happened recently is I have noticed that my processor has been maxing out at 100% doing things that would normally not require more than maybe 20% of the processor. (2.) I have recently done some fairly major creation/deletion/moving of files in hopes of lowering the amount of junk on my computer. I have also run a defragmentation on my hard drive but it is hard to tell if it really worked because whereas in Windows XP the disk defragmentation tool gave you the ability to analyze your hard drive and then actually watch the progress as it defragmented the hard drive, Windows Vista only gives you the ability to "Defragment Now" and then all you can do to tell whether or not it is done is to stare at the little 'Vista Wheel' until it stops. (If anyone knows of a better tool to defragment hard drives that is free and has much the same qualities as the XP version please let me know) (3.) I am currently without any virus protection of a sort. Well the thing is that I have McAfee Security Center installed, which came installed from the factory, but it cannot update because of the problem listed in #4. (4.) Currently Microsoft thinks that I am running an illegitimate version of Windows Vista. I believe this occurred when I installed a certain program. Well I uninstalled the program but I don't know how to verify with Microsoft that I am running a legitimate version of Windows Vista. Because Microsoft currently believes that I am running some kind of pirated copy of Vista they refuse to send me windows updates and as I stated above in #3 when I stopped getting updates from Microsoft I also have been unable to get updates for McAfee. Oh McAfee keeps popping up saying that it needs to update but whenever I tell it to it comes back saying that it was unable to update.It has also been a very long time since I checked for malware and since then I have uninstalled the program I used to scan my system. I have currently been using Spybot Search and Destroy for most of my needs but if you guys could look at the files and just double check to see if I do have some malware that I need to get rid of that would be great.Here is the HijackThis report...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:05:57 PM, on 3/20/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exeC:\Program Files\Xfire\xfire.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exec:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\CPSHelpRunner.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msc\mcuimgr.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://internetsearchservice.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://internetsearchservice.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://internetsearchservice.com/ie6.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://internetsearchservice.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://internetsearchservice.comR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://internetsearchservice.com/ie6.htmlR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://internetsearchservice.comR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://internetsearchservice.comR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://internetsearchservice.comR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer provided by DellR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhostO2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO2 - BHO: McAntiPhishingBHO - {377C180E-6F0E-4D4C-980F-F45BD3D40CF4} - c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msk\mcapbho.dllO2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dllO2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\scriptsn.dllO2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hideO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VolPanel] "C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe" /rO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\Windows\system32\WLTRAY.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe" -startO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startupO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mcagent_exe] C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe /runkeyO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Version Cue CS2] C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxWatchTray] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottimeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartupO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInitO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,StartO4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SSDPSRV] C:\Windows\system32\ssdpsrv.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRunO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe" -autorunO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "c:\program files\steam\steam.exe" -silentO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NVIDIA nTune] C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe resetprofileO4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')O4 - Startup: MagicDisc.lnk = C:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exeO4 - Startup: Xfire.lnk = C:\Program Files\Xfire\xfire.exeO4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert link target to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selected links to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert selection to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlO8 - Extra context menu item: Send image to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htmO8 - Extra context menu item: Send page to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE16~1.0_0\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE16~1.0_0\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra button: @btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htmO9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-

A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO13 - Gopher Prefix: O16 - DPF: {49312E18-AA92-4CC2-BB97-55DEA7BCADD6} (WMI Class) - http://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysProExe.CABO16 - DPF: {4E218431-2F07-40BD-A9D3-035324C1F13F} (DyynoX Class) - http://webserver.dyyno.com/DyynoClient/DyynoCAB.CABO17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{3BF1A4FE-D60C-40F4-893D-9BD6CAC2E0CE}: NameServer =; - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{7BED2410-AE24-400D-99B0-45C0085B88B8}: NameServer =; - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C80A26F6-8726-4D3B-90BC-73F2B77687A9}: NameServer =; - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exeO23 - Service: Adobe Version Cue CS2 - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exeO23 - Service: Andrea ST Filters Service (AESTFilters) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\aestsrv.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeO23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeO23 - Service: Creative Labs Licensing Service - Creative Labs - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exeO23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\Windows\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeO23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exeO23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Roxio\Roxio MyDVD DE\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exeO23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service (McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Real-time Scanner (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McShield.exeO23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards (McSysmon) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exeO23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeO23 - Service: McAfee SpamKiller Service (MSK80Service) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exeO23 - Service: Performance Service (nTuneService) - NVIDIA - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeO23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeO23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exeO23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exeO23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exeO23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exeO23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision Development, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SureThing Shared\stllssvr.exeO23 - Service: TeamViewer 3 (TeamViewer) - TeamViewer GmbH - C:\Program Files\TeamViewer3\TeamViewer_Service.exeO23 - Service: Update Center Service (UpdateCenterService) - NVIDIA - C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\System Update\UpdateCenterService.exeO23 - Service: Windows Tribute Service - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\kdqnb.exe (file missing)O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEO23 - Service: XAudioService - Conexant Systems, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe--End of file - 13148 bytesAnd here is the DDS report... DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Captain Kirk at 13:18:29.42 on Fri 03/20/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16757Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1358 [GMT -5:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\Windows\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\bin\VersionCueCS2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcsC:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exeC:\Windows\system32\CTsvcCDA.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McShield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Program Files\TeamViewer3\TeamViewer_Service.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\data\database\bin\mysqld-nt.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\System Update\UpdateCenterService.exeC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exeC:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exeC:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS2\ControlPanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exeC:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exeC:\Program Files\Xfire\xfire.exeC:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exec:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\CPSHelpRunner.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee\msc\mcuimgr.exeC:\Windows\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jucheck.exeC:\Users\Captain Kirk\Desktop\Computer Troubleshooting Tools\dds.scrC:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============uSearch Page = hxxp://internetsearchservice.comuStart Page = hxxp://www.google.com/uWindow Title = Internet Explorer provided by DelluSearch Bar = hxxp://internetsearchservice.com/ie6.htmluSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://internetsearchservice.com/search?q={searchTerms}uDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://internetsearchservice.commDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://internetsearchservice.commSearch Page = hxxp://internetsearchservice.commSearch Bar = hxxp://internetsearchservice.com/ie6.htmlmSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://internetsearchservice.com/search?q={searchTerms}uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.localuSearchAssistant = hxxp://internetsearchservice.commSearchURL = hxxp://internetsearchservice.commSearchAssistant = hxxp://internetsearchservice.comBHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: McAfee Phishing Filter: {377c180e-6f0e-4d4c-980f-f45bd3d40cf4} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\msk\mcapbho.dllBHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dllBHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dllBHO: scriptproxy: {7db2d5a0-7241-4e79-b68d-6309f01c5231} - c:\program files\mcafee\virusscan\scriptsn.dllBHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class: {ae7cd045-e861-484f-8273-0445ee161910} - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllTB: Adobe PDF: {47833539-d0c5-4125-9fa8-0819e2eaac93} - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllEB: Adobe PDF: {182ec0be-5110-49c8-a062-beb1d02a220b} - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dllEB: {2AA2FBF8-9C76-4E97-A226-25C5F4AB6358} - No FileuRun: [Sidebar] c:\program files\windows sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRunuRun: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "c:\program files\daemon tools lite\daemon.exe" -autorunuRun: [Steam] "c:\program files\steam\steam.exe" -silentuRun: [ehTray.exe] c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exeuRun: [NVIDIA nTune] c:\program files\nvidia corporation\ntune\nTuneCmd.exe resetprofilemRun: [Windows Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe -hidemRun: [SynTPEnh] c:\program files\synaptics\syntp\SynTPEnh.exemRun: [VolPanel] "c:\program files\creative\sbaudigy\volume panel\VolPanlu.exe" /rmRun: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] c:\windows\system32\WLTRAY.exemRun: [ISUSScheduler] "c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\issch.exe" -startmRun: [ISUSPM Startup] c:\progra~1\common~1\instal~1\update~1\ISUSPM.exe -startupmRun: [mcagent_exe] c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe /runkeymRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"mRun: [Adobe Version Cue CS2] c:\program files\adobe\adobe version cue cs2\controlpanel\VersionCueCS2Tray.exemRun: [<NO NAME>] mRun: [RoxWatchTray] "c:\program files\common files\roxio shared\9.0\sharedcom\RoxWatchTray9.exe"mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:\program files\quicktime\QTTask.exe" -atboottimemRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartupmRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInitmRun: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,StartmRunServices: [SSDPSRV] c:\windows\system32\ssdpsrv.exeStartupFolder: c:\users\captai~1\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\magicd~1.lnk - c:\program files\magicdisc\MagicDisc.exeStartupFolder: c:\users\captai~1\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\xfire.lnk - c:\program files\xfire\xfire.exeStartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\blueto~1.lnk - c:\program files\widcomm\bluetooth software\BTTray.exeStartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\digita~1.lnk - c:\program files\digital line detect\DLG.exemPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)IE: Convert link target to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlIE: Convert link target to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlIE: Convert selected links to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.htmlIE: Convert selected links to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.htmlIE: Convert selection to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlIE: Convert selection to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlIE: Convert to Adobe PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.htmlIE: Convert to existing PDF - c:\program files\adobe\adobe acrobat 7.0\acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.htmlIE: Send image to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\program files\widcomm\bluetooth software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htmIE: Send page to &Bluetooth Device... - c:\program files\widcomm\bluetooth software\btsendto_ie.htmIE: {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - c:\program files\widcomm\bluetooth software\btsendto_ie.htmIE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\progra~1\java\jre16~1.0_0\bin\ssv.dllIE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dllDPF: {49312E18-AA92-4CC2-BB97-55DEA7BCADD6} - hxxp://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysProExe.CABDPF: {4E218431-2F07-40BD-A9D3-035324C1F13F} - hxxp://webserver.dyyno.com/DyynoClient/DyynoCAB.CABDPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cabDPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cabDPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cabTCP: {3BF1A4FE-D60C-40F4-893D-9BD6CAC2E0CE} =; {7BED2410-AE24-400D-99B0-45C0085B88B8} =; {C80A26F6-8726-4D3B-90BC-73F2B77687A9} =;{db80ff64-932a-4c4b-a502-66d1f2e9b0be}================= FIREFOX ===================FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\captai~1\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\hd17xpya.default\FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - www.google.comFF - plugin: c:\program files\dyyno\dyyno player\npvlc.dllFF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npclntax_ZangoSA.dllFF - plugin: c:\programdata\id software\quakelive\npquakezero.dllFF - plugin: c:\users\captain kirk\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\hd17xpya.default\extensions\[email protected]\platform\winnt_x86-msvc\plugins\npmnqmp071101000055.dll============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============R2 TeamViewer;TeamViewer 3;c:\program files\teamviewer3\TeamViewer_Service.exe [2008-8-6 181544]S2 AESTFilters;Andrea ST Filters Service;c:\windows\system32\aestsrv.exe --> c:\windows\system32\aestsrv.exe [?]S2 Windows Tribute Service;Windows Tribute Service;c:\windows\system32\kdqnb.exe -srv --> c:\windows\system32\kdqnb.exe -srv [?]S3 Ndisprot;ArcNet NDIS Protocol Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ndisprot.sys [2008-10-27 29192]S3 xbreader;MaxDrive XBox Driver (xbreader.sys);c:\windows\system32\drivers\xbreader.sys [2001-1-2 19677]============== File Associations ===============regfile=regedit.exe "%1" %*scrfile="%1" %*=============== Created Last 30 ================2009-03-14 04:26 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Lock Jaw Tetris2009-02-26 13:46 42,320 a------- c:\windows\system32\xfcodec.dll==================== Find3M ====================2009-03-20 13:03 32,536 a------- c:\programdata\nvModes.dat2009-03-20 13:03 32,536 a------- c:\progra~2\nvModes.dat2009-02-07 01:36 86,016 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstrng.dat2009-02-07 01:36 86,016 a------- c:\windows\inf\infstor.dat2009-02-07 01:36 51,200 a------- c:\windows\inf\infpub.dat2009-02-05 01:23 28,000 a------- c:\users\captai~1\appdata\roaming\nvModes.dat2009-02-02 22:28 138,624 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\PnkBstrK.sys2009-02-02 22:27 189,576 a------- c:\windows\system32\PnkBstrB.exe2009-02-02 21:38 70,968 a------- c:\windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe2009-02-02 21:29 22,328 a------- c:\users\captai~1\appdata\roaming\PnkBstrK.sys2009-02-02 21:29 2,246,144 a------- c:\windows\system32\pbsvc.exe2008-07-18 15:19 174 a--sh--- c:\program files\desktop.ini2008-07-18 15:15 665,600 a------- c:\windows\inf\drvindex.dat2006-11-02 07:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfi.dat2006-11-02 07:42 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfh.dat2006-11-02 07:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfd.dat2006-11-02 07:42 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0409\perfc.dat2006-11-02 04:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfi.dat2006-11-02 04:20 287,440 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfh.dat2006-11-02 04:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfd.dat2006-11-02 04:20 30,674 a------- c:\windows\inf\perflib\0000\perfc.dat2008-10-27 14:22 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\history\history.ie5\index.dat2008-10-27 14:22 32,768 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\temporary internet files\content.ie5\index.dat2008-10-27 14:22 16,384 a--sh--- c:\windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\roaming\microsoft\windows\cookies\index.dat2008-04-08 20:37 8,192 a--sh--- c:\windows\users\default\NTUSER.DAT============= FINISH: 13:20:03.08 ===============and I have attached the second half of the DDS report.

Preferred Solution: Performance Issues...May be caused by long-standing issues? (HijackThis/DDS log)

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

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

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

A: Performance Issues...May be caused by long-standing issues? (HijackThis/DDS log)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.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.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HERER,K

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This is my first post here, and I was wondering if I could get some help.

I have a Dell Latitude D620 running windows XP. It was working fine, but a few years ago, I reformatted the computer to deal with various issues that I was having. Shortly after doing this, however, the wireless on my computer started having an interesting and annoying issue. Every once in a while, my computer's wireless (I use Intel PROset) will completely stop working. A message will come up, saying "devices with wireless protected setup are within range," as if I was no longer connected to any form of internet. The wireless symbol in the taskbar becomes yellow. When I attempt to reconnect to the internet, the connection will fail.

Upon this happening, there also seems to be a glitch in my sound. Whenever my computer starts having this problem, every 3 seconds or so, there will be a hiccup in the sound of whatever is coming out of my computer, whether it is online or not.

I am able to go into my hardware manager and disable/re-enable my wireless card, and this will fix the problem, but the fix is only temporary, and generally if it happens once, it will happen again very shortly after. It seems that this is a hardware issue of sorts, as further reformatting of the computer does not seem to fix the problem. I am just trying to find a long term fix to the issue, as I can no longer reliably use the internet. Is there anybody here that can help?


A:Long standing Internet Issues

I'm guessing that the (integrated) wireless adapter or the part of the motherboard to which it connects is defective. You could disable the adapter in the BIOS or in Device Manager and use a USB adapter instead.

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A friend of mine has recently been having trouble with her computer, and I reccognized the signs. Ad-aware cleared up a lot of issues, but it still seems to like downloading new problems. One thing I noticed was a re-occuring LOP file, but that doesn't seem the biggest problem. Log file from HijackThis follows, after a run through the analyzer.

Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 11/23/04

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:17:38 PM, on 11/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\documents and settings\lefevre family\local settings\temp\8.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\CSBB\CSV7P17.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\LeFevre Family\Application Data\shuu.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
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A:HijackThis log: issues with performance and browser.

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Whoh..sit back and relax. This will take a few runs as she's severly infected. Print out the instructions so you don't miss any steps.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE with VX2 add-on cleaner, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Ok..on to the log?..

Make sure you run ALL three of these programs!!!

If you have a highspeed connection please Run an online virus scan from TrendMicro Please select the ?autoclean? option when prompted to do so.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also. Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers. Open add/remove programs and remove the following if listed.

Messenger Plus3
Spyware remover

Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click Kill process for each on... Read more

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Hi there, thanks to whoever is reading this and trying to help.My PC (Windows XP pro 640MB RAM, 1300mhz pentium 4) has been experiencing some major performance issues lately. On task manager, there is nothing clear that is eating up memory, but my CPW usage is all over the place, and software that I use for the production of audio have begun skipping, but the cpu usage meter in the software is peaking usually around 25%. (previously 14% had been typically the highest i would reach without doing anything too CPU intensive)I appreciate the help...spybot found nothing adaware found nothing, avg virus scan found nothing and Avast virus scanner found nothing. I have prevx1 running on my system, but i has not alerted me of anything lately.If there is any issues seen here, i really appreciate the help...and if its clear that this is not the issue i appreciate the effort Heres my log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:24:01 PM, on 2/28/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Hijackthis- Unknown Performance Issues

Hello,Your main problem is that you are having 2 Antivirus installed. Avast and AVG.Never install more than one Antivirus and Firewall! Rather than giving you extra protection, it will decrease the reliability of it seriously! The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, your system may lock up due to both software products attempting to access the same file at the same time. Also because more than one Antivirus and Firewall installed are not compatible with eachother, it can cause system performance problems and a serious system slowdown. I would strongly advise you to only have one Anti-Virus with the Auto-Protect feature running at any one time!If you decide to only keep one Anti-Virus installed, you should uninstall the other(s) through the Add or Remove Programs option in Control Panel.I don't see anything suspicious in your log either.Also, please read this page:Help, my computer is slow!.

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Can someone take a look to see if there is anything obvious that is causing my performance issues

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:34:01, on 11/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5450.0004)

Running processes:
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\DrvLsnr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\ms... Read more

A:Performance issues - HijackThis report attached

I would look at the entries that list Wild Tangent, do a search on Google. Its supposed to be a component for online games, but "it does have built in components to update itself and gather information about the computer system including
Operating System Version
CPU Type and Speed
Memory Amount
Video Card type and Driver Version
Sound Card type and Driver Version
DirectX Version
Location that the Web Driver was installed from"

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OK so my computer is acting up. Two weeks ago while browsing suddenly i get error messages concerning dns failed something probe. Ever since, when i open a new link it takes almost 20-30 seconds to open the page... 
When i want to view a new video on youtube, it takes alot of time concidering i have 75/75 up/down
Its not the download speed, once i get a connection it works fast, but still not as normal.
Also now ive started getting sound stuttering/lag in the video. 
Today even the mouse curser lags behind the movement of my mouse and then quickly squirms around the screen catching up all the movement i did.
Does this have something to do with my SSD starting to fail?
Is there some virus hijacking my resources?
Are my drivers bad?

A:Stuttering, performance issues, internett connection issues

Hello and Welcome ..

Does this have something to do with my SSD starting to fail?
Is there some virus hijacking my resources?
Are my drivers bad?

We can try to briefly check these with the following methods, or use stronger programs if required..

Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. This gives a preliminary reading, and clears your Antivirus/Antimalware programs.
You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.
rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/
Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
If using Windows Vista, 7 or 8 right-click on it and choose Run As Administrator.
A black DOS box will briefly flash for a minute or so, and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
Do not reboot until you run the next few tools.
If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.
When the scan is done Notepad will open with Rkill log.
Post it in your next reply.
NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.
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Greetings, I just switched my main computer from XP Pro to (in a different HD) Vista 64.
One of the reasons for the switch was that I had purchased the computer with 8GB of RAM and I wanted to see what kind of performance I could get from it.

These are my specs:
Computer Systemax
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz (2397 MHz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista x64
8GB of RAM (4 when I extracted these specs - I was testing to see performance)
DirectX version: 10.0

Realtek Winfast PX8600 GT HDMI(NVIDIA)
GPU processor: GeForce 8600 GT
ForceWare version: 162.22
Total av. graphics mem.:2014 MB
Dedicated video memory: 256 MB

As far as the performance issue, I am afraid I am not seeing a definite increase in performnce comparable to the XP Pro installation with just 4GB (3.25 to be exact, due to XP utilization of memory)

I am starting to woonder if there is something I can do to increase the system performance otehr than the obvious (Take out Aero, etc.) It's not the the computer is slow in handling programs, but some interface activities, such as opening and closing folders and windows, launching programs, etc. Are as fast or slower than on the XP OS.

Most recent problem:

It's actually hard to explain precisely what is going on, but I'll try my best.

With a frequency of about 4 times a day and with no apparent cause, the screen will go black. Open windows and the desktop below will flash on and off and if I move the mouse arrow ov... Read more

A:Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

Performance is an elusive issue in higher end computers such as yours.First tho' - Most likely your graphics drivers are a tad bit corrupted, and the following will help to update them:Download the latest forceware drivers for your OS and video card (according to what I read, these are the most current: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_169.25_whql.html )Uninstall the nVidia stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program.Uninstall the video card from Device Manager (go to Start and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter)Reboot and dismiss any "Found New Hardware" dialogs.Double click on the freshly downloaded drivers and follow the prompts.In most computers the big 3 performance issues are:- the hard drive- the RAM- the CPUSo, that's the first place to check. Luckily Vista has a number of tools to help with this. The first is Task Manger (right click on the Task Bar and select "Task Manager". Scroll through the tabs to see what's going on inside of your system.Next, go to Start and type in "compmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then start looking at this stuff (it's listed in the left hand pane):- Event Viewer...Windows Logs...both the Application and System logs- Reliability and Performance...Monitoring Tools...both the Performance and the Reliability monitors- Device Manager- Disk Management- Services and Applications...ServicesWhat are you looking for? Well, that's a bit toug... Read more

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The notion of week used by Outlook's calendar is different from that used for email sorting. Specifically, I have Outlook configured such that Sunday is the first day of the week. However, in my inbox, Saturday's email is showing up as yesterday and not last week. This is wrong (and creates cognitive dissonance.) Please fix this bug (which has been around since at least Outlook 2003 if not earlier).

A:Long standing Outlook bug - please fix!


Probably should have waited a day before posting. It seems that 'yesterday' trumps all, but now that it is Monday, Saturday's emails are showing up as last week. Looks like this bug has been fixed.

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For a long time now I have not been able to load a stick to ANY USB ports on my Asus P8Z77-V board. Have tried plugging sticks into ports that I know are working ie the mouse and KB ones but even with a brand new stick I get no joy.

I have tried sfc chkdsk, malware scans, loading the drivers again from saved files, including the Windows feature and Slim Drivers (something I don't like to use but any port in a storm) , Mr Fixit etc etc ad nauseum and am getting nowhere.

In Devices and Printers I get what is in the pics any ideas as I think I shall have dump the board soon as I can get nowhere with Asus support - their site is now almost impossible to access and full of rubbish re 10 and how good it is.

A:Long standing USB port problem

I have had this problem myself and I can tell you what has worked for me.

First let me say that A.) I am no expert and 2.) I don't fully understand the problem or the solution.

That said consider this a "use at your own risk" idea and please by all means use full precautions in the way of backups, restore points etc.

In my research of the problem I came to understand that Windows builds a list of devices plugged into USB ports. Once a list of "ghosted" devices accumulates it can and apparently does interfere with other devices being recognized.

For instance after a few months I'll find my phone is no longer recognized. This is especially true if I have used my computer to work on a number of other phones in the interim. Similar experiences occur with various other USB devices after a time.

My research led me to a program (free and open source) called "Ghostbuster" @ GhostBuster - Home

Using this to remove the "ghosted" USB entries has worked for me repeatedly over a period of years and has done no harm to my system. After running the program problem devices are once again recognized in the usual fashion.

It's a trifle tedious as you have to go through a list of devices and select only those that you recognize as truly removed USB devices.

Again This is what has worked for me! Even the programs coder advises " use it with care and only if you know what you are doing."

I offer this only because, as I had, you seem to h... Read more

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Alright so the problem initially started with DEP popping up when I use IE8, but it only pops up AFTER I have already closed the window. Also I get a message that says IE has crashed and must close but only after the window has already been closed.

I also cannot run multiple IE windows, if I have one open and try opening another it simply does not load and stays stuck like that. I sometimes have to close all of my IE windows and start over because anytime I try to open a new window or a new tab, the new window will not finish loading.

Now, a more recent symptom is I get a notice that says "a program cannot display a message on the desktop" and if I would like to veiw it or whatever.
At first it would pop up and disappear so fast I diddnt have time to click anything!
The one time I click read the message, a light blue window opened and all I saw was a loading bar that said "extracting" and the percentage done, so obviously I was like wtffff and closed the window as fast as I could.

Any insight??
I'm not computer illiterate, but I dont know code or anything and would need a bit of instruction as far as finding registry files ect, but I am pretty familiar with my computer.

Other details, My windows auto update is on and has not been turned off (read that this can be a sign of viral activity)
I run AVG free every night at midnight with minimal findings.

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A:Long standing issue...virus?? malware??

Try running sfc /scannow from a command prompt. This'll verify and repair any corrupted system files. You might have to run it more than once if it doesn't fix all errors.


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HiJackThis Trend Micro Found 04 & 017 Issues-Please Help Remove Issues

Cant remove, issues reappear often, cannot get into Google.com or known sights that would be obviously safe to surf within them such as foxnews.com and other pages take forever to load or do not load at all, just plain old frustrating, java is messed and files temp downloaded from Java cannot be deleted when performing a disk cleanup, along with ipod/ ishuffle and all Apple software no longer working, so I cannot use iTunes to load songs on to them etc and I had issues deleting AVG7/ Grisoft but I finally did it via Hijack this, using OneCare which is awful, Windows XP Home SP3, I have two logs to post or forward but I was advised not to post the logs before someone asks me to, please let me know ASAP, I believe I have a serious infection, so much so that my hotmail account was hijacked a month ago so I had to change my password and the person used to send medical spam emails to many comcast.com subscribers and God only knows if he/she has stolen any of my personal and confidential information. Also bytes received are so much larger than bytes sent example rcvd 5 million (5,000,000) sent 4 hundred thousand (400,000). Please advise, I am unsure if I can give you my hotmail account via this posting or the log files pertaining to the exact issues for I am new on this site. Also if I have posted in the wrong location please help me post in the proper location. Thanks in advance.

A:HiJackThis Trend Micro Found 04 & 017 Issues-Please Help Remove Issues

Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic from step 9.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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Ok I remember testing outlook 2010 4-5 years ago, I had to revert to outlook 2007 for one single reason.

When The junk email filter is disabled (so only block via blocked senders) it was still automatically filtering emails and the outlook filter list is very bad tons of false positives.

After reinstalling windows I decided to give outlook 2010 another shot, as after 4-5 years have passed and 2 service packs this bug must be gone right?

Seems not.

I have attached an image showing auto filtering is off, the sender is defenitly not in the blocked senders list which I imported from outlook 2007 (which this problem doesn't occur). There is no TLD's or encoding's blocked.

So I have put a red square around the reasoning for the junk email folder which is it says its been put there by the junk email filter (which should be impossible as its disabled, and I have put in the option box showing that. I have blanked out personal details.

Any ideas, is it a bug or is some extra setting causing this?

A:outlook 2010 long standing junk email filter bug

a confirmation problem exists here.

Messages Still Going To Junk With Junk Filters Turned Off?!

I have used that registry as a workaround for now. As I cant have important emails going to junk, but this removes the ability to use a manual block list.

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Hello everyone. My tech ran combofix on a customer's computer and now her usb ports will not work. Code 41 with the yellow explanations in device manager. Even a Belkin PCI usb card will not work as the PCI to USB Open Host Controller will not load the correct diver. Any ideas how to fix this? The computer is a Dell Dimension B110 running Windows XP HomeEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Combofix caused USB issues

Hi Protech803, and Welcome to BleepingComputer.Try this, go to the Device Manager and right click on the device tree and select Scan for New Hardware to force a bus reset.

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Issue resolved through file repairs. Sorry to waste your time.

A:FPS Issues being caused by Virus?


Apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.
Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

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Hi, im only 14, and i need desperate help.I dont understand alot of these issues so hopefully you can help me first off,i had a trojan (Trojan.Win32.Monder.Gen)removed it with kaspersky antivirusThen got Trojan.Vundo, i think i removed it.now...im getting the blue screen of death every 5 minutes or so, it appears for a split second, then the system reboots. On reboot i get a warning of a registry change from kernaul fault check.I keep getting that error notification sound, but no pop ups to tell me what the error is. My system is slower then usual, my internet is connected (rang service provider and checked network connections), but internet explorer and firefox say the page can not be displayed. Although occasionally it works.This is really driving me nuts.If i am in the wrong forum please direct me,please can you help me?Here is my hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:59:50 PM, on 4/07/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.e... Read more

A:Trojan Has Caused Many, Many Issues

Hi Uzumaki1994,Welcome to Bleeping Computer HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Our apology for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.Please give me some time to look it over and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If it took some time to get back to you please be patient as taking a quick look at your log shows no need to be alarmed.

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Well, this is something new for me, so I thought I would share. I was defragmenting my Windows partition the other day, and suddenly I was no longer able to connect wirelessly to my router. It seems as though during the defrag, the drivers were moved or compressed, causing my wireless adapter to no longer function as a wireless adapter (although it was still recognized as such).

Any thoughts? Maybe something just went wrong.

Edit: btw, forgot to mention that the fix was to just reinstall the drivers.

A:Defragmenting caused issues

What app do you use to defrag your machine? I don't think I'd like to use it; I've never had a problem result form defragmentation. Glad you got the problem fixed easily.

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I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 and I'm so tempted to go back to Vista...if anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated!
I have the Dell Studio 1737. Since I've upgraded to Windows 7...my CD/DVD driver barely works, the finger reader doesn't work, webcam doesn't work...and now I can't view video files...the web goes to 'not responding'. I have updated my Flash, that did nothing.

Any ideas?


A:Upgrade to 7 has caused issues...

Quote: Originally Posted by shoeaholicanon

I upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 and I'm so tempted to go back to Vista...if anyone can help me, it would be greatly appreciated!
I have the Dell Studio 1737. Since I've upgraded to Windows 7...my CD/DVD driver barely works, the finger reader doesn't work, webcam doesn't work...and now I can't view video files...the web goes to 'not responding'. I have updated my Flash, that did nothing.

Any ideas?


Before you upgraded did you use the MS upgrade advisor, to see if you were compatible.

Did you upgrade or clean install?

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I'm using my sister's laptop to relay this message-I mean I can on my computer, but I don't want to risk anything. I managed to gather the appropriate scan logs needed to solve this and heres the DDS.

I started to notice some early symptoms so I'm taking action now before anything else takes place, which is kind of a bummer since I'm not sure what could have caused it. Then again it could have been a site I went to by accident (clicked the wrong link to something), but nothing harmful was detected from it...I hope this can be fixed.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dalia at 20:53:33.56 on Sun 02/07/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3326.2554 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Service\SyncServicesBasics.exe
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A:Maleware issues, not sure what caused it.

Hello Digitalblue and welcome,

You are indeed infected. It will require more than 1 round to clean the system. Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seem to abate.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop


Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal.


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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New HDD install still getting BSOD.
Ran scannow 4 times & have included the results(I hope i did it right!?!?) as attachment file
Could any of the not fixed entries be causing my problems ? Most of the crashes show 'caused by driver NTOSKRNL" with differing bug check code and strings.
I haven't included the computer info, proper history of problems nor BSOD dump files yet as wondering if what scanow shows will point to the problem area?

A:BSOD caused by driver issues?

have included dump & other info after all!!!

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Multiple problems after teenager installed Morpheous and downloaded hundreds of crappy items. I've deleted what I could, but am concerned that problems are lurking in the system. Please help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:48:01 PM, on 10/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\Freedom.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\TPlayer\TPlayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\home\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
O2 - BHO: Pop-Up Blocker BHO - {3C060EA2-E6A9-4E49-A530-D4657B8C449A} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\pkR.dll
O2 - BHO: Form Filler BHO - {56071E0D-C61B-11D3-B41C-00E02927A304} - C:\Program Files\Zero Knowledge\Freedom\FreeBHOR.dll
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A:My teenager caused issues on comp. HELP!

Multiple P2P programs with no anti-virus protection will surely get you infected.

Uninstall Morpheus, WinMX, WinMX Speed Up Pro from Add/Remove Programs.
(if listed there).

Then get AVG (free) Anti-virus: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1
Install it and run a scan.

Then click here to download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite:

· Install Ewido.
· During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
· Launch ewido.
· It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen.
· On the left side of the main screen click update.
· Click on Start and let it update.
· DO NOT run a scan yet.

Restart your computer into Safe Mode now.
(Start tapping the F8 key at Startup, before the Windows logo screen).
Perform the following steps in Safe Mode:

* Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your desktop.


**Hijack This is running from the Temp folder.
It needs to be in a permanent folder on the hard drive.
It will not function properly from there and it cannot create and restore backups from there.

Redownload it here: http://thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

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Hello forum, I'm pretty computer literate, and have always been able to deal with my virus infections before, but the one I just got from a wonderfully infected torrent is giving me some pretty annoying issues. When it first hit, my computer was running incredibly slow, my run bar was gone, my task manager was gone, my shut down button was gone, and my 6mb cable ran at about the speed of a 56k. After running AVG, Spybot, Ad-Aware, CCleaner, Windows Defender, Advanced WindowsCare, and JV16 power tools, my run bar, shut down button, and task manager had returned. My computer speed was back to normal, and so was my internet speed. The only thing, is that now, sometimes my browser just doesn't work. I know its not my connection, because when pages wont load, downloads continue, and AIM stays connected. I also know its not my specific browser, because I have IE, Firefox, and Netcaptor, and the problem persists throughout all three. That being said, I'll explain the problem specifically. During the bouts of not-working, when i type in a URL and hit enter, or search, its like my browser instantly hits stop immediately afterwards. Pages wont even try and load, no matter how many times i click search, but then if I just wait a few minutes, it will randomly restore itself for no reason. This keeps going back and forth with about 10 minutes of not working and then 10 minutes of working. I'm running windows xp home sp2. Let me know if you need any more information.

A:Browser Issues (caused by a virus).

Hello and welcome to TSF

I would recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.
Good luck

Please also remember DO NOT post your logs in this thread, please start a new thread here. (Just click on the coloured link.) and post the logs.

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The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 DIY (P/N: 90DD000VUT) comes with no dedicated GPU by default, but does include an integrated GPU, which is a Intel HD Graphics 530 (as it is part of the included Intel Core i7-6700K). I used an older video card, a AMD Radeon HD 7950, which worked completely fine in its previous machine and with none of the following issues. However, said machine also lacked a integrated video card. When using the dedicated video card, I have the following issues:1. Unable to access Sleep option. Only Hibernate, Shut Down, and Restart are available. powercfg -a reports that the graphics component has disabled this standby option.  2. Poor performance for some 3D accelerated tasks, such as rendering Task View.Bringing up Task View (Windows 10's version of Expose, accessed by pressing Windows+Tab) is choppy and not smooth. 3. Constant flicking when using f.luxf.lux  causes constant flicking when changing color temperatures. 4. Windows reports that a non-existent display is connected, which is listed as a Generic Non-PnP Monitor. This monitor has actual dimensions and exists for rendering and focus reasons (that is, windows can be moved to it, the cursor can travel to it, etc.), but does not exist physically and none of its contents may be physically seen. Regarding point 4, said monitor can be disconnected via Windows' DIsplay Settings. This prevents applications from being rendered there (and thus becoming invisible) a... Read more

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So here's the story, i was downloading old versions of software to see how it was back in the day, nostalgia stuff. So i installed IE2, IE3 no problem. I then installed IE4, as i wanted to trace the timeline and see how it looked.

Some time after instaling IE4, i rebooted and came back to my desktop gadgets not showing properly. Not such a big deal, i thought, but now i noticed that my windows media player wont play files, coming back with a "Server excecution failed" error with wmv files, and my mkv files just quickly open a window then it closes right away with no error or dialog. I could not uninstall the file with windows as there is no entry in the programs and features menu.

I tried to do a system restore, but it failed on 2 different restore points.

Any ideas before i have to resort to a re-install?

A:Installing old Versions of IE caused some issues

As you can see, it's not a good idea to treat your primary computer as a test machine.You can use virtual machines for such testings.Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista/7), type in:sfc /scannowClick OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista/7).Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista/7, most likely, you won't need it). If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista/7 case).If the above doesn't work....If you have Win 7 DVD, you can try repair: http://www.w7forums.com/repair-install-t1204.html

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I am randomly hearing serious audio distortions on my PC which cause sounds to sound like echoes, static and buzzing have been added to the audio. The original will be played with the distortions over it.

I have tested my headphones in a laptop for about half an hour playing music without incident.
I have tried using Audacity to record the sounds produced by my PC by using a loopback feature and it fails to catch the distortions.
I have also been watching the resource monitor in task manager and have seen nothing unusual.
I have tried downloading driver updates.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Turtle beach z60.
I am not sure what system information is needed but will add any other required information.

Am I correct in assuming this is going to be a hardware problem? I just can't figure it out beyond what I have done so far. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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we can close this or leave it as a cautionary tale-

if i would have read all the "internet security 2010 removal" and "problems running malwarebytes" how to's ..(running rkill solved the exe problem0 i would have seen you guys were kind enough to post answers already to those who came before me

thanks to all here for being of help

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Hello,I have an issue and I'm not sure which board to post it on so I thought I'd try here.Somehow, my laptop (Vista OS) got infected yesterday. My first realization was when I pressed F7 to mute the audio, the onscreen display that normally pops up on screen, didn't. Then I noticed that it was sluggish so I ran Ccleaner and rebooted. When it came back up, MS Windows Defender, Adaware and Malwarebytes all discovered infections. I ran Windows Defender and Adaware separately and they both discoverd and removed infections. I then ran Malwarebytes and tried to check for updates but got an error message with Error code: 732(12029,0) and was not able to update it. So I ran it anyway and it found and removed issues. I then rebooted into safemode withe networking and ran it again and no more infections were discovered.I launched Firefox and everything seemed fine. I then launched IE 8 and got "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage". When I asked it to diagnose the problem, I got this: "www.google.com" is not set up to establish a connection on port "World .Wide Web service(HTTP)" with this computer. Verify the current proxy server configurationBut I'm not using a proxy server at all. I then tried launching Opera and it was the same as it was for IE 8...I was unable to connect to the internet. I have no idea why it's happening, I can still get online if I use Firefox, but IE8 and Opera are unusable. I tried uninsta... Read more

A:Infection has caused issues with IE and internet connectivity and more

Check your proxy settingsIn IE go to Tools -->Internet options -->click the connections tab -->Click lan settingsIn the box that pops up make sure everything is unchecked!Now, download Malwarebytes from http://malwarebytes.org/ update it and run a full scan. Remove any infections found and post the results in your next reply.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post here..

I have two PCs, each with Windows 7 Ultimate installed, that I've been puzzled on how to set up to share files. Both also have AVG 8.5 suites installed, and after reading some posts on here, I tried turning the AVG firewalls off.. This worked great, as I was able to share to and from either PC!! That makes me very happy..

My question now, is this: What is a good firewall to use that WON'T give sharing issues? I turned Windows firewall back on, on both PCs.. Is this adequate? If anyone has a better firewall suggestion that doesn't give the same problems AVG does (had issues with streaming to Xbox 360 too), I would love to hear it!

Thanks in advance!


A:AVG Firewall caused issues with homegroups/sharing

Quote: Originally Posted by butchnap

Hi everyone, this is my first post here..

I have two PCs, each with Windows 7 Ultimate installed, that I've been puzzled on how to set up to share files. Both also have AVG 8.5 suites installed, and after reading some posts on here, I tried turning the AVG firewalls off.. This worked great, as I was able to share to and from either PC!! That makes me very happy..

My question now, is this: What is a good firewall to use that WON'T give sharing issues? I turned Windows firewall back on, on both PCs.. Is this adequate? If anyone has a better firewall suggestion that doesn't give the same problems AVG does (had issues with streaming to Xbox 360 too), I would love to hear it!

Thanks in advance!


The Windows firewall plus the one that your router has should be perfectly safe. The third party firewalls and A/V's are still evolving to work correctly with Windows 7 but so far they all seem to cause problems with sharing.

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Hello, a recent scan using Combofix has rendered the NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching technology in my laptop useless. I've searched through a few scattered forum posts from others with this issue but none have had a reliable fix. Right-clicking an .exe and running it with the discrete graphics no longer works as it did before and no amount of whitelisting has so far rectified this. Booting into BIOS and manually deactivating Optimus and forcing it to run from the Discrete graphics though works perfectly. I've reinstalled both sets of display drivers and the Lenovo website supplied Optimus drivers but neither of these have fixed my issue.The issue likely lies with deleted registry files that combofix removed for whatever reason but I have absolutely no idea how to restore these or even find which entries need restoring. The good news is that I have a cloned image of my drive from a few weeks ago (SSD replacement, etc...) that contains a copy of my registry from before it broke. But as I mentioned before, I'm not quite sure what to make of my issue.----------------------------------------------------My specs are as follows:Thinkpad W520 (2011)Windows 7 - ProfessionalIntel Core i7 2720QMIntel HD 3000 (Integrated) // Quadro 2000m (Discrete)8GB RAM1920x1080 FHD Screen256GB Crucial M4 SSD----------------------------------------------------Any help with this issue would be TREMENDOUSLY appreciated!

A:ComboFix-caused NVIDIA Optimus issues.

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After using an RC of Windows 7 Business and loving it I have had to re-install Vista (UGH!). I use a program from Webex called QB Remote Access for remote access to Quickbooks and they haven't been able to make it 7 compatible...yet. Hopefully by the 23rd of October they will because Windows 7 is pretty awesome.

A:Software Issues Caused Me To Roll Back

Hi Roban,

Did you try all of the vista compatibility mode options? I have managed to get all the vista complient applications I've tried to work with Windows 7, QB Remote Access, is not one I have tried though

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I will keep this brief, but my girlfriend downloaded Google Earth and added those little annoying toolbars with it. The toolbars were easy to remove (Firefox) but there's one noticable item: When using Firefox's search box, the results come back with the typed word(s) and additional "ei". Example, facebook comes out facebookei. Addtionally, it shows up as W3i Yahoo Search Results.
Thanks for any and all help and advice you can give.

A:Google Earth caused odd browser issues.

Reset Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems

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So a while ago when I was still on Windows 7, I installed a Sword Art Online theme, (the one in the below link),

Later I decided I didn't want the theme, so I uninstalled it, but my windows fonts and colors remained the same. I adjusted the font settings on windows 7 to make it more tolerable. I upgraded to windows 10 with the hope the problem would fix itself, but unfortunately it did not. There is something that is keeping my system with these horrible texts and I can't figure out how to fix it.

I have tried going to personalization settings, changing the colors, altered the high contrast settings, changed themes, but nothing seems to work. (See picture attached)

Please random internet society, will you help me?

A:SAO theme caused annoying issues with my fonts

Hello Technosauce and Welcome to PCHF

Now you know why installing themes with poor support/documentation is best avoided.

Try those 2 methods -the first is the most likely to work :

Using the Windows 7 installation DVD, you can extract the Sources\install.wim file, then move to the \1\Windows\Fonts and extract.

I do not know if you know, but Install.Wim contains all editions of Windows (Home/Premium/Ultimate). The numbers point to a different edition installation, but MOST important is the fact that all editions use the same fonts (so chose any folder you like).
I have done it in the past overwriting all the fonts found in c:\windows\fonts (best do it in safe mode).

If this does not work, try the second method:

1. Open Fonts by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Fonts.
2. In the left pane, click Font settings.
3. Click Restore default font settings.

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Hi, I'm experiencing audio stutters ( 1/4 of a second ) almost every youtube video I play or song I listen to. No, my CPU load is fine. I got 4GB of ram, a dual core 2.1GHz processor and windows 7 64-bit. Just bought this computer a month ago. It's a Gateway laptop and is very fast. The only thing that annoys me is this audio stutter.

I've figured out what causes it, and it's the WLAN network adapter. It's called the Atheros AR5B97 and I have the latest ones. I also updated my Conexant audio drivers too. For some reason this problem does not go away. I checked DPC Latency and I get red spikes all the time (every 5 mins). The problem is only solved once I disable the network adapter.

Can I please get some help? I've researched A LOT and it seems quite a few others have the same problem but have not solved it. Please Help!! Before I take it to Gateway repair center (which I don't want to).

A:Audio Issues - Caused by WLAN driver... Please HELP!!

Anyone?? Please and thank you!!

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Okay, About three months ago, I got hacked HARD...permissions were changed, administrator rights were removed from my administrator accounts, etc. i was flabbergasted. THe iactually didn't bother me though until I ran a MBAM scan and found 133 viruses and spyware instances on my drive (NOT including tracking cookies!). I cleaned and recleaned, using MBAM, SuperantiSpyware, Avira, running each one in safe mode first, then loading into my normal account and running them, and finally erasing my user account and creating a new one. But even after the new user account was created with Administrator privileges, I still routinely received virus and Malware threat warnign flags from MBAM and Avira. Eventually, Avira and MBAM were disabled and Avira was "deleted" (Windows will not uninstall because the setup.exe file has been 'Changed" and won't reinstall it because I don't have "Administrator privileges" on my Administrator accounts!) even though at startup I receive an error message saying that Avira has been corrupted. The most telling issue is that antivirus and spyware/Malware scans come up clean on Safe mode scans, but using my normal account, the machine reboots. Using Superantispyware I notice that it's always during the memory test that this occurs (and in Safe Mode, it passes through this section with no issue). None of my antivirus programs will download updates, even ones I start manually, and although I have no problem acc... Read more

A:Machine reboots during Spyware scan...won't load updates. Issues issues issues!


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Hi Guys,
Just used the command NET USER loginid password to add passwords to a number of windows 7pro  systems on a workgroup.
However, after a reboot on these systems all WLM passwords have been erased, as well as website stored passwords, and when i re-entered the passwords users can receive e-mails but can't send e-mails.

Can anyone throw some light on this ASAP..  Please...

Just noticed that it seems to have deleted the virtualapp/didlogical from Generic Credentials which I believe is connected to WLM etc.    WHY!   WHY!  WHY!!   Anybody?????

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My Mother-in-Law is click happy, and has managed to get her nearly brand-new Dell desktop in a mess! She was complaining that while surfing the internet she would get random pop-ups while just reading a page, and that the computer was running slow. She purchased RegAlive to help speed up her system, and that started to cause instability issues and lockups. I took the computer, installed Malwarebytes, and it brought up over 400 issues ranging from multiple trojan.bho to pup.mywebsearch bugs, which I have quarantined.

I'm hoping that you folks can assist in cleaning up this mess. I promise to educate my MIL on what is not safe for download in the future!


A:Multiple Issues caused by click happy Mother-In-Law

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I am experiencing several problems that I believe (though I am not sure) are related to windows 10 as I began to experience them after an update in November.
I am stuck using Edge as a browser, Firefox will download and install, but will only display blank pages, Chrome cannot connect to the internet to complete installation even though my internet connection is ok. Internet explorer will not work at all.
The steam app will not connect to the network, meaning that I am unable to download anything. This happens despite the network being up and my internet connection working
YouTube videos will not play properly. the page will usually have to be refreshed several times before the video will play.
Videos played in media player etc. will not play sound. Sound plays fine when the file is played on another device.
I have tried the usual things such as uninstalling and reinstalling the programs and disabling my firewall when the programs are unable to connect but to no avail.

Thank you in advance to anyone who may be able to suggest anything, or to shed light on what may be causing these issues.
P.S Sorry If I have not posted this in the correct place

A:Multiple issues possibly caused by windows 10 update

Lots of things to do starting with making sure your Windows Updates are installed successfully. Also run SFC /scannow and chkdsk /r. Report back and we'll see where we stand.

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Hello, a peice of paper being dropped onto a bamboo type of mouse pad continuously clicked the mouse and now the computer is super slow and some programs hang. I tried to utilize the repair disk but when i go into the bios it doesn't let me use the enter key to boot from the disk. Please help!

It was an upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 and even though it says its windows 10, the interface looks like windows 7 to me. For some reason I can't access the search field but can get to some options if i right click on the windows icon.

It's an intel pentium G620 2.6ghz 4gb ram, 64 bit operating systm and 64 based processor, pen and touch support.

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so I just got a new projector, and plugged it in to my headphones and computer. As soon as I put the headphones on, they were buzzing rather noticeably. I have done a bunch of searches on the internet and to troubleshoot the problem, and the solutions I saw on the other forums didn't work for me. I need to know if there is A box I can buy that is capable of isolating and removing the buzzing so I don't go insane. My headphones are some standard in-ear ones.

A:Speaker/headphone buzzing issues, caused by projector

If your connections aren't inserted all the way in, they won't make a clean connection and makes that "buzz".

Also, buzzing is more noticeable at high volume than it is low. Try checking volume controls on the projector.

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Hi. The admins installed the following updates to our dev Server 2008 R2 last night and we're no longer able to publish from Visual Studio to that server nor are we able to view pages; our pages are all HTTPS. Here are the updates,

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - March 2017 (KB890830)March, 2017 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4012212)March, 2017 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4012215)Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB4013867)
When publishing, the connection just times out. When trying to view pages, it just spins. 
In the Windows event logs > System, we see a lot of "Schannel" errors. We also see "NETLOGON" errors ("The following fatal alert was generated: 40. The internal error state is 1204."), with this detail:
This computer was not able to set up a secure session with a domain controller in domain MYDOMAIN due to the following: 
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request. 
This may lead to authentication problems. Make sure that this computer is connected to the network. If the problem persists, please contact your domain administrator.  
Also, some "GroupPolicy" errors:
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not resolve the computer name. This could be caused by one of more of the following: 
a) Name Resolution failure on... Read more

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Yesterday I was notified by HP Support Assistant that there was an "important" new printer driver update for my HP printer. I installed it and immediately the following issue started: The display on my laptop screen is out of position - it is shifted about an inch to the left and down, so there is an inch-wide black bar down the right side of the screen, and the start button and task bar are off the bottom of the screen.

I've tried everything I can find ... display settings, screen resolution, graphics card settings, etc. I restored to a system restore point created just before the software update, but it didn't solve the issue. I contacted HP support by phone, but as the PC and printer are both out of warranty, they were unable to help without a charge. They helped me uninstall and reinstall the printer driver, but it did not solve the issue.

Meanwhile, I've set the screen resolution to a lower setting and moved the task bar to the left so I can see the entire screen image, even if it is not using the full screen.

The computer is an HP Pavilion dv6-2150us laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit with SP1. The printer is an HP Officejet Pro 8500a.

Any suggestions?

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Hi. I'm using xcopy on Windows XP and faced with a problem when trying to retrieve files from network
share by using this command: \\fas\install$\Databases\Oracle\OraClient_10.2.0.3\client\Disk1\ D:\Temp\ /E and cmd says me, that's incorrect path, whereas getting files from
\\fas\install$ is OK.
I have read, that's due long file names, but I cann't figure out how to fix it. Please help. I have tried /N key, and it's didn't help.

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I just now joined the forum because I need help, badly.
First off, google redirects URLs to random websites. I know a temporary solution to that is to disable whatever it is in Plug & Play but it just keeps coming back and it's more of an annoyance than anything else.
Next, there are like hundreds of random jibberish executable files that keep opening on startup. Everytime I disable them in MSconfig more are just created. I tried erasing everything in HijackThis but they came back seconds later.
Firefox kept crashing. I made a new profile and it stopped- but I don't know what caused the dysfunction in the first place. Internet explorer will run, but images don't show up, and neither do the advanced settings.
Viruses that I recently removed/quarantined with spybot search & destroy are:

and my hijack this log is this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:14:33 PM, on 2/24/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 SP2 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

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I copied my data folders/files from my winXP C-drive to my external hard-drive & then to my new win7 C-drive. After about 20-25 minutes of copying (with 5 seconds remaining) ... I got the attached message ... (2 found) ... I clickedSkip... same message again (1 found) ... I clicked Skip ... same message again (0 found) ... I clicked Skip. please solve this.

A:File name too long issues

You can try to using ''long path tool'' for google searching. Already i have solved my problem too.

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e again (0 found) ... I clicked Skip. please solve this.

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Hello. I have a HP laptop running Windows 7 64 bit and have been having a bunch of issues that I can't seem to figure out or try to figure out and get enraged instead.
1) I can't hibernate or sleep. The computer BSOD's during the process, after the screen has shut off. So for the past few months I've just shut down my computer whenever I go to class and such.
2) The longer the computer stays on, the higher the probability of a seemingly random BSOD occurs. So I shut it down every night. I've had many random BSODs in the middle of the day during use though.
3) Instant BSOD upon launching Internet Explorer (IE9)
4) Windows Update lists the installation of IE9 as an available important update even though it is already installed (but defunct) so it tries and fails every shut down. I know I could just hide it, but I've ignored stuff like that for too long.
5) When the computer boots up, as soon as I log in I hear the error ding twice and when the desktop comes up a split second later I have two error boxes claiming there are missing DLL files (1 file per box). They are: C:/.../AppData/Roaming/kragi.dll and C:/.../AppData/Roaming/wlims.dll
That's all the major issues I can remember for the moment, there could be another.
Any help is much appreciated.
These have all been occurring for a long time, the boot issue for many many months but as an engineering major I just didn't have time to fix this stuff.
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A:A bunch of issues that I've put off for too long

Data-gathering time .
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.

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I recently bought a new PC and have installed some of my favorite games, however when i play them on anything above low settings i get below 50fps I have only installed BF2 and BF2142 and defragmented and all of the other stuff so i am convinced it is not any issue related to that. My specs are :

Type: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 / 1.86 GHz

Cache memory
Type: L2 Cache
Installed Size: 2 MB

Chipset Type: Intel 945G Express
Data Bus Speed: 1066 MHz

Installed Size: 1 GB / 4 GB (max)
Technology: DDR II SDRAM

Hard Drive: 1 x 250 GB - standard - Serial ATA-300 - 7200 rpm

Graphics controller
Type: PCI Express x16 - plug-in card
Graphics Processor / Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE
Video Memory: DDR SDRAM
Installed Size: 256 MB

Operating system / software
OS Provided: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

So guys, do you think that it is my CPU or my GPU thats causing me problems. I would be willing to upgrade my hardware if i was guaranteed a moderate FPS increase however im not ready to splash out hundreds of pounds on that infamous "8800 ultra". A quick response would be greatly appreciated! I have been looking all over the web and people have said that the CPU was more likely to be causing problems on a game like BF2142. I am interested in this CPU:

- IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Boxed Processor 3.2 GHz 1Mb 800 SL7P

As with the GPU i have been looking around and the 7500LE seems to have decent specs and an upgrade for that would cost in the ar... Read more

A:New CPU or GPU (performance issues)

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