Welcome to MalwareRemoval.com,
What if we told you that you could get malware removal help from experts, and that it was 100% free? MalwareRemoval.com provides free support for people with infected computers. Our help, and the tools we use are always 100% free. No hidden catch. We simply enjoy helping others. You enjoy a clean, safe computer.

Malware Removal Instructions

Computer is running slow

MalwareRemoval.com provides free support for people with infected computers. Using plain language that anyone can understand, our community of volunteer experts will walk you through each step.

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 8th, 2008, 5:32 am

Hi

Then we use this instead:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to a convenient location. The log can also be found here: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
  • Please post contents of that file in your next reply.
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland
Advertisement
Register to Remove

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Dreemerz » June 9th, 2008, 11:18 pm

A weird issue popped up today. I'm not really sure what it means since I never heard of it before. But randomly, I will hear this alert or siren type of sound from my headphones. I don't use speakers and instead just plug in a headset to the computer. Sometimes it won't happen for an hour 1 or 2 and others it will happen 2-3 times in a few minutes. It's just a somewhat annoying, "Errr" noise. I'm not sure how to explain it really. Any idea on what this could be?

I did google it and it seems like it could be an overheating issue, but everyone says it comes from their computer tower. The tower seems fine as far as noise goes. The noise I'm hearing is clearly from the headphones. If I adjust the volume, the noise lowers or goes higher with it. I've been on this computer for about two weeks and haven't heard it until today. Come to think of it, today was rather hot.

I've also already checked the fans inside and they all appear to be running. I can feel air being blown from them. I'm not really sure what to do and I'm worried that this computer is close to breaking.

Edit - I haven't done the scan yet. I didn't even notice that the page went onto a second one and had been waiting for your response all this time. I would like to know what is causing this noise though before I start running any heavy things like scanning on it.
Dreemerz
Regular Member
 
Posts: 47
Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 12:32 am

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 10th, 2008, 8:40 am

Hi

That sounds like some kind of hardware issue to me.

Those are not unfortunately my field so I can't do much but to redirect you to some windows forums after we have got you clean.

Temperature might affect, yes.

Please try to scan with mbam next and let me know if that sounds re-occurs.
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Dreemerz » June 10th, 2008, 2:53 pm

Here is the scan log you asked for.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.16
Database version: 845

11:52:25 AM 6/10/2008
mbam-log-6-10-2008 (11-52-25).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|G:\|H:\|I:\|)
Objects scanned: 137244
Time elapsed: 41 minute(s), 45 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 22
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4d1c4e81-a32a-416b-bcdb-33b3ef3617d3} (Adware.Need2Find) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{543bd811-f148-4b3a-a0b9-177014555bf9} (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock5.band (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock5.band.1 (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1f2f95d9-bafd-4769-85a2-4169957db67e} (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock5.bho (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock5.bho.1 (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{82ea1a55-9cbc-404b-9d0c-e8bfb7eaae9b} (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{d6b0c179-6343-442c-8175-9652e200cb55} (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock4.band (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock4.band.1 (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1fe2ebe5-42ff-4586-a144-ca420c84ff6a} (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{1fe2ebe5-42ff-4586-a144-ca420c84ff6a} (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock4.bho (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bndblock4.bho.1 (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{d4a714f6-af40-4425-b708-ff03cbbc0a84} (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{b64f4a7c-97c9-11da-8bde-f66bad1e3f3a} (Rogue.WinAntivirus) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\BndBlock4.DLL (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\BndBlock5.DLL (Adware.ISM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\affri (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\affri (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MS Juan (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\{59a40ac9-e67d-4155-b31d-4b7330fcd2d6} (Adware.PurityScan) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\L74E1.tmp (Trojan.Downloader) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\A0.tmp (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Edit - That noise I was talking about earlier happened again. I used the computer for a few hours before it went off and then again a minute or so later. It's been about an hour since then and I haven't heard the noise again so far.

At the time I was just listening to streaming music and the computer was running louder.
Dreemerz
Regular Member
 
Posts: 47
Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 12:32 am

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 11th, 2008, 9:13 am

Hi

So that is very like an overheating issue.

Please post also a fresh HijackThis log :)
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Dreemerz » June 11th, 2008, 2:24 pm

I thought the overheating noise came from the tower, and not the speakers though? Also, when a computer overheats and gets too hot. It will just shut off before any damage is done right?

Here is the log you asked for.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:22:20 AM, on 6/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CPUCooL\CooLSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SnoopFreeSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SnoopFreeUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.myspace.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: QFX Software KeyScrambler - {2B9F5787-88A5-4945-90E7-C4B18563BC5E} - C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: AOL Toolbar Launcher - {7C554162-8CB7-45A4-B8F4-8EA1C75885F9} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker BHO - {F0D4B231-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker - {F0D4B239-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SnoopFreeUI] SnoopFreeUI.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeathAdder] C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VX6000] C:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LifeCam] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeExp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Cpue] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\YSTEM3~1\netdde.exe" -vt ndrv
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar Search - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 2.0\resources\en-US\local\search.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://km.bar.need2find.com/KM/menusearch.html?p=KM
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {5C106A59-CC3C-4caa-81A4-6D909B5ACE23} - C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &KeyScrambler... - {5C106A59-CC3C-4caa-81A4-6D909B5ACE23} - C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} -
O16 - DPF: {55027008-315F-4F45-BBC3-8BE119764741} (Slide Image Uploader Control) - http://www.slide.com/uploader/SlideImageUploader.cab
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: ANIWZCSd Service (ANIWZCSdService) - Alpha Networks Inc. - C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Canon Camera Access Library 8 (CCALib8) - Canon Inc. - C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
O23 - Service: CPUCooLServer Service (CPUCooLServer) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CPUCooL\CooLSrv.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
O23 - Service: Snoop Free Service (SnoopFreeSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SnoopFreeSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine (svcWRSSSDK) - Webroot Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

--
End of file - 8997 bytes
Dreemerz
Regular Member
 
Posts: 47
Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 12:32 am

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 12th, 2008, 9:09 am

Hi

Yes it should shutdown with default settings.

Anyway, adding another fan (maybe to computer case) would be good.

Open HijackThis, click do a system scan only and checkmark this:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Cpue] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\YSTEM3~1\netdde.exe" -vt ndrv

Close all windows including browser and press fix checked.

Reboot.

Post back a fresh HijackThis log and tell me if any problems left?
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Dreemerz » June 12th, 2008, 3:18 pm

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:10:37 PM, on 6/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\CPUCooL\CooLSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SnoopFreeSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SnoopFreeUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.myspace.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: QFX Software KeyScrambler - {2B9F5787-88A5-4945-90E7-C4B18563BC5E} - C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: AOL Toolbar Launcher - {7C554162-8CB7-45A4-B8F4-8EA1C75885F9} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker BHO - {F0D4B231-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {DE9C389F-3316-41A7-809B-AA305ED9D922} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker - {F0D4B239-DA4B-4daf-81E4-DFEE4931A4AA} - C:\Program Files\ZoneAlarmSB\bar\1.bin\SPYBLOCK.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SnoopFreeUI] SnoopFreeUI.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeathAdder] C:\Program Files\Razer\DeathAdder\razerhid.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VX6000] C:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LifeCam] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\LifeExp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar Search - c:\program files\aol\aol toolbar 2.0\resources\en-US\local\search.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - http://km.bar.need2find.com/KM/menusearch.html?p=KM
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {3369AF0D-62E9-4bda-8103-B4C75499B578} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {5C106A59-CC3C-4caa-81A4-6D909B5ACE23} - C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &KeyScrambler... - {5C106A59-CC3C-4caa-81A4-6D909B5ACE23} - C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O16 - DPF: {1D6711C8-7154-40BB-8380-3DEA45B69CBF} -
O16 - DPF: {55027008-315F-4F45-BBC3-8BE119764741} (Slide Image Uploader Control) - http://www.slide.com/uploader/SlideImageUploader.cab
O23 - Service: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: ANIWZCSd Service (ANIWZCSdService) - Alpha Networks Inc. - C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exe
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - ALWIL Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 - Service: ##Id_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762## (Bonjour Service) - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Canon Camera Access Library 8 (CCALib8) - Canon Inc. - C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
O23 - Service: CPUCooLServer Service (CPUCooLServer) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CPUCooL\CooLSrv.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Kodak Camera Connection Software (KodakCCS) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
O23 - Service: Snoop Free Service (SnoopFreeSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\SnoopFreeSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine (svcWRSSSDK) - Webroot Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

--
End of file - 8848 bytes


The computer still seems rather slow, but it improved some. I guess it was more on the computer itself then I thought.

Only issues left are that noise, cpu usage and svchost.exe.

You know about the noise already. There is something odd though. It only seems to go off between 3pm and 7pm. It never goes off in the morning, afternoon or into the night. Although it is a lot cooler outside of those times. So maybe it is overheating or just warning me. I can keep using the computer as normal when the alert happens.

I also got everest and cpucool to monitor the temp. The second one is just to compare the numbers. Usually under load the computer will run into the 60ish C and sometimes 65ishC. When I'm not doing anything heavy or on it. It runs at about 54C. Those temps are constant through the whole day. I'm not really sure what is the warning temp is though or how accurate these programs are.

Another thing that is puzzling me is the sound's source. I thought overheating came from inside the tower? I did look inside of it and it is rather dusty. I plan to clean it out. But I didn't see anything that looked like a speaker. Would the computer just default the noise to my headphones in that case?

I don't know what's up with the cpu usage. It's sitting at 100% right now and I'm not doing anything but this. The computer isn't running harder either and things still seem to open in a reasonable amount of time.

Lately, typically a minute or two after boot up, the computer will start to run faster and louder. I looked in the task manager and one of the svchosts goes crazy. It's mem usage shoots up to 80,000k to 100,000k. It stays like this for a minute or two before calming down and dropping back to a lower amount.

That's it for the problems. Is there any other steps I can take to quicken the computer? Such as choosing what not to start up with the computer. 43 processes are running right now and that seems kind of high. More so since before the cpu usage spiked around 3-10% at the start of this.
Dreemerz
Regular Member
 
Posts: 47
Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 12:32 am

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 13th, 2008, 8:03 am

Hi

"
You know about the noise already. There is something odd though. It only seems to go off between 3pm and 7pm. It never goes off in the morning, afternoon or into the night. Although it is a lot cooler outside of those times. So maybe it is overheating or just warning me. I can keep using the computer as normal when the alert happens.

I also got everest and cpucool to monitor the temp. The second one is just to compare the numbers. Usually under load the computer will run into the 60ish C and sometimes 65ishC. When I'm not doing anything heavy or on it. It runs at about 54C. Those temps are constant through the whole day. I'm not really sure what is the warning temp is though or how accurate these programs are.

Another thing that is puzzling me is the sound's source. I thought overheating came from inside the tower? I did look inside of it and it is rather dusty. I plan to clean it out. But I didn't see anything that looked like a speaker. Would the computer just default the noise to my headphones in that case?"

You should clean then, yes. Temperatures and noise should both go down after that.

"Lately, typically a minute or two after boot up, the computer will start to run faster and louder. I looked in the task manager and one of the svchosts goes crazy. It's mem usage shoots up to 80,000k to 100,000k. It stays like this for a minute or two before calming down and dropping back to a lower amount."

That is most likely related to windows updates. Are they set to automatic?

"That's it for the problems. Is there any other steps I can take to quicken the computer? Such as choosing what not to start up with the computer. 43 processes are running right now and that seems kind of high. More so since before the cpu usage spiked around 3-10% at the start of this."

You can remove these from starting with HijackThis:

O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe

I also recommend to uninstall ZoneAlarm SpyBlocker.
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Dreemerz » June 13th, 2008, 3:36 pm

Shaba wrote:Hi
"Lately, typically a minute or two after boot up, the computer will start to run faster and louder. I looked in the task manager and one of the svchosts goes crazy. It's mem usage shoots up to 80,000k to 100,000k. It stays like this for a minute or two before calming down and dropping back to a lower amount."

That is most likely related to windows updates. Are they set to automatic?


They are.

"That's it for the problems. Is there any other steps I can take to quicken the computer? Such as choosing what not to start up with the computer. 43 processes are running right now and that seems kind of high. More so since before the cpu usage spiked around 3-10% at the start of this."

You can remove these from starting with HijackThis:

O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Kodak EasyShare software.lnk = C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe


Do I just place a check next to them and fix them or is there another way to do it?

I'm also guessing the 100% cpu usage thing is nothing to worry about?
Dreemerz
Regular Member
 
Posts: 47
Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 12:32 am

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 14th, 2008, 4:47 am

Hi

"They are."

So that explains it. Try to switch them to manual or disabled and tell me if it helped.

"Do I just place a check next to them and fix them or is there another way to do it?"

Yes, that is the way.

As for 100% cpu usage it depends on which processes are using the most of CPU.
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Dreemerz » June 14th, 2008, 5:16 am

Shaba wrote:Hi

So that explains it. Try to switch them to manual or disabled and tell me if it helped.


I set it to notify me if there were updates, but not automatically download and install them. So it's on manual pretty much. The svchost.exe still freaked out though for a minute before calming down.

As for 100% cpu usage it depends on which processes are using the most of CPU.


I actually figured out this one. There was a process called CooLSRV.exe taking up 99 cpu (When svchost wasn't going crazy). I googled it and it belongs to cpucool. I ended the process and the cpu usage dropped down to the spikey 2-10% it likes to go at. I'll probably just uninstall cpucool since I don't really need it. Unless you feel it'd be a good idea to keep it on.

As for the start ups. I went ahead and removed all you listed, and removed ZoneAlarm Spy Blocker. The system did seem to boot up a little quicker. So that's good.
Dreemerz
Regular Member
 
Posts: 47
Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 12:32 am

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 14th, 2008, 5:31 am

Hi

"I set it to notify me if there were updates, but not automatically download and install them. So it's on manual pretty much. The svchost.exe still freaked out though for a minute before calming down."

I think that only totally disabling it will stop svchost.exe thing, unfortunately. It is a bug.

CpuCool can use a lot processor so it might be wise to uninstall it, yes.

Any other concerns? :)
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Dreemerz » June 14th, 2008, 3:44 pm

Not really. The only thing that is worrying me still is that siren noise. I don't want this computer to break, more so since I don't have a new motherboard to fix my own yet. I might just end up getting a new one though since it's 5 years old.

I thought that noise was supposed to come out of the tower though? Something about the motherboard has a speaker on it. I looked inside though and saw no speaker of any kind. So it is possible that the alert noise would just default to my headset instead?
Dreemerz
Regular Member
 
Posts: 47
Joined: May 2nd, 2008, 12:32 am

Re: Computer is running slow

Unread postby Shaba » June 15th, 2008, 4:35 am

Hi

Yes, that is possible.

I think that best thing here would be taking computer somewhere to check.
User avatar
Shaba
Admin/Teacher Emeritus
 
Posts: 26974
Joined: March 24th, 2006, 4:42 am
Location: Finland
Advertisement
Register to Remove

PreviousNext

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to Infected? Virus, malware, adware, ransomware, oh my!



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 52 guests

Contact us:

Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Register to remove all ads. The forum is run by volunteers who donate their time and expertise. We make every attempt to ensure that the help and advice posted is accurate and will not cause harm to your computer. However, we do not guarantee that they are accurate and they are to be used at your own risk. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Member site: UNITE Against Malware