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Old 07-07-2006, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sloooooow old grandpa computer needs help getting around

Alright so I'm not a tech head by any means and I've never posted on any forums before. Here's the thing, same old song that's been posted here a thousand times before I'm sure: I have a five year-old computer and its performance has slowed to a crawl over the last year or so. I don't have any money for any upgrades, and I'm begging for any advice someone much smarter than myself can offer. Here's my Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:10:52 PM, on 7/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5346.0005)

Running processes:
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\WinCleaner Memory Optimizer\WinMemOpt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Jon Knitter\Desktop\Random Junk\Random Programs\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page ={SUB_CLCID}
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyServer =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - AutorunsDisabled - (no file)
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "c:\PROGRA~1\\vso\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] c:\PROGRA~1\\vso\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] C:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\\agent\McAgent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WinMem] C:\Program Files\WinCleaner Memory Optimizer\WinMemOpt.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - AutorunsDisabled - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} ( Operating System Class) -
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) -
O18 - Protocol: AutorunsDisabled - (no CLSID) - (no file)
O18 - Filter: AutorunsDisabled - (no CLSID) - (no file)
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager - 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: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee WSC Integration - McAfee, Inc - c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
O23 - Service: McShield - Unknown - c:\PROGRA~1\\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: VirusScan Online Realtime Engine - Networks Associates Technology, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\\vso\mcvsrte.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service - McAfee Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSER~1.EXE

Here are my laughable specs:
Gateway Pentium 4 1.6 Ghz
128 MB of RAM
80 gig hard drive with 50 gigs free

I'm a simple man with simple needs, and I'm pretty sure I don't need 90% of that crap running. I'm just not sure what to get rid of, or how to get rid of it. Thank you for your help.

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Old 07-07-2006, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Jeez that's a lot of stuff, just delete some programs you don't use to start

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Old 07-07-2006, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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after deleting unwanted programs, go to Start>Run>type in "msconfig">go to the startup tab and uncheck things u dont want to run. if there is anything u are unsure about then just google it, but all of the stuff on that list is not needed so u could just uncheck everything if u want to. after that, try running a spyware program like Adaware. u can find it here:

next u should defrag ur hardrive. go to Start>All Programs>Accesories>system tools>Disk defragmentor.
P.S. it may take a few hours to complete this and i recommend doing it when u are not using the computer.
-C2Q Q6700 @ 3.4ghz(cooled by PetraTech's Elite Water Cooling Kit)
-DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS
-4*1024 sticks of G.Skill Ram 4-4-4-12
-eVGA 8800GTX 630/2000
-80 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-320 gig 7200rpm SATA HDD
-Sony DVD/CD burner
-NZXT Tempest
-Antec True Power 550 watt PSU

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Old 07-07-2006, 05:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I Myself only see this couple of things that can be removed:

O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe

O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe

most of the other things are pretty neccesary for a computer to work, but try to press start>run>msconfig>start up bar and see what you recognize as crap, anything you remove from there is pretty safe.

It might also be your RAM dying out or something, the HDD seems fine I Got the same and the CPU shouldn't crap out if you don't paly or stuff.

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Old 07-07-2006, 09:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Defrag aswell. If you can I'd format your disk.

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Old 07-07-2006, 10:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Might want to buy another 128Mb or a 256Mb stick of ram... It will really help...

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