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Old 10-25-2009, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Computer CPU Spikes, going from 0 to 100 and lag ensues (Could be Hardware)

Alright, recently (Starting 2 days ago) My computer has started slowing down. I only have a feeling its a virus because sometimes my Uncles Kids go on and they don't have an idea as to what sites to go on or not. I probably will advise them next time but for now, I need some help figuring out if it's a virus or not. This usually happens when I play a game, but I'm sure its not the games fault as I'm playing really old ones like Age of Empires 2 and such on a decent Computer (CPU= AMD x2 6000+ 3.0 GHz, HD 4850, 2 gb ram). It makes the whole computer lag really badly for a minute or so then its fine for another 4-5 minutes. I am using Windows 7 RTC at the moment (Urgently needed to use whatever was at hand. Probably switching to official soon) .

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:44:07 PM, on 10/25/2009
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3004)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7100.0000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\BitTorrent\bittorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Users\Arsalan Malick\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chr ome.exe
C:\Users\Arsalan Malick\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chr ome.exe
C:\Users\Arsalan Malick\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: SingleInstance Class - {FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\YTSingleInstan ce.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StartCCC] "C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe" /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirtualCloneDrive] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe" /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HDAudDeck] C:\Program Files (x86)\VIA\VIAudioi\VDeck\VDeck.exe -r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\Arsalan Malick\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.ex e" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Steam] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xporter vers Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} (get_atlcom Class) - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AMD External Events Utility - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Scheduler (AntiVirSchedulerService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Guard (AntiVirService) - Avira GmbH - C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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End of file - 9731 bytes


I also wanted to post Malware Bytes Log just in case.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 3030
Windows 6.1.7100

10/25/2009 2:24:49 PM
mbam-log-2009-10-25 (14-24-49).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 229408
Time elapsed: 23 minute(s), 50 second(s)

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

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\open\command\(defa ult) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: ("regedit.exe" "%1") Good: (regedit.exe "%1") -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChange s (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)


Note that I deleted the files that MalwareBytes detected to be malicious but the problem is still there.


I have no idea how to do this, so bear with me if I get lost.

Osiris suggested I post it here since it could be a hardware issue.

Thank you again
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Computer CPU Spikes, going from 0 to 100 and lag ensues (Could be Hardware)

I used to look at hijackthis logs a long time ago, but since then have forgotten a lot of it and not used it so much, I will try my best though.

A very useful tool to use is a website:
HijackThis Logfileauswertung
This site lets you copy your logs into it and will automatically analyse the results depending on how people rate the processes you have running. ( E.g if lots of people say abcdxx.exe is bad, it will show up as a possible issue which you can then google ).

Running yours through the site it looks like your computer isn't having any issues due to nasties.

I would try running spybot and maybe ad-aware. See if they come up with anything.
Have you done a memtest to make sure faulty ram isn't causing the stuttering?
Have you tried chkdsk?

These are just things i'd try, please don't take my word as final but these are the steps I would take myself without hesitation. Maybe for now just try the anti spyware apps and do the memtest to rule them out.
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Sorry for the double post, just saw you mentioned it's usually whilst you play games, is your graphics card driver up to date?
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I will update them asap. and I will heed your advice and come back and edit this post once everything's done.


Just letting you know, thanks.
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Sorry for the late response, I've been busy with other things lately.

I did everything you said to do, I even reinstalled Windows to be on the safe side (Actually, other things started to act up, but it was because my windows 7 RC was screwing up for some reason) and the problem is still there. I'm starting to think that it could be my HD since it is the second newest thing in my computer right now (First being the mobo since my older one fried) and this problem is new. I'm not sure.
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Hijack logs should be in there. It hasnt gotten the proper attention cause it is posted in the wrong area. I would suggest a scan with our guide:

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Hey Mak, I posted that log a while back and Osiris told me to post it here and maybe someone could find out if it was a hardware issue. So it's already been given the thumbs down in the analysis section.
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Well posting a log here if Osiris didnt find anything wont do any good. Only a select few people can read it.

Plus there is no Windows 7 RTC. There is Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) or Windows 7 RTM (Release to Manufacturing). Other than that make sure you have Proper drivers and the software you are using IS compatible with Widnows 7. If you have even 1 piece of software that isnt compatible you will get the things you are.
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Well posting a log here if Osiris didnt find anything wont do any good. Only a select few people can read it.

Plus there is no Windows 7 RTC. There is Windows 7 RC (Release Candidate) or Windows 7 RTM (Release to Manufacturing). Other than that make sure you have Proper drivers and the software you are using IS compatible with Widnows 7. If you have even 1 piece of software that isnt compatible you will get the things you are.
I've experienced this first hand... Can be very annoying. Do you know what process(es) is/are causing the lag spikes? You suspect the hard drive being at fault, since it's the second newest thing? Why would you not suspect the newest thing, since it's the "central nervous" system of the entire computer? Just 'cause it boots fine, and seems to run fine does not mean it's a good board. I am running a board, that when I first got it, had a bad IGP, now it has a bad ethernet port too.
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I suspect it could be the multiple SVChosts that I have running. I know they are important, but sometimes you can have 2 of them taking around 15 percent each. Next to that, Hardware interrupts also goes up (according to process explorer).

I suspected the HD because when this sort of problem was hardware related most people pointed to the hard drive being at fault, and when those who had the problem replaced the HD, everything was fine. My Mobo could be also bad, but I don't think that Lag every so often during games is a problem that occurs with the mobo, but I might be wrong.

to Mak, the only updates I have installed on the computer are the ones I got through Windows update, and Catalyst Drivers (which ARE for Windows 7). Perhaps it could've been the games themselves (AoE III is old compared to win7), but It happens with EVERY game, and now it's even happening with videos from sites like Blip.
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