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Old 09-25-2005, 09:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default System Problems. Very Slow!!!

My system is very slow....been locking up...and...i always have a bucnh of pricesses running that i am not sure if i need or not...and i try to open the Internet Explorer it won't open it until i end like 4-5 other iexlporer processes already running.....her is my HIJACK THIS LOG....any help appreciated....thanks

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:52:07 AM, on 9/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Kenny & Heater\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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 Bar =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Compaq
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: McBrwHelper Class - {227B8AA8-DAF2-4892-BD1D-73F568BCB24E} - c:\program files\\mps\mcbrhlpr.dll
O2 - BHO: McAfee Privacy Service Popup Blocker - {3EC8255F-E043-4cae-8B3B-B191550C2A22} - c:\program files\\mps\popupkiller.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {BA52B914-B692-46c4-B683-905236F6F655} - c:\progra~1\\vso\mcvsshl.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [srmclean] C:\Cpqs\Scom\srmclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCAgentExe] c:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mcagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MCUpdateExe] c:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mcupdate.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPSExe] c:\PROGRA~1\\mps\mscifapp.exe /embedding
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MPFExe] C:\PROGRA~1\\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VSOCheckTask] "C:\PROGRA~1\\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exe" /checktask
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [OASClnt] C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIModeChange] Ati2mdxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WCOLOREAL] "C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Coloreal\coloreal.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPQEASYACC] C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AWMON] "C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Plus\Ad-Watch.exe"
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {0713E8D2-850A-101B-AFC0-4210102A8DA7} (Microsoft ProgressBar Control, version 5.0 (SP2)) -
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) -
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} ( Operating System Class) -
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -
O16 - DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} (DwnldGroupMgr Class) -
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee WSC Integration (McDetect.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
O23 - Service: McShield (McShield) - McAfee Inc. - c:\PROGRA~1\\vso\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Task Scheduler (McTskshd.exe) - McAfee, Inc - c:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mctskshd.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager (mcupdmgr.exe) - McAfee, Inc - C:\PROGRA~1\\Agent\mcupdmgr.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - McAfee Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

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Old 09-25-2005, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well first off, MacAffe takes up a lot of system resources. Secondly, what I would do if I were you is to go through the list of startup items and if you come across an entry that does not look familiar, then use Process to look it up. You can either use a program like Winpatrol or use the msconfig utility, which you can access by going to start>run then type "msconfig", no quotes. Hopefully turning off a bunch of the stuff you don't need will speed things up a bit. You also might want to run some virus and spyware scans to make sure, plus a defrag couldn't hurt.

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basically what these guys said. well spotted about the ATI/nVIDIA services thendar!!! off topic but ditch IE for firefox or opera or anything other than IE really
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Old 09-26-2005, 11:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It wouldnt hurt to run a disk cleanup to get rid of ur temp internet files, recycle bin files etc , chkdsk and then defrag.
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Also if this is like a futureshop special or what ever and you got a Compaq that loads up all of Compaq's bullsh-- on boot you might look into stopping some of that stuff. Some hardware makers load up unnessary ram monitures or other things of that nature. Might be an option, when ever some one gets something from furtureshop or best by or what ever I always recoment reinstalling windows right off the bat. Might not be the best advice for the some one whos never really delt with computers but IMHO I like to know what programs im adding to a machine
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Old 09-26-2005, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's a quote I posted elsewhere, but it might apply here as well.
OK. Here's a solution for you.

MSCONFIG (when used with the RUN command) opens up the System Configuration Utility. Most of the stuff in there you don't want to mess with unless you know what you are doing or have detailed instructions.

Click the STARTUP tab. The list that it pulls up is everything that you can choose to start up when Windows does.

Why is all of this stuff in the list? Because every program designer thinks his 'creation' is so indispensible that no one could possibly want it to NOT start up with their computer (yeah, right), so they set it into the list and have it to do just that.

Once you're at the list, look it over and see what all has a check mark. Every program that does starts up when Windows loads... EVERYTIME!

If something is checked, but you don't know what it is, Google it and find out.

Once you have seen what is there, uncheck everything that you don't need or want. Keep your firewall, antivirus, broadband drivers, graphics drivers, whatever you absolutely have to have, but uncheck everythign else.

Once you are done, click APPLY, OK, then reboot.

When your computer starts up, you'll get a grey box about the System Configuration Utility. Check the box about 'Don't run on startup' then OK.

If you had a lot of stuff checked, then your comp ought to start up faster and run more stable.

Download and run AdAware, Spybot, and possibly Microsoft AntiSpyware.
(All are free. Be sure to have each one update itself before you scan.)

Uninstall any unused or unnedded programs you have on your hard drive.

Download and run TweakNow to clean up your computer's registry.


Reboot your computer and see if it cranks up a bit faster, plus it ought to have a lot more zip to it as well.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default o.k. soo that worked

O.k. soo that worked....everything you gusy rid of a lot of un needed junk...seems to be more stable and smoother....

Now.....I agree McAfee is sluggish and draws a lot of system resources....but what should i use for a firewall?? Do I need one? or is the Windows Firewall any good?? And what is a Good Virus Protection Software??

all help appreciated....

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