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#1 kjs2025

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:58 AM

Hi all. I am afraid I am not very technical at all with PCs so please bear that in mind with any responses. Thank you

My PC appears to be running very slowly and when I checked under Window Task Manager it shows the highest usage as follows, when CPU only between 0-4% :-

Mem Usage VM Size
Iexplore.exe 234,156k 220,576k
System 109,860k 304k
Svchost.exe 28,384k 29,120k
Explorer.exe 25,936k 31,588k

I have taken a Hijack log as I saw this mentioned on several posts as I thought it may help (see below).

I would be very grateful for any guidance on how to correct/improve this situation.
Thank you in anticipation.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 20:43:27, on 15/07/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyPro (Corporate Edition)\MyBusinessWorksbackup.exe
C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader\NitroPDFReaderDriverService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainbow Technologies\SentinelLM 7.2.0 Server\English\lservnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainbow Technologies\SuperPro\6.1\Server\Server\WinNT\spnsrvnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Business Broadband Desktop Help\btbb\BTHelpNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ACDSYS~1\DEVDET~1\DEVDET~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011\BoostSpeed.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Gerber Technology\acmkmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\Toolbox\STATUS~1\STATUS~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\jre\bin\javaw.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = www.google.co.uk/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=uk&ibd=5061024
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = www.google.co.uk/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=uk&ibd=5061024
R3 - URLSearchHook: Dealio Toolbar - {01398B87-61AF-4FFB-9AB5-1A1C5FB39A9C} - C:\Program Files\Dealio Toolbar\IE\4.4\dealioToolbarIE.dll
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {E312764E-7706-43F1-8DAB-FCDD2B1E416D} - (no file)
R3 - URLSearchHook: NetAssistantBHO Class - {E38FA08E-F56A-4169-ABF5-5C71E3C153A1} - C:\Program Files\Freeze.com\NetAssistant\NetAssistant.dll
O2 - BHO: Dealio Toolbar - {01398B87-61AF-4FFB-9AB5-1A1C5FB39A9C} - C:\Program Files\Dealio Toolbar\IE\4.4\dealioToolbarIE.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: XML module - {500BCA15-57A7-4eaf-8143-8C619470B13D} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {64466B8E-20A7-4A4A-AFF4-AAD9CA68B52C} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: URLRedirectionBHO - {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\BAE\BAE.dll
O2 - BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: NetAssistantBHO - {E38FA08E-F56A-4169-ABF5-5C71E3C153A1} - C:\Program Files\Freeze.com\NetAssistant\NetAssistant.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Dealio Toolbar - {01398B87-61AF-4FFB-9AB5-1A1C5FB39A9C} - C:\Program Files\Dealio Toolbar\IE\4.4\dealioToolbarIE.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DMXLauncher] C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [btbb_McciTrayApp] "C:\Program Files\BT Business Broadband Desktop Help\btbb\BTHelpNotifier.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Camera Detector] C:\PROGRA~1\ACDSYS~1\DEVDET~1\DEVDET~1.EXE -autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Corel Photo Downloader] C:\Program Files\Corel\Corel Photo Album 6\MediaDetect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_TRAY] C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SentinelSuperProServer] C:\Program Files\Rainbow Technologies\SuperPro\6.1\Server\Server\Win9x\spnsrv9x.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SearchSettings] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Spigot\Search Settings\SearchSettings.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\USB Drivers\RIMBBLaunchAgent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TomcatStartup 2.5] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\hpbpsttp.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AVG PC Tuneup 2011] "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC Tuneup 2011\BoostSpeed.exe" -UseTray
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: AccuMark Startup Manager.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Dell Network Assistant.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Gerber LaunchPad.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: MozyPro Status.lnk = C:\Program Files\MozyPro (Corporate Edition)\MyBusinessWorksstat.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_43C348BC2E93EB2B.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Se&nd to OneNote - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll/105
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Se&nd to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {3B8FB116-D358-48A3-A5C7-DB84F15CBB04} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: IExplorer Security - {3B8FB116-D358-48A3-A5C7-DB84F15CBB04} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: OneNote Lin&ked Notes - {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
O9 - Extra button: Public Domain Expert Toolbar Lite - {7EAD9CDA-E227-4164-B269-ADF8A9048C5F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Public Domain Expert Toolbar Lite - {7EAD9CDA-E227-4164-B269-ADF8A9048C5F} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.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
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.landmarkinfo.co.uk
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.landmarkinfo.co.uk
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.promap.co.uk
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.promap.co.uk
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.promapserver.co.uk
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.promapserver.co.uk
O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/viewers/ipixx.cab
O16 - DPF: {1851174C-97BD-4217-A0CC-E908F60D5B7A} (Hewlett-Packard Online Support Services) - https://h50203.www5....DataManager.CAB
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.syma...bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {33415AC7-AFFA-4D55-B41C-C64C0D07DFCA} (Hewlett-Packard Printer Diagnostics) - http://h50203.www5.h...SWebManager.CAB
O16 - DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} (DLM Control) - http://dlm.tools.aka...vex-2.2.5.7.cab
O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} - http://download.mcaf...01/mcinsctl.cab
O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.syma...n/bin/cabsa.cab
O16 - DPF: {644F656A-013E-4198-BE03-1D7A4F6AB550} (Promap Control) - https://www.promapse...test/promap.cab
O16 - DPF: {6B75345B-AA36-438A-BBE6-4078B4C6984D} (HpProductDetection Class) - http://h20270.www2.h...ctDetection.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.mi...b?1201547957953
O16 - DPF: {8BBDC81D-81B3-49EE-87E8-47B7A707FAE8} (GoToMeeting Web Starter) - https://www1.gotomee...ets/g2mdlax.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.m...ash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {DAF7E6E6-D53A-439A-B28D-12271406B8A9} (RIM AxLoader) - http://mobileapps.bl...re/AxLoader.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.ad...Plus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgpp.dll
O18 - Filter hijack: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: evacuative - {4d5b7736-a3bc-4e5b-9fa2-1bcc3e587abb} - (no file)
O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - AOL LLC - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
O23 - Service: Application Updater - Spigot, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Application Updater\ApplicationUpdater.exe
O23 - Service: AVGIDSAgent - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avgwd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Advanced Networking Service (hnmsvc) - SingleClick Systems - C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
O23 - Service: Intel® Matrix Storage Event Monitor (IAANTMON) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: McciCMService - Alcatel-Lucent - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
O23 - Service: MozyPro Backup Service (MyBusinessWorksbackup) - MyBusinessWorks - C:\Program Files\MozyPro (Corporate Edition)\MyBusinessWorksbackup.exe
O23 - Service: NitroPDFReaderDriverCreatorReadSpool (NitroReaderDriverReadSpool) - Nitro PDF Software - C:\Program Files\Nitro PDF\Reader\NitroPDFReaderDriverService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: PC Tools Startup and Shutdown Monitor service (PCToolsSSDMonitorSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\StartManSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: LiveShare P2P Server 9 (RoxLiveShare9) - Sonic Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxLiveShare9.exe
O23 - Service: SentinelLM - Rainbow Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Rainbow Technologies\SentinelLM 7.2.0 Server\English\lservnt.exe
O23 - Service: SuperProServer - Rainbow Technologies - C:\Program Files\Rainbow Technologies\SuperPro\6.1\Server\Server\WinNT\spnsrvnt.exe

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#2 kjs2025

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 01:42 PM

Sincere apologies - I just saw the note requesting NOT to post the Hijack Log here on my post - should I remove the log or re-direct the post to another forum?

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:08 PM

Hi kjs2025,

I moved your topic from the forum "General support" to "Help with Stubborn Infections", where we handle infected computers.

Please, to get help with cleaning your computer follow the instructions in the topic Read This Before You Post!.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:40 PM

Hi CeciliaB

did as you requested and have attached both the OTL and Extras files.

please advise if there is anything further you require or I should do

kind regards

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:16 AM

Hi kjs2025,

When did the PC start to be very slow?

Please uninstall:
Dealio Toolbar, reason http://www.systemloo...lbarIE_dll.html
Freeze.com NetAssistant, reason http://www.systemloo...istant_dll.html
Restart the computer and post a new OTL.txt.

Have you configured a proxy server or is that a left-over from an infection?

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:53 AM

Hi CeciliaB

1) did as you suggested and OTL file attached

2) PC has started to slow gradually over last few weeks.....takes me a long time to get logged on fully first thing

3) Sorry not sure what a proxy server is, if you could explain please I might be able to shed some light on it

thank you for you help

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 12:35 AM

Hi kjs2025,

2) More than 30 days ago? I wonder since OTL only lists files that has been created or modified during the last 30 days and I cannot see anything peculiar during the last 10 days of of June.
If you believe it is more than 30 days ago, you can run OTL and change the 30 days settings to next higher value.

It is possible that it is a hardware problem, for example a hard disk that gets more and more bad sectors. Since it is an XP computer I guess the computer is rather old now.

3) http://en.wikipedia....ki/Proxy_server
It can be used for example to surf anonymously or get an US IP address to be able to see TV series only open for US computers.

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:30 PM

Hi CeciliaB

3) what should I do about the proxy server ? I do use a VPN service for my laptop but I guess that has nothing to do with it?

2) Do ypu recommend I do a longer OTL log then? Today my SYSTEM is 136,036k and IEXPLORE.EXE is 99,444k of memory usage. What would you suggest?

many thanks

Kevin

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:59 PM

Hi kjs2025,

3) Then maybe it is the VPN service.

2) I don't know when your computer started to be slow, but we can check other things first.
The first thing you have to do is to check that you have backups of all your important files, in case that the hard disk suddenly gets really bad.
Let us then see what a simple hard disk test reports. Download and install HD Tune (not Pro): http://www.hdtune.com/download.html

Do you know how to make screen shots (Print Screen)?
I would like to see screen shots of the tabs:
Health
Benchmark

Do not run the "Error Scan".

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:20 PM

Thanks CeciliaB

2) I use MozyPro for automated backup.....will that be ok to ensure all my important files are backed up ok?

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 07:55 PM

You are welcome :)

Sorry, but I cannot answer that since I don't know which files that have been copied. You have to check that you find all your important files, favourites/bookmarks, e-mails etc. on the server.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 09:09 PM

How do I check that quickly please to make sure they are there? Not linked to a server - just home based PC?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:05 AM

With server I meant where the copies of your files are stored. It most be possible to see what files that are stored in Mozy Pro, otherwise it would be impossible to fetch them.

If you cannot find it yourself, let us hope that someone that have used Mozy Pro reads this.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:46 PM

Hi CeciliaB

HD tune screenshots attached as requested

kind regards

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:17 PM

The benchmark result is rather normal, but since there is no information on the Health tab I suggest that you perform a full test of the hard disk with the test program from its manufacturer.
http://www.seagate.c...loads/seatools/
"SeaTools for Windows" is installed in Windows while "SeaTools for DOS" is burned to a CD that the computer have to start from. Select which one you prefer to use and read the tutorial and "Learn more" to know how to use the program.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 08:05 PM

Before I do that, something that may or maynot be connected is that my PC is not closing fully.....often I get the message that windows is closing yet when I return the next morning the PC has not shut down fully

any ideas?

thank you

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:11 PM

Before I do that, something that may or maynot be connected is that my PC is not closing fully.....often I get the message that windows is closing yet when I return the next morning the PC has not shut down fully

any ideas?

thank you



P.S. did do as you said and run Seagate software and ran Short & Long generic tests and both passed. Anything else I should attempt using this software?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:18 AM

You are welcome!
Good that the hard disk passed the tests :)

When Windows doesn't shut down it usually is a program that doesn't stop running as it is supposed to do. Try to close as much as possible before shutting down Windows, even antivirus programs and other programs that are visible next to the clock.

[2011/07/18 09:27:05 | 000,000,414 | ---- | M] () -- C:\WINDOWS\tasks\AVG PC Tuneup 2011 Integrator Start On Windows Logon.job
I don't know but it looks like that job is started when you log on and if it is time consuming it will slow down the start of Windows.

It is possible that there is a conflict between AVG and Ad-Aware. Try to inactivate one of them and see if the computer behaviour improves.

Run an online scan with Eset http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/
To shorten the scanning time disable your AVG and Ad-Aware while scanning.

Un-check "Remove found threats"
Check "Scan Archives"

Click "Advanced Settings"
Check:
Scan for potentially unwanted applications
Scan for potentially unsafe applications
Enable Anti-Stealth Technology

Click Scan

When the scan completes the log file C:\Program\Eset\Eset Online Scanner\log.txt is created. Open it in Notepad and paste its content in your answer.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:40 PM

sorry - dumb question - but how do I/ easiest way to diasable them both?

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:27 AM

See http://www.lavasofts...s...st&p=124418 for instruction of how to turn off Ad-Watch and see http://www.bleepingc...opic114351.html for AVG instruction.

PS. And it is, of course, not a dumb question :(




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