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27-Apr-2012, 06:19 PM #1
Solved: XP slow to boot up
I recently had a drive failure, and I've done a clean install on the new drive, but it seems to take a long time booting up. I've looked at the start menu, but I don't know what can be turned off, and what needs to be left alone. Here's what I have running at startup:
Avast UI
hpztsb 10
HPWuSchd2
IntuitSyncManager
point32
AdobeARM
visicom-antiphishing
VTTimer
VTTray
Keepass
APS Daemon
ItunesHelper
MimeoLauncher2
Mimeolauncher
DiscWizardMonitor
TimeouterMonitor
schedhlp
ForceField
zatray
SOUNDMAN
ctfmon
HP Image Zone Fast Start

I've run Malwarebytes and superantispyware, and HijackThis, ( log attached below) I'd really like to get faster boot times, especially if things like the HP Image Zone fast start don't need to be there at boot.

What can I disable without causing trouble?
Thanks for your help


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:48:43 PM, on 4/27/2012
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:\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:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Memeo\AutoBackup\MemeoBackgroundService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\ReflectService.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard\SeagateDashboardService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://search.blekko.com/ws/?source...4&tbp=homepage
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
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer, optimized for Bing and MSN
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Search.com searchbox - {25f91356-743d-4a72-85bf-c49033ffa72b} - C:\Program Files\searchcom_003\searchcom_001X.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: ZoneAlarm Security Engine Registrar - {8A4A36C2-0535-4D2C-BD3D-496CB7EED6E3} - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\TrustChecker\bin\TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
O2 - BHO: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Search.com searchbox - {25f91356-743d-4a72-85bf-c49033ffa72b} - C:\Program Files\searchcom_003\searchcom_001X.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ZoneAlarm Security Engine - {EE2AC4E5-B0B0-4EC6-88A9-BCA1A32AB107} - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\TrustChecker\bin\TrustCheckerIEPlugin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast] "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe" /nogui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Component Manager] "C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Intuit SyncManager] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Sync\IntuitSyncManager.exe startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Anti-phishing Domain Advisor] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor\visicom_antiphishing.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTimer] VTTimer.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VTTrayp] VTtrayp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KeePass 2 PreLoad] "C:\Program Files\KeePass Password Safe 2\KeePass.exe" --preload
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Memeo Instant Backup] C:\Program Files\Memeo\AutoBackup\MemeoLauncher2.exe --silent --no_ui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Seagate Dashboard] C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard\MemeoLauncher.exe --silent --no_ui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DiscWizardMonitor.exe] C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\DiscWizardMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AcronisTimounterMonitor] C:\Program Files\Seagate\DiscWizard\TimounterMonitor.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Seagate Scheduler2 Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISW] "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\ForceField.exe" /icon="hidden"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm] "C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\zatray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HP Image Zone Fast Start.lnk = C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqthb08.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - res://C:\WINDOWS\system32\GPhotos.scr/200
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
O18 - Protocol: intu-help-qb2 - {84D77A00-41B5-4B8B-8ADF-86486D72E749} - C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks 2009\HelpAsyncPluggableProtocol.dll
O18 - Protocol: qbwc - {FC598A64-626C-4447-85B8-53150405FD57} - mscoree.dll (file missing)
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~1\GOEC62~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.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
O23 - Service: SAS Core Service (!SASCORE) - SUPERAntiSpyware.com - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
O23 - Service: Adobe Flash Player Update Service (AdobeFlashPlayerUpdateSvc) - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Google Desktop Manager 5.9.1005.12335 (GoogleDesktopManager-051210-111108) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: ZoneAlarm LTD Toolbar IswSvc (IswSvc) - Check Point Software Technologies - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
O23 - Service: MemeoBackgroundService - Memeo - C:\Program Files\Memeo\AutoBackup\MemeoBackgroundService.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: QBCFMonitorService - Intuit - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
O23 - Service: Intuit QuickBooks FCS (QBFCService) - Intuit Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\FCS\Intuit.QuickBooks.FCS.exe
O23 - Service: Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service (ReflectService.exe) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\ReflectService.exe
O23 - Service: Seagate Dashboard Service (SeagateDashboardService) - Memeo - C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard\SeagateDashboardService.exe
O23 - Service: Seagate Scheduler2 Service (SgtSch2Svc) - Seagate - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Seagate\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Check Point Software Technologies LTD - C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe

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27-Apr-2012, 06:46 PM #2
Start > Run > Type
msconfig.
Untick all entries - Except these

Avast UI

visicom-antiphishing

MimeoLauncher2

Mimeolauncher

ForceField

zatray

ctfmon


Apply > Ok > Reboot your Pc.
The System Configuration Utility box appear on retstart - saying changes have been made.
Tick the box on the lower left and then OK.
Any entry can be re-enabled using msconfig - if it needs to be.

Edit.
Have you noticed any conflict with the Panda antiphishing program and Avast anti-virus?
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27-Apr-2012, 07:44 PM #3
Thanks Blues_Harp 28, that seems to speed things up. The hard drive that died was a 7200 rpm, and the replacement is 5400, which I suppose slows things down, It seemed to be a long time loading after I got my desktop up. I haven't noticed a conflict between the Avast and the Panda antiphishing, but I don't really know what I'm looking for. I don't really know how I got the Panda on there, unless it was installed along with something else.
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28-Apr-2012, 02:38 AM #4
It is a part of Panda Anti-virus - although it can be downloaded separately.
Just be aware that two programs scanning in real-time can cause a conflict, as they may be trying to read the same files and you may not be getting more protection but less.

http://software.visicommedia.com/en/.../antiphishing/
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28-Apr-2012, 08:33 AM #5
Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties.

Advise what's listed in the Computer: section at the bottom of the "General" tab - exactly as you see it there.

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Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.

Click the + in IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers

Double-click on Primary IDE Channel and Secondary IDE Channel

Click the "Advanced Settings" tab.

Make sure the transfer modes are set on DMA if available" and are not set on "PIO only".

If you need to change one or more settings, click Apply - OK afterwards.

Restart the computer if prompted to.

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28-Apr-2012, 11:05 AM #6
Computer:
Generic
AMD Sempron (tm) Processor
3100+
1.8 GHz 1.93 GB of RAM
Physical address extension

In the IDE/ATA ATAPA COntrollers, it is set for DMA if available.
There are two listings for IDE Primary Channel, and two for IDE Secondary Channel. I do have two hard drives installed, is that why there are two listings?

Thank you for your help
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Originally Posted by ciclista View Post
Computer:
Generic
AMD Sempron (tm) Processor
3100+
1.8 GHz 1.93 GB of RAM
Physical address extension

In the IDE/ATA ATAPA COntrollers, it is set for DMA if available.
There are two listings for IDE Primary Channel, and two for IDE Secondary Channel. I do have two hard drives installed, is that why there are two listings?

Thank you for your help
The DMA settings are fine and the processor is running at its rated speed and there's plenty of RAM.

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Personally, I would stick with Avast and get rid of Panda and ZoneAlarm, but that's your choice.

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28-Apr-2012, 01:50 PM #8
Thanks Flavallee and Blues_Harp 28,
I think I'll take your suggestion and get rid of the Panda and Zone alarm.
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28-Apr-2012, 01:57 PM #9
Anytime -
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