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brand new acer aspire x3950 pc takes 10 - 15 minutes!! to start up!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by dgdc, Feb 6, 2011.

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  1. dgdc

    dgdc Thread Starter

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    I apologize for taking so long to respond, I am posting the original msg and Megabite's reply, as well as the Hijackthis report. (We've been so busy, so the thread was closed. We just cope by not shutting the computer down, but had to the other day and it still takes 10 - 12 minutes to get to windows screen). Thanks Mr Megabite - for taking the trouble to (if u do) look at this again!!!


    Hijackthis report:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 11:46:10 PM, on 2/5/2011
    Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\lxdumon.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
    C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Starfield\starfieldupdate.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Hotkey Utility\HotkeyUtility.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Arcade Movie\ArcadeMovieService.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86) (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\ezprint.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF24\pdf24.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Updater6\Adobe_Updater.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
    C:\Users\Michael\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.acer.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACAW&l=0409&m=aspire_x3950&r=173611102607p0438v185w45i1v314
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://idp.mfrmls.safemls.net/idp/Authn/UserPassword
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.acer.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACAW&l=0409&m=aspire_x3950&r=173611102607p0438v185w45i1v314
    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://homepage.acer.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACAW&l=0409&m=aspire_x3950&r=173611102607p0438v185w45i1v314
    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
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
    R3 - URLSearchHook: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: McAfee Phishing Filter - {27B4851A-3207-45A2-B947-BE8AFE6163AB} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\msk\mskapbho.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\ScriptSn.20101111085437.dll
    O2 - BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO - {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O2 - BHO: Lexmark Printable Web - {D2C5E510-BE6D-42CC-9F61-E4F939078474} - C:\Program Files\Lexmark Printable Web\bho.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar - {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mcui_exe] "C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe" /runkey
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Hotkey Utility] C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Hotkey Utility\HotkeyUtility.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NortonOnlineBackupReminder] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\Activation\NobuActivation.exe" UNATTENDED
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MDS_Menu] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\MediaShow Espresso\MUITransfer\MUIStartMenu.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\MediaShow Espresso" UpdateWithCreateOnce "Software\CyberLink\MediaShow Espresso\5.6"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ArcadeMovieService] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer Arcade Deluxe\Arcade Movie\ArcadeMovieService.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: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lxdumon.exe] "C:\Program Files (x86) (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\lxdumon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EzPrint] "C:\Program Files (x86) (x86)\Lexmark 5600-6600 Series\ezprint.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDFPrint] C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF24\pdf24.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [cdloader] "C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\mjusbsp\cdloader2.exe" MAGICJACK
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Starfield Updater] "C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Starfield\starfieldupdate.exe"
    O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Append Link Target to Existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppendSelLinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Append to Existing PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEAppend.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert Link Target to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECaptureSelLinks.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIECapture.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_96D6FF0C6D236BF8.dll/cmsidewiki.html
    O9 - Extra button: Blog This - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Blog This in Windows Live Writer - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://mfr.mlxchange.com
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://idp.mfrmls.safemls.net
    O15 - Trusted Zone: www.vectorvest.com
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.vectorvest.com
    O16 - DPF: {83AB6E4D-CDD7-11D3-B5E7-00104B9AFF6E} (GeacRevw Control) - http://mfr.mlxchange.com/5.1.01.11982/Control/IRCSharc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
    O18 - Protocol: dssrequest - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O18 - Protocol: sacore - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\SITEAD~1\mcieplg.dll
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.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: File Backup Service (File Backup) - Starfield Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Starfield\offSyncService.exe
    O23 - Service: GRegService (Greg_Service) - Acer Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\Registration\GregHSRW.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: lxduCATSCustConnectService - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\Windows\system32\spool\DRIVERS\x64\3\\lxduserv.exe
    O23 - Service: lxdu_device - - C:\Windows\system32\lxducoms.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee SiteAdvisor Service - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (McMPFSvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Services (mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee VirusScan Announcer (McNaiAnn) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent (McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner (McODS) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\mcafee\VirusScan\mcods.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service (McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: McShield - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mcshield.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Firewall Core Service (mfefire) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\\mfefire.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service (mfevtp) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfevtps.exe
    O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: McAfee Anti-Spam Service (MSK80Service) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
    O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 4.0 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exe
    O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
    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: @%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: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Updater Service - Acer Group - C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Updater\UpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: USBS3S4Detection - Unknown owner - C:\OEM\USBDECTION\USBS3S4Detection.exe
    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)

    --
    End of file - 12588 bytes





    The computer was bought during Oct 2010. It has 1 Tb hard drive, 6 gb ddr3 memory, windows 7 home premium 64 bit, Intel core i3 processor 540. We have 874 gb of 917 gb free space so it's not as if the system is overloaded.

    It powers down instantly. On start-up it takes anything from 10 to 15 to 20 minutes to start up!! Even pressing f12 or del takes 5 minutes to "launch".

    This is the second acer (exact same model) we bought within the last 2 months, the first had the same problem within the first day, and on the second day it had died completely (no lights, no sound, no life!). We bought another thinking the first was just a factory "mistake". It worked ok for the first couple of days, start up was not as fast as expected, about 2 minutes, but we thought it would be ok. Now it shows the same problem. We could just leave it on all the time, but it would be nice to have it work as efficiently as our other, older and less powerful computers.

    I've searched the net and tried to do a select start-up by deleting what I don't need - NO improvement at all!
    I've uninstalled the IDE controllers, restarted so that it can be re-installed, NO improvement at all.
    I've had an online chat with an acer tech support[​IMG] guy who was no help at all - told me to run through the usual - check for viruses, do disk cleanup etc etc, did it all - NO improvement!

    If someone knows of the cause of this problem, PLEASE advise! I cannot help thinking (and hoping) that it may just be a simple setting somewhere...

    I would take it back to Acer but unfortunately (at present) it suits our requirements and our budget perfectly. I don't want to downgrade, and I don't really want to spend more money for upgrading. I've had Acer laptops for many years with no problems at all.

    thanks

    [​IMG] Megabite [​IMG]
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    15-Dec-2010, 09:54 AM #2
    Howdy,

    You could post your HijackThis log and see if anything shows up


    Download HijackThis to your desktop
    • Click on Executable
    • Click Run and Install
    • it will launch Hijack This
    • Click on "scan system and save a logfile" usually in notepad
    • Copy and Paste the logfile in your next post
    • Using Ctrl+A to copy All and Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste.
     
  2. etaf

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    It sounds like another faulty ACER - But i'm not a HJT authorised member - so it may be an issue

    I will move to the virus and malware forum - Megabite is not approved for malware advice - only members with a shield icon near there name can assist

    ALSO - Note this is a very busy forum, and so it may take a while to get to your posts, Also some members will expect a response from you within a few days, otherwise, they stop assisting
     
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