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Cpu Usage High when Idle #2

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ranbo108, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. ranbo108

    ranbo108 Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    Newby Randy here with an old issue that I need help with. I have a 9 year old Compaq 2590 P-4 laptop and lately CPU usage is always very high at idle. Painfully slow with XP-Pro and a gig of ram (max for this old machine).

    I suspect I've been hijacked so I ran Hijack This and below is the log file. I'm prepared to reformat to fix this but maybe one of you gurus can advise further. Thanks Much.

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 10:17:38 PM, on 12/26/2012
    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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
    C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511SCU\Utility\Gear511.exe
    C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://by146w.bay146.mail.live.com/default.aspx
    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
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Randy's Blazing Internet
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\aswWebRepIE.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: avast! WebRep - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\aswWebRepIE.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AS00_Gear511] C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511SCU\Utility\Gear511.exe -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast5] "C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\avastUI.exe" /nogui
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /minimized /regrun
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.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
    O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://qus8l.hpwis.com
    O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1133924174108
    O16 - DPF: {D4B68B83-8710-488B-A692-D74B50BA558E} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package 2) - http://ccfiles.creative.com/Web/softwareupdate/ocx/15113/CTPIDPDE.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package 1) - http://ccfiles.creative.com/Web/softwareupdate/ocx/15116/CTPID.cab
    O16 - DPF: {FD0B6769-6490-4A91-AA0A-B5AE0DC75AC9} (Performance Viewer Activex Control) - https://secure.logmein.com/activex/RACtrl.cab
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
    O18 - Filter hijack: text/html - {302e476b-856f-4962-a8b2-d87e5fa1f5d7} - (no file)
    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: avast! Antivirus - AVAST Software - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: SW Distributed TS Coordinator Service (CoordinatorServiceHost) - Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. - C:\Program Files\SolidWorks\swScheduler\DTSCoordinatorService.exe
    O23 - Service: HP Configuration Interface Service (HPConfig) - Hewlett-Packard - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
    O23 - Service: HPWirelessMgr - Hewlett-Packard Co. - C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
    O23 - Service: Skype Updater (SkypeUpdate) - Skype Technologies - C:\Program Files\Skype\Updater\Updater.exe
    O23 - Service: SolidWorks Licensing Service - SolidWorks - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SolidWorks Shared\Service\SolidWorksLicensing.exe
    --
    End of file - 6152 bytes
     
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi, download Security Check by screen317
    http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
    Save it to your Desktop.

    Double click the install icon.
    A command Prompt window will open.
    Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
    It should now open in Notepad - and will save a log called checkup.txt.
    Post the result of the scan here.
    ====
    Also post the uninstall log from Hjt log
    Start HiJackThis.
    At the bottom right - Other Stuff
    Click on Config > Misc Tools.
    Click > Open Uninstall Manager.
    Click > Save List.
    Save the uninstall list file on your desktop.
    It will then open in Notepad.
    Click Edit > Select All > Edit > Copy-and-Paste the uninstall list in the reply box.
    ====
    Click Start button > run > type
    cmd

    A Command Prompt Window will open.
    At the flashing >
    Type
    tasklist

    Press Enter on the keyboard.
    Let it load processes.

    Then click on C:\ at the top left of the command window.
    Edit - select all - edit - copy.
    Paste the list in your next reply.
    ====
    Check and post
    TSG System Information Utility - found here.
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
     
  3. ranbo108

    ranbo108 Thread Starter

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    OK, here are the results of the scan, uninstall file and tasklist. Thanks Much for your assistance.

    Checkup-
    Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.56
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86
    Internet Explorer 8
    ``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
    Windows Firewall Enabled!
    avast! Free Antivirus
    `````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    Windows Defender
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.65.1.1000
    CCleaner
    Adobe Reader 8 Adobe Reader out of Date!
    ````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
    Windows Defender MSMpEng.exe
    Windows Defender MsMpEng.exe
    Alwil Software Avast5 AvastSvc.exe
    Alwil Software Avast5 avastUI.exe
    `````````````````System Health check`````````````````
    Total Fragmentation on Drive C:: 3%
    ````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````


    Uninstall List-
    ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Sprint
    Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader 8.2.5
    ATI Control Panel
    ATI Display Driver
    avast! Free Antivirus
    CCleaner
    Conexant 56K ACLink Modem
    Conexant AC-Link Audio
    HiJackThis
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2158563)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2443685)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2570791)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2633952)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2756822)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB2779562)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB952287)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB970653-v3)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB979306)
    Hotfix for Windows XP (KB981793)
    InterVideo WinDVD
    Lexmark X1100 Series
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.65.1.1000
    Microsoft .NET Framework (English)
    Microsoft .NET Framework (English) v1.0.3705
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 Hotfix (KB928367)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB2656370)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB2698023)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB979906)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
    Microsoft Office InfoPath MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - KB2467174 - x86 9.0.30729.5570
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
    Microsoft Works 7.0
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
    neroxml
    NETGEAR 108 Mbps Wireless PC Card WG511T
    NETGEAR RangeMax(TM) Wireless PC Card WPN511
    Notebook Utilities
    PL-2303 USB-to-Serial
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596615) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596672) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596744) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596754) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596785) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596792) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596856) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596871) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2597969) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2687311) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2687439) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2687441) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2760416) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2687307) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 (KB2687440) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596764) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596912) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB2596705) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB2760421) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2564958)
    Security Update for Step By Step Interactive Training (KB923723)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2183461)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2360131)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2416400)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2482017)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2497640)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2510531)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2530548)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2544521)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2559049)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2586448)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2618444)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2675157)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2699988)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2722913)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2744842)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB2761465)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB971961)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB976325)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB978207)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB981332)
    Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 8 (KB982381)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB2378111)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB952069)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB954155)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB968816)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB973540)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB975558)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB978695)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player (KB979402)
    Security Update for Windows Media Player 9 (KB917734)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2079403)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2115168)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2121546)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2160329)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2229593)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2259922)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2279986)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2286198)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2296011)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2296199)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2347290)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2360937)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2387149)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2393802)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2412687)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2419632)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2423089)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2436673)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2440591)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2443105)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2476490)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2476687)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2478960)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2478971)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2479628)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2479943)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2481109)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2483185)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2485376)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2485663)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2503658)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2503665)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2506212)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2506223)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2507618)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2507938)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2508272)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2508429)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2509553)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2511455)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2524375)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2535512)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2536276)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2536276-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2544893)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2544893-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2555917)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2562937)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2566454)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2567053)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2567680)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2570222)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2570947)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2584146)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2585542)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2592799)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2598479)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2603381)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2618451)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2619339)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2620712)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2621440)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2624667)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2631813)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2633171)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2639417)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2646524)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2653956)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2655992)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2659262)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2661637)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2676562)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2685939)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2686509)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2691442)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2695962)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2698365)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2705219)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2707511)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2712808)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2718523)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2719985)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2723135)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2724197)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2727528)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2731847)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2753842-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2758857)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2770660)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2779030)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB923789)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB938464-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB941569)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB946648)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB950974)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951066)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB951748)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB952004)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB952954)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954211)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954459)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB954600)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB955069)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956390)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956391)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956572)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956744)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956802)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956803)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956841)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB956844)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB957095)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB957097)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958215)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958644)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958687)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958690)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB958869)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB959426)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960225)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960714)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960715)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960803)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB960859)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB961371-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB961373)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB961501)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB963027)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB968537)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB969059)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB969947)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB970238)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB970430)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971468)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971486)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971557)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971633)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971657)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB971961)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB972270)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973354)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973507)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973525)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973869)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB973904)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB974112)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB974318)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB974392)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB974455)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB974571)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB975025)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB975467)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB975560)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB975561)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB975562)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB975713)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB977165-v2)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB977816)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB977914)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB978037)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB978251)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB978262)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB978338)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB978542)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB978601)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB978706)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB979309)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB979482)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB979559)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB979683)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB979687)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB980195)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB980218)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB980232)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB980436)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB981322)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB981852)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB981957)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB981997)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB982132)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB982214)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB982665)
    Security Update for Windows XP (KB982802)
    Skype™ 6.0
    SolidWorks 2009 SP0
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596660) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596848) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB2687404) 32-Bit Edition
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    Window Washer
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    Windows XP Service Pack 3


    Tasklist-
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy>tasklist
    'tasklist' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy>
     
  4. blues_harp28

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    'tasklist' is not recognized as an internal or external command'
    Is this Windows Xp Home Edition?

    Right click My Computer>Open
    Right click - Local disk - should be C:
    Click Properties.

    Tools>Error checking.
    Tick both boxes
    Click start.
    It will say it cannot scan, do you want it to scan at the next start up..
    Click Yes - restart Pc.
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    Right click My Computer > Properties.
    What is listed under the General Tab?
    Or post a screenshot.
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
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    Adobe Reader 8 Adobe Reader out of Date!
    Download the latest version of the above - uninstall older version - install the newer version.
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    TSG System Information Utility - found here.
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
     
  5. ranbo108

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    *Sorry, My Duh, It is XP HOME not Pro. All of my other PCs are Pro.
    *Adobe has since been updated to latest.
    *Running Error Checking now, will post results- Thanks
     
  6. blues_harp28

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    Taklist for XP HOME here.
    http://www.computerhope.com/download/winxp.htm

    Click on the first Download [Click Here] under 'Tasklist.exe'
    Not under 'TweakUiPowertoySetup.exe'

    Download to the desktop.
    Click on the desktop icon.
    Let it load processes.

    Then click on C:\ at the top left of the command window.
    Edit - select all - edit - copy.
    Paste the list in your next reply.
     
  7. ranbo108

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    One problem; when I run tasklist, the DOS window disappears immediately after the file is created. Any suggestions?
     
  8. ranbo108

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    News-
    I was able to "pause" and catch the following tasklist. This capture has the most results but appears not to be all inclusive (?)



    Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
    ========================= ====== ================ ======== ============
    System Idle Process 0 Console 0 16 K
    System 4 Console 0 228 K
    smss.exe 620 Console 0 424 K
    csrss.exe 708 Console 0 4,640 K
    winlogon.exe 740 Console 0 4,404 K
    services.exe 788 Console 0 3,648 K
    lsass.exe 800 Console 0 1,368 K
    svchost.exe 952 Console 0 5,344 K
    svchost.exe 1076 Console 0 4,544 K
    MsMpEng.exe 1132 Console 0 34,428 K
    svchost.exe 1176 Console 0 24,752 K
    svchost.exe 1336 Console 0 3,808 K
    svchost.exe 1388 Console 0 3,184 K
    AvastSvc.exe 1580 Console 0 8,644 K
    explorer.exe 1788 Console 0 27,368 K
    LEXBCES.EXE 2036 Console 0 3,684 K
    LEXPPS.EXE 176 Console 0 3,520 K
    spoolsv.exe 192 Console 0 5,976 K
    svchost.exe 452 Console 0 3,984 K
    SASCORE.EXE 320 Console 0 2,296 K
    HPConfig.exe 968 Console 0 3,704 K
    HPWirelessMgr.exe 1288 Console 0 3,072 K
    svchost.exe 1620 Console 0 4,508 K
    wdfmgr.exe 1680 Console 0 1,944 K
    Gear511.exe 992 Console 0 7,152 K
    AvastUI.exe 2100 Console 0 5,416 K
    ctfmon.exe 2212 Console 0 4,180 K
    alg.exe 2716 Console 0 3,808 K
    taskmgr.exe 1912 Console 0 2,336 K
    wmiprvse.exe
     
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    Tasklist looks incomplete.

    MsMpEng.exe
    As a test Disable Windows Defender.
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/1578...emove-windows-defender.-also-how-turn-it-off/
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    TSG System Information Utility - found here.
    http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
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    You already have MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware installed.

    Start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
    Let it update first.
    Click on Scanner > then quick scan > then Scan.
    Any infections or problems will be highlighted in red.
    After the scan is finished - Click - Show Results.
    Check that all entries are selected.
    Click - Remove Selected.
    You may be prompted to restart to finish the removal process.
    If Yes - restart your Pc.

    Start Malwarebytes again.
    Click on the Logs Tab.
    Highlight the scan log entry.
    Click - Open.
    The scan log will appear in Notepad.
    Copy and paste it in your next post.

    SuperAntiSpyware
    Let it update first.
    Select the Quick Scan option.
    Click Scan your Computer.
    Any infections or problems will be highlighted in red.
    After the scan is finished.
    Click Continue.
    Check that everything is listed.
    Click Remove Threats.
    Click OK - then click Finish
    You may be prompted to restart to finish the removal process.
    If Yes - restart your Pc.

    Start SuperAntiSpyware again.
    Click View Scan Logs.
    Highlight the scan log entry.
    Click - View Selected Log.
    The scan log will appear in Notepad.
    Copy and paste in your next post.
     
  10. ranbo108

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    Still having problem when I run tasklist, the DOS window disappears immediately after the file is created. Shut down Win Defender & anti virus, same results.

    Below are the latest logs from MW Bytes and SAS. Thanks

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.70.0.1100
    www.malwarebytes.org
    Database version: v2012.12.28.06
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
    Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
    Randy :: COMPAQ2590US [administrator]
    12/28/2012 8:45:10 AM
    mbam-log-2012-12-28 (08-45-10).txt
    Scan type: Quick scan
    Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
    Scan options disabled: P2P
    Objects scanned: 193805
    Time elapsed: 26 minute(s), 51 second(s)
    Memory Processes Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Memory Modules Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Registry Keys Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Registry Values Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Registry Data Items Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Folders Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    Files Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
    (end)

    SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
    http://www.superantispyware.com
    Generated 12/28/2012 at 09:25 AM
    Application Version : 5.6.1014
    Core Rules Database Version : 9799
    Trace Rules Database Version: 7611
    Scan type : Quick Scan
    Total Scan Time : 00:09:59
    Operating System Information
    Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)
    Administrator
    Memory items scanned : 434
    Memory threats detected : 0
    Registry items scanned : 31983
    Registry threats detected : 0
    File items scanned : 6502
    File threats detected : 17
    Adware.Tracking Cookie
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\TNBAKQIZ.txt [ /insightexpressai.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\SHZ331KT.txt [ /specificclick.net ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\INI4015E.txt [ /invitemedia.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\NRZ9AWZP.txt [ /ads.pointroll.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\6T684OA9.txt [ /questionmarket.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\APPR5C50.txt [ /serving-sys.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\B3CEYAJM.txt [ /pointroll.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\U39Q1WF3.txt [ /atdmt.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\UHF163SE.txt [ /a1.interclick.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\A5GQ20XC.txt [ /advertising.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\9N8TS40N.txt [ /apmebf.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\PSAJ8JHF.txt [ /mm.chitika.net ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\C16HVTH9.txt [ /ad.yieldmanager.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\XMTPBPL8.txt [ /imrworldwide.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\K11GRS4O.txt [ /interclick.com ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\N9EWMOKL.txt [ /fastclick.net ]
    C:\Documents and Settings\Randy\Cookies\KOWB2G12.txt [ /doubleclick.net ]
     
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    See the attached image of Task Manager > Processes
     

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    I have attached the system info image. I would agree with you about the age of the PC, and indeed there may be some hardware malfunction, yet I have another P4 desktop, 2.4 w/ 1GB ram, running about the same processor & ram setup that flys much quicker than this laptop.

    Speed drop is really noticeable whenever I open IE or pretty much any program. Processor use hits the ceiling at that point and slowly drops to "around" normal. I'm leaning heavily toward reformatting the drive and loading XP fresh. This has worked in the past with other PCs that had the same/similar issue.

    I have rarely used this old laptop (bought it new) in the last 9 years so I don't suspect that it's worn out. If you don't find any glaring problems, I think I'll go ahead and start fresh with this one. Thanks Much for all of your assistance.
     

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    Intel Processor 2.30Ghz
    Running at 1.59Ghz.

    Control Panel > Power Options.
    Change the power scheme to Always On.
    Apply > Ok > then restart the computer.

    Then check System Properties again and see if the change has been made.
     
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