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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DDALE32, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. DDALE32

    DDALE32 Thread Starter

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    Windows XP - Home Edition SP1; 640Megs RAM; Pent 3 550;

    The computer has been on for about 16 hours .. about normal for it.
    Every evening after it has been on for about 10 hours or more when I look at Task manager it shows CPU USAGE 100%, PF USAGE right now is at 210Megs...whatever that means. AND the machine tends to grow sluggish as the day wears on. When I first turn it on in the morning it hits about 6 - 8 %.

    I ran ad-aware SE and it kicked out 20 objects ... didn't change the usage or speed things up.

    I seem to be a bit dense but reading the help files didn't do much for my understanding of the CPU USAGE percentage.

    Suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    dd
     
  2. DDALE32

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    BUMP
    Anyone?
     
  3. Elvandil

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    It really should be able to run stably for much longer periods than that without significant changes in CPU usage.

    Try AV, Spybot, and HijackThis. You probably have either more spyware or a poorly written program that leaks memory.
     
  4. DDALE32

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    I have my Norton AV up to date and it runs every evening at 8pm. I used SPY BOY S&D and Ad-aware SE. This is my HJT log:

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
    Scan saved at 1:56:35 AM, on 9/9/2004
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
    C:\Program Files\MailWasher Pro\MailWasher.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
    C:\HIJACK THIS\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOL Spyware Protection] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] Logi_MwX.Exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AOLDialer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pure Networks Port Magic] "C:\PROGRA~1\PURENE~1\PORTMA~1\PortAOL.exe" -Run
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [blspcloader] "C:\Program Files\BellSouth Internet Tools\blsloader.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll/SEARCH.HTML
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {DECDBEEF-D3AD-B3EF-DE4D-B3EFDEADB3EF} - C:\Documents and Settings\Don\Start Menu\Programs\BellSouth® Communications Suite\BellSouth Messenger.lnk
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    O16 - DPF: {01112B00-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} - http://support.fastaccess.com/sdccommon/download/tgrc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} - http://support.fastaccess.com/sdccommon/download/tgctlcm.cab
    O16 - DPF: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - http://support.dell.com/systemprofiler/SysPro.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pctuneup.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {1842B0EE-B597-11D4-8997-00104BD12D94} (iCC Class) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/pcpConnCheck.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com/computercheckup/qdiagcc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) - http://security.symantec.com/SSC/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {C3DFA998-A486-11D4-AA25-00C04F72DAEB} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://sc.groups.msn.com/controls/PhotoUC/MsnPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0001-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_02) -
    O16 - DPF: {E04EAE82-14AD-41CB-BF5A-45556ABB8347} (WebCoachDownload Class) - http://esupport.aol.com/help/engine/aolcinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EFAEF0E4-F044-4D57-9900-1C3FF18524C9} (AV Class) - http://pcpitstop.com/antivirus/PitPav.cab
     
  5. DDALE32

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  6. Elvandil

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    I don't see anything too unusual there. You certainly have an abundance of ActiveX controls from AOL, Comcast, Symantec, and various online virus scanners.

    Any particular process in Task Manager that seems to be using all that CPU? Have you disabled the Indexing Service? Idle-time defragmenting will use 100% also, but it shouldn't stay that way after you start using the computer again.

    If you see a process in Task Manager that is suing a lot of memory or CPU, try the Task Manager on Steroids to analyze it further to see if you can determine what sub-process may be at fault.

    http://users.adelphia.net/~abraxas/dl/TOS.zip

    or, Process Explorer:

    http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
     
  7. DDALE32

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    Elvandil: I got TOS and ran the setup.exe. But no matter what I click I get the disclaimer and the actual progam doesn't run. Any ideas?

    dd
     
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