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explorer.exe using up too much of the cpu

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by vbeav, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. vbeav

    vbeav Thread Starter

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    Well, explorer.exe is at it again!
    ABout a month ago, my computer started having problems such as explorer.exe using up too much memory, random .eml files, and a general slow-down of my computer. I backed up, then reformated my hard-drive. It was fine for a couple of days, then it all started up again. At that moment, I thought it might be a virus and scanned the hard drive, and sure enough, I found that the Nimda Virus had infected my hard-drive. I cleaned it with Norton Antivirus. Another couple of days later, the virus returned...I then dowloaded about 5 programs made especially for the removal for the Nimda virus. Now, for the past 2 weeks my hard drive has beem Nimda free. For the past 2 days now, when I turn on my computer it is fine, but after i open a windows folder (my hard drvie, my documents, etc.) and I look at my computer's performance in the Task Manager, Explorer.exe is using up 99% of the CPU!
    I don't know if this is in any from the Nimda Virus...does anyone know what I can do?
    Thanks
     
  2. safegezaaa

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    Sorry - Need more info. Please post your PC specs

    and.... go here and download startuplist 1.51 :-

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/

    Download to any folder or your desktop
    Unzip the zipfile
    Double click the exe file
    go to Edit - select all - copy - and paste the results in a new post here
     
  3. vbeav

    vbeav Thread Starter

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    Resluts of Startuplist:

    StartupList report, 2/18/2003, 8:50:26 PM
    StartupList version: 1.51
    Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\XXXXXX.HOME\Local Settings\Temp\StartupList.EXE
    Detected: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)
    * Using default options
    ==================================================

    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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
    C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\tppaldr.exe
    C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe
    C:\Program Files\Proxomitron Naoko-4\Proxomitron.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\XXXXXX.HOME\Local Settings\Temp\StartupList.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking Windows NT UserInit:

    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
    UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    TPP Auto Loader = C:\WINDOWS\tppaldr.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    AIM = C:\Program Files\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

    --------------------------------------------------


    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

    (no name) - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
    (no name) - c:\windows\googletoolbar_en_1.1.68-big.dll - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [Shockwave ActiveX Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Director\SwDir.dll
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/swdir.cab

    [RdxIE Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\RdxIE.dll
    CODEBASE = http://207.188.7.150/251c424b7152c7968c03/netzip/RdxIE601.cab

    [HouseCall Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\xscan53.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2002121801/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab

    [{8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D}]
    CODEBASE = http://toolbar.google.com/data/GoogleActivate.cab

    [ActiveScan Installer Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\asinst.dll
    CODEBASE = http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as/asinst.cab

    [Shockwave Flash Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    [Microsoft Office Tools on the Web Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\OUTC.DLL
    CODEBASE = http://officeupdate.microsoft.com/TemplateGallery/downloads/outc.cab

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 3,844 bytes
    Report generated in 0.060 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /full - to include several rarely-important sections
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only
     
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