How to stop clock losing time?

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Linpin

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I have an odd situation which has developed on my pc. I leave my PC running all the time. The clock in the bottom right hand gradually loses time, and as it does, so the mouse movement becomes more jerky. When I restart the PC, the clock resets itself to the correct time and the mouse moves normally. Any ideas as to what's causing the problem?
 

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You have a task that is interfearing with the timer interrupt. I suspect spyware/malware has invaded your machine. How about a HiJackThis listing for the machine?
 
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I might also consider changing the CMOS battery, as that will affect time too, although Johnwill probably has hit the nail on the head with spyware or some other application that is causing a memory leak
 
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I agree with JohnWill. You have something running in the background slowing down your system, possibly a trojan. If i were you i'd immediatly run an trojan detector. Look up Wilders.org, they have lot of info and downloads for such things.

http://www.wilders.org/

Ad-Aware might also help, and you can find it in the Security section of my page.

HTH

Lightspeed.

http://lightspeedwin95.alturl.com
 

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I strongly doubt its the CMOS battery as you say the time is correct after you restart.

Here's a free links to expand on what Johnwill suggests:
Spybot, Adaware, Hijack This: http://spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=sp#det

Free online virus scan: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Download Adaware and Spybot - update each one and run each one, one at a time. Fix all problems they find. You can also use hijackThis to post a log of running processes on your computer and we can have a look for anything suspicious.
 

Linpin

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Thank you for taking the trouble to assist me, it is much appreciated.

I have downloaded and run all of the applications as you suggested that I should. I also downloaded a trojan detector and ran that.
Here is my log file generated from HijackThis.

Thanks again for your assistance.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 02:48:41, on 03/09/20
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\EPSON\EBAPI\SAGENT2.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\POWER95\VI_GRM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BOSHIELD\BOSHIELD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\B'S CLIP\BSCLIP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\MOUSE\POINT32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\WINDOWS\PLAXO\1.3.1.48\INSTALLSTUB.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NUKENABBER\NUKENABBER.EXE
D:\PROGRAM FILES\VYPRESS MESSENGER\VM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\NETSCAPE\NETSCAPE\PROGRAM\NETSCAPE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ICQ\ICQ.EXE
D:\TEMP\PROCARS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.iafrica.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by Absa
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
F1 - win.ini: load=C:\POWER95\vi_grm.exe
F1 - win.ini: run=hpfsched
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BOshield] C:\PROGRAM FILES\BOSHIELD\BOSHIELD.EXE i
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CriticalUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\wucrtupd.exe -startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mdac_runonce] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\runonce.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [B'sCLiP] C:\PROGRA~1\B'SCLI~1\BSCLIP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus C42 Series] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\E_S10IC2.EXE /P23 "EPSON Stylus C42 Series" /O14 "\\Server\epson" /M "Stylus C42"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Mirabilis ICQ] C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQNet.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ScriptBlocking] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SAgent2ExePath] C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Taskbar Display Controls] RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE\PROGRAM\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PlaxoUpdate] C:\WINDOWS\Plaxo\1.3.1.48\InstallStub.exe -a
O4 - HKCU\..\RunOnce: [ICQ] C:\PROGRAM FILES\ICQ\ICQ.EXE -trayboot
O4 - Startup: nukenabber.lnk = C:\Program Files\NukeNabber\nukenabber.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{00000409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}\misc.exe
O4 - Startup: Vypress Messenger StartUp.lnk = D:\Program Files\Vypress Messenger\vm.exe
O4 - Startup: Outlook.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OUTLOOK.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: MSN Messenger Service (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O16 - DPF: {7944C497-34C7-11D3-B09C-00C04F612FF1} (MSN Chat Control) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat.cab
O16 - DPF: {B09407D4-B1DC-11D0-BAF5-0000F63DA65D} (CaptureKeys Control) - https://www.fnbcyberbank.co.za/Cyberprise/Host/capturekeys.cab
O16 - DPF: {FE7439DC-9B0C-11D2-BC01-0000E867567D} (Set2GoInstaller.RegEdit) - http://www.iveri.co.za/CabFiles/Set2GoInstaller.CAB
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {C4847596-972C-11D0-9567-00A0C9273C2A} (Crystal Report Viewer Control) - http://www.vodacomsp.co.za/viewer/activeXViewer/activexviewer.cab
O16 - DPF: {597C45C2-2D39-11D5-8D53-0050048383FE} (OPUCatalog Class) - http://office.microsoft.com/productupdates/content/opuc.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37794.0323611111
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://fdl.msn.com/public/chat/msnchat45.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: NameServer = 196.7.0.138
 
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