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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by PODNickerz, Jan 10, 2003.

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  1. PODNickerz

    PODNickerz Thread Starter

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    I have a P4 1.8 / 256 RAM and sometimes when i open for example, internet explorer or another program it takes a little while to load, is it because my computer is too slow or something? even if something else is running, it should still be fast since i have 256 RAM and my comp is P4 1.8 ????
     
  2. $teve

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    defrag.....clean out temp files/recycle bin by using disk clean up utlity.
    then go here http://beam.to/spybotsd
    and download "spybot" ..........check for updates and run the program,let it delete whatever is highlighted in red.

    then go here http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/
    and download "startuplist" run it,copy/paste the list in a post here. and some kind person will take a look at what you have running in the background.......and maybe trim it down a little.

    good luck;)
     
  3. $teve

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    oh........nearly forgot.......you should do a virus scan also,if you have no anti virus,go here http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ and you can do an online scan,just to be on the safe side.
     
  4. PODNickerz

    PODNickerz Thread Starter

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    okies, i'll do it, thanks :)
     
  5. PODNickerz

    PODNickerz Thread Starter

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    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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Norton Antivirus 2003\navapsvc.exe
    C:\Norton Antivirus 2003\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE
    C:\Program Files\WinAce\WinAce.exe
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\StartupList.exe

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

    Listing of startup folders:

    Shell folders Startup:
    [C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
    Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
    Norton Antivirus 2002 Autoprotect.lnk = E:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NAVAPW32.EXE
    Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE

    Shell folders Common Startup:
    [C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup]
    GStartup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.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

    SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
    Cmaudio = RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
    NeroCheck = C:\WINDOWS\System32\NeroCheck.exe
    NvCplDaemon = RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    nwiz = nwiz.exe /install
    CMESys = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe"
    ccApp = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
    ccRegVfy = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
    Advanced Tools Check = C:\NORTON~1\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE

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

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

    GrpConv = grpconv.exe -o

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

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

    NVIEW = rundll32.exe nview.dll,nViewLoadHook

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

    Autorun entries in Registry subkeys of:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

    [800]
    000 = C:\Program Files\Messenger\rtcimsp.dll|DllRegisterServer

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

    Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components
    (* = disabled by HKCU twin)

    [>{22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95}]
    StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\inf\unregmp2.exe /ShowWMP

    [{2C7339CF-2B09-4501-B3F3-F3508C9228ED}] *
    StubPath = %SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:/UserInstall %SystemRoot%\system32\themeui.dll

    [{306D6C21-C1B6-4629-986C-E59E1875B8AF}]
    StubPath = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe" "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msgsc.dll",ShowIconsUser

    [{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
    StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:OE /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

    [{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
    StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:WAB /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

    [{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4340}] *
    StubPath = regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll

    [{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
    StubPath = %SystemRoot%\system32\ie4uinit.exe

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

    Load/Run keys from C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI:

    load=
    run=

    Load/Run keys from Registry:

    HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
    HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
    HKLM\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
    HKLM\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
    HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
    HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
    HKCU\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: load=
    HKCU\..\Windows\CurrentVersion\WinLogon: run=
    HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: load=
    HKCU\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: run=
    HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: load=
    HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: run=
    HKLM\..\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: AppInit_DLLs=

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

    Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

    *INI section not found*
    *INI section not found*
    *INI section not found*

    Shell & screensaver key from Registry:

    Shell=Explorer.exe
    *Registry value not found*
    *Registry value not found*

    Policies Shell key:

    HKCU\..\Policies: *Registry value not found*
    HKLM\..\Policies: *Registry value not found*

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

    Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

    C:\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

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

    Checking for superhidden extensions:

    .lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .exe: not hidden
    .com: not hidden
    .bat: not hidden
    .hta: not hidden
    .scr: not hidden
    .shs: HIDDEN!
    .shb: HIDDEN!
    .vbs: not hidden
    .vbe: not hidden
    .wsh: not hidden
    .scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
    .url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .js: not hidden
    .jse: not hidden

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

    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

    (no name) - C:\Program Files\DAP\DAPBHO.dll - {0000CC75-ACF3-4cac-A0A9-DD3868E06852}
    NAV Helper - C:\Norton Antivirus 2003\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}

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

    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

    Symantec NetDetect.job
    Tune-up Application Start.job
    Uninstall Expiration Reminder.job

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

    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [Update Class]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\System32\iuctl.dll
    CODEBASE = http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37624.9571759259

    [Microsoft Search Settings Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\SEARCHSETTINGS.OCX
    CODEBASE = http://lg.home.microsoft.com/search/lobby/searchsettings.cab

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 7,920 bytes
    Report generated in 0.480 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /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
     
  6. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    The one thing that I noticed on your system that will really slow it down is Find fast. A definite resource hog. Disable that if you can.

    Derek
     
  7. $teve

    $teve

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    you also have gator.........here: GStartup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
    you DONT want this in your system!

    it is wrapped in lots of different software,like "imesh" ...."ewallet".etc.

    did you run spybot? it should find gator....
     
  8. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    There are a lot of reasons for your system to be slow, the speed is limited by the slowest component in the link. Frequently, disk speed is overlooked when evaluating performance. I recently changed out a Maxtor 7200 RPM drive for one of the new WD 7200 LE 8mb cache drives in this system, and system speed was significantly and noticeably increased. You should also check and make sure your drives are running in UDMA mode, and not in PIO mode, which will really slow things down.
     
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