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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Shirley Barker, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. Shirley Barker

    Shirley Barker Thread Starter

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    Sorry, but I didn't know quiet what to title the subject. But here is my problem.....once in a while my pc will just start going nuts (what else is new :) it will be like I have left clicked and right clicked on everything at once. windows start closing and minimiziing and everything, the task bar at the bottom will move to the side, some things open, other things close. It is very weird. It only lasts a few seconds. Can it be my mouse or what? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    I think you should start by having your system scanned on line at <A HREF="http://housecall.antivirus.com/pc_housecall/">Trend Micro HouseCall </A>

    Please post back with the results.

    Good luck,
     
  3. bestshotdude

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    This may be a long shot but I had a similar problem some time ago and fixed it by simply taking apart the mouse and cleaning it and the mouse pad thoroughly. I got tired of doing that on a regular basis and went with an optical mouse now.
     
  4. $teve

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    shirly,you dont say whether this happens on-line or not,tony has the right idea do that asap.......but if it does it on-line go here.
    www.moosoft.com download "the cleaner" install it,click on the update button,let it update itself then do a full scan.
    come back here and tell us the results.
    good luck:cool:
     
  5. Shirley Barker

    Shirley Barker Thread Starter

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    THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP GUYS....I BOUGHT A NEW OPTICAL EXPLORER MOUSE AND HAVEN'T HAD THE PROBLEM SINCE, JUST OTHER PROBLEMS NOW, LIKE THE MCAFEE ICON ON THE TASKBAR...WHEN I RIGHT CLICK ON IT AND CHOOSE RUN IT FREEZES MY PC...I HAVE V 6.02.1019 AND I UPDATE THE DAT FILES ALL THE TIME, I HAVE DONE ALL KINDS OF THINGS, STILL NOT WORKING! ANY SUGGESTIONS? I HAVE DONE PATCHES FOR THE VIRUS SCAN, EMPTIED TEMP FOLDERS/FILES, TURNED OFF PROGRAMS IN THE STARTUP, DEFRAG, SCAN DISK, THE ONLY THING GOING ON THE VIRUS SCAN IN MSCONFIG, STARTUP IS: McAfeeVirusScanService.......C\:programFiles\McAfee\McafeeVirusScan\AVSYNMG.EXE. I would appreciate any help you may have! I will try anything (almost!) :)
    Also I am having alot of freeze ups lately, mostly while on a web page......any help with that?
    thanks!
     
  6. wacpt

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    Try uninstalling Mcafee, reboot the system and see how it goes for an hour or so. If the problems reoccur then reinstall Mcafees. I would still do as tony suggested. There are some virus that can bypass Mcafees and Nortons.
     
  7. Shirley Barker

    Shirley Barker Thread Starter

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    I did the housecall scan thing and it showed no viruses. then I uninstalled mcafee and my pc still freezes up! I am surprised I am still here typing this! Any other suggestions? I really do appreciate your help. Thanks!
     
  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Please post your startups. That may help:

    Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
    Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
    Now click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
    Paste the contents in your post.
     
  9. Shirley Barker

    Shirley Barker Thread Starter

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    ok here it is..........

    Event Reminder Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Broderbund\PrintMaster\PMREMIND.EXE" /Q
    MSMSGS Registry (Per-User Run) "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    Gator Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Gator.com\Gator\Gator.exe"
    CPQEASYACC Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\Cpqeaui.exe
    POINTER Registry (Machine Run) point32.exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
     
  10. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Shirley,

    Gator is spyware and will access the Net at regular intervals.

    If you use the program as form-filler, remove it in Software add-remove, if it's there.

    Now go to Start/Run, type Msconfig, and uncheck the following items on the Startup tab:

    Gator, Event Reminder, and CPQEASYACC.

    Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot.

    Tell us wehether there's any difference.

    And you're not running an antivirus. Install one, 'cause not running one's playing Russian Roulette.

    Good luck,
     
  11. Shirley Barker

    Shirley Barker Thread Starter

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    I know I am not running a virus scan because I uninstalled it to see if that was my problem, and what about Gator? What is spyware? I do use it all the time for form and password filling, etc. Do you mean I should uninstall it and not use it? And CPQEASYACC is my keyboard internet keys, I use them to start outlook express and to connect to the internet. Are they known to cause problems?
     
  12. TonyKlein

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    Here's some reading:

    http://www.spychecker.com/spyware.html
    http://www.cexx.org./

    Gator is known for causing conflicts.

    A much smarter alternative is <A HREF="http://www.roboform.com/?tag=ex.dl.10059-601-2409576.dir.manu">RoboForm </A>

    It is better than Gator, is faster, and doesn't contain spyware.

    It also allows you to import Gator data, so that makes switching over a piece of cake.

    It would be very useful to download and install Ad-Aware . This is a program which scans your system for spyware.

    After having downloaded AAW, also download the latest Signature file (Reflist.sig) : http://www.lsfileserv.com/aaw/binary/reflist.zip
    Unpack it to the Lavasoft Ad-Aware folder in Program Files, and have it overwrite the one that's there.

    Then have your drives and registry scanned for spyware, check all found files and reg keys, click continue, and have them removed.
    Reboot one last time.

    And reinstall your antivirus. You're in a lot of danger without it running.

    You can leave CPQEASYACC if you like.

    Good luck,
     
  13. Shirley Barker

    Shirley Barker Thread Starter

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    ok I did everything you said and McAfee still freezes when I right click on the icon in the taskbar and choose "run". anymore ideas?

    and I have another problem that requires help! Actually my daughter does, she went to add remove programs and chose to uninstall net zero and then the desktop went away, she right clicked on it and clicked on refresh and it says that the desktop has been moved or removed. All icons are not there. I hope you can help! thanks!

    here is what is in my startup now!
    Event Reminder Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Broderbund\PrintMaster\PMREMIND.EXE" /Q
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    CPQEASYACC Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\Cpqeaui.exe
    POINTER Registry (Machine Run) point32.exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    McAfeeVirusScanService Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\AVSYNMGR.EXE
    RoboForm Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormWatcher.exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
     
  14. Shirley Barker

    Shirley Barker Thread Starter

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    To TonyKlein:

    in reference to former posts:
    ok I did everything you said and McAfee still freezes my pc when I right click on the icon in the taskbar and choose "run".......anymore ideas?


    here is what is in my startup now!
    Event Reminder Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Broderbund\PrintMaster\PMREMIND.EXE" /Q
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    CPQEASYACC Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMPAQ\EASY ACCESS BUTTON SUPPORT\Cpqeaui.exe
    POINTER Registry (Machine Run) point32.exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    McAfeeVirusScanService Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\AVSYNMGR.EXE
    RoboForm Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormWatcher.exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
     
  15. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Evidently McAfee and your computer don't really get along.

    I believe you already tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program with no joy?

    If that's the case, maybe you should uninstall it once again, and install another antivirus.

    Good luck,
     
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