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Programs slow to open and computer freezes - sometime

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by richocki, Apr 29, 2007.

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  1. richocki

    richocki Thread Starter

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    When I first boot up and try to open programs they do not open right away. After 1 to 2 minutes anything I attempted to run opens. Some time I can get the Task Manager to open
    right away and I notice that the CPU usage is up around 85 to 100% (I use Process
    Manager). Sometime, but not always once they open I no longer have any problem opening programs. Can something be taking up the resources during that time? I also noticed just now that Process Manager says two programs I tried to run are running but they are not visible on the screen until they all of a sudden open. I hope I am making myself clear - this is a fluky problem.

    I have also experienced freezes. After doing something like opening System Information in Process Explorer or opening the quick launch menu it freezes. The mouse pointer either shows the hour glass or it remains the pointer but the mouse or keyboard is useless. I have to reset to reboot.

    The slow start up of programs has been with me for about a week or so. The freezing problem started today.

    Any ideas on what is happening?

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 11:30:36 PM, on 4/28/2007
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

    Running processes:
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    C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\_Tools\MS Defender\MsMpEng.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
    C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
    C:\_Internet\SpyWall\SpyWall.exe
    C:\_Tools\MS Defender\MSASCui.exe
    C:\_Tools\StartUp Guru\startupguru.exe
    C:\_Tools\FreeRam XP Pro\FreeRAM XP Pro 1.40.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\_Internet\AVG Anti Virus\avgcc.exe
    D:\_Applications\EverNote\EverNote.exe
    D:\_Applications\YCIII\YankClip.exe
    C:\_Internet\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    C:\_INTER~1\AVG Anti Virus\avgamsvr.exe
    C:\_INTER~1\AVG Anti Virus\avgupsvc.exe
    C:\_INTER~1\AVG Anti Virus\avgemc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Novatix\Cyberhawk\CHService.exe
    C:\_Tools\System Mechanic 6 Pro\IoloSGCtrl.exe
    C:\Program Files\SpywareDetector\SDService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
    C:\_Internet\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\_Internet\FireFox\firefox.exe
    C:\_Applications\WordWeb\wweb32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
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    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {D03B6018-E880-4A89-99A2-7354FE52DDAE} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: &RoboForm - {724d43a0-0d85-11d4-9908-00400523e39a} - C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\roboform.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpywareFirewall] C:\_Internet\SpyWall\SpyWall.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\_Tools\MS Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
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    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
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    O4 - Startup: AVG AntiSpyware.lnk = C:\_Internet\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
    O4 - Startup: EverNote.lnk = D:\_Applications\EverNote\EverNote.exe
    O4 - Startup: YankClip.lnk = D:\_Applications\YCIII\YankClip.exe
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    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: The Weather Channel - {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43} - (no file)
    O9 - Extra button: Fill Forms - {320AF880-6646-11D3-ABEE-C5DBF3571F46} - file://C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboFormComFillForms.html
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    O9 - Extra button: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - D:\_Applications\EverNote\enbar.dll
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    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
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    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
    O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.com/controls/cpcScanner.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E8F628B5-259A-4734-97EE-BA914D7BE941} (Driver Agent ActiveX Control) - http://www.driveragent.com/files/driveragent.cab
    O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/iss-loc/mcfscan/2,1,0,4866/mcfscan.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{82614FED-0B4A-4993-9AB4-88E0933D67FD}: NameServer = 85.255.116.105 85.255.112.63
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: MCPClient - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\mcpstub.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: SASWinLogon - C:\_Internet\SuperAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: WRNotifier - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WRLogonNTF.dll
    O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\_Internet\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\_INTER~1\AVG Anti Virus\avgamsvr.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\_INTER~1\AVG Anti Virus\avgupsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\_INTER~1\AVG Anti Virus\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: Cyberhawk - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Novatix\Cyberhawk\CHService.exe" service (file missing)
    O23 - Service: iolo System Guard (IOLO_SRV) - Unknown owner - C:\_Tools\System Mechanic 6 Pro\IoloSGCtrl.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: lxbu_device - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxbucoms.exe
    O23 - Service: SDService - Max Secure Software - C:\Program Files\SpywareDetector\SDService.exe
    O23 - Service: Spyware Terminator Clam Service (sp_clamsrv) - Crawler.com - C:\Program Files\WinClamAVShield\sp_clamsrv.exe
    O23 - Service: Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Service (sp_rssrv) - Crawler.com - C:\_Internet\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
    O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
    O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
     
  2. abhishek456

    abhishek456

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    can u check taskmanager and post which process are using high CPU resources

    some time ago for me
    this process used to use all my system resources
     
  3. richocki

    richocki Thread Starter

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    The 2 that use the most are MS Defender and AVG Anti Spyware programs.

    I should add that when the computer freezes what I lose is the use of the mouse and keyboard. What ever process I have running, say a scan, it keeps going. I have to push the reset on the computer and reboot.
     
  4. richocki

    richocki Thread Starter

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    I guess no ome has any idea what can be wrong :(
     
  5. garwatts

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    I have exactly the same problem..........
     
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  7. sam9148

    sam9148

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    I have had a similar problem for some time and I believe I have finally fixed it. On my computer it appears to be a problem with zone alarms auto learning feature and its smartdefence. I set both of these back to manual and my computer seems to be running properly now.
     
  8. garwatts

    garwatts

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    Unfortunately I don't have zone alarm installed. My firewall is AVG, the same as
    richockis.
     
  9. sam9148

    sam9148

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    Sorry if I was unclear this is not an issue with anti virus software, it is an issue with zone alarms firewall. Richocki appears to have some zone labs software on his computer so it is probably a good idea to check it out. :)
     
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