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wdfndn

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Hi, lately I've been getting what appears to be slow speeds from my connection and my pc seems to be running slower than normal too.

I contacted my provider and they asked me to type in netstat in the comand promt window, it came up with 20+ items and because of this they said I might have a virus or malicious software running somewhere and this is using up my bandwidth I just ran a virus scan and it came up clean.

What other options are open to me, is it any good doing a hijack this log?

I'm running vista
581 GB hd
3GB ram
intel core(TM) 2 quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
 

Phantom010

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Please click here to download and install version 2.0.2 of the HijackThis Installer.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything
 

Phantom010

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You have too many Startup applications loading with Windows. This can significantly increase your Startup time and affect overall performance.

Please download and run Autoruns.

Click on Options.

Put a check mark on Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries.

Hit the F5 key to refresh your page.

Only non-Microsoft applications will be showing.

Select the Logon tab and uncheck the following items:

Windows Defender

ECenter

Windows Mobile Device Center

PMX Daemon

VolPanel

UpdReg

IAAnotif

CCUTRAYICON

dscactivate

Google Desktop Search

DellSupportCenter

NeroFilterCheck

Google Quick Search Box

CTxfiHlp

SunJavaUpdateSched

Adobe Reader Speed Launcher

Adobe ARM

NokiaMServer

DivXUpdate

DivXUpdate

DellSupportCenter

ISUSPM

ehTray.exe

Steam

WMPNSCFG

BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}

SpybotSD TeaTimer

TomTomHOME.exe

PHOTOfunSTUDIO.lnk


I would disable Windows Defender. I find it quite useless. You don't need the extra background process hogging your system resources. Same thing for Spybot's TeaTimer.

How to Disable Windows Defender

You can replace them with the free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.


Other than your antivirus, firewall and Internet connectivity service, the Startup Type on most of your non-Microsoft Services (from programs YOU have installed), can be changed from Automatic to Manual. This will reduce the amount of processes running in the background and speed up your computer.

Run Autoruns again (with a check mark on Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries).

Select the Services tab.

Only non-Microsoft services will be showing.

Right-click on any service.

Click on Jump to...

You will now be at the exact registry key for that service.

In the right-hand pane, look at the DWORD Start.

The last number at the end of the entry will be either:

(0) for Boot.

(1) for System.

(2) for Automatic.

(3) for Manual.

(4) for Disabled.

If you want to change the value, double-click on Start and change the number accordingly.


Reboot the computer.


You can also disable the Windows Search service. It should help speed up your computer a bit. To do so, press the Windows key + R to open a Run box. Type in services.msc. Scroll down to the Windows Search service, double-click it and disable it.

Also,

Again, press the Windows key + R to open a Run box. Type in CMD.

In the Command Prompt, type (or paste) the following command:

sc delete npggsvc

Press Enter.



 
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