[SOLVED] IE 5.5 freezes ( stops responding)

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Cadeau

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Windows 98SE Internet Explorer 5.5 Hi , I got a problem that just started. If I click on the drop down arrow in the adress box Internet Explorer 5.5 freezes. Everything elts works fine ( eg. search, favorites) Right now I have 5 IE browsers minimized and they are all froze up because I clicked in the drop down arrow in the address box. I have rebooted and run scan disc. It's still doing it . Any ideas why IE 5.5 keeps freezin up?
Thanks !
 

Cadeau

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Hi Acacandy, no I never tried a repair but I will now. It's wierd because I used the net for quite a while last night and everything was fine. I booted it up tonight and now I get this problem. I'll try the repair
 

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Don't rule out viruses, hopefully your virus program is up to date, and you can scan????
 

Cadeau

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Acacandy, I just reinstalled IE5.5 and it still locks the browswer when I click the drop down arrow on the address box. My virus scanner dat files are up to date but to be safe I'm running a virus scan while I type this . I'll let you know the results.
 
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try clearing your history as well. May be a corrupt URL in there.

tools/internet options/general tab/clear history

if all else fails think about spyware? Get adaware and scan system if you d/l a lot of music of click on a lot of emal and adverb links. Can act just like viruses and cause freeze ups. I cleaned a mcahine yesterday with 213 processes running in the background using up 98% of the system resources.

http://www.lavasoft.com
 

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Ok I run a full system virus scan and there was no infections found. Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 9:31:19 PM, on 10/3/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 SP1 (5.50.4522.1800)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\GWMDMMSG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WSYS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HKCMD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ISTSVC\ISTSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CLOCKSYNC\SYNC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\NMAIN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVW32.EXE
C:\TESTING 123\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.ca
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: Clear Search - {947E6D5A-4B9F-4CF4-91B3-562CA8D03313} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\CLEARSEARCH\IE_CLRSCH.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: WebFerret - {A58686ED-FC46-44C3-95C6-4A812AB776F1} - C:\Program Files\FerretSoft\WebFerret\FerretBand.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,[email protected],&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DXM6Patch_981116] C:\WINDOWS\p_981116.exe /Q:A
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StillImageMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [USSShReg] C:\PROGRA~1\ULEADS~1\ULEADP~1\SSAVER\USSSHREG.EXE /r
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EnsoniqMixer] starter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexStart] Lexstart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexmarkPrinTray] PrinTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LXSUPMON] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LXSUPMON.EXE RUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IST Service] C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GWMDMMSG] GWMDMMSG.exe
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: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [windll] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\wsys.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ClockSync] C:\Program Files\ClockSync\Sync.exe /q
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpySweeper] C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe /0
O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm Pro.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
O9 - Extra button: ICQ Pro (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ (HKLM)
O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {90A29DA5-D020-4B18-8660-6689520C7CD7} (DmiReader Class) - http://support.dell.com/us/en/systemprofiler/SysProfLCD.CAB
O16 - DPF: {FC327B3F-377B-4CB7-8B61-27CD69816BC3} - http://www.clock-sync.com/ClockSyncAutoSYNC0015.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...pple.com/bonnie/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/ansi/iuctl.CAB?37848.7033796296
 

Cadeau

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Dougj : Your right. It was a corrupt URL. I deleated history and things works again, Thanks eh !
 

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R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: Clear Search - {947E6D5A-4B9F-4CF4-91B3-562CA8D03313} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\CLEARSEARCH\IE_CLRSCH.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: WebFerret - {A58686ED-FC46-44C3-95C6-4A812AB776F1} - C:\Program Files\FerretSoft\WebFerret\FerretBand.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DXM6Patch_981116] C:\WINDOWS\p_981116.exe /Q:A
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...meInstaller.exe
Fix those.

This one you decide:

Gwmdmmsg GWMdmMsg.exe

(Gateway) Gateway Modem Messaging Application. Background task installed with the drivers for Gateway modems on Gateway PCs.

Recommendation :
We have no idea as to what it really does. However, in our experience, disabling this task has no adverse effect whatsoever on the operation of your Gateway modem.



This one appears to be a trojan:
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [windll] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\wsys.exe"


http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_99624.htm#Symptoms
 
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Have Hijack This fix the following as well ,

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IST Service] C:\Program Files\ISTsvc\istsvc.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ClockSync] C:\Program Files\ClockSync\Sync.exe /q

O16 - DPF: {FC327B3F-377B-4CB7-8B61-27CD69816BC3} - http://www.clock-sync.com/ClockSyncAutoSYNC0015.cab

Reboot your computer in Safe Mode
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2001052409420406

Navigate to and Delete the following

C:\PROGRAM FILES\ISTSVC > Folder
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CLOCKSYNC > Folder

Are you aware Starr KeyLogger is installed on your computer?

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WSYS.EXE >Starr Keylogger
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices:
[windll] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\wsys.exe" > Starr Keylogger
 

Cadeau

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Yes I am aware that I have the Starr keylogger installed. I have to protect my kids somehow where they like it or not. What goes on in my house is my buisness. Thanks !
 

Cadeau

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Yes Acacandy, I replyed earlier that BlueSpruce found the problem. I appreciate your help !
 
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