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  1. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    I'm really getting frustrated! Maybe someone can help.......

    Lately in the last week or so my computer has really slowed down. The pages are starting to freeze when i try to close them.......takes forever. I've been using the ATF cleaner on a regular basis to clean things out. Ran a resent defrag. I've now been just shutting down the computer and restarting......I heard that this helps and it seems to for a short while......takes about 20 mins until it starts slowing down and sticking again........I looked in the Windows Task Manager and noticed that the "usage" for Inexplorer is much higher than all other processes.......

    I've learned all this fun stuff from searching around on the computer for help but now i seem stuck.........

    Any ideas.......I'de sure appreciate it........
     
  2. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    Just in case this is needed i figured out how to do a Hijack this log and have pasted it to this page.......

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 7:45:26 PM, on 3/8/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
    Boot mode: Normal
    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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
    C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Online Backup\OnlineBackup.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Yahoo!
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:1032
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = cgi*.ebay.com;disney.go.com;msa_e1.ebay.com;rhapsody_app*.listen.com;localhost;<local>
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [@BackupScheduler] C:\Program Files\Online Backup\OnlineBackup.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    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
    O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
    O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - http://activation.rr.com/install/download/tgctlcm.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1239CC52-59EF-4DFA-8C61-90FFA846DF7E} (Musicnotes Viewer) - http://www.musicnotes.com/download/mnviewer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1663ed61-23eb-11d2-b92f-008048fdd814} (MeadCo ScriptX Advanced) - http://www.stonyfield.com/coupons/scriptX/smsx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {200B3EE9-7242-4EFD-B1E4-D97EE825BA53} (VerifyGMN Class) - http://h20270.www2.hp.com/ediags/gmn/install/hpobjinstaller_gmn.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
    O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://gfx1.hotmail.com/mail/w2/pr02/resources/MSNPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {66D393D5-4D80-497C-9F4F-F3839E090202} (PlayerOCX Control) - http://www.pysoft.com/Downloads/WebCamPlayerOCX.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A0EAC162-A012-4AD8-B2E1-D5A0BBBCDA51} (PopupSh Control) - http://206.222.17.187/images/PopupSh.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {A7EA8AD2-287F-11D3-B120-006008C39542} (CBSTIEPrint Class) - http://offers.e-centives.com/cif/download/bin/actxcab.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06) -
    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Plug-in 1.5.0_10) -
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} (Live Collaboration) - http://livesc02.rightnowtech.com/7520-b289h/rnl/java/RntX.cab
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: xatcore - xatcore.dll (file missing)
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
    O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
    --
    End of file - 6849 bytes
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    I'm going to give you a few things to do. Take your time and do them in the order listed.

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    Go here and download Norton Removal Tool 2009.0.5.26.

    Run it and follow the directions in each window that appears.

    Restart your computer after it's done.

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    Open these 2 Temp folders:

    C:\WINDOWS\Temp

    C:\Documents And Settings\(Username)\Local Settings\Temp


    then delete all files and folders from inside these 2 Temp folders.

    If a few files resist getting deleted, leave them alone and delete everything else.

    It's all junk and it's a good place for a virus to hide.

    Empty the Recycle Bin, then restart your computer.

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

    Go here and download Sun Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0.12.

    Save it and don't install it yet.

    Go into Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel and uninstall all old versions of that java program.

    Go into the C:\Program Files\Java folder and delete all leftover folders from inside the Java folder.

    Restart your computer.

    Install version 1.6.0.12.

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    Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG, then click OK - "Startup" tab.

    Remove the checkmark from all entries except:

    AVG8_TRAY avgtray.exe

    ctfmon ctfmon.exe

    then click Apply - OK - Restart.

    When the small SCU window appears on the desktop during restart, ignore the message. Place a checkmark in it, then click OK.

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    After all of the above has been done, post a new HijackThis log here.

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

    I'm suspicious of this log entry:

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: xatcore - xatcore.dll (file missing

    but we'll deal with that later.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
     
  4. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    ok.........I hope i did all that ok........It's still sticking though....

    Here's that log.......I appreciate your help in advance......

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 7:17:08 AM, on 3/9/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
    Boot mode: Normal
    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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Online Backup\OnlineBackup.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/su/msgr8/*http://www.yahoo.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Yahoo!
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=localhost:1032
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = cgi*.ebay.com;disney.go.com;msa_e1.ebay.com;rhapsody_app*.listen.com;localhost;<local>
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [@BackupScheduler] C:\Program Files\Online Backup\OnlineBackup.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\Program Files\AIM Toolbar\AIMBar.dll/aimsearch.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MI1933~1\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    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
    O12 - Plugin for .mid: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\PLUGINS\npqtplugin2.dll
    O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - http://activation.rr.com/install/download/tgctlcm.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1239CC52-59EF-4DFA-8C61-90FFA846DF7E} (Musicnotes Viewer) - http://www.musicnotes.com/download/mnviewer.cab
    O16 - DPF: {1663ed61-23eb-11d2-b92f-008048fdd814} (MeadCo ScriptX Advanced) - http://www.stonyfield.com/coupons/scriptX/smsx.cab
    O16 - DPF: {200B3EE9-7242-4EFD-B1E4-D97EE825BA53} (VerifyGMN Class) - http://h20270.www2.hp.com/ediags/gmn/install/hpobjinstaller_gmn.cab
    O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
    O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://gfx1.hotmail.com/mail/w2/pr02/resources/MSNPUpld.cab
    O16 - DPF: {66D393D5-4D80-497C-9F4F-F3839E090202} (PlayerOCX Control) - http://www.pysoft.com/Downloads/WebCamPlayerOCX.cab
    O16 - DPF: {A0EAC162-A012-4AD8-B2E1-D5A0BBBCDA51} (PopupSh Control) - http://206.222.17.187/images/PopupSh.ocx
    O16 - DPF: {A7EA8AD2-287F-11D3-B120-006008C39542} (CBSTIEPrint Class) - http://offers.e-centives.com/cif/download/bin/actxcab.cab
    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06) -
    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Plug-in 1.5.0_10) -
    O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
    O16 - DPF: {E7D2588A-7FB5-47DC-8830-832605661009} (Live Collaboration) - http://livesc02.rightnowtech.com/7520-b289h/rnl/java/RntX.cab
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: xatcore - xatcore.dll (file missing)
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
    --
    End of file - 5953 bytes
     
  5. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Run a HijackThis scan, put a checkmark in:

    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0006-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06) -

    O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0010-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Plug-in 1.5.0_10)


    then click "Fix Checked".

    Run another scan and confirm those 2 entries are now gone.

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

    I don't know why web pages are "sticking". It's possibly some of the Internet Explorer settings that you're using.

    Is your computer running okay otherwise?

    --------------------------------------------------------------
     
  6. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    I fixed what you asked and those entries in the log are now removed.........I'll have to work on this thing like i was doing yesterday.....I actually have two windows (two different sites)open and have to transfer some info from one internet site to another.....sometimes this involves copying and pasting......i usually don't do much of that but it makes this particular work easier......maybe that has something to do with it.......

    Otherwise, my computer runs fine.........just drives me out of my mind because i have to shut down and restart to get it up and moving faster again........closing down the windows is a pain too. Sometimes i try the ctrl-ult-det. trick and see that sometimes pages arent' responding......

    Incidently this is geneology work and i noticed that your last name is one of the names i am working on!
     
  7. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    Shoot..... I worked on it a bit..........two windows open.......two different internet sites.........back and forth......back and forth.....tried to close the pages and they lock up........Guess maybe it's time for a new computer.........
     
  8. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Your computer specs shows a Compaq Presario. Is this the same computer? If so, what model number is it?

    Is it a laptop or a desktop?

    How much RAM is currently installed?

    --------------------------------------------------------------
     
  9. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    You have recently installed AVG??

    Go to it's control panel and disable Link Scanning and see if that has any affect?
     
  10. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    It's a Compaq Presario........Desktop

    SR1123WM

    Under system info it says.....(as far as RAM).....i think i have this right....

    2.67GHz, 248MB of Ram

    ***Also i retrieved this "handy" info.......Have no idea but it might help***

    Item Value
    OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

    System Manufacturer Compaq Presario 061
    System Model PC184A-ABA SR1123WM NA430
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
    BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.10, 4/15/2004
    SMBIOS Version 2.3
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"

    Total Physical Memory 256.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 109.91 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 2.73 GB
     
  11. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    I have indeed installed AVG......last Friday i believe.......thought maybe if i got rid of Avast and got something different it might remove any bugs that Avast might have missed. No such luck.........Also got rid of Malware bytes and CCleaner.......

    I've disabled the LINK scanner.......page downing still "jagged".......i need to work on what i was doing for a bit to see if the page's won't close right away.......i'll give it a try......
     
  12. DABA82

    DABA82 Thread Starter

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    Just a side thought.......this one sight has well over a hundred links on it........could that have something to do with it? I'de give you the link but i'm not sure that i'm supposed to......
     
  13. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    The software and support site for the Compaq Presario SR1123WM desktop is located here. I highly suggest that you add this site to your browser favorites list and keep it there for future reference.

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    According to the product specs site, that desktop comes with 256 MB of PC2700 RAM, but is capable of supporting up to 1024 MB. I highly suggest that you increase the RAM to that amount. 256 MB is way too RAM to run Windows XP and its associated programs. That's likely part of your problem.

    You can purchase 2 - 512 MB modules for about $50.00 plus shipping from the Crucial site here. It's the most cost-effective performance boost that you can give that desktop. I've been buying RAM modules from that site for years.

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    Done.........maybe there are some things on there i could try.....some i already have i see.....
     
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    Just removed AVG.................now my computer works like a charm.......Sounds like other people are having the same probs. from the posts i just read......this is reasurring to me.....it's not all in my head after all......

    .......now i have to find a different antivirus program to put on my pc. Do you think an AntiMalware program like the one i had would be enough?.......The one i had removed viruses that Avast missed.......
     
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