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  1. Zukes

    Zukes Thread Starter

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    OK I have a little knowledge...which of course is bloody dangerous:rolleyes: However I am obviously havin some kinda configuration problem here but just aint sure who don't like who here:) So have done HJT scan & hopin someone can point it out to me please?

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 3:03:15 PM, on 22/07/2006
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    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:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
    C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
    C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\StartupGuard.exe
    C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\PopupStopper.exe
    C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\SMUtilityBar.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.incredimail.com/page.asp...5002253&setup_id=7&aff_id=1&addon=IncrediMail
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ImInstaller_IncrediMail] C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ImInstaller\IncrediMail\incredimail_install.exe -startup -product IncrediMail
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [System Mechanic Startup Guard] "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\StartupGuard.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [System Mechanic Popup Stopper] "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\PopupStopper.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [iolo Utility Bar] "C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\SMUtilityBar.exe"
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Add To Print List - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_AddToList.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint High Speed Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_HSPrint.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Preview - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Preview.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Easy-WebPrint Print - res://C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Resource.dll/RC_Print.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Popup Stopper - Add to Black List - C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\AddToPSBlackList.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Popup Stopper - Add to White List - C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 5\AddToPSWhiteList.htm
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger - {E5D12C4E-7B4F-11D3-B5C9-0050045C3C96} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.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
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1149615700812
    O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
    O23 - Service: ewido anti-spyware 4.0 guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: InCD Helper (InCDsrv) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
    O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\Services\ServiceLayer.exe
    O23 - Service: Sygate Personal Firewall (SmcService) - Sygate Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
    O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    I don't see anything in the Scanlog to account for it other than this entry, which should not remain after a reboot if you have run that installer:

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ImInstaller_IncrediMail] C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\ImInstaller\IncrediMail\incredimail_install. exe -startup -product IncrediMail

    But here is a standard set of questions that I like to ask which may help in sorting things out:

    PERFORMANCE QUESTIONS:

    1 > is it very slow to boot up?
    2 > do programs open slowly?
    3 > does the same behavior occur both offline and on?
    4 > does it matter how long the system has been on, and does a restart improve things?

    Slow performance issues can often be due to overheating, so if the system is faster after it has been shutdown for a while and then restarted -- that would be especially suspect. To check for possible problems here, shutdown, open the case and blow out any accumulated dust. Then turn it
    on and check to see that the fan is working. Sometimes it helps to physically clean the fan. Programs are available that can help monitor temperatures as well.

    5 > if you do a ctrl-alt-del, do any processes show excess cpu usage, other than System Idle Process?

    6 > If you open the Device Manager (windows+pause/break > Hardware > Device Manager) and select the entry for IDE ATA/Atapi and select the Primary IDE > Advanced Settings, does it say the "current transfer mode" is DMA or PIO?

    If it says PIO, first ensure "Use DMA if Available” is selected, then select the driver tab and uninstall the driver and reboot. Then check again.
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    COMMIT CHARGE

    Do ctrl-alt-del to open up the task manager. Select the "performance" tab. Let me know what you see under:

    Physical Memory

    Total: this is your total installed ram -- "physical" memory
    Available: this is the amt of real "physical" memory presently uncommitted

    Commit Charge

    Total: this is the combination of total physical and virtual memory currently in use
    Limit: this is the total physical and virtual memory available
    Peak: this is the most you have had in use in this session
     
  3. Zukes

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    Thanx for reply Rollin'Rog will do as suggested & suss it a bit further
    Is mainly when on net it is slow as a wet week but also the odd program takes a while to open too. Won't have time now to get into it but will definitely post findin in here to let ya know thanx:)
     
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    Ultra DMA Mode 5 in device manager one

    physical memory
    total 1048048 I have 2x512 sticks of ram
    available 698820 (fluctuating)
    system cache 747164 (fluctuating)

    commit charge
    total 250988
    limit 2521392
    peak 274848

    oh & re questions...
    1/ no
    2/ yes
    3/ yes
    4/ no


    ummm...I done a real dumb thing too since all this...told ya a lil knowledge is dangerous :( I deleted user account when in safe mode & have lost all the pictures & legal stuff from my daughters funeral:( Is there any way of gettin that back???
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    It doesn't appear to be a resource conflict or an overheating issue -- but you did not answer question 5.

    For the deleted profile, I believe when you do that you are prompted as to whether you also want to delete the files associated with the account. If you did not do that, they are still on the computer.

    To access them you can boot in Safe Mode, enter the the built in Administrator Account and copy (do not "move") them where you wish.

    If they were physically deleted, it's possible you might be able to recover at least some of them by using a utility like "pc inspector" > http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm
     
  6. Zukes

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    thanx:) The highest resource hog seems to be explorer.exe at 26,036k
     
  7. Rollin' Rog

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    That would be memory resources, and it is normal.

    But you are looking for CPU usage.

    Does this problem have a distinct beginning, and did you ever try System Restore to resolve it?
     
  8. Zukes

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    oh yea D'oh Nah no excessive cpu usage...well atm there is with the PC Inspector runnin but not any other time that I have noticed & I been lookin in there a lot lately chasin that damned LEXBCES.EXE that just kinda hung on after I'd uninstalled the lexmark printer!

    I disable system restore, I am more often than not photoshoppin so don't like sharin the resources:) generally I just format if somethin gets too bad!
    I have uninstalled a few programs & it seems ok atm so will see when I reinstall the ones I want if I can pinpoint any probs. I never really noticed it after runnin anythin in particular so who knows? Either one of the programs I have uninstalled was to blame or it was indeed the dust bunnies I cleaned out?
     
  9. Rollin' Rog

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    Excessive heat will cause the processor to ramp down in speed, so that is the most likely explanation.

    But shutting down and allowing it to cool for a period should restore things at least temporarily. That is why I asked.
     
  10. Zukes

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    yup! That was the problem I think:) I actually wimped out on the data recovery & sent it in to pooter shop so they could do it coz I was goin blind tryin to read all the info lol but he never did anythin other than recover the lost files & now I have like most of em back but some are rather corrupt & theyz sure as **** aint got the right names...folders etc however I am lucky in that my daughters funeral pics are mostly ok.
    I have been through 2 motherboards both ASUS & 3 processors & 1 hard drive in just 6 yrs!!!! So methinx I oughta be lookin at some bigger case to install more fans???? Any ideas??
     
  11. Rollin' Rog

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    Best to ask for advice on that in the hardware forum. You should get some responses from the professional or otherwise experienced system builders.
     
  12. Zukes

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    OK will do:) Thanx heaps for the help & if nothin else at least I learned 2 things that will never be forgot...
    TURN OFF computer occaisionally....:rolleyes:
    DONT TOUCH what ya aint 100% sure of :D not like that has ever happened :rolleyes:

    So anyways thanx heaps for your time & patience:)
     
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