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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by fresca75, Nov 29, 2001.

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  1. fresca75

    fresca75 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I downloaded a spy program to see what the kid has been up too. In fact, after purchasing it, it worked once. Now it seems to get hung up or doesn't respond when I try to run it. I have contacted the company, they keep telling me to download again, I go to the directory that they tell me too, but it still is not responding. I originally put it in my document file. Is this wrong? I am not a computer expert, but I follow instructions reaaaaaaal well. Can anyone tell me whether or not it is my error or the company's program that is a problem?
     
  2. brianF

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    moving to software forum
     
  3. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    Can you tell us the name of the program and your OS? Also, is this the only program that hangs?

    Regards

    eddie
     
  4. DoyceJ

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    While answering Eddie, right click on my computer icon, choose performance tab, what does resources say? Some of those programs use a lot of space and resources.
     
  5. fresca75

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    Thanks for answering back. The program is called Program Spy v.1.1 and it is the only program that seems to get hung up. I am not quite sure what OS is so I assume that means my operating system. Havn't got a clue. How do I find that out? I am computer illit when it comes to alot of the tech terms. The program is put out by pcpeeker.com

    Thanks for guiding this mom.
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Okay

    For your OS, there are two ways. The easiest is when its booting up on startup, what does the splashscreen say? Windows 98 etc

    Or, this way. Control Panel | System. General tab. it will be under System. Mine says:

    Microsoft Windows 2000
    5.00.2195
    Service Pack 2

    Its the first bit that we need.

    Now, did you follow Doyce's idea about the rescources? The reason? Well, it may be a rescource problem, in that this is what can cause freezing of programs.

    Also, try this. Go to Run and type MSINFO32
    On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  7. fresca75

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    Ok, yes I have Windows98. And here is the copy. The program shows up as Orec32. Here is what I have.

    Monitor.exe Startup Group C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp\Monitor.exe
    PalNetaware Startup Group C:\Paltalk\pnetaware.exe
    MSMSGS Registry (Per-User Run) C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe /background
    Mirabilis ICQ Registry (Per-User Run) C:\Program Files\ICQ\NDetect.exe
    Yahoo! Pager Registry (Per-User Run) C:\PROGRA~1\YAHOO!\MESSEN~1\ypager.exe -quiet
    RealJukeboxSystray Registry (Per-User Run) C:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALJUKEBOX\TSYSTRAY.EXE
    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    RealTray Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
    Adaptec DirectCD Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
    CC2KUI Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Comet\Bin\comet.exe
    LoadQM Registry (Machine Run) loadqm.exe
    zBrowser Launcher Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
    EM_EXEC Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\LOGITECH\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
    WebCam III SetFirst Registry (Machine Run) webc3uns setfirst
    WebCam Autolaunch Registry (Machine Run) webc3lch
    StillImageMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    webHancer Agent Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\webHancer\Programs\whAgent.exe"
    OREC32 Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\pspy\orec32.exe
    CreateCD Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\EASYCD~1\CREATECD\CREATECD.EXE -r
    SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe

    I did do what Doyce said and it looks to me like I still have resources. Under the Windows98 program it also says IntelPentium 11 that 60percent resources free. I think I need to take some Computer courses just so I know what I am looking at. Thanks.
     
  8. TonyKlein

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    Hi,

    There's some questionable stuff running, and it's slowing you down.

    Do this:

    Go to Start/run, and type msconfig.
    On the Startup tab, uncheck EVERYTHING, EXCEPT for the following items

    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    Adaptec DirectCD Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
    StillImageMonitor Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
    SchedulingAgent Registry (Machine Service) mstask.exe

    ICQ, MSMSG, and Yahoo are optional, for they can be started manually. You decide about your webcam.

    Click OK, close Msconfig, and reboot (important!)

    Now go to Software add/remove and Webhancer Agent and Comet (cursor) if it's there.

    Reboot AGAIN.

    Download and install <A HREF="http://www.lavasoftusa.com/index.html">Ad-Aware</A> . This is a program which scans your system for spyware.

    After having downloaded AAW, also download the latest Signature file (Reflist.sig) : http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ls/reflist.zip
    Unpack it to the Lavasoft Ad-Aware folder in Program Files, and have it overwrite the one that's there.

    Then have your drives and registry scanned for spyware, check all found files and reg keys, click continue, and have them removed.
    Reboot one last time.

    You'll be amazed about how much better your system will run.


    Good luck,
     
  9. fresca75

    fresca75 Thread Starter

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    Wanted to send a thanks to all of you who helped me with my problem. Everything is working much better after following the advice. You guys are great and I have added this forum to my favorites. Happy holidays to all.
     
  10. DoyceJ

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    And to you and yours as well. :)
     
  11. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Same here!

    Greetz,
     
  12. DoyceJ

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    BTW- Be sure to keep an eye on where ever the program is storing the information and keep it cleaned out. If its a picture taking program, then it wont be long before it uses everything you have.
     
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