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Too much CPU usage - what can I delete/uncheck from startup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by arnstein, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. arnstein

    arnstein Thread Starter

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    I've been trying and failing to encode an mpg file from an avi and think it's because I have too much stuff running in memory. Can somebody tell me what I can ask Hijack this to delete/fix? Thanks. arnstein

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.0
    Scan saved at 12:40:27 PM, on 9/10/2003
    Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

    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\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exe
    C:\Program Files\InkSaver\InkSaver.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
    C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe
    C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
    C:\Program Files\Eprompter\ePrompter.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijack\HijackThis.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch=about:blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant=about:blank
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
    O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TCASUTIEXE] TCAUDIAG.exe -off
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InCD] C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nForce Tray Options] sstray.exe /r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\Smc.exe -startgui
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InkSaver] C:\Program Files\InkSaver\InkSaver.exe hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
    O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
    O9 - Extra button: Related (HKLM)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links (HKLM)
    O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
    O16 - DPF: {06C5A25C-0F08-49B1-BD92-192A61B85158} (ddm_download.ddm_control) - http://bins.dynamicdesktopmedia.com/cab/ddm_control.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: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
     
  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Try looking at the StartUp Tab in MSCONFIG and disable what you don't want.

    Other than that I don't see much... Inksaver I never heard of, and for some reason you have C:\WINDOWS\system32\gearsec.exe twice. Do you know what that could be?

    Also what is C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe?
     
  3. mobo

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    You can check these :

    1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=about :blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch=about :blank
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant=about :bla
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
    O16 - DPF: {06C5A25C-0F08-49B1-BD92-192A61B85158} (ddm_download.ddm_control) -
     
  4. arnstein

    arnstein Thread Starter

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    Inksaver is a program that regulates inkjet usage. Gearsec is something DVDXCopy installs, and when you uninstall prev. versions it leaves old stuff behind. I found a webpage listing the complicated uninstall process. AVG is an anti-virus software.

    Thanks for the help. arnstein
     
  5. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    running two antiviruses could slow you down. You might need to disable one of them
     
  6. arnstein

    arnstein Thread Starter

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    I don't think I'm running two AVs but that my AV program loads 2 different modules at startup.
     
  7. mobo

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    From the looks of that log of yours you have both AVG and Norton running on startup.
     
  8. arnstein

    arnstein Thread Starter

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    Nprotect is Norton Utilities protected Recyle Bin utility
     
  9. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    NProtect does take up memory too... YOu might want do disable/uninstall it. (Personally I never found any good use for it apart from annoying me alot)

    C:\Program Files\Winamp3\winampa.exe is not really needed
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InkSaver] C:\Program Files\InkSaver\InkSaver.exe hide (unless you use this often)

    also

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
    (not too sure on this function. I don't have this listed in my processes so I'm guessing it's something you have installed)
     
  10. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Also what is this program

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TCASUTIEXE] TCAUDIAG.exe -off
     
  11. mobo

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    This will show up in your log if you have accessed start /run /msconfig
     
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