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  1. snaczas

    snaczas Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    About 2 years ago I have bought SONY VGN-P788K/W, it's a 8" laptop with 2GB memory and 1.6 GHz processor. It's one of those looks cool useless things, it gets choked up very easily ... it's running windows 7 and about 70 processes in the background. I'd like you guys to help me get rid of the useless stuff, so that the laptop can perform better. I just want to use is for basic stuff like surfing web and talking on skype. Help is highly appreciated.

    I downloaded HJT, here is the log:


    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
    Scan saved at 3:10:17 PM, on 12/18/2011
    Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
    C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Elan\USB\ETDUSBCtrl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\CCP.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
    C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\ThirdPartyAppMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\listener.exe
    C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\PowerManager.exe
    C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\Magic-i Visual Effects 2\Magic-i Visual Effects.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
    C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\Windows\system32\userinit.exe
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {01C48A7A-5334-47E4-8F2B-1D84D054B306} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEToolbarHelper Class - {AE7CD045-E861-484f-8273-0445EE161910} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.6.5612.1312\swg.dll
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF - {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [00PCTFW] "C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FirewallGUI.exe" -s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmartWiHelper] "C:\Program Files\Sony\SmartWi Connection Utility\SmartWiHelper.exe" /WindowsStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ETDUSBWare] %ProgramFiles%\Elan\USB\ETDUSBCtrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NokiaMServer] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nokia\MPlatform\NokiaMServer /watchfiles startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Magellan CmTray] C:\Program Files\Content Manager\CmTray.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RESTART_STICKY_NOTES] C:\Windows\System32\StikyNot.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Bluetooth.lnk = ?
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send image to &Bluetooth Device... - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Send page to &Bluetooth Device... - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btrez.dll,-4015 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btrez.dll,-12650 - {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
    O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
    O11 - Options group: [ACCELERATED_GRAPHICS] Accelerated graphics
    O16 - DPF: {02CF1781-EA91-4FA5-A200-646E8241987C} (VaioInfo.CMClass) - http://esupport.sony.com/VaioInfo.CAB
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
    O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~3\GO36F4~1.DLL,C:\Windows\System32\cmifw32.dll
    O23 - Service: SAS Core Service (!SASCORE) - SUPERAntiSpyware.com - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
    O23 - Service: a-squared Free Service (a2free) - Emsi Software GmbH - C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
    O23 - Service: ArcSoft Connect Daemon (ACDaemon) - ArcSoft Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
    O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Adobe Systems - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Battery Optimizer - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\ReviverSoft\Battery Optimizer\BatteryOptimizerService.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: Bluetooth Service (btwdins) - Broadcom Corporation. - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
    O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: Installer Service - Unknown owner - C:\ProgramData\NokiaInstallerCache\ProductCache\{D5878294-C113-43c5-A24F-FC333C52015A}\{07D77970-B205-460C-84E4-263F30455597}\Installer\InstallerService.exe
    O23 - Service: Intuit Update Service (IntuitUpdateService) - Intuit Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Firewall Plus (PCToolsFirewallPlus) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\PC Tools Firewall Plus\FWService.exe
    O23 - Service: Qualcomm Gobi 2000 Download Service (Sony) (QDLService2kSony) - QUALCOMM, Inc. - C:\Program Files\QUALCOMM\QDLService2k\QDLService2kSony.exe
    O23 - Service: Realtek Audio Service (RtkAudioService) - Realtek Semiconductor - C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService.exe
    O23 - Service: Intel(R) Sample Collector (SampleCollector) - Intel Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Care\collsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
    O23 - Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools - C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
    O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia - C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
    O23 - Service: CamMonitor (uCamMonitor) - ArcSoft, Inc. - C:\Program Files\ArcSoft\Magic-i Visual Effects 2\uCamMonitor.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Event Service - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
    O23 - Service: VAIO Power Management - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMService.exe
    O23 - Service: VUAgent - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update Common\VUAgent.exe

    --
    End of file - 8244 bytes
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Run Hijack This and click Open the Misc Tools section.
    Click Open Uninstall Manager > Save list and save the log to your Desktop.
    A list of programs will open in Notepad. Post the contents of this log.
     
  3. snaczas

    snaczas Thread Starter

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    Thanks for replay! Here is the list:

    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 (KB2508958)
    Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
    Adobe Anchor Service CS3
    Adobe Asset Services CS3
    Adobe Bridge CS3
    Adobe Bridge Start Meeting
    Adobe Camera Raw 4.0
    Adobe CMaps
    Adobe Color - Photoshop Specific
    Adobe Color Common Settings
    Adobe Color EU Extra Settings
    Adobe Color JA Extra Settings
    Adobe Color NA Recommended Settings
    Adobe Default Language CS3
    Adobe Device Central CS3
    Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2
    Adobe Flash Player 10 ActiveX
    Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin
    Adobe Fonts All
    Adobe Help Viewer CS3
    Adobe Linguistics CS3
    Adobe PDF Library Files
    Adobe Photoshop CS3
    Adobe Photoshop CS3
    Adobe Setup
    Adobe Stock Photos CS3
    Adobe Type Support
    Adobe Update Manager CS3
    Adobe Version Cue CS3 Client
    Adobe WinSoft Linguistics Plugin
    Adobe XMP Panels CS3
    Alps StickPointer for VAIO
    Apple Application Support
    Apple Mobile Device Support
    Apple Software Update
    ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2
    ArcSoft WebCam Companion 3
    a-squared Free 4.5
    Battery Optimizer
    BitTorrent
    Bonjour
    Chemistry Add-in for Word
    Choice Guard
    Click to Disc
    Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system
    ContentManager
    eMule
    EndNote X3
    Google Chrome
    Google Earth Plug-in
    Google Update Helper
    Google Updater
    HiJackThis
    ImageJ 1.43u
    Instant Mode
    Instant Mode Support Utility
    Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 500
    iSEEK AnswerWorks English Runtime
    iTunes
    Java(TM) 6 Update 29
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Access database engine 2007 (English)
    Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
    Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.5
    Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Professional 2007
    Microsoft Office Professional 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant
    Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Silverlight
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 ATL Update kb973924 - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - KB2467174 - x86 9.0.30729.5570
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package
    MSVC80_x86
    MSVC80_x86_v2
    MSVC90_x86
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
    Music Transfer
    OGA Notifier 2.0.0048.0
    OriginPro 8
    Ovi Desktop Sync Engine
    OviMPlatform
    PC Connectivity Solution
    PC Tools Firewall Plus 6.0
    PDF Settings
    PowerISO
    Privacy Eraser Pro
    Qualcomm Gobi 2000 Package for Sony
    QuickTime
    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
    Remote Play with PlayStation®3
    ResearchSoft Direct Export Helper
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2288621)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2288931)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2345043)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2553089)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2553090)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2584063)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB969559)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB976321)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2446708)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2478663)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2518870)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2539636)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2572078)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596785) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Access 2007 (KB979440)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Access 2007 (KB979440)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 (KB979441)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596764) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596912) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 (KB2596705) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (972581)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB974234)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB2344993)
    Setting Utility Series
    Skype™ 5.6
    SmartPad SoftWare 2.0.0.1_X08(x86)
    SmartWi Connection Utility
    SopCast 3.3.2
    Spyware Doctor 7.0
    SpywareBlaster 4.4
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    TurboTax 2009
    TurboTax 2009 WinPerFedFormset
    TurboTax 2009 WinPerReleaseEngine
    TurboTax 2009 WinPerTaxSupport
    TurboTax 2009 wnyiper
    TurboTax 2009 wrapper
    Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2468871)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2533523)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Help for Common Features (KB963673)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596651) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596789) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2539530)
    Update for Microsoft Office Access 2007 Help (KB963663)
    Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2596596) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help (KB963678)
    Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB2583910)
    Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Help (KB963677)
    Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Help (KB963669)
    Update for Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 Help (KB963667)
    Update for Microsoft Office Script Editor Help (KB963671)
    Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help (KB963665)
    Update for Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB2596560)
    VAIO - Remote Keyboard
    VAIO Care
    VAIO Control Center
    VAIO Data Restore Tool
    VAIO Event Service
    VAIO Help and Support
    VAIO OOBE and Startup Assistant
    VAIO Power Management
    VAIO Presentation Support
    VAIO Survey
    VAIO Update
    VAIO Update Merge Module x86
    VAIO Wallpaper Contents
    VAIO Window Organizer
    Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime
    Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime
    Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime Service Pack 1 (KB949258)
    VLC media player 1.0.1
    VZAccess Manager for Sony
    WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software
    Windows Driver Package - Nokia pccsmcfd (08/22/2008 7.0.0.0)
    Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant
    Windows Live Sync
    Windows Live Upload Tool
    Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
    WinRAR archiver
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    You're welcome...

    Sorry for the delay - I'm pretty sick with a bad cold.

    You have a long list here I need to go through. Are you open to me suggesting what to uninstall? I can see there is quite a bit here we can remove.
     
  5. flavallee

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    If your computer has an 8" screen, it's a netbook - also known as a mini laptop.

    Besides being more prone to hardware issues than laptops and desktops, they're not designed for system-hungry computing demands.

    A number of system-hungry programs, such as Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and PC Tools Spyware Doctor, are installed in it.

    You're using file-sharing apps, such as BitTorrent and eMule, so it's my guess your computer is infested with malware, spyware, etc..

    I'll wait for Cheeseball81 to reply back to you before I give you another 2 cents worth.

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  6. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Flav - do you wanna get started with the Uninstall list?

    I don't mind. I'm sick anyway so unsure how often I will be here today.
     
  7. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Get some rest and get well. I'll take care of it for now. (y)

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  8. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Thanks (y)
     
  9. snaczas

    snaczas Thread Starter

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    Cheeseball, thanks for your efforts ... hope you get better.

    Flav, I'm open to suggestions what to remove.

    Yes there are a few resource hungry programs, however I use them only once in a while. What would I replace Spyware Doctor with?

    As far as the malware and such I run few programs to take care of them, however I'm open to suggestions. How would you like me to check if there is a problem?
     
  10. snaczas

    snaczas Thread Starter

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    Also I just don't want those resource hungry processes to load @ start.
     
  11. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    snaczas:

    Do the following in the order that I've listed them.

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    Download and save these programs:

    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0.1111.0

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 1.51.2.1300

    SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition 5.0.0.1142

    Java Runtime Environment 6 Update 30
    (Note: Click the "Windows x86 Offline - 16.14 MB" link)

    Adobe Flash Player 11 ActiveX
    Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
    (Note: Click the green icon with white arrow links)

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

    Go to Control Panel - Programs And Features, then uninstall these programs:

    a-squared Free 4.5

    BitTorrent

    eMule

    PC Tools Firewall Plus 6.0

    Spyware Doctor 7.0
    (PC Tools)

    SpywareBlaster 4.4

    VLC Media Player 1.0.1 - unless you actually use it

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

    Install the programs that you previously downloaded and saved.

    Some are to update older versions that your computer has, and others are to replace and add to what your computer needs.

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    Advise us when you're all done.

    If you have any questions or comments about anything, feel free to let us know.

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  12. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    By the way, it appears that you haven't updated Microsoft Office Professional 2007 SP2 to SP3.

    If you do a scan at Windows Update/Microsoft Update, it should detect and list the SP3 update for download.

    If it doesn't, you can download the full update here.

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  13. snaczas

    snaczas Thread Starter

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    Flav Thanks! Notebook does feel to run faster :).

    Malwarebytes discovered couple of things (one of them was trojan). SuperAntiSpyware just discovered some tracking cookies. And security essentials got nothing. Made the recommended updates to 2007 SP3 MOP.

    I still left eMule and VLC.

    Got a question about all those VIAO SONY programs that are running in the background ... do I really need them?
     
  14. flavallee

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    Hopefully, you updated the definition files in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware before you ran a quick scan with them. And hopefully, you selected and removed everything they found.

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    If you kept VLC Media Player 1.0.1, you need to update it to version 1.1.11.

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    I'm planning to reduce the startup load in your computer, so be patient. Let's finish some other things first.

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    Just to make sure that HiJackThis doesn't keep displaying the same log over and over, do the following:

    Go to Control Panel - User Accounts, then select "Change UAC Settings", then move the slider to "Never Notify", then click OK, then restart the computer.

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  15. snaczas

    snaczas Thread Starter

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    Yes both programs were updated before they scan the drive. It's a built in function.

    VLC updated to 1.1.11.

    Sounds good to me ... don't feel rushed :).
     
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