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Tweaking Browser

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by FZWG, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. FZWG

    FZWG Thread Starter

    Dec 17, 2000
    Appreciate some assistance.

    Can anyone recommend tryed and true tweaks that will allow a browser (IE) to load faster, etc.?

    Any gooood website to take a look at? Have reviewed some, but appreciate some opinions.

    Not interested in software. Prefer to work on the issue.
  2. SavvyLady


    Oct 14, 2001
    I don't know about that one ... but http://www.pcpitstop.com
    has a great test & response setup...try that

    ps.. it only takes a few minutes & the results will give you advice & tell you just whats what
  3. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    Your browser should load normally.
    And when it does, you can't make it go faster by 'tweaking' it.

    What exactly is the problem? Does it start up slowly, but afterwards pages load normally?
    Or is it slow all over?

    You could run IE Repair, if you have that option. It will replace missing IE files and checks for unregistered dlls: Description of the Internet Explorer Repair Tool

    And here's a site that may be of interest: How to Improve Browsing Performance in Internet Explorer

    It may also be due to programs starting up automatically as Windows loads.

    Try this:

    Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
    Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
    Now click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
    Paste the contents in your post.

    Good luck,
  4. FZWG

    FZWG Thread Starter

    Dec 17, 2000
    Thank you for your help.

    Here it goes!!

    Reminder-ran40101 Startup Group "C:\Program Files\TextBridge Classic 2.0\Ereg\REMIND32.EXE"
    Microsoft Office Startup Group "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE" -b -l
    Scanner Detector Startup Group "C:\Program Files\ScanSuite\SDetect.exe"
    LetterBox Startup Group "C:\Program Files\LetterBox\LetterBox.exe"
    MSMSGS Registry (Per-User Run) C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe /background
    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
    Easykey Registry (Machine Run) C:\Program Files\Easy Keyboard\Easykey.exe
    3dfx Tools Registry (Machine Run) rundll32.exe 3dfxCmn.dll,UpdateRegSettings
    SoundFusion Registry (Machine Run) RunDll32 cwcprops.cpl,CrystalControlWnd
    InstantAccess Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\INSTAN~1.EXE /h
    RegisterDropHandler Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE
    Tweak UI Registry (Machine Run) RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
    EXSHOW95.EXE Registry (Machine Run) EXSHOW95.EXE
    MSWheel Registry (Machine Run)
    LoadQM Registry (Machine Run) loadqm.exe
    PCCIOMON.EXE Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    pop3trap.exe Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\pop3trap.exe"
    WebTrap.exe Registry (Machine Run) "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\WebTrap.exe"
    NAV Agent Registry (Machine Run) c:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE
    WinampAgent Registry (Machine Run) "C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
    Adaptec DirectCD Registry (Machine Run) C:\PROGRA~1\ADAPTEC\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    RegisterDropHandler Registry (Machine Service) C:\PROGRA~1\TEXTBR~1.0\BIN\REGIST~1.EXE
    PCCIOMON.EXE Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Trend PC-cillin 2000\PCCIOMON.EXE"
    ScriptBlocking Registry (Machine Service) "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg
  5. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001

    Let's get all the unneccessary stuff out of the way:

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

    Scanner Detector (optional)
    MSMSGS (optional)
    ECHK Registry
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    Easykey Registry (optional)
    3dfx Tools Registry
    SoundFusion Registry (optional)
    EXSHOW95.EXE Mouse, your choice
    MSWheel Registry your choice
    PCCIOMON.EXE Registry
    pop3trap.exe Registry
    WebTrap.exe Registry
    NAV Agent Registry
    Adaptec DirectCD
    LoadPowerProfile Registry

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

    The items marked 'optional' aren't neccessary for Windows to run either, and you may experiment later by unchecking them as well.

    Now go to Software add/remove and remove New(dot)net application and Webhancer Agent.

    Reboot AGAIN.

    Download and install <A HREF="http://www.lavasoftusa.net/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.net/aaw/binary/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.

    Your computer will thank you for this, and you'll be amazed about how much more smoothly your system will run.

    Something else: you appear to have Norton and PCcillin running simultaneously, and this is not advisable.
    It may create conflicts, and will result in letting malware pass through eventually.

    Decide which one you'd like to keep, and ditch the other one.

    Good luck,
  6. FZWG

    FZWG Thread Starter

    Dec 17, 2000

    Thank you for your help.

    Sure looks as if this machine is overloaded with all sorts of "stuff".

    Will follow your suggestions after reading them thouroughly and understanding what in the heck I'm doing.

    Would appreciate some clarification, though. Went to CP>Add/Remove and looked for New(dot)Net, and Webhancer Agent. Couldn't find whatever they are. Am I looking in the right place?

    Also, SavvyLady, did not mean to overlook your assistance.

    Thank you for the website.

    Ran a couple of the tests from PCPitStop, and will review the results to figure out which end is up.

    Thanks again.

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