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Virtual Memory too low... self restoring virus? HELP!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by darkdays, Mar 19, 2009.

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  1. darkdays

    darkdays Thread Starter

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    One day my parents were on the computer. They were using firefox with NOTHING else running and they get low virtual memory error. We thought its not a big problem its only once. Next day we installed AVG free antivirus and it removed 2 viruses. Later that day the virtual memory error happened. I then used Malwarebyte's to scan and it found 6 more infections. The infections were deleted (checked myself). Next two days same problem. Got the Kaspersky Anti Virus trial, Scanned the computer, two more infections. Thing is I don't know if it's still infected or if the page file has a problem. Cleared up startup completely. Removed unnecessary files. Ran CCleaner. Defragged disk with Defraggler. Please Help!
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,and Welcome to TSG,
    I think you need to post a HijackThis Log, instructions at this TSG 'sticky':
    http://forums.techguy.org/malware-re...st-before.html
    You'll need to 'report' this thread to ask for it to be moved to the Malware forum.
    Please be patient as there aren't that many qualified Malware experts but there are loads of people seeking their help.
    Richard.
     
  3. darkdays

    darkdays Thread Starter

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    Thnx for the fast reply. Ok i'll move it i just wasn't sure if i should post here because of uncertainty of a virus. Sorry im kinda new here how can i get this moved?
     
  4. 1002richards

    1002richards Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    If you 'report' your thread using the 'report' link just under where you've written "this moved". Ask for it to go to the HJT / malware forum.

    Richard
     
  5. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    darkdays:

    I'll reported your thread be moved to the "malware/hijackthis" section.

    You need to install and run HijackThis and post a log, as requested, because one will be asked for.

    Be patient and wait for a reply.

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  6. darkdays

    darkdays Thread Starter

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    I just sent a request. Should i post the log here or wait until the post has been moved?
     
  7. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Post the entire log here.

    Copy-and-paste it. Don't post it as an attachment.

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  8. darkdays

    darkdays Thread Starter

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    Ok here is the HijackThis log

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 1:51:40 PM, on 3/19/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
    Boot mode: Normal

    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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    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\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://products.webroot.com/disp0201.php?pc=64250&rc=1&ps=R&oc=48&mjv=3&mnv=5&bld=191&cd=&dcc=&drc=&mo=&sid=&lang=en&kc=ppacobqi^^^^nhnijh`c&act=done&action=1
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: McBrwHelper Class - {227B8AA8-DAF2-4892-BD1D-73F568BCB24E} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\mcbrhlpr.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: eBay Toolbar Helper - {22D8E815-4A5E-4DFB-845E-AAB64207F5BD} - C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTB.dll
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
    O2 - BHO: McAfee PopupKiller - {3EC8255F-E043-4cae-8B3B-B191550C2A22} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\popupkiller.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtoolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: eBay Toolbar - {92085AD4-F48A-450D-BD93-B28CC7DF67CE} - C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTB.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtoolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LDM] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 2000 Series.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Logitech Desktop Messenger.lnk = C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LDMConf.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.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
    O18 - Protocol: bw+0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw+0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw-0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw-0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw00 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw00s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw10 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw10s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw20 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw20s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw30 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw30s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw40 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw40s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw50 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw50s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw60 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw60s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw70 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw70s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw80 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw80s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw90 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bw90s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwa0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwa0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwb0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwb0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwc0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwc0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwd0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwd0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwe0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwe0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwf0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwf0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwg0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwg0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwh0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwh0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwi0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwi0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwj0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwj0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwk0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwk0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwl0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwl0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwm0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwm0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwn0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwn0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwo0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwo0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwp0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwp0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwq0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwq0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwr0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwr0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bws0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bws0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwt0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwt0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwu0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwu0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwv0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwv0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bww0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bww0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwx0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwx0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwy0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwy0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwz0 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: bwz0s - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
    O18 - Protocol: offline-8876480 - {1A22E9AA-576F-424A-B051-CB232CC0FB82} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\BWPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: Imapi Helper - Alex Feinman - C:\Program Files\Alex Feinman\ISO Recorder\ImapiHelper.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: Logitech Process Monitor (LVPrcSrv) - Logitech Inc. - c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
    O23 - Service: LVSrvLauncher - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\SrvLnch\SrvLnch.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
    O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
    O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

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    End of file - 20884 bytes
     
  9. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Thanks for posting the log. (y)

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    Uninstall Logitech Desktop Messenger, then go into C:\Program Files\Logitech and delete the Logitech Messenger folder, if it's still there.

    Restart your computer.

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    Sun Java Runtime Environment is out of date. Version 1.6.0.12(6 Update 12) is the current version.

    Download it from here. Save it and don't install it yet.

    Uninstall version 1.6.0.01 and any other older versions.

    Go into the C:\Program Files\Java folder and delete any leftover folders.

    Restart your computer.

    Install version 1.6.0.12.

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    After the above has been done, run a new HijackThis scan, then post that new log here.

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  10. darkdays

    darkdays Thread Starter

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    Ok i have deleted Logitech Desktop messenger. If u could tell me y that was necessary. here's the new log.


    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 3:05:12 PM, on 3/19/2009
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
    Boot mode: Normal

    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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    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\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://products.webroot.com/disp0201.php?pc=64250&rc=1&ps=R&oc=48&mjv=3&mnv=5&bld=191&cd=&dcc=&drc=&mo=&sid=&lang=en&kc=ppacobqi^^^^nhnijh`c&act=done&action=1
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: McBrwHelper Class - {227B8AA8-DAF2-4892-BD1D-73F568BCB24E} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\mcbrhlpr.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: eBay Toolbar Helper - {22D8E815-4A5E-4DFB-845E-AAB64207F5BD} - C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTB.dll
    O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
    O2 - BHO: McAfee PopupKiller - {3EC8255F-E043-4cae-8B3B-B191550C2A22} - c:\program files\mcafee.com\mps\popupkiller.dll (file missing)
    O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtoolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.0.926.3450\swg.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn1\yt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: eBay Toolbar - {92085AD4-F48A-450D-BD93-B28CC7DF67CE} - C:\Program Files\eBay\eBay Toolbar2\eBayTB.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtoolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: hp psc 2000 Series.lnk = C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpobnz08.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
    O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\toolbar.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Shdocvw.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.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
    O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
    O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: Imapi Helper - Alex Feinman - C:\Program Files\Alex Feinman\ISO Recorder\ImapiHelper.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: Logitech Process Monitor (LVPrcSrv) - Logitech Inc. - c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
    O23 - Service: LVSrvLauncher - Logitech Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\SrvLnch\SrvLnch.exe
    O23 - Service: McAfee Personal Firewall Service (MpfService) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
    O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
    O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

    --
    End of file - 8732 bytes
     
  11. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    Logitech Desktop Messenger isn't needed, and you can see what a difference your second log looks like, compared to your first log, after you uninstalled it.

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    Don't forget to uninstall the old Java version(s) and install the new Java version.

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

    How much RAM is in that computer?

    How large is the hard drive and how much free space is there?

    -----------------------------------------------------------------
     
  12. darkdays

    darkdays Thread Starter

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    Wow the second log is really cleaned out of all that Logitech stuff I can see that.

    Oops didn't see the part to update java. I updated it just now and restarted the computer.

    The computer has 512mb RAM.

    The hard drive is 182gb size total and free space is a bit over 152gb meaning about 30gb is used up. Theres also a D: drive but I don't think its been used. It is meant for system backup and restore though.
     
  13. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    That's correct. Most all new factory-brand computers now come with a smaller separate D partition that stores the recovery files. When you start your computer, a logo screen should appear that tells you which key to press if you want to access that partition and do a recovery. Hopefully, that won't ever be necessary to do.

    512 MB of RAM isn't enough anymore for XP and all its associated apps. You should add another 512 MB. Besides increasing overall performance, it should get rid of that virtual memory problem.

    What's the brand name, model name, and model number of your computer? That'll allow me to determine how much RAM it supports and what type RAM module it uses.

    --------------------------------------------------------------
     
  14. darkdays

    darkdays Thread Starter

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    The computer is a Gateway 507GR and i'm not sure if the 507GR is the model name or model number that's the info it gives on the computer itself and under properties when I right click on My Computer.

    Is it really going to be necessary to increase RAM though? All that's done on that computer is internet surfing and sometimes a little photo editing. The uses have not changed. I'm just wondering because what happens is that the page file usage slowly increases even if there is no activity. Usually the error comes up after we come back to get on the internet from a couple of hours of inactivity and we notice the error and all we had was the screensaver on with no other applications. Then it slowly increases after that until firefox won't open or will open and crash on the next web page. Then a reboot is necessary to fix the page file for half the day.
     
  15. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    This is the support site for the Gateway 507GR that you should keep in your browser favorites list for future use.

    It comes with 512 MB of PC3200 (400 MHz) RAM, but supports up to 2048 MB.

    If you're insistent on sticking with 512 MB, then keep the load on your computer as small as possible. By keeping the startup load as small as possible, reducing the amount of visual effects, and not using too many memory-hungry programs, it'll help to keep your computer from running like a snail.

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

    Right-click MY COMPUTER, click Advanced - Settings(Performance) - Visual Effects - Custom, uncheck everything except "Show windows contents while dragging", "Smooth edge of screen fonts", and the bottom 4 "Use - -" commands. Click Advanced - Change(Virtual Memory), select "System managed size" and click Set, click OK - Apply - OK - Apply - OK.

    Advise me when that's done, then we'll trim down the startup load.

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