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iexplore eating up system resources [resolved]


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I have a problem with iexplore eating up all system resources. If I cancel it in the task manager the PC appears to run normally afterwards, but otherwise it comes to a grind.

HJT looks like this.

Thanks for your help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:14:51, on 01.03.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\PROGRAMME\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mapiicon.exe
C:\Programme\Siemens\Gigaset USB Adapter 54\GigasetUSBMonitor.exe
C:\Programme\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Download\Tools\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gmx.de
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gmx.de
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer bereitgestellt von GMX
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinSetup] C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE /min
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ADSL_A2] A2Installed
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - Global Startup: ADSL Diagnostic Tools.LNK = C:\WINDOWS\system32\mapiicon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor.lnk = C:\Programme\Siemens\Gigaset USB Adapter 54\GigasetUSBMonitor.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Im Cache gespeicherte Seite - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Verweisseiten - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Ähnliche Seiten - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.gmx.de
O16 - DPF: {6CB5E471-C305-11D3-99A8-000086395495} - http://toolbar.googl...g/GoogleNav.cab
O23 - Service: AntiVir Service (AntiVirService) - H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH - C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
O23 - Service: AntiVir Update (AVWUpSrv) - H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH, Germany - C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
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Can please somebody help me?

Thanks!
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Can really nobody help me?
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Hi Frodo_05

Welcome to geekstogo ;)

Please run the following free, online virus scans:
http://housecall.tre.../start_corp.asp
http://www.pandasoft...n_principal.htm

Kc :tazz:
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Thanks for your suggestions!

I tried both sites. Although they found a few cookies and spyware, the situation is still the same.

Do you have any other suggestions?

Cheers,

Frodo_05
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Hi Frodo_05

Thats ok now I need to see a new HJT.log

Can you also look in C:\PROGRAMME\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE

Right click on the internet explorer icon an select properties let me know what is stated

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Hello,

thanks for your quick reply. The new HJT log looks like this:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:54:13, on 06.03.2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe
C:\PROGRAMME\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mapiicon.exe
C:\Programme\Siemens\Gigaset USB Adapter 54\GigasetUSBMonitor.exe
C:\Download\Tools\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gmx.de
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gmx.de
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer bereitgestellt von GMX
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programme\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\programme\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinSetup] C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ADSL_A2] A2Installed
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinPatrol] C:\PROGRA~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVGCtrl] "C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE" /min
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - Global Startup: ADSL Diagnostic Tools.LNK = C:\WINDOWS\system32\mapiicon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Gigaset WLAN Adapter Monitor.lnk = C:\Programme\Siemens\Gigaset USB Adapter 54\GigasetUSBMonitor.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Im Cache gespeicherte Seite - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Verweisseiten - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Ähnliche Seiten - res://c:\programme\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.gmx.de
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall-bet...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {6CB5E471-C305-11D3-99A8-000086395495} - http://toolbar.googl...g/GoogleNav.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O23 - Service: AntiVir Service (AntiVirService) - H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH - C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
O23 - Service: AntiVir Update (AVWUpSrv) - H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH, Germany - C:\Programme\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

IExplore properties look like this:

File Type: Application
Description: Internet Explorer
Location: C:\Programme\Internet Explorer
Size: 91,0 KB (93.184 Bytes)
Size on Disk: 92,0 KB (94.208 Bytes)
Created: Sunday, 06. June 1999, 15:12:33
Changed: Wednesday, 04. August 2004, 08:57:57
Last Access: Today, 06. March 2005, 14:54:34

Thanks,

Frodo
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Hi

Please set your system to show all files; Click here for how to do this if you're unsure.

Before you start the fix Please check this file let me know the properties are first cannot find any information on this file msin.exe.

Please go offline, close all browsers and any open Windows, making sure that only HijackThis is open. Scan and when it finishes, put an X in the boxes, only next to these following items.[/b]

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinSetup] C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe


Click on Fix Checked and exit HijackThis.

Reboot into Safe Mode: see here if you don't know how to do this.

Using Windows Explorer, locate the following files/folders, and delete them:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe

Exit Explorer, and reboot as normal afterwards.

If you would please, rescan with HijackThis and post a fresh log in this same topic, and let us know how your system's working. ;)

Kc :tazz:
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Hello,

it says msin.exe is Outlook Express.

Size is 161 kb(164.876 Bytes)
Size on disk 164 kb (167.936 Bytes)

Created 9. July 2003 21:23:10
Modified 28 July 2003 20:55:43
Last accessed Today 6 March 16:38:17

Should I do the fix?

Greetings,

Frodo
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HI Frodo_05

No leave it need to have a look at you log again

Kc :tazz:
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Hi

Please go offline, close all browsers and any open Windows, making sure that only HijackThis is open. Scan and when it finishes, put an X in the boxes, only next to these following items.[/b]

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinSetup] C:\WINDOWS\system32\msin.exe

Click on Fix Checked and exit HijackThis.

I have XP Home XP_ SP2 and don't have the above setup.

Reboot your pc


If you would please, rescan with HijackThis and post a fresh log in this same topic, and let us know how your system's working. ;)

Kc :tazz:
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Thanks for you help thatman,

as I am away for a week it will take a while until I can try it out, but I will keep you updated!

Regards,

Frodo
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Hi Frodo_05

Have added you my delay list just post back when you are ready

Thanks

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Hi thatman,

yo da man!! Removing msin.exe resolved the problem, the PC works normally now.

Thanks for your effort,

Frodo
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Hi Frodo_05

Download the ccleaner
I use this Program and is setup like this all boxs are check.

Clean out all temp files in Mozilla, Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer: Tools/ Internet Options/ General/ Temporary internet files/ Delete Files (NOTE, that this may take very long!). You can also set the memory limit to about 80 MB at the Settings.

Mozilla: Edit/ Options/ Extended/ Cache/ Clear Cache

Turn of system restore
Disabling or enabling Windows XP System Restore

Defrag your hard drive turn system restore back on and create a new restore point.

Congratulations! Your system is CLEAN :tazz:

How do you prevent spyware from being installed again? We strongly recommend installing SpywareBlaster (it's free for personal use). Click Here
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Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.

Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.

It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks. Click Here http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ to make sure that you have the latest patches for Windows.

These next two steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protection.
1. Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox user posted image.
2. Install Sun's Java. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .

After doing all these, your system will be thoroughly protected from future threats. :thumbsup:

Kc ;)
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