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hawaiianlei

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there are many programs and processes on my computer that i dont think i need. i believe this is slowing my computer down. the problem is, i cant understand most of the names given to these processes in either startup processes or computer processes. ( run msconfig- startup or ctrl+alt+delete-processses) i would like to stop certain programs or processes, but the names given to the files i cannot understand. (i.e. ZoneAlarm would be zlclient). many others i cannot understand such as "igfhtray". is there any way to decode these or any program i can download to provide more information?
thanks
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Rainbow32

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You can use Process Explorer to give you info on these processes.
http://www.sysintern...ssExplorer.html
You can also use Google to search on the processes or .exe's your not sure of.
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Let's see what you got.

Please download and run hijackthis Do a scan and then save a log. Take the log and ATTACH IT (do not post) to your next post. In order to attach it, you will either need to change the .log extension to .txt, or you will have to put the log into a compressed (zipped) folder.

We do not like to post hijackthis logs in sections other than the malware forum as we do not want to encourage people to post malware issues in this forum.

I am not looking for malware. I am looking for what programs or combinations of programs might cause this behavior. If I notice any malware, I will redirect you to the malware forum.

If you post a hijackthis log in this forum, several trusted techs will come to your house and eat all of your Ritz crackers, Cheeze Doodals and any sweet pickles you have in your fridge. We will also put our feet up on all of your coffee tables. This is no joke. We'll do it. It's not pretty. :whistling:
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hawaiianlei

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ok....here is the ATTACHMENT :blink:
hope it works :whistling:
Attached File  scan.txt   8.01KB   79 downloads
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The log is clean as far as I can tell. There are a few programs that you probably don't need and can disable, but before we go and shut anything down, let's perform a cleaning of your computer. I'll bet your computer could really use this cleaning.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Click on Clean up & Repair. Run TuneUp DiskCleaner. Delete all junk files. Afterwords, return to the Main Screen.

Click on Clean up & Repair. Run TuneUp RegistryCleaner. Fix all errors. Afterwords, return to the Main Screen.

Click on Optimize & Improve. Run TuneUp RegistryDefrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot.

After the reboot, start Tune Up again. Click on Optimize & Improve then click on TuneUp System Optimizer. Now click on Accelerate downloads and Internet surfing to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, start Tune Up again. Click on Optimize & Improve then click on TuneUp System Optimizer. In the menu to the left called "Wizards", choose System Advisor. Note some of the advice it tells you.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 18 June 2006 - 08:43 PM.

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ok...all done..is that it? do you need a new log?
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If your computer is still slow, let me know and I'll tell you about a different program which will collect more information about your computer for me so I can give you the best advice.
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works fine now! thx!
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You're welcome. :blink:

If you need anything else, just let us know :whistling:
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