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Hello, :whistling:

Have done full clean instructions... am in the middle of analysing stats for thesis.. and computer running like a slow sick dog.. so there must be something here. Panda scan said I still had "windows\downloadedprogramfiles\f3intialsetup1.0.0.6.inf" but cannot find the file to delete it. (NIS2006 found nothing, Trojanhunter found nothing)

Also found "Funweb", "webenhancer" & "blazefind"... but darned if Spybot or adaware se found them!

Please help.. I really need my computer functioning right now. Thanks :blink:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:33:33 PM, on 9/15/2006
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exe
C:\Program Files\Prolific\USB Flash Disk Utility\PLBkMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HotfixQ0306270.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Desktop Architect\datray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SpamMATTERS Outlook Express Client\expressAI.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Caere\OmniPagePro90\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Computer Tools\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program

Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Norton Internet Security 2006 - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program

Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - C:\Program Files\Norton

Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton Internet Security 2006 - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program

Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - C:\Program Files\Norton

Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Prolific_PLUtil] C:\Program Files\Prolific\USB Flash Disk Utility\PLBkMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PLFFAP] C:\WINDOWS\system32\HotfixQ0306270.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AcctMgr] C:\Program Files\Norton Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Desktop Architect] "C:\Program Files\Desktop Architect\datray.exe" -S
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] ???\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RealPlayer] "C:\Program Files\Real\RealOne Player\realplay.exe"

/RunUPGToolCommandReBoot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpamMATTERS Outlook Express Interface] C:\Program Files\SpamMATTERS

Outlook Express Client\expressAI.exe
O4 - Startup: reminder-ScanSoft Product Registration.lnk = C:\Program

Files\Caere\OmniPagePro90\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box -

C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel -

res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} -

C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} -

C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
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
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) -

http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) -

http://security.syma...bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) -

http://update.micros...b?1129885987765
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) -

http://acs.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class)

- http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) -

http://ax.phobos.app.../ITDetector.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} -

http://us.dl1.yimg.c...ebio5_1_6_0.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C45F1445-591B-4D5E-97D5-1BE67C83A48C}: NameServer =

192.189.54.26,139.130.4.4
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} -

"C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program

Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation -

C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet

Security\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco

Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program

Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program

Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program

Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. -

C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet

Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program

Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec

Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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Hi Racy,

Please click Start > Run
Paste in this command and press enter:

regsvr32 /u occache.dll

Boot into Safe Mode:
Restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode.

Now go to the C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files Folder and find the f3intialsetup1.0.0.6.inf file and delete it .

When you finish go back to:
Start > Run
Paste in this command:

regsvr32 occache.dll

To get back to normal mode just restart the computer as you normally would.

Post a new HijackThis log when you are done. This time before you post the log click the Format menu in Notepad and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is, click on it to uncheck it and then please post that report into this topic.

Regards,
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Hi Metallica (Pieter),

Thanks for your reply.

I think I have a bigger problem as my computer will not boot into safe mode. I have tried three times, this is what happens:

Restart, Press F8, Safe Mode screen comes up.
Choose safe mode, starts to boot up and then stops on the following line:

multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\Mup.sys

Computer then hangs at this point, and has to be manually rebooted.

Thus, I have been unable to implement your instructions above :whistling:
Some other info that may be relevant:

Last week I tried to run defrag after the system "Clean-up" I performed from intial checks and programs to run before posting a HJT log. It wouldn't let me do it, instead told me I was due for a "CHKDSK". I thought it was related to this Malware problem I seem to have, so left it until I heard back from you guys.

I have just backed up my thesis documents and some other important info, as I have a sinking feeling about this latest turn of events.

Look forward to hearing back from you,

Thanks,

Rae.
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Metallica

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Can you follow the instructions you will find at this site:
http://www.updatexp....cannow-sfc.html
under the header:
How to use scannow sfc...

Regards,
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Hi again...

I have tried to follow the instructions above. I did get the error message "Files that are required for Windows to run properly must be copied to the DLL cache".

Another hiccup. I have an OEM version of Windows. It will not let me copy the I386 File.

I have tried the following:

Tried to remove the "read only' attribute of the file so I could copy it. No joy. (ha ha ha)
Tried rebooting to safe mode with the CD-ROM in place. No joy.
Tried "Last Known Good configuration" option in the F8 start-up menu. No Joy.
Tried showing all hidden files and folders, but could not find "windows\downloadedprogramfiles\f3intialsetup1.0.0.6.inf"

I suppose these all sound like desperate and futile measures to you! But wanted you to know I have tried all these things.

Do you have any other suggestions?

Thanks again,

Rae.

PS... I also get another unusual message on normal start-up... Windows Installer pops up, and then NIS2006 tells me that the "repair was not successful" and to uninstall and reinstall NIS... but then it seems to come on line ok by itself.

(Glad you got this little job of mine aren't you?? :whistling: :blink: )
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Hmmm. How did we get into this mess?

The inf file will only be visible if we are able to perform the trick with occache.dll
Did the sfc /scannow procedure mention which dll's needed to be copied?

Is re-installing the Symantec software a feasible option?
I mean if you're going to tell me it was an OEM install too and the last update is a few months old, we might as well completely remove it.

Are there any data on the computer that need to be backed-up in case we need to resort to more drastic measures?

Regards,
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Yes, I can uninstall and reinstall Norton. Will do that *groan*. It is updated all the time. It is really annoying to have this problem after doing all the "right" things!

I used their repair tool since my last post (as NAV turned itself off, and wouldn't turn on again).. but when I rebooted, I still got the error message. However, after clicking on the error message, which came up three times this time instead of once, Norton declared itself all green lights and no worries! Very strange.

This problem first started after the last batch of Windows Updates were installed. I ignored it, as I said earlier, because I thought would be best to try and address the malware problem first, but perhaps my Norton is corrupted. It is hard to know whether all these issues are related or not.

I considered uninstalling the latest batch of Windows updates... however, my control panel will not let me access "Add/Remove programs".

So, I guess.. "something" is corrupt, maybe a couple of issues to deal with.

Will uninstall NIS2006 now, and reinstall, and get back to you.
Will also back up any important stuff.

Cheers for now..

Edited by Racy, 20 September 2006 - 04:18 PM.

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Hello!

Good News!

Was able to remove the dodgy file, and uninstall NIS2006.

On reboot, system ran CHKDSK... and fixed "something" and freed up disk space.

Then ran a defrag and reinstalled NIS2006.

Tested reboot in safe mode. No problem. :whistling:

So.. we are almost back to the beginning and here is my latest HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:29:41 PM, on 9/21/2006
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exe
C:\Program Files\Prolific\USB Flash Disk Utility\PLBkMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HotfixQ0306270.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Desktop Architect\datray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SpamMATTERS Outlook Express Client\expressAI.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Caere\OmniPagePro90\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\Computer Tools\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Norton Internet Security 2006 - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {A8F38D8D-E480-4D52-B7A2-731BB6995FDD} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton Internet Security 2006 - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {C4069E3A-68F1-403E-B40E-20066696354B} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb03.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Prolific_PLUtil] C:\Program Files\Prolific\USB Flash Disk Utility\PLBkMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PLFFAP] C:\WINDOWS\system32\HotfixQ0306270.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UserFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -u
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AcctMgr] C:\Program Files\Norton Password Manager\AcctMgr.exe /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Desktop Architect] "C:\Program Files\Desktop Architect\datray.exe" -S
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] ???\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RealPlayer] "C:\Program Files\Real\RealOne Player\realplay.exe" /RunUPGToolCommandReBoot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpamMATTERS Outlook Express Interface] C:\Program Files\SpamMATTERS Outlook Express Client\expressAI.exe
O4 - Startup: reminder-ScanSoft Product Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Caere\OmniPagePro90\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\resources\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msjava.dll
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
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft....467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} (LSSupCtl Class) - http://www.symantec....rl/LSSupCtl.cab
O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.syma...bin/AvSniff.cab
O16 - DPF: {3451DEDE-631F-421C-8127-FD793AFC6CC8} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - http://www.symantec....rl/SymAData.cab
O16 - DPF: {44990200-3C9D-426D-81DF-AAB636FA4345} (Symantec SmartIssue) - http://www.symantec....trl/tgctlsi.cab
O16 - DPF: {44990301-3C9D-426D-81DF-AAB636FA4345} (Symantec Script Runner Class) - http://www.symantec....trl/tgctlsr.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1129885987765
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoft...free/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {D719897A-B07A-4C0C-AEA9-9B663A28DFCB} (iTunesDetector Class) - http://ax.phobos.app.../ITDetector.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - http://us.dl1.yimg.c...ebio5_1_6_0.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C45F1445-591B-4D5E-97D5-1BE67C83A48C}: NameServer = 192.189.54.26,139.130.4.4
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxsrvc.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Internet Security Password Validation (ccISPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Norton Protection Center Service (NSCService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Console\NSCSRVCE.EXE
O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\IoctlSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec AVScan (SAVScan) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
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OK. So now we need to regain some speed.

First thing I'd like to try, because you mentioned the Windows Update is this:

Click Start > Run > and copy the command in bold into the window:
services.msc
> click OK to execute.

That will bring up a list of services.
In that list find Automatic Updates
Rightclick the line for that service and choose "Stop"
Then rightclick it again and choose "Properties"

On the General tab set the Startup type to manual by using the dropdown menu.
If I'm not mistaking it will be set to "Automatic"

Then use HijackThis to fix these unnecessary items:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] ???\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RealPlayer] "C:\Program Files\Real\RealOne Player\realplay.exe" /RunUPGToolCommandReBoot
O4 - Startup: reminder-ScanSoft Product Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files\Caere\OmniPagePro90\EREG\REMIND32.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe


HijackThis will make backups which can be restored easily, so if you want one of those back afterwards, that's no prblem.

Then reboot the computer and let me know if the speed-improvement is big enough.

Regards,
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Ok.. Done!

Norton is niet gelukkig for Auto Update to be turned off. Groot rood "X". Perhaps I should turn this one back on??

System does not appear much faster... but it is a lot faster than when I first started this thread! Especially after the CHKDSK.

For now... unless you feel inclined to help me tweak the system a bit more.. I am happy with it as is... and I know you are busy people!

If you are happy with system, then I will set a restore point. If not, I will keep following your lead until you think it is the right time.. also, would like to offer you payment for your knowledge and services.. I am very grateful for your helpen!

Proost!
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If you're happy, I'm happy. :whistling:

You can reset the service to Automatic and see how bad the speed is then.
As longs as you know where the switch is, it's OK.

Automatic is better, because you can't forget to update that way. :blink:

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