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IE7 taking up 100% of CPU cycles


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Jimminwow

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In the last month, IE7 started spiking its CPU usage up to 100%.

This happens in different ways and for different durations.

If I go to google.com, the CPU 100% spike will last about 3 seconds and then go away.

If I go to hotmail.com, the CPU 100% spike will last anywhere from 20 seconds to infinity. This is independent of me logging into hotmail.com -- just going to that site causes the spike.

If I minimize the IE7 windows in which hotmail.com is running, the CPU spike immediately goes away (very strange).

I have rolled my system back to a restore point considerably further back than when this started happening. No luck, same issue.

I have unistalled and reinstalled IE7. Again, no luck, same issue.

Entire time I have been running AVG Anti-Virus, Windows Defender, Comodo Firewall, and Ad-Aware 2007 and have seen nothing unusual when running these or in any of the logs.

Hijack This Logfile below, thanks.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:53:32 PM, on 9/22/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: dsWebAllowBHO Class - {2F85D76C-0569-466F-A488-493E6BD0E955} - C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\dsWebAllow.dll
O2 - BHO: ViewerHelper Class - {78104A01-8E71-4F30-9A36-3793799615B4} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: InlineSearchHandleHotKey - {B6FFE2AE-4D12-451F-B457-FE6125FFB1CF} - C:\Program Files\IEForge\Inline Search\InlineSearch.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Toolbar Helper - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: CBHO Object - {CBA74CDA-DF78-4AD9-954E-3B15D0A993DE} - C:\Program Files\SpoofStick\SpoofStickBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FFFFFEF0-5B30-21D4-945D-000000000000} - C:\PROGRA~1\STARDO~1\SDIEInt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: SpoofStick - {4D46ED77-1429-4CF6-8F63-C84B5D710BAF} - C:\Program Files\SpoofStick\SpoofStick.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Glide] C:\Glide\glidew32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] "RUNDLL32.EXE" C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Firewall Pro] "C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NoAds] "C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe"
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions present
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Capture Page to Onfolio... - res://C:\Program Files\Onfolio\Onfolio.WindowsResources.dll/AddLinkEntryFromDocument.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Windows Live Search - res://C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll/search.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to EverNote - res://C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll/2000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to filterlist (WebWasher) - http://-Web.Washer-/ie_add
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to Windows &Live Favorites - http://favorites.liv...m/quickadd.aspx
O8 - Extra context menu item: Capt&ure Target to Onfolio... - res://C:\Program Files\Onfolio\Onfolio.WindowsResources.dll/AddEntryFromDocumentElement.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Capture &Snippet to Onfolio... - res://C:\Program Files\Onfolio\Onfolio.WindowsResources.dll/AddEntryFromDocumentSelection.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Capture Ima&ge to Onfolio... - res://C:\Program Files\Onfolio\Onfolio.WindowsResources.dll/AddEntryFromDocumentElement.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Capture Page and Selected &Links to Onfolio... - res://C:\Program Files\Onfolio\Onfolio.WindowsResources.dll/AddSiteSnippetFromDocumentSelection.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Capture Selected Ite&ms to Onfolio... - res://C:\Program Files\Onfolio\Onfolio.WindowsResources.dll/AddMultipleEntriesFromDocumentSelection.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Capture Site to &Onfolio... - res://C:\Program Files\Onfolio\Onfolio.WindowsResources.dll/AddSiteFromDocument.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Star Downloader - C:\Program Files\Star Downloader\sdie.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Quintura - C:\Program Files\Quintura Inc\Quintura Search\Quintura.htm.ie
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: (no name) - {685ec120-f786-4498-a8f0-794d47916161} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMARes.dll,-40971 - {685ec120-f786-4498-a8f0-794d47916161} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMARes.dll,-205 - {aede78a6-42b6-4c3c-96eb-5ae6dbec4859} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMARes.dll,-40970 - {aede78a6-42b6-4c3c-96eb-5ae6dbec4859} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.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: Quintura Search - {F9341940-7640-4157-9C5C-7D86B7449E20} - C:\Program Files\Quintura Inc\Quintura Search\iereg.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Quintura - {F9341940-7640-4157-9C5C-7D86B7449E20} - C:\Program Files\Quintura Inc\Quintura Search\iereg.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
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {685ec120-f786-4498-a8f0-794d47916161} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMARes.dll,-40971 - {685ec120-f786-4498-a8f0-794d47916161} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll (HKCU)
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMARes.dll,-205 - {aede78a6-42b6-4c3c-96eb-5ae6dbec4859} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMARes.dll,-40970 - {aede78a6-42b6-4c3c-96eb-5ae6dbec4859} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Rights Management Add-on\RMAFilt.dll (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .bcf: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPBelv32.dll
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://download.windowsupdate.com
O16 - DPF: {01FE8D0A-51AD-459B-B62B-85E135128B32} (DD_v4.DDv4) - http://www.drivershq.com/DD_v4.CAB
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) - http://housecall60.t...all/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop...p/PCPitStop.CAB
O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akama...meInstaller.exe
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload Tool) - http://by106fd.bay10...es/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://scan.safety.l...lscbase7617.cab
O16 - DPF: {6218F7B5-0D3A-48BA-AE4C-49DCFA63D400} (CSEQueryObject Object) - http://www.myheritag...EngineQuery.dll
O16 - DPF: {6CB5E471-C305-11D3-99A8-000086395495} - http://toolbar.googl...n/GoogleNav.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.micros...b?1136778478890
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {75565ED2-1560-4F15-B841-20358DE6A0D1} (ImageControl Class) - http://content.ances...ll/MFImgVwr.cab
O16 - DPF: {7584C670-2274-4EFB-B00B-D6AABA6D3850} (Microsoft RDP Client Control (redist)) - http://emeaselling.p.../msrdp_3790.cab
O16 - DPF: {7FC1B346-83E6-4774-8D20-1A6B09B0E737} (Windows Live Photo Upload Control) - http://minervino.spa...ad/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {861DB4B6-3838-11D2-8E50-002018200E57} (MrSIDI Control) - http://images.myfami...oads/MrSIDI.cab
O16 - DPF: {8EDAD21C-3584-4E66-A8AB-EB0E5584767D} - http://toolbar.googl...gleActivate.cab
O16 - DPF: {90F7E144-984F-4FA6-83A7-C9C8DCB9974C} (RSActiveXObj Control) - http://www.radarsync.com/RSActiveX.ocx
O16 - DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A} (Shutterfly Picture Upload Plugin) - http://web1.shutterf...ds/Uploader.cab
O16 - DPF: {9E7203CF-B852-4089-9F09-772FD6DBB849} (VaxBroadcastClientCAB Control) - http://stampauctionn...stClientCAB.cab
O16 - DPF: {A3655053-996D-11D0-906E-00C04FD70320} (ExpClient Class) - http://msexpensetest1/msxpclnt.cab
O16 - DPF: {A90A5822-F108-45AD-8482-9BC8B12DD539} (Crucial cpcScan) - http://www.crucial.c.../cpcScanner.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn...pDownloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {BE833F39-1E0C-468C-BA70-25AAEE55775E} (System Requirements Lab) - http://www.systemreq...m/sysreqlab.cab
O16 - DPF: {D87BE747-157C-49BD-A392-A68B75A54947} (CoreTechControl) - http://www.coretech....ne/CoreTech.CAB
O16 - DPF: {E87F6C8E-16C0-11D3-BEF7-009027438003} (Persits Software XUpload) - http://upload.smugmu...vex/XUpload.ocx
O16 - DPF: {ED6D016A-12F8-4871-BEDC-CE13AAAB4F0B} (DD_v4_Member.DDv4) - http://www.drivershq...D_v4_Member.CAB
O16 - DPF: {F04A8AE2-A59D-11D2-8792-00C04F8EF29D} (Hotmail Attachments Control) - http://by130fd.bay13...ex/HMAtchmt.ocx
O20 - Winlogon Notify: hblogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\hblogon.dll
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Comodo Application Agent (CmdAgent) - COMODO - C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: Gear Security Service (GEARSecurity) - GEAR Software - C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe

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If you suspect malware, please do not post a HJT log in this section of the forum. Only the Malware Experts are allowed to help you with malware. Please remove your HJT log and go to the Malware section of this forum and follow the instructions at the top. Especially the Click Here link. That will give you several steps that will help you clean up most of all problems by yourself. If at the end of the cleanup process you are still having difficulty, and you may not be, then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum.

Please be patient as the "Malware Forum" is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the Malware Section, please return to this thread. Please do not post a HiJackThis log in this thread unless asked to do so and then only as an attachment. To attach log, when requested, either change the .log extension to .txt, or put the log into a compressed (zipped) folder.

Please post back if your problem has been solved.

Ron
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Ron,

Thank you for your reply.

I apologize and should have mentioned that I did everything in the Malware section -- mostly before I found geekstogo -- but some things in the Malware section I had not tried before, tried them, and then posted here.

I do not think it is malware and I should have also noted that.

I think the most likely scenarios are something wrong with the registry or a process or DLL that has run amok.

If you still believe I should do something else before posting here again, please let me know.

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Jim
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Hi Jim:

You need to follow the instructions explicitly for the Malware Forum. Not only what must be done without instructions, but what must be done with. No one outside of the Malware section will read your HJT log in this section of the forum unless a trained Malware Expert comes by who may find time to help you here. The Malware section gives you instructions where to post your HJT log to have it checked/read and instructions given for what needs to be removed.

Once a Malware Expert has said you are clean and you have the same problem, then post back here. Sorry for the long way around to resolve your problem.

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