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andydude00

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Windows XP Professional SP2
2.6ghz Machine
512MB

Problem: Whenever I restart my computer all of the icons in the tray don't load. Sometimes it takes 30 min. for them to load, sometimes they don't load (including my antivirus NOD32, and malware software AVG). I have done virus checks (NOD32, and Kaspersky Online), and malware checks (AVG and Agnitum Outpost) and I have found no reason for this to happen. I even bought registry booster thinking that it could help with the issue. It basically deleted some unused links. Please help. In addition to that my computer is very sluggish and always loading something (light on pc is always working; even when not being used and nothing is running the light blinks like when it is running applications). Thanks in advance.

HIJACKTHIS:

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Meltyn00b

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Im a bit new to this site, so I dont navigate it well but there is a program that scans your computer and tells you all what boots at startup. I have currently lost all of my .exe's to a hard drive crash so i cant remember what its called for the life of me. It should be on this site.

Anyway, you have 4 security programs booting up what looks like on start up, plus a few others that can do without. I would make sure nothing is booting on startup except one sercurity system (I like NOD32 to boot on startup) and your Linksys program. Oh and the standard Windows stuff like explorer.exe. Everything else launch yourself when needed.

I would not have the firewall boot on startup just yet, try a low resource program like NOD32 first.

Yeah booting everything yourself will get annoying, but it helps the boot up time and will possibly fix your problem. :)

IF your not sure what can and cant be stopped, run the file name in google to see what it is and if its vital to the life of your computer.
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andydude00

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so don't run firewall at startup? can i stop it with hijackthis? or do i need another program? can you help me a bit more? thanks.
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You have a nasty in your startups.

Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions found there.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself...then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Be patient, the Malware Forum is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual. Do not reply to or bump your own topic. If it shows a reply it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

Click Here to start a new topic and paste your log.

If you are still having problems after getting a clean bill of health from the malware expert, please return to this thread.

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Ztruker

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Oh no! Never connect to the Internet without an active firewall, especially if you have a broadband (cable/dsl) connection. That's an invitation to disaster.

You should have posted your HijackThis log here:

http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html

Hopefully one of the moderators will move it to the correct location. Once you get a clean bill of health there, then come back here to pursue any remaining slow performance issues.
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