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Hello,

I have run Ad-Aware, S&D, CWShredder. All clean. NAV scan and Trend Micro online scan also clean. Cannot figure out why my system is grinding to a halt over the last two days. First noticed with Outlook (taking 5 minutes to open) then IE taking 30 seconds to open. Task Mgr constantly shows CCAPP.EXE using 98% of my resources. At this point I am having to reboot a couple dozen times a day and can barely limp along when I am up.

Any help would be graciously accepted and deeply appreciated. Here's my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:01:06 AM, on 4/20/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\program files\support.com\client\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LTSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fppdis2a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fpdisp5a.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
D:\old drive\program files\microsoft active sync\WCESCOMM.EXE
D:\OLDDRI~1\PROGRA~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ups.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Intuit\Components\QBAgent\QBDAgent.exe
D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Blue Squirrel\Spam Sleuth\SpamSleuth.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\HiJackThis\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\1033\msoffice.exe
C:\HiJackThis\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mrtMngr.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
D:\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe
D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\OPScan.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.spapleasures.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: DgnWebIE - {2843DAC1-05EF-11D2-95BA-0060083493D6} - C:\WINDOWS\Speech\Dragon\web_ie.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuardDLBLOCK.CBrowserHelper - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\HiJackThis\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: Merriam-Webster - {9E1128F1-53FA-11d5-8490-0048548030CA} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\m-wtoolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Merriam-Webster - {9E1128F1-53FA-11D5-8490-0048548030CA} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\m-wtoolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Companion - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\ycomp5_5_7_1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tgcmd] "c:\program files\support.com\client\bin\tgcmd.exe" /server /nosystray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS KHooker] C:\WINDOWS\System32\khooker.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickFinder Scheduler] "C:\Program Files\Corel\WordPerfect Office 2002\Programs\QFSCHD100.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QBCD Autorun] G:\try_qb.exe restart QB_ONLY next
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE NvQTwk,NvCplDaemon initialize
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LTSMMSG] LTSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DXM6Patch_981116] C:\WINDOWS\p_981116.exe /Q:A
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Dispatcher v2] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fppdis2a.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [FinePrint Dispatcher v5] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fpdisp5a.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "D:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "D:\old drive\program files\microsoft active sync\WCESCOMM.EXE"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PopUpStopperFreeEdition] D:\OLDDRI~1\PROGRA~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\HiJackThis\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: HotSync Manager.lnk = D:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Delivery Agent.lnk = D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Intuit\Components\QBAgent\QBDAgent.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Spam Sleuth.lnk = D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Blue Squirrel\Spam Sleuth\SpamSleuth.exe
O4 - Global Startup: VAIO Action Setup (Server).lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: Collegiate &Dictionary - C:\Program files\Merriam-Webster Toolbar\dictionary.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Collegiate &Thesaurus - C:\Program files\Merriam-Webster Toolbar\thesaurus.htm
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - d:\old drive\program files\microsoft active sync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - d:\old drive\program files\microsoft active sync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - d:\old drive\program files\microsoft active sync\inetrepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
O9 - Extra button: Merriam-Webster - {BAC53F31-6090-11d5-8497-0048548030CA} - C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\m-wtoolbar.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
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
O16 - DPF: {6B4788E2-BAE8-11D2-A1B4-00400512739B} (PWMediaSendControl Class) - http://216.249.24.14...tiveXImgCtl.CAB
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {F798683C-FE05-436C-B0FF-35B9122E9787} - http://www.m-w.com/t...ar/cabs/m-w.cab
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Driver Helper Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - D:\Old Drive\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Sony SPTI Service (SPTISRV) - Sony Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\AVLib\SPTISRV.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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Hello, again.

Would someone please let me know if I have not followed the proper procedure in posting my topic? I couldn't help but notice that most of the posts made after mine have received replies and mine has not.

Thanks!
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Hi and Welcome,

I will be analyzing your HijackThis log, and will have a response as soon as I can. :tazz:

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Hi,

Well, after looking at your log it looks Ok. I don't see anything wrong with it. Please do the following.

Please go here:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/
Run the scan, and make sure you check the autoclean box. Note: you must run this scan from Internet Explorer.

Then post back with how it went, and any updates on your PC's preformance.

Good luck! :tazz:

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Besttechie,

I went to that link and it appears to be the Trend Micro online AV scan. If so, I ran this (per forum instructions) just prior to my initial post and it came out totally clean.

If it's not malware, and it's not a virus, what the heck could be taking my system from fat and happy to virtually useless in a matter of days? Do you suggest using XP's System Restore to rollback to a better day? Or, uninstalling my NAV and reinstalling it (that ccapp.exe file that hogs my resources is a NAV file). For now I have ended the ccapp.exe process in Task Manager but that leaves me exposed to incoming email nasties.
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Hi,

Personally, I believe your problem is Norton related, as you have found out that file is a Norton file. Norton is a system resource hog. It is also very bloated. I recommened you uninstall Norton and install an AV like AVG, NOD32, or Kaspersky. AVG is free and NOD32 and Kaspersky are pay. All three work great. Personally, I would uninstall Norton, install AVG and see how the PC runs without Norton installed. If it starts running fine, then you know Norton was causing the problems. If not, then we'll have to trouble shoot some more.

Links to the AV's sites:

AVG: http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php
NOD32: http://www.nod32.com/home/home.htm
Kaspersky: http://www.kaspersky.com/

Let me know how everything goes with no Norton installed.

Good luck! :tazz:

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BT,

I decided to give the XP System Restore a try before resorting to a change of AV providers.

It worked!

My system is now zipping happily along. I should have tried this days ago.

Thanks for your willingness to help me out.

Best regards,
helpthegirl
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Hi,

Even though you weren't infected these are some good steps and things to consider to prevent yourself from becoming infected in the future.

The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people. This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.
  • Spybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.
  • AdAware - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.
  • SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.
  • SpywareGuard - Works as a Spyware "Shield" to protect your computer from getting malware in the first place.
  • IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
  • CleanUP! - Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. Great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
  • Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
  • Google Toolbar - Free google toolbar that allows you to use the powerful Google search engine from the bar, but also blocks pop up windows.
  • Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)
To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein

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BT,

Thanks for the great info.

I will recommend your site with confidence.

helpthegirl
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