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Computer running SLOOOOOOW [RESOLVED]


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playa_in_mind

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My computer has been running slow the past couple of days and has froze up a couple of times, i've tried to clear my private data (firefox), ran a scan in safe mode (AVG) which nothing was found. i went into my temp files manually and saw that one file won't delete, BCG2.tmp. i also defraged the computer, still slow.

I know you will see two antivirus programs but one is trash left over from a mcafee that wouldn't uninstall and their tool left the trash.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:22:37 PM, on 2/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Highjackthis\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: TwcToolbarBhoApp Class - {AA1F9DDB-E605-4ba6-81D4-E427DEE012AD} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\TwcToolbarBho.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.1121.2472\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O3 - Toolbar: The Weather Channel Toolbar - {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\TwcToolbarIe7.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] %WINDIR%\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Reminder] %WINDIR%\Creator\Remind_XP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark 1200 Series] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DW4] "C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.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: Defender Pro Firewall.lnk = C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: SBC Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.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: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS

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End of file - 6315 bytes
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playa_in_mind

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My computer did a spyware scan last night, i didn't think about saving the log file. I did quarantine everything and ran another Hijackthis log......




Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:02:32 PM, on 2/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxczpswx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxczpswx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxczpswx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxczpswx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxczpswx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\lxczpswx.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Highjackthis\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: TwcToolbarBhoApp Class - {AA1F9DDB-E605-4ba6-81D4-E427DEE012AD} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\TwcToolbarBho.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.1121.2472\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O3 - Toolbar: The Weather Channel Toolbar - {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\TwcToolbarIe7.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] %WINDIR%\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Reminder] %WINDIR%\Creator\Remind_XP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark 1200 Series] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DW4] "C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.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: Defender Pro Firewall.lnk = C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: SBC Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.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: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky...can_unicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\common\yinsthelper.dll
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS

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End of file - 6804 bytes
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Hi playa_in_mind,
Sorry or the delay in response, as you know this place gets very busy.

Lets get a deeper look at whats going on there:
Download WinPFind35U.exe (BETA) to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind35u on your desktop.
  • Close any open browsers.
  • Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of WinpFind35U.

    -----------------------------------------------------------

    • Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with WinpFind35U or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
    • Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.

      -----------------------------------------------------------

  • Open the WinPFind3u folder and double-click on WinPFind3U.exe to start the program.
  • Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
  • The program will be scanning huge amounts of data so depending on your system it could take a long time to complete. Let it run unhindered until it finishes.
  • When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
  • Save that notepad file
Use the Reply button and attach the notepad file here (Do not copy and paste in a reply, rather attach it to it).

Please note that it might take me some time to reply, I have a very busy schedule right now :)
Just hang in there, I will get back to you!

Harry
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I downloaded winpfind35u to my desktop and did as you said but it when i clicked run scan i got an error message

"Error loading process libraries"

when you click ok a second one pops up

"The specified module could not be found"



These are the default settings that winpfind35u had:

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Ok playa_in_mind,
This tool might give me the information required, lets try a scan with this:

Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save it to your Desktop.
  • Close all other windows before proceeding.
  • Double-click on dss.exe and follow the prompts.
  • When it has finished, dss will open two Notepads main.txt and extra.txt -- please copy (CTRL+A and then CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) the contents of main.txt and extra.txt in your next reply.

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alrighty, this one worked fine.


main.txt
====================================

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-02-09 12:57:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
103: 2008-02-09 18:58:08 UTC - RP413 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
102: 2008-02-09 15:49:40 UTC - RP412 - Installed [email protected] 1.9.5
101: 2008-02-09 15:41:02 UTC - RP411 - Removed Microsoft Works
100: 2008-02-09 15:39:21 UTC - RP410 - Removed Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 Library
99: 2008-02-09 15:37:24 UTC - RP409 - Removed Microsoft Digital Image Starter Edition 2006 Editor


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-11-11 20:10:47 UTC - RP311 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 367 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:58:54 PM, on 2/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe
C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\lxczjswx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\dss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HIGHJA~1\HIJACK~1\Owner.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.gateway.c...h...DTP&M=W3503
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.1121.2472\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] %WINDIR%\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Reminder] %WINDIR%\Creator\Remind_XP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark 1200 Series] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DW4] "C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.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: Defender Pro Firewall.lnk = C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.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
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS

--
End of file - 5857 bytes

-- HijackThis Fixed Entries (C:\PROGRA~1\HIGHJA~1\HIJACK~1\backups\) -----------

backup-20071124-202201-924 O9 - Extra button: The Weather Channel - {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43} - (no file)
backup-20071124-202202-465 O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: The Weather Channel - {2E5E800E-6AC0-411E-940A-369530A35E43} - (no file)
backup-20071124-202202-624 O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
backup-20071124-202202-758 O9 - Extra button: Bodog Poker - {F47C1DB5-ED21-4dc1-853E-D1495792D4C5} - C:\Program Files\Bodog Poker\BPGame.exe (file missing)
backup-20071124-202202-868 O21 - SSODL: WebExtLocation - {FE2DB5FF-5ECF-11D2-B28F-0080C8383C7B} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\lrluser.dll (file missing)

-- File Associations -----------------------------------------------------------

All associations okay.


-- Drivers: 0-Boot, 1-System, 2-Auto, 3-Demand, 4-Disabled ---------------------

R0 Klpf - c:\windows\system32\drivers\klpf.sys <Not Verified; KL; KL klpf>
R0 Klpid - c:\windows\system32\drivers\klpid.sys <Not Verified; KL; KL klpid>

S1 MPFIREWL - c:\windows\system32\drivers\mpfirewall.sys (file missing)
S3 catchme - c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp\catchme.sys (file missing)
S3 TSP - c:\windows\system32\drivers\klif.sys <Not Verified; Kaspersky Labs; KLIF>


-- Services: 0-Boot, 1-System, 2-Auto, 3-Demand, 4-Disabled --------------------

All services whitelisted.


-- Device Manager: Disabled ----------------------------------------------------

No disabled devices found.


-- Files created between 2008-01-09 and 2008-02-09 -----------------------------

2008-02-09 09:49:43 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Gibinsoft Shared
2008-02-09 09:49:42 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\[email protected]
2008-02-08 18:06:18 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Talkback
2008-02-02 08:54:11 0 d-------- C:\saved games
2008-01-25 10:11:15 227 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\PowerReg.dat
2008-01-25 10:11:11 45568 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\UniFish3.exe
2008-01-25 10:10:54 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive


-- Find3M Report ---------------------------------------------------------------

2008-02-09 09:56:53 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\AVG7
2008-02-09 09:54:38 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Downloads
2008-02-09 09:49:55 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Yahoo!
2008-02-09 09:49:43 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files
2008-02-09 08:37:37 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\THQ
2008-02-09 08:33:28 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\MySpace
2008-02-09 00:55:37 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Adobe
2008-01-26 12:16:50 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Identities
2008-01-16 11:06:18 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc
2008-01-15 08:36:31 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync
2008-01-15 08:34:32 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Google
2008-01-15 08:33:05 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\BigFix
2008-01-15 08:31:59 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\SBC Self Support Tool


-- Registry Dump ---------------------------------------------------------------

*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ehTray"="C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe" []
"RTHDCPL"="RTHDCPL.EXE" [04/04/2006 07:44 PM C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.exe]
"Recguard"="%WINDIR%\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE" []
"Reminder"="%WINDIR%\Creator\Remind_XP.exe" []
"AVG7_CC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe" [12/21/2007 12:31 AM]
"Lexmark 1200 Series"="C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe" [07/13/2006 01:22 PM]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe" [09/25/2007 01:11 AM]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"swg"="C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [07/03/2007 01:38 AM]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [08/10/2004 01:00 PM]
"DW4"="C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe" [03/16/2007 06:51 AM]

[HKEY_USERS\.default\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run]
"Power2GoExpress"=NA

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"InstallVisualStyle"=C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Royale\Royale.msstyles
"InstallTheme"=C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Royale.theme

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"DisableRegistryTools"=0 (0x0)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^AT&T Self Support Tool.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\AT&T Self Support Tool.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\AT&T Self Support Tool.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SUPERAntiSpyware]
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\D]
AutoRun\command- C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.EXE Shell32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL Info.exe folder.htt 480 480




-- End of Deckard's System Scanner: finished at 2008-02-09 12:59:22 ------------















extra.txt
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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
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-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Professional (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel® Celeron® D CPU 3.33GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 68%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 366.89 MiB / 114.09 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 885.16 MiB / 496.3 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1928.99 MiB

C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 145.04 GiB total, 128.59 GiB free.
D: is Fixed (FAT32) - 4 GiB total, 1.38 GiB free.
E: is CDROM (No Media)
G: is Removable (No Media)
H: is Removable (No Media)
I: is Removable (No Media)
J: is Removable (No Media)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST3160212A - 149.05 GiB - 2 partitions
\PARTITION0 (bootable) - Installable File System - 145.04 GiB - C:
\PARTITION1 - Unknown - 4.01 GiB - D:

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2 - Generic USB CF Reader USB Device

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE4 - Generic USB MS Reader USB Device

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE1 - Generic USB SD Reader USB Device

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE3 - Generic USB SM Reader USB Device



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is disabled.
Windows Internal Firewall is disabled.

FirstRunDisabled is set.

FW: McAfee Personal Firewall Plus v (McAfee)
FW: Defender Pro Firewall v1.8.0.180 (Defender Pro LLC) Disabled
AV: AVG 7.5.516 v7.5.516 (Grisoft) Disabled

[HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List]

[HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\LimeWire\\LimeWire.exe:*:Enabled:LimeWire"
"C:\\Program Files\\MySpace\\IM\\MySpaceIM.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\MySpace\\IM\\MySpaceIM.exe:*:Enabled:MySpaceIM"


-- Environment Variables -------------------------------------------------------

ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
APPDATA=C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data
CLIENTNAME=Console
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=DSMERCER
ComSpec=C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Documents and Settings\Owner
LOGONSERVER=\\DSMERCER
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=1
OS=Windows_NT
Path=C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem;C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTSystem
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=15
PROCESSOR_REVISION=0604
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G
SESSIONNAME=Console
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\WINDOWS
TEMP=C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp
TMP=C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp
USERDOMAIN=DSMERCER
USERNAME=Owner
USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\Owner
windir=C:\WINDOWS


-- User Profiles ---------------------------------------------------------------

Owner (admin)
Administrator (admin)


-- Add/Remove Programs ---------------------------------------------------------

--> C:\PROGRA~1\SBCSEL~1\CustomUninstall.exe SBC
--> rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUninstall 132 C:\WINDOWS\INF\PCHealth.inf
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9b.exe -uninstallDelete
Adobe Flash Player Plugin --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\uninstall_plugin.exe
Adobe Photoshop CS --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\0701\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EFB21DE7-8C19-4A88-BB28-A766E16493BC}\setup.exe" -l0x9
Adobe Reader 7.0.9 --> MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A70900000002}
Adobe Shockwave Player --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\SHOCKW~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\SHOCKW~1\Install.log
AOL You've Got Pictures Screensaver --> C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\Screensaver\uninst_ygpss.exe
ATI Display Driver --> rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiiiexx.dll,[email protected] -force_restart -flags:0x2010001 -inf_class:DISPLAY -clean
AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 --> C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\Uninstall.exe
AVG Free Edition --> C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\setup.exe /UNINSTALL
Browser Address Error Redirector --> regsvr32 /u /s "c:\windows\system32\BAE.dll"
ClueFinders Mystery Mansion Arcade --> C:\WINDOWS\TLCUninstall.exe -f "C:\Program Files\The Learning Company\ClueFinders Mystery Mansion Arcade\Uninstall.xml"
ClueFinders® Search & Solve Adventures™ --> C:\Program Files\The Learning Company\ClueFinders Search & Solve Adventures\uninstall.exe
Defender Pro Firewall --> "C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\uninstall.exe"
Digital Media Reader --> C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32\IDriver.exe /M{4AC55A61-BA20-4DF5-ABFF-8F4819E0C875} /l1033
DVD Solution --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1FBF6C24-C1FD-4101-A42B-0C564F9E8E79}\setup.exe" -uninstall
Finding Nemo: Nemo's Underwater World of Fun --> C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\7\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{BCB8D603-985E-4765-B4AB-B4B991A535B7} NemoUWFUninstall
[email protected] 1.9.5 --> MsiExec.exe /I{9F185C48-595B-401A-A1D6-AAB324890DC4}
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer --> MsiExec.exe /I{DBEA1034-5882-4A88-8033-81C4EF0CFA29}
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer --> regsvr32 /u /s "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll"
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB888111 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB888111WXPSP2$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
HijackThis 2.0.2 --> "C:\Program Files\Highjackthis\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe" /uninstall
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399) --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB929399$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Jasc Animation Shop 3 --> MsiExec.exe /I{7C4196CA-CA41-4F34-9C08-7724E7705D52}
Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9 --> MsiExec.exe /I{F843C6A3-224D-4615-94F8-3C461BD9AEA0}
Jasc Paint Shop Pro Studio Additional Content --> C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro Studio\Unwise.exe /R /U C:\PROGRA~1\JASCSO~1\PAINTS~2\INSTALL.LOG
Java™ 6 Update 3 --> MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160030}
Lexmark 1200 Series --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\LXCZUN5C.EXE -dLexmark 1200 Series
LimeWire PRO 4.12.3 --> "C:\Program Files\LimeWire\uninstall.exe"
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallMSCompPackV1$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Microsoft Excel 97 --> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Setup\AcmeXl.exe /w Excel97.stf
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWudf01000$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Mozilla Firefox (2.0.0.12) --> C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe
My Web Search (Cursor Mania) --> rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsbar.dll,O
Power2Go 4.0 --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{40BF1E83-20EB-11D8-97C5-0009C5020658}\setup.exe" -uninstall
PowerDVD --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6811CAA0-BF12-11D4-9EA1-0050BAE317E1}\setup.exe" -uninstall
REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NIC Driver --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{ACCA20B0-C4D1-4BF5-BF21-0A0EB5EF9730}\setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F132AF7F-7BCA-4EDE-8A7C-958108FE7DBC}\Setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly
Roll --> C:\WINDOWS\UniFish3.exe C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive\RollerCoaster Tycoon\RollerCoaster Tycoon.log
Screensavers Installer Version 3 --> "C:\Program Files\Screensavers.com\SSSUninst.exe"
Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP --> C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\CNXT_MODEM_PCI_VEN_14F1&DEV_2F20&SUBSYS_200014F1\HXFSETUP.EXE -U -IPDRSLSM5K.inf
Sonic Encoders --> MsiExec.exe /I{9941F0AA-B903-4AF4-A055-83A9815CC011}
Sony USB Driver --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5C29CB8B-AC1E-4114-8D68-9CD080140D4A}\Setup.exe" UNINSTALL
SpongeBob SquarePants Employee of the Month --> C:\WINDOWS\IsUninst.exe -f"C:\Program Files\THQ\SpongeBob SquarePants\Employee of the Month\Uninst.isu"
The Weather Channel Desktop --> C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\TheWeatherChannelCustomUninstall.exe
Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 --> C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB900325$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
Viewpoint Media Player --> C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Experience Technology\mtsAxInstaller.exe /u
Weather Services --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\control.exe C:\PROGRA~1\THEWEA~1\Framework\wxfw.cpl,4
Windows Backup Utility --> MsiExec.exe /I{76EFFC7C-17A6-479D-9E47-8E658C1695AE}
Windows Media Format 11 runtime --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWMFDist11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 KB925766 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB925766$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"


-- Application Event Log -------------------------------------------------------

Event Record #/Type1853 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 02/08/2008 10:24:42 PM
Event ID/Source: 1001 / Application Error
Event Description:
Fault bucket 643752032.
The Wep key exchange did not result in a secure connection setup after 802.1x authentication. The current setting has been marked as failed and the Wireless connection will be disconnected.

Event Record #/Type1852 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 02/08/2008 10:24:38 PM
Event ID/Source: 1000 / Application Error
Event Description:
Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20080.20121, faulting module nss3.dll, version 3.11.5.0, fault address 0x000306df.
Processing media-specific event for [firefox.exe!ws!]

Event Record #/Type1851 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 02/08/2008 06:06:24 PM
Event ID/Source: 1001 / Application Error
Event Description:
Fault bucket 643752032.
The Wep key exchange did not result in a secure connection setup after 802.1x authentication. The current setting has been marked as failed and the Wireless connection will be disconnected.

Event Record #/Type1850 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 02/08/2008 06:06:19 PM
Event ID/Source: 1000 / Application Error
Event Description:
Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20080.20121, faulting module nss3.dll, version 3.11.5.0, fault address 0x000306df.
Processing media-specific event for [firefox.exe!ws!]

Event Record #/Type1849 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 02/08/2008 04:59:30 PM
Event ID/Source: 1000 / Application Error
Event Description:
Faulting application firefox.exe, version 1.8.20080.20121, faulting module nss3.dll, version 3.11.5.0, fault address 0x000306df.
Processing media-specific event for [firefox.exe!ws!]



-- Security Event Log ----------------------------------------------------------

No Errors/Warnings found.


-- System Event Log ------------------------------------------------------------

Event Record #/Type9699 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 02/09/2008 10:01:05 AM
Event ID/Source: 7026 / Service Control Manager
Event Description:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
ASPI32
MPFIREWL

Event Record #/Type9688 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 02/09/2008 08:36:37 AM
Event ID/Source: 3 / Print
Event Description:
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer was deleted.

Event Record #/Type9687 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 02/09/2008 08:36:31 AM
Event ID/Source: 4 / Print
Event Description:
Printer Microsoft Office Document Image Writer is pending deletion.

Event Record #/Type9669 / Error
Event Submitted/Written: 02/09/2008 08:28:01 AM
Event ID/Source: 7026 / Service Control Manager
Event Description:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
ASPI32
MPFIREWL

Event Record #/Type9664 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 02/09/2008 00:46:00 AM
Event ID/Source: 36 / W32Time
Event Description:
The time service has not been able to synchronize the system time
for 49152 seconds because none of the time providers has been able to
provide a usable time stamp. The system clock is unsynchronized.



-- End of Deckard's System Scanner: finished at 2008-02-09 12:59:22 ------------
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i know it says my security stuff is disabled, but its not now.
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No worries playa_in_mind,
Some of the scans pop things up like those warnings for a reason, I'll look into it in the morning :)

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no prob. i'll get off around seven tomorrow evening. central time.
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Ok playa_in_mind,
couple of quesstinable things there. First thing I would like you to do is remove limewire, you got it running there and that can create more problems as we go along. Allthough there is some use for P2P programs :) they open the door for infections to get into your machine.

Download ComboFix from one of the locations below, and save it to your Desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts. Please, never rename Combofix unless instructed.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post that log and a HiJackthis log in your next reply
Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while its running. That may cause it to stall

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here is what you asked for.

i uninstalled limewire.... :)


here are the logs.




ComboFix 08-02.05.3 - Owner 2008-02-10 20:23:11.3 - NTFSx86
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-01-11 to 2008-02-11 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.

2008-02-09 12:57 . 2008-02-09 12:57 <DIR> d-------- C:\Deckard
2008-02-09 09:49 . 2008-02-09 09:49 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\[email protected]
2008-02-09 09:49 . 2008-02-09 09:52 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Gibinsoft Shared
2008-02-08 18:06 . 2008-02-08 18:06 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Talkback
2008-02-02 08:54 . 2008-02-02 09:46 <DIR> d-------- C:\saved games
2008-02-01 12:25 . 2008-02-01 13:40 753,664 --a------ C:\ffastunT.ffl
2008-01-25 10:11 . 1999-05-29 02:08 45,568 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\UniFish3.exe
2008-01-25 10:11 . 2008-01-25 10:11 227 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\PowerReg.dat
2008-01-25 10:10 . 2008-01-25 10:10 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Hasbro Interactive

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(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Find3M Report ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
2008-02-11 02:16 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\LimeWire
2008-02-10 11:00 --------- d-----w C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\avg7
2008-02-09 15:56 --------- d-----w C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\AVG7
2008-02-09 15:54 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Downloads
2008-02-09 15:49 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Yahoo!
2008-02-09 14:37 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\THQ
2008-02-09 14:33 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\MySpace
2008-02-04 08:03 --------- d-----w C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\AVG7
2008-01-16 17:06 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Jasc Software Inc
2008-01-15 14:37 --------- d-----w C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Apple Computer
2008-01-15 14:36 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync
2008-01-15 14:34 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\Google
2008-01-15 14:33 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\BigFix
2008-01-15 14:31 --------- d-----w C:\Program Files\SBC Self Support Tool
2007-12-23 14:00 --------- d-----w C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Application Data\AVG7
2007-04-17 23:59 0 ----a-w C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\wklnhst.dat
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Reg Loading Points ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"swg"="C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe" [2007-07-03 01:38 68856]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [2004-08-10 13:00 15360]
"DW4"="C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe" [2007-03-16 06:51 715888]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"ehTray"="C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe" [ ]
"RTHDCPL"="RTHDCPL.EXE" [2006-04-04 19:44 16120832 C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.exe]
"Recguard"="%WINDIR%\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE" [ ]
"Reminder"="%WINDIR%\Creator\Remind_XP.exe" [ ]
"AVG7_CC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe" [2007-12-21 00:31 579072]
"Lexmark 1200 Series"="C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe" [2006-07-13 13:22 57344]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe" [2007-09-25 01:11 132496]

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"Power2GoExpress"="NA" []
"AVG7_Run"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe" [2007-10-25 23:31 219136]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system]
"InstallVisualStyle"= C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Royale\Royale.msstyles
"InstallTheme"= C:\WINDOWS\Resources\Themes\Royale.theme

[HKLM\~\startupfolder\C:^Documents and Settings^All Users^Start Menu^Programs^Startup^AT&T Self Support Tool.lnk]
path=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\AT&T Self Support Tool.lnk
backup=C:\WINDOWS\pss\AT&T Self Support Tool.lnkCommon Startup

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\SUPERAntiSpyware]
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\mountpoints2\D]
\Shell\AutoRun\command - C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.EXE Shell32.DLL,ShellExec_RunDLL Info.exe folder.htt 480 480

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**************************************************************************

catchme 0.3.1344 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-02-10 20:27:34
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden autostart entries ...

scanning hidden files ...

**************************************************************************
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Completion time: 2008-02-10 20:30:58
ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt 2008-02-11 02:30:03
ComboFix2.txt 2007-11-26 02:01:59
ComboFix3.txt 2007-11-25 02:46:00
.
2008-01-08 22:35:08 --- E O F ---



















Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:33:20 PM, on 2/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe
C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\lxczjswx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HIGHJA~1\HIJACK~1\hijackthis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = 127.0.0.1
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\2.0.1121.2472\swg.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ehTray] C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Recguard] %WINDIR%\SMINST\RECGUARD.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Reminder] %WINDIR%\Creator\Remind_XP.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Lexmark 1200 Series] "C:\Program Files\Lexmark 1200 Series\lxczbmgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DW4] "C:\Program Files\The Weather Channel FW\Desktop Weather\DesktopWeather.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [Power2GoExpress] NA (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.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: Defender Pro Firewall.lnk = C:\Program Files\Defender Pro\Defender Pro Firewall\KAVPF.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\ssv.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
O23 - Service: Adobe LM Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe Systems Shared\Service\Adobelmsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: LexBce Server (LexBceS) - Lexmark International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
O23 - Service: PrismXL - New Boundary Technologies, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS

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End of file - 5598 bytes
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Hey playa_in_mind,
I just noticed this, did your machine slow down after you downloaded this >>>C:\Program Files\BigFix ???

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no, that program came with the computer, i left it on there because it was actually quite helpful but it started messing up and pretty soon didn't work at all so i uninstalled it. it started slowing down while my son was playing a game, it froze up so i ended it in the task manager, and restarted the game but it took forever to load so i ended the process again. it is a game he has played a lot and never had this problem. i think AVG did an update during the game, i don't know. but the that night, my AVG spyware did a scan on its own, which i didn't understand because it hasn't be doing that. It found like 15 suspicious or infected files. i quarantined them and noticed a little change in the speed. i performed an analyzation of the c drive to see if it needed defrag'd but it said it didn't. i went through and uninstalled any program i had on the computer that i didnt use or need, deleted all the trash left over by those programs, found a few old programs and deleted them, then i restarted the computer and checked the defrag again. this time it said it needed it so i did it. after another restart i noticed the speed picked back up some more. i went through and did some of the hints and tricks on G2G with the firefox and that helped more. after combo fix its almost back to normal, still slower but i can live with the speed its at now.


did you see anything bad on the logs? i can understand them a little but not enough to do it myself, i didn't see anything really alarming......did you?
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Hey playa_in_mind,
I just went through the logs again and you look like you are good to go. Just to note, AVG will cause the machine to really slow down when it scans. You can go to the control panel and schedule when you want it to scan, or manually stop the scan if you believe that is the reason for the slowdown.

I have read a bunch of your posts, and I think you have a pretty good idea of what you are doing. Still....
Anti-Virus programs take up an enormous amount of your computer's resources when they are actively scanning your computer. Having two anti-virus programs running at the same time can cause your computer to run very slow, become unstable and even, in rare cases, crash.

If you choose to install more than one Anti-Virus program on your computer, then only one of them should be active in memory at a time.

There are basically two types of these programs:
On-Access and On-Demand

On-Access Scanners
As the name implies, are scanners that run in the background all the time the PC is turned on and running. The main function of an On-Access scanner is to monitor activity on your machine.

On-Demand Scanners
As the name implies, are scanners that only run when you ask them to.
Such as:
Online Scans and scanners that run on your machine but are not actively scanning your machine.

I suggest that you continue to keep the "installed" programs to a minimum, keep away from the P2P's, and check back every now and then :)
Written by one of the best, check out the recommended prevention methods HERE

Unless there is any other issues, this thread will be closed :)

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well actually, I was wondering what you were talking about having more than one anti-virus installed on the computer....to my knowledge I only have AVG installed. I have the spyware and the anti-virus, is that what you are talking about? I was using Defender Pro 5 in 1 but condensed it to just the firewall because it was easily blocked from quarantining or healing suspicious or infected files. I was also wondering what program you thought was the best anti-virus/spyware and firewall was. Is AVG the best, just upgrade to the premium or is there a better one in your opinion?

I know that the updates and scans slow the computer down, but everything returns to normal almost instantly afterwards, it just got me a little worried because the speed never returned and it was an all of the sudden kind of thing. I didn't see anything that would have slowed the computer down like that in my log, the only thing i could think of was that the update caused a shift in files or something causing a defrag to be necessary. I just didn't catch it until I restarted the computer, would something like that happen?

As far as P2P, i don't use it that much. I will download a song that I like (mostly old songs from when i was younger) listen to it for a week or so and delete it. I scan everything I download (which I know isn't 100% effective), and try to use common sense when choosing the file to download.

Anyway, I really appreciate you taking time to help me.


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