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My laptop slows to a crawl sometimes. I mostly notice it when I'm playing Everquest 2. I'll go from 30 fps to 1-2 or even 0 fps. There seems to be no correlation between this and the complexity taking place in the game which is the usual cause.

I like to also have a browser open and sometimes it helps to close the browser. Then again, if I just wait and do nothing eventually the fps will increase again.

There also seems to be no correlation between this and RAM if I open Windows Task Manager - I usually show at least some free RAM - the processor is often at 100% but not all the time and it's often at 100% and performance is fine. It's possible I'm just maxing out my computer trying to do too much at the same time but I thought I'd check here first.

I also thought I might try something like Process Lasso to dedicate one of the cores just to the game. http://www.bitsum.com/prolasso.php

I ran all the programs you recommended ATF Cleaner, ERUNT, Anti-Malware, and did the scan with McAfee and my Vista is up to date.

Here's the HijackThis log and Uninstall List:

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis

v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:06:41 PM, on

10/4/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT

6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00

(7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program

Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program

Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07

\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio

Shared\9.0

\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common

Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.e

xe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0

\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media

Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line

Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program

Files\Belkin\Nostromo\nost_LM.exe
C:\Program

Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio

Shared\9.0

\SharedCOM\CPSHelpRunner.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows

Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exe
C:\Users\Dean\Desktop\Ztuff\tech\fixing

Vista\HiJackThis.exe

R1 -

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Search Page =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?

LinkId=54896
R1 -

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?

LinkId=69157
R1 -

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?

LinkId=54896
R1 -

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Search Page =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?

LinkId=54896
R0 -

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Start Page =

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?

LinkId=69157
R0 -

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 -

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 -

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet

Explorer provided by Dell
R0 -

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link

Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-

B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program

Files\Common

Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEH

elper.dll
O2 - BHO: GetRight IE Download

Helper - {31FF080D-12A3-439A-

A2EF-4BA95A3148E8} - C:\Program

Files\GetRight\xx2gr.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class -

{761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-

D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program

Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: scriptproxy - {7DB2D5A0-

7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} -

C:\Program

Files\McAfee\VirusScan\scriptsn.dll
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Conversion

Toolbar Helper - {AE7CD045-E861-

484f-8273-0445EE161910} -

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error

Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-

A518-A07C3DB8F777} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Adobe PDF -

{47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-

0819E2EAAC93} - C:\Program

Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows

Defender] %ProgramFiles%\Windows

Defender\MSASCui.exe -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mcagent_exe]

C:\Program

Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe

/runkey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvSvc]

RUNDLL32.EXE

C:\Windows\system32

\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon]

RUNDLL32.EXE

C:\Windows\system32

\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh]

C:\Program

Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run:

[SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program

Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run:

[SigmatelSysTrayApp] sttray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxWatchTray]

"C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio

Shared\9.0

\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task]

"C:\Program

Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -

atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter]

RUNDLL32.EXE

C:\Windows\system32

\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVHotkey]

rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32

\nvHotkey.dll,Start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MskAgentexe]

C:\Program

Files\McAfee\MSK\MskAgent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSScheduler]

"C:\Program Files\Common

Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.e

xe" -start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup]

C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1

\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe

-startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotSync]

"C:\Program

Files\PalmSource\Desktop\HotSync.exe

" -AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ECenter] c:\dell\E

-Center\EULALauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom

Wireless Manager UI]

C:\Windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Acrobat Assistant

8.0] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

8.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes

Anti-Malware (reboot)] "C:\Program

Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-

Malware\mbam.exe" /runcleanupscript
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WMPNSCFG]

C:\Program Files\Windows Media

Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar]

%ProgramFiles%\Windows

Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User

'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run:

[WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe

oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter

(User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar]

%ProgramFiles%\Windows

Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User

'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat

Speed Launcher.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Acrobat

Synchronizer.lnk = C:\Program

Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0

\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.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\Reader 8.0

\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader

Synchronizer.lnk = C:\Program

Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0

\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line

Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital

Line Detect\DLG.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Loadout

Manager.lnk = C:\Program

Files\Belkin\Nostromo\nost_LM.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Nostromo

Loadout Manager.lnk = ?
O4 - Global Startup: QuickSet.lnk = ?
O8 - Extra context menu item: Append

to existing PDF - res://C:\Program

Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEA

ppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert

link target to Adobe PDF -

res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEC

apture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert

link target to existing PDF -

res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEA

ppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert

selected links to Adobe PDF -

res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEC

aptureSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert

selected links to existing PDF -

res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEA

ppendSelLinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert

selection to Adobe PDF -

res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEC

apture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert

selection to existing PDF -

res://C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat

8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEA

ppend.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Convert

to Adobe PDF - res://C:\Program

Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0

\Acrobat\AcroIEFavClient.dll/AcroIEC

apture.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport

to Microsoft Excel -

res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2

\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) -

{08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-

00401C608501} - C:\PROGRA~1

\Java\JRE16~3.0_0\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java

Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-

AAA5-00401C608501} -

C:\PROGRA~1\Java\JRE16~3.0_0

\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote -

{2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-

5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1

\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to

OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081

-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1

\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research -

{92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-

3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1

\MICROS~2\Office12

\REFIEBAR.DLL
O13 - Gopher Prefix:
O15 - Trusted Zone:

http://*.mcafee.com
O17 -

HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\

{3287B0C4-0257-4CF9-AD82-

9B588D01F4FB}: NameServer =

218.248.240.79 218.248.240.208
O23 - Service: BrSplService (Brother

XP spl Service) - brother Industries Ltd

- C:\Windows\system32\brsvc01a.exe
O23 - Service: Canon Camera Access

Library 8 (CCALib8) - Canon Inc. -

C:\Program

Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
O23 - Service: DSBrokerService -

Unknown owner - C:\Program

Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing

Service - Macrovision Europe Ltd. -

C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet

Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table

Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision

Corporation - C:\Program

Files\Common

Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32

\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Services

(mcmscsvc) - McAfee, Inc. -

C:\PROGRA~1

\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Network Agent

(McNASvc) - McAfee, Inc. -

c:\program files\common

files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Scanner

(McODS) - McAfee, Inc. -

C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1

\mcods.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Proxy Service

(McProxy) - McAfee, Inc. -

c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1

\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Real-time

Scanner (McShield) - McAfee, Inc. -

C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1

\mcshield.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee SystemGuards

(McSysmon) - McAfee, Inc. -

C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1

\mcsysmon.exe
O23 - Service: McAfee Personal

Firewall Service (MpfService) -

McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program

Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
O23 - Service: RoxMediaDB9 - Sonic

Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Roxio Shared\9.0

\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exe
O23 - Service: Roxio Hard Drive

Watcher 9 (RoxWatch9) - Sonic

Solutions - C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Roxio Shared\9.0

\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exe
O23 - Service: SigmaTel Audio Service

(STacSV) - SigmaTel, Inc. -

C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major

Audio\WDM\STacSV.exe
O23 - Service: stllssvr - MicroVision

Development, Inc. - C:\Program

Files\Common Files\SureThing

Shared\stllssvr.exe

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


O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN

Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown

owner - C:\Windows\System32

\WLTRYSVC.EXE
O23 - Service: XAudioService -

Conexant Systems, Inc. -

C:\Windows\system32

\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe

--
End of file - 10216 bytes

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

Uninstall List:

2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 1 (SP1)
32 Bit HP CIO Components Installer
7-Zip 4.42
Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional - English, Français, Deutsch
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX
Adobe Flash Player Plugin
Adobe Photoshop 5.5
Adobe Reader 8
AOL Install
Apple Software Update
Audacity 1.2.6
AusLogics Disk Defrag
Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
Broadcom Management Programs
Canon Camera Access Library
Canon Camera Support Core Library
Canon Camera Window DC_DV 5 for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Camera Window DC_DV 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Camera Window DSLR 5 for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Camera Window MC 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon MovieEdit Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon PhotoRecord
Canon RAW Image Task for ZoomBrowser EX
Canon Utilities PhotoStitch 3.1
Canon ZoomBrowser EX (E)
CD Audio Reader Filter (remove only)
Conexant HDA D110 MDC V.92 Modem
DC-Bass Source 1.1.1
Dell System Customization Wizard
Dell Wireless WLAN Card
DellSupport
Digital Line Detect
DirectVobSub (remove only)
Documentation & Support Launcher
DScaler 5 Mpeg Decoders
EarthLink Setup Files
EQ2MAP Updater 1.0.6
ERUNT 1.1j
EverQuest II
EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark
ffdshow [rev 1685] [2007-12-06]
FreeRIP v3.04
Games, Music, & Photos Launcher
Genie Backup Manager Professional 5.0
GetRight
Haali Media Splitter
HijackThis 2.0.2
InterActual Player
Internet Service Offers Launcher
Java™ 6 Update 3
Java™ 6 Update 5
Java™ 6 Update 7
Java™ SE Runtime Environment 6
K-Lite Codec Pack 2.81 Full
Macromedia FreeHand 9
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
McAfee SecurityCenter
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
Microsoft Reader
Microsoft Silverlight
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Modem Diagnostic Tool
Mozilla Firefox (2.0.0.12)
Mozilla Thunderbird (2.0.0.16)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181)
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB941833)
NetWaiting
NetZeroInstallers
Nostromo
Nostromo Array Programming Software
NVIDIA Drivers
OpenOffice.org 2.3
OpenSource Flash Video Splitter (remove only)
Opera 9.27
OutlookAddinSetup
Palm Desktop by ACCESS
Pdf995
Qualxserve Service Agreement
Quicken 2007
QuickSet
QuickTime
RealMedia (remove only)
Roxio Creator Audio
Roxio Creator BDAV Plugin
Roxio Creator Copy
Roxio Creator Data
Roxio Creator DE
Roxio Creator Tools
Roxio Drag-to-Disc
Roxio Express Labeler
Roxio MyDVD DE
Roxio Update Manager
Sansa Updater
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951596)
Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB951944)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB951546)
Security Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB950130)
Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB951338)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB951808)
Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB954326)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB950113)
Security Update for Visio 2007 (KB947590)
SigmaTel Audio
SmartFTP Client
SmartFTP Client 3.0 Setup Files (remove only)
Sonic Activation Module
Station Launcher
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
System Requirements Lab
TaxACT 2006
TaxACT 2007
Update for Office 2007 (KB946691)
URL Assistant
User's Guides
Ventrilo Client
VideoLAN VLC media player 0.8.6f
WinRAR archiver
yBook
Zoom Player (remove only)
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Here's my system config:

Dell Inspiron E1505
2 GB RAM
T5200 1.6 GHz dual core CPU
I have 20 GB free on the HD, I keep the HD defragged, and all the drivers are up to date
NVidia GeForce Go 7300 graphics card
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