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fishmael

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Hi all, I'm running an Acer Extensa 4640Z that came with Vista, but 6 months ago I put Windows 7 on. I haven't had many problems sans the occasional audio stuttering, no matter the program. Acer's site didn't have any specifically Windows 7 audio drivers for the computer either, so I'm not sure if that's related. But as of recent, the computer, on and off, has been stuttering, even after a reboot, and there really aren't many programs or applications on it. I got zero results with HouseCall, and Spybot cleared the few pieces of malware on it. It's a generally clean computer.

But how can I tell if my programs are hardware or software related? I'm worried, that while moving, the harddrive was damaged and that's what's responsible for the "skipping" or "stuttering" of my computer's performance. And it seems alright now, and I'm working on it right now, but I'm sure the problems will return when I get back to my apartment unless I do something soon. Here's a HijackThis log.


[size="2"]Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:47:21 PM, on 6/13/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\notepad.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ask.com?o=13170&l=dis
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft....k/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O2 - BHO: AskBar BHO - {201f27d4-3704-41d6-89c1-aa35e39143ed} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\GR469A~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: Foxit Toolbar - {3041d03e-fd4b-44e0-b742-2d9b88305f98} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\askBar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirtualCloneDrive] "C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe" /s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Sidebar] C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [uTorrent] "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [F.lux] "C:\Users\Administrator\Local Settings\Apps\F.lux\flux.exe" /noshow
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\Office12\GRA32A~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Intuit Update Service (IntuitUpdateService) - Intuit Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe
O23 - Service: @C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpDefragService.exe,-1 (TuneUp.Defrag) - TuneUp Software - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpDefragService.exe
O23 - Service: TuneUp Utilities Service (TuneUp.UtilitiesSvc) - TuneUp Software - C:\Program Files\TuneUp Utilities 2010\TuneUpUtilitiesService32.exe

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Thanks in advance, folks! I appreciate you reading my topic!
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This is a duplicated topic from the malware forum located HERE which you posted 4 hours before this topic. Please follow through with that topic.
I am closing this topic.
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