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Download Silent Runners
Unzip it to a permanent folder.
Start SilentRunners.vbs
When your antivirus is giving an alert, do not block this. Allow the script.
Copy and paste the content of the txtfile you get afterwards in your next reply.
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When I got to work today, I went to the internet and couldn't sign on. I tried everything. I ended up going back to Hijack This! and had to restore the line item 17. It works now.

I'm not sure why you had me remove it but I assumed it was an ISP that shows its roots in Atlanta, GA. Since I work in CO, I can't imagine our ISP is in Georgia like you suggested.

I had some booting up problems this morning. I couildn't get my computer to boot. After removing both batteries and playing around with it, I thought maybe my memory or internal Lan card may have come loose. I opened everything up that I could, wiggled some wires/cards and it seems to be running fine at the moment.

Oh Well. At least I'm up and running for the time being.
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Removing the 017 will do that. But I knew since you saved it in a folder, it could be re-established. It must have some connection through Atlanta.

Give me the specs on your computer and we'll see if there is anything we can do.

Is it old? Have you upgraded from 98 to xp? etc.

Sometimes, it just comes with age.
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Here is the report for Silent Runners:





"Silent Runners.vbs", revision 37, http://www.silentrunners.org/
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
Output limited to non-default values, except where indicated by "{++}"


Startup items buried in registry:
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HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"TClockEx" = "C:\Program Files\TClockEx\TCLOCKEX.EXE" ["Dale Nurden"]
"ctfmon.exe" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [MS]

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ {++}
"Zone Labs Client" = "C:\Program Files\Zone Alarm 3.1\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe" ["Zone Labs, LLC"]
"ccApp" = ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"Symantec NetDriver Monitor" = "C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"BluetoothAuthenticationAgent" = "rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent" [MS]
"Apoint" = "C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe" ["Alps Electric Co., Ltd."]
"AdaptecDirectCD" = ""C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"" ["Roxio"]
"NvCplDaemon" = "RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup" [MS]
"nwiz" = "nwiz.exe /installquiet" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"PCTVOICE" = "pctspk.exe" [empty string]
"KernelFaultCheck" = "%systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k" [MS]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F}\(Default) = (no title provided)
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll" ["Safer Networking Limited"]
{AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7}\(Default) = "Google Toolbar Helper" [from CLSID]
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]
{BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}\(Default) = "NAV Helper"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\
"{88895560-9AA2-1069-930E-00AA0030EBC8}" = "HyperTerminal Icon Ext"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\hticons.dll" ["Hilgraeve, Inc."]
"{0006F045-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" = "Microsoft Outlook Custom Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OLKFSTUB.DLL" [MS]
"{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}" = "Microsoft Office HTML Icon Handler"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\msohev.dll" [MS]
"{1CDB2949-8F65-4355-8456-263E7C208A5D}" = "Desktop Explorer"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{1E9B04FB-F9E5-4718-997B-B8DA88302A47}" = "Desktop Explorer Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvshell.dll" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
"{5E44E225-A408-11CF-B581-008029601108}" = "Adaptec DirectCD Shell Extension"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\PROGRA~1\Roxio\EASYCD~1\DirectCD\Shellex.dll" ["Roxio"]
"{F0CB00CD-5A07-4D91-97F5-A8C92CDA93E4}" = "Shell Extensions for RealOne Player"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpshell.dll" ["RealNetworks, Inc."]
"{640167b4-59b0-47a6-b335-a6b3c0695aea}" = "Portable Media Devices"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{cc86590a-b60a-48e6-996b-41d25ed39a1e}" = "Portable Media Devices Menu"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\Audiodev.dll" [MS]
"{6af09ec9-b429-11d4-a1fb-0090960218cb}" = "My Bluetooth Places"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\BTNEIG~1.DLL" ["WIDCOMM, Inc."]
"{e57ce731-33e8-4c51-8354-bb4de9d215d1}" = "Universal Plug and Play Devices"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\upnpui.dll" [MS]


Enabled Active Desktop and Wallpaper:
-------------------------------------

Active Desktop is disabled at this entry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellState

HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
"Wallpaper" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Jeff\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Wallpaper1.bmp"


Enabled Screen Saver:
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HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\
"SCRNSAVE.EXE" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\ssmypics.scr" [MS]


Enabled Scheduled Tasks:
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"Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer - Jeff" -> launches: "C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~1\Navw32.exe /task:"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\Norton AntiVirus\Tasks\mycomp.sca"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"Norton SystemWorks One Button Checkup" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\NMAIN.EXE /dat:C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\swplugin.nsi /NSWCMD:OBCSchedule" ["Symantec Corporation"]
"Symantec NetDetect" -> launches: "C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\NDETECT.EXE" ["Symantec Corporation"]


Winsock2 Service Provider DLLs:
-------------------------------

Namespace Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
000000000001\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]
000000000002\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\winrnr.dll" [MS]
000000000003\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\System32\mswsock.dll" [MS]
000000000004\LibraryPath = "%SystemRoot%\system32\wshbth.dll" [MS]

Transport Service Providers

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Winsock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\ {++}
0000000000##\PackedCatalogItem (contains) DLL [Company Name], (at) ## range:
%SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll [MS], 01 - 03, 06 - 53
%SystemRoot%\system32\rsvpsp.dll [MS], 04 - 05


Toolbars, Explorer Bars, Extensions:
------------------------------------

Toolbars

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\
"{42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}"
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "Norton AntiVirus"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]

"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}"
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "&Google"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\
"{327C2873-E90D-4C37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C}"
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "Easy-WebPrint"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll" [null data]

"{2318C2B1-4965-11D4-9B18-009027A5CD4F}"
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "&Google"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll" ["Google Inc."]

"{42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6}"
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "Norton AntiVirus"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll" ["Symantec Corporation"]

Explorer Bars

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\
{4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}\
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "&Yahoo! Messenger"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0819.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\
{4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}\
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "&Yahoo! Messenger"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0819.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]

{FE54FA40-D68C-11D2-98FA-00C0F0318AFE}\
-> {CLSID}\(Default) = "Real.com"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll" [MS]

Dormant Explorer Bars in "View, Explorer Bar" menu

HKLM\Software\Classes\CLSID\{03C1C47F-0538-4645-8372-D3109B9FC636}\
(Default) = "Easy-WebPrint"
Implemented Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\ [vertical bar]
InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll" [null data]

Extensions (Tools menu items, main toolbar menu buttons)

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\
{4528BBE0-4E08-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}\
"ButtonText" = "Messenger"
"MenuText" = "Yahoo! Messenger"
"CLSIDExtension" = "{4C171D40-8277-11D5-AD55-00010333D0AD}"
-> {CLSID}\InProcServer32\(Default) = "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\yhexbmes0819.dll" ["Yahoo! Inc."]

{CCA281CA-C863-46EF-9331-5C8D4460577F}\
"ButtonText" = "@btrez.dll,-4015"
"MenuText" = "@btrez.dll,-4017"
"Script" = "C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm" [null data]


Running Services (Display Name, Service Name, Path {Service DLL}):
------------------------------------------------------------------

Bluetooth Service, btwdins, "C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe" ["WIDCOMM, Inc."]
Bluetooth Support Service, BthServ, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs" {"C:\WINDOWS\System32\bthserv.dll" [MS]}
Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service, navapsvc, ""C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service, NPFMntor, ""C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Norton Unerase Protection, NProtectService, "C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE" ["Symantec Corporation"]
NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, NVSvc, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe" ["NVIDIA Corporation"]
Speed Disk service, Speed Disk service, "C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec Core LC, Symantec Core LC, "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec Event Manager, ccEvtMgr, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec Network Drivers Service, SNDSrvc, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec Settings Manager, ccSetMgr, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
Symantec SPBBCSvc, SPBBCSvc, ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]
TrueVector Internet Monitor, vsmon, "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe -service" ["Zone Labs, LLC"]
Windows User Mode Driver Framework, UMWdf, "C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe" [MS]


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This report excludes default entries except where indicated.
To see *everywhere* the script checks and *everything* it finds,
launch it from a command prompt or a shortcut with the -all parameter.
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Do you have Norton and Zone Alarm firewall? Is the firewall for XP up also?
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I think my laptop is about 2 years old. I've run XP home addition since day 1. I got as much info as shown below:

Services running on your Dell computer

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Services
Service Executable Status Startup
xmlprov svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
WZCSVC svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
wuauserv svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
wscsvc svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
WmiApSrv wmiapsrv.e xe Stopped Manual
WmdmPmSN svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
winmgmt svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
WebClient svchost.ex e -k LocalServi ce Running Auto
w32time svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
VSS vssvc.exe Stopped Manual
vsmon vsmon.exe -service Running Auto
UPS ups.exe Stopped Manual
upnphost svchost.ex e -k LocalServi ce Stopped Manual
UMWdf wdfmgr.exe Running Auto
TrkWks svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
Themes svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
TermServic e svchost -k DComLaunch Running Manual
TapiSrv svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Manual
SysmonLog smlogsvc.e xe Stopped Manual
SymWSC SymWSC.exe " Stopped Auto
Symantec Core LC symlcsvc.e xe Running Auto
SwPrv dllhost.ex e /Processid :{F79A1568 -D6C5-4C69 -A086-936C F52DBBE3} Stopped Manual
stisvc svchost.ex e -k imgsvc Running Auto
SSDPSRV svchost.ex e -k LocalServi ce Running Manual
srservice svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
SPTISRV SPTISRV.ex e Stopped Manual
Spooler spoolsv.ex e Running Auto
Speed Disk service nopdb.exe Running Auto
SPBBCSvc SPBBCSvc.e xe" Running Auto
SNDSrvc SNDSrvc.ex e" Running Auto
ShellHWDet ection svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
SharedAcce ss svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
SENS svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
seclogon svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
Schedule svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
SCardSvr SCardSvr.e xe Stopped Manual
SBService SBServ.exe Stopped Auto
SAVScan SAVScan.ex e" Stopped Manual
SamSs lsass.exe Running Auto
RSVP rsvp.exe Stopped Manual
RpcSs svchost -k rpcss Running Auto
RpcLocator locator.ex e Stopped Manual
RemoteAcce ss svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Disabled
RDSessMgr sessmgr.ex e Stopped Manual
RasMan svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Manual
RasAuto svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
ProtectedS torage lsass.exe Running Auto
PolicyAgen t lsass.exe Running Auto
PlugPlay services.e xe Running Auto
NVSvc nvsvc32.ex e Running Auto
NtmsSvc svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
NtLmSsp lsass.exe Stopped Manual
NProtectSe rvice NPROTECT.E XE Running Auto
NPFMntor NPFMntor.e xe" Running Auto
Nla svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Manual
Netman svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Manual
Netlogon lsass.exe Stopped Manual
NetDDEdsdm netdde.exe Stopped Disabled
NetDDE netdde.exe Stopped Disabled
navapsvc navapsvc.e xe" Running Auto
MSIServer msiexec.ex e /V Stopped Manual
MSDTC msdtc.exe Stopped Manual
mnmsrvc mnmsrvc.ex e Stopped Manual
Messenger svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Disabled
LmHosts svchost.ex e -k LocalServi ce Running Auto
lanmanwork station svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
lanmanserv er svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
Irmon svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
ImapiServi ce imapi.exe Stopped Manual
HTTPFilter svchost.ex e -k HTTPFilter Stopped Manual
HidServ svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Disabled
helpsvc svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
FastUserSw itchingCom patibility svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Manual
EventSyste m svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Manual
Eventlog services.e xe Running Auto
ERSvc svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
Dnscache svchost.ex e -k NetworkSer vice Running Auto
dmserver svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
dmadmin dmadmin.ex e /com Stopped Manual
Dhcp svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
DcomLaunch svchost -k DcomLaunch Running Auto
CryptSvc svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Manual
COMSysApp dllhost.ex e /Processid :{02D4B3F1 -FD88-11D1 -960D-0080 5FC79235} Stopped Manual
ClipSrv clipsrv.ex e Stopped Disabled
CiSvc cisvc.exe Running Auto
ccSetMgr ccSetMgr.e xe" Running Auto
ccPwdSvc ccPwdSvc.e xe" Stopped Manual
ccEvtMgr ccEvtMgr.e xe" Running Auto
btwdins btwdins.ex e Running Auto
BthServ svchost.ex e -k bthsvcs Running Auto
Browser svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
BITS svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
AudioSrv svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Running Auto
aspnet_sta te aspnet_sta te.exe Stopped Manual
AppMgmt svchost.ex e -k netsvcs Stopped Manual
ALG alg.exe Running Manual
Alerter svchost.ex e -k LocalServi ce Stopped Disabled


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Specifications
Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Inspiron 8200
BIOS Version: Dell Computer Corporation A07


Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version: 5.1.2600
Service Pack: 2.0
Location: C:\WINDOWS
PID: 55277-OEM-0011903-00102
Hot Fix: KB893803v2


Memory (RAM)
Capacity: 256 MB


Processor
Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 - M CPU 2.00GHz
Version: x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Speed: 1994 MHz


General Computer Info
System Name: JEFF
Domain: STUFFBAK
Time Zone: Mountain Daylight Time
Connection: Workstation (standalone)
Proxy Server: Auto
IP Address: 192.168.0.72
0.0.0.0
192.168.0.72
0.0.0.0
IPX Address: Not Enabled


Local Disk
Total Capacity: 37.22 GB
Sum of Hard Disks: (C: )
Used: 24.40 GB

Free: 12.82 GB
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At the office I shut down zone alarm firewall because it interfers with our internal firewall. At home I do run the firewall throught my wireless connection. Norton always runs in the background. I don't believe I have the XP firewall because I felt it was redundent. Not sure about it though.
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One firewall should be sufficient.

Go to control panel>>windows firewall>> and see if it's on. If it is, turn it off.
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Windows firewall was, and is off.
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Uninstall zone alarm if you have Norton up and going. Also, for XP, it's best to have 512 instead of 256. I'm not a hardware kind of gal. I may ahve one of those guys take a look at it.
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I agree with adding Ram. (didn't realize I only had 256). Concerning Zone Alarm and Norton, I have Norton SystemWorks 2002. I do update the features every year however since I purchased it in 2002, I think it will always be called that. I don't see any firewall service with Norton. It won't matter at work since we have a built in firewall, but should I worry about it at home?
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Norton AntiVirus Firewall Monitor Service, NPFMntor, ""C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe"" ["Symantec Corporation"]


This is what was produced in your silent runners log.

You only need one firewall and one anti-viral. Any more than that, and it causes problems.

Memory (RAM)
Capacity: 256 MB


I don't know if it's causing your problems.

You might start a new thread in the 2000/xp forum after you get all the firewall stuff taken care of. See what they say. Provide a link to this thread so they know that you are clean. :tazz:
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I removed Zone Alarm and rebooted. I will go online and find some more Ram for my system which I think would increase my speed tremendously. Thanks Again for ALL your help. I think my computer is a bit faster and definately 100% virus free with everything I've run over the last few day <BG>.
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I had 256 on my xp. It worked fine, but admin. suggests having 512. I wish I could bring it back to it's crowning glory, but just like our body parts, computers wear out too. The only program I run to keep my machine going are:

1. Firewall
2. Anti-viral
3. Adaware
4. Spyware Blaster
5. I clean out my temp. files pretty regularly. Some people like CleanUp! and it does a good job.
6. Microsoft Antispyware

Congratulations! Your system is CLEAN :tazz:

How do you prevent spyware from being installed again? We strongly recommend installing SpywareBlaster (it's free for personal use) Click Here.

Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.
Consumes no system resources.

Download, run, check for updates, download updates, select all, protect against checked. All done. Check for updates every couple of weeks. If you have any errors running the program like a missing file see the link at the bottom of the javacool page.

It's also very important to keep your system up to date to avoid unnecessary security risks. Click Here to make sure that you have the latest patches for Windows.

These next two steps are optional, but will provide the greatest protection.
1. Use ANY browser besides Internet Explorer, almost every exploit is crafted to take advantage of an IE weakness. We usually recommend FireFox Posted Image.
2. Install Sun's Java. It's much more secure than Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine .

It's okay to delete the Hijack This folder if everything is working okay.

After doing all these, your system will be thoroughly protected from future threats. ;)
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Well I run adaware and Spybot Search & Destroy. I have Norton always running and my computer regulary searches for Windows Updates. I never download email's from people I don't know and I do virus updates daily. I guess that covers it all. Thanks again for your help and I'll let you know if/when I update the Ram.

Thanks,
Jeff
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