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HELLO!

Please help :tazz:

The main problem is when I want to play music through I Tunes/Winamp. It plays fine at first but as soon as I load another application along side this such as gamespy etc my music becomes slow and distorted. The mouse pointer also if only in small amounts also becomes jerky when CPU usage is increased. My computer is also slow when booting.

I Use AVG virus checker, Ad-aware, spybot and microsoft antispyware all of which are clean.

The only recent changes have been A new DVD writer drive which has been installed correctly. The old drive died and I received a blue screen with error message. I only had the error msg once (and I cant remember what it said) Upon installing the new drive I have had no blue error messages.

Thank you for your time and patience reading this message.

Jim
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how much memory do you have? what programs are running in the background?
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Hi..

I have P4 1300 mhz with 640 Mb of Ram, 1x 160 +1 x 80 gig hard drive.G Force FX5200.

Programs running in back ground include AVG, Zone Alarm and Microslft Spyware killer.

Thanks

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Hi..

I have P4 1300 mhz with 640 Mb of Ram, 1x 160 +1 x 80 gig hard drive.G Force FX5200.

Programs running in back ground include AVG, Zone Alarm and Microslft Spyware killer.

Thanks

Jim

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that seems unlikely...that is not a standard amoung of ram....something like two 256mb and one 128mb stick?

download the above and run it. Check the memory

the music stored on the drive?

Have you chkdsk'd the drive? Defragged it?
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Hi :tazz:

Sr the the above program you mentiond to check the RAM is not there. The music is spread over both my drives.

I have also run defrag on drives.

Jim

PS "SYSTEM" in control panal is showing "640" Ram. It has been like this since i have had the computer which is about 1 year.

Jim
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http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en

download the above, safe a report and attach to the next post
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Hi Gerry

Please find the report as requested. Hope this helps.

Jim :tazz:

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Coacheswife brought this back to my attention--thank you for being patient and I will try to get this squared away---well, you're right, you do have 640mb of ram, and you also have rambus! Whoa, haven't seen too many systems with rdimm...neat.

But, not our problem...if anything, that should help, so let's move on....

in my signature, you will find a link to hijackthis---please download it, create a log, and cut and paste it to your next post---or save it as an attachment.

I want to see what's running in the background that you may not be aware of--not necessarily malware, but whatever

Are you using current versions of winamp? itunes?
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Hi Gerryf!

My versions of Itunes and winamp are up to date copys.

Here is a copy of the log file.. ty for yr help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:15:46, on 24/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\DRIVERS\dcfssvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Picture Transfer Software\PTSsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\hijackthis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] G:\AVAST\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MessengerPlus3] "C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] G:\ITUNES\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: DSLMON.lnk = C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = G:\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
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
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.search-soft.net
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zon...kr.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1118621727511
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {90A29DA5-D020-4B18-8660-6689520C7CD7} (DmiReader Class) - http://support.euro....er/PROFILER.CAB
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D222A0E6-DEA8-4C96-9CB5-D48A0E497309}: NameServer = 80.225.248.50 80.225.248.58
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: MsgPlusLoader.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - G:\AVAST\aswUpdSv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - G:\AVAST\ashServ.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - G:\AVAST\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - G:\AVAST\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
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: dcfssvc (Dcfssvc) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINNT\system32\DRIVERS\dcfssvc.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Unknown owner - G:\PODUPDATE\bin\iPodService.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINNT\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: ptssvc - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Picture Transfer Software\PTSsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
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i see several possibilities

Two firewalls? Sygate and zonealarm

Two antivirus protections?

Each time you load a file into memory, you've got four programs scanning it. Why are you set up this way?

Also MessengerPlus3 is evil (unless you have the paid version, and even then I am skeptical). This program has a history of downloading malware surreptitiously in the background. The author claims to have cleaned up his act, but he's claimed that before.
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Hi Gerry!

The reason i had 2 virus checkers was to be certain there were no infections on my pc. I have no deleated 1 of them. I also have tryed to remove msg and any traces I could find of sygate and msn. although a new report (below) shows there iare still traces.. HELP!!

I have noticed no improvment even when i decided to run msconfig and disable all startup programs :tazz:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:40:05, on 24/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\DRIVERS\dcfssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Picture Transfer Software\PTSsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
G:\ITUNES\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
G:\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
G:\PODUPDATE\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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that is an incomplete hijackthis log.

please remove (temporarily) zone labs and avg as well
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Ok Just removed them Gerry - No change though


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:13:43, on 24/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\DRIVERS\dcfssvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Picture Transfer Software\PTSsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
G:\ITUNES\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
G:\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\Playlist.exe
G:\PODUPDATE\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\wuauclt.exe
G:\BitTornado\btdownloadgui.exe
C:\Program Files\GameSpy Arcade\Aphex.exe
D:\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = www.tiscali.co.uk/broadband/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioEngineUtility] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\System\EngUtil.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioAudioCentral] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINNT\System32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NAV Agent] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] G:\ITUNES\iTunesHelper.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: DSLMON.lnk = C:\Program Files\SAGEM\SAGEM F@st 800-840\dslmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: InterVideo WinCinema Manager.lnk = G:\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://*.search-soft.net
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zon...kr.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://v5.windowsupd...b?1118621727511
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zon...nt.cab31267.cab
O16 - DPF: {90A29DA5-D020-4B18-8660-6689520C7CD7} (DmiReader Class) - http://support.euro....er/PROFILER.CAB
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D222A0E6-DEA8-4C96-9CB5-D48A0E497309}: NameServer = 80.225.248.50 80.225.248.58
O23 - Service: dcfssvc (Dcfssvc) - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\WINNT\system32\DRIVERS\dcfssvc.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service (iPodService) - Apple Computer, Inc. - G:\PODUPDATE\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINNT\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: ptssvc - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\KODAK\KODAK Picture Transfer Software\PTSsvc.exe
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let's change gears....

download process explorer from sysinternals

http://www.sysintern...ssExplorer.html

unzip, run

click VIEW and check everything that begins with SHOW

....look under the CPU column...any numbers exceptionally large?
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also

download Everest Home

http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en

unzip it, install it, and then save a report and attach it to your next post
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