Am I clean of nasties? Computer still not going as fast as when i got it.

By BrightWing(Cc)
Nov 4, 2005
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  1. Ok, I have tryed many antispyware, antivirus things and such, but my computer still likes to randomly crash, and go very slow at random times. I've gone through all the manual HJT deletions, and downloaded almost all of the programs. Somehow its still going slowly. I have Windows Xp, pentium 4 (2.4Ghz), 512 ram which seems sufficent enough.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,386   +205

    Maybe defragmenting might help a little. If not, the surest way to get rid of the last remnants of any nasties is to reformat and reinstall Windows. Of course, you'll need a full copy of Windows to do so. Maybe you don't have one. Anyway, after the pain of reinstalling all your software and their patches and service packs and downloading Windows updates again, your system will be like new and blazingly fast again.
  3. BrightWing(Cc)

    BrightWing(Cc) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    My computer didn't come with the installation CDs and i definatly dont have enough money to buy windows xp. Defrag is a good idea thankyou.

    Edit:

    I did the defrag, it told me i didn't need to, but i did it anyways, it did NOTHING.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,286   +281

    post some config info:
    from the CP->System->General
    installed ram​
    from the CP->System->adv->Performance->Setting
    virtual memory size​
    hd capacity and free space
  5. BrightWing(Cc)

    BrightWing(Cc) Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    504Mb Ram

    754 Virt Mem

    Used Space around 67 gigs
    Free Space about 38
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    First Read: Only use these HJT-instructions when asked!
    /P/ Process needs to be stopped
    /U/ UNinstall anything to do with this
    /R/ unRegister the xxx.DLL in that line
    Transfer the text from between these dotted lines underneath to between the dotted lines of that post.
    Make sure to follow ALL instructions in SEQUENCE, and in HiJackThis tick/fix ALL lines indicated here!
    ...................................................................................................
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
    /R/U/ O2 - BHO: XBTP07618 - {2296428D-C133-4928-B76A-A200FF409572} - C:\PROGRA~1\FREEPR~1\freeprod.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
    /P/U/ O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MsUpdate] C:\Program Files\MsUpdate\MsUpdate.exe /auto
    /P/ O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
    O8 - Extra context menu item: CR: &Import Data - C:\WINDOWS\web\CR-ImportData.html
    /U/ O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all by Net Transport - C:\Program Files\Xi\NetTransport 2\NTAddList.html
    O8 - Extra context menu item: Download by Net Transport - C:\Program Files\Xi\NetTransport 2\NTAddLink.html
    Unless these IP-numbers are from your ISP, fix this O17
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{C74F3DF8-5193-40EB-AFBE-670DB08CC0EF}: NameServer = 67.18.100.114,198.41.0.4
    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: rndunkwn - rndunkwn.dll (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini (file missing)
    ...................................................................................................

    And just in case, do not (re)install Limewire or any similar P2P crap!
    Next time you're on your own!
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