CPU @ 100%, Computer extremely slow...

By msta999
Jan 17, 2010
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  1. My kids computer has been real slow and I noticed the CPU in task manager was staying at 100%. After running the tests/programs, the start page said to do, I noticed the cpu usage went down to 30-100%. I ran the HijackThis and was told to post the results so here they are:

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 6:53:41 PM, on 1/17/2010
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ArcCon.ac
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    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\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R3 - URLSearchHook: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} -
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    Don't know who told you to post the results. And you only have part of the log.

    You should understand that there are other reasons for a slow computer and high CPU usage other than malware. From what I see in this partial log, you are slow because you have too much starting on boot and running in the background.

    I notice you are running multiple antiviurs programs. This will makes you more vulnerable andf also slow you down.

    P2P or 'file sharing P2P Warning:

    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
    Note: Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. I suggest that you uninstall LimeWire for the following reasons:
    • As long as you are using file sharing networks and programs which are from sources that are not documented, you cannot verity that a download is legitimate.
    • Malware writers use these program to include malicious content.
    • Fie sharing is usually unmonitored and there is a danger that your private files might be accessed.
    • The 'sharing' also includes malware that the shared system has on it.
    • Files that are illegal can be spread through file sharing.

    Please read the information on P2P Warning to help you better understand these dangers.

    Please move to the Windows OS forum for help with that.

    Even if you did have malware, as long as you have so much running, you are going to be slow.
  3. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Thanks for responding. This computer is used mostly by the kids to down load music for their ipods. We have four in the house and that is the only time this one is used.....for the most part. I removed the antivir, AVG, spybot, and the anti spy ware I had installed and just installed Trend micro. Seemed to help a lot, but it is still not as fast as it was and can take 45-50 seconds to load a browser for the first time. If you exit out, then it will load in around 15 - 20 seconds, if you open the same one up right away. Without removing iTunes and lime wire, do you see anything else I can remove, that would help?

    Thanks again for taking time to address my problem.
  4. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I just read the P2P link you posted....I have a home network with 4 computers on it, 2 cable and 2 wireless, does this mean all our computers are at risk of having information stolen? The only thing they all share is the printer. If this is the case, sounds like I may have to wipe the hard drive of the one computer and maybe the others and keep lime wire type programs off. Am I reading this correct?
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    I have almost no information about your problem since you only left a part of the HijackThis log. So any information I give you is with exception.

    jre1.6.0_02>> this is way out of date and a vulnerability. Current is v6u17:
    Check this site .Java Updates Stay current as most updates are for security. Uninstall any earlier versions in Add/Remove Programs.[/list]

    Remove everything from the Startup menu except the antivirus, third party firewall if you have on, touchpad if using a laptop and network process is needed.

    Nothing else needs to start on boot and run in the background.

    Use this: Start> Run> type in msconfig> enter> Selective Startup> Startup tab>>>>
    Uncheck the processes> Apply> OK.

    Reboot: NOTEL The first reboot after making the changes gives a nag message. You can ignore it and close it after checking 'don't show this message again.'. Stay in Selective Startup.

    If any programs you uncheck have a Service running, change the Service Startup to Manual.
    Start> Run> type in services.msc> double click on the Service> change Startups as mentioned.

    Make sure all the systems have proper security running. I'm not sure why you have a network set up if you're not sharing.
  6. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I did what you said in your last post. It did help, thanks a lot. Still sluggish, but nothing like it was. I don't know why I didn't get the hole high jack this on there, but I'll try to post it again.

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 6:53:41 PM, on 1/17/2010
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
    C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ArcCon.ac
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
    C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
    C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe
    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe
    C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    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\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R3 - URLSearchHook: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
    O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: Windows Live Toolbar - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\Windows Live Toolbar\msntb.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG9_TRAY] "C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Verizon_McciTrayApp] "C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VerizonServicepoint.exe] "C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe" /AUTORUN
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpqSRMon] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ArcSoft Connection Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe" /startintray
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] "C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe"
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Startup: Spy Sweeper for MSN.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: HP Smart Select - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.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
    O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - https://activatemydsl.verizon.net/sdcCommon/download/DSL/tgctlcm.cab
    O16 - DPF: {54BE6B6F-3056-470B-97E1-BB92E051B6C4} (DeviceEnum Class) - http://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/dd/install/HPDriverDiagnosticsxp2k.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1188624125411
    O16 - DPF: {6F15128C-E66A-490C-B848-5000B5ABEEAC} (HP Download Manager) - https://h20436.www2.hp.com/ediags/dex/secure/HPDEXAXO.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9C23D886-43CB-43DE-B2DB-112A68D7E10A} (MySpace Uploader Control) - http://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader2.cab
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} -
  7. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Part 2 of high jack this, this is the second time I try'd to post it, when I post the hole thing I get a message that it has to be less then 10K, so I reposted half and then a message came up that it had to be approved by...........anyway, here is the second half of the first post. I have done the tasks you said to do. Don't know if this will help.:

    O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG9_TRAY] "C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Verizon_McciTrayApp] "C:\Program Files\Verizon\McciTrayApp.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VerizonServicepoint.exe] "C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe" /AUTORUN
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hpqSRMon] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] "C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ArcSoft Connection Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpySweeper] "C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe" /startintray
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] "C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe"
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')
    O4 - Startup: Spy Sweeper for MSN.lnk = C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: HP Smart Select - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.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
    O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - https://activatemydsl.verizon.net/sdcCommon/download/DSL/tgctlcm.cab
    O16 - DPF: {54BE6B6F-3056-470B-97E1-BB92E051B6C4} (DeviceEnum Class) - http://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/dd/install/HPDriverDiagnosticsxp2k.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1188624125411
    O16 - DPF: {6F15128C-E66A-490C-B848-5000B5ABEEAC} (HP Download Manager) - https://h20436.www2.hp.com/ediags/dex/secure/HPDEXAXO.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9C23D886-43CB-43DE-B2DB-112A68D7E10A} (MySpace Uploader Control) - http://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader2.cab
    O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgpp.dll
    O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
    O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
    O23 - Service: ArcSoft Connect Daemon (ACDaemon) - ArcSoft Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
    O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Scheduler (AntiVirScheduler) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus Guard (AntiVirService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: AVG Free WatchDog (avg9wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: DvpApi (dvpapi) - Authentium, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: Radialpoint Unicorn Update Service (RPSUpdaterR) - Radialpoint Inc. - C:\Program Files\Verizon\PC Security Checkup\rpsupdaterR.exe
    O23 - Service: Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine (WebrootSpySweeperService) - Webroot Software, Inc. (www.webroot.com) - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
    O23 - Service: Webroot Client Service (WRConsumerService) - Webroot Software, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
    O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - file:///C:/DOCUME~1/NEWUSE~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image002.jpg

    --
    End of file - 11138 bytes

    Should I run it again?

    I also disabled most of the add ons in my browser.
  8. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    Let me give you a tip: If the HijackThis log won't fit within the number of characters you are allowed to paste, it's a good indication that you have too many processes starting up and running in the background. The log is about twice the size of most logs and 3 times as long as the average.

    Your CPU is running at 100% because all of those processes are starting on boot and running in the background.

    You are running multiple antivirus programs:
    AVG
    Authentium\AntiVirus


    You have multiple anti-spyware programs running:
    Spysweeper
    Spybot Search & Destroy and TeaTimer
    AdAware


    The Java is still out of date:
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe

    You're running Verizon Online Support Manager:
    C:\Program Files\Verizon\VSP\VerizonServicepoint.exe

    You have multiple processes for:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ArcCon.ac


    You have this P2P program running:
    C:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exe

    You have multiple processes running for HP, including Digital Imaging, updating, taskbar, toolbar
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll

    You have multiple media programs running:
    QuickTime, iPod, Facebook, My space, Nero, iTunes,

    This should account for:
    The processes are legitimate, but they don't need to start on boot and run in the background. Until you can come to terms with this, the CPU is going to max out, the RAM is going to get gobbled up and the computer is going to be slow.
  9. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I think I did most of what you said, I had trouble identifing what to turn off or to manual in Services. Removed some of the duplicate programs. I ran hijackthis again. See if this helps.
    I really appreciate you taking time to help me with this.

    Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
    Scan saved at 7:52:08 PM, on 1/21/2010
    Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16945)
    Boot mode: Normal

    Running processes:
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
    C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TISProToolbar\ProToolbarUpdate.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmPfw.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TISProToolbar\PlatformDependent\ProToolbarComm.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TSCFPlatformCOMSvr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    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\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: HP Print Enhancer - {0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: Trend Micro Toolbar BHO - {43C6D902-A1C5-45c9-91F6-FD9E90337E18} - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TISProToolbar\TSToolbar.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
    O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
    O2 - BHO: HP Smart BHO Class - {FFFFFFFF-CF4E-4F2B-BDC2-0E72E116A856} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Trend Micro Toolbar - {CCAC5586-44D7-4c43-B64A-F042461A97D2} - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TISProToolbar\TSToolbar.dll
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [MySpaceIM] C:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')
    O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
    O9 - Extra button: HP Smart Select - {DDE87865-83C5-48c4-8357-2F5B1AA84522} - C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_BHO.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.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
    O16 - DPF: {01113300-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} (Support.com Configuration Class) - https://activatemydsl.verizon.net/sdcCommon/download/DSL/tgctlcm.cab
    O16 - DPF: {54BE6B6F-3056-470B-97E1-BB92E051B6C4} (DeviceEnum Class) - http://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/dd/install/HPDriverDiagnosticsxp2k.cab
    O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/mic...ls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1188624125411
    O16 - DPF: {6F15128C-E66A-490C-B848-5000B5ABEEAC} (HP Download Manager) - https://h20436.www2.hp.com/ediags/dex/secure/HPDEXAXO.cab
    O16 - DPF: {9C23D886-43CB-43DE-B2DB-112A68D7E10A} (MySpace Uploader Control) - http://lads.myspace.com/upload/MySpaceUploader2.cab
    O18 - Protocol: tmtb - {04EAF3FB-4BAC-4B5A-A37D-A1CF210A5A42} - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\TrendSecure\TISProToolbar\TSToolbar.dll
    O23 - Service: ArcSoft Connect Daemon (ACDaemon) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: DvpApi (dvpapi) - Authentium, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
    O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
    O23 - Service: Radialpoint Unicorn Update Service (RPSUpdaterR) - Radialpoint Inc. - C:\Program Files\Verizon\PC Security Checkup\rpsupdaterR.exe
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Central Control Component (SfCtlCom) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Unauthorized Change Prevention Service (TMBMServer) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Personal Firewall (TmPfw) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmPfw.exe
    O23 - Service: Trend Micro Proxy Service (TmProxy) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
    O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - file:///C:/DOCUME~1/NEWUSE~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image002.jpg

    --
    End of file - 7724 bytes
  10. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Thank you!

    Bobbye,

    I want to thank you for your help. I went through and uninstalled most of what I have installed over the past couple years and only installed what I needed. Made a big difference, I had thought this computer was infected, turned out the infection was myself and the kids. Just kept installing new items/software and not uninstalling anything.

    Thanks again, hope you have a great weekend.

    Matt.

    PS: my cpu usage is from 5-30, mostly 5-7 at idle with little spikes to 35. PF Usage is steady at 405MB at idle.

    Also, thanks for the education.
  11. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    :grinthumb

    I'm glad you took what I said the way I meant it! Let's clean up a few left overs, then I'll have you remove the cleaning tools and old restore points.

    The Authentium antivirus is still loading and running. Most didn't find it in Add/Remove Programs, so here is the Manual Removal. You will first download a Registry entry cleaner for this program: click HERE to download the Registry removal tool. Save it to your desktop. Don't run yet

    Boot into Safe Mode
    • Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard.
    • Select the Safe Mode option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.
    Using Windows Explorer> Go to Tools> Folder Options> View tab> Check 'show hidden files and folders'> Uncheck 'hide protected system files'> Apply> OK.
    Click on My Computer> double click on the Local Drive (C)> Programs
    • Delete the program files\command software folder
    • Delete the program files\common files\command software folder
    • Delete the program files\common files\authentium\antivirus
    • Delete the program files\authentium\command antivirus
    • Delete hidden AV folder on C Drive

    *NOTE: If any of the folders mentioned above are missing, this is OK. Proceed to the next step.

    Click on Start> Run> type in services.msc> double click on each of the following Services> change the Startup type to Disabled> Stop the Service:
    DvpApi
    RPSUpdaterR

    Close the Services
    Rehide the files and folders
    Now its time to delete the service. Follow these steps.
    • Click on Start> Run> type in CMD> enter>
    • Type teach Command below:
      sc delete DvpApi> enter
      sc delete RPSUpdaterR>
      enter
    • If the deletion was successful, you'll see the following response.
      [SC] DeleteService SUCCESS
    • Type Exit to close the command prompt

    Double click on the Registry tool you save to the desktop and run it. Follow the on-screen prompts.
    Reboot back into Normal Mode.
    Empty the Recycle Bin

    Proceed to HijackThis removals post.
    Do this first. I'm leaving a separate post for a few removals in the HijackThis log.
     
  12. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    after removing Authenium Antivirus:

    Please reopen HijackThis to 'do system scan only'. check each of the following if present:

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - (no file)(AVG toolbar)
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7DB2D5A0-7241-4E79-B68D-6309F01C5231} - (no file)(McAfee toolbar)
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)(AVG toolbar
    O24 - Desktop Component 0: (no name) - file:///C:/DOCUME~1/NEWUSE~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image002.jpg


    Close all Windows except HijackThis and click on "Fix Checked."

    Remove 024 Desktop from HijackThis:
    Start> Control Panel> Display> Desktop> Customize Desktop> Web tab> uncheck and delete everything you find in there (except for "My current home page")> Also remove the check mark from the the Lock Desktop Items box if it is checked> Apply> OK> Close.

    Remove all of the tools we used and the files and folders they created
    • DownloadOTCleanIt by OldTimer
    • Save it to your Desktop.
    • Double click OTCleanIt.exe.
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
    • If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.
    The tool will delete itself once it finishes.

    If you are prompted to Reboot during the cleanup, select Yes.

    You should now set a new Restore Point to prevent infection from any previous Restore Points. The easiest and safest way to do this is:
    • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore".
    • Choose the radio button marked "Create a Restore Point" on the first screen then click "Next". Give the Restore Point a name then click "Create". The new Restore Point will be stamped with the current date and time. Keep a log of this so you can find it easily should you need to use System Restore.
    • Go to "Disk Cleanup" which can be found by going to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools.
    • Click "OK" to select the partition or drive you desire.
    • Click the "More Options" Tab.
    • Click "Clean Up" in the System Restore section to remove all previous Restore Points except the newly created one.

    More details and screenshots for Disk Cleanup in Windows Vista can be found here.

    Empty the Recycle Bin

    Let me know if you need any more help.
  13. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I just finished your last instructions. Thank you very much for your help and time. I really appreciate it.

    I do have one more question, I noticed this last month or so, the screen on this computer and my Dell insperon 5100, while I'm reading, every now and then the screen will jump just a little, (up about an 1/8th of an inch and then come back down). The other two (wireless) computers don't do this. Is this something I should be concerned about?
  14. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    My Dell laptop screen 'slips' now and then. I read about updating the graphics card but there was no update. Run an Error Check- this helps mine:

    Click on My computer> right click on Local Drive (C)> Properties> Tools> Error Check> Check both boxes on screen that comes up> OK> Close nag message and reboot.

    The error checking will start in a few seconds. IF you don't do this as a part of routine maintenance, it will take a while. Let if finish- system will reboot when through.
  15. msta999

    msta999 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I just finished that last step, WOW! almost two hours. I will try to do this once every couple weeks or so.

    Thanks again for taking time to help me with this.

    Hope your weekend is good.
  16. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    The Error Checking is good for little glitches. Many don't realize this and don't run it. So the first time they, it takes a long time. I usually run mine about every two week routinely- but if I get a 'glitch' of any kind, I usually run the Error Check.

    The most important thing about a system is to have good security and take care of it- do routine maintenance. Treat it kindly and it will do the same for you! Think of it as doing your laundry because your clothes need to be washed! A computer system that is used every day for hours and hours also need a cleaning- don't wait for a malware attack.
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