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HelP! My Computer is going Mega Slow! What's wrong??

By bradpedersen
Feb 1, 2005
  1. Hey anyone who knows what is happenin' with my PC -

    I don't know what's up, but my computer virtually comes to a stand-still when my screensavers stay on for more than an hour. It freezes up a lot. I'm running Windows XP on a high-speed cable connection. I ran AdAware earlier today, found 87 instances, mostly tracking cookies. I got rid of them. I also ran CWS Shredder. Attatched is my HijackThis! log.
    Please help! I dn't want to reformat!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Update your HJT.

    Boot in Safe Mode.

    UNinstall anything to do with this crap:
    C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
    C:\Program Files\Warez P2P Client\warez.exe

    Run HJT on its own and let it 'fix'(if still there):
    C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe
    C:\Program Files\Warez P2P Client\warez.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCDRealtime] C:\WINDOWS\realtime.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe 1
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [warez] "C:\Program Files\Warez P2P Client\warez.exe" -h
    O9 - Extra button: WeatherBug - {AF6CABAB-61F9-4f12-A198-B7D41EF1CB52} - C:\PROGRA~1\AWS\WEATHE~1\Weather.exe (HKCU)
    O16 - DPF: DigiChat Applet - http://host.digichat.com/DigiChat/DigiClasses/Client_IE.cab
    O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pool 2 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/potc_x.cab
    O16 - DPF: {01111F00-3E00-11D2-8470-0060089874ED} - http://supportsoft.adelphia.net/sdccommon/download/tgctlins.cab
    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O16 - DPF: {75D1F3B2-2A21-11D7-97B9-0010DC2A6243} (SecureLogin.SecureControl) - http://secure2.comned.com/signuptemplates/ActiveSecurity.cab
    O16 - DPF: {B9191F79-5613-4C76-AA2A-398534BB8999} (YAddBook Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/suite/autocomplete.cab
    O16 - DPF: {F5820AD3-9B20-423E-B2AA-7AF2B4055746} (CRegistryDownload Class) - http://download.paltalk.com/download/0.x/regdload.cab

    When done, delete the bold files. When a directory is also bold, delete everything in it, including that directory itself.

    Then go to Post #18 (near the end) in this thread http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic19694.html where it says:
    Go to http://startup.iamnotageek.com/search.php
    and type in/copy-paste the following programs (just programname.exe) in the Searchbox, then click 'GO':
    Read that part, then go and do similar, you are overloaded with unnecessary programs.
     
  3. stepfour

    stepfour TS Rookie

    Slow pc

    Hi bradpedersen!

    The apps / processes that is running in the background can cause
    your pc to be very slow.
    Check for strange apps and processes on the taskmanager.
    I know I tell this to every one but you should check your cpu temp aswel!

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    stepfour

    please look at the DATE of a post before you answer, this one is from February 2005
     
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