HJT Log - Computer bit slow

By Akai
May 18, 2008
  1. My computer is a quite a bit slower than it should be, especially when I have a Quad Core processor and 8GB of ram. So I did everything in the stickied clean up topic and here is my HJT log, so hopefully someone can see if theres anything wrong in the log.

    I can't post any other logs that are requested because the programs don't run on my OS, my system is Vista x64 bit.

    Attached Files:

  2. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Bump, response would be nice.
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    I am at work so will reply with better instructions later, but somebody asked me to look at this thread.

    Let's run an online scan and see what it picks up as Hijackthis doesn't seem to compatible with vista64.

    I prefer Kaspersky online scanner

    use IE
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Sp2 and 3

    Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
    Is this good enough for Vista? Do a Windows Update.
  5. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    vista doesnt have sp2 or sp3.

    Please attach the kaspersky log after scanning
  6. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Sorry for the extremely late response Blind Dragon, I've been away. Here is my Kaspersky log, it found 3 viruses and 10 threats (supposedly).

    It wouldn't upload the ".html" file so I zipped it.
  7. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    sorry i am not going to open an html file from an infected machine. please rename the file with .txt on the end of it, then attach again
  8. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Saved it to a .txt file.
  9. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    These are the only 2 actual infections showing in the log

    C:\ProgramData\VistaCodecs\{39F15072-9FF0-42A8-8732-72F1B5DA7559}\Vista Codec Package.msi

    I am guessing they were downloaded by you, but was unsure about the vista codec package
  10. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Yes I downloaded both (installed vista codec package). Should I uninstall the vista codec package, and delete both files to recycle bin?
  11. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Yes afterwards

    OTCleanit! by Oldtimer
    • Download OTCleanIt
    • Click the CleanUp! button.
      • It will go thorugh the list and remove all of the tools it finds and then delete itself (requiring a reboot).


    Now that you are clean, please follow these simple steps in order to keep your computer clean and secure:
    1. Set correct settings for files
      • Click Start > My Computer > Tools menu (at top of page) > Folder Options > View tab.
      • Under "Hidden files and folders" if necessary select Do not show hidden files and folders.
      • If unchecked please check Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
      • If necessary check "Display content of system folders"
      • If necessary Uncheck Hide file extensions for known file types.
      • Click OK

      clear system restore points

      • This is a good time to clear your existing system restore points and establish a new clean restore point:
        • Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
        • Select Create a restore point, and Ok it.
        • Next, go to Start > Run and type in cleanmgr
        • Select the More options tab
        • Choose the option to clean up system restore and OK it.
        This will remove all restore points except the new one you just created.

    2. Make your Internet Explorer more secure - This can be done by following these simple instructions:
      1. From within Internet Explorer click on the Tools menu and then click on Options.
      2. Click once on the Security tab
      3. Click once on the Internet icon so it becomes highlighted.
      4. Click once on the Custom Level button.
        • Change the Download signed ActiveX controls to Prompt
        • Change the Download unsigned ActiveX controls to Disable
        • Change the Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe to Disable
        • Change the Installation of desktop items to Prompt
        • Change the Launching programs and files in an IFRAME to Prompt
        • Change the Navigate sub-frames across different domains to Prompt
        • When all these settings have been made, click on the OK button.
        • If it prompts you as to whether or not you want to save the settings, press the Yes button.
      5. Next press the Apply button and then the OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
    3. Use an AntiVirus Software - It is very important that your computer has an anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.

      See this link for a listing of some online & their stand-alone antivirus programs:

      Virus, Spyware, and Malware Protection and Removal Resources

    4. Update your AntiVirus Software - It is imperitive that you update your Antivirus software at least once a week (Even more if you wish). If you do not update your antivirus software then it will not be able to catch any of the new variants that may come out.

    5. Use a Firewall - I can not stress how important it is that you use a Firewall on your computer. Without a firewall your computer is succeptible to being hacked and taken over. I am very serious about this and see it happen almost every day with my clients. Simply using a Firewall in its default configuration can lower your risk greatly.

      For a tutorial on Firewalls and a listing of some available ones see the link below:

      Understanding and Using Firewalls

    6. Visit Microsoft's Windows Update Site Frequently - It is important that you visit regularly. This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer. If there are new updates to install, install them immediately, reboot your computer, and revisit the site until there are no more critical updates.

    7. Install Spybot - Search and Destroy - Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware , Malware, and Hijackers

    8. Install Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware. ou should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer

    9. Install SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will added a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

      A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:

      Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware and Malware

    10. Update all these programs regularly - Make sure you update all the programs I have listed regularly. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new malicious programs are released.
    Follow this list and your potential for being infected again will reduce dramatically.

    here are some additional utilities that will enhance your safety

    • IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
    • MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well know ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to which is your local computer
    • Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
    • Winpatrol <= Download and install the free version of Winpatrol. a tutorial for this product is located here:
      Using Winpatrol to protect your computer from malicious software
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