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How to fasten my computer

By giannantonio
Aug 17, 2006
  1. hi there, i'd like some help, my computer is going perfectly good but i feel that something is going wrong... heres one of my problems: everytime i go on run, msconfig and then startup i have some programs that i'd like to uncheck, i uncheck everything except ccApp, but then when i restart the computer some of my programs will still run...
    here the list
    ctfmon
    qttask
    and sometimes nvcpl so i'd like you to tell me what to do to not run them when i start the computer (but not unistalling them)

    i have a question, when i go on msconfig on system.ini, win.ini and services everything is checked, so i wanto know what should i uncheck to make my pc go faster but without problems... if you'll want i'll send you a screenshot of everything i got on msconfig... theres an hjt log attatch if you wanto take a look for crap... ty
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    First, your HJT log is clean.

    Second, the easiest way to speed up your system is to get rid of that resource hogging Symantec/Norton crapware.

    Just look how many Symantec?norton entries there are in your HJT log.

    Get the free AVG antivirus programme and either the free Zonealrm or the free Kerio firewalls. Your system will run a lot quicker. Just Google for these.

    qttask is the Quicktime icon in your system tray, it`s not needed. Go to your control panel and double click the Quicktime icon, select the advanced tab and uncheck the install quicktime icon in system tray. Click apply/ok.

    ctfmon is part of Microsoft office. It is not recommended to remove/stop ctfmon.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. giannantonio

    giannantonio TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    hi, i tried to unistall norton, but my brother got really mad because we are paying for it to use it... so i will have to live with it till he goes away or my parents are going to buy me a portable computer, anyway thanks for the quicktime advice
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s a shame, because it`s Symantec/Norton that`s slowing the system down the most.

    Maybe your brother should take a look around these forums and see if he still thinks Symantec/Norton crapware is ok.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. giannantonio

    giannantonio TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    heres my msconfig, what should i uncheck to make my system faster

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  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`ve already told you how to speed up your pc.

    Have HJT fix these entries.

    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.google.it/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.it/
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.dell4me.com/myway

    O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
    O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dll
    O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    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: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
    O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
    O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\ssv.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Spyware Doctor - {2D663D1A-8670-49D9-A1A5-4C56B4E14E84} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
    O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\inetrepl.dll
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner v8 - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll

    Fix all 016-dpf entries except for Microsoft/Windows entries.

    O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
    O18 - Protocol: ms-help - {314111C7-A502-11D2-BBCA-00C04F8EC294} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Help\hxds.dll
    O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL

    Click on the fix checked button and close HJT. Reboot your system.

    If you want any further info, take a look at this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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