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Running slowly lately, logs posted

By moochieh
Dec 21, 2008
  1. My computer has been running a bit slowly lately, so I went through the newly updated preliminary instructions and posted the logs. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to speed it up and am looking for recommendations on which applications to remove. I know I need to get rid of some of the many antivirus things on my computer. Please give me some suggestions. Thanks a lot!
     
  2. moochieh

    moochieh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    It's not urgent or anything and I completely understand if other people get priority over me, just it would really be a big help to have someone tell me which programs to get rid of that I don't need.
     
  3. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 829

    When it comes to Internet Security (Real Time Monitoring programs), generally there is the only one rule. In the 'old days' it was simply 1 firewall + 1 antivirus. Today, 'antimalware' is the buzz with different vendors packaging things to fit their view of Internet Security.

    For your case, remove these applications:

    Draft Draft Draft - Revised (vb8178) - Dec. 26, 2008 - Draft Draft Draft

    How to Manage Startup Applications Using HiJackThis

    HJT Capabilities
    • HiJackThis is a useful tool for managing startup applications.
    • HJT log is a convenient listing of startup (O4) applications.
    • HJT 'tick & fix' has the ability to eliminate programs from running at startup
    • Changes can be reversed (a.k.a. - undo)
    • O4 items appear in msconfig > startup
    • O23 Listing of Services can be assessed using this method, as well.

    HJT Usage
    • Tick & Fix - Same effect as regedit
      • Main Menu > System Scan Only > tick items to be fixed > Fix Checked
    • Undo From Advance Menu
      • > other stuff > Config > Backups > tick items

    Global Startup -
    • Shortcuts to applications
      • appearing in startup folders: Right click 'Start' > 'explore'
    • HJT has the same effect as manual deletes
      • Individual user
      • All users
      • Default user
    Tick & Fix
    Code:
    O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: America Online 9.0 Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\America Online 9.0\aoltray.exe
    O4 - Global Startup: MiniEYE-MiniREAD Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Infinite Mind LC\eyeQ\ARLaunch.exe
    

    Control From Application – recommend decline startup and automatic updates
    Code:
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE  >>Creative Sound
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dscactivate] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DellSupportCenter] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellSupportCenter
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellSupport] "C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe" /startup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MMTray] "C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] "C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Aim6] "C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe" /d locale=en-US ee://aol/imApp
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Simplify Media] "C:\Program Files\Simplify Media\SimplifyMedia.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
    

    Control From HJT – any item above lacking tick box to remove from startup
    Code:
    HJT >  Tick & Fix
    * Equivalent to using msconfig > startup tab 
    * Other usage removes ‘orphaned’ items appearing in msconfig / startup
    

    Dirty Startup - - Control from the application is the only way to prevent re-occurrence here.
    Code:
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe"  -osboot
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" –atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    

    Untouchable - - Required or High Usage
    Code:
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IAAnotif] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Application Accelerator\iaanotif.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avgnt] "C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\Desktop\AntiVirus\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe" /min
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Getca] C:\Program Files\BELKIN USB Wireless Monitor\InfoMyCa.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P17Helper] Rundll32 P17.dll,P17Helper  >> audio; unknown startup requirement;
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTSysVol] C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe /r
    
    

    special case – system generated. OK to eliminate? Do not know. User choice to remove the application.
    Code:
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [POSTRBT] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Navw32.exe /REMEDIATE (User 'SYSTEM')
    O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [POSTRBT] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\Navw32.exe /REMEDIATE (User 'Default user')
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized

    Candidate List for Manual Start of Service –
    • Do Not HJT Tick/Fix
    • If user experiences a diminished capability, selectively revisit this list.
    Code:
    O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
    O23 - Service: AOL Connectivity Service (AOL ACS) - America Online, Inc. - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
    O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
    O23 - Service: DSBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellSupport\brkrsvc.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: SupportSoft Sprocket Service (dellsupportcenter) (sprtsvc_dellsupportcenter) - SupportSoft, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
    O23 - Service: Viewpoint Manager Service - Viewpoint Corporation - C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe


    Technical Details:
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?type=filename&search=tfswctrl.exe&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=Ati2ptxx.exe&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=DVDLauncher&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=CTSysVol&s=
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/P17.dll-3948.html
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/P17.dll-3948.html
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=PCMService&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=dsca.exe&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=sgtray.exe&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=mm_tray.exe&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=WkUFind.exe&s=
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/PCMService.exe-4001.html
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=aim6.exe&s=
    http://www.systemlookup.com/search.php?list=&type=filename&search=SimplifyMedia.exe&s=
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/IAAnotif-2074.html
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/iaanotif.exe-2074.html
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/DiscUpdateManager-15124.html
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/DMAScheduler-16876.html



     
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Nice job, rf6647!

    Might want to include this for the Tracking Cookies in SAS:
    Reset Cookies:
    Update Adobe:
     
  5. moochieh

    moochieh TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Thank you both for replying. I would like to know what to do for certain applications that do not give the option to disable startup. Also, should I uninstall previous versions of programs (like adobe and others) or do the newer versions require the old versions to run?
     
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    You aren't clear on this but the best way is:

    Start> Run> msconfig> enter> Selective Startup> startup tab> UNCHECK everything you don't want to start on boot> Apply> OK.

    Reboot> **NOTE> you will get a nag message that you can ignore and close after checking 'don't show this message again.' Stay in Selective Startup.

    TIP: The only processes that need to start on boot are:
    Everything else, including the printer, can be started manually as needed.

    Uninstall all earlier versions of Java and Adobe. Most of their updates are for security so old versions shouldn't be on the system.

    Some of the NET versions need to be retained if you have them.
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