Third-part malawares and adawares trouble

By tubba87
Jan 31, 2008
  1. Greetings,

    It seems that even when my computer is running with the least processes possible it always seems like there is a program functionning in another dimension of the computer as it always seems busy. This results in a slower speed of my computer.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated and not forgotten.

    Thank you in advance,
  2. Bobbye

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

    Did you open the Task Manager and look for the processes that are running?If you prepare the system for shut down, but don't shut down, right click on the Taskbar> Task Manager> double click on top frame of CPU column-this will sort in descending values.

    The only usage you should see is System Idle, taskmgr and possibly System, These will add up to 100%. Any other process over 1 or 2 in the CPU column started when you booted and runs in the background.

    Use the following to ID the process:

    Please note: I have not reviewed the hijackthis log. this is a step that should be taken first.
  3. Bobbye

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

    Okay, although I do not review the hijack logs for malware, I do have some suggestions based on what I see there:

    PnkBstrA is a process created by PunkBuster for the online use in the video game "Call of Duty 2". Terminating this process will have no effect on your computers functionality.

    Stop these auto-updates:
    You do not want the system to frequently contact the internet looking for updates several times a day.

    Suggest you do not do this: RunSpySweeperScheduleAtStartup

    Review Parental controls:

    Review this: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
    The original Adobe Gamma is only needed for changing the visual settings on your monitor. If your monitor looks fine... you don't need it anyways. If you're not using photoshop or any picture editing software.. you don't need it. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Review the following for:C:\Program Files\FriendFinder\FriendFinder Messenger 4\imc.exe
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