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Very Slow PC? Why?

By Sjbrand99
Oct 31, 2006
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  1. I have been having problems with my computer for a while now, all related to its speed. It is... slow as !@$&.

    I have done numerous searches for problems using the following:

    SpyBot S+D
    Ewido
    Ad-Aware SE
    Zone Labs Pro
    Spyware Blaster
    Registry Fix

    I have used many other spyware programs etc...

    I have attached a HJT log...
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Rename HijackThis.exe to HijackThis1991.exe and post a fresh HJT file.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Sjbrand99 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  3. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 267

    ok... but why?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Because some malware can hide from HijackThis.exe.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Sjbrand99 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
  5. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 267

    Here you go... i reinstalled it and changed the name to HijackThis1991.exe

    I hope that with this you can determin the problem.

    Cheers for all your help so far
  6. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    Hey i just posted a helpful solution??? I edited out wrong post and posted the suggestion to remove bad files and spyware??
  7. Sjbrand99

    Sjbrand99 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 267

    No.... Howard must have removed the post... the one above is your only post so far
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Run HJT with no other programmes open. Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank

    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54729

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55245&clcid={SUB_CLCID}

    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = net3:8080<only fix this if you did not set this proxy yourself or don`t know what it is.

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)

    O9 - Extra button: IESideBar - {DFEFF09F-785E-4191-8E5D-A7650A1C4F9A} - shdocvw.dll (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: IESideBar - {DFEFF09F-785E-4191-8E5D-A7650A1C4F9A} - shdocvw.dll (file missing)

    O16 - DPF: {FE6A3E85-0F6C-49AD-8843-68FF44E7EEAB} (BHO Class) - http://plugin.secureservicepack.com/SecureServicePack3.cab

    O20 - Winlogon Notify: winoqx32 - winoqx32.dll (file missing)

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT and reboot your system.

    Other than the above, your HJT log is clean.

    bushwhacker: The reason your advice was wrong, you didn`t spot the HijackThis.exe file hadn`t been renamed. Without renaming the HijackThis.exe file, it`s impossible to tell whether there are any hidden nasty entries.

    Also, your advice to fix the 023 entries was wrong, as those entries are perfectly safe. The file missing at the end of 023 entries is caused by a small bug in HJT and doesn`t mean anything.

    In anycase, 023 entries are run as services and cannot simply be fixed by HJT. The services would have to be stopped and disabled by clicking start/run and typing srevices.msc into the run box and pressing the enter key. You would then have to locate the services and stop them from running as well as setting the startup type to disabled.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Sjbrand99 only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
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