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XP running real slow

By boastercoaster
Feb 1, 2007
  1. Hello,

    I am running XP and it sems really slow. I ran a Hijckthis report but don't know what to delete
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    How about starting with brand, model, age, component description of computer (memory, video graphics, hdd, audio) , combined with security installed, connection.
     
  3. boastercoaster

    boastercoaster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry bout lack of info. New at this..

    Computer: Micron Millinnea (around 2000-02) not sure
    Symantec anti virus
    500 Mhz
    cable modem
    not sure HD size 120 gig think
    ran cleanup 312
    ewido

    I use it alot, but never been very good at the maintenance knowledge

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    Sorry bout lack of info. New at this..

    Computer: Micron Millinnea (around 2000-02) not sure
    Symantec anti virus
    500 Mhz
    cable modem
    not sure HD size 120 gig think
    ran cleanup 312
    ewido

    I use it alot, but never been very good at the maintenance knowledge

    Here is the Hijackthis.log. Any help would be awesome
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    I have moved your thread to our Security and the Web forum.

    Your system is infected with a variety of nasties.

    Very Important: Before deciding whether you should clean or reformat your system, go and read this thread HERE and decide what it is you want to do.

    If after reading the above, you wish to clean your system, do the following.

    Go and read the Viruses/Spyware/Malware, preliminary removal instructions. Follow all the instructions exactly.

    Post fresh HJT and AVG Antispyware logs as attachments into this thread, only after doing the above.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of boastercoaster 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. boastercoaster

    boastercoaster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here are my files. I also have Windows defender error that comes up every reboot. If I don't need it I want to get rid of it or anything else.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You might want to copy and paste these instructions into a notepad file. Then you can have the file open in safe mode, so you can follow the instructions easier.

    Boot into safe mode, under your normal user name(NOT THE ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT). See how HERE.

    In Windows Explorer, turn on "Show all files and folders, including hidden and system". See how HERE.

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    Windows Defender
    K-litePro

    Close control panel.

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

    O2 - BHO: Shareaza Web Download Hook - {0EEDB912-C5FA-486F-8334-57288578C627} - C:\Program Files\K-litePro\Plugins\RazaWebHook.dll

    O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)

    O16 - DPF: {3BFFE033-BF43-11D5-A271-00A024A51325} (iNotes6 Class) - https://myemail.johnsoncontrols.com/iNotes6W.cab

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\Program Files\K-litePro
    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender

    Reboot into normal mode and rehide your protected OS files.

    Post a fresh HJT log and let me know if you`re still having problems.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of boastercoaster 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.
     
  7. boastercoaster

    boastercoaster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Followed your instructions

    The computer does seem to be running better, but is still slow in windows explorer. There seems to be a lot of Yahoo stuff. BHO and extra buttons. Are these slowing things down maybe. I think when I installed voice messenger it made my explorer have a lot more crap.. Or it was when I updated the latest Yahoo email.. Do I need all those?? Also where do I go to tuen startup progrtams off?? Lime wire starts everytime I boot. If possible I would like to limit startup programs and have them be shortcuts.

    I greatly appreciatte your help

    Chris Naramor
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It seems you have attached a copy of the instructions I gave you, rather than a fresh HJT log lol.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of boastercoaster 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.
     
  9. boastercoaster

    boastercoaster TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OOps

    Here it is
     
  10. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    One of the biggest resource hogs on your system is Symantec/Norton.

    I recommend you consider getting rid of it and using one of the free antivirus and firewall programmes in this thread HERE.

    If you decide to do this, do the following. Download whichever antivirus and firewall programme you chose and disconnect from the net.

    Uninstall Symantec/Norton from add remove programmes in your control panel. You will probably have to uninstall it in several stages, including the Live update component. If you have any problems with the uninstall, see this thread HERE.

    Once the uninstall is complete, install whichever firewall you chose, followed by whichever antivirus programme you chose and reboot your system the required number of times. Reconnect to the net and run the antivirus updates.

    Then, go HERE and follow the instructions for speeding up your pc.

    Please let me know the results.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of boastercoaster 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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