Hijackthis log file assistance needed

By hanaleia ยท 7 replies
Jan 28, 2005
  1. I have a 100Mbps connection. I used xpeedometer(everything was taking forever to load and download, pages would not load correctly, and I am being denyed downloading activex stuff) and it said I was connected at 13 Kbps. I ran hijack this once and deleted what I thought was ok to delete and I am up to 44Kbps. Im sure I could delte more, could someone tell me what else I can get rid of ? Thanks so much!!!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Hi Sherry, Welcome to TechSpot

    What you maybe SHOULD delete, is AOL. That slows down any PC. (There is version 9 out, in case you have to keep AOL, it includes McAfee security stuff, slightly better than Norton).
    Having any Norton/Symantec stuff slows you down even more!

    Next, you should not use Internet Explorer at all, EXCEPT for Windows Update.
    Get Firefox from www.getfirefox.com and use that from now on, no problems with ActiveX.

    Switch off System Restore.
    Boot in safe mode.
    Press Ctrl/Alt/Del, go into Taskmanager, see if you can STOP farmmext.exe

    Run Hijackthis and let it "fix" the following:

    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.geocities.com/yaayuuhuu/FINAL/index.html
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.geocities.com/yaayuuhuu/FINAL/index.html
    R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
    O3 - Toolbar: MSN - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msntb.dll (file missing)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [farmmext] C:\WINDOWS\farmmext.exe
    O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
    O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://server.domain.com
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.governmentguide.com
    O15 - Trusted Zone: http://www.usarmy.mil
    O15 --->>> You do NOT trust ANYbody EVER <<<---

    O16 - DPF: {0E5F0222-96B9-11D3-8997-00104BD12D94} (PCPitstop Utility) - http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/PCPitStop.CAB
    O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/vc/bin/AvSniff.cab
    O16 - DPF: {2ED9BC2B-4DF1-472E-9B5E-55477D2C97F5} (Microsoft Data Collection Control) - https://support.microsoft.com/OAS/ActiveX/odc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4A3CF76B-EC7A-405D-A67D-8DC6B52AB35B} (QDiagAOLCCUpdateObj Class) - http://aolcc.aol.com/computercheckup/qdiagcc.cab
    O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/winrep.cab
    O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedContent/common/bin/cabsa.cab
    O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2004061001/housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
    O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{340AB97F-8615-4197-B64B-D8BD577907D1}: NameServer =
    O17 - HKLM\System\CS3\Services\Tcpip\..\{340AB97F-8615-4197-B64B-D8BD577907D1}: NameServer =

    When done, delete C:\WINDOWS\farmmext.exe
    Empty your \documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temp directory.
    Delete your Internet caches and cookies from ALL browsers you have.

    Boot in normal mode. If all is OK, turn System Restore back on.
    Good luck.
  3. hanaleia

    hanaleia TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    still cannot connect at over 40kbps on a cable modem

    hi, thanks for the assistance.I hope I put this thread in the right place. I appreciate your time so much! Sorry about the other thread. Hijackthiswent great thanks. Afterwards,I was able to actually download XP sp2 (been trying for months)and got rid of nortons am using McAfee(came with aol)cant get rid of aol yet. Got rid of temp int and temp stuff. Got firefox, thought that might helpwith the connection speed too, it didnt. checked the cables(using my other 2nd computer which can connect at 1500Kbps. But I am still only getting 30 to 40 kbps on my 1st computer.My connection speed is supposed to be 100Mbps. Do you think I should try and replace the internal modem in my computer? Everything else works great on it so I hate to reformat. I am stumped. Help Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If you are on cable, you don't need a modem in your PC at all. Take it out and uninstall any drivers and software that came with it.
    Your "supposed" speed (100Mbps) is slightly off: more like 1Mbps.
    Have you tried a switch or router and connect both PCs to that 1500Kbps line?
  5. hanaleia

    hanaleia TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    youre right sorry. I called the cable company and the lady said 1.5 megabytes, Im sure she meant 1.5 megaBITS. Anyway,both computers connect to the same switch and then go to the external modem. Im sorry I also called the internal modem the wrong thing I meant disable the onboard network adapter and put a new network adapter card in.Just In case the onboard networkadapter is no good. Do you think this worthwhile? I had already disabled the onboard dialup. Sorry to be so dense but am learning the lingo...or trying to.Thanks for your forbearance. I have disabled all antispyware but one and am runnign only mcafee antivirus. I disabled the firewall (for a second only) and still was only getting 40kbps ,while my laptop right next to it on the same switch and modem gets in the 1500s. I am going to try sguide_tweak_2k.zip from speed guide.net, but if you have any other thoughts or ideas I would greatly appreciate it. I have no idea what else to try.
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Check your network settings on the PC.
    Have a look at the attachment in post #5 by me here:
    Modem won't connect through ethernet

    If it is not too much hassle, see if you can borrow a PCI-networkcard before you buy, and try that out. Normally the onboard-NIC is faster than a PCI-card, but you could always have a dodgy one.
    Before you do this, try to uninstall all the drivers first, then the onboard NIC in Device Manager. Reboot and Windoze should reinstall everything. Check it using my above-mentioned guide.
  7. hanaleia

    hanaleia TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Eureka! Thanks a bunch. I have regained all my bandwidth up to 1500. I uninstalled reinstalled updated the driver and still no change. Then I remembered your last suggestion and with the article you suggested, decided to run the usb(located on my modem next to the ethernet) to my computer. I downloaded the usb driver for the modem rebooted and VIOLA! Connecting better than ever. I am not sure what you meant in the article about ethernet offering better control though. Is this something I should be concerned with? Am I safe using this method?
    Im just happy to connect at where I used to.
    Thanks a bunch
    Sherry :grinthumb
  8. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Glad it's working again. I only meant for you to look at my attachment, not the postings itself.
    That person had a USB-networking issue, but that does not concern YOUR PC.
    With ethernet (what you have) you have better control over networking than with USB, that's what I told the other person, so everything is hunky-dory for you and your PC.
    Enjoy the speed!
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