Very slow Windows XP, usual spyware tools no avail.

By oldmobie ยท 12 replies
Jan 7, 2006
  1. I'm trying to help out a friend who is less computer literate than myself. Her Windows XP computer is horrendously slow. (Literally a 20-30 minute boot-up!)
    Spy-bot search and destroy and Spyware Blaster were little / no help, AVG found nothing. Ad-Aware finds 61 critical objects, then just seems to stop. I let it run overnight, and there was no change. Obviously I can't remove those objects if the program won't complete.
    I was hoping someone knowledgable could look at the attached Hijack This log and advise me whether this is or is not a spyware / malware problem.

    I saved this log with a .txt file extension. (My understanding of your instructions.) If I should do otherwise, please say so, I'm happy to oblige those neighborly enough to help me.

    Attached Files:

  2. 0blivious

    0blivious TS Rookie Posts: 34

  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Try downloading,UPDATING and running this in SAFE MODE plus ewido(as above)and then try this if needed See if that cures the problems.Has your friend ever defragmented,by the way.You could also try disabling as many startup progs as possible,click start/run/type msconfig/click OK/startup tab.Uncheck most things leave firewall,antivirus and maybe printer.And another thing,get this and this on there quick.
  4. Azuriell

    Azuriell TS Rookie

    Uhm, is it me or does that first link say "Bad Request" to everyone?

    BTW What specs does her computer have?
    I have the same problem so I was wondering.
  5. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Don`t be ridiculous:) Try it again.
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Fix these:(run HJT again then check these entries and bottom right click Fix)

    O4 - Startup: AGSatellite.lnk = C:\Program Files\Audiogalaxy Satellite\AGSatellite.exe (unless she knows exactly what this is)(sounds like a radio station but not sure)
    O4 - Startup: Event Minder Reminders.lnk = C:\HALLMARK\EMREMIND.EXE
    O16 - DPF: ppctlcab -
    O16 - DPF: {072D3F2E-5FB6-11D3-B461-00C04FA35A21} (CFForm Runtime) -
    O16 - DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} -,0,0,73/
    O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) -
    O16 - DPF: {D18F962A-3722-4B59-B08D-28BB9EB2281E} (PhotosCtrl Class) -

    Also there's a lot of Yahoo stuff you can "fix" as well which she won't miss.

    She has stuff scannning her PC (edit: on-line) as soon as it reaches Windows, this is why it seems to take forever for it to boot.

  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    run your anti-virus, and spyware checkers in SAFE mode.
  8. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Posts: 158

    the more programs you have running in your systray, the slower it will be.

    delete temp files, and temp internet files, and remove programs from startup that you dont need, and defrag, that will help tremendously also.

    i recomend using Diskkeeper to defrag, as the windows defragger sux
  9. oldmobie

    oldmobie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry, guys, for the no reply. I've been trying all the suggestions, and there is improvement. (Boot-up in about 5 minutes, all subsequent activity still ridiculously slow.) Ad-aware still doesn't complete, even in safe mode.
    I'm still stumped, but I appreciate the help.
  10. oldmobie

    oldmobie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I also had trouble with that link, though it seems to be working now. I'll try to download it as soon as I post this!
  11. oldmobie

    oldmobie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That link works now.
  12. BarrieEliasson

    BarrieEliasson TS Rookie

    How to Hijack?

    Hi.. I have exactly the same problem yet can find nothing wrong at all. Could you please tell me how you produced the Hijack?. Perhaps I could stare at it for clues!
    Many thanks in advance
  13. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

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