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Offline Edwards19179

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how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:15:28 PM »
I have windows XP home on my computer which is 4 years old! But it has become so slow. It takes a long time to launch applications and programmes such as internet explorer etc.

I have run virus scans, adaware, spyboy, AVG antispyware, super antispyware, spyware doctor etc they have found some spyware and removed it. But the compuer is still so slow!

why?

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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 11:03:54 PM »
If you still detecting any strange behavior or even you're sure you're not clean, maybe it will be good to test your machine with anti-rootkit applications. I suggest AVG, Panda and/or F-Secure BlackLight.

Also, if you still detecting strange behaviors or you want to be sure you're clean, maybe making a HijackThis log to post here and, specially, scan and submit to on-line analysis the RunScanner log would help to identify the problem and the solution.
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 12:04:19 AM »
 :)  Hi Edwards :

      Do you "Delete" your various "Temporary" Files on a regular basis,
      perhaps using a program like the FREE "ATF Cleaner", available at
       www.atribune.org/content/view/25/2/  . Do you COMPLETELY
      REMOVE all unwanted programs ?
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 11:10:06 PM »
If you still detecting any strange behavior or even you're sure you're not clean, maybe it will be good to test your machine with anti-rootkit applications. I suggest AVG, Panda and/or F-Secure BlackLight.

Also, if you still detecting strange behaviors or you want to be sure you're clean, maybe making a HijackThis log to post here and, specially, scan and submit to on-line analysis the RunScanner log would help to identify the problem and the solution.


Thanks, I will post a hijacklog in due course!

Will you be able to assist with run scanner log?

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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 11:21:18 PM »
Will you be able to assist with run scanner log?
There is a button for automatic analysis of your log in the top of the application 8)
But we can help if you find any 'red' item.
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 07:13:09 AM »
maby defragment the hard drive and run check disk http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/maintain/improveperf.mspx  :)
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2007, 03:44:33 PM »
Will you be able to assist with run scanner log?
There is a button for automatic analysis of your log in the top of the application 8)
But we can help if you find any 'red' item.




hi, this is my hijackthis log:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:56:53, on 14/07/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ntl\BROADB~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit SmartDefrag\IObit SmartDefrag.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\UnH Solutions\IE Privacy Keeper\IEPrivacyKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ntl\broadband medic\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SAService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\WHITTA~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for
hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
http://www.ntlworld.com/broadband
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
http://www.ntlworld.com/broadband
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName
 =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper -
{06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat
 
7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {089FD14D-132B-48FC-8861-0048AE113215} -
 C:\Program
Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SiteAdv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} -
 C:\Program
Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} -
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee SiteAdvisor -
 {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} -
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SiteAdv.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BJCFD] C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client
Foundation\CFD.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Motive SmartBridge]
C:\PROGRA~1\ntl\BROADB~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program
 Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe"
-atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiteAdvisor] C:\Program
Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SiteAdv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [REGSHAVE] C:\Program Files\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE
 /AUTORUN
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [COMODO Firewall Pro] "C:\Program
Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe" /background
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmartDefrag] "C:\Program Files\IObit\IObit
SmartDefrag\IObit SmartDefrag.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SDTray] "C:\Program Files\Spyware
 Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program
Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [IE Privacy Keeper] "C:\Program Files\UnH
 Solutions\IE
Privacy Keeper\IEPrivacyKeeper.exe" -startup
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program
Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: broadband medic.lnk = C:\Program
 Files\ntl\broadband
medic\bin\matcli.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} -
 
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console -
{08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program
Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O16 - DPF: {04E214E5-63AF-4236-83C6-A7ADCBF9BD02} (HouseCall Control) -
 
http://housecall60.trendmicro.com/housecall/xscan60.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine
 Advantage
Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl
 Class) -
http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-24.cab
O16 - DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN Photo Upload
 Tool) -
http://by108fd.bay108.hotmail.msn.com/resources/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class)
 -
http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1125225002687
O16 - DPF: {6E5A37BF-FD42-463A-877C-4EB7002E68AE} (Trend Micro ActiveX
 Scan
Agent 6.5) -
http://housecall65.trendmicro.com/housecall/applet/html/native/x86/win32/activex/hcImpl.cab
O16 - DPF: {B1826A9F-4AA0-4510-BA77-9013E74E4B9B} -
http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan/as4web.cab
O18 - Protocol: siteadvisor - {3A5DC592-7723-4EAA-9EE6-AF4222BCF879} -
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SiteAdv.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program
Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program
Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: Comodo Application Agent (CmdAgent) - COMODO -
 C:\Program
Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
O23 - Service: EpsonBidirectionalService - Unknown owner - C:\Program
Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
O23 - Service: EPSON Printer Status Agent2 (EPSONStatusAgent2) - SEIKO
 EPSON
CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision
Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common
 Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel
32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) - PC
 Tools -
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Doctor Service (sdCoreService) - PC Tools -
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: SiteAdvisor Service - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program
Files\SiteAdvisor\6066\SAService.exe







and this is the link to my run scanner log:

http://www.runscanner.net/report.aspx?report=7b63677b-6753-4d84-93e3-20b971ce659c

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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 04:05:53 PM »
Look at O20 item...

O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
See http://www.wikifortio.com/654670/Edwards19179.html

http://www.runscanner.net/report.aspx?report=7b63677b-6753-4d84-93e3-20b971ce659c
cfd.exe        c:\program files\broadjump\client foundation\cfd.exe
mpbtn.exe    c:\program files\ntl\broadband medic\bin\mpbtn.exe
BJCFD            c:\program files\broadjump\client foundation\cfd.exe[/quote]
Do you recognize these ones?

xoftspy.job   c:\windows\tasks\xoftspy.job
Are you using the 'bad' XoftSpy application?
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2007, 04:23:06 PM »
Look at O20 item...

O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
See http://www.wikifortio.com/654670/Edwards19179.html

http://www.runscanner.net/report.aspx?report=7b63677b-6753-4d84-93e3-20b971ce659c
cfd.exe        c:\program files\broadjump\client foundation\cfd.exe
mpbtn.exe    c:\program files\ntl\broadband medic\bin\mpbtn.exe
BJCFD            c:\program files\broadjump\client foundation\cfd.exe
Do you recognize these ones?

xoftspy.job   c:\windows\tasks\xoftspy.job
Are you using the 'bad' XoftSpy application?
[/quote]


Hi

should "O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll" be fixed with hijackthis? Is this a major security risk, why?

Are you using the 'bad' XoftSpy application? i used to use it bus unistalled it along time ago! Do i need to stop this process straight away? how can i stop c:\windows\tasks\xoftspy.job?

i recognize the other items!

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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2007, 04:32:34 PM »
Simple...

First run Windows Disk Cleaner to clean all the unneeded stuff (temporary files).

Then download this tool, scan with it and fix everything it finds:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winregrepair.html

Next step is this tool (not much to write about it just follow the steps):
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/alregdefrag.html

In the end use this tool on all your partitions/disks (it may take a while first time):
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/alregdefrag.html

Make sure you do in the same order for best possible results.
All tools are very straight forward so i don't think you'll have much problems with them. They are very effective though and completelly free to use. Hope it helps.
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2007, 04:33:29 PM »
First you don't appear to have any anti-virus on your system or it is disabled.

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should "O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll" be fixed with hijackthis? Is this a major security risk, why?

I would say no it shouldn't be fixed.

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Are you using the 'bad' XoftSpy application? i used to use it bus unistalled it along time ago! Do i need to stop this process straight away? how can i stop c:\windows\tasks\xoftspy.job?

Xoftspy had a chequered past and was considered adware, this has now been unlisted at spywarewarrior.com, but my thoughts are that there are a number of tools that are up to the task that didn't have a chequered history.
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2007, 04:39:14 PM »
Simple...

First run Windows Disk Cleaner to clean all the unneeded stuff (temporary files).

Then download this tool, scan with it and fix everything it finds:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winregrepair.html

Next step is this tool (not much to write about it just follow the steps):
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/alregdefrag.html

In the end use this tool on all your partitions/disks (it may take a while first time):
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/alregdefrag.html

Make sure you do in the same order for best possible results.
All tools are very straight forward so i don't think you'll have much problems with them. They are very effective though and completelly free to use. Hope it helps.

I will give those a go, the last 2 tools are the same ones! Is that correct or have you posted the same 2 up twice ;D

Also do you know of eny other suitable tools that may help to improve the computers performance?
« Last Edit: July 14, 2007, 04:56:54 PM by Edwards19179 »

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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2007, 05:24:48 PM »
Second link should be tis one:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/adiskdefrag.html

They are from the same developer so i accidantely posted the same link.
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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2007, 06:05:41 PM »
Have you tried CCleaner?  You can get it here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ . After install run issues at least 3 times or until shows nothing to fix and cleaner twice.

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Re: how can i speed up my slow xp computer!
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2007, 07:23:31 PM »
Second link should be tis one:
http://www.snapfiles.com/get/adiskdefrag.html

They are from the same developer so i accidantely posted the same link.

Do you think that is better than your Power Defragmenter with contig then ?
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