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I've run programs like Ewido, Spybot, Windows Defender, Spyware Blaster, Ad-Aware and CCleaner and my system seems to be working fine, but it is getting slower and slower at start-up.

Any ideas on how to restore its start-up speed? (I've also defragged.)

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By slower how slow is it actually?

Did the slowdown start after you installed Windows Defender?

 

Along with defrag there's ChkDsk that should be ran to scan all your hard disks to make sure it isn't error related.

 

Although you've scanned with multipe anti-malware products you may still want to post a HijackThis log in the proper forum area to be sure you don't have any malware.

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Once I've gone past the Welcome screen, it's a good three or four minutes before I can start opening applications without it taking an age for them to respond.

 

I've had Windows Defender installed for some time, so I don't think that has been the cause of it.

 

I'll post a Hijack This log in a moment - any advice gratefully received!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

Scan saved at 18:36:18, on 21/03/2006

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe

C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmon.exe

C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

C:\Program Files\IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN Utility\wlanUtl.exe

C:\Documents and Settings\Adam\Desktop\PC protection\HijackThis.exe

 

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.thehungersite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.tiscali.co.uk/broadband

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) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll

O2 - BHO: CNisExtBho Class - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll

O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Norton Internet Security - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /installquiet

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bCMSMMSG] BCMSMMSG.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe /Consumer

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DVDLauncher] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updateManager] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sonic\Update Manager\sgtray.exe" /r

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell Photo AIO Printer 922] "C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DLBTCATS] rundll32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\DLBTtime.dll,_RunDLLEntry@16

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

O4 - Global Startup: IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN Utility.lnk = ?

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\OSA.EXE

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\npjpi150_05.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\npjpi150_05.dll

O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.tiscali.co.uk/broadband

O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204

O16 - DPF: {1F2F4C9E-6F09-47BC-970D-3C54734667FE} (LSSupCtl Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/LSSupCtl.cab

O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/eB...l_v1-0-3-30.cab

O16 - DPF: {4E62C4DE-627D-4604-B157-4B7D6B09F02E} (AccountTracking Profile Manager Class) - https://moneymanager.egg.com/Pinsafe/accounttracking.cab

O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - https://scan.safety.live.com/resource/downl...lscbase3401.cab

O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...b?1122373160281

O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab

O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - https://www-secure.symantec.com/techsupp/asa/SymAData.cab

O16 - DPF: {FE0BD779-44EE-4A4B-AA2E-743C63F2E5E6} (IWinAmpActiveX Class) - http://pdl.stream.aol.com/downloads/aol/unagi/ampx_en_dl.cab

O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Network Proxy (ccProxy) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation (ccPwdSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

O23 - Service: dlbt_device - Dell - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dlbtcoms.exe

O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe

O23 - Service: ewido security suite guard - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe

O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe

O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: ISSvc (ISSVC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe

O23 - Service: Norton AntiVirus Auto-Protect Service (navapsvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe

O23 - Service: SAVScan - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe

O23 - Service: ScriptBlocking Service (SBService) - Symantec Corporation - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SCRIPT~1\SBServ.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec SPBBCSvc (SPBBCSvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe

O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

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Hi Canary. Sorry if there was any confusion, but you'll probably get a quicker and better analysis if you post your HJT log here.

 

:)

Windows Pro Media 8.1 x64  |  8GB Ram  |  500G HDD 7200 RPM  |  All  that I know about my graphics is that it's Intel  :)

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When you're done getting your computer cleaned you can come back to this thread to get suggestions on replacing some of the programs that you use.

 

This is a sensitive topic for some, but you are using some programs that are heavy on resources. My suggestions (after cleaning your computer) are to replace Norton, Adobe, and MS Office.

 

What firewall are you using? I didn't see one, but I'll look again. Norton's firewall?

Windows Pro Media 8.1 x64  |  8GB Ram  |  500G HDD 7200 RPM  |  All  that I know about my graphics is that it's Intel  :)

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What's wrong with MS Office? :unsure:

 

Personal preference I suppose. ;)

 

But from experience my computer runs a whole lot better using Open Office. As soon as I install MS Office I get errors all over the place. I installed my MS Office for one day about a month ago, just to export some templates, and in that day had 10 errors in MS Office. I've never had even 1 error with Open Office. My roommate has had the same experience.

 

By any chance...do you know what the size difference is between the two? Open Office is 243mb. I don't remember what the size is of MS Office.

Windows Pro Media 8.1 x64  |  8GB Ram  |  500G HDD 7200 RPM  |  All  that I know about my graphics is that it's Intel  :)

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MS Office 2003 Small Business Edition (Installed files only): 337 MB

MS Office Cache (to quickly repair installed files): 216 MB

Total disk space just to use my version of MS Office: 553 MB

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What's wrong with MS Office? :unsure:

 

BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Oh my goodness, Andavari, you crack me up! Thanks for the laugh!

 

at your expense, hehe

Save a tree, eat a beaver.

Save a tree, wipe with an owl.

 

Every time a bell rings, a thread gets hijacked!

ding, ding!

 

Give Andavari lots of money and maybe even consider getting K a DVD-RW drive.

 

If it's not Scottish, IT'S CRAP!!!

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Lokoike, that isn't very nice. Andavari uses MS Office.

 

Apologize.

 

Oh.... fine... pout... I'm sorry Andavari

 

snicker

Save a tree, eat a beaver.

Save a tree, wipe with an owl.

 

Every time a bell rings, a thread gets hijacked!

ding, ding!

 

Give Andavari lots of money and maybe even consider getting K a DVD-RW drive.

 

If it's not Scottish, IT'S CRAP!!!

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I thought that I would try to get the thread back on topic. :)

 

 

Canary, how is your computer doing now that your thread is completed in the HJT forum?

Windows Pro Media 8.1 x64  |  8GB Ram  |  500G HDD 7200 RPM  |  All  that I know about my graphics is that it's Intel  :)

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I've had a helpful reply from Andy, which I'm working through at the moment.

 

But what is strange is that a couple of things have happened simultaneously. One of them is that a Windows Security Center bubble pops up at start-up, stating that Norton Security isn't on, even though it IS on.

 

And all the icons in the tray at the bottom right-hand corner are taking an age to appear at start-up.

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The Security Center pop-up is okay. It doesn't mean that anything is wrong is what I am trying to say. It isn't an accurate detector. If I were you I would click on the balloon when it pops up > click Recommendations > then

click the box marked "I have an antivirus program that I'll monitor myself" > reboot.

 

You also you could try turning it off, then turn it back on and reboot. I actually had the exact same thing happen a few weeks ago after doing a lot of scans on my computer. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly what I did to make the Security Center detect the antivirus again. <_<

Windows Pro Media 8.1 x64  |  8GB Ram  |  500G HDD 7200 RPM  |  All  that I know about my graphics is that it's Intel  :)

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The Security Center pop-up is okay. It doesn't mean that anything is wrong is what I am trying to say. It isn't an accurate detector. If I were you I would click on the balloon when it pops up > click Recommendations > then

click the box marked "I have an antivirus program that I'll monitor myself" > reboot.

 

You also you could try turning it off, then turn it back on and reboot. I actually had the exact same thing happen a few weeks ago after doing a lot of scans on my computer. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly what I did to make the Security Center detect the antivirus again. <_<

 

Was it saying that the antivirus was turned off, or that you were using an outdated version? Whenever I have that problem, I always just download the antivirus's newest updates, and it fixes it right up.

Save a tree, eat a beaver.

Save a tree, wipe with an owl.

 

Every time a bell rings, a thread gets hijacked!

ding, ding!

 

Give Andavari lots of money and maybe even consider getting K a DVD-RW drive.

 

If it's not Scottish, IT'S CRAP!!!

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Oh.... fine... pout... I'm sorry Andavari

 

snicker

 

This forum needs to implement a feature of Homeland Security but instead modify it for thread hijacking probabilities. Of course we'd always be stuck in red.

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