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#1 HLPlease

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 07:38 PM

I've noticed some significant slowing in my computer as well as the whirring sound of the fan of a "working" computer. I checked the Windows Task Manager and found that the "Mem Usage" for iexplore.exe is running between 60,000k and 98,000k. I've looked online and it seems this is happens frequently enough, but not to enough people to warrant an "easy" Spybot cleanup (or similar). I run AdAware, Spybot, Windows Defender, Anit-Virus Group (AVG), and Zone Alarm.

Please advise and help if possible. I'm open to comments and suggestions. Here's my Hijack this log, if it helps.

Thanks!

HLPlease


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:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Fujitsu Hotkey Utility\IndicatorUty.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Application Panel\QuickTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\BtnHnd\BtnHnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SteepAndCheap\Desktop Alert\SAC-Desktop-Alert.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Desktop Search\YahooDesktopSearch.exe
C:\program files\yahoo!\yahoo! desktop search\YDSsystray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn2\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn2\yt.dll
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:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn2\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IndicatorUtility] C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Fujitsu Hotkey Utility\IndicatorUty.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadFujitsuQuickTouch] C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\Application Panel\QuickTouch.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadBtnHnd] C:\Program Files\Fujitsu\BtnHnd\BtnHnd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMSX] C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ISUSPM Startup] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\UPDATE~1\ISUSPM.exe -startup
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: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LDM] C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [DWQueuedReporting] "C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\dwtrig20.exe" -t (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: Yahoo! Desktop Search System Tray.lnk = C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Yahoo! Desktop Search\YDSsystray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: SAC-Desktop-Alert.lnk = C:\Program Files\SteepAndCheap\Desktop Alert\SAC-Desktop-Alert.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Add to EverNote - res://C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll/2000
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
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
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Add to EverNote - {A5ABA0BB-F195-40d8-A5E9-0801153E6597} - C:\Program Files\EverNote\EverNote\enbar.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://inside.sabeus.com
O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/download/ipixx.cab
O16 - DPF: {1239CC52-59EF-4DFA-8C61-90FFA846DF7E} (Musicnotes Viewer) - http://www.musicnotes.com/download/mnviewer.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {406B5949-7190-4245-91A9-30A17DE16AD0} (Snapfish Activia) - http://www.costcophotocenter.com/CostcoActivia.cab
O16 - DPF: {474F00F5-3853-492C-AC3A-476512BBC336} (UploadListView Class) - http://picasaweb.google.com/s/v/14.22/uploader2.cab
O16 - DPF: {493ACF15-5CD9-4474-82A6-91670C3DD66E} (LinkedIn ContactFinderControl) - http://www.linkedin.com/cab/LinkedInContactFinderControl.cab
O16 - DPF: {66E79B75-F711-4A88-9C6D-10BCA64F3306} (DriveCamPlayer Class) - http://www.drivecam.com/videos/DriveCamEvent.dll
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...b?1126568466579
O16 - DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A} (Shutterfly Picture Upload Plugin) - http://web1.shutterfly.com/downloads/Uploader.cab
O16 - DPF: {EB387D2F-E27B-4D36-979E-847D1036C65D} (QDiagHUpdateObj Class) - http://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/hpfix/aio.../qdiagh.cab?326
O18 - Protocol: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\GAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O23 - Service: Ad-Aware 2007 Service (aawservice) - Lavasoft AB - C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.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: Symantec AntiVirus Definition Watcher (DefWatch) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1150\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Process Monitor (LVPrcSrv) - Logitech Inc. - c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: SAVRoam (SavRoam) - symantec - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\Services\ServiceLayer.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 AntiVirus - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
O23 - Service: VPRemote Install Bootstrap Service (VPREMOTE) - Unknown owner - C:\TEMP\Clt-Inst\vpremote.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:34 PM

Anyone who can help with this? Thanks.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:58 AM

From first glance, you are clean. This could be that you have a bunch of Toolbars and BHOs running in IE. Each of these uses more memory.

Let's dig deeper to be safe:

Download this tool to your desktop:
http://www.uploads.ejvindh.net/rootchk.exe
Run the program. After a short time a logfile will turn up. Copy the contents of the log into the thread.

Notice: Some security-programs prevent the creation of dummy drivers with certain names. This may cause false positives. If the log of rootchk contains a lot of hidden drivers, you may want to turn of your security programs while rootchk is scanning (you should then unhook your network connection as well)

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:18 AM

Thanks for taking a look, much appreciated. Here's the log of the tool. Mark

********************************* ROOTCHK-(21-09-07)-LOG, by ejvindh
Tue 10/16/2007 9:15:44.76

The rootkits that are detected by this tool were not found.

********************************* ROOTCHK-LOG-end


catchme 0.3.1160 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer, http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2007-10-16 09:15:45
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
scanning hidden processes ...

scanning hidden services & system hive ...

scanning hidden registry entries ...
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\System]
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hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:31 AM

Looks fine. Your IE mem usage is normal btw. I just ran IE, visited one site and all of a sudden it was using 65 megs of ram.

One thing I did notice is that you are using both Symantec and AVG? It is advised that you only run one antivirus software at a time as they can slow down the pc considerably.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:49 AM

Okay, thanks for the help.

Have you occasionally found IE Mem usage to spike up around 95M to 108M? I've uninstalled AVG after reading a similar comment on this site and found some instabilities while it was running.

Unrelated, but if you happen to have advice. I use Yahoo Desktop Search and was wondering if you've found anything similar that's more stable. I have used Google Desktop Search a while back, but found it consumes a lot of time on my memory or processors.

Thanks again.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:00 PM

I do not use IE, so really cant comment. I can only imagine that it would spike that high considering I visited 1 website and it went from 22 megs to 65 megs. I also use firefox, and right now my firefox is using 93 mb, so IE is not alone in this.

I do not use desktop search products so can't really comment. I think you will find that they all use quite a bit of resources though due to their required functionality and real time indexing.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:10 PM

Okay, thanks for all the info!
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Posted 16 October 2007 - 12:16 PM

You are very welcome. I am now closing this topic. If you need help with any of your non-malware related questions, I suggest you post them in a forum that is more specific to your question such as the Web Browsing/Email and Other Internet Applications forum.




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