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Laptop Slowdown: Cpu Performance Constant 100%, Ram Used 800mb To 1.1g+


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#1 Gydot

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

My laptop a dell inspiron 1420 jsut recently became super slow.

I ran ad-aware and AVG 8. adaware didnt pick up anything other than cookies. AVG got a bunch of Adware.Generic, Adware.RogueSuspect and Adware.TitanShieldantispyware in my IE ActiveX folder(I use FF, only IE to read email because 1-click in MSN Msgr). Promptly deleted yet still slow.
Spybot S&D didn't pick up anything.

Running a browser is normal, but when I access sites like youtube the video slows to a stutter.

The startup sequence is slower than usual.
There are no unusual error messages or popups.

Basically the system jsut slows down (CPU 100%, RAM 1.1Gb+)
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.070627-1500)
Processor: Intel Core™2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM

Taskmgr.exe doesnt show what is causing this.

Help?

Edited by Gydot, 30 May 2008 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:49 AM

Please Run the PCPitstop Full Tests, here:
http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp
Register and create a password
Accept the ActiveX component to allow your machine to run the Full Tests
Registering and accepting the ActiveX are both SAFE and FREE.
Full Tests is the first item in the left hand column of that page.

The Full Tests take less than 5 minutes for most machines.
Once you have your Results, please post the TechExpress Link back here into this thread for review.
TechExpress is the last item on the list in the yellow box in upper right area of any Results page.
Post the entire URL link information back here into this Forum thread.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:42 AM

Took awhile, combo of campus network + not running IE as Administrator caused slowdown.

http://www.pcpitstop.com/techexpress.asp?id=RYC7TWMTVWGSDM19

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:52 AM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry811062

run this scan and post a log

MBAM may see something hiding, you have a witches brew of software messing with your internet, P2P?
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:56 AM

If you're referring to the speed on the net, I'm on the school network now.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:05 AM

those are dialup speeds and the ping is about the worse I have ever seen

run the scan
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:10 AM

I'd do the test again back at home and I can only blame the school network for the bad pings. Imagine 1000 people connected to a router.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.14
Database version: 800

3:09:20 PM 30/5/2008
mbam-log-5-30-2008 (15-09-20).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 33368
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 55 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{28f85800-2969-4966-8894-eda174875e71} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:27 AM

retest your upload/download and ping

when traffic is minimal, I guess 1000 students using limewire might overload any network

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especially when the majority are infected with malware
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:29 AM

Whats my internet speed have anythnig to do with my increase in RAM and CPU usage

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:41 AM

but when I access sites like youtube the video slows to a stutter.


Whats my internet speed have anythnig to do with my increase in RAM and CPU usage


what does task manager show using so much ram and cpu cycles?

vista tries to use most available ram but does a decent job of releasing it for other use

the klite codec pack was a bad choice for vista

there are a lot of problems, I am just hitting the worst and working down the list

http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispyware.html

try a quick scan from safe mode after updating the definitions and setting SAS to not load at bootup
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 02:54 AM

Taskmgr.exe doesnt show what is causing this.


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Doing the SAS stuff now.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:12 AM

http://www.atribune.org/index.php?option=c...5&Itemid=25

see if atf cleaner will flush firefox

have you uninstalled all your java and reinstalled the latest?
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 07:11 AM

SAS picked up 1 Adware.Tracking Cookie. My RAM usage now is lower, but still high at around 800-900 MB. CPU Usage jumps sproadically reaching 100%

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:10 AM

Vista starts out bloated, laptops even more so, you have added a lot of extra bloat, it's to be expected that performance will suffer. Sooner or later windows will crash totally. This has nothing to do with infections. How many virtual drives do you have mounted?

Edited by DaChew, 30 May 2008 - 08:11 AM.

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Posted 30 May 2008 - 09:19 AM

Haven't you seen the number of infections I had cleared with the tools appropriated by you and the ones I already had?

After a restart it's more or less much better. Nothing to do with the natural bog down of all computer systems after time due to the undefragged hard disk. This time I knew it was the effect off the 1 Trojan, 3 Adware and a couple malwares thrown in that was causing the blow up. I'll be back if anything else crops up.




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