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Startup Problem - Slow Startup

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#1 geekstomove


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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:27 AM

I am using Win Xp and whenever I start up it, a yellow exlamation mark on Mcafee icon. I belive in that I have problem with my Mcafee. It makes my computer so slow on start up. Whenerever I clık on MY Comptuter to see my local disks , Th screen frezez and begiin to seach for it.. A flashlight runs over time to search.... I am using Mcafee Viruscan Enterprise 8.5i version... This has happend after updating virus definitions... I belivee

What is the reason I really wonder? Can you help me about this problem? Thanks...

System Information
Time of this report: 6/26/2008, 03:58:28
Machine name: HP8510049
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq 8510p
BIOS: KBC Version 71.36
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 613MB used, 3324MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

53 GB Local HDD

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:12 AM

This happens a lot with McAfee (and also Norton/Symantec) software. It's my opinion that the program is so complicated that it corrupts more easily than the other antivirus/internet protection programs that we recommend here.

Also, it could be a symptom of an infection that has corrupted your McAfee software - so I'd suggest an independent scan for malware before trying to fix the McAfee.

(Be advised that some of these scanners will pickup things in "quarantine" from other anti-virus programs - so review the results carefully)

http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner Scan Only - no removal

If the scans come up with an infection, I'd suggest posting over in the Am I Infected forum for assistance in removing the infections completely. Here's a link to it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/

If the scans come up clean, then try uninstalling the McAfee software. BUT, either have a copy of McAfee ready to install, or download one of the free programs that we recommend here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

Let us know what happens and we can work from there.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 10:37 AM

Now that you have a log that is posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

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