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Slow Shutdown - Windows XP SP2

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#1 crackedCRT


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Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:53 PM


I had a trojan infection yesterday- I have manged to get rid of it thanks to various programs. I can no longer see it in any programs that display running processes and services, and no spyware/antivirus scanners are picking it up.

However, my shutdown now takes ages. Click shut down (or log off, restart) and for a minute Windows is usable as normal- you can use the programs, but not start up any new ones (I get a message saying that the station is shutting down so the process cannot be started). After about a minute it will shut down normally.

Occasionally it has restarted/shut down straight away, but this is the exception rather than the rule. I cannot see any new services.. Ive tried various things. service timeout settings in the registry etc to no avail.

Security Task Manager shows a DLL entry from a program I used (and have no uninstalled) under startup.. "Regrun Script Checker Shell Hook DLL <invalid registry entry>.

Any ideas on the slow shutdown? Any help is appreciated.

Edit: To clarify, I also installed Zonealarm Firewall and Vipre Antivirus as well. Shutdown seems to be odd since then.. I'm not how long I had the trojan for.

Edited by crackedCRT, 27 March 2009 - 02:36 PM.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:23 PM

I cannot see any new services.

Try Process Explorer:
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#3 crackedCRT

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:51 AM

Have done; nothing untoward..

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:00 AM

Welcome to B/C crackedCRT. Did this problem start after installing Z/A fire wall and Vipre? On slower computers shutting down these types of programs takes a little longer.

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