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winlogon.exe has high CPU usage

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#1 Phosphor


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Posted 17 June 2009 - 06:19 PM

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by N at 16:08:26.08 on Wed 06/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_14
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.499 [GMT -7:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:Program FilesIntelWirelessBinEvtEng.exe
C:Program FilesIntelWirelessBinS24EvMon.exe
C:Program FilesIntelWirelessBinRegSrvc.exe
C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:Program FilesApoint2KApoint.exe
C:Program FilesToshibaTvsTvsTray.exe
C:Program FilesTOSHIBATouch and LaunchPadExe.exe
C:Program FilesTOSHIBATOSHIBA ControlsTFncKy.exe
C:Program FilesApoint2KApntex.exe
C:Program FilesIntelWirelessbinZCfgSvc.exe
C:Program FilesIntelWirelessBinifrmewrk.exe
C:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:Program FilesCanonMyPrinterBJMyPrt.exe
C:Program FilesScanSoftOmniPageSE4.0OpwareSE4.exe
C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice12GrooveMonitor.exe
C:Program FilesProtector Suite QLpsqltray.exe
C:Program FilesCreativeMediaSourceDetectorCTDetect.exe
C:Program FilesLogitechDesktop Messenger8876480ProgramLogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:Program FilesLogitechSetPointSetPoint.exe
C:Program FilesCommon FilesLogitechKhalSharedKHALMNPR.EXE
C:Program FilesJavajre6binjusched.exe
C:Program FilesJavajre6binjqs.exe
C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe
C:Documents and SettingsNDesktopdds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q=%s
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
TB: {90B8B761-DF2B-48AC-BBE0-BCC03A819B3B} - No File
EB: Real.com: {fe54fa40-d68c-11d2-98fa-00c0f0318afe} - c:windowssystem32Shdocvw.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:windowssystem32ctfmon.exe
uRun: [Creative Detector] "c:program filescreativemediasourcedetectorCTDetect.exe" /R
uRun: [updateMgr] "c:program filesadobeacrobat 7.0readerAdobeUpdateManager.exe" AcRdB7_0_9 -reboot 1
uRun: [MsnMsgr] "c:program fileswindows livemessengermsnmsgr.exe" /background
mRun: [ehTray] c:windowsehomeehtray.exe
mRun: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
mRun: [Apoint] c:program filesapoint2kApoint.exe
mRun: [SVPWUTIL] c:program filestoshibawindows utilitiesSVPWUTIL.exe SVPwUTIL
mRun: [Tvs] c:program filestoshibatvsTvsTray.exe
mRun: [PSQLLauncher] "c:program filesprotector suite qllauncher.exe" /startup
mRun: [<NO NAME>]
mRun: [TPSMain] TPSMain.exe
mRun: [PadTouch] c:program filestoshibatouch and launchPadExe.exe
mRun: [ZoomingHook] ZoomingHook.exe
mRun: [DLA] c:windowssystem32dlaDLACTRLW.EXE
mRun: [TCtryIOHook] TCtrlIOHook.exe
mRun: [TFncKy] TFncKy.exe
mRun: [TDispVol] TDispVol.exe
mRun: [OASClnt] c:program filesmcafee.comvsooasclnt.exe
mRun: [Pinger] c:toshibaivpismpinger.exe /run
mRun: [IntelZeroConfig] "c:program filesintelwirelessbinZCfgSvc.exe"
mRun: [IntelWireless] "c:program filesintelwirelessbinifrmewrk.exe" /tf Intel PROSet/Wireless
mRun: [IMJPMIG8.1] "c:windowsimeimjp8_1IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
mRun: [IMEKRMIG6.1] c:windowsimeimkr6_1IMEKRMIG.EXE
mRun: [MSPY2002] c:windowssystem32imepintlgntImScInst.exe /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002ASync] c:windowssystem32imetintlgntTINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
mRun: [PHIME2002A] c:windowssystem32imetintlgntTINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
mRun: [Adobe Photo Downloader] "c:program filesadobephotoshop album starter edition3.2appsapdproxy.exe"
mRun: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "c:program filesadobereader 8.0readerReader_sl.exe"
mRun: [CanonMyPrinter] c:program filescanonmyprinterBJMyPrt.exe /logon
mRun: [SSBkgdUpdate] "c:program filescommon filesscansoft sharedssbkgdupdateSSBkgdupdate.exe" -Embedding -boot
mRun: [OpwareSE4] "c:program filesscansoftomnipagese4.0OpwareSE4.exe"
mRun: [GrooveMonitor] "c:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12GrooveMonitor.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "c:program filesquicktimeQTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [Kernel and Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:windowssystem32igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:windowssystem32hkcmd.exe
mRun: [Persistence] c:windowssystem32igfxpers.exe
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:program filesjavajre6binjusched.exe"
StartupFolder: c:docume~1alluse~1startm~1programsstartupadobeg~1.lnk - c:program filescommon filesadobecalibrationAdobe Gamma Loader.exe
StartupFolder: c:docume~1alluse~1startm~1programsstartupadober~1.lnk - c:program filesadobeacrobat 7.0readerreader_sl.exe
StartupFolder: c:docume~1alluse~1startm~1programsstartuplogite~2.lnk - c:program fileslogitechdesktop messenger8876480programLogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
StartupFolder: c:docume~1alluse~1startm~1programsstartuplogite~1.lnk - c:program fileslogitechsetpointSetPoint.exe
StartupFolder: c:docume~1alluse~1startm~1programsstartupramasst.lnk - c:windowssystem32RAMASST.exe
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:progra~1micros~2office12EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%Network Diagnosticxpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:program filesmessengermsmsgs.exe
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:progra~1micros~2office12ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:progra~1micros~2office12REFIEBAR.DLL
DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} - hxxp://www.update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1206154152984
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_14-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0015-0000-0004-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.5.0/jinstall-1_5_0_04-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0005-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_05-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0007-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_07-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_14-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_14-windows-i586.cab
Handler: bwfile-8876480 - {9462A756-7B47-47BC-8C80-C34B9B80B32B} - c:program fileslogitechdesktop messenger8876480programGAPlugProtocol-8876480.dll
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - c:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12GrooveSystemServices.dll
Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
Notify: psfus - psqlpwd.dll
Notify: sdqnike - sdqnike.dll
SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook: {b5a7f190-dda6-4420-b3ba-52453494e6cd} - c:program filesmicrosoft officeoffice12GrooveShellExtensions.dll
LSA: Notification Packages = scecli psqlpwd

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath - c:docume~1napplic~1mozillafirefoxprofileslpdnxxdy.default
FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxp://www.google.com/
FF - plugin: c:program filesviewpointviewpoint experience technologynpViewpoint.dll

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R2 FdRedir;FdRedir;c:program filescommon filesprotector suite qldriversFdRedir.sys [2006-1-13 13568]
R2 FileDisk2;FileDisk Protector Kernel Driver;c:program filescommon filesprotector suite qldriversfiledisk.sys [2006-1-13 33024]
R2 McrdSvc;Media Center Extender Service;c:windowsehomemcrdsvc.exe [2005-8-5 99328]
R2 smihlp;SMI helper driver;c:program filesprotector suite qlsmihlp.sys [2006-1-13 3456]
S3 NaiAvFilter1;NaiAvFilter1;c:windowssystem32driversnaiavf5x.sys [2006-2-20 114464]
S3 XDva164;XDva164;??c:windowssystem32xdva164.sys --> c:windowssystem32XDva164.sys [?]
S4 McDetect.exe;McAfee WSC Integration;c:program filesmcafee.comagentMcdetect.exe [2006-2-20 126976]
S4 McShield;McAfee.com McShield;c:progra~1mcafee.comvsomcshield.exe [2006-2-20 221184]
S4 McTskshd.exe;McAfee Task Scheduler;c:progra~1mcafee.comagentmctskshd.exe [2006-2-20 122368]
S4 mcupdmgr.exe;McAfee SecurityCenter Update Manager;c:progra~1mcafee.comagentmcupdmgr.exe [2006-2-20 245760]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-06-17 15:44 <DIR> --d----- C:!KillBox
2009-06-17 15:36 <DIR> --d----- c:program filesTrend Micro
2009-06-17 15:14 <DIR> --d----- c:windowssystem32wbemRepository
2009-06-17 13:39 <DIR> --d----- c:windowssystem32driversAvg(2)
2009-05-28 07:43 <DIR> --d----- c:program filesGames
2009-05-27 18:04 <DIR> --d----- c:program filesVeoh Networks

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-05-21 11:33 410,984 a------- c:windowssystem32deploytk.dll
2008-05-02 07:13 50 a------- c:docume~1napplic~1wklnhst.dat

============= FINISH: 16:08:44.83 ===============
So that first post was my DDS log, with attachment.

Here is my regular HijackThis log as an attachment.

As for the issue, it started sometime around the beginning of June or the end of May, 2009.

The computer experienced general slowdown, as well as larger spikes of slowdown.

My winlogon.exe process seemed to be eating up about half of my CPU on a consistent basis.

I tried running my anti-spyware tool (uniblue spyeraser) with little success. I ran AVG Antivirus but it was unable to remove a few of the problems it found. I will try to figure out exactly what those problems were, but I seem to be having difficulty opening AVG. This difficulty was first noticed after I tried using a system restore to my earliest restore point, which seemed to make the slowdown worse. I then used system restore to reach a restore point between my oldest and newest, may 1st, and it seems to have returned the issue to its original state.

So now, I turn to HijackThis, which lead me to this forum.

I would appreciate any help you can give and will do my best to periodically check this topic and follow any instructions given.

Thank you.

Merged posts. ~ OB

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Edited by Orange Blossom, 17 June 2009 - 08:58 PM.

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#3 Phosphor

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:43 AM

The immediate problem has been resolved, I was told to delete:

O20 - Winlogon Notify: sdqnike - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\sdqnike.dll

Which ended the CPU usage spikes.

If you have any advice on preventative measures and computer security, that would be awesome.

But otherwise thank you for spending your time for me. Thank you greatly. I'll be back with any future trouble.

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 02:06 PM

If you have any advice on preventative measures and computer security, that would be awesome.


One recommended action is to uninstall P2P file sharing programs. P2P networks are used to spread malicious infections nowadays.

Also, please uninstall these vulnerable Javas:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 4
Java™ 6 Update 5
Java™ 6 Update 7
Java™ SE Development Kit 6 Update 5

Uninstall Adobe Reader 7.0.9 and update version 8.1.2 with update 8.1.6 here

Are you using any antivirus programs? I see McAfee related signs there but none seems to be active.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:19 AM

Due to inactivity, this thread will now be closed. If you need this topic reopened, please contact a Staff member. Include the address of this thread in your request. This applies only to the original topic starter. Should you have a new issue, please start a New Topic.

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