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Sudden sluggish performance & increased hard drive activity

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#1 flybynight42


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:49 PM

Hello and thank you in advance for your assistance.

A week ago, I noticed that my PC was suddenly performing drastically slower than normal and my hard drive was active 10x more than usual. So I updated my virus & malware scanners, restarted in safe mode, and ran Ccleaner, ATF cleaner, McAfee virus scan, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes. None of the scanners revealed anything suspicious. But, when I restarted the PC in normal mode, the sluggishness persisted.

Also, I use Zone Alarm as my firewall and I've been getting an alert that I've never had before that reads, "Macrovision Software Manager Agent is trying to access the Internet":
Identification: Unknown
Application: agent.exe
Destination IP: 1809 ***(and the port number changes with each request for internet access)***

Oh yea... I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) with automatic updates on. And McAfee VirusScan Version 99.9.99 with Realtime File Scanning On.

Thank you for your time.

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#2 mrob


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:04 PM

This link has some information about Software Manager:


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