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#1 thefullm0nty

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:11 PM

Here are my specs:

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Ever since about a week ago I was having problems with my laptop running slow. I think that was because I had 9 or 10 svchost processes running. I then formatted and installed windows 7. Things have been running fine, but after a fresh format and install, my laptop is still going slow.

Log edited out. Such logs are restricted to the log forum where the focus is on malware removal. ~ OB

I dont see why this is happening, especially with 4 gigs (obviously 3.5 usable) of ram. Maybe the processor? I have no idea. Im hoping someone can help me get to the bottom of this :huh:.

Thanks for your help.

Edited by Orange Blossom, 24 February 2010 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:00 PM

There are lots of reasons a computer can be slow. What exactly are you experiencing? Slow boots? General unresponsiveness? Lagging? Crashing?

3.6 is not a bad Windows Experience Index. I think mine is actually a little lower than that...

Check this list for recommendations to speed up a slow computer.

This is a long list, but you can pick out the good ones to do (not all are necessary).

I can give specific recommendations on how to make it faster if I know exactly how it is performing and what might be slowing it down. :huh: Give as many details as you know (besides processor speed and RAM).

General practices are:

Scan for malware (Malwarebytes is the best free one)
Defragment (Defraggler is excellent)
Delete temporary files (Ccleaner is a good program for this)
Turn off unnecessary startup programs (you can do this inside Ccleaner, as well)

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:08 PM

There are lots of reasons a computer can be slow. What exactly are you experiencing? Slow boots? General unresponsiveness? Lagging? Crashing?

3.6 is not a bad Windows Experience Index. I think mine is actually a little lower than that...

Check this list for recommendations to speed up a slow computer.

This is a long list, but you can pick out the good ones to do (not all are necessary).

I can give specific recommendations on how to make it faster if I know exactly how it is performing and what might be slowing it down. :huh: Give as many details as you know (besides processor speed and RAM).

General practices are:

Scan for malware (Malwarebytes is the best free one)
Defragment (Defraggler is excellent)
Delete temporary files (Ccleaner is a good program for this)
Turn off unnecessary startup programs (you can do this inside Ccleaner, as well)


Thanks for the reply. Its just slow overall. I cant run more than 2 things at once without a noticeable slowdown. Booting up is slow from what I can see. My dell XPS 600 with 2gb ram is moving faster than this thing is. I have ccleaner and use it daily, Ill have to redownload malwarebytes and do a scan. Ill get back to you once I have some time and look through those lists on what to do.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

Hmmm....sounds like there are too many background tasks/programs going.

Like I said, use the Startup feature in Ccleaner to disable unnecessary programs from starting on boot.

Also, you shouldn't run Ccleaner everyday. This can actually slow down your computer. It's like changing the oil in your car everyday before you drive to work. Periodically is often enough (maybe twice a month for Ccleaner; 10,000 miles for your car...lol).

I doubt malware is slowing it down since you said it is a clean install (scan with MBAM, nonetheless. If it finds anything, I'll send you to the AII forum). And a week wouldn't be long enough to cause a considerable amount of file framentation (defragging is still a good practice, but it probably won't affect much in this specific case).

Just about the only thing that leaves is having too many background tasks/programs running.

Download and run DDS. It will generate two logs with some useful information like current running processes and installed programs. Post the logs here in your topic (don't attach them, but copy and paste the contents into a reply). This will help me see what is running, and possibly find what is slowing your computer so much. Don't worry...DDS is non-invasive...it just scans and provides the logs. That's it.

I'm now wishing that your HJT log hadn't been removed, as it would have proved somewhat useful in seeing the running processes. Hopefully we will not be scolded for running DDS. It's just the quickest way to see what's running and installed (HJT is malware-oriented whereas DDS is more generally helpful). :huh:

Oh, another thing....have you downloaded and installed the latest Windows 7 drivers for your system (available from your manufacturer's website)? Another thing to check off the list...

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:53 PM

I had no idea Ccleaner could be bad for a computer.

Heres the log:

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Evan at 19:49:13.29 on Wed 02/24/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2693 [GMT -8:00]


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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\rpcnet.exe
C:\Windows\system32\STacSV.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\ApMsgFwd.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apntex.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\USB\vmware-usbarbitrator.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vmnat.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-authd.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files\PeerBlock\peerblock.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Users\Evan\Desktop\FF Downloads\dds.scr
C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

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uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
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BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
TB: Ask Toolbar: {d4027c7f-154a-4066-a1ad-4243d8127440} - c:\program files\ask.com\GenericAskToolbar.dll
uRun: [Google Update] "c:\users\evan\appdata\local\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
mRun: [OEM02Mon.exe] c:\windows\OEM02Mon.exe
mRun: [Apoint] c:\program files\delltpad\Apoint.exe
mRun: [NvSvc] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\nvsvc.dll,nvsvcStart
mRun: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
mRun: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE c:\windows\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
mRun: [NVHotkey] rundll32.exe c:\windows\system32\nvHotkey.dll,Start
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
mRun: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] sttray.exe
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "c:\program files\itunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
mRun: [VMware hqtray] "c:\program files\vmware\vmware player\hqtray.exe"
mRunOnce: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] c:\program files\malwarebytes' anti-malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent
uPolicies-explorer: TaskbarNoThumbnail = 1 (0x1)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = 3 (0x3)
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: PromptOnSecureDesktop = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~1\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
LSP: c:\program files\vmware\vmware player\vsocklib.dll
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_17-windows-i586.cab
DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - hxxp://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab

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

FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\evan\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\8rpae6oq.default\
FF - plugin: c:\program files\divx\divx plus web player\npdivx32.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\evan\appdata\local\google\update\1.2.183.17\npGoogleOneClick8.dll
FF - plugin: c:\users\evan\appdata\roaming\mozilla\plugins\npgoogletalk.dll
FF - plugin: c:\windows\system32\wat\npWatWeb.dll
FF - HiddenExtension: Java Console: No Registry Reference - c:\program files\mozilla firefox\extensions\{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0017-ABCDEFFEDCBA}

---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.use_native_colors", true);
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c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.enable_click_image_resizing", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("accessibility.browsewithcaret_shortcut.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.high_water_mark", 32);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("javascript.options.mem.gc_frequency", 1600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("network.auth.force-generic-ntlm", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("svg.smil.enabled", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("ui.trackpoint_hack.enabled", -1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.debug", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.agedWeight", 2);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.bucketSize", 1);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.maxTimeGroupings", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.timeGroupingSize", 604800);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.boundaryWeight", 25);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("browser.formfill.prefixWeight", 5);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\all.js - pref("html5.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\greprefs\security-prefs.js - pref("security.ssl3.rsa_seed_sha", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.download.backgroundInterval", 600);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("app.update.url.manual", "http://www.firefox.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox-branding.js - pref("browser.search.param.yahoo-fr-ja", "mozff");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.name", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("extensions.{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.description", "chrome://browser/locale/browser.properties");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add", "addons.mozilla.org");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("xpinstall.whitelist.add.36", "getpersonas.com");
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", true);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.allTabs.previews", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.hide_infobar_for_outdated_plugin", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("plugins.update.notifyUser", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("toolbar.customization.usesheet", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.enable", false);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.max", 20);
c:\program files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\firefox.js - pref("browser.taskbar.previews.cachetime", 20);

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

R1 vwififlt;Virtual WiFi Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vwififlt.sys [2009-7-13 48128]
R2 VMUSBArbService;VMware USB Arbitration Service;c:\program files\common files\vmware\usb\vmware-usbarbitrator.exe [2010-1-22 563760]
R3 b57nd60x;Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet - NDIS 6.0;c:\windows\system32\drivers\b57nd60x.sys [2009-7-13 229888]
R3 pbfilter;pbfilter;c:\program files\peerblock\pbfilter.sys [2010-2-21 16472]
R3 SrvHsfHDA;SrvHsfHDA;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTAZL3.SYS [2009-7-13 207360]
R3 SrvHsfV92;SrvHsfV92;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTDPV3.SYS [2009-7-13 980992]
R3 SrvHsfWinac;SrvHsfWinac;c:\windows\system32\drivers\VSTCNXT3.SYS [2009-7-13 661504]
R3 vwifimp;Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Service;c:\windows\system32\drivers\vwifimp.sys [2009-7-13 14336]
S3 StorSvc;Storage Service;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted [2009-7-13 20992]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;c:\windows\system32\wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2010-2-21 1343400]

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:14 PM

Ccleaner is not bad for your computer. It is simply overkill to run it everyday. A better example would be brushing your teeth after every bite of food you take at every meal you eat (instead of just once after every meal like normal). You should still brush your teeth, but brushing them too often can be harmful. See what I mean?

As for the log....nothing looks out of place except for uTorrent. I would highly recommend that you do not use torrents. They are not safe.

But the rest of it looks normal. Most of the running processes are Windows related. And the others are pretty easily identifiable.

Your Java is out of date. Please download and install the latest version. It will not speed up your computer, but having out of date software is a security risk.

Check Dell's website to download and install the latest drivers for your model. Old drivers can often result in a slow system.

Also, let me know what comes of the MBAM scan.

One last thing...I notice you use VMWare. I'm assuming you are not running a virtual machine while trying to do other things on the host OS? It would be an obvious resource hog, but I assume you would realize that. Still, I have to ask....

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:16 PM

I usually only run VMware when im not doing anything else, i realize it slows things down. I thought I had all drivers, but maybe there are some I have missed. Ill check drivers and run MBAM and see if anything pops up.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:17 PM

I will be looking for your reply. :huh:
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:34 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3787
Windows 6.1.7600
Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385

2/24/2010 8:34:05 PM
mbam-log-2010-02-24 (20-34-05).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 103669
Time elapsed: 8 minute(s), 13 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
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:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
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Files Infected:
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Nothing. Is there a (free) way I can check ALL my drivers against updated drivers and download the latest?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:08 AM

Without having to do it manually? If there is such a way, I would love to know about it.

I guess the main question is this: after the recent clean install, did you download the latest Windows 7 drivers then, just let it rock with the Windows 7 defaults, or load old drivers off an old Dell disk? If it's anything other than the first, then you have out of date drivers and need to update them.

There are still other avenues to check, but drivers would be the first thing.

Have you checked for the latest Windows Updates?

Oh, another thing. Open the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), click "Show processes from all users", and try to identify the top 5 RAM and CPU users (may be a different top 5 for each). This might give an insight into what is using the largest chunk of system resources.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:41 AM

Without having to do it manually? If there is such a way, I would love to know about it.

I guess the main question is this: after the recent clean install, did you download the latest Windows 7 drivers then, just let it rock with the Windows 7 defaults, or load old drivers off an old Dell disk? If it's anything other than the first, then you have out of date drivers and need to update them.

There are still other avenues to check, but drivers would be the first thing.

Have you checked for the latest Windows Updates?

Oh, another thing. Open the Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc), click "Show processes from all users", and try to identify the top 5 RAM and CPU users (may be a different top 5 for each). This might give an insight into what is using the largest chunk of system resources.


I ran windows update multiple times both before and after loading old drivers. I am pretty sure everything is current.

Just me:
explorer (14k)
crss (6k)
taskmgr (2k)
ituneshelper (1.3k)
taskhost (1.2)

all users:
svchost (53k)
explorer (15k)
audiodg (13k)
searchindexer (9k)
svchost (8k)

Hmmm...should I still look at those 2 lists above of how to speed things up?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 08:01 AM

Maybe your lap top just isn't ready for Windows 7. Did you do the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:31 AM

I ran windows update multiple times both before and after loading old drivers.

So have you updated your drivers at all? You will have to go to Dell's website to download them. They will not show up in Windows Update or your Device Manager.

Hmmm...should I still look at those 2 lists above of how to speed things up?

It couldn't hurt, although I think your problem is rooted a little more deeply. Those are just general tips and tricks. You have something specific slowing you down, it seems.

Maybe your lap top just isn't ready for Windows 7. Did you do the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser?

Well, he said it was slow before the clean install, and still slow afterward..

I'm trying to get the software/drivers possibilities out of the way before I have to send him to the hardware forum. Software and drivers are usually the first and easiest thing to check. Then we can blame it on the hardware.

Oh, just thought of something you can check. At the Start Menu, type "perform" and look for "Performance Information and Tools". Open this. In the left pane, click "Advanced Tools". If there are any pressing performance issues, they will be at the top of the list (too many startup programs, driver slowing things down, etc...). It's helped me more than once in identifying what was eating my performance.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:32 AM

Was it slow when you had the previous OS on it?

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:37 AM

Ever since about a week ago I was having problems with my laptop running slow. I think that was because I had 9 or 10 svchost processes running. I then formatted and installed windows 7. Things have been running fine, but after a fresh format and install, my laptop is still going slow.


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