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Freezing in normal mode, major startup problems

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#1 bpooter


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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:52 PM

I am new and have created one topic in the Vista forum. BC Advisor helped me and asked me to run some free antimalware programs. I did, then he asked me to post a new thread here for further help. Here is my original post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic370406.html/page__gopid__2075885#entry2075885: (my dds log from today is posted below that)


I wasn't sure if I should put this under malware or vista...

For a couple months my computer has been extremely slow to do anything 70% of the time, including simple things like open a folder, play an mp3, open control panel, etc. It has occasionally had periods (several days in a row) where it will run really loud for 5 seconds before shutting down and restarting on its own. When it does this it does it consistently every 45 minutes. Then it will go a week or so without doing that all on its own. (I have been good about keeping the vents clean and blowing out the interior).

But last week, sister in law came in from Miss., and used facebook a great deal(that's the only change we can think of), which we've never used, and the computer went nuts. Now it freezes anywhere from 30 seconds to 10 minutes after starting in normal mode. The power button has to be held down to shut it off and then pushed again to start again. It starts and runs fine in safe mode with networking, no problems. But starting up in normal mode now, it consistently has a problem starting either 4 or 5 times in a row, each progressively worse, with windows wanting to do a startup repair on the last one, before finally starting successfully in normal mode, only to freeze shortly thereafter. It will freeze whether we're doing anything or not.

I have Trendmicro antivirus and their help site told me to run Hijackthis which I did and then it suggested posting that log in one of these forums. I've read several posts in several different forums, and don't want to do anything else until you tell me where to start. My suspicions are malware, a posible upgrade from TM, something Vista related, something having to do with addons, or something processor or memory related. But really I don't have a clue.

My computer is a Gateway GM5478 with Vista Home Premium, straight off the shelf from Best Buy 2 years ago. No hardware modifications or upgrades except the additon of one more dvd drive which best buy did before I brought it home the first time.

Intel Core2 Quad processor Q6600, each core 2.4 ghz, 2x4mb L2 cache, 1066 mhz fsb.

Nvidea GEforce 8500gt with 256 mb.

500gb SATA II.

Dual channel 2048mb DDR2.

Vista service pack 2.

32 bit op system.

Under device mgr, the only yellow ! is under system devices, "consumer IR devices".

Any help someone can give would be VERY VERY appreciated! :) Thank you, Joe]


My "Attach" file is attached.
Here is my DDS log:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Owner at 13:37:20.63 on Fri 12/31/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2029.1424 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Trend Micro AntiVirus *Disabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
SP: Spy Sweeper *Disabled/Updated* {8162D2B6-63C7-5812-E5F7-165FDC222080}
SP: Trend Micro AntiVirus *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Disabled/Updated* {61CDFD9D-3CAC-9270-C6FC-52325ACB795B}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Y4IJLIQW\dds


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

uStart Page = hxxp://www.comcast.net/
mStart Page = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?

mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?

uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = <local>
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://www.gateway.com/g/sidepanel.html?

uPolicies-explorer: NoDesktopCleanupWizard = 1 (0x1)
uPolicies-system: NoDispAppearancePage = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-explorer: BindDirectlyToPropertySetStorage = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableLUA = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: HideShutdownScripts = 0 (0x0)
mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} -

DPF: {166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000} -

DPF: {233C1507-6A77-46A4-9443-F871F945D258} -

DPF: {3860DD98-0549-4D50-AA72-5D17D200EE10} -

DPF: {3BFFE033-BF43-11D5-A271-00A024A51325} -

DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} -

DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} -

DPF: {E008A543-CEFB-4559-912F-C27C2B89F13B} -

DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} -

TCP: {68B0E384-6FF7-4CE3-9895-3C9D44D11B2F} =,

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

R0 ssfs0bbc;ssfs0bbc;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ssfs0bbc.sys [2009-11-6 29808]
R2 WebrootSpySweeperService;Webroot Spy Sweeper Engine;c:\program files\webroot\spy

sweeper\SpySweeper.exe [2009-11-6 4048240]
R2 WRConsumerService;Webroot Client Service;c:\program files\webroot\spy

sweeper\WRConsumerService.exe [2008-10-24 1201640]
R3 SaiH0255;SaiH0255;c:\windows\system32\drivers\SaiH0255.sys [2008-2-15 136832]
S2 cnetcfg32;cnetcfg32; [x]
S2 FsUsbExService;FsUsbExService;c:\windows\system32\FsUsbExService.Exe [2010-5-17 238952]
S2 lxbl_device;lxbl_device;c:\windows\system32\lxblcoms.exe -service --> c:\windows\system32

\lxblcoms.exe -service [?]
S2 tmpreflt;tmpreflt;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmpreflt.sys [2010-10-8 36432]
S3 AVer88xHD;AVerMedia 23888 AvStream Video Capture;c:\windows\system32\drivers\AVer88xHD.sys

[2007-8-9 401408]
S3 FsUsbExDisk;FsUsbExDisk;c:\windows\system32\FsUsbExDisk.Sys [2010-5-17 36608]
S3 IntelDH;IntelDH Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\IntelDH.sys [2007-8-9 5504]
S3 Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;Lavasoft Ad-Aware Service;c:\program files\lavasoft\ad-

aware\AAWService.exe [2010-8-12 1375992]
S3 NETw2v32;Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection Driver for Windows

Vista;c:\windows\system32\drivers\NETw2v32.sys [2006-11-2 2589184]
S3 tmevtmgr;tmevtmgr;c:\windows\system32\drivers\tmevtmgr.sys [2010-7-21 51792]
S3 TmProxy;Trend Micro Proxy Service;c:\program files\trend micro\internet security\TmProxy.exe

[2010-7-21 689416]

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

2010-12-31 04:52:45 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\SUPERAntiSpyware
2010-12-31 04:23:51 -------- d-----w-

2010-12-31 04:23:45 38224 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2010-12-31 04:23:44 -------- d-----w- c:\progra~2\Malwarebytes
2010-12-31 04:23:42 20952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2010-12-31 04:23:42 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-

2010-12-31 04:13:22 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\CCleaner
2010-12-30 06:13:43 222080 ------w- c:\windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2010-12-27 02:14:59 -------- d-----w- C:\ST_Temp
2010-12-26 08:19:15 2048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\tzres.dll
2010-12-16 04:04:58 -------- d-----w-

2010-12-16 03:07:13 -------- d-----w- c:\users\owner\appdata\local\smpPadnt5
2010-12-03 13:33:53 8147456 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wmploc.DLL
2010-12-03 13:33:53 168960 ----a-w- c:\program files\windows media

2010-12-03 13:32:22 274944 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\schannel.dll
2010-12-03 13:32:15 954752 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40.dll
2010-12-03 13:32:15 954288 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\mfc40u.dll
2010-12-03 13:32:07 304128 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv.sys
2010-12-03 13:32:07 125952 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\srvsvc.dll
2010-12-03 13:32:07 102400 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srvnet.sys
2010-12-03 13:32:06 17920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\netevent.dll
2010-12-03 13:32:06 145408 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\drivers\srv2.sys
2010-12-03 13:31:19 339968 ----a-w- c:\program files\windows

2010-12-03 13:31:19 1316864 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ole32.dll
2010-12-03 13:31:15 157184 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\t2embed.dll
2010-12-03 13:31:10 867328 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wmpmde.dll
2010-12-03 13:31:06 231424 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\msshsq.dll
2010-12-03 13:24:02 531968 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\comctl32.dll

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

2010-11-04 18:56:07 345600 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wmicmiplugin.dll
2010-11-04 18:55:38 352768 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\taskschd.dll
2010-11-04 18:55:38 270336 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\taskcomp.dll
2010-11-04 18:55:12 601600 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\schedsvc.dll
2010-11-04 16:34:06 171520 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\taskeng.exe
2010-10-28 15:44:56 34304 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmlib.dll
2010-10-28 13:27:47 292352 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\atmfd.dll
2010-10-21 20:08:42 834048 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\wininet.dll
2010-10-21 18:30:50 389632 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\html.iec
2010-10-20 17:41:28 78336 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\ieencode.dll
2010-10-18 13:37:35 81920 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\consent.exe
2010-10-18 13:31:24 2038272 ----a-w- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys

============= FINISH: 13:38:06.97 ===============

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:10 PM

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Hi there m0le! :)

Edited by myrti, 07 January 2011 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:12 PM

Sorry myrti :)

Edited by m0le, 07 January 2011 - 03:13 PM.

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