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SBS 2003 SP1 server running extremely slow at times

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#1 columritchie


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Posted 12 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

I currently have a SBS 2003 SP1 (with around 14 users accessing this)

Approx a week ago the users started having problems logging in. I also had problems logging in directly to the server (no RDP session). The problem was that the server would appear to do nothing for periods of 30 mins or so. Then suddenly work again for a few mins, to then revert back to nothing happening.

Looking at the CPU, there was next to no activity (hovering around 4 or 5% CPU), very little hard drive activity also.

I have ran AVG SBS 2009 (which is up to date), also Malwarebytes, and stinger10101243.exe
(stinger found and removed artemis!b420138b88ed from the system). but still the extreme slowness stayed :(

I took the measure of restoring the server to a system state of 1 month ago (when the issue wasnt around), let the system run for a day and the problem came back.

On Mon/Tue I rebuilt the server fresh, reformatted the drives thinking this would fix the issue. ( I did not restore system state or the AD, only restored user data stored on another partition.) The server is showing the same symptons, slow response when logging in from station (intermittenly, but fairly regularly, i.e. every 30 mins or so).

I've rerun, AVG and Stinger.

AVG found
"Scan ""Shell extension scan"" completed."
"Folders selected for scanning:";"D:\RECYCLER;"
"Scan started:";"12 January 2011, 18:08:02"
"Scan finished:";"12 January 2011, 18:08:40 (37 second(s))"
"Total object scanned:";"6"
"User who launched the scan:";"admincolum"

"D:\RECYCLER\S-5-3-42-2819952290-8240758988-879315005-3665\jwgkvsq.vmx";"Virus identified Worm/Downadup";"Moved to Virus Vault"

And Stinger found artemis!b420138b88ed, from what I can see on the web this is a false postive, to do with Java

I am now currently going to install the SP2 (I had autoupdates setup to install the latest, but it doesnt appear to be installed).

I've ran Hijackthis and here are the logs

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:37:00, on 12/01/2011
Platform: Windows 2003 SP1 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.3790.1830)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HPWBEM\Storage\Service\HPWMISTOR.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgam.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Bin\mssearch.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\NCU\cpqteam.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\networking\icwnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2011c\RpcAgentSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\NCU\cpqteam.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = res://iesetup.dll/hardAdmin.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://companyweb
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPQTEAM] C:\Program Files\HP\NCU\cpqteam.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ICW Reminder] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\networking\icwnotify.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DWPersistentQueuedReporting] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\MICROS~1\DW\DWTRIG20.EXE -a
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG9_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [tscuninstall] %systemroot%\system32\tscupgrd.exe (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: bginfo.bat
O4 - Startup: Bginfo.lnk = Downloads\Bginfo.exe
O4 - Startup: Server Management.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Administration\LaunchConsole.exe
O4 - Startup: to do items.lnk = admincolum\Desktop\to do items.txt
O4 - Global Startup: Service Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn\sqlmangr.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://companyweb
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://ccdev.sjc1.3crowd.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://aa-download.avg.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://download.avg.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://*.diamondcs.com.au
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://download2.fyxm.net
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://www.google.co.uk
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://www.infospyware.net
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://majorgeeks.us.intellitxt.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://*.majorgeeks.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://downloadcenter.mcafee.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://runonce.msn.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://openaccess.oldapps.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://download.softpedia.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://sunet.dl.sourceforge.net
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://download.sysinternals.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://www.trendmicro.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://a.tribalfusion.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://platform0.twitter.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://platform1.twitter.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://mozilla.c3sl.ufpr.br
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://*.windowsupdate.com
O15 - ESC Trusted Zone: http://*.windowsupdate.com (HKLM)
O15 - ESC Trusted IP range:
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = VisualAccessNI.local
O17 - HKLM\Software\..\Telephony: DomainName = VisualAccessNI.local
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{62D4489C-F4E5-4195-8809-3427185D3798}: NameServer =,,
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = VisualAccessNI.local
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\Parameters: Domain = VisualAccessNI.local
O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll (file missing)
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (avg9emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avg9wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: HP Insight NIC Agents (CpqNicMgmt) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CPQNiMgt\cpqnimgt.exe
O23 - Service: HP ProLiant Remote Monitor Service (CpqRcmc) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\cpqrcmc.exe
O23 - Service: HP Version Control Agent (cpqvcagent) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\hp\hpsmh\data\cgi-bin\vcagent\vcagent.exe
O23 - Service: HP Insight Foundation Agents (CqMgHost) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CpqMgmt\cqmghost\cqmghost.exe
O23 - Service: HP Insight Server Agents (CqMgServ) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CpqMgmt\cqmgserv\cqmgserv.exe
O23 - Service: HP Insight Storage Agents (CqMgStor) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CpqMgmt\cqmgstor\cqmgstor.exe
O23 - Service: HP WMI Storage Providers (HPWMISTOR) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\HPWBEM\Storage\Service\HPWMISTOR.exe
O23 - Service: SiSoftware Deployment Agent Service (SandraAgentSrv) - SiSoftware - C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Lite 2011c\RpcAgentSrv.exe
O23 - Service: HP ProLiant System Shutdown Service (sysdown) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\system32\sysdown.exe
O23 - Service: HP System Management Homepage (SysMgmtHp) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\hp\hpsmh\bin\smhstart.exe

End of file - 7957 bytes

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Edited by hamluis, 13 January 2011 - 12:50 PM.
Moved from Windows NT to Malware Removal Logs ~ Hamluis.

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#2 Blind Faith

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 10:36 AM

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