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#1 NickT.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:30 AM

**This is a cross post from Spyware removal thread** Mods you can move this if need be.
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Hey guys,
Long time lurker on the forums, first time poster.

As of right now, I have a fresh copy of Win XP Home installed on an old rig. Everything was working fine with SP3 installed. Once I installed the latest updates, the ones after SP3, the issues started. Before shutting down the PC, I downloaded a pack of about 48 or 72 updates from Microsoft self update, installed and turned off the pc. Upon turning it back on WINLOGON.EXE was hogging up at least 30-40% at any time. The boot time was very long, at about 10 minutes.

I have scanned with AVG 2011, SuperAntiSpyware FreeEdition & ran memtest, 100% working. Some cookies were removed. Nothing changed.
I then proceeded to removing Catalyst ATI utility, AVG 2011 10.0. Also, I did a system restore to the time when I only had SP3 installed. The system is still very slow. when shutting down / booting up the Windows sounds are choppy.
I have reinstalled WinXP about 5 times in the last 2 days. At different points in the Windows Update be it at SP3 or after SP3 update the winlogon.exe starts giving me issues.
I tried replacing Winlogon.exe through another pc by connecting the HD to it, just screwed up the boot, so I had to re-format the drive altogether.
As of right now, the system is completely clean with only a few drivers installed, .Net framworks and WinXP SP3. Once again, the problems start once I install updates after SP3 has been installed. SP3 itself gives no issues.

Prior to Updating the already present SP3 I loaded up a graphics intense game to test the system. Everything played flawlessly, restarted a few times, still no issues. Once Updated with Winupdate, the system became sluggish & upon loading the game, the system auto restarted.

*I did a fresh install of Win XP, in the first place, due to total HD Failure.

- All the drivers were the latest versions.
- Windows XP Home Edition legit version. Install CD is a SP2 inclusive.
- I did a bios Reset because at one point it would not boot up even with a CD.

I would really appreciate if someone could help me out. At least nudge me in the right direction. At this point in really poised on getting a new system which I really do not need at this time. I do have HIJACKTHIS log if needed.

P4 3.2 HT , 2GB Ram, ATI HD 4650
Intel D865Perl mobo.
Thelmaltake 550W


Thank you in advance,
Nick

Edited by NickT., 18 January 2011 - 12:33 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:49 AM

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx
Unzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.
Click on View > Select Colunms.
In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.
Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.
Attach the file to your next reply.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 12:53 AM

I'm currently at work, I will do that first thing when I come back,
Thank you.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 01:00 AM

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:39 AM

Back from work,
Here is the processes log

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:56 AM

Nifty program.
It shows that a Hardware Interrupt is occurring which eats into my CPU.
I read on the SYSINTERNALS' forums that PIO / DMA drivers can cause this.

Here is the breakdown of what it shows:

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 09:15 AM

Reference: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic374092.html/page__p__2098551#entry2098551

Above reflects an open topic in the Malware Removal Logs forum.

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the logs you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on, the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another Malware Removal Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. If you have any questions, please send me a PM and I will attempt to answer them.

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