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Help System Bogging After Spyfalcon Removal


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#1 profstolte

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 01:12 AM

Good evening and thank you for the forum.
I have an XP Pro system on a reasonably fast PC and am experiencing some lag.
The lag occurs on start up and sometimes internet is dropped.
Please advise on course of action.
I am super willing to do the foot work to bring my PC to tip top shape.
I just need the guidance I've seen on other BC posts and threads.

ps I just recently removed spyfalcon (#$@^@^%&#&$). WoW! that program was a bear.

Sincerely thank you for your time,
especially since I can be a little slow at this,
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 10:56 AM

You may have too many programs loading at startup when Windows boots. Some of these programs are not needed to run at startup and disabling them can save resources and improve performance.

Go to Start > Run and type: msconfig
Click "OK" or press "ENTER" and the System Configuration Utility will open.
Go to the Startup Tab, and see what programs are listed.

If you are not sure what any of them are or if they are safe to disable, then search the startup database located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

If your still unsure, post back here so someone can assist you.
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 02:39 PM

Thank you Quietman7,

I went through the msconfig, things look good. I always check this when I have problems or new installations. I double checked against current lists on the page you listed. I didn't find anything malicious. I did find a lot to do with my motherboard and graphics (performance related programs), I'll keep these since they help my PC go fast and are neccessary for performance and clocking.
The lagging I have described has only recently began. Please advise next step. Super tanks for the response.

Sincerely,
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 03:35 PM

Dear anyone else helping me.
Update : found viewpoint on the PC . . . its gone and out of the registry.

Did find something else that might interest my next hero.
In a hijackthis report there are 22 unknown files in a winsock LSP that is from nvappfilter.dll
This (nvappfilter.dll) is directly related to my chipset (nforce) and deals with overclocking and motherboard speeds.
I'm not sure why there is 22 of them (all exactly the same in the log).
This is the line as shown in the log:

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\windows\system32\nvappfilter.dll


Thanks for any attention possible,
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:38 PM

I am very sorry to see that no one has continued to reply to my thread. I confess, I am dissapointed.......


The problem gets worse and it feels like no one is there to help me, or care. Definately unexpected.......

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 05:18 AM

nvappfilter.dll is a valid LSP for NVidia Nforce Network Access Manager. You may not have completely removed spyfalcon or there may be another infection lurking about. To get a better look at whats going on in your system I suggest you read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log.

When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, not here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts.

It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy. Please be patient as they are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have not been replied as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped.

Edited by quietman7, 22 March 2006 - 07:20 AM.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:32 PM

Thanks will do !

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