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#1 808 MATE!

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:25 PM

Hi
I am running a fairly new 3GB P4 with 2GB of Ram and Windows XP with SP1.
I also run a full Zonealarm suite, a pipex 2meg adsl connection and DC++ Hub server software permanently on this machine.
My machine has always run very smoothly and still seems to be ok with regards to speed online and with intalled programs such as media players and games.

The concern I have is that recently my pc fans have been running at top speeds constantly even when my machine is doing very little and barely any ram or processor capacity is being used.
My fans have always kicked in when the machine is working really hard on tasks but always calmed back down once it got a rest but for a couple of weeks now it has been constant without a break and the noise is terrible.
This is making me very suspicious that my pc is doing things that maybe it shouldn't be.

If anybody can have a look through my Hijack log and let me know if they see anything suspicious then i would appreciate it greatly.
Thank you in advance and my apologies if I've neglected to provide any essential information.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:30:16 PM, on 4/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Polyflam\My Documents\Installers\Internet Security & PC Health Utilities\HijackThis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SpeedTouch USB Diagnostics] "C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe" /icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsu...?1131640025312
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{07B26AFB-F906-4EA3-A91D-4E19F8113F24}: NameServer = 62.241.162.200 62.241.163.201
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{07B26AFB-F906-4EA3-A91D-4E19F8113F24}: NameServer = 62.241.162.200 62.241.163.201
O17 - HKLM\System\CS3\Services\Tcpip\..\{07B26AFB-F906-4EA3-A91D-4E19F8113F24}: NameServer = 62.241.162.200 62.241.163.201
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O23 - Service: CA ISafe (CAISafe) - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: StarWind iSCSI Service (StarWindService) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe

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#2 pskelley

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Posted 23 April 2006 - 02:57 PM

Hello and welcome to the forum. The HJT log is clean, this sounds like a hardware problem, either the fans are dirty or going bad or are overheating. When was the last time you cleaned them? . Other hardware going bad might cause that or if you are not allowing the computer vents access to air.
Here is some information:
Cleaning
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11319_7-6240575-5.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_3664_clean-computers-insides.html
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=791
Overheating
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/142
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/printpage/142/

My guess would be if the fans are running you don't have a fan to replace.

You may also get help here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/

Cheers...pskelley
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