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#1 Sarah Ocean

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 05:00 PM

Hello, I'm a newbie. I've searched the forums and I can't seem to find anything that will help my start up. I've run Spybot, Windows defender, Stinger. and I've even taken things off with the hi jack this. Can anyone look at my hijack log and tell me what else needs to be taken off? Would Morpheus create this kind of problem? Please help. Thank you. Sarah.

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 04:40 AM

Is Morpheus set to run at system login? If so, change the settings so it doesn't run at login, reboot and see if this helps. If it doesn't then at least you know it isn't Morpheus. Under preferences uncheck Run Morpheus on Windows startup.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 08:32 AM

Here are three possible suggestions to follow. Pick and choose what you need. Good luck.

http://www.pc-speed-up.com/speed_up_windows_startup.html

http://computercleanup.blogspot.com/

http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:22 AM

If your computer seems to be slow, read "Slow Computer Checklist" and "Restore Your Computer's Performance with Windows XP".
There are reasons for slowness besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, not enough RAM, etc. As your system gets older it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so regular maintenance is essential.

Check for any unnecessary applications loading at startup when Windows boots with MSConfig. Some startup programs are necessary so be careful what you disable. If you are unsure what any of the startup entries are or if they are safe to disable, then search one of the following Startup Databases:
Startup Programs Database
StartupList Index

Note: MSConfig.exe is a troubleshooting utility used to diagnose system configuration issues. Although it works as a basic startup manager which allows you to enable/disable auto-start programs, msconfig should not be used routinely to disable startup programs.

A better alternative is to use a startup manager. If you have have Spybot S&D 1.4 installed, launch it, go to Mode and select Advanced. Then go to Tools, select System Startups. You will be provided with a list of programs that load when Windows starts. If you untick an entry it will no longer run at startup. This will allow you to experiment and see how your system performs with any of them disabled. Other startup managers you can download and use for free are Startup Control Panel, Autoruns and Starter by CodeStuff.
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