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Computer Locks Up When Connecting To The Internet.


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#1 ydbc

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 03:49 AM

I recently changed some of my hardware, since when, nearly every time I connect to the Internet (dial up), the whole system freezes. I can launch no program from the desk top icons, and all icons on the task bar are also dead. Even Ctrl/Alt/Del does nothing. Sometimes the "Connected" icon simply disappears.

However, if I launch programs before dialling up, these will run, once connected, but only very slowly. Eventually, after anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes, the system usually unlocks and returns to normal. However, sometimes, only a hard reset will clear the problem.

There is virtually no activity being shown by Windows Task Manager.

I have run several spy checkers, including AVG, Avast, Skybot, but all have revealed nothing. Early on though, I did detect a Trojan, asrupdate, which I removed using Killbox.

The following is an HJT log, taken with minimum programs running, but at one time when the system did not lock.
Any clues?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 18:34:53, on 27/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedcore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedgui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cidaemon.exe
C:\lotus\wordpro\wordpro.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\hjt directory\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5405
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4115122B-85FF-4DD3-9515-F075BEDE5EB5} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: ONSPEED Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-84BA-B830E8D4E122} - C:\PROGRA~1\ONSPEE~1\ONSPEE~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: NOW!Imaging - {9AA2F14F-E956-44B8-8694-A5B615CDF341} - C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\components\NOWImaging.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ONSPEED Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-84BA-B830E8D4E122} - C:\PROGRA~1\ONSPEE~1\ONSPEE~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SlipStream] "C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedcore.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ONSPEED.lnk = C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedgui.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Show All Original Images - res://C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\gui_resource.dll/327
O8 - Extra context menu item: Show Original Image - res://C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\gui_resource.dll/328
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{43DE5275-E2FB-45A1-9F9E-1E6D0CE8273C}: NameServer = 212.27.54.252 213.228.0.168
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe

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#2 ydbc

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 09:47 AM

(I thought I had posted this query already, but , as a newbie, I must have pressed the wrong button. Sorry if it appears twice!)

Problem.

The computer "locks" when I connect to the Internet, when nothing will run and no program can be opened - including Ctrl/Alt/Del. This does not happen every time, but, on average, about three times in four. Sometimes it will unfreeze after anything from 2 to 10 minutes, but at other times a hard reset is necessary.

Background.

New computer installed in December 2006 and the problem surfaced almost immediately.
Intel Pentium 4
CPU 3.06 Ghz
504 Mb Ram
80 Gb hard disc (69 Gb free)
DVD drive **
CD drive **
Printer **
Scanner **
Wireless keyboard and mouse.
Internet connection is by dial up (56 modem ** but seldom achieve more than 28).
(** transferred from previous machine)
Broadband not available.
No problem with my previous computer of similar specification.
Running Widos XP Home Edition with SP2.

The system locks completely, with no activity being shown by Windows task manager (WTM).
During the locked situation, no program can be launched from any desk top icon, and the cursor changes to an hour glass or a double arrow when moved to the task bar area, from where again, no program can be launched.

When the Internet connection is made, the "Connected" message, above the Connected icon, is often ghosted, so that the icons below can be read.

However, if I launch a program while off line (eg Outlook Express or Firefox), these will run, but only painfully slowly. If I click on the Hijack This icon, when in a locked situation, it is recorded in the WTM listing, with no activity, but eventually, will start and produce a report. Then eventually, the system will start to run normally. Sometimes, the Connected icon simply disappears from the Task Bar!

I have scanned the system with Spybot, AVG, Avast and Advanced Spyware remover, but found nothing. However, fairly early on I did detect the Trojan "asrupdate", and removed this with Killbox. I have also tried deleting a number of programs, one at a time, but still with no solution to the problem. So here's the HJT log file. Any clues?

n saved at 15:41:10, on 28/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedcore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedgui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\hjt directory\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:5405
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4115122B-85FF-4DD3-9515-F075BEDE5EB5} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: ONSPEED Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-84BA-B830E8D4E122} - C:\PROGRA~1\ONSPEE~1\ONSPEE~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: NOW!Imaging - {9AA2F14F-E956-44B8-8694-A5B615CDF341} - C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\components\NOWImaging.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: ONSPEED Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-84BA-B830E8D4E122} - C:\PROGRA~1\ONSPEE~1\ONSPEE~1.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxtray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxhkcmd] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [igfxpers] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SlipStream] "C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedcore.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Global Startup: ONSPEED.lnk = C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\onspeedgui.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Show All Original Images - res://C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\gui_resource.dll/327
O8 - Extra context menu item: Show Original Image - res://C:\Program Files\ONSPEED\gui_resource.dll/328
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{43DE5275-E2FB-45A1-9F9E-1E6D0CE8273C}: NameServer = 212.27.54.252 213.228.0.168
O20 - Winlogon Notify: igfxcui - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\igfxdev.dll
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:55 AM

Hi ydbc and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I see no signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

It definitely sounds like an issue with the internet connection. Something you could try is disabling the SlipStream program to see if it is causing a problem. If it's not that then I would suggest posting in the Web Browsing forum here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/14/web-browsingemail-and-other-internet-applications/ .

They can assist with all facets of internet browsing issues and help pinpoint problem areas and programs.

Cheers.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 01:42 PM

Many thanks for that Old Timer. At least it's a relief that you have found no nasties.
I still have the problem, and my next try will be to switch (temporarily) to another modem, and if that doesn't work, I may try replacing my new wireless keyboard and mouse for my old cable versions. Then I'll try your next suggestion on the forum.
When/if i solve it. I'll certainly post back to the forum.
Thank you again from this Limey in France.




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