Windows XP SP2
C2D T7200 2GHz
ATI Mobility X1700
I've noticed a recent sluggishness in my PC's performance:
-start-up slowness between wallpaper-loading and a useable-state (4 minutes)
-slow application loading
-laggy performance when using 2 or more programs
-CPU and RAM usage are NOT unusually high
I've run scandisk, disk-cleanup, and registry cleaner(TuneUp). Also scanned the PC using ZoneAlarm Antivirus and Antispyware, Adaware, Superantispyware, AVG Anti-rootkit Free. All to no avail. The sluggishness remains.
I've noticed the following suspicious software under 'Program Control' in Zonealarm Suite:
I've put these programs' 'Trust Level' as 'Kill', but some surprisingly allow themselves thru the firewall again after a reboot.
Also, I have an entry called 'AuditionSEA' under 'Add or Remove Programs'. It is a game which I had already uninstalled. However, this entry is highly suspicious, with a weird icon and installation size of 28GB. No such space is taken up on my HDD. Each time I click on 'Remove', it launches either 'ation' or 'nt.' (ZA alerts). Seconds later, an error reporting message pops up.
Edited by psion, 10 May 2007 - 09:59 AM.