Why does my computer seem to run so slow?

by on August 21, 2009

Q: I have Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 Home Edition Version 2002. Computer: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 22.53GHz, 2.52 GHz, 768 MB of RAM. Lately everything is unbelievably slow.

When first turning it on, it takes about 8 minutes before I can get online as it seems to be loading a lot of programs. I have tried to disable some programs at startup, but that only caused more problems, i.e.: I disabled my TomTom device from startup in “Services” and removed it from my system tray. I couldn’t use my computer for 2 days after disabling it, along with some other programs, and an error message stated that I could not access it because I was not the Administrator (I am).

My Firefox Firewall turns off sometimes, too, and is only restored after a lot of work (I could not do a “System Restore”) All downloads seem to take forever, and my computer is constantly crashing and/or freezing up, or just “hangs”. Quite frequently I receive an error message (While in middle of something) that states “An Error Has Occured And Windows Needs To Close”…for absolutely no reason. I run Avast and Spybot frequently, but there is no mention of a problem.

I make sure to delete everything in “Internet Properties” before I shut down for the night. I notice there are some programs here that are suspect, as in “PlusHelper, and there are other programs I don’t recognize. Also, in my “Start>All Programs” menu, all my icons seem to have changed. Thank you for any advice.

Here is my Hijackthis logfile:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:16:46 PM, on 8/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection

Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program

Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.7\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdtc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNetwk.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search

Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP

Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP

Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsTray.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\LILLIA~1.OLD\LOCALS~1\Temp\Imgtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital

Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software

Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection

Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program

Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wtablet\TabUserW.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search

Bar = http://www.comcast.net/toolbar2.0/search/
R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search

Page =

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/…sgr9/*http://w

ww.yahoo.com
R0 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page

= http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/…sgr9/*http://w

ww.yahoo.com
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar

=

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/…sgr9/*http://w

ww.yahoo.com/ext/search/search.html
R1 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search

Page =

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/…sgr9/*http://w

ww.yahoo.com
R0 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page

= http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 – HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

http://www.comcast.net/toolbar2.0/search/
R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet

Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =

http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/…sgr9/*http://w

ww.yahoo.com
R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window

Title = Windows Internet Explorer provided by Comcast
R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet

Settings,ProxyServer = :0
R1 – HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet

Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R3 – URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar –

{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} –

C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 – BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper –

{02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} –

C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O2 – BHO: HP Print Enhancer –

{0347C33E-8762-4905-BF09-768834316C61} – C:\Program

Files\Hewlett-Packard\Smart Web

Printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
O2 – BHO: HP Print Clips –

{053F9267-DC04-4294-A72C-58F732D338C0} – C:\Program

Files\Hewlett-Packard\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_framework.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) – {10853dc2-7a27-4e4f-a444-1518b76ab2ec}

– (no file)
O2 – BHO: AcroIEHelperStub –

{18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} – C:\Program

Files\Common

Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 – BHO: Skype add-on (mastermind) –

{22BF413B-C6D2-4d91-82A9-A0F997BA588C} – C:\Program

Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O2 – BHO: RealPlayer Download and Record Plugin for Internet

Explorer – {3049C3E9-B461-4BC5-8870-4C09146192CA} –

C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\rpbrowserrecordplugin.dll
O2 – BHO: Comcast Toolbar –

{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-93BE-BE2DF4D9AE29} –

C:\PROGRA~1\COMCAS~3\COMCAS~1.DLL
O2 – BHO: (no name) –

{53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} –

C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 – BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button –

{5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} – C:\Program

Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 – BHO: (no name) –

{5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} – (no file)
O2 – BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper –

{9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} – C:\Program

Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows

Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 – BHO: ST – {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} –

C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\ST1.03.0000.1005\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 – BHO: Google Toolbar Helper –

{AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} – C:\Program

Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
O2 – BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO –

{AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} – C:\Program

Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.1.1309.15642\swg.dll
O2 – BHO: MSNToolBandBHO –

{BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} – C:\Program

Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\MSN

Toolbar1.02.5000.1021\en-us\msntb.dll
O2 – BHO: Google Dictionary Compression sdch –

{C84D72FE-E17D-4195-BB24-76C02E2E7C4E} – C:\Program

Files\Google\Google

Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll
O2 – BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper –

{DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} – C:\Program

Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 – BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl –

{E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} – C:\Program

Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O2 – BHO: SingleInstance Class –

{FDAD4DA1-61A2-4FD8-9C17-86F7AC245081} –

C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\YTSingleInstanc

e.dll
O3 – Toolbar: MSN –

{BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} – C:\Program

Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\MSN

Toolbar1.02.5000.1021\en-us\msntb.dll
O3 – Toolbar: (no name) –

{0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} – (no file)
O3 – Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar –

{EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} –

C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\yt.dll
O3 – Toolbar: Comcast Toolbar –

{4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-93BE-BE2DF4D9AE29} –

C:\PROGRA~1\COMCAS~3\COMCAS~1.DLL
O3 – Toolbar: Google Toolbar –

{2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} – C:\Program

Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar.dll
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [avast!]

C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [YSearchProtection] “C:\Program

Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe”
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] “C:\Program Files\Common

Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe” -osboot
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Share-to-Web Namespace Daemon]

c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP

Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] “C:\Program

Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe” -atboottime
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] “C:\Program

Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe”
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [ISTray] “C:\Program Files\Spyware

Doctor\pctsTray.exe”
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [ImgTask]

C:\DOCUME~1\LILLIA~1.OLD\LOCALS~1\Temp\Imgtask.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [hpqSRMon] C:\Program

Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSRMon.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program

Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds]

C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Google Quick Search Box] “C:\Program

Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe”

/autorun
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [ddoctorv2] “C:\Program

Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtcmd.exe” /P ddoctorv2
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Corel Photo Downloader] “C:\Program

Files\Common Files\Corel\Corel PhotoDownloader\Corel Photo

Downloader.exe” -startup
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [ArcSoft Connection Service] C:\Program

Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection

Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] “C:\Program

Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe”
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] “C:\Program

Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe”
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Uniblue RegistryBooster 2009] C:\Program

Files\Uniblue\RegistryBooster\RegistryBooster.exe /S
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Uniblue RegistryBooster 2] C:\Program

Files\Uniblue\RegistryBooster 2\RegistryBooster.exe /S
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program

Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Search Protection] C:\Program

Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [PhotoShow Deluxe Media Manager]

C:\PROGRA~1\Ahead\NEROPH~1\data\Xtras\mssysmgr.exe
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] “C:\Program

Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe” /background
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Messenger (Yahoo!)] “C:\Program

Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe” -quiet
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe]

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [TomTomHOME.exe] “C:\Program

Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe”
O4 –

HKUS\S-1-5-21-1547161642-1450960922-682003330-1004\..\Run:

[ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe (User ‘?’)
O4 – HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe

(User ‘SYSTEM’)
O4 – HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [RunNarrator] Narrator.exe

(User ‘Default user’)
O4 – Global Startup: TabUserW.exe.lnk =

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wtablet\TabUserW.exe
O8 – Extra context menu item: &Search – ?p=ZU
O9 – Extra button: HP Clipbook –

{58ECB495-38F0-49cb-A538-10282ABF65E7} – C:\Program

Files\Hewlett-Packard\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_extensions.dll
O9 – Extra button: Yahoo! Services –

{5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} – C:\Program

Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 – Extra button: HP Smart Select –

{700259D7-1666-479a-93B1-3250410481E8} – C:\Program

Files\Hewlett-Packard\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_extensions.dll
O9 – Extra button: Skype –

{77BF5300-1474-4EC7-9980-D32B190E9B07} – C:\Program

Files\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\SkypeIEPlugin.dll
O9 – Extra button: (no name) –

{e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} –

C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 – Extra ‘Tools’ menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 –

{e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} –

C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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
O16 – DPF: {25365FF3-2746-4230-9DA7-163CCA318309}

(Automatic Driver Installation Control) –

http://inst.c-wss.com/135p/html/gtdownlr.cab
O16 – DPF: {2DFF31F9-7893-4922-AF66-C9A1EB4EBB31}

(Rhapsody Player Engine) –

http://forms.real.com/real/player/do…f=windows/mrkt

/rhapx/RhapsodyPlayerEngine_Inst_Win.cab
O16 – DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab}

(Installation Support) – C:\Program

Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O16 – DPF: {459E93B6-150E-45D5-8D4B-45C66FC035FE}

(get_atlcom Class) –

http://apps.corel.com/nos_dl_manager…EGetPlugin.cab
O16 – DPF: {4ED9DDF0-7479-4BBE-9335-5A1EDB1D8A21} –

http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/sh…tl/4,0,0,101/m

cinsctl.cab
O16 – DPF: {4F1E5B1A-2A80-42CA-8532-2D05CB959537} (MSN

Photo Upload Tool) –

http://shortdee.spaces.live.com//Pho…d/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 – DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166}

(Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) –

http://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/res…oad/scanner/wl

scbase8300.cab
O16 – DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C}

(WUWebControl Class) –

http://update.microsoft.com/windowsu…5Controls/en/x

86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1137969980218
O16 – DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3}

(MUWebControl Class) –

http://update.microsoft.com/microsof…5Controls/en/x

86/client/muweb_site.cab?1146093201074
O16 – DPF: {7FC1B346-83E6-4774-8D20-1A6B09B0E737}

(Windows Live Photo Upload Control) –

http://shortdee.spaces.live.com/Phot…d/MsnPUpld.cab
O16 – DPF: {8714912E-380D-11D5-B8AA-00D0B78F3D48}

(Yahoo! Webcam Upload Wrapper) –

http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yuplapp.cab
O16 – DPF: {9600F64D-755F-11D4-A47F-0001023E6D5A}

(Shutterfly Picture Upload Plugin) –

http://web1.shutterfly.com/downloads/Uploader.cab
O16 – DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (MSN

Games – Installer) –

http://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramewor…tro.cab56649.c

ab
O16 – DPF: {BB383206-6DA1-4E80-B62A-3DF950FCC697}

(Create & Print ActiveX Plug-in) –

http://ak.imgag.com/imgag/cp/install/AxCtp2.cab
O16 – DPF: {BCC0FF27-31D9-4614-A68E-C18E1ADA4389} –

http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/sh…mgr/1,0,0,26/m

cgdmgr.cab
O16 – DPF: {BD8667B7-38D8-4C77-B580-18C3E146372C}

(Creative Toolbox Plug-in) –

http://ak.imgag.com/imgag/cp/install/Crusher.cab
O16 – DPF: {CC05BC12-2AA2-4AC7-AC81-0E40F83B1ADF}

(Live365Player Class) –

http://www.live365.com/players/play365.cab
O16 – DPF: {D0C0F75C-683A-4390-A791-1ACFD5599AB8}

(Oberon Flash Game Host) –

http://playgames.comcast.net/Gameshe…ost/1.0/Oberon

GameHost.cab
O16 – DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000}

(Shockwave Flash Object) –

http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/ge…ve/cabs/flash/

swflash.cab
O16 – DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822}

(HeartbeatCtl Class) –

http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
O16 – DPF: {E8F628B5-259A-4734-97EE-BA914D7BE941} (Driver

Agent ActiveX Control) –

http://driveragent.com/files/driveragent.cab
O16 – DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6}

(McFreeScan Class) –

http://download.mcafee.com/molbin/is…an/2,1,0,4805/

mcfscan.cab
O18 – Protocol: skype4com –

{FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} –

C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O18 – Filter: x-sdch –

{B1759355-3EEC-4C1E-B0F1-B719FE26E377} – C:\Program

Files\Google\Google

Toolbar\Component\fastsearch_A8904FB862BD9564.dll
O23 – Service: ArcSoft Connect Daemon (ACDaemon) – ArcSoft

Inc. – C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection

Service\Bin\ACService.exe
O23 – Service: Apple Mobile Device – Apple Inc. – C:\Program

Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device

Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 – Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) – ALWIL

Software – C:\Program Files\Alwil

Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 – Service: avast! Antivirus – ALWIL Software – C:\Program

Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 – Service: avast! Mail Scanner – ALWIL Software –

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
O23 – Service: avast! Web Scanner – ALWIL Software –

C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
O23 – Service: Bonjour Service – Apple Inc. – C:\Program

Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 – Service: getPlus(R) Helper – Unknown owner – C:\Program

Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 – Service: getPlus(R) Installer – Unknown owner –

C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 – Service: Google Update Service

(gupdate1c96fc152bec4d8) (gupdate1c96fc152bec4d8) – Google

Inc. – C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 – Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) – Google –

C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google

Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 – Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) – Unknown

owner – C:\Program Files\Common

Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe (file missing)
O23 – Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) –

Sun Microsystems, Inc. – C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 – Service: ProtexisLicensing – Unknown owner –

C:\WINDOWS\system32\PSIService.exe
O23 – Service: PC Tools Auxiliary Service (sdAuxService) – PC

Tools – C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
O23 – Service: PC Tools Security Service (sdCoreService) – PC

Tools – C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
O23 – Service: SupportSoft Sprocket Service (ddoctorv2)

(sprtsvc_ddoctorv2) – SupportSoft, Inc. – C:\Program

Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
O23 – Service: TabletService – Wacom Technology, Corp. –

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Tablet.exe
O23 – Service: TomTomHOMEService – TomTom – C:\Program

Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
O23 – Service: Viewpoint Manager Service – Viewpoint

Corporation – C:\Program

Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
O23 – Service: Yahoo! Updater (YahooAUService) – Yahoo! Inc. –

C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe


End of file – 18015 bytes


One Response to “Why does my computer seem to run so slow?”
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    There isn’t anything obvious in the hijack this log that shows as something that would be totally hosing your computer. I’ve run into this kind of thing as well, and the best option is to just do a fresh Windows XP load. As much of a pain as that can be, in the long run it will be your fastest solution and give you the best results.

    If you want to speed up the time it takes your system up and running, I highly suggest you Slipstream a custom Windows XP install disk: http://lifehacker.com/386526/slipstream-service-pack-3-into-your-windows-xp-installation-cd

    As you being to reinstall software, try to space the installations out to see if any specific programs really put a hard drain on your system too. That should help out with troubleshooting if the problem happens again.