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Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:43 pm

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:38:37 PM, on 4/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Battery Meter\BTMeter.exe
C:\Program Files\Wireless Select Switch\WLSS.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\lisa\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YHDXYA87\hijackgpthis[1].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\lisa\My Documents\My Music\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\lisa\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YHDXYA87\Firefox%20Setup%203.0.8[1].exe
C:\DOCUME~1\lisa\LOCALS~1\Temp\7zS15.tmp\setup.exe

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:44 pm

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.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
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BTMeter] C:\Program Files\Battery Meter\BTMeter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WLSS] C:\Program Files\Wireless Select Switch\WLSS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dellsupportcenter] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P dellsupportcenter
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Uninstall getPlus(R) for Adobe] "C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe" /UninstallGet1noarp
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: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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: {01A88BB1-1174-41EC-ACCB-963509EAE56B} (SysProWmi Class) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O16 - DPF: {CF40ACC5-E1BB-4AFF-AC72-04C2F616BCA7} (get_atlcom Class) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O16 - DPF: {D0C0F75C-683A-4390-A791-1ACFD5599AB8} (Oberon Flash Game Host) - [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
O20 - Winlogon Notify: GoToAssist - C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToAssist\514\G2AWinLogon.dll
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: getPlus(R) Helper - NOS Microsystems Ltd. - C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe
O23 - Service: GoToAssist - Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToAssist\514\g2aservice.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: SupportSoft Sprocket Service (DellSupportCenter) (sprtsvc_DellSupportCenter) - SupportSoft, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:13 pm

Please download and run this tool.

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.


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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:50 pm

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.36
Database version: 2016
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

4/20/2009 7:49:16 PM
mbam-log-2009-04-20 (19-49-16).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 66037
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 59 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:00 am

Hello. I don't think the freezing is malware related.

  • Open HijackThis
  • Choose "Do a system scan only"
  • Check the boxes in front of these lines:


    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BTMeter] C:\Program Files\Battery Meter\BTMeter.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dellsupportcenter] "C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P dellsupportcenter
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Uninstall getPlus(R) for Adobe] "C:\Program Files\NOS\bin\getPlus_HelperSvc.exe" /UninstallGet1noarp
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe


  • Press "Fix Checked"
  • Close Hijack This.

I recommend you remove the Java Quick Starter because it's not needed.
To do so, follow these instructions.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Java.
In the Java control panel, open the click the Advanced tab. Click the + in front of Miscellaneous and uncheck the Java Quick Starter box.

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Reboot normally, let me know if performance feels any better now.


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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:59 am

everything seems to be fine now, it hasn't froze yet. after i rebooted i noticed a file that's named "backups", what is that for?

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:54 pm

It's a folder, not a file.
It's a backup of the Hijack This fixes we did in the above post in case you want something back on startup.


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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:58 pm

ok, the laptop still freezes when it goes to idle mode..what could be causing that?

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:21 pm

How much RAM does this machine have?


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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:54 pm

504 MB. there's no pictures on here and only 2 songs.

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:32 pm

An empty hardrive has nothing to do with that.
When you put a machine into sleep/idle mode, it uses less power - yes, but, it also shuts off un-needed hardware while in sleep mode. The only thing that stays on is the memory (RAM), that's why it's crashing. You need more RAM, there isn't enough power for it to remember what it was doing.


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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:21 pm

So that's it. this laptop is pretty much useless from the get go, unless you get more RAM? There's no other way to avoid it freezing up then? Obviously I don't know that much about computers. Which is why I'm consulting you.

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:42 pm

Not useless, it just needs more memory and once it has, it will function ALOT better.


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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by alilujah on Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:56 pm

ok, I've never bought RAM before. Can you suggest a few websites? And how much RAM I should buy? I just need enough for it to remember where it left off when it goes to stand by. I am editing this post cuz I just realized that my desktop seems to have LESS RAM then this Dell mini Laptop. My desktop has 448 MB. and doesn't freeze or anything in idle mode. The Laptop has 504 MB as I mentioned before. I'm confused!

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:09 pm

Play.com sells RAM pretty cheap, go for 2 1gb sticks. Smile


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Post by alilujah on Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:01 pm

ok, it's definitely the RAM, even though my desktop has less and doesn't freeze up at all?

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Re: Dell mini Inspiron keeps freezing

Post by Belahzur on Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:24 pm

Every machine is different, in theory RAM works alongside the processor.

Your other machine might have less RAM, but a better processor so it's able to do things quicker and less likely to freeze.


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