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Hi, i need help for something (some one from Spybot S&D forums recommended me here for the solution), i accidentally clicked this link and then now my computer has gone super slow. All the programs, and even in the startup. It takes like around 20 minutes for the startup to finish, then when i run programs, it takes like around 4-10 minutes to load.

 

I can't seem to find the source of problem nor do i know how to find it.

 

Here's the link description:

Do not be a sucker to your mobile phone company anymore, me and the guys have been getting all our ringtones now from this new place that does not charge you per song, so you can grab as many as you like, directly into your phone in seconds. hxxp://ToneExpert.com

 

Here's the link to the thread i opedn in spybot sd forums:

http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=43192

 

Edited to remove "clickable" link to questionable site

Edited by Doug

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Hi, i need help for something (some one from Spybot S&D forums recommended me here for the solution), i accidentally clicked this link and then now my computer has gone super slow. All the programs, and even in the startup. It takes like around 20 minutes for the startup to finish, then when i run programs, it takes like around 4-10 minutes to load.

 

I can't seem to find the source of problem nor do i know how to find it.

 

Here's the link description:

Do not be a sucker to your mobile phone company anymore, me and the guys have been getting all our ringtones now from this new place that does not charge you per song, so you can grab as many as you like, directly into your phone in seconds. http://:filtered:

 

Here's the link to the thread i opedn in spybot sd forums:

http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=43192

 

:wp:

Please register an acct. and run the Overdrive test. When it's done, post the link here so we can get the necessary info to help you best.

Edited by Tx Redneck

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How many processes are shown in taskmanager?

 

40, but then i ended some processes before, so around 44 in total.

 

But then if i don't wait for like around 25 minutes for the startup to finish, there's this extra process that continues to duplicate itself it's something like ~LUCOS~ (not sure, need to check again if it is)

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Hi tankmon354,

 

Please run a Full Test and post the TechExpress link back here into this Thread.

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/default.asp

 

The helpers will then have a better overview of your hardware and operating system, to provide a more informed recommendation.

 

Full tests does not examine saved files or any of your personally identifying information, so it is safe to post.

 

Depending upon what the Full Tests find, we may move this thread over to User To User Forum for additional thread, or possibly remain here to continue the good help you are already receiving from Tx Redneck.

 

Best Regards,

Doug

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definitely get the complete information about "~LUCOS~" because that sounds like a possible culprit.

 

Doug

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OK, I was reading over your HJT log you posted on the SD Forums and found what I believe to be the culprit that you were referring to. It's the Live Update function/feature of the older versions of Norton.

 

If your subscription is current/up to date, I HIGHLY recommend that you upgrade to the latest version(2009). They are far superior to the old tech ans very light on resources. The upgrade is free and can be done quickly.

 

http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/latestproducts.jsp

 

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2330018,00.asp = review of current Norton Internet Security Suite

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Sounds like Symanec/Norton Internet Security is to much for the machine.

It will go into auto update once every 45 minutes to an hour.

 

One thing that Norton is guilty of is not notifying people of the total amount of resources needed to run the software.

It's a heavy duty package, but most of the security suites are.

 

 

oh forgot.....do a Pit test it can confirm system specs.

Edited by Juliet

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Sounds like Symanec/Norton Internet Security is to much for the machine.

It will go into auto update once every 45 minutes to an hour.

 

One thing that Norton is guilty of is not notifying people of the total amount of resources needed to run the software.

It's a heavy duty package, but most of the security suites are.

oh forgot.....do a Pit test it can confirm system specs.

 

That used to be the case but not any more. The 2009 line runs a whopping 2 processes and uses about 10 megs of ram. :tup:

 

I did my homework before trying it because of the very thing you're talkin about.

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About time they did something to improve the swarm of different processes and resources it used.

 

 

But, we don't know which version tankmon354 uses and the state/specs of his machine.

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I'm using the "norton antivirus 2006", and i don't think i will upgrade it, because i'm not exactly allowed to. I will post my computer specs later, because i couldn't run the pitstop on mozilla (even after putting the plugin) so i have to open internet explorer to do it

 

edit:okay i got the specs here's the link

 

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=21588598

Edited by tankmon354

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I'm using the "norton antivirus 2006", and i don't think i will upgrade it, because i'm not exactly allowed to. I will post my computer specs later, because i couldn't run the pitstop on mozilla (even after putting the plugin) so i have to open internet explorer to do it

 

Cool, we're awaiting your results.

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updated my last post

 

WOW! I bet that's frustratingly slow. OK, here's my recommendations to you, keep in mind this may take you a while to complete.

1 Download CCleaner, it has a plethora of utilities w/ in it for system maintenance. You can disable most of the items the Overdrive scan says to under software>processes. That will help some w/ relieving load on the processor. When you install it, be sure to uncheck "Add yahoo toolbar" during the prompts.

2 Go to my computer and right click on Local Disk (C:)>properties and uncheck Allow indexing service... then let it do its thing.

3 Click Start>CotrolPanel, if you have Category View enabled, click Performance and Maintenance>System>System Restore then move the slide to 1% then click Apply. If you have Classic View enabled, click System>System Restore then move the slide to 1% then click Apply.

4 Click Start>run> and type cleanmgr and it will start the disk cleanup utility. If you have MS Office make sure that's unchecked. Go ahead and check every thing else then click OK. This WILL take a while so be patient.

5 This is my personal preference, I don't like any toolbars in my browser as FF and IE7 BOTH have a search feature in them so DO NOT allow them to be installed. If you like them fine, otherwise I'd uninstall them.

6.1 Download and install BOTH Advanced System Care Free and Smart Defrag. During the installation of both uncheck any toolbar and add iobit to my faves boxes.

6.2 Run ASC but uncheck the defrag option in the settings as well as run at startup and minimize to system tray when closed.

6.3 Run Smart Defrag. Under options check all BUT enable tooltip AND skip files larger than 1gig. Next, still in S.D., click Auto defrag and make sure all are checked. Lastly, click Defrag Now and next to the start button, click the arrow and select Deep Optimize then start. This will likely take a while so be patient.

 

After doing all this re-run the Overdrive scan and post the link so we can see where we need to go from there if anywhere else at all.

:Texan:

 

Removed per recommendation from Doug.

Edited by Tx Redneck

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Tx Redneck,

 

You have provided quite a number of important recommendations for tankmon354

It may, as you mention, take a while to complete all of those activities.

 

But we will all benefit from posting the progress here in the Open Forums.

 

PM's are for topics and information that cannot be communicated openly, such as personal communication and personally identifying information.

 

We don't provide our Forum help via PM.

And we don't use other mediums such as Windows Messenger to conduct our help session.

 

 

Best Regards,

Doug

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Tx Redneck,

 

You have provided quite a number of important recommendations for tankmon354

It may, as you mention, take a while to complete all of those activities.

 

But we will all benefit from posting the progress here in the Open Forums.

 

PM's are for topics and information that cannot be communicated openly, such as personal communication and personally identifying information.

 

We don't provide our Forum help via PM.

And we don't use other mediums such as Windows Messenger to conduct our help session.

Best Regards,

Doug

 

I can accept that and will edit that out of the post. I only mentioned it if they were unsure of themselves as there are a lot of steps to do that I'd be willing to help 'em through it.

 

Bryan

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As a side note:

 

Tankmon345

 

The suite version of Symantec that you have running uses (11) eleven active processes all of the time.

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=21588598

 

That was one of the reasons that Norton/Symantec got a bad reputation for slowing people's computers down.

 

You may benefit from considering a different antivirus, firewall, and antispyware combination, even after following the other good recommendations from Tx Redneck.

 

Best Regards

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As a side note:

 

Tankmon345

 

The suite version of Symantec that you have running uses (11) eleven active processes all of the time.

http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/sec.asp?conid=21588598

 

That was one of the reasons that Norton/Symantec got a bad reputation for slowing people's computers down.

 

You may benefit from considering a different antivirus, firewall, and antispyware combination, even after following the other good recommendations from Tx Redneck.

 

Best Regards

 

I'll add one thing to that if I may. If you like/prefer Symantec, the 2009 Suite only runs 2.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/Tx_Rednek/process.jpg <----- screen shot from my PC.

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where do i go to disable those software processes? And do i do anything with the ASC?

 

Use Ccleaner to disable what startup items you can by going to Tool>Startup. You can also disable various processes by clicking Start>Run> and type services.msc Just switch between that screen and your Overdrive results. To see what the process name is under services.msc, right click an entry>left click properties and the process name will be in a box labeled "Path to executable". Match the process name to what Overdrive says, then select the startup type.(Manual if some program NEEDS it but not all the time, diabled if it's uneccesary. Overdrive will tell you.) Then click stop, if uneeded>apply>ok.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/Tx_Rednek/proc.jpg for reference.

 

ASC will tune/tweak your pc for more/better performance.

 

If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

:Texan:

Edited by Tx Redneck

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Use Ccleaner to disable what startup items you can by going to Tool>Startup. You can also disable various processes by clicking Start>Run> and type services.msc Just switch between that screen and your Overdrive results. To see what the process name is under services.msc, right click an entry>left click properties and the process name will be in a box labeled "Path to executable". Match the process name to what Overdrive says, then select the startup type.(Manual if some program NEEDS it but not all the time, diabled if it's uneccesary. Overdrive will tell you.) Then click stop, if uneeded>apply>ok.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g33/Tx_Rednek/proc.jpg for reference.

 

ASC will tune/tweak your pc for more/better performance.

 

If you have anymore questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

 

:Texan:

 

 

 

okay, so for ASC, do i post that Hijack Analysis Report here? And for the smart defrag, i don't have to analyze it first right?

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okay, so for ASC, do i post that Hijack Analysis Report here? And for the smart defrag, i don't have to analyze it first right?

 

In ASC, disable teh defragmenter then click care, for Smart Defrag just select deep optimize and let it do its thing.

As far as HJT, we don't need a HJT report unless you believe the PC is infected and that would go here.

 

After you've performed all the maintenance steps, post your NEW Overdrive test link so we can see what should be done next. :)

 

:Texan:

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okay, almost done, only waiting for the Smart Defrag.

 

Some1 msged me and told me to get avast! antivirus and i did, so should i just delete the Norton Symantec one?

 

Also, the smartfrag isn't really working for me. Everytime i click start after choosing the 'deep optimize' option, the program freezes, and i check the task manager to see if it's running, just i lag, but it says no response

Edited by tankmon354

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okay, almost done, only waiting for the Smart Defrag.

 

Some1 msged me and told me to get avast! antivirus and i did, so should i just delete the Norton Symantec one?

 

Also, the smartfrag isn't really working for me. Everytime i click start after choosing the 'deep optimize' option, the program freezes, and i check the task manager to see if it's running, just i lag, but it says no response

 

If yoursubscription for Norton is current, I'd upgrade to the 2009 line. It's very streamlined and light weight, otherwise, I'm not a fan of Avast. The GUI is dificult to use/figure out and I feel like there are better free alternatives. Personally,I prefer the free version of Avira. Here's a review from Maximum PC about them both, just scroll down.

 

Should you decide to get rid of Norton, I suggest that you use theNorton Removal Tool that corresponds to the version you have installed.

 

Now about Smart Defrag,that's new to me as I've used it on many PC's w/out any issues. Try the middle option or run the Deep Optimize when you will not be using the puter for a while. If by chance it still wont work, uninstall it and let ASC take care of defragging the drive.

 

BTW, how's it running? Any difference in performance so far?

 

:Texan:

Edited by Tx Redneck

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ooo okay, my parents will freak if i update it to 2009 because i have to pay-_-, and then some1 recommended me the avast, the download came with a keygen so

 

and it seems to be backt o normal, but then now my internet is messed -_-, it's like the connection is interrupted everytime i refresh. Everytime i try to repair the network connection, it keeps saying fail to complete following action : cleaning DNS cache

 

As well, i didn't check off the disc defrag on ASC, so it defrag for me, so i don't have to do it for smart defrag right?

Edited by tankmon354

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Hi tankmon354

 

You've been doing some good work with Tx Redneck here.

It appears that if you stick with his advice you'll get that machine running better.

 

It would be a shame to see you fall off the deep end with a corrupt software.

ooo okay, my parents will freak if i update it to 2009 because i have to pay-_-, and then some1 recommended me the avast, the download came with a keygen so

 

and it seems to be backt o normal, but then now my internet is messed -_-, it's like the connection is interrupted everytime i refresh. Everytime i try to repair the network connection, it keeps saying fail to complete following action : cleaning DNS cache

There's all kinds of "apparently free" stuff available from friends and various internet sources.

But "free" may not be "inexpensive" if the software comes infected with or compromised by illicit code.

 

What you do with your own machine, is up to you, but PCPitstop does not support use of pirated software.

If your new copy of AVAST causes you difficulty or if it has bundled malware, you could be up-a-creek-without-a-paddle.

At that point you might need help cleaning up malware, and would most certainly need to remove any keygen and illegitimate software before we could continue helping you.

 

There are plenty of competent and legitimately "free" versions of AntiVirus, for instance from AVAST, Avira, and AVG. And you can round out your security with "free" versions of AntiSpyware from SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, SpywareBlaster, and MVPS Hosts File.

 

For your reading enjoyment, here's an excerpt from our Forum Rules which can be found HERE

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