Hello everyone,

I am a newbie to this forum, so I hope someone can help me out or atleast point me in the right direction. My problem occurs when I'm at Windows startup (msblaster, Shutdown popup) and my system slows down almost to the point of freezing. To give you background information on my system, I have Windows XP, SP2, running Mozilla Firefox, Mcafee VirusScan Enterpise, ad-aware, prevxhome, about buster, cwshredder, ccleaner, hijack this, Reg cleaner, Spybot S&D, Avast, and AVG. Everything is peachy on all of my scanners, so I don't know what the problem is. Could someone get a better understanding of my problem if I provided a Hijack this or about buster log file. Thanks in advance

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Last Post by BBraxecu

Here is my HJT log file

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\ScnCfg32.Exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avgwb.dat
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashSimpl.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Braxton\Desktop\Virus Protection\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D279F-081B-4404-994D-C6B60AAEBA6D} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvMcTray.dll,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ShStatEXE] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE" /STANDALONE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfeeUpdaterUI] "C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe" /StartedFromRunKey
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Network Associates Error Reporting Service] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IntelliPoint] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EPSON Stylus CX5400] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXE /P19 "EPSON Stylus CX5400" /O6 "USB001" /M "Stylus CX5400"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NVMixerTray] "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PrevxHome] C:\Program Files\Prevx Home\SAGUI.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
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


I don't see anything in your log to indicate a problem. I'd like to suggest another program for you to try, I've found it to find things most others can't.

It's called CounterSpy and you can get it from here:


It has a 15-day free trial which will be plenty of time to get your system cleaned up, or you can purchase it for $20 (US). After you download it, install it; when asked for a registration number, just click next.

Before scanning the first time, make the following adjustments to the settings:

CounterSpy Settings

At the very top, click on File, and then Check for updates
When it’s finished updating, click the ‘Close’ button

Under ‘Spyware Scan’ on the left, click on ‘Run a spyware scan’
In the left pane, click on ‘Scan Options’
Mark ‘Full system scan’
Check all boxes under ‘Full system scan,’ including ‘Save these options’
In the right pane, near the bottom, click ‘Manage Schedule’
On the left side, select your preferred schedule options
On the right side, under ‘Scheduled Scan Options,’ check:
‘Always run a deep scan’
‘Automatically remove spyware cookies’
Click the ‘Update Schedule’ button

At the top, click on ‘System Tools’
Double-click on ‘History Cleaner’
Check the following options (if they are not grayed-out):
‘Internet Explorer History’
‘Internet Explorer Cookies’
‘Temporary Internet Files’
Review the list for any other ‘History’ items you wish to clean
At the bottom, click ‘Remember checked’
Click on the ‘Clean History’ button
Click the ‘Yes’ button, and then the ‘OK’ button

Click ‘Back’ at the top
Double-click ‘My PC Checkup’
Click the ‘Start’ button
In the first part of the list, uncheck everything up to any ActiveX entries; the entries you uncheck can be checked later, individually, to ensure they won’t interfere with your browsing habits (for maximum protection, however, you may leave them all checked)
Leave all ActiveX entries checked
In the second part of the list ‘(Items already changed below…),’ leave all entries checked
Click the ‘Continue’ button
Click the ‘OK’ button

At the top, click ‘Spyware Scan’
On the right side, click the ‘Scan Now’ button
This will take awhile depending on the size of your drive(s), number of files, CPU, etc. (40 minutes on my computer)
When the scan is complete, use the drop-down arrow next to each entry and select ‘Remove’ (if you see any entries that you think you may wish to keep, ‘Ignore’ them for now and post them for recommendations)
Select ‘Create restore point’ if you want CounterSpy to create a Windows XP System Restore point
At the bottom, click ‘Take Action’
Click the ‘Close’ button and exit the program

Let us know if it fixes the problem.


Thanks DLH6213, I'll try counterspy later on tonight, and keep you posted on the results.

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