Any suggestions would be more than welcome ...

My IE starting running noticeably slower ~ 2wks ago and has gone downhill since. I am running Windows XP, DSL connected.

So far, I have spent hours searching for help, downloading, rebooting, and on and on to no avail ...

HiJack This (see log below)
Spybot, Search & Destroy (updated)
Ad Aware (updated)
Norton Antivirus (updated then disabled after installation of AVG)
AVG (updated)
Panda Soft on-line scan
Symantec on-line scan
Trojan Hunter
Spyware Blaster
more that I can't remember ...

I had several downloader viruses, lots of adware, malware, etc. all clean as far as I can tell now. I have deleted any non-integral processes from my startup and deleted all programs I rarely use.

All with no effect on IE6 whatsoever - I think it might even be getting slower (could just be the late nights of frustration).

Any suggestions, hints, tips, links would be welcome...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:22:25 PM, on 6/4/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire\Gateway\2PortalMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\NotifyAlert.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Sarah Farley\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DwlClient] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [2wSysTray] C:\Program Files\2Wire\Gateway\2PortalMon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 3.8\THGuard.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) -
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) -
O16 - DPF: {C2FCEF52-ACE9-11D3-BEBD-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec RuFSI Registry Information Class) -
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) -


-- Sarah --

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Nothing bad in your log. You could try clearing your Temp Internet Files, offline too. It could also be a problem with your ISP. Maybe you can try a different browser & see if there is a difference?

first unzip hijackthis to a folder of its own like c:\HJT\hijackthis.exe
then fix this or look for it in add and remove programs, look for weather cast! and uninstall it .
I remove it from all computers people bring to me to be fixed .

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Weather] C:\Program Files\AWS\WeatherBug\Weather.exe 1

Read this .

I removed Weather Bug (sniff - I kind of like it), tried a different web browser (Opera), still no fast internet ...

Related (?) question - when I bring up my task manager, my physical memory shows 260 M total, 45 M available and a System Cache of 132 M. Is there anyway to increase my available memory or lower the System Cache? What is its purpose?

Thanks for the help - truly appreciated.

Oh, and I have had the same ISP (SBC Yahoo) for the past year and a half with no complaints and very fast service until a couple of weeks ago.

And I cleared all cookies and temporary internet files as well.

Go to network connections\conn\properties\configure\advanced, set the Value for Connection Type to AutoSense & see if it makes a difference.

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