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I need someone to help me. I’m usually very good at troubleshooting my systems, but this one has me stumped and I’ve been working on it for a long time. The last thing I want to do is reformat my hard drive and start clean, which seems silly since I can pinpoint the problem, I just don’t know how to fix it.

Here’s the story… I have a Toshiba laptop running XP, P4, plenty of RAM, etc… In the past couple of years, I’ve installed several Linksys wireless routers which were all the WRT54G and with very similar setups. All the routers I installed previous to this year, I have no problem connecting wirelessly to them. The routers I installed this year – 3 of them to be exact, my laptop deep freezes instantly upon acquiring the network address upon connection. There doesn’t seem to be an error log in event viewer or anywhere else I can find. I’m forced to cold boot. It also doesn’t matter if it’s wireless connected or if I’m connected with a network cable – same problem.

Right now, I have one of those “freeze up” routers on my desk, and one of the older routers across the room. I’ve been trying to diagnose this stuff with some wonderful Sysinternals utilities, but no luck – the freeze happens so fast, I can’t pinpoint the process or file that may be being accessed which is causing it. I’ve also tried setting up other profiles, same problem. I’ve also killed about all the processes I can with no change, same freeze.

So, you might think it’s a hardware issue? Here’s what I did. I’ve tried two other wireless cards, same exact problem. My friend has the same exact model laptop that I do because we bought them together. I took my hard drive out and placed into hers for testing, sure enough, same lockup problem. I’d say it’s definitely a software problem.

PLEASE, PLEASE help me. One of these routers is at my Dad’s house and I’m traveling to see him over the holidays and I don’t want to have to reformat and reinstall all my stuff before going. You’ll see why when you look at my hijack this log. LOL I have no other problems with this computer.

I’m in distress! Here’s my hijack log. Thank you to anyone who can assist me.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:16:32 PM, on 12/10/06
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\Ivp\Swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\EzButton\EzButton.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
C:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fppdis2a.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\toshiba\ivp\ism\ivpsvmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Atheros\ACU.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 4.5\THGuard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Javasoft\JRE\1.3.1\bin\javaw.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\wcescomm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DrvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPBPRO.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\rapimgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Windows\system32\RAMASST.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\OdHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\WPC54Cfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\hijack\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.toshiba.com/search
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://toshibadirect.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://toshibadirect.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = ftp=127.0.0.1:1088;gopher=127.0.0.1:1088;http=127.0.0.1:1088;https=127.0.0.1:1088;socks=127.0.0.1:1088
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! IE Services Button - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Site Guard - {5C8B2A36-3DB1-42A4-A3CB-D426709BBFEB} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdsg.dll
O2 - BHO: DriveLetterAccess - {5CA3D70E-1895-11CF-8E15-001234567890} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswshx.dll
O2 - BHO: Nothing - {5f4c3d09-b3b9-4f88-aa82-31332fee1c08} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\hp103.tmp (file missing)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A913B8F9-4408-4A5E-884F-EC20BF669C38} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtstt.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: PCTools Browser Monitor - {B56A7D7D-6927-48C8-A975-17DF180C71AC} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~1\tools\iesdpb.dll
O2 - BHO: FDMIECookiesBHO Class - {CC59E0F9-7E43-44FA-9FAA-8377850BF205} - C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\iefdmcks.dll
O2 - BHO: - {d42ac59b-44eb-48da-8b99-e6e2bb835b29} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nmb.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: Easy-WebPrint - {327C2873-E90D-4c37-AA9D-10AC9BABA46C} - C:\Program Files\Canon\Easy-WebPrint\Toolband.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dla] C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LtMoh] C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Apoint] C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EzButton] C:\Program Files\EzButton\EzButton.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CeEKEY] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\E-KEY\CeEKey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TPNF] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchPad\TPTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PadTouch] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Touch and Launch\PadExe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CeEPOWER] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Power Management\CePMTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Pinger] c:\toshiba\ivp\ism\pinger.exe /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [pdfFactory Dispatcher v2] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\fppdis2a.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IVPServiceMgr] C:\toshiba\ivp\ism\ivpsvmgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPLJ Config] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\hp LaserJet 1010 Series\SetConfig.exe -c Direct -p DOT4_002 -pn "hp LaserJet 1010 Series Driver" -n 0 -l 1033 -sl 120000
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ACU] "C:\Program Files\Atheros\ACU.exe" -nogui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ViewMgr] C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [THGuard] "C:\Program Files\TrojanHunter 4.5\THGuard.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RoxioDragToDisc] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy Media Creator 7\Drag to Disc\DrgToDsc.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [StatusClient] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\Apache Tomcat 4.0\webapps\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TomcatStartup] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox2.0\hpbpsttp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TOSCDSPD] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\toscdspd.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] "C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe" -quiet
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\wcescomm.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DrvMon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\DrvMon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Tracks Eraser Pro] C:\Program Files\Acesoft\Tracks Eraser Pro\te.exe min
O4 - Global Startup: Acrobat Assistant.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: drvshare.lnk = C:\drvshare.bat
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: QuickBooks Update Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
O4 - Global Startup: RAMASST.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\RAMASST.exe
O4 - Global Startup: WinZip Quick Pick.lnk = C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Wireless-G Notebook Adapter Utility.lnk = C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\Startup.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download all with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlall.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download selected with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dlselected.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with Free Download Manager - file://C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager\dllink.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Get all flash - C:\Program Files\Super Flash Player Manager\source.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Sothink SWF Catcher - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\SWF Catcher\InternetExplorer.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\npjpi142_03.dll
O9 - Extra button: Super Flash Player - {1DD00580-1EBE-11D6-B336-95364C649934} - C:\Program Files\Super Flash Player Manager\source.html
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Super Flash Player - {1DD00580-1EBE-11D6-B336-95364C649934} - C:\Program Files\Super Flash Player Manager\source.html
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~1\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra button: Run WinHTTrack - {36ECAF82-3300-8F84-092E-AFF36D6C7040} - C:\Program Files\WinHTTrack\WinHTTrackIEBar.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Launch WinHTTrack - {36ECAF82-3300-8F84-092E-AFF36D6C7040} - C:\Program Files\WinHTTrack\WinHTTrackIEBar.dll
O9 - Extra button: Movies Extractor Scout - {5B9B2ECB-1AAE-4C64-BCD0-832723D524FB} - C:\Program Files\Movies Extractor Scout\flashextract.exe
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yiesrvc.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Sothink SWF Catcher - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\SWF Catcher\InternetExplorer.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sothink SWF Catcher - {E19ADC6E-3909-43E4-9A89-B7B676377EE3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SourceTec\SWF Catcher\InternetExplorer.htm
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
O9 - Extra button: Flash Decompiler SWF Capture tool - {86B4FC19-8FA4-4FD3-B243-9AEDB42FA2D5} - C:\PROGRA~1\ELTIMA~1\FLASHD~1\iebt.dll (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Flash Decompiler SWF Capture tool menu - {86B4FC19-8FA4-4FD3-B243-9AEDB42FA2D5} - C:\PROGRA~1\ELTIMA~1\FLASHD~1\iebt.dll (HKCU)
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll
O14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://www.toshiba.com
O16 - DPF: {05D44720-58E3-49E6-BDF6-D00330E511D3} (StagingUI Object) - http://zone.msn.com/binFrameWork/v10/StagingUI.cab46479.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=36467&clcid=0x409
O16 - DPF: {1DF36010-E276-11D4-A7C0-00C04F0453DD} (Stamps.com Secure Postal Account Registration) - https://secure.stamps.com/download/us/registration/3_0_0_816/sdcregie.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (YInstStarter Class) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\yinsthelper.dll
O16 - DPF: {3BB54395-5982-4788-8AF4-B5388FFDD0D8} (ZoneBuddy Class) - http://zone.msn.com/BinFrameWork/v10/ZBuddy.cab32846.cab
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/activex/EPUWALControl_v1-0-3-12.cab
O16 - DPF: {5736C456-EA94-4AAC-BB08-917ABDD035B3} (ZonePAChat Object) - http://zone.msn.com/binframework/v10/ZPAChat.cab32846.cab
O16 - DPF: {7CA3D0A3-7E2E-4AAB-A75E-FAB8ECA8BD95} (Skilljam Game Player Object) - http://cashgames.skilljam.com/ssp/SSP.cab
O16 - DPF: {9BDF4724-10AA-43D5-BD15-AEA0D2287303} (ZPA_TexasHoldem Object) - http://zone.msn.com/bingame/zpagames/zpa_txhe.cab45837.cab
O16 - DPF: {B8BE5E93-A60C-4D26-A2DC-220313175592} (ZoneIntro Class) - http://cdn2.zone.msn.com/binFramework/v10/ZIntro.cab34246.cab
O16 - DPF: {C946EF6D-296D-4907-A6E1-ED0E8E5AF024} (LycosMail Upload Control) - http://mail.lycos.com/hanmail-ax/AttachMail.cab
O16 - DPF: {DA2AA6CF-5C7A-4B71-BC3B-C771BB369937} (StadiumProxy Class) - http://zone.msn.com/binframework/v10/StProxy.cab41227.cab
O16 - DPF: {E5D419D6-A846-4514-9FAD-97E826C84822} (HeartbeatCtl Class) - http://fdl.msn.com/zone/datafiles/heartbeat.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{E8460960-4505-40C5-BA94-E604129BDB70}: NameServer = 24.93.41.125,24.93.41.126
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: PCANotify - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PCANotify.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: vtstt - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtstt.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: winrge32 - winrge32.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: Atheros Configuration Service (ACS) - Atheros - C:\WINDOWS\System32\ACS.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AutoComplete Service (Autocomplete) - Acesoft - C:\Program Files\Acesoft\Tracks Eraser Pro\delautocomp.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: pcAnywhere Host Service (awhost32) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe
O23 - Service: CeEPwrSvc - COMPAL ELECTRONIC INC. - C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exe
O23 - Service: ConfigFree Service (CFSvcs) - TOSHIBA CORPORATION - C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
O23 - Service: DVD-RAM_Service - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
O23 - Service: GEARSecurity - GEAR Software - C:\WINDOWS\System32\GEARSec.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: NICSer_WPC54G - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Linksys\Wireless-G Notebook Adapter\NICServ.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
O23 - Service: Remote Packet Capture Protocol v.0 (experimental) (rpcapd) - Unknown owner - %ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe" -d -f "%ProgramFiles%\WinPcap\rpcapd.ini (file missing)
O23 - Service: SmartTrace - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Y&M\SmartTrace\SmartTrace.exe
O23 - Service: Swupdtmr - Unknown owner - c:\TOSHIBA\Ivp\Swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
O23 - Service: SymWMI Service (SymWSC) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O23 - Service: Ulead Burning Helper (UleadBurningHelper) - Ulead Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
O23 - Service: WAN Miniport (ATW) Service (WANMiniportService) - America Online, Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe

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Although we actually discourage members from posting HijackThis logs in any forum other than the Viruses, Spyware, and other Nasties forum, it's a good thing that you did- your log shows signs of infections, which should be cleaned up before any further troubleshooting.

Please run a new HijackThis scan and post it, along with the details of the networking problems, in a new thread in the above forum.


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I appreciate the assistance. I believe the problem rests deep within Windows, perhaps with the csrss.exe policies and programming which goes well beyond my ability to diagnose - I believe it to be a needle in a haystack thing. I'd much rather reformat and do a clean install, but I figure I can squeak out a few more months or a year before upgrading to a new laptop, so I'll bandaid it for now. Perhaps I should sound-off and whine about how we've managed to make people billionaire's by purchasing such a sloppily programmed systems as Windows - then we make millionaires out of the people who create utilities to clean up after the bad programming and viruses, trojans, hijackers, etc... spawned from the holes. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the functionality, but will someone at Microsoft finally take responsibility in their systems. How many times in the past 15 years have you heard admins say "reboot" as a means to fix whatever is ailing Windows. Okay - done whining!

At the moment, I am somewhat "pacified" with my result, although my situation is not totally fixed. I went through my system and cleaned up some of the hijack items, although nothing seemed to be critical and it had no impact on my ability to connect with this specific router version. I also upgraded the firmware of the router to the newest Linksys release, and still had the same issue.

So, here's my pacification. Upon researching this issue, I ran across this incredible article about how Linksys' firmware is based on Linux components, which falls under the General Public License (GPL). This forced Linksys to open source their firmware. The bottom line is, many developers have created their own firmware that can be installed on Linksys routers which seems to have greatly increased their reliability and efficiency. So, I deleted Linksys' firmware and installed DD-WRT on the router. I'm experiencing absolutely no freezes and what seems to be a faster connection.

Here's a link to the article:

http://www.wi-fiplanet.com/tutorials/article.php/3562391

Here's a link to changing firmwares - specific to the WRT54G Version 5:

http://www.bitsum.com/openwiking/owbase/ow.asp?WRT54G5_CFE

There is other information out there for the other versions of this and other routers. The only downside, for me, is that it won't prevent freeze-ups when I connect to other access points using this specific router - but aside from family, I haven't really had the need to prowl through the neighborhoods to piggyback on anyone's connection.

So, it's definitely something in Linksys' firmware, but seemingly specific to my laptop/system's deep corruption.

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Linksys' firmware is based on Linux components, which falls under the General Public License (GPL). This forced Linksys to open source their firmware. The bottom line is, many developers have created their own firmware that can be installed on Linksys routers which seems to have greatly increased their reliability and efficiency.

Yes it is, yes it does, yes it does, yes they have, and yes it has. :mrgreen:
Some of the OSS firmwares have added useful features to the Linksii as well...

A strange, but very interesting, workaround.

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I have been having the same problem with my computer. I also seem to be running many of the same processes as you, and I'm fairly sure I have an infection. However, as I'm in school with no way to modify the router, I'm basically screwed. My computer gets to a certain point and then as soon as it tries to connect to the local network, it slows down and freezes. Same thing with having no error log, it simply stops. This usually is about a minute after logging in.

Would I be able to load windows onto, say, a 16 gb flash drive and load windows off of that to access my files on my hard drive and then wipe it and re-install windows? Is there another way to do this? Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.

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I have been having the same problem with my computer. I also seem to be running many of the same processes as you, and I'm fairly sure I have an infection. However, as I'm in school with no way to modify the router, I'm basically screwed. My computer gets to a certain point and then as soon as it tries to connect to the local network, it slows down and freezes. Same thing with having no error log, it simply stops. This usually is about a minute after logging in.

Would I be able to load windows onto, say, a 16 gb flash drive and load windows off of that to access my files on my hard drive and then wipe it and re-install windows? Is there another way to do this? Thanks in advance, any help is appreciated.

I recommend that you start your own thread in the Spyware/Virus section and post a HijackThis log.

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I recommend that you start your own thread in the Spyware/Virus section and post a HijackThis log.

I would love to, but my computer freezes before I can start anything. I'll try disabling my connection and manually disconnecting my antenna, but getting hijackthis running before it freezes is nigh impossible.

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