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bluecountry

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    PC Slow/Grinding
    « on: February 16, 2012, 10:56:03 PM »
    The past two weeks, my PC has been at times slow, freezing, and constantly grinding.
    Each time I do the CC/SAS scans and it helps until a week later.
    So figured I would post the details of my PC and let me know if something else is wrong.

    After I did all the scans yesterday it worked just fine today.

    MBAM
    Quote
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
    www.malwarebytes.org

    Database version: v2012.02.15.03

    Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
    Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
    Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]

    2/15/2012 2:36:09 PM
    mbam-log-2012-02-15 (14-36-09).txt

    Scan type: Quick scan
    Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
    Scan options disabled: P2P
    Objects scanned: 197898
    Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 7 second(s)

    Memory Processes Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    (end)


    SAS (Oh great, my SAS log from yesterday can't be found...six things were removed, what do I do)

    DDS txt
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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
    www.malwarebytes.org

    Database version: v2012.02.15.03

    Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
    Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
    Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]

    2/15/2012 2:36:09 PM
    mbam-log-2012-02-15 (14-36-09).txt

    Scan type: Quick scan
    Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
    Scan options disabled: P2P
    Objects scanned: 197898
    Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 7 second(s)

    Memory Processes Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Memory Modules Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Keys Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Values Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data Items Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folders Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Files Detected: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    (end)


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    UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
    IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
    .
    DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01)
    .
    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
    Install Date: 1/1/2005 3:07:20 AM
    System Uptime: 2/16/2012 2:59:28 AM (22 hours ago)
    .
    Motherboard: Sony Corporation |  | VAIO
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7100  @ 1.80GHz | N/A | 1801/200mhz
    .
    ==== Disk Partitions =========================
    .
    C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 291 GiB total, 191.932 GiB free.
    D: is Removable
    E: is Removable
    F: is CDROM ()
    .
    ==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
    .
    ==== System Restore Points ===================
    .
    RP343: 1/30/2012 12:16:19 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP344: 1/30/2012 5:07:17 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP345: 2/1/2012 3:36:33 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP346: 2/2/2012 5:30:45 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP347: 2/3/2012 8:48:31 PM - Windows Backup
    RP348: 2/4/2012 12:07:50 AM - Windows Backup
    RP349: 2/4/2012 3:44:15 PM - 2/4/2012
    RP350: 2/5/2012 1:28:00 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP351: 2/6/2012 12:56:35 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP352: 2/7/2012 2:21:52 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP353: 2/8/2012 1:22:21 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP354: 2/9/2012 4:12:07 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP355: 2/12/2012 2:25:06 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP356: 2/13/2012 9:13:32 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP357: 2/14/2012 2:23:39 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP358: 2/15/2012 2:45:16 PM - Windows Update
    RP359: 2/16/2012 9:46:52 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
    RP360: 2/17/2012 12:22:58 AM - Installed Java(TM) 6 Update 31
    .
    ==== Installed Programs ======================
    .
     Update for Microsoft Office 2007 (KB2508958)
    Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
    Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
    Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
    Adobe Reader 8
    AIM 7
    Apple Application Support
    Apple Mobile Device Support
    Apple Software Update
    AVG 2012
    AVG PC Tuneup 2011
    Battery Care Function
    BitLord 2.0
    Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
    Bonjour
    Canon Camera Access Library
    Canon Camera Support Core Library
    Canon Camera Window DC_DV 5 for ZoomBrowser EX
    Canon Camera Window DC_DV 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
    Canon Camera Window MC 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
    Canon G.726 WMP-Decoder
    Canon MovieEdit Task for ZoomBrowser EX
    Canon RAW Image Task for ZoomBrowser EX
    Canon RemoteCapture Task for ZoomBrowser EX
    Canon Utilities EOS Utility
    Canon Utilities PhotoStitch
    Canon Utilities ZoomBrowser EX
    CCleaner
    Click to DVD 2.0.05 Menu Data
    Click to DVD 2.6.00
    COMODO Internet Security
    Complitly
    Dropbox
    DSD Direct
    DSD Playback Plug-in
    Google Chrome
    Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office
    Google Talk Plugin
    Google Update Helper
    Grouper Screen Saver 1.0
    HDAUDIO SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
    Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
    iCloud
    Image Converter 3
    Instant Mode
    Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
    iTunes
    Java Auto Updater
    Java(TM) 6 Update 31
    LocationFree Player
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.60.1.1000
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB2656353)
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
    Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (VAIO_VEDB)
    Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
    Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English)
    Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
    Microsoft Works
    Mozilla Firefox 10.0.2 (x86 en-US)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
    MSXML 4.0 SP2 Parser and SDK
    OpenMG Limited Patch 4.7-07-13-24-01
    OpenMG Secure Module 4.7.00
    QuickBooks Product Listing Service
    QuickBooks Simple Start Free Starter Edition
    Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
    Roxio Easy Media Creator Home
    Safari
    SeaTools for Windows
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2288621)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2288931)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2345043)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2553089)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2553090)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB2584063)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB969559)
    Security Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB976321)
    Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB2657424)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2478663)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2518870)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2539636)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2572078)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2633870)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2656351)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596785) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007 (KB979441)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596764) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596912) 32-Bit Edition
    Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (972581)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office system 2007 (KB974234)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB2344993)
    Setting Utility Series
    Simple Start Entice
    Skype Click to Call
    Skype™ 5.5
    SonicStage 4.3
    SonicStage Mastering Studio
    SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter
    SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter Custom Preset
    SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins
    Sony Utilities DLL
    Sony Video Shared Library
    Spiderman 3 XXXX
    SpywareBlaster 4.6
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    SupportSoft Assisted Service
    Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
    TeamSpeak 3 Client
    Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2468871)
    Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2533523)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Help for Common Features (KB963673)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596651) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596789) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office 2007 System (KB2539530)
    Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2596596) 32-Bit Edition
    Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help (KB963678)
    Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 (KB980729)
    Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help (KB963670)
    Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Help (KB963669)
    Update for Microsoft Office Script Editor Help (KB963671)
    Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help (KB963665)
    VAIO AV Mode Launcher
    VAIO Azure Float Wallpaper
    VAIO Camera Capture Utility
    VAIO Camera Utility
    VAIO Center Access Bar
    VAIO Central
    VAIO Entertainment Center
    VAIO Entertainment Platform
    VAIO Event Service
    VAIO Floral Dusk Wallpaper
    VAIO Help And Support
    VAIO Media
    VAIO Media 6.0
    VAIO Media AC3 Decoder 1.0
    VAIO Media Content Collection 6.0
    VAIO Media Integrated Server 6.0
    VAIO Media Redistribution 6.0
    VAIO Media Registration Tool
    VAIO Media Registration Tool 6.0
    VAIO OOBE
    VAIO Photo 2007
    VAIO Power Management
    VAIO Productivity Center
    VAIO Security Center
    VAIO Service Utility
    VAIO Survey
    VAIO Teal Whisper Wallpaper
    VAIO Update 3
    VAIO Video & Photo  Suite
    Veetle TV
    Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
    WinDVD for VAIO
    Wireless Switch Setting Utility
    .
    ==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========
    .
    2/16/2012 7:42:00 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7011]  - A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the PlugPlay service.
    2/15/2012 3:24:41 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7000]  - The Google Update Service (gupdate) service failed to start due to the following error:  The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
    2/15/2012 3:24:35 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7009]  - A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Google Update Service (gupdate) service to connect.
    2/15/2012 3:20:51 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7000]  - The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:  The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
    2/15/2012 1:24:09 PM, Error: srv [2017]  - The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.
    2/15/2012 1:22:36 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7011]  - A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the VAIO Event Service service.
    2/14/2012 1:06:53 AM, Error: netbt [4311]  - Initialization failed because the driver device could not be created. Use the string "0013E8354465" to identify the interface for which initialization failed. It represents the MAC address of the failed interface or the  Globally Unique Interface Identifier (GUID) if NetBT was unable to  map from GUID to MAC address. If neither the MAC address nor the GUID were  available, the string represents a cluster device name.
    2/11/2012 12:50:33 AM, Error: Server [2505]  - The server could not bind to the transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{D83D5627-FB49-437C-B3E7-C61C85550B27} because another computer on the network has the same name.  The server could not start.
    2/11/2012 12:50:33 AM, Error: netbt [4321]  - The name "JOHNNYOLA-PC   :20" could not be registered on the interface with IP address 0.0.0.0. The computer with the IP address 192.168.1.105 did not allow the name to be claimed by this computer.
    2/11/2012 12:27:00 AM, Error: Service Control Manager [7011]  - A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the WSearch service.
    2/10/2012 2:57:05 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7011]  - A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the SysMain service.
    .
    ==== End Of File ===========================


    SuperDave

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    Re: PC Slow/Grinding
    « Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 08:08:43 AM »
    If there is a grinding noise it's probably the harddrive or the fans. You can check this by opening the box and disconnecting the fans one by one and see if the noise still persists. If the noise is still there you can run a diagnostic on your hard drive.

    Run hard drive diagnostics: tacktech.com
    Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
    Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
    If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: imgburn to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
    For Toshiba hard drives, see here:

    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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    bluecountry

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      Apprentice

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      Re: PC Slow/Grinding
      « Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 09:27:36 PM »
      I will take care of that stuff later.
      Meantime, I wanted to check, is my PC safe?

      You know, a week later, again, it was running slow.
      So again, I ran a scan.  I did all but one of your scans.
      Revealing is doing SAS it came up with the SAME exact problems as last week!
      Oddly, these are issues with spyware from google mail!

      I have attached the logs, could you let me know what is going on?
      I am surprised my PC keeps getting re-infected after cleaning, why, and is this a big problem, how can I fix?
      Further, what is up with google being the source of infections?  Gmail is safe!


      MBAM Log
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      Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
      www.malwarebytes.org

      Database version: v2012.02.23.02

      Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
      Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
      Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]

      2/23/2012 2:35:28 PM
      mbam-log-2012-02-23 (14-35-28).txt

      Scan type: Quick scan
      Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
      Scan options disabled: P2P
      Objects scanned: 199888
      Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 2 second(s)

      Memory Processes Detected: 0
      (No malicious items detected)

      Memory Modules Detected: 0
      (No malicious items detected)

      Registry Keys Detected: 0
      (No malicious items detected)

      Registry Values Detected: 0
      (No malicious items detected)

      Registry Data Items Detected: 0
      (No malicious items detected)

      Folders Detected: 0
      (No malicious items detected)

      Files Detected: 0
      (No malicious items detected)

      (end)



      SAS Log
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      SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
      http://www.superantispyware.com

      Generated 02/23/2012 at 05:29 PM

      Application Version : 5.0.1142

      Core Rules Database Version : 8270
      Trace Rules Database Version: 6082

      Scan type       : Complete Scan
      Total Scan Time : 01:22:26

      Operating System Information
      Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 2 (Build 6.00.6002)
      UAC On - Limited User (Administrator User)

      Memory items scanned      : 795
      Memory threats detected   : 0
      Registry items scanned    : 24240
      Registry threats detected : 0
      File items scanned        : 128145
      File threats detected     : 5

      Trojan.Agent/Gen-Mabezat
         C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEAMSPEAK 3 CLIENT\UNINSTALL.EXE

      Adware.Tracking Cookie
         accounts.google.com[wmn|gmail|[email protected]] [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
         accounts.google.com[wmn|gmail|[email protected]] [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
         accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
         accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]



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      Re: PC Slow/Grinding
      « Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 11:58:38 AM »
      Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer.

      1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.
      2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
      3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.
      4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.
      5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
      6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.
      7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.

      If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line.
      *************************************************************************
      Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop

      Link 1
      Link 2
      Link 3

      To prevent your anti-virus application interfering with  ComboFix we need to disable it. See here for a tutorial regarding how to do so if you are unsure.
      • Close any open windows and double click ComboFix.exe to run it.

        You will see the following image:


      Click I Agree to start the program.

      ComboFix will then extract the necessary files and you will see this:



      As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to  have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware  removal. This will not occur in Windows Vista and 7

      It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair  mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer  have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

      If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.



      Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.

      **Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

      Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:



      Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.

      When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).

      Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running. ComboFix will restart your computer if malware is found; allow it to do so.

      Note: Please Do NOT mouseclick combofix's window while its running because it may cause it to stall.
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      bluecountry

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        Re: PC Slow/Grinding
        « Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 03:33:34 PM »
        Dave, thank you.
        I have been out of town.
        My PC is slow and grinding.
        I just did another scan last night, since this data was two weeks old.

        I am going to post the scans now, should I simply follow your last post or has something changed at all?

        MBAM
        Quote
        Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
        www.malwarebytes.org

        Database version: v2012.03.10.02

        Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
        Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
        Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]

        3/10/2012 1:04:14 AM
        mbam-log-2012-03-10 (01-04-14).txt

        Scan type: Quick scan
        Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
        Scan options disabled: P2P
        Objects scanned: 204184
        Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 45 second(s)

        Memory Processes Detected: 0
        (No malicious items detected)

        Memory Modules Detected: 0
        (No malicious items detected)

        Registry Keys Detected: 0
        (No malicious items detected)

        Registry Values Detected: 0
        (No malicious items detected)

        Registry Data Items Detected: 0
        (No malicious items detected)

        Folders Detected: 0
        (No malicious items detected)

        Files Detected: 0
        (No malicious items detected)

        (end)


        SAS
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        SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
        http://www.superantispyware.com

        Generated 03/10/2012 at 03:18 AM

        Application Version : 5.0.1142

        Core Rules Database Version : 8324
        Trace Rules Database Version: 6136

        Scan type       : Complete Scan
        Total Scan Time : 01:20:28

        Operating System Information
        Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 2 (Build 6.00.6002)
        UAC On - Limited User (Administrator User)

        Memory items scanned      : 849
        Memory threats detected   : 0
        Registry items scanned    : 24271
        Registry threats detected : 0
        File items scanned        : 128020
        File threats detected     : 15

        Adware.Tracking Cookie
           accounts.google.com[wmn|gmail|[email protected]] [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           accounts.google.com[wmn|gmail|[email protected]] [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .imrworldwide.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .imrworldwide.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .revsci.net [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .revsci.net [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .revsci.net [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .revsci.net [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .revsci.net [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .media6degrees.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .media6degrees.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .statcounter.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
           .media6degrees.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]


        And once again...GMAIL problems!

        SuperDave

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        Re: PC Slow/Grinding
        « Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 05:45:56 PM »
        If there is a grinding noise it's either one of the fans or the harddrive. Can you open the box and give a listen. You can disconnect each fan to try to isolate the noise. Also, please run ComboFix.
        Intel(R) Core (TM) i3-3220 CPU 3.30 GHz 8.0 Gb RAM Windows 8.1 with a dual boot to Windows XP  Home with SP3, Comodo  with Windows Firewall & Windows Defender

        bluecountry

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          Re: PC Slow/Grinding
          « Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 08:43:18 PM »
          Dave, before I do that, do I have a malware problem I can take care of...would rather do the "easy" part first!  Uncomfy touching the hardrive physically yet.

          bluecountry

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            Re: PC Slow/Grinding
            « Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 10:17:50 PM »
            I really need help...PC keeps running slow, slowest it has been in a LONG time...each new SAS scan now all of the sudden has GOOGLE problems...please help

            SuperDave

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            Re: PC Slow/Grinding
            « Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012, 12:32:15 PM »
            Download DDS from HERE or HERE and save it to your desktop.

            Vista users right click on dds and select Run as administrator (you will receive a UAC prompt, please allow it)

            * XP users Double click on dds to run it.
            * If your antivirus or firewall try to block DDS then please allow it to run.
            * When finished DDS will open two (2) logs.
            * Save both reports to your desktop.
            * The instructions here ask you to attach the Attach.txt.



            1) DDS.txt
            2) Attach.txt
            Instead of attaching, please copy/past both logs into your Thread

            Note: DDS will instruct you to post the Attach.txt log as an attachment.
            Please just post it as you would any other log by copying and pasting it into the reply.

            •Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.

            Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.
            After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection.
            Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.
            Information on A/V control HERE .Then post your DDS logs. (DDS.txt and Attach.txt )
            Intel(R) Core (TM) i3-3220 CPU 3.30 GHz 8.0 Gb RAM Windows 8.1 with a dual boot to Windows XP  Home with SP3, Comodo  with Windows Firewall & Windows Defender

            bluecountry

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              Re: PC Slow/Grinding
              « Reply #9 on: March 14, 2012, 09:10:08 PM »
              Several logs:

              MBAM (short scan)
              Quote
              Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
              www.malwarebytes.org

              Database version: v2012.03.14.04

              Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
              Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
              Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]

              3/14/2012 1:49:53 PM
              mbam-log-2012-03-14 (13-49-53).txt

              Scan type: Quick scan
              Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
              Scan options disabled: P2P
              Objects scanned: 204990
              Time elapsed: 5 minute(s), 49 second(s)

              Memory Processes Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Memory Modules Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Registry Keys Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Registry Values Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Registry Data Items Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Folders Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Files Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              (end)

              MBAM (long scan)
              Quote
              Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
              www.malwarebytes.org

              Database version: v2012.03.14.04

              Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFS
              Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
              Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]

              3/14/2012 2:09:25 PM
              mbam-log-2012-03-14 (14-09-25).txt

              Scan type: Full scan
              Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
              Scan options disabled: P2P
              Objects scanned: 337519
              Time elapsed: 1 hour(s), 28 minute(s), 11 second(s)

              Memory Processes Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Memory Modules Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Registry Keys Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Registry Values Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Registry Data Items Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Folders Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              Files Detected: 0
              (No malicious items detected)

              (end)

              SAS
              Quote
              SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
              http://www.superantispyware.com

              Generated 03/14/2012 at 02:14 AM

              Application Version : 5.0.1144

              Core Rules Database Version : 8333
              Trace Rules Database Version: 6145

              Scan type       : Complete Scan
              Total Scan Time : 01:32:05

              Operating System Information
              Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 2 (Build 6.00.6002)
              UAC On - Limited User (Administrator User)

              Memory items scanned      : 801
              Memory threats detected   : 0
              Registry items scanned    : 35767
              Registry threats detected : 0
              File items scanned        : 131710
              File threats detected     : 2

              Adware.Tracking Cookie
                 accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
                 accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]

              SAS
              Quote
              SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
              http://www.superantispyware.com

              Generated 03/14/2012 at 01:41 PM

              Application Version : 5.0.1144

              Core Rules Database Version : 8333
              Trace Rules Database Version: 6145

              Scan type       : Complete Scan
              Total Scan Time : 01:47:13

              Operating System Information
              Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, Service Pack 2 (Build 6.00.6002)
              UAC On - Limited User (Administrator User)

              Memory items scanned      : 756
              Memory threats detected   : 0
              Registry items scanned    : 35767
              Registry threats detected : 0
              File items scanned        : 131867
              File threats detected     : 4

              Adware.Tracking Cookie
                 accounts.google.com[wmn|gmail|[email protected]] [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
                 accounts.google.com[wmn|gmail|[email protected]] [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
                 accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
                 accounts.google.com [ C:\USERS\JOHNNY OLA\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\3YU3MJE6.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]

              DDS 1
              Quote
              .
              DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
              Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_31
              Run by Johnny Ola at 22:58:37 on 2012-03-14
              Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium   6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.884 [GMT -4:00]
              .
              AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
              SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
              SP: COMODO Defense+ *Enabled/Updated* {FEEA52D5-051E-08DD-07EF-2F009097607D}
              FW: COMODO Firewall *Enabled* {7DB03214-694B-060B-1600-BD4715C36DBB}
              .
              ============== Running Processes ===============
              .
              C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
              C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
              C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
              C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
              C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
              C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
              C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
              C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
              C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
              C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
              C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
              C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe
              C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgemcx.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
              C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
              C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
              C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGroup
              C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\xaudio.exe
              C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgrSub.exe
              C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\WUDFHost.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\igfxext.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\Wireless Switch Setting Utility\Switcher.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Update 3\VAIOUpdt.exe
              C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.3.21.99\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
              C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
              C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
              C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Camera Utility\VCUServe.exe
              C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Center Access Bar\VCAB.exe
              C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
              C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\iCloudServices.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
              C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Internet Services\ubd.exe
              C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
              C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exe
              C:\Users\Johnny Ola\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
              C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosA2dp.exe
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHid.exe
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHsp.exe
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosAVRC.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\distnoted.exe
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\tosOBEX.exe
              C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe
              C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtProc.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\sdclt.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
              C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
              C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
              C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
              C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
              .
              ============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
              .
              uStart Page = hxxp://search.conduit.com?SearchSource=10&ctid=CT2818425
              uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
              BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dll
              BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg2012\avgssie.dll
              BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
              BHO: Skype Browser Helper: {ae805869-2e5c-4ed4-8f7b-f1f7851a4497} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
              BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
              uRun: [iCloudServices] c:\program files\common files\apple\internet services\iCloudServices.exe
              uRun: [ApplePhotoStreams] c:\program files\common files\apple\internet services\ApplePhotoStreams.exe
              uRun: [Google Update] "c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\local\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
              uRun: [MobileDocuments] c:\program files\common files\apple\internet services\ubd.exe
              uRun: [ehTray.exe] c:\windows\ehome\ehTray.exe
              uRun: [WMPNSCFG] c:\program files\windows media player\WMPNSCFG.exe
              mRun: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe
              mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
              mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe
              mRun: [Persistence] c:\windows\system32\igfxpers.exe
              mRun: [ISBMgr.exe] "c:\program files\sony\isb utility\ISBMgr.exe"
              mRun: [VAIOCameraUtility] "c:\program files\sony\vaio camera utility\VCUServe.exe"
              mRun: [VAIO Center Access Bar] "c:\program files\sony\vaio center access bar\VCAB.exe"
              mRun: [VAIOSecurity] "c:\program files\sony\vaio security center\VSC.exe" 1
              mRun: [AVG_TRAY] "c:\program files\avg\avg2012\avgtray.exe"
              mRun: [COMODO Internet Security] "c:\program files\comodo\comodo internet security\cfp.exe" -h
              mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\common files\java\java update\jusched.exe"
              mRun: [APSDaemon] "c:\program files\common files\apple\apple application support\APSDaemon.exe"
              StartupFolder: c:\users\johnny~1\appdata\roaming\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\dropbox.lnk - c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\roaming\dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
              StartupFolder: c:\progra~2\micros~1\windows\startm~1\programs\startup\blueto~1.lnk - c:\program files\toshiba\bluetooth toshiba stack\TosBtMng.exe
              mPolicies-explorer: BindDirectlyToPropertySetStorage = 0 (0x0)
              mPolicies-system: EnableUIADesktopToggle = 0 (0x0)
              IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
              IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office12\ONBttnIE.dll
              IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
              IE: {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - {FF059E31-CC5A-4E2E-BF3B-96E929D65503} - c:\progra~1\micros~4\office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
              DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_31-windows-i586.cab
              DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0031-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_31-windows-i586.cab
              DPF: {CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.6.0/jinstall-1_6_0_31-windows-i586.cab
              TCP: DhcpNameServer = 68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11
              TCP: Interfaces\{20DA44BE-98A1-475D-B8AC-88DF3AD26CDD} : NameServer = 8.26.56.26,156.154.70.22
              TCP: Interfaces\{D83D5627-FB49-437C-B3E7-C61C85550B27} : NameServer = 8.26.56.26,156.154.70.22
              TCP: Interfaces\{D83D5627-FB49-437C-B3E7-C61C85550B27} : DhcpNameServer = 68.105.28.12 68.105.29.12 68.105.28.11
              Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg2012\avgpp.dll
              Handler: skype-ie-addon-data - {91774881-D725-4E58-B298-07617B9B86A8} - c:\program files\skype\toolbars\internet explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
              Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.DLL
              Notify: igfxcui - igfxdev.dll
              Notify: VESWinlogon - VESWinlogon.dll
              AppInit_DLLs: c:\windows\system32\guard32.dll c:\windows\system32\guard32.dll
              SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL
              .
              ================= FIREFOX ===================
              .
              FF - ProfilePath - c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\3yu3mje6.default\
              FF - prefs.js: browser.search.defaulturl - hxxp://search.conduit.com/ResultsExt.aspx?ctid=CT2818425&SearchSource=3&q={searchTerms}
              FF - prefs.js: browser.startup.homepage - hxxps://www.google.com/
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.3.21.79\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.3.21.93\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\google\update\1.3.21.99\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\new_plugin\npdeployJava1.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\plugin2\npdeployJava1.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\mozilla firefox\plugins\npdeployJava1.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\player\npvlc.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\program files\veetle\plugins\npVeetle.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\local\google\update\1.3.21.99\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\roaming\mozilla\plugins\npgoogletalk.dll
              FF - plugin: c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\roaming\mozilla\plugins\npgtpo3dautoplugin.dll
              .
              ---- FIREFOX POLICIES ----
              FF - user.js: network.protocol-handler.warn-external.dnupdate - false
              .
              ============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
              .
              R0 AVGIDSEH;AVGIDSEH;c:\windows\system32\drivers\AVGIDSEH.sys [2011-7-11 23120]
              R0 Avgrkx86;AVG Anti-Rootkit Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgrkx86.sys [2011-9-13 32592]
              R1 Avgldx86;AVG AVI Loader Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2011-10-7 230608]
              R1 Avgmfx86;AVG Mini-Filter Resident Anti-Virus Shield;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2011-8-8 40016]
              R1 Avgtdix;AVG TDI Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2011-7-11 295248]
              R1 cmdGuard;COMODO Internet Security Sandbox Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdGuard.sys [2011-10-7 491816]
              R1 cmdHlp;COMODO Internet Security Helper Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys [2011-10-7 38616]
              R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2011-7-22 12880]
              R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2011-7-12 67664]
              R2 !SASCORE;SAS Core Service;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASCore.exe [2011-8-11 116608]
              R2 AVGIDSAgent;AVGIDSAgent;c:\program files\avg\avg2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe [2011-10-12 4433248]
              R2 avgwd;AVG WatchDog;c:\program files\avg\avg2012\avgwdsvc.exe [2011-8-2 192776]
              R2 FontCache;Windows Font Cache Service;c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation [2011-10-16 21504]
              R2 MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB;SQL Server (VAIO_VEDB);c:\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql.1\mssql\binn\sqlservr.exe [2010-12-10 29293408]
              R2 regi;regi;c:\windows\system32\drivers\regi.sys [2007-1-3 11032]
              R3 AVGIDSDriver;AVGIDSDriver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\AVGIDSDriver.sys [2011-7-11 134736]
              R3 AVGIDSFilter;AVGIDSFilter;c:\windows\system32\drivers\AVGIDSFilter.sys [2011-7-11 24272]
              R3 AVGIDSShim;AVGIDSShim;c:\windows\system32\drivers\AVGIDSShim.sys [2011-10-4 16720]
              R3 R5U870FLx86;R5U870 UVC Lower Filter  ;c:\windows\system32\drivers\R5U870FLx86.sys [2007-5-3 73472]
              R3 R5U870FUx86;R5U870 UVC Upper Filter  ;c:\windows\system32\drivers\R5U870FUx86.sys [2007-5-3 43904]
              R3 SonyImgF;Sony Image Conversion Filter Driver;c:\windows\system32\drivers\SonyImgF.sys [2007-5-3 31104]
              R3 ti21sony;ti21sony;c:\windows\system32\drivers\ti21sony.sys [2007-5-3 807424]
              S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2010-3-18 130384]
              S2 gupdate;Google Update Service (gupdate);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2011-10-11 136176]
              S3 gupdatem;Google Update Service (gupdatem);c:\program files\google\update\GoogleUpdate.exe [2011-10-11 136176]
              S3 ICScsiSV;Image Converter SCSI Service;c:\program files\sony\image converter 3\ICScsiSV.exe [2005-1-1 75952]
              S3 IcVzMonLauncher;IcVzMonLauncher;c:\program files\sony\image converter 3\IcVzMonLauncher.exe [2005-1-1 67760]
              S3 VAIOMediaPlatform-UCLS-AppServer;VAIO Media Content Collection;c:\program files\sony\vaio media integrated server\UCLS.exe [2005-1-1 745472]
              S3 VAIOMediaPlatform-UCLS-HTTP;VAIO Media Content Collection (HTTP);c:\program files\sony\vaio media integrated server\platform\SV_Httpd.exe [2005-1-1 397312]
              S3 VAIOMediaPlatform-UCLS-UPnP;VAIO Media Content Collection (UPnP);c:\program files\sony\vaio media integrated server\platform\UPnPFramework.exe [2005-1-1 1089536]
              S3 WPFFontCache_v0400;Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 4.0.0.0;c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v4.0.30319\wpf\WPFFontCache_v0400.exe [2010-3-18 753504]
              .
              =============== Created Last 30 ================
              .
              2012-03-15 01:30:23   --------   d-----w-   c:\program files\Smartparts
              2012-03-15 01:28:04   --------   d-----w-   c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\local\Downloaded Installations
              2012-03-14 07:19:44   --------   d-----w-   C:\f46c407180ce1877c0c980d0e4
              2012-03-14 03:32:25   652296   ----a-w-   c:\programdata\microsoft\ehome\packages\sportstemplate\sportstemplatecore\Microsoft.MediaCenter.Sports.UI.dll
              2012-03-14 03:32:15   677136   ----a-w-   c:\programdata\microsoft\ehome\packages\mcespotlight\mcespotlight\SpotlightResources.dll
              2012-03-14 03:32:05   416128   ----a-w-   c:\programdata\microsoft\ehome\packages\nettv\browse\NetTVResources.dll
              2012-03-13 20:18:01   2044416   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
              2012-03-13 20:17:59   683008   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\d2d1.dll
              2012-03-13 20:17:59   219648   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\d3d10_1core.dll
              2012-03-13 20:17:59   160768   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\d3d10_1.dll
              2012-03-13 20:17:59   1172480   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\d3d10warp.dll
              2012-03-13 20:17:59   1068544   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\DWrite.dll
              2012-03-13 20:17:46   2409784   ----a-w-   c:\program files\windows mail\OESpamFilter.dat
              2012-03-13 20:17:43   613376   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\rdpencom.dll
              2012-03-13 20:17:43   180736   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\drivers\rdpwd.sys
              2012-03-10 19:06:34   --------   d-----w-   c:\program files\iPod
              2012-03-10 19:06:20   --------   d-----w-   c:\program files\iTunes
              2012-03-08 04:15:14   --------   d-----w-   c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\roaming\GetRightToGo
              2012-03-08 04:02:17   --------   d-----w-   c:\users\johnny ola\appdata\roaming\libimobiledevice
              2012-03-08 04:00:01   --------   d-----w-   c:\program files\Tansee iPhone Transfer SMS
              2012-02-15 18:44:42   680448   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
              2012-02-15 16:01:50   4547944   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\usbaaplrc.dll
              2012-02-15 16:01:50   43520   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbaapl.sys
              .
              ==================== Find3M  ====================
              .
              2012-03-11 21:13:28   38616   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdhlp.sys
              2012-03-11 21:13:26   491816   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmdGuard.sys
              2012-03-11 21:13:25   19600   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\drivers\cmderd.sys
              2012-03-11 21:13:19   33984   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\cmdcsr.dll
              2012-03-11 21:13:18   301224   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\guard32.dll
              2012-02-17 05:24:47   472808   ----a-w-   c:\windows\system32\deployJava1.dll
              2012-01-10 05:57:22   318904   ----a-w-   c:\users\johnny ola\wmpfirefoxplugin.exe
              .
              ============= FINISH: 23:00:00.98 ===============

              DDS 2
              Quote
              .
              UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.
              IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT
              .
              DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01)
              .
              Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
              Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
              Install Date: 1/1/2005 3:07:20 AM
              System Uptime: 3/14/2012 2:05:16 PM (9 hours ago)
              .
              Motherboard: Sony Corporation |  | VAIO
              Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7100  @ 1.80GHz | N/A | 1801/200mhz
              .
              ==== Disk Partitions =========================
              .
              C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 291 GiB total, 225.179 GiB free.
              D: is Removable
              E: is Removable
              F: is CDROM ()
              .
              ==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
              .
              ==== System Restore Points ===================
              .
              RP377: 3/14/2012 3:16:16 AM - Windows Update
              RP378: 3/14/2012 3:34:46 AM - Windows Update
              RP379: 3/14/2012 5:52:48 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
              RP380: 3/14/2012 9:29:09 PM - Installed OptiPix.
              .
              ==== Installed Programs ======================
              .
               Update for Microsoft Office 2007 (KB2508958)
              Activation Assistant for the 2007 Microsoft Office suites
              Adobe Flash Player 11 Plugin
              Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX
              Adobe Reader 8
              AIM 7
              Apple Application Support
              Apple Mobile Device Support
              Apple Software Update
              AVG 2012
              AVG PC Tuneup 2011
              Battery Care Function
              BitLord 2.0
              Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
              Bonjour
              Canon Camera Access Library
              Canon Camera Support Core Library
              Canon Camera Window DC_DV 5 for ZoomBrowser EX
              Canon Camera Window DC_DV 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
              Canon Camera Window MC 6 for ZoomBrowser EX
              Canon G.726 WMP-Decoder
              Canon MovieEdit Task for ZoomBrowser EX
              Canon RAW Image Task for ZoomBrowser EX
              Canon RemoteCapture Task for ZoomBrowser EX
              Canon Utilities EOS Utility
              Canon Utilities PhotoStitch
              Canon Utilities ZoomBrowser EX
              CCleaner
              Click to DVD 2.0.05 Menu Data
              Click to DVD 2.6.00
              COMODO Internet Security
              Complitly
              Dropbox
              DSD Direct
              DSD Playback Plug-in
              Google Chrome
              Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office
              Google Talk Plugin
              Google Update Helper
              Grouper Screen Saver 1.0
              HDAUDIO SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP
              Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB953595)
              Hotfix for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB958484)
              iCloud
              Image Converter 3
              Instant Mode
              Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver
              iTunes
              Java Auto Updater
              Java(TM) 6 Update 31
              LocationFree Player
              Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.60.1.1000
              Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
              Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Security Update (KB2656353)
              Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
              Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
              Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
              Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007
              Microsoft Office File Validation Add-In
              Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
              Microsoft Office OneNote MUI (English) 2007
              Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007
              Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007
              Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007
              Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007
              Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007
              Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
              Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007
              Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007
              Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007
              Microsoft SQL Server 2005
              Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (VAIO_VEDB)
              Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
              Microsoft SQL Server Setup Support Files (English)
              Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer
              Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
              Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
              Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022
              Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
              Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
              Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
              Microsoft Works
              Mozilla Firefox 10.0.2 (x86 en-US)
              MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978)
              MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430)
              MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688)
              MSXML 4.0 SP2 Parser and SDK
              OpenMG Limited Patch 4.7-07-13-24-01
              OpenMG Secure Module 4.7.00
              OptiPix
              QuickBooks Product Listing Service
              QuickBooks Simple Start Free Starter Edition
              Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
              Roxio Easy Media Creator Home
              Safari
              SeaTools for Windows
              Security Update for CAPICOM (KB931906)
              Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB2657424)
              Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2478663)
              Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2518870)
              Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2539636)
              Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2572078)
              Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2633870)
              Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2656351)
              Security Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596785) 32-Bit Edition
              Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596764) 32-Bit Edition
              Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 (KB2596912) 32-Bit Edition
              Setting Utility Series
              Simple Start Entice
              Skype Click to Call
              Skype™ 5.5
              SonicStage 4.3
              SonicStage Mastering Studio
              SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter
              SonicStage Mastering Studio Audio Filter Custom Preset
              SonicStage Mastering Studio Plugins
              Sony Utilities DLL
              Sony Video Shared Library
              Spiderman 3 XXXX
              SpywareBlaster 4.6
              SUPERAntiSpyware
              SupportSoft Assisted Service
              Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
              Tansee iPhone Transfer SMS 2.8.1.0
              TeamSpeak 3 Client
              Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
              Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (KB963707)
              Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2468871)
              Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2533523)
              Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (KB2600217)
              Update for Microsoft Office 2007 Help for Common Features (KB963673)
              Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596651) 32-Bit Edition
              Update for Microsoft Office 2007 suites (KB2596789) 32-Bit Edition
              Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB2596596) 32-Bit Edition
              Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Help (KB963678)
              Update for Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 Help (KB963670)
              Update for Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Help (KB963669)
              Update for Microsoft Office Script Editor Help (KB963671)
              Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 Help (KB963665)
              VAIO AV Mode Launcher
              VAIO Azure Float Wallpaper
              VAIO Camera Capture Utility
              VAIO Camera Utility
              VAIO Center Access Bar
              VAIO Central
              VAIO Entertainment Center
              VAIO Entertainment Platform
              VAIO Event Service
              VAIO Floral Dusk Wallpaper
              VAIO Help And Support
              VAIO Media
              VAIO Media 6.0
              VAIO Media AC3 Decoder 1.0
              VAIO Media Content Collection 6.0
              VAIO Media Integrated Server 6.0
              VAIO Media Redistribution 6.0
              VAIO Media Registration Tool
              VAIO Media Registration Tool 6.0
              VAIO OOBE
              VAIO Photo 2007
              VAIO Power Management
              VAIO Productivity Center
              VAIO Security Center
              VAIO Service Utility
              VAIO Survey
              VAIO Teal Whisper Wallpaper
              VAIO Update 3
              VAIO Video & Photo  Suite
              Veetle TV
              Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin
              WinDVD for VAIO
              Wireless Switch Setting Utility
              .
              ==== Event Viewer Messages From Past Week ========
              .
              3/9/2012 6:15:53 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7011]  - A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the VzCdbSvc service.
              3/7/2012 10:52:19 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7000]  - The Windows Font Cache Service service failed to start due to the following error:  The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion.
              3/7/2012 10:52:16 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7009]  - A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Windows Font Cache Service service to connect.
              3/7/2012 10:51:21 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7034]  - The Canon Camera Access Library 8 service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).
              3/7/2012 10:50:02 PM, Error: EventLog [6008]  - The previous system shutdown at 1:07:56 AM on 3/6/2012 was unexpected.
              3/14/2012 3:32:25 AM, Error: srv [2019]  - The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty.
              3/14/2012 3:32:25 AM, Error: srv [2017]  - The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the server reached the configured limit for nonpaged pool allocations.
              3/14/2012 3:31:33 AM, Error: netbt [4311]  - Initialization failed because the driver device could not be created. Use the string "0013E8354465" to identify the interface for which initialization failed. It represents the MAC address of the failed interface or the  Globally Unique Interface Identifier (GUID) if NetBT was unable to  map from GUID to MAC address. If neither the MAC address nor the GUID were  available, the string represents a cluster device name.
              3/14/2012 3:29:13 AM, Error: EventLog [6008]  - The previous system shutdown at 3:26:38 AM on 3/14/2012 was unexpected.
              3/14/2012 3:12:08 AM, Error: EventLog [6008]  - The previous system shutdown at 3:08:38 AM on 3/14/2012 was unexpected.
              3/14/2012 3:10:42 AM, Error: volsnap [25]  - The shadow copies of volume C: were deleted because the shadow copy storage could not grow in time.  Consider reducing the IO load on the system or choose a shadow copy storage volume that is not being shadow copied.
              3/14/2012 2:07:17 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7000]  - The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error:  The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
              3/14/2012 11:58:13 AM, Error: Service Control Manager [7022]  - The Windows Update service hung on starting.
              3/14/2012 11:50:38 AM, Error: EventLog [6008]  - The previous system shutdown at 11:47:14 AM on 3/14/2012 was unexpected.
              3/10/2012 2:01:53 PM, Error: Service Control Manager [7031]  - The Apple Mobile Device service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
              .
              ==== End Of File ===========================


              SuperDave

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              Re: PC Slow/Grinding
              « Reply #10 on: March 15, 2012, 12:49:23 PM »
              There's nothing showing up in the scans so it starting to look like it's probably your hard drive. Please try running a defrag on that drive.

              Slow Computer? It may not be Malware for free cleaning/maintenance tools to help keep your computer running smoothly.
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                Re: PC Slow/Grinding
                « Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 10:35:11 PM »
                I'll go ahead and defrag, if it still acts up, what then?

                The hardrive does keep grinding, can I ignore it or should I do something?

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                Re: PC Slow/Grinding
                « Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 10:55:43 AM »
                Quote
                The hardrive does keep grinding, can I ignore it or should I do something?
                You should backup all your important data and be prepared to change the harddrive. You can run this diagnostic. It will give you a good picture of the harddrive. If it's a grinding noise, it sounds like a bearing is going bad.

                Run hard drive diagnostics: tacktech.com
                Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
                Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
                If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: imgburn to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
                For Toshiba hard drives, see here:

                Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
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                  Re: PC Slow/Grinding
                  « Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 01:44:53 PM »
                  OK, I'll do it.  Just so you know, apparently my PC automatically de-frags every week.

                  You should backup all your important data and be prepared to change the harddrive. You can run this diagnostic. It will give you a good picture of the harddrive. If it's a grinding noise, it sounds like a bearing is going bad.

                  Run hard drive diagnostics: tacktech.com
                  Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
                  Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
                  If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: imgburn to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
                  For Toshiba hard drives, see here:

                  Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
                  Then I guess I boot from CD and do what?  Post contents here?
                  « Last Edit: March 17, 2012, 02:04:28 PM by bluecountry »

                  bluecountry

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                    Re: PC Slow/Grinding
                    « Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 02:14:03 PM »
                    You should backup all your important data and be prepared to change the harddrive. You can run this diagnostic. It will give you a good picture of the harddrive. If it's a grinding noise, it sounds like a bearing is going bad.

                    Run hard drive diagnostics: tacktech.com
                    Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
                    Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
                    If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: imgburn to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
                    For Toshiba hard drives, see here:

                    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
                    Then I guess I boot from CD and do what?  Post contents here?