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Help with Housekeepering

Rourkefamily
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Posts: 241
Registered: 01-09-2007

Help with Housekeepering

Running quite an old machine with Windows XP. AMD Sempron 1.66G with 1.48 RAM. Machine is starting to slow down so ran a bit of housekkeping exercise. Disk Clean Up, cleared temp files, ran Malware Bytes (where returned 0  Smiley ). Just ran Hijack this. Could the experts on here advise me on anything I can get rid of. Log file is below. Thank you
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:23:47, on 04/11/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Suite\NokiaSuite.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\12.2.6\ToolbarUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\Transports\NclUSBSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\Transports\NclMSBTSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
E:\HijackThis.exe
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bbc.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R3 - URLSearchHook: FreeRIP Toolbar - {E634228A-03CF-4BC8-B0AB-668257F1FD8C} - C:\Program Files\FreeRIP Toolbar\IE\4.7\freeripToolbarIE.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Babylon toolbar helper - {2EECD738-5844-4a99-B4B6-146BF802613B} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar - {95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233} - C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\12.2.5.32\AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.7.7529.1424\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: URLRedirectionBHO - {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
O2 - BHO: FreeRIP Toolbar - {E634228A-03CF-4BC8-B0AB-668257F1FD8C} - C:\Program Files\FreeRIP Toolbar\IE\4.7\freeripToolbarIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233} - C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\12.2.5.32\AVG Secure Search_toolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: FreeRIP Toolbar - {E634228A-03CF-4BC8-B0AB-668257F1FD8C} - C:\Program Files\FreeRIP Toolbar\IE\4.7\freeripToolbarIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Babylon Toolbar - {98889811-442D-49dd-99D7-DC866BE87DBC} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG_TRAY] "C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgtray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vProt] "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ROC_roc_dec12] "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_roc_dec12.exe" /PROMPT /CMPID=roc_dec12
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ApnUpdater] "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ROC_ROC_JULY_P1] "C:\Program Files\AVG Secure Search\ROC_ROC_JULY_P1.exe" / /PROMPT /CMPID=ROC_JULY_P1
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Samsung PanelMgr] C:\WINDOWS\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Malwarebytes Anti-Malware] C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [swg] "C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NokiaSuite.exe] C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Suite\NokiaSuite.exe -tray
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'Default user')
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: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_7461B1589E8B4FB7.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
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
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: viprotocol - {B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\ViProtocolInstaller\12.2.6\ViProtocol.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Browseui preloader - {438755C2-A8BA-11D1-B96B-00A0C90312E1} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\browseui.dll
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVGIDSAgent - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\AVGIDSAgent.exe
O23 - Service: AVG WatchDog (avgwd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdatem) (gupdatem) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Google Software Updater (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Mozilla Maintenance Service (MozillaMaintenance) - Mozilla Foundation - C:\Program Files\Mozilla Maintenance Service\maintenanceservice.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia - C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
O23 - Service: vToolbarUpdater12.2.6 - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\vToolbarUpdater\12.2.6\ToolbarUpdater.exe
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End of file - 8672 bytes
8 REPLIES
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

There seem to be a few entries related to the babylon toolbar (malware) remaining although the files are no longer present.
You can probably get rid of the Ask.com toolbar and maybe the Google toolbar (use Chrome instead?).
Most of the other stuff depends on if you use it or not.
Quote from: Rourkefamily
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

Can be disabled. NB. The current version of Adobe Reader is 11 (aka "XI").
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

Personally, I don't trust recent versions of AVG to run well on XP machines.  I would try uninstalling it and replacing it with Microsoft Security Essentials.  Both are free so you can always change back if you see no improvement. 
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

AVG 2013 is another newer version available (judging by the folder names).
Rourkefamily
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

Thanks for the replys folks. I will get to work  Smiley
Couple of Questions.
Re Babylon, can you recommend something to get rid of it fully? I have never had complete success as you can see from the log.
Re AVG, is 2013 better on XP than previous versions or just switch to essentials?
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

Quote from: Rourkefamily
Re Babylon, can you recommend something to get rid of it fully? I have never had complete success as you can see from the log.

You could use Autoruns to delete that registry entry, maybe slightly easier than just using regedit.
Quote from: Rourkefamily
Re AVG, is 2013 better on XP than previous versions or just switch to essentials?

I haven't tried it, although I thought AVG 2012 was faster than the previous 2 versions. But I'd go for switching to Security Essentials anyway.
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

Quote from: Rourkefamily
Re Babylon, can you recommend something to get rid of it fully? I have never had complete success as you can see from the log.

Try "spybot - search and destroy" :-  http://www.safer-networking.org/ ; free edition, will clear out other 'lurkers' as well
computing50yrs
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

I do lots of support for all operating systems, and one of the first things I do on a computer I have for repair is to install IOBIT Advanced System Care free version and use that to sort out slow running, invariably that is all I need to do to make a huge improvement in startup and running speed. It works for all versions of Windows. Again this software has a Tool Box which enables you to disable start up programs which you don't require.
Go to the web site just put "advanced System Care" into Google and read all about it.
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Re: Help with Housekeepering

Have you had a look with the Performance monitor to see what is happening in your machine?
control panel -> admin tools --> performance
Maybe it is paging too much or there are high I/O queues?
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.