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Hi,

 

I've been having huge problems with my computer (Dell Dimension 8200; 2.4 GHz; 256 MB RAM; WIN XP Home Ed.) since Wednesday. The problems I'm experiencing are booting/rebooting (random processes not starting; taking a very long time to reboot), and getting Virtual Memory too low warnings, which cause atrocious performance issues.

 

Norton AntiVirus 2004 shows no viruses or Trojan Horses.

 

Ad-adware is showing:

 

Vendor:Possible Browser Hijack attempt

Category:Data Miner

Object Type:RegData

Size:-

Location:Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Start Page" ("about:blank")

Last Activity:7-11-2004

Risk LevelMedium

Comment:Possible browser hijack attempt

Description:Possible attempt to control\redirect the browser. This object referrs to a "blacklisted" site.

 

This error seems weird in that the Vendor statement doesn't seem right and the Location IS what I want (i.e., I do want about:blank to be my Start Page).

 

Due to this doubt about this error, I've chosen not to quarantine it.

 

Now my big question.

 

On my hard drive I have the following:

 

C:\Program Files\MProcessor

 

data.dat

first.awp

initial.cfg

main.cfg

MProcessor.exe

replacer.exe

second.awp

 

What is MProcessor? Some of the files are date stamped around the time that I've been experiencing problems.

 

Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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We need a closer look at what's happening.

Please download Hijack this

Copy it into its own folder, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

 

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.

Press that, save the log, do Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.

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Thanks for your help.

 

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 7:45:32 PM, on 7/11/2004

Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

 

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe

C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe

C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe

C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\DAMon.exe

C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe

C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe

C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

C:\Program Files\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

 

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe"

R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx

O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyviewer.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {8FB0F3E2-5193-11d7-9F88-0050FC5441CB} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {1C78AB3F-A857-482e-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - (no file)

O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [updReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AHQInit] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Program\AHQInit.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdaptecDirectCD] "C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb04.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell|Alert] C:\Program Files\Dell\Support\Alert\bin\DAMon.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mmtask] C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PQL] C:\WINDOWS\System32\PQL.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ryptsvcc] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ryptsvcc.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSConfig] C:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Binaries\MSConfig.exe /auto

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMon.exe

O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = ?

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = ?

O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: MoneySide (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger (HKLM)

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O16 - DPF: {11260943-421B-11D0-8EAC-0000C07D88CF} (iPIX ActiveX Control) - http://www.ipix.com/viewers/ipixx.cab

O16 - DPF: {1C78AB3F-A857-482E-80C0-3A1E5238A565} - file://C:\install.cab

O16 - DPF: {2BC66F54-93A8-11D3-BEB6-00105AA9B6AE} (Symantec AntiVirus scanner) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...bin/AvSniff.cab

O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200210...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {56336BCB-3D8A-11D6-A00B-0050DA18DE71} (RdxIE Class) - http://software-dl.real.com/3015f1433eba87...ip/RdxIE601.cab

O16 - DPF: {644E432F-49D3-41A1-8DD5-E099162EEEC5} (Symantec RuFSI Utility Class) - http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/SharedC...n/bin/cabsa.cab

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...B?38034.4859375

O16 - DPF: {C7B05B62-C8D7-438C-840B-4994DAAA8EEE} - http://webpdp.gator.com/v3/download/pdpplu...ptdmgainads.cab

O16 - DPF: {CE28D5D2-60CF-4C7D-9FE8-0F47A3308078} (ActiveDataInfo Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/SymAData.cab

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwa...ash/swflash.cab

O16 - DPF: {E77C0D62-882A-456F-AD8F-7C6C9569B8C7} (ActiveDataObj Class) - http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/activedata/ActiveData.cab

O16 - DPF: {f760cb9e-c60f-4a89-890e-fae8b849493e} -

 

Please note that I'm not having any computer issues (at least today and yesterday) after doing the following:

 

Using the System Configuration Utility, I unchecked the Start Up Item mprocessor under the Startup tab. Under the General tab, I'm starting the computer with Selective Startup selected.

 

A few days ago I did run HijackThis and it did contain a reference to C:\Program Files\MProcessor.

 

I noticed that some of the files under this directory were date stamped around the same time that I started experiencing computer problems.

 

Do you know what MProcessor (Mprocessor.exe to be exact) is? Is this part of MS WIN XP? Is this spyware or adware? Can I get rid of this directory and all of its references in the registry?

 

Thanks again.

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