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# Random browser crashes

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I found a couple of things lately thanks to Zone Alarm, opening Task Manager when my browser goes crazy, and poking around the Registry Editor. I cleaned out as much as I felt safe doing, I still have the occasional browser freeze or crash though. One I'm not sure of is something called updmgr. I googled it and it looked like a virus, but it's in Earthlink, not CommonFolders. I know a couple of times when my browser really started to chug I gave Windows the old three fingered salute (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) and updmgr was there, those were the only times I had seen it. Anyone know if it's an essential program or a cleverly hidden something else?

I spotted MyWebSearch again too, in the registry. I had it once before but I thought I had gotten rid of it. Neither Ad-aware or Spybot S&D caught it, there was a listing in hijackthis that I checked and had it fix, but it's still in add/remove programs (which of course doesn't work).

I still get the occasional random browser crash, especially at IGN (ign.com), which may just be due to their site. No idea what else might be lurking on my system. If someone could take a look at my log and see if there's anything else that needs to go, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7

Scan saved at 5:33:29 AM, on 06/08/2004

Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\WILD FILE\GOBACK\GBPOLL.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\RTVSCN95.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\DEFWATCH.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SM56HLPR.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETZIP CLASSIC\NZFPROP.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\SETI@HOME\SETI@HOME.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\VPTRAY.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LXAMSP32.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZONEALARM.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARKX63\ACBTNMGR_X63.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARKX63\ACMONITOR_X63.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\YMSGR_TRAY.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE

C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE

C:\MY DOCUMENTS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.theonering.net/

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.earthlink.net

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://www.earthlink.net/partner/more/msie...ton/search.html

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {EBCDDA60-2A68-11D3-8A43-0060083CFB9C} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NZDD0.DLL

O2 - BHO: EarthLink Popup Blocker - {4B5F2E08-6F39-479a-B547-B2026E4C7EDF} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\PnEL.dll

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL

O3 - Toolbar: Pop-Up Blocker - {D7F30B62-8269-41AF-9539-B2697FA7D77E} - C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\PnEL.dll

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [scanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [systemTray] SysTray.Exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sM56ACL] sm56hlpr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NetZIPFolders] C:\Program Files\Netzip Classic\nzfprop.exe /startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [seticlient] C:\Program Files\SETI@home\SETI@home.exe -min

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vptray] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\vptray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [lxamsp32.exe] lxamsp32.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexmarkPrinTray] PrinTray.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [GoBack Polling Service] C:\Program Files\Wild File\GoBack\GBPoll.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [MiniLog] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\MINILOG.EXE -service

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [rtvscn95] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\rtvscn95.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [defwatch] C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\defwatch.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] C:\PROGRAM FILES\YAHOO!\MESSENGER\ypager.exe -quiet

O4 - Startup: AcBtnMgr_X63.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\LexmarkX63\AcBtnMgr_X63.exe

O4 - Startup: ACMonitor_X63.exe.lnk = C:\Program Files\LexmarkX63\ACMonitor_X63.exe

O4 - Global Startup: ZoneAlarm.lnk = C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe

O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present

O9 - Extra button: Real.com (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: AIM (HKLM)

O9 - Extra button: Messenger (HKLM)

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Yahoo! Messenger (HKLM)

O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

O12 - Plugin for .pdf: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\PLUGINS\nppdf32.dll

O16 - DPF: {41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C} - http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52/200207...meInstaller.exe

O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/...7906.9596527778

O16 - DPF: {4C226336-4032-489F-9674-67E74225979B} (OTXMovie Class) - http://otx.ifilm.com/OTXMedia/OTXMedia.dll

O16 - DPF: {B991DA79-51F7-4011-98D2-1F2592E82A56} (ACNPlayer2 Class) - http://204.118.132.145/2_0/ACNePlayer.cab

O16 - DPF: {D1E7CBDA-E60E-4970-A01C-37301EF7BF98} (Measurement Service Client v.3.4) - http://ccon.madonion.com/global/msc34.cab

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Bump.

Could anyone take a look and see if there's anything in the log that could be causing problems? I would really apreciate it.

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Bump... again.

Anyone? Anyone at all?