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Firstly let me say G'day all :hello:, haven't visited for a loooong time and must say it's good to see that your still up and running Tarun.

Now, down to the nitty-gritty, my system's starting to become sluggish and I've run all necessary precautions and scans and have come up with zip, hence why I'm posting my HJT log in case you see something I've missed. I'm guessing if this comes up clean then it's time to go for a re-format and re-install.... /lesigh.

Nothing running that shouldn't be, did this after startup, with only FF4, TB and Chrome up.

Cheers

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4

Scan saved at 1:36:01 PM, on 7/06/2011

Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19048)

Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:

C:\Program Files (x86)\The Cleaner\tcap.exe

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Winstep\Nextstart.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Winstep\WorkShelf.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Internode\mum.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\TruDirect\TruDirectTray.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC\HTC Sync 3.0\htcUPCTLoader.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe

C:\Users\Flo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

C:\Users\Flo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

C:\Users\Flo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe

C:\Users\Flo\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank

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 = about:blank

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =

O1 - Hosts: ::1 localhost

O2 - BHO: btorbit.com - {000123B4-9B42-4900-B3F7-F4B073EFC214} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Orbitdownloader\orbitcth.dll

O2 - BHO: SnagIt Toolbar Loader - {00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208} - C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit 10\SnagitBHO.dll

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll

O2 - BHO: Increase performance and video formats for your HTML5 <video> - {326E768D-4182-46FD-9C16-1449A49795F4} - C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\npdivx32.dll

O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O2 - BHO: Use the DivX Plus Web Player to watch web videos with less interruptions and smoother playback on supported sites - {593DDEC6-7468-4cdd-90E1-42DADAA222E9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Plus Web Player\npdivx32.dll

O2 - BHO: LastPass Browser Helper Object - {95D9ECF5-2A4D-4550-BE49-70D42F71296E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\LPBar.dll

O2 - BHO: Java Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll

O3 - Toolbar: BitDefender Toolbar - {381FFDE8-2394-4f90-B10D-FC6124A40F8C} - "C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\Antispam32\IEToolbar.dll" (file missing)

O3 - Toolbar: LastPass Toolbar - {9f6b5cc3-5c7b-4b5c-97af-19dec1e380e5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\LPBar.dll

O3 - Toolbar: Snagit - {8FF5E183-ABDE-46EB-B09E-D2AAB95CABE3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\TechSmith\Snagit 10\SnagitIEAddin.dll

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NBKeyScan] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBKeyScan.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HTC Sync Loader] "C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC\HTC Sync 3.0\htcUPCTLoader.exe" -startup

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [switchBoard] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AdobeCS5ServiceManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\CS5ServiceManager\CS5ServiceManager.exe" -launchedbylogin

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DivXUpdate] "C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe" /CHECKNOW

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe" /starttray

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [sidebar] C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe /autoRun

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [spybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NextSTART] C:\Program Files (x86)\Winstep\nextstart.exe autostart

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Workshelf] C:\Program Files (x86)\Winstep\workshelf.exe autostart

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\Flo\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [internodeUsage] C:\PROGRA~2\INTERN~2\mum.exe

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [WindowsWelcomeCenter] rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')

O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-21-2697327504-3007918418-1427719425-1002\..\Run: [sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /detectMem (User 'UpdatusUser')

O4 - Global Startup: Secunia PSI Tray.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\psi_tray.exe

O4 - Global Startup: TruDirectTray.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\TruDirect\TruDirectTray.exe

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/201

O8 - Extra context menu item: &Grab video by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/204

O8 - Extra context menu item: Do&wnload selected by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/203

O8 - Extra context menu item: Down&load all by Orbit - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Orbitdownloader\orbitmxt.dll/202

O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000

O8 - Extra context menu item: LastPass - file://C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\context.html?cmd=lastpass

O8 - Extra context menu item: LastPass Fill Forms - file://C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\context.html?cmd=fillforms

O8 - Extra context menu item: Open using &Advanced JPEG Compressor - C:\Program Files (x86)\Advanced JPEG Compressor\ajcieex.htm

O9 - Extra button: LastPass - {43699cd0-e34f-11de-8a39-0800200c9a66} - C:\Program Files (x86)\LastPass\LPBar.dll

O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~2\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: pcaplsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: pcaplsp.dll

O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: pcaplsp.dll

O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab

O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{7EB53743-C73C-4D81-985E-1695BEC22805}: NameServer = 192.231.203.132,192.231.203.3

O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{7EB53743-C73C-4D81-985E-1695BEC22805}: NameServer = 192.231.203.132,192.231.203.3

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler: Component Categories cache daemon - {8C7461EF-2B13-11d2-BE35-3078302C2030} - C:\Windows\system32\browseui.dll

O23 - Service: SAS Core Service (!SASCORE) - SUPERAntiSpyware.com - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE64.EXE

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe

O23 - Service: BitDefender Arrakis Server (Arrakis3) - BitDefender S.R.L. http://www.bitdefender.com - C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Arrakis Server\bin\arrakis3.exe

O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe

O23 - Service: Dragon Age: Origins - Content Updater (DAUpdaterSvc) - BioWare - C:\Dragon Age\bin_ship\DAUpdaterSvc.Service.exe

O23 - Service: @dfsrres.dll,-101 (DFSR) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DFSR.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe

O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: BitDefender Desktop Update Service (LIVESRV) - BitDefender S.R.L. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe

O23 - Service: MBAMService - Malwarebytes Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe

O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: Nero BackItUp Scheduler 3 - Nero AG - C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (nvsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Update Service Daemon (nvUpdatusService) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Updatus\daemonu.exe

O23 - Service: Internet Pass-Through Service (PassThru Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\HTC\Internet Pass-Through\PassThruSvr.exe

O23 - Service: PLFlash DeviceIoControl Service - Prolific Technology Inc. - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IoctlSvc.exe

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: SBSD Security Center Service (SBSDWSCService) - Safer Networking Ltd. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDWinSec.exe

O23 - Service: Secunia PSI Agent - Secunia - C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\PSIA.exe

O23 - Service: Secunia Update Agent - Secunia - C:\Program Files (x86)\Secunia\PSI\sua.exe

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe,-101 (slsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\spoolsv.exe,-1 (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service (Stereo Service) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe

O23 - Service: SwitchBoard - Adobe Systems Incorporated - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\SwitchBoard\SwitchBoard.exe

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: BitDefender Virus Shield (VSSERV) - BitDefender S.R.L. - C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\vsserv.exe

O23 - Service: Winstep Xtreme Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)

O23 - Service: @%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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That is a LOT of O4 startups. May want to try reducing those. I also see you haven't installed IE9. May want to do that. ;)

Assuming you scanned with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware, did they find anything?

Aside from slowdowns, are there any other odd behaviors that lead you to believe you're infected? If not, I'd recommend using MyDefrag. If you only have one hard drive/partition that Windows is installed on, defrag using System Monthly. It can take several hours but you'll notice an improvement!

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Registry defragmentation doesn't really do much of anything. This was once covered years ago by Mark Russinovich. I'll have to try and find the article. But basically he comments on how it only removes a minimal amount of KB and space in the registry.

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That is a LOT of O4 startups. May want to try reducing those. I also see you haven't installed IE9. May want to do that. ;)

Assuming you scanned with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware, did they find anything?

Aside from slowdowns, are there any other odd behaviors that lead you to believe you're infected? If not, I'd recommend using MyDefrag. If you only have one hard drive/partition that Windows is installed on, defrag using System Monthly. It can take several hours but you'll notice an improvement!

Hmm, any reason I need IE9 as I don't use the current version?

MBAM and SAS found nothing, run them both weekly, same with a deep system av scan, using BitDefender as it suits my purposes and was rated 9/10, also Spybot runs in the background

Also, how does MyDefrag compare to Auslogics DiskDefrag as it's the one I currently use?

Bugger, so really nothing glaringly obvious except the O4's... hmm, will have to see what I can do without, however, it's not at startup that's the issue, system slows down usually after playing games, currently into DragonAge I & II and World of Tanks.

Hopefully it's not because my box is getting old, currently have the following:

  • EP45-UD3l Gigabyte mobo
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 - 2.66GHz
  • 4 x Kingston DDR2(PC2-6400) 2GB sticks
  • NVidia GeForce GTS250
  • have an external HD, but only plug it in when I need it, really nothing else hooked up excepting the usual peripherals....

Cheers and thanks for the help, appreciate it.

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IE9 contains security updates (which also get applied to the OS) and also works with HTML5 and CSS3. It's a very worthwhile update.

Interestingly enough, just a few days ago I read a comparison and MyDefrag resulted as the very best. Auslogics scored near the middle.

If you have the pay version of Malwarebytes, I doubt you'd need Spybot running in the background. In fact, I doubt it's worth having Spybot running.

You box sure doesn't look old at all. Just needs a good defrag. :)

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Registry defragmentation doesn't really do much of anything. This was once covered years ago by Mark Russinovich. I'll have to try and find the article. But basically he comments on how it only removes a minimal amount of KB and space in the registry.

Since the registry is loaded into RAM, even a little smaller can be helpful if you're short of RAM.

With 8GB of RAM, though, you probably wouldn't notice any difference. When I only had 512MB, it made a very noticeable difference - much more than registry cleaning ever did.

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Does anyone still use Spybot? It's looking a bit old these days.

Also, I've seen HTC Sync hog the disk, so might be worth exiting that from the System Tray, to see if it makes a difference.

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Registry defragmentation doesn't really do much of anything. This was once covered years ago by Mark Russinovich. I'll have to try and find the article. But basically he comments on how it only removes a minimal amount of KB and space in the registry.

Since the registry is loaded into RAM, even a little smaller can be helpful if you're short of RAM.

With 8GB of RAM, though, you probably wouldn't notice any difference. When I only had 512MB, it made a very noticeable difference - much more than registry cleaning ever did.

The thing is, a lot of Windows Professionals will say that it does more harm than good. I tend to agree. The amount of space and the performance gains are negligible at best. Plus, with it being loaded to RAM it's already extremely fast to begin with. Now if the registry was constantly loaded to/from the hard drive, it'd be much slower. Taking into consideration 7200 RPM average and the fact that there are mechanical parts involved too (the arm for example) this can slow things down plenty.

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/2005/04/why-i-dont-use-registry-cleaners/

The best thing to do really is defragmenting the hard drive. The less seek time between files for the programs/games/etc you're accessing, the faster they will load and the better performance you will get.

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@Tarun - that link is about registry cleaners. I totally agree that they pose a high risk in return for almost no benefit. Defragging the registry is not quite as risky, I think, and seems to do some good on low-RAM machines. Of course, disk defragmentation is more important; any Windows computer needs to be defragmented regularly. I'm just saying that for low-resource machines it can help - though buying more RAM will help more. Senuty doesn't need to do either, he's got a supercomputer compared to what I'm running. :P

I would only use a reg defrag app I know to be trustworthy; there are a number of new ones around I wouldn't touch. Avoid running it when anything might be writing to the registry, too.

These days I just use PageDefrag. It defrags the paging files and registry hives very quickly, and it runs on boot up when there's no chance anything's being written to the registry. It's only for XP, though, and hasn't been updated since 2006. It was created by that same Mark Russinovich you cite as saying such programs are useless...which might explain why it hasn't been updated.

For newer Windows, there's a 15-day trial of Auslogics Registry Defrag, or maybe someone still has the last free version. But if you've got plenty of RAM, don't even bother.

I would also recommend backing up the registry with ERUNT; then you can restore it from the Recovery Console if the computer won't boot up. This is a good idea even if you're not mucking around with the registry - it saved me from a reformat after a hard crash, I wouldn't be without it.

@James_A - I still use Spybot, mostly for the immunizations. I've never used Teatimer, nobody I trust has ever recommended it.

@SenutyEnool - Teatimer = waste of resources; I agree with Tarun, you should turn it off. I also agree about MyDefrag, it does a really nice job. One thing I'd add - the developer recommends disabling your antivirus while running it, and I found this really did make it run much faster. Obviously, you should disconnect from the Internet while you do that.

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Actually, defragging the registry is a higher risk. It involves a bit of cleaning the registry in some cases (some apps like to do this too before "defragging" it) and then making a copy of your registry hives. After that, it asks for a reboot so it can replace the originals with the new copies. And as I mentioned before, the performance gains are negligible at best.

ERUNT is rather pointless too. I say this because Windows built in System Restore backs up the registry for you quite often.

Back when I used XP, I used to try registry cleaners and defraggers. One I used to use often was jv16 PowerTools. I never really felt any improvements at all when I did try them. When I upgraded to Vista, same thing. Though at this point in time, registry cleaning and defragging was even more redundant than ever before.

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These days I just use PageDefrag. It defrags the paging files and registry hives very quickly, and it runs on boot up when there's no chance anything's being written to the registry. It's only for XP, though, and hasn't been updated since 2006.

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And maybe earlier than 2006, since that was the year that Microsoft took over Sysinternals and all files on the current website post-date the transfer date.

It's never been updated because it cannot defrag the page file in Vista (also a 2006 event) although it works in Server 2003.

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Okay, thanks folks for all the help, must say it is good to see that the level of help/advice given here has not changed from being excellent ;).

Have followed the suggestions and was wondering does anyone have a link to a good system startup manager where you don't have to jump through 26 hoops of flaming fire to be able to 'check/uncheck' programs you want to start at boot?

Cheers

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If you have the Anti-Malware Toolkit installed, get StartUpLite by Malwarebytes. Or, if you're more comfortable editing things, you can use MSConfig or Autoruns. :)

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does anyone have a link to a good system startup manager where you don't have to jump through 26 hoops of flaming fire to be able to 'check/uncheck' programs you want to start at boot?

I use CCleaner, it don't get much easier than opening CCleaner, clicking Tools, clicking Startup then right clicking an entry followed by clicking Disable.

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Thanks for that gents.

Yep, I do use CCleaner to do this currently but was wondering if there were any other 'reliable' programs that not just fulfill this role but others as well.

Reason I ask, had a look at this Auslogics Boostspeed and was going to give it a try seeing it has a few applications rolled into one and am sick of having to open multiple different apps to keep my system clean and performing at its optimum.

Cheers

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I'd avoid BoostSpeed. CCleaner already handles disk cleaning and registry cleaning if you so desire. MyDefrag is the best hard drive defragger available. Recovers accidentally deleted files? Recuva or many other good free tools. Optimizing internet? Forget it, this is best left alone.

I'd prefer to have separate apps because those apps are designed for and optimized to perform said tasks. They're of course going to be better than BoostSpeed's jack-of-all-trades approach.

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