CPU Goes to 100% after downloading Windows XP Service Pack 3
CPU Goes to 100% after downloading Windows XP Service Pack 3
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Problem:
I downloaded Windows XP Service Pack 3 and then all my problems started. My CPU started Maxing Out to 100% whenever I would go into my Gmail (google email) account or when I played any Youtube video. It NEVER did this before.

Things I Did:
1. I uninstalled and re-installed both ZoneAlarm and Internet Explorer 7. No changes.

2. VSMON.exe (ZoneAlarm Internet Scanning Process) was showing up as a process that was hogging system resources. I disabled ZoneAlarm, but then IEXPLORE.exe started Maxing Out my CPU.

3. Called Microsoft Tech Support.
- They made my swap file size larger, reset IE7, and deleted IE7 browser add-ons
- They told me to run Windows Live Onecare System Scan, which I did. ** this eneded up solving my problem with Gmail Maxing Out and some Youtube Videos, but not all Youtube videos.

4. I did a post on Google Groups microsoft.public.windowsupdate and was told to Uninstall ZoneAlarm and look at AVG (anti-virus) and Cyberpatrol (internet Filtering Software).

What I found out:
Turns out that Ive had to uninstall ZoneAlarm, AVG, & Cyberpatrol to get things back to normal. I installed Comodo Firewall and Sypbot Search & Destroy TeaTimer and that seems OK so far.

My Conclusions:
It seems that WinXP SP3 doesnt play nicely with other 3rd Party programs and one has to find the ones that will coexist. Right now I dont have a real-time Antivirus program running so that concerns me.

Post any comments on Google Groups

Teknowbabble


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HijackThis Logfile

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:25:14 PM, on 5/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DeltaIITray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfControl\CyberPatrol\cphq.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfControl\CyberPatrol\cpserver.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\rapimgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfControl\CyberPatrol\cpACtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfControl\CyberPatrol\cpCCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SurfControl\CyberPatrol\cpkbinst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\ALEXS-FILES\Computer\Diagnostics\procexp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\iActvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Sysinternals\ZoomIt\ZoomIt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis-V2-02.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,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
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Bridge Class - {E479EDE1-923E-11D3-B82B-00E09871521B} - C:\Program Files\Compass\CmpsIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {1F088139-2F7F-41E2-A801-42761CB3D2AC} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeltaIITaskbarApp] C:\WINDOWS\system32\DeltaIITray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMONTRAY] C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CyberPatrolNew] "C:\Program Files\SurfControl\CyberPatrol\cphq.exe" /m
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ZoneAlarm Client] "C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE" (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE" (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE" (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [Printing Migration] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\migrate.dll,ProcessWin9xNetworkPrinters (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [H/PC Connection Agent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT ACTIVESYNC\WCESCOMM.EXE" (User 'Default user')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [Printing Migration] rundll32.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\migrate.dll,ProcessWin9xNetworkPrinters (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: OneNote 2007 Screen Clipper and Launcher.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Create Mobile Favorite - {2EAF5BB1-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\INetRepl.dll O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\INetRepl.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Create Mobile Favorite... - {2EAF5BB2-070F-11D3-9307-00C04FAE2D4F} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\INetRepl.dll O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\OFFICE11\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.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
O9 - Extra button: myFavorites 2 - {D2BC8EE6-7E71-4c3c-AD9A-0D7D95D11FDC} - C:\Program Files\Arcadia\myFavorites 2\myFavorites.hta (HKCU)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: myFavorites 2 - {D2BC8EE6-7E71-4c3c-AD9A-0D7D95D11FDC} - C:\Program Files\Arcadia\myFavorites 2\myFavorites.hta (HKCU)
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Chat - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/c381/chat.cab O16 - DPF: {2B323CD9-50E3-11D3-9466-00A0C9700498} (Yahoo! Audio Conferencing) - http://us.chat1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/chat/applet/v45/yacscom.cab
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll O16 - DPF: {49232000-16E4-426C-A231-62846947304B} (SysData Class) - http://ipgweb.cce.hp.com/rdqaio/downloads/sysinfo.cab
O16 - DPF: {4E888414-DB8F-11D1-9CD9-00C04F98436A} (Microsoft.WinRep) - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/winrep.cab
O16 - DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} (Windows Live Safety Center Base Module) - http://cdn.scan.onecare.live.com/resource/download/scanner/wlscbase9563.cab
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1189590423171
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1189590308281
O16 - DPF: {7D1E9C49-BD6A-11D3-87A8-009027A35D73} (Yahoo! Audio UI1) - http://chat.yahoo.com/cab/yacsui.cab
O16 - DPF: {9B17FE0E-51F2-4692-8B32-8EFB805FC0E7} (HPObjectInstaller Class) - http://h30155.www3.hp.com/ediags/gs/install/guidedsolutions.cab
O16 - DPF: {A7E092C3-692A-11D0-A7E5-08002B322F3B} (WebResponseAttachments Control) - https://webresponse.one.microsoft.com/oas/ActiveX/FileXfer.cab
O16 - DPF: {A8F2B9BD-A6A0-486A-9744-18920D898429} (ScorchPlugin Class) - http://www.sibelius.com/download/software/win/ActiveXPlugin.cab
O16 - DPF: {BDBDE413-7B1C-4C68-A8FF-C5B2B4090876} (F-Secure Online Scanner 3.3) - http://support.f-secure.com/ols/fscax.cab
O16 - DPF: {F58E1CEF-A068-4C15-BA5E-587CAF3EE8C6} (MSN Chat Control 4.5) - http://chat.msn.com/bin/msnchat45.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{12BAEC35-C285-4485-B662-9D9AEEF6E45B}: NameServer = 205.171.3.65,205.171.2.65
O17 - HKLM\System\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{12BAEC35-C285-4485-B662-9D9AEEF6E45B}: NameServer = 205.171.3.65,205.171.2.65
O17 - HKLM\System\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{12BAEC35-C285-4485-B662-9D9AEEF6E45B}: NameServer = 205.171.3.65,205.171.2.65
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: Acronis Scheduler2 Service (AcrSch2Svc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Digidesign MME Refresh Service (DigiRefresh) - Digidesign, A Division of Avid Technology, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
O23 - Service: digiSPTIService - Digidesign, A Division of Avid Technology, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Digidesign\Pro Tools\digiSPTIService.exe
O23 - Service: HP Port Resolver - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPBPRO.EXE
O23 - Service: HP Status Server - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPBOID.EXE
O23 - Service: Intel(R) Active Monitor (imonNT) - Intel Corp. - C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imonnt.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Pml Driver HPZ12 - HP - C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
O23 - Service: SiSoftware Database Agent Service (SandraDataSrv) - SiSoftware - C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Lite XII.SP1\Win32\RpcDataSrv.exe
O23 - Service: SiSoftware Sandra Agent Service (SandraTheSrv) - SiSoftware - C:\Program Files\SiSoftware\SiSoftware Sandra Lite XII.SP1\RpcSandraSrv.exe
O23 - Service: SoundMAX Agent Service (SoundMAX Agent Service (default)) - Analog Devices, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
O23 - Service: TrueVector Internet Monitor (vsmon) - Zone Labs, LLC - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe

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