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to many running processes?

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i have been trying to play a game on my dell:rolleyes: and the game is halo
the game minimum cpu speed is less than 800MHz and this ones is 3,000
the game still laggs all the time even with all of the other programs closed and i am thinking i have too many running processes .... i think i have about 40 normally running is this too many?

and how many need to be running for the game and the computer to run without any thing else?

any help aprecaited :)
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Before you proceed with these instructions, please move HijackThis into a separate folder of its own in program files or my documents but not in the temporary files, so that it can create proper back-ups which can be restored, if necessary.

Since you've already got AVG-AS please do this:

  • Open AVG-AS
  • On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.
    • Next select the "Start Update" button. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
  • Once the update has completed, select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
  • Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
  • Under "Reports"
    • Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
    • Un-Select "Only if threats were found"
Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will run it in safe mode.
  1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode then hit enter.

    IMPORTANT: Do not open any other windows or programs while AVG Anti-Spyware is scanning as it may interfere with the scanning process:
  2. Launch AVG Anti-Spyware by double clicking the icon on your desktop.
  3. Select the "Scanner" icon at the top and then the "Scan" tab then click on "Complete System Scan".
  4. AVG will now begin the scanning process. Please be patient as this may take a little time.
    Once the scan is complete, do the following:
  5. If you have any infections you will be prompted. Then select "Apply all actions."
  6. Next select the "Reports" icon at the top.
  7. Select the "Save report as" button in the lower lef- hand of the screen and save it to a text file on your system (make sure to remember where you saved that file. This is important).
  8. Close AVG Anti-Spyware and reboot your system back into Normal Mode.

Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScan
  • You need to use IE to run this scan
  • Once you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC button
  • A new window will the Check Now button
  • Enter your Country
  • Enter your State/Province
  • Enter your e-mail address and click send
  • Select either Home User or Company
  • Click the big Scan Now button
  • If it wants to install an ActiveX component allow it
  • It will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)
  • When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scan
  • When the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location. Post the contents of the ActiveScan report

Come back here and post a new HijackThis log along with the logs from the AVG and Panda scans.
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Create a new folder in Program Files and then drag and drop the HijackThis.exe there.
Go ahead with the instructions anyway and post the logs please.
It works for me. Try copying the URL into your address bar.
Could be because you have IE7. Are you trying to turn them on or off?
I know some toolbars are incompatible with IE7. It might be the Google toolbar that is interfering.

Run AVG-AS. You should be able to do that with Firefox.
Download WinPFind.exe to your desktop and double click on it open it and then select “extract” to extract the files. This will create a folder named WinPFind on your desktop.

Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:

  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until the boot menu appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Safe Mode menu item.
  • Press the Enter key.

Double click on the WinPFind folder on your desktop to open it and then double click on the WinPFind.exe file to start the program.

  • Click “Configure scan options”
  • Under “Run AdOns” select the following:
    • Policies.def
    • Security.def
  • Click “apply”
  • Click "Start Scan"
  • It will scan the entire System, so please be patient and let it complete.

When the scan is complete reboot normally and post the WinPFind.txt file (located in the WinPFind folder) back here along with a new HijackThis log.
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