Registry trouble I think?

Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:22 pm

I had some problems using any of my internet browsers after my computer has gone into hibernation and then returns. I began by running two virus scans and two different spyware checks. I did free registry scan with registry booster and found 400 some odd problems. I guess my question is do this product work or are there others that are better to go get? I might belive threre are problem because one process SVCHOST.exe is listed 7 times in the process section of the task manager ranging from 28,512k to 3,400 and everthing in between. I have to believ that I should only need one of these but I am starting to get out of my knowledge level. Any help would be appreciated thanks.

Jim
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:40 pm

Is it a Dell? And if so, how old?
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: spc On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:55 pm

Running multiple svchost.exe is normal but I noticed you put it in CAPS, that could be a problem.
Download & run SmitfraudFix. It must be run in safe mode.
I find Kaspersky Anti-Virus to be very good & get Diskeeper, its a program that keeps your hard drive in order.
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:34 pm

jpen1 wrote:I began by running two virus scans and two different spyware checks.


If you're running different programs simultaneously you'll have trouble. You should only be running one of each at any time.

Personally I've been using AVG for AV, and few other scanners that I run on occasion (spybot, root kit chaecker, etc). I used to use zone alarm for a firewall but I'm behind a router now so I just have the lame MS one running because zone alarm is pain in the ass to keep configured. That's not a bad thing but I don't need it with router.

Be careful with any registry cleaners as they can do more harm than good, worse case is it won't boot. Make sure you have backup of current registry and know how to restore it. Get yourself a copy of CS bootable linux OS like Knoppix for emergencies. The general consensus is if it "ain't" broke don't fix it meaning unless you're getting errors under normal operations caused by incorrect registry entries you should just let them alone even if the program reports them as bad. Any of the registry programs are going to return bad entries on any machine.

Having said that check out ccleaner .
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:56 am

just my one cent worth, I use pcpitstop and also ccleaner. With pcpitstop read very careful before you do anything and do the research that they give before you do anything. I have found them to be very helpful.
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: Bob On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:48 pm

jpen1 wrote:I had some problems using any of my internet browsers after my computer has gone into hibernation and then returns. Any help would be appreciated thanks.Jim


Two thougts come to mind about what might be causing your problem:
1. A problem with the drivers for the device you use on your computer to connect to the internet--i.e. modem or ethernet connection; or
2. a problem with windows not restarting the connection device after hibernation. Try resetting the power settings for the device.
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: Bob On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:53 pm

Richard S. wrote:I used to use zone alarm for a firewall but I'm behind a router now so I just have the lame MS one running because zone alarm is pain in the ass to keep configured. That's not a bad thing but I don't need it with router.


A firewall such as Zone Alarm provides some protection that is not provided by a router. Specifically Zone Alarm and many other software firewalls provide protection against unauthorized outgoing communications. Routers don't provide this type of protection.
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:56 pm

Yes it is a dell about 2.5 yrs old, 4800 series with 1gb ram and pent 4 processor. I only run one spyware/ virus software at a time. I use Windows live care as my primary and Mcafee as the back and only run a scan with it manually on a bi weekly basis. Yes the program is listed in all caps SVCHOST.EXE but what had me concerned about this was that it appears 6 or 7 times but also as soon as you turn the cable modem on the one SVCHOST.EXE spikes up to 28,000k next only to winss.exe and MsMpEng.exe and also the fact at an idle I have 54 processes running with only the virus software, firewall, windows updater, and printer updater running.
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: spc On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:12 pm

There is a MSBlaster attack which shows scvhost.exe "ALL CAPS".
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:23 pm

Ok how do tell if it is Msblaster since the virus checkers didn't catch it? From what I gather it is a worm type which both checkers are supposed to check for and are both up to date.
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: spc On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:30 pm

Download & run SmitfraudFix. Run in safe mode (as computer boots up keep tapping the f8 key)

http://siri.geekstogo.com/SmitfraudFix.php
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:09 pm

jpen1 wrote: I have 54 processes running with only the virus software, firewall, windows updater, and printer updater running.


Be quite a bit for my machine but overall that is not a lot on your average out of the box machine. They install a lot of junk. I think when I first got my machine I had it pared down to about 30 essential process. Doesn't take much to fill it up, just install some hardware like a soundcrd from Soundblaster which adds about 2 or 3 useless processes.... :mad:
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Re: Registry trouble I think?

PostBy: jpen1 On: Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:25 pm

I just pulled it up out of hibernation and it seem to be working fine. An update from microsoft popped up earlier this evening and had to do with a patch to fix an aol conflict with microsoft explorer. That must have been it because the old girl seems like herself again at least so far. Thanks for the help and I know to stay away from those directory optimization programs unless its broke.
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