Mysterius Computer Slowdown, no virus

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July 6, 2009 at 10:29:00
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 3.412 GHz / 2047 MB
Since yesterday i have encounter a slowdown of my computer
Computer allways starts normal fast, then after time it getts slower and slower of something, at climax
its basicly to press "reset" that is the only way out of it, i dont know if there exist any new virus
that behaves like this? but i have have performed several virus and malware scans in safe mode
and its shows nothing but tracking cookies as usual

One thing i cant help to wonder about is that as soon as i touch my media files with mousepointer direct or indirect seem to be the thing that trigger the whole thing faster,
with indirect i mean that i notice that if i allso install codecs or codecpacks it slows down directley on 100 % complete install
have tested install both FFDshow and K-lite Codec pack and its the same,
Windows behaves like generaly registry keys related to media files have becomed totaly corrupted in some way even thou it wont complain on anything
cause when view my installed codecs in the application "codec sniper" no codec is reported broken offcorse

This slowdown acts perm as soon as it trigger..until i restart computer then it resetts to fast again
it affects most the screenupdate, so trying to maximize vinfobar to the left in windows explorer are wery lagging
and generaly dragging open windows in any direction goes in a slowmotion, internet goes slow allso
therefore i have tested to reinstall my Radeon graphic driver to exclude that trail, but it didnt change anything, but the computer behaves like it does
when you dont even have any graphicdriver installed, you know it laggs when you shall scroll down anything, but what moore can i do than just reinstalling driver?

I experimented to just play some pc games instead of touching any mediafiles after a windows fresh startup, and guess what there was no slowdown at all for 2 hours,
until i minimized game and touched a mediafile relative, then the computer started to think loud for 5 seconds while showing a short timeglass..that was all
but windows was after slowed again, and when i returned to the game it offcorse hade Parkinsons decease allso
but it can aswell be something totaly different from this media trail with my luck that cant be identified (roll)
and perhaps its only me who experience there is a slowchange over time..it can be permanent allso, its a wery hard judged case

Im positive it will not helpt to run chkdsk..it never helps, and i did a scam...scan! some weeks ago,it doenst change that fast?
i have defraged C:\ with Pefect Disc yesterday, and i take for granted it becomed better..not worse

Shall i try a repair-reinstallation of windows? (and fail as usual cause my mouse will become disabled when i need it) or a new Windows partition install?
or is there any real solution i could perform instead?

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#1
July 7, 2009 at 01:32:10
Kloppstock, strictly a SWAG, but sounds a lot like it. A slowdown such as you describe generally means something's running in the background and tying up memory.
A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: http://www.ccleaner.com/) can get rid of it when ticked (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.).
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
July 7, 2009 at 06:09:25
I did some crap cleaning..buy it didnt help unfortentley,
one thing have comed up thou

When i check my taskbar i see that i have several doublette processes active
For instance if i start internet explorer it launches 2 internet explorer processes for only 1 window, the interesting thing
is that it dont close these processes either when i close down internet, so the moore i surf the moore iexplore.exe processes
it collect and saves and keep driving at once, no wonder it goes slow
I wondered how the hell it could take 8 minutes to uninstall a simple program, then i happend to check my task manager

i hade zero internet explorer windows open and still 5 iexplore.exe active in taskmanager, and as soon as i started to close down these 5 old IE manually the program uninstallation that went slow started complete in normal speed al of a sudden, so if i have 4 internet windows open..then i have infact 8 with this syndrome

http://img90.imageshack.us/i/lived....

look at the above picture, i have doublettes in all svchost files allso, i hade two rundll allso, have never seen that before
doesnt this talk towards that someone are running a stealth
windows installation on my system? i cant think on anything other that could possibly appear out of nothing and create a double computer basicly, when you have not installed entire windows as a doublette from the start, this absolutley came on Friday first..and i didnt performed anything as i can come up with that can possible cause this mess


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#3
July 11, 2009 at 05:49:12
download COMBOFIX from Bleepingcomputers.com. then run SUPERANTISPYWARE from the same name .com. If you have spyware it will find it all. promise

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#4
July 12, 2009 at 02:36:16
Kloppstock, kenbehr made a good suggestion IMHO. Sounds to me like you may have a worm/trojan and while the two are similar, they aren't the same. Don't forget to disable 'restore' before you do the scan so it doesn't get put back.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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