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I'm a computer guy and have come across a second occurrence of this problem.

The computer is very sluggish in responding.

The %temp% folders fills with hundreds of 3 and 4 character folders... takes hours and hours to delete them all.  The computer also starts creating fla*.tmp files as well.   If you remove the computer from the network the folder creation stops.  If you then reboot into safe mode with networking and join a network you can browse without issue.  If you simply reboot the computer, without removing it from a network, the process WILL continue in safe mode.

This is a Windows 7 computer.

Process Explorer doesn't really help a lot since things are bouncing around so much.  DVDUPGRD.EXE seems pretty active.  Searching for DVDUPGRD.EXE on the computer yields 3 files with a creation year of 2009.

The first occurrence of this, back in early Nov of 2014, resulted in wiping the drive and starting over.

Any thoughts?
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by:pjam
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I believe dvdupgrd.exe is not a concern as it is a Microsoft file.
I would start by opening a elevated CMD window, and running SFC /scannow
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by:rindi
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Scan the system with malwarebytes (don't use safe mode for this) and allow it to remove whatever nasties it finds.
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by:Fred Marshall
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Scan with:
tdsskiller
Malwarebytes
HitManPro
RogueKiller
ESET Online Scanner
Remove everything they find if given a choice.
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by:classnet
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I had already tried tdskiller, MWB, HitMan...

I will remove the drive, attach to a computer with NOD32 and try that next.
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by:Fred Marshall
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The other possibility I suppose, although I've never seen what you describe, is some hardware problem.
I have found that very slow systems can get that way with a failing hard drive that checks out fine - well, except for the data transfer rate.  So you have to use a transfer rate test program to see that.

70kbps is more or less normal and 2kbps is NOT.  
I had one system that took 45 minutes to boot!  Replacing the hard drive fixed it.  It took a weekend to clone it!

Just a thought.
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by:classnet
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NOD32 came up empty.
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by:rindi
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Have you used msconfig to disable autostart stuff that does something on the LAN which you don't really need?
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by:classnet
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Yes... only running MS services.
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by:Fred Marshall
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This sounds a lot like an old bug in Symantec End Point Security.  You didn't say which security programs are running.
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by:classnet
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Eset's NOD32 is the installed AV.
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Figured it out... it was the PowerLik virus.
I used this to get rid of it.
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by:classnet
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Figured out myself.
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