Problem with AnyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by haz, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. haz

    haz Member

    After the last two updates AnyDVD slows my computer down to the point whenever i try to open an app it takes about two minutes to open. I then would go into windows task manager and see AnyDVD is taking 99% of my cpu after i end the AnyDVD process everything is back to normal except now i cannt use AnyDVD.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    read http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=1559
     
  3. haz

    haz Member

    ok i've just reinstalled xp so i don't have alot of apps as of yet, and this was my reason for the reinstall. The first apps i were to install were clone dvd2 and anydvd and that's when the problem started again. i went into the registry and the lowerfilters are


    AnyDVD
    ElbyDelay
    PxHelp20
    Pfc

    with no upperfilters and thanks for the fast reply
     
  4. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do you have any other burning software on your system? Pinnacle?
    Do you have Intervideo software installed?
    Veritas or Sonic?

    I would backup your registry and try removing those entries.
    Preferably, I would try removing whatever software installed those two entries.

    Afterward, I would uninstall Anydvd. Reboot. Redownload anydvd from www.slysoft.com/download. Install Anydvd. reboot. Install your license key (keep this backed up).
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2007
  5. haz

    haz Member

    I don't have any of that installed as these are my first installs since reinstalling xp. Is it possible that i may need to install sp2 first for xp
     
  6. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator


    With full Windows security updates . . .

    That would be wise, yes.
     
  7. haz

    haz Member

    But now that i think about it that shouldn't work because i had sp2 installed when i encountered the problem at first which is why i reinstalled xp. My problem only started happening since the last two updates from last week.
     
  8. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    That seems a little drastic. Did you encounter a virus?
     
  9. haz

    haz Member

    That's what i thought at first so i reinstalled xp. After the reinstall everything is perfect until i install anydvd. then i'm back to square one unless i stop anydvd in window task manager and uncheck autostart for anydvd
     
  10. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Do you have a Samsung burner?

    I have no idea why PxHelp20.sys Pfc.sys would be installed by windows by default--unless you have malware on your system.
     
  11. haz

    haz Member

    no i have a hp burner. do you know of any good software to find and remove malware?
     
  12. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I don't really have any recommendations in this area. Others might.

    There are a few freeware antivirus programs available. I'm not sure I'm convinced they're good, although others swear by them.

    Common freeware anti-spyware programs include Ad-aware and Spybot.

    I would look for some good anti-trojan/anti-virus/anti-spyware programs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2007
  13. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    A good all around free cleaner is CCCleaner. AdAware and Spybot are also excellent free programs.
     
  14. haz

    haz Member

    I'm going to do a scan on my pc but the problem only occurs when i start anydvd. After i end it everythings fine again. I find it strange that anydvd takes 99% of my cpu when turned on. Clonedvd is ok my problem is this updated version of anydvd.
     
  15. haz

    haz Member

    Thanks i'll try that
     
  16. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    A trojan disguises itself as a service, sometimes, and it starts programs and uses them as hosts. Some trojans have tried to latch onto Anydvd in the past. There's no way Anydvd should be using 99% of anything.

    Where did you download Anydvd from?
     
  17. haz

    haz Member

    I downloaded it from slysoft
     
  18. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Then you wouldn't have received malware from that download.
    Regardless, I can't see how PxHelp20 and Pfc would end up in your lowerfilters
    on a fresh install of Windows XP.

    What happens if you remove them from that registry entry, reboot, and retry Anydvd?
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2007
  19. haz

    haz Member

    is there a way i can get an older version to try
     
  20. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    I wouldn't know where to look, sorry (and if it's not hosted on Slysoft's website, I'm not sure I would trust the download).