Since SP3, verclsid.exe slowing my computer


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Victor

Since I installed SP3 on my Windows XP SP2 desktop, I've been seeing
intermittent and ANNOYING slowdowns of my computer. I'll click a link on IE,
or select a menu item from a program, and the mouse cursor will turn to an
hourglass while my computer slows.

Sysinternal's Process Explorer shows me instances of the program
VERCLSID.EXE popping up, slowing my computer. I don't where the hell this
program came from - I think it's from SP3 - but it's annoying the living
hell out of me.

NO, I did NOT install KB908531, this must be a part of SP3. How do I stop
this damned program? Do I need to uninstall SP3???
 
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Elmo

Victor said:
Since I installed SP3 on my Windows XP SP2 desktop, I've been seeing
intermittent and ANNOYING slowdowns of my computer. I'll click a link on IE,
or select a menu item from a program, and the mouse cursor will turn to an
hourglass while my computer slows.

Sysinternal's Process Explorer shows me instances of the program
VERCLSID.EXE popping up, slowing my computer. I don't where the hell this
program came from - I think it's from SP3 - but it's annoying the living
hell out of me.

NO, I did NOT install KB908531, this must be a part of SP3. How do I stop
this damned program? Do I need to uninstall SP3???

A Google Groups search netted this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165

http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=verclsid&qt_s=Search+Groups
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

KB908531 is included in SP3; cf. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946480

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed? What
anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party firewall
(if any; e.g., Outpost)? Were any of these applications running in the
background when you installed WinXP SP3?

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"

Also see...

You may experience problems in Windows Explorer or in the Windows shell
after you install security update MS06-015:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165
...Do I need to uninstall SP3?

No, at least not yet. But your machine must be running WinXP SP3 by April
2010 in order to be offered any further Windows Updates.
 
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Victor


That sucks.
What anti-virus application or security suite is installed? What
anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)? What third-party
firewall (if any; e.g., Outpost)? Were any of these applications running
in the background when you installed WinXP SP3?

SystemSuite 7 (w/ TrendMicro antivirus), Spybot, Outpost v4.0.

During SP3 install, SystemSuite 7 was disabled. Spybot & Outpost were
running.

Free unlimited installation and compatibility support is available for
Windows XP, but only for Service Pack 3 (SP3), until 14 Apr-09. Chat and
e-mail support is available only in the United States and Canada. Go to
http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=1173 | select "Windows
XP" then select "Windows XP Service Pack 3"

Also see...

You may experience problems in Windows Explorer or in the Windows shell
after you install security update MS06-015:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165

Seen it, it doesn't apply. I asked here because a web search came up with
zip zero nada.
No, at least not yet. But your machine must be running WinXP SP3 by April
2010 in order to be offered any further Windows Updates.

That sucks.
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

SystemSuite includes a firewall: You're running Outpost firewall, too?
(Only one firewall should be enabled at any given time.)

See if this behavior persists after disabling any/all third-party firewalls
and then enabling the Windows Firewall.

[I had another thread recently about VERCLSID.EXE & KB908531 where the
poster was running Outpost firewall. I can't find the thread right now but
IIRC he fixed the issue by tweaking an Outpost setting.]
 
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Victor

SystemSuite includes a firewall: You're running Outpost firewall, too?
(Only one firewall should be enabled at any given time.)

No, the only firewall running is Outpost. I never installed the SystemSuite
firewall during the initial install.
See if this behavior persists after disabling any/all third-party
firewalls and then enabling the Windows Firewall.

[I had another thread recently about VERCLSID.EXE & KB908531 where the
poster was running Outpost firewall. I can't find the thread right now
but IIRC he fixed the issue by tweaking an Outpost setting.]

Ah HA, Watson!
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

We'd appreciate your feedback on this, Victor. Does disabling all
third-party firewalls and then enabling the Windows Firewall have any affect
SystemSuite includes a firewall: You're running Outpost firewall, too?
(Only one firewall should be enabled at any given time.)

No, the only firewall running is Outpost. I never installed the
SystemSuite
firewall during the initial install.
See if this behavior persists after disabling any/all third-party
firewalls and then enabling the Windows Firewall.

[I had another thread recently about VERCLSID.EXE & KB908531 where the
poster was running Outpost firewall. I can't find the thread right now
but IIRC he fixed the issue by tweaking an Outpost setting.]

Ah HA, Watson!
 

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