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After Running and closing my VB6 Program. Task Manager say's it is running?

Question: After Running and closing my VB6 Program. Task Manager say's it is running?

Hello
I would be very grateful if you could possibly answer my question.

I have a new modern computer AMD 2.0 XP running Windows XP Professional.

If you close a program after running it and it appears to be closed but the task manager shows that it is running, what does this mean?

Does it mean that there is something wrong with the Software of the running program or is it a Windows System Problem?

I wrote a very easy program compiled in VB6 which after running I closed and does not show up in Task Manager. Everything is obviously ok.
However my other much more complicated compiled VB6 program after being run and closed, shows up as running in the Task Manager?

I just want to know what this means please.

Is there something wrong with the program I have made?
When you continue to open and close it, more icons of the running program are seen in Task Manager.
But none on the main normal bottom windows task bar, where the start button is.(Which I presume is correct)
Thanks

Gary.

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Answer: After Running and closing my VB6 Program. Task Manager say's it is running?

Sounds like you have an active window somewhere although it is hidden. Put debug.print code in all of your form.load/unload events and run it in the debugger. Make sure you having matching unloads for each load.

Also, callbacks (like timers) may be the culprit. What does your application do?

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I followed the FAQ, but wasnt able to do all the things it suggested because of programs closing automatically.
But still I managed to get three logs from the programs:

-Hijackthis

View attachment hijackthis.log


-Combofix

View attachment Combofixlog.txt


-malwarebytes

View attachment log malewarebytes.txt



I hope somebody is able and willing to help me

(And for the record: It was my co-worker that put the virus on here... :cry)
 

Answer:Task manager, regedit, etc. keep closing after running the FAQ

I need the MGLogs.zip from running the MGTools.exe....

In the mean time:
Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.




REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"MSN Boot DB"=-Click to expand...

Then use windows explorer to find and delete:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msnbootdb.exe
 

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Hello
I would be very grateful if you could possibly answer my question.

I have a new modern computer AMD 2.0 XP running Windows XP Professional.

If you close a program after running it and it appears to be closed but the task manager shows that it is running, what does this mean?

Does it mean that there is something wrong with the Software of the running program or is it a Windows System Problem?

I wrote a very easy program compiled in VB6 which after running I closed and does not show up in Task Manager. Everything is obviously ok.
However my other much more complicated compiled VB6 program after being run and closed, shows up as running in the Task Manager?

I just want to know what this means please.

Is there something wrong with the program I have made?
When you continue to open and close it, more icons of the running program are seen in Task Manager.
But none on the main normal bottom windows task bar, where the start button is.(Which I presume is correct)
Thanks

Gary.
When you continue to open and close it, more icons of the running program are seen in Task Manager
 

Answer:Task Manager Say's Program Running After I have closed it?

i would say it was the program.. I'm just now learning coding so I can't be much help.. there is a coding forum here tho, a couple of spots above the XP forum that you are at now..
 

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Pls, I need help on a particular application on my WIN XP PC(P4). Formerly, this application (YOUR FREEDOM) was working good and cool on the system but now if I launch, it doesn't open but my task manager records it under "processes". I also observed that whenever I create a new user account and use it opening the application, it only opens once and that's the end; it never opens again unless another user account os used or created. I've downloaded the latest Java Runtime Environment for it but it doesn't seem responsive also. WHAT CAN I DO?
 

Answer:Somebody help. Program running in task manager but not opening

we won't offer assistance with programs that are designed to bypass corporate or school/home restrictions

closed
 

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Software:Cisco VPN (version 5.0.07.0410)

The problem that is happening is, I can see in Task Manager that the program is running, but it doesn't actually show up on the desktop. It has all Windows Updates installed, all software is updated and all drivers are up to date. It is running Windows Professional x32. It was working fine last week, no issues. Nothing was changed with the network or settings. Please help

Answer:Program is running in Task Manager, but not displaying on desktop.

There's no button on taskbar either? If there's a button but no window in screen you can right click the button and select Move. Then move the mouse around until you see it dragging a window. Sometimes a window "shows" off the desktop.

If that's not it then...

Did you install any Windows Updates in the interim? If nothing else changed there's the possibility one broke it. In any case if you have a Restore Point from right before the problem you could try that.

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Hello,

I'm having an issue with my PC in which the PC runs extremely slow. I was going over all running programs in task manager and noticed that iexplore.exe was running even when I had internet explorer closed. This also took about 60% of my CPU. So my original thought was that I had an issue with Viruses and Malware. I tried shutting down the iexplore.exe and it wont close out. I have provided all that was asked, so if anyone can help me, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!
DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by will at 9:27:13.90 on Thu 02/26/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.502.108 [GMT -8:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOL\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Artisoft\TeleVantage\TvWksSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:&#... Read more

Answer:Task Manager shows iexplore.exe running even when program is closed, PC is really slow!

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[FONT=&quot]HI there,

PRECEDING PROBLEMS, MAYBE USEFUL, MAYBE NOT:

For the last month I've had a bewildering laundry list of problems with my computer. Firefox 37.0.1 started using superhigh CPU to open and load pages. Then Thunderbird and Avast! began to do the same when connecting to the internet for download[FONT=&quot]s/updates[/FONT]. Then my printer ditto. When printing, I can't do anything else. (It's Brother MFC 4500+, an ancient workhorse that's never given me a day's trouble.)

Then my mouse went on the fritz; swapped out to another mouse and got the same problem---the pointer freezes and restarts intermittently, then freezes altogether. I can get it working again by unplugging the USB and plugging it in again, but the fix is temporary, maybe hours, maybe seconds. Every now and then I get a Windows message in the taskbar tray tha[FONT=&quot]t "something has happened" and [/FONT]the system can't recognize my USB device.

The problems didn't happen all at once, but rather in the sequence that I've noted. I've run different antivirus and malware and rootkit scans repeatedly, but all come up clean. FWIW, I run good computer utilities every week or so, so the system is squeaky clean that way. I've been limping along.

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]THE NEW & BIZARRE DEVELOPMENT (at least, so it seems to me):

[/FONT][FONT=&quot]I was looking in my Program Files folder when the computer generally ... Read more

Answer:XP Task Manager shows Program Files folder running as an application

Hi I'm not sure what's all going on but the program thing will show up if you have it running. Can you click on it and end the task??
 

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Hi Suddenly my computer has been running quite slow and there is HDD activity all the time. I noticed there is a blank page - Internet explorer entry running in task manager (which keeps coming back even if i manually stop it) and a couple of iexplore processes running in the background although I havene't opened any IE windows.



DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Yannis at 1812 on 2014-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1253.30.1033.18.3551.821 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.ex... Read more

Answer:Computer running slow & Internet explorer instances running in task manager

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My PC seems to be running considerably slower, I have this multi media gadget
http://gallery.live.com/liveItemDeta...5-157bd66ca5af
and both cores are indicating they are running at 100%, something it never used to do. I also noticed I had soem trouble getting my HP printer to work, needed to re-install the software, and still it's been problematic, stalling in the print queue.

Task manager was locked out by administrator, which was a sign I have been possibly been infected..

I followed the 5 steps from your forum. I would really appreciate your help..

I'm running vista on AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

Heres is the Deckard scan:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Luke on 2008-02-20 23:20:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
26: 2008-02-21 01:24:54 UTC - RP115 - Windows Update
25: 2008-02-16 06:19:17 UTC - RP113 - Windows Update
24: 2008-02-15 01:50:44 UTC - RP112 - Windows Update
23: 2008-02-14 06:29:15 UTC - RP111 - Windows Update
22: 2008-02-14 06:25:02 UTC - RP110 - Device Driver Package Install: CXT Modems


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-19 00:49:46 UTC - RP88 - Windows Update


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.



-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-20 23:... Read more

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iexplorer.exe running in task manager when ie is not running.
I need help removing what ever is causing this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:27:58 PM, on 10/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CSHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdjcoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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Answer:iexplorer.exe running in task manager when ie is not running

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how can i close an unresponding program with out goin to 'task manager', because task manager button is disabled in my college computers! any know how to do it?
let me no thanku.peace.rahul.

Answer:closing a unresponding program without goin to `task manager

you could use taskkill from the cmd prompt.

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This is kind of confusing to explain but I'll try my best as I need some major help.

About 3 months ago, I upgraded my PC and reinstalled windows with sp2 on my HD.

The past few weeks, i have been getting strange errors that i never saw in the past 2 years I had xp installed previously (was pretty stable then).

Here's what has been happening.

1. Some videos i try to open from my hard drive with Windows Media Player ver. 10.x pops up a Runtime Library error...Fatal Error in explorer.exe. I hit ok and it closes down everything then resets the desktop area.

2. After being on the internet for a while ( I do a ton of research, I'm building an arcade cabinet...and I'm always opening up multiple IE windows...)
I will try to right click on a link to open in a new window or copy a link and i have no menu. I have to shut down a few browsers and then it might function again. Sometimes the browsers that do open are missing text and buttons. if this has happened, it usually will affect the start menu as well by not fully displaying the menus..leaving programs off and such.

3. when issue 2 happens, i CTL ALT DEL and get the task mgr...cept it's like most of it is missing..no tabs, text or windows. If it does appear, usually Iexplore.exe is still active even after i have closed down all IE windows and usually has a used memory size of 130mb or more.

All this makes me think it's maybe a memory leak? or maybe bad ram?

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Answer:Need HELP Pls..IEXPLORE.EXE still running in Task Mgr after closing..Memory errors?

..corrupt system files?
 

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Okay so this problem happened slowly.

First I just recently got internet the day this happened.

Then my computer starts slowing down.

Then applications are not running, saying (null) and that they are not win32 compatible programs.

Then I can't access the task manager, it says it's been disabled by the administrator (Which is ********).

Then my logon screen changes to just a black screen with a plain prompt style logon screen.

Then when I log in it's just my desk top background with no icons or task bar, and I can't do anything, and most times it just immediately logs back off.

It does the same thing in safe mode. I can't do system recovery.

As soon as I logged in I smashed a bunch of keys and got the task manager to pop up and I've been running things through that. I downloaded HJT and have a log here.

This is very urgent, as I have some pretty pricey software on here. I'm a graphic design student with alot of homework and I'm really stressed out right now and would love to get this problem resolved.

Here is my log, please help me out:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:59:38 PM, on 10/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\... Read more

Answer:Dektop shows up with no icons or task bar. Running things through Task manager.

I don't mean to bump this, I just would like to point out that i was only able to complete Step 1.

I removed all of those programs that I found, I had to use appwiz.cpl in task manager.

The other steps I couldn't perform because I can't use IE. My system also noted the files as corrupt or not compatible with Win 32.

And I need to use IE to do the online PC scan thing as well.

I'm really sorry, I hope I can still get some help.

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Hello, I'm not sure if what I am asking is against the rules of this website. If it is please remove this thread.

I am looking for a method to keep an application running in the background but not showing under the task manager.

Is this possible?
 

Answer:How can I hide a task that is running under task manager?

Hello, I'm not sure if what I am asking is against the rules of this websiteClick to expand...

I am not sure why you would think it could be but in order to better advise you what please

I am looking for a method to keep an application running in the background but not showing under the task manager.
Click to expand...

is the application
 

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I have added a new task to the ones already populated which I suppose were in Win7
The new task or the present tasks are not running as there is no entry in the history or
recently run file
are there other steps necessary to get the new task manager to start up ?

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Hi, my laptop has a similar problem to a previous topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic476969.htm
although the solution there did not work for me, I'm assuming it's individual pc to pc,

Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks, Chris

Answer:CPU at 100% unless Task Manager is running

Please close this thread, I started it in the wrong place, It's now here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic478358.htmlMod Edit: Topic moved to Am I Infected forum - Hamluis.

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hi folks and all you guru`s out there.win xp,,512 ddr,,amd 2000+system entry in task manager processes(2 up from bottom)shows cpu running 97+system idle process shows 00used to be other way round.that is on desktop,no programs runningchecked with spybot,,adware,,avg,,nothing detected closing programs,,sluggishany ideas please,,thanks in hopesam

Answer:Task Manager (CPU running at 100%)

are you running kazaa? Corrupted dat files often cause this.

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Hi, my laptop has a similar problem to a previous topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic476969.htm
although the solution there did not work for me, I'm assuming it's individual pc to pc,

Any help would be appreciated,
Thanks, Chris

Answer:CPU at 100% unless Task Manager is running

Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Upload the file(s) here: http://uploadmb.com/Copy the link inside the Direct Link box and post it in your next reply.

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After restoring to a restor point this morning the cpu is running at 100 o/o and PF usage 221 mbthere are no Aplications listed, the machine works o/k but a little slow and Nortons seems to have gone, Any Ideas?

Answer:Task manager cpu running at 100

in the processes section which is the item using the most resources?johnny.

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Running IBM Think Centre

Xp sr2 768Ram 2.8 Ghz

Nothing complicated.

Ran Adaware Spybot Nod32.

Load Firefox . Runs Fine.
Here my hijackthis

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:55:02 PM, on 2/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\IBM\Messages By IBM\ibmmessages.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\MotiveBrowser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ALLTEL DSL Check-up Center\bin\mpbtn.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\System32\AppServices.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
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Answer:ie7 running 98% in task manager

Believe the major culprit in this was the Yaoo Tool Bar and it's assorted modules, Yahoo Companion, etc.

Also had My Search loaded also.

Removed them and things began to straigten up.

I believe his incident is closed.

Respectfully,

Ira White
 

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Under the processes tab, there are several things listed, is this normal? What processes should be there? Are there things I should delete?
 

Answer:What Should Be Running In The Task Manager?

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Hi,

My situation is this, I never use IE but every time I check Task Manager I see them running.

For reference I attached a print screen of task manager.

Plz help me.

Thanks,
Fareed.

Answer:IE8 Running in Task Manager

hi..
as in your screenshot CPU usages for IE8 is 0 so you can work with it or if you still want to remove this then end process for IE8 on task Manager

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Windows 8 Problems

Hello, Im new to the forums.
Recently i updated my computer to Windows 8 and before everything was working fine.
However, today after trying to run the following games/applications they all showed up in the Task Manager and said it was running in the background, however, nothing was appearing on my computer screen.
-Minecraft
-ToonTown
-Steam
If anybody knows how to fix this or can tell me whats wrong i will be much appreciative.
-Paul

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Hi,
My laptop has been running extremely slow lately and when I open the task manager it says the computer is using 100%. When I look at the processes running these are what it shows:

Image Name Username
iexplore.exe mainuser
taskmgr.exe mainuser
iexplore.exe mainuser
iexplore.exe mainuser
Dot1xcfg.exe mainuser
is360.exe system
SSScheduler.exe mainuser
GoogletoolbarNOT.exe mainuser
ctfmon.exe mainuser
Divxupdate.exe mainuser
AvastUI.exe mainuser
is360tray.exe mainuser
jusched.exe mainuser
Groovemonitor.exe mainuser
iFrmewrk.exe mainuser
zcfgsvc.exe mainuser
igfxpers.exe mainuser
hkcmd.exe mainuser
explorer.exe mainuser
alg.exe local service
Avastsvc.exe system
svchost.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
yahooAUservice.exe system
WLKeeper.exe system
S24EvMon.exe system
EvtEng.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exe system
lsass.exe system
services.exe system
winlogon.exe system
regSrvc.exe system
csrss.exe system
smss.exe system
Googleupdate.exe system
is360srv.exe system
svchost.exe local system
scardsvr.exe local system
spoolsv.exe system
system.exe system
systemidleprocess.exe system

Can anyone tell me if I need all these processes running and if not how to get them off my computer. Thank you so very much for any and all help.
 

Answer:Processes Running in Task Manager Help!!

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Hello, I'm running windows XP.

For the past couple of months my task manager hasnt been running correctly, and I've tried everything and cant figure out how to fix it. Instead of having all the tabs that are supposed to be there, it is just a square box.

Heres what it looks like:

 

Answer:Task Manager is running strangely.

Double click the outer edge of it to get the full view

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314227&Product=winxp
 

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Hey,

I started to clean my PC few days ago, I've defragged my drives etc. One thing I've noticed is that I got way too many tasks running. I have reduced my starting list with regedit program to antivirus software only. Here's a list of what I am running, can somebody tell me which ones are unnecessary? I find it odd that system idle process uses 95% of my cpu.



Obviously Holdempoker, firefox or adobe applications are not the problems. I have 2,4ghz intel cpu with 512mb of RAM memory and plenty of HD space.

Cheers in advance!
 

Answer:Too many tasks running (task manager)

Download CCleaner from MajorGeeks it has a great startup manager.
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=4191

Next go to this site and check the processes that you want to keep or get rid of
http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
 

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Forgive me for what all you knowledgable people will probably think is a dumb question. But when I'm not doing anything on my computer but opening my browser and have just booted up, do I really Need all these 35 Running Processes shown in my Task Manager? (I'm using XP Home)

And why are there numerous duplicates of the same things with different "numeric values", please?

Can I eliminate any of those and speed up my system in general? (my boyfriend added 512Meg of RAM to the existing 256Meg, which helps...but would also please like to know about this)

If I can eliminate them from running/starting in the background when booting up, just how do I do that, please?

Thank you
 

Answer:Do I really need all these Running Processes in Task Manager?

The two screen shots you showed have CPU usage at 6% and 10%, so those processes at that time aren't slowing you. But you are right that they can, and in particular starting unnecessary processes can increase your boot time.

First look in the Startup folder (Start - All Programs - Startup). If there is anything there that you don't want running all the time, just delete it (they are just shortcuts in there) from the folder. For example, one of mine is Microsoft Office; it initializes Word, Excel, etc. so that they launch quicker. I use Excel all the time so I keep it there; if I seldom used Office, I would delete it from Startup and save the boot time.

Second, Start - Run - msconfig - OK. Look at the Startup tab. Anything you don't want running, just remove the checkmark and remember to hit Apply before getting out. Be careful, and don't remove too many at a time, because you can make your system unstable or worse. I seldom remove anything until I've figured out what it is related to.

As an example, two that I have removed the check marks from are iTunesHelper and qttask because I only use iTunes and Quick Time once a week if that often, so no sense in having them there all the time.

The first time you boot after removing any of these you will get a scary looking message reminding you that you changed your system. Just tell it you don't want to see the message again, and forget it.
 

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Greetings.

I have an older model computer running Windows XP. It has been slowing down progressively over the last few months. Part of the problem, particularly on start-up, is that there are an inordinate number of programs running in the background. At least that is what I see when I look at the Task Manager. McAfee seems to have 4 or 5 programs running all the time. With the memory filling up, it seems it takes a lot for XP to get things ready before usage.

What can be done to reduce the number of programs running? How do I know if they are needed or not? Are they other ways to improve the performance, like by increasing the RAM? Would putting photos & videos on an external drive to free up some of the memory help reduce the load?

Thanks.

Useless
 

Answer:task manager & programs running

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I have several set up icons on my desk top that I cannot get rid of. Says to close the program and try again.Couldn't see any program running so went into Task Manager and went to a site on the internet that said what all those items in "processes" were. They said this one "svchost" was not good and to run Xoftspy to get rid of it. Of course that program costs money and I have no problem spending the money if this is a good program. Anyone know any other way to get rid of this thing??
Thanks
 

Answer:svchost.exe running in Task Manager

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Everything on XP computer is very slow, even if I have just booted up or only 1-2 programs are running. When I do CTRL+ALT+DEL, Task Manager is showing many (35+) instances of Task Manager, mostly running and some Not running. From reading the post titled "multiple task manager running" from pcwwk4me on Dec 28 2008, I followed the steps to install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. I ran the quick scan which discovered and removed HKCU\Software\TrymediaSystems(Adware.Trymedia). I ran the full scan which discovered and removed TelevisionFanaticEI\Installer\1.bin\64EIPlug.dll (PUP.FunWebProducts).
After rebooting, Task Manager is now performing normally and showing only the 1-2 programs that are actually running. Other responses and operations seem more normal but still on the slow side. Have I solved it? Or is this just one of my computer's "good days" when the multiple task manager problem doesn't show up? The original post of pcwwk4me finished without comfirming resolution of the problem. If you can respond and suggest / investigate further, I can supply the scan logs. If I have solved the problem, I am posting this in the hope it helps other people.

Answer:multiple task manager running on XP

Hello and welcome.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.Malwarebytes will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Pres... Read more

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I have 3 instances of CLI.exe running in the task Manager. If I close two, will it screw up some of the programs that may depend on it, or can I close all 3 instances without any problems?
 

Answer:I have 3 instances of CLI.exe running in the task Manager, Why?

Hi,

This page may help you decide (don't know why there would be three - check your startup entries in Start => Run and type in msconfig):

http://process.networktechs.com/cli.exe.php
 

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I have used Windows XP with SP2. Recently I note that iexplore.exe is running in Task Manager. When I end that process it automatically loaded after few seconds.I scanned my system with NOD32 anti-virus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware with updated databases. But no infections Found in system.Also I noticed that msconfig startup entry shows an entry as,Iexplore - C:\WINDOWS\system32:iexplorer.exeI can't delete this entry. When I uncheck this entry, an new entry will be added automatically.Can anyone help me to remove this?

Answer:iexplore.exe Always running in Task Manager

HijackThis Log File Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:49:06 PM, on 5/5/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exeC:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cfp.exeC:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exeD:\Program Files\Thunderbird-Tray\TBTray.exeD:\Program Files\Mozilla Thunderbird 3 Beta 1\thunderbird.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeD:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.in/O2 - BHO: btorbit.com - {000123B4-9B42-4900-B3F7-F4B073EFC214} - D:\Program Files\Orbitdownloader\orbitcth.dllO2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dllO2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dllO2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-B... Read more

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Having a browse around I found that Processes Running in Task Manager included many that when checked with the web site LAFN.org appeared to be put there by 'outsiders' and were described as Key Loggers, Trojans etc. However many also are legit files in System32 folder etc. How am I supposed to decide which can be removed and which left? Also, if they are viruses/trojans etc why are they not found by the various security progs? Any advice would be a great help, many thanks DGS

Answer:Files running in Task Manager

If you open Task Manager,Processes.Under CPU System Idle process should be showing about 97% if you have nothing running.Unfortunately Quite a lot of the programs running have similar names to virus and Trojan programs and if your security is not finding anything with your scans and System Idle Process is running at 97% then I think it is safe to say that the programs running in Task Manager are all safe to use.

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hi guys
my comp seems to be running slow and when i tried Ctrl,Alt and Delete i got the choice of running a task manager 1 minute later. Usually it only takes about 2 or 3 seconds to get the task manager running.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:49:31 PM, on 6/17/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SmartAudio\SmAudio.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Compal\TmlCMode\TmlCMode.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\utility.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Energy Management\Energy Management.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Users\Andre\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010\klwtblfs.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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I started researching why my sound and video was acting chattery and came upon this site that talked about to much running in my task manager. I opened my task manager and copied and pasted it here? My system has been acting buggy and bogged down. Could I have a virus or something?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:39:38 PM, on 12/24/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinRouterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinSetup.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1K1UAC01\HijackThis.exe
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Answer:to many things running in task manager?

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Hi I noticed that there three wmiprvse tasks running in task manager, 2 open in the same location, but the third one opens in a different location. Am I infected?

Screenshot of third one: Screenshot by Lightshot

Answer:Three wmiPrvSE's running in task manager

WMI Provider Host will spawn several processes whenever necessary, this is normal. To be sure you can goto https://www.virustotal.com/ an upload the files to see if they are in fact clean.

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Hi everyone,
I hope you can help me. My computer is running slow and I assume it's because of multiple process's. Sometimes near 50. running in the task manager. How do I know which ones to stop? And will they start back up when I turn my computer back on? Also does it matter is there are two users? Below is my Hijack log, maybe you can see something there? It's all jiberish to me.

Thanks, Gary

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:28:58 PM, on 2/21/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\PackethSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\SK9910DM.EXE
C:\WINNT\GWMDMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\qttask.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\slmss\slmss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common files\updater\wupdater.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\nCase\msbb.exe
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Answer:Many programs running in Task Manager

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Hi,
I use windows 7 ultimate x86 edition.
I can not run task manager.Whenever i try to run this....it shows taskmgr.exe is not a valid win32 application. I use kaspersky 2012 antivirus. It does not detect any virus that might cause the problem. I have tried to run task manager from command prompt or system32 directory as administrator, but it shows the same error.
How can i solve this?

Answer:windows 7 task manager is not running.

did you disable yourself by any chance? how about follow these steps here Task Manager - Enable or Disable - Vista Forums

if that doesn't help. download Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download and do a complete scan to see if it finds anything.

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Hi

(OS Vista 32)

I checked my task manager and noticed that under the performance tab, it listed that I had 51 processes running. I hit the processes tab/show processes for all users and noticed there is a button there that says end process. I have not done anything yet because I don't want to terminate something that's critical, but that button if I were to press it, does it terminate the process just until a reboot is performed, or will that process stay killed, and if that's the case, how do I get the process to restart again?

Are 51 processes too many and could these processes be eating up my memory because I run slow sometimes yet I have 4g of ram?


Thanks

Answer:51 processes running under task manager too many?

Thats normal. I'm on Win7 and have 63 at the moment

What you need to check is start, run, type msconfig, press enter, go to the Startup tab and click disable all, then recheck your antivirus or any other program that you really need to startup, then click ok and reboot. Even with 4GB of ram you should be fine but 4GB or not, there is no reason to have them there.

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system running at 100% for no apparent reason and hanging when this happens
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 14:14:09, on 01/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Program\CTAvTray.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\SuperBar\sbhc.exe
C:\Program Files\Srng\Srng.exe
C:\windows\msbb.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:task manager running intermittently at 100%

Hi suzy and welcome to TSF! The reason is apparent to us, I'm afraid. Let's get it knocked down!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it ... Read more

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Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out and tell me which processes should be running and which shouldnt in my task manager, there are over 100 processes and I know that is way too much, so which should I end and which should I leave?
Im attaching two pics of print screen of my task manager, please HELLLLP
 

Answer:Task Manager over 100 processes running....

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Hi All, new to the forum. Advice required. When I just have the Desktop showing and open Task Manager, I have the "My Documents" folder running under the Applications tab, is this normal? I don't remember seeing it before. If I select end task, a warning dialogue states: "you have chosen to close a toolbar window, to add a toolbar to your desktop right click an existing toolbar, point to toolbars and then click an item". If I do close it I lose a couple of icons from the system tray, i.e. microsoft antispy and the battery state indicator (I have a laptop) but each time I fire up Task Manager "My Documents" is still running. Thanks.

Answer:My Documents running in Task Manager

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After installing V50.0 of Firefox. the Task Manager now shows two Firefox items running (see attached screenshot). Is that normal?
 

Answer:Two Firefox running in Task Manager

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For two weeks computer is wery slow. Surfing in interet is inpossible. I tried malwarebytes to look for malware. It found something but it didnt help. computer still slow.I saw that in taskmanager are running 2 iexplore.exe when i surf in internet. Im using just one internet explorer window. Sometimes its running even if im not in internet. The process is always same big 14900k. Could someone help me?

Answer:2 iexplore.exe running in task manager. But im using just one.

I would have a look here:http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

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task manager, what processes should be running.As soon as I start the pc up the following are running, what are they ?vsmon.exe, zlclient.exe, svchost.exe, iexplore.exe, ccApp.exe and there are more, these seem to be the largest mem users.

Answer:task manager, what processes should be running

will vary from computer to computer.In your case the items you list are:-vsmon.exe, zlclient.exe - These are associated with Zone Alarm's firewall.ccApp.exe - Norton anti-virus's auto checker and email checkersvchost.exe - is an essential operating system program, and should not be terminated. iexplore.exe - this one is fairly obvious, it's Internet Explorer.

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Hi there, I need some help determining what's all these things running in the background of my pc and how to get rid of them. I have about 50 things under processes in my task manager and I only have Firefox, VLC and another folder open. I also have AVG and Rainmeter running so that's there too but 50 is just too much.

It might be virus and what not but it hasn't affected my speed in anyway but I believe it's eating my memory like hell! I have 4gb of RAM and everything runs smoothly. However, I use music softwares like Fruity Loops and I find it clipping even with not many libraries loaded. With my Firefox open and one sound library loaded, there was clipping (which means not enough RAM). I thought I better do something about it before it gets worse, but I don't know what to do.

Is there anything that can help identify and clear some of this stuff like CCleaner?

Answer:Too many things running in my task manager.

50 processes on XP is not unreasonable. Many systems have more than that and have no issues at all. The number of processes in itself has very little relationship with performance. If you suspect memory problems you should post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab. Looking at the running processes at this time is premature.

Do not, I repeat, do not run a registry cleaner. These tend to cause more problems than they solve and should generally be avoided.

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Greetings,
Lately my computer has gotten very slow and when I check task manager I see 2 iexplorer.exe's running at the same time. One is usuallu around 80MB and the other 19MB. I have gone in this forum a couple of years ago to remove malware and found it to be very useful. If somebody can assist with me what I have to download as far as hijack this type programs I can post results to get to the root cause. I appreciate it in advance.

I run onWindows XP. Computer is fairly old but has been running good except for the time when my C drive crashed and I had to buy a new one. The specs of computer is:
XP professional Version Service Pack 3
512MB of RAM
Pentium 4 2.6Ghz CPU
300GB in C drive and 500GB in F drive - however both are almost full 19GB and 11GB left respectively.
I have Symantec Antivirus with unlimited license
When I lost my C drive Spydoctor went with it. I just got it again the other day and ran it. All threats were low as in tracking cookies and such.
 

Answer:2 iexplorer.exe Running in Task Manager

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Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.


After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:


If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using... Read more

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:39:38 PM, on 12/24/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Webcam Manager\DellWMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinRouterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinSetup.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil11e_ActiveX.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\1K1UAC01\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=5489... Read more

Answer:to many things running in task manager?

You've submitted this same HiJackThis log in someone else's thread in the "Windows XP" section.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1029450-too-many-processes-running.html

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Unless you suspect your computer is infected and needs the assistance of a trained gold/blue shield member, you need to start a thread in the "Windows Vista" section.

Besides submitting a HiJackThis log, you need to advise what problem(s) you're having.

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So I ran the hijack this program and joined this forum! I am going through a divorce and already found 2 keyloggers on my system, I am just trying to make sure I am somewhat safe at this point! Any help would be great!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:14:28 AM, on 1/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SnoopFreeSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SnoopFreeUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

Answer:too many explorers running in task manager

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Please close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix and make sure you are disconnected from the Internet after downloading the program and before scanning.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.

Download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.

**Note: In the event you already have ComboFix, this is a new version that I need you to download. It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

Close any open browsers and make sure you are disconnected from the net. Unplug the cable if need be before running ComboFix.

WARNING: IF you have not already done so ComboFix will disconnect your machine from the Internet when it starts.
Please do not re-connect your machine back to the Internet until ComboFix has completely finished.
If there is no Internet connection when Combofix has completely finished then restart your computer to restore the connection.

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Have 3 explorers.exe running in task manager internet explorer.exe and explorer.exe . had 3 running at ounce and all the forums so far have not come up with anything to fix this problem . Found Windows Exlplorer is in beded in the OS and went to Add and Remove and side bar left side and click on Add and Remove Windows Components wizard and removed check mark in Windows Explorer and this removed IE8 to Ie7 and then removed IE7 and it reverts to IE 6 and got rid of 3rd Explorer running in Task manager . Tried over 6 different spyware and malware programs, alll say OS is Ok . So how do you fix XP OS when 2 to 3 Explorers are running and CPU is maxed out at 100% ??

Answer:2 explorer's running in XP task manager

Internet Explorer will show up twice in task manager and explorer.exe would be there as well so seeing three instances of these processes combined is normal.

I hope this helps!!!

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I run Windows XP Home SP2. My 1-yr-old computer has a 3.2 GB Pentium CPU, a 200 GB HDD and 1GB of RAM.Out of general interest, I've just had a look in Task Manager, at a time when the only things running on the computer were my wireless network and Internet Explorer.To my astonishment there were 63 running processes. The CPU usage graph showed between 50% and 60% of CPU capacity in use, with no other software running at all.Page File usage is 475MB, available physical memory is just 394968K (out of a total of 1047276K). System cache is 558516K.Is all this normal? What on earth is going on to hog all these resources? Or am I completely misunderstanding what I'm looking at?I notice that the running processes fall into three categories: System, Local Service and my name. Is it safe to assume that anything under my name could be switched off safely? And is this worth doing?

Answer:Running tasks in Task Manager

Try installing click here - it will tell you what most of these processes are and advise whether they are vessential.

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hi
i had the winpc antivirus 2009 on my computer i got rid of it with an antivirus checker. my computer is windows xp

i noticed that when i got this virus i noticed that iexplore.exe was running in the background have since removed and blocked internet explore and i am now using firefox web browser , but iexplore.exe keeps on opening in the task manager when i close it it reopens roughly every 10 mins.
my computer is running slow i use pctools firewall and used the threatfire virus checker but it shows clean please help me i don't know what else to try the super antivirus scan won't open on my computer even when removed and downloaded again.

thanks
moley

Answer:iexplore.exe running in task manager

anybody

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Hello,

As the title says I have over 120 processes running on task manager. And the number grows over time. I used to normally run 28 and now im just worried. Could it be a virus? The names of the processes that weren't there before don't show results when i look them up on the Process Library or google. I'll list a few of them: oxguof.exe, oxvend.exe, toqmm.exe, winhpxf.exe. Most of them start with win as the first three letters of they're name
And my user profile is the one running all these processes, when i log into another user profile on my windows XP OS i don't see it running so many processes. Could deleting my user profile and creating a new one solve the problem? Im already downloading an anti-Virus to scan my system (avast)

Well I hope I make it out of this in one piece

Answer:I have 120+ processes running on Task Manager

Sounds like a virus/malware:
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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first of all hello and what a great (but scary reading and trouble riddled) forum you have lol.

basically when i start up my pc if i go to listen to an mp3 track or anything that needs WMP to boot up it wont start.now i checked the task manager and there is a wmp already running and if i end the process all works well.what i want to know is how do i get it from starting up ? as i dont want to be going into the task manager evertime i boot up my pc.thanks in advance.
 

Answer:WMP 11 is running in task manager but not working

Hello
Have you tried uninstalling it and reinstalling

controlpanel
add remove programs
 

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I just wondered how many instances svchost.exe is normal to be running in task manager. I have so many processes running it seems to be eating up all of my memory.

It is listed like 10 times when i bring task manager up.

Any info or advice would be appreciated.
 

Answer:What processes should be running in task manager

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For whatever reason there are two iexplorer.exe running on my task manager when I use IE, though I'm only running one screen of it. Also, when I use firefox, my connection is dogged-slow.
Here is the report from HijackThis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:40:48 AM, on 5/11/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\HPZIPM12.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100\WNDA3100.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C... Read more

Answer:Two iexplorer.exe running on task manager

This will explain 2 IEs in Task Manager: http://ask-leo.com/why_are_there_dup...an_it_out.html

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Hello all,
I am struggling with this problem for the last couple of days. I even looked at an earlier thread about this problem called "task manager / regedit / wontopen, virus?" which was resolved by Rollin' Rog. I have used most of those instructions without much success. I am hoping someone can help me.

I am attaching 2 HijackThis logs.
1. I ran this without doing anything on the comp
2. I ran the comp in Safe mode, disabled "Load Startup Items", rebooted and ran it again.

LOG 1: Ran HijackThis as-is

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 5:23:32 PM, on 8/15/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\harshad\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdx... Read more

Answer:Problems running Task Manager in XP

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Hi, hopefully you can help me. My computer most often than not runs terribly slow, when I press Cntrl, Alt, delete, there can be as many as 90 task managers running from that one action. Such as right now there are 37, I right click at the bottom and close all, and everything is ok for a few minutes.
I have had the pc into get it checked and they always say it doesn't do it for them. What is wrong and how can I possibly fix it?

Bleeping Computer is right.

Thanks

Answer:multiple task manager running

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complet... Read more

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Thank you in advance for your help.  I am having a problem with my computer, numerous DLLHOST.exe *32 in my task manager, the computer is slow.  Im running McAfee and it says I am ok.  I also ran malwarebytes and now I have a window constantly popping up saying an outbound connection was blocked and there are two IP addresses that alternate as the window comes up.  If I disable my network card, the DLLHOST programs drop out of the task manager. Thank you again for your help
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17207
Run by RonWa at 9:17:35 on 2014-07-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12187.9799 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Antispyware Module *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\... Read more

Answer:30+ DLLHOST.EXE *32 running in task manager

Hi there,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Hi Guys,

I am running windows xp on a dell inspiron 1300. I have noticed recently that my task manager seems to be running quite high.

I am using iolo system mechanic for virus protection, but it doesn't think that there is anything wrong, but the system freezes and stops working. I seem to have quite a few svchost.exe in my task manager.

Could you please help me as i am not sure what to do next.

Thanks in advance.

Matt

Answer:Task Manager running high

Could you clarify the situation? "Task Manager running high" doesn't mean anything. You must be specific.

I believe XP will have a minimum of 6 instances of svchost.exe running and possible more.

Posting a screenshot of Task Manager - performance tab would be helpful. When you have performance problems this is where you start. Looking at the Processes tab is premature.

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I look into my task manager and i'm astonished to constantly find more and more processes popping out of nowhere. Is there a program that can help me scan and select all those i dont want? I'm wiery about which ones to delete and which ones not to. Ad-Aware SE shows 2182 process modules on a smart scan.

Thanks for any help that can be offered.
 

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Hi, I have read through the post by this name, and I have a very similar problem.   I tried malware bytes and Microsoft emergency suite and neither have fixed the problem, they all say the computer is clean.  However, there are at least 30+ DLLhost.exe trying to access sites that are flagged as malicious by malware bytes.   I just downloaded ESET online scanner and am running that.   I also can't download anything directly to the infected computer, it tells me my security settings won't allow it... (and that's news).   However, unlike the previous post anytime I kill the dllhosts they reappear almost immediately.  Can you help ?
Thanks
Theresa
 

Answer:30+ DLLHOST.EXE *32 running in task manager

Here is frst and addition, if that helps !  I ran them this morning...
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 02-08-2014
Ran by Jessica (administrator) on THERESA-PC on 03-08-2014 11:21:52
Running from C:\Users\Jessica\Desktop
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
Boot Mode: Normal
The only official download link for FRST:
Download link for 32-Bit version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/81/
Download link for 64-Bit Version: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/dl/82/
Download link from any site other than Bleeping Computer is unpermitted or outdated.
See tutorial for FRST: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgrsa.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgcsrva.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Microsoft) C:\Program Files (x86)\ACT\Act for Windows\Act.Server.Host.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobi... Read more

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Hi there!

I've been searching in google on how to remove this multiple iexplore.exe process in my task manager and i ended up here in your forum. I don't even use Internet Explorer as my browser but as soon as my laptop starts and i open my task manager, it always starts these iexplorer.exe and it seems to suck all of my memory's usage. I started to notice this problem these past few days cause my laptop seems to be overheating and i don't even run any high-end programs. I hope you guys can fix my problem and could give me advice. Oh and BTW im not that tech-savy comp thing so please bear with me. Im using a HP Laptop with Windows 7 OS and a Pentium Dual core CPU @2.20GHz.
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Oh and BTW whenever i tried to click on the DDS link, it wont allow me to download the file. It says Problem loading page. Same as with the GMER file.

Answer:Too many iexplore.exe running in my Task manager

Hello, iFaustWelcome to the Bleeping Computer Forums. My name is Thomas (Tom is fine), and I will be helping you fixing your problems.If you do not make a reply in 4-5 days, we will have to close your topic.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. Doing so could cause changes to the directions I have to give you and prolong the time required. Further more, you should not be taking any advice relating to this computer from any other source throughout the course of this fix.If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean". We do not want to clean you part-way, only to have the system re-infect itself.Please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, tha... Read more

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So sometimes my computer will be going really slowly so Ill just press the ctr+alt+delete, find whats slowing me down at the moment and stop the process! But after discovering that the things slowing me down are processes crucial to making my computer run in the first place(vsmon.exe, svchost.exe) I ran across a problem.... Is there anyway I can maybe make these processes take up less memory usage? Sometimes they take up like 12,000 at a time and if this isnt normal I was wondering If maybe theres something wrong with my computer.

Answer:Processes Running Under Windows Task Manager

How much Ram do you have installed?Have you read this topic:Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist

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So I've been having some problems lately with pop ups and things trying to be setup on my PC, a few days ago this "AF.exe" thing would start up every so often and ask for my permission for something, I always hit no of course, then I ran some scans on my computer with multiple programs, (Avast, Ad-Aware) and I thought they had found and fixed it. Now today I started up my PC and about 10mins after bootup about 10 "Afirst.exe" processes started, I can't stop any of them, I ran some more scans and nothing happened.
 
I'm running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan right now, hoping it will give me a different result, would appreciate if someone could help me out here.

Answer:Multiple Afirst.exe running in my task manager

Hello Hubs
I'm Seedy21 and I will be helping you with your issues.
Please note the following information about the malware forum:
From this point on, please do not make any more changes to your computer; such as install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc. - unless advised by me
Please do not ask for help elsewhere (in this site or other sites). Doing so can result in system changes, which may not show up in the logs you post.
Please reply within 48 hours, if you are going to be away for longer please let us know or the topic will be closed for been inactive
If you are using Cracked or Illegal software your thread will be closed
Lastly, keep in mind that we are volunteers, so you do not have to pay for malware removal. Persist in this topic until its close.
Lets get some more information about your computer
 
Go HERE and download FLMini.zip
Save it to your Desktop.
In some Browsers like Chrome it will save to your Downloads folder
If you get a warning "FLMini.zip is not commonly downloaded
and could be dangerous" ->> Select Keep
Open the Downloads folder ->> Copy and paste FLMini.zip to your Desktop
Right Click ->> Extract all ->> And extract it to your Desktop
Open the FLMini Folder.
Double Click FLMini.exe ->>
As the program runs, a window will open to keep you informed of progress.
When the program is finished it will produce a log for you MiniReport.txt

Copy and paste the contents of that log ... Read more

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I'm new here and looking for help, I did try to search for my topic, but did not see a problem like mine and not totally computer savvy. My problem is that when I open an IE or Firefox browser, multiple tasks for each open and are found in the task manager window (ctrl, alt, delete). If I delete one process another opens to take it's place. What is causing this and how do I get rid of the problem?

I have run PC Tools Reg Mech, Trend Micro, MalwareBytes and StopZilla. Nothing has found/removed the problem.

Answer:Multiple IE tasks running in task manager

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.I would like to get a better look at your system, please do the following so I can get some more detailed logs.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OKDeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OKDo not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.IMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.Download DDS:Please dow... Read more

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I found this in an old thread

"Run either process explorer or Security Task Manager to check what folder it is loading from. iexplore.exe should run only from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe If other path then it is a malware. "

Attachment "Task Manager" shows the number of instances running.

How do I run "process explorer" or "Security Task Manager" to check what folder it is loading from?

I did a search in C: drive for iexplore.exe and found 63 items! The attachment Page1.JPG shows the first page of those found. There are 2 more pages but I didn't know if would be of any benefit to upload them.

Please see attachment "System Type" for my computer details. And Internet Explorer 11.

I don't even know if this is a problem or not but it seemed unusual to me.

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe running in Task Manager

You are looking in winsxs. Here is some information on winsxs.
I would recommend just leaving it alone.

What is winsxs?

How to address disk space issues that are caused by a large Windows component store (WinSxS) directory

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I have tons of processes currently running in my task manager, some are duplicates or more. How do I make a copy of everything that is currently running?

Answer:How do I copy my running processes in task manager

Find, download and run Sysinternals' ProcessExplorer. It is an enhanced version of TaskManager.

From ProcessExplorer, one can via the Menu select File/Save to a txt file.

I have two csrss entries and ten svchost entries. They should be normal.

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After closing out Explorer, I would receive an error message 30 seconds to 1 minute later, saying "Sorry. Internet Exporer Had to Close Unexpectedly. Please Report This Error". After several days/weeks of this problem happening every time I closed my browser, I looked in task manager and found (2) iexplore.exe files running while my browser was open, even though only (1) session appeared to be open.
I have Windows XP, & was running Explorer 7 when this problem occurred, on or around March 8, 2009. I updated Adobe Reader 9 about this time. I was also on YouTube about this time and was told to update Adobe Flash Player to view video. I can't remember if I did it from YouTube link, or went to Adobe home page to download Flash update. I have CA package for Firewall, Virus Protection, and Anti-Spyware.
I went to Windows website, was offered Exporer 8 update, and updated since I thought this would clear up my problem. No difference-same error message.
After reading through forums, I downloaded HighJack This software, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, and Super Anti-Spyware software. I removed all programs that were outdated, or did not use anymore. After deleting all bad files found by Anti-Malware & Super Anti-Spy, I created a new restore point and used Cleanmgr to remove previous restore point info. I defragged hard drive. My memory available had increased from 22% to 29% after all this (had a bunch of old Java programs).
I no longer get the error message (y... Read more

Answer:(2) iexplore.exe Files Running in Task Manager

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Have Windows XP. Not many programs installed since we only use the unit for the internet. Also not tech savvy however the computer had been running extremely slowly and then it got to the point we couldn't even log on to the internet. While trying the easy disk cleanup stuff, the Task Manager appeared and showed only 1% memory left and there were 132 programs running. The only program running (132 times) was the task manager itself which adds itself again and again although I am able to stop each line individually. (Hope I am making sense.) This sounds the same as a few other posts but I don't see any resolutions. I doubt I would be able to make any complicated corrections so I'm really looking for a place to go for a fix or maybe it's something easy. (Yeah, right!) This problem started on our computer in December and we haven't been able to use it since then.
thank you for your time
 

Answer:Task Manager running multiple times

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Hey guys,

My computer has been lagging a lot lately, especially when typing (will sometimes lag for a few seconds before the text up, which will often double or not include some letters I typed). Have noticed that my task manager is running multiple instances of many applications. Can somebody have a look at this and tell me if something's up - my virus checker hasn't shown anything malicious.

http://ow.ly/uYvi <- Tasks Manager window #1
http://ow.ly/uYwh <- Tasks Manager window #2

If nothing is 'wrong' there per se, any ideas of what might be causing the type lagging, because it's really annoying and means my typing often comes out incorrect.

Cheers.

[This is a copy of http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r...-multiple-instances-running-task-manager.html which was posted but didn't received any hits.]
 

Answer:Multiple instances running in Task Manager

Verify that this doesn't happen in Safe Mode, just to rule out hardware problems.
Do you really need the wmpnetwk service? I have found that one to be a hog. Many people don't care for the search indexer, either.
 

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Intel(R) System Behavior Tracker Collector Service
Intel Energy Checker Energy Server
Intel Energy Checker Energy Server Service
how can I or can I stop this from running everytime I boot my laptop?

is this safe to End task on task manager?

Answer:about this running on my task manager every time i boot

From what I am reading you must run a Sony notebook/ultrabook of some kind. As far as I am seeing these help to monitor the efficiency of your energy being used on your pc. I don't believe it would be anything vital unless of course you are in a professional environment.

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Anyone noticed that IE8 runs multiple iexplore.exe in Task Manager?

And by the way did you notice IE8 behaves differently in that respect when installed on WindowsXP as opposed to Windows 7?

WindowsXP copies of iexplore can use up to 50,000K and every copy uses quite a bit of memory.

Windows 7 copies of iexplore only use about 5-15K.

While using IE8 in WindowsXP I thought I had a malware program running by it using so much memory and exhausted myself trying to run all kinds of scans to root out the offending program only to realize it was IE8 itself. When I uninstalled IE8 and went back to IE7, the behavior stopped.

Just something interesting that might save others the frantic search to root out adware. I suppose the bottom line is DO NOT USE IE8 on WinXP.

Answer:IE 8 multiple iexplore.exe running in Task Manager

It's because of the the Tabs feature and crash recovery.

Internet Explorer help please.

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here and I'm having a bit of a problem. Maybe someone can help me with this. I hope I make some sense.

I'm running Windows NP 2000 Professional and have Norton AV 2003 and Freedom Firewall.

Despite all that, I did a Trend Micro Housecall scan and it detected and deleted a Sdbot worm which I believe is referred to as W32.Randex.E. I may be getting the two mixed up, not sure. My Norton picks off Sdbot viruses frequently and deletes them.

Yesterday, Winlogin.exe showed up in my Task Manager after I stupidly clicked on svchosts (it has an 'S' on the end so it's not the same as the regular svchost) and I just wanted to see what it was (duh....stupid move, I know).

I stopped the Winlogin.exe process and deleted Winlogin.exe so it doesn't appear anywear on my computer now. BTW, I know Winlogon (with an o) is a valid thing and am not deleted anything to do with that. My firewall has lots of activity on ports 137 and 4444 but it's all being blocked. When Winlogin showed up, IRC connected to the Internet and was not blocked. I had a problem with mIRC (chat) installing itself on my computer once before and I got a backdoor.flood virus which I had cleaned out by professionals. It seemed the mIRC program came back and installed itself again. I never use it.

I also have a process running called Winuoa.exe which attempts to connect to the Internet but I block it with my firewall. I terminate the process but ... Read more

Answer:Question re. processes running in Task Manager

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A weird process named AM_Delta_Patch_1.163.487.0 was running in Task Manager.
Screenshot: https://prntscr.com/26kbrd

Is it malware or what, I can't find any information on it.

Answer:Weird process running in Task Manager

Let me google that for you

Seems to be MSE and nothing to worry about. You could have a look at the exe, right click and look at the signatures tab on properties to see if it is signed by microsoft.

If you download some utility like this HashTab tool to quickly find file hash information you can check the SHA and see if it is correct and not an imposter if you are still worried.

hope this helps

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I seem to have a problem with having two iexplore.exe running on my system even when I only have one open. It has my computer running slower. I have tried alot of different virus & spyware programs still have gotten rid of it. Someone please help this is driving me crazy. Thanks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)Scan saved at 9:12:46 PM, on 1/18/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic\SystemGuardAlerter.exeC:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avguard.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe running in task manager

Hi,I see you have IE8. It?s perfectly normal to see two or more iexplore.exe processes in the Task Manager when an Internet Explorer 8 window is open.Also see here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/multiple...net-explorer-8/There's nothing suspicious in your log.

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Here is a logfile, Thanks in advance!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:31:27 PM, on 10/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Robby\My Documents\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\inKline Global\PC Booster\pcbooster.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
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Answer:Task manager not working and slow running

Hello & Welcome to TSF

Let's do this first..

Download and unzip BFUzip from http://computercops.biz/zx/Merijn/bfu.zip
Run the program and click the Web button as shown here:


Use this URL to copy into the address bar of the Download script window:
http://metallica.geekstogo.com/p2pnetwork.bfu

Execute the script by clicking the Execute button.

If you have any questions about the use of BFU please read here:
http://metallica.geekstogo.com/BFUinstructions.html

Post a new HJT log after that.

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About two weeks ago, my computer would not bring up any of the programs I had running after I had opened it once.

For example, I would open firefox, and exit it by clicking the "X" in the top right corner. Later, I would click the firefox icon again to bring up the browser. However, The task manager added another firefox to the process list, but no firefox application was opened.

I can run everything right when I start the computer, but even when I haven't opened certain programs for a first time, it still won't let me run them.

I have already removed Malware and performed a clean boot.

thanks!

Answer:Programs running in task manager, but no applications

Hi Jello81 welcome to SevenForums

Lets see what is running

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now button

When the download is complete . Drag the DDS program from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right-click the DDS icon on the Desktop choose Run as administrator to run the tool.

Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
DDS.txt
Attach.txt

Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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Laptop running slow, gets hot and then turns off.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by nazt1116 at 8:07:47 on 2014-11-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3894.1942 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\AERTSr64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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Answer:running multiple dllhost*32 in task manager

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I’ve given you the “All clear.”  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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I have 32 on XP professional. It seems really high, but my idle memory useage is at about 170 megs (i have speedfan and cpuz running at all times). What about you guys?
 

Answer:how many processes do you guys have running in task manager?

Nakamori said:



I have 32 on XP professional. It seems really high, but my idle memory useage is at about 170 megs (i have speedfan and cpuz running at all times). What about you guys?Click to expand...

XP Home

Usually between 38-41




 

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task manager has 4 explorers one explorer.exe,, and 3 explorer32 , i downloaded DDS  and ill post them on here...
 
i hope this helps 
 
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i should start saying i was having this problem and i ran that combofix program you guys supply, i know i wasn't supposed to without someone telling me too anyway i have the log file from it if that helps. Oh and i think what caused this was running a WGA removal app i found, I scanned it before running and my antivirus said it was clean but now i have some strange things in the task manager mainly alg.exe dllhost.exe jqs.exe and hasp-upd.exe. Also those are in the Reg and slated to start up with my pc in msconfig and my startup folder if you guys don't support somone who openly admits to using wga removal tools i understand just thought i would be honest about what started this.i disabled them from starting up in msconfig and i ran Spybot search and destroy which found nothing and i ran a program called CCleaner clears all the temp files and helps clean the reg. plus my antivirus (Eset) when i scanned the app in question said no viruses. Anyway here is the log report.ComboFix 09-04-30.05 - Kamui 04/30/2009 22:58.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1557 [GMT -7:00]Running from: d:\documents and settings\Kamui\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: ESET Smart Security 4.0 *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated)FW: ESET Personal firewall *enabled*.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-04-01 to 2009-05-01 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-05-01 05:41 . 2009-05-01 05:41 -------- d-----w d:\program files&... Read more

Answer:Various Strange exe's running in task manager all of a sudden

ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum, explaining the nature of your problem. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed.

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Hi all,

Help a noob out and explain why I would have 9 svchost.exe running simultaneously. I don't have any system performances issues per say... just wondering why this is and if it has any detrimental effects to performance.

Thanks in advance for any input!

-edit- I'm running XP btw.

Answer:Duplicate processes running in task manager...

As long as its svchost.exe and running in the system32 directory, then you're ok. It uses it to update and connect outward, I believe.

A description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP Professional Edition

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Hey guys,

My computer has been lagging a lot lately, especially when typing (will sometimes lag for a few seconds before the text up, which will often double or not include some letters I typed). Have noticed that my task manager is running multiple instances of many applications. Can somebody have a look at this and tell me if something's up - my virus checker hasn't shown anything malicious.

http://ow.ly/uYvi <- Tasks Manager window #1
http://ow.ly/uYwh <- Tasks Manager window #2

If nothing is 'wrong' there per se, any ideas of what might be causing the type lagging, because it's really annoying and means my typing often comes out incorrect.

Cheers.
 

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Hi, I've recently looked at how may processes i have running on my VAIO and it's almost always 85, is this a large amount or the norm?I've got a 2ghz Duo Core and i also tested the CPU speed and it came out as 956mhz, this doesn't sound right to me. Has ayone ay advice o how to bring it back upto speed?Any advice would be much appreciated,Matt

Answer:Number of Processes running in Task Manager

I have 31 in mine.

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today i when i was looking at my task manager to forcibly close some application, i saw a lot of rundll32.exe kept creating more processes. soon, the UAC keep prompting me if i allow rundll32.exe to run. even if i click ok/cancel, it will keep asking.

when i was going to shut down my computer, i realize the computer doesn't let me shut down, i tried pressing the button, it doesn't shut down, only if i remove the power or hold the power button to force it to off.

as I'm typing this the rundll32.exe is replicating itself once more. please help me.

(below is the image of the task manager)
additional: not sure if it's related to this problem but i have been getting random popup when i'm surfing through the internet at times.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3058 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 133236 MB, Free - 8648 MB; D: Total - 83234 MB, Free - 66002 MB;
Motherboard: FUJITSU, FJNB1F1
Antivirus: Sophos Anti-Virus, Not Updated
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Answer:Multiple rundll32.exe running at task manager

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I have noticed another similar thread. My task manager has been disabled and my pc is very very slow. Plus I am getting a lot of drive cleaner and other pop ups. Here is my hijack this info. Please advise.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:32:21 PM, on 7/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bgsvcgen.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Adviser\mssadv.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Adviser\msctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Adviser\msavsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Adviser\msscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Adviser\msiemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Adviser\msfw.exe
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Answer:task manager disabled and very slow running pc

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I booted up my computer this morning and found PC Tools Registry Mechanic installed. I didn't install anything, and I immediately searched the net about it. Turns out it was a legit program. I uninstalled it and continued on as usual. Then I got an idea to search the Task Manager. I found two processes, SSDMonitor and Facebook Install. I killed them without much hesistation. I didn't install anything of those. Funny thing is, Avira didn't say a word. My question is: is this just ordinary junk or is there something malicious to it? Oh, by the way, I CAN access the Avira Website, I know some viruses block it.

Answer:Suspicious processes running in Task Manager.

Did some research. SSDMonitor is junk file left behind by Registry Mechanic.

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Hello. When i first turn on TM (task manager) i'll have three dillhost.exe running. When i try and click on them two will leave and one will stay and show a service and path. Turn TM off and right back on and the other two are back. If i move mouse anywhere in TM and try to click on one they both leave. I can leave TM on and they never appear. Soon as i turn off and back on they will be running in TM agin. As long as i don't move mouse they stay utill you try and catch them. I have tryed these different scanners (MSE,Malwarebytes, windows malicious software removal tool, super antispyware, microsoft safety scanner, check dics and also google but find nothing. Am now having performance degregation. OS windows 7 hp service pack1, IE 10, MSE. Any clues for a total novice?

Answer:Multiple dillhost.exe running in Task Manager

"The COM+ hosting process controls processes in Internet Information Services (IIS) and is used by many programs. For example, it loads the .NET runtime. There can be multiple instances of the DLLhost.exe process running."
 
From http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/dllhost.exe.html .
 
Louis

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Hi

I have multiple ie running in task manager which takeup a lot of memory, I can ave atleast 20 IE processes running at a time. It runs when Im not connected to the net, they run when I have one ie window open and some ad exoclick site keps trying to install itself onto m machine. Iv scanned with Mcafee's updated software and found nothing. I scanned with webroot spysweeper 4.0.3 and got a lot of cookies removed, a bit of adware and thats it. having searched on google im inclined to believe I have spam, malware or adware. One of the sites told me to delete all my *.tmp files, but im worried some might be necessary, and those in c:\windows\temp 2 could not be removed. Regardless, nothing has worked. I still get the exoclick.com trying to install and the millions of IEs. Is there a way can fix this once an for all. Webroot is not updated as my subscription has expired but it sent me this log:

Edit: removed and attached inline webroot log

Please help
 

Answer:Multiple Ie processes running in task manager

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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I have a Win7 32-bit desktop where IE11 started stalling until I clicked a few other items. When I started the Task Manager to see what was going on, everything worked normally. Firefox and Chrome do not exhibit this behaviour -- It's strictly an IE issue. In my searches, I came across a 2-year old issue with a trojan that created a service called "SearchIndexer" and executed "igfxupdate.exe", but it manifested itself by cranking CPU usage to 100%. The commonality is that it disables itself when Task Manager is started, so it won't be evident. This seems to be similar.
As long as Task manager is running, IE behaves normally. I've tried scanning with Windows Defender/Security Essentials and a fresh installation of AVG 2014, but they both come up empty.
There are two IDs on that computer, so I tried logging off one and logging on the other to see if the problem was specific to one user, but the same thing happens. I'm considering removing IE11 and going back to IE10, but I suspect that whatever this is will attack any version of IE.
Has anyone seen this, and does anyone know how to fix it?

Answer:IE11 delays unless Task Manager is running

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