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Using window 8. I'm just an average user with average knowledge w/ computers. There were 2, now 3, COM Surrogate Processes running in my Task Manager, they disappear after around 3 secs. I tried to delete them at this time, but restarting Task Manager will spawn them again and then disappear. When I right click any of them, they lead to Windows System32 Folder, file is dllhost.
START>>>3 months ago, I may have accidentally clicked an ad. Then my wallpaper changed to black. I fixed my background. But after some weeks, my internet traffic seemed to slow down even though I don't have slow internet. Then when I open the laptop, it automatically connects to the net even though I uncheck the "connect automatically" setting in Wi-Fi.
And my windows sometimes deselects, you know, when you need to click the window to acquire control again.
 
Now, I got the VERY FIRST spam in one of my email accounts, and that account HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY spam for years until THAT time.
 
And my other email account too started acting weird, Yahoo said they got weird activity and I should change my password.
The exact same thing happened with my Sony account too, they asked me to change my password for my safety cuz of some weird activity.
Youtube videos stop buffering midway, need to refresh...
ALL OF THESE THINGS doesn't occur before the 'infection'.
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Answer:Multiple(3) COM Surrogate(dllhost?) in Task Manager Pocesses

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Kids have been using the home PC for homework & we believe we caught a bad webpage (opened multiple times with showing any text). Since that time, multiple dllhost.exe *32 Processes open upon using the PC, causing to be VERY slow & eventually not work at all. Have made various attempts to find the virus to no avail, including a full McAfee scan. Downloaded FRST64.EXE to a USB drive on another PC (wouldn't let me download on the home PC because it said I didn't have administrator rights!!!). Used the USB drive copy to run the scan on the home PC. Attached are needed files. Please help us correct this issue!!
 

Answer:DLLHOST.EXE *32 Com surrogate - multiple sessions in Task Manager

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
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Two of the FRST text files and the most recent scan from AdwCleaner.
 

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Hello, I've had several warnings by Norton Security Suite within the past week or two that a trojan has been blocked. However, after the latest trojan block, I soon after received a warning from Norton that COM SURROGATE was using a lot of memory. Upon checking task manager, I counted at least (10) dllhost.exe (com surrogate) in the list. I did a system restore to several days before. So far I haven't noticed any ill effects, but ask for help to determine if I am indeed trouble free. Thank you in advance!
 

Answer:Several dllhost.exe / com surrogate in task manager

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
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These multiple DLLhost.exe entries in Windows Task Manager keep multiplying and multiplying. Any games or programs I use in full screen mode get minimized. I never had an issue until I started noticing this when checking task manager. I checked another laptop and a desktop and they show no such surrogate entries. Even as I'm typing here, the cursor will stop blinking as if another program is loading in the background. Microsoft Security Essentials and Malawarebytes Premium have not been able to get rid of this.

I appreciate your help and expertise. Thank you.
 

Answer:Several DLLhost.exe COM Surrogate in Task Manager

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hi,
I think my pc is infected with a virus. My pc is really slow sometimes since yesterday.
In task manager there is 2 times COM SURROGATE...
Is this the virus?
Can anyone help me to delete the virus?
I'm running Windows 10.
Malwarebytes rootkit scanner doesnt detect anything.

Thankyou!
Lucas
 

Answer:Double COM SURROGATE in task manager

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hi,
I think my pc is infected with a virus. My pc is really slow sometimes since yesterday.
In task manager there is 2 times COM SURROGATE...
Is this the virus?
Can anyone help me to delete the virus?
I'm running Windows 10.
Malwarebytes rootkit scanner doesnt detect anything.

Thankyou!
Lucas
 

Answer:Double COM SURROGATE in task manager

For help make a post here. http://malwaretips.com/forums/malware-removal-assistance.10/
 

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I do a control+alt+Del and slect task manager, it will appear for about a second then disappear, same happens with msconfig. I know this is a problem with a virus or something. I have run through all the step in prep to post my hijackthis log, i have used spybot, adaware and CW, I did a virus scan(eTrust), and done the malware, rogue and suspect programs. So If someone can check out my hijackthis Log and let me know where my problem is it is much appreciated.

Thanks.




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:10:54 PM, on 2/8/2007
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DWRCS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoTask.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\CA_LIC\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ppRemoteService.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk\PDSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\PestPatrol\PPMCActiveDetection.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Answer:Task manager and MSconfig Disappear?!HELP!

Hello, and welcome to the HijackThis Help Forum.

Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately. You may wish to Subscribe to this thread so that you are notified when you receive a reply. To do this click Thread Tools (above the first post), then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Since it has been a few days since you first posted, please download ComboScan and save it to your Desktop. Double-click on comboscan.exe and follow the prompts. Please note that some firewalls may warn that sigcheck.exe is trying to access the Internet -- please allow it. When it has finished, ComboScan will open Notepad with a log file -- please copy (CTRL+A and then CTRL+C) and paste (CTRL+V) this logfile as your reply.

Additionally, a folder will open with two text files. Please attach the Supplementary.txt file with your reply. To attach a file to a new post, simply:Click the [Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
Copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\ComboScan\Supplementary.txt
Click Upload.

Thank you.

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I am running xp pro and I have adaware se professional plus spyware eliminator. this happened before and I had to reformat the whole drive. I think spyware chews up my tool bar. When I do CTRL-ALt-DEL to bring up Task Manager, The top part is missing where it is listed--File, Option , Help etc. How can I get it back? Why did it happen? How can I prevent it.

Help, please. It happens so many times.
 

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Hi there,
I'm fixing a computer for a local business and they said it has been running extremely slow recently. Scanned it over, removed the typical trojans/viruses but it was still running slow. Looked in task manager and found multiple instances of dllhost.exe *32 running. They each took a lot of CPU and memory up. Once I end one of the processes another one starts up. All antivirus is up to date and everything has been scanned but nothing is picking it up. What could it be?
 
I have been able to rightclick - end process all of them for a little bit. I monitored the processes and they were fine for about 10 minutes then all 20 instances of the dllhost.exe*32 popped up again and starting rising in memory and cpu it took up.
 
And yes I have tried multiple solutions to try and fix this so you will see weird programs in the log.
Thanks in advance
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.17267
Run by ROBERT at 23:31:16 on 2014-09-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.5943.1856 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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Answer:20+ instances of dllhost.exe*32: COM Surrogate in task manager

Hello,
 
Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
 
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale 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 ... Read more

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Hello,
I've seen you solve other people's problem with this difficult malware. I would be extremely grateful if you could work the same magic for me.
Thank you in advance.
Loronin
 

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Today I noticed a Com Surrogate in task manager that shows up every so often.
Is this normal? How can I tell if this is a virus?

Would appreciate some help.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Com Surrogate - shows up now and again in the task manager - virus?

Hi:

Same computer as the one here: Question about Com Surrogate ?

If so, the answer then would probably apply now, as well.

Cheers,

MM

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I have had TwinHeadedEagle help this last week at this link: http://malwaretips.com/threads/fake...dont-even-have-google-chrome-installed.35660/

It worked to remove fake google chrome malware, but now I have in the task manager under processes tab, many "dllhost.exe.*32" with description "COM Surrogate" that is basically doing the same thing as the other one. I try and end their process, but they just keep coming back. I tried to download the zoek.exe, and even after I disabled my antivirus, it said my security settings wouldn't allow the download, so I can't run the scan!

Help! Attached is what it looks like in my task manager and also, what it looks like in volume mixer.
 

Answer:FAKE COM Surrogate in task manager (dllhost.exe*32)

Hello,

Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatibale 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 attach 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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Hello, I've seen a few topics relating to my problem but wasn't sure if the steps are exactly the same for each person or if they are customized from problem to problem.
 
I'm running windows 7 and as other users have stated, my computer was running slowly, freezing up periodically and minimizing programs I was using. I checked task manager and at that time I saw many dllhost with description COM surrogate running, and trying to end the processes they just kept appearing again. At that time I had AVG as my antivirus and malwarebytes. Only AVG detected the file but it could not delete it. I then uninstalled AVG and changed my antivirus to Bitdefender and that seemed to have stifled the symptoms although I don't believe it ever fixed the problem. My computer was running smoothly for about a week and now I have a filename uirrvmzweu.exe with description google chrome. My computer symptoms are about the same as they were when the dllhost process was running. They both act very similar as far as I can see.
 
Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

Answer:COM Surrogate and google chrome processes in task manager

Welcome njsLets start with this ...Step 1Please download Powelikscleaner (by ESET) and save it to your Desktop.Double-click ESETPoweliksCleaner.exe to start the tool.Read the terms of the End-user license agreement and click Agree if you agree to them.The tool will run automatically. If the cleaner finds a Poweliks infection, press the Y key on your keyboard to remove it.If Poweliks was detected "Win32/Poweliks was successfully removed from your system" will be displayed. Press any key to exit the tool and reboot your PC.The tool will produce a log in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste the log in your next reply.Next run Autoruns.Please download AutoRuns and save it to your desktop.Right click on the downloaded file and choose Extract All Files.Once extracted, open the program named Autoruns.Click on Options and then Hide Microsoft and Windows Entries.Press F5 to refresh the startup list.Next go to File -> Save and choose the file type to Text File (.txt).Please attach the text file to your next reply.

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I let my son use the computer to play games the other day, and when I opened my computer for some work today it seemed to run somewhat slower. When trying to end some processes in the hopes to speed it up I noticed a "COM Surrogate." process in the task. Looking around the forum, it seems that im not the only one who's had COM Surrogate as a problem. Any help will be appreciated!!!
 

Answer:Instance of COM Surrogate in my task, multiple processes. Am I infected?

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Hi all,

There, I have this issue, that I would like to share with you.
It is concerning the mouse behavior under some applications on W7.
Actually, I am using Autodesk AutoCad Architecture 2010 x64 and few days ago I experienced strange mouse behavior. When I am not moving mouse, the cursor disappear, and when I move the mouse it come up again. I was searching for problem, but no luck. Then once, I noticed that cursor is not disappearing and I realized why. It seams that it have some strange collision issue with task manager. Under Task Manager there is an option under View > Update Speed > High, Normal, Low, Paused. When it is set to High or Normal, this mouse cursor issue happens and when it is set to low or paused it doesn't.

Strange, yea, I guess it have something to do with CPU idle status or similar.

Well, I solved that mater, but one day, in my Opera 10 browser, same thing happened, mouse just disappear after few milliseconds.
This is something I can't solve buy tweaking Task Manager, or any other way for now.

Any similar experience ??

Please share, I think it will be useful for others.

Greetings

Answer:Mouse cursor disappear & Task Manager problem

how current is your video driver. what driver is it (brand, version)

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My computer got hit with another malware. dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate processes in task manager slowing computer down.
 

Answer:dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate processes in task manager slowing computer down

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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My computer is a Windows PC running XP Home.

Two nights ago I was browsing w/Firefox when I got two separate alerts (seemingly) from my AVG antivirus program. I clicked "heal" each time, then I got a prompt that the computer had a hard drive failure and should be restarted It took a long time to restart and that is when the weirdness started.

First, my desktop was gone. Second, my task manager would not open. Third, my System Restore was locked -- the only set point was the reboot I had just done.

I unplugged the ethernet cable from the computer.

I used another computer to find instructions on how to restore Task Manager via regedit (and this worked).

I found some new programs running in Task Manager: PJudowMnnh.exe; Fabd40.dll; and Ujr.exe.

Adaware seemed to clean these up, additionally it said it had cleared the system of a malware called Ulisa.

3 AVG scans since then were clean.

Problems:

1) I still cannot see any of the icons on my desktop. I cannot save anything to my desktop (at least, that I am able to see). Right-click on the desktop does nothing. Running c:\Windows\explorer.exe will not bring the desktop back (all it does is open My Documents. I can still find programs to run via Start ---> Search.

2) The ONLY restore point in System Restore is the reboot I did immediately after the infect. I definitely DON'T want that restore point.

3) I am not confident all the bugs are gone.

Can you help? (Keep in mind that I don't seem ... Read more

Answer:Malware locked System Restore, Task Manager, made desktop icons disappear

Try running this: http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/unhide.exe and see if it unhides things. Then perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM 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.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.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 definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan" option is se... Read more

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Hello,
I have a pc that has Malwarebytes and AVG 2015. Malwarebytes continues to popup showing it is blocking fffsee.com several times. and the pc is running very slow. When I check task manager, many instances of dllhost*32 are running. I removed Google Chrome and Java which slowed down the start of the dllhost*32 but I am still killing the processes to work on the pc. I am also noting extra explorer.exe opening in task manager and am killing these when I see them as well. Thank you for your assistance.
 
Here is the DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344
Run by Deborah at 7:23:48 on 2014-10-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3551.2024 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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c:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2015\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgcsrva.exe
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
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Answer:Getting multiple fffsee.com blocks and multiple dllhost32.dll in task manager

hi,
 
If you still need help; download a copy of FRST and post its two logs and we will go from there:
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
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.
 
Looks like you can get the 64bit version.
 
    Right-click FRST then click "Run as administrator" (XP users: click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
    When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
    Press the Scan button.
    When finished, it will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool was run from.
    Please copy and paste the log in your next reply.
 
The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory the tool was run from). Please also paste that, along with the FRST.txt into your next reply.

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Hello, this morning I was checking all the things on my computer just to clean up and I found two "COM Surrogate" processes running. I googled it and another name for it is, dllhost.exe 32 or something of the sort, I'm sure you may already know. I've scanned with Malwarebytes twice now, one regular scan, and now a scan with the rootkit search part enabled.

Please help, thanks!!
 

Answer:I have a "COM Surrogate" in task manager and malwarebytes can't find it

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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I was working on a computer that was extremely slow. It's an older Dell, Win XP SP2, Celeron, only 128 MB RAM. When I opened task manager there were several net.exe and net1.exe processes running. I would end a process and a new one would take its place. I scanned for spyware and viruses. The spyware that was found was cleaned. There were no viruses. When I ran in Safe Mode there were no problems. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:multiple net.exe in task manager

While net.exe is the name of a Windows process related to networking, it is also part of a nasty bit of malware that is used for spamming emails. I strongly suggest that you go to the security section of this forum, read the stickies, and post a detailed explanation of your situation using net.exe in the title. A malware expert will help you through the process.
 

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when i run internet explorer i have multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in task manager and the programs end when i exit internet explorer. if i end task on any of the iexplore.exe files it shuts down all the internet explorer windows open and all the iexplore.exe tasks in task manager...
 

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe in task manager

Don't end the processes then. That is not a malware issue. In fact it is not an issue at all.
 

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Hello all,Since yesterday, I have been getting multiple iexplore.exe in task manager. I downloaded Trend micro Hijack this and here is the logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:52:33 PM, on 5/19/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\EnergyCut\utilty.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\EnergyCut\EnergyCut.exeC:\Program Files\Lenovo\ShuttleCenter\PCMService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Users\Arun\AppData&#... Read more

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe in Task Manager

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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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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Several programs running in the background suddenly crashed at the same time just a few minutes after I logged on my laptop today. I found in the task manager two suspicious processes, conhost.exe *32 and dllhost.exe *32, about 10 of each, with the numbers increasing. I located a conhost.exe in C:\Users\u_1165\AppData\Local\Temp folder, unlocked all the files in the folder using Unlocker1.9.2, and deleted them all. Then I restarted my laptop. There is no conhost.exe *32 running now but 2~5 dllhost.exe *32 still there. The number of dllhost.exe *32 no longer increases though. 
I really need some help from the experts to get rid of this trojan. 
I noticed multiple chrome.exe *32 in the task manager when I was using the Chrome browser. I am not sure whether or not *32 existed before. 
Thanks in advance! 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by u_1165 at 22:59:24 on 2014-10-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.936.86.1033.18.12185.9231 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {7193B549-236F-55EE-9AEC-F65279E59A92}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {CAF254AD-0555-5A60-A05C-CD200262D02F}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {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
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Answer:Multiple dllhost.exe *32 in the task manager

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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Running XP.....got a virus last week that started multiple sessions of explorer, where videos and pop ups..ran several different malware removal tools and thought I got rid of everything. Pop ups are gone and explorer stopped running multiple windows. My problem now is iexplore.exe is running multiple processes in my task manager, computer is very slow now and programs shut down. I need help please in removing this virus or malware.

Answer:Multiple Iexplore.exe in task manager

 I'd back up any data I didn't want to lose, then restore to factory settings.  After that I'd strongly consider upgrading to Windows 7 or 8.1 or Linux since XP has been unsupported by MS for a couple of months now, and things are only going to get worse with it.  Linux is free and supported, and it runs well on XP computers.  The Mint and Ubuntu versions have Windows like user interfaces requiring little or no learning to start using, and they have Firefox and LibreOffice built in.
 
Good luck.

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I am running xp and ie 7.0 and am having problems getting online with ie. Opening task manager shows many instances of iexplore.exe.

I routinely run adaware and avg7.5 . Last night I installed and ran spybot, ccleaner and avg antispyware and again updated windows. still no luck. The extra iexplore.exe does not show up in safe mode.

sybot log
AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report
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+ Created at: 11:38:52 PM 1/18/2007

+ Scan result:

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\53RU2CQI\cfg32[1].exe -> Adware.BookedSpace : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\M8XN8QH3\stub_sca3[1].exe -> Adware.BookedSpace : Cleaned.
C:\WINDOWS\mwrnunyr.exe -> Adware.BookedSpace : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\X5P6752G\NNSCAA638[1].EXE -> Adware.NewDotNet : Cleaned.
C:\WINDOWS\876056.exe -> Adware.SaveNow : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\53RU2CQI\drsmartload849a[2].exe -> Downloader.Adload.ck : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\M8XN8QH3\drsmartload45a[2].exe -> Downloader.Adload.ck : Cleaned.
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Answer:multiple iexplore.exe on task manager

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This is my first time on this forum. I just installed and scanned using the hijackthis program. So I am a newby to this kind of issue. I do think of myself as computer savvy just not at quite this level
The problem is on my 15 year olds computer. His computer will run ok for a day or so then grind to halt while on the internet. When the task manager is opened I see 3 or 4 or more iexplore.exe listed under processes. Even though none are shown open on the desktop. I can't quit the process either. The only temporary fix is to reboot the computer. I am hoping someone can find something in the log below.
Thanks for your help.


Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:08:15 PM, on 9/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4ss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Blue Coat K9 Web Protection\k9filter.exe
C:\Program Files\Mouse Driver\MouseDrv.exe
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*edit* Title should read 'multiple iexplore.exe in task manager'

Title says it all really, done alot of web searches nothing has helped.

Cheers,

Here's the HJT report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:06:30 PM, on 9/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Xtra Help Assistant\bin\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
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I am constantly getting popups from my symantic antivirus about a tidserv request 2. I've read lots and it seems to be related to multiple iexplore.exe in my task manager??? Anything you could do to help would be great.

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe in task manager

I am constantly getting popups from my symantic antivirus about a tidserv request 2. I've read lots and it seems to be related to multiple iexplore.exe in my task manager??? Anything you could do to help would be great.yes you are infected, and I have the same problem cant get rid of them have to use computer in safe mode.

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At first I had some erroneous files appear on my desktop and in my start menu. I manually deleted these but have since been struggling with multiple dllhost.exe*32 files in task manager. These are slowing down my computer and using high percentages of CPU and memory resources. Also my Avast is reporting a multiple stream of blocked or infected files while my computer is running.
 

Answer:Multiple dllhost.exe*32 in Task Manager

Hello,

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

Before we start please read and note the following:

At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.

All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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My friend recently got given a reasonably old PC with XP on and stuff, he's not computer literate so he doesn't use it for much. But lately when you open the Internet on it the Task Manager displays multiple 'iexplorer.exe' processes and its causing the computer to slow down considerably, I've tried downloading google chrome & firefox but the internet explorer wont let me, so I'm certain there is a virus of some sort? Lastly, none of the options along the top of the internet work 'File, View, History, Bookmarkts etc.'

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q="multiple"+"iexplore.exe"+"task+manager"&btnG=Google+Search

So...I've been noticing for quite some time that whenever I open a new window in internet explorer, an "iexplore.exe" will pop up on my process list in Task Manager. So for 2 windows, I get 2 iexplore.exe's running. 3 Windows, 3 processes...and so on. I thought that maybe, I just hadn't noticed it on my laptop. So when I got on my laptop, I saw that no matter how many windows I had open in internet explorer...there was only one process in Task Manager.

Now...minor things. I don't know if this is important, so I'll throw it in and let you decide. Sometimes, "iexplore.exe" will be in lower case, and other times, it's in all upper case. On my laptop, it reads exactly like this "IExplore.exe". Not that my laptop is the patron saint of user friendly computers, but it does leave this thing in the dust. It may not be the standard to hold all other computers up to, but it's the best I can do.

So I've been reading a whole bunch of interesting things. I downloaded some new programs, made some new friends...hell, I even traveled to parts of the internet that I had no idea even existed! How amazed I was when I discovered they were getting online out there in Bulgaria. How amazed I was that Bulgaria was still independent!...

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Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe in Task Manager

Ran a search for "iexplore.exe"

 

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Both of my machines at home are launching multiple instances of iexplorer.exe and taking huge amounts of memory. Can't close them down exept in task manager. Here's the log from hijack this:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:53:19 PM, on 11/24/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartCopy\SmartCopy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartLauncher\SmartLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\LchDrvKey.exe
C:\Windows\CNYHKey.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\hijack\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=1&o=vp64&d=0609&m=lx6820
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://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0... Read more

Answer:Multiple iexplorer.exe in task manager - help plz

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Hi

I've been having this problem for a while now; the amount of cpu usage which is shown on the CPU Meter gadget is almost always above 70% which makes my laptop run incredibly slow.
Now i decided to close unuseful applications running in background with task manager but that didn't really help though' I noticed that a process called svchost.exe is eating most of my memory and it has up to 12 copies of itself also using a huge amount of memory. in Resource Monitor they are shown with LocalSys.. and Network... and other texts written in Parenthesis.
My question is; is this normal or is it some kind of virus that the computer is infected with?
Also how do I make my laptop run faster and smoother? I tried to uninstall as many unused programs as I could but it's still not any faster.

Thanks
Twilsto
 

Answer:Multiple svchost.exe in task manager( up to 13 )

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Hi,

This is my first post. forgive me i made any mistake....

I've a new server (less than 2 months old) which is running win server 2003 with 2GB RAM. Today i noticed that the server seemed a bit slow so i went to task manager to check what process is running.. I notice that the CPU Usage is actually 100% and there are 4 userinit.exe running under processes. I tried to end them but it doesn't work.

I have done some research and it seemed like userinit.exe is a system program. But why is it taking so much CPU usage?
(below is my HJT log)

pls help...

Thanks

cloud

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\cfexec.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\cfrdsservice.exe
C:\CFusion\JRun\bin\JRun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exe
C:\CFusion\jre\bin\ntConsoleJava.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$WSUS\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntfrs.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\Service_AuthSrvr.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\smservauth.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\Service_AzSrvr.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\smservaz.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wins.exe
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\exmgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\mad.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Bin\mssearch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

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Hi,

for the past two weeks i noticed my computer it is very slow when i check the task manager there i find multiple iexplore.exe running then i kill all the process but some malware is infected my computer my memory usage is very high and cou usage is also very high. kindly help me out to reslove this issue here i post my log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:23:11 AM, on 12/28/2007
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
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\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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dns.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ismserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntfrs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\locator.exe
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In the past week i've noticed multiple msmsgs.exe in my task manager. I'd say around about 10 each time. Sometimes they go away but after having the PC on for a few hours they stay there. Also when this happens i can't open any programs plus windows won't shut down/restart by itself.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Multiple MSMSGS.EXE in task manager

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Im sure this subject has been discussed many times but it has started to happen for me and i've been unable to find how/where to fix the problem. Tried scanning multiple times with tucows, avg and adware, all have come up with nothing that fixes the problem. I am unable to run a javaw.exe program also, seems to be the same reason why i get two or more iexplore.exe running. Any help would be awesome!
 

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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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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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When looking in taskmgr, I find 14 instances of Internet Explorer running, each using around 21MB of RAM. Any ideas as to why there are so many? If I close out of IE completely, they are still there....

thanks..

Answer:multiple iexplore instances in task manager

Hello Mahjohn,

Each instance of the iexplore.exe process is a separate opened tab in Internet Explorer, and one just for each opened Internet Explorer itself. It's part of the tab recovery feature, so if a tab crashes it will not crash Internet Explorer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a Dell with windows xp and it is running very slowly after startup i looked in task manager and found numerous explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe process using alot of memory. I have been looking on the internet and found there is a virus that causes this........ please help in making my computer fast again. thank you in advance
 
I keep getting a message saying windows explorer need to shutdown.

Answer:multiple explorer.exe processes in task manager

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Hello and many thanks for your time.

What started off a few weeks ago as an inability to open Task Manager (Ctrl, Alt+Del just briefly opens a small black window) seems to have rapidly spread.

Now I am unable to view internet options ("The operation has been cancelled due to restriction in effect on this computer. Please contact system administrator,") open various programs,(Windows Defender, Spyware Doctor) and I cannot print, amongst others. The following appears at startup: "The application or DLL C:\program files\windows defender\msmpres.dll is not a valid windows image." On trying to open BT Communicator (which does eventually open, as does ie, I am able to surf) "The application or DLL C:\windows\system32\TAPI32 is not a valid windows image." Also on startup a small window "Error loading the TCPMIB library"

I confess I tried the silly route before visiting this forum, I tried Spyware Doctor, registry cleaners, Malwarebytes Anti-malware etc with no avail. Hopefully I've understood all instructions and post the following for your expert perusal, thanks again. Paul.


DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by PMB at 16:50:13.43 on 11/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.236 [GMT 1:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
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Answer:Multiple problems, started with Task Manager

BUMP, please.

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Is it normal to have multiple SVCHOST.EXE showing in task manager . I have 6 at present 3 in SYSTEM , 2 in NETWORK SERVICE and 1 in LOCAL SERVICE.I have read that they are part of Norton but it seems a bit much to have 6.Mu CPU peaks at 100% when first accessing internet but often spike up from time to time.Is there any way to check if the EXE files are genuine of duds.I have Norton running as well as Spyware Doctor , Diskeeper and Registry Mechanic. Have I got too many things on my PC

Answer:multiple svchost.exe files in task manager etc

It is normal - I also have 6 instances.See click here

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Hi,
when i open internet explorer, there is more than one iexplore.exe files opened in task manager,it goes on increasing when you open new tabs or windows.I have used ccleaner and pc tools spyware doctor but nothing shows up.I wish if somebody can guide me to remove any malware.

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe files in task manager

It's normal to have two iexplore.exe processes reflected in Taask Manager...when there is one IE window open.

For every additional window opened...another process appeaars.

If I have 5 windows open...my Task Manager should reflect 6 instances of iexplore.exe.

Just make sure that they all read "iexplore.exe" since "iexplorer.exe" is malware.

Louis

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So about two days I found that for some reason my computer was going really slow out of no where. I eventually checked the task manger and saw about 4 explorer.exe process and one was taking up almost 2 gig of my ramI first thought it saw a virus so I scanned with malwarebytes and then avg but not really was showing up. I then thought maybe my hard drive was going bad but I did hard drive scans and all the scan can out good.When I end all explorer.exe process my computer works perfectly but doesn't have the desktop.
 
When I restart explorer.exe it quickly takes up more and more ram until the computer is so slow or just freezes, I have to end the process for that happens.
 

Answer:Multiple explorer.exe in task manager hogging most of ram.

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I recently downloaded and installed a PDF to JPG converter and this seems to be when my problems began. Some of the pop-ups are video/audio, others are trying to get me to click to remove viruses, etc.

Can anyone help with this? Help!

MMyers
 

Answer:Multiple processes with *32 in task manager and getting pop-ups adware

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on WINDOWS-D9P51W1 on 18-03-2015 19:50:49
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Administrator (Available profiles: Administrator)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: 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.)

(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Fitbit, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Fitbit Connect\FitbitConnectService.exe
(IBM) C:\IBM\Lotus\Notes\nsd.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\x64\engineserver.exe
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I have a emachine D3701 running XP. I have reformatted it to factory default. Things were going well til I noticed it didn't want to stop making the loading sounds....(like a perk-o-lator coffee pot sound). Also is very slow. So I checked the Task manager and it showed task manager there 20 times. I could delete them and the pc would work good but when I restarted, it did it all over again. I have spybot and Norton 360 in it. It shows no virus or malware, etc.
I saw the post by Jasper and was wondering if I needed to do the same thing? I would be very thankful for any help on this.
Thank You very much.
 

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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.
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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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Hi guys I was searching for info on this process and found these forums so here's my problem:
After using IE and getting some error that called up windows help and services center I noticed later that i have a bunch of mshta.exe running in my task manager so I downloaded that HJT program and got this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:42:12 PM, on 11/7/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
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Answer:Multiple mshta.exe processes in my task manager

Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​
Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.
As you download it rename it to username123.exe
**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
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Hello,
 
I've noticed my computer running a little slower than normal & seemed like the computer was running something all the time. When I check Windows Task Manager there are numerous (20+) .exe programs running:
conhost.exe
cmd.exe
schtask.exe
 
Is this a virus?
using Windows 7
64 bit
 
I would appreciate any help,
 
Thanks,
Ed

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I've noticed lately that when I open Task Manager I can have numerous (5 or more) instances of dfrgfat.exe running, as well as multiple instances of iexplorer.

Has anyone had this problem and achieved a solution? I am wondering if this is also linked to my browser not wanting to open links in new windows.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Multiple Instances of dfrgfat.exe in Task Manager

dfrgfat.exe is associated with Disk keeper defrag utility, its probably defragmenting your drives in the background. There would be one instance for each drive you have connected internally or externally.
 

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Hello

I am getting multiple occurrences of mshta in the task manager. This has started since I have cleaned up a virus which popped up a fake microsoft security essentials warning.

This is the hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:46:51 AM, on 11/5/2010
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\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
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Hello all wonderful people... I have some unexpected trouble with my computer. I run a Dell Inspiron 510m on Windows XP professional. Recently I noticed in task manager that there are several iexeplore.exe processes running, and when I tried to kill the 'spare' ones, they would not budge, or kill the main browser window but the spares remain. I have Panda Cloud Antivirus. I installed A-Squared anti malware and ran the full scan, it found some things and I remowed all the threats it found. However, the multiple iexplore processes continued... I ran a full scan with Malwarebytes Antimalware and it also found a few threats, which I also removed as the software instructed. However, stilll the multiple processes remain... I just did a DDS log, and I will attach the attach txt file. GMER froze on me... DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by STSTAdmin at 14:32:58.25 on 09/06/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.510.128 [GMT 3:00]AV: Panda Cloud Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {5AD27692-540A-464E-B625-78275FA38393}AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {0F8591BB-342B-4493-91C3-4E948ED21255}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wi... Read more

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe processes in task manager

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi,
 
I've recently noticed some symptoms that might indicate a problem with my laptop (Win 7, 64, McAfee AV):
 
1) IE shows multiple instances in Task Manager even when IE is closed
2) a few low memory errors - one caused a blue screen
3) MS Silverlight crashed and had to be reinstalled
4) IE locks up sometimes / freezes
 
I've run MBAM, ESET, MS Security Scanner, and all Windows updates (to include Java and Adobe Flash).  Not sure where else to look.
 
Thanks!
 
Joe

Answer:Win 7, multiple instances of IE in task manager + other issues

Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

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I have recently noticed two instances of iexplore.exe in task manager in Winxp Pro SP2.
I mainly use my Firefox browser and have not used IE in a while. Whenever I try to end either of the iexplore I notice a bookatom.exe and sometimes an errorblue.exe shows up for a moment and then disappears after the iexplore.exe returns. I have never noticed them before and they are also in the HijackThis log.

So far I have run the most recent versions with all updates of Adaware full system scan, Spybot S&D, and my Antivir Antivirus in both safe mode and normal mode with system restore off. First scan of adaware detected some form of Swizzor trojan. Second and third scan of both Adaware and S&D found nothing. Below is a copy of my HijackThis log. Maybe nothing, but I don't understand why there are 2 path entries to iexplore.exe in the log. One path truncated, the other is not.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:16:44 AM, on 12/30/2006
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sche... Read more

Answer:Solved: Multiple iexplore.exe in task manager

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Wavepingbindview] C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Bodyrefwaveping\bookatom.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Balm bend] C:\DOCUME~1\Larry\APPLIC~1\SCRREG~1\errorblue.exe

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".
 

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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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My wife's laptop is running Windows 7 and IE 11 and had multiple types malware on it. I ran a bunch of stuff and got rid of everything save one issue. It continues to run multiple instances of iexplore in the task manager ("processes" tab), even if I never open IE myself. I can boot up, go right into task manager without starting any applications, and watch several instances self-initiate.  It usually levels out at four instances and can use up 500-600K of memory added together.
I have run: adwcleaner, avast, combofix, Farber Service Scanner, Junk Removal Tool, Malwarebytes, OTC.exe, OTL.exe, TempFileCleaner, rkill (followed by malwarebytes), tdsskiller (also followed by malwarebytes). I also ran ComboFix a few days ago, before I saw that I shouldn't.  I have run these both from the regular Windows logon as well as from Safe Mode. I cannot seem to get rid of these iexplore instances.  I have the Windows Firewall turned on.
 
DDS log (attach.txt is attached as directed in instructions):
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17239
Run by Cindy at 22:44:42 on 2014-09-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2940.1689 [GMT -5:00]
.
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\... Read more

Answer:multiple instances of iexplore.exe in task manager

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
 
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale 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... Read more

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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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When I run an Internet Shortcut (url) from the Taskbar it creates 4 instances of iexplore in Task Manager and not all of them close when I close the window. This means my memory gets filled with LOTS of instances of iexplore. If I run ie8 directly, then goto the website, this does not happen. I only get the two instances that go away when I close the window. Running Win7 and IE8.

Answer:Multiple Instances of iexplore in Task Manager

The best solution is to use Favorites instead of saving links to individual sites to your desktop. You can always click on Manage Favorites to organize them. You can create folders to categorize them.

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I made a mistake by trying to download something I didn't trust, now I'm quite certain there's a virus. Microsoft Security Essentials isn't able to clean it, it detects it and I know where the file is, but it just gets stuck on cleaning it.
 
Items: 
containerfile:C:\Users\April\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\005\p\00\00000001
file:C:\Users\April\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\005\p\00\00000001->The Sims 4 (Origin) PC full game + DLC ^^nosTEAM^^/Sims4-Origins-nosTEAM.part3.rar->The Sims 4\Game\Bin\3dmgame.dll

Answer:Multiple instances of iexplorer.exe in task manager

Welcome aboard  Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

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Any help with this issue?
 
 
dds,txt:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.17116
Run by Antiebabs at 11:30:12 on 2014-10-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3543.799 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {9B5F5313-CAF9-DD97-C460-E778420237B4}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition *Enabled/Updated* {203EB2F7-ECC3-D219-FED0-DC0A39857D09}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gzserv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Antivirus Free Edition\gziface.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\LMIGuardianSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn\x86\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\PDF Complete\pdfsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\Privacy Icon\UNS\UNS.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
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Answer:Multiple IE in Task Manager/Volume goes mute

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.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.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.Wait for further instructions.

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So about two days I found that for some reason my computer was going really slow out of no where. I eventually checked the task manger and saw about 4 explorer.exe process and one was taking up almost 2 gig of my ram

I first thought it saw a virus so I scanned with malwarebytes and then avg but not really was showing up. I then thought maybe my hard drive was going bad but I did hard drive scans and all the scan can out good.

When I end all explorer.exe process my computer works perfectly but doesn't have the desktop.

Answer:Multiple explorer.exe in task manager hogging most of ram help please?

See what happens using Clean boot,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/179159-troubleshoot-application-conflicts-performing-clean-startup.html

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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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Hello all - HELP!!
I have the same problem as someone else on here - I get multiple memory sucking iexplore.exe's appearing in my task manager and websites often hang as the CPU is running really slowly. Simply browsing between web pages can make my CPU run at 100%!
I've got an old lap top - HP Compaq pressario V5000 with 1.12G RAM.
I would really appreciate anyones help as I haven't got the money for a new lap top right now.
I ran hijack this and my log follows:
Thanks guys - love the site.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:24:35, on 31/05/2011
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\M-AudioTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\... Read more

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe in task manager and 100 CPU usage

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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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Anybody know how I can get rid of these? i have tried every anti-virues known, and nothing seems to fix it. istill get about 50 instances of iexplore.exe in the task manager. Windows Live OneCare has found the following trojans/Virues...

Backdoor.Win32/Rustock.genB!
Spyware:Win32/WebHancer
TrojanDownloader:Win32/VB.AAF
Trojan:Win32/vundo.HT
Trojan:Win32/Conhook.l
TrojanDropper:Win32/Nuwar.gen!lds
Trojan:Win32/vundo.gen!H
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.gen!GX
Trojan:Win32/vundo.gen!X
VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.A
Trojan:Win32/SystemHijack.gen
TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.gen!A

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe instances in task manager

Hello, UARMF
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
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.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
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, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is another mirror

Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your system.... Read more

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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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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]
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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}
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============== 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
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\Comm... Read more

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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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 a HP labtop running windows 7 and I have been exexperiencing very slow response from my computer. The CPU usage is at 100%.
If any one could help me with this problem that would br great.

Answer:Multiple dllhost.exe appearing in task manager

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale 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 a... Read more

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It only started today and is really annoying me. After i've opened Internet Explorer, multiple IEXPLORE.EXEs start appearing in my task manager. ive looked at other forums for solutions and none work. Here is my HiJack log. Only 2 IEXPLORE.EXEs are shown, but many more appear.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:04:52, on 22/08/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Philips\Sound Agent 2\qvecplsk.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I0H2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winldra.exe
C:\Program Files\Bandwidth Monitor Pro\Bandwidth Monitor Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\C... Read more

Answer:Multiple IEXPLORER.EXEs in task manager

Please download SSA Kelogger Clean Immediately: http://research.sunbelt-software.com/ssaclean.cfm Install it and run it.

Next download Zone Alarm, or an alternative FireWall.

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It started with this, and has progressed to me posting here. I don't mean to be lazy, but I thought that maybe it would be easier if you could see the link where I talked about what's been going on.DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Joann Boyle at 20:51:39.67 on Mon 09/21/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.436 [GMT -4:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1351 [VPS 090921-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

Answer:Possible infection, though I'm not sure of what - multiple IE processes in Task Manager

I know I'm not supposed to bump, I apologize - I know you're all working very hard right now.

I was just wondering if whatever this is poses a personal threat - we use this computer to access bank accounts, and I was unsure as to whether or not it was safe to continue doing so. I have not accessed my bank account on this computer since the day this actually happened, but I'm holding my breath for when my mom wants to access the cradit union site.

Thanks guys, and I apologize again. *is a bad poster*

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I'm getting a huge comsumption of IE's that are running in the backgrond in my task manager but not on my screen they are hidden and every search I do redirects me. I did a hijack this log and this is what I got.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:37:28 AM, on 1/8/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exeC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program F... Read more

Answer:Multiple IE in task manager and redirect virus

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I've noticed over the last few days that everytime I open task manager, there are multiple instances of IE open in it. It will not allow me to end task through the Applications tab, but I can end task through Processes. However, as soon as I end one, one or more pop up again immediately. I can also hear random video/sound clips playing though I cannot see IE open - I can close these through processes, targeting the instance using the most memory, but again... more pop up right away. I have run malwarebytes, avg and spybot search and destroy and all have found issues, cleaned them up, but not fixed the problem.

It seems to be getting worse, with more and more IE instances popping up in task manager and sound clips playing more frequently after being closed.

I'm not sure if this is relevant, but when I restarted my computer after one of the system scans, I had the following error message pop up when it started up;

There was a problem starting
C:\Users\Layla\AppData\Roaming\hcrsjo.dll
The specified module could not be found

Another note; I was unable to get windows firewall working before doing the dds scan. When I clicked Use Recommended Settings it gave me the following error:

Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings.
Error code 0x80070424

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Answer:IE open multiple times in task manager - not using IE

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So about two days I found that for some reason my computer was going really slow out of no where. I eventually checked the task manger and saw about 4 explorer.exe process and one was taking up almost 2 gig of my ram

I first thought it saw a virus so I scanned with malwarebytes and then avg but not really was showing up. I then thought maybe my hard drive was going bad but I did hard drive scans and all the scan can out good.

When I end all explorer.exe process my computer works perfectly but doesn't have the desktop.
 

Answer:Multiple explorer.exe in task manager hogging most of ram help please?

What shows in save mode?
 

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I have 3 instances of iexplore.exe running in Task Manager. I don't use IE for my browser (Mozilla). They start running during start up and if you end the process, they restart immediately. I've ran multiple AVG Free scans and Ad-Aware scans but neither have found anything that fixes the issue.


DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by DANA at 16:30:25.57 on Fri 01/30/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.565 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\DANA\Desktop\dds.com

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.ebay.com/
uSearch Page = hxxp://www.google.com
uSearch Bar = hxxp://www.google.com/ie
uSearchMigratedDefa... Read more

Answer:Multiple (3) iexplore.exe running in Task Manager

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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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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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I understand that iexplore.exe is the microsoft internet program but I suspect I have malware, something using iexplore as a "gate". I only use Firefox but iexplore.exe is always running in the background. The program does not show in msconfig start processes but regardless it runs from startup, if stopped with task manager it starts back up. I use ZoneAlarm and it often pops warnings indicating that iexplore.exe is attempting to access the internet, not me actually running the program.

I searched for the path locations of iexplore:
C:\Documents and Settings\Alvaro\Desktop iexplore
C:\Program Files\internet explorer iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer iexplore.exe.mui
C:\WINDOWS\Help iexplore.chm
C:\WINDOWS\ie8 iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch IEXPLORE.EXE-27122324.pf
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\en-US iexplore.exe.mui
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download \9866fb57abdc0ea2f5d4e132d055ba4e iexplore.exe

I attached a HJT log. I would appreciate help so much, I have tried multiple ways of getting rid of this and never succeded. Thank you for all that you do (your website is very helpful) even if you don't have time to help just me.
 

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Basically every time i start up chrome about 5-8 other chrome.exe 32s appear. 
Side note: its only doing it in chrome, i tried opening internet explorer and no .exe appeared in my task manager. 
They are slowing my browser massively, any help will be greatly appreciated.  

Answer:Multiple Google chrome .exe 32 in task manager

Why Does Chrome Have So Many Open Processes

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I have IBM R52 Thinkpad with Windows XP Service Pack3.

Since a few days, my system gets very slow after start up and task manager shows multiple instances of Iexplore.exe running, which eat up around 80-90% of CPU usage. The system becomes very slow due to this. This happens even when I do not start Internet Explorer.

Also Explorer pops-up web pages by itself in regular intervals.

I scanned the system using A-squared Free as well as AntiMalware Bytes, which found out a few trojans, but still the problem persists.

Need help.

Regards
Roopam
 

Answer:Multiple Iexplore.exe instances in task manager

Hiya

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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

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Hi,
 
I have multiple sessions of IE running in Task Manager even when all IE sessions are closed.  I was directed to post in this forum in the below thread:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559619/win-7-multiple-instances-of-ie-in-task-manager-other-issues/
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496  BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Joseph at 15:00:44 on 2014-12-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8083.4708 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* signature-cached-Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:09:15 +00001
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* signature-cached-Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:09:15 +00000
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* post:35726979
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* post:35726978
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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 GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:multiple sessions of IE in Task Manager - even when no IE is open

hi,
 
Your post is a few days old. If you still need help with the problem simply reply back and can begin.

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Looked in the task manager today and noticed 4 separate entries for explorer.exe / windows explorer. Is this normal? Or does it indicate a problem? Windows 7 32 bit system.

Thank you for your time,
Steve

Answer:Multiple explorer.exe listed in task manager

Hello SRB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is normal when new explorer windows open as a separate process. When they are closed, the extra explorer.exe process should end as well in Task Manager a few moments later.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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So I googled the problem and it appears that I have some sort of mal/spyware. I have multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in the task manager. I have run the combofix utility, but I guess I shouldn't post the log until told to do so. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:multiple browsers open in task manager/ Moved

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.I have run the combofix utilityPlease note: ComboFix 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." It is 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.Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need tho... Read more

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Every time I boot up my computer IEXPLORER.EXE appears in Task Manager multiple times (20+) in task manager even though I'm not running IE or even connected to the internet.

This is having a pretty detrimental effect on the performance of my machine.

I'm guessing that it is some sort of spyware or the likes of. I've run Ad-Aware and Spyhunter but no luck.

Any suggestions as to how I can resolve this?

I'm running Win XP Pro.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:IEXPLORER.EXE appearing multiple times in task manager

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There's a fair number of Chrome.exe*32 running on my computer using up allot of my memory but have no idea what to do about it. I've run Malwarebytes which has allowed me to use my computer again but i do not feel has resolved the underlying issue.
 
 
I made a log using DDS and attached the attachment:
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by Derek at 17:57:16 on 2014-12-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4091.2072 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
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\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
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\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Multiple instances of Chrome.exe*32 running in task manager

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