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Reset, task manager, Google Chrome plus other things not working

Question: Reset, task manager, Google Chrome plus other things not working

I am suddenly unable to use Google Chrome (nothing happens), task manager (nothing happens). I have tried clicking on a system Reset, nothing happens. I have tried a restore, message says it is unable to start restore. PC is taking ages to come on and switch off.

Other things are slow. PC is practically unusable. Any suggestions?

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Answer: Reset, task manager, Google Chrome plus other things not working

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My computer was running slow so I went to my task manager and seen a whole bunch of Google Chrome processes running. I was confused at first because I don't even have Google Chrome installed. As I tried to stop the processes one at a time, more only popped up. Then I looked it up on the net, found others yall have helped on this site, and know there's something wrong. If possible, would like to know how and when the malware was installed as I have multiple students that use the pc and this is the first time ever had this happen, would like to know if it was a user doing something wrong by accident or on purpose (is even possible to know, but mainly would like to just get pc fixed!)

I right clicked and Disabled Antivirus AutoDetect (Norton); Downloaded zoek and have result log attached. Required a pc reboot and did that too. Problem is still happening. It also changed my home page to google.com (I changed it back). I also uploaded a picture of my task manager if that helps any.

Thanks!!!
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Process in Task Manager & Don't Even Have Google Chrome Installed!

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 TwinHeadedEagle,
I have almost exactly the same problem running on my computer. I have run zoek, malwarebytes, and AdwCleaner and I still have the problem. Rather than create a new post in the forum I have just replied to this post since it seems so similar. I have now run Farbar and have attached the two logs. I also included a pic of my task manager showing the processes that keep loading. Can you help me? Thank you!
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Process in Task Manager & Don't Even Have Google Chrome Installed!

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 just found a neat little feature in Google Chrome and I'd like to share it with others who might not have noticed it.

First you'll click the wrench in the top-right of your browser.



Then navigate to the option 'View Background Pages'

Then in the open window you can manage the processes Chrome is currently using. To get a more detailed look click the 'Stats for nerds' option.




And you should find yourself at a page that looks like this:



Hope this helps!

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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 keep getting memory error's. So I opened up task manager and I have about 10 instances of Google Chrome running and they keep multiplying. I don't even have Google Chrome on my machine.
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome in task manager

Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine.
Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable. ​Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:

Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!
Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
(XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
Press the Fix button just once and wait.
If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please attach it to your reply.
 

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Hi,
 
I noticed a few days ago that my computer was running slow.  I opened the task manager and noticed that the dllhost.exe*32 was in my Task manager over 20 times.  I ran my antivirus and nothing came up, I have both Malware, and Comodo.  I read through some removal logs and found one that was the same issue as mine basically.  I downloaded the Farber Recovery Scan Tool.  At first, I didn't read ALL the way through it and ended up downloading someone else's fixlist.txt that was part of a reply.  At the time I just figured it was a blanket fix for everyone, didn't realize it was for that specific computer.  So I pressed fix and it seemed to work......temporarily.  I also deleted Chrome but it still pops up in my Task Manager although I don't have the program. 
 
So...now I have read more and am going to do this the right way.  I ran a new scan and am including it in the post.  Hopefully someone can help me fix the problem.  I really appreciate all the help. 
 
I have a HP Pavillion dm4, 64 bit, running Windows 7 Home Premium
 
Here are my logs:
 Addition.txt   40.46KB
  4 downloads
 

 FRST.txt   82.95KB
  5 downloads
 

 Shortcut.txt   81.92KB
  1 downloads
 
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks so much,
 
Mik

Answer:dllhostexe*32 and google chrome app appear over 20 times each in Task Manager.

Hi Mik,please do the following steps:Step 1Please download this attached
 fixlist.txt   2.7KB
  7 downloads and save it in the same directory as FRST.Start FRST with Administrator privileges.Press the Fix button.When finished, a log file (Fixlog.txt) pops up and is saved to the same location the tool was run from.Please copy and paste its contents in your next reply.Step 2Start FRST with administator privileges.Press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste this log in your next 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 am experiencing the same issues as some of your other users with a Fake Google Chrome process residing my Task Manager screen. My issue on my Laptop began yesterday, after I tackled removing a dllhost.exe issue over the weekend. I thought I had done well to get rid of it, using information from your forum, but then this file showed up the next day.My file is titled "Immytfefs.exe" and it states that it resides in the "C:\Users\User\AppData\LocalLow\Adobe\nmvkurfye" directory.It says it is a Google Chrome process, but I have uninstalled that program, and it is still there. I have Norton360 and MalwareBytes running, and neither detect this issue. I have downloaded your FARBAR Recovery Tools and ran the process to create the First and Addition files. and will attempt to upload them with this issue request. [Can't upload] If anyone has answers to this, that would be much appreciated.I came to this forum, because I can see others are currently experiencing the same issues.Please let me know what I can do to resolve this.  I think this is a true virus...Sincerely,David I can't seem to upload the FRST and Addition files to this post, so maybe someone can help me with that also. FRST.txt************Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 10-11-2014Ran by User (administrator) on USER-PC on 11-11-2014 12:54:20Running from C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\DFMFWEVJLoaded Profile: User (Avai... Read more

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Ran ESET Powelikscleaner.exe tool and did find Poweliks virus, and cleaned it.  Do not see the multiple files in Task Manager running behind the scenes.  Virus may have been involved with that!
Will keep the forum posted if any other files pop up.  Thanks for your help, and I am being patient...just reading alot of what others are experiencing.

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I had been using AVG & found it adequate. I got this computer in fall 2009 with Windows 7 32-bit on it. Since then, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials.But it never found anything, until this month.Nov 21, I decided to try AVG again. D/Led the 30 day trial version & ran it. It found 4 Trojans in less than an hour. There was a "buy right now" sales pitch - pushy already; I was suspicious. Deleted AVG on 26th.Dec 30, I found right away that my computer is infected with a serious, really active bit of Malware/virus. I don't know its name; it apparently settles into or at least uses a directory in Windows ... C:\\Windows\sysWOW\dllhost.exe is said to be the culprit. MalwareBytes was continuously blocking "ads," I guess they are, generated by dllhost.exe? Try as I may, I've not been able to do anything about it.(Update: I bought & used Malwarebytes in 2014, March thru July I think. It used a lot of CPU while running. Slowed me down. I thoughtlessly deleted it ... at least, I think I did.)The very frequent message that Malwarebytes is blocking outgoing "stuff" must have been generated by the virus itself, as MWB wasn't on here at that time. My CPU was running at=close to 100%. The main user seemed to be C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllhost.exe.Dec 31, MSE found something!: Trojan:Win32/Powessere.A!reg - "severe, active." I said Remove it.Jan 1, MSE found Trojan:Win32/Powessere.A!reg - "severe, active" again. I said Quarantine it. I was in over my head.I'd "lost" my tru... Read more

Answer:More Badness & Task Manager Credits "Google Chrome"

Can you re-run malwarebytes this time remove the infections and post the new log.   Step 1: Minitoolbox. Please download MINITOOLBOX and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Flush DNSReset FF proxy SettingsReset Ie Proxy SettingsReport IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Devices (problems only)Click Go and post the result. Step 2: Junkware Removal Tool. Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.Please post the JRT log.Step 3: Adware Cleaner. Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Scan button.When the scan has finished click on Clean button.Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile a... Read more

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I have a Windows 7 Lenovo laptop that is running very slow.  I ran virus scans, including Malwarebytes that returned zero results.  I have noticed in Task Manager that there are several processes running with a description of "Google Chrome". 
 
The exe file is in the \userprofile\appdata\locallow\Sun\ folder. This exe cannot be deleted since there is a lock on it. Even if I kill the processes from Task Manager, they regenerate faster than I can delete.
 
Would you please help me with removing this virus?  Thank you.

Answer:Fake Google Chrome processes in Task Manager

Hi. Please do the following:
Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/Note: please pick the version that matches your operating system's bit type. If you don't know which version matches your system, take a look at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/32-bit-or-64-bit-windows/
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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When I restart from Sleep, I have windows open that look like a browser with various ads in them. I looked in my task manager and saw a number of Chrome processes named Wgvsgnxdj.exe *32 that use about 20% of the CPU. When I end the processes, they restart on their own. The processes are all located in the AppData/LocalLow/Adobe/zqjpwqzm folder.

Can you please help me out? I have scanned with MalwareBytes, MaAfee, SpyBot 2, and tdsskiller. None of these have found anything.

I have attached FRST scan logs.

Thank You!
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Processes 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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hello I have been playing with this multiple google chrome processes in task manager past few days it is malware but haven't been successful in removing it I have traced file to multiple disguised fake folders it created saved the location in note pad and booted computer in safe mode deleted the folder only to have it reappear in a new folder it created.  done this three times before investigating more on line about the issue. if im understanding correctly it requires a more practiced hand than my own to fully remove it I will post a farbar txt of its findings in this chat and if anyone is available to walk me through how to remove it I would greatly appreciate your time and help I hate  to say this but I really admire this one normally I can handle basic malware but this is really out of my league
I work during the day Monday through Friday 8 to 5 so any time during evenings or weekends I can really spend time and get this removed with a practiced hand
sincerely
EvilAxis
 
this is the current paths the infected folders took while I vainly tried to remove it doing the find folder reboot in  safemode and delete its  made quite a journey and is really a amazing little bug
 
1st attempt original location    C:\Users\Jason\AppData\LocalLow\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\Iqlhknlcn\Dyzpbxtjfb
 
jumped after safe mode delete and reboot
 
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Answer:Multiple google chrome found in task manager on computer

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, 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 following 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 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.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.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.  Please post the addition.txt as well.

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My lap top is running slow my google has been taken over by yahoo and i have lots of chrome,exe*32 files in mt task manager. i've removed yahoo as my search and put google as my deault but yahoo just comes back again. i havent used the lap top in a while my daughter uses it more she doesnt know whats happened, im a complete novice and dont know one end of the lap top from the other so will need a patient helper and no pc jargon as i wont understand, im not even sure if ive posted this thread right.
thanks
 

Answer:google taken over by yahoo and lots of chrome.ex*32 files in task manager

Helllo,

My name is Argus and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.

Before we begin, please note the following:

I will be working 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 be able to help you if you do not follow my instructions.


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We won't support any piracy.
That being told, if any evidence of illegal OS, software, cracks/keygens or any other will be revealed, any further assistance will be suspended. If you are aware that there is this kind of stuff on your machine, remove it before proceeding!
The same applies to any use of P2P software: uTorrent, BitTorrent, Vuze, Kazaa, Ares... We don't provide any help for P2P, except for their removal. All P2P software has to be uninstalled or at least fully disabled befor... Read more

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A fake Google chrome file and dllhost.exe 32 file keeps spamming my task manager. I downloaded the real "Google chrome" from Google so I could use the "Google chrome task manager" to get rid of it but it didn't work. I turned my thumbnail preview off and I haven't seen dllhost.exe 32* since but I'm not sure if its completely takin care of that problem. My temporary fix for the fake Google Chrome file right now is when it starts spamming my task manager I right-click on it> open file location> start logging off and when the force shutdown menu appears I click cancel. For some reason it completely vanishes from my task manager for a couple seconds when I start logging off. Then I go back to my "open file location" and quickly delete the file before it starts back up. This stops it from spamming me but I have to do it every time I get on my computer. Still looking for a permanent solution for it.
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome file spamming my processes 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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Hello -
A customer of mine brought their personal laptop to me to look into why large amounts of data are being used up on their Verizon Hotspot.  This is a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop.  I ran multiple virus scans including ComboFix and Malwarebytes that returned zero results.  I then noticed in Task Manager that there were multiple processes running that belonged to Google Chrome.  I then verified that Chrome is not even installed.  I found the running .exe file in the \userprofile\appdata\locallow\Google directory.  Rebooted into 'Safe Mode' and then removed the folder and then scanned the registry for the same .exe name and removed them as well.  I then restarted the pc and the files reappeared, this time in the Adobe directory rather than Google.  I repeated the steps above with the same results.  Would you please help me with removing this virus?  Thank you.

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Running Multiple Processes 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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Strider said:


A fake Google chrome file and dllhost.exe 32 file keeps spamming my task manager. I downloaded the real "Google chrome" from Google so I could use the "Google chrome task manager" to get rid of it but it didn't work. I turned my thumbnail preview off and I haven't seen dllhost.exe 32* since but I'm not sure if its completely takin care of that problem. My temporary fix for the fake Google Chrome file right now is when it starts spamming my task manager I right-click on it> open file location> start logging off and when the force shutdown menu appears I click cancel. For some reason it completely vanishes from my task manager for a couple seconds when I start logging off. Then I go back to my "open file location" and quickly delete the file before it starts back up. This stops it from spamming me but I have to do it every time I get on my computer. Still looking for a permanent solution for it.Click to expand...

I had the same issue. Hopefully you can help. File attached. The google chrome process was called "Eskuyiyifxt.exe*32"
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome file spamming my processes 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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Hello there,
 
I recently noticed my laptop running very slow, especially when using Youtube videos.  I deleted some old junk to free up some memory but that didn't help.  Defragged my laptop and ran several virus scans, but no improvment and nothing found on the scans.  I found a new program installed on my laptop called "Spigot Search Protection" which I uninstalled.  No improvement after this.  I then noticed about a dozen processes running on my Task Manager that appeared to be Google Chrome windows.  They were using up a ton of memory... and I use Firefox not chrome so I thought it was weird.  I uninstalled Google chrome, but they remained open and listed as google chrome programs.  I opened the file location and ran a virus scan directly, and it came back with no threats detected  (I ran Kaspersky). The image name for each process that is running is Lnzdypqnuf.exe*32 and appears as a GoogleChrome file.
At this time I did a Google search and came up with this website (it seems others have had the exact same problem).  I saw that each case should be handled specifically, so I decided to register and post instead of trying to figure it out myself. 
 
If anyone can assist me with getting rid of this problem I would greatly appreciate it.  I have never downloaded a virus before, and do not open ads or clickbait on websites.  I do use Utorrent once in awhile and expect that is how I downloaded this vir... Read more

Answer:Multiple Google Chrome Processes in Task Manager; Cannot close and laptop slow

BTW, am running on Windows 7

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Hello,

First off, I'm a new member to the forum and I would like to express my sincere appreciation for help resolving this problem. I'm usually able to clean up malware but have not been successful in this case. As I've read through the furum, I've noticed other posts with a similar issue so this must be something new going around.

The issue I have is popups (always three windows) which became noticeable about five days ago and prompted my actions. I have two accounts on the infected PC and the issue is present on one account while the other account is free of the issue. As I investigated, I noticed a fake google chrome entry in the processes tab of the task manager. Its name is "cphngsji.exe*32" and its listed description is "google chrome." There are 10 to 15 entries in the task manager and it varies increasing and decreasing randomly. The randomly increasing and decreasing entries are visible and correspond to peaks and valleys in the CPU usage trace on the performance tab of the task manager. I also have an issue with the CPU fan running a great deal of the time when the infected account is active. This began several months ago and I now believe it is a result of this infection.

So far I have run my antivirus (McAfee), a tool called SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition. They were able to find and fix other bugs but not this one. I also ran a McAfee tool called 'GetSusp' which identified three PUP's and one Assumed Dirty ... Read more

Answer:Fake google chrome entry in task manager causing popups and system slowness

Helllo,

My name is Argus 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.
Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine.
Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable. ​Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:

Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!
Right-click on icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.
(XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
Press the Fix button just once and wa... Read more

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Infections date probably on 10/26/2014. Fake google chrome processes (a lot of them) are running in the task manager, hogging memory and CPU. Computer is slow.

The process name is listed as Mjjckmsq.exe *32 in task manager, and is running from the location....
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\EmieUserList\Uuiputi\fzsdleeocr
.....as mentioned by task manager when I right-click on the process and ask to open file location.

This EmieUserList is a hidden folder and is not visible in the LocalLow folder even if I enable the "show hidden files and folders" option.

I have run the Farbar Recovery scan tool and have attached the results with this post.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help solve this problem.
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome processes named Mjjckmsq.exe *32 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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The process name is listed as wgjbmmc.exe *32 in task manager.
When I 'Open file location' it is located at...
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\LocalLow\EmieUserList\pgngpdf\zhgekhrmttku

I attached the FRST results files.

Thank you
 

Answer:Fake Google Chrome processes named wgjbmmc.exe *32 in task manager slowing computer down

Hello.
Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials

1. Open notepad and copy/paste the text present inside the code box below.
To do this highlight the contents of the box and right click on it. Paste this into the open notepad.
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to the operating system
Code:

Start
HKU\S-1-5-21-2545292765-1230149573-3276927781-1001\Software\Classes\.exe: => <===== ATTENTION!
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKU\S-1-5-21-2545292765-1230149573-3276927781-1001\...\Run: [Wkudeas] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\Users\Jeff\AppData\Local\{CB212118-3492-4DED-963D-DAB6283A1E07}\Wkudeas.dll" <===== ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-2545292765-1230149573-3276927781-1001\...\MountPoints2: {08c6c7e4-0e4a-11e0-9774-96bca1c77bb5} - G:\setup.exe -a
HKU\S-1-5-21-2545292765-1230149573-3276927781-1001\...\MountPoints2: {e5848bdb-fdad-11e1-8325-8bf135db7bca} - G:\setup.exe -a
SearchScopes: HKLM - {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKLM - {C69147BC-0DE3-470F-9D13-13BFFC7C77BA} URL = http://www.ask.com/web?q={searchterms}&l=dis&o=ushpl
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 - {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL =
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 - {C69147BC-0DE3-470F-9D13-13BFFC7C77BA} URL = http://www.ask.com/web?q={searchterms}&l=dis&o=ushpl
EmptyTemp:
End

2. Save notepad as fixlist.txt to your Desktop.
NOTE: => It's important that bo... Read more

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Computer running very slow, a couple of dozen tasks show up in Windows Task Manager with Image Name Nuyxhacoxa.exe having Decription 'Google Chrome'.

Chrome has been uninstalled from the system.
 

Answer:Malware/Virus infection - dozens of jobs showing in task manager with Description = 'Google Chrome'

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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Okay so this problem happened slowly.

First I just recently got internet the day this happened.

Then my computer starts slowing down.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is my log, please help me out:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:In windows task manager: 8 chrome procceses in chrome built in task manager: 4 procceses

that's normal, Chrome uses multiple processes to increase stability/performance.
 

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help! i have loads of things (duplicate) in my task manager....what can i do to fix this?
thx in advance
 

Answer:too many things in my task manager!

Some items will be duplicates, this is normal.

Use this site to look up the task manager process name to see what they are, use the alphabet at the top to narrow the search for the process.
http://searchtasks.answersthatwork.com/tasklist.php?Letter=S

Be very careful of the spellings,
example:

svchost.exe this is an OK process

scvhost.exe this is most likely malware masquerading a a legitimate windows process
once you have an idea of what process are running, you can start to compile a list of processes (programs) you would like to take out of start up. Windows processes should not be removed.

Use msconfig to do this
http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_xp.html

If you have malware or viruses running as processes, that is a whole other story
Go to this board, read the first "Sticky" at the top very carefully, then post your log on the Hijack board for expert help.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/54-malware...jackthis-logs/

.
 

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I recently downloaded a nero program and now have a trojan horse on my computer which AVG picks up and says it will send to the vault, but the next time I turn my computer on I get the same treat alert.

AVG says that this is the file name C:\Program Files\spoolsvt.exe My computer cannot find this file if I search for it to delete.

The problems that I have noticed are that the task manager doesnt work, multiple very annoying IE pop ups (advertising gaming, mobile phone etc sites), IE non responsive program pop ups.

If possible I would like to keep nero! (but if need be.. am happy to ditch)

Thanks for your help. Oh and if you see anything else in there that I need to get rid of I would be happy to do that to...
DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kylie at 19:49:51.98 on Thu 12/03/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.61.1033.18.3035.2131 [GMT 9:00]

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
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\AMT\atchk.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\j... Read more

Answer:no task manager, ie pop ups and other things

Hi,

Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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Hello. I just have seen few suspicious things in my task manager and they cannot be terminated. First one is PING.EXE - TCP/IP Ping Command (They are running 2) I know that is pings internet and could make to work slower for internet, it cannot be terminated, because it instantly runs again. Sometimes it exiting and launching himself. And second is RUNDLL~1.EXE - Win32 Installer It also same as PING.EXE, cannot be terminated (Also running 2).

How i can disable that two applications that it never launches again in my computer?

Sorry for my bad English. :/
 

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I only see the columns Task and Status when I open Task Manager. I am also missing the red X close icon.

How do I make it complete?

Answer:Task Manager-missing things?

Double click on the window frame.

Task Manager - Small Footprint Mode - Vista Forums

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

Answer:to many things running in task manager?

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

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

---------------------------------------------------------------

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Too many things running in my task manager.

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

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

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I went onto my Windows task Manager on Windows xp and googled everything that was showen, a few things that I googled came back as couild be a virus. explorer.exe, winlogin.exe,csrss.exe, and Isass.exe. Now how do I find out if these are virues or part of the programs on my computer?

Answer:Looked At Task Manager And Not Sure About A Few Things That Were On It

Explorer.exe, winlogin.exe and csrss.exe are all legitimate parts of your operating system and indeed are required for your computer to function adequately. Are you sure the other file was Isass.exe?

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

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

Answer:to many things running in task manager?

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Ok, first of all i am running windows xp, SP2, ive got about 100 things running in my task manager (under processes). Some of which i know what they are and am not concerned with, but some are questionable, then ones im concerned with are, CSRSS.exe (which is in the C:/windows/system32 folder, CFTMON.exe (which is in the same folder), FireDaemon.exe, GcasDTserv.exe (i have Gcasserv.exe running as well but that tasklist website says its for microsoft antispyware), Lmonitor.exe, Mysqld-nt.exe, PLNRnote.exe, rundll32.exe (which i read is not supposed to run in windows xp), uwdf.exe, and winsecure.exe.
maybe im worried about nothing, but if anyone has any input that would kick ***, thanks!
 

Answer:Some questios about things running in task manager

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Hi, 3 weeks ago, I disabled some programs from startup using "msconfig" It worked fine until yesterday. Now lots of "exe" files run in the startup from the programs I have. I checked "msconfig" again, but they are not there.

-I use Norton Internet Security
-TuneUp Utilities 2012

That's a picture from my task manager, my system is Turkish, but you will understand the situation. When I try to close a running process, some of them closes, then opens again.

My Task Manager:


And this is the rest of the screen:

P.S: I am new in this forum, the section of the thread can be wrong, but I thought there might be a virus.

Answer:Strange Things Happen In My Task Manager

Hello and welcome to TSF.

No malware applications in the Task Manager list. If you suspect your system is infected, we want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi guys, I was just wondering if a professional here can tell me if two searchprotocolhost.exe is normal or if I have a virus, and if trustedinstaller.exe should be running everytime I turn off windows services/features and such.

Answer:Query about strange things in task manager.

 It's a standard part of Windows 7.  Not to worry.  

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Hi all,
 
First of all I want to say thank you, you are just wonderful guys and we are lucky to have you in our lives.
I've searched and found here similar posts by other users. But I thought it would be wise to troubleshoot this one together.
As one of the admin said that using some tools without the guidance of a professional troubleshooter\penetration tester is not recommended, so you know thought not to take the chances
 
Here is a log file from AdwCleaner
 
# AdwCleaner v5.102 - Logfile created 14/03/2016 at 19:38:48
# Updated 13/03/2016 by Xplode
# Database : 2016-03-14.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 10 Home  (x64)
# Username : h***z - DESKTOP-EN7P12P
# Running from : C:\Users\ha\Downloads\adwcleaner_5.102.exe
# Option : Scan
# Support : http://toolslib.net/forum
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Folders ] *****
 
Folder Found : C:\_acestream_cache_
Folder Found : C:\ProgramData\mntemp
Folder Found : C:\Users\h***z\AppData\Local\Temp\Video Converter
Folder Found : C:\Users\h***z\AppData\LocalLow\.acestream
Folder Found : C:\Users\h***z\AppData\Roaming\.acestream
Folder Found : C:\Users\h***z\AppData\Roaming\acestream
Folder Found : C:\Users\h***z\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Ace Stream Media
 
***** [ Files ] *****
 
File Found : C:\Users\h***z\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_st.chatango.com_0.localstorage
File Found : C:\Users\h***z\AppData\Local\Go... Read more

Answer:While in Chrome mouse cursor move by itself and opened Google Chrome Task Manage

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.===Please run the AdwCleaner tool and clean everything that was identified.===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.How to attach a file to your reply:In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.Attach the file.Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.Click the file you wish to Attach.Click the Add reply button.===Please post the logs.Let me know what problems persists.

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a
Problem with Adding the ram it is
1.i added the Ram
2.i Install windows service PACK 1
3.on Windows task manager it shows me i have 3326 MB (RAM)
4.ON SYSTEM INFO i see 7GB Ram

what i use?

Windows vista Home Premium x86 32Bit.

Also i will explain a bit

for first i had 3 GB ram on my pc when i bought it
than ... i bought 3 pack's of 2 GB Ram
and added them
then something was installing when windows was starting...
then i installed the service pack 1

and it shows me i have 7 GB ram
but on task manager i have only 3326.

the problem its why it shows me 3326?

isnt it possible to have 7gb? or higher?


Other Question:

i have tried to change my Windows /reinstall etc to windows vista ultimate 64bit
but when i put the cd to boot it ( i wait a bit some noize comes from CD and then all starting normal " yes i changed the bios to boot first from CD''

I Burned 4 DVD's / CD's to make it work
but nothing !

if possible Friends , help me how to reinstall my Windows or fix my problem or tell me what's better to do.

ScreenShots?
Sure

System Info:


Task Manager:




Thank you Alot for Reading !
And sorry for The German/Deutsch Language on ScreenShots


With much regards
Stephan Kalanidis
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Answer:[HELP] Ram shows different things on system info and on Task Manager

i have the same problem
i press to boot with Esc the DVD/CD
and NOTHING !

help

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hey guys,

I just suddenly got a lot of viruses or something. I'm not sure where they came from...I was playing an offline game and suddenly started getting a whole lot of Spybot S&D prompts. Shortly afterwards, I began getting popups that would popup every 2 minutes or so; whether I had IE or Firefox open or not. These were the lovely popups with the hyphen in the URL (www.wild-savings.com/muon.html, www.prem-iumcerficate.com/muon.html, www.coup-ons.com/muon.html, www.savi-ngs.com/muon.html, etc). I remember getting this at one point in time before and can't really remember what I did to get rid of it. I still have ewido and others from the last time I got it, so I ran them (ewido, spybot, adaware, ccleaner, smitremfix). Spybot found a lot of stuff as well as adaware. After fixing everything in both programs, running ewido in safe mode and fixing those problems, I still get the popups. SmitRem didn't work either.

So, after all this I start googling my problems. I found a thread on this board that didn't help, and I find a couple sites that talk about opening regedit and/or task manager to fix these problems. Well, I go to run regedit and it won't open and says that it is "being used by another program." Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up task manager either. Any time I try to run anything to try to fix this (.reg files that are supposed to fix stuff, etc) it says it is in use by another program. I found Kitty Korner or whatever that has the thing to fix task ma... Read more

Answer:regedit/task manager problems and a couple other things

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So i downloaded limewire pro like and idiot off of the normal lime wire and now my computer is gone completely hay wire the clock switched to 24 hour time and says virus alert next to it any help would be greatly apperciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:12: VIRUS ALERT!, on 10/4/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Restore\rstrui.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://softwarereferral.com/jump.php...MjI6Ojg5&lid=2
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Toolbar Helper - {02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: QXK Olive - {5851BBF6-26B7-434B-A4D1-B92A05913403} - C:... Read more

Answer:Lots of things disabled (task manager, regedit, among others)

Is this the same computer that you have requested help with in your other thread ?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...shutdowns.html

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Hello, I have a quick question. On my laptop, when I push [ctrl alt del] to get the TASK MANAGER to come up, it shows only the CPU Usage History and Page File Usage History. None of the other tabs are present,, in fact nothing else is present. Just the graphs. No TOTALS, PHYSICAL MEMORY etc...

I would guess it is just a quick solution, but I am not sure what that is.

Any help would be helpful.....

thanks,,

Answer:Unsure how to reset Task Manager (resolved)

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Originally Posted by donkey233a


Hello, I have a quick question. On my laptop, when I push [ctrl alt del] to get the TASK MANAGER to come up, it shows only the CPU Usage History and Page File Usage History. None of the other tabs are present,, in fact nothing else is present. Just the graphs. No TOTALS, PHYSICAL MEMORY etc...

I would guess it is just a quick solution, but I am not sure what that is.

Any help would be helpful.....

thanks,,




Just in case anybody else has the same problem, I found the solution. Here it is,,

Just double-click the outer frame and all tabs will be back.
Alternately, download the reg patch and run it.

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I just started using the https setting on Facebook so that I would have a more private setting while on there. However, if you want to play their games you have to opt out of https and then when you are finished playing the game and go back to the home page, you are still out of https. Is there anyway to use Task Manager to set it up where if I hit the "Home" button on Facebook it will reset my settings to https, so that I don't have to manually go in each time and reset it to https? Any other ideas or remarks would be appreciated on the subject also. Thanks.

Answer:facebook https: can it be reset thru Task Manager

Welcome to Seven Forums getty17325. While I don't use Facebook myself, can't you re enable https through the Account Settings as described in the article?

Facebook HTTPS: False sense of security? | Workers' Edge - CNET News

A Guy

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These IE and chrome processes keep opening on their own. Internet was doing google redirect until I reset IE.

hijackthis:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:27:56 PM, on 2/6/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\TouchControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP SimplePass 2011\BioMonitor.exe
C:\Users\Dale\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Users\Dale\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PDVD10Serv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Shared files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Windows\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EPSON Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EPSON Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXRCV.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\EPSON Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXSTM.exe
C:\Users\Dale\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Dale\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Dale\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Answer:IE and chrome instances in task manager

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Ever since I did a clean install of my Windows 7 about 3 weeks ago, I have noticed that when I go to any website that has multiple pictures, my mouse freezes in the sense that I can't click on anything because it is busy and my task manager shows 50% of my CPU usage in a file named Chrome.exe *32. This never happened prior to my clean install. Why is it happening now? What would cause this?OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bitCPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online

Answer:50% cpu usage in Task Manager under Chrome.exe * 32

Maybe one of the installed plugins will cause this.Try to disable all plugins and restart Chrome.The enable the plugins step by step to figure out, which of them is the culprit.You can do this by typing:about:pluginsin the address bar.

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Could you please help me considering this is my work computer. I have added both files from the program I downloaded from your website first64
 

Answer:Help with fake chrome 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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I have run Hijackthis and it told me that I had tons of problems and to post to your forum. A number of things don't work but teh three I want to cure are listed in the Title above. Do you want the Hijackthis log? If so, do I just copy and paste?

dwsarge
 

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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
 
Avast antivirus keeps popping up with a message that it has shielded my computer from an executable file named yogozjvdaoeg.exe 
I have searched online for references to this, and cannot find a thing.
 
Chrome had also begun launching itself randomly. 
I went into Task Manager and discovered 12 instances of this file running, with a reference to Google Chrome.  I tried ending these processes, and for every one I ended, another one (or more) would start immediately.  
I have uninstalled Google Chrome, and still these processes are running, with no way to end them. 
I tried using Taskkill, but again, for every instance killed, a whole new set would start up immediately.
 
I went to the file location (see image) and tried manually deleting it, but it states that Chrome is running, so it cannot be deleted.  Chrome is not running, it has been uninstalled.

 
Is this a Chrome thing, or could it be malware?  I ran Malwarebytes, and it did not find anything.
 
Thank you for any help you can give.
 

Answer:Cannot end processes in Task Manager; Chrome related

Hi jbhere and
 
yogozjvdaoeg.exe
Upload here - https://www.virustotal.com/en/
Post link of result.
 
Thank you!

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Hi , I have been in this forum last month as I was having some problems with my toshiba laptop, it was sent to to the service center and it is now back and I started it using yesterday.
After I did a CLEAN INSTALL as told in this forum , My is working great.
It looks light, loads quick and is quite fast.
Now When I was looking into TASK MANAGER today , I noticed something strange,
I had FIRE FOX open and CHROME too,
Fire fox was 1 service in task manager while chrome was 12 , It looked strange so I ended one process and whole chrome browser shut down, then I re opened it and it again shows multiple services, all using MEMORY too.

Here is the picture when chrome is not opened



and then here is the one when I opened chrome,



Please tell me is this a thing to worry ???
How can I overcome this problem

Answer:Task Manager Shows 12 Process for CHROME

This is a "feature" of Chrome - Each module in Chrome runs as a separate process, so shows up as a unique PID in Task Manager. This includes each Tab that is open, and each Add-on. It is designed this way for stability - supposedly a fault in one process will not "take Down" the whole program.

Its something that can look odd but it's basically a quirk of programming style

I can only assume that either you closed the main process or the system is set-up by chrome to assume that if a user closes one process they wish to close all

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I have been instructed to post this topic by the Moderator to get a deeper look.
 
Here is a link back to the original "Am I infected?"  thread:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/508057/im-not-sure-what-the-computer-is-doing/page-2#entry3168866
 
Also, I just ran a Spybot Search & Destroy scan and it found and removed (hopefully) a Trojan called Zalmaninstaller that it considered high threat.  I just posted the .txt report in the original thread (at above link). 

Answer:Can't download simple things like Google Chrome, nor do I have admin rights

Do you know who is the administrator of the system?

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Not sure what this is about, everything was fine then Chrome and other programs started locking up. When I rebooted, the boot process was slow, and everything else was too, and kept locking up. I suspected (but may be wrong) that it had something to do with a third party program that I had just installed called ClassicShell on Windows 10. I wasn't too impressed with it so I uninstalled it. When I tried to uninstall Chrome in order to reinstall it, it kept saying I had to close the Chrome window even though Chrome was closed. I went into the Task Manager and saw Chrome listed several times. I closed all those, uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome, and rebooted. Eventually things seemed to return to normal, but when I look at Task Manager, it still shows Chrome is loaded several times over (see the attached snip).

Answer:Task Manager shows Chrome running 7 or 8 times.

Hi, this is normal, it is by design, chrome loads separate processes for web apps and plugins from the browser process so if a plugin fails or web app the browser is not taken down... much more complicated then this, still you should get the idea.

You can view what these processes are in chrome click on the three bars (far right corner) go to more tools and click on task manager, here you can see the chrome processes detailed. Happens on all machines.

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I'm trying to fix my mother-in-law's little Toshiba netbook. They were reporting that it ran incredibly slowly, and when I looked in task manager, I saw lots of browser.exe items that reported to be running in Chrome, but Chrome isn't even installed on the computer.

I ran the Malware protocol, but had trouble getting some of the logs. Roguekiller didn't put a log on the desktop as expected from the instructions. I think I messed up the Malwarebytes one because it didn't happen exactly as the instructions said it would and I missed my chance. I didn't want to re-run it because the instructions said not to. When I opened TDSSkiller, it said "Cannot initialize log". I ran it anyway but sure enough I didn't get a log. HitmanPro and MGLogs are attached.

I basically want permission to start all over and run the whole protocol again.

Thank you for your help.
 

Answer:Lots of Browser.exe's in Task Manager but Chrome not even installed

Try re running both RogueKiller and Malware Bytes please and see if you can get us the logs.
 

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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]
.
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}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
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
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServi... Read more

Answer:Multiple instances of Chrome.exe*32 running in task manager

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My laptop runs slower than usual and is creating new folders in weird places. I did notice task manager processes for chrome and did an online search to find a few connected to fake processes like
programdata\ntuser.pol and programdata\Roaming and windows\XSxS.

I ran MGlogs and attached the zip that was one my desktop after it completed.
 

Answer:Task Manager Shows Fake Chrome Processes

Can you upload all of the other requested logs please?

I will post to procedures for your reference.

READ & RUN ME FIRST - Malware Removal Guide
 

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My computer is being taken over by fake chrome processes using the vast majority of my CPU.

Answer:Massive amounts of CPU being used by a Fake chrome process in task manager

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Hi I installed Google Chrome, didn't like it so uninstalled it. Since then I have had problems. I gouldn't get links in emails to open but with some searching managed to fix that problem, and have also resent my default browser back to IE.
Now my problem is with links in my Yahoo SiteBuilder website. I am in contact with yahoo about it but so far they have not been able to help me so I thought I would ask here. My problem is that usually when I copy and paste text links from one page to another in Sitebuilder, the links stay links and I simply copy and paste them. Now I copy the links but when I paste them, they just become a line of text and I have to go through the whole linking process again to make them become clickable links again.
It could just be coincedence that this started happening right when I installed/uninstalled Chrome but with the links in emails problem, I am thinking that the two are linked ( even though Yahoo are saying it isn't this ). I have searched and searched for a solution online but haven't had any luck other than to find that many people are having different problems, but I haven't found anyone with my problem.
Would anyone know if Chrome changes any other settings that are not put back to original when it is uninstalled?

Answer:Uninstalled Chrome but now things not working properly

Just ADD/DELETE doesn't completely uninstall Chrome. Go into your Registry and wherever you find "Software" delete any Google Chrome: HKEY_CURRENT_USER, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, HKEY_USERS and possibly HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

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Hi forum,
 
My browser google chrome was hijacked whenever I added a new tab, a page "Internet Search" was shown.  Does anyone know where in the chrome I can reset this add new tab function to be a blank page or google's front page ?  I cannot get rid of this "Internet Search" pre-set page.
 
Thank you forum.

Answer:How to reset google chrome new tab page ?

Hi cuhkwan,

This link contains instructions on resetting the homepage and a new tab page in google chrome,http://karathecomputertutor.com/2013/05/how-to-change-the-homepage-and-new-tab-page-in-google-chrome/
 
If you continue to get this problem i suggest you post about it in the following forum,http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/
Thanks,
Xen

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Greetings! first time posting, though lurking for a little bit. and hopefully this is the best place for this, unless i should split it up.

I have been getting various BSOD's from my computer recently, though most recently it was 0x0000000A. I think it may stem from google Chrome, as I get these when opening multiple tabs. Curiously this only happens on my main profile. My unused profile is fine.

perhaps unrelated, but after these freeze ups and BSODs, my task manager user name section has gone completely blank, save for system idle process. I try to restart terminal services like a older thread suggests, but it immediatly stops. There was another forum that had a termsvcfix.zip, but that did not work either.

Another thing is if i Log out of my unused user, and into the one i use the most, or vice versa, an error window pops up saying logon.exe is in use by another user.

I realize this is pretty vauge and I'm willing to do whatever you need me to to help diagnose. Thanks so much!
 

Answer:Solved: BSOD with chrome, Task manager without user names, for a start

UPDATE: I tried turning on my computer today to try and update all the drivers and the BIOS, when after being logged in for about 5 minutes (into the user name that I've been having problems with) I get another BSOD with a stop error of 0x0000008E.
 

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Hi,

I've been having numerous blue screens in the last 3 weeks. My computer will be working as normal; but somedays it boots a little slow and then proceeds to BlueScreen within 5 minutes seemingly regardless of task.

Please help in anyway you can; I hate having a powerful PC be voided by continual BSOD.

Thanks

Answer:Multiple BSOD, TF2+Chrome, Skyrim+Task manager - LocaleID 2057

Hi PeacheyA.

Uninstall your installed version of the display driver.
How-To Uninstall AMD Catalyst Drivers From A Windows Based System
Then clean up any possible leftover.
Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling
Then install version 13.9 WHQL only.
Previous AMD Catalyst? Display Drivers
Lately we have seen a lot of issues with the latest 13.12 WHQL AMD Catalyst.

When the driver is changed, Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Let us know the results.
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BugCheck 119, {1, 6b89, 6e33, 6e32}

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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
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Help!Typically when I turn on my netbook and go on Google Chrome, the Task Bar is there at the bottom, but lately when I open it, it's gone. If I have nothing open, the Task Bar remains there. Help?

Answer:When I open Google Chrome my task bar goes away

The taskbar is probably set to "Autohide" which gives you more screen space when you open an application. To make the taskbar appear you just hover your mouse pointer over the bottom of the screen and it should re-appear temporarily.If you want the taskbar to always be visible, right-click the Windows Start button and choose "Properties".Click the "Taskbar" tabUNtick "Auto-hide the taskbar" Click 'OK' to save the new setting.

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When I launch Chrome, I find 10 to 12 "chrome.exe *32" processes running in the background and the laptop can get pretty slow.

Chrome regularly displays "Not responding", as the laptop struggles to process what should be a simple opening or closing of a tab.

This is what I have at the moment, with just one Chrome window and one tab:

I have 64-bit Win 7.

Also, I no longer get the Google page, when I open the Browser for the first time, only "about:blank". It appears from the second tab onwards and for every other Chrome window and tab I open and shows the frequently visited sites, as normal.

What can I do?

Answer:1 Chrome window (1 tab), but 12 "chrome.exe *32" in Task Manager!

Hi,
Obviously you have some corruption most likely a virus or malware,
What type of extensions do you have installed in Chrome,
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/316404-instant-savings-app.html
This is what the download button looks like on the BleepingComputer site,

You can use these free tools to see if they find anything,
Manually Update them before running full scans,
Try not to use your computer while the scans are running, (one at a time of course).
See this tutorial on how to download and run Malwarebytes,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/338716-malwarebytes-anti-malware-free.html
Also use the Custom scan option not the Threat scan,

Please Do Not clean/ Delete or Remove Any detections before posting the scan results first before review especially Malwarebytes,
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free
SAS is safe to remove anything it finds
http://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE
This one is the longest up to 4 hours, the others are only about 45 minutes,
http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

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hi m new to all this.i have a weird problem the target box in my gogle chrome  keeps reseting itself to yeabd.cc. plz help. i dont know what to do.i tried removing virus i tried running adwcleaner also but it was not responding on cleaning stage..hel plz.i dnt know much abt technology plz be simle with ur language and dnt use technical language...plzz plzzz help. its getting on my nerves now as i have resently purchased new system..its been 15 days and all this problem is making me going nuts

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hi m new to all this.i have a weird problem the target box in my gogle chrome  keeps reseting itself to yeabd.cc. plz help. i dont know what to do.i tried removing virus i tried running adwcleaner also but it was not responding on cleaning stage..hel plz.i dnt know much abt technology plz be simle with ur language and dnt use technical language...plzz plzzz help. its getting on my nerves now as i have resently purchased new system..its been 15 days and all this problem is making me going nuts

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Dear all
I keep getting the following error - so far just when I try to access Lloyds tsb website from google CHROME only. I can access the website on Internet explorer just not chrome:
The connection to www.lloydstsb.com was interrupted.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this web page later.
Check your Internet connection. Reboot any routers, modems or other network devices that you may be using.
Add Google Chrome as a permitted programme in your firewall or antivirus software's settings. If it is already a permitted programme, try deleting it from the list of permitted programmes and adding it again.
If you use a proxy server, check your proxy settings or contact your network administrator to make sure that the proxy server is working. If you don't believe you should be using a proxy server, adjust your proxy settings: Go to the spanner menu > Settings > + Show advanced settings > Change proxy settings... > LAN Settings and deselect the "Use a proxy server for your LAN" checkbox
Any ideas?
This also happens at work on chrome but NOT internet explorer. Seems to be specific to chrome and my profile on chrome?!

Answer:Error 101 connection reset - Google chrome

Some suggestions here for Chrome enter link description here

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Hello,

Every month or so comes a time where Google Chrome will stop working, I had a post about it here but no solution was found, until I found a video that shows that you need to run a netsh winsock reset in the command prompt, and it worked

Why is that?

Thanks!

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Hello,

Every month or so comes a time where Google Chrome will stop working, I had a post about it here but no solution was found, until I found a video that shows that you need to run a netsh winsock reset in the command prompt, and it worked

Why is that?

Thanks!

Answer:What does netsh winsock reset does and why it fixes Google Chrome?

Resetting your wireless is not going to fix Chrome. You need to go through your add-ons and find out which ones are the culprit.

All that the reset is doing is flushing the IP Table, Winsock and DNS.

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the Airplane button on the keyboard has not been working since update to windows 10 and the energy manager software which came in win 8.1 version 1.5.0.20 is unable to gauge reset ( calibrate the battery). i recently noticed lenovo released energy manager and airplane mode fix for other laptops http://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds103640 like flex 3, should i install this update will this solve the problem. Battery is in dire need of calibration. 

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Have checked out some other threads but I'm still not 100% sure what to do about it, and with the idea of not wanting to ruin my computer in mind I decided to ask some professionals for help.
 

Answer:kyqnudalbtnw.exe Malware (Google Chrome task description)

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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The symptoms looks like that my computer has been infected with a malware. I would really appreciate if some one can tell me what i should do to remove those malwares.I am in the process of running Malware bites scan and FRST scan. I will attach it as soon as i have it.
 

Answer:Ksovsrlusrh.exe Malware (Google Chrome task description)

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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Has anybody noticed a small key icon which has appeared in the address bar in the chrome browser? It is a link which opens the password manager.
It is a new addition which was not there before and there does not seem to be anyway of removing it.
Anybody come across this?

Answer:Google Chrome password manager

It's new.

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Hello,
Chrome browser stores my passwords in the "Password manager". However, some sites ask me annually or half-annually to change the password. But it is not replaced in the "Password Manager", it keeps the old password, and when I try to open that site, the old password is embedded, have to change it manually. Chrome does not open a pop-up window asking if to save the password, as it has one saved.
In the "Password Manager" cannot do any editing.
Answers will be appreciated.
Thanks
Motim

Answer:Password Manager in Google Chrome

I believe you must delete the saved password and then chrome should ask to save the new password the next time you log in.

Or set chrome to never save passwords and use a better password manager like LastPass.

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I am not sure if it's related to a malware. so I posted it here. My system is a xp pro, sp3 ,IE7 . I have a wireless networking with total 2 computer attached. My system was running smooth then I don't know why from time to time when clicking on links in IE7 would produce no result. Then I would have no more connection to wireless network and no internet. However the other computer attached to router would still have internet. Then I would try to bring up task manager ctrl+alt+del but it won't show. later I will have freeze but not for the whole computer. when I try to restart computer it won't do it, or very very slow. error message is usually " hsm sink won't end" or something similar, I end manually, still windows won't shutdown. Finally I have to hold power button to shutdown and restarts.
There is not specific time period for this to start to happen, 1-2 or 3 hours. I don't know what triggers it. I thought maybe IE7 is the problem so I started using google Chrome browser. I still have this happening.
I have the DDs text here, and the other 2 logs attached. I disabled panda antivirus before starting this process.

Thanks



DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 23:09:38.51 on Fri 11/28/2008

============== Psuedo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8
uSearch... Read more

Answer:internet links will stop working,then task manager not working

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I hope someone can please help...

I haven't found my task manager issue on the boards. My window disappears after I hit the "task manager" button.

Issue 2 is that I cannot navigate to google.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Here's my hijack log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 9:09:35 PM, on 10/22/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\PackethSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\PSSVC.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\CTSvcCDA.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\SPDEVMONSRV.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\SPdevmonx.exe
C:\WINNT\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\ZipToA.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\Program Files\AnVir Virus Destroyer\AnVir.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\MediaDet.Exe
C:\Palm\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\WinZip\winzip32.exe
C:\unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,... Read more

Answer:[Resolved] Task Manager and Google Issues - HELP!

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Starting a new thread for a previous issue, because the problems in the title of my original thread are no longer ongoing - but I'll copy/paste my original post here as well, just for the sake of completeness:
 
Trying to help a young friend 'fix' her laptop. She knows it's old, but it's all she has, so I'd like to do the best I can. It's a second-hand computer for her, and I don't think she really knows what some of the programs are. She had installed a bunch of toolbars, which I've removed with Revo Uninstaller whenever I could find entries for them, and some trial programs that were supposed to speed up the computer. I have made a backup of her data, but as far as she's concerned, the computer can be wiped clean - there's nothing installed that she can't reinstall again if she needs to. I would be a very happy camper if she had an installation disc (Vista 64-bit, home premium), but she doesn't, so turning to you is my best option.
 
Both Firefox and Chrome started out with recurring problems with the proxy server refusing connections. I can go into settings and tell the programs NOT to use a proxy server, and this is mostly working now, particularly with FF (Chrome still resets itself to proxy every so often when I reopen the browser).
 
FF's homepage keeps resetting itself to mywebsearch.com (Chrome's used to, but one of my many attempted interventions apparently worked in that browser), and nothing I do has been able to change that. Even more annoying is t... Read more

Answer:Google Chrome requires continual manual reset of proxy settings

In case it's of any relevance, the two items that Spybot S&D is unable to fix are:
 
Delta.Toolbar
(SBI $ACF354C8) Program directory
C:\ProgramData\BrowserProtect\
and
Win32.BitGuard
(SBI $93F166B5) Program directory
C:\ProgramData\BitGuard\

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I accidentaly downloaded mallware; apparently it is a trojan. Immediatly after installing it my chrome web browser closed by itself. When I opened google chrome again i noticed that it was reset to default. All of my extensions, cookies, history etc was deleted. I'm worried that it might be a keylogger and that it wants me to login in to all of my gmail and paypal accounts again.
 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 28-06-2016
Ran by Uporabnik (administrator) on DESKTOP-G4IHLTV (29-06-2016 13:57:34)
Running from C:\Users\Uporabnik\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Uporabnik (Available Profiles: Uporabnik)
Platform: Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
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.)
 
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvscpapisvr.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
(VIA Technologies, Inc.) C:\Wi... Read more

Answer:Trojan: Win32/Maltule.C!cl & google chrome reset every settings to default

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 Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Hi I'm new here and thanks for this website.

My issue is that like a number of other people I see, when i click on a link from google it takes me to another website entirely. I've update and used superantispyware free edition, malware bytes, Avira antivirus and none of these have fixed this problem but have removed a number of others i wasnt aware of.

My brother uses this computer to download something called torrents for some tutorials or something and I think this is how its happened.

not only that but i can't open task manager anymore. (ctrl alt delete)

I have read that I need to have hijack this so i got that from cnet. also have done a scan with kaspersky both in safe and normal mode and saved the reports. so i can post them if need be.

Just need some help urgently as this is my business computer and need to log onto websites that require passwords and I dont feel comfortable doing this til its fixed. Just in case.

In regards to the preparation info needed I uninstalled Utorrent which is what my brother was using for his graphics tutorials, uninstalled superantispyware and left Avira.

I downloaded the dds file and went to run it but all that happens is a dos window appears and then an error window comes up saying"unknown error". Actually just clicked it again since the Gmer scan and now its saying "windows cannot access the specified device,path,or file.you may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."
I'm worried!
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Answer:Urgent help please.Google jump issue and no task manager

Hi Steve and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

You may wish to subscribe to this thread (if you haven't already) to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please be patient with me during this time.

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Hi there.
A couple of months ago my main e-mail account was compromised to gain access to an old battle.net account, ever since then my computer hasn't been quite as normal.
I have been keeping my AV up to date, run malware scans quite regularly but i can't seem to fix it completely.
I've been running into the google redirect ads issue (not as much now) and in the last few days my HOSTS file keeps getting reset.
I also have PING.EXE running constantly in my processes which i know shouldn't be happening, i can kill it but it will come back within a few minutes and since none of my scanners are finding anything now i'm stumped.

I am running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, with Avira free antivirus and a trial copy of malware bytes (Which i am considering buying very soon).
Hope i've not left any important info out, thanks in advance.

Answer:Google Redirects, Various popups, PING.EXE in task manager

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log c... Read more

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Hi, I tried to post a few minutes ago attaching the log files but I was thrown out in page saying that the site was in maintainance. Now, it shows in posts only my topic without the texts, so I am posting it again.Dear all,I am writing on this post because I am fairly certain that my laptop has been infected by malware and I would deeply appreciated it if you could advise me with solutions for the multiple problems caused by them the last 2-3 weeks. I have a Toshiba laptop, with an Intel ® Core ™ 2 CPU T7400 @ 2.16 GHz 2.17 GHz Processor , 2,00 Gb RAM run on a 32-bit Windows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2.I had been using in this laptop only the free avast anti-virus and Windows firewall and Defender for 3 years and had no problems, until the first incident occurred apprx 3 weeks ago, when I couldn't type the tone correctly in the Greek alphabet. Searching on the web I found out that it is caused by a trojan which my free avast software could not detect. Then I started a marathon of search and run malware remove program using among others McAfee StingerTrojan RemoverSpyware DoctorA-squered Free Spybot S & DMalwarebytes' Atni-Malwaredid a registry clean, downloaded Security Task Manager which couldn't run and nothing spectacular happened until came across a thread of your site suggesting rkill and combo fix and I tried it, admittedly without thinking much of the consequences since I just wanted badly to move on with my work at the time. The typing... Read more

Answer:CPU 100%, evP.exe and other .exe files cloning in task manager, while google redirects

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. *Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies. See HERE*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*Please be patient, all Bleeping Computer helpers are volunteers and have lives outside this forum.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.=====================================Please run another DDS scan and post the latest DDS report for my review. Thanks.

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Without using the word 'edge' can anyone advise whether it's possible to collect all the "Google Chrome" instances in the Windows Task Manager into one instance showing the combined resource usage? It's not very helpful to have so many processes flitting around while I try to determine what's making my machine run slowly.

Answer:Collecting all the Google Chromes in Windows Task Manager

No, because technically it is not one process (a different ID). It is called the same, but the browser is just the parent process, they are all separate. Chrome's inbuilt task manager actually shows, what are all those processes about.

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My computer (Windows 7) is infected with an ad-ware program called RespectSale.
 
It hijacks my browser's content for specific keywords in Google searches (contextual ads), gives me pop-up ads, and opens new websites in new tabs inside Google Chrome. It's basically trying to get me to buy a lot of stuff. 
 
I've ran the Premium version of Malware Bytes Anti Malware, and the free versions of Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, and Microsoft Security Essentials, and I keep Microsoft Anti-Spyware running as my firewall. 
 
I've also got TrendMicro RUBotted, TrendMicro Browser Guard, and a bunch of other stuff they make available for free. 
 
All of the scans I have done using all of the above (and then some) anti-spyware were done in Safe Mode, and then rebooted, etc. 
 
This damn thing keeps coming back. 
 
I have to go into Google Chrome's Task Manager and click "End Process" on the RespectSale "Extension" to be able to do a real Google searches and use the web. 
 
The thing is, it does not show in the list of browser extensions when I click on extensions because I manually deleted it as an extension. So I don't know how it is running as an extension because I deleted it and it doesn't show up in the list of extensions inside Google Chrome.
 
Even after it appears it is gone from running all the above programs, it keeps coming back upon reboot.
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START FRST LOG
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Answer:Infected with RespectSale & Google Keeps Showing in 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.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
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 1
Please uninstall some programs:
Windows 7: Click on the Start Menu button, open C... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 2800+, x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 767 Mb
Graphics Card: Tul Corporation, RADEON 9200SE, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 292644 MB; F: Total - 28615 MB, Free - 26362 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., 'K8N'
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Also Malware bytes for security-Enabled
Google Chrome as my browser

Wow, so glad I found this TSG to help!
This old Compaq Presario 7478 was supposedly updated to a 64-bit system so I don't know why both 32 & 64 are listed.
I am constantly frozen or held up by cpu overload. In task manager, I see 5 listings for google.exe. I'm sure, from a computer ignorant's point of view that I only need one. My task manager has tons of other things as well (appearing totally full) and I wonder what I can remove and how to do it to free up space & usage.
I also noticed that I have an awful lot of drivers and some are not used. How do I rid the un-used old drivers or are they O.K. being here?
As always, appreciating this site and you guy's assistance!
 

Answer:Solved: Google.exe is in my task manager 5 times using excessive cpu

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Hi,I was recently infected with the Windows Repair bug and fixed (maybe its still there) it via one of the posts on the sites. So I'm thinking I might have had a couple of other infections that were dormant for a while or Malwarebytes or Symantec never noticed.After fixing that, I noticed Google Chrome stopped working. When I started googling in Firefox and IE i noticed the page would redirect. And then an the "Internet Explorer Script Error" with the URL pointing to apparent spam urls "http;//celebrity-gossip.net/ashley-tisdale..." as an example. So I updated and ran Malwarebytes AM, Symantec & Microsoft Defender to see what they would. Symantec found an bloodhound virus in an archived drive. And i cleaned whatever Malwarebytes found, forgot now since its been a 4 days.I've tried the TDDSkiller.exe and that wouldnt launch. I tried renaming it too, but nothing.I found another thread and tried cleaning with SuperAntiSpyware and Hitman.I don't remember the correct order I've ran these, but followed according to the threads, including safed mode, internet off, etc...Anyways, any help is appreciated. here is the log:.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Mikael at 21:35:05.37 on Thu 04/07/2011Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.902 [GMT -7:00].AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *Enabled/Updated* {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}.===========... Read more

Answer:Google Redirect & Internet Explorer Script Error & Google Chrome not working

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
Do not do things I do not ask for, such as running a spyware scan on your computer. The one thing that you should always do, is to make sure sure that your anti-virus definitions are up-to-date!
Please do not use the Attachme... Read more

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Hi! I am a heavy google search user who frequently uses google to: define ___, calculate equations etc.
 
But recently my google search results is changed to:

 
The top bar still appears perfectly normal when I am not in the search result page:

 
If it is related, bing has problem as well - it goes black screen:

 
The characteristics are:
One page itself:
- Words appear bigger
- It seems like I've log out but I am actually still logged in
- Google tips and tricks such as define, tilt etc all are not working
- Clicking "more" and "search tools" refresh the page and does nothing. 
Others:
- In other places such as email, youtube, the functionality remains completely normal and unaffected
- I do not think the problem is related to the external internet settings as other devices are able to access these functions/websites without any problem. 
- I have no problem accessing any other webpages.
 
Solutions tried and still not working:
- Completely reset google chrome's setting
- Reinstalling google chrome
- Resetting internet explorer setting
- Resetting computer's ip setting through cmd- netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
- Full scan with avast antivirus.
 
Any other ideas please? Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated as these tips and tricks are a truly useful function for me. 

Answer:Google Chrome: Google Search Extra Functions (Tips) Not Working

 I too have the exact same problem. i have tried hard for a month+ on 100s of sites with no avail. this probably is some super smart form of malware/virus which changes your IE's lan proxy settings to "127.0.0.1:8080.proxy.pac", this seems to affect chome and IE while firefox looks ok. the only "visible" difference is with the google main page as you described you'll also notice that at the bottom of the page, the number of page results are limited to 10 and no more, you just cant see more results than that. I couldnt find any any solid fix to this (not even complete reformat) The only temporary solution(till next reboot) seems to be to go to internet options in IE - connections tab - deselect that proxy setting and select automatically detect settings though i personally use hola better internet extension which seems to fix the problem till its kept on. I want this dreaded issue to get some attention so that am actual solution is found :/
some links that can help:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/561908/can-able-to-change-my-proxy-settings-in-internet-options/
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie11-iewindows8_1/lan-connection-settings-keep-changing-back-to/76a0f5d2-167f-41fa-bf40-1461b8c01642?
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/531194/cannot-turn-off-proxy-use/
  
 

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Help me make Google Chrome OPEN the Bookmarks Manager.  I have already gone through the menu, Bookmarks, Bookmark manager, but only a blank white page appears.  Nothing else.  The address shown in the browser text bar field is "chrome://bookmarks" .
If the bookmark manager cannot open and show itself, then managing the bookmarks is impossible.  HELP!
 
 
Windows 7, Google Chrome  43.0.2357.81 m
I already tried with ABP turned off, and the same problem.

Answer:Google Chrome not letting us open Bookmarks Manager

Note that Google Chrome provides a button next to minimize, maximize and close buttons. This button is used to sign in using the Google account and the browser uses it to manage the bookmarks and other things.
You must sign in using your Google account and then the Bookmark Manager will return to normal.

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The native bookmark manager of the Chrome browser is as basic as it gets. All it enables you to do is to search bookmarks, move them to and from folders, and to delete or edit them.

When you compare that to the Firefox bookmarks manager for example, you will notice that it is far superior. From options to sort bookmarks in multiple ways over extensive editing option to the display of additional information about each bookmark in the interface.

Google has released a new Bookmark Manager extension for Chrome and Chromium-based browsers that aims to improve the native bookmark manager.

It replaces the bookmarks manager which you notice when you open the bookmarks in the browser. Instead of displaying folders and links only, colorful tiles and other information are displayed by it by default now.

You find search, edit and import/export options at the top now which is an improvement to the native implementation. The search has been improved by Google as it will include information found on the page itself in the search and not only the bookmark title, snippet and url.

The left displays all folders just like before but with options to display subfolders right away or hide them instead.

The location of each bookmark is highlighted by the tile, and drag & drop operations are supported to move bookmarks around. Tiles seem to be placeholder icons. New bookmarks show a thumbnail image of the site in question instead.

The extension adds a star icon to the toolbar that you ca... Read more

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Google Chrome NoNonsense Cookie Manager needed
I have a couple of no-nonsense cookie managers for my Firefox, which are very good!
However, I cannot find a similar quality cookie manager for Google Chrome.
My last two picks apparently came from "Toyland-R-Us" -- which I promptly removed.
Google Chrome power users: which two cookies managers are the best in your experience?

Answer:Google Chrome NoNonsense Cookie Manager needed

I know there's a popular extension with the logo a monster eating a cookie or something... I don't recall the name though. Click&Clean seems popular enough (though it deletes more than just cookies since it's a privacy-based extension).

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Google Chrome NoNonsense Cookie Manager needed
I have a couple of no-nonsense cookie managers for my Firefox, which are very good!
However, I cannot find a similar quality cookie manager for Google Chrome.
My last two picks apparently came from "Toyland-R-Us" -- which I promptly removed.
Google Chrome power users: which two cookies managers are the best in your experience?

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Can Somebody Please Help I Have Tried Everything, When I Click On Task Mgr Or Use Control Alt Del, Nothing Happens, Its In My Tool Bar But Its Just Not Working I Do Not Have Any Spy,mal,grayware,or Virius"s Tried The Run Task Mgr It Says Windows Cannot Find It,tried The Other Thing Its Not Disabled Its Like It Just Vanished.please Help.
 

Answer:Task Manager Not Working

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Take a look at this thread HERE, it might help.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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my task manager simply doesnt open anymore....like if i do ctrl-alt-delete or if i right click on the clock thingy and click Task Manager...
i have xp pro...also i ran ad-aware and hijackthis

Answer:task manager not working

Post the Hijackthis log In the appropriate section.

Run a repair off your windows OS Disc.

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The task manager (XP) doesn't have a bar on the top with the tabs. I think it is like this cuz i accidentally and ended process SVCHOST.exe. Any idea how i can get the tabs on the top back?
 

Answer:Task Manager Not Working

Double click the border of the task manager that SHOULD solve your problem.
 

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When I do CTRL-ALT_DLT and hit task manager it closes the window and goes back to desktop. If I right click on bottom of screen and select task manager there it does nothing. The only thing I know of that was recently loaded on PC was my son loaded SIMS Expansion pack three (superstar,unleashed,house party) and after loading it he found an inserted paper that said they printed the serial #'s wrong so the one he used for superstar was actually for house party. Anyway we uninstalled all of that and tried to reinstall and SIMS still don't work. May be totally unrelated to Task manager but thought it was worth mentioning. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Here is my PC info:
I ** out computer and generator(name)

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer ******
Generator *****
Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional 5.0.2195 (Win2000 Retail)
Date 2006-07-03
Time 11:21


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Earlier when I was doing this http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/google-chrome-self-update.195848/
I could find no way to exit "Services" so I shut the pc down. Now, when I right click the Taskbar, Services "only" pops up. No Task Manager. How do I get the "normal" Task Manager back.
On my W7.
 

Answer:Task Manager not working

learninmypc said:





Earlier when I was doing this http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/google-chrome-self-update.195848/
I could find no way to exit "Services" so I shut the pc down. Now, when I right click the Taskbar, Services "only" pops up. No Task Manager. How do I get the "normal" Task Manager back.
On my W7.Click to expand...

Clarification, When I right click Taskbar & left click the Start Task manager, ONLY the services pops up, no task manager. Sorry for incomplete info.
 

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When I right click start window and then click Task Manager I receive the following response:

"C:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2\5 - Task Manager.lnk

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

I haven't been able to locate the program and am not sure where to find the correct program. I've searched the net but there's no mention of Windows 10.

Can anyone help, please.

Thanks,

Bruce

Answer:Task Manager not working

The executable is taskmgr.exe and is in: C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe.
Check to see if it's there.

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