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

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

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.

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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 everyone's topic as fast as possible. But bear in mind that I have private life like everyone and I cannot be here 24/7. So please be patient with me. Also, some infections require less, and some more time to be removed completely, so bear this in mind and be patient.
Please stay with me until the end of all steps and procedures and I declare your system clean. Just because there is a lack of symptoms does not indicate a clean machine. If you solved your problem yourself, set aside two minutes to let me know.

Please attach all report using button below. Doing this, you make it easier for me to analyze and fix your problem.

Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay someone to repair it.
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Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to your desktop.

Double-click the icon to start the tool.
It will ask you where to extract it, then it will start.
Warning! Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with administrator rights.
Click in the introduction screen "next" to continue.
Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.
Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".
When the scan is finished and no malware has been found select "Exit".
If malware was detected, make sure to check all the items and click "Cleanup". Reboot your computer.
Open the MBAR folder and paste the content of the following files in your next reply:
"mbar-log-{date} (xx-xx-xx).txt"
"system-log.txt"

Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

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

Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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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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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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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, I'd like to thank you in advance for all the help you would be able to give me. I am very grateful.
 
I have a virus similar to many on this forum. I open up my Task Manager and go to Processes and see multiple instances of ezftaazf.exe *32 running. It shows a Google Chrome icon and Google Chrome as its description in its Properties. Every time I click "End Process" it just pops back up. It takes up a great deal of CPU and makes my laptop's fan run hard. If this helps, I had a similar problem two days ago where I had multiple instances of dllhost.exe *32 running in my Processes. I browsed and read several threads on malware removal sites and on one of them someone stated that he was able to use System Restore to get rid of it since he only got it recently. I did the same, and it hasn't shown up again since, but this similar virus has. I don't know if another System Restore would help, so I decided to instead seek professional help. I've found the location of the virus to be in C:\Users\[My name]\AppData\LocalLow\Apple Computer, there are two suspicious folders in that folder that were magically created on November 11th, 2014. I've read that someone in another thread deleted the folders, but he stated that they kept reappearing, so I haven't attempted it. Was it okay that I ran the DDS scan in Safe Mode and is it okay if I go through the whole process of the cleaning using Windows Safe Mode with Networking? Using Normal Mode makes my laptop really slow and hot.
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Answer:ezftaazf.exe *32 Virus (Google Chrome as description)

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I don't know if this came with the last CU or not, but has anyone else noticed this?

Answer:Dozens of Location Notification - Task Manager

The only way to solve this was to turn off the "Location" tile in Action Center, all the entries were literally making my computer run at 100% CPU.

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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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I noticed a couple of days ago,a process "SYSTEM PID 4 ntoskrnl.exe",located in windows,C,system32.A bit of searching indicates that this particular process,should never show up in TM.As a precaution,could you help me out?Malware or not,should it be there in plain sight,or not?

Answer:ntoskrnl.exe showing up in task manager,malware?

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ntoskrnl.exe is a critical process in the boot-up cycle of your computer although should never appear in WinTasks whilst under normal circumstances

Note: ntoskrnl.exe can be altered by the w32.bolzano and variants. If this process appears in WinTasks, please update your virus definitions immediately.







Quote:
Note that ntkrnlpa.exe is not malware, provided that it is found in %SystemRoot%\System32. The following malware is known to disguise itself as ntoskrnl.exe: W32/Rbot-FB (%SystemRoot%\System32)This is a backdoor Trojan that can spread over network shares. It allows a remote attacker to take full control over an infected system.

You should never see ntoskrnl.exe running in the Task Manager. The presence of an instance of it in the task manager is a strong indicator of a malware infection.



Might be a good idea to run a full scan with Malwarebytes or Windows Defender Offline

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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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Scan result of Farbar Recovery... Read more

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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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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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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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

Answer:Fake Google Chrome exes in Task Manager

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 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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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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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?

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

Do a repair install.
It will allow you to keep your files, settings and apps.
No product key is required.
Activation is automatic.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

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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.


Rules and policies

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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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
 
2nd  location          ... Read more

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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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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A bunch of these jpkncmkh.exe *32 processes are always open in my task manager and my cpu is running at 90 to 100% and I don't have google chrome and the description is google chrome.  These must be viruses I need to get rid of im going to attach a frst files and logs because I saw other posts that did that. Please Help!!??
 
I want to copy and paste a fix list like I saw other people do to get rid of them but I don't know  how?
 
 

Answer:Fake Chrome Processes Please Help jpkncmkh.exe *32 description google chrome

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Hi there.

Firstly, a very Happy New year to you all.

I am posting a new thread because I very much suspect that I have been infected with some sort of trojan, virus or malware which is affecting my systems performance.

A few days ago, I realise that my Task Manager has been disabled so I decided to Google it up, and received instructions to enable it by editing the registry to no avail because it seems this malware has disabled registry editing too. In addition, it seems that the malware has disabled the UAC for programs and no longer requires permission (I am running Windows Vista).
I have to admit, and I only have myself to blame, my anti virus [Norton] has expired and I don't know where to get a reliable free one as I don't have enough funds as of yet to invest in a good one but I will do in the coming weeks.I have CCleaner already, however.

Also, just before I decided to write this post, a window popped open called "Form1" which had nothing in it, so I closed it. Maybe this is the virus or something.

As requested I have attached my Hijack this log, maybe you can analyze this.

I would very much appreciate if someone could help me.
Thank you very much,

Mahm.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:37:06, on 04/01/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Ex... Read more

Answer:Possible malware infection - disabled task manager/reg edit

I thought I'd add my DDS results just incase it may help the diagnosis.
DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Ahmed at 10:39:15.92 on 04/01/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18865 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Basic 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.895.101 [GMT 0:00]

AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *enabled* (Outdated) {CBB7EE13-8244-4DAB-8B55-D5C7AA91E59A}
FW: Norton Internet Security *enabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\ATK Hotkey\ASLDRSrv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Virgi... 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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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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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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I'm running Window7 64 bit and have a strong suspicion that I've got malware on my machine even though McAfee does not show anything when I run a scan.
A few indications:
1. I get various ads on some random pages where they have never appeared before.
2. In the Task Manager I have three processes that don't display User or Description.
 
1) csrss.exe
2) winlogon.exe
3) RAVBg64.exe
 
I have two instances of RAVBg64.exe. One seems legit. It has a User and a Description and in Properties I see location C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA and description HD Audio Background Process. The other instance as well as the other processes do not show properties when I right click.
 
What should I use to do a better search for malware and then removal?
 
Thank you very much!

Answer:Processes in Task manager without user and description

Hi,2. In the Task Manager I have three processes that don't display User or Description.This is absolutely normal. The reason for this is that these processes run with "system" privileges and task manager hasn't sufficient permissions to list their properties. To see those properties you have to explicitly launch task manager (taskmgr.exe) "as administrator".1. I get various ads on some random pages where they have never appeared before.Let's see if there is some adware on your computer:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Last night, when I turned my computer on, winlogon.exe was in my Task Manager and it had no user or file location. I immeditely Googled it to see what it was and found that if it was in System32, it was safe. Mine was and still is not. I ran Malwarebytes Antimalware, Hitman Pro, MicroSoft Security Essentials and Rkill and they all detected nothing. Taskhost and Taskeng have also started opening in task manager upon boot up. I turned on my computer today and it is there again. 
 

 

Answer:winlogon.exe in task manager - no user or description?

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or 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.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List 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 Malwareby... Read more

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My computer is slowing down and I despite having the following antivirus and anti malware I think my computer is infected. I have
Avast
Spybot Search and Destroy
Malwarebytes

On an old thread on this forum I followed the instructions for locating where on my computer is this csrss.exe file, when I right click on Properties or Open file nothing happens.
I downloaded the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and have attached the two files 1 FRST.txt and Addition.txt

Can someone help me with cleaning up this mess please.
Many thanks

Answer:csrss.exe in Task Manager No User Name or Description

uwatecdiving, I am going to request that this thread be moved to the security section. They a better able to deal with those Security issues than we are. http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/

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Hello Malware Experts,
 
I have did several scans and removal process for my computer such as bootscan with Avast and using Hitmanpro, Adwcleaner and safemode scan with malwarebytes. I kept getting redirected from feed.snapdo.com to search.sidecubes.com when I opened my browser!!!! The malware called Damfese.exe is stucked in the local files and is renamed/re-downloaded back by another malware. I've deleted a lot of viruses and it comes back in a different name as SurfRight, theres some rootkit stuck i need get it out!!! 
 
This is the scan result from FRST:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:27-08-2015
Ran by User (administrator) on BIP_KPPK_I_N2 (28-08-2015 12:30:04)
Running from C:\Users\User\Downloads\Antivirus Remover  Tools
Loaded Profiles: User (Available Profiles: User & Administrator)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
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.)
 
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(Broadcom Corporation) C:\Program Files\Broadcom... Read more

Answer:Infection with Google Chrome and Malware keeps regenerating

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.===If not already done please run the AdwCleaner tool and clean everything that will be found.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. 
start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

() C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Damfase.exe
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
AppInit_DLLs: C:\ProgramData\Saophase\Quadtouch.dll => C:\ProgramData\Saophase\Quadtouch.dll [135680 2015-08-25] ()
AppInit_DLLs-x32: C:\ProgramData\Saophase\Medtam.dll => C:\ProgramData\Saophase\Medtam.dll [121344 2015-08-25] ()
HKU\S-1-5-21-2113409481-3126677837-678746780-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = hxxp://%66%65%65%64.%73%6F%6E%69%63-%73%65%61%72%63%68.%63%6F%6D/?p=mKO_AwFzXIpYRaHdGKBUTxkij9_Bw4YeuCco2Nrfu5pjopD3OUCoCPEGCT_pTY9vVUO0h2YSBagWnhNo4G-cDQkNQzNjOe4xJuVAFfPhyzYBJ4AGpa_W99kYJ0tArMVlKOwLBEwiz_P0odpDmxeDsGhZpkaw5hx9cs5MZyevrJx15uETF2Lx2PE5&q={searchTerms}
HKU\S-1-5-21-2113409481-3126677837-678746780-1004\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://%66%65%65%64.%73%6E%61%70%64%6F.%63%6F%6D/?p=mKO_AwFzXIpYRaHdGKBUTxkij9_Bw4YeuCco2Nrfu5pjopD3OUCoCPEGCT... Read more

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Whenever my laptop gets slow I check task manager, and there are always processes with no description, like winlogon.exe, svchost.exe and csrss.exe (I checked online and apparently these three processes are part of Windows). Moreover, when I connect internet after a long time of being offline, I see an update.exe process (or even two) with no description, which usually disappears in seconds or a few minutes (it also disappears if I disconnect). Is it an automatic update of some program or a trojan? (it can't be Windows updates because my Windows update setting is set on "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"). My Avast free and Avira free (both real time) are up to date and full scans find no malwares whatsoever.
 

Answer:A process with no description in task manager, legit or a trojan?

Those are well known windows processes as far as I know. I have all 3 of them as well.
 

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In Task Manager I have a few files that, when I right click, will not Open File Location. Each of these - below - list no user name nor description.

csrss.exe, rundll32.exe, winlogon.exe

I always have 2 rundll32.exe files running, but 1 file cannot be found, via Task Manager.

How do I get to these files?

I have Windows 7 Enterprise and an HP DV9700 laptop. I am very familiar with navigating XP, but new to W7.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Suspicious files in Task Manager - No user name, description

csrss.exe and winlogon.exe are probably legitimate system32 files, you may want to start by looking at start>run>msconfig, the rundll32.exe are probably listed there with file and registry location. An example found here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/rundll32.exe_NvCpl.dll_NvStartup-3803.html
 

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Recently my computer started playing sounds when nothing was running but background processes. It started as just one of the blip sounds you get when you click through windows explorer but then it started randomly playing the error sound randomly every few minutes. 
 
In the task manager I found multiple processes running without a description. You can't kill the processes and you can't open the containing folder on any of them. 
 
They are:
csrss.exe
winlogon.exe
nvxdsyn.exe
nvvsvc.exe
nvstreamsvc.exe
conhost.exe
 
I've run malwarebytes but it's still happening.

Answer:Multiple task manager files running without description

These processes are normal and fine.... Lets check your machine for issues anyhow.
 
Download and run wipe.
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
 
Under details make sure the highlighted button is ticked prior to cleaning.

 
Then System ninja
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Scan for junk then delete.
 

 
Then.....
 
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolki... Read more

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I have some sort of trojan launching from svchost.exe, I'm just not sure which one. Malwarebytes detects it every time I do a scan, and blocks the attempts to stop me from opening the task manager. The only time google redirects is when I do any sort of search related to "svchost.exe trojan removal". Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Malware, some google redirect, attempts to block task manager

Downloadhttp://www.techspot.com/downloads/4716-malwarebytes-anti-malware.htmlInstall,update and run a full scan Post the clean logDownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report Please download GMER from here(doesnot work on 64 bit OS)http://www2.gmer.net/download.phpTemporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic Full Scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply. DownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results here

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I had a piece of malware attack my computer called 'System Tool 2011' as soon as system tool starts the blue screen comes up and computer shuts down and restarts. I managed to delete system tool after it installed. This stopped my computer shutting down.
Google Chrome hasnt worked since, just wont load any page.

I checked all the proxy settings and they are all normal, as in there is no remote proxy being used.
I ran a scan with malwarebytes and removed everything it picked up - chrome still didnt work

I did a system restore - chrome still didnt work

I unistalled chrome and downloaded the latest and installed - chrome still didnt work
At some point while I was doing this 'System Tool 2011' returned and the blue screen happened again. I restarted in safe mode and deleted the program from the file location (which is what I did before)
I did a system restore to an even earlier point - chrome still didnt work

I am really lost here, I have spent hours on forums and trying things and am getting nowhere. Please save chrome for me!

I am running W7, AVG

Answer:Google Chrome stopped working after Malware Infection

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Hello,

PC Vista

Did a Ctrl-Alt-Delete and the Task Manager list included csrss.exe, the only task in the list with blank user ID and blank Description. 1,220K memory, and CPU usage varies from 00 to 01 or 02. Tried to remove the task as a test, and this was disallowed, suggesting a valid system task.

Did some googles and noticed sometimes a virus is associated with csrss.exe

Anything I should be concerned about, with the blank Description & name?

Thanks for your thoughts ...

seekinganswers
 

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Hi,

My computer is having lagging issues and showing signs of possible infection. I am a Malwarebytes user, and so far the scans have been clean. That said, I have seen that the computer is making some outgoing requests that Malwarebytes is stopping, so I suspect there is something that has made it onto my hard drive.

I've attached the FRST and Addition scan reports from the Farbar Recovery Tool. Please let me know if you need any other information.

I appreciate any help you could give...thanks so much!
Kathy
 

Answer:Possible malware infection...task manager shows multiple processes taking up large amount of memory

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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......as the topic indicates, these are a few of the issues, along with pop-ups for various virus killers and what-not. Please review and advise. Thanks all!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:48:01 AM, on 2/25/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exeC:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1 ... Read more

Answer:Disable Task Manager, Altered Background, Virus Infection Notice

Hi,* Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixPost the log from ComboFix in your next reply.Please make sure you disable ALL of your Antivirus/Antispyware/Firewall before running ComboFix..This because Security Software may see some components ComboFix uses (prep.com for example) as suspicious and blocks the tool, or even deletes it. Please visit HERE if you don't know how.Extra note: The combofix tutorial recommends to disable your Antivirus, in your case McAfee. For McAfee, I rather recommend to temporary uninstall it, because Mcafee causes a lot of problems with Combofix after reboot, this because McAfee enables again after reboot. So please temporary uninstall McAfee first, then reboot and then scan with Combofix.

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Noticed computer running very slow and overusing the fan as compared to normal. Checked the task manager to find any irregularities and saw a process called internetport3.exe . Don't know much about software, but do know to be wary of .exe files I am not familiar with. Looked it up on google and could figure that it's some kind of virus/trojan. No idea how to thoroughly remove. Any help is much appreciated. 
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 24-01-2015 01
Ran by TonyG (administrator) on BEASTPC on 27-01-2015 09:33:29
Running from C:\Users\TonyG\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: TonyG (Available profiles: TonyG & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
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.)
 
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(Sensible Vision ) C:\Program Files (x86)\Sensible Vision\Fast Access\FAService.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_amd64_neutral_0057cbec48a2d7cf\stacsv64.exe
(Creative Technology Ltd) C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\... Read more

Answer:suspected infection by trojan/virus "internetport3.exe". found in task manager

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system
Run FRST/FRST64 and 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 (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.
 
 

 fixlist.txt   6.28KB
  6 downloads
 
 
Let me know how the machine is running after this fix.

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OS Windows XP professional with all updates before 4/8/2007.Primary Browser - MozillaSecondary Browser - IEMy girlfriend came over and downloaded an infected installer for an clothing pack for Never Winter Nights 2, she wanted me to have something and had searched Google for it instead of getting it from a site she normally uses.She ran the application, and then promptly told me that something funny was going on. I groaned and went to check things out.The application she ran installed several viruses on my machine and some Malware.I immediately tried to close all applications and was locked out of the Run box and Windows Task Manager - I rebooted into safemode and made sure all applications were closed and ran Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-aware. They found and detected several issues and I was able to clean them. Unfortunately it looks like things were not corrected.Ran the online scan for Trendmicro - Housecall and it again found several more issues. I cleared those.Downloaded Avast! - ran the scanner and cleared everything it found. - Still issues.Downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 - Ran the scan and cleared everything present. - Still issues.Downloaded Microsoft's Malware remover (forgot name) ran and cleared what it found.Ran the live scan from Microsoft. During the run of the application I received a message, from Microsoft thru this application. Clicked on it thinking it was part of the process and immediately regretted it. It did something funky to my s... Read more

Answer:Virus+malware - Locked Out Of Run, Task Manager, Etc.

Hello Grimtooth First of all Welcome to BCPlease try following the instructions here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=WinAntiVirusIf still needed post the HJT log explained at the end.

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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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I am helping a friend and have not run the scans. The computer has been shut down and is not being used. I can run the FRST scan today and post the log.
After reading through the forums, this virus/malware seems quite common.

Thanks
 

Answer:dllhost.exe com surrogate and processes with Google chrome in description

Helllo,

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.


Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to your desktop.

Double-click the icon to start the tool.
It will ask you where to extract it, then it will start.
Warning! Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with administrator rights.
Click in the introduction screen "next" to continue.
Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.
Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".
When the scan is finished and no malware has been found select "Exit".
If malware was detected, make sure to check all t... Read more

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I was trying to set up a scheduled task on my Windows 7 laptop and noticed that Task Scheduler was running incredibly slowly and sometimes crashing. I noticed that there were around 4700 of the same task, all set up on the 4th of August this year, named At1.job to At4000.job and so on and triggered to run at 8 PM every day.

I found the .job files in C:\Windows\Tasks, sent them all to the Recycle Bin and Task Scheduler is now running much more smoothly, but what could this have been? I don't remember doing anything special on the 4th of August. I googled At1.job and found webpages talking about a few different viruses, but I don't have any of the other symptoms. Should I be concerned that whatever created these tasks might have done other things, too?

The tasks are trying to run C:\Users\[my username]\AppData\Local\Temp\jvscds-2.exe which is a temporary file that doesn't exist any more. I don't get any results on google for jvscds-2.exe either.

Answer:4000+ identical jobs in Task Scheduler - did I have a virus?

Welcome aboard It looks like Vundo trojan, or its leftovers.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 h... Read more

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Hi, my laptop might be infected of virus since later this week. Registry editor and task manager are both disabled, no restoration point available at system restore and cannot boot on safe mode since it will not continue and will restart again. Infected registry(regedit & task manager) are somehow deleted by malwarebyte's but after restart it will be again infected. I also observed that any application that has something to do with registry editing will not run anymore since the infection, application installed before like CCleaner will not run now and most AV will not continue installing. I'm feeling so hopeless now with this problem and so confuse on what to do since I already run-out ideas dealing with it.

hope you guys can help me.

here's my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:47:05 AM, on 8/22/2010
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\FileZilla Server\FileZilla Server.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\iNTERNET Turbo\iDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
E:\torrent\tryWTF\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLaye... Read more

Answer:Virus/malware keeps infecting registry, Disabling regedit and task manager

bump..up for this..need help..

thanks..
 

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Please help me..... :(My google chrome is not working. I have tried following several attempts to repair but still not working1. from google support i have tried using Internet download manager2. i have renamed default folder from user data as backup and opened google chrome still its not working3. looked for SFC:/ SCANNOW command even though that also not helped me4. I have uninstalled chrome and installed chrome beta.... same can't open that too5.I have tried Revo uninstaller that also not working to repair From last 3 days i am siiting infront of my laptop for repairing google chrome but i couldnot make it proper.Chrome is my favourite browser but its not working what to do?? Please help me :(((((((((((((

Answer:google chrome cannot open showing google chrome stopped work

If you mark it best answer, it will close out this question and Justin will put a lil' star by my name. You are most welcome, glad to help.To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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1.I think my laptop is infected. I find my laptop quite slow. Its just slow all of a sudden.
I scan with adwcleaner it show (Putting the code below). I try clean it and reboot my laptop. I scan again with adwcleaner but its still there again. If i uninstall google chrome, adwcleaner show nothing. But when i install it back, it show the same thing as before(It happen to mozilla firefox). 
 
2.Recently i uninstall zonealarm security toolbar. I heard alot about toolbar being a major victim of getting virus from the internet and secondly the publisher for zonealarm free antivrus+firewall is different from zonealarm security toolbar. Zonealarm antivirus publisher is just checkpoint but zonelarm security toolbar is checkpoint technology something
 
3.Afew days ago i remove 3 viruses which i will put below
 
I use zonealarm, anti virus malwarebytes, windows firewall, Adwcleaner and jrt(junk removal tool i think).
 
Edited: How do i attach pic?
Edited:
Adwcleaner scan result:
C:\Users\Eugene\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences
C:\Users\Guest.Eugene-PC\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences
C:\Users\Lynna\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences
 
The 3 virus name:
gdfglldanmpdjibmppnggdphndfklefgdpjamkmjmigaoobjbekmfgabipmfilijnot-a-virus:HEUR:Adware.Win32.Yotoon.heur

Answer:Virus/Malware(Google chrome)

damn have you been roaming around porn sites or unsafe pages? if you have then most likely its a virus. have you tried manually deleting the virus?

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I have tried and tried so unsuccessfully to remove this redirect virus in google chrome. Followed ALL the steps, have the logs, have the necessary downloads. PLEASE HELP ME! Looking forward to working with you.

James

::logs attached
 

Answer:Google Chrome Redirect virus infection - have logs and programs ready to go

Sorry did not attach the mbam log, combo fix log, super antispyware log and mglogs.zip

They are attached

Got this redirect virus a week ago, 7/30-7/31. I go to google.com and enter search, results display, click link, but am redirected to a different site that is advertising.

Thanks and sorry for the missing logs~!
 

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For the last week or so, my computer has been opening dozens of Internet Explorer windows, taking me to random advertising sites. This occurs when I am using other programs, or when my computer sits idle. FYI, I never open IE in the first place. I only use fire fox these days.

Less often, my AVG will occasionally alert me that its online shield has blocked some items from getting into my computer. For example, AVG's Online Shield findings reads as follows:

Online Shield findings
Infection;"Object";"Result";"Detection time";"Object Type";"Process"
Exploit Rogue Scanner (type 1349);"xosozyk.co.cc/?id=06abQDc9";"Object was blocked";"10/21/2010, 12:58:23 PM";"file";"C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe"
Exploit Rogue Scanner (type 1349);"xosozyk.co.cc/?id=06abQDcx";"Object was blocked";"10/21/2010, 12:37:26 PM";"file";"C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe"

If it helps, my AVG virus vault reads as follows:

"Warning";"Found Tracking cookie.Advertising";"C:\Documents and Settings\TY$\Cookies\ty$@advertising[1].txt";"N/A";"9/23/2010, 10:56:37 AM"
"Infection";"Virus found Exploit";"c:\Documents and Settings\TY$\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\80D74WVJ\index[3].htm&quo... Read more

Answer:Unknown virus or malware, opens dozens of IE windows

Hi,

Your post is a few days old. If you still need help simply reply back.

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Every once and a while I will open google chrome and a message will pop up telling me that my chrome browser is out of date and I should update it. Rarely it will be something similar except with Adobe being the thing to update. Not sure about the Adobe one, but I know chrome doesn't ask to update like that and I checked to see if it really was out of date and it wasn't (surprise surprise). I have ran multiple scans in my anti virus and malware bytes, but nothing gets detected. I think my performance is being affected by this.

My PC specs are:
i5 4670k
MSI-Z87-G45
Gtx 760 2g
8 gb RAM
1 TB hard drive
 

Answer:Update Google chrome virus/malware

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hi , my laptop has been infected by virus/malware . when ever i open websites on google chrome, multiple windows pop up vtracking.commission.com, adnetworkperformance.com etc , could anyone help sort this out and clean my system
 

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So I was using my computer yesterday and it was completely fine. I turned it on today to find that all my files on my desktop were sorted by alphabetical order and the desktop was black. The next thing was a popup appeared saying that Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center has stopped working. The taskbar is completely empty and only shows the windows icon, date, time, volume etc. The resolution seems to be messed up and most things appear a bit blurry. Task manager does not show anything under any of its tabs and search is not working at all. Many of the windows functions are not working and it seems that data that was saved in my browsers were completely erased. If anyone has any possible solution for this I'd really appreciate it

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I have the same problems as a few of your posts about chrome. I don't have a malware program so I am starting from scratch, but malware seems to be the issue according to other posts. about 7 chrome things running on task manager with process hjpedwcfwwe.exe *32. when I end process they come back faster than I can end them. I didn't want to down load anything in your post b4 I posted to the forum. I see that you can fix my problem as you have helped other people that were feeling my pain. thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Fake google chrome virus/malware can't get rid of this thing

Hello,

Please follow this topic and attach required reports.

http://malwaretips.com/threads/preparation-guide-before-requesting-malware-removal-help.20334/
 

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Long time listener, first time caller.  Thank you in advance for any help that might be provided.  It is so much appreciated.  
 
Below are the FRST and Addition logs from Farbar.
 
-Chal
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 04-11-2014
Ran by Winkler (administrator) on WINKLER-HP on 04-11-2014 23:05:50
Running from C:\Users\Winkler\Downloads
Loaded Profile: Winkler (Available profiles: Winkler)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11
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.)
 
(IObit) C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 6\ASCService.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreServiceShell.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\UniClient\UiFrmwrk\uiWatchDog.exe
(Trend Micro Inc.) C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\coreFrameworkHost.exe
(Andrea Electronics Corporation) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\App... Read more

Answer:Google Chrome Process Virus Malware Thingamabob

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My PC has been running slow lately with freeze ups that eventually recover. So I pulled up task manager to see if I could see anything going on. And I see all these processes entries that have a bunch of random letters for their names and in the description are listed as google chrome using up a bunch of memory and CPU power. Any attempt to end them fails. They come right back. I don't even have chrome. The scan with malwayrebytes did find a bunch of stuff and got rid of that. That didn't fix this problem though. Please help.
 

Answer:Fake google chrome virus/malware can't get rid of this thing

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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Hi there everyone,
 
I've recently tried to watch an episode on the internet and tried to download the episode from the website, I installed the program to download the movie, but ended up getting an error from the connection server, anyway I now have this Adware/Malware/ Virus put on my Google Chrome browser and I have no idea how to get rid of it this is what i get when ever I open up Google chrome http://websearch.lookforithere.info/?pid=320&r=2013/05/10&hid=3760214777&lg=EN&cc=FR&unqvl=14, I've tried changing the settings in the extensions tab but its not an extension, obviously, I also set my tab preferences for Google that works only when i make a new tab though, If someone could help me resolve this issue that would be great.
 
thanks hope to hear from someone soon.

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Whenever I launch chrome, it runs these random weird processes that say they are being run by google chrome but are not. Whenever I close google chrome, they are still there and are hogging HUGE resources. My computer is stuttering and having trouble running. I open the file location, and its in this weird named folder. I can't delete them, but i deleted the folder in safe mode and it worked for a couple of seconds. When I opened up chrome in normal mode, the malware came back just like before...

I attempted to replace the infected rundll32.exe in the system32 folder with a clean stock rundll32.exe i found online, but it has mad the problem much worse now. Now my system is opening up hundreds of rundll32.exe's instead of the one before. And now my computer is stuttering and struggling to run. I'm very scared and really need to get rid of this malware. Also it displayed an error message saying that it can't find a certain dll starting with an n. I closed out of the error message and cant remember the name of it now.

I need your guy's help and have been up for hours trying to amend the problem. Thank you for reading, I hope i can fix this issue without having to wipe my computer clean.
 

Answer:Google Chrome Malware Virus Infected rundll32.exe! Please help

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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Been trying everything I can to get rid of this. My PC has been running a bit slow lately, so I pulled up task manager to see what's going on. And I see all these processes entries that have a bunch of random letters for their names and in the description are listed as google chrome using up a bunch of memory and CPU power. Here is a screenshot of that.
 

 
.
So I right click on some of them to attempt to figure out the source, it shows them coming from users/*my user name*/appdata/locallow. Now I have 7-10 various folders in this place and inside several of them are these folders with random letters than have things referencing the google chrome icon and things like that if you go into them. So I'm sure these are the source of the corruption but of course I can't delete these folders because windows says they are in use. (Oh yea, and when you try to end the processes through task manager they will end momentarily but then just immediately pop back up). So I reboot to safe mode and the effects end. My computer is running zippy fast and these random letter things aren't showing up in the task manager. I go in and successfully delete all the garbage folders in the LocalLow folder. Reboot back to regular mode, and I think its fixed for a minute or so. But then all the random letter google chrome entries start showing up in the task manager again. (even though I'm not even running chrome). And all the folders I deleted in LocalLow have reappeared, some in different fol... Read more

Answer:Fake google chrome virus/malware can't get rid of this thing

Greetings and to BleepingComputer,
My name is xXToffeeXx, but feel free to call me Toffee if it is easier for you. I will be helping you with your malware problems.
 
A few points to cover before we start:
Do not run any tools without being instructed to as this makes my job much harder in trying to figure out what you have done.
Make sure to read my instructions fully before attempting a step.
If you have problems or questions with any of the steps, feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer any questions you have.
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Hi danprince10,
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
 Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to... Read more

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Been trying everything I can to get rid of this. My PC has been running a bit slow lately, so I pulled up task manager to see what's going on. And I see all these processes entries that have a bunch of random letters for their names and in the description are listed as google chrome using up a bunch of memory and CPU power. Here is a screenshot of that.



So I right click on some of them to attempt to figure out the source, it shows them coming from users/*my user name*/appdata/locallow. Now I have 7-10 various folders in this place and inside several of them are these folders with random letters than have things referencing the google chrome icon and things like that if you go into them. So I'm sure these are the source of the corruption but of course I can't delete these folders because windows says they are in use. (Oh yea, and when you try to end the processes through task manager they will end momentarily but then just immediately pop back up). So I reboot to safe mode and the effects end. My computer is running zippy fast and these random letter things aren't showing up in the task manager. I go in and successfully delete all the garbage folders in the LocalLow folder. Reboot back to regular mode, and I think its fixed for a minute or so. But then all the random letter google chrome entries start showing up in the task manager again. (even though I'm not even running chrome). And all the folders I deleted in LocalLow have reappeared, some in... Read more

Answer:Fake google chrome virus/malware can't get rid of this thing

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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I know this same problem has been put here but since the dang thing has a different file name and location for all of us its hard to use the same steps. Anyway - mine shows up as many processes with the filename moxgfjabg.exe and says its chrome running. That looked suspicious so I uninstalled and deleted all directories of Google chrome and google toolbar and rebooted and its still there. I searched for the filename and got nothing but did find these threads under "virus running under google chrome ". So I tried the youtube videos fix for this - remove reg entries and delete from folder but I'm obviously missing the base of this trojan because it keeps showing up in other directories. I'd appreciate the help. Thanks!
 

Answer:Fake google chrome virus/malware can't get rid of this thing

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,
 
Google Chrome is not functioning properly for the last few weeks. I'm on Windows Vista. Anytime I try to open settings or tools tab Chrome crashes, without warning. It refuses to open a lot of the time. I can't add or remove extensions etc...
 
I've tried reinstalling, and also creating a new user profile, as suggested on some Google forums, but to no avail.
 
I suspect I've a virus/malware of some sort. 
 
There is one particular ad webpage that seems to pop up a lot recently too. (alidaba?)
 
Thanks,
 
Bargy

Answer:Google Chrome on Vista - Corrupted - Possible Malware/Virus?

When you uninstall Chrome, do you look around on your computer and delete files it left behind?

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I've been having trouble with malware for a few months. I've tried to fix it myself and have had a few small successes, but can't figure out how to fully remove it. Recently, I noticed a fake spyware removal program on my computer, which I figured out how to remove. After removing, Google Chrome and IE didn't work, but I figured out how to fix that, too. I also have noticed that when i'm on the internet, sometimes i'm redirected to random pages. This usually happens when clicking links from a Google search. Before making this topic I did everything the Preparation Guide said to do, but when I tried to run GMER, I got a blue screen that told me my computer needed to be shut down to prevent damage, and then it restarted.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by kate at 20:48:25.24 on Sun 08/08/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_16Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.2939.1743 [GMT -5:00]SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *disabled* (Updated) {67844DAE-4F77-4D69-9457-98E8CFFDAA22}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC... Read more

Answer:Malware Infection and Google Redirect Virus

Hi, kate smock Please read carefully and follow these steps. Download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Extract its contents to your desktop.Once extracted, open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory, (usually C:\ folder) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt". Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

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As the topic says, windows had a forced reboot approx a week ago, and after the restart my Google Chrome changed fonts and the save window looks like it's from Windows 98.  Also when you start up chrome there looks like a box covering the tabs, minimize, maximize, and close buttons.  Once you highlight the covered items the box goes away.  
 
I've tried running many cleaners, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy, AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, tdsskiller, hitman pro, roguekiller, iexplore, adwcleaner, and ccleaner.  Also I have spywareblaster installed as well. All were run both in regular, and safe modes with and without networking.  Nothing major was found.  I even tried uninstalling chrome completely and wiping the registry keys and such from the system and fully putting in a clean install, but it's still there.  I've tried using firefox and internet explorer to see if they look off too and they don't.  I'll attach a photo comparing chrome, internet explorer, and firefox save windows. 
 
Therefore I need the help of you guys and gals who know more about registry keys and such than I do.  
 
-Kevin
 
DDS LOG
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17280  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Kevin at 9:59:13 on 2014-10-14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6143.3168 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4... Read more

Answer:Google Chrome virus/malware changed font(s) and save window

Bump.. Anyone have any helpful advice?

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Hello,I first noticed that the Google results were being redirected to the wrong addresses. None of the anti-spyware or anti-virus tools found any problems. I used McAfee, Spybot, Adaware, and Anti-Malware. Now, McAfee says I am not protected and asks me to verify subscription. Even when I verify subscription it tells me I am not protected even though eveything is turned on. McAfee logo in the bottom right corner of the screen has an "X" in a red circle on top of it. I restarted the computer and when I opened McAfee, the firewall had been turned off.I have since run ComboFix and the Google problem has gone away. I still have the problems with the McAfee.After that, I ran McAfee again and it detected: RemAdm-ProcLaunch!171I clicked on remove but it said it couldn't remove all of the program.Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.HiJack This log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:26:30 AM, on 2/16/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Malware/Virus Infection. Google results redirected.

Hello anonychris,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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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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First of all, I'd like to thank all the volunteers on this forum who offer technical assistance.  Many of us would be completely lost without your guidance!  ===============================================MY STORY:===============================================I'm a web developer and my laptop started experiencing strange symptoms, originally in November 2012 (3 months ago).  The first sign of problems was when a coworker at work complained that my yahoo account had sent him some spam.  Upon logging in to my YMail, I discovered that several contacts had been messaged from my account.  I immediately ran MalWareBytes and a scan with MS Security Essentials (after successfully updating, of course).  To my recollection, between MBAM and SE they found 2-3 malicious softwares (sorry, don't remember what it was).  I selected to removed the offenders in both programs, rebooted, re-scanned -- nothing found.  I concluded at the that point that all the malware was gone and then proceeded to change my YMail password.  Everything seemed fine.For the record, I wasn't ever able to identify what freeware/website/email was the actual trojan that opened the door for the baddies.  I'm aware of security issues as a developer and rarely get infected because I have SE and MalwareBytes.  But, ever since some profit-seeking corporation bought MBAM and converted to a pay-model, it seems like the converted once free functio... Read more

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(This part got cut off on my first post)*****************************************                         DDS - Attach.txt *****************************************.UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01).Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalBoot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1Install Date: 10/20/2010 1:59:26 AMSystem Uptime: 2/13/2013 10:03:17 AM (4 hours ago).Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard |  | 30C1Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7300  @ 2.00GHz | U10 | 1995/200mhz.==== Disk Partitions =========================.C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 112 GiB total, 60.48 GiB free.D: is CDROM ().==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============.Class GUID: {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}Description: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGDevice ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_10008086&REV_61\4&EB37384&0&00E1Manufacturer: Intel CorporationName: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGPNP Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_10008086&REV_61\4&EB37384&0&00E1Service: NETw5x32.Class GUID: {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}Description: Bluetooth LAN Access Server DriverDevice ID: {95C7A0A0-3094-11D7-A202-00508B9D7D5A}\BTWDNDIS\1&30EE4AD&0&1000000020000Manufacturer: BroadcomName: Bluetooth LAN Access Server DriverPNP Device ID: {95C7A0A0-3094-11D7-A202-00508B9D7D5A}\BTW... Read more

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First of all, I'd like to thank all the volunteers on this forum who offer technical assistance.  Many of us would be completely lost without your guidance!  ===============================================MY STORY:===============================================I'm a web developer and my laptop started experiencing strange symptoms, originally in November 2012 (3 months ago).  The first sign of problems was when a coworker at work complained that my yahoo account had sent him some spam.  Upon logging in to my YMail, I discovered that several contacts had been messaged from my account.  I immediately ran MalWareBytes and a scan with MS Security Essentials (after successfully updating, of course).  To my recollection, between MBAM and SE they found 2-3 malicious softwares (sorry, don't remember what it was).  I selected to removed the offenders in both programs, rebooted, re-scanned -- nothing found.  I concluded at the that point that all the malware was gone and then proceeded to change my YMail password.  Everything seemed fine.For the record, I wasn't ever able to identify what freeware/website/email was the actual trojan that opened the door for the baddies.  I'm aware of security issues as a developer and rarely get infected because I have SE and MalwareBytes.  But, ever since some profit-seeking corporation bought MBAM and converted to a pay-model, it seems like the converted once free functio... Read more

Answer:MalwareBytes fails detecting virus/malware generating Google Chrome popups and r

(This part got cut off on my first post)*****************************************                         DDS - Attach.txt *****************************************.UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT.DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01).Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalBoot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1Install Date: 10/20/2010 1:59:26 AMSystem Uptime: 2/13/2013 10:03:17 AM (4 hours ago).Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard |  | 30C1Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7300  @ 2.00GHz | U10 | 1995/200mhz.==== Disk Partitions =========================.C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 112 GiB total, 60.48 GiB free.D: is CDROM ().==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============.Class GUID: {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}Description: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGDevice ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_10008086&REV_61\4&EB37384&0&00E1Manufacturer: Intel CorporationName: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGPNP Device ID: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4229&SUBSYS_10008086&REV_61\4&EB37384&0&00E1Service: NETw5x32.Class GUID: {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}Description: Bluetooth LAN Access Server DriverDevice ID: {95C7A0A0-3094-11D7-A202-00508B9D7D5A}\BTWDNDIS\1&30EE4AD&0&1000000020000Manufacturer: BroadcomName: Bluetooth LAN Access Server DriverPNP Device ID: {95C7A0A0-3094-11D7-A202-00508B9D7D5A}\BTW... Read more

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I'm using a compaq-presario laptop with core-2-duo processor.
My Task manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) is not showing. This problem started happening when I inserted a pen-drive(which was probably an affected one). Now I'm confused that what to do to get rid of this problem.
I have already scanned my laptop with AVG antivirus but got no results.

Answer:Task manager not showing

Welcome to TSF....

Have you tried rebooting the computer?

Also try right clicking the taskbar and left click task manager....

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for Some reason after installing some driver for my brothers usb camera my Task managaer is all F-ed up. Take a look @ this [IMG]http://ed109.shackspace.com/Pictures/***.JPG[/IMG], uninstalling the drivers didn't help.

Answer:Task Manager not showing all of itself

good morning

restart, tap - tap f8 on the first start up
enter safe mode
then try a system restore
good luck

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Task manager will not show. I am trying to help a Friend who has been negligent about his security. I have managed to clear a lot of rubbish, but a lot of stuff remains. It doesn't help when the Task Manager isn't working properly. Any help much appreciated.

Answer:Task Manager Not Showing

Right click the task bar and you don't see it??

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My pc was infected by PC Internet Security 2010 and I took it out manually. Unfortunately, my task manager started not showing up and I couldn't install any anti-virus into the computer. Can someone help?

Answer:Task Manager not showing up

Right-click on an empty space of the taskbar> select Task manager.

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... unusually high cpu activity during 'idle'. Is there an alternate that will tell me what is happening? I have the CPU Usage gadget that shows me cpu activity, temperatures, ram, etc. Typically when the computer is idle the graphs are low. On rare occasions the graph will peak and temps will rise dramatically for no reason. Being a novice, all I know is to fire up the task manager, go to Process tab, clik 'show all users' and look for a process that is showing mega numbers in the memory column and finding nothing 'out-of-the-ordinary' in this situation. The only way I have solved/'fixed' this is to shutdown and restart the computer. Perhaps this is not the way to troubleshoot this and there exists a more precise method?

-thx

Answer:Task Manager Not Showing ...

Did you set Task Manager to show all processes?

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and I don't have My Documents open. The icon that shows next to it is a program icon, not the icon normally associated with My Documents. If I right click and choose go to process, it shows the running process as explorer.exe

I'm concerned that this is a virus or malware that has woven itself into explorer. I've never seen it before on any computer when I've opened up task manager. Has anyone ever seen this before? Recommendations?

I've run an antivirus scan and two different spyware scans.

Thanks.
 

Answer:My Docs showing up in task manager

I am assuming you mean it is open under the ?applications? tab and not ?processes?. I doubt it is malware but something more like My Documents is opening at start up minimized ? or something odd like that.

You can check this by running msconfig in the run box and looking for and looking for something calling My Documents from the start up tab.

If you still think you have a malware issue ? Please read the removal guide here:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407
 

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when i checked out what was running in task manager on the net on task list.org,apparently i have trojans in my system.i downloaded a prog called easy spy remover which says i have 9 infections which are -rbot.ark-drop.small.aqx-bds/hubpigon.cia-dldr.vb.amj-hupigon.chy-vb.akv trojan-zapchas.f trojan-dnldr.ibill.v and a cookie.is this prog saying i have these on my system for me to buy a reg key as i use a squared -spybot and adaware and avg also spyware blaster and all have shown up nothing other than the usual cookies,any help please

Answer:task manager showing trojans help

Don't be silly click here

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Hi All

I have a client who is running windows xp sp3. He had some malware which I removed (malwarebytes, combofix, Hitman Pro 3.5 ect). The only thing that is worrying me is that when you open the task manager under applications "My Documents" is running not a yellow folder icon but a program icon. The my documents folder is not open and not set to open on startup. I have run HJS and autruns but still can't seem to find the culprit.
Any help would be appreciated

Cheers
 

Answer:My Docs showing up in task manager

I have a client who is running windows xp sp3.Click to expand...

And what business do you run exactly? Do you get paid for removing malware? I just want to point out to you that I am an unpaid volunteer.
 

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I really hope someone has a good idea what is going on with my SSD partition of W7 Professional X64 using a Core2Duo processor. I think I may have confused HAL with my old HDD that I currently have in my DVD/CD bay via an Ultrabay Adapter on my laptop.

I had the platter drive with W7 installed first and then got the SSD later on. I installed W7 on the SSD as a boot OS device. I shrunk the old W7 partition on the platter drive and allocated a huge portion of what was left and created a partition for music, movies, etc.

That was my original idea. To use the SSD for fast boots and access and the platter drive for storage.

Now for some reason when I go to task manager I'll see only one core working under Performance. I also used Core Temp 64 it shows only one core also. I got a little curious and chose my old platter drive as the boot. That W7 installation shows 2 cores working in task manager!

After reading some threads it seems that I may have to reinstall W7 on my SSD. I'd probably think it would be wise to erase the old W7 partition on the platter drive.

Any suggestions?

Answer:task manager is showing only one core vs two

Hello Emerald,

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you have the Number of processors box unchecked in msconfig Boot tab.

Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have upgraded to Intel core 2 Duo processer ans my task manager is displaying only one processer. i have attached some pics for reference . if anybody can help it would be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Task Manager showing just 1 Processor

Hello Hiren, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Using the tutorial below, double check to make sure that the Number of processors box is unchecked. This way Windows 7 will be set to use all available processors.

Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

You will probably also need to reset your CMOS or BIOS to factory defaults to toggle it to recognize your new CPU as well.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre running Window 7 Professional. If I bring up the Task Manager, no applications show in the window, no matter how many I have open. Processes, Services, etc. all look fine, just no apps. Of course this makes it impossible to kill a 'not responding' app.

This is not an issue where the menu doesn't show. Everything looks normal except no apps are listed.

Anyone see this before?

Answer:Task Manager not showing applications

Strange, never seen this. Are these common apps, that are installed correctly and have the proper associations in the registry?

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Friend has problem : no desktop icons,taskbar or start. He can get to programs via task manager, can even get to outlook express, but no internet. Cannot send any files to CD. Tried task manager, processes - no explorer.exe. Can get to settings, but no response on F8 for troubleshooting. Added major problem, has no OS CD,nor any software files backed up. Have advised him to get new (legit not copy) of XP Pro and reinstall. But is there an easier way - perhaps something so simple we're overlooking it? Also, friend has no anti-virus, anti-spyware or additional firewall e.g. ZA ( have left him with all on CD to install once he gets up and running again). Problems started after he visited a particular web site. Virus?

Answer:explorer.exe not showing in task manager

Eric are you actually saying your friend has a pirate copy of windows ?If this is the case,im pretty sure not many forum members will be willing to help with this problem.

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i have avast antivirus , and last time it scanned for viruses on starup screen where disks are checked,then it gave me a option to what to do with the viruses
i did delete all
after the scan nearly every "exe" was deleted except some of them

And when i tried to open task manager and notepad both were not coming up
i dont have anything to do with the note pad but i need task manager

Answer:task manager and notepad not showing up

"after the scan nearly every "exe" was deleted except some of them"

That's more likely to have been caused by a virus infection than by Avast itself.
While Avast can remove a virus, it can't necessarily "undo" the damage it may have caused.

I suggest you post on the malware forum to see if they can help you avoid having to re-install Windows. We can't help specifically with malware issues on the Windows forums. The malware forum is here: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

All I can say is that you should protect your PC with something better than Avast.
The ones that aren't free are almost always better than the free ones if you are more than just a casual net user. Norton Internet Security takes some beating now that Symantec have finally turned it into something worth paying for that no longer brings a computer to it's knees.

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i have avast antivirus , and last time it scanned for viruses on startup screen where disks are checked,then it gave me a option to what to do with the viruses
i did delete all
after the scan nearly every "exe" was deleted except some of them

And when i tried to open task manager and notepad both were not coming up
i dont have anything to do with the note pad but i need task manager

Answer:task manager and notepad not showing up

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so whenever i open my task manager its open in some differently.i have running eset

smart 5 antivirus.i have scanned my pc but no virus found.here is snapshot

Answer:Task Manager is showing weird.!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by masoomsahib


so whenever i open my task manager its open in some differently.i have running eset

smart 5 antivirus.i have scanned my pc but no virus found.here is snapshot


Your using windows 7 right? on classic mode?

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I have 6gb of ram and i am running Vista x64 and in the Task Manager It is only showing 2024mb are available. I have noticed that my computer has been running really slow latley and i wasnt sure why, could this be why? My Computer says i have 6.00gb of ram tho.

I am thinking it has to do with SP1
http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3127162&SiteID=17
 

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Messiah62 said:


I have 6gb of ram and i am running Vista x64 and in the Task Manager It is only showing 2024mb are available. I have noticed that my computer has been running really slow latley and i wasnt sure why, could this be why? My Computer says i have 6.00gb of ram tho.Click to expand...

Does it recognize the full 6GB in your computer's BIOS? If not, you might have defective memory. If so, you might look to your OS.
 

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Any ideas?

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Originally Posted by Damage_Inc


Any ideas?






Down in the bottom left corner the box should be checked.

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Hello and thank you in advance.As suggested I am re-posting in this forum.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic425949.htmlI am running Window 7 64 bit on my laptop which is infected. I discovered this bug by a call from a relative asking if I sent an email to him and of course I did not. When I got home from work my inbox was full of email return notices from dead email addresses that I still have in my contact list. I didn?t think these things could send email if you are using cloud mail but is has sent mail to all my contacts. . I ran McAffee and Defender and no problems showed up. The next thing it did was send up a pop up telling me I needed to reboot and I had not rebooted for 5 days. Like a dummy I rebooted. I brought up task manager to see what processes were on the list and saw that there was nothing on the list. It has also removed labels from the tabs and buttons. The McAffee Center has no labels on it thus rendering it useless. Of course I have lost administrative control. I can't install Malwarebytes because the install window is colapsed and I cannot access any of the buttons. I am also getting a new error message when trying to get into some websites. It is titled "Message from Webpage" and says, "jCarousel: No width/height set for items. This will cause an infinite loop. Aborting...".UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED, DO NOT POST THIS LOG.IF REQUESTED, ZIP IT UP & ATTACH IT.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01).Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premiu... Read more

Answer:No Processes Showing in Task Manager

I am starting to get blue screens now so still need help, please.

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My system is really slow and when I look in the task manager, I have iexplore.exe showing twice. When I did some digging around I came across some advice which said to try Ad-Aware and AVG which I already had. I also ran a scan with Kaspersky and I still have multiple iexplore.exe's in the task manager. The next advice i received was to scan with HijackThis and post a copy of the log to this site with the hope that someone might be able to point me in the right direction. Here is the log:Any advice is greatly appreciated. ThanksEDIT: HJT log removed, inappropriate in this forum and, as stated, it is normal for IE to reflect two instances of iexplore.exe when a user is online. Each new window open in IE adds another instance ~ Hamluis.

Answer:XP showing iexplore.exe twice in task manager

I have iexplore.exe showing twiceIt's normal in case of IE8, unless iexplore.exe shows up there, even, if Internet Explorer is not actually open.

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My PC was recently returned to me after having it's power unit replaced. When it was returned, I discovered that, when accessing Task Manager, it only now displays the contents of the performance tab and applications and processes have completely disappeared.The shop was at a loss to provide an explanation and since their customer service left a lot to be desired in the first place, I wasn't keen to take it back. I could find nothing through Google on this and I wondered if anyone had any suggestions on how to restore it properly. I'd imagine it requires a tweak of the registry but do not know what settings to alter.

Answer:Task Manager now only showing the performance tab

Try double clicking on the border.

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I apologize if this topic exists. I could not find it by searching.

My Sony Lap Top will begin to slow down and seems to click a lot. When I go to the task manager, WAOL is using up to 300k of my memory, which seems high. It is not always that high. Sometimes under 100. I have searched for malware, viruses, worms, all of the mess that could be in here. Do I have a leak, and how would I check for that? I run norton 360, adaware, I have pest patrol and malwarebytes or something like that. Also have registry cleaning software.

Thanks for any hints you may have.

Answer:over usage of cpu showing in task manager

You've tried uninstalling the AOL software...and then reinstalling?

Louis

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