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Multiple Google chrome .exe 32 in task manager

Question: Multiple Google chrome .exe 32 in task manager

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.  

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Answer: Multiple Google chrome .exe 32 in task manager

Why Does Chrome Have So Many Open Processes

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

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Important: To help me reviewing your logs, please post them in code boxes. You can create them by clicking on the <>-symbol on top of the reply window.  Please post the addition.txt as well.

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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

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Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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There's a fair number of Chrome.exe*32 running on my computer using up allot of my memory but have no idea what to do about it. I've run Malwarebytes which has allowed me to use my computer again but i do not feel has resolved the underlying issue.
 
 
I made a log using DDS and attached the attachment:
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by Derek at 17:57:16 on 2014-12-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4091.2072 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Multiple instances of Chrome.exe*32 running in task manager

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

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

Thanks

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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 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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 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,

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

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

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

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

Helllo,

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

Before we begin, please note the following:

I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

I attached the FRST results files.

Thank you
 

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

Hello.
Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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

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

Chrome has been uninstalled from the system.
 

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

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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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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Hello,
 
I'm trying to repair my parents computer. They were getting Trojan horse warning messages and crashing to blue screens. So far I have updated the BIOS and uninstalled all the browser addons and questionable apps I found on there PC. Since updating the BIOS it hasn't crashed to blue screen. However I'm getting a lot of lywqyjla.exe processes that say they belong to Google Chrome. I uninstalled Google Chrome and they are still there. Each of them is using varying amounts of memory and the CPU usage keeps spiking. I have run malware bytes and adw cleaner, each of them said they found and removed threats but these processes keep showing up.

Answer:Multiple Google Chrome processes running even though I uninstalled Google Chrome

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

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Hello,
I have a pc that has Malwarebytes and AVG 2015. Malwarebytes continues to popup showing it is blocking fffsee.com several times. and the pc is running very slow. When I check task manager, many instances of dllhost*32 are running. I removed Google Chrome and Java which slowed down the start of the dllhost*32 but I am still killing the processes to work on the pc. I am also noting extra explorer.exe opening in task manager and am killing these when I see them as well. Thank you for your assistance.
 
Here is the DDS.txt:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344
Run by Deborah at 7:23:48 on 2014-10-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3551.2024 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
c:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2015\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Answer:Getting multiple fffsee.com blocks and multiple dllhost32.dll in task manager

hi,
 
If you still need help; download a copy of FRST and post its two logs and we will go from there:
 
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
 
Looks like you can get the 64bit version.
 
    Right-click FRST then click "Run as administrator" (XP users: click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
    When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
    Press the Scan button.
    When finished, it will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool was run from.
    Please copy and paste the log in your next reply.
 
The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory the tool was run from). Please also paste that, along with the FRST.txt into your next reply.

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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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I have many "Google Chrome" processes running (jthzgxbastyz.exe *32), but I don’t have Chrome installed on this computer. I have tried to run Malwarebytes and Malwarebytes anti-root, MacAfee root kit, and several others. Anything I try to open, never actually opens. I ran DDS, but it doesn’t look like its accessing the file system. I am an administrator on this computer, but when I attempt to download anything now from Internet Explorer, I get a Security Alert " Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded." I reset IE and it allows me to download the programs, but I still can’t run them. Hope this helps! Seems like I have a full blown infestation. L
 
Windows 7 Home Premium
 

 attach.txt   933bytes
  1 downloads
DDS LOG
 

 FRST.txt   22.46KB
  1 downloads
FRST LOG
 

Answer:Multiple Google Chrome Executables Running, but Chrome Not Installed

Hey, Please post the FRST Log into the thread rather attaching them. ;)

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Computer crashes on startup fairly often - I've always thought it was due to running 4 monitors but it is getting more regular. Checked Task Manager this morning and found 11 instances of Google Chrome running before I even opened the browser.
After googling and reading several threads it appears there is some sort of mutating virus on my system. It does not appear that there is a standard anti-virus fix (yet) and I'm fairly basic in my computer tech skills. I got directed to this site from a few others hence I'm here seeking some help.

I've followed the 3 steps and uploaded the 2 files as directed

Any help would be much appreciated

PS I run avast (free) as real time protection and I ran Malwarebytes this morning that picked up nothing.
 

Answer:Multiple chrome.exe.32 on StartUp without Google Chrome running

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

Answer:Help with fake chrome in task manager

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello-
    
     The laptop I am writing about is a work laptop, with Kaspersky running on it.  I noticed a few days ago it was starting to lag.  I checked Task Manager, and saw multiple (6-12 occurences) "qmsewbkion.exe*32" processes running, under the description of "Google Chrome", which is not installed on the laptop.  I ran ADWcleaner and seemingly got rid of the "qmsewbkion.exe*32", but now I have multiples of a few other commonly used .exe's running with the *32 out to the side.  This is a 64-bit machine, and I don't remember having that many 32-bit applications constantly running.  My memory drain is always around 40-50% with hardly anything running.  HELP!  Thanks very much!
 
 
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16506
Run by MWright at 16:24:44 on 2014-11-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3982.1948 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows *Disabled/Updated* {179979E8-273D-D14E-0543-2861940E4886}
SP: Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows *Disabled/Updated* {ACF8980C-0107-DEC0-3FF3-1313EF89023B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 for Windows *Enabled* {2FA2F8CD-6D52-D016-2E1C-81546ADD0FFD}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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Answer:Multiple Google Chrome Process's turned to multiple *32!

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

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

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

Answer:multiple net.exe in task manager

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

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

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

Answer:Cannot end processes in Task Manager; Chrome related

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

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

Here is the picture when chrome is not opened



and then here is the one when I opened chrome,



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

Answer:Task Manager Shows 12 Process for CHROME

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

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

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

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

Answer:Multiple dllhost.exe*32 in Task Manager

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

Bleeping Computer is right.

Thanks

Answer:multiple task manager running

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

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I am constantly getting popups from my symantic antivirus about a tidserv request 2. I've read lots and it seems to be related to multiple iexplore.exe in my task manager??? Anything you could do to help would be great.

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe in task manager

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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

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Hi,

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

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:23:11 AM, on 12/28/2007
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\dns.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ismserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\lotus\notes\ntmulti.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntfrs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\locator.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
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I am running xp and ie 7.0 and am having problems getting online with ie. Opening task manager shows many instances of iexplore.exe.

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

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

+ Scan result:

C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\53RU2CQI\cfg32[1].exe -> Adware.BookedSpace : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\M8XN8QH3\stub_sca3[1].exe -> Adware.BookedSpace : Cleaned.
C:\WINDOWS\mwrnunyr.exe -> Adware.BookedSpace : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\X5P6752G\NNSCAA638[1].EXE -> Adware.NewDotNet : Cleaned.
C:\WINDOWS\876056.exe -> Adware.SaveNow : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\53RU2CQI\drsmartload849a[2].exe -> Downloader.Adload.ck : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\M8XN8QH3\drsmartload45a[2].exe -> Downloader.Adload.ck : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\X5P6752G\drsmartload46a[1].ex... Read more

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe on task manager

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Hi,

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

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

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

pls help...

Thanks

cloud

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\cfexec.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\cfrdsservice.exe
C:\CFusion\JRun\bin\JRun.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Dfssvc.exe
C:\CFusion\jre\bin\ntConsoleJava.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$WSUS\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntfrs.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\Service_AuthSrvr.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\smservauth.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\Service_AzSrvr.exe
C:\CFusion\Bin\smservaz.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wins.exe
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\exmgmt.exe
C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\bin\mad.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSSearch\Bin\mssearch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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when i run internet explorer i have multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in task manager and the programs end when i exit internet explorer. if i end task on any of the iexplore.exe files it shuts down all the internet explorer windows open and all the iexplore.exe tasks in task manager...
 

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe in task manager

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

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

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

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

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

So one thing I read was that this was malware, some type of... Read more

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe in Task Manager

Ran a search for "iexplore.exe"

 

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

Answer:Multiple Iexplore.exe in task manager

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

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Both of my machines at home are launching multiple instances of iexplorer.exe and taking huge amounts of memory. Can't close them down exept in task manager. Here's the log from hijack this:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:53:19 PM, on 11/24/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartCopy\SmartCopy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartLauncher\SmartLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\LchDrvKey.exe
C:\Windows\CNYHKey.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10c.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\hijack\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0409&s=1&o=vp64&d=0609&m=lx6820
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACGW&l=0... Read more

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

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Hi

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

Thanks
Twilsto
 

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

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

Answer:multiple task manager running on XP

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

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*edit* Title should read 'multiple iexplore.exe in task manager'

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

Cheers,

Here's the HJT report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:06:30 PM, on 9/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Xtra Help Assistant\bin\McciTrayApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend... Read more

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


Here is my hijackthis log:

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall\kpf4ss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\pctspk.exe
C:\Program Files\Blue Coat K9 Web Protection\k9filter.exe
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Several programs running in the background suddenly crashed at the same time just a few minutes after I logged on my laptop today. I found in the task manager two suspicious processes, conhost.exe *32 and dllhost.exe *32, about 10 of each, with the numbers increasing. I located a conhost.exe in C:\Users\u_1165\AppData\Local\Temp folder, unlocked all the files in the folder using Unlocker1.9.2, and deleted them all. Then I restarted my laptop. There is no conhost.exe *32 running now but 2~5 dllhost.exe *32 still there. The number of dllhost.exe *32 no longer increases though. 
I really need some help from the experts to get rid of this trojan. 
I noticed multiple chrome.exe *32 in the task manager when I was using the Chrome browser. I am not sure whether or not *32 existed before. 
Thanks in advance! 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by u_1165 at 22:59:24 on 2014-10-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.936.86.1033.18.12185.9231 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {7193B549-236F-55EE-9AEC-F65279E59A92}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {CAF254AD-0555-5A60-A05C-CD200262D02F}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\s... Read more

Answer:Multiple dllhost.exe *32 in the task manager

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

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In the past week i've noticed multiple msmsgs.exe in my task manager. I'd say around about 10 each time. Sometimes they go away but after having the PC on for a few hours they stay there. Also when this happens i can't open any programs plus windows won't shut down/restart by itself.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Multiple MSMSGS.EXE in task manager

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

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe in Task Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your help.
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:Task Manager Shows Fake Chrome Processes

Can you upload all of the other requested logs please?

I will post to procedures for your reference.

READ & RUN ME FIRST - Malware Removal Guide
 

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

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe running in task manager

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

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

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

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Hi

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

Edit: removed and attached inline webroot log

Please help
 

Answer:Multiple Ie processes running in task manager

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

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

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:Task Manager running multiple times

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

Thank you for your time,
Steve

Answer:Multiple explorer.exe listed in task manager

Hello SRB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

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

What shows in save mode?
 

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

Answer:multiple iexplore.exe files in task manager

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

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

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

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

Louis

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


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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Philips\Sound Agent 2\qvecplsk.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I0H2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winldra.exe
C:\Program Files\Bandwidth Monitor Pro\Bandwidth Monitor Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\C... Read more

Answer:Multiple IEXPLORER.EXEs in task manager

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

Next download Zone Alarm, or an alternative FireWall.

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

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

Answer:Multiple IE tasks running in task manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I found this in an old thread

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe running in Task Manager

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

What is winsxs?

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

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the addition.txt will be on next reply
the addtion.txt

Answer:Hi How to fix the multiple com surrogate in task manager two of them disappear

Please help me how to fix this

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Hello and many thanks for your time.

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

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

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


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

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning enabl... Read more

Answer:Multiple problems, started with Task Manager

BUMP, please.

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

So far I have run the most recent versions with all updates of Adaware full system scan, Spybot S&D, and my Antivir Antivirus in both safe mode and normal mode with system restore off. First scan of adaware detected some form of Swizzor trojan. Second and third scan of both Adaware and S&D found nothing. Below is a copy of my HijackThis log. Maybe nothing, but I don't understand why there are 2 path entries to iexplore.exe in the log. One path truncated, the other is not.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:16:44 AM, on 12/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sche... Read more

Answer:Solved: Multiple iexplore.exe in task manager

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Multiple IE in Task Manager/Volume goes mute

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.Wait for further instructions.

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the addition.txt will be on next reply
the addtion.txt

Answer:Hi How to fix the multiple com surrogate in task manager two of them disappear

Please help me how to fix this

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

Answer:multiple instances of iexplore.exe in task manager

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

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Hello,
 
I've noticed my computer running a little slower than normal & seemed like the computer was running something all the time. When I check Windows Task Manager there are numerous (20+) .exe programs running:
conhost.exe
cmd.exe
schtask.exe
 
Is this a virus?
using Windows 7
64 bit
 
I would appreciate any help,
 
Thanks,
Ed

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

Cheers.

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

Answer:Multiple instances running in Task Manager

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

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I have IBM R52 Thinkpad with Windows XP Service Pack3.

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

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

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

Need help.

Regards
Roopam
 

Answer:Multiple Iexplore.exe instances in task manager

Hiya

Are you still having this problem? If so, do the following:

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make 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.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.


Download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users
Double-click SUPERAntiSpyware.exe and use the default settings for installation.
An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.
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I made a mistake by trying to download something I didn't trust, now I'm quite certain there's a virus. Microsoft Security Essentials isn't able to clean it, it detects it and I know where the file is, but it just gets stuck on cleaning it.
 
Items: 
containerfile:C:\Users\April\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\005\p\00\00000001
file:C:\Users\April\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\005\p\00\00000001->The Sims 4 (Origin) PC full game + DLC ^^nosTEAM^^/Sims4-Origins-nosTEAM.part3.rar->The Sims 4\Game\Bin\3dmgame.dll

Answer:Multiple instances of iexplorer.exe in task manager

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

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Hello all wonderful people... I have some unexpected trouble with my computer. I run a Dell Inspiron 510m on Windows XP professional. Recently I noticed in task manager that there are several iexeplore.exe processes running, and when I tried to kill the 'spare' ones, they would not budge, or kill the main browser window but the spares remain. I have Panda Cloud Antivirus. I installed A-Squared anti malware and ran the full scan, it found some things and I remowed all the threats it found. However, the multiple iexplore processes continued... I ran a full scan with Malwarebytes Antimalware and it also found a few threats, which I also removed as the software instructed. However, stilll the multiple processes remain... I just did a DDS log, and I will attach the attach txt file. GMER froze on me... DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by STSTAdmin at 14:32:58.25 on 09/06/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.510.128 [GMT 3:00]AV: Panda Cloud Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {5AD27692-540A-464E-B625-78275FA38393}AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {0F8591BB-342B-4493-91C3-4E948ED21255}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wi... Read more

Answer:Multiple iexplore.exe processes in task manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone help with this? Help!

MMyers
 

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

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on WINDOWS-D9P51W1 on 18-03-2015 19:50:49
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Administrator (Available profiles: Administrator)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Fitbit, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Fitbit Connect\FitbitConnectService.exe
(IBM) C:\IBM\Lotus\Notes\nsd.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\x64\engineserver.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkServ... Read more

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

Answer:multiple svchost.exe files in task manager etc

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

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

Answer:Multiple dllhost.exe appearing in task manager

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Multiple dillhost.exe running in Task Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Internet Explorer help please.

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