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

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 trusted computer tech in 2009 & hadn't bothered to find someone else. Looked around, found a recommended one, but about 25 miles away. I took my computer to them on Friday, January 2. (50 mile round trips are no longer on my activity list.)Jan 6: Computer was fixed & then relapsed; Windows(or-Internet?) Explorer didn't work again. They wanted to wipe the HD & reinstall Windows. I said No, 'cause my many data files are scattered about in different folders. Pretty sure I couldn't find them all. So they installed a new HD Local Disk C:\, plus something called Recovery D:\, & my original HD became OS E:\. They warned that this move would be somewhat destructive ... and it was. But at least, the Trojan was gone(?).Windows 7 64-bit is what I now had. Instead of MSE, they sold me McAfee Intel Antivirus.Saturday, Jan 10, computer came home. 8 days in the shop.Windows Explorer couldn't see or show most of my stuff, especially my software. So I began reinstalling the things I use daily. That evening, I was playing my online game. At one point, it crashed, & I saw a brief message about "Display Driver --"Jan 12, McAfee Intel, popped up & said it wasn't doing anything & the Firewall was down. I clicked buttons to put it to work, then registered it. Discovered I now had VipreRescue on Drv E. ... By 6:00 p.m., my CPU was running at=close to 100%. I knew I was infected, reinfected again. Culprit: C:/Users/Jteran/AppData/LocalLow/Microsoft/tlibubmaehm/nkkvbawfc/hgoydlgey. I could not see it at first; AppData didn't show up until I typed it in.Long story short: My hgoydlgey behaves exactly the same as described in Spoof Google Chrome Processes & Other Badness, Started by 337stathttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/544747/spoof-google-chrome-processes-other-badness/I reaquired Malwarebytes. Ran it. It found Trojans.Scan Log:Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 1/17/2015Scan Time: 11:49:39 AMLogfile: Scan_Log.txtAdministrator: NoVersion: 2.00.4.1028Malware Database: v2015.01.17.04Rootkit Database: v2015.01.14.01License: TrialMalware Protection: EnabledMalicious Website Protection: EnabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: JteranScan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 316329Time Elapsed: 14 min, 2 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 0(No malicious items detected)Modules: 1Trojan.Chrome.INJ, C:\Users\Jteran\AppData\Local\Intuit\xuyguhmgtgcj.dll, , [3e3a797fa9e0a98d56b0cd3d0cf6c739],Registry Keys: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Values: 1Trojan.Chrome.INJ, HKU\S-1-5-21-2584471922-1738281300-3232750533-1000-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|xuyguhmgtgcj, regsvr32.exe /s "C:\Users\Jteran\AppData\Local\Intuit\xuyguhmgtgcj.dll", , [3e3a797fa9e0a98d56b0cd3d0cf6c739]Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 0(No malicious items detected)Files: 1Trojan.Chrome.INJ, C:\Users\Jteran\AppData\Local\Intuit\xuyguhmgtgcj.dll, , [3e3a797fa9e0a98d56b0cd3d0cf6c739],Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)

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Preferred Solution: More Badness & Task Manager Credits "Google Chrome"

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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 at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.Step 4: Adware Removal Tool. Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.Hit Ok.Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the removal process is complete,  then OK again to finish up. Post log generated by tool. Step 5: Malwarebytes AntiRootkit  Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to your desktop.Double-click the icon to start the tool.It will ask you where to extract make sure it is on the desktop.Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with admin rights.Click next to continue.Then Click UpdateOnce the update is Finished select Next then Scan.If no malware has been found, at the end of scan select ExitIf an infection was found, make sure to select all items and click Cleanup.Reboot your machine.Open the MBAR folder and paste the content of the following into your next reply:
mbar-log-{date} (xx-xx-xx).txtsystem-log.txt[/*]Step 6: Security Check Log. Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.Double-click SecurityCheck.exeFollow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document Step 7: Report Tell me how the machine is performing, and if you need help performing any steps. Also post all requested logs.

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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.
I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyon... Read more

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Probably starting with messages I needed to update my Java version after wandering onto an infected site, and clicking to do that update, I soon found things runnings slowly.  Reviewing the Task Manager, I found a number of Google Chrome processes running (this time as chrome.exe), without any visible corresponding browser windows, I couldn't permanently kill via the Task Manager.
 
Trying to take this in stages, I ran the AdwCleaner tool.  (Google Chrome was never my default browser on this machine, so, if reading right, that was suspicious in this log, which is attached.)  I removed an eBay link, but nothing major found here.
 
Initially, trying to deal with this as an infected executable, I moved (to hide it) the folder c:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application, as it was the initial source when I viewed properties of all the Google Chrome processes.  At that time, the Task Manager showed them all to be chrome.exe.  (Later, properties showed as Google Chrome, but the files themselves were called browser.exe *32.)  The files re-installed, still at this time pointed to chrome.exe in the same folder, and it was basically a useless exercise.
 
Next, I installed the malwarebytes trial version.  This found a number of trojans and registry issues, triggered a restart, seems to have helped somewhat, but, with each re-start, I find about six of those files back and running again every time.  The program is still apparently... Read more

Answer:Spoof Google Chrome Processes & Other Badness

Hi there,please run the following scans to start with:Step 1Please download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Start tdsskiller.exe with administrator privileges.Accept the EULA and the KSN Statement.Click on Change parameters.Make sure that all available options (except "Loaded modules") are checked and click OK.Click on Start scan.If any threats are found don't delete them but choose the Skip option for all of them.Click on Report to open the log file. (It is also saved at C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>_log.txt).Copy and paste its contents in your next reply.Step 2Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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

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



Then navigate to the option 'View Background Pages'

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




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



Hope this helps!

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

Answer:Multiple Google chrome .exe 32 in task manager

Why Does Chrome Have So Many Open Processes

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

Answer:Fake Google Chrome in task manager

Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

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

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

Please attach it to your reply.
 

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

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

Helllo,

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

Before we begin, please note the following:

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


Rules and policies

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

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hello I have been playing with this multiple google chrome processes in task manager past few days it is malware but haven't been successful in removing it I have traced file to multiple disguised fake folders it created saved the location in note pad and booted computer in safe mode deleted the folder only to have it reappear in a new folder it created.  done this three times before investigating more on line about the issue. if im understanding correctly it requires a more practiced hand than my own to fully remove it I will post a farbar txt of its findings in this chat and if anyone is available to walk me through how to remove it I would greatly appreciate your time and help I hate  to say this but I really admire this one normally I can handle basic malware but this is really out of my league
I work during the day Monday through Friday 8 to 5 so any time during evenings or weekends I can really spend time and get this removed with a practiced hand
sincerely
EvilAxis
 
this is the current paths the infected folders took while I vainly tried to remove it doing the find folder reboot in  safemode and delete its  made quite a journey and is really a amazing little bug
 
1st attempt original location    C:\Users\Jason\AppData\LocalLow\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\Iqlhknlcn\Dyzpbxtjfb
 
jumped after safe mode delete and reboot
 
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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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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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Hello -
A customer of mine brought their personal laptop to me to look into why large amounts of data are being used up on their Verizon Hotspot.  This is a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop.  I ran multiple virus scans including ComboFix and Malwarebytes that returned zero results.  I then noticed in Task Manager that there were multiple processes running that belonged to Google Chrome.  I then verified that Chrome is not even installed.  I found the running .exe file in the \userprofile\appdata\locallow\Google directory.  Rebooted into 'Safe Mode' and then removed the folder and then scanned the registry for the same .exe name and removed them as well.  I then restarted the pc and the files reappeared, this time in the Adobe directory rather than Google.  I repeated the steps above with the same results.  Would you please help me with removing this virus?  Thank you.

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Running Multiple Processes in Task Manager

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

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Strider said:


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

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

Answer:Fake Google Chrome file spamming my processes in task manager

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

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

BTW, am running on Windows 7

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

I attached the FRST results files.

Thank you
 

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

Hello.
Uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Hi,

I have an issue with my google searches, sometimes when I click on a link I am being redirected to related site to the search but not the site I am looking for I am also occasionally getting a pop up which is a web browser page that has an image of a My Computer window doing a virus scan and it then says that the computer has a virus...well actually its probably got that right.

I have run AVG, anti malware, and ad-aware and still the problem is there.

Below I have attached a HJT...dont think it will help...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:26:42 PM, on 21/05/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lkcitdl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lkads.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lktsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\National Instruments\Shared\Security\nidmsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nisvcloc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
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Answer:Google Redirect and other badness

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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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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
C:\Users\Dale\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\c... Read more

Answer:IE and chrome instances in task manager

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

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

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

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

dwsarge
 

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

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

Answer:Cannot end processes in Task Manager; Chrome related

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

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

Here is the picture when chrome is not opened



and then here is the one when I opened chrome,



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

Answer:Task Manager Shows 12 Process for CHROME

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

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

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

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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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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}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServi... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

Thanks

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

Hi PeacheyA.

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

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

Let us know the results.
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Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 119, {1, 6b89, 6e33, 6e32}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+45b36 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Help!Typically when I turn on my netbook and go on Google Chrome, the Task Bar is there at the bottom, but lately when I open it, it's gone. If I have nothing open, the Task Bar remains there. Help?

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

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

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

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

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

I have 64-bit Win 7.

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

What can I do?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

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

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

Answer:Google Chrome password manager

It's new.

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

Answer:Password Manager in Google Chrome

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

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

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I hope someone can please help...

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

Issue 2 is that I cannot navigate to google.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!
My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully:
My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.
Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
Step 1
Please uninstall some programs:
Windows 7: Click on the Start Menu button, open C... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Steve and welcome to TSF.

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

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Please be patient with me during this time.

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

Answer:Collecting all the Google Chromes in Windows Task Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Google Chrome NoNonsense Cookie Manager needed

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

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

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

Answer:Google Chrome not letting us open Bookmarks Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Yeah, as you can see from the title - I'm a little stumped.

I recently did some Windows updates on my new laptop (running Windows Vista), half way through the updates, my laptop crashed out. I restarted it and upon starting, I noticed that Google desktop would not start. The Google Desktop widgets try and load up on the right of the screen, but then it just freezes and nothing opens. This was also the case for IE7 - clicking on it, just wouldn't open it and won't access the net through it. I tried to access the task manager, and this too would not open up, but it does show the little green square icon in the bottom right hand corner. I was going to try and do a system restore, but this doesn't start up either - it's as though task manager and system restore ARE running somewhere, as when I try and open system restore again, it simply says 'system restore is already running'.

I'm puzzled. I can get on the internet with Firefox and Opera but I just can't seem to do much else with regards to utilities and what not.

The laptop is brand new. It's a DELL Inspiron 1565. 3GB RAM, 250GB HD. Core 2 Duo.

Any ideas? I can give you some more information if required.

Cheers in advance.
 

Answer:Task manager, System Restore, IE7, Google Desktop won't open...

Also, can I add, that when I attempt to reboot/shutdown my laptop - it just doesn't want to shut down. It gets to the 'Logging Off' part, and then simply just hangs. If I want to shut down the laptop, I have to do it manually.
 

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

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

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

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Hello,

I've been having an issue with a redirects when clicking on links from google searches. I am also having an issue with Internet Explorer showing as active and using large amounts of memory when I open my task manager. When I close the instances (there are 2 at a time) they reopen almost immediately. I've run Malwarebytes and have found nothing.

Answer:Google redirect and Internet Explorer open in task manager

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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ok I have a Dell gx240 with windows xp home edition with 512 mb of ram.
It has been running extremely slow lately.
and bringing up task manager to stop the unwanted processes isn't working at all (Ill hit end process and nothing at all happens)
And I too am also experiencing the search engine redirecting thing. sometimes clicking a link prompts a download for a application-octet stream(?) type file.....

Answer:Task Manager wont end processes, Google searches redirected

Hello can we run MBAM as it should resolve a few of these issues. 512 RAM with XP is the bare minimum so slownees will be somewhat common.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.45) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform 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... Read more

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All of the icon of application (.exe) files suddenly become blank , before this problem occured the .exe icons show properly like Nvidia will show Nvidia icon & Norton will show Norton icon.

But now , it's all blank icons ! Take a look at the screenshots .

Google Chrome



Internet Download Manager 6.21 Build 3 (Latest Version)



But it shows proper icon in my Windows Explorer .




I have already :
- Re-installed
- Searched through the internet
- Default File Type Associations - Restore
but still no luck.

I don't know what happened , it occurred recently . I've disabled my system restore so there's no chance I can restore to previous session.

I'm still able to open the downloaded application files but the icon is messing up which is showing blank icon !
But it shows properly in Windows Explorer.

Please help !

Answer:Blank .exe icon in Google Chrome & Internet Download Manager.

Hi PirateCreed,

I came across your problem because I had the same problem you mention with a new install of Google Chrome today. Could have been a problem for me because I used the corporate msi to install Chrome because I did not really want the program to install to the C: drive (yea, good luck with that one). I could probably write a book about that.

So this is what I did:

1. Uninstalled the 32-bit Chrome.
2. Search the C: drive for any mention of Chrome. May have to make sure hidden files are showing. Found remnants in ProgramData, Program Files (x86), and my Windows 7 x64 user profile. Deleted all.
3. Reboot.
4. Search through the registry for Chrome (complete word only). Deleted all relevant keys (gotta be careful here).
5. Reboot.
6. Went back to the download page for Chrome, chose the Alternate (offline) Google Chrome installer (Windows), selected the Alternate installer for all user accounts link, and under the Download Chrome button selected the 64-bit version (not sure if that is necessary but since I have x64, why not).

64-bit - https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/?platform=win64
32-bit - https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/?platform=win

7. Let the Chrome install, since it is for all users it will install in the Program Files (x86) folder, don't ask me why. I always assumed x64 programs installed to the Program Files directory.
8. Reboot.
9. Joy at last.

Hope this helps but of course your mileage may vary.

netguru

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My computer is not right. I ran a deep scan SuperAntiSpyware and it found nothing. However my icons change size, I get redirected to other web pages, random tabs appear in Google Chrome, Task Manager won't run (disabled by Admin), Adobe Flash updates keep popping up, etc. Plus it seems a windows/services.??? file is corrupt but my antivirus software couldn't remove it.I ran DDS successfully... but GAMR only allowed me to select Services/Registry/Files (everything else was greyed out (so I didn't run it yet). Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!Here are the two DDS files:DDS.txt.DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29Run by Carter at 15:54:46 on 2012-07-31Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.6144 [GMT -4:00].AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsa.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrva.exeC:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Program Files ... Read more

Answer:Google redirect, task manager disabled by admin, random tabs added

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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You are probably trying to forget when Google updated bookmarks in Chrome at the end of last year. Well don't worry, the company has quietly changed gears and switched back to the old one. Last year's version, while seemingly an...

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Answer:Google reverts back to previous version of Chrome's bookmark manager after public outcry

Exactly what I thought. It's a PC, use the space on the screen. Massive boxes for each bookmark and folder, not to mention how slow it was to navigate,
 

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Computer is running slow and won't load Task Manager (noticed that CPU usage suddenly goes to 100% if I try to open Task Manager, however, it never loads). Likewise for Chrome, and many other antivirus/malware software. They all work once I get into Safe Mode, however, they find nothing. The anti-rootkit programs all complain about a driver not loading- possible rootkit infection (or cause I'm in Safe Mode)?
 
Here are my logs:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 17-10-2016
Ran by Joseph (administrator) on JOSEPH-DESKTOP (26-10-2016 20:23:36)
Running from F:\
Loaded Profiles: Joseph & Guest Wifi (Available Profiles: Joseph & Guest Wifi & Guest)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1607 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (with Networking)
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\HelpPane.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\dllhost.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe
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I have attached a screenshot of my CPU usage in programs and usage monitors below. I am extremely fed up at this point so hopefully this post will make sense

The problem
I have noticed my CPU usage in task manager is always 100% and the boost is always around the maximum. Thats a Core i7 6800k at 3.4Ghz and 3.6Ghz boost.

However, other monitoring apps show the CPU not to be at 100% load. Core temp and rainmeter (screenshot doesnt show Rainmeter) both show more normal looking usage and the temps look fine and not those of a really stressed CPU. Im using the stock cooler that came with the CPU.

This PC is used for audio production and in Studio One the CPU meter flashes up and down like mad while in Ableton Live its only at 2%.

Things Ive done so far
Entered BIOS and disabled CPU power saving features. Speedstep, C-States and the like.
Watched Task Manager for a while and noticed that an open program will use a high amount of CPU and when that prgram is closed another one will take its place with high CPU usage, when that one is closed another one will take its place.
Ive also ran a virus scan and Malwarebytes and they found nothing.
Ive tried the other utilities mentioned but they show completely different figures.
Changed processor sheduling from Programs to Background services and back.

Screenshot
CPU usage - Album on Imgur

Really hope someone can help with this, its driving me crazy. Thanks

Answer:CPU 100% load and Boost in task manager but only task manager

Just to add something else. Ive just noticed in task manager the processes tabd and the details tab show two completely different things. On the details tab the CPU usage all on the system idle process which I think is what it should be doing. On the processes tab I have programs with high cpu usage.

Processes tab
tanksmanager Processes — Postimage.org

Details tab
Taskmanager Details — Postimage.org

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

Answer:google chrome cannot open showing google chrome stopped work

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

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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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I've tried multiple anti-everything programs from Super Anti-Spyware, Malwarebytes, ComboFix, Spybot S&D, and various online scans that have found nothing, or found something but never fully cleaned my system. For a week or two, Google was being redirected to various ad sites, but after my system was "cleaned" everything was fine. Now today, anything remotely related to Google won't load at all. I've tried to manually remove the TDSS google-redirecting virus, but I have none of the files that supposedly come along with the virus.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Des at 14:42:16 on 2012-02-16
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2814.1903 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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Answer:Infected with a virus that redirects Google, shows Google "not found nginx" also, no Youtube, Google Chrome or Google E...

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.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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An install of Google Crhome browser is apparantly recording cookies while the Google Chrome browser itself is not being used;  the cookies seem to be of webpages and sites that other people in this location visit through another browser.  This makes me thing that the Google Chrome browser sneaks information from the user of other browsers on the computer, and this makes me wonder, what more is being done with this set of cookies lifted from the other browser?
 
This cannot be normal; is it?
 
Every day, I come to the particular computer with google chrome on it, open history, see the cookies listed, delete them, and only use the browser in Incognito mode.  No cookies recorded during any of my usage sessions.  Later, after other people who never use Chrome use the computer, go online (with Internet Explorer), makes their website visits, and then finish; when I come back to use the computer again and go online in incognito mode on Chrome, ... there again are more cookies listed, and mostly from sites that I did not visit.
 
This just seems like it should not be happening.  Tell me about it?
 
 
IE 11, Firefox 33, Google Chrome 38
Norton 360;
Windows 7.

Answer:Google Chrome records cookies without running Google Chrome

What content settings is ticked for Cookies? I frequently use Chrome Browser so I must need to observe the behavior you were referring to as cookie populated on All cookies and site data if this is what you were referring to(?).

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Many of us know that when you open Task Manager and from File > you click on New Task (Run), the RUN windows opens. Some of us also know that when you press CTRL and click on New Task (Run), the command prompt windows opens. But do you know WHY?
A few years back, Adam had asked: Why does holding control when clicking New Task in Task Manager launch a command prompt? This appears to have been added in Windows XP?
Just a short while back, MSDN explained it as follows: It's a rogue feature!

Windows XP introduced visual styles, and one of the tricky parts of debugging visual styles is that if the visual style engine goes berzerk, you can't see anything! One of the problems that the visual styles folks encountered when developing their feature was that sometimes they would get into a state where the Run dialog would stop working. And without a Run dialog, you couldn't install or launch a debugger to begin investigating what went wrong.
The solution: Add the rogue feature where holding the Ctrl key when selecting New Task from Task Manager opened a command prompt directly, without involving the Run dialog. From that command prompt, you can then install the debugger and start debugging.
Over time, the bugs in the visual style system got worked out, and this rogue escape hatch was no longer needed, but for whatever reason, it never got removed.

Thanks to our reader "Sayli" for sharing it...

Answer:Holding CTRL key and clicking New Task from Task Manager opens a command prompt. WHY?

Wow - thats a great find! Never knew that you could open a CMD prompt from the Task Manager.

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I have a combination of all the syptoms + more.
The task bar is locked and I cant access the start menu.

Please advise me if I can avoid a reinstall.
Many thanks


DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Aroop Roy at 13:17:21.93 on 10/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_10
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.984 [GMT 9:00]


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

C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\MAFWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS.0\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\DNA\btdna.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\ccc.exe
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Answer:Task Manager/Task Bar/Safe Mode/Symantec Sites etc disabled....

Hello.

The attached logs are locked, meaning a password were set on them and therefore I cannot view it.

Anyhow, please run the following tool.

Install Recovery Console and Run ComboFix

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Close any open windows, including this one.
Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

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Every now and then I look down at the task tray ...and whoa!!!! about a dozen instances of Outlook. See attached

What is causing this?

And how do I prevent it??

Answer:Mutliple Outlook 2003 instance in task tray and task manager

It just looks as though you have multiple instances of Outlook open. Probably the way you are accessing your mail each time you open a new email.

It's likely that Outlook is set to 'hide when minimised' on the task button.

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Okay so this problem happened slowly.

First I just recently got internet the day this happened.

Then my computer starts slowing down.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is my log, please help me out:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My son downloaded a picture send by his sister of his nephew for a background and ever since then he has no desktop icons, start button, or taskbar. Although the picture is still present on the screen. When I hit Ctrl, Alt, Delete to bring up task manager the new task option is greyed out. I have started it up tapping on the F8 key and selected to restore it to a previously working state and received the Active Desktop Recovery along with an error message: The application or DLL C:\intuser.dll is not a valid windows image and rundll 32.exe bad image. The cursor then becomes and hourglass and freezes the screen. I had to hold the button down for abut 5 seconds to et it to shut down. When I allow it to start up not tapping F8 I receive an error report that says spyware terminator realtime shield has encountered a problem and will shut down. If I click to see the report it says szAppName:Viewpointservice.exe szAppVer: 2.0.0.54 szModName:viewpointservice.exe 2.0.0.54 offset:00002250 I am running Windows xp proffesional. Thank you in advance for any help.
 

Answer:no desktop icons, start button, taskbar or new task tab on task manager

Hi there... are you able to follow thru any of the below working in safe mode?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

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

Pleases follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

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


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


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

Starting your computer in Safe mode

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

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Since I had two viruses removed it seems that my task manager isn?t running properly, I notice that that cursor along with windows screens flashs nonstop, skips from one window to the next or from tab to tab when the cpu is running at full speed, not allowing me to even close the program

I bought a program that I saw on this site called Reimage, and when I run it if found 2000 plus problems, I then click the ?fix? bottom but the program seems not to get ready of the problems, I?ve also noticed that they do not have a phone number which is frustrating when one is trying to get the computer fixed ASAP, they only communicate via email, Please let the member to know before spending money on a software that doesn?t provide phone number for technical support?.ok?back to the subject???.

I had also tried to run a task schedule defrag, but it won?t do it states that the task image is corrupted. It seems that the virus has changed lots of the startup files???also since that occurrence my windows will not restart automatcly, I have to actually click on ? enter? in order to run wind 7 software...is there anythign that can be accomplished before wiping my computer and have windows and everythign else reinstalled??
I have a sony vaio vgn s720 win 7 64 bit.
 

Answer:task manager/ task scheduler issues/ start up items

I bought a program that I saw on this site called Reimage, and when I run it if found 2000 plus problems, I then click the ?fix? bottom but the program seems not to get ready of the problems, I?ve also noticed that they do not have a phone number which is frustrating when one is trying to get the computer fixed ASAP, they only communicate via email, Please let the member to know before spending money on a software that doesn?t provide phone number for technical support?.ok?back to the subject???.Click to expand...

They have a 24x7 support 1800# as well as "chat." Plus 60 days money back policy.
http://www.reimageplus.com/refund-policy/
Kestrel13! said and I'll quote:




Re run the procedures if you believe malware exists on your machine. However, you will need to start a brand new thread as this one is what you could call cluttered now. ThanksClick to expand...

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=256889

Cheers..
 

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In windows 10 Pro im trying to delete a file called dsovlwx.exe . I found of where the folder is located and i cant delete and its taking up to much system resources for no reason as i keep multitasking the ram usage of that process keeps increasing i think this could be some type of virus. When i open task manager its named Windowsprocess manager.I tried using file assassin to delete but i cant delete it what so ever.

Answer:Specious Task Taking up system resources in task manager

Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x86 or Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to your Desktop.
Right-click on FRST icon and select Run as Administrator to start the tool.When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Make sure that Addition option is checked.Press Scan button and wait.The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.

Please copy and paste their content into your next reply.

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I have a machine whose disk is nearly always running at 99-100% usage (according to Task Manager) even though no individual tasks appear to be responsible. For instance there might be three tasks running at 0.1MB/s and the rest at 0MB/s, but the disk (a 7200GB 3.5 inch one) is still at its limit and the responsiveness of my desktop is still very poor. Does anyone have an explanation for this and (hopefully) a solution?

Answer:Very high disk usage not attributed to any task in Task Manager

Hi, try Process Explorer (free) - easy to find- which gives a more comprehensive view.

Also make sure the actual data transfer rate is appropriate. Some hardware issues can give rise to very low transfer rates which may cause this sort of problem.

You can test the disk if, for example, you boot from a bootable medium rather than Windows in your case as you have this problem presently, such as Kyhi's bootable DVD/flash drive available from the top of the Software and Apps section here.

Also try using the Resource Monitor (link at the bottom of the task manager/performance tab)

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Hello

Hello all, im hoping that im able to get an answer for this as its been driving me crazy and I cant seem to find an answer anywhere online. On Saturday my PC was turn on, and once logged into Windows Ive found that all that happens is my windows loads into a blank wallpaper that I have. I have no icons, no task bar and I am unable to bringup the task manager (ctrl-alt-del doesnt work).

After leaving for a full hour, it still hadnt loaded and still unable to acess task manager. I tried a load into the last good config and it still loaded into the above. Ive tried loading into Safemode and safemode /w netowrking and its the same story. The only place I have any acess is Safemode /w an active command prompt, although there isnt any icons or taskmanager.

The last resort is to try a repair via the XP CD which i still have, but before i risk messing anything up, id ideally try to fix my PC. Is there any ideas on whats happened? Its Windows XP with Service Pack3. I dont recall installing any updates but I do have it on auto-install anyway. All help is gratefully welcomed!

Answer:Loading into blank wallpaper. No task bar / icons/ Task Manager

At the blank desktop press CTRL+ALT+DEL start the Task Manager. Go up to File/New Task (Run) in the Run box type explorer.exe and press enter. If that doesn't work at the Run box or the command prompt type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and do a System Restore to a time before this happened.

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Hi,

WinXP SP3

Windows Task Manager is absolutely useless at end tasking a prog that says Not Responding, one selects the prog, clicks end task and End Now then nothing happens, drives me nuts.

I want that prog to die, there and then !, I get caught in a loop of end now select prog again, end task, end now, select prog again....etc .

What is there that will nuke that prog ?

DBenz
 

Answer:Far more efective END TASK wanted to Msoft task manager..what to use ?

Hey DBenz, when that happens to me, I just go to Task Manager-Processes and right click on the programs exe process (example: Ccleaner.exe) and click End Process.
 

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I've added task manager to my scheduled tasks at logon. Everywhere I google, they say to put the /min or -minimized arguments in it to launch it minimized, except neither option works for me. Task Manager launches, but just sits there on my desktop.

Is there a new argument for minimized in Windows 8?

Thanks!

Answer:Launch Task Manager Minimized from Task Scheduler

I probably should have started a new thread for this, but the title of this one was perfect, so I decided to borrow it for my post instead of confusing people with multiple threads on the same topic.

First, to answer the question posed by the original poster, in case he or anyone still cares: "Minimized" isn't a parameter for the Task Manager itself - and never was; this isn't one of the changes that came with Windows 8. Rather, the old way (which still works for most programs) was to create a create a shortcut to the program you want to start minimized, and then to choose "Minimized" in the shortcut's settings, as shown in this example:

Placing a shortcut to Task Manager in the Startup folder no longer works the way it used to, but the reason has nothing to do with this; rather, with Windows 8, the new Task Manager must run with elevated privileges (in order to have access to all the new information it's capable of displaying), and Windows 8 doesn't allow that to happen for shortcuts in the Startup folder. (I don't think that older versions of Windows allowed that, either, but the old Task Manager didn't care; the new Task Manager will refuse to run without it.)

Anyway, on to the main reason for this message:
   Information
This post will show you how to set up Windows 8 to start Task Manager automatically on every logon, providing almost the same functionality as was provided by the old shortcut method. (There are still some unres... Read more

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Running Xp There are 5 accounts in this home computer. In mine, administrator, there is no 'start' , no icons, and task manager has been disabled. The other accounts are missing task bar and icons also but have a task manager so I can open aol exporer but can not download a fix because they do not have administrative privileges. Is there any way around this?? or any way to get to my files??

I was getting constant popups telling me my computer was infected and to install winantivirus . I ran adaware, avg, housecall, nothing helped. I have antispyware, antivirus, and firewall through verizon (but that started after my problems began)

Please help!

Thanks

Answer:Spyware? Virus? No Task Bar, Icons, Or Task Manager

Hello L Simmons,I realize that it is frustrating when your computer isn't working properly. We are all volunteers here and sometimes things slip past us. I noticed that you posted an earlier thread here. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/134304/spyware/ Posting more than one thread about the same topic is called double-posting and is not allowed on BC. Additionally, you now have an HJT thread posted. Please read my reply to your earlier thread. This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to send me a PM.Orange Blossom

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As my machine doesn't support SLAT in HyperV I am using VMlite XP mode to run some 16 bit programs I need. Very occaisionally VMlite hangs on close after it has saved state or shutdown the guest machine.

I go to task manager and click end task on the Workstation GUI and it closes but very occaisionally end task wont closed the program. Sign off wont close the program either and restarting hangs at the blue screen 'restarting' I have to push the reset button on the tower to get the machine to restart.

Is there any hidden way of closing VMlite so I dont have to restart, a sort of hard end task?

Tim

Answer:Unable to end task in task manager Win8.1 x64 and VMlite.

Hi there
I believe vmlite XP mode is non Ms official software - XPmode is licensed and distributed solely by Ms. Anybody else who incorporates this product into their offerings whether freeware or not runs the risk of serious copyright infringements.

For 16 bit software you could try using a win95 VM - works fine !!!(use FREE VBOX or VMWARE player to create the VM).
I'm not sure but a W98 VM might work too -- there's a generic key on the web and plenty of ISO's --this is now abandonware so the generic keys are legit.

Cheers
jimbo

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I will open a program, close it, and then when i try to open it again a message appears saying that an existance of it is still running. When i look at my processes i see that it is in fact But when i try to "end Process" it does not close. The warning pops up, i say yes, and yet it does nothing. I can not seem to close these programs. And this causes shuting down to take up to 15-20 min unless i force a shut down. The problem has occured with Opera.exe CCAPP.exe outlook.exe and maybe more. Please help thanks!
 

Answer:HELP Task Manager wont close certain processes. End Task does nothing!

http://www.softtreetech.com/24x7/archive/49.htm
 

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You know how after you end a program using End Task in Task Manager, it asks you if you want to tell Microsoft about the problem? I was able on my other XP system to change an option somewhere so it doesn't ask me that any more. I just can't remember how I did it....

Anyone remember?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Windows XP Task Manager/End Task question

Right click on My Computer / Properties / Advanced tab / Error Reporting button
Then check to disable error reporting.
 

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For months I've been having problems with programs not responding, responding slowly, or freezing. When I open Windows Task Manager and select end task, it doesn't work. I want to run scans in safe mode, but when I press F8 on restart, I can't get it. I could previously get to safe mode before all the problems started. The only way I can get out of a program not responding or freezing is to hit the off button, not through shut down/restart. I'm having to do this constantly now. I suspect the computer has a virus or problems with spyware/malware. Bitdefender quarantines lots of temp files, which I delete. Hitman Pro finds tracking cookies, which I delete. Malwarebytes never finds anything. I need help in determining what problem my computer has and how I can fix it.

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Recently I've had an issue where for no reason my task bar wont respond and the task manager wont open, both times I had to force a shutdown and reboot.

The first time I was watching a movie, after the movie I hit pause and went to open Firefox through a shortcut on the task bar and got nothing, this computer can be slow at times as its age is catching up with itself so I thought to just wait a few seconds and try again, still nothing. Then I went back to the media player and noticed the media player was fully responding and had no issue, using Alt+Tab I could switch to other programs or folders and they worked fine but the task bar was completely locked. I tried Ctrl Alt Delete to try ending the explorer process then starting it up again as I figured that might help but after waiting for a couple minutes it never came up! I hit the keys again and still nothing waiting and trying over and over nothing came up so I ended up having to force a shutdown and cold boot.

The 2nd time it happened I literally had no programs running except Comodo and the computer had been left alone for about an hour, when I returned the task bar was again locked up and the task manager would not show. Thanks for reading all this and any help on the subject is much appreciated!

Answer:Task Bar Locks up and Task Manager Wont Open.

aussj4link:

I need to know a little bit more... If you can answer the fallowing questions it may be helpful...

Does an error message pop up when you try to open task manager? What are the specs of your computer? Do you have any antivirus protection?

Thanks.

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

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Howdy All,

Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete or from right click task bar? When I right click the task bar I can see the "task manager" option and can click it, but nothing happens.

I just ran a full Nortan Antivirus scan (clean), Error Checking for hard disk (volume also clean), and sfc scannow through the command prompt (clean as well).

My system is:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3 (with latest updates)
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.40GHz
1.00GB RAM

Thank you for any help you can offer, keep the faith!

Answer:Task Manager won't come up with ctrl+alt+delete or from right click task bar?

What about Ctrl + Shift then Esc?Try this then see if you can access itPlease download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer or you will have to run it againThen run thisWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.On... Read more

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Tabr is available in Chrome Web Store.
 

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After the last window's update on Dec. 18th failed, my computer behaves strangely. I tried to restore the system to before the update, but now I can not open window's update. In normal mode, the window update window freezes when opened. In safe mode, window update does not even open. Also my task manager does not open in normal mode. A taskmanager icon appears on the system tray, but the task manager does not show up. Also the wireless network manager freezes when I try to access it in normal mode. The system takes longer than usual to load in normal mode. The system also frequently crashes while starting up in normal mode, only a blank screen with a mouse arrow in the middle appears. When I shut the computer down, it freezes in log out screen, so I have to manually shut it down. The defragment also will not run.
There is serveral cases of service hang report in my problem log involving Nlasvc, SstpSvc, WinHttpAutoProxySvc.
I'm sure I don't have any malware in my system left since I checked it through the virus removal/hijackthis forum as well as multiple virus scans, still the problem persist.

Answer:Can not open window's update/ task manager/ network manager and can not shut down

Hi boman,

Some questions:

You said you are sure you don't have any malware left. Did you have malware? And did you have malware when you tried to do the update which wasn't sucessful?

Do you have a cd with your computer?

Which Antivirus program are you using?

Zllio

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First,
I apologize if this is a really basic question or already answered, I promise I did search, but I may be missing it.

Question; I am installing more RAM in my system, and want to monitor the page file for improvement/reduction in size and use. Other than performance monitor, can I see the page file in either task manager or resource monitor?

Answer:Monitor Page file in task manager / resource manager

In resource monitor you can.

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