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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!!!
 

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

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

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

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Then navigate to the option 'View Background Pages'

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




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



Hope this helps!

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

Answer:Fake Google Chrome in task manager

Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

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

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

Please attach it to your reply.
 

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

Answer:Multiple Google chrome .exe 32 in task manager

Why Does Chrome Have So Many Open Processes

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

Answer:Fake Google Chrome processes in Task Manager

Hi. Please do the following:
Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/Note: please pick the version that matches your operating system's bit type. If you don't know which version matches your system, take a look at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/32-bit-or-64-bit-windows/
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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

Answer:COM Surrogate and google chrome processes in task manager

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

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

Answer:Fake Google Chrome exes in Task Manager

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

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

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

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

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

Helllo,

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

Before we begin, please note the following:

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


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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

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

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

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

Answer:Fake Google Chrome Running Multiple Processes in Task Manager

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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Hello,

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

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

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

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

Helllo,

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

Before we begin, please note the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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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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I was weary when under my task manager, after my internet would randomly just fail to do anything on this computer randomly, Notepad.exe was there (without being opened) as a "System" file. I immediately ran my Symantec anti-virus just to find nothing. So, I promptly installed Avast! Anti-virus (disabled my current anti-virus's protection during the installation) and it found one virus (I forget, sounded like El Dorado or something) which the anti-virus took care of, I assume. When doing a boot-time virus scan it found about 4 more, then it stopped finding them. At this point I uninstalled Avast! and re-enabled my Symantec anti-virus.
Great, but then I noticed mshta.exe and later CLI.exe appearing far too many times (seems to only occur with one program at a time and it takes a little while for a new one to appear) than they should in the task manager and the same unusual breaks in the computer being able to load anything or just suddenly not connecting to the internet (with the connection running fine on the other computer connected to the router and the computer never telling me that the LAN connection was down.) Alright, so I assumed that Avast wouldn't find everything, so I installed AVG and once again swapped anti-viruses and scanned the computer. AVG found 1 virus, which is fine (I believe it was connected with my Java files.) Alright, so I disabled the real-time protection, updates, etc with the AVG and enabled my Symantec anti-virus. A few ho... Read more

Answer:Processes in task manager too many times

HiPlease run the following:Download OTL and save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it.Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt.
Note:These logs can be located in the OTL. folder on you C:\ drive if they fail to open automatically.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply. You may need two posts to fit them both in.

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When i open task manager, it shows that I am running 450+ processes (with CPU Usage jumping between 40-96%!!) physical memory is showing 54%. When the Show processes from all users button is pressed, it is clear to see what all the processes are. services.exe *32 is appearing around 400 times. It shows up with the User Name SYSTEM, and each one of them is using around 2,300 K memory. The description just says services.I have tried running my subscription Norton Internet Security full computer scan, and no significant things were found (and the problem was certainly not solved.) Also ran a HijackThis full scan, however I am not that great with computers which is why my fate is in your hands. Please help ASAP so I can continue using my computer without immense amounts of lag. Thanks Again,Siilent Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:52:54 PM, on 6/30/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\PictureMover\Bin\PictureMover.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\TSMAgent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\TouchSmart\Media\Kernel\CLML\CLMLSvc.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\h... Read more

Answer:services.exe *32 (400+ times in task manager!)

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

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I recently visited omegle.com, and apparently there is this thing called DNS poisoning. I get redirected sometimes ONLY from omegle, and they say I have DNS poisoning. apparently malware can be packed in, but now as i am writing this disk cooled down to 6%, and now im using about 70% of memory. If anyone here can direct me to fixing this problem, I would be SO thankful! I really need a response quick.

Answer:According to task manager I am using ~ 70% - 100% disk at all times

Disk just jumped back up, memory is the same.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm sorry if this is a lot of random information, but seeing as I don't know what's relevant and what's not I thought I would post anything I could think of that might be... Read more

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

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

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I have a emachine D3701 running XP. I have reformatted it to factory default. Things were going well til I noticed it didn't want to stop making the loading sounds....(like a perk-o-lator coffee pot sound). Also is very slow. So I checked the Task manager and it showed task manager there 20 times. I could delete them and the pc would work good but when I restarted, it did it all over again. I have spybot and Norton 360 in it. It shows no virus or malware, etc.
I saw the post by Jasper and was wondering if I needed to do the same thing? I would be very thankful for any help on this.
Thank You very much.
 

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HII have a laptop running win xp was on broadband wire then wireless and now on a dongle. Is it normal to have processes 8 times with svchost.exe in task manager ?this is what information i have belowPID: 0 ( 0) [System]PID: 444 ( 4) \SystemRoot\System32\smss.exe size: 50688PID: 492 ( 444) \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe size: 6144PID: 516 ( 444) \??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe size: 507904PID: 560 ( 516) C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe size: 110592 MD5: 65DF52F5B8B6E9BBD183505225C37315PID: 572 ( 516) C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe size: 13312 MD5: BF2466B3E18E970D8A976FB95FC1CA85PID: 720 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe size: 397312 MD5: A8464CA51C598101A3FEF341F4F0B6E0PID: 732 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe size: 14336 MD5: 27C6D03BCDB8CFEB96B716F3D8BE3E18PID: 828 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe size: 14336 MD5: 27C6D03BCDB8CFEB96B716F3D8BE3E18PID: 868 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe size: 14336 MD5: 27C6D03BCDB8CFEB96B716F3D8BE3E18PID: 928 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe size: 14336 MD5: 27C6D03BCDB8CFEB96B716F3D8BE3E18PID: 972 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe size: 14336 MD5: 27C6D03BCDB8CFEB96B716F3D8BE3E18PID: 1200 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe size: 57856 MD5: D8E14A61ACC1D4A6CD0D38AEBAC7FA3BPID: 1264 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe size: 14336 MD5: 27C6D03BCDB8CFEB96B716F3D8BE3E18PID: 1296 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe size: 14336 MD5: 27C6D03BCDB8CFEB96B716F3D8BE3E18PID: 1420 ( 560) C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:svchost.exe showing 8 times in task manager ??

I guess so - I have 7 instances showing in my Task Manager

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Hello

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

This is the hijack this log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:46:51 AM, on 11/5/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMEService.exe
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Answer:mshta multiple times in task manager

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

Answer:Task Manager running multiple times

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I was poking around the Windows Task Manager in Windows 7 just now, I noticed an option to view the Kernel Times as well. When I enabled it, it added another plot line to the various graphs in the Performance tab.

I'm just curious as to what this represents?

Answer:Windows 7 Task Manager - Kernel Times

Quote:




Show Kernel Times (View menu) - Useful to see how much of processor activity is there for the core operating system kernel purpose.




From here:
Effective use of Task Manager - TechSpace - Express Computer India

Also note, that option has been in Task Manager since XP.

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I sometimes have over 16 internet explorer processes running in the task manager, without even using the program. Also sometimes my laptop won't start, or it just restarts without telling it to.

here is the Farbar info:

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:18-07-2015 01
Ran by XXXX (administrator) on XXXX on 20-07-2015 08:42:14
Running from C:\Users\XXXX\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: UpdatusUser & XXXX (Available Profiles: UpdatusUser & XXXX)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: Nederlands (Nederland)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

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

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

(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgrsa.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2015\avgcsrva.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Web TuneUp\WtuSystemSupport.exe
(Lenovo.) C:\Windows\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
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Answer:Internet Explorer open many times in task manager

FireFox:

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FF ProfilePath: C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lz30qnrq.default

FF Homepage: www.google.com

FF Keyword.URL:

FF Plugin: @adobe.com/FlashPlayer -> C:\windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF64_18_0_0_209.dll [2015-07-15] ()

FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled No File

FF Plugin: @Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0 -> c:\Program Files\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.40416.0\npctrl.dll [2015-04-16] ( Microsoft Corporation)

FF Plugin-x32: @adobe.com/FlashPlayer -> C:\windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_18_0_0_209.dll [2015-07-15] ()

FF Plugin-x32: @Apple.com/iTunes,version=1.0 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\Mozilla Plugins\npitunes.dll [2014-10-30] ()

FF Plugin-x32: @avg.com/AVG SiteSafety plugin,version=11.0.0.1,application/x-avg-sitesafety-plugin -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search\SiteSafetyInstaller\18.7.0\\npsitesafety.dll No File

FF Plugin-x32: @delorme.com/SendToGPS -> C:\Program Files (x86)\DeLorme\SendToGPS\nppnplugin.dll [2013-05-02] (DeLorme)

FF Plugin-x32: @Google.com/GoogleEarthPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll [2015-05-21] (Google)

FF Plugin-x32: @intel-webapi.intel.com/Intel WebAPI ipt;version=2.0.59 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT\npIntelWebAPIIPT.dll [2012-01-06] (Intel Corporation)

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There have been similar posts that a MALWARE RESPONSE TEAM MEMBER (aharonov) has solved for others using FARBAR RECOVERY SCAN TOOL.  I would like assistance running this same tool and interpreting the results.  This would be followed up with more advice.
 
Here is a link to a similar post so you can see what I am after here.  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/525236/30-dllhostexe32-com-surrogate-processes-running-cant-kill/
 
I open the task manager and go to Processes and the files will come and go.  Some times none some times upwards of twenty occurances and using a pile of memory.  I just checked it again and the Deurnwrha.exe has 8 running eating as much as 586,623k of memory each.  rundll32.exe is another goofy one but it my be legitamate.  I attached a shot of what it looks like.
 
There is info about "Should I run OTL and post a log of that?  I will wait for instruction...dds logs attached" in the above linked post.  I have no idea what OTL and dds logs are so you will have to provide guidance on how to perform some of the diagnostic functions and such.  This is my very first post on this sight so I am fumbling around a bit.  Hell, it took me twenty minutes just to figure out how to creat a new posted question.
 
Again, the member stated above was very helpful solving similar issues and I hope he/she or and equal can help me out here.
 
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Answer:Task Manager shows dllhost.exe & deurnwrha.exe many times

Hi,please run a FRST scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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

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

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

Any suggestions as to how I can resolve this?

I'm running Win XP Pro.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:IEXPLORER.EXE appearing multiple times in task manager

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As topic says everything I open is listed at least twice in the task manager. Tried virus removal guide on reddit which uses like 6 different tools, but I don't think it worked. Also tried system restore and combofix.

Answer:Every application I open is listed multiple times in task manager.

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Hi everyone,

I have a Dell labtop, and I was reading through a couple of the threads mentioning the file
"agent.exe" but I haven't had any luck finding anyone with my problem. In the Windows Task Manager, the agent.exe file continues to pop up and everytime I try to shut it down, it just re-generates itself so now I have multiple "agent.exe" in my Task Manager. I can't access the internet because it makes the computer so slow. Somebody please help!
 

Answer:Agent.exe appearing multiple times in Windows Task Manager

As you have a Dell, it is probable that the agent.exe you have showing is a Dell process that is not essential. You could try disabling it using Msconfig, and see if it improves things.
 

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My problem is basically what the title says, I have dual core processor where one core gets loaded to almost max and the other one at 20%. I can tell this by a CPU monitoring gadget and I have no clue what to do. If you google the problem you come up with delete igfxupdate.exe, but i haven't seen that file and there's no way to find my file, that I know of cause it stops whenever A task manager is open. whether it be windows process explorer or some other. I've run all the maleware programs under the sun and i'm at a dead end right now. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:High CPU Usage At Random Times Unless A Task Manager Is Open

Run for a while in clean boot. If the problem does not happen, slowly put the services back making sure that the problem does not occur. When the problem is service is back the problem will happen.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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As topic says everything I open is listed at least twice in the task manager. Tried virus removal guide on reddit which uses like 6 different tools, but I don't think it worked. Also tried system restore and combofix.

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On a system running Windows 7 Pro, the user contacted me because it was extremely slow.  I found dllhost.exe running multiple times and restarting when killed.  I have seen this before and was able to clean by booting in safe mode with networking (for remote access) and running Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware and ESET Online scanner.  I have run all those and found malware and cleaned it, but there is still something going on.  I installed the trial of Malwarebytes and it is blocking dllhost processes constantly.  I found a folder in Users\username\AppDatas\Local\Temp called sjgwbtf.  Attempting to delete or acces this folder results in "Access is denied."
 
Thank you in advance for your assistance.
 
adaniel

Answer:dllhost.exe appears in task manager multiple times, restarts when killed

Possible Alueron rootkit.  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed ... Read more

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Win 7 64 bit Dell Optiplex 780. 4G RAM.
 
A few days ago the system went sideways and now I have very high (but fluctuating) CPU usage and memory usage.  Processes in Task Manager  are running wild and some are showing multiple instances where I wouldn't have expect them to be so. Using Chrome to make this post but IE repeatedly crashes and allowing the crash to search for a resolution to the problem does not produce results. Details have shown issues with various dll files. 
 
I've temporarily removed avast. Installed and run malwarebytes, adware, jrt, ccleaner. Did a scan disc. All these come back clean.
 
Thinking this is a windows issue but not sure where to start. 
 
Any thoughts?
 
Thanks,
Dawn

Answer:Win 7 64 bit; cpu usage high; processes show multiple times in task manager

Hello chasingstillness
Please start with this program.
 
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (A.K.A. MBAR) from HERE
Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
Click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats and reboot if prompted to do so.
Wait while the system shuts down and the cleanup process is performed.
Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain.
If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt
 
Thank You

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

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

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

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

Answer:Help with fake chrome in task manager

Hello,

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

Before we start please read and note the following:

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

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

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

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

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

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I like Google Chrome, it seems to be an excellent browser but it's not as fast as I'd expect.I get quite a bit of buffering so I opened the task manager which revealed 10 (ten) chrome *32 running.This seems a bit excessive and I would image it's why everything slows down.Is this normal or is there a way of rectifying it.Thanks[year+ old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Google Chrome running 11 times !

Did you have 10 web pages open at that time?  I believe Chrome generates a separate instance in Task Manager for each web page opened.

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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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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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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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Its not just Google Chrome its Firefox and IE. I've talked to my isp and they cant solve the problem. I'm directly connected to the modem.
Please help

Answer:Google Chrome times out when loading some webpages

Did this just recently start happening? Have you been with your ISP for a while? How many webpages usually time out? Is it intermittent?

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Not sure why but google chrome will not open web pages. checked for viruses and malware. some little stuff. uninstall chrome and reinstalled still does not open pages. no problems with internet explorer. any suggestions?
 
Thanks

Answer:google chrome only -will not open web page-times out

I am not sure why this is happening but in Internet Explorer are you running through a proxy server? Tools > Internet Options and under the connections tab click LAN settings.

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

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

Answer:Task Manager Shows Fake Chrome Processes

Can you upload all of the other requested logs please?

I will post to procedures for your reference.

READ & RUN ME FIRST - Malware Removal Guide
 

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

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

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

Thank you for your help.
 

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

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

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

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After a 100% improvement on my Windows 7 laptop, I wanted to see if there was a way to make my Mac even faster. I found Google Chrome Helper in my Activity Monitor>Memory 21 times using 1522 MB of my memory. Is this normal or do I have a problem?

I tried to run your SysInfo, but couldn't get it to do anything.

Is there any other info that might be helpful?
PegM
 

Answer:Google Chrome Helper running multiple times

Google chrome is a massive memory hog...so more than likely its just being "memory hungry"
 

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I've been getting BSOD once a day since I installed the OS. The PC is about 15 months old while the OS(Windows 7 Ultimate) is brand new.

Attached a zip with the information needed.

Any pointers or steps to what I should do from this point on is well appreciated.


First post here, Hello everyone

Answer:BSOD while browsing in Google Chrome, have occurred at other times too

BSOD again, just moments after making this post. Was playing Counter-strike: Global Offensive when it crashed to this: PAGE_FAULT_NONPAGED_AREA.

Attaching new file.

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So its been a good month and some weeks since my last BSOD crash. Now I've had two today in a short timespan of each other some 20 minutes before posting here and while doing the same thing:
Browsing in google chrome. EG: Opening a tab, reloading a page, etc...

don't know what causes it but must be something I'm doing in chrome or an other program not playing nice?


Either way putting a halt to browsing until this is sorted out.

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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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Google Chrome process "ydapirqtjcb.exe *32" is running multiple times (up to twenty) when viewing processes in task manager.  Every time I try to end the processes more appear.  
 
I uninstalled Chrome and Adobe. After a minute or so after restarting the exe begin to appear again.
 
Does anyone what this process is doing and how it can be deleted.
 
This is causing my computer is run slow and will no longer go into sleep mode.
 
Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Google Chrome process "ydapirqtjcb.exe *32" running multiple times

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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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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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 )

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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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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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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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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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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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I have read a lot of other forums about scheduled tasks running twice, unfortunately the hot fix does not fix the issue. 

Hotfix
I checked in C:\windows\system32\tasks, the solution is not here.
I also checked in the registry, was not able to find the duplicate task, I was able to find the task in /windows NT
This happens in a very specific scenario.  We have to update the time triggers for a specific scheduled task based off when a store closes.  They close later on the weekends so the 1st task "autoupdate" will look at an xml file to determine
if the store close time has changed.  Since the store close time changes, it then recreates the "store close" scheduled task with the new time triggers found in the xml.  Autoupdate does this by looking at a .config file we wrote.

Unfortunately this config file had an issue with the path to the store close task not being case sensitive.  When the Autoupdate task kicks off, if replaces the store close task with the correct time triggers, but now the store close task runs twice
at each time trigger
Example
We have a task folder \Hello World
The config file paths out to the task as \Hello world (notice the lowercase w).
This causes the time triggers to kick off 2 task, 1 for (\Hello World\Store close) and another for (\Hello
world\Store close)

I got this to trigger 3 times by changing the .config file to path out to \hello
world.  Now every time the time trigger... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Steve and welcome to TSF.

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

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

Please be patient with me during this time.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Google Chrome not letting us open Bookmarks Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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I have finally had it up to here with the BSODs, so I really need help. I ran a windows memtest and it detected no errors. I just finished updating to SP1 with pretty much most updates too. The BSODs I get the most are:

Driver IRQL not less or Equal
System Service Exception

and these two I just got before I decided to post:
Interrupt Exception Not Handled
No More IRP Stack Locations

I recently took this desktop back from my brother. I bought a new harddrive and installed a fresh Windows 7 x64 Home Prem. on it. I have two other HDD's connected too, a 1TB and a 500gb. I built this originally (and I had no problems when I built it) back in 09. System Specs are included. I replaced the RAM too. I know it isn't on the Approved List for my mobo, but nothing on the mobo lists 8GB and I'd like to use 8GB.

My parts are:

Asus P5P43TD Mobo
Core 2 Duo 8400 Wolfdale
(2x4gb GSKILL F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL)
XFX Radeon HD4890 (but i hadn't noticed, but radeon now only sets out drivers for the entire series, 4XXX, etc.)
Sunbeam (Ithink) 780w psu

I'm not in the market to buy a new performance pc (although the parts I have my eye on are roughly 1400)

Please lmk what you think I should do.

Answer:BSOD doing random things (Google Chrome, minecraft, random times)

I see some memory corruption in the dumps. Can you follow this tutorial: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Report back after the tests

Thanks Ant

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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 read a lot of other forums about scheduled tasks running twice, unfortunately the hot fix does not fix the issue. 

Hotfix
I checked in C:\windows\system32\tasks, the solution is not here.
I also checked in the registry, was not able to find the duplicate task, I was able to find the task in /windows NT
This happens in a very specific scenario.  We have to update the time triggers for a specific scheduled task based off when a store closes.  They close later on the weekends so the 1st task "autoupdate" will look at an xml file to determine
if the store close time has changed.  Since the store close time changes, it then recreates the "store close" scheduled task with the new time triggers found in the xml.  Autoupdate does this by looking at a .config file we wrote.

Unfortunately this config file had an issue with the path to the store close task not being case sensitive.  When the Autoupdate task kicks off, if replaces the store close task with the correct time triggers, but now the store close task runs twice
at each time trigger
Example
We have a task folder \Hello World
The config file paths out to the task as \Hello world (notice the lowercase w).
This causes the time triggers to kick off 2 task, 1 for (\Hello World\Store close) and another for (\Hello
world\Store close)

I got this to trigger 3 times by changing the .config file to path out to \hello
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Noticed today my laptop was running really slow. Ran CTL ALT DEL and processes showed multiple exe files running all labled zmhqeun.exe. *32 and labeled as Google Chrome (not on this computer).

Attempts to close out did not work...if one closed two more would pop up.

Ran Hitman Pro and malwarebytes and both came up clean.
 

Answer:Faux Chrome Running Multiple Times (Chrome Not Installed On This Computer)

Additional files attached along with picture of processes
 

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