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Q: open explorer, starts new process, close it, process remains active

Hi,

I've got a quicklaunch shortcut to:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}

That takes me straight to my explorer favourites. What I notice is that when I launch that, I get a new explorer.exe thread appear in the task manager. When I close it though, that thread remains active. It's not doing anything, but it's still there. Anyone know why it wouldn't terminate? Is it to do with how I'm launching it (using the shell parameter) ?

Here are some tests I did, in each case I started out with only my main explorer instance (the one that holds the systray, quicklaunch etc).

1. Click my shortcut from quicklaunch shown above.
2. Click the red "X" to close it.
3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 four more times.

Result:



After closing all those explorers, so I was back to having only my main explorer, I did this sequence:

1. Click Start->Run-> and typed explorer and enter.
2. Click the red "X" to close it.
3. Repeat steps 1 & 2 four more times.

Result:



Also, after a while that one single extra explorer disappeared. I guess it stuck around a minute or so, maybe in case I decided to start explorer again, it would save me a few milliseconds by not having to re-launch fully.

The shortcut ones do also disappear eventually sometimes, but other times they don't.

It's not at all unusual for me to start task manager, despite having no explorer windows open and not having had any open for quite a while, to see 10+ explorer processes sat there.

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A: open explorer, starts new process, close it, process remains active

Don't use the shell command. Just use
%windir%\explorer.exe :{323CA680-C24D-4099-B94D-446DD2D7249E}

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Has anyone seen the problem where iexplore.exe remains active after IE is shut down and then each subsequent time IE is opened another iexplore.exe is enabled and remains active? This is happening with IE6 running on XP Pro. I am up to date on all the latest MS security updates. I also run spybot, adaware, and norton antivirus regularly and do not have any infections.

Thanks.
 

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Hey I've got a PC running XP Pro SP2. It's clean, no virus, spyware etc...

But IE doesn't work. When you try to run it, the process opens in Task Manager Processes tab (not in applications tab), and is 14MB in size. But IE doesn't open. And when I click on it to End Process, it simply doesn't do anything. It refuses to close, not even with a 3rd party process manager. Nor does IE ever open either.

On a fresh reboot, there is no IE process open. So I searched the hard drive for iexplore and deleted every file. This in the program files folder, in I386 folder, in prefetch, etc..
Windows apparently replaces with a new one anyway after they are all deleted. Probably Windows file protection. But at least it gets a new copy, however it still doesn't work.

I also ran a script which reinstalls IE, copying the files (including iexplore) off the XP CD. Still doesn't work.

IE does work in Safe Mode though.

I was reading stuff online, and as per that, I told Windows NOT to write alerts, or tell me when programs crash, etc... So that drwatson and debugmgr(or whatever it's called) don't run when it crashes. But it doesn't appear to be crashing, just opening a process and getting stuck and not doing anything. It is actually pretty frustrating to see the process there but it won't close and I can't do anything about it.

And where is Windows getting a new copy of iexplore.exe since I deleted every copy I could fin... Read more

A:Has anybody seen this before? IE process won't close, won't open!

Quick update:

When the stuck IEXPLORE.EXE is open, it will not shut down or restart within a decent time. That is, it may shut down, but only after 4 or 5 minutes, takes a long time to close processes and a long time to log off.

During one particular restart, a box popped up saying "SysFader" was not responding, asking do I want to close it. This process was not listed in taskmanager.
I read online it could be nvidia, or IE page transitions, or even a type of virus. But maybe that helps some to figure it out.
 

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Hi, i'm pretty much a novice, so i'm not all that confident with batch scripts etc. But i'm trying to find a way (or freeware) which will enable me to stop a process then restart it at a user defined interval.

I run a piece of software on my PC called JumiCam. It's just basically a piece of software which lets me view our CCTV system when i'm out and about.

I've been having issues with the software lately in that if it has been running a long time it just crashes, but then does not restart itself.

What i'm wanting to do is to force "Jumi.exe" (in task manager) to close and restart itself back up, maybe each hour, on the hour.

Is there an easy way to do this ?

It would be great if i was able to set a certain process to close down at maybe 08:00am, and restart it at maybe 08:02am, or similar.

It sounds very easy, but i haven't found a way to do this yet.
Many Thanks
Andrew

A:Close then re-open software (or a process) at set intervals ?

I found this free program you can try, ReStartMe.
I've never used it, but i scanned it at VirusTotal and it shows clean.
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/4...5d8b/analysis/

You can read about it here:
Quickly and Automatically Restart a Windows Program When it Crashes

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I have read many of the threads on this topic but will repost, as I know you may need specific computer info. IE keeps restarting as a process when I have no browser open. I can kill the process in the task manager but it will always restart. I am constantly getting a popup from Avast AV saying a "Malicious URL has been blocked" (so far it has been showing IP address 64.111.211.158, process iexplore.exe) and Malwarebytes will also popup the same type of message, but with IP address of 64.120.141.163. As soon as I see this message I CTRL-ALT-DEL and see iexplore running as a process - I kill it but it always returns.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 434834 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO, To be filled by O.E.M., To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I have run the following, all updated to the latest definitions:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Avast Anti-Virus
MawareBytes AM
AVG AV
Kaspersky AV
Spybot S&D

None have detected anything anymore, but I cleaned a few that Avast found last week (FakeRean, FakeSys, Kriptik). I am at my wits end with this, considering a reformat-reload but I have so much speci... Read more

A:Internet Explorer starts as process, runs in background

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Hi fooks,

I hope you all can read this, i'm from Belgium so my Englsich is not as good as it might be.

I have bought last year a little notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium on it.
On this machine i am the Administrator, and there are no other people on that, or guestaccounts made.

On my desktop i have the utility Process Explorer 15.3 {the executable only} from the site below
Process Explorer

When i dubbelclick the Process Explorer is see al the services and processes on my machine.

A friend of Peter, came to me with his Desktop PC with a death harddrive, so i bought a new one.
I have a DVD with Windows 7 Home Premium that i bought with that other notebook to help other
people and if my computer have a problem. I use to register than the serial on the case of the people that need help.

When i install a new copy of Windows 7 Home Premiun on his computer, and also unpack the Process Explorer.exe on the desktop and lauch that also as admin i see several services or processes with a Patch: [Opening error process] For exsample winlogon does not link to the normal directory, normaly c:/windows/system32/winlogon.exe { i think that is the right one}


See this screenshot i made:
http://www.freebits.nl/images/190error_pe.jpg

I did some Google search on came on this website:
process explorer shows "error opening process" - BleepingComputer.com

Somebody there says: "Right click on process explorer and select run as administrator"

When i do that t... Read more

A:Windows 7 + Process Explorer + Patch: [Opening error process]

You probably have UAC turned off on your computer but not on the your friends computer.

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New dell n7110/win7sp1x64.At startup on new machine from dell, process explorer (procexp64.exe) lists 81 processes running (seems like way too many - compared to xp with maybe 25 at startup). But which processes I can turn off is a question for another day. OK, read carefully, at least 15 processes in PE show " Path: error opening process". PID, CPU, Private Bytes, and working set columns are shown for these "problem" processes, but nothing after that, ie, description, company name etc. For all other listed running processes (with known paths), all info is shown in all columns. The problem processes include some important ones, services, crss, ism, wininit, winlogon, that must to be working for the computer to work, and everything seems to be working properly, and no cpu spikes or other weird stuff is happening. Right clicking properties on these problem processes, properties window pops up as normal, but shows "version: n/a, build: n/a, path: error opening process, no command line, no current directory, autostart location: n/a, Parent: non existent process (708), user: access denied. Again, this info can not be correct since the computer is working. And then, after a few minutes, another window pops up and says PE has stopped working, and closes the program. Now, if this was the whole story, I would go to sysinternals with this, but read on... Task manager running simultaneously with PE lists 83 processes running, more processes than PE, and al... Read more

A:process explorer shows "error opening process"

Its not a glitch.

Right click on process explorer and select run as administrator

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Hi everyone,
 
Last night I checked Process Explorer on my Windows 8.1 computer and I was very surprised to see a process with a Google logo and chinese characters for a name running at the bottom. Furthermore the other fields like company name where blank. As soon as I opened PE and saw this, PE crashed. I was so surprised that I didn't get a screenshot, and now I can't find any trace of anything strange with my system!
 
I've tried GMER, process hacker and Comodo Killswitch, but my system comes up as perfectly clean. I'm starting to wonder wheter it was just  bug in PE that caused it, but I'd like to hear everyones thoughts on the matter. Has something similar ever happened to any of you?

A:Very strange process in Process Explorer

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Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
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Internet explorer always seems to be running in the task manager ... sometimes it is relatively quiet and other times is takes up huge amounts of resources ... is this spyware? If so, how do I get rid of it? I've tried using adware and spybot search and destroy, but the problem remains.

Here's my log.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:17:37 PM, on 10/16/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
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A:iexplorer.exe remains in task manager even after I end process

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Hi, thanks for looking at this for me. IEXPLORE.EXE remains a running process when all IE windows are closed. Each time a window is opened a new process pops up in Task Manager. I've run multiple scans with Ad-Aware, Microsoft Antispyware, Norton, Ewido, as well as online scans including Trend Micro, and Panda ActiveScan.
Also, i have an instance of cool web search that is only picked up with Ad-Aware, it is located in rootkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsystem\currentcontrolset\enum\root\legacy_*008f__6q*00d4*00f5*0013'*00aa*00b4*00c6*00d08
If i need to submit a seporate thred for this, please let me know.
Thanks for any help you can give


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:00:07 PM, on 1/16/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:IEXPLORE.EXE remains a running process. when all windows are closed

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Please run another online scan at Panda and post the results here for our review, along with a new HijackThis log.

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Hi Everyone
I recently did a System Restore on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit system to correct a strange problem I was having with IE. It seems to have solved the problem, but now Process Explorer is displaying the messages in the screen shot below, and I'm not sure why. The computer is functioning fine, in fact, since the System Restore it is running like new. Is this something I need to worry about? The computer is a pretty old Dell Optiplex 760 with a 3.0GHz CoreII Duo CPU, a 140GB harddrive, with integrated graphics. I'm not sure what other info might be pertinent

A:"Error opening process" message in Process Explorer

Sorry everyone, I found the answer in another post. Ran Process Explorer as Admin, and the messages disappeared. Thanks for being here

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Hi guys,

I have read in other threads the function of CONHOST.EXE process in Windows 7 (the legit process located in SYSTEM32 folder).

But I wonder why in my pc this process appears only when I use the Tor Browser, and not when I use the stardard Firefox browser or in any other situation.

In your opinion what could be the reason of the activation of conhost.exe process in this particular situation?

Many thanks

A:Why CONHOST.EXE process starts ONLY when I use TOR?

Probably because Tor is opening a console.

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Two applications I use spawn a process in addition to the application itself: Photoshop Elements 6 and Word Perfect 10. Recently both programs fail to close the associated process when the app is exited. The result in Photoshop is inability to reload the program until the abandoned process is manually closed (took a while to find that out!). Word Perfect will launch, but labels the last file opened as locked- editable but needs to be saved under a new name. I suspect a corrupted WinXP professional component, but I do not know what to look for or how to correct the problem. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am runnig WinXP Professional, Service Pack 3.
 

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Yesterday, I downloaded a game called "a little Spaceshooter" from a website called itch.io (link at "https://darkdaragon77.itch.io/a-little-spaceshooter", I'd advise you not download it) and after I tried to start the game up, it didn't launch. But it did create a process that could not be closed whatsoever, not in the Task Manager, not in the Command Prompt, not in anything.
I can't close those processes in the "Processes" tabs, and I can't close their corresponding entries in the "Details" tab. Everytime I try, it just says "The operation could not be completed; access is denied." For some reason, the processes are still there when I restart the computer as well. What should I do?

A:Cannot close process for the life of me

Got OS backups? There might be a "brute-force" way using Resplendence's Registrar Registry Manager and/or RegEdit. However, maybe await easier and safer ways suggested by others here in eightforums before resorting to registry editing. I'll be watchin' and learnin' alongside you in this thread.

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Hi, I've just only got a HP laptop/Netbook for Christmas.I did the set up, that was fine. However I needed to rest the system, so I did. As it rest it got stuck at 54%. I checked to see if I could do anything about it and my sister pressed F2 at the start...Now, it starts up and has the HP logo for a few seconds (about 15 seconds), then it goes to a blank screen, and finally powers down. However, after a few moments, it restarts again and repeats the process.Please, I really need help on this. I'm not very techy and I really don't want to make a big deal of it and tell the person who got me the Netbook. Nor do I want to take it to a repairman...

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..at least I think that's what I seemingly always get on my darkening screen when shutting down Windows 7 and I find it rather annoying. Isn't it stating the obvious?
If it lists the processes, which isn't always the case, it doesn't usually give me a chance to close them anyway as the shutdown process is ongoing.
Is there a way to disable that?

A:Waiting For Background Process(es) To Close

Hi Peter,

Did you close anything that you had running before you shutdown the computer?

You might see if this tutorial can help speed up the shutdown time for you. If not, then you can create a shutdown shortcut in this tutorial to force a faster shutdown until you find the culprit that is not shutting down gracefully.

Before you shutdown, look in the Processes and Applications tabs in Task Manager to see if anything in there may stand out to that may be the culprit. You can test and see by killing the process or application before shutting down to see if it shutsdown ok without it running.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi everyone. I am having trouble with Mozilla Firefox. Sometimes I'll close it out and try to reopen it and then it will stay that the process is still running. So I'll go to Task Manager and attempt to end the task but to no avail. It simply won't end! What do I do?
 

A:Can't close frozen Firefox process

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Hello- Hopefully someone here can help me more than I've been able to do on my own.I recently noticed that either iexplore.exe or firefox.exe was open in the task manager, and neither can be killed. Only one is active at one time, and no matter what I do, they respawn.I ran norton and lavasoft, searched the net, but I found nothing. In fact, the only thing I seem to have learned is that drwtsn32.exe has a registry entry that seems related. The following key regenerates:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{T5TBB77L-4678-0MKC-421Q-14416031DYU6}\StubPathKey Name: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drwt32.exe RestartAccording to the info I found on a site, my course of action to remove this "Poison Ivy" trojan was:1. Toggle default browser to determine if iexplore.exe and firefox.exe would behave the same. They do.2. Run virus/malware scan. I have, and no scan reveals anything.3. Run in safemode and delete the stubpath. I did, but it regenerated.4. Rename the stubpath to prevent it from regenerating. I did, and that didn't work either.After that didn't work, I booted up in safemode and re-ran all the virus scans. They found nothing. I attempted deleting the suspect key in safemode and setting the permissions of the directory to "Deny" for all users. I hoped that doing that would keep the ... Read more

A:default browser will not close its process

Sorry to double post, but I'm desperate. Am I barking up the wrong tree?

Also, RegMon reports that it is winlogon.exe that is prompting drwtsn32 to restart firefox or iexplore.

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When I open a folder in Windows 7, it appears that it searches the folder before displaying the contents. I have very large drives and some folders contain very many files & subfolders, so this is very time consuming. Is there any way to stop this behavior?

A:Win 7 starts search process when folder is opened

If you are talking about picture folders there's an easy workaround to open folders and show their contents faster. Simply open the folder properties and select file type as General items instead of default Pictures:
Kari

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I have created a task in Task Scheduler to run an application I wrote in VB.Net. The problem is that it loads it as a process, not as an application, so it does not actually run.

How do I get this application to run using Task Manager? It worked fine under Windows 7.

Thanks,
Marty

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Both my IE and Firefox and stopped working. When I attempt to run either of the applications by clicking on their icon nothing happens. Neither browers will open up a window. However, when I open the task manager I can see that both IE and firefox are processes which are running.

When I try to shut down my PC it even says that firefox is still running, would you like to end the application now.

I have not installed or updated anything on that PC (which is running XP). I am pretty sure it's nothing to do with my router as both my laptop and my other PC works fine.

While writing this I have literally just installed Safari and that seems to work.

I don't really mind if IE doesn't work but can anyone help me solve me firefox problem.

I have included my hijackthis log incase it can shed some light on the problem.Thanks in advance for everyones help.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:04:47, on 28/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\G-VGA.exe
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A:Both IE and firefox will not brower even though they are an active process

Just a test, to see if other software is stopping it from being launched. You should attempt to boot your machine into safe mode. If you can launch your programs then it would indicate a virus or firewall like program is stopping it from running.

If you do find that it launchs fine while in safe mode, you should run "MSCONFIG" and disable most if not all your startup list, boot the computer as normal and see if that fixes it, This will have disabled ALL statup software including your Antri virus so once done enable your AntriVirus again, do a test, if it fails its your AV, if its still successful its probly a virus and you should update and do a full scan.

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This might be a simple question but how can I know what damage will I do if I terminate a process using Active Ports
 

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I was hoping someone could tell me how to read in real time (or logging) what an active process on my PC is doing.
The process SVCHOST.EXE seems to be putting a lot of data through my Zone Alarm Firewall. There doesnít seem to be Internet comm traffic associated with it, but Iím not sure.
I want to be able to see:
- what data is being transmitted
- what program / process requested it
- where the data is going.

Iím getting a little paranoid since this traffic seems new in the last few weeks; before, I would see activity through the firewall that was generally associated with known intentional Internet data requests, but now the firewall is showing virtually constant activity through this SVCHOST.EXE process.
Iím on a home wireless LAN with 128 bit WEP, no SSID broadcast, and MAC address filtering. But this sudden constant traffic is bothering me.
 

A:Solved: How to read what an active process is doing?

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Hi, I have this program called bitmefender in task manager that I can't close out of, and is using up all of the available cpu, and ram
Thanks!

A:False Antivirus Bitmefender can't close process

Hello DWLooney

This appears to be a new item, let's see if we can get it

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
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I know there's run commands to open applications, like "mspaint" opens Microsoft Paint and "calc" opens the Windows Calculator...

Is there a way I can close down a program by entering a run command? I know that when you are shutting down the computer, or using a program to shut down the computer, if you put "shutdown -a" in Run, then it will discontinue shutting down.

Does this also work for normal programs like IE, Firefox, MSN, Paint, etc. ?

Thanks.......

A:[SOLVED] A Run Command To Close Down A Process/Application

I don't know of a run command that does it, but I know alt+f4 does

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Single Language, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3961 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 435734 MB, Free - 359403 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 20074 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled

I m unable to close background processes of u torrent from task manager even after closing it. There are around ten processes of u torrent running in background. please help!!! and thanks in advance...
 

A:Solved: Unable to close background process!!!

I m unable to close background processes of u torrent from task manager even after closing it. There are around ten processes of u torrent running in background. please help!!! and thanks in advance...
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If you read the forum rules, we don't provide help with the use of torrents.

P2P and File Sharing - We do not support P2P file sharing applications or web sites where the aim or much of the content is illegally shared copyrighted music, videos, or other files. This includes torrents, Kazaa, LimeWire, RapidShare, Pirate Bay, and the like. Any threads requesting help for such will be closed.

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Hi guys. I hope someone can help out.I couple of days ago, I was on a website (which I can't for the life of me remember anymore - no, it's not pr0n) when FF 3.5 suddenly crashed on me. I sent a crash report to Mozilla. Ever since the crash the firefox.exe process does not terminate when I close the browser. Additionally, I see high CPU usage when the browser is closed (and ONLY when the browser is closed).I thought it might have something to do with Mozilla's crash reporting tool working overtime, but then I noticed something strange: the same thing also happens to IE 8. I've read around and am now aware of a trojan called Poison Ivy which causes the symptoms I have described earlier, but a peek at the appropriate registry entries show no entries with StubPaths only.Earlier today I tried booting up through the Ultimate Boot CD and ran a barrage of virus scans from Avira, McAfee and Kaspersky to name a few, plus a few anti-spyware tools. All turned up nothing! So now I'm back to square 1. I would highly appreciate it if someone could go through my HiJackThis and DDS logs to help me determine if I am infected with something, or at least help me figure out what's causing my browser processes to stick around and consume CPU time.Here's my DDS log:DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Mimiw and Chuchu at 17:36:44.29 on 2009/07/07Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.932.81.1033.18.2047.1436 [GMT 8:00]AV... Read more

A:Firefox/IE process does not terminate on browser close

Hello.

I have managed to resolve this issue myself. What was causing the problem was not a malware infection as I suspected, but a faulty Java installation.

Please lock this thread.

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Hello, I am a new member to the site and this is my first post. I was interested to see if you could assist me with a persistent problem I am experiencing with the Generic Host Process for Win32 has encountered an error and needs to close. The instruction at 0x7c923845 referenced memory at 0x00000000, the memory could not be read.
The Norton antivirus I had on this PC became disabled a few weeks ago and have only had the time to look into this now. I have installed Norton Antivirus 2011 and conducted scans of the system, in which it did detect errors and a virus which it successfully quarentined (Trojan ByteVerify and Downloader. I have also installed spybot and registry mechanic from PC Tools (which found and repaired many errors) but yet the problem persists.
I have followed the directions for the DDS, attach and ark files which are included for your review.
Thank you for any assistance or recommendations that you have, as it will be greatly appreciated!
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Mike Trosclair at 9:51:11.39 on Thu 12/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.66 [GMT -6:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus *Enabled/Updated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
AV: Smart Engine *Enabled/Updated* {84AD8D76-C70A-48C7-A44E-5653092CBF8E}
AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *Enabled/Updated* {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}
FW: Smart Engine *Enabled*

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A:Generic Host Process for Win32 Needs to Close

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

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Good Morning,
We have just updated our company to IE11. For some users, intermittently they cant close the IE window from either File-Exit or by clicking on the Red X at the top right hand corner. The only way they can close the window is by ending the process.
We have deleted the windows profiles to no avail.
We are running Windows 7-64. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and regards.
Bryan.

A:IE11 - Can only close IE window by ending the process

Hello Bryan,
Please try to reset the Internet Explorer and check if the issue still exists.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/reset-ie-settings#ie=ie-11
If the issue still exists, please refer to the following article to repair and reinstall the Internet Explorer 11.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/318378?wa=wsignin1.0

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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In the last 2 days when I start my Win 7 Pro x64 PC I have a problem. After the Welcome screen goes I get a blue screen (Not BSOD) with my cursor in the centre and my Windows 7 title in the bottom right-hand corner. This lasts for about 90 seconds then Windows starts up. I pressed Control, Alt and Delete whilst the blue screen was up and selected Task Manager. The only Process running was System Idle Process. I thgought it was only supposed to run when the system was idle not starting up. I know Windows will not allow you to stop the process but what is causing it to run. My computer is normally a fast start-up - about 32 seconds, but suddenly this. What have I done to my dream machine (12 gb of Ram, 5 hard-drives)?
 

A:System Idle Process running before Windows 7 starts

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I've been using an OCR program (Abbyy FineReader 6.0 Sprint Plus) for scanning and pdf'ing old files for months with no problems. But now, when I try to run it, I get the opening banner, then nothing. Windows task manager shows the program under processes, but not under applications.

MY OS is XP home, which is completely up to date. Everything was working fine until a couple of days ago. I don't think I've changed any settings. I think there were some recent automatic microsoft updates, but I can't recall whether those were just before or just after this problem arose.

Any suggestions very much appreciated! Below is a list of what I've tried so far.

Tom
1. Original problem: When I ran the program, I got this error message:

"Internal Program Error:

C:\FineReader6\StartUp\Batch\BatchDoc.cpp, 185."

It gave me two options: OK and Cancel.

If I clicked on OK, nothing happened. Program didn't load.

If I clicked on cancel, I got a runtime error ["This application has
requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way. Please contact the
application's support team for more information.)

Contacted Abbyy technical support and they recommended uninstalling and then re-installing from an url they gave me. Did that. It got rid of the error message, but the program still doesn't run.

2. Tried running the program with virus checking software turned off. No difference.

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A:Program Not Visiible but shows as an active Process

Have you tried to go the the "Processes" tab of Task Manager, find the process that is the program you are trying to kill, then End the Process?

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Hello, new member here. I have an older XP computer. A few days ago, the XP Antivirus 2012 virus appeared. After googling about it (from my non-infected computer) I ran MalwareBytes which got rid of the XP Antivirus virus. But then I noticed that Google searches are getting redirected, so I ran TDSSKiller. But it did not find anything to "cure". It did find "TDSS File System Physical Drive: \Device\Harddisk0\DR0", but suggested to "skip", so I did not remove that. I also noticed in the Task Manager process list that Ping.Exe is eating up a lot of resources, and it restarts even after ending the process. So I am turning to BleepingComputer in search of an angel for help ;) I've followed the steps in your great tutorial -- enabled XP firewall, disabled CD Emulation with DeFogger(I don't think there was any running, didn't get asked to reboot). Then ran both DDS and GMER, logs posted and attached. Thank you so much for your help! Happy Holidays -- Dave

DDS.txt:
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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Dave at 19:22:38 on 2011-12-18
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.117 [GMT -8:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Disabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *Disabled*
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*
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A:Google keeps redirecting, and ping.exe active process

Hi,Can you please post the TDSSKiller log for me please, it will be located on your c:\ driveNEXTDownload ComboFix from one of the following locations:Link 1 Link 2 VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop * IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures. Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.... Read more

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I have a process that is always running on my PC (Win7 sp1) that I can shutdown gracefully anytime and will also shutdown gracefully when the computer is restarted or shutdown if only it is given enough time. I'd like to add a little time (maybe 20 seconds) between the time the computer sends the shutdown command to all open processes and the time it sends the kill now command to any processes that are left open.

If my process shuts down gracefully it restarts in about 5 seconds, but when it shuts down ungracefully it takes about 10 minutes.
 

A:Pause Shutdown to let Active Process Finish

The Shutdown command has a switch for numbers of seconds before shutdown.

Code:
H:\>shutdown /?
Usage: shutdown [-i | -l | -s | -r | -a] [-f] [-m \\computername] [-t xx] [-c "comment"] [-d up:xx:yy]

No args Display this message (same as -?)
-i Display GUI interface, must be the first option
-l Log off (cannot be used with -m option)
-s Shutdown the computer
-r Shutdown and restart the computer
-a Abort a system shutdown
-m \\computername Remote computer to shutdown/restart/abort
-t xx Set timeout for shutdown to xx seconds
-c "comment" Shutdown comment (maximum of 127 characters)
-f Forces running applications to close without warning
-d [u][p]:xx:yy The reason code for the shutdown
u is the user code
p is a planned shutdown code
xx is the major reason code (positive integer less than 256)
yy is the minor reason code (positive integer less than 65536)

 

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I can be in MS Word, After Effects, Surfing or ANY OTHER PROGRAM, and not click out, but be just working away and all the sudden SOMETHING (your part) causes my active window/program to go like it was a background process.

I could be in the middle of typing an email, and in the middle of a word and I can get half of it typed and then... BOOM! I'm out. The program DOES NOT close, it just acts like I clicked away to the desktop or another program.

Then I have to click back on my email and can resume typing for a bit.

This happens every 5 minutes or so (haven't timed it).

When it clicks itself out, it doesn't really go anywhere that I can tell, but something is definitely making my active window/program become inactive. I'm assuming it's some background process, but I don't see anything pop-up or blink or give me ANY indication at all that it has taken the active position.

I'm not sure how to even phrase this question since I don't know what is really going on. But it's driving me crazy in my video editing program (Premiere) especially since I'm in it about 15 hours a day. So it's happening, as you can imagine, 5-10 times an hour during my playack.

In fact, just at this very moment it did it again while writing here. My Chrome page became inactive and I had to reclick right here to continue writing.

Any suggestions on where to even start?

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A:BG Process keeps taking over and bumping me out of my active window

Hi, did you check your PC with an antivirus program?
You can also try downloading HijackThis (HiJackThis | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net) and paste the logs here: HijackThis Logfileauswertung , it will tell you if you have any unwanted or harmful applications/processes/registry entries.

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I have looked everywhere can't find answer to this one
I open word doc do some editing close it later open again to read white papers or what ever again close it again
in process task manager I get up to 4 winword exe 's running at same time
I have tried to change priority to low does not help
can't find it in services
I can end process's OK but it is starting to be a headache as my process's for the day adds up don't want it to start affecting my machine

45 process's ticking away now cpu up to 20%

thank you
Regards
SS
 

A:Winword exe process does not close after closing word 2000

There are a few things you can look into.
In the Start/Programs/Startup folder is probably an entry with a small flag and Microsoft Office. Delete that entry. (this is a process also known as OSA9.EXE for Office2K, or OSA10.EXE for OfficeXP). If you have the Binder program running, stop that as well.
Next, Stop the Indexing Service under Computer Management, and set it to Disabled, it will make your PC faster.
Another influence could be the Office plug-in from Norton/Symantec antivirus. This unnecessarily delays opening/closing of any office files. UN-tick it somewhere in the NAV-settings. Other AV-programs have something similar. Even when you disable it, the AV will still check office-attachments in emails (which is all it needs to do).
When you open a .doc file, the WINWORD.EXE will show up in the Process list of task-manager, and the Document-name will show up under Applications.
Opening a second .doc will (should) only open up another Application in task-manager, but should not open a second instance of Word.
If that is the case, there is something wrong in the Office settings, and an Office-repair should do the trick. Click on Add/Remove programs, select Office 2000, click on "support information", in there a button "Repair" will show up.
HTH
 

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One of the forever most annoying things about Windows, is that if a program stalls and you want to kill it, clicking the 'x' button for closing the window, actually does nothing.

Is there a way to make this button forcibly kill the process, without having the wait ages for the "This program appears to have stopped working" prompt? (or just make it immediately open up that prompt, if the program doesn't kill itself within a couple of seconds?)

A:Make 'close window' button kill the process?

Tried clicking it multiple times?

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Hello!

While using the internet we receive a message "Generic Host Process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

I looked at the reporting log and it referenced two files:
svchost.exe.mdmp
appcompat.txt

We have to reboot to regain access to the internet. We also have a problem with random tabs opening with some sort of work at home type of advertising. Are these related?

Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Generic Host Process Needs to Close Pops Up When Using Firefox

Hello, appears like a Bamital infection. Let's run some scans and look at the logs. Is this XP and which Antivirus is running?Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download 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.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.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 ... Read more

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Im running Windows XP SP3 and every time I start the computer I get the error "Generic Host process for Win32 services has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenienece." I think it happened because I ended one of the svchost.exe through the "end process" option in task manager because of high cpu , so now after the error comes up the themes stop working (it switches to the old classic theme.) and sometimes the audio of my computer stops working. Looking at Process Explorer I see that the "Generic Host" it's referring to is the svchost.exe that controlls the most services (the list of services is longer than the other svchost.exe's). I see that it disappears after the error and it occasionally comes back and leaves again but with a shorter list of services it's controlling. I tried doing a system restore but it didn't do anything. So I want to know how to stop the svchost.exe "generic host" from crashing. I appreciate any help.

A:[SOLVED] Generic Host Process for Win32 needs to close

do you keep on ending svchost.exe, or does Generic Host process crash by its self?

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got this problem.after surfing for an hour or so ie7 becomes unresponsive and just hangs with a white screen.after closing it i open task manager and ieplorer.exe is still running and will not close,then everything just stops working.i can't even shut down the computer.i have run my antivirus and spyware programs but it comes bact with nothing.this problem has been posted before but closed before a response was put on. what is it and whats going on. i have run the dds tool as said in the other thread and is posted below.help and advice needed.



DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by craig at 7:28:02.87 on 11/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.44.1033.18.3002.1883 [GMT 0:00]

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

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
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A:problems with ie7 etc,unresponsive,hangs,process does not close in taskmanager,

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, 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.comDDS.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.Follow the instructions that pop up for p... Read more

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I am working on a Lenovo thinkvantage desktop. 3.4Ghz 2 gig ram, 70.5 gig HD with 38 gig free

This machine has Symantec anti-virus 10 and the user is suppose to run Malwarebytes every week.

It currently has the google redirector and the iexplore.exe starts automattically as a process but does not show the ie screen. It also starts some audio advertizing in the background when the user works on the internet.

I ran Malwarebytes and symantec in safe mode and malwarebytes found fake AV and hijacker. Symantec also found those same things after they supposedly were cleaned by malwarebytes.

The user must go to the internet to do there job. The web site he goes to is www.dryvit.com but on the admin side. I do know that our site is not infected.

Can you help me remove these(or this) problem?

A:google redirect/iexplore starts as a process only/background noise

Hello and welcome.. Lets see if we can get it.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Be sure to download TDSSKiller.exe (2.6.11.0) from Kaspersky's website and not TDSSKiller.zip which appears to be an older version 2.3.2.2 of the tool.Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it. To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show i... Read more

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About a week ago I did something that resulted in getting the Speech Recognition setup window when I logged in. I think it may have been a fumbled mouse or keyboard action when I had the task bar selected, but I'm not sure about that part. On the Setup window there are only the options to continues with the setup or Cancel, I'd click Cancel, it would go away, but at the next system boot / login, that window would appear again.

So I figured OK, I'll do the setup steps and then just not enable it. But now the Speech Recognition process is automatically starting with every login. Yes, I've gone to the Speech Properties window and made sure that the "Run Speech Recognition at startup" box under User Settings is NOT checked. (Control Panel, Ease of Access, Speech Recognition Options, Advanced speech options)

I've tried purposefully turning on "Run Speech Recognition at startup", rebooting, then turning it off, and rebooting again, but the speech recognition process still starts up automatically (and when I look at the setting it is NOT checked).

I've looked in the Startup folders for both All Users and my login and no entries there. I've looked at the Startup list in msconfig and don't see anything there.

I've searched for "speech" on the Everything tab of SysInternal's Autoruns and the only hit is for c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved

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A:Speech Recognition process ignores startup setting and starts anyway

Same Problem, but I fixed it.

I'm thinking that the service pack 1 for vista automatically causes the startup of speech recognition in its update in anticipation of someone who has a computer, but can't see it (Blind). So those of us who can see are getting screwed royal with 30 seconds to a minute of lagg time including the annoying voice startup. This is probably only happening to the few of us who experimented with voice recognition and started it at some point previous to the windows update.

OK - enough of that!

Start
Control Panel
Classic View
Ease of Access Center

Unclick or uncheck "Allways read this section allowed" and
Unclick or uncheck "Allways scan this section"

Then: scroll down to "Use this computer without a display" (click it)
Unclick or uncheck everything in the screen and click "apply"

At this point, it will not let you press the "save" button for some stupid reason

Just back arrow up in the browser bar left hand side instead


then: Change Administrative Settings (Upper left hand corner)
Make sure everything is unchecked in the next screen and click "apply"

Again, the same nagging thing happens with the "Save" button not working.

Simply click on the "Create a Restore Point" and then cancell out of the restore process after that. The press the "SAVE" button.

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Hello all,
 
This is my first post after reading different solutions over the years here.  Searched prev answers here and found similar things but nothing that solves this issue.
 
Problem: Upon booting up, Windows installer prepares to install something.

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However, nothing installs and even the cancel button doesn't work.  The only way to stop the process is via the Task Manager
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I then get this message saying the program is not responding.  It is titled "Macrovision Software Manager"
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Here is what comes up when I click to see the error report
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And these are the details
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History:  I encountered an error while installing the software for an Epson Multifunction printer.  I finally did get the software to install after aborting the first attempt.  However, upon rebooting the PC, the problem started. 
 
My HW and SW:
Dell Precision T3400
OS: WinXP ver 2002 SP3
 
I'm guessing my PC still thinks I'm trying to install the printer software from the first attempt.
 
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A:Macrovision software manager - process starts on boot but hangs

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hello Bleeping Computer Experts,First off, thanks to all BC moderators and experts for volunteering their time and expertise to help out us computer users. I'm sure many of us appreciate your time and help.This is the system where I'm experiencing the problem: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit, Service Pack 1.Problem description:Starting around three days ago, I started noticing that when I use the Firefox (v. 9.0.1) Google search bar and click a link from the search results, I get redirected to totally unrelated websites. This seems to happen at say every 3-4 searches. Sometimes these redirections come with pop-up Firefox windows to more unrelated websites (around 1-2 pop-up windows at a time). Naturally, I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete to see what might be causing this and I noticed that a process called PING.EXE is constantly running and hogging the CPU usage. I did a Google search on this process and learned that it is legitimate, except for when it's hogging that much memory in which case it might be a sign of an infection.I have not taken any actions except for posting this problem on Bleeping Computer. Here is the link to the original topic that I posted: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic440216.htmlI was instructed to post the problem as a new topic in this forum by Broni.I was unable to create a GMER log because my computer is 64 bit.For some reason, I'm unable to attach the "Attach.txt" log that was generated by DDS. When I browse for this ... Read more

A:PING.EXE process unusually active, browser redirected, pop-ups

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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Hello Bleeping Computer Experts,

First off, thanks to all BC moderators and experts for volunteering their time and expertise to help out us computer users. I'm sure many of us appreciate your time and help.

This is the system where I'm experiencing the problem: Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit, Service Pack 1.

Problem description:
Starting around three days ago, I started noticing that when I use the Firefox (v. 9.0.1) Google search bar and click a link from the search results, I get redirected to totally unrelated websites. This seems to happen at say every 3-4 searches. Sometimes these redirections come with pop-up Firefox windows to more unrelated websites (around 1-2 pop-up windows at a time). Naturally, I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete to see what might be causing this (or pretend to, at least), and I noticed that a process called PING.EXE is constantly running and hogging the CPU usage. I did a Google search on this process and learned that it is legitimate, except for when it's hogging that much memory in which case it might be a sign of infection.

My questions:
Am I infected?
How should I proceed from here?

Any help is much appreciated.

nimboot22

A:PING.EXE process unusually active, browser redirected, pop-ups

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hello all. I've tried several things to no avail. I need some extra help.A friends PC is getting this error: STOP: c000021a [fatal system error]Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000080' (0x00000000 0x00000000).The System has been shut down.What occurred before this error popped up:1. Upgraded dvd43 software, booted, and this error came up.I have tried multiple things.1. Ran the bootfix2. Tried the Recovery Console with their diagnostics3. Tried to get to Safe Mode and it will not load, goes back to this message.4. Tried to overlay the XP image (refresh it), no avail, back to the same message.I haven't found anything on the web that can help me so far. Looking to take the next step and ask for help.

A:Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000080

0xC000021A: STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATEDThis occurs when Windows switches into kernel mode and a user-mode subsystem, such as Winlogon or the Client Server Runtime Subsystem (CSRSS), is compromised. Security can no longer be guaranteed. Because Win XP can?t run without Winlogon or CSRSS, this is one of the few situations where the failure of a user-mode service can cause the system to stop responding. This Stop message also can occur as a result of malware infestation or when the computer is restarted after a system administrator has modified permissions so that the SYSTEM account no longer has adequate permissions to access system files and folders.I've never gotten this particular error...but if I did, i would treat it as a malware situation until proven otherwise.Louis

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I am running a Dell computer with Windows XP home with 4 users. I have no access to a Boot CD or Windows install disc. I don't believe they ever sent one. Here are my problems.

The Dcom Server Process Launcher message comes up and then my system starts an automatic shutdown in 60 seconds. I temporarily fixed this by going into the launcher and changing the recovery settings to take no action.

I am having also having Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services has encountered a problem message pop up.

Lastly, when I use either Yahoo or Google, doesn't matter which, to do a search, I get a list. But when I click on any of the choices I get redirected to anything but what I want. If I copy and past the link I'm fine.

Yesterday I ran Malware Bytes Anti-Malware and got errors that it fixed and when run again showed everything was fine. However, today I was the only one of the four users who could log on. The others just got a blue screen. So I ran the MBA again and it found 147 errors. Again I corrected. Still having issues so I did a system restore ... didn't help. Restored back to now and come to you. Here is the dds log.



DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sue at 20:44:47.21 on Sun 01/24/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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A:Dcom Server Process Launcher & Generic host Process Errors

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

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Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if it still exists:

My Way Search Assistant<<Please read this

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Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Get help here

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