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Q: Multiple Chrome instances listed in Task Manager

Hi, I just noticed when attempting to run SuperAnti Virus, it says Chrome is still running. If I open Task Manager, it still shows about 12 instances of Chrome running? is this normal or do I have something going on with Chrome?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3050 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4007 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 452 GB (396 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0787MR
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Preferred Solution: Multiple Chrome instances listed in Task Manager

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

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

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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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A:IE and chrome instances in task manager

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I made a mistake by trying to download something I didn't trust, now I'm quite certain there's a virus. Microsoft Security Essentials isn't able to clean it, it detects it and I know where the file is, but it just gets stuck on cleaning it.
 
Items: 
containerfile:C:\Users\April\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\005\p\00\00000001
file:C:\Users\April\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\File System\005\p\00\00000001->The Sims 4 (Origin) PC full game + DLC ^^nosTEAM^^/Sims4-Origins-nosTEAM.part3.rar->The Sims 4\Game\Bin\3dmgame.dll

A:Multiple instances of iexplorer.exe in task manager

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

Cheers.

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

A:Multiple instances running in Task Manager

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

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Anybody know how I can get rid of these? i have tried every anti-virues known, and nothing seems to fix it. istill get about 50 instances of iexplore.exe in the task manager. Windows Live OneCare has found the following trojans/Virues...

Backdoor.Win32/Rustock.genB!
Spyware:Win32/WebHancer
TrojanDownloader:Win32/VB.AAF
Trojan:Win32/vundo.HT
Trojan:Win32/Conhook.l
TrojanDropper:Win32/Nuwar.gen!lds
Trojan:Win32/vundo.gen!H
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.gen!GX
Trojan:Win32/vundo.gen!X
VirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.A
Trojan:Win32/SystemHijack.gen
TrojanDownloader:ASX/Wimad.gen!A

A:multiple iexplore.exe instances in task manager

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

A:multiple instances of iexplore.exe in task manager

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When looking in taskmgr, I find 14 instances of Internet Explorer running, each using around 21MB of RAM. Any ideas as to why there are so many? If I close out of IE completely, they are still there....

thanks..

A:multiple iexplore instances in task manager

Hello Mahjohn,

Each instance of the iexplore.exe process is a separate opened tab in Internet Explorer, and one just for each opened Internet Explorer itself. It's part of the tab recovery feature, so if a tab crashes it will not crash Internet Explorer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have IBM R52 Thinkpad with Windows XP Service Pack3.

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

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

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

Need help.

Regards
Roopam
 

A:Multiple Iexplore.exe instances in task manager

Hiya

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

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

Cheers.
 

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

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

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

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When I run an Internet Shortcut (url) from the Taskbar it creates 4 instances of iexplore in Task Manager and not all of them close when I close the window. This means my memory gets filled with LOTS of instances of iexplore. If I run ie8 directly, then goto the website, this does not happen. I only get the two instances that go away when I close the window. Running Win7 and IE8.

A:Multiple Instances of iexplore in Task Manager

The best solution is to use Favorites instead of saving links to individual sites to your desktop. You can always click on Manage Favorites to organize them. You can create folders to categorize them.

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Dear Mods,

I recently noticed multiple instances of iexplore.exe in the task manager.. my system is also beginning to heat-up rapidly (probably due to this.. though i m not sure).. This is Internet explorer 8 and the O.S. is Windows 7

Following is the logfile from HJT:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 22:38:13, on 09-02-2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16700)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkNGUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\OSD\RtVOsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
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A:Multiple instances of iexplore.exe running in task manager

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I'm also fairly certain that I've got a Trojan as I just had a video pop up in Windows Media Player that I've never seen before. I closed out before seeing what it was all about, but I'm worried that I'm severely infected. I've done some reading about reformatting and have done it before on my old computer, but not on this one. Apparently, it requires a Windows disc to perform on this computer, but it was a custom build and I never had a disc for it (Windows 7 came pre-installed). Thank you for any help that you guys can provide.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 1/2/2015
Scan Time: 6:49:24 PM
Logfile: MB Log.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.00.4.1028
Malware Database: v2015.01.02.09
Rootkit Database: v2014.12.30.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Sean

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 374485
Time Elapsed: 13 min, 43 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 2
Trojan.FakeMS, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{F6BF8414-962C-40FE-90F1-B80A7E72DB9A}, Quarantined, [5b462bc79aef3501b144d428c63b47b9],
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A:Multiple explorer.exe and dllhost.exe *32 Instances in Task Manager.

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Download RogueKiller from one of the following links and save it to your Desktop:

Link 1
Link 2
Close all the running programs
Windows Vista/7/8 users: right click on RogueKiller.exe, click Run as Administrator
Otherwise just double-click on RogueKiller.exe
Pre-scan will start. Let it finish.
Click on SCAN button.
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Hi,
 
I noticed my Vista-64 pc slowing down. So i checked Task Manager to see multiple instances of powershell.exe*32 running, somtimes just a few and sometimes up to 40 instances! (see attached screen shot).
 
When i right click and END PROCESS - i can do it, except usually the last one gives me a message "access denied". But sometimes it lets me END all of them. However it just reappers moments later.
Lastly - when i shut down the PC i get a message "Powershell application error: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click ok to terminate the application"
Then it shuts down succesfully.
Malwarebytes and AVG scans found nothing.
 
I ran Eset scanner and attached that ext file.
Attached are the dds, and farbar files.
 
Thanks.
 
Mike.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A:Multiple instances of powershell.exe in Task manager - all but one can be closed

I'm going to run combofix....let me know if anyone wants to see the text file.

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hey guys.
my computer as been slowing down greatly lately.
i've noticed that whenever i open my task manager, there are multiple entries of "svchost.exe".
right in this moment, i see 8 of them. however, some of them are placed in different user names.
there are:

3 in LOCAL SERVICE, mem usage average is about 175K.
2 in NETWORK SERVICE, mem usage average is about 1,800K.
3 in SYSTEM, mem usage ranging from 1,000K to 4,200K.

i don't know much about how computers work, so i need your help.
if i'm not providing enough information, please say so, and i'll be glad to elaborate.
any help is appreciated.
thanks for your time and effort.

A:Multiple instances of svchost.exe in task manager! is this normal?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is Computer Pro and I will be helping you with your issues.Please subscribe to your topic so that you will be notified as soon as I post a reply, instead of you having to check the topic all of the time. This will allow you to get an email notification when I reply.To subscribe, go to your topic, and at the top right hand corner by your first post, click the Options button and then click Track this topic. Then bullet the immediate notification bubble. Finally, press submit.Having multiple instances of svchost.exe is perfectly normal. As of right now, my machine has 7 of them running. But let's try to see if we can get rid of your slowness!Lets take a look with MalwarebytesPlease download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here:MalwarebytesPlease rename the file BEFORE downloading to zztoy.exe instead of mbam-setup.exeMBAM 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.Double Click zztoy.exe to install the application.* Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Full Scan", then click Scan.* The scan may take some ... Read more

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This morning I noticed that a huge chunk of my Firefox thumbnails were gone, the history completely wiped, and system was slow. As I have cats, I assumed they had gotten on the desk and jostled the keyboard around in that way that always seems to mess up a computer, and since Firefox was open, that was the victim.
When I opened task manager, I noticed 5-6 instances of iexplorer, rundll and explorer running, consuming a great deal of resources, so I ended all but the needed explorer instance. This problem has reoccurred several times, even after running MalwareBytes and deleting all found problems and rebooting. I really know nothing about malware and etc, but I must have this computer functioning because my medically required home phone runs from it. These are my system specs, such as they are:

Microsoft Windows XPSP3
AMD Athlon Processor 2650e
1.61GHz, 2.75GB of RAM (though I know I have 3 installed)
The computer itself is an eMachines mini tower PC.

Can anyone help me?
 

A:Multiple instances of explorer.exe, rundll and in task manager.

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Dear all

I am having the following problem for about two weeks now: Without relation to activity of mine (starting programs or opening Explorer windows), multiple (one to six) instances of RUNDLL32.EXE keep appearing in my task manager just to vanish a second later.

The result is a significant reduction of computer speed, and the hour glass icon popping up next to my mouse pointer every two seconds.

I have scanned my machine with PC Tools Spyware Doctor and AntiVirus, Lavasoft Ad-Aware, and Uniblue SpyEraser but could not find a related infection.

As I was not able to find related discussions through Google, or in your or other forums, here's a current HJT log, in the hope that you will see something.

Thank you

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:35:05, on 23.03.2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
H:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
I:\Programme\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
H:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
H:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
H:\Programme\Gemeinsame Dateien\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
H:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
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Looked in the task manager today and noticed 4 separate entries for explorer.exe / windows explorer. Is this normal? Or does it indicate a problem? Windows 7 32 bit system.

Thank you for your time,
Steve

A:Multiple explorer.exe listed in task manager

Hello SRB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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For the last few weeks I have noticed that when I restart windows, several iexplore.exe processes are running - even before I've had a chance to do anything. These take up a lot of CPU space and will multiple if I don't close them in Task Manager. They are mostly listed as MIKE under User Name but there is one that is listed as SYSTEM which seems strange. I believe that these processes are actually going to ad related websites because I can notice them in my history - on some occasions I believe that they are on a radio station site because I can hear radio being broadcast even though no windows are open.

If anybody knows what I can do to get rid of this, please let me know. I am not able to do a system restore to before the problem either for some reason. I have tried numerous spyware programs and online virus scans but the problem persists. I have attached the DSS report below. Thanks!

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Mike on 2008-03-27 00:20:09
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.
-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
50: 2008-03-27 04:20:40 UTC - RP924 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
49: 2008-03-27 01:43:41 UTC - RP923 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
48: 2008-03-27 01:33:33 UTC - RP922 - Software Distribution S... Read more

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Hello everyone,

Recently, I have been having an issue with my computer connecting to the internet using IE7. After a restart of the computer, I am able to connect to the internet, but if I close the browser and try to log in later I am not able to get to the internet.

Today, while trying to figure this out I noticed that I have multiple instances of iexplorer listed in Task Manager even when IE is not open.

Any assistance that you may provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:IE not reponding when launched, Multiple instances of iexplorer.exe in task manager.

So I just noticed that I should have posted several scan logs for this. Here are the logs for HijackThis and GMER. I could not get the DDS scan to complete as I kept getting a Blues Screen of Death when running it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:38:47 AM, on 12/11/2010
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter Security Suite\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Charter Security Suite\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Charter Security Suite\Common\FSHDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
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Win7 64 Home Premium
 
Intermittently, not every day, something causes numerous instances of javaws.exe to fill up the task manager and use all system memory causing other programs to crash before they themselves crash and all goes back to normal.  I have not been able to identify any consistent action that causes this behavior but it can be very bothersome when it occurs.
 
Scans from MSE, Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware do not pick up anything.
 
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

A:Intermittent javaws.exe multiple instances filling task manager memory

Welcome to BC....
 
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe 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 (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
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A:mshta hijacked and multiple instances of fake programs in task manager

Thanks for reading,

I have a windows xp laptop that is severly infected.
Mshta has been duped in task manager and there are other fake programs running. When connected to the web it redirects any search or address bar submissions. Home page redirects aswell even with it set via Internet options.

Avg didn't catch anything and acted as if it was operating 3 times it's normal speed which was very odd to me and it only found tracking cookies but a prompt popped up saying I needed to update before it could delet the tracking cookies....I called bs to that and downloaded rkill ran it and like magic my avg was terminated along with all the fake mshtas/fake programs. So I downloaded mbam,emsisoft,hijackthis,dds,gmer,defoger,superantispyware. Before I got started I tested the severity of reoccurances if I ended a fake proccess. Ending each in task manager was fine with no issues even the web would work with fewer redirects any time a page was closed a fake program would appear in the proccess list. I then ran mbam It found 7 Trojans they deleted fine but now the computer was slower than before and now mbam needed to update? I launched task manager and now instead of 8 mshtas running I now had 20 and other fake programs running. I ran rkill again but this time it didn't remove any fake processes from running. Any attemp at ending a fake proccess like before now results in access denied and a fatal error occurring shutting down with a timer. Says I have 1 min before the la... Read more

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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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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.

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

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Hello Everyone. I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FXA53 Notebook running WinXP SP2. I haven't been comfortable yet downloading SP3 and that's why I haven't. I've heard of people having a lot of problems with it. The computer has a 30GB hard drive, 256MB Ram and is an AMD AthlonXP 1500 chip. I pretty much only use it for Internet. I normally use the Firefox browser.

Today, while on eBay, I noticed the hard drive having an extreme amount of activity, so much that I couldn't use the mouse or scroll. After a while, I could, but it was intermittant. It kept happening so I pressed "ctrl-alt-delete" ONE TIME to bring up task manager because I was going to shut down Firefox. Well, nothing happened right away except continued hard drive activity. Eventually, minutes later, task manager came up and I saw at least 30 instances of task manager running and in the system tray. I started ending task manager processes one by one for all the task managers until I regained control of my system.

This is not the first time this has happened. Two other times I remember well, both times on eBay, it did exactly the same thing with a lot of hard drive activity to the point that everything was frozen and me pressing "ctrl-alt-delete" once to bring up task manager and seeing a whole bunch of them running all at once and then shutting them down one by one. I might say that ALL of these instances have happened since eBay went to the new Java format. It never happene... Read more

A:Multiple Instances of TASK MANAGER & Extreme Hard Drive Activity/Freezing

Your problem is the amount of installed Ram (256mb) XP needs a minimum of 512mb, but 1gb to run smoothly, the reason your hard drive is thrashing is XP is using it for virtual memory because you don't have enough memory installed.
 

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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.  

A:Multiple Google chrome .exe 32 in task manager

Why Does Chrome Have So Many Open Processes

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

A: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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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

A: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 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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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

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

BTW, am running on Windows 7

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Hi there and thanks in advance for your help. My name is Kat.
 
I have multiple instances of Chrome running consistently making my computer as slow as molasses in January. I downloaded and ran the MalwareBytes file and it found nothing. I tried to download FRST.exe as instructed, but Norton catches it and removes it. Which is kind of ironic, seeing as it didn't catch whatever infected the machine in the first place. But I digress. What do I do next? If this is answered somewhere else, I apologize, I am brand new to the site.
 
Thanks again.

A:Multiple Chrome Instances

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.
 
 
FRST is a safe program, so please temporarily disable norton real-time protection as described here and then download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop. Don't kill any malicious processes at your own.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
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Hi All,

For the last few days I have noticed that my pc would slow down.
When opening the taskmanager i saw that there were about 10 to 12 instances of IE running.
I rarely use it sinc I always use Chrome.
Superantispyware (free version) doesn't find anything when I scan my pc.

EDIT: this log was made after restarting my computer and it seems IE was not running at that time...
I'll wait untill it happens again and then post an update

This is the HJthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:39:52 PM, on 12/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 SP3 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
J:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
J:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
J:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
J:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
J:\Program Files\Soluto\soluto.exe
J:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
J:\Program Files\Digidesign\Drivers\MMERefresh.exe
J:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
J:\Program Files\Soluto\SolutoService.exe
J:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
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A:Multiple instances of IE.. I use Chrome

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer 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. 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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues. 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.scr DDS.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... Read more

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My computer become slow and unresponsive. When I tried to see Task manager, there were more instances of iexplorer.exe*32, chrome.exe*32 and jawas.exe*32. Ran malwarebytes, microsoft scanner none of them got any trojan.. How to remove *32 virus/malware?

A:Multiple instances of chrome.exe*32

Processes that end with *32 are 32-bit applications running under WOW on a 64-bit OS. WOW64 allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows.

Why are 32-bit programs still running on my 64-bit version of Windows?
Running 32-bit Applications
Microsoft created the folder named SysWOW64 for storing 32-bit .dll files. WOW64 equates to "Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit". This folder contains all the 32-bit .dll files required for compatibility which run on top of the 64-bit version of Windows. WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows but x86 applications are re-directed to the x86 \syswow64 when seeking the x64 \system32. The C:\Windows\System32 folder still exists in the 64-bit version of Windows but it is used as a repository for 64-bit .dll files.Chrome.exe (Chrome.exe *32) is a legitimate process related to the Google Chrome web browser. Multiple copies of chrome.exe, referred to as process-per-tab, listed in Task Manager is intentional by design as a crash control. Chrome creates three types of processes (browser, renderers, and plug-ins). Each Chrome tab is treated as it's own individual process for the life of tab meaning it is treated as a separate process so that multiple tabs can run with less problems. This feature increases responsiveness, and prevents the browser from locking up if a particular web app or plug-in stops responding. In the event of a browser crash or hang in one tab, it prevents t... Read more

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When we use chrome on our HP laptop we get multiple instances which seem to be using up excessive memory.

I am attaching a screenshot of our task manage. Anyone know how to resolve this?

bob
 

A:Multiple instances of Chrome

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I noticed today that I have many instances of mshta.exe in the Task Manager. I was in the task manager a few days ago and this wasnt the case. It appears to create a new instance every hour and the size is 9000kb and larger.Based on that I have read its a needed OS file but I shouldnt see many instances. Im running XP media edition on a Toshiba satellite,I am running malwarebytes paid and avast free. I am current with all microsoft updates. I download and ran hijjackthis and here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:03:22 PM, on 12/5/2010
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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\SmoothView.exe
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A:Many instances of mshta.exe in the Task Manager

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.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.
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Is it normal for three instances of conhost.exe to be running? They all got the exact same file location, or is it malware.

A:Three Instances of conhost.exe in task manager.

It is not unusual or abnormal to have several instances of conhost.exe running. All should be located in windows\system32 folder. If any were located elsewhere then there would be cause for concern.

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I always see many instances of powershell.exe. Anywhere from 5-50 iterations listed in Task Manager.
I ran Malwarebytes and came out clean.

It seems to originate in syswow64/WindowsPowerShell/V1.0
There is a powershell.exe and a powershell_ise.exe application in that folder.
These folders are dated 2009 from when i bought my PC so they arent new.

I use Vista 64. SP2
The attached screen print shows what i see.
is this normal?

Thanks.

A:40 instances of powershell.exe in Task Manager

I see no attachment.

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I have 3 instances of CLI.exe running in the task Manager. If I close two, will it screw up some of the programs that may depend on it, or can I close all 3 instances without any problems?
 

A:I have 3 instances of CLI.exe running in the task Manager, Why?

Hi,

This page may help you decide (don't know why there would be three - check your startup entries in Start => Run and type in msconfig):

http://process.networktechs.com/cli.exe.php
 

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Hi all,

I'm currently experiencing some issues with explorer crashes. I've noticed TWO seperate explorer.exe's running in task manager.

Anyone any ideas?

Vista Ultimate SP1

Here are the details:
Description:A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918e5d
Hang Signature: 2b14
Hang Type: 4
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 6153
Additional Hang Signature 1: 2eafb1e12a73dd346e7dd771597ba36a
Additional Hang Signature 2: 95c9
Additional Hang Signature 3: 488e490b007ee565d404468e893f6ae2
Additional Hang Signature 4: 05d1
Additional Hang Signature 5: ec1b7d48d372094950fd33dc8033adab
Additional Hang Signature 6: e79d
Additional Hang Signature 7: 87a6b0def934371552e4a8569e9f7ae9

Please help!

Thanks in advance
 

A:Two instances of explorer.exe in task manager?!

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Hello:
My laptop has multiple Chrome.exe 32* processes running in task manager. I have tried ending the process's and they come back after a few seconds. I went into Program Files in My Computer and attempted to delete Chrome, but Windows tells me to close the program first. Chrome isn't slowing my computer; however, I have had multiple new programs automatically downloading to my computer and attempting to run, as well as constant issues while using the Chrome Browser. I am currently using Internet Explorer to post on these forums, and am getting constant page popping up stating I have a virus and to call a number to fix it (which I won't). I would also like to mention that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can not find anything on it.

A:Multiple instances of Chrome.exe 32* running

There is nothing wrong with Chrome, per se.  It's architecture is such that many Chrome processes run any time you use it.  I've got an entire "window's worth" of chrome.exe running any time I use Chrome (like right now).
 
You definitely have some sort of malware on your computer though.  Before you go over to the "I Think I'm Infected, What Should I Do?" forum you might want to re-run Malwarebytes making sure that you have downloaded the latest definitions file, at a minimum.  This would have to be something very, very new for MBAM to be unaware of it.
 
 
 
 

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Hi there,
I'm fixing a computer for a local business and they said it has been running extremely slow recently. Scanned it over, removed the typical trojans/viruses but it was still running slow. Looked in task manager and found multiple instances of dllhost.exe *32 running. They each took a lot of CPU and memory up. Once I end one of the processes another one starts up. All antivirus is up to date and everything has been scanned but nothing is picking it up. What could it be?
 
I have been able to rightclick - end process all of them for a little bit. I monitored the processes and they were fine for about 10 minutes then all 20 instances of the dllhost.exe*32 popped up again and starting rising in memory and cpu it took up.
 
And yes I have tried multiple solutions to try and fix this so you will see weird programs in the log.
Thanks in advance
 
 
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.17267
Run by ROBERT at 23:31:16 on 2014-09-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.5943.1856 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D87FA2C0-F526-77B1-D6EC-0EDF3936CEDB}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {631E4324-D31C-783F-EC5C-35AD42B18466}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {E04423E5-BF49-76E9-FDB3-A7EAC7E589A0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.e... Read more

A:20+ instances of dllhost.exe*32: COM Surrogate in task manager

Hello,
 
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.
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Hello,
 
I noticed my computer running slowly, so I checked task manager and found multiple instances of Chrome and "Service Host Processes" that took up a lot of memory. I ran ESETS, Malwarebytes, ADW, TDSSkiller, and JRT. ESETS found one bad extension in chrome, but the problem remains. I ended up uninstalling Chrome, but I don't know if this really solved the problem.
 
This may be a separate problem (if so, apologies!), but it's closely related: I started using Firefox and a website pretending to be a sports highlight video site hijacked my home page. Next time I tried to start Firefox page popped up and tryied to install some "update" (I CTRL-ALT-DELed out of it). Have run ESETS, ADW, and Malware but they've found nothing. As a result, I re-installed Chrome just to post to this site, and the multiple instances and Service Host came back.
 
 
 
I am running Windows 8.1

A:Multiple Chrome instances and Firefox hijack

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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A:In windows task manager: 8 chrome procceses in chrome built in task manager: 4 procceses

that's normal, Chrome uses multiple processes to increase stability/performance.
 

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Hello,
When I right-click on an empty space of the left of my
icons {lower right of desktop}, and click on "processes"
I see 7 instances of Opera running but only have
one browser running.

Also I see two instances of Windows Explorer
running but only have one of them open.

Just re-installed XP Home this morning for some
adware, malware, and other stuff including a dialer.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1022 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 66845 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Thank you, Mary
 

A:Solved: 7 instances of Opera running in Task Manager

Even though you only have one browser open, a process will be opened for everything that Opera is doing. Opera has a built in task manager (You should find it in developer tools) It will essentially have one for the program, at least one for every tab and maybe a couple of others for any add-ons you use.

And Windows Explorer may be called in another program (Open, Save etc) so i wouldnt worry.

Thanks
 

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My girlfrield told me today that in the toolbar(down by the clock) of her HP laptop, it showed about 8 simultaniously indication icons (you know, that little green square) for the Task Manager running at all at the same time.

What in the world could cause that? (besides someone pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del repeatedly...which she says she did not do).

Any thoughts, please?
 

A:Many simultanious instances of Task Manager running in toolbar, Why?

It happens. Sometimes i have seen it occur when you get the computer confused for example on start up if you get impatient trying to do things while the start up stuff is being loaded.

if it happens all the time then that is another story
 

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