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Hidden CPU use? CPU being used, but no processes show it (screenshot)

Q: Hidden CPU use? CPU being used, but no processes show it (screenshot)

Update: see next post
Hi there,
First, if this question is in the wrong place, please do point me to the right section.
If you take a look at the screenshots of task manager below, you'll notice something odd. I have a bunch of processes, all using 0% of the cpu. That makes sense, since the computer is not doing anything at the moment, so it should be 0. Then, if you take a look at the bottom of the frame, the total cpu use is shown as 9%, and that is shown again in the next screenshot. [as a note about the percent of cpu use: that is about the maximum amount a single threaded process can use on a 6-core processor with hyperthreading. That is like 1 [email protected] client running, if you are familiar, although there is no such client running].

So, my question: Where is the cpu use coming from? It starts up like this about two minutes after logging in, and continues like this indefinitely, every time. My computer has not always done this though (it started a few days ago), so I'm concerned. System information in the spec link thing.

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

processes, notice they all say 0 under the cpu column.
performance tab, showing that there is significant cpu usage over time.

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A: Hidden CPU use? CPU being used, but no processes show it (screenshot)

Do you see any noticeable change in processes if you poke "show processes from all users"?

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My pc is not showing Hidden Folders even after enabling - "Show Hidden Files, Folders and files"...
now here is how it goes...
i open folder options in the explorer,
and saw that none of the options "DON'T Show Hidden Files, Folders and files" or "Show Hidden Files, Folders and files" is checked... [snapshot 1]
i checked the bullet "Show Hidden Files, Folders and files" and click apply and then OK... [snapshot 2]
but nothing happens... when again i opened folders options, it was again with none marked... [snapshot 1]

I'm currently checking for any viruses for this problem...
But please tell me how to fix this???...

A:My pc is not showing Hidden Folders even after enabling - "Show Hidden

Hello Amit,

As a test, add Show/Hide Hidden Files to your desktop context menu using the tutorial below. Afterwards click on it in the context menu to see if your hidden files will display afterwards.

Show - Hide Hidden Files - Add to Context Menu

Hope this helps,

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I would really appreciate any help or advice on the next steps for removal of this malware. Thanks in advance!
I'm experiencing pop-up redirects and I noticed there are many processes and services that are fake. I've tried a variety of solutions and tools (Malwarebytes, CCleaner etc.) but unfortunately I'm having no luck in solving the problem. 
I attached a screenshot(processes.png) as an example to show some of these fake processes and I also attached the Addition.txt log.

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 Addition.txt   34.46KB
EDIT: Added screenshot example of pop-up

 chrome_update_popup.png   36.13KB
Here is my FRST log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 04-03-2015 01
Ran by william (administrator) on IDEA-PC on 04-03-2015 18:42:04
Running from C:\Users\william\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: william (Available profiles: UpdatusUser & william)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. ... Read more

A:Redirect pop-ups in chrome, fake processes (see screenshot), malware/rootkit?

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.


ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [SugarSyncBackedUp] -> {0C4A258A-3F3B-4FFF-80A7-9B3BEC139472} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [SugarSyncPending] -> {62CCD8E3-9C21-41E1-B55E-1E26DFC68511} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [SugarSyncRoot] -> {A759AFF6-5851-457D-A540-F4ECED148351} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [SugarSyncShared] -> {1574C9EF-7D58-488F-B358-8B78C1538F51} => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing.
BHO: No Name -> {4671dc37-1bf7-4c26-8d4d-b3d843442ad6} -> No File
BHO: No Name -> {bed3f755-e8b1-4104-913e-3692901aaa2c} -> No File

Save the files as fixlist.txt into the same folder as FRSTRun FRST and click Fix only once and wait.Restart the computer normally to reset the registry.The tool will create a log Fixlog.txt please post it to your reply.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool... Read more

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions d that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions assumed that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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In 'folder options' the action of 'show' and 'don't show' hidden files have got interchanged.

So, when I select 'don't show' hidden files are shown, and vice versa.

How to get this back to normal?


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I am trying to setup a default user or machine setup for how win7 handles folder view options. I want show hidden folders to be set to on for all users and the hide extensions for know file types to be unchecked or turned off ffor all users (so extensions show)
I have located them in the registry but they do not seem to be applied to all users.
Below is the registry settings I have set

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

When I create a new account to test the folder options are still hiding hidden files and not showing extensions.

Any suggestions


A:show hidden folders show file extensions thru registry

You're close but in the wrong area.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
show and hide files is a profile specific key and therefore can be modified by user accounts. if you would like to change the default, navigate to key:
HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\explorer\advanced\folder\hidden and \hidefileext
there are keys in there that set default behaviors.

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In Appearance Files View, clearing the 2 buttons to reveal hidden files does not allow access to, for instance, C documents and settings, which has a padlock next to it, and others.

I had reinstalled the OS from within the machine and uninstalled any junk such as games etc. Have Avast free, super antispyware, Spybot, all of which find no threat Have run Kasperski one-time virus removal tool and; no threat. Running Winaso registry cleaner some time ago revealed 500 odd registry errors that were fixed and a subsequent run some time later revealed few problems. Running Winaso again yesterday discovered hundreds of errors again.

Kaspersky seemed to have trouble getting past; PE_Patch.Juba, and Googling suggests there may be something hidden in there.

This machine runs well enough but Firefox not responding, and slowness on internet activity are symptoms.

Do I have a virus?

Regards, DH.

A:Show hidden files that remain hidden

Welcome to the forum.

The "Documents and settings" folder has been obsolete since Vista. You should be using the "Users" folder". The "Documents and settings" folder is just a link maintained for compatibility with old software. Windows Explorer will never give you access by this route no matter what you do.

The "System Volume information" folder has special protection, even from an admin account, and should not be accessed unless you really understand what you are doing.

Registry cleaners are more trouble than they are worth and should be avoided. The validity of the errors found is often questionable. Many will find errors after a clean install. Others will find many errors and supposedly correct them but after another scan it will find the same errors. They have numerous pother problems as well.

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yea, thats about it...
here's a screenshot:

(it should show my external hard drive and my phone... but it doesnt)

Helllpppp guyysss!

A:Ejectable hardware doesn't show in my computer... USB/Phone/ETC! Screenshot included!

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I am guessing this will be either incredibly easy and I am missing something, or incredibly difficult to achieve.

But what I am wanting is to setup my system so that one partition has the ability to view all of the hidden windows files and folders and also hidden system files.

However at the same time for none other partitions on my PC to have this ability.

I can set this up affecting all paritions but there are some that I do not want this feature on.

I know I can laboriously keep switching it back and forth on the drive I want but I would not like to have to do this unless absolutely necessary.

So does anyone know any method that I can achieve what I am wanting.


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In task manager i noticed my cpu running at 50-100% with no processes adding up. I found a software called process explorer that showed me hidden processes. In there i see one app that is running at 50% all the time called AVGSRMAX.exe
I searched the internet with little luck. I searched my whole drive for that app with no luck.

I ran a virus scan with no luck.
I then ran a boot time scan and think it deleted some threats using avast. But that process is still there.
right now I am also using Malwarebytes to scan and so far it isnt finding anything.

Am i on the right track to thing this is a bad process or could it be a corrupt process??

Any ideas?

A:hidden processes using 50% of CPU

AVGSRMAX.exe belongs to AVG and refers to the AVG Scan Action Executor. Where did you search? It jumps out right away in a Google search.

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Hello there, my computer has been acting up recently and there is no indication as to whether or not there is malware or a virus or not. Please help me if you can.

Here is the FRST.log

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:12-09-2015
Ran by Tony&Theodore (administrator) on TONYTHEODOREPC (12-09-2015 12:32:41)
Running from C:\Users\Tony&Theodore\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Tony&Theodore & (Available Profiles: Tony&Theodore & UpdatusUser)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

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

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

(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgrsa.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2014\avgcsrva.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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A:Hidden processes

==================== One Month Created files and folders ========

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file/folder will be moved.)

2015-09-12 12:32 - 2015-09-12 12:33 - 00033124 _____ C:\Users\Tony&Theodore\Desktop\FRST.txt
2015-09-12 12:32 - 2015-09-12 12:32 - 02190848 _____ (Farbar) C:\Users\Tony&Theodore\Desktop\FRST64.exe
2015-09-12 12:32 - 2015-09-12 12:32 - 00000000 ____D C:\FRST
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-17 21:42 - 00393304 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\iedkcs32.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-17 21:14 - 00344168 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\SysWOW64\iedkcs32.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:48 - 25190400 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\mshtml.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:34 - 02724864 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\mshtml.tlb
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:33 - 00004096 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\ieetwcollectorres.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:18 - 00066560 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\iesetup.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:18 - 00048640 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\ieetwproxystub.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:17 - 02886144 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\iertutil.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:17 - 00585216 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\system32\vbscript.dll
2015-09-08 21:42 - 2015-08-15 02:17 - 00417792 _____ (Microsoft Corporation) C:\windows\syste... Read more

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Hey Guys, I cannot find a soultion to this problem. I was using my desktop like normal then an error came up saying that there was a hdd failure, and that i needed to scan for errors. all my files disappeared and only this error would come up. There would be hundreds of the same msg spamed on my screen. I scaned my hdd for errors using my Bios/Advanced options and no errors came up. I decided to take out the hdd and put it into my External Hdd bay to hook up to my laptop to extract the data off it.

When i hooked it up to my laptop it showed up empty. I went into folder options and clicked on show hidden files and folders. Everything came up but it was grey/transparent. I then copied the files to another hdd for backup.

Then i formatted the hdd and put on a fresh new OS. Id like to mention i have a second internal drive that i use for backups but it wasnt backed up recently when this issue happen so i had to take out the main drive and use it as an external to back up onto another external drive.

so then when i click on my second internal drive after the reinstall of the new OS it shows empty i have to go in and show hidden files and folders.. now they show again transparent. also i plug in my external to get the recent back up and all those files are still transparent when i move them to my desktop that is freshly OS installed they are still grey/transparent and i have to keep the show hidden files and folders to view them.. so its all my music, pics, documents etc th... Read more

A:backup files will only show up if i click show hidden files and folder

Hello Spooky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use the tutorial below to set the attributes of these files and folders to be unhidden to see if that may help.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,

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My computer has been running real slow for a while and locks up frequently. I tried to see what processes were running in task manager but it shows only idle at 99% but bottom left of the screen is Processes: 40 CPU Usage: 1% Commit Charge: 526M/34
How do i find these hidden processes? I am using Windows XP pro SP2 with 07 office pro.

A:Hidden running processes

There's a utility out there to do this, but I forget what it's called.

I think you are going about it a little klunky. Assume the slowness is malware, and work from that point, rather than combing through the processes one at a time.

There should be useful reports in Event Manager.

What's your anti-virus solution & are you fully updated ? Do you have P2P software installed ?

My latest super-fun and very useful tool is called "autoruns" (see Google). It lists all sorts of stuff, and tells you who created it, etc... meaning look closely at anything that is not microsoft. VERY useful.

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i have a lot of hidden processes running on my pcwhat logs should i post to ensure that i am not infectededit: the number of hidden processes increases

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Hello, does anyone know of a program (preferably free) that will scan and remove any hidden drivers and processes on my computer?


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Hi all,

I've just bought my Acer Aspire 4937G and I've had a lot of problems with it. At first, whenever I open up window explorer and select D drive, my window explorer would not respond for about 10-20 seconds, which is quite irritating. After a few weeks of using, my computer starts to slow down very badly. My task manager says that I have 102 processes but when I count I only have 40 of them. I opened up msconfig and turned off some programs but I still have a lot of hidden processes and this is the first time I've encountered this problem.

Also when I count the CPU usage of all the programs, normally it's only about 0-10%, but task manager says that the total amount of CPU usage is 10-80% all the time. It's very fustrating because I'm using this laptop to do my projects and it lags from time to time.

The other problem I'm facing is I can't seem to open full screen programs. When the program loads up it will "Alt-Tab" back to desktop. I have to keep trying to select the program and click somewhere before it automatically alt tab back.

To help with advice, for the past few weeks I've been doing a lot of work with my laptop and leaving it on for a very long time, at least 18 hours a day or so. I also have a habit of hibernating my laptop a lot because I tend to travel to different places everyday and I don't want to spend time shutting down and starting up. I've also heard that hibernating is better than shutting down.

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A:Hidden processes and problems


Which processes are taking up the most CPU? Could you upload a screenshot of your Task Manager window, in the Processes tab?

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Are all the important processes hidden and all the unimportant ones(like the programs you install) seen in the taskbar? And if there's a virus process, will it show itself on the task manager processes?

A:Are all the important processes hidden?

do a ctrl+alt+delete and select task manager and make sure that you click show processes from all users.

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How can I find hidden processes in Windows? Any command or tool?

Thank you.

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Everytime i run RogueKiller it find 2 hidden processes, am I infected?
Here's my report:
RogueKiller V9.1.0.0 (x64) [Jun 23 2014] by Adlice Software
mail : http://www.adlice.com/contact/
Feedback : http://forum.adlice.com
Website : http://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/
Blog : http://www.adlice.com
Operating System : Windows 8.1 (6.3.9200 ) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Davide [Admin rights]
Mode : Scan -- Date : 06/29/2014  23:04:32
¤¤¤ Bad processes : 2 ¤¤¤
[Hidden]  -- [x] -> Chiuso [TermThr]
[Hidden]  -- [x] -> Chiuso [TermThr]
¤¤¤ Registry Entries : 4 ¤¤¤
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer :  -> Trovato
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer :  -> Trovato
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{E08B1479-1F30-47CC-9715-3BE6CCF9F3BC} | DhcpNameServer :  -> Trovato
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{E08B1479-1F30-47CC-9715-3BE6CCF9F3BC} | DhcpNameServer :  -> Trovato
¤¤¤ Le attività pianificate : 0 ¤¤¤
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A:two hidden permanent processes RogueKiller

Please download and run Speccy.  After running it click File -> Publish snapshot... Copy and paste the link it gives you into your next post.
 Then download minitoolbox and run it with the following boxes checked:
List last 10 Event Viewer Errors
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions, and Memory size
List Minidump files
Copy the resulting log and paste into a reply here.

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My laptop is giving me lot of problems. I cannot even connect to internet. Many services are not working. Looks like I don't have complete control on editing registry. There are hidden processes running. When I go to task manager in the processes tab I see few unknown processes(ufdjnw.exe, lounn.exe) running and immediately disappears from the list.I am not able to fix these entries in registry, these entries comes back even after deleting. Also, I cannot find lounn.exe and vjbrxcp.exe in the specified directories(may be invisible)F2 - RG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exe, C:\WINDOWS\system32\lounn.exeF2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Userinit.exe,vjbrxcp.exeHere is my Hijackthis startup list:StartupList report, 4/14/2006, 10:20:17 PMStartupList version: 1.52.2Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\praveenn\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.EXEDetected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)* Using default options* Including empty and uninteresting sections* Showing rarely important sections==================================================Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:... Read more

A:Hidden Processes Because Of Virus - Unable To Fix

Welcome to Bleeping Computer! For help with removing your infection I would like to refer you to the Highjack This (HJT) forum here at BleepingComputer.com: First: Read the Preparation Guide found HERE. It is very important that you follow ALL of the instructions found within. (There are many important steps in this guide that may clean your computer.) Second: Post your system information along with a brief description of the problems you are having, and your HJT log in the HJT forum found HERE.NOTE: Please, after you post your HJT log DO NOT make another post in the HJT forum until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies. If you make another post there will be 1 reply. The team member glancing over the replies might think someone is already helping you out and will not respond. So, just make your post and let it sit there until a team member responds. The volunteers who work that forum are very busy, so please be patient and wait. It can sometimes take a few days for a response. If after 5 days you still have gotten no response, then post a link to your HJT log HERE.Third: If, after finishing your work with the folks at the HJT forum you have issues with XP related to the removal of the infection, then come back in here and let us help you get your computer back to normal.You are in good hands! Good luck!

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What I would like to understand is there ever a valid technical reason for using RootKits, hooks, and / or hidden processes?

I submitted a report from RKU to their forum and was told that all was well since the RKs and hooks were ALL related to my security software. Thing that puzzles me is one package I use BitDefender uses them and others did not?

Does anybody know the answer to this?

A:Are there Vaild RootKits and Hidden Processes?

I read something similar but, now that I need it, I can't find it.!

It was a press release from the company that produced BOClean (or a similar program) which criticised the recent 'hysteria' surrounding rootkits. Basically, it confirmed what you have been told which is that rootkits have been around for a long time in some legitimate security programs. They are used to 'hook' processes so that they can be examined by the security program in question. I have never seen any information about whether apps that use rootkits are more or less effective than those that don't.

The real issue is when and how this legitimate software gets adapted by the blackhats for malicious purposes.

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Recently I was cleaning up my PC and I got really confused.

Why? I downloaded TCPView which is a program that shows you every process using your internet. Therefore, it shows some programs that aren't listed in my processes (in task manager).

So I am looking for a program that shows every Processes, hidden or not.

Btw I got other questions, if you can answer, it's really appreciated!

1. Am I safe with BitDefender Total Security 2011?
2. I cracked BitDefender with a torrent, but I am worried that the crack was also a virus because my BitDefender detected the crack as a trojan. SO my question is if a crack can be a crack but also a virus? lol

A:[SOLVED] How to view Hidden Processes?

Visiting cracksites/warezsites - and other questionable/illegal sites is always a risk.

Even a single click on the site can drop multiple forms of very serious malware, many of which disable your onboard protection, and System Restore.

If you install the cracked software, you are running executable files from these dubious, unknown sources. You are in effect giving these sources access to information on your hard disk, and potential control over the operation of your computer.

Additionally, cracked programs are illegal. Before posting for help, uninstall any such applications.

Referring to the Forum Rules which you should have read at the time of Registering at this forum, TSF does not support illegal activity. As such, be advised that any request for assistance in removing malware may go unanswered, or may be discontinued, if the cracked (illegal) software is still present on the machine.

In 2006, a study revealed that 59% of keygens and crack tools downloaded from peer-to-peer networks contained malicious or "unwanted" software.


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I've scanned my machine over and over again. After each scan i switch to a new one and scan again.
I've even done rootkit stuff and to no avail.

Its quite annoying as it just pops up when i'm playing Swtor and it stops sounds and interrupts cut-scenes.\

A:Weird N Icon in my Hidden processes tab with CMD.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
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 attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.


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First off, I'm going to be honest, I've already asked for help on another forum BUT they found nothing and said my HJL was clean. The topic there should be closed. And I already posted this on the web browsing issues section because when the other forum said my computer was clean, I figured it had to be an error on my laptop, I got no replies so I've asked for that topic to be closed. As crazy as it might sound, I know that there's something affecting my computer. This is the jist of what I posted on the other section: "A few days ago I noticed that some of webpages weren't loading correctly. It was shortly after updating Java. Web pages that I visited like Yahoo, Adobe, and Facebook started to load plain text (no graphics of any sort). The Microsoft site wouldn't load at all until I read instructions somewhere on this forum about enabling secure sites. Most other sites loaded perfectly so I figured it had to be some sort of malware that was blocking me from certain sites. I ran a lot of scans using several anti-malware and anti-virus programs. I ended up finding about 3 trojans that were removed. That didn't solved my problem though. I got fed up and decided to reformat my computer hoping that whatever was wrong with it would get fixed, it didn't. Since I formatted my computer I tried updating Windows but I kept getting an error: "WindowsUpdate_8024402C". Wouldn't work in Normal mode even after I followed the instructions g... Read more

A:Found unknown hidden processes in my computer

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Hey guys, I'm not sure what I did or downloaded, but it seems that there's some program editing my IE exe file and running processes in the background. I'm at my wits end, if I hear another lysol commercial I'm going to break my computer. I was gonna try combofix but I decided to see what you guys had to say before I attempted it. Thanks for all the helpDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by John at 23:57:37.54 on Tue 07/27/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3327.2410 [GMT -4:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}AV: AntiVir Desktop *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {AD166499-45F9-482A-A743-FDD3350758C7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exesvchost.exe 4C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exesvchost.exe 4svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile ... Read more

A:Hidden IE processes running, causing commercials

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!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.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!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread 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.Gmer is the best but can be hard to get a log lets try this and see what we get.Scan With RKUnHookerPlease Download Rootkit Unhooker Save it to your desktop.Now double-click on RKUnhookerLE.exe to run it.Click the Report tab, then click Scan.Check (Tick) Drivers, Stealth. Uncheck the rest. then Click OK.Wait till the scanner has finished and then click File, Sa... Read more

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Recently, I noticed that the notification area  (at the bottom right, next to the clock. I think that's what it's called) has gaps or "blank spaces". When I place my cursor over it, margins appear at the "blank space's" side as if it was a program running.  At times the notification area expands with many of these "blank spaces" which appear and disappear from time to time if I click or right click at the area. I'm afraid that it might be hidden processes, bugs, or malware that may be causing this.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit operating system) and my main antivirus program is ESET Nod32 Antivirus 7. But I have Spybot Search & Destroy and Spyware Blaster (active protection for both is off) which I use to "immunize" or add lists of blocked virus-containing sites to my web browsers as this is a family computer.
I've tried disabling startups, running Spybot Search & Destroy, and scanning with Nod32. Looking at advanced start-up feature of Spybot Search & Destroy. I see multiple entries of "SCRNSAVE.EXE" which might be the possible culprit to this problem.
Please help me, and thank you very much! 

A:Windows 7 Notification Area Hidden Processes

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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Hi! My computer is infected. I have cleaned the registry and and all visible files with Super Antispyware and Malwarebytes. However, I am still getting Web redirects whenever I use Internet Explorer.

Because Super Antispyware and Malwarebytes can not resolve this redirect problem, I suspect this computer has a root kit.

I have read the posting instructions for this forum.
I have run the Defogger program.
Then, I ran DDS.
Then, I ran GMER.

DDS File:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by wbaldridge at 18:23:30 on 2011-10-27
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1117 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {941EE8E6-1E2A-4076-9E56-C66288900048}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\oakpark\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
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A:Infect Computer -- Root Kit -- Hidden Processes

Good evening. Download TDSSKiller.zip from Kaspersky from here and save it to your Desktop. You will then need to extract the file(s) from the zipped folder.
To do this: Right-click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...
In the Extraction Wizard window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again.
In the final window, click on Finish
Please close all open programs as this may result in a reboot being necessary.
Double click TDSSKiller.exe to begin. Click Change parameters and check the two boxes under Additional Options. Click Start scan and allow the tool to do just that.
One the scan has completed, if the tool has identified anything allow it to carry out it's default action(s) - you'll need to click Continue where appropriate. Finally, if it prompts you to reboot your machine, please click Reboot Now and ensure that your machine does so.
If the scan finds nothing, please click the Report button and let me have a copy of the text file that opens. If you reboot your machine, the log, which i'd like to see, will be located at the root of you hard drive as C:\TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.
Please check that you get the one with the right date and time.

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Referred here from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/240164/trojanhorsegeneric13atph-moved/ ~ OBHello my name is George. 4 days ago I was surfing the web and all of a sudden AVG went crazy saying I had several types of Trojans and an uploader. under a minute later AVG was taking a dirt nap -.- It didn't sense anything at all. Ran a scan, found 3 things, backdoor and trojan. Couldn't remove them. All of my anti-Virus programs were disabled. Some internet searches froze the computer. Even the program I use to compile levels I build in Call of Duty 4 was disabled I'm supposing because of the power to compile. Managed to scan with Mbam. Came up with nothing.. that was a red flag if anything. Used RootRepeal to make a log. Showed 2 hidden services. both located in windows\system32\drivers. One named hjgruidqqbleiw.sys, the other named UACudlbpbbswfbtdushf.sys Garmanma told me to use Root repeal to wipe those files. Did that, root repeal said it was successful. Restarted the computer. AVG actually started up, went wild with 14 infections, none of which it could touch. Was able to install and quick scan with Mbam followed by full scan. Came up with 14 infections in various areas. Registry, Combofix, Virmundofix, wall textures from level editors, etc... Clean them out, restarted and cleaned out the rest on boot. All seems ok so far but those hidden services are still there according to rootRepeal. No other symptoms though. Even the game level compiler I was using will start... Read more

A:Trojan/Hidden Processes. Topic from Am I infected?.

Also ran Mbam full scan last night as I wasn't comfortable just sitting around and letting whatever is still there stew. I was reading around the forums and saw that System restore got infected a lot. So i did the full scan and sure enoughc:\system volume information\_restore{99dcdd9d-c3dc-4d6e-b630-0ace326cdf91}\RP488\A0070593.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.Found a couple other things but that was the main one I was like O.O So yeah it only found 5 files infected that time. Had me delete them all and restart. All were successful according to Mbam. But I'm sure there are probably remnants somewhere. It also removed the quarantine from DoctorWeb >.<c:\documents and settings\george n. cahill iv\doctorweb\quarantine\UACdwaxcteiciqgopmw0.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.c:\documents and settings\george n. cahill iv\doctorweb\quarantine\UACdwaxcteiciqgopmw1.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.c:\documents and settings\george n. cahill iv\doctorweb\quarantine\UACdwaxcteiciqgopmw2.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.c:\documents and settings\george n. cahill iv\doctorweb\quarantine\UACdwaxcteiciqgopmwb.dll (Trojan.TDSS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.So those look good. But those hidden services I was talking about still show up with RootR... Read more

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The bug runs invisibly and is inaccessible to task manager kills/symantec/malwarebytes. Occasionally popups appear even when internet browser is closed; audio ads play every 30 min or so. Follwed the preparation guide steps, but got stalled during the GMER scan.Is this the fault of the malware or is this just part of the scan? I stopped the scan and restarted.Thank you so much in advance to whomever helps out with this.Here is some additional information on the situtation:I have an MSI Wind netbook, running Windows XP SP3I do not use Internet Explorer, but instead use Firefox or Google Chrome to browse the web.The GMER scan has located a hidden iexplore.exe process, which seems to restart itself every time it is killed. Here are the dds logs. The GMER scan has been restarted. Will post GMER log when completed (if it fininshes)DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Rick at 12:16:44.50 on Wed 08/04/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1013.265 [GMT -4:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:WINDOWSsystem32svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exe 4svchost.exeC:WINDOWSSystem32svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exe 4C:WINDOWSsystem32spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:Program FilesCommon FilesAppleMobile Device SupportAppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:Program FilesBonjourmDNSResponder.exeC:Program FilesJavajre6binjqs.exeC:Program FilesSystem Control ManagerMSIService.exeC:Program FilesG... Read more

A:Invisible ads/hidden iexplore.exe processes - Unknown source

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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A couple of days ago I started getting random audio adverts and mouse click sounds at random intervals. Malwarebytes detected and removed MyWebSearch Malware but the random audio clips keep playing. Scan with GMER detected several hidden IEXPLORE Processes.Could someone please diagnose the attached file to confirm rootkit activity?Your help is highly appreciated.I have tried all the usual virus and malware scans, all coming up clean. Malwarebytes picked up and removed some MyWebSearch malware, but the random audio popups still appear.The computer is used to process confidential client information so this is very worrying considering something slipped through seemingly from nowhere.Please look at the attached and assist with removal.Merged topics then posts removing redundant content and attachment. ~ OB

A:Hidden Processes detected after removing MyWebSearch Malware

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other... Read more

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I've been transferred from the "Am I Infected?" Section, received help there and still have all of the same problems. Unwanted connections, frequently connects through IPv4 instead of IPv6, hidden connections when I typed ipconfig in command prompt. Sometimes it connects to "Unidentified Network" where I have no IPv4 or IPv6 network access, but packets are being exchanged. Two tunnel connections, various wireless connections, all hidden from me. Other users and "TrustedInstaller" and "System" : these two entities have more authority than I do and special permissions. Also there is a huge amount of outbound/inbound packets being sent back and forth, my router log is full of dos attacks and failed connections. Firewall is engaged. Fully blocking domain/private. My hosts file was corrupted I believe, not sure if it's been fixxed by one of the programs I ran, I don't know enough to do anything about it.
Below I'm going to list what I find when I type ipconfig, and all the processes running in Task Manager. Then the FRST logs.
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A:Hidden connections, svchost.exe x 11, processes posing as system

Hey, Step 1: AdwarecleanerPlease download AdwCleaner (by Xplode) from the link below and save it to your Desktop:Download Mirror #1Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and select Run as administrator. (If you have Windows XP the just run it)Click Scan and let the scan run.When it finishes, click Clean, following the on screen promptsAfter your computer reboots, a log will open. Please Copy (Ctrl+C) and Paste (Ctrl+V) this into your next post.Note: The log can also be found in here: C:\AdwCleaner\Step 2: Malwarebytes Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktopDouble-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PremiumLaunch Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.Reboot your computer if prompted.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediatly.The log is available throughout History ->Application logs. Please post it contents in your next reply.Step 3: Junkware Remov... Read more

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Hi, on Windows 10 x64 Home here, build 1511. Last night I installed two bits of software to allow using your own audio as output on Windows 10 (something that was easier on Windows XP) linked from this youtube video:

Google hangout cant talk microphone text to speech solution. - YouTube



The VB Audio virtual audio cable driver seemed relatively inoccuous but the stereomixplus (which it turned out I didn't need anyway) installed some extras, Lavasoft Adware helper, and possibly more nefarious stuff. After installing, then uninstalling stereomixplus and the lavasoft software, I was seeing multiple Chrome hidden processes running which seemed to spawn more and more. So I blocked Chrome in Kaspersky network monitor, then uninstalled as I don't actually use it. I did a scan with malwarebytes and F Secure online scan and nothing was found.

Thinking everything was OK, I went to use Edge this morning, with just a few tabs open (on clean sites) I saw many connections in both Edge, and then in Internet Explorer hidden processes open up - increasing to over 100! Is this normal behaviour for both Chrome and Internet Explorer to launch these hidden processes? Could the Chrome processes have just been it updating itself, and the IE part of normal Edge functioning? Can anyone recommend any further scans or checks I can run to see if something is awry, thanks!!

A:Hundreds of hidden Chrome now IE processes after installing software

OK, so I just restarted, and tried a different browser, but again the multiple Internet Explorer connections appeared in Kaspersky network monitor, increasing to over 200, but the processes were not listed in process explorer, so I assume they are spawn of another process.

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I have a strange issue. I have a couple of processes that do not show in task manager at all. The strange part is they do on my other PC's.

If I start Word I don't see word.exe if I start some games I don't see their *.exe's I find it to be strange that htings aren't being listed in here. Uninstall and reinstall of offending softwares is not changing anything.

Mind you Process manager is not empty it has a fair amount going on... just some never show up.

Also no rhyme or reason as far as application opening times I can start up word first and it not show up but then start up internet explorer and see the iexplore.exe.

A:Processes run but don't show up in task manager?

Have you tried this:


#113 on the left

Hope this helps.

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after a while using the computer. This has just started today.

I ran Avira, MalwareBytes and SysBot and nothing shows up such as malware or a virus.

So I am at a loss about this. I am worried that my computer has been compromised.

Thanks in advance.

A:Help needed! I have about 30 Com Surrogate processes that show up ...

Hey Bud,

Looks like we are the only ones on the whole internet using Win7 with a problem of 30 to 50 Com Surrogate processes!

I'll start working on this issue past all the same scans that you did, that did not show anything malicious, today! I'll keep you posted as to what works!

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Most of my programs are not starting up correctly any more. They do appear in the list of processes after I try to start them from the start menu, but they do not show in the applications tab in Windows Task Manager. Also, no program window appears as well as no tray icon is shown. Resource Monitor shows the "stuck" apps with status 'suspended'.
I am only able to start these applications normally when I do run them with administrator privileges.

The last thing I was doing before these problems occured was using Debian 6.0 in a VirtualBox (v4.0.6). I immediately started VirtualBox after Windows logon and subsequently I could not open any other programs.
Now these problems persist even after several reboots and without VirtualBox running. I also already tried the repair function of Windows with no effect.

The only programs which still seem to work normally are VirtualBox, Internet Explorer 9 (64-bit), Avira AntiVir (v10.0.0.648) and the Snipping Tool.

When I try to run system tools like Reliability History, Network and Sharing Center, Windows Updates or even the Control Panel(!), I get a message box saying "There is not enough free memory to run this program. Exit one or more programs, and then try again.".
Resource monitor tells me I got 2.8GB of free memory, tho.

I was not able to find a similar thread or problem described, neither on these forums nor through google. Still I hope someone else has already experienced this and can help me fix it.

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A:Programs show under processes, but not in Applications tab

Please upload a report as there is some information included I would like to look over


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i recently upgraded to windows 7 and now most of my programs wont load without running as administrator. i can see them in processes but not in applications. I was wondering how i would change it so these programs wouldn't need to be run as administrator to work properly

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if i turn uac off i see much more processes in taskmanager compared to the off setting . but i still use the same account.

is there a way to see "all" processes in taskmanager even if uac is on?

what is this whole thing about and where can i find more info about this topic?

thanks alot for hints or links : )

A:why does task manager show more processes with uac off?

Welcome to to Forum Robin

Bottom left, click show process from all users. This will show all the process being used.

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Hello, I have 2 problems and I'm running Vista home basic 32 bit with 1GB of RAM.Problem #1- Somehow someway I have 73 process running at start up. I've already changed my start up programs and gone through the processes and ended some but I can only get it down to 68 by ending processes I know. (screen shots attached). I think this is why my games are running so slowly and freezing up.Problem #2- After a restart while I was trying to fix my first problem, my desktop picture wouldn't show up. I tried right clicking on the pic to set as desktop background, I tried going into personalization and choosing the pic. I've gone into regedit and checked the registry best I could. I made a notepad file with a code I found online (see below) and imported it into regedit. All to avail!Thanks in advance Reg codeWindows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]"NoChangingWallPaper"=dword:00000000[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]"NoChangingWallPaper"=dword:00000000[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] "NoActiveDesktopChanges"=dword:00000001 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] "NoDispBackgroundPage"=dword:00000000 "Wal... Read more

A:#1- 73 Processes, #2- desktop background won't show.

Vista will eat your RAM. In most cases, 2 gB is the minimum to get acceptable performance (although with a lot of work you'll be able to get Vista Home Basic to work with 1 gB).

Looking at your processes - you've got an awful lot of memory being consumed by McAfee products in several entries. I'd suggest dumping the McAfee for something that's a bit more considerate of your RAM.

Also, your Indexing service is taking a lot of memory, I'd suggest shutting that off. The same goes for the Epson service.

Firefox and MSPaint take their chunk also - exiting them when you're done will help to conserve the RAM

The svchost.exe process that's using 41,480 K is a concern, right click on it and select "Go to Service(s)". Once there, scroll up and down to see which services are highlighted and let us know what you find.

As for the second issue, have you made any changes to the system? Have you scanned for malware?

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I just recently updated my windows XP to SP3. My problem is to show hidden files. I have tried many times using windows explorer, select Tools then Folders Option then select View tap click shows hidden files. Every time it fail to show hidden file. When I check again the View tap I discover that it has set back to Do not show hidden files. It seems to me that windows do not allow me to set this. For your information this PC is my own PC and i share it with my housemates so i am the administrator of the PC. Besides that i have installed AVG antivirus program.
Pls help

A:Show Hidden Files

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Hi, My hidden files can't be seen even when i change the setting from do not show to show. After i press ok, it resets to Do not Show, and i can't change that.

Help is appreciated.

A:Hidden Files don't show

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Why i cant Show my hidden files?
Tools>folders option and check show hidden files and i click apply and ok.
but i open folders option,it still "do not show hidden files and folder".
anyone know why?

A:Why I cant Show my hidden files?

You have or had some malware that corrupted the Windows registry. You should take a look in our security forums before attemting to fix this.

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i have a file that that i by right clicking and selecting properties then clicked to hide this folder and sub folder, after that i go to folder options and go to view now i select view hidden files and click apply then ok or just ok and i go and check where i should have the file and still does not appear i go back to folder options and it shows that it is still selected at donot show hidden files, i tryed that may times from the control pannel but it never stays on show hidden folders, i know that the addres of the folder is D:\a-CDOTAKU\ANIME\ANIME FLOW and once i get ther i right click and go to properties then i uncheck the option to hide folders and apply it to all subfolder and they are there but the real problem is that why cant the show hidden files option stay on and in many cases after applying that option windows explorer crashes and restarts to solve the problem. my pc is windows vista ultimate 32bit and i have 750Gbs of hardrive, 4gigs ram, and [email protected](this is the PC where i have the problem)

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After removing a trojan some of my registry seems to have changed and i cannot do some things in exploror like show hidden heres what i changed
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\"Hidden" = "2"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\"ShowSuperHidden" = "0"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\"NoDriveTypeAutoRun" = "145"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL\"CheckedValue" = "0"
are these values correct if not can anyone tell me what they're suppose to be

A:help Show hidden not working

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I am running XP on a Toshiba and use Norton Internet Security 2008. I had set it to "Show Hidden Files and Folders" in Folder Options, in Control Panel. Inexplicably, that setting changed by itself and, now, when I manually click on "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and then "Apply", the change does not happen and I cannot view some of my folders (i.e. "Local") . Moreover, my system will not allow itself to be restored to an earlier point in time under System Restore.

I urgently need advice how I can get "Show Hidden Files and Folders" and "System Restore" working again!

A:Show Hidden Files

kzitil, For the hidden files problem go to the link below and scroll down to line 155 (left column) and right click on "Enable/Disable Show Hidden Files/Folders", choose Save Target As and save it somewhere you can easily find it. Double click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.


Have you tried doing a System Restore in the safe mode option with the Command prompt in Windows XP?



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How do you verify that Windows is configured to show hidden files and protected operating system files?

A:Show hidden files

Here is a slick trick

Go to your start menu and click on Help and Support
In the search type " show hidden files" and hit enter.

#2 in the list is Display Hidden files and folders

The screen on the right tells you where to find and modify this information. Its the same place for showing system files.

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