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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Processes in task manager too many times

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

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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:

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

#113 on the left

Hope this helps.
 

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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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Is there a way to make it so Task Manger will always Show Processes From All Users WITHOUT turning off UAC? It seems like every time I open task manager and want to check the running processes I have to click the button in the bottom left. With UAC off, it seems to always show all users, but with UAC off I can't use my gadgets..

A:Task Manager Show Processes From All Users

What build are you running? Becase in mine, with UAC fully enabled, I can see a button that reads "Show processes from all users" in the "Processes" tab.

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I can open Task Manager but it doesn't say "Task Manager" at the top or have the red X to close or the menus (File, Shut Down, etc.) It also doesn't have the processes tab but it has the three buttons at the bottom. Does anything in my HijackThis log suggest what might be doing this or anything else I should fix? Thanks very much for any help you can give.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:14:00 AM, on 03/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

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\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnetdhcp.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\vmware-authd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:Task Manager won't show processes or menus.

Hi, BlackAngusYoung

Welcome.

Open Task Manager. Doubleclick on one of its borders. That should bring the Menu back.
 

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About a year ago, I noticed that my computer was running slow (both online and off) and that the explorer.exe process listed in the Windows Task Manager was usually running very high. Windows Explorer seemed to crash a lot as well. A few months ago, I attempted to install Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 on my computer and before the install completed a warning window popped up saying something like 'there is already another instance of Kaspersky running' (which was not the case since this was the first time I had ever attempted to install Kaspersky software) and the install failed. When I rebooted my computer, I got the blue screen of death for a few seconds and then Windows booted with a message saying that Windows had recovered from a serious problem. Since recovering from whatever happened after the failed Kaspersky install, my computer is slower than ever and the Task Manager still shows a high CPU usage even though the System Idle Process is high and there isn't any processes listed that are using much CPU time at all.

I just scanned my system with the latest updated versions of AdAware, Spybot S&D, SuperAntiSpyware, and Avira AntiVir. All of them found nothing. I then cleaned my computer with CCleaner and ran HijackThis.

Here is the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:25:30 AM, on 13/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C... Read more

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Hi,
 
Just yesterday I realized that my computer was acting super slowly and I even received a blue screen of death out of nowhere. Upon checking my processes list,I found many suspicious processes that continued to multiply when I tried to end them. These included: PresentationHost.exe, msdtc.exe, dllhost.exe, prevhost.exe, cmd.exe, msiexec.exe, conhost.exe, and even a notepad.exe that seems to be invisible. A malware is most likely behind this, and is causing my computer to perform very slowly and be almost unusable, I have managed to run FRST, but Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not even opening for me. In addition, this multiplying issue seems to only occur when I am connected to the internet. I would highly appreciate some help!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:25-10-2015 02
Ran by Christopher (administrator) on CHRIS (27-10-2015 16:51:11)
Running from D:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Christopher (Available Profiles: Christopher & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Safe Mode (minimal)
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.)
 
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A:CPU Usage in Task Manager Very High - PresentationHost.exe memory usage

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.===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file.

start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

HKLM\...\Run: [New Value #1] => ctfmon = CTFMON.EXE
HKLM\...\Run: [hTew6txG55AD] => regsvr32.exe /s "C:\PROGRA~3\hTew6txG55AD.dll"
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Chrome] => [5120 2015-10-27] ()
HKU\S-1-5-18\...\Run: [Chrome] => C:\ProgramData\taskhost.exe [5120 2015-10-27] ()
AppInit_DLLs: prio.dll => No File
AppInit_DLLs-x32: prio32.dll => No File
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
SearchScopes: HKLM -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKLM-x32 -> DefaultScope value is missing
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-3839431373-621308647-2831785862-1000 -> {6A1806CD-94D4-4689-BA73-E35EA1EA9990} URL =
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @nexon.net/NxGame -> C:\ProgramData\NexonUS\NGM\npNxGameUS.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @pandonetworks.com/PandoWebPlugin -> C:\Program Files (x86... Read more

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Hi there,

This is my first post. This looks a good forum, I hope I can help.

Or maybe somebody could help me with the task manager.

In Xp when I used the task manger it told me how much CPU is being used. this was very helpful because if one particular process was taking up to much power I ended task.

Yet in Vista x32, even when the cpu is going at full pelt, it only register a few % on the odd program. Something is running, but I do not know what. This has been an ongoing problem for years, and I have installed and reinstalled, and run ant viuses and malware and root kits. Yet when running fully loaded, it never shows what is running, even when showing all users.

My laptop is a Dell inspiron 1720.

I would be grateful if somebody could shed so light on this upgrade from Xp.

Many thanks

Ceira

A:Task manager. Why does is show only a few processes running at low power?

Go to view in task manager and check the infomation that you want to see

For much better information, download process explorer from your search near start up button.

In task manger you have to check show all users, also.

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I'm not sure if this is a virus or if my computer is really just having some serious problems.

I am using a Compaq Presario v6000 running Windows XP Pro, sp3. I have recently (as in, in the last three months) done a complete reinstall of Windows ... these problems started within the past week.

I noticed the first time when I had had my computer on for some time ... maybe a few days in a row. This never used to happen before and now it happens even when my computer is on for less than 24 hours. I'm including hibernation time as "on" time; I often put my computer into hibernation when I am away from it. so I can keep what I am working on open to resume when I return to the computer. I clicked on my Chrome icon on the desktop to open the browser. Nothing happened; I have some mouse troubles so I thought I didn't click it. I ended up clicking on the icon half a dozen times, and the program itself never opened. I opened the task manager to see if it had opened a process -- and there were six of them. I tried terminating one of the running chrome.exe's but nothing happened. They stayed. I rebooted my computer and was told that Windows had recovered from a serious error, although googling the results of the EventLog dump didn't find me anything useful. I figured it was a one time issue. Now this morning I opened TweetDeck, which I had just been running last night, and my word processor RoughDraft, which I had also recently been running, and now b... Read more

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Hi All

I have a couple of questions (probably simple ones, but here goes):

1. When entering Windows Task Manager, and go into performance, my CPU usage is 100%. What should the percentage be? And if 100% is too much, how do I change it?

2. I seem to have alot of items in my "processes". What should be there and what shouldn't? And how do I go about getting rid of items that aren't needed?

I'm not really having any major problems, but it's been bugging me for a while now and I just wanted to ask!

Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Windows Task Manager - CPU Usage & Processes Questions!

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Computer is very slow. CPU is always 52% or higher in task manager.
 

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Hi!

I bought a new desktop last year to run high-end software used for my degree; I installed Windows 8 on it, having got on with it on my laptop. I did notice though, after venturing into the Task Manager, that my CPU usage was at 100%. All the time. Even when idle. In fact, resource monitor says it's working at 108% load! I thought this was rather odd, so investigated further:

It appears that task manager divides the 100% usage proportionally between the processes using the CPU. So for example if Firefox, Word and Notepad were using 5%, 3% and 2% respectively, Task Manager would report 50%, 30% and 20% usage. I was initially concerned that my processor was going to take some serious damage to its life expectancy if it was being constantly loaded - but the performance monitor in Norton Anti-virus shows the CPU load to be much, much lower - where I'd expect it to be.

My system is an 3.4GHz i7, with 16GB RAM running 64-bit Windows 8 Pro. People have suggested a fresh install, but it's an almighty pain backing everything up and re-installing VPN servers and software through various security measures, so I'd rather not...

Any clues?

A:Why does task manager always show CPU usage at 100%? It's

Here's my task manager. I have two browsers open (sitting idle). Is this what you are looking at? If so, screenshot please:

Attachment 23950

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Hello, here's the deal. Two days ago, I noticed 2 problems/changes with the operation of my OS. 1st, I started hearing multiple clicking noises while using IE7, (it seemed like it was trying to load instances of something, but nothing popped up, some may have coincided with banner ads), however, that did not happen previously. The click noise is one in the windows default sounds, but not the one I usually only hear once when clicking a link. I checked if my sound profile had been changed and saw nothing different. The clicks also happen randomly in explorer with no open network connections, say sometimes when I'm simply navigating folders or opening a program. I've been running IE7 for months and this behavior is definately new. Does not happen in Firefox.

Then 2nd, in order to start investigating the issue, while administrator, I opened the task manager and opened the processes tab. When I clicked "show processes from all users" button the UAC opens for confirmation, I confirm the action, and then the task manager just closes, and does not reopen to show everything. That never happened before either. I've tried using the task manager from both the task bar and ctrl-alt-del with the same results, however, when I navigate to taskmanger.exe in win\sys32 folder and right click and run as administrator, it opens automatically showing processes from all users. Hmmmm...

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A:[SOLVED] UAC Show all processes closes Task Manager and IE7 makes new clicks maybe in

Bump

Other symptoms. IE is slowed down, and loads much slower. Clicks I mentioned seem very random.

Saw qksz.net trying to load something in browser bottom bar, just now and edited this message to reflect such. Googled it and seems like this might be related to malware.

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THe computer is running slow and I am seeing multiple copies of dllhost.exe using large amounts of RAM.
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16584  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Jim at 2:32:34 on 2014-10-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4009.1082 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\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\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\atashost.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\Content Service\Connect.Service.ContentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\imagePROGRAFStatusMonitor\cnwisam.exe
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A:dllhost.exe *32 COM Surrogate multiple processes/high memory usage

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, d... Read more

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Seems to only happen at night. I NEVER use IE but I'll find 3-4 iexplorer.exe processes running and using high CPU percentages. I have been unable thus far to find and remove the problem.  I will typically keep task manager open and close each process at it comes up, but once I've closed one, more will open. I attempted to follow the directions to post the logs from DDS, but it only created the attach.txt file. (Which I've attached.)A DDS file was not created.  Neither AVG or windows scans have found any problems. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:Iexplorer.exe running multiple background processes w/ high CPU usage

Hi there,please run the following scans:Step 1Please download TDSSKiller and save it to your Desktop.Start tdsskiller.exe with administrator privileges.Accept the EULA and the KSN Statement.Click on Change parameters.Make sure that all available options (except "Loaded modules") are checked and click OK.Click on Start scan.If any threats are found don't delete them but choose the Skip option for all of them.Click on Report to open the log file. (It is also saved at C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>_log.txt).Copy and paste its contents in your next reply.Step 2Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start both of them as just the right one will run.)Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the option Addition.txt is checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce two logs (FRST.txt and Addition.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Hi guys I was searching for info on this process and found these forums so here's my problem:
After using IE and getting some error that called up windows help and services center I noticed later that i have a bunch of mshta.exe running in my task manager so I downloaded that HJT program and got this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:42:12 PM, on 11/7/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe
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A:Multiple mshta.exe processes in my task manager

Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​
Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.
As you download it rename it to username123.exe
**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
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1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re enable the protection again after combofix has finished
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2. Close any open browsers and any other programs you might have running
Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.​If you are using windows XP It might display a pop up saying that "Recovery console is not inst... Read more

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I recently downloaded and installed a PDF to JPG converter and this seems to be when my problems began. Some of the pop-ups are video/audio, others are trying to get me to click to remove viruses, etc.

Can anyone help with this? Help!

MMyers
 

A:Multiple processes with *32 in task manager and getting pop-ups adware

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on WINDOWS-D9P51W1 on 18-03-2015 19:50:49
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Administrator (Available profiles: Administrator)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

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

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

(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(SUPERAntiSpyware.com) C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCore64.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
(Fitbit, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Fitbit Connect\FitbitConnectService.exe
(IBM) C:\IBM\Lotus\Notes\nsd.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe
(Malwarebytes Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
(McAfee, Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\x64\engineserver.exe
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I have a Dell with windows xp and it is running very slowly after startup i looked in task manager and found numerous explorer.exe and iexplorer.exe process using alot of memory. I have been looking on the internet and found there is a virus that causes this........ please help in making my computer fast again. thank you in advance
 
I keep getting a message saying windows explorer need to shutdown.

A:multiple explorer.exe processes in task manager

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It started with this, and has progressed to me posting here. I don't mean to be lazy, but I thought that maybe it would be easier if you could see the link where I talked about what's been going on.DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Joann Boyle at 20:51:39.67 on Mon 09/21/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.767.436 [GMT -4:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1351 [VPS 090921-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exeC:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WTablet\TabUserW.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

A:Possible infection, though I'm not sure of what - multiple IE processes in Task Manager

I know I'm not supposed to bump, I apologize - I know you're all working very hard right now.

I was just wondering if whatever this is poses a personal threat - we use this computer to access bank accounts, and I was unsure as to whether or not it was safe to continue doing so. I have not accessed my bank account on this computer since the day this actually happened, but I'm holding my breath for when my mom wants to access the cradit union site.

Thanks guys, and I apologize again. *is a bad poster*

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Hello all wonderful people... I have some unexpected trouble with my computer. I run a Dell Inspiron 510m on Windows XP professional. Recently I noticed in task manager that there are several iexeplore.exe processes running, and when I tried to kill the 'spare' ones, they would not budge, or kill the main browser window but the spares remain. I have Panda Cloud Antivirus. I installed A-Squared anti malware and ran the full scan, it found some things and I remowed all the threats it found. However, the multiple iexplore processes continued... I ran a full scan with Malwarebytes Antimalware and it also found a few threats, which I also removed as the software instructed. However, stilll the multiple processes remain... I just did a DDS log, and I will attach the attach txt file. GMER froze on me... DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by STSTAdmin at 14:32:58.25 on 09/06/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.510.128 [GMT 3:00]AV: Panda Cloud Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {5AD27692-540A-464E-B625-78275FA38393}AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {0F8591BB-342B-4493-91C3-4E948ED21255}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wi... Read more

A:Multiple iexplore.exe processes in task manager

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When im running a ewido scan my task manager shows cpu usage around 90- 100%, should it be this high? The PF usage is around 270mb, is this high?

A:Task Manager-high Cpu Usage?

As long as it's only happening while running the scan, this is OK. Just keep an eye on it. High usage is normal, increasing usage over time isn't.

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Windows 7 Ultimate N, 64bit, updated with latest Microsoft Patches. (updated from Vista over 1 year ago). Only recently stopped working.

Task Manager no longer shows all of the tabs, only the second tab that lists each single process and gives me the ability to End Process. No longer do I see the tab that shows the currently open applications or the tab that would show the system resources.

Also, no close on the dialog, I have to close using the right click Close Window on the task bar.

Not sure how to fix.Laura Madeira

A: Task Manager not showing all tabs, only the Show Processes from All Users/Win7 Ult N 64bit

Laura
Ordinarily, if all the Tabs ‘disappear, they can be regained by double-clicking on the outside border of the window.

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Hi.  I downloaded some stuff from a bogus Minecraft site and have had multiple problems since.  Everything got encrypted, but I didn't pay cuz I had copies, then I had multiple comsurrogate processes, and now I hav e high CPU usage, a program called "conhost.exe" that doesn't have a valid file location or service associated with it, and various programs spike randomly to 20% -30% cpu usage, keeping me in the 70 - 80% range.  Additionally, since I got the encryption virus, powershell stops working every few minutes.  And some computer company who says they are a "legitimate company" has been calling me and they want me to connect to their server through the run command line. 
I am running Windows 8.1
I have followed a couple fix threads and at various times have run rogue killer, emisoft and a couple others. Found some viruses, but still have the above problems.
I ran DDS and got the following logs:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Jeremy and Heidi at 10:25:18 on 2014-10-13
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.11741.9074 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *Enabled/Updated* {8504DEEF-CC04-1F76-2137-F1A5F4A659DA}
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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A:multiple conhost.exe processes high CPU usage powershell repeatedly stops

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Hi.  I downloaded some stuff from a bogus Minecraft site and have had multiple problems since.  Everything got encrypted, but I didn't pay cuz I had copies, then I had multiple comsurrogate processes, and now I hav e high CPU usage, a program called "conhost.exe" that doesn't have a valid file location or service associated with it, and various programs spike randomly to 20% -30% cpu usage, keeping me in the 70 - 80% range.  Additionally, since I got the encryption virus, powershell stops working every few minutes.  And some computer company who says they are a "legitimate company" has been calling me and they want me to connect to their server through the run command line. 
I am running Windows 8.1
I have followed a couple fix threads and at various times have run rogue killer, emisoft and a couple others. Found some viruses, but still have the above problems.
I ran DDS and got the following logs:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Jeremy and Heidi at 10:25:18 on 2014-10-13
Microsoft Windows 8  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.11741.9074 [GMT -7:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: Emsisoft Anti-Malware *Enabled/Updated* {8504DEEF-CC04-1F76-2137-F1A5F4A659DA}
AV: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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A:multiple conhost.exe processes high CPU usage powershell repeatedly stops

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.    HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs i... Read more

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I noticed recently when browsing through my system's task manager that multiple instances of iexplore.exe are running - even when I have not opened any internet explorer windows. Every 5-10 minutes, a new iexplore.exe instance appears in the task manager. Even if I end the process, more and more will show up - ad infinitum until my laptop overheats and goes to auto shutdown. I have run virus scans (norton antivirus), adware scans (adaware & spybot) and malware scans (a-squared) and have removed any threats that are detected, but the problem still remains. I hope someone is able to diagnose and fix the problem. Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your time and support. Here is my HijackThis Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:03:43 AM, on 6/19/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SmcGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
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A:Multiple Iexplore.exe Processes Running In Task Manager

Hello dadrivrWelcome to BleepingComputer ========================If you are still in need of assistance please post a new Hijackthis log.

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I noticed recently when browsing through my system's task manager that multiple instances of iexplore.exe are running - even when I have not opened any internet explorer windows. Every 5-10 minutes, a new iexplore.exe instance appears in the task manager. Even if I end the process, more and more will show up - ad infinitum until my laptop overheats and auto shutsdown. I originally posted this in the hijackthis log forum section, but they determined that it was a hardware issue rather than a malware issue (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic153073.html), so they redirected me to this forum section. I hope someone is able to diagnose and fix the problem. Thanks in advance. I really appreciate your time and support.

A:Multiple Iexplore.exe Processes Running In Task Manager

shut down or delete IE and try firefox,,, see if this works.

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Hi! My english is not so good, so, sorry in advance for my grammar mistakes!
So, I've looked on many places and searched through all kind of sites trying to solve my problem, but I was not able to.
My issue is, my computer is relatively new, bought it in january. I am saying this because even with the high usage of the cpu, I'am still able to use it normaly!
The usage of CPU is around 40%, even higher some times.
This happens only when the Task Manager is closed. In the moment I open it, it drops to 1 or 2%
 

 
I did a previous post Here and was advised for the person taking care of my problem to do a post here.
Did everything he said to me, you can see on the thread, and it didnt solved the problem!
Hope you guys can help me here

A:High CPU usage unless task manager is open

 In the screen shot you posted, I see the Task Manager is using 16.6% of the CPU.  On my Windows 8.1 system (I have an Intel E7500 CPU) it's only using .7%, so there's a problem with the Task Manager itself on your system it would appear.  The next task below that in your listing is using 10.4% which seems abnormal too.  I have no idea what that is since I don't read the language it's written in there, but you might want to check into it too. 
 Now what to do about it could be a challenge, but I'd start with the free version of Malwarebytes.  Get it up to date and do a full system scan.  If that doesn't fix it, I'd run SFC from an elevated command prompt.  Click Start & type CMD, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow and hit enter.  That will check for and attempt repair of any corrupt system files.  If both the above fail to fix the problem, do a full system scan with your antivirus.  If you still have the problem, you'll probably have to back up your data and restore to factory settings according to the instructions in your user guide.
 
Good luck.

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Im not sure im posting this in right section so if not please move it where it belongs

Recently I started noticing that fan on my laptop is working more than it should, even when im not doing anything and don't have any programs running. I think its been the case even before, I just never paid enough attention unfortunately.

At first I thought it might be updates since I have had problems downloading some so system kept trying, but each time I would bring task manager up to see what's going on, all I would see is high CPU usage, ranging from 80-100% but then dropping to normal - within seconds.
Didn't think much of it at first, since it would go down to normal cpu values so fast, but started happening more often and each time same - back down to normal within a split of a second.
I searched online and found out that it might be Trojan named Igfxupdate exe but solutions provided didn't help me, since I couldn't find the files to delete (they are supposed to be in Windows\System32 or Windows\SysWOW64). In the end, not even sure that's the case so hopefully - someone here can help?

At the moment I'm keeping task managed open to keep CPU usage down, the only "solution" I have at the moment. I ran AVG's scan, Malwarebytes scan - nothing came up.
I'm on HP Pavillion,
Win10, upgraded from 8 last year,
AMD A10-5745M APU
12GB DDR3L
AMD Radeon R7 M260


 

A:High CPU usage - task manager culprit

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Hi! My english is not so good, so, sorry in advance for my grammar mistakes!
So, I've looked on many places and searched through all kind of sites trying to solve my problem, but I was not able to.
My issue is, my computer is relatively new, bought it in january. I am saying this because even with the high usage of the cpu, I'am still able to use it normaly!
The usage of CPU is around 40% as you can see on the print, even higher some times.
This happens only when the Task Manager is closed. In the moment I open it, it drops to 1 0r 2%
 

 
I think the usage of my CPU is not of 100% as the other people with a similar problem.
I looked into my computer for the archive Igfxupdate.exe which I read about here, but didnt found it on my computer, so I think I have a different problem!
I got worried because in my search to solve the problem, I notice that this could be dangerous for me.
Found out that this could be a malware or trojans, and I buy a lot of stuffs on internet.
PS: I have run lots of ant virus and malware/trojan killers on the pc, and It didnt found anything dangerous.
Currently my anti-virus is AVG Internet Security 2014
My windows is 8.1
Hope you guys can help me
Thx in advance!

A:High CPU usage unless task manager is open

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.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this. I've been running Win 7 RC on my P4 machine for a while now but it has been running very slow for the last few weeks.

CPU usage is nearly always 80% plus!!! When I open Task Manager and the Resource Monitor they tell me that Taskmgr is consuming the most CPU time. How can this be? When Task Manager is closed, the CPU usage is still high.

The only thing I can think of is whether upgrading to Kaspersky 2010 from 2009 might be causing the issue.

Any ideas what I can do?

Thanks,

Kev

A:RC High CPU Usage - Task Manager or Kaspersky?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kjharve


Hi all,

I hope someone can help with this. I've been running Win 7 RC on my P4 machine for a while now but it has been running very slow for the last few weeks.

CPU usage is nearly always 80% plus!!! When I open Task Manager and the Resource Monitor they tell me that Taskmgr is consuming the most CPU time. How can this be? When Task Manager is closed, the CPU usage is still high.

The only thing I can think of is whether upgrading to Kaspersky 2010 from 2009 might be causing the issue.

Any ideas what I can do?

Thanks,

Kev


Kev Hi and welcome

Easy way to find out. Boot into safe (F8) mode. If it was task manager which I doubt it will still be there. If not probably Antivirus, indexing or something else try it
Ken J

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Hi,

This is my employees laptop, I just noticed that CPU is running hot and affecting performance. Read articles online but nothing has worked.

Thanks,
G
 

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See the picture
How can I fix this?
Thanks!

A:My Task Manager Doesn't Show RAM Usage each Program.

Hello RingofCola, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can also check to see if Resource Monitor will show you this under the Memory tab instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I'll be addressing you by your username, if you'd like me to address you by something else, please let me know!I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
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Have Windows XP. Not many programs installed since we only use the unit for the internet. Also not tech savvy however the computer had been running extremely slowly and then it got to the point we couldn't even log on to the internet. While trying the easy disk cleanup stuff, the Task Manager appeared and showed only 1% memory left and there were 132 programs running. The only program running (132 times) was the task manager itself which adds itself again and again although I am able to stop each line individually. (Hope I am making sense.) This sounds the same as a few other posts but I don't see any resolutions. I doubt I would be able to make any complicated corrections so I'm really looking for a place to go for a fix or maybe it's something easy. (Yeah, right!) This problem started on our computer in December and we haven't been able to use it since then.
thank you for your time
 

A:Task Manager running multiple times

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

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Hello

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

This is the hijack this log

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

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

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I will encounter issues every few days where I cannot access eMail accounts, and several applications as well. I receive IE is not working notifications incessantly along with webpages not responding popups, Another issue (which seems to be a precursor to having to reboot/restart)  is that there is significant (4-5 seconds) system activity AFTER closing/shutting down a webpage or application.  Each time this happens and I go to Task Manager / Processes, there will be 12-15 instances of "rundll32.exe" !!!!!
I have run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, AVAST and others and nothing is found. 
I have run sfc /scannow and other investigative apps and nothing was found.
When I reboot / restart, all is well for a day or so.
Running Windows 7 SP1.
 
Any and all input appreciated.
 
 
 
 

A:Multiple "rundll32" entries in Task Manager Processes list

1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
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Hi,When I launch TM it won't stay open...plug my CPU is pegged out...here is my Hijack log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:54:43 PM, on 1/22/2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exeC:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Yah... Read more

A:Task Manager won't stay open and CPU usage is very high

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 and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Fo... Read more

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I had 2gb of ram and upgraded to 8gb recently. I really saw the performance at first but then it dropped off to where it was before pretty quickly. Right now my task manager performance tab shows 5.7 GB of ram being used, while adding up everything manually in the "processes" tab (and rounding up) shows 1.29 GB being used. I downloaded and ran a hidden process revealer (Process Revealer Free Edition 1.0 - Free hidden malware detector) which showed 0 hidden processes. This is also without any antivirus software running, as I know that can suck up RAM (although I just ran the windows antivirus scan with no results, and I'm running spybot S&D now). I'll deactivate all startup programs and reboot after the antivirus scan to see if that helps, but what could be causing this? I can't think of anything aside from a rootkit - definitely not good news.

A:Ram Usage way too high, not showing up properly in task manager

1. Did you click "Show processes from all users"
2. Did you account for the workspaces of those processes
3. Look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab. That will give you a better picture.

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I have recently upgraded my computer from an emachine to a custom built pc. In upgrading, i did not purchase a new hard drive, i simply took it out of the old pc and installed it in the new one (with the os and all programs still on it). Now, when i check windows task manager, it is showing that my cpu is constantly running at 95-100%. Contrary to this, my pc performs very well (very responsive, fast loads...). What could be the cause of windows saying my cpu usage is this high/how can i fix it?
 

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Seems I've gotten a bug over the past few weeks. I typically run AvastFree but seeing AvastSvc was consuming a lot of CPU resource, I uninstalled (using the Avast uninstaller through Safe Mode) prior to running FRST and posting this topic. In normal operation, CPU usage typically runs in the %-12%, sometimes 15% range during normal day to day usage. Now it's consistently in the 70%-90%, sometimes 100% range, when doing the same activities.
One other thing I've noted is I can't get into "Add/Remove Programs". A window opens when I click th elink out of COntrol Panel, but it never populates - although in the past it has always been slow to populate (30 secs to 1 minute), I've let it sit 5 minutes now without success. In the past, it would always populate while I was doing other things. It won't now.
 
As always, Thanks in advance!
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 19-01-2015
Ran by Markie (administrator) on MARKDELL on 23-01-2015 12:23:08
Running from C:\Documents and Settings\Markie\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Markie (Available profiles: Markie & ASPNET & Administrator)
Platform: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
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A:XP Pro SP3 - high usage in Task Manager, sluggish performance

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.===Using the Add/Remove Programs applet remove these programs in bold.File Opener Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\...\File Opener Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTIONFoxtab (HKLM\...\foxtab) (Version: - FoxTab) <==== ATTENTION!===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 
start

CloseProcesses:

ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => No File
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled.
ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=127.0.0.1:3265;https=127.0.0.1:3265;
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-1220945662-1532298954-1417001333-1003\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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Every time I boot up my computer IEXPLORER.EXE appears in Task Manager multiple times (20+) in task manager even though I'm not running IE or even connected to the internet.

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

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

Any suggestions as to how I can resolve this?

I'm running Win XP Pro.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:IEXPLORER.EXE appearing multiple times in task manager

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Good Evening All,

So my Dell Latitude D510 has slowed to a crawl once again. The Task Manager shows Google Chrome has eight uses happening, yet only the one window's open. Then the Manager shows six svchost.exe running. Any help is very much appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38146 MB, Free - 17675 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0N8829
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Brian
 

A:Laptop Slowed to a Crawl, Task Manager Shows Multiple Processes in Use

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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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