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Programs show as running processes in task manager but don't otherwise open

Q: Programs show as running processes in task manager but don't otherwise open

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 both of them have multiple entries in the processes list that won't delete or open. Neither show in the list of running applications. After 10-15 minutes, an icon for RoughDraft showed up in my taskbar but clicking on it did not open the program. Via the task manager again I attempted to end it, this time with End Task and while I got the "You chose to end the non-responsive program ... " pop up box, the icon in the taskbar as well as the Task Manager Applications and Processes entries remained. After another 10-15 minutes the RoughDraft icon in the taskbar went away, as did the entries in the processes list for it. TweetDeck never opened at all.
AVG claims to be fully up to date, and I ran a scan which found nothing. I updated Malware Bytes Anti Malware and ran a full scan, which also found nothing. I ran SUPERAntiSpyware which only found a few ad cookies in my system, nothing it doesn't routinely find on any other scan. I ran TrendMicro's Housecall which also found nothing. Kaspersky's online scanner is not currently available or I would have tried to scan with that too. I am not sure if I do have a virus or a different kind of problem. I ran HijackThis after I clicked on both my icons for my programs, realised they weren't running (like the previous issue I'd had with Chrome when I did all the scanning and found nothing), and got a log file before anything happened with RoughDraft opening.

The contents of my HijackThis log:
Code:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:27:09, on 2010-04-11
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Digiarty\WinX DVD Author 5.5\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe
C:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files\Semagic\LiveJournalU.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\RoughDraft\RoughDraft.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = mail.google.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R3 - URLSearchHook: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - *{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Megaupload Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - C:\PROGRA~1\MEGAUP~2\MEGAUP~1.DLL
O2 - BHO: AVG Security Toolbar BHO - {A3BC75A2-1F87-4686-AA43-5347D756017C} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
O2 - BHO: MegaIEMn - {bf00e119-21a3-4fd1-b178-3b8537e75c92} - C:\Program Files\Megaupload\Mega Manager\MegaIEMn.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: AVG Security Toolbar - {CCC7A320-B3CA-4199-B1A6-9F516DD69829} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Toolbar\IEToolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Megaupload Toolbar - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-CCB0-B130EEDBE97C} - C:\PROGRA~1\MEGAUP~2\MEGAUP~1.DLL
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] CHDAudPropShortcut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Persistence] C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG9_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [IMJPMIG8.1] "C:\WINDOWS\IME\imjp8_1\IMJPMIG.EXE" /Spoil /RemAdvDef /Migration32
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware] C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe /install /silent
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [googletalk] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe" /autostart
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SUPERAntiSpyware] C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Skype] "C:\Program Files\Skype\\Phone\Skype.exe" /nosplash /minimized
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Pro Agent] "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProAgent.exe"
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [_nltide_3] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx nLite.inf,C,,4,N (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [_nltide_3] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx nLite.inf,C,,4,N (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\RunOnce: [_nltide_3] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx nLite.inf,C,,4,N (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\RunOnce: [_nltide_3] rundll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionEx nLite.inf,C,,4,N (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: OpenOffice.org 3.2.lnk = C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 3\program\quickstart.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Copy to Semagic - C:\Program Files\Semagic\copy.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Semagic - C:\Program Files\Semagic\link.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1266471672218
O16 - DPF: {6F15128C-E66A-490C-B848-5000B5ABEEAC} (HP Download Manager) - https://h20436.www2.hp.com/ediags/dex/secure/HPDEXAXO.cab
O16 - DPF: {73ECB3AA-4717-450C-A2AB-D00DAD9EE203} (GMNRev Class) - http://h20270.www2.hp.com/ediags/gmn2/install/HPProductDetection2.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: !SASWinLogon - C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASWINLO.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgrsstarter - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgrsstx.dll
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free E-mail Scanner (avg9emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Free WatchDog (avg9wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Intuit Update Service (IntuitUpdateService) - Intuit Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Macromedia Licensing Service - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Macromedia Shared\Service\Macromedia Licensing.exe
O23 - Service: NMSAccessU - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Digiarty\WinX DVD Author 5.5\NMSAccessU.exe

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End of file - 10523 bytes

Notes: Tweetdeck doesn't show up in this logfile despite having three or four entries in my Taskmanager; Chrome shows up a bunch of times because I had had the browser open with three tabs prior to doing the log file. TweetDeck opened about 30 minutes after I started writing this post and doing the HijackThis logs -- the logfile states 0927 EDT, and it had not been running for some 5-10 minutes before I got the logfile after I clicked the icon, and TweetDeck did actually open about 0956 EDT.

I'm still adding the post because I'm not sure what's causing the extremely slow response time -- it only happens to some, not all, of my programs, as I was able to open IE without a hitch while TweetDeck and RoughDraft were sitting as empty processes in the taskbar.

Thank you in advance for any assistance or insight you can provide. I'm a bit baffled by this.

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Preferred Solution: Programs show as running processes in task manager but don't otherwise open

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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've noticed that if I leave my XP machine on for a few days straight that the Task Manager won't open. Also, Notepad doesn't work nor a few other programs.

I have scanned the computer in safe mode w/Networking with Malware Bytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, and in regular mode with Spybot Search and Destroy and Avira.

They didn't find anything.

However a few weeks ago Microsoft Security Essentials found:
Win32/TightVNC

and removed it twice in a few days.

I'm not sure what that is or how it got there. But I do know this:
I have some issues with the task manager not opening after the machine has run a few days. And the computer is about 5 years old with two hard drives. Both have XP loaded on them but I boot from only one.

Curious what the problem may be. I figured virus but none of the programs I use are finding one.

I have run:
-Spybot Search and Destroy
-Malware Bytes
-Microsoft Security Essentials
-Avira Antivirus

thanks for any help!

A:If I leave XP running for a few days, Task Manager and some programs Won't Open

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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
C:\Program F... Read more

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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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...

After searching the web to no avail for a possible OS bug or any related articles, and... Read more

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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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

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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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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Hello,

As the title says I have over 120 processes running on task manager. And the number grows over time. I used to normally run 28 and now im just worried. Could it be a virus? The names of the processes that weren't there before don't show results when i look them up on the Process Library or google. I'll list a few of them: oxguof.exe, oxvend.exe, toqmm.exe, winhpxf.exe. Most of them start with win as the first three letters of they're name
And my user profile is the one running all these processes, when i log into another user profile on my windows XP OS i don't see it running so many processes. Could deleting my user profile and creating a new one solve the problem? Im already downloading an anti-Virus to scan my system (avast)

Well I hope I make it out of this in one piece

A:I have 120+ processes running on Task Manager

Sounds like a virus/malware:
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I just wondered how many instances svchost.exe is normal to be running in task manager. I have so many processes running it seems to be eating up all of my memory.

It is listed like 10 times when i bring task manager up.

Any info or advice would be appreciated.
 

A:What processes should be running in task manager

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I look into my task manager and i'm astonished to constantly find more and more processes popping out of nowhere. Is there a program that can help me scan and select all those i dont want? I'm wiery about which ones to delete and which ones not to. Ad-Aware SE shows 2182 process modules on a smart scan.

Thanks for any help that can be offered.
 

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Hi I was wondering if someone could help me out and tell me which processes should be running and which shouldnt in my task manager, there are over 100 processes and I know that is way too much, so which should I end and which should I leave?
Im attaching two pics of print screen of my task manager, please HELLLLP
 

A:Task Manager over 100 processes running....

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Forgive me for what all you knowledgable people will probably think is a dumb question. But when I'm not doing anything on my computer but opening my browser and have just booted up, do I really Need all these 35 Running Processes shown in my Task Manager? (I'm using XP Home)

And why are there numerous duplicates of the same things with different "numeric values", please?

Can I eliminate any of those and speed up my system in general? (my boyfriend added 512Meg of RAM to the existing 256Meg, which helps...but would also please like to know about this)

If I can eliminate them from running/starting in the background when booting up, just how do I do that, please?

Thank you
 

A:Do I really need all these Running Processes in Task Manager?

The two screen shots you showed have CPU usage at 6% and 10%, so those processes at that time aren't slowing you. But you are right that they can, and in particular starting unnecessary processes can increase your boot time.

First look in the Startup folder (Start - All Programs - Startup). If there is anything there that you don't want running all the time, just delete it (they are just shortcuts in there) from the folder. For example, one of mine is Microsoft Office; it initializes Word, Excel, etc. so that they launch quicker. I use Excel all the time so I keep it there; if I seldom used Office, I would delete it from Startup and save the boot time.

Second, Start - Run - msconfig - OK. Look at the Startup tab. Anything you don't want running, just remove the checkmark and remember to hit Apply before getting out. Be careful, and don't remove too many at a time, because you can make your system unstable or worse. I seldom remove anything until I've figured out what it is related to.

As an example, two that I have removed the check marks from are iTunesHelper and qttask because I only use iTunes and Quick Time once a week if that often, so no sense in having them there all the time.

The first time you boot after removing any of these you will get a scary looking message reminding you that you changed your system. Just tell it you don't want to see the message again, and forget it.
 

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Hi,
My laptop has been running extremely slow lately and when I open the task manager it says the computer is using 100%. When I look at the processes running these are what it shows:

Image Name Username
iexplore.exe mainuser
taskmgr.exe mainuser
iexplore.exe mainuser
iexplore.exe mainuser
Dot1xcfg.exe mainuser
is360.exe system
SSScheduler.exe mainuser
GoogletoolbarNOT.exe mainuser
ctfmon.exe mainuser
Divxupdate.exe mainuser
AvastUI.exe mainuser
is360tray.exe mainuser
jusched.exe mainuser
Groovemonitor.exe mainuser
iFrmewrk.exe mainuser
zcfgsvc.exe mainuser
igfxpers.exe mainuser
hkcmd.exe mainuser
explorer.exe mainuser
alg.exe local service
Avastsvc.exe system
svchost.exe local service
svchost.exe network service
yahooAUservice.exe system
WLKeeper.exe system
S24EvMon.exe system
EvtEng.exe system
svchost.exe system
svchost.exe network service
svchost.exe system
lsass.exe system
services.exe system
winlogon.exe system
regSrvc.exe system
csrss.exe system
smss.exe system
Googleupdate.exe system
is360srv.exe system
svchost.exe local system
scardsvr.exe local system
spoolsv.exe system
system.exe system
systemidleprocess.exe system

Can anyone tell me if I need all these processes running and if not how to get them off my computer. Thank you so very much for any and all help.
 

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I'm having a few problems with my computer, I'm running windows 8.1. 
It has slowed down significantly and it won't operate programs normally anymore, at the moment I've got two other programs open (word and pdf reader) on the tool bar but I can't open anything other than chrome, also the processes don't appear to be running in the task manager.
I also can't open the sidebar or app menu when I click on the windows icon in the bottom left corner.
I've been having a few problems with files not transferring or copying when I cut and paste or drag and drop so I ran a few programs, Adw cleaner, R kill and Junkware removal tool from this website but the computer seems worse now so I have no idea what to do.
Thanks in advance for any advice you have,
Dave

A:Processes on toolbar but not running in task manager

Did AdwCleaner and JRT remove anything?
 
Use the programs below to cleanup the computer and find and remove both adware and malware.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
 
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here 
Double-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, an... Read more

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I have tons of processes currently running in my task manager, some are duplicates or more. How do I make a copy of everything that is currently running?

A:How do I copy my running processes in task manager

Find, download and run Sysinternals' ProcessExplorer. It is an enhanced version of TaskManager.

From ProcessExplorer, one can via the Menu select File/Save to a txt file.

I have two csrss entries and ten svchost entries. They should be normal.

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here and I'm having a bit of a problem. Maybe someone can help me with this. I hope I make some sense.

I'm running Windows NP 2000 Professional and have Norton AV 2003 and Freedom Firewall.

Despite all that, I did a Trend Micro Housecall scan and it detected and deleted a Sdbot worm which I believe is referred to as W32.Randex.E. I may be getting the two mixed up, not sure. My Norton picks off Sdbot viruses frequently and deletes them.

Yesterday, Winlogin.exe showed up in my Task Manager after I stupidly clicked on svchosts (it has an 'S' on the end so it's not the same as the regular svchost) and I just wanted to see what it was (duh....stupid move, I know).

I stopped the Winlogin.exe process and deleted Winlogin.exe so it doesn't appear anywear on my computer now. BTW, I know Winlogon (with an o) is a valid thing and am not deleted anything to do with that. My firewall has lots of activity on ports 137 and 4444 but it's all being blocked. When Winlogin showed up, IRC connected to the Internet and was not blocked. I had a problem with mIRC (chat) installing itself on my computer once before and I got a backdoor.flood virus which I had cleaned out by professionals. It seemed the mIRC program came back and installed itself again. I never use it.

I also have a process running called Winuoa.exe which attempts to connect to the Internet but I block it with my firewall. I terminate the process but ... Read more

A:Question re. processes running in Task Manager

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Computer is running slow when I get online and I have several dll files runnings with above name.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521
Run by Billie Readell at 17:01:22 on 2014-03-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4056.2715 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: IObit Malware Fighter *Disabled/Outdated* {A751AC20-3B48-5237-898A-78C4436BB78D}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Several dllhost.exe *32 processes running 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 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 and paste it to your re... Read more

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I'm pretty sure I have a virus. My computer has been slowing down and now won't even play videos. I have Advanced System Care and it's not detecting anything. Every time I close Google Chrome it says "Whoa! Chrome crashed would you like to restart?". I have did a Trend Micro scan and it said I should ask someone who knows what their doing so... looking for some help. Here is a copy of the log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:29:57 AM, on 12/31/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17093)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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A:60 Processes Running in Task Manager... Is that normal?

Hello skurfer ,Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in prog... Read more

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Had major trojans, spyware, etc. Ran Malawarebytes removed all beautifully except when I rebooted, I have nothing on my desktop except the wallpaper. When I right click on desktop, nothing. Can access Task Manager and get to files that way but no way to activate desktop. What has happened here? Also, nothing on desktop when I go into SafeMode. Thank you
 

A:EXPLORER.EXE not running in task manager processes

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So sometimes my computer will be going really slowly so Ill just press the ctr+alt+delete, find whats slowing me down at the moment and stop the process! But after discovering that the things slowing me down are processes crucial to making my computer run in the first place(vsmon.exe, svchost.exe) I ran across a problem.... Is there anyway I can maybe make these processes take up less memory usage? Sometimes they take up like 12,000 at a time and if this isnt normal I was wondering If maybe theres something wrong with my computer.

A:Processes Running Under Windows Task Manager

How much Ram do you have installed?Have you read this topic:Slow Computer?, Use this troubleshooting checklist

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Hi,

I checked my task manager to see if there were any extra processes running that I didn't recognize. I noticed that I have three Rundll32.exe processes running. I had browsed a little, and found that this is one possible way Malware is used to hide itself on your computer. Can you help me figure out which one is the correct one?

Thanks!

DDS (Ver_10-11-27.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Jake at 21:16:43.85 on Mon 11/29/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3999.2850 [GMT -8:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\stwrt64.inf_amd64_neutral_b87ff64c8b56b7db\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
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A:Extra Processes Running Under Task Manager

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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There was a time I used Windows regularly, but I mostly work on Apple devces now. Our teenage son is the main Windows user, so I don't know quite how long this has been going on or what things changed before it started. But the computer is having weird problems.
 
The main symptom is that programs freeze. Not just one program, not the same thing every time. Sometimes Task Manager will let us quit the frozen process, but sometimes it won't. Sometimes, the Start Menu crashes. Sometimes it works fine for a while after a reboot, and sometimes it freezes on reboot.
 
SuperAntiSpyware and McAfee scans come up clean.
 
Before packing it up and taking it to guys in polo shirts in really big store, I thought I'd ask for help here. Thanks.

A:Programs freeze, task manager won't quit processes

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File, 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 in the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 
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.
• List Minidump Files
 
 Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, copy it and paste it in your next post.

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Please see previous post here --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/508737/duplicate-processes-and-programs-freezing/  To summarize - for the past 3 weeks my PC has had the following symptoms: - programs (firefox, excel, outlook, photoshop, etc) have been freezing after about 5 minutes of use- i went to task manger to quit the program but found that many processes had 2 to 5 copies running (each using 200,000K of memory or more)- it is not possible to quit these processes - they either reappear instantly - or give a message that is is not possible to end the process- it is not possible to restart these programs without rebooting the computer (alhtough the apps crash after a few minutes of rebooting so the cycle continues. i have tried Spybot S&D (found errors), malware bytes(found errors), AAware(found errors), registrymechanic(found errors), cccleaner, combofix (no errors), sfc /scannow (no errors) and some others (its news to me that your not supposed to use RM or CF - i'm a CIO at big company - we use these tools all the time with malware removal without issues)....   the crashing of the processes usually occurs when i exit the program with the red 'X' button DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16686  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.21.2Run by Admin at 23:29:33 on 2013-09-23Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16360.12870 [GMT -4:00].AV: Microsoft Security Essen... Read more

A:Programs Freezing and Duplicate Processes in Task Manager

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After I launch IE11 and then close it(with all tabs), then I open the Task Manager on the Processes tab and there are 3 IE11 instances still open and no matter how many times I end these tasks, they'll immediately open again, consuming my ram AND CPU.
That's why I started using Chrome. Still, I'd like to know what causes this bug with IE11 in 8.1.
Any ideas?

A:IE11 processes keep open in Task Manager

It isn't a bug, it was how it was designed

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Hi,

I have a 2 month old HP Pavilion with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

The past few weeks, the machine has started acting up - freezing, not sleeping, not waking when it has been sleeping, etc.

Coincident with these issues, I've recently noticed in Task Manager that a lot of processes are now running with a *32 after their name. I do not believe this was the case when I first started using the machine. But now, the overwhelming majority of processes have that *32 after them.

For example:
chrome.exe *32 (there are 8 instances of this process)
Dropbox.exe *32
SkyDrive.exe *32
AvastUI.exe *32
rundll32.exe *32
hpsysdrv.exe *32
HPTouchSmartSyncCalReminderApp.exe *32
hpwusched2.exe *32

I think this is especially suspicious because it's an HP computer running Windows (a Microsoft product). I'd think that at the very least, Skydrive (also a Microsoft product) and HP installed processes would know that this is a 64-bit machine and run as such.

Does anyone know what's going on and why these apps are running like this? Can it be fixed?

This was a rockin' fast and awesome machine when I got it 2 months ago and after just those 2 months, it's definitely not running the way it was.

Some additional details:
HP Pavilion p7-1226s
6GB
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Updates on auto - all have been installed.
Avast antivirus
Threatfire

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A:Task Manager indicating processes running as 32-bit. Is this normal?

There is nothing wrong...with running 32-bit processes on a 64-bit machine.

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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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hiya, I have absolutely no idea when it comes to computers, I can turn it on and do what I need to do but that's about it lol.
my computer is being really slow lately, I started the task manager to see what was running and there are 84 processes running, I don't know what any of these are or if I need them all.
have tried google-ing but to be honest it's very confusing. any help would be appreciated thanks
 

A:computer slow 84 processes running in task manager

Hi, check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.
http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Valuable_links
=====
Download Security Check by screen317 from
http://screen317.spywareinfoforum.org/
Or
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the install icon.
If using Vista - Win 7 - right click the install icon and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad.
Copy and Paste the result of the scan in the reply box below.

The saved log will be called checkup.txt.
 

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i just installed windows 8 and updated to 8.1 and i have noticed this..(picture below) all my drivers are up to date including my chipset drivers. its also showing 2 icons of norton in the bottom right.here is a picture

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Since a few months every week or two Google Chrome starts taking 100% CPU usage and I need to close and re open it and it will be ok for another 1-2 weeks.

In Task Manager it shows about 250 processes, but the list shows much less, what processes is it not showing? Is it the services on the other tab?

Even with Chrome closed it showed 170 processes (I probably keep around 80 tabs opened in Chrome), I was sure I had much less than that before when Chrome is closed.

How can I find out what these 170 processes are?

Also, why has Chrome started using 100% CPU usage after being opened for a while? It's either a bug in an update or because I have more tabs than before, or tabs/websites in particular that are using CPU usage.

Even when Chrome is using 100% CPU, no one tab is using 100%, it's many tabs all using a bit that add up to 100%, but some tabs are worst than others. Even now with Chrome freshly restarted I have 20-30% CPU usage which is still high.

Thanks

A:Task Manager says 250 processes running but list shows less

Have you enabled viewing of all processes in Taskman, bottom left checkbox?

What PC hardware specs?

High CPU% from a browser isn't something I've seen, once a page/tab has loaded there should be close to 0% unless the page contains some active component like rotating ads, news ticker, etc.

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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
C:\Program F... Read more

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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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:34:26 PM, on 1/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Creative Labs Shared\Service\CreativeLicensing.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
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A:Help. 80+ Processes on task manager. Can't open internet browser.

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Here is a copy of my HJT log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 15:14:00, on 10/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mclogsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcupdmgr.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcpromgr.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\redirsvc\redirsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mctskshd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcusrmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MPS\mps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\BTHOME~1\Help\SMARTB~1\BTHelpNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\btbb_wcm\McciTrayApp.exe
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A:PC Running Very slow (lots of unusual processes in task manager too)

Hello sj89m,

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

***************************************************

Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE
This is a 30 day trial of the programInstall AVG Anti-Spyware
Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch AVG Anti-Spyware
You will need to update AVG Anti-Spyware to the latest definition files.On the top of the main screen click Shield
Click the word active to change it to inactive
On the top of the main screen click Update.
Then click on Start Update. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

When you have finished updating, EXIT AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.

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Download and install CleanUp! but do not run it yet. (Not Recommended for XP64).

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Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by... Read more

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Can someone please tell explain what these weird alpha numeric names are in my Task Manager?

Please see the attached image.

I don't think I should have these running in the background and I don't know where they are coming from. Is there some way to permanently get rid of these things?
Thanks!

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Hi,

Two days ago, I was reading a forum I go on quite often, so what happened was I was on this forum reading varies different threads, I had opened up. So as I did this, they were taking time to load, so I went away and came back. When I got back, my computer seemed to have restarted, and I was prompted to log in. So as soon as I logged in, there was an alert from 'Windows Security Essentials Alert' so I quickly did a search and found that this was a fake alert/Trojan etc etc. I then found a guide on google I followed which removed this 'fake' Trojan, however after this, I went into my Task Manager to see what was running and I found 2 processors running which I haven't seen before, a quick search I found that it was either spyware or virus related. I then scanned my computer using spyware doctor, AVG anti-virus, RegDefense, CCleaner but none seemed to have removed this. I have followed the guide I was linked to by 'amateur' and here are the following.

P.S. I have a copy of the OS disc which came with the computer when I bought it few years back, however I have tried running the disc but when I tried to boot from the CD after changing the boot sequence from BIOS etc, I got an error saying disc error.



DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jack at 0:58:13.18 on 21/11/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.446.53 [GMT 0:00]

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A:unknown mshta.exe and FGuard.exe running in task manager processes?

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it shall produce a log... Read more

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Hi there,
I am rather frustrated ...
I have been using my computer without any spyware/AV for the last 1 year now ...
Never been affected yet ...
But now, I have been facing this rather strange problem.

At first, it was the typical "Task manager has been disabled by your administrator: problem, which I solved by using some script that came up on googling my problem. But still, when I try to open the task manager, it opens very very slowly and is there for viewing for about 2-3 seconds after which it gets closed. Same is the problem with regedit too. Also, my system is running very slow. In the brief time that task manager would let me look at it, I saw atleast 7-8 notepad.exe processes running.

PLEASE HELP ME OUT. I do not want to lose my data (as most of it is in C: itself).

P.S. - I am not able to download Hijackthis from any site. Can this be the malware/TH/Virus acting up? Please do not redirect me to some other page for the solution as, believe me, I have gone through at least 10 sites where they had "similar" problems.
 

A:Task Manager was disabled, now running but lots of notepad.exe processes

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I run XP SP3 32-bit version 2002- My task manager shows two explorer.exe tasks, right from the time I start up my laptop; it's doing this all the time;- One task shows a fairly-constant memory usage of 42,000KB, using CPUs 01 and 02;- The other task's memory usage fluctuates up and down between 80,000KB and 190,000KB, using a multiplicity of CPUs from low (02) to mid (49, 52, etc.) double-digits;- Is this normal? If not, what can be done to solve this?- If it's of any help, I ran a HijackThis scan and I have a .log file available with the results, which I I'll go ahead and copy & paste below. I don't dare erase anything without guidance.Thank you!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:40:42 pm, on 2011-Jan-15Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17093)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:\Archivos de programa\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\vsserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Archivos de programa\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Archivos de programa�... Read more

A:Task Manager constantly shows two (2) explorer.exe processes running

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

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My laptop was running slow so i thought id be clever and shut down/stop all processes/services via task manager thinking ive got too much running. When i click on services the status says they've all stopped. Obviously nothings working. How do i fix this? I only want services running that need to run. The first one for example is samss. When i right click it, it gives me the ption to start service but it says the operation could not be completed. Access denied. Im not sure if it would be easier to restore my laptop to factory settings Help!! Edited. . When i try to go on the internet it says. Windows network diagnostics. Start windows wireless, plug a cable into the network adapter. . Or restart the DHCP client service. Like i said i stopped everything! Fool!! Thanks in advance
 

A:Ive shut down all processes/services via task manager. how do i get them back running

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

A:Fake Google Chrome Running Multiple Processes in Task Manager

Hello! Welcome to BleepingComputer Forums!
My name is Georgi and and I will be helping you with your computer problems.
Before we begin, please note the following:
I will working be on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
The logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Stay with the topic until I tell you that your system is clean. Missing symptoms does not mean that everything is okay.
Instructions that I give are for your system only!
Please do not run any tools until requested ! The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.
Please perform all steps in the order received. If you can't understand something don't hesitate to ask.
Again I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. I will not help you if you do not follow my instructions.
 
 
Please download the latest version of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy a... Read more

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Hi,

I have a Dell Laptop- the Inspiron 8000, and I run Windows 2000 Professional. I have had this computer for about 3 years, and recently, it has slowed down tremendously in terms of performance. As of last week, I thoroughly cleaned it out and don't have any viruses or spyware (I ran the online 'housecall' virusscan, got the latest adware software from ad-aware, and I posted a hijack this log in another part of this site and cleaned off a really nasty bug).

I only found the virus (AGOBOT.IL) by going through my Windows Task Manager's 'Processes' tab, and just did a search on google to see if I could find any relevant information about each one, and to see if it was essential, or if it was a background process that I didn't need/want running.

Now, with my computer having slowed down again, I am wondering if there is anything I overlooked before. I am including the list of processes in my Task Manager, in hopes that we can identify anything that isn't supposed to be there. A question that I have, for instance, is Why are there 4 versions of 'svchost.exe' running? Each takes up between 3,000K and 10,000K of memory........is each doing something unique, or are any of them unnecessary?

Here is the list of processes, alphabetically (and if I know what a process is- if it is something that I know I want- I will explain):

AIRPLUS.exe (wireless internet card)
ati2evxx.exe
atiptaxx.exe
CSRSS.EXE
CTFMON.EXE
explorer.exe
hpodev07.e... Read more

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I found the process, Browser.exe*32 running this morning and boggin down my computer. The author of the program is listed as google chrome but I don't have that installed on any computer here and can't figure out how to stop it. All of the searches I ran on that process state it is a malware virus and can be removed with a little bit of help. If anyone is familiar and could walk me through the process I would greatly appreciate it!!  Thanks,JohnEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:Multiple Browser.exe*32 processes running in task manager slowing down computer!

Please run the following scans.  Please download AdwCleaner and install it. When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan to start the scan. Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.   Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.   You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK. When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.  Please run the ESET OnlineScanThis scan takes quite a long time to run, so be prepared to have the time to allow this to run till it is completed.***Please note. If you run this scan using Internet Explorer you won't need to download the Eset Smartinstaller.***Click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.The ESET Online Scanner page will open, click on Yes, I agree to the trems of use, then click on Start, the scan will now begine.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the ic... Read more

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Hey, Gang.

I'm new here.

I have an HP Media Center m7250n Desktop/PC, and it's been running slow for months. Below is my HijackThis Log. Any help would be appreciated:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:22:06 PM, on 8/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\eEBSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\PC Tools AntiVirus\PCTAVSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\mcrdsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Hi Folks!

I have a few niggley concerns regarding the running of my PC, this website looked like it has offered some sound advice to others so I thought I'd see if you kind people could do the same for me...

A few weeks ago my PC went crazy, stopped responding, task bar disappeared, couldn't get on internet... I thought I'd had a virus, but somehow I wasn't 100% convinced of this. I basically managed to get it working again by sticking in the XP disk and repairing the installation of XP. This took many goes though... and I had my suspicions about Internet Explorer 8(?), Virus scans did not pick anything up either, anyway...

Since then, internet has seemed hit and miss in terms of speed, would not go at all this morn prior to a reboot, and there are many duplicate processes in the task manager, which is something I've never noticed before.

Is there anything I can do to check my system out?

Cheers for any help and advice!

GA

A:Multiple processes running in task manager - internet acting strangely

The freeware programs Process Explorer and Autoruns go even deeper in showing you what processes are running. Pay attention to non-Microsoft processes, although not all non-Microsoft processes are malware. Research the processes online.
What anti-virus cleaner did you run a full scan with? Is it current?

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The problem I am experiencing appears to occur when I connect my DSL modem (without going onto the Internet). I opened Windows Task Manager and can watch as the number of processes increases from around 70 to 95 or so. I am observing multiple processes that show the user name as “BLANK”. Some use up to around 900,000K Memory (Private Working Set) according to Task Manager. These processes (and there may be up to 8 or more instances of each - conhost.exe seems to have the most instances listed), show up in Task Manager with the following names:
 
                Cmd.exe
                Conhost.exe
                Consent.exe
                Ctfmon.exe
                Dllhost.exe
                Explorer.exe
                Msdtc.exe
                Msiexec.exe
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A:Windows Task Manager shows multiple unwanted processes running when DSL connects

Greetings AutoResearch and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter pr... Read more

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