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RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

Q: RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

I am running WinXP Pro SP3 and I have had an ongoing issue with my rundll32.exe suddenly spiking to 50% and then fluctuating around there. I use all the usual suspects (Spybot, CC Cleaner, Avira Antivir, Malwarebytes) and my system is clean of viruses and malware. I have prepared a HJT log file, a task manager screenshot and a system32 screenshot. The rundll32.exe icon is not the standard white icon or icon with a symbol, but looks more like a piece of paper. Is this normal for this icon?I will provide any other information to anyone who can provide me some assistance.Thank you in advance for you time and advice.

A: RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

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 I 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.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet. Information on A/V control HEREAndPlease download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will appear Click OK DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OKIMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.ThenPlease download GMER from one of the following locations and save it to your desktop:Main MirrorThis version will download a randomly named file (Recommended)Zipped MirrorThis version will download a zip file you will need to extract first. If you use this mirror, please extract the zip file to your desktop.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security programs will not conflict with gmer's driver.Double-click on the randomly named GMER file (i.e. n7gmo46c.exe) and allow the gmer.sys driver to load if asked.Note: If you downloaded the zipped version, extract the file to its own folder such as C:\gmer and then double-click on gmer.exe.GMER will open to the Rootkit/Malware tab and perform an automatic quick scan when first run. (do not use the computer while the scan is in progress)If you receive a WARNING!!! about rootkit activity and are asked to fully scan your system...click NO.Now click the Scan button. If you see a rootkit warning window, click OK.When the scan is finished, click the Save... button to save the scan results to your Desktop. Save the file as gmer.log.Click the Copy button and paste the results into your next reply.Exit GMER and re-enable all active protection when done.-- If you encounter any problems, try running GMER in Safe Mode.

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Hey guys, I've just built a new system running vista home premium(64-bit) and about 3 days after it was completed ive started having problems. When running certain programs it seems or after adding external hardware (external usb hdd, speakers) ive been getting up to as many as 5 instances of the rundll32.exe process starting and ending constantly. In the command line column of task manager it tells me its to do with nvcpl.exe. This may not even be related to malware but im totally in the dark here.

hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:54:13 PM, on 5/25/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
D:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
D:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\... Read more

A:multiple rundll32.exe starting and ending constantly

Not sure if the process was actually running in that log file, here's another where it definitely is:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:20:26 PM, on 5/25/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
D:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Jason\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
D:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = 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
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software... Read more

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Hi, 3 rundll32.exe's are running in the task manager and Windows action center reported no security software (no firewall, antispyware, antivirus) was running but after about 3 restarts the message went away and now it says everything is fine. I use McAfee.

But the 3 rundll32.exe are still running (I use win7 64 bit) and it won't let me view it's properties whenever I right click it in the task manager. And I scanned with kaspersky rescue disk and it found nothing.

A:3 rundll32.exe's running and Windows action center reported no security software is running

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly 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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Today when i tried to play NFS Underground on my notebook and the first time i double clicked the speed.exe file it didn't work. After i tried again it worked but it was unusually slow so i checked the task manager and saw rundll32 process using 100% of my processor. I closed it but it also closed my game. Any ideas ? I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials and it detected nothing.

A:rundll32 running at 100%

  
Quote: Originally Posted by womz


Today when i tried to play NFS Underground on my notebook and the first time i double clicked the speed.exe file it didn't work. After i tried again it worked but it was unusually slow so i checked the task manager and saw rundll32 process using 100% of my processor. I closed it but it also closed my game. Any ideas ? I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials and it detected nothing.


I found some information for you about rundll32. On another site, it mentions that it can also be a virus. The information that I found, is too voluminous to put here, so I will let you read. Problems or questions come back, glad to have you.


How to Fix Rundll32.exe?

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Hi,

When I try to log off I get this message Rundll32.exe is running. Here is my hjt log:

gfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:17:05 PM, on 6/18/2007
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\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\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Creative Diagnostics 2.0\DIAGENT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 ... Read more

A:rundll32.exe running

sorry here is panda scan results Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:Application/MyWebSearch Not disinfected C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\MSIMG32.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:application/mywebsearch Not disinfected c:\windows\system32\f3PSSavr.scr
Potentially unwanted tool:application/funweb Not disinfected hkey_local_machine\software\Fun Web Products ... Read more

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Hello,
I just installed windows 7 about a week ago, and when I go to run a game now, the CPU goes up to a 40-50% workload due to rundll32, and the game does not start. Then when I click on the game icon again, it loads, but when I quit the game, rundll32 is still using 40-50%. This happens when I try to run Age of Empires 3 or Return to Castle Wolfenstein.
Any ideas?
Thanks!

A:rundll32 running at 40-50%

Do you play any games that work exactly like they are supposed to? With some older games I have to play them in XP Mode. You have Ultimate. Why not try downloading and running it. Play your games in XP Mode and see if there is a problem.

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This morning I turned on my computer and usually panda antivirus software ask me if I want to allow rundll32.exe to run but this time it never did. Also Im not being allowed to access the enter in normal xp mode, Im only allowed to access in safe mode. My computer takes awhile to load up the two computer monitors indicating that Im connected to the network. It shows up after awhile then I try to access the internet but it doesnt find the sites Im looking for.

A:Rundll32.exe Not Running

SmitFraudFix v2.300

Scan done at 2:54:36.17, Mon 03/31/2008
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\A\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
The filesystem type is NTFS
Fix run in normal mode

???????????????????????? SharedTaskScheduler Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!

SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll

???????????????????????? Killing process
???????????????????????? hosts
???????????????????????? VACFix

VACFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri
???????????????????????? Winsock2 Fix

S!Ri's WS2Fix: LSP not Found.
???????????????????????? Generic Renos Fix

GenericRenosFix by S!Ri
???????????????????????? Deleting infected files
???????????????????????? IEDFix

IEDFix
Credits: Malware Analysis & Diagnostic
Code: S!Ri
???????????????????????? DNS

Description: SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter - Packet Scheduler Miniport
DNS Server Search Order: 192.168.15.1

HKLM\SYSTEM\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{D15CD555-15CD-4E6A-AE4F-8D3E9E41F057}: DhcpNameServer=192.168.15.1
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS1\Services\Tcpip\..\{D15CD555-15CD-4E6A-AE4F-8D3E9E41F057}: DhcpNameServer=205.152.144.23 205.152.132.23
HKLM\SYSTEM\CS2\Services\Tcpip\..\{D15CD555-15CD-4E6A-AE4F-8D3E9E41F057}: DhcpNameServer=192.168.... Read more

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Hi guys.
I just noticed that there's two rundll32.exe running in my task manager.
I've tried to find the solution from internet, but so far I haven't got a clear answer.
I've checked that both of them locate in system32 folder. The other one is occupying about 500k of memory and the other one 1 500k.
There's also two taskeng.exe...and no I'm not mixing them up with taskmgr.exe as I saw some people mixing them up with each other.
Then theres also csrss.exe and if click on it, it asks me to perform administrative tasks and then it will show me a lot more image names in task manager, there's 13 svchost.exe, I checked their locations also and they all located in system32.

I've run ad-aware 2008, spybot search & destroy, superspybot and also avg free virus program, but so far they've found only cookie trackers.
Please someone who got time and knowledge or previous experience of this problem, help me.

I'm running windows vista premiumi n my msi laptop. Intel core 2duo cpu T7100 @ 1.80GHz, 2,00gb ram, nvidia geforce8600m gt.

Thanks in advance.

Jabbb.

ps. I'm sorry if I posted this in wrong place

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I've got 2 "taskmgr.exe" running and 2 "rundll32.exe" running in Task Manager, Is there something wrong ?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 16:54:26, on 27/01/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Acer\Empowering Technology\SysMonitor.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Com... Read more

A:2 Rundll32.exe Running ?

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum. My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Apologies for the late response,as i'm sure you can appreciate we are extremely busy.If you've already recieved help at another forum and your issues have been resolved,or you're presently recieving help elsewhere then please let us know.If you have not followed the info in the link below prior to posting your log then please do so now:Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/If you still require help,please post a new Hijackthis log into this topic in your next reply.Also post a detailed description of the issues you're experiencing.*Note*Post all reports/logs directly into this topic,not as attachments,thanks.

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Hello,Just looking through Task manager and noticed that i have 2 "rundll32.exe" running at the same time, I also have two "taskmgr.exe" running aswell. I was just wondering if this is normal ?

A:2 "rundll32.exe" Running ?

You have taskeng.exe and taskmgr.exe. I don't have rundll32.exe showing in my task manager, but I have multiple svchost.exe running.I'm not sure if this will work on Vista, but you can give it a try:http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rundll32.htm

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It is always running in the background and I keep closing it.

But it keeps coming back. I am having a few other problems too and wondered if anyone has had this problem.

Also, what is 'backdoor'? It seems to get past my zonealarm somehow.

Thanks in advance.
Peaceful
 

A:Rundll32 in programs running?

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Im working on fixing a friends computer. Its an HP Pavilion DV9700 with a 500 gb hd and 4gb ram running windows 7 64. The blue busy circle next to the cursor is constantly spinning. When I open task manager under processes rundll32.exe is running hundreds of times. A new rundll32.exe pops up about every second. after an hour or so their are nearly 2000 of them running. If I start in safe mode they do not run. So far in safe mode I have done a virus scan with Panda internet security Panda found nothing, malware bytes found nothing and spybot s&d found 20 tracking cookies which were removed. I have no idea what to do next.

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-11.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Kyle at 14:40:08 on 2011-06-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3895.141 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {86971480-9989-6750-B122-681A86518D59}
SP: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {3DF6F564-BFB3-68DE-8B92-5368FDD6C7E4}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Panda Personal Firewall 2011 *Enabled* {BEAC95A5-D3E6-6608-9A7D-C12F7882CA22}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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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\Syste... Read more

A:Thousands of rundll32.exe's running

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
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Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

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Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
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This file in bold c:\windows\syswow64\kyagojhr\atisvc_bqffeec.exe is very suspicious. I would like to know what we are dealing with.

>>> Run Jotti's malware scan: Please copy this line (in bold):
c:\windows\syswow64\kyagojhr\atisvc_bqffeec.exeGo to Jotti's malware scan and click the Browse button,
A window will open, right-click in the File name field and choose Paste.
Click the Submit button and let the scan run uninterrupted.
At the end right-click the Permalink button and choose "Copy the link".
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Im working on fixing a friends computer. Its an HP Pavilion DV9700 with a 500 gb hd and 4gb ram running windows 7 64. The blue busy circle next to the cursor is constantly spinning. When I open task manager under processes rundll32.exe is running hundreds of times. A new rundll32.exe pops up about every second. after an hour or so their are nearly 2000 of them running. If I start in safe mode they do not run. So far in safe mode I have done a virus scan with Panda internet security Panda found nothing, malware bytes found nothing and spybot s&d found 20 items which were quarantined and removed. I have no idea what to do next. .DDS (Ver_2011-06-11.01) - NTFSAMD64 Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24Run by Kyle at 14:40:08 on 2011-06-11Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3895.141 [GMT -4:00].AV: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {86971480-9989-6750-B122-681A86518D59}SP: Panda Global Protection 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {3DF6F564-BFB3-68DE-8B92-5368FDD6C7E4}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}FW: Panda Personal Firewall 2011 *Enabled* {BEAC95A5-D3E6-6608-9A7D-C12F7882CA22}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\System32\svchost.ex... Read more

A:Help thousands of rundll32.exe's running

Hi fdnavy, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.You've asked for help also there: So many processes running, please decide where you want to receive help, and ask for closing one of the topics... Posting on multiple forums is wasting the Helper's (volunteer's) time!!..If you decide continuing in this thread, please do the following,Firstly,Please launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, click the Update tab, and then Check for Updates. Then choose the Scanner tab and select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.Secondly,Download OTL.exe by OldTimer to your Desktop.Close all windows and double click OTL.exe.In the "Custom Scans/Fixes" window (under the light green bar) paste the following in bold:

netsvcs
drivers32
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
CREATERESTOREPOINT
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\... Read more

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I always check my processes from time to time and today I noticed that rundll32.exe appears to be running non-stop, which I don't remember it doing before. It's not really using any resources, but with me being paranoid, I'm really scared :/ Checked it with process explorer, this is what it yields:

Path:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe

Command line:

C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHCreateLocalServerRunDll {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} -Embedding

The parent process is svchost.exe(668) which command line is:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch

Hovering above said svchost.exe shows the DCOM Server Process Launcher, Plug and Play and Power as its services.

Checked both files, they appear to be clean.

Is this completely normal or should I be worried?

Running W7 Home Premium 64-bit

A:rundll32.exe running all the time?

That GUID maps to the "Shell Hardware Mixed Content Handler", which is a COM handler that needs to run as "Interactive User", meaning run in a logged-on user's session (that's you ). The reason it needs to run in the context of a logged-on user is that it's actually the Autorun handler (enabling Autorun on my own Win7 box causes the same process to be spawned).

If you don't want to see it, go into the control panel and disable Autorun. Otherwise, it needs to run for Autorun to work properly.

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Hello,

If I start The Windows Explorer in Vista and browse folders and files I get an error message "rundll32 stop running". How I can fix this problem?

Thank you for your help,
Mikko

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:33:03, on 30.8.2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_swupdate\GiljabiStart.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\LG Software\System Control Manager\MGSysCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\InstantBurn\Win2K\IBurn.exe
C:\Program Files\Sonera Tietoturva\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\BOINC\boinctray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Sonera Tietoturva\FSGUI\fsguidll.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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I have two concerns with XP Home SP3 that I can't for the life of me figure out how to resolve.

I have a rundll32.exe (system32 folder verified) that continues to run after my desktop is loaded. It will run until I end it. I cannot find it's start-up entry. Msconfig is empty so it's not in there, and I have nothing running in my systray other than my clock\volume. I ran process explorer, and the command line shows that it's trying to load a dll that doesn't even exist anymore (system32\rexech.dll",jsknmw) sounds\looks like a virus which was probably eradicated earlier when I was cleaning the machine.

Tasklist.exe shows these modules to be running from this rundll32.exe:
ntdll.dll, kernel32.dll, msvcrt.dll,
GDI32.dll, USER32.dll, IMAGEHLP.dll,
ShimEng.dll, AcGenral.DLL, ADVAPI32.dll,
RPCRT4.dll, Secur32.dll, WINMM.dll,
ole32.dll, OLEAUT32.dll, MSACM32.dll,
VERSION.dll, SHELL32.dll, SHLWAPI.dll,
USERENV.dll, UxTheme.dll, IMM32.DLL,
LPK.DLL, USP10.dll, comctl32.dll,
comctl32.dll

So with my limited knowledge I have no idea how to keep this from executing every reboot and hoping someone can po... Read more

A:Rundll32.exe and 3 IE proccesses always running

You do have a virus - folllow these directions:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.->

Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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rundll32 is preventing me from making any searches on google and any other search engines. Also i could not perform a system restore due to this issue.

i suspect two .dll files that is affecting this, which are hjplsajo.dll",s and awtrqnom.dll,c.

these are located in this location C:\Users\Jack\AppData\Local\Temp\

i have tried deleting these files but it is used by rundll32.

I've attached a copy of hjt log. Please help me remove these files,
Thanks in advance!
 

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Hey

a few months ago I noticed that in the Processes tab of the Task Manager there were two instances of rundll32.exe running. One takes ~4000k of memory, the other takes ~6000. Since, I have always had two running at the same time. I dare not close one out lest my computer explode!

Is this bad? I asked some other people what their take was on it and no one has encountered the -problem- before. One other guy said he had two running, and he is the type of person to get the nastiest stuff with his web surfing habits...

I doubt they could both be the real rundll32 because of the memory discrepancy, but i dunno .....help please
 

A:2 rundll32's running at a time??

Here's a link for some help with your problem: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/rundll32.htm
 

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I have Windows XP Home OS on my laptop, the system seems to run just fine, but every time I shutdown the system I receive the standard windows message that a program is running (rundll32.exe) and I will loose any unsaved information if I choose to end the program now. I can choose to end the program and the system shuts down normally. I am having no problems a startup, only shutdown. I have no clue how this problem orginated.

Thanks,
DGM
 

A:rundll32.exe running at shutdown

Check your task manager. Post back the running processes.
 

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Rundll32.exe and 3 IE proccesses always running
I have two concerns with XP Home SP3 that I can't for the life of me figure out how to resolve.

I have a rundll32.exe (system32 folder verified) that continues to run after my desktop is loaded. It will run until I end it. I cannot find it's start-up entry. Msconfig is empty so it's not in there, and I have nothing running in my systray other than my clock\volume. I ran process explorer, and the command line shows that it's trying to load a dll that doesn't even exist anymore (system32\rexech.dll",jsknmw) sounds\looks like a virus which was probably eradicated earlier when I was cleaning the machine.

Tasklist.exe shows these modules to be running from this rundll32.exe:
ntdll.dll, kernel32.dll, msvcrt.dll,
GDI32.dll, USER32.dll, IMAGEHLP.dll,
ShimEng.dll, AcGenral.DLL, ADVAPI32.dll,
RPCRT4.dll, Secur32.dll, WINMM.dll,
ole32.dll, OLEAUT32.dll, MSACM32.dll,
VERSION.dll, SHELL32.dll, SHLWAPI.dll,
USERENV.dll, UxTheme.dll, IMM32.DLL,
LPK.DLL, USP10.dll, comctl32.dll,
comctl32.dll

So with my limited knowledge I have no idea how to keep this from executing every reboot and hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

My second issue upon reboot also, I always have three iexplore.exe processes running without me even opening a IE browser. When I check Process Explorer, the bottom lowest iexplorer.exe(1888) command line is iexplorer.exe" scodef:1796 credat:79873 (w/e that means)
It's parent host i... Read more

A:Rundll32.exe and 3 IE proccesses always running

Major Update:
I was able to resolve both of my issues entirely but I am perplexed at how easy it was and still in shock considering how many hours I had put into it.

I would love to still know how to find a startup entry for the rundll32.exe that is not listed in the usual places i.e msconfig, startup, or in the known registry hives. That also goes for the iexplorer.exe that were executing on their own at startup.

I hope because I resolved this on my own, that I will not be overlooked. As I still don't understand how these last few stubborn processes were removed or even found, I am dying to know where they were residing or hiding and how I could have found them on my own.

This I can tell you as of right now, ComboFix of all things is my hero! Nothing else even detected anything out of the ordinary. Luckily CF creates logs and backups, and from what I gathered it deleted a few windows folders (Windows folders in user profiles that is), and four registry keys. One was SAS (Superantispyware), which I'm certain wasn't or shouldn't have been a threat, but the other three looked like they needed to go.

Here is the quarantined files from CF and below it are the registry keys backups:

2011-05-09 15:34:03 . 2011-05-09 15:34:03 648 ----a-w- C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\Registry_backups\MSConfigStartUp-SUPERAntiSpyware.reg.dat
2011-05-09 15:33:53 . 2011-05-09 15:33:53 171 ----a-w- C:\Qoobox\Quarantine\Registry_backups\WebBrowser-{D4027C7F-154A-4... Read more

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This persistant pop-up window has been appearing telling me my rundll32.exe has stopped working. Details are as follow:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: rundll32.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Application Timestamp: 4a5bc637
Fault Module Name: StackHash_0a9e
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 00000000
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.4
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

I have seen threads similar but not the same as this one. This may stem from a virus attack that I cleaned up hours ago, and a full system scan shows nothing being wrong. I am confused and I need help!

A:Rundll32.exe has stopped running

Rundll32.exe may be broken,

With 7 install dvd in drive, cmd -> sfc /scannow.
Or replace your C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe with rundll32.exe from the disk.

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My problem is that when I run old games (GTA San Andreas, Half Life 2 Episode 2, ect.) on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, a rundll32.exe process starts up and eats up 100% of my CPU, which is devastating since I'm running a single core 1.6Ghz CPU. If I manage to get to task manager and terminate the process, everything returns to normal, but the process of the game (gta_sa.exe, ect.) is terminated too.

What is the problem? Bad drivers? Have I installed something nasty? Or is it just Microsoft sloppiness, since I never experienced this on Windows Vista.

A:rundll32.exe Problem When Running Old Applications

Check what is running under rundll32.exe.

Bring up Task Manager -
- click "Processes" tab
- click "Show processes from all users" - bottom-left of screen
- "view" tab
- "select columns"
- check boxes for "Image Path Name" & "Command Line"

Locate the rundll32 in question.

What's listed for Image Path Name & Command Line?

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OHHKAY so...

I seem to have gotten something nasty. I downloaded spybot S&D and removed a couple suspicious start up items and one that was a known trojan. Rundll32.exe was also in my start-up menu according to spybot, so I removed it but when I restarted as soon as I opened up firefox I got the same IE pop-up and when I opened task manager, sure enough, rundll32 was running.

Now I feel like I screwed up not coming here first. There was something I removed, virtumonde or something?....anyway I remember doing a websearch on it and finding that it caused the exact problems I'm having. So now I'm wondering if I didn't get rid of it the right way.

I've removed probably about 25 viruses, trojans, and other assorted nasties (maybe more) with Avast and Spybot since discovering my problem, but I'm still having problems. Anyway, here's my hijack this:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:58:11 PM, on 1/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil So... Read more

A:IE Pop-Ups while using firefox. Rundll32.exe running most of the time...

It appears that everyone's too busy here to follow up on this and after uninstalling Avast and replacing it with Avira, this virus is driving me nuts. So I'm just going to try and salvage some of my more important files and reinstall XP if this thread isn't bumped in the next couple days or so.

This virus reminds me of the one I got last year, which forced me to reinstall XP. Some file names the virus is using are not showing up in a google search, so I'll list them here. The virus is showing up as "TR/Crypt.XPACK.GEN" which looks like some sort of serial number generator. I'd like to point out that I was NEVER, at any time, surfing for pirated software. The file names that keep popping up associated with this virus are "pehxaq.dll", "efcCVNGV.dll", and "pmnlmnoN.dll".

I'd like to take this opportunity to endorse Avira over Avast, as well. Although it's driving me crazy right now, it seems to be much better at detecting viruses than Avast.

That is all. I'll check back in a couple days.
 

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My son's friend ran combo fix and now I have a rundll32 error and can't open anything in my control panel. I have included a copy of my HJT log that was just run. How do I fix the rundll32 error? My computer is still running slower than usual even after running combo fix. Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:14:09 AM, on 6/8/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\dlcgcoms.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\supportsoft\bin\sprtlisten.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\Qwest\Quickcare\b... Read more

A:Rundll32 error after running combo fix

I ran combo fix and got the following log - could some one please tell me what to do now?
ComboFix 09-06-07.07 - Christi 06/08/2009 10:47.3 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.255.56 [GMT -6:00]
Running from: d:\documents and settings\Administrator\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Avanquest SystemSuite *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {964FCE60-0B18-4D30-ADD6-EB178909041C}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Avanquest NetDefense Firewall *enabled* {E9CD9D09-CF58-4ec3-9B3F-E6B12C3E4171}
.
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
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---- Previous Run -------
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d:\docume~1\DILLON~1.HOM\LOCALS~1\Temp\IadHide5.dll
d:\documents and settings\Dillon.HOME-1E1QSQ91B0\Local Settings\temp\IadHide5.dll
.
((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-05-08 to 2009-06-08 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
.
2009-06-08 15:37 . 2009-06-08 15:55 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\SITEguard
2009-06-08 15:34 . 2009-06-08 15:34 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\STOPzilla!
2009-06-08 15:34 . 2009-06-08 15:34 -------- d-----w- d:\program files\Common Files\iS3
2009-06-08 15:34 . 2009-06-08 16:05 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\STOPzilla!
2009-06-02 00:12 . 2009-06-02 00:12 -------- d-----w- d:\documents and settings\Administrator\Application... Read more

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A customer was complaining about a relatively new Dell desktop that's running snail slow (Windows 2000 Pro). I found that on system startup, four or five instances of rundll32.exe initiate. Each take roughly 20-25% of available CPU. I found that ending these processes fix the problem but they reload at next startup. I did a cleanout of any old cookies and / or "ad trash" and checked the Services for anything out of the ordinary. Nothing seems to start up that shouldn't be there. The PID's that run with rundll32.exe are 1672,1360,1192,1128 and 1112. I suspect registery entries as the root of this problem. Any suggestions?
 

A:Multiple rundll32.exe processes running

go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/ , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.
 

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I am running Windows 7 Ultimate - I do have an install disk. There are over consistently over 10, usually an average of 15, rundll32.exe processes running. I am not noticing a hit to system performance, but the cursor constantly has the spinning blue circle next to it. These are the only 2 things that say something is wrong. Microsoft security essentials isnt finding anything, neither is super anti spyware. I followed the directions in the first post, here is everything (I also have hijack this if you want it):

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Wingdom at 14:47:48.89 on Sun 10/03/2010
Internet Explorer: 9.0.7930.16406 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3070.1655 [GMT -4:00]

SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}

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


============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.bing.com/
mWinlogon: Userinit=c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030d464-4c02-4abf-8ecc-5164760863c6} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {b4f3a835-0e21-4959-ba22-42b3008e02ff} - c:\progra~1\micros~2\office14\URLREDIR.DLL
BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
uRun: [Steam] "z:\steam\Steam.exe" -silent
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A:Over 10 rundll32.exe running - just acting weird.

Ok, another symptom of a problem, I tried to open a new explorer window, and it BSOD'd. It is also getting slower by the hour. I will post again if anything new happens.

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I have been having trouble extracting some spyware from my machine. I believe I have found where the last bit is hiding, but I don't know how to remove it.

I think the offending item is hitchhiking on rundll32.exe. rundll.exe is taking
up between 90-99% of my CPU cycles at all times when my machine is on. Here are the .dlls running using rundll32.exe:

Image Name PID Modules
========================= ====== =============================================
rundll32.exe 1156 ntdll.dll, kernel32.dll, msvcrt.dll,
GDI32.dll, USER32.dll, ADVAPI32.dll,
RPCRT4.dll, IMAGEHLP.dll, 2fdsrch.dll,
USERENV.dll, comdlg32.dll, SHLWAPI.dll,
COMCTL32.dll, SHELL32.dll, WINSPOOL.DRV,
ole32.dll, OLEAUT32.dll, oledlg.dll,
urlmon.dll, VERSION.dll, WININET.dll,
CRYPT32.dll, MSASN1.dll, WS2_32.dll,
WS2HELP.dll, comctl32.dll, Secur32.dll,
RASAPI32.DLL, rasman.dll, NETAPI32.dll,
TAPI32.dll, rtutils.dll, WINMM.dll,
serwvdrv.dll, umdmxfrm.dll, mswsock.dll,
wshtcpip.dll, DNSAPI.dll, winrnr.dll,
WLDAP32.dll, rasadhlp.dll

I think it could be 2fdsrch.dll. A search for that filename on my machine turns up nothing, though, so I don't know what to delete. Do I just need to replace rundll32.exe with a fresh copy from my Windows XP Home install disk?

I'm open to any help at this point. I've been trying to do google research on how to clean rundll32.exe, without finding anything conclusive enough to give me the confidence to start whacking files or messing with potentially dangerous operating s... Read more

A:rundll32.exe possibly running a spyware .dll

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i have recently got these file on my start up ,cmds,30f3fc3b, and MS Juan.Under these file name
C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\ddayy.dll
C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\fuvpaydu.dll
C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Temp\krnfilcq.dll
can you please guide me through this,thank you in advance
 

A:weird rundll32.exe running on start up need help

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Hi all,

Im having a problem with explorer.exe jumping to 99% usage. I have ran trend-micro, adawre and eusing registry cleaner(free version) System restore and defrag. From another forum it was suggested that this still may be a virus.
Any help would be appreciated

A:explorer.exe high usage/ rundll32.exe running twice

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:39:05 PM, on 29/03/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmPfw.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TmProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\ImageStudio\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource5\MtdAcqu.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSour... Read more

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Hello, after reading some posts on this similar topics, i am still lost as is what to to do, any help would be greatly appreciated. When loading XP Pro i get to my wallpaper and then have to manually open explorer.exe via the task manager. After doing this i am bombarded with userinit.exe error "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click OK to terminate the application" (usually 3or4), as well as multiple rundll32.exe errors. Also when trying to access certain programs - ie control panel shortcuts - the rundll32.exe error comes up: "The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000005). Click OK to terminate the application."

Here is the HJTLog :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 15:22:45, on 16/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 6.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Fil... Read more

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Hi,

I am trying to fix my Cousin's computer for him which seems to have some sort of virus/malware/trojan.

His laptop is running Vista and once it has booted within about 2-3 minutes it becomes unusable. I have monitored the task manager and every couple of second a number of rundll32.exe start each using between 100K - 1MB in memory. Once over 1000 processes are running the machine grinds to a halt.

I spent all of last night just trying to install Spybot, Adaware etc... before the machine stopped working. Eventually the rundll32.exe processes failed and I had over 700 failure dialogues appear which I had to manually ok on each. This eventually freed up more memory and cpu so that I could install Spybot, do a scan etc... Having run Spybot, Ad-Aware, Norton Anti-Virus I ran HiJackThis after booting into safe mode and managed to get a log.

The problem is still there. As soon as I log into the machine rundll32.exe processes start running.

I am a newbie to this site but have exhausted all avenues that I can think of so far in order to repair the machine.

Shall I post the hijack this log here? It is pretty big.

Thanks for any help.
Kind regards
Cain
 

A:Hundreds of Rundll32.exe processes running. 100% CPU 100% Mem usage

Hi, Welcome to TSG!

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop. alternate link 1 alternate link 2
Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
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-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Then 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 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 progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
When the scan is finished, a message box will say "... Read more

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today i when i was looking at my task manager to forcibly close some application, i saw a lot of rundll32.exe kept creating more processes. soon, the UAC keep prompting me if i allow rundll32.exe to run. even if i click ok/cancel, it will keep asking.

when i was going to shut down my computer, i realize the computer doesn't let me shut down, i tried pressing the button, it doesn't shut down, only if i remove the power or hold the power button to force it to off.

as I'm typing this the rundll32.exe is replicating itself once more. please help me.

(below is the image of the task manager)
additional: not sure if it's related to this problem but i have been getting random popup when i'm surfing through the internet at times.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3058 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 133236 MB, Free - 8648 MB; D: Total - 83234 MB, Free - 66002 MB;
Motherboard: FUJITSU, FJNB1F1
Antivirus: Sophos Anti-Virus, Not Updated
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A:Multiple rundll32.exe running at task manager

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Hi everyone,

I'm having many errors when I open, close, or just operate programs like firefox, internet explorer 7, my kaspersky internet security 7.0.1.325 and etc...

My kaspersky internet security provides me a firewall and anti virus and updates every hour. But I still notice slow computer performance and like I said, errors and programs "not responding" messages.

I've just now finished making a log with dss or whatever its called, and using hijackthis from trend micro.

I have 2 txt files here, extra.txt and main.txt

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Possible Infection Of Malware And 2x Rundll32.exe Processes Running

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days, please post a new Deckard's System Scanner which includes the HijackThis log. Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. Thank you for your patience.If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I don't think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. Thanks.

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Hi, my computer has recently been slow, I believe that the problem has to do something with the Rundll32.exe. I used Spybot to detect the spyware, and I tried to fix it, but it keeps coming back up. On Spybot it shows on the system startup Value: BM436fe0ec and command line: Rundll32.exe "C:/WINDOWS/system32/peuxtapq.dll",s. hopefully this can be some help.

Here is the DSS.
Sorry but I couldn't find any extra.txt in my folder.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by ryanho on 2008-07-31 01:17:23
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- HijackThis (run as ryanho.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:17:27 AM, on 7/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.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:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WI... Read more

A:computer running slow, problem with Rundll32.exe

bump.

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My McAfee Virus Software is showing messages that it is blocking access to malicious sites when the computer is idle.  Task manager shows 4 instances of rundll32.exe running.  2 of them indicate they are in the appropriate folder and appear legitimate.  The other two show no information under the command line or description columns.  Those columns are just blank.  I am running WIndows 7.  Any help would be appreciated.

A:4 rundll32.exe running, McAfee blocking malicious sites

Use Process Explorer to aid you in determining good and bad. The latest version is V16.02 Available here
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx

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Hello.

my pc is running very slow and when connected to the net it start using all the avaiable band to send/receive.

i have several running process that are using all the memory like svchost wudfhost rundll32 conhost etc.

I tried with malawarebytes anti malaware and Symantec but didn't detect anything.

I run FRST and attach here the logs.

Hope someone can help.

Thank you.

Alberto
 

A:many process running svchost wudfhost rundll32 conhost etc.

Hello,

Your PC seems clean.
 

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My new computer was running slowly so I looked into task manager to find whats in the image. If I close it, the pc runs correctly but it will start up again within a few minutes to a few hours. Sometimes its only one instance with a cap at usuing 20% of my cpu, which is still rediculous and slows the pc down. Then sometimes theres multiple like shown in the picture. I've read many forms already about this and havent found a fix. I also included the command line from task manager becaus I know a lot of other foums asked for it.

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Hi, my internet explorer is running by itself in the background, and I can't kill it. Whenever I try, it starts again, and also, for some reasons, it "actives" several Rundlll32 process, which have a high CPU usage and completely block my computer. I can't do anything. Any idea what it is? I'm not too good at computers, but it is a toshiba, running on windows vista. Thank you for your help.
 

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Hi,

I hope you can help with this problem. My friend computer is running at 100% virtually all the time and the computer keeps freezing up. I have attached the "HiJackThis" report.

Kind regards

Tony Farthing
 

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Hello,Pasting in contextual information from another topic ~ OBHere is a little history.March 30th A Windows problem first became evident as the CPU spiked to 100% and on reboot, Windows would not boot up stating it could be a hardware or software problem. At that time I thought it was the motherboard and had it swapped out because the error I had was different but the symtoms were the same prior to the system not booting.April 6th got the laptop back from HP and put in my HD to boot from. It worked for a day and then the CPU spiking issue was found, only this time with no failure to boot.Since that date I have tried to isolate the issue but to no avail. I have tried various restore dates and images, as well as manipulating the data on the master image (delete WoW before issue is active and reinstall it from scratch). None of it has worked.My latest attempt was to restore from my oldest image available [the other night]. It was left restoring and hasn't been tested yet. I am not sure if the "issue" will be visible on it. I tested one last night 3-4 weeks later (Feb 16th date) and it was but apparently never became active for close to 2 months...End of added material. ~ OBThis is in reference to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic219056.html and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218815/cpu-runs-at-100-constantly/.I have attached the log files that you requested. I had to run this from safe mode however. It still took close to 10-15 minutes to create.I have re... Read more

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

Hello All,

I wanted to provide an update to this. I blew away the image last night hoping to restore from the factory settings and get it up and running. That worked for about an hour before the symptoms came back. That normally leads me to think that there is something on my home network that is passing a virus along before I can patch windows, but to add further confusion to this topic, the same situation has occurred on my work laptop. Both are HP NC6400. That is the only similarity. The work laptop is running XP and my home machine Vista. I had both machines rebuilt and the work one without ever stepping into my house exhibited the same issue on a fresh build. Is it possible that there is something resident in the BIOS of these machines, or that a Virus screwed up the CPU's?

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My CPU usage is always running at 50-55%, which it wasn't doing a week ago. When I check the "Processes" tab under Task Manager, there isn't any application/browser/programs that are taking up that cpu usage. I also ran a virus check with TrendMicro and it came up with nothing. I'd like to be able to know what is running in the background and stop it. It's making work related programs and browsing more slow.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:17 PM, on 10/31/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CS\Photo... Read more

A:CPU Constantly Running at 50-55%

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Over the past couple of days my laptop has declined in its speed and is constantly running at 100% process. I have done a virus scan with AVG and have found no results that have caused a threat to my system and i have tried to delete a few program files but to no success. I am stuck at what to do really next? Any help would be great

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:19 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:... Read more

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In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance Tab, my CPU is showing at 100% permanently. I've tried closing down some of the high runner processes but nothing makes any difference.

I've run several cleaners (RegCure, CCleaner etc) but again nothing makes any difference.
My PC is constantly freezing, hanging, sputtering and is becoming unusable.

I also noticed that when I manage to perform a normal shutdown, everything goes normally BUT my screen stays on, and the power button light remains on, but I can hear the drives and fan stopping. I then have to perform a manual powerdown by holding the on/off button for about 8-10 seconds.

My machine is a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 Compaq Presario, 18 month old, O/S is Windows XP Home Edition, with SP 2.
Anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance
 

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

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my cpu ? or red led light on my tower permantely flickers and the hard drive permantely runs. when i look in task manager the only file running is aolsoftware.exe. it runs even when iam not on aol. here is my hijack report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:46, on 26/06/2007
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager100Test\fts.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS... Read more

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I was wondering what would it take to find out why a CPU would constantly run?
 

A:Cpu Constantly Running

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It seems I have had some lag of late, and I thought it was due to a loose connection in my CD-RW....but since I have completely removed the CD-RW, as it seemed to stop the lag for a day or so, i continue to get the same thing over again...CPU constantly running resulting in lag

It isnt spyware/or a virus, as I've check into that pretty thoroughly...

To me, it sounds like the CPU is constantly running and is somewhat loud during gaming...causing lag...
Anyone's help would be appreciated?

ty, Justin
 

A:CPU constantly running...

right click the task bar and open the task manager, click the processes tab and look at the columns for both CPU and for memory usage. Use the msconfig.exe to check what apps are starting up with bootup too. or try this; http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
 

A:my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

Maybe you have a virus

Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
 

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Hi,

I have two computers, one computer runs smoothly at a cpu level of around 10%, and has less RAM, hard drive space, and runs more cpu related tasks, it has a duel core 2.4, my other computer, however, runs at 100% all the time, no matter how many processes I kill in tskmgr.exe, it runs incredibly slow, it has a duel core 2.2.

I've ran malwarebytes, CCleaner, registry cleaner, defrag, and it still runs at 100%, it didn't used to do this, it's happened for at least two months, but it keeps getting worse.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232273 MB, Free - 71833 MB; D: Total - 232275 MB, Free - 58090 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV50TR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Please, if you know what I need to do to get my CPU running healthily, please tell me.

The highest process (CPU) Is Hamachi with 20%.
 

A:CPU running at 100% Constantly

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I have a Dell.. with Windows Vista. The computer sounds like its constantly running even when I am not doing anything on it at all. I have scanned with Malware Anti bytes. I have mcaffee anti virus on the computer. when I do my task manager there is dwm.exe that uses 43,560K memory , explorer.exe uses around 53,800K, and iexplore is using 43,450K , I have 58 proccesses running, CPU usage is 52% and Physical Memory is 44%, that is with me just on here typing this, with mcaffee running...is that normal? I have looked up pretty well everything in that list and it all seems normal. I have included a HiJack this log to see if there is something in it can someone please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:58:08 AM, on 15/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Users\Sweetc\Desktop\Programs\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microso... Read more

A:Constantly running

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I have a Compaq Presario PC, windows XP W/SP2 installed. Model # SR1503WM. The CPU constantly runs whether computer is being used or not. I have checked the task manager and it shows CPU as 0% and compaq connections agent as the only application running. I have 1.24GB of RAM installed. I have Norton installed and AVG and have checked for spyware and computer seems to be clean of any. The unit seems to be cool as it is not hot when felt or air from it, and also is free of dust clogging vents and inside of unit. What could be the problem. It is 2 years old this month. The noise runs me crazy after a while, thanks!
 

A:CPU constantly running

Hello Lutzlady. There maybe something at the end of this link that will help you out.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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Model: Lenovo S41   The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions?  Thanks 

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Hi, i just got my Lenovo 501S-14IKB today. Everything is working fine, its super fast in comparison to my old laptop. Only problem is, that the fan seems to run all the time and is making noticable noise. the temperature of the cpu aer all in the range of 20° only the hd was at 34. so normally that are not temperatures where cooling is needed. If i let the notebook idle for 2 min it goes dead silent but starts again even if i just scroll down a homepage. And even if i start programms whicht take more resources, the fan does not get louder. Is there anyway to controll the fan? Help would be really appreciated, Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english  

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Model: Lenovo S41  
 
The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions? 
 
Thanks 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:S41 - Fan constantly running

That is usually caused by the vents that allow air to be drawn over the CPU heat sink being clogged with dust   Once the CPU gets hot, the system will slow down, and eventually just shut down to protect itself from a meltdown.     I would try using a vacuum cleaner hose and a can of computer cleaning air to blow/suck out the dust and see if that helps.     I that still fails, you may have to remove the base cover (see page 34 of the Lenovo S41/U41 Hardware Maintenance Manual) and clean the fan manually.     In rare case the heat sinks fail, or the thermal heatsink compund beween the CPU and the heat sink cracks and fails to transfer heat to the heat sink efficiently, mut most likely you will find the system is full of dust. Lenovo used to have a fan cleaning program in the Lenovo Energy Managment software, but I think it removed it for some reason.    It is supposed to run the fan backwards and forwards at high speed to try to clean the dust, but if it is really plugged, it probably will not work. Good luck. Lenovo S41/U41 S41-35 S41-70 S41-75 U41-70 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_s41-35_s41-70_s41-75_u41-70_hmm_201503.pdf 

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Hi, posted yesterday re the fan on my HP running all the time, dusted the fans as per the reply but it's still blowing.

Someone who came over last night looked at a performance table somewhere on the computer and said that alot of the programs were running 99% thus setting the fan off. He didn't know any more and I can't remember how he got to that info? Help please!
 

A:CPU running fan constantly?

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I just received a new HP 22-b052 AIO yesterday and as soon as I started it up, I could hear the fan on the left side (or right side from the back) constantly running. The sound from far away is unnoticeable but when I'm in front of it, it is loud. Is this normal for HP AIO (All in One)? I called HP tech support and spent hours recovering and reinstalling BIOS, running hardware tests but to no avail.  Also, could I replace the fan? Is this PC customizable, would I be able to switch out the mobo and CPU (and of course fan)? 

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Have taken delivery of a new desktop pc and it is ok except for the fact that the fan cranks up to (a noisy) full speed when pc switched on and carries on like this until it is turned off.
I queried this with supplier's help desk but they assured me that this is normal?
Should I just accept that it is (normal)?

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I was downloading a game on steam and left my computer alone so it could finish the download, when I came back every time I clicked anywhere the fans would start to run on max, but since I had to get to school I didn't have time to solve this so I just shut down the computer and decided I would ask my friends for help, when I reopened it, Windows was updating and after the update my laptops keyboard didn't work (excluding the trackpad) and the fans are constantly running on max, can someone please help me I have the new Razer blade 14" (2016)

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The resulting heat means my laptop sounds like it is trying to take off. I have tried removing .xml files from indexing as has been suggested on my multiple searches. Didn't help at all. Somehow turning off the process if possible is also not a solution in my opinion.

Looking in Event Viewer, I noticed a great many of the following 'Warnings' from the 'Search' source "The protocol host process 8472 did not respond and is being forcibly terminated {filter host process 10000}." The numbers involved change frequently.

Any ideas as to how I can fix this? It's driving me mad. I have attached a screenshot from the process tree area of Process Monitor, it is perhaps relevant.

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Long story of what's happened so far:

So about a week ago I was on firefox and using google search. I scrolled through the page and my firefox window closed. internet explorer opened for a brief second, it then closed itself, then a program called XP security 2011 downloaded itself and started running a virus scan. I just assumed it was a fake (I've had this sort of thing happen on other computers in the form of Spy Sheiff and something else years before). My internet was hijacked and I couldn't open any page in any browser. So I turned the computer off, ran malwarebytes anti-malware in safemode and it found a few things. I deleted everything that came up and I turned the computer back on in normal mode and I ran into a few other problems.

While the internet now worked, whenever I tried to open (mostly) any other program, it would ask what program I wanted to open it with (the list of the default programs). After a while of searching, I came across a registry fix for it, downloaded it and it worked.

Some point after that though I just ran more scans in Malwarebytes, and whenever I boot the computer normally it runs super slow. I pin pointed this to services.exe using the task manager but from what I read it seems that it's a genuine file that has malware attached to it. It's hogging every bit of CPU that isn't being used by everything else. If I run the computer in safe mode it might run at 80-90% which is definitely better then 100, but it&... Read more

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Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a separate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

I have 3 GB of RAM and the Virtual Memory is currently set at 3242 MB

Help!

Thanks.

A:Constantly running out of C: memory

Originally Posted by Merawder62


Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a seperate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

Help!

Thanks.



Hi and welcome to vista forums

WE could use some info on your computer like how much memory you have, but I think you are running low on "virtual memory". Virtual memory or page file is set in the system control panel>advanced settings. Dependant on the amount of RAM you have it should be set for between 1 and 2 times the amount of ram. If you run out of RAM more and more things are stored in the page file untill it too is out of space. thats when y ou get the low memory warning.

If you like I can walk you thru the settings and where to change them, just tell us how much ram you have.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

hope this helps

Ken

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Can anyone off assistance? I have a dell laptop and a friend of mine was using it over the weekend. This person was accessing 'myspace' and 'myspace im' which I think surfaced this problem. When I started up my computer I got this STOP error: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL

So I inserted my windows xp pro OS disc and tried to re-install. Well now, the egg timer is constantly running when I start up the system and when I look at the performance, it's at about 45% when I have nothing running. And sometimes the STOP error comes up at start up.
 

A:Egg Timer Constantly Running

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to the XP forum for more response

Regards

eddie
 

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I have a DV7T-1000 hp
version 6.6.6002 service pack 2 build 6002
x86-based pc
bios hp f.12 8/28/2008
smbios version 2.4

My fan has recently started running almost constantly and loud. I have gone into msconfig and gotten rid of everything that doesn't need to run. The computer will do this when stationary with fan area hanging off of table exposed. When I sleep it or shut it, the light on the exterior of the computer (that says hp) stays on and the fan runs on high. I don't believe there is dirt in there. Around the same time, I noticed number lock and the keypad on the side stopped working.

could part of this be that I have never replaced the battery?

What else could it be?

I have run every spyware program known to man (malwarebytes, superantispyware, etc)

Thanks in advance
 

A:My Fan is running constantly on high

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I just bought a new toshiba pc i got it last thursday and when im just sitting at the desktop the fan just kicks into high gear constantly running and making noise and then after a few minutes it stops but it also starts back up making the same annoying noise minutes later is the fan suppose to be working so constantly? And the cpu temperature is constantly at 30 degrees or higher is that normal? even when i turn on the pc after its been off for a few hours its still in between the same temperature range that i mentioned earlier. also for example on this pc if i have firefox open and i have photoshop open or any other programs the screen brightness changes slightly dimmer when i switch from one program to another on its own. Im not sure should i take it back im thinking about doing that i cant take the annoying fan and the automatic switching of the screen brightness upon switching application windows is a little strange.

A:my fan is constantly running and is very noisy what do i do?

A constatly running fan usually means overheating or a defective fan. You said 30C or higher. The higher is the imporant part, as 30 is not too high

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Older Fujitsu Lifebook N series notebook with Vista. Recently fans (2) both seem to operate at top speed as soon as the computer boots up, even from a cold start. Tried installing speedfan but it triggered a BSOD when scanning the hardware every time I tried to use it. Then tried Core Temp, that wouldn't install either. No BSOD, said something was blocking it, but I disabled Adaware and AVG. Laptop appears to operate normally except for the fan noise. Attached the hijackthis files. TIA.

ps...should have mentioned I took it apart, cleaned the fans (not that dirty), and re-pasted the CPU and heat sink.
 

A:Laptop fan(s) running constantly

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I am using Windows xp Home Edition, which recently started running VERY slowly. Task Manager tells me that iexplore is running even though I never use IE. On a couple of occasions, IE has spontaneously opened to unfamiliar webpages. I downloaded HijackThis and have begun the process, but I need help deciphering logs and such. I don't want to make a false move. Thanks in advance.

A:iexplore running constantly

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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My computer has been acting really crappy lately.
Really slow
I can get on the internet but the links take forever or the no response
cpu is running at 100%
We get a microsoft no response and have to reboot or if you control alt delete it says that there is nothing it is working on even though you have click on a program. Programs freeze constantly and take forever to get to another excel sheet as an example.
I have norton internet sercurity, I have done iolo system mechanics 6
we have run our adware
I have run pc pit stop on the computer which said it found trojans. Are all my problems caused by these and can you suggest a product to take them off.
If it is not a trojan that is slowing down the computer what other suggestion do you have for me. I really don't understand what is making the cpu run a 100%
Thank you for your time and help
 

A:cpu running at 100% and constantly freezing

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Hello! my old computer's HD is Running constantly. i cant get it to stop work. is it a hardware problem or software? and how can i solve it? thanks for your help

A:My Harddrive is running constantly

There's quite a few things that can have that effect. Let's start simple and work up.

How old is the hard drive?

I would check the overall space of the hard drive, good practice to have at least 20% free. The HD may also be fragmented, you can check the status of both of these from the disk defragment application. If the HD space is lower then 20%, you may want to delete temporary files from Disk cleanup.

Next I would check the RAM and Virtual memory amount, it depends on what system your running, but a good baseline is anywhere from 2gb to 4gb of ram, and 1.5x your current ram amount = virtual memory. You can confirm these from the Task Manager, under the Performance tab.

If those come up clean and fine, you may want to do a quick virus scan. I personally recommend Malwarebytes, you can find the most current version from their website at Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

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Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background.
Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents.
Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes
up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running
again, apparently searching for needed background file?
How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time?

I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME.
If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet.
Problem began when I tried to change desktop background.

Appreciate any information!!

Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic!

Thanks

[Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM]
 

A:A drive constantly running?

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My computer is now extremly slow. It sounds like there is a program running all of the time. I checked task manager and nothing is listed. I downloaded Hijack This and this is what the log
analized..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:55:14 PM, on 10/22/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\Bridge.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
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A:Computer constantly running

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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Recently started noticing that my laptop is being heavily taxed while at idle (I'm not doing anything). Looking in the task list, I found services.exe, svchost.exe and wscript.exe all floating around 15-20% of CPU capacity. Something, not sure what, is taking advantage of the scripting services in Windows and is constantly running.My DDS log:.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by KurchevA at 14:12:10 on 2011-09-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3036.2043 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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A:wscript.exe constantly running

Ran Malwarebytes just to see if it noticed anything...found a trojan..

PUM.Hijack.Desktop

Searched the forum here and found nothing on this one. As I suspected, Malwarebytes was unable to remove it and the trojan has restarted after my system restarted. I'll keep searching.

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Hi , i recently upgraded my laptops hard drive to a Samsung 840 evo 500GB SSD. Whilst i've noticed a massive improvement in performance there is one little annoyance , the fans on my laptop are constantly going on and off is there a way to combat this and is this a common problem ?

A:installed SSD fan running constantly

Hi Bibbster,

Not a common problem no, if anything after fitting a SSD the fans should come on less as a SSD gives off no heat at all compared to a regular spinner.

Did any bios settings change when you installed it? I would have a look in the bios to see if there are any settings for fans etc.

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Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my notebook PC (DELL Inspiron 700m) hard drive has been running more or less 100% of the time the machine has been powered on. Task Mgr/Processes indicate that "msiexec.exe" is running at 99 and CPU usage is at 98-100%.
At the same time, I have also had several incidents of "about:blank" pages in IE (6.0) opeing themselves automatically. During a 30 minute period last night a total of 8 pages opened (I had 8 IE windows opened automatically).

1) are these two issues related?

2) I have checked that "Windows Installer" in Systems is set to "Manual".

3) I also try to turn off the msiexec.exe in "Processes", but it turns it self on within seconds again.

4) I have run multiple spyware software applications trying to find and delete the cause of the "about:blank" problem, which I think is a browser hijack, but to no use. I've run Webroot's "SpySweeper", SpyCatcher and F-Secure's "BlackLight" and Trend-Micro's online "HouseCall". Each of them found malware, but didn't solve the problem.

5) I am using Microsoft OneCare with Defender as my antivirus and malware protection.

I'm at a loss and unless someone has a solution I don't see any other way but to reformat in order to solve the problem.

Please help, someone.

Tor-Eddie
 

A:msiexec.exe constantly running

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Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks and the highest is avg with over 20-40k reading score i will remove avg and se if it fixes it but othervise, what should i do?

A:Harddrive constantly running!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace


Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks with over 12-19k reading score.. why is this?


Check the following site for some useful information regarding hard drive faliure;

http://www.howtogeek.com/134735/how-to-see-if-your-hard-drive-is-dying/

HTH

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Have run Spybot, CCleaner, Malwarebytes AntiMalware and defragged - no problems found. As of the last week or so the cpu load is almost always 50%, sometimes it flicks up or down 1 or 2%. Only other problem I seem to be having is that Windows media player network sharing has not been working with my xbox 360. It tries to access the connection and keeps timing out. TVersity runs fine over the same connection.HIJackTHis and root logs follow:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:00:44 PM, on 10/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (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\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:explorer.exe running at 50% constantly

Is there any other info I can give to help?Hello Last 10 Posts [ In reverse order ]jarofpants,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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hello, i have tried to get this done in another forum but read a few others and thought i would get ahead of the ideas and try you first...my disk is constantly running, won't shut down...i also posted this message in the other forum:

Hello, my hard drive won't stop running, at least i can hear the fan running all the time, and now outlook won't even send anything, I took norton off as was advised here, and installed avg free, but need some help!!!
Thanks!!!!!!
Pete

heres what i got back and my resopnse:

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First lets scan your system with these programs

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next c... Read more

A:disk is constantly running

anybody?

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Something is constantly running on my computer, it is constantly shutting down my antivirus and is starting to make my computer run slow.ComboFix 09-11-05.01 - Owner 11/05/2009 20:37.1.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.223.98 [GMT -6:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}FW: Outpost Firewall Pro *disabled* {8A20CA2A-9E02-4A64-923B-0A38208EB7FD}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\desktop.inic:\windows\system32\ps2.batD:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-10-06 to 2009-11-06 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-11-05 20:21 . 2009-11-05 20:22 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Temp2009-11-05 20:04 . 2009-11-05 20:04 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository2009-11-05 19:59 . 2009-11-05 19:59 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\McAfee.com2009-11-05 19:59 . 2009-11-05 19:59 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\McAfee2009-11-05 19:53 .... Read more

A:Something constantly running on my computer

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.The BC Staff

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Constantly running off and on. Sounds like it is trying to either download something or the fan is running. It comes on for a short time then cuts off. 

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv6 with an Intel i7-2630 QM, 6 GB RAM and AMD Radeon 6770M GPU (along with Intel Graphics Card). In the past few days, anytime I open a program, such as Mozilla, Chrome, Spotify, the computer's fans kick on. This has never happened in the past. Usually I have to run a video through the browser or play a game for the fans to turn on. The fan turns on when on AC power and when on battery. When this happens, the CPU usage is around 5-7% with 40-50% RAM usage (no change from the past). I am not sure why all of the sudden the laptop's fans are turning on. I have looked at the processes and do not see anything out of the norm and the average temp of the CPU's is about 51-54 C. I have not installed any new software in the past several months. Any input or ideas about why this may be happening would be greatly appreciated. I use Process Explorer and Core Temp to monitor my computer as well as Norton 360 as antivirus software. Thanks.

A:Computer's Fan Running Constantly

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here Now try to get one when the situation changes - Thank You

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I turned my laptop on this morning and the fan will not stop running. It is quite loud and turns on as soon as you hit the power button and never revs down. I have tried Battery Saving and Balanced mode. I have run several diffferent diagnostics through the Lenovo app and made sure my Window was up-to-date. I also used the Lenovo app to try and blow any dust from the vents. The laptop is not over heated or working overly hard. Any ideas on how to make it stop? It has been working for the past several weeks (it was purchased at the beginning of February) without this fan noise.As it sits right now, the CPU is at 5%, Memory is at 39%, and the disk is showing to be at 0%.

A:Lenovo Flex 3 fan running constantly

I am battling this same issue.  I just maxxed out my RAM at 8GB and reinstalled windows 10 on a new solid state drive.  All was fine for about a week and then it started happening again.  Have you found any solutions?

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Background ads sounds keep running on my laptop. The ads start about a minute after windows starts and keep running, sometimes even two, three or four ad sounds run simultaneously. I have tried various solutions given at this forum as well as many other forums but to no avail. I initially posted my problem at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519885/background-ad-sounds-keep-running-on-my-laptop/ and got some help from Broni. As per his advice, I ran the DDS and created the logs which are attached.
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A:Ads sounds constantly running in the background

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 recently installed McAfee Virus Protection on my computer. Not long after I started having periods of erratic cpu usage and when I did ctrl+alt+delete I noticed that the mcshield.exe was running extremely high. I google this and found that it could mean that there was a problem and that HJT could help. So below you will find the results of my first run and I hope that someone can help.Thanks.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:55:45 PM, on 1/21/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDO... Read more

A:HJT log - mcschield running constantly @ 60-95% cpu usage

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.If you do not make a reply in 5 days, we will need to close your topic.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favourites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic. The topics you are tracking can be found here.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we... Read more

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Hello, I'm having some problems with internet explorer running in the background on my computer, even when I end the process through task manager it pops back up. I would really appreciate some advice on this situation. Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:16:38 AM, on 4/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Pando Networks\Pando\pando.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dellnet.com/R1 - HKCU\Softw... Read more

A:iexplore.exe constantly running in background

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.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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Hi all,

Recently my computer has slowed down dramatically and when I go to the task manager it shows my CPU running at 100% much of the time (even with no apps open). There are a ton of processes that I don't understand and I think something is wrong. I have already run AdAware, Spyware Blaster, Norton antivirus, and Spybot. I've run a Hijack This log but I need help interpreting it. Can anyone help? Thanks...
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 7:40:25 PM, on 6/16/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsgSys.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Co... Read more

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Dear Forum Members,
Through the absolute cheapness of Microsoft, my uni only provided me w/ an update copy of W7 that I had to install over a full version of Vista. I have 1.5gb of ram and have turned all the options down for performance (e.g. looks like Windows XP.lol) and have a 7200rpm WD HD.
Here is the thing. I did a test install on my old drive (5400rpm) that was running XP Pro. W7 ran smoothly and the fan hardly ever kicked on as I do minimal tasks and have a stepped processor. When I did a clean install on the 7200rpm drive, everything was also fine. However, as I couldn't register my upgrade copy I had to install over Vista. This is where the problems started.
The computer is noticeably slower than when I did the clean install. Also problematic is that the fan seems to constantly run even when the computer is performing no task, not even word processing or internet surfing. I do not care about the noise (in XP it just used to kick on real loud every now and again), I just want to make sure that my hd/cpu isn't getting fried. It seems to indicate a problem.

Any suggestions?

Regards,
D.M.L.

A:Fan Constantly Keeps Running on IBM Z60m laptop

Link is about a year old, but maybe still relvevant.

Measuring CPU Temperature using a Windows Program - Cooler-and-Heatsinks - Overclocking

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:06:14 PM, on 5/14/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17109)
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:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
c:\TOSHIBA\IVP\swupdate\swupdtmr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
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A:Drive constantly running winxp

I've run antivirus and rootkit and defraggler. i can't spot any unusual processes running when drive lags.

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To whomever may be able to help. My machine has been running at 100% capacity constantly. It started a a few days ago after visiting a story at "knowyourmeme.c0m" After I pulled up the story my machine started running at capacity and caused me to reboot. Once I rebooted when it came back up it went through SCNCHEK because it said the directory was "Dirty" I'm not able to complete the GMER scan and I don't have access to a windows CD I've attached what I could complete and pasted the DDS below.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jessica at 20:42:40.03 on Mon 07/26/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.455 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
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A:Possible Malware - Machine Constantly running at 100%

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Hewlett Packard Compaq Presario SR 1000
Microsoft Window XP
Home Edition
Version 2002, Service Pack 3
2.19Ghz, 1.00GB of RAM

ACPI Uniprocessor PC
AMD Athlon ™ 64 Processor 3700+
NVIDIA GeForce 6200SE TurboCache™

Monitor: LCD, Plug and Play monitor
Manufacturer: standard monitor type
Model WJ1780PI, D-12055
Hello,

I am now experiencing problems with my PC after 7/8 years.
Each time I switch it on the fan is running really loud; followed by two clicks and after that the power light on the monitor turns from solid green to solid amber and on the screen it comes up with no signal.
The base unit always has a solid green light.

I carried out a power supply test and the light on the back had a solid green light so that is working fine.
Checked the fans and they are working fine.

I have cleaned it thoroughly with the appropriate spray, opened it up and cleaned out the heat sink and even cleaned off the thermo paste and added a fresh batch.

Guess what!! It did not make one difference.

Is it anything to do with the video mode? Before this problem started I was checking to see if the second VGA slot was enabled and plugged it in and found that it wasn't. Each time I switched the cables I always had the machine switched off. When I plugged the VGA cable back in its original slot it was working fine. Next day after this problem cropped up.

Could it be the hard drive as it does make 2 click sounds?

 

A:Fan running loud constantly followed by two clicks

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Hi, just a quickie (hopefully).

My laptop, over the last week, has been gradually getting slower and the fans kick in after about ten minutes of use and it's really not liking it if I go on YouTube, the videos play sound fine but the image can't keep up. For the record I use Firefox and other than a good knowledge of navigating myself around my pc to be able to use the Adobe suite, the internet and torrent downloading and other such media uses, I know very little about system technicalities and therefor I am not very good at pc maintainance hence why it's got to this point, I suppose, perhaps there is just too many programs on my pc or files or the fan needs cleaning or I've got viruses or something? Well that's why i'm here I don't really know where to start. I did run CCleaner on it the other day but to no avail.

Sorry for the long post, any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Laptop fan running constantly and getting slower by the day

miamia89 said:


My laptop, over the last week, has been gradually getting slower and the fans kick in after about ten minutes of use and it's really not liking it if I go on YouTube, the videos play sound fine but the image can't keep up. For the record I use Firefox and other than a good knowledge of navigating myself around my pc to be able to use the Adobe suite, the internet and torrent downloading and other such media uses, I know very little about system technicalities and therefor I am not very good at pc maintainance hence why it's got to this point, I suppose, perhaps there is just too many programs on my pc or files or the fan needs cleaning or I've got viruses or something? Well that's why i'm here I don't really know where to start. I did run CCleaner on it the other day but to no avail.
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Considering what your computing habits and practices are, it's a good bet that your computer is infected and infested with viruses, malware, spyware, etc..

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Hi there.
I'd love some help from you guys into getting to the bottom of this problem.
For about the last 3-4 days my PC has been running slowly. I've been unable to do any online gaming due to this.
Explorer.exe seems to be always running at around 50% usage.
I've tried running AVG anti-virus , Malwarebytes, SpyBot and Ad-aware. The problem still persists.
I use ZoneAlarm firewall and also use Spywareblaster.

Here is my HJT log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:53:58, on 28/01/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Explorer.exe constantly running at 50% CPU usage

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If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Hi there!
I just reverted back to Windows 7 after Windows 10 was sneakily loaded onto my system as a "recommended update" (not cool, BTW, Microsoft). I have an older system, and I know after scanning my Dell on the Drivers site, it was not recommended to keep Windows 10.
Well, now my power fan constantly runs. I've disabled/uninstalled/removed EVERYTHING I can find that's not essential to the system. My CPU usage is a low 4% or LESS at all times, yet the fan runs like mad. It's running right now ... and I'm only using Firefox. <sigh>
Any and all advice would be helpful. Note: I'm not a HUGELY computer-literate person. I know how to disconnect the wires, open the back, blow out all the dust. That's about it. Removing components is not an option. I'm just wondering if there's any "hidden" *** that might have been tinkered with due to the (imo, ILLEGAL) installation of Windows 10 and the subsequent downgrading to Windows 7 (which was great!).
Also, I run/ran some pretty CPU-heavy programs (WoW, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls), and the fan NEVER ran the way it does now. I feel like that's saying something.
Many thanks!MissSea :)

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