Windows 10: Task Manager Startup Flooded With Unknown Apps

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  1.    24 Feb 2018 #11

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Hmmm: can't find anything on Downsize or Excavations myself. You should be able to right-click those items in Task Manager and select "Search online" from the resulting pop-up menu. Can you please do that, and tell us what appears in your browser window when you do? Very interesting, but no answers so far...
    --Ed--
    Hey yea I tried that as well, literally nothing of interest comes up other than things to do with the literal words themselves...

    EDIT: I don't know how to remove posts I accidentally sent you like 3 responses
    Last edited by YoYo IE; 24 Feb 2018 at 05:42.
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  2.    24 Feb 2018 #12

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Hmmm: can't find anything on Downsize or Excavations myself. You should be able to right-click those items in Task Manager and select "Search online" from the resulting pop-up menu. Can you please do that, and tell us what appears in your browser window when you do? Very interesting, but no answers so far...
    --Ed--
    Hey yea I tried that as well, literally nothing of interest comes up other than things to do with the literal words themselves...

    EDIT: I don't know how to remove posts I accidentally sent you like 3 responses
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  3.    24 Feb 2018 #13

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Hmmm: can't find anything on Downsize or Excavations myself. You should be able to right-click those items in Task Manager and select "Search online" from the resulting pop-up menu. Can you please do that, and tell us what appears in your browser window when you do? Very interesting, but no answers so far...
    --Ed--
    No luck for the search, results are just related the words themselves in their literal meaning. Nothing to do with malware or software processes/programs.

    EDIT: I don't know how to remove posts I accidentally sent you like 3 responses
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    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       24 Feb 2018 #14

    In that case see what show's up in Ccleaner's startup manager;
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  5.    24 Feb 2018 #15

    simrick said: View Post
    Hi.
    Bree is right. I would start with ADWCleaner. Get it from here -it's the latest:

    Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib

    I would also run RogueKiller

    Download RogueKiller

    and TDSSKiller

    https://usa.kaspersky.com/downloads/tdsskiller

    Then I would make sure Malwarebytes Antimalware is up-to-date, and run a FULL scan with that. (I think you said that was already on your system - just "update" it to make sure the definitions are current.)

    EDIT: Please make sure to tick the box to scan for ROOTKITS!


    Report back with log files and let's see what they find.

    Ok so roguekiller and AdwCleaner found something so ill post their logs, malware bytes and TDSSKiller didnt have anything of importance. I obviously cleared the malware that they found.
    Task Manager Startup Flooded With Unknown Apps Attached Files
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       24 Feb 2018 #16

    YoYo IE said: View Post
    EDIT: I don't know how to remove posts I accidentally sent you like 3 responses
    Go back and edit the post(s) you want to remove. Above the editor is a 'Delete Post' option. It would help if you put 'duplicate' in the 'Delete Message' box to tell the Mods why you deleted them.
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  7.    24 Feb 2018 #17

    Glad you're making progress YoYo IE! Seems like the "group thought" that this did not bode well -- possible malware, in fact -- was correct. I hope you can get things cleaned up without too much additional difficulty. If you find yourself in need of more expert assistance than is typically available here at TenForums for malware clean-up (doesn't happen very often, but does happen sometimes) I can recommend the user forums at MajorGeeks.com that deal with Hijack This! analysis, and the malware analysis forums at bleepingcomputer.com. They've been doing this since before I wrote a book about malware in 2004, and they're still doing it today.
    HTH,
    --Ed--

    PS: One more thought on your Task Manager info. In addition to the "Search online" option from the right-click on the app name, you can also select "Go to details" instead. If you still have one of those processes on your PC, you might try that to see the name of the process that comes up in the details pane in response. That might tell us something useful, if you were to make a screenshot of that info and post it here, like so (I picked Norton Security just as a for instance):

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    Last edited by EdTittel; 24 Feb 2018 at 10:07. Reason: Add PS
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  •    24 Feb 2018 #18

    Downside & Excavations


    Log files are not showing Downside and Excavations. I see that you run: μTorrent which is a place to grab things like that.

    Here's two more methods to kill them.

    1. In Revo Uninstaller Pro you can force uninstall by searching them. Click on Forced Uninstall (upper left) and type downside + click Avanced + click next. Wait for results and decline any offer, just let Revo do the work

    Redo it for Excavations. Before rebooting, you may or not search the registry for leftover. If they come back again, repeat with Revo and search for leftover in the registry immediately after.

    2. In Regedit, you can delete them manually. Search for Downside and delete related keys. Revo is safer if you are not familiar with searching the registry.

    Regedit/Edit/Find/Type downside and start searching/Click F3* to delete them one by one after until <<Finished searching the registry>> is shown.

    Repeat for the second one.

    Get the Pro version free trial:
    Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems


    * If searching the registry is in an open loop (stalls), meaning that search result is always the same, you have to force it. Click on an empty space so that any key is highlighted and click F3= Force Search.
    Last edited by MikeMecanic; 24 Feb 2018 at 16:24.
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  •    24 Feb 2018 #19

    YoYo IE said: View Post
    Ok so roguekiller and AdwCleaner found something so ill post their logs, malware bytes and TDSSKiller didnt have anything of importance. I obviously cleared the malware that they found.
    Are you using NordVPN?
    Some of this junk has been found in their service.
    I see adware and search hijackers; It also appears that you have/had a mining program on there (Easeware). Are you mining?

    I think you need to reset all your browsers, and run Ccleaner on them to clear out the junk. That means ALL browsers that exist on the system, not just the ones you're using regularly. Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox, Chrome, etc.

    You might also want to run JRT (Junkware Removal Tool).
    Then flush the DNS. Open an admin command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns

    Then advise if you're still having problems. If so, a FRST log will be in order.

    Torrenting is a good way to get yourself infected.
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