Task Manager Startup Flooded With Unknown Apps

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  1.    23 Feb 2018 #1

    Task Manager Startup Flooded With Unknown Apps


    I'm not sure if this is a virus of some sort, but it's really worrying me.

    The Downsize and Excavations tasks are obviously unnatural, and every time I found their original file location and deleted them, a new one would pop up. Now I cant find the file location at all whatsoever.

    Also the "prays" and "Program" tasks are hella sketchy as well, and unknown to me.

    I've tried running Anti-Malware but it doesn't clear it at all :/

    Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
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  2.    23 Feb 2018 #2

    Check your browsers for any unwanted extensions and/or add-ons. Then use Ccleaner to clear/clean all your browsers and PC from "temp' files. It's a great piece of software and highly recommended.
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       23 Feb 2018 #3

    YoYo IE said: View Post
    I'm not sure if this is a virus of some sort, but it's really worrying me.... I've tried running Anti-Malware but it doesn't clear it at all :/
    Welcome to TenForums @YoYo IE

    Which antimalware? Have you tried AdwCleaner? https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

    Perhaps @simrick would recognise those task names....
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  4.    23 Feb 2018 #4

    Plankton said: View Post
    Check your browsers for any unwanted extensions and/or add-ons. Then use Ccleaner to clear/clean all your browsers and PC from "temp' files. It's a great piece of software and highly recommended.
    Tried it, the tasks remain although I have no disabled them just to be safe.
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  5.    23 Feb 2018 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    Welcome to TenForums @YoYo IE

    Which antimalware? Have you tried AdwCleaner? https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
    Perhaps @simrick would recognise those task names....
    I have tried to run Malwarebytes Anti Malware. Would you recommend giving AdwCleaner a whirl as well?
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       23 Feb 2018 #6

    Hopefully one of the malware experts will be along shortly.....
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  7.    23 Feb 2018 #7

    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...
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  8.    23 Feb 2018 #8

    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.
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  9.    23 Feb 2018 #9

    Just click any column heading in task manager and enable command line view. Alternatively right click any entry then choose "open file location"

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    Let us know the file location and it might help.
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  10.    24 Feb 2018 #10

    Callender said: View Post
    Just click any column heading in task manager and enable command line view. Alternatively right click any entry then choose "open file location"

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    Let us know the file location and it might help.
    Unfortunately this option is grayed out for me
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