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#1 AnnieC

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Posted 27 December 2010 - 07:03 PM

Hello,

Hoping to get a little help here. My PC has been running pretty choppy and slow lately, so I pulled up the task manager and there were several instances of mshta.exe listed. I did a little research, rebooted in safe mode, and used MBAM and Super Anti-Spyware. MBAM didn't clean anything, but SAS found 105 threats and 1 trojan. After I cleaned those I ran AVG and it didn't come up with anything. I surfed the web a little bit, then pulled up the task manager again. There is now one instance of mshta.exe running at 8,776 k. Can someone tell me if this is normal? If I need to run any programs and paste logs that's fine-just wanted to see if the problem is gone.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 AnnieC

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 07:09 AM

Ok I just checked this morning and now I have several instances of mshta.exe running in the task manager. I know this is not normal. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:26 AM

Hello,

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 08:25 AM

Thanks. I think we can close this, as my PC is complete toast. In the midst of dealing with mshta, my motherboard decided to take the big ride. Joy!




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