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A couple of processes acting a bit odd.

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#1 Whimsicott


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 04:32 PM

So, I was simple using my computer when wuauclt.exe started up. I know it's Windows Automatic updates, but at the same time in Task Manager, I noticed an svchost.exe running around 80,000kb, when it normally runs around 10,000 to 20,000kb. It returned to normal when wuauclt.exe finished up. I assume it was the update check causing this little thing with svchost. However, just to be sure, I closed down firefox and prepared to scan with Malwarebytes. in Task Manager, there were TWO plugin-container.exe processes running. though, one was under 100kb, and the other was normal. Both of the disappeared when firefox closed. Meanwhile, after the Malwarebytes scan, it detected no malware. The computer is running and behaving normally. So, I just wanted to know if there could be any malware or if I'm just being paranoid.

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#2 boopme


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:26 PM

Hello,OPen Firefox in safe-mode and disable all extensions, themes and plugins.

Now Update Plugins

See if that fixed it.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • List Minidump Files
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
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