Ok so on my desktop (I'm writing this post on my laptop) I have been having a problem with the ping.exe executable.
It'll start running and take up on average 900,000kb of processing which clogs my pc's processor.
I know ping.exe is Microsoft Certified, and is necessary, but it is being used by some program maliciously and it's annoying as hell!
The strange thing is if I rename the actual ping.exe to say pinger.exe or pinger1.exe I'll see a new ping.exe pop up with the same credentials as if it were a factory installed executable, modified date and all! I don't know what program is causing the trouble and comprehensive virus scans have found only one minor malware program, but that didn't solve anything.
Any help will be appreciated. I wish it was as simple as deleting the malware program manually and that be that.
I am have the same problem, I have to open windows task manager and end process on the ping.exe every 30 seconds, because it keeps coming up and taking over running high, so I can even be here to type this, none of the malware or hijack this is picking up anything, even reinstalled ie, java, and a few others stopped unessesary start ups, disabled auto updates etc etc etc. Still no luck, and other web site's techies are running around in circles or closing posts because they can't find what it is. Germany has a lot of posts but I can't read German to see if they have a solution yet.
Good luck with this, I hope you find a solution soon.
Edited by hamluis, 17 November 2011 - 09:03 PM.
Split from different topic, PM sent new OP..