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Everything Keeps minimizing!!!

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#1 jeffnunn


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Posted 09 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

Just as a brief forward, this is my first post, but I did read on posting rules and so forth, trying not to post in the wrong place, and my apologies for breaking any rules!!



Recently I've been having issues where my games and fullscreen applications have been minimizing within about 1-2 minutes of playing, and will continue to do so every 1-2 minutes. This has been frustrating so i started searching.


I searched through my processes running in the background and found nothing extraordinary until the other day I found one running called "vmhost.exe"


After a lot of searching around I found a link to an article http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/538171/vmhostexe/ This was my first introduction to BleepingComputer, so I figured it can't hurt to try!!


In order to hasten the process, I've followed only this step: 




Lets try this

Please download aswMBR ( 4.5MB ) to your desktop.

  • Double click the aswMBR.exe icon, and click Run.
  • When asked if you'd like to "download the latest Avast! virus definitions", click Yes.
  • Click the Scan button to start the scan.
  • On completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop, then copy and paste it in your next reply.




Here are my results:




aswMBR version Copyright© 2014 AVAST Software
Run date: 2014-07-09 19:00:15
19:00:15.979    OS Version: Windows x64 6.1.7600 
19:00:15.979    Number of processors: 8 586 0x200
19:00:15.980    ComputerName: SWOCKMASTURFLOE  UserName: SwackMasturFloe
19:00:18.234    Initialize success
19:00:18.265    VM: initialized successfully
19:00:18.281    VM: Amd CPU supported 
19:00:53.388    VM: supported disk I/O storport.sys
19:04:59.571    AVAST engine defs: 14070900
19:05:53.569    The log file has been saved successfully to "C:\Users\SwackMasturFloe\Desktop\Aswmbr logs\aswMBR.txt"
19:06:12.456    Disk 0 (boot) \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\0000006a
19:06:12.461    Disk 0 Vendor: WDC_WD50 05.0 Size: 476940MB BusType: 11
19:06:12.466    Disk 1  \Device\Harddisk1\DR1 -> \Device\0000006b
19:06:12.472    Disk 1 Vendor: SSD2SC24 541A Size: 228936MB BusType: 11
19:06:12.555    Disk 0 MBR read successfully
19:06:12.562    Disk 0 MBR scan
19:06:12.571    Disk 0 Windows 7 default MBR code
19:06:12.578    Disk 0 Partition 1 80 (A) 07    HPFS/NTFS NTFS          100 MB offset 2048
19:06:12.585    Disk 0 default boot code
19:06:12.603    Disk 0 Partition 2 00     07    HPFS/NTFS NTFS       476838 MB offset 206848
19:06:12.626    Disk 0 scanning C:\Windows\system32\drivers
19:06:17.766    Service scanning
19:06:30.495    Modules scanning
19:06:30.510    Disk 0 trace - called modules:
19:06:30.531    ntoskrnl.exe CLASSPNP.SYS disk.sys amd_xata.sys storport.sys hal.dll amd_sata.sys 
19:06:30.539    1 nt!IofCallDriver -> \Device\Harddisk0\DR0[0xfffffa800ae63060]
19:06:30.549    3 CLASSPNP.SYS[fffff880019ab43f] -> nt!IofCallDriver -> [0xfffffa800a979ac0]
19:06:30.559    5 amd_xata.sys[fffff88001141d00] -> nt!IofCallDriver -> \Device\0000006a[0xfffffa800a9809d0]
19:06:32.055    AVAST engine scan C:\Windows
19:06:34.031    AVAST engine scan C:\Windows\system32
19:08:27.572    AVAST engine scan C:\Windows\system32\drivers
19:08:34.354    AVAST engine scan C:\Users\SwackMasturFloe
19:11:53.098    Disk 0 MBR has been saved successfully to "C:\Users\SwackMasturFloe\Desktop\Aswmbr logs\MBR.dat"
19:11:53.103    The log file has been saved successfully to "C:\Users\SwackMasturFloe\Desktop\Aswmbr logs\aswMBRscan1.txt"
19:14:16.293    File: C:\Users\SwackMasturFloe\AppData\Local\Temp\dlmDC2B.tmp\mkvplayer_setup.exe  **INFECTED** Win32:Malware-gen
19:16:45.073    AVAST engine scan C:\ProgramData
19:17:19.479    File: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\{14061487-ce17-2336-193c-b5fe24c99378}\{14061487-ce17-2336-193c-b5fe24c99378}.exe  **INFECTED** Win32:Malware-gen
19:17:25.691    Scan finished successfully
19:18:19.229    Disk 0 MBR has been saved successfully to "C:\Users\SwackMasturFloe\Desktop\Aswmbr logs\MBR.dat"
19:18:19.233    The log file has been saved successfully to "C:\Users\SwackMasturFloe\Desktop\Aswmbr logs\aswMBRscann1.txt"
Thanks for the help! Hope we can figure this out!
**** On a side note, I can't be sure if this "vmhost.exe" is even adware or malware or what have you, nor can I determine that it's what causing my minimization issues. There seems to be two or three issues in the log, but of course i'm no expert. Thanks again!*******

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