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#1 Bad-People

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:37 AM

A while ago I was looking through a PDF on Adobe Reader 9 when it suddenly stopped responding. I tried to close it every way I knew how but it would not close. I tried clicking X, right clicking the task bar and clicking "close" I even tried using the Task manager to "End Program" and while I was able to use the Task manager normally the "End Program" button effectively did nothing. I did notice that my CPU Usage was jumping between 50 and 65%. I eventually had to manually restart my computer to get it off. Anyone know any solutions in case this happens again?

 

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 02:50 AM

You may try to use the taskkill command from the elevated command prompt.
 
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Posted 15 October 2014 - 04:45 AM

You might want to have that file analyzed at Virus Total. It accepts files up to size of 64 MB.

There is one pdf reported to of installed a back door last month....Antivirus scan for 19efe617c3ec8baab04d88c3cfcfb08dda176b9080a4cdc55d47e0f369cd8ff1 at 2014-09-08 22:28:10 UTC - VirusTotal....when opened in Adobe Reader 9 or below.


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