Hp G60 notebook Windows 7 home Premium 86
Internet Explorer 10
Microsoft Security Essentails
Windows Defender is on machine, has never worked, cannot be turned on
Problem started yesterday, Nov 10, 2014, during Google image search.
Computer slowed to no response, alternately froze and lagged to point of unuseability.
Scores of standard as well as unrecognized processes (never before seen in at least five years of use on this computer) appeared in task manager. Multiple, unstoppable, uncloseable extra copies of Windows Explorer, Com Surrogate (30 or more copies, first time I have ever seen this process), and Internet Explorer. The applications tab in Task Manager shows these internet pages as "page cannot be shown" something "journal" "celebrity" something, and others. None show as tabs or windows on desktop or anywhere but in Task Manager, hidden, wherebouts unknown. If closed with "end process', they replace themselves immediately, often more than to begin with. As well as other never before seen processes and programs showing in taskbar processes tab, including but not complete:
Interacrtive service detection,
Com surrogate (30 copies) ,
CTF loader - many copies,
Google update installer (previously deleted)
Maosuk.exe, one copy appeared once only, not since.
pyepu.exe appears constantly, many copies, reopens multiples of itself each time I try to end process. Before that process appeared, there was something like afsiciz.exe*32, (went off too fast to copy) like 50 copies, which hasn't reappeared so far, seems to have been replaced by the puepu.exe.
All processes are fluctuating constantly and changing within seconds, using 100% CPU at all times. Right after reboot.
Almost all personalizations & settings changed after reboot.
I did a restore, seems to have changed some settings back, but no effect on any of the other problems. Did not delete or quarantine maosuk.exe, which looks like may be the source.
100% CPU at all times
No control of curser or anything else because of minutes long response time. Computer unusuable, currently shut down.
Located in c>owner>AppData>Roaming
Moasuk.exe Apparently within following folders
Contains one file: pyepu.exe (orig name in properties details - maosuk.exe)
Contains one file: etuwaz.exe (orig name in properties details - maosuk.exe)
Neither folders nor files can be deleted bcz multiples are open & cannot be closed and or are supposedly open in another unnamed program. If one is closed in Task Manager, multiples immediately pop up & replace the closed process, more than were there to begin with.
Have received multiple malware /spyware alerts, before,during, and since this started. All say problem has been contained. Microsoft Security Essentals finds malware on a scan, but then does nothing about it.
Additionally Security essentials is unable to scan the selected files individually. Error notice to that effect.
Virus & spyware definitions: connection was failing even tho full internet access. Now showing up to date, although I am not sure i trust this to actually be the case.
I have seen other posts on the Net that Microsoft, Macafee, Norton, and other antivirus and antimalware programs are not recognizing nor stopping this virus or whatever it is. Microsoft is claiming this is a Windows bug from an update and offering a fix that is not working for many.
Yesterday it appeared a number of websites that were attempting to discuss this were being masked or corrupted. Could be my imagination. There is precious little even reference to it out there.
Task Manager disabled or corrupted.
Failure to display security and shut down options:
The logon process was unable to display security and logon options when control+alt+delete was pressed. If the operating system does not respond, press ESC or restart the computer by using the power switch.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 12 November 2014 - 02:48 PM.
moved from Windows 7 to Am I Infected