Edit: title should read 15gb of ram*
Recently I started getting incredible delays with programs on my computer, to the point where it stalls and crashes. When I looked in task manager i was either taskhost, presentationhost, ctfmon.exe, conhost.exe amongst others. There could be upwards of 5 of each of these processes but one of them would always take over 95% of my computers' memory, sometimes up to 15gb of my available ram.
I couldn't terminate these processes as permission was denied, so I used 3rd party software to force terminate them, this temporarily resolved the issue but within minutes another one would spring up taking the same amount of memory.
A longer solution was to download malwarebytes software which effectively stopped this happening, but the notifications I was receiving from the software were telling me that every few seconds I was blocking an attack from a random website like 'go.randomdomain.com' and the threat was labelled as 'cftmon.exe' etc. Which suggested that the threat was coming through google chrome.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I don't want to rely on this malware removal software as permanent solution, I would like to purge the threat completely. I have reinstalled my browser but I still receive notifications of the threats.
Many thanks for the time reading my issue, below is an example taken from my logs from the malware removal software.
<record severity="debug" LoggingEventType="0" datetime="2016-02-10T06:49:20.183742+00:00" direction="Outbound" source="Protection" domain="cdn.adstract.com" type="Detection"ip="188.8.131.52" username="SYSTEM" port="54572" systemname="BEN-PC" process="C:\Windows\System32\conhost.exe" last_modified_tag="8f7845ef-de72-4e9d-8e2a-63f36947df83"subtype="Malicious Website Protection" malwaretype="Domain"/>
Edited by bencraven, 10 February 2016 - 02:16 AM.