Long time lurker, first time poster
So: My lad (15) has a PC (w7 ult - 16Gb Ram - i5 CPU) which he though would be a great idea to download a bunch of unofficial mods for his games.
The obvious happened and his PC was full of malware and trojan.
Re-education at volume complete.
Malware and other hangers on removed and tidied up
However - part of the infection was to disable the various security installed and one of those was Panda cloud -
Part of the tidy up therefore, was to add AVG and then remove Panda
Unfortunately the service host for Panda is stubbornly refusing to exit the building.
- I have reinstalled Panda and then used the windows uninstaller - orphan still left behind
- I have reinstalled Panda and then used the official Panda removal tool - orphan still left behind
- I have manually stopped all the Panda related services that I can find and then hunted for the registry entries and files associated with Panda - deleted where found - orphan still left behind
The file is causing a slow startup
and sporadic high CPU use that (sometimes) appears to be resulting in a black screen crash.
I've run out of (limited) skill and so turn to the BC community to unpick this for me - obviously I'd like to remove this from the system entirely (Panda is no longer installed), but I guess the least worst option would be to at least permanently prevent it running.
So - anyone help a feller out?