MORE DISCOVERIES: My McAfee Security Suite that I uninstalled (showing it was using 2.4G in one of the processes in Task Manager), when I reinstalled it, everything was fine. Then, later, the new install did the SAME thing - showing a similar huge usage figure. AND it locked up the computer. I could not access the browser I had opened, Chrome, nor could I close Chrome, nor could I access, again, McAfee, as clicking it would not bring anything up.
I had to force quit to shut down. Then, I restarted the computer, and now McAfee was working and not using such excessive memory. However, during the day, when I was opening a new tab, I noticed that the URL in Chrome, as I typed www. was automatically bring up the URL for wunderground.com with long extensions of the URL to bring me to the exact URL I access for my city, etc.
Then, suddenly a Malware or Virus message came up, which I have attached to this reply.
So, it appear to me that there is malware or a virus on my computer that needs to be found & removed. Why Malwarebytes doesn't find anything, nor does McAfee prevent this from happening, I don't know.
Please look at the screenshots I've attached. The one is clearly a Malware, Spyware popup & you have force quit the browser to avoid HAMLUIS felt after looking at all the MTB & Speecy stuff I ran & pasted, he noted that McAfee seemed to be showing many errors in the EVENT LOG ERRORS, which you can view embedded right in this post.
Please help me, as I don't know how to rid my computer of infection, w/o paying someone. I've also experienced that when I got HP to provide a free, normally-charged $100 for, SmartFriend software service, that half these techs are incompetent. The tech installed CCcleaner, BleepingComputer, ADWWare, & other programs, some of which I am not sure were safe, & simply RACED like mad, doing all sorts of things, and I believe he may have screwed with my Windows registry.
Thanks so much.
NOTE: I EDITED THIS WITH ADDITIONAL STEPS I TOOK BELOW, and the discovery of corrupt files in Windows 7. I would doubt this has anything to do with the McAfee issues Hamluis saw in my EventViewer results. But, as you can see below, I took Hamluis' suggestion I run Svchost.exe tool, which I ran per Microsoft's instructions from their Forums, and I can't fix these, as you will read below.
I ran the Svc.exe. I have W7Pro. I followed all the instructions, & I found that they DON'T work.
Here's what I did, per instructions, on command prompt, & I'm copying, verbatim, what responses I got, & my entries per instructions from the Microsoft Forum.
Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.
Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.
Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For example
C:\windows/system32>findstr /c:"ESRI" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
So, I made two entries:
findstr /c:"ESRI" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt"
You can see from my "findstr" entry, that I received no response; just another command prompt.
When I then read how I am supposed to fix the corrupt files; it makes no sense. First, how can this process expect that the user would have another computer with W7 on it? I don't, nor does anyone I know. Second, it does not tell you the actual process of HOW to actually get the uncorrupted files, even if one had another W7 computer to get them from. But, this is meaningless, b/c I have NO way to get another W7 computer, & it is ridiculous to expect someone to be able to do so. You don't find W7 computers in any libraries. You can't even BUY one. Third, the directions do not tell you where or how you actually replace your corrupted files with the uncorrupted ones.
I have Windows 7 Pro discs from HP, but I don't believe they will do me any good, unless I completely reinstall W7Pro, which I want to avoid at all costs. I already went through this when my hard drive was failing, & it was a nightmare I don't want to go through again.
So, please help me with this. Perhaps I could attach to an email the Svc Details, which I saved in the Notepad format they appear in. There are not more than perhaps 8 of these; so, I could either attach the result file to an email, or copy and paste the files it was unable to repair on this site.
Edited by musicbrain, 18 February 2017 - 01:17 AM.