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Post by Magnern on Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:13 pm

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Post by Magnern on Wed 11 Nov 2015, 8:11 am
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AMD A6-4400M APU w/radeon HD graphics
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When the desktop loads something in the background is eating 100% of the CPU and there is nothing in the task manager that is showing up using that much. If I add up the usage of the programs listed it is like maybe 10%. So there must be something hiding.

If someone could advise me on how to start looking for it that would be great! Thank you for reading!

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Superdave on Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:50 am

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Magnern on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:21 pm

Thank you for replying! I will run the scans tomorrow while I am at school and get back to you.

Just and FYI the computer force-updated itself and a lot of the problem has been alleviated but I still have a lot of issues on start up. I am still sure there is something lurking and will post the logs tomorrow.

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Magnern on Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:25 pm

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Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.0.0 (11.12.2015)
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64
Ran by V (Administrator) on Thu 11/19/2015 at 15:47:48.07
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File System: 1

Successfully deleted: C:\Users\V\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kkfusthh.default\user.js (File)



Registry: 2

Successfully deleted: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2fa28606-de77-4029-af96-b231e3b8f827} (Registry Key)
Successfully deleted: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2fa28606-de77-4029-af96-b231e3b8f827} (Registry Key)




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Scan was completed on Thu 11/19/2015 at 16:05:51.82
End of JRT log
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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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Scan Date: 11/10/2015
Scan Time: 2:31 PM
Logfile: Malwarebytes log.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1024
Malware Database: v2015.11.10.07
Rootkit Database: v2015.11.04.02
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: V

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 337025
Time Elapsed: 20 min, 41 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 4
PUP.Optional.InstallCore, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\InstallCore, Quarantined, [035c205c0e7dc07661025620ec174cb4],
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, HKU\S-1-5-21-639823073-3137791329-2892488224-1001\SOFTWARE\astromenda, Quarantined, [16498bf19dee9f97058b29320cf7936d],
PUP.Optional.InstallCore, HKU\S-1-5-21-639823073-3137791329-2892488224-1001\SOFTWARE\InstallCore, Quarantined, [3d222e4e96f57db9d78b690d50b332ce],
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Astromenda, Quarantined, [98c7b8c4e0ab78be29005ef16c963ac6],

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 2
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, C:\Program Files (x86)\Astromenda, Quarantined, [98c7b8c4e0ab78be29005ef16c963ac6],
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, C:\Program Files (x86)\Astromenda\bh, Quarantined, [98c7b8c4e0ab78be29005ef16c963ac6],

Files: 5
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, C:\Users\V\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kkfusthh.default\searchplugins\Astromenda.xml, Quarantined, [bba44f2db9d2c6703477f899ff03b14f],
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, C:\Program Files (x86)\Astromenda\FavIcon.ico, Quarantined, [98c7b8c4e0ab78be29005ef16c963ac6],
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, C:\Program Files (x86)\Astromenda\Sqlite3.dll, Quarantined, [98c7b8c4e0ab78be29005ef16c963ac6],
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, C:\Program Files (x86)\Astromenda\uninst.dat, Quarantined, [98c7b8c4e0ab78be29005ef16c963ac6],
PUP.Optional.Astromenda, C:\Program Files (x86)\Astromenda\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [98c7b8c4e0ab78be29005ef16c963ac6],

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)


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# AdwCleaner v5.021 - Logfile created 19/11/2015 at 15:41:59
# Updated 14/11/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-11-19.3 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (x64)
# Username : V - V-HP
# Running from : C:\Users\V\Downloads\adwcleaner_5.021.exe
# Option : Scan
# Support : [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Folders ] *****


***** [ Files ] *****

File Found : C:\Users\V\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\kkfusthh.default\user.js

***** [ DLL ] *****


***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9CB2CD61-FFA0-406C-9D2D-8FDE6F4A4D8A}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2fa28606-de77-4029-af96-b231e3b8f827}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{2fa28606-de77-4029-af96-b231e3b8f827}

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[C:\Users\V\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Found : aol.com
[C:\Users\V\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Found : ask.com
[C:\Users\V\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Found : Astromenda.com

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1279 bytes] ##########

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Superdave on Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:44 pm

Please run AdwCleaner again and hit the delete button after the scan. I would also like to see the MBAM log.

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Magnern on Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:52 pm



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Results of screen317's Security Check version 1.009  
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)  
Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Disabled!  
Microsoft Security Essentials  
Antivirus up to date!  
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Java 8 Update 31  
Java version 32-bit out of Date!
Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.245  
Mozilla Firefox (42.0)
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
Microsoft Security Essentials MSMpEng.exe
Tall Emu Online Armor OAcat.exe
Tall Emu Online Armor oasrv.exe
Tall Emu Online Armor oaui.exe
Tall Emu Online Armor OAhlp.exe
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 2%
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# AdwCleaner v5.022 - Logfile created 23/11/2015 at 16:38:24
# Updated 22/11/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-11-22.2 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (x64)
# Username : V - V-HP
# Running from : C:\Users\V\Downloads\adwcleaner_5.022.exe
# Option : Cleaning
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***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Folders ] *****


***** [ Files ] *****


***** [ DLLs ] *****


***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****

[-] Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{9CB2CD61-FFA0-406C-9D2D-8FDE6F4A4D8A}

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[-] [C:\Users\V\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] [Search Provider] Deleted : aol.com
[-] [C:\Users\V\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] [Search Provider] Deleted : ask.com
[-] [C:\Users\V\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web Data] [Search Provider] Deleted : Astromenda.com

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:: "Tracing" keys removed
:: Winsock settings cleared

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C1].txt - [1090 bytes] ##########

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Magnern on Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:53 pm

I hope I got it right >_<

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Superdave on Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:17 pm

You really should turn on your Windows Firewall.
The MBAM log is incorrect. Please follow the instructions and run it again.


Update Your Java (JRE)

Old versions of Java have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.


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If there are any other version(s) installed then update now.

Get the new version (if needed)

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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Magnern on Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:17 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:[color=green]You really should turn on your Windows Firewall.

I'm using online armor from tall emu as a firewall. I was under the impression that this was superior to windows firewall.

Ok I will re-do the MBAM log

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Post by Superdave on Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:45 pm

I don't see any evidence that Emu is installed as your firewall. You should check it.

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Post by Magnern on Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:48 am

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I don't see any evidence that Emu is installed as your firewall. You should check it.

How can I get you evidence? The icon is in the lower right in the task bar and shows online armor as active. Program guard, firewall, web shield and anti-keylogger appear to be active

I hope this is the MBAM log you want.


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
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Scan Date: 12/4/2015
Scan Time: 6:54 PM
Logfile:
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1024
Malware Database: v2015.12.04.06
Rootkit Database: v2015.11.26.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: V

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 343828
Time Elapsed: 1 hr, 2 min, 47 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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Re: CPU using 100% on start up and intermittently

Post by Superdave on Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:20 pm

``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Firewall Disabled!
Microsoft Security Essentials
Antivirus up to date!
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
Java 8 Update 31
Java version 32-bit out of Date!
Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.245
Mozilla Firefox (42.0)
If EMU was active it should have shown up here. Go to Control Panel and make sure the security is on.

I'd like to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan

•Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
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•Click the button.
•For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)

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  • Double click on the icon on your desktop.

•Check
•Click the button.
•Accept any security warnings from your browser.

  • Leave the check mark next to Remove found threats.

•Check
•Push the Start button.
•ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
•When the scan completes, push
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•Push the button.
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A log file will be saved here: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Online Scanner\log.txt

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