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Suspected Virus Attached to Programs Running in Task Manager

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by monapdx, Nov 16, 2009.

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  1. monapdx

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    I have an IBM Thinkpad that is running Windows XP version 2002 service pack 3. It started running very poorly some time ago, and I am already aware that this is somewhat due to the number of processes that are set to run on start-up. I need to clean that up, but don't want to mess anything up. But I have noticed a pattern when the computer is running at its worst. There seem to be two different processes that are always running in the task manager. The first is ctfmon.exe and the other is rundll32.exe I end each of these processes, but they always pop back up pretty quickly. So I downloaded hijack this and ran a scan. I have attached the log to this post. I don't have any clue what to do from here, but could really use some advice. All help is much appreciated.
     

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