Process on laptop going crazy lol

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Found 3rd Jun 2009
There are quite a few process's on my other halfs laptop that are running like maybe up to 5...something isnt right.... might be a few trojans or somthing bad on it.

is there a program i can run that will eliminate the ones that arent supposed to be there or can tell me which ones should be deleted or scanned etc

Ill give you one example, i try and run avast anti virus and EVERY time i run a scan it stops at wmprph.exe and the whole comp just crashes and freezes!!
the only way to turn off the comp is to switch it off manually..which is never a good thing

thanks

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have you run your antivirus in safe mode??

"wmprph.exe" is a part of windows Vista operating system, thats why it crashes. :?

Original Poster

i have Avast shane,

how i run an scan in safe mode?

saxo_appeal;5389800

i have Avast shane, how i run an scan in safe mode?



What pc do you have? usually the quickest way for me to get into safe mode is to manually shut down my laptop then on restart it actually prompts me to go into safe mode, otherwise you will have to press F8 or something similar.
Then once in safe mode just open up your program list and select your avast, it should start as normal, though may go to a command prompt box scanner, but it will still do its thing

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StevenA2000_uk;5389796

"wmprph.exe" is a part of windows Vista operating system, thats why it … "wmprph.exe" is a part of windows Vista operating system, thats why it crashes. :?



i dont know.......the scan just stops there and freezes, the laptop has been going pretty bad recently. the other half just connected the SE phone up and the same happend..it crashed!

things are bad at the moment

Original Poster

Its a Compaq presario A900

is there a program i can run that will eliminate the ones that arent … is there a program i can run that will eliminate the ones that arent supposed to be there or can tell me which ones should be deleted or scanned etc



Basically, a virus scanner, then? Try AVG, Avast, or whatever the kids are using these days. Alternatively, could I interest you in running an experiment for me? Something I've been thinking about recently is the possibility of using a Virtual Machine (preferably VMWare, but Microsoft's VirtualPC 2007 has the benefit of being free), and installing WinXP and a virus scanner, or a suit of virus scanners, onto that. Share the entire contents of your system's ahrddrive with the virtual machine, and, in theory, you should be able to scan every file on the system. The major advantage of doing it this way is that as far as the real installation of Windows can tell, it is VMware that is accessing the files. Thus, any viruses running on your real installation won't try to cloak themselves, since they'll only be on the lookout for virus scans, not legitimate accesses from Windows. It also means that viruses can't deactivate your anti virus scanner, since although the scanner run under the virtual machine can see the viruses, the viruses can't see the scanner. It has the disadvantage of meaning that the VM virus scanner can't scan running processes, though.

If I haven't confused the hell out of you there, would you be willing to give it a go if I jotted some rough instructions down? I'm just curious to see if the theory would work.

saxo_appeal;5389826

Its a Compaq presario A900



Cick on start, then run. Type in "msconfig" and click OK.

Go to the BOOT.INI tab.

Put a checkmark in /SAFEBOOT. you can also check network at this point if you want to.


When finished
untick it again to have laptop start in normal mode, otherwise everytime it starts, it will be in safe mode

I find Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to be the best cleaner ive used.

Picked out stuff missed by AVAST and NOD32 and best of all its free! (not free for real-time, but great for those one-off scans when u feel your a/v is letting you down)

I Use avast home its free, just go to avast website and download avast free home addition,
Don’t forgot to uninstall your present antivirus before installing avast
Once installed
Go to - Start, Programs, and open Avast Antivirus, in top left hand corner is an arrow click on it, then on schedule boot time scan, then on schedule at the bottom. Avast will restart your computer and do a scan before your computer loads up.
Hope this help alern6

this is what you need ]http//ww…om/ just install & run (need to shutdown any AV)

Original Poster

is this ok to install ^^^^ looks like it adds on a few toolbars at the top

Original Poster

ok folks, the system crashes and freezes when i run an Avast scan....
and now it does the same when i run a Malwayre scan

saxo_appeal;5396824

ok folks, the system crashes and freezes when i run an Avast scan....and … ok folks, the system crashes and freezes when i run an Avast scan....and now it does the same when i run a Malwayre scan




did you get it in safe mode?

Original Poster

yeh shane, i put it in safe mode and it still crashed

saxo_appeal;5396933

yeh shane, i put it in safe mode and it still crashed



ouch.

use ccleaner?
tried a diff antivirus like antivir??
spybot?
adaware?

all worth a shot.

Original Poster

shanecr;5396984

ouch.



yeh, tell me about it

iv got CCleaner and Spybot, just doing a scan just now, spybot works ok for a scan

saxo_appeal;5389826

Its a Compaq presario A900



I have that exact same laptop. But no problems. The only thing that really bugs me about it, is that the brightness isn't bright enough even though its turned up to the max.

Original Poster

got rid of Avast and installed AVG....did the same thing

froze after 9min of scan....had to reboot the computer...not good !

Original Poster

Got a trojan here and cant get rid of it

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\zonemap\domains\otherchance.com\www

its in the registry, printer splitter.9

hmmmm i have no idea

i scanned with Advanced System Optimizer

Original Poster

iv followed it thru the registry and it stops at otherchance.com....

there is no file of that name
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