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Suddenly many prog's update/service related processes's runnin

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I wasn't able to work out what the catalyst for this was, but from a couple of days ago, there are multiple (20+) extra processes running that I haven't asked to start. They all seem to be related to that programs "service", eg:


LogiRegistryService.exe - I have Logitech keyboard software, but the only thing that normally runs is Lcore.exe


PnkBstrA.exe - I know this is to do with gaming, but it normally doesn't run, or maybe just runs when game running


updater.exe - this is for PopcornTime, which I have never used since installing 2 months ago, and this file has never ran before


sqlwriter.exe, nvSCPAPISvr.exe, lsm.exe.......etc etc etc


There are also many more like this.


Also, there are approximately double the usual amount of svchost.exe files running.


I keep an eye on running processes all the time with Task Manager, and these have all just started running on every startup, just recently. None of them are in the startup folder, or in the Startup tab of System Configuration, all scan clean with AV.


I have done a full system scan with latest Avira Antivirus, Malware Bytes, and CCleaner.


Anyone come across this?

Edited by nathan323, 13 March 2016 - 01:59 AM.

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Hi there, lets have a look and see if anything is apparent

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
  • Right click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Select additions at the bottom
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.
  • Please attach both logs generated.

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