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Program Plugin.exe is using a lot of my resources.


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#1
I discovered that program Plugin.exe was using 90% of my system resources. A search of the C: drive found 9 copies of the file -- all of different sizes. There is also plugincontainer.exe. They can't be stopped from running in Task Manager because they come back as soon as i delete them.
 

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#3
You have Firefox and have a lot of plug ins with it, believe this is where it may be coming from. Does it happen when browsing ? Scan for Viruses, malware ? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-is-plugin-container
In my Task Manager the firefox plugin-container.exe (with a dash) is listed on the name line as "Plugin Container for Firefox (32 bit)" and in "properties" the file has the dash in its name. It doesn't seem to be consuming resources. The bad actors are plugincontainer.exe (no dash) and plugin.exe. Right now, plugincontainer.exe is using 92% of cpu resources.
 

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You have Firefox and have a lot of plug ins with it, believe this is where it may be coming from. Does it happen when browsing ? Scan for Viruses, malware ? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-is-plugin-container
In my Task Manager the firefox plugin-container.exe (with a dash) is listed on the name line as "Plugin Container for Firefox (32 bit)" and in "properties" the file has the dash in its name. It doesn't seem to be consuming resources. The bad actors are plugincontainer.exe (no dash) and plugin.exe. Right now, plugincontainer.exe is using 92% of cpu resources.
Where in task manager are you seeing this, as i am running Firefox myself i do not find this ? Added any extensions or plug ins to Firefox recently ?
 

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    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
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    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
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#5
You have Firefox and have a lot of plug ins with it, believe this is where it may be coming from. Does it happen when browsing ? Scan for Viruses, malware ? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/what-is-plugin-container
In my Task Manager the firefox plugin-container.exe (with a dash) is listed on the name line as "Plugin Container for Firefox (32 bit)" and in "properties" the file has the dash in its name. It doesn't seem to be consuming resources. The bad actors are plugincontainer.exe (no dash) and plugin.exe. Right now, plugincontainer.exe is using 92% of cpu resources.
Where in task manager are you seeing this, as i am running Firefox myself i do not find this ? Added any extensions or plug ins to Firefox recently ?
I am not looking in Firefox but in Task Manager.

I haven't used any new extensions. This is a new computer and I have the same Firefox extensions that I have used on my old computer for at least a year. But my key point is that the files have different names from the names that Firefox extensions produce. I think I have a more serious problem. As a test, I will restart the computer and not run Firefox.
 

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#6
Run Firefox with option to Restart with Add-ons disabled, on Menu under Help. Run a Virus scan and malware scan as mentioned as files like this can be that. Google Plug-In extensions, Pluginextensions and Plugincontainer.exe the majority of results are Firefox or Virus.
 

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#7
Run Firefox with option to Restart with Add-ons disabled, on Menu under Help. Run a Virus scan and malware scan as mentioned as files like this can be that. Google Plug-In extensions, Pluginextensions and Plugincontainer.exe the majority of results are Firefox or Virus.
I ran an experiment that demonstrated conclusively that Firefox is not the culprit. I restarted the computer. Immediately 9 instances of plugin.exe started running and one instance of Plugincontainer.exe. No Firefox loaded, no extensions loaded.

With respect to viruses, the computer runs Kaspersky Internet Security. An extra full scan each day at maximum settings.

I am not familiar with malware scanning software. What do you recommend?
 
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    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
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    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
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    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
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#9
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ Best one i know of, many here will agree. Kept asking about running your AV, as only other instance of this was virus, malware. Not all Anti-Viruses get everything, why good to use one like this just for scans.

Maybe another program, any games use plugins ?

Another decent one too SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Thanks.
It has no games and only a few utilities that I have long-used on other computers. The one thing new that I set up is voice recognition. Its the utility that came with windows 8.1

This is a new computer. I bought it in March for my wife to use for voice-to-text, and had problems from the beginning. My difficulties may be due to the adds. They started right away. I can't stop the adds. They are so thick that they cover each other. And loud sales pitches. I clicked on an opt-out in one add and it opted out of 92 companies. (but I continue to get the adds)

The only two sources of files input were 1) the Kaspersky DVD and 2) the DVD that installed the external DVD reader. I am suspicious of (2) because it loaded and installed more stuff than seemed reasonable to install a DVD reader.
 

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#10
As I typed the above post three new tabs opened up automatically in Firefox -- adds of course.
 

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https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ Best one i know of, many here will agree. Kept asking about running your AV, as only other instance of this was virus, malware. Not all Anti-Viruses get everything, why good to use one like this just for scans.

Maybe another program, any games use plugins ?

Another decent one too SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Thanks.
It has no games and only a few utilities that I have long-used on other computers. The one thing new that I set up is voice recognition. Its the utility that came with windows 8.1

This is a new computer. I bought it in March for my wife to use for voice-to-text, and had problems from the beginning. My difficulties may be due to the adds. They started right away. I can't stop the adds. They are so thick that they cover each other. And loud sales pitches. I clicked on an opt-out in one add and it opted out of 92 companies. (but I continue to get the adds)

The only two sources of files input were 1) the Kaspersky DVD and 2) the DVD that installed the external DVD reader. I am suspicious of (2) because it loaded and installed more stuff than seemed reasonable to install a DVD reader.
Your welcome! Never stated results of using Malwarebytes yet. Pop ups was something had not mentioned before happening to you.
Only happen with Mozilla Firefox ? Sounds like some adware installed or browser hijack in some way. Kaspersky is an AV it's hard to believe would install something bad ,maybe just open candy,(extra free software) . What was software for DVD reader, same here open candy.

Run if you have not Malwarebytes and Kaspersky full scans. Try Windows Malicious Removal tool at command prompt type mrt.exe
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
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    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
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    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
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    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
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    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
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    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
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    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
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    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
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    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
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#12
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ Best one i know of, many here will agree. Kept asking about running your AV, as only other instance of this was virus, malware. Not all Anti-Viruses get everything, why good to use one like this just for scans.

Maybe another program, any games use plugins ?

Another decent one too SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Thanks.
It has no games and only a few utilities that I have long-used on other computers. The one thing new that I set up is voice recognition. Its the utility that came with windows 8.1

This is a new computer. I bought it in March for my wife to use for voice-to-text, and had problems from the beginning. My difficulties may be due to the adds. They started right away. I can't stop the adds. They are so thick that they cover each other. And loud sales pitches. I clicked on an opt-out in one add and it opted out of 92 companies. (but I continue to get the adds)

The only two sources of files input were 1) the Kaspersky DVD and 2) the DVD that installed the external DVD reader. I am suspicious of (2) because it loaded and installed more stuff than seemed reasonable to install a DVD reader.
Your welcome! Never stated results of using Malwarebytes yet. Pop ups was something had not mentioned before happening to you.
Only happen with Mozilla Firefox ? Sounds like some adware installed or browser hijack in some way. Kaspersky is an AV it's hard to believe would install something bad ,maybe just open candy,(extra free software) . What was software for DVD reader, same here open candy.

Run if you have not Malwarebytes and Kaspersky full scans. Try Windows Malicious Removal tool at command prompt type mrt.exe
I ran Malewarebytes. It identified and removed 163 items. There is no more plugin.exe or Plugincontainer.exe showing in Task Manager.

Last night there were still some popups after running malwarebytes but that didn't repeat (yet) today. My laptop has 4 user accounts. I will evaluate each one. Then I will run mrt.exe.

I hope these different programs don't interfere with each other and that they analyze all user accounts at once.
 

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    HP Spectre, Dell Studio 15...
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    i7
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#13
Maybe i would sign on to each account an run Malwarebytes and no MRT is something comes with Windows gets updated through Windows update won't interfere. When run a scan should look at log see exactly what it found. Only can interfere when running real time protection on 2 AV's.

Seem as though were infected with something, might not of been from software, but maybe from internet (e-mail, download, etc..) Run Kaspersky full scan too ?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
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    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
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    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
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#14
Maybe i would sign on to each account an run Malwarebytes and no MRT is something comes with Windows gets updated through Windows update won't interfere. When run a scan should look at log see exactly what it found. Only can interfere when running real time protection on 2 AV's.

Seem as though were infected with something, might not of been from software, but maybe from internet (e-mail, download, etc..) Run Kaspersky full scan too ?
I now have a licenced Malwarebytes. I ran a full scan with it on all four user accounts. It didn't find anything. The only log I saw was a repeat was the 0 results that was on the window.

I ran Kaspersky Internet Security full scan on all four user accounts. It didn't find anything either.

I ran mrt.exe full scan on all four user accounts. It didn't find anything either.

Could there be additional log files that I am missing?

I have been comparing IE versus Firefox on the same websites. IE has not had any popups to date. Firefox has had problems. I will post those results as soon as I get them written down.
 

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Maybe i would sign on to each account an run Malwarebytes and no MRT is something comes with Windows gets updated through Windows update won't interfere. When run a scan should look at log see exactly what it found. Only can interfere when running real time protection on 2 AV's.

Seem as though were infected with something, might not of been from software, but maybe from internet (e-mail, download, etc..) Run Kaspersky full scan too ?
I now have a licenced Malwarebytes. I ran a full scan with it on all four user accounts. It didn't find anything. The only log I saw was a repeat was the 0 results that was on the window.

I ran Kaspersky Internet Security full scan on all four user accounts. It didn't find anything either.

I ran mrt.exe full scan on all four user accounts. It didn't find anything either.

Could there be additional log files that I am missing?

I have been comparing IE versus Firefox on the same websites. IE has not had any popups to date. Firefox has had problems. I will post those results as soon as I get them written down.
Log i meant was when malwarebytes first found items, just to look at log to see what it found. Seems you are clean now. I like Firefox better, but that is my opinion, what is safer against what you had before, hard to say both browsers can be good.
Not sure as may have conflicts using Kaspersky and Malwarebytes together, 2 real time protections can conflict with each other and cause issues.
Can try Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit for browser, read here https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/
 

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    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
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    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
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#16
Not sure as may have conflicts using Kaspersky and Malwarebytes together, 2 real time protections can conflict with each other and cause issues.
I applied instructions for creating exclusions in each program for the other. I Googled "compatibility of malwarebytes and kaspersky Internet Security" but I don't remember the exact pages that contained the instructions.
 

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#17
Not sure as may have conflicts using Kaspersky and Malwarebytes together, 2 real time protections can conflict with each other and cause issues.
I applied instructions for creating exclusions in each program for the other. I Googled "compatibility of malwarebytes and kaspersky Internet Security" but I don't remember the exact pages that contained the instructions.
See this, some cases MBAM can play well with other security suites, but really did not need buy premium of Malwarebytes as it is good enough to run it just using a scan when having another AV https://forums.malwarebytes.org/ind...premium-and-kaspersky-internet-security-2015/
 

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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system
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#18
I applied instructions for creating exclusions in each program for the other. I Googled "compatibility of malwarebytes and kaspersky Internet Security" but I don't remember the exact pages that contained the instructions.
See this, some cases MBAM can play well with other security suites, but really did not need buy premium of Malwarebytes as it is good enough to run it just using a scan when having another AV https://forums.malwarebytes.org/ind...premium-and-kaspersky-internet-security-2015/
My Firefox has extension Noscript installed. I stopped a lot of adds by blocking specific items that Noscript shows -- whose names indicated that they are commercial. But that is treating the symtom instead of the disease.

The nature and extent of symptoms seems to depend on 1) what website I am on at the time, 2) on which of my user accounts I am using, and 3) on which browser I am using.

Links don't always lead to where they are supposed to. Using Firefox, one link on a sevenforums page went to a page that kills Firefox when that new tab is selected. I couldn't copy the page's url because that makes Firefox unresponsive. The page only had script on it and the address contained Cts.AdsSend.net. This was repeatable several times.

Then with Google I found the page Remove Cts.AdsSend.net pop-up ads (Virus Removal Guide). IE could read thst page but it would make Firefox unresponsive. That was repeatable at that time.

But today I discovered that the results depend on which user account I am using. I might have been using a different user account. In one user account, both Firefox and IE can display the page OK. In a second account Firefox is OK but IE freezes when I try to close the browser while the tab containing the page is open. This seems to be repeatable.

Another problem with this computer that I haven't thought of as virus-related before is that HP Support Assistant stopped working and HP support hasn't been able to fix it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1, 7, XP, 98
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Spectre, Dell Studio 15...
    CPU
    i7
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Karpansky, F-Prot

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#19
Not a virus expert, i would try some steps on that link, preferably Adware cleaner. Seems as though and i am not familiar with multiple user accounts on a PC and results along with adware,,malware or virus. Malwarebytes and similar programs might not be effective enough. Possible some other software on PC brought this about other then through an e-mail or webpage, as said in article. Can not discuss ad blocking on this site, forum rule. 13) No ad blocking discussions. This site depends on ads to pay for the costs of running and maintaining it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

YcJoker96

New Member
Posts
1
#20
I discovered that program Plugin.exe was using 90% of my system resources. A search of the C: drive found 9 copies of the file -- all of different sizes. There is also plugincontainer.exe. They can't be stopped from running in Task Manager because they come back as soon as i delete them.
I faced the same problem and found the solution from a China website. Just need to uninstall, delete related files and registry in regedit.
1) Use any program uninstaller to delete the program that u think u suspect as malware/adware. *In my case, 'Discover Treasure ' was the culprit.

2) Open task manager (ctrl+alt+delete )>look for 'plugincontainer.exe'>right click >end process.

3) Click Start >search for 'regedit'>click edit>click find>type 'plugincontainer.exe'

4) Now delete the 2 files which u can find 'plugincontainer.exe'. *In my case,I've deleted 'Service Mgr Discover' and 'Update Mnr Discover '

5) Open C:\Program Files and C:\Program Files (x86) to find the remaining files of the malware *There's 2 if not mistaken *. If u can't find it there, try looking in C:\Users\*UserName*\AppData\Roaming for it. *The files hv long weird name with combination of alphabets and numbers.

6) Delete the files *Check before u delete tho.. Ps: u won't able to delete 1 of them yet.

7) Restart your device.

8) Delete the remaining file. And DONE.

Hope this works for anyone who's facing the same problem!
Andddd pls understand that I'm new to a forum like this and I'm translating the points from the website so the way I explain the steps might be a little confusing ><
That's all ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 7