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There are strange processes in the task manager

Q: There are strange processes in the task manager

Hi every one this is my first thread and I'm having a problem with my laptop so plz help me

there is a strange processes in the task manger called diduytt.exe there is more than one but with the same name I can end all the processes except the last one I cant end it
but after a while these processes start coming up again and my laptop start to heat up and I located
the place of the processes every time I delete it it dose come back again

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A: There are strange processes in the task manager

Not sure here but you may have a virus. Have you tried running a virus scan?
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Problem Solved, As suspected it was malware. To fix this launch task manager, then go to start up, go through the list if something dosn't have a icon or dosn't seem to fit in right click and open its file location. If you are definite that it is malware disable it, restart go to the file location and delete all the files.
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A:Skullcandy Crusher mic not working with ASUS Realtek HD Audio Manager

Yeah thats because Skullcandys aren't really built for computers, just iPhone & Android. I had the same issue with my Skullcandy headphones and decided to buy a legit for PC headset. Sorry you spent your money on them!
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A:Strange FPS drop


Well now I just feel silly. I've identified the problem to be a throttling issue that plagues many M14x R2 users. If GPU temp exceeds 67C, it throttles and FPS tanks. Strange thing is: this has never happened before. I would be playing at 80+ temps and my FPS would be fine.

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A:Realtek HD audio manager, change a mic port to a headphones port?

I doubt very much if this will be possible. The mic and headphone ports are wired directly to the Audio section of the motherboard, there connections cannot be altered.

Your best bet is to get the damaged port repaired.
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A:Strange DNS problem

tgsssl said:

At a basic level the problem is that [from a laptop] I can perform an nslookup on an IP and on the coorosponding hostname and receive responses. I can also ping by IP and receive a response but if I ping by hostname or FQDN I receive an error stating "could not find host"..Click to expand...

Are you attempting to ping a PC name on the LAN or an FQDN of some non-local

If I run an "ipconfig /flushdns" "ipconfig /registerdns" it resolves the issue for a period of time but then it returns
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A:Strange Internet issue

heres the full error log

2012-07-14T08:14:18+01:00 | L4 | TR-069: Resolving ACS URL - Retry 0
2012-07-14T08:14:18+01:00 | L4 | TR-069: ACS URL resolved
2012-07-14T08:14:18+01:00 | L3 | TR-069: Connect to Retry 0
2012-07-14T08:14:18+01:00 | L3 | SSL: Handshake Success
2012-07-14T08:14:18+01:00 | L3 | SSL: Connect Success:
2012-07-14T08:14:18+01:00 | L3 | SSL: Certificate Verify Success:
2012-07-14T08:14:18+01:00 | L3 | TR-069: Post Inform - reason 2 PERIODIC
2012-07-14T08:14:28+01:00 | L3 | TR-069: Closing connection on HTTP 204
2012-07-14T08:14:28+01:00 | L3 | SSL: Closing Connection:
2012-07-14T08:31:49+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:31:50+01:00 | L3 | The last "DNS: request timed out - (server " message was repeated 1 times
2012-07-14T08:31:50+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:31:50+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:31:50+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:31:50+01:00 | L3 | The last "DNS: request timed out - (server " message was repeated 1 times
2012-07-14T08:32:45+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:32:46+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:32:46+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:32:46+01:00 | L3 | The last "DNS: request timed out - (server " message was repeated 2 times
2012-07-14T08:32:46+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T08:32:47+01:00 | L3 | The last "DNS: request timed out - (server " message was repeated 2 times
2012-07-14T09:29:14+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
2012-07-14T09:29:14+01:00 | L3 | DNS: request timed out - (server
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A:Strange things

There are some issues with the system.We do not encourage running Combofix unless instructed by a helper. But since you did it anyway, we will discuss it.

Combofix removed some Trojan Processes. One is an entry for Activator.exe. This is a Trojan that may log user information and possibly block access to certain security related sites.

The Start page has been taken over by malware.

some random file created by a program to remoting access servers, obviously I have never used that programClick to expand...

No, not obviously. Are you synching any mobile devices? Maybe this> SAMSUNG Android?

An unsigned file for BITS was downloaded in 2009. The system is missing a valid system file> BITS.
I am not comfortable with the following- please explain:

Maybe my girlfriend who is able to confuse the router with a radioClick to expand...

How is the router being manipulated>
If you would like us to check the system for malware, please follow these steps: Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal.

NOTE: If you already have any of the scanning programs on the computer, please remove them and download the versions in these links. This includes the current Malwarebytes you now have on the system

When you have finished, leave the logs for review in your next reply .
NOTE: Logs must be pasted in the replies. Attached logs will not be reviewed.
I see processes for a firewall and antimalware, but I don't see any for an antivirus program. Adviser you install an AV: Suggestions:

Antivirus Software(only one):
[o]Microsoft Security Essentials
[o]Comodo AV
[o]Avast! Free Antivirus
Please leave the logs in your next reply.
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Brand and model of computer? Age of hard drive? Memory capacity? Operating system? How old is the current install? What scans have you run?
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A:Strange problem with WD 500GB external hard drive

Ok been working on this problem since posting question with a friend.

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A:Logical disk manager fails (among other things)

You need to specify your OS and SP level. I am suggesting you could try system repair. Here is the Vista method. XP is similar. I am not familiar with the Win7 version.

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A:A really strange issue with my computer

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A:Strange sound from PC

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First thought is it sounds as if the 'left-click' is sticking or repeating very fast.
Does the same effect happen if you use the touch pad or a plugged-in USB mouse?
Can you go into Control panel, hardware, devices and printers, mouse, 'Pointer options' tab. Set the 'Set pointer speed' in the centre of the scale.
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Cannot see attach

I cannot get attach file (pic). Can you post it back ? For that we could probably help you out.
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if you believe this issue to be related to viruses (and seeing as your winlogon.exe is in your documents and settings I would agree) then you should post here:

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Try swapping out the Power Supply even thought you say it's okay. Doing this might just solve your graphics card problem. What brand and wattage is your power supply?
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These are not the same thing as 5 extension 'gangs' !
The prices vary wildly, but here is one I found quickly.
Or try (if in UK)

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its a problem with the radeon video card, it disables onboard audio. in bios settings change onboard audio from auto to enabled, save and exit. it will work.

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Might want to check out the link in my signature.
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A:Realtek HD Audio Manager Problem

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For your immediate problem see this post for How to use the DriveCleanupTool

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This is the Chat & Socialize forum :rolleyes:
We cannot supply technical support in this forum
You could select: Audio and Video forum, for your issue

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Please read the following:

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Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
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