Help Please. Ping.exe

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  1. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    Ping.exe has showed up in my system processes and is slowing my computer down to nothing. I searched on google and can not find a straight answer on how to remove this.

    I have ran spy bot and malwarebytes and they show everything is fine.

    Any help?
  2. 86mcss

    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    This problem started to shut down my web browser and slowed my computer down to almost not being able to use it.

    I went into safe made and did a system restore and everything is better now.

    Just in-case anyone ever comes back to this thread and wonders what I did to resolve the problem.
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    nevermind...
  4. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    I've never seen ping.exe run away with the CPU. Very, very strange indeed. I would have been interested to see a spyware scan result from within Safe Mode.
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    Wish I would have saved it for you.

    My search's on Google did not give me a definitive answer on how to resolve the problem.

    Im not very computer savvy. Why I asked for help but started getting nervous when the browser started shutting down on its own.
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    Microsoft Security Essentials FTW
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  8. MSP

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    Yeah, to me it sounds like you've got some bugs. And even after the system restore I wouldn't be surprised to see them return. Make sure your antivirus is up to date (seconded on Microsoft Security Essentials), and do some spyware scanning in safe mode ​with Spybot Search And Destroy and Malwarebytes.
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    Another thing to check for if it happens again is if the CPU hogging ping.exe is actually the real ping.exe - it might just be a totally different process with a name designed to disguise it as a standard system tool. If you install Process Explorer as hans suggested it can show you the full path to the executable for each process. If your dodgy ping.exe is not in \Windows\system32 or \Windows\SysWOW64 then it probably isn't the real one.
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    It was in the windows system 32 folder.