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[A] PING.EXE*32 Virus, taking up a lot of memory

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By Pieguy1029
Dec 18, 2011
  1. Ok well recently I appear to have contracted this to which I determine to be a virus. This virus usually takes up 50-100% of my CPU and it goes under the guise of PING.EXE*32 in task manager. What I think it may be is a rootkit that has attached itself to the ping.exe file in my syswow folder. If I try to close this exe then it usually opens back up a minute later or so. I would greatly appreciate some help with this virus. I am running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit.
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 47,704   +268

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