LESTER CRAIG asked on January 8, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.
Ifxupdate.exe Forces Cpu To Load 100%
» Recently my cpu loads @ full,When opened Task manager it stays cool. I couldn't find IGFXupdate.exe on task manager.When deleted the file in windows folder it activates by itself once task manager is closed. Please anyone find a solution to my problem?
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JEFFREY MARTIN replied on January 15, 2013
- MARGARET COMER replied on January 7, 2013: » Thank you very much for this, no more CPU problems for me too.
Here's the step by step if you're not into computers.
> Open the Task Manager (and let if open)
> Go in C:\Windows\System32 and delete "igfxupdate.exe"
> Go in C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and check if "igfxupdate.exe" is also here, if yes delete it
> Open the windows services management console:
Start > Execute > services.msc or Start > type "services.msc" in the search bar (Windows 7)
> Look for "Search Indexer" -> Right click -> Properties and change the "Automatic" into "Disabled"
> Open the Windows CMD as an Administrator:
Start > type "cmd" in the search bar (Windows 7) -> Right click -> Run as an Administrator > Type "sc delete SearchIndexer" then hit Enter
- MEL MEEKS replied on January 8, 2013: » Apparently this trojan is new and my security essentials despised him as if he were a real program. I would add that, in my case, igfxupdate.exe was in the " C: \Windows\SysWow64 " and for those who are unable to delete it, go into safe mode and delete or improvise when the task manager is on. 'The following folder " %windir%\SoftwareDistribution '' also has something to do with the spread of this little pest, and i recommend you ppl to delete it too. I already spread the news in some forums with other victims of the trojan
- JASON BISHOP replied on January 9, 2013: » Go to Windows Services management console and put disable in the program app "SearchIndex". After that, reboot and start the pc on security mode. Its easy to hunt for some apps to delete when you are there and then you delete igfxupdate.exe AND SearchIndex.
- ALVIN BEAL replied on January 11, 2013: » Interesting you mention this because I thought the program was owned by Windows as well as svchost.exe. And my third-party firewall also blocked access to it after i add your name to the list of network policy. But that does not stop him from using 100% of my processor. It was not long and Norton indicated that "another" Igfxupdate was using the cpu after the previous blocking. What do possibly this trojan did to my pc then? During these 3 days as host of this? Now that we killed him good, we won.
- JIM NESMITH replied on January 14, 2013: » Much probably a Trojan Generic KDV 792778, it pretends to be the windows service "Search Indexer" and it creates the fake executable: "igfxupdate.exe" which tries to connect in internet and rises the cpu load all the time till you open the task manager to hide itself..
>So I solved the problem like this: in the windows services management console I disabled the above fake windows service and after I deleted the igfxupdate.exe file that was in the windows system32 folder..
>I rebooted the pc and deleted the same service with the command: "sc delete SearchIndexer"..
>problem solved! cpu back to normal level, not more unwanted connections and not more igfxupdate files around ..
>anyway for more safety it's better to do also a complete scan with a good antivirus/malware software like Hit Malware.
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