In task manager, under processes there appears mmgthyig.exe*32 many times. Description says it is google chrome. I don't use Google Chrome and this appears to be slowing down my computer. A tech type worked on it for over 6 hours yesterday with no success. Does anyone know what this is or how to get rid of it?
I moved this to Security Awareness > Malware Discussion > Home User Assistance as a better spot for it.
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It's an unknown process. There's nothing in the Chrome Help section about it, nor any reports in the Chrome forums.
Ergo, it's probably a malicious process claiming to be part of Chrome.
The best way to find out what this is is to use Process Explorer to get information about the process, what has launched it, and see what connections if any it's making to the internet. With Process Explorer you can also upload it to VirusTotal for checking.
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When I ran a search for it, using the referenced process the OP posted. I came Up with a Removal Guide for the (exe.32 Virus) which included running Combofix and some other Utilities. I hesitated posting the guides, for was not certain if it was the same?
Here is one example:chrome.exe *32 and dllhoste.exe *32 Removal | MalwareTips.com
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Which I am in total agreement with
As I have suggested in the past, either Bleeping Computer/Malwaretips which both have assisted users rather well, in resolving their issues.
Having said that...It still couldn,t hurt to run Malwarebytes(Free) and AdwCleaner, in my opinion.