Solved Wwefmd.exe*32 Chrome process running all the time?

December 31, 2014 at 19:35:55
Specs: Windows 7
I was using Explorer, not Google Chrome, but when I looked at the Windows Task Manager, under processes, I saw 15 processes running called:

Wwefrmd.exe*32 Google Chrome

So I installed Google Chrome to see if the processes would go away. They did not. When I open Google Chrome now the following process opened:

Chrome.exe*32 Google Chrome

How do I delete the Wwefmd.exe32 processes? They are using up a lot of CPU and memory all the time.


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January 1, 2015 at 18:44:09
Did you run the scans Johnw suggested? A legitimate file associated with Chrome should have quite a few google hits. That one doesn't. Maybe you're infected.


#1
December 31, 2014 at 22:16:33
Not normal, lets have a look at what is going on.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
If we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS.
http://i.imgur.com/yUxNw0j.gif
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt).
The logs are large, upload them using this, or upload to a site of your choosing. No account needed. Give us the links please.
http://www.zippyshare.com/
Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.
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#2
December 31, 2014 at 22:31:15
Please verify the spelling--is it Wwefrmd, Wwefmd or something else? Neither of those two file names seems to be associated with Chrome.

And when you say you 'installed Google Chrome to see if the processes would go away' you mean you uninstalled it?


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#3
January 1, 2015 at 05:26:43
The proper spelling of the process is Wwefrmd.exe*32. I did not think I ever installed Google Chrome so I installed it thinking maybe that would clear up the problem. It did not. What bothers me is that there are about 15 of these processes running at all times, even when WiFi is disconnected and there is no way I could be using Google Chrome.
Thanks for your help.

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#4
January 1, 2015 at 18:44:09
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Did you run the scans Johnw suggested? A legitimate file associated with Chrome should have quite a few google hits. That one doesn't. Maybe you're infected.

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#5
January 2, 2015 at 15:45:38
I uninstalled Google Chrome. The Wwefrmd.exe*32 processes were still running. I really don't think they had anything to do with Google Chrome, even thought that is the description. I right clicked on one of the processes and clicked on "open file location". I tried to delete it, but could not. But I was able to 'shred" the file using McAfee. All the Wwefrmd.exe*32 disappeared. So I think the problem is solved. Thanks for your help.

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#6
January 2, 2015 at 23:20:39
OK. We're glad that seems to have worked. It probably would have been best to run the scans and also check in msconfig to see if something there may have been calling it. Keep an eye out in case you get any 'file missing' errors that may indicate it was being used by something.

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