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MATTHEW MINISTRIES asked on February 22, 2013. Status: Answered & Closed.

Bingsurrogate.exe Using More Space

» Bingsurrogate.exe is taking more space on my computer. The task manager is showing 2 of these , is this normal?.Seems to be taking a lot of space up in the CPU.

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» Viruses(Bingsurrogate.exe Backdoor:Win32/Beksnoc.A) often reside to .exe files, which are then re-named to resemble common software packages. They can be running in the background, infecting or compromising the computer. It is very important to scan an EXE file before opening it, and you should never open an EXE file if you don't know or trust its source.

In case of exe virus infection, I would advice you to disconnect your PC from the Internet immediately. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Though the infection has been identified and because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS.

Or you can use DLL Suite for a safe and complete virus infection removal, provided that you have it installed beforehand. DLL Suite allows you to get rid of the exe virus infection annoyance once for all, just because it has a special feature targeted at EXE Virus Fix. This feature can do away with exe virus infection related problems mentioned above.

JENNIFER BAMMANN replied on February 28, 2013

All Answers:

  1. JIM LIST replied on February 22, 2013: » Try to uninstall and re-install the Bing Bar from the steps mentioned below and check if the computer is slow.

    Step 1: Go to Start, click on Control Panel, and select Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall a ProgramStep 2: Find the Bing BarStep 3: Click Remove or Uninstall

    Try to install the Bing toolbar again from the following link on the computer and check if you are facing the same issue.

    You can disable the tool bar from the internet explorer. Follow the steps mentioned below.a. Open Internet Explorer and (press Alt if you cannot see the menu bar) click tools in the menu bar.b. Select Manage Add-ons and click on ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and highlight Bing toolbar and select disable.

    Check whether the tool bar is disabled, check the process in task manager and check if the computer is slow.

  2. JENNIFER PARKER replied on February 22, 2013: » Run a complete system virus scan and malware scan to check for any viruses or malware causing this behavior.

    Do a complete system scan with Windows Malicious Software Removal tool and check for any malicious software present in your PC.

  3. MATTHEW MINISTRIES replied on February 24, 2013: » Is Bingsurogate.exe something that is correct or is it an outside bing source or whatever? Being the only answer i rushed to do the chore but only to find its not a problem or is. so i still don't know it is or it is not. well its not taking up so much CPU any more after the reinstall...

  4. ALLAN PICADO replied on February 24, 2013: » Bingsurrogate.exe is a process related to the Bing Search engine, so no need to worry and as it is not taking more space as of now. In case, if you need any assistance you may always post your questions along with your valuable suggestions in this forum

  5. SHAWN CLARKE replied on February 26, 2013: » It's grabbing large CPU because it is rebuilding the cache. When you first install or upgrade .net no matter which parts. the .net assemblies are rebuilt.

    This process does need to complete and shouldn't be interrupted. you can however negate issues with the cpu by changing the processes cpu affinity. using task manager right click the .net process that is hogging the cpu and change its affinity to below normal or lower. This essentially sets it to a background task and lets the rest of your applications have priority.

    You can also raise explorer to above normal which will make your system nice and snappy. Do not however raise other applications above explorer as you will have issues, with your system possibly becoming unresponsive. There are a number of programs that can control processes in your system automatically setting the priorities and affinity for you.

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