Is this malware, and what do I do to handle this?? Long, convoluted problem inside.
First of all, my system specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
AVG Free, up to date
Intel Core i7 CPU, quad-core with hyperthreading
6GB of RAM, 500GB HDD with 150GB free.
I've got a folder with four WAV files of about 60MB each. When I open this folder and click on one of the files, the little progress bar at the top of the Explorer window goes across almost to the end and keeps throbbing.
I can't rename or delete any of the files - the window just freezes when I try. Deletion and renaming works for other, non-WAV files.
If I open My Computer, it takes forever for anything to turn up and the Favorites, Libraries, Homegroup and Computer headings in the sidebar don't turn anything up- just little magnifying glass animations.
At this point, Task Manager says
is using 62% CPU, and that
is using 12%. This seems to mean that
is using 100% of 5 cores and that
is using 100% of one core.
I used Unlocker on the containing folder to see what's going on- This is what turns up.
seem to have ownership, even before I open the folder. I can kill dllhost and rename and delete the files if I'm quick, but it starts back up again. On checking again, it says
has a lock on the files as well.
Finally, sometimes after having to restart Windows Explorer, it says there's a problem with the RPC server. Killing
takes care of this.
What I'd really like is for my computer to not act funny every time I have to deal with a WAV file.