Rogue Google Chrome Process is eating all my Bandwidth
Posted on 2014-02-22
Just got a new Dell 8700 Desktop a week ago. Yesterday it started eating up all the bandwidth on my DSL line (1.3MB Down/.35MB UP). Task Manager shows that a Chrome Process is the culprit. When I try to kill the process it comes back in 15 seconds and pegs out my internet connection. Virus Scans show no issues. Even when I uninstall Chrome there are still multiple Chrome processes running.
I know it is the new PC because when I take it off network the problem goes away. Not sure if this is a DOS attack, a trojan that has hijacked my system or something else.
How do I get rid of this issue and get my bandwidth back. This one process is taking up 100% of the internet bandwidth. Not good. I can send screen shots if that helps. I'm pretty self sufficient, but this has me baffled.....and scared.