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  1. First off, thank you for any and all viewers who help me out with this issue. I have class in a bit, and may prove unresponsive for quite a few hours, but I just wanted to see if there was anyone that could help me with this issue. I'm not really sure when this started, but for some reason, browsing on Mozilla Firefox has become strange as of late. Let's say I open a tab to gmail, google, and then youtube (in that order). On occasion, a fourth tab will open to a completely random site, usually identified as untrustworthy according to WOT. It's ranged from chat sites to porn sites, weird marketing schemes to random lottery messages. I ran malwarebytes, Spybot search and destroy, and SUPERantispyware. The usual tracking cookies came up, so I thought maybe the sites would eventually go way. They haven't. In addition, because I like to check how much RAM I am using, I discovered that when I open my task managers, 4 out of 5 times I will see my CPU running at max, and my RAM close to maxed out. Confused, I looked in the resource monitor and saw that the reason was due to PING.EXE. Google-ing this little program led me nowhere as some sites said it was harmful, others said it was dangerous. I tried the removal tips tha I could find, which told me to download tdsskiller to get rid of PING.EXE, but that didn't work. Whether or not PING.EXE is linked to my random tabs popping up, I do not know. But I do suspect the tdsskiller of being the culprit of giving me something new in my msconfig startup menu: the Widgi Toolbar That program is set to startup, and I had no idea how it got there. All I know is that it is recent. It's from Spigot, Inc or something. Does anyone have any ideas what I can do to get rid of these two problems? In summary, my issues are: 100% CPU usage and RAM nearly 100% used (PING.EXE being the resource hog) and random tabs opening in firefox (not consistently, maybe every 15 minutes). Thanks in advance!!
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