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    Computer processes question.

    Another computer question for you computer geniuses out there.

    Right now I have 60 processes going on my computer so I googled a process and got directed to this website to search processes.

    Search results for explorer.exe

    this page is the results I get when I typed in explorer.exe. If I search something and there is a entry that says it is fine and not to disable it and right below it is labeled as a trojan what do I do? Or is there a better site that I can search this stuff. I am sick of a slow computer.

    Thank you in advance......



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    I also have 7 svchost.exe processes going in which some is under username Local Service, some are under Network Service and some are listed as System. That gets the same results.



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    some other processes with the same results:

    lsass.exe
    services.exe
    winlogon.exe
    mdm.exe
    csrss.exe
    smss.exe



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    explorer.exe is windows. if you close explorer.exe, you'll lose windows.

    it's the 7 svchosts that worry me. There are 2 really good free virus scanners
    Avast Antivirus
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    McAfee Stinger

    Try those


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    Re: Computer processes question.

    I have McAfee as my antivirus. Is the McAfee Stinger a different deal?



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    McAfee would be my suggestion. I have Trend Micro currently and it does a good job finding the Trojans but the longer you have it, the longer it takes to load up when you turn it on...



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    I used a free Malwarebytes anti-malwarebyte program that was recommended. I was having problems with a trojan and this prgram removed it. I googled the program, ran it, and haven't had a problem since.


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    Re: Computer processes question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    some other processes with the same results:

    lsass.exe
    services.exe
    winlogon.exe
    mdm.exe
    csrss.exe
    smss.exe
    Those are all fine, and the svchost ones are fine too. 60 is kind of a lot of processes, but the ones you listed are fine anyways.


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    Re: Computer processes question.

    Here are the 60 processes.....Maybe that is the best thing to do and let the ones that know tell me.

    unsecapp.exe
    taskmgr.exe
    AAWService.exe
    ctfmon.exe
    wmiprvse.exe
    mcshell.exe
    AAWTray.exe
    hpqimzone.exe
    ViewMgr.exe
    Printkey2000.exe
    SD Monitor.exe
    rapimgr.exe
    wcescomm.exe
    sprtcmd.exe
    OUTLOOK.EXE
    alg.exe
    dlpwdnt.exe
    searchindexer.exe
    ViewpointService.exe
    sqlwriter.exe
    sqlbrowser.exe
    sprtsvc.exe
    sqlservr.exe
    iexplore.exe
    sqlservr.exe
    McSACore.exe
    jqs.exe
    dlsdbnt.exe
    BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
    svchost.exe
    spoolsv.exe
    BCMWLTRY.EXE
    WLTRYSVC.EXE
    mcsysmon.exe
    msksrver.exe
    sqlservr.exe
    svchost.exe
    explorer.exe
    MpfSrv.exe
    svchost.exe
    svchost.exe
    svchost.exe
    svchost.exe
    GoogleUpdate.exe
    svchost.exe
    lsass.exe
    services.exe
    winlogon.exe
    csrss.exe
    MDM.EXE
    mcagent.exe
    smss.exe
    Mcshield.exe
    McProxy.exe
    GoogleUpdate.exe
    McNASvc.exe
    mcmscsvc.exe
    sqlservr.exe
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    Re: Computer processes question.

    Why are you running an sqlserver process? Do you have any software that appears to use it?

    EDIT TO ADD: There are a lot of applications that use the Microsoft "desktop" database software, so it may have been installed from one of those?



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    goto

    Malwarebytes.org and download the free program and install it update it and run it.



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    Why are you running an sqlserver process? Do you have any software that appears to use it?

    EDIT TO ADD: There are a lot of applications that use the Microsoft "desktop" database software, so it may have been installed from one of those?
    What sort of software would use a sqlserver? When I know that I can answer your question......

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    just downloaded, updated and scanning as we speak. Thanks



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Here are the 60 processes.....Maybe that is the best thing to do and let the ones that know tell me.

    you forgot porno.exe



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    Re: Computer processes question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    What sort of software would use a sqlserver? When I know that I can answer your question......
    It depends upon what you've got installed

    One that I know that does is John Deere's GreenStar GPS mapping program. Other programs may use that as well.



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