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Any bad processes running?

By Akai
Oct 18, 2007
  1. I don't know, but it just seems so many processes are running on my computer now, plus theres like 4 "svhosts" running and just a lot of processes that I don't recognize. So I thought they might be maleware or something. Here's a screenshot:

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can`t see anything nasty in there, but you can always post a HJT log if you want and I`ll give it a quick check.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Sure, here is my HJT log. But if I can ask, do you know what "mDNSResponder, shwiconEM.exe" are, and why I have 4 "svchosts" are running?
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean.

    You actually have 5 svchost.exe entries running. That`s perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

    mDNSResponder.exe

    shwiconEM.exe

    As you can see from the above, those processes are safe.

    If you want to speed up your system, see this thread HERE.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Thank you for your help Howard, appreciate it.

    Want to ask one more question, so I don't have to make a new thread. But is it necessary to have a Firewall (I use Comodo) if you have a router. I know some people said don't worry about having one if you have a router. Just thought I'd get your opinion. Thanks again.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I`d say it is necessary.

    Having a software and hardware firewall is just about the bets thing to have.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    Thanks, appreciate the help you gave Howard.
     
  8. claw

    claw TS Rookie Posts: 28

    Only to add, if you don't know processes running at the moment on your PC, use File Research Center, which do a system scan and says what processes are unsafely and not

    Regards ;)
     
  9. Akai

    Akai TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 119

    I was searching the web for some processes that I didn't know. And I searched "crss.exe" and almost every result on google said it was a virus. So I searched for it on my computer (with Search) but it can't find it. But it's running under my processes, so I don't know what to do.
     
  10. ZoSo_kg

    ZoSo_kg TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I had crss.exe before and it is a virus
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s because you searched for the wrong file name.

    csrss.exe is not a virus, but is part of the Windows OS.

    crss.exe on the other hand is nasty.

    The one that`s running in your task manager is csrss.exe. Just check your facts and first lol.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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