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Suspicious, possible Trojan?

By AppreciateHelp
Oct 16, 2008
  1. Hello guys. I'm sorry that my first post has to be asking for help, but I had a quick question.

    I have two different smss.exe programs, even though to my knowledge, there is only one legitimate one.


    One is located in:

    C:\WINDOWS\system32

    The other is in:

    C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386



    Are they both okay?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes :)
     
  3. AppreciateHelp

    AppreciateHelp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    *Phew*


    Thank God!

    What made me nervous, was when it wanted to communicate with Steam. I was curious why it would need to do that. Any ideas?



    Thanks again!
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You want me to elaborate now?

    Probably to update

    Maybe check Tasks in Control Panel
    And if any updates are turned on somewhere

    You can use Startup Control Panel to see what starts with your computer
     
  5. AppreciateHelp

    AppreciateHelp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I appreciate it, thanks for the help.
     
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