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Process Called "system" ?


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#1 RknRusty

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:46 AM

Norton 2008 reported blocking an "HTTP Malicious URL download request" and ran a quick scan which was clean. I immediately opened Process Explorer and saw a process called "System." If I arrow over it, it displays no path and cannot be killed. Anyone recognize this?

I'll check back here after scanning with every thing I've got.


Nevermind
Just having a stupid moment!

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:31 PM

System Idle process is used for measuring how much idle time the CPU is having at any particular time (100% minus the sum of all tasks CPU usage). It accounts for processor time when the system is not processing other threads and will display how much CPU resources, as a percentage are 'idle' and available for use.

System handles various basic system functions. It is legit.
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Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:22 PM

Thanks. I felt like a moron for posting that question when I realized it was supposed to be there. I was slightly panicked after taking one in the flak jacket just moments earlier. Not showing a path spooked me too. I'll calm down now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 04:27 PM

Not a problem. When in doubt, its better to ask then do something you may regret. :thumbsup:
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