Posted 02 April 2008 - 08:54 PM
I recently downloaded Autoruns, a tool I found in the tutorials. It allows me to see what is starting on my computer when it starts up. Well I ran
and I got alot of things out. But I still figured I go through and run the program names through the startup list database on bleepin and see what I could shut down to make my pc run better. WELL I came across a program called services.exe and when I looked it up it gave me a bunch of trojans and worms and all kind of defs for them. Now when I looked at all of them to try and figure out if it was one of them or not. I kept on seeing "This infection should not be confused with the legitimate C:\Windows\System32\services.exe". Now when I look at the name of it on autoruns it is called eventlog and it has a path of C:\Windows\System32\services.exe so is that is the real one RIGHT????
Also I was a little confused because when you use the sartuplist database it rates it for you, whether or not it is needed or not at startup. Well with this issue it just gives you a bunch of trojans and doesnt even tell you of its a real file and the rating. Could someone please tell me if its a trojan or not and if not if its needed at startup.
I would rather be a little overkill with my computer. Than to have my computer be killed.