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#1 webrat

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:52 AM

Hey folks,

Just wondered if anyone knew what this file was responsible for. It seems to be a system file present on startup and routinely causes my CPU to run at 100% effectively locking the system and forcing a hard reset. I've tried to ID the file but can't and when I do catch it before a problem occurs I can end the process without apparent problems. It's pretty strange and very annoying. Any ideas would be welcome. I'm running XP home.

Cheers

Jason

Edited by webrat, 11 April 2008 - 02:53 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:20 AM

Hi Webrat :thumbsup:

Adproxy.exe is a very annoying process from Adobe. I've read many complaints about how it should be optional to have it run on start up.


To disable it click Start > Run (before doing this end the process)

Type "msconfig" and click Ok
Under the start up tab in msconfig uncheck Adproxy.exe
Click Apply then click Ok

Let me know if your CPU usage is any lower.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:13 AM

from what I googled it will just come back, it needs to be permanently killed

https://forum.adobe.com/webx/.3c055af1?14

Edited by DaChew, 11 April 2008 - 04:15 AM.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:27 AM

Here's a tip: install Spybot S&D and have the Teatimer function run a startup. It's alerts you whenever an unauthorized program tries to add itself to the Registry's startup section (among other registry changes it monitors) and gives you the option to block or allow (and to remember your choice should it happen again)

http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 05:25 AM

Kudos!!!

Spybot killed it (I've used it before but only ran it as a troubleshoot) and I've tried restarts a dozen times to see if it will make an appearence but alas it has departed this digital realm.

Many thanks folks, you've just solved a very annoying headache and reduced my start-up time by about 200%.

Cheers

Jason

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:45 AM

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:20 PM

Are you sure the name of the file is not apdproxy.exe instead of adproxy.exe? If so then according to this site at http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/apdproxy/ this is what they define apdproxy.exe as: "apdproxy.exe is a process belonging to Adobe Photoshop Album. This program is a non-essential process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems." Go to that site to get more info on the process. Best to you...

Edited by drpepper55, 11 April 2008 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:39 PM

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It's nice to see teatimer being used to fix a computer from malware
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