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Access Denied To Some Processes

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#1 Rudi28


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Posted 15 May 2008 - 08:59 AM

Hi Everyone,

I noticed that some processes like svchost.exe in the computer that I use appear with
an "Error 0x5: Access is denied" when listed.

Before svchost.exe appeared a few times but never with Access is denied. It usually appeared
with something like AUTHORITY\SYSTEM next to it.

Also, I noticed that my User Account settings had changed somehow to "Debugger User."
I changed the User Account back to Administrator. Then I rebooted the computer but I still see the
svchost.exe and a few other files with the Access is denied message.

Some applications like NetBeans need to access or request svchost.exe because they have
dll's that run as services but are not services listed in the services part of Control Panel.

Any help with this issue is greatly appreciated.

Best regards,


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:44 AM



What version of Windows?

The fact that user account settings change...would have me worried, since I've never seen or heard of it. Some info on it: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa291270(VS.71).aspx


#3 Orange Blossom

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 09:29 PM

Hello Rudi28,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/146829/can-someone-please-help-me-problem-with-svchostexe/ Because you have this log posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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