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#1 Martel

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:20 AM

Hi,
Win XP MCE
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My computer refused to close because there was a program running in the background ...
oeappnotify_window_class

I cant figure out what it is.

Any help appreciated.
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 11:32 AM

Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.

You can download and use Process Explorer or System Explorer to investigate all running processes and gather additional information to identify and resolve problems. These tools will show the process CPU usage, a description and its path location. If you right-click on the file in question and select properties, you will see more details about the file.

Anytime you come across a suspicious file which you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.
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Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:17 PM

quietman7

Thanks for the fantastic advice.

However I cannot find the file in my computer.

I tried search for "oeappnotify" and no results.

I Googled it and no results...

I guess I will have to wait for it to rear it's ugly head again and run Process Explorer to find out what and where it is




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