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#1 Wagga John

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:42 AM

Operating Windows XP Home, The Task Manager shows a service: "devices.exe 1848". It seems to use a lot of CPU. Can you tell me just what this service is, or what it does please?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 10:31 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

I don't see anything conclusive on the Web (using what you have listed), but I think it's malware.

The process description is not a normal one...I'm not sure that 1848 is significant (it doesn't seem to be) and there is the following link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/d....exe-21119.html

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:51 PM

Thanks Louis, but it didn't help. In the meantime, the PID number has changed to 2012d, and then to 1944. So far I haven't been able to find any Malware, so my next stage is to try " Spybot". JOHN




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