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#1 dbirds

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:48 AM

:thumbsup: I'm having a problem with a program that persists in requesting permission from firwall.

I currently use Zone Alarm Pro and AVG virus control and consistantly get a request from program '??rss.exe. Zone Alarm suggests that program is questionable so I deny each time.

AVG shows it as unreadable and that it resides in C: & F: (two hard drives) Windows/system32. A search finds file csrss.exe on both drives. Is this the same and what is the purpose of program? Would it be safe to allow?

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:53 AM

'??rss.exe - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/rss.exe-11387.html

csrss.exe - http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...slibrary/csrss/
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:54 AM

No, you should not allow ZoneAlarm to pass that request. No, that is not a valid file and is not the same as csrss.exe.

You have a malware infection. Start here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 12:59 PM

The registry key may be set to read only. If you go to the properties and change the key to full access you will be able to delete it.

--------------------------WARNING!!-------------------------

Working with the registry can damage you OS resulting in the reinstalling of your OS. Back up your Registry to a folder on your hard drive, and burned it to a cd. In the event you OOPS, you will see how important this is.

To be clear I am neither advocating or encouraging this action. This is something I found useful for me, and may be useful for the advanced user. Working with the registry is like riding a motorcycle. There are two types of users, the ones who have crashed and the ones who will crash.
Over the pass ten years I have been backing up my rregistry about once a month, just in case a virus guts the registry.
If you do not fully understand how the registry work leave it alone.

Edited by acklan, 16 November 2005 - 01:00 PM.

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