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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:

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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.


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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