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MXTask2.exe - Slowing System


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:09 PM

I came home and logged on to my computer. I start Outlook Firefox, and iTunes. I have these programs open most of the time I'm on the computer. This time, however, I got a message that there was not enough memory for Outlook to operate. I checked task manager and everything seemed normal except something called MXTask2.exe. What is this? It won't let me turn it off? Is this the likely culprit that's hogging my computer memory?

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:16 PM

I also now note that most of my files on the desktop have pictures of a king as from a deck of cards.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:24 PM

Please disregard this thread since I have posted a different one here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic396846.html

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:23 PM

What is the "mxtask2.exe" ?

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about, 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 one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

Determining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process usually 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 legitimate or critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location (folder) than where the legitimate file resides and runs from there.
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