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Services.exe Has Terminated, System Will Reboot In 60 Seconds

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#1 Terk


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Posted 28 March 2006 - 07:09 AM

The title says it all really. When my pc is turned on, randomly a square box appears with "services.exe has unexpectedly terminated due to error.... system will reboot in 60seconds." Exactly like the msblaster.exe worked. This isnt as frequent as that, and i have also scanned for the sasser virus to no avail. PLease help me, its so annoying i want to kill myself.



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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 08:17 AM

Is there more to the error message? It seems like something is missing.

You should be able to stop the countdown by: Start > Run > type "Shutdown -a" (without the quotes and press enter)

How did you scan for the virus? Just for kicks, download and run STINGER and see if that helps.

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:15 AM

is says services.exe has terminated, and that is all. is it something to do with the pc previously being used on a network, and it no longer is

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:49 AM

services.exe is a part of the Microsoft Windows Operating System and manages the operation of starting and stopping services. This process also deals with the automatic starting of services during the computers boot-up and the stopping of servicse during shut-down. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

Note: services.exe is also a process which is registered as the W32.Randex.R (stored in %systemroot%\system32\ directory) and Sober.P (stored in %systemroot%\Connection Wizard\Status\ directory) and Sober.S/V (Executed from the %Windir%\ConnectionStatus\Microsoft\services.exe directory) Trojans. These Trojans allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. It is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately.

Determining whether this process is a virus or a Windows process depends on the directory location it executes or runs from.

Have you installed or uninstalled anything just before this problem began?

Can you pinpoint exactly when this began happening?

If you can, the best and easiest thing to do would be to try to use a Windows System Restore date from before the onset of this problem.

To do so, click on start/programs/accessories/system tools/system restore and use the System Restore Wizard to revert your system state to before the onset of this problem.

Let us know.

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