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#1 Asdityasdasd

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

I am not sure if this belongs here, but I thought it was the most fitting. Please move it if it doesn't belong in here.

Today I opened my task manager when I had to kill an unresponsive program and I found a weird .exe file that I hadn't seen before: "dcomuti.exe". I tried to google search it without finding any results. Then I tried to kill the task, but it said "Permission denied". I have downloaded two programs today and I don't know if either of them could have contained that, they were GifSplitter and VTFEdit. I am using Windows 7.nsuatcW.png

 

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

Anytime you come across a suspicious file or you want a second opinion, submit it to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:--In the "File to Scan" (Upload or Submit) box, browse to the location of the suspicious file(s) and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. If you get a message saying "File has already been analyzed", click Reanalyze or Scan again.

Note: A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General, Details and Version tabs.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 05:57 PM

I am unable to check the properties or anything of the file. Everything has "permission denied".



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

Then just submit it for analysis.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

Also, right-click on the file and choose the option to scan it with your anti-virus program.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:03 PM

How can I submit for a scan if I don't know where the file is located? I tried searching for 'dcomuti' and 'dcomuti.exe' on my computer but I couldn't find anything.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:33 PM

Please download System Explorer Portable and save it to your desktop.
  • Double-click on SystemExplorerPortable.zip to extract (unzip) the files and it should create its own folder.
  • Open that folder, and double-click on SystemExplorer.exe to launch the program.
  • Go to Menu > View, then select Show Left Menu and Show File Info.
  • The program will ask to be restarted...please allow it to restart.
  • When System Explorer reopens, click on Processes under System in the left pane.
  • Scroll through the list on the right and click on dcomuti.exe to highlight it.
  • From the context menu, one at a time choose Process Details and then File Details which will provide information about the file.
  • If you click on File Directory Explore from the context menu, this will open the directory where the file is located.
  • If you click on File Check from the context menu, there are options to upload (submit) the file to VirusTotal.com or VirusScan.jotti.org for analysis.
  • Look at the bottom window pane and there should be more information about the file and its location (full file path). If there is a Security link which says See More Details, click on it to see what information is available from System Explorer's website.

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