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Processes without description or file location and unable to stop them


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#1 Beckianne

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 06:13 PM

I'm running Windows 7 and I have these four processes running (they show up in task manager):  csrss.exe, winlogon.exe, nvxdsync.exe, and nvvsvc.exe.  I know  csrss.exe and winlogon.exe are supposed to be an essential part of windows, but these have never shown up in task manager before, and I am unable to find the file location or stop them. And you know how task manager gives it a description? well, these don't have one.    In fact, these are the only ones that I have no control over. And all four of these just suddenly appeared recently - I guess I'm just wary because last month I was here to get a particularly nasty little critter removed from my system.  Is there a way to see if these four are legitimate or get rid of them if they're not?  Many thanks!



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:19 PM

I have the same in Windows 7.....csrss.exe, winlogon.exe.....and no description.

The other two are legit Nvidia processes

 

So, nothing there to be concerned about.


Edited by buddy215, 27 February 2015 - 08:20 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:21 PM

Thank you so much, Buddy!  Good to know you got my back -  I'll stop being paranoid now  :) 



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 08:56 PM

You're welcome...happy surfin'....a little paranoia goes a long way...

 

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Edited by buddy215, 27 February 2015 - 08:57 PM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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