Hello! I've recently noticed something on my laptop (Windows 7 64 Bit).
When I start up my laptop, I usually open task manager right away, and I've noticed that vbc.exe runs for a few seconds (say like 10 seconds), before vanishing from the list. I'm curious what could cause this.
As far as I'm aware it's not a vital essential for Windows to run at startup as my desktop doesn't do it, and never has done so. But then again, my laptop is a bit weird when it comes to processes. There's usually a lot of them, many related to the hardware. (Thanks, Dell.)
I'm not sure when it started to appear. I'm thinking it has always been this way. My laptop hasn't been acting strange (other than being a tad slow, although this seems common with Windows 7 laptops from my experience fixing them.) and Microsoft Security Essentials and Mbam both say there's nothing wrong. It runs from the legitimate .NET framework folders, and nowhere else.
So I'm curious about your opinions about this. Is it something worth scratching the back of my head over?
It just seems a bit odd because I wouldn't be able to imagine what it's necessary for. Could it be something related to MS Office? We do use VBS with MS Visio and Excel for one of my college classes.
Awaiting any kind of thoughts. Thanks.
EDIT: It doesn't seem to run when starting in safe mode. I'm going to say that's good, because I've had terrible experiences with a vbs worm in the past.
Edited by Foldingchair, 19 May 2015 - 07:19 PM.