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Many processes in Task Manager have *32 at the end?


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#1 belthagor

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:27 AM

Is this some kind of malware, or something? It's never happened to me before...

 

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:17 PM

Hi belthagor :)

On Windows 64-bit, processes that have *32 appended at the end means that they are 32-bit processes. This is to differentiate 64-bit and 32-bit processes. This doesn't mean that these processes are malicious at all. Also from a quick look, I can see that all the processes currently running on your system are also legitimate.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:36 PM

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Hi belthagor :)

On Windows 64-bit, processes that have *32 appended at the end means that they are 32-bit processes. This is to differentiate 64-bit and 32-bit processes. This doesn't mean that these processes are malicious at all. Also from a quick look, I can see that all the processes currently running on your system are also legitimate.

 

but.. these very same processes, with the very same 64bit windows, never showed *32 at the end before....



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:41 PM

I know that Kaspersky processes are 32-bits, same as Firefox. And Steam is 32-bit as well :)

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:44 PM

I know that Kaspersky processes are 32-bits, same as Firefox. And Steam is 32-bit as well :)

so why is it showing *32 for the first time today? :P

 

edit: I posted a few topics before, with imgur pics in them, I could go search, if don't believe me..


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Posted 14 April 2016 - 12:50 PM

If you can find these topics and the screenshots, I would like to see them.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:30 PM

If you can find these topics and the screenshots, I would like to see them.

 

I looked through my few topics on this forum, and unfortunately... that tab of task manager isn't in them. However I also googled it; many other people have had this mysteriously appear... (I'm only linking this since I am not familiar with the majority of urls)

 

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-performance/task-manager-on-64-bit-system-suddenly-shows-many/d72dab19-c9e9-44cb-bd35-37449d0c9688

 

It's from some support update, and since my processes have been around before, it's probably just a minor annoyance...



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:46 PM

From as far as I can remember, Windows 7 always displayed the *32 for 32-bit processes on the computers I worked on. So if it was added after an update, it's most likely an early one, or it was already present in the SP1.

Anyhow, these doesn't mean that you are infected :)

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 02:38 PM

From as far as I can remember, Windows 7 always displayed the *32 for 32-bit processes on the computers I worked on. So if it was added after an update, it's most likely an early one, or it was already present in the SP1.

Anyhow, these doesn't mean that you are infected :)

Thank you so much for all of your help, you may close this (if needed)



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Posted 14 April 2016 - 04:28 PM

No problem, you're welcome :)

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