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Confusion over mutliple Werfault.exes showing in different places.

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#1 compbuff


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:42 AM

Mod Edit: Proper logs not included,moved to AII from MRL ~~boopme

I have only posted this here because I have heard people with werfault.exe messages have found them to be viruses before if not found in the place it should be.
I had a message from my WinPatrol program asking me if I wanted to accept the Werfeault.exe service to run. I had recently deleted a memory dump from CCleaner as part of a selected clean up process to remove unwanted items, ensuring not to delete those that I should keep, and had missed not unticking the memory dump from settings and accidentally deleted the recent one. Therefore I assumed that's why Werfault.exe was asking permission to run, as it's set to manual and trigger start in service.msc, after I did shot shut down my PC correctly from being in a hurry to leave for work yesterday.
My only question is, unless I'm interpreting this worngly, why I seem to be seeing what I think is multiple Werfault.exe's? The run once message from WinPatro show Windows error reporting requesting permisison from the right path, but I am perplexed from seing others in different places when i checked.
My laptop is running fine, and I had recently cloned my old HDD hardrive onto a new SSD as my new primary HD running my OS from. I had also recently run my malwarebytes antimalware program and my avast premier and neither showed any infections. It maybe nothing but should I be concerned?

Edited by boopme, 01 September 2016 - 10:07 AM.

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 08:32 AM

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