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Mssvc.exe Accessing The Internet


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#1 furryfaerie

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:39 AM

Hi There - hopefully this is posted in the right forum.

I use ZA Pro as my firewall and in the Log it states that mssvc.exe is trying to access the internet and to lots of different destination DNS's. I have tried looking for explanations as what purpose this .exe file sereves but have not found a satisfactory one. It seems that it is linked to malware... but am not sure ... should this application be accessing the internet, same with svchost.exe. I did at one stage have lots of virii on my computer but used ZA Pro to clean them as well as spyware... I unsure whether this has anything to do with the application trying to access the internet. Some of the sites are pretty random.

I am hoping someone knows what this application does - whether i should delete, move or leave it be.
Your help is appreciated

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 08:20 AM

mssvc.exe is a process associated with the StealthDisk application used for hiding and encrypting files and folders.

http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/mssvc/
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/MSSVC.EXE-3465.html

Do you have StealthDisk installed?

Not sure why it would be attempting to access the Internet unless it has an update feature. Did the ZA log provide a path to the file?
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