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*32 Attached To Processes

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#1 Tahltos


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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:38 PM

In my task manager, I go to processes, and there's this *32 attached to a few of my processes. I know they're legit processes. I've never seen that before. Any ideas as to what that could be? :thumbsup:

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#2 fleamailman


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Posted 11 October 2006 - 08:34 PM

perhaps you are wishing to know more about the system 32

A required Microsoft Windows system directory, the Windows System32 directory is often located in either C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Winnt\system32. Often, many Microsoft Windows error messages will contain the system32 directory because many of the system files Windows uses to run are stored in this directory. By itself, the System32 directory will not cause any errors unless it is missing, of course. If you are getting an error with a file in the System32 directory, search for that file.
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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:04 AM

Your description is not exactly complete.
The following could also be a virus, depending on where and what it is:

system32 - system32.exe - Process Information

Process File: system32 or system32.exe
Process Name: MARI Virus

system32.exe is a process which is registered as the MARI Virus Trojan. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Please see additional details regarding this process.

I suggest you run the following free scan from Microsoft.
It will clean your system even if it isn't infected so it is worthwhile to do.

Windows One Care Free Scan

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite a while, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

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