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Possible Highjack?


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#1 baseballmom

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 07:35 AM

Hello to all. Thank you to anyone who might have some advice for me regarding my issues.

Last week my PC started getting a pop up window from my firewall saying that ntoskrnl.exe is trying to access the network, I checked no, do not allow it access. I also am unable to get to several websites. I have run all the usual scans......AVAST, trend micro, ad-aware se, spy bot, ccleaner, cleanup and a-squared. Trend found some cookies, I deleted them. Again, thank you fro any help you can give me.

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 08:30 AM

Welcome to BC baseballmom..


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ntoskrnl.exe is a critical process in the boot-up cycle of your computer although should never appear in WinTasks whilst under normal circumstances

Note: ntoskrnl.exe can be altered by the w32.bolzano and variants. If this process appears in WinTasks, please update your virus definitions immediately


Can you see it in your Taskmanager (CTRL ALT DEL)?

Please try to run this Microsft scan IE required to see whether all is ok and post back results

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 10:23 AM

ntoskrnl.exe is Microsoft's NT Kernel & System process. However it can by altered by some malware. The legit file can be found in various locations on your computer to include:
C:\I386
C:\Windows\System32
C:\Windows\Driver Cache\I386
C:\Windows\ServicePackFiles

What firewall are you using and did it provide the location of the file when you were alerted? This notification alert seems to be a common complaint from users of Sygate who used the option to Hide Notification Messages in order to resolve the issue.
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