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gamer105

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#1 12 years ago

Well i just realized that perhaps the abundance of running programs, including ones which i do not know of that show up on my system task manager could be a bad thing. There're plenty of things that seem to be no good with names such as vqetf.exe and other nonsensical names, and then things that seem like they are from a legit program or application like 2esa0c.exe. or ALCXMNTR.EXE. The thing is i have no idea what these things are and it's possible that they are just adware/spyware programs that could be taking away my privacy and precious system ram. And i want my system ram, system ram is a good thing for me. I would end all of them but some of them i try to run and nothing shows up and even when i find where they come in hard drive how am i suppose to tell if they are programs that are either vital to my computer running. Also do the names that appear under User Name mean anything, for examply the names that appear under use name are names such as Owner, Local Service, System, and Network System, can those names clue me into the importance and information of the program.

-----Thank you my computer runs alright right now and im happy i suppose but if these are all bad programs that i dont even want and aren't even important to my computer getting rid of them could do me some fine things.




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#2 12 years ago

google the names, that usually helps

also try here

http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/


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Chris

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#3 12 years ago

Also, having an antivirus like AVG and a spyware-remover like Spybot help stop bad processes.




gamer105

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#4 12 years ago

How do i find out where they're coming from though? And what's the significance of the use name next to the processes?




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#5 12 years ago
gamer105How do i find out where they're coming from though? And what's the significance of the use name next to the processes?

The username just indicates who initiated them.




marvinmatthew

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#6 12 years ago

Often, if you're the only user on the computer, the name will appear as "OWNER."

Can you tell us how many processes you have running (the # can be found in the bottom right cornet of the task manager).




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#7 12 years ago

usually when some thing is next to ur user name its not "needed" to operate windows, but may still be something important like ur antivirus or w\e, local services are for you computer network services, well are ur network services........ lol

and you "system" are the things you comp needs to start most the time. and run windows properly, still some of these thigns can be taken out. what u can do is copy down on apiece of paper the exe or w\e the file name is and do a search on ur computer and find out what they are like CCAPP is my norton antivirus. or CLI.exe is my video cards drivers at work. u get the picture, if ucant figure it out threw a search use Google. and search threw there, your bound to find out what it is that way :D




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#8 12 years ago

Hello :)

qetf.exe and 2esa0c.exe are random filenames, which are very likely to have been generated by other malware files. They should be terminated immediately and deleted from your system. However, there is a good chance they will simply regenerate until the main files are removed.

ALCXMNTR.EXE is related to RealTek, however it is an undesirable process and should be terminated.

Download [HijackThis] and extract the file to its own folder. Store the file somewhere handy, such as C:\HijackThis.

Execute the file and select the option to perform a scan, followed by the option to save a logfile. A text document will appear with the logfile, for which you can post here for review.

Please do not fix anything unless you either know for sure that it is safe to do so or have been instructed to do so by somebody with experience in using HJT, such as myself.

Regards, M_M




gamer105

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#9 12 years ago

o thanks ya have that 2esa thingy but its in a folder that i trust.

i mean what do i do when i have things in folders that i trust? Especially one in the windows folder and this one program downloaded this thing http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/ told me it has spyware like properties but its just a system file that the computer needs.




Mere_Mortal

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#10 12 years ago

Hmm, I beg to differ...but since it's on your system, you're going to know better than I because I can't gather any useful info.

I recommend uploading both of these files to a new topic at the below link and I will let you know if there's anything to be concerned about.

http://www.castlecops.com/f81-Unknown_Files.html

You don't need to register to CastleCops to post in that subforum. Note that if you attach these files, you won't be able to see them because of permissions. I can view attachments there and will check the files out it you like.

Regards, M_M