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Here is a screenshot:


Started happening a week ago, and I can't do ****. I can't end them, and I can't change their priority level.

There are multiple instances, one for each user that is logged on, and one for system.
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it could be a virus... There are viruses and trojans that use the same name as services.exe

EDIT... check which folder they are running in, if they are in your C:\\windows folder then it is a virus
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 6/18/08 at 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by wiggy2k7 View Post
it could be a virus... There are viruses and trojans that use the same name as services.exe
I did a scan with Spyware Doctor and it found a few things, and cleaned those up.

They are still there.
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post #4 of 13
just to make sure... go to your C:\\windows folder and do a search for services.exe

Hopefully you will only find 1 file with that name and it should be in your C:\\windows\\system32\\ folder. If you find more than 1 then you deffo have a virus, take note of the location of the other files if you find any.

EDIT... just becasue virus/spyware scanners say your clean it doesn't mean you are, they oftern miss things.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by low strife View Post
I did a scan with Spyware Doctor and it found a few things, and cleaned those up.

They are still there.
Do a virus scan as well.
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post #6 of 13
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I did a search of the whole C:/ drive and came up with:

1 services.exe
1 services.msc
1 services (It's just a file, no extension)
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post #7 of 13
check your msconfig/startup tab and see whats running... a screenie would be nice

EDIT... as long as there is just 1 services.exe running from your system32 folder then its not a virus.
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post #8 of 13
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There is one that has no name, so I'm not sure what that is.

Also this is an 2 year old install of XP, so its a bit cluttered.


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post #9 of 13
you have got a lot of garbage there what you dont need to start up with windows, i would disable the stuff that arn't essential startup programs and see if your problem is still there
Edited by wiggy2k7 - 6/18/08 at 4:31pm
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post #10 of 13
Looks like you got a lot of stuff running there. I would suggest that you do a virus sweep wit another anti-antivirus program like AVG (free version) as I don't recall Spyware doctor being an anti-virus program. Then go to to black viper's page here: http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm and configure your services to the "safe" configuration set up. I hope that this helps....
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