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Proxy desktop ?

by pierrot.robert / August 7, 2005 11:30 PM PDT


I had a problem with my Windows XP computer today. No Windows Explorer windows would open, so I decided to reboot. At shutdown, I had a message saying that the ''Proxy Desktop'' process was not responding and I had to shut it down manually.

Does anyone know about this process ? I am affraid it could be a trojan/keylogger/screen scraper or other scumware.

Thank you.

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Not an easy one
by SylentStar / August 8, 2005 12:39 AM PDT
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No, but I may have a solution
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 8, 2005 12:49 AM PDT
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Have a look at a similar question posted here;

and the suggestion posted by Manny Carvalho to ''untick'' the option in Windows Explorer, Tools > Folder options > View, ''Launch folder windows in a separate process''.

And his link to the Microsoft article here mentions Proxy desktop as part of a Shell function.

I am none the wiser.

But the suggestion given helped the original poster.


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Thanks !!
by pierrot.robert / August 8, 2005 11:32 PM PDT

Since it is part of Windows, I know it is not some kind of malware.

Thank you !

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