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suspicious thread "System" in task manager

by alvirani / October 20, 2006 4:53 PM PDT

i am very much consicious abt my pc resouces so i keep a eye where they are used and is it necessary to allot them as a countinous bk ground process..

but yesterday i went to my cousin's house there i found the P4comp is running slow and having probs in page opening inspite of 64kbps dedicated speed.. so i start my operation "save private ryan" during which i found that there is always some activity in my network [when i observe the network activity (bytes send and recd)]
she generally connect my broadband trough client side software. while i am not connected to internet.. some module constently sent request to network .. 3 -5 packets every second... and nothing recd. but when i connect to internet the amount of packets sent and recd increases to 15 - 20 packets sent and recd. i doubt some virus activity so i scanned found some virus and spyware and cleaned..but the prob still remains.. when i observed task manager i found some process called "system" was taking cpu times but the memory slot showed only 64k. i doubt of some suspicious activity.

OS = winxp - sp2
Ad-ware prof - updated
norton 2004 - updated
system fully scanned
auto windows/norton update off - i prefer manual update

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"System" is a required process.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 21, 2006 12:17 AM PDT

However odd things like a corrupt image being used as a desktop picture can result in it or other process eating up a lot of time. Not a pest or virus but something about Windows that would be nice to have fixed.

For now I'd scan with EWIDO and HOUSECALL as a second opinion.

"i scanned found some virus and spyware and cleaned"

That's bad. Here's why. While we can clean out most pests we can't undo all the damage. If we don't find the damage (which is sometimes impossible) we have to reinstall the OS. Someday we hope for tools to do this without losing our files but today it's backup, install the OS and restore our files.


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Cleaning malware
by Amos16 / October 21, 2006 12:42 AM PDT

Hi - did you undo Restore Points while you used you anti-syware tools? If not, the malware will remain in the backup and crop up again very soon. Always, or at least when you are suspicious, undo Restore, then activate it again after you are through with the cleaning. - Best of luck - Amos.

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