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Unidentified processes that slow down shutdown

by blahblahetc / March 3, 2007 5:39 PM PST

When shutting down my PC I often get a prompt to end one or more processes with odd names that are slow to close. One of these processes is called....wait for it...

"f+DGLJWCJZEB329KONZG+A24" !!

There's no mention of this process in the task manager processes list so what on earth is it? Is it a windows process?

Please help identify.

I'm running Windows xp media center 2005 on an HP media center M7021 Pc.

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blahblahetc
by tomron / March 3, 2007 8:44 PM PST

I don't know what that is,have you run any anti virus and/or anti spyware scans.

Tom

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ssssss
by blahblahetc / March 3, 2007 10:54 PM PST
In reply to: blahblahetc

Why do these boards require you to fill in the Subject Title field when you're replying to an existing post? So unnecessary.

Anyway..yes..I have tried every virus scanner going including pccillin, the online scan version of which does sometimes tell me I have "Adware-Bestoffers" present but it hangs before I can do anything about it. I have no confidence in virus scanners anymore...they seem to throw up spurious results depending on the day of the week.

Thanks for replying. Any help would be appreciated.

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About subject title.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2007 11:14 PM PST
In reply to: ssssss

Depending on the view the subject title may be all that a person sees. It's up to you to enter a good title to attract people that will think "Hey I know the answer."

Bob

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About subject title.
by blahblahetc / March 3, 2007 11:29 PM PST
In reply to: About subject title.

Which is all the more reason why the title field should be filled in automatically with the subject of the thread. Then I can decide if my reply requires a new heading for myself. Just seems odd that's all. This is the first forum I've come across that doesn't do this. Anyway..thanks for your input.

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That happened before and..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2007 11:32 PM PST
In reply to: About subject title.

The titles all began with Re: Re: etc.

It's a free forum and if you don't like this, maybe some other forum will do that better. There are no paid helpers and you are the person that sets the tone and attracts good or lame responses.

Hope this helps you understand why a good title is a good idea.

Bob

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Chill or get a life
by blahblahetc / March 4, 2007 12:11 AM PST

People are allowed to express an opinion. That's the nature of a F.O.R.U.M. If you can't handle that..go post an angry weblog somewhere where you can rant away at the world without hearing anyone talk back.

And besides..judging by your irrelevant response (I wasn't arguing against good titles) , you seem to lack the necessary comprehension skills for debate.

In other words..I already rue the time wasted to post this reply !

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Hope it explained it for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2007 12:13 AM PST
In reply to: Chill or get a life

Now back to our schedule...

Bob

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download and run hijack this.
by retired / March 3, 2007 11:06 PM PST
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Hijack this
by blahblahetc / March 3, 2007 11:34 PM PST

yeah..thanks..looks like I might have to do that.

To add to my concerns there's something odd going on with my keyboard now. Lke i somebody is pressing the insert key sa I type..s

see wath I mean?

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But, Please, DO NOT postr the
by Ray Harinec / March 4, 2007 1:14 AM PST
In reply to: Hijack this

hijack files in these forums. Use the links provided from the hijack forums.

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