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There was a time when identifying the purpose of a process took about 10 seconds with a quick googling. Now everybody and their brother has some garbage crapware site trying to sell you something because "[your search term] may be a virus! Install this to make sure you're safe!"

Is there a decent site for tracking down services, or am I just behind the times and this is pointless because everybody just names their virus after some common and legitimate executable?

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I almost reported a case of identify theft :) –  Diago Aug 28 '09 at 13:53
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Couple of links,

Was reminded of these links from,
A Very Comprehensive Windows (vista And Xp) Process And Dll Library.
Which has a few other good references too.

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Process Library is a part of Uniblue, which imho has some annoying marketing tactics - but this page is the best I've found so far. You just have to be careful where you click. Avoid the "Free scans" and the like.

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Black Viper does not have a list of processes. –  The How-To Geek Aug 28 '09 at 14:46
But they do list services, which is a subset of processes. I'd give a +0.5 vote if I could, but I'll round up. :) –  J. Polfer Aug 28 '09 at 14:54

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