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2answers
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What can a service do on Windows?

What kind malware/spyware could someone put into a service that doesn't have it's own process on windows? I mean services that use svchost.exe for example, like this: Could a service spy on my ...
3
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1answer
696 views

How to know what dll or services taskhost.exe is hosting?

I have recently discover a new process in the task manager : taskhost.exe (maybe it was there before but i did not notice it) As the name implies, it seems to be used for running dll in background ...
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1answer
41 views

Is it possible to set up a service/application like Jotti's malware scan?

I would like to scan files that are under 500/100 MB. Sadly, Jotti only scans files up to 25 MB. Is it possible to set up a service like that at home? The only way I know to run so many anti-virus ...
5
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2answers
331 views

Mysterious notepad.exe spawned every morning

Since a couple of weeks, when I sit down in the morning and unlock my PC at work, I see a notepad window, complaining that it "Cannot find c:\oracle.message.txt". This is quite unnerving - I thought I ...
2
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6answers
777 views

Problem with network after malware attack

Im trying to help some friends with a Win XP machine. I got rid of the malware using Malware Bytes, and HiJackThis. But now they(I) have another problem. When the computer boot into Windows it seems ...
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1answer
347 views

Ever heard of a Windows service called 'darkness'?

Is it a malware? The computer has been diagnosed with some viruses. I've tried looking here but haven't found any information about it yet.