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Processes running in XP??

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chittnp

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Over the last few days I've removed 2 viruses from my PC...and now it seems to be running alot slower and having trouble with DIVX movies and some MP3's. Im thinking I that one of the virus's (a backdoor trojan) had made a registry entry that is starting a process that is hogging my memory...only Im not sure which process doesnt belong....here are my biggestmemory hogs:

IEXPLORE.exe 27,636 K
explorer.exe 8,844 K
svchost.exe (3 of these running ) one taking up 16,748K
QWDLLS.EXE 16,228K

anyone know which of these doesnt belong or does anything look funny??
 

macky

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iexplore is internet explorer
explorer is windows explorer/gui
svchost....don't recall what it does but its essential
qwdlls is the quicken dll loader


By that last one, either you have Quicken, or its a virus. I think I saw a website that stated it as a virus. So if you DONT have quicken, see what you can do about getting rid of that.



:edit:

I just looked it up, svchost apparently loads DLL's for the OS.
 

Kendan

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macky

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tread70 said:
svchost.exe = norton AV


Nope, I have 3 of them running with no Norton installed. From what I gathered on blckviper, svchost basically manages your background processes.
 

tread70

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Guess I'm wrong on that thanks for the correction. I always thought it was symantic virus checker , go figure.:D