A strange Service (Local) on Sony Laptop

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  1. zmechys

    zmechys Registered Member

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    I found a strange Service (local) in Japanese on my Sony Laptop - Windows 8.
    No information on the Internet. Maybe very innocent, but why in Japanese?
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  2. pegas

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    I have a VAIO as well but I have never seen such "Japanese spilled tea" service name :D Yeah, it can be due to that my VAIO is quite old and running Vista Business 32. Are you able to somehow copy it to Google Translate service to get its name in English? Just a thought. Otherwise you will have to rely on that somebody being knowledgeable of Japanese language will stumble upon this thread :)
     
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  3. whitedragon551

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    Its a Japan made laptop. :rolleyes:
     
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    Did you mean that the laptop is made for Japanese market only?
     
  5. roger_m

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    I think whitedragon means is that since it's from Japan it could have some software with Japanese names on it.

    However, personally, I have not seen that myself on Vaio laptops.

    Since the "path to executable" is blank it seems like the service is not there, and running a registry cleaner would probably remove the service entry from the registry.

    For the record, I highly recommend that you never use a registry cleaner.
     
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    I converted your PNG image file to a JPG file & then I sent it to an on-line OCR JPG to TXT converter.

    I'm not at all certain I've made an accurate translation - but:

    Service name: ORMMINIVIAts"

    Display name: ORCRT51V5tXt"

    No guarantees & FWIW
     
  7. pegas

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    Great feat but Google found nothing. :doubt:
     
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    I have very good experience with CCleaner. Never let me down.
     
  9. roger_m

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    It is extremely rare for CCleaner to delete a needed registry key (but you should uncheck the option to search for empty software keys). But, the problem is that 99.9% if the time cleaning the registry won't make a computer run any faster, crash less or fix any other problems. Or in other words, cleaning the registry is pointless (and often harmful too).
     
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    I do not speak Japanese, but afaik every symbol has a meaning and is not a letter in a conventional sense.
    More importantly, both quotes end with Western symbols (ts" and t" respectively) and by that fact alone I think we can safely assume that its just a random hit from a character set, an untranslatable gibberish. I'd get to removing that thing, but that's me.
     
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    I really am grateful for sharing your knowledge. Thank you! :)

    I would have thought a member, fluent enough in that dialect/language, would have posted something putting me to shame and setting me straight by now.
     
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    If you want to delete the service open a cmd prompt and type sc delete and paste the service name after the delete.

    Your cmd prompt will look like: sc delete servicename
     
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    I've had quite a few Sony computers and laptops, but I've never encountered that kind of "Service". What's more, I could not find any info anywhere.
    The laptop was bought in the USA.
    Currently I disabled it.
     
  14. Minimalist

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    Sony was creator of "first famous rootkit". That's first thing that I thought of. :) Since this service is visible, this can't be considered rootkit, though.
     
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    Seek help immediately as an unknown Windows Service should not be allowed to run if it is suspect and this one appears to be. :cautious:

    Sony would probably not have let the PC specs get by quality assurance with a Chinese named service running (assuming it may have left the factory that way)
     
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    To my regret, I cannot paste some kind of "hieroglyphs".

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    Per the screenshot in the OP; can you click on 'Dependencies' and see if anything listed can give a clue as to what this mysterious service is ?
     
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    No dependencies.

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  19. roger_m

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    There are no dependencies as it just a blank service entry, it is not actually referring to any file on your computer.
     
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    In my experience, Sony is one of the worst for horribly bloated factory installs. Perhaps this is a leftover from a product update that occurred silently.

    If this really bothers you, image the drive and delete it.
    Re-boot and see if it comes back. If so, you have more than an empty link.
     
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    Look in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services tree to see if you can delete it from there.
     
  22. Minimalist

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    You can also use Autoruns to disable or delete it.

    hqsec
     
  23. zmechys

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    Thank you.
     
  24. Minimalist

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    You're welcome. Using this tool you can also check if there are any others autostart leftovers on your system.

    hqsec
     
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