Question about virus

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by MysticG, Dec 12, 2008.

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  1. MysticG

    MysticG Registered Member

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    Ok so this isn't surprising since some of my friends are computer impaired when it comes to internet security and I wasn't around.

    I look at some applications called QQ Games and AIM Tunes installed on my computer, QQ Games was on my taskbar so I tried to end the task, it wouldn't so I uninstalled it. I don't like applications I don't know about and I dunno if it was directly linked (prolly was) so I scanned with Spybot S&D for a quick sweep, the scan came clean but sure enough when I check my quarantine on Eset there was something there. Here's the log.

    12/12/2008 4:17:12 PM Real-time file system protection file C:\WINDOWS\system32\Process.exe Win32/PrcView application cleaned by deleting - quarantined NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Event occurred during an attempt to access the file by the application: C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SpybotSD.exe.

    My questions are can anyone tell me what that is or potentially is? How dangerous is it? Should I be worried?



    p.s. I am doing a on-demand scan, always do after a virus/maleware is caught.
     
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  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    Process.exe is a legit tool that can be exploited by malware to kill running processes. It's not detected as malware, but as a potentially unsafe application.
     
  3. MysticG

    MysticG Registered Member

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    Oh, ok. Thanks for the heads up, I was a bit worried since it had to do with System32.
     
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