smss.exe tried to install win32k.sys

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  1. tonyjl

    tonyjl Registered Member

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    Hi peeps.

    Just booted up my laptop today and PG warned me that smss.exe tried to install a driver/service called %systemroot%system32\win32k.sys. I've done a google search and seems this file used for multi-user login,some other functions to do with the kernel. I am the only user of my pc,i haven't installed anything for ages,there's nothing new (that i can see) on my pc,and just seems a bit out of the blue.

    Any advice would be welcome.
     
  2. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    This is required, are you running a beta ? it should be allowed by default unless you remove it
     
  3. redwolfe_98

    redwolfe_98 Registered Member

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    gavin, are you saying that smss.exe is suppose to have the "install driver/service" priviledge?
     
  4. tonyjl

    tonyjl Registered Member

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    Hi Gavin.

    I only have two beta's:-
    Protowall http://www.bluetack.co.uk/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=2 had it since June 2005
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    Jason's GhostSecuritySuite http://www.ghostsecurity.com/ had this a couple a months (Sept 2005 i think)

    Did have PG v3.3,but reverted back to v3.2 due to a startup prob to do with PG's protect physical memory feature. Still got it with v3.2,so it's not PG directly causing the prob,it's just something related to PG. o_O

    The only other beta i can think of,is on microsoft's update page,if you click on 'Change Settings' there's an option to 'Show beta products and related updates' http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en
    which i selected,probably a couple of days before this file tried to install,but there wern't any,so...
     
  5. redwolfe_98

    redwolfe_98 Registered Member

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    tony, it sounds like if you gave smss.exe the "install driver/service" priviledge that it is supposed to have, then you would not have a problem..

    maybe the reason that you are seeing this now, and not before, is because you only recently removed the "install driver/service" from "smss.exe"?
     
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  6. tonyjl

    tonyjl Registered Member

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    I think your right mate, :oops: it's already on my HD,date created - 08/29/2002

    Thanks for all your time guys :)
     
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