Why terminate this?

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by George_S, Nov 17, 2005.

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  1. George_S

    George_S Registered Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    An alert from ProcessGuard:

    Thu 17 - 08:19:44 [TERMINATE] c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe [960] was blocked from terminating c:\program files\microsoft antispyware\gcasdtserv.exe [804]

    WinTasks Process Library
    gcasDtServ - gcasDtServ.exe - Process Information

    Process File: gcasDtServ or gcasDtServ.exe
    Process Name: Microsoft AntiSpyware Server Process

    gcasDtServ.exe is a process belonging to the Giant/Microsoft AntiSpyware product. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

    It happend during boot. Why would svchost want to terminate it? And how? Does ProcessGuard use svchost to disallow programs? Do I need to give it permissions? Is that it?
  2. Pilli

    Pilli Registered Member

    Feb 13, 2002
    Hampshire UK
    Hi George, svchosts was probably closing giant after it had made a phone home for updates - Both are trusted programs so I would give them the allows they need, however, you are correct in being suspicious and you did find out what is what, PG certainly helps in getting a handle on what your computer is doing. :)

    Pilli :)
  3. Gavin - DiamondCS

    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

    Feb 10, 2002
    Perth, Western Australia
    Could also have been a hung thread being terminated..
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