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mxtask.exe

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by advisor, Apr 2, 2004.

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  1. advisor

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    Does anyone know what the excutable (mxtask.exe) is?
     
  2. jmatt

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    1st step , run a virus check from 1 or all of these .
    Online Virus check ( free )
    http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virusscan.aspx
    http://housecall.antivirus.com/
    http://www.coledata.com/virusalert.htm
    http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/misc/av.php
    http://www.pandasoftware.es/activescan/activescan-com.asp
    http://www.ravantivirus.com/scan/
    http://www.bitdefender.com/

    System Restore option in Windows Me/XP
    http://www.augustana.ab.ca/other/cns/virus/
    http://www.adamtj.org/repository/howto/W32.Blaster.Worm/
    Users of Windows Me and Windows XP should temporarily turn off System Restore. Windows Me/XP uses this feature, which is enabled by default, to restore the files on your computer in case they become damaged. If a virus, worm, or Trojan infects a computer, System Restore may back up the virus, worm, or Trojan on the computer.

    Windows prevents outside programs, including antivirus programs, from modifying System Restore. Therefore, antivirus programs or tools cannot remove threats in the System Restore folder. As a result, System Restore has the potential of restoring an infected file onto your computer, even after you have cleaned the infected files from all the other locations.

    Also, a virus scan may detect a threat in the System Restore folder even though you have removed the threat.

    For instructions on how to turn off System Restore, read your Windows documentation, or one of the following articles:
    How to disable or enable Windows ME System Restore
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...2001012513122239?OpenDocument&src=sec_doc_nam
    How to turn off or turn on Windows XP System Restore
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...2001111912274039?OpenDocument&src=sec_doc_nam
     
  3. bp936

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    I have mxtask.exe running all the time,, it is a part of ONTRACK System Suite netdefense from VCom. I bought the program, it is something like Norton System with Viruschecking and a firewall. so you must have that program and it loads 2x for the two parts of the program.
     
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