Weird running programs

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aewarnick

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What programs are these and do I need them? They are all found in the system folder:

msg32, mdm, msgloop
 

TonyKlein

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They're required files. Msg32.exe is modem related, I believe, Msgloop.exe is a background program which gets installed with the drivers for older sound cards based on the Crystal chipset, and Mdm.exe is the MS Machine Debug Manager.

Please don't start questioning all files in your Windows\System directory just because they have funny names... :D

If you'd like us to help you determine whether anything's running that shouldn't be, please do this:

Go to http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php#startup , and download 'Startuplist'.

Unzip, doubleclick it, and it will generate a text file that will list all running processes, all applications that are loaded automatically when you start Windows, and more.

Go to Edit > select all, copy it and post the contents here.
 

aewarnick

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Here is the list. I am wondering what all the running processes are. Is there any way I can find that out? I have heard that xp spies on you and want to stop the spy processes.

Code:
Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\PROGRA~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\AVG6\avgcc32.exe
D:\Program Files\ZoneAlarm\zonealarm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\twain_32\S6U12BX\WATCH.exe
d:\PROGRA~1\AVG6\avgserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
D:\Program Files\Visual Studio .NET\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe
D:\Editing and misc. software\StartupList.exe

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Checking Windows NT UserInit:

[HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
UserInit = C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Tweak UI = RUNDLL32.EXE TWEAKUI.CPL,TweakMeUp
WinPatrol = d:\PROGRA~1\WINPAT~1\WinPatrol.exe
AVG_CC = d:\PROGRA~1\AVG6\avgcc32.exe /STARTUP
NeroCheck = 

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

MSMSGS = 
DisableXPRegister = D:\My Documents\C Sharp projects\DisableXPRegister\bin\Release\DisableXPRegister.exe
EditReg = D:\My Documents\C Sharp projects\EditReg\bin\Debug\EditReg.exe

--------------------------------------------------

File association entry for .EXE:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command

(Default) = "%1" %*

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File association entry for .COM:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\comfile\shell\open\command

(Default) = "%1" %*

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File association entry for .BAT:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\batfile\shell\open\command

(Default) = "%1" %*

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File association entry for .PIF:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile\shell\open\command

(Default) = "%1" %*

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File association entry for .SCR:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\scrfile\shell\open\command

(Default) = "%1" /S

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File association entry for .HTA:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\htafile\shell\open\command

(Default) = C:\WINDOWS\System32\mshta.exe "%1" %*

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Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components

[{2C7339CF-2B09-4501-B3F3-F3508C9228ED}]
StubPath = %SystemRoot%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:/UserInstall %SystemRoot%\system32\themeui.dll

[{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}]
StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:OE /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

[{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}]
StubPath = "%ProgramFiles%\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:WAB /CALLER:WINNT /user /install

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4340}]
StubPath = regsvr32.exe /s /n /i:U shell32.dll

[{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}]
StubPath = %SystemRoot%\system32\ie4uinit.exe

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Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

C:\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

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Checking for superhidden extensions:

.lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.exe: not hidden
.com: not hidden
.bat: not hidden
.hta: not hidden
.scr: not hidden
.shs: HIDDEN!
.shb: HIDDEN!
.vbs: not hidden
.vbe: not hidden
.wsh: not hidden
.scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
.url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
.js: not hidden
.jse: not hidden
 
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