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Do you wonder what that long list of processes in your task manager comes from? Are all those programs running there really needed or are they a virus, adware, spyware.. recording all your keystrokes and then sending your passwords to a remote server? Read the articles below and learn about some of those processes.
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svcdiag.exe - what is this?
Question: I just turned on the monitor to my PC and found the following DOS box open:
What is going on here? I certainly did not do any of that. Is someone remotely controlling my PC?
- someone opened that DOS box,
- issued a TFTP command to download a program 'svcdiag.exe' (which luckily failed!),
- and then tried to execute the (luckily not existing) program.
I have VNC installed on the standard port.
Answer: It appears that you already have such a file and it is write-protected, and also hidden. It is currently running that's why it could not be overwritten. Screenshot of the task manager:
The file existed on the system in \winnt\system32
Steps for protection:
- I killed the process
- attrib -h -r svcdiag.exe (makes it visible)
- deleted the file, waited a bit to find out if it resurfaces (it did not)
- I thought it may be related to my virus scanner (AntiVir) but no such proof.
I created a 4 byte text file in the same location as svcdiag.exe
- Made this file read-only and hidden as the 'original':
attrib +h +r svcdiag.exe
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