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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 7:12 am    Post subject: some common Win XP legit files Reply with quote

Quick Reference guide:

List of common Running Processes Win XP legit files

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe <<< Session Manager Subsystem: starts, manages & deletes user sessions.
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe <<< Windows NT logon utility that manages user logons and logoffs..
C:\WINDOWS\System32\services.exe <<< Used for starting, stopping and interacting with the system services.
C:\WINDOWS\System32\csrss.exe <<< Client/Server Runtime Server Subsystem: handles Windows and graphics functions for all subsystems
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe <<< MS Local Security Authentication Server: handles aspects of security administration
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe <<< Windows Content Indexing service
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe <<< Generic Host process for services that run from dynamic link libraries(DLL's).
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe <<< 2nd Generic Host process used to load services that use DLL's.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe <<< manages spooled fax and print jobs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msdtc.exe <<< MS Distributed Transaction Coordinator manages transactions across multiple servers.
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe <<< 3rd Generic Host process used to load services that use DLL's.
C:\WINDOWS\System32\llssrv.exe <<< MS License Logging Service logs the licensing data for NT Servers
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe <<< Windows Task Manager: displays all running system processes
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe <<< Run a DLL as an App
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE <<< Windows Program Manager or Windows Explorer- handles the Windows Graphical Shell including the Start menu, taskbar, desktop, and File Manager
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mmc.exe <<< Management Console: displays the management plugin's in Control Panel i.e. Device Manager etc .
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe <<< NT Virtual DOS Machine, which simulates a 16-bit environment for MS-DOS and 16-bit Windows applications.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Wowexec.exe <<< system compatibility process hosting 16-bit apps on Win32-based operating systems
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe <<< handles the Alternative User Input Text Processor & the MS Office Language Bar.
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe <<< 4th Generic Host process used to load services that use DLL's.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe <<< component of the Windows automatic updater (in ME and XP)
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nddeagnt.exe <<< Network Dynamic Data Exchange Agent
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE <<< Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser
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