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Some processes in task manager show " * " at the end

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 26, 2010 11:28:52 AM

Ever since i downloaded a so called keygen (didnt actually open)
my laptop has been behaving a little strange, i ran an anti virus scan and an anti malware, removed a few infected files. Since then ive noticed some processes in task manager have an asterisk * at the end. Is this normal ?
October 26, 2010 11:36:51 AM

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Since then ive noticed some processes in task manager have an asterisk * at the end. Is this normal ?


Was the * visible before this? It could simple mean that they are 32 bit processes.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 26, 2010 11:42:36 AM

im not sure, happens on any web browser i open, not sure what else. Also sometimes when i try to open a browser, it goes as if its going to open then doesnt, then when i look at the process's there is one for each of the times i have tried to open the browser, all with a * and i need to end all the processes then it will open.
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October 26, 2010 11:45:34 AM


In Task Manager, can you expand the columns so you see the whole name of the processes, and see if there is anything more than just the *?
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
a b D Laptop
a b $ Windows 7
October 26, 2010 2:55:46 PM

Yeaa, just looked and they have 32 on the end, guessing this means its a 32 bit process yea ?
October 26, 2010 3:01:44 PM

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Yeaa, just looked and they have 32 on the end, guessing this means its a 32 bit process yea ?


Yes, that simple means that the processes are running with 32 bit code on your 64 bit OS and CPU. There is nothing strange with it.
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