Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
June 27, 2011 3:02 PM Subscribe
My PC is running slow. So I went to ProcessLibrary.com to check the programs running in task manager. I've also got Malwarebytes and AVG Anti-Virus running. But these programs aren't impenetrable. Consequently, I've learned there are many legitimate programs that have double identities.
posted by CollectiveMind to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
One, for example, is svchost.exe. In one case, it is a legitimate Windows file that is the Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. But it also has nine other identities, all of which are spyware, malware, whatever. But of course, I don't know which is which.
How do I delete malicious programs with the same name as Windows essential programs without crashing my computer or making it otherwise inoperable?