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can someone please make this clear to me  is Explorer.exe a virus or not on hijackthis log

C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE

here they said is not good http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php?filter=Explorer.EXE&count=&type=

and is there another site like that one ?


thanks for any help.
 
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 500 total points
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Hello natcom =)

>> C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE

its safe coz its running from its ORIGINAL location,,,,, if explorer.exe is running from anoterh place then only its harmful !!!!!!
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Hi natcom,

In this case, this is the normal windows system file. If it'd be in another folder than the windows directory, you should be worried.

Greetings,

LucF
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never mind...
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Btw... another site that might be interesting for you is:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/
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thanks guys for making that clear to me
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u are welcome ^_^
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one last question is this a virus C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe  ?
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nopes svchost.exe is not a virus :)

Description of Svchost.exe in Windows 2000
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;250320
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thanks sheharyaarsaahil nice of you to take the time.


this can be close now thanks.  
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u are welcome,,,, and this question is already closed =)

!! Cheers !!
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