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Unknown application: RES.EXE, high-CPU utilization, just started acting up?

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I recently noticed that my system started slowing down, and when I checked Task Manager I found res.exe sitting (consistently) at 19-23%.  This is very interesting as I always run SpyBot S&D, Ad-Aware SE, AV & FW, and not sure where or what it is.

I have 'End Task'ed it several times, and it stays away until the next time I reboot.  Can someone enlighten me as to what this is and how I get it to settle down or go away?

TIA, Thomas
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by:Eagle6990
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No idea what that is.  Smells like a virus or malware.

Go to Start>Run>msconfig
Check the Startup tab and look for res.exe
It should show you the path that the file is in.  if it is somewhere in System32 or Windows, I would think you don't want it.  You can uncheck it from there and it will safely disable it since you could always enable it again if need be.
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You could also use ProcessExplorer to see where the program is located. Let us know where it is located at and we can probably help you determine if you want it.

http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/freeware/procexp.shtml
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by:petersot
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OK.  Here it is via ProcessExplorer:
Process      PID      CPU      Description      Company Name
res.exe      864      7.69      usb1      ali

I found an app, I guess I had loaded called USB Mass Storage Toolbox.  When I went to uninstall it, it said res.exe was still running.  I think I found my answer.

Thanks Eagle!
TP
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