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Why am I in an 'Execute Shell' at home?

Posted on 2005-03-25
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I am on my PC at home and have found I am running in a 'execute shell'  what is this?  From what I can gather, it is a 'artificial invironment' created by some server somewhere that is watching whwat all I do and showing me what it wants to from the web, altering my downloads, etc. . . . I am not on a server.  I am just a home user.  Help!!!! I can be reached at < sub.cub@gmail.com > 
Question by:donbryan
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Where did you find "execute shell" - where is it running from?
More info, please.
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Any more info!?!


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isn't there some command I can run that will show everything at startup and whiel running so as to not hoave to go back and forth so much..?
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In the "Run" box - type msconfig
The dialogue box that comes up will show most (if not all) things running at startup.
To see the services running type services.msc.

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Something else you might want to try, concerning "execute shell"
is "Rootkit Revealer" (it's free) from:
Run it and see if it "flags" something.

While you're at Sysinternals, take a look at some of their other free utilities - good ones!
Process Explorer - a good viewer.


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