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"tscd_win32.exe" virus or not?

When I shutdown my WinXP SP2 system I get a failure or crash of a service called "tscd_win32.exe".  When I try to Google this service, all I get is that it's some sort of crypto software but I have no idea if it's a virus or otherwise?

Can anyone tell me if this is some sort of trojan, worm or other?

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orangutangCommented:
Well, I would think it's safe to remove since you have no idea what it is and it's not a Microsoft service.
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rulirahmadiCommented:
Try to use Windows Defender to disable/remove the process/spyware.

More info:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Win_Security/Q_22122938.html
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Miscellaneous/Q_22119162.html
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paste your log here and hit analize
http://www.hijackthis.de and hit analyle and you should be able to see what needs to be fixed
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orangutangCommented:
Well, if it's just a service, you can search for the exe in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
and delete the key that value it's in
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dcxmancanAuthor Commented:
how can i remove it if i can't even find it on the system.  I've done a complete search from top level (my computer) and no results found.

the only way i know it exists is when i shutdown and it crashes with that pop up window error.  i can also see it under the task manager/processes tab.  I can stop the service there but it will start up again when i reboot.

I've checked the regedit as well without luck.

has anyone come accross this?

i know my next step is to reformat but i just don't want to do it only to find out later it is a hidden service that is needed or non-harmful.

thanks for help on this
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dcxmancanAuthor Commented:
rulirahmadi, i've got pc-cillin installed with the latest pattern.  is windows defender better?

can anyone confirm if it's a virus or not?

thanks
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orangutangCommented:
That's weird. you should be able to open regedit, goto:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
,click on the "Services" key, press Ctrl+F, only select "Data", and search for "tscd_win32"
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TolomirAdministratorCommented:
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Tolomir
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rulirahmadiCommented:
I use Windows Defender to monitor unknown process (Publisher not available) and network connected program (where spywares doing their action). It's very usefull. We even can disable/enable and remove any unwanted process.
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dcxmancanAuthor Commented:
orangutang,  yes i did do the "ctrl-f" in regedit and nothing showed up.

tolomir/rulirahmadi, i'll see which one suits me best or try both and let you know

but if anyone knows if "tscd_win32.exe" is harmful, that would be great.

thanks again
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rulirahmadiCommented:
For quick result (harmful or not), better try HijackThis.
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dcxmancanAuthor Commented:
i found out what it is.

it's actually part of the TPM software package (Embassy Suite) that Dell gives out with their biometric scanners.

but its just funny it started acting up now.  sufficed to say i did an uninstall with a reg clean and a re-install of the latest version and the crash seems to have gone away.

who wants the points on this?
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