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Project1 in Task Manager's Application.  How to remove it?

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Hi,

My laptop runs XP Home SP2.  Project1 also shows in Task Manager's Application after user login, including admin.   I normally end the task right away.  What is this Project 1?  Is it dangerous?  How to remove it?

Thanks.
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It may be a virus and it may be legit (both are known to carry that name). I'd suggest a full virus scan, and disabling the automatic loading of the file.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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That may be a virus unless you are running an app and have a doument open named project 1.

If not, here is a link on how to remove it
http://www.file.net/process/project1.exe.html
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by:asugri
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MacroShadow,

The laptop got Norton Antivirus.  Scanned it before but could not catch this project1.exe.  Will try again.


TG-TIS,

Noticed provided site.  Ran "dir /s project1*exe" from DOS with admin privilege but did not find anything.
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by:Tony Giangreco
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Go into task mgr, right click the app and select Go to process. Right click the process and it will show you where the file is.

In the past, when I had a viris like that which was very hard to remove, I installed SuperAntiSpyware and also Malwarebutes.

I'm not an expert on removing malware, but that has worked for me.
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by:MacroShadow
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Even if it is malicious not all AV will detect it (it seems to be quite rare, although there definitely have been reports.).
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by:asugri
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TG-TIS,

Project1.exe links to KBLED.exe.  Will search info for that later.

Thanks.
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Thank you, TG-TIS and Macroshadow.

I felt a little bit uncomfortable to use Malwarebyte because it requires to install from Safe Mode!  I'll start another thread to ask about Malwarebyte.
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