Solved

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

Posted on 2013-01-13
8
356 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-31
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.
0
Comment
Question by:asugri
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 27

Assisted Solution

by:MacroShadow
MacroShadow earned 25 total points
ID: 38772595
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.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38772597
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:asugri
ID: 38772682
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.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 38772691
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.
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:MacroShadow
ID: 38772692
Even if it is malicious not all AV will detect it (it seems to be quite rare, although there definitely have been reports.).
0
 

Author Comment

by:asugri
ID: 38772720
TG-TIS,

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

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
Tony Giangreco earned 475 total points
ID: 38772764
0
 

Author Comment

by:asugri
ID: 38842150
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.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Log files are useful in diagnosing and repairing problems.  This is a list of common log files and their standard locations that I've compiled.   While this is not exhaustive, it is a pretty good list that I've found to be useful.  I may update it f…
When you upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 or to Windows 10 or if you are like me you are on the Insider Program you may find yourself with many 450MB recovery partitions.  With a traditional disk that may not be a problem but with relatively smaller SS…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now