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newjack
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Anyone know what this is?I am wondering,because other then the fact that it is all in caps. I also have this as an outbound item listed 3 times on differant days.(but says program no longer exists)

Tell Mcafee about this program??? Wow i am starting to lose track of all of the problems i am having.Does not look good.Any help would be great.

                                                                                                                                                                                             Thanks so much Jack

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k3tg
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Jack,

I was reading on another security forum this is very likely suspicious as Spybot Search and Destroy identified it as being malicious.

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It is a windows file but can be compromised

Taskhost.exe is a generic host process for Win7 32-bit services. The  location in Windows needs to be taskhost.exe is  C:\Windows\System32\Taskhost.exe. I have 2 copies running on my PC atm.

Also

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/groovytip/what-is-taskhost-exe-and-should-it-be-running/

http://www.whatsrunning.net/whatsrunning/QueryProcessID.aspx?Process=21143

newjack
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Peacekeeper,

Thanks for responding.My concern is i have been having ongoing problems for weeks & am still waiting for a call for tier 3 support.I was told by Tromine that they would call but have yet to recieve this call.I am no computer whiz and i do have Taskhost exe in my firewall but not written like this 1.I believe i have reason for concern and these problems are now mounting as you can see by some of my other posts.http://community.mcafee.com/thread/24394?tstart=0  I noticed most of the problems after an update that left me unprotected,According to Windows action center.I also have seen permissions through my program permissions(security) granted to an icon with a red circle and line through it.When i open up some programs the icon and user permission disapears.Would you know what this is?I have been waiting for weeks,possibley infected and still have recieved know answers from Mcafee.Any help would be appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                            Thanks Jack

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Remove that icon's permission make sure your firewall security level is at least monitored.

See if it pops up a request for access.

Have you (haven't the time to check all your posts) scanned via the suggestions hereReport anything detected.

http://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1294

and try the free scanners (update them before running)

SuperAntispyware www.superantispyware.com (http://www.superantispyware.com) and  Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.org (http://www.malwarebytes.org) both of  which are free. Just follow the directions and check for the latest updates  before you run them. Let them clean out anything they find and reboot the  computer each time they are finished.

newjack
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Thanks Peacekeeper,

I have malwarebytes and it has found nothing.Mcafee has also found nothing.As far as the permission thing.What happens is when i open a program to look at the permissions,sometimes i come accross that permission that i spoke about.But it disapears as soon as i open it.If i open it again after logging off it will be there only for seconds.Then it removes itself.I have never had the time to see what it says.I suppose while i am waiting i can try the stinger..... Thanks for your thoughts.                Jack

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Hi this is Kumar,

Inorder to see the message (which closes immediatly) u can try the  "pintscreen key "  the top right corner of your keyboard

newjack
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Hi, I was able to capture the icon that disappears.Here is 1 instance of this icon.I have also seen this in other programs under permissions.when i open them up it vanishes.I am not sure what this is.I had to pin snipping tool to taskbar in order to capture.The item outlined  vanishes almost instantly when i open permissions.Anyone familiar with this?

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Will remind them you are waiting I did point it out that TR said a T3 would contact you. Problem was our T3 knew nothing of it will restir.

newjack
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Thanks Peacekeeper,

I appreciate the help.But this just makes my point more valid.I have been experiencing problems since the update i recieved over 1 month ago.1st of all to be unprotected when logging on is a problem by itself.I also don`t know how long this has been.So before i caught this problem myself,i could have been surfing unprotected.Besides the fact i have had this problem for over a month & have done everything from uninstall,reinstall to MVT and stinger,ect.All of which yeilded no results.There are to many odd things to even remember at this point.So i am not even sure how tech support is going to help at this point.But it would have been great to have some support when the problem 1st occured.That said i appreciate your help.                                                                                                                          Thanks Jack

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