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    Is my Windows 7 box secure?

    As you all know I did not have any security for a while. After reading about the java malware I'm worried that my PC might have something in it. Whether it's java related or something else. I took a screenshot of everything running on my machine. Can anyone let me know if they see anything fishy on my list of services? There are a lot running, it can get confusing. I put them on alphabetical order.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    As you all know I did not have any security for a while. After reading about the java malware I'm worried that my PC might have something in it. Whether it's java related or something else. I took a screenshot of everything running on my machine. Can anyone let me know if they see anything fishy on my list of services? There are a lot running, it can get confusing. I put them on alphabetical order.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1682073/processes.png
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1682073/services%201.png
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1682073/services%202.png
    You look fine to me. You have some programs running that I don't have on my system, but that doesn't mean they're "bad". It just means...you have some programs that I don't.

    If you're concerned, Google the process name in question, and see what forums say about it. It may not have all the answers, but it's a start.
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    Thanks for the reply, I looked around the tech forum and ran some antimalware including spybot. Spy bot mainly found some cookies, a few registry entries and shut down a p2p service. The p2p was a service but was on the list I posted, but apparently not running. I'm curious about that particular one. malwarebytes didn't find anything so I'm not crazy about it.

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    Malwarebytes will catch almost anything. If you have run a scan (and made sure its updated with the latest version) then you are secure. I would recommend using a quality anti-virus as well - Avast (the free version) received excellent scores and as a user of both Avast and malwarebytes, you cannot go wrong. Oh, and stay away from Windows antivirus. They just failed their anti-virus certification...

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