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i am so tired of ppl using such condensending tones when anyone asks a logical question ... ok how about stand alone home pc's, why would they need to have this running all the time ? they r not connecting to a network nor are they sharing info with other pc's (except in normal web traffic if that is possible) ok maybe i am ignorant but it seems to me if the powers that be want to have us "users" more aware of security maybe perhaps ... ya think they should explain it better .... say if it is applicable to home users a) that are stand alone units or B) home networked or c) networked outside the home or as i was once dumb enuf to think of it a "LAN" local area network ..... which does not mean it is local .... or a network for that matter and i have yet to see anyone list the protocol for all the different types of isp's
nevermine explain why it is a network when u log into dsl but not dial up and why i need a nic card and a modem and a billion other unneccessary things they "the all knowing powers that be" say i should have and then explain i need it, if i want to run this program which depends on that program which i never wanted in the first place ... the closest i have come to a straight answer from anyone on the net .... "speaking to the uninformed " is blackviper.com at least he tells ya what the process is for and if u need it ... more than i can say for almost anyone else ... you all forget u started out on 1 (ONE) pc (PERSONNAL Computer) yeah, wonder how they got that name?since no one seems to rememeber us pooor poor pitiful personal users .... why not? when u think of it... ppl who use computers for a living should be trained to use them as any other type of machinery in their job or they have IT managers so let them explain it they r being paid for it .... so that leaves the majority of the untrained, unknowing, users in the home waa laaa yes??? or no??? and yet nothing is ever addressed to them except in languange that only makes them not ever want to ask another tech question again .... ok now i am done venting.... for a while.... so what is the answer to my question lol should msdtc.exe be running all the time in a stand alone xp sp2 ... dsl connected pc ??? easy question huh thank you in advance for your courteous reply .
Yes it can be running on a standalone machine.
Leo, i think you should think again about the answer. the question was "SHOULD msdtc.exe be running all the time in a stand alone xp sp2"
In responce to dani's stupidity ..... Yes an IBM PC Clone is often refered to just a PC, and yes PC does stand for Personal Computer ..... But that does not mean it's meant for every half-wit who thinks just because it has Personal in the name, doesn't mean it's going to be easy to understand ....
I mean think long and hard .... You are using a Business Machine designed to increase productivity (and hey, IBM stantds for International Business Machines ....) and you are also using a business orientated operating system (IE Windows XP, or Windows NT 5.1) and anyone with some basic knowledge on Microsoft operating systems would know that Windows NT is the Business side of their OS family, with emphasis on security and NETWORKING (shock!)
So is it realy any wonder why you're half Home based, half Business based OS would have half (if not all) the networking/security features that customers would expect of it?
As it is Microsoft has already stupified the OS so as any Joe Bloggs with a kindergarten pass can use it. And as the saying goes "If it aint broke, Don't fix it"
So please .... Do us all a favour. Leave it to the people who DO know what they're doing, or if you're really that intent on "tweaking" your system .... Learn what you're doing first!
Tho we can't really blame people like dani here .... I mean how many people have had to teach their linux teacher the basicis of linux (While doing a Diploma of Software Engineering ... I got sick of the incompetence and left the course)
And thats my vent...
Comming from a self taught Computer Tech. of 3 years, and PC enthusiast of 20 years :P
You seem to me to be a legend in your own mind...
Enthusiast of 20 years, and 'self-taught'.
What a laugh, self-taught means you learned what you do from first principles. Once you read it in a book, you by definition learn it from someone else.
Get over yourself, and get a proper perspective about the skills you have, the weakness that other people do (and do not) have and perhaps you might last the pace in a diploma.
BTW, I have three degrees in computing science including a doctorate and over 20 years experience in the industry. You strike me as someone who really doesn't deserve the self-given title of 'Tech'.
This msdtc.exe is completely slowing down my computer. It only comes on, however, when I open Internet Explorer. I use Mozilla Firefox but for certain videos, documents, etc. I need to use Internet Explorer and I have to stop the process multiple times(whenever a new window, refreshed window, or entered address is put in) I just want it off my computer. I dont know how though. Please, I'm begging you, please, help me get it off. It's the most annoying thing ever.
Hello Tech community.
Knowing that it takes a "village" of informed people to help make the best choices for all, and not wanting to tirade over who the village idiot is (I do sense there are several candidates) I think we all need to help answer the questions without adding judgment.
I do believe that Dani has a valid point. If we were to really look in the mirror…..
And I do not believe that Dani is involved in “tweaking” a system.
I found this thread through a Google search as I had noticed for the first time MSDTC.EXE running as a network service along with several SVCHOST.EXE instances.
Since I can not remember previously seeing MSDTC running earlier on my machine I wanted to investigate whether it was Spyware or something else.
I now see that it is a Microsoft Product not Spyware, but it still might be.
No indication that it could have been kicked off by a hijack or intruder… but if I know Microsoft, it could be a likely target for an exploit.
Tweaking my system? No, just investigation objects running to see what they are, and if there are any performance issues.
Neither of those questions was answered here, yet.
So, what gives? If this is a running app at the Network Services level, has anyone experienced or have knowledge of it being exploited or being the exploit itself?
30 Year IT Professional
Remember the XT?
I remember rewriting core objects in 11K Mainframe operating systems to get objects to run. Still have a few punch cards. Several sizes.
Hi I have been trying to look into what MSDTC.exe is and what it does. I haven't found a great deal of info on it. So I figure I would see if anyone here could help.
I first noticed it when my wife was complaining about not being able to minimize or right click on the taskbar. I went ahead and looked through her processes running and noticed this process running. I have only seen it on my wifes computer and her computer is exactly like my other two computers, which do not have the process running.
Anyways I end the process and it allows her to right click on the taskbar and minimize the windows she has open. So it isn't hard to fix but I would rather fix the issue permanently rather then temporary fixes.
So basically if anyone knows if this process is of importance or how to disable it(permanently) or prevent this issue from occuring it would be much appreciated.
I found this link when searching for msdtc.exe on google. (I am no expert). I just installed the Service Pack 2. (I am a bit slow).
As I am curious by nature and wanted to know what was running through task manager I checked and there you go --> msdtc.exe . I assume it is part of Service Pack 2.
I am trying to find out more about it.
so far no answers yet. i too have this process running on my pc and never saw it before today.
but first for the guy that said that he couldnt right click on the task bar or minimize. i am not having that problem. i can right klik on the task bar and minimize with it running so it is wierd that that is your issue withit but it cant explain what the process is for. because i am not having that problem with it. i have downloaded, but not installed yet: release candidate 1 microsoft explorer7 and the defender package. and i downloaded and have installed windows live messenger. although it may be somthing from windows messenger. im not sure because i had messenger before i downloaded the live version and it wasnt there.
i have but one question:
shouldnt microsoft have a place where they explain all these things so we woulnt have to ask these type questions about a microsoft process on a forum? and if so , where is this place?
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