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(random-characters).exe

A string of random characters ending with ".exe" may be manifestations of virus files left behind.

Appcompat.exe

Appcompat.exe was Windows 2000 tool that was used to fake the version of Windows for some setup programs.

Elq0.exe

LSASSHELL.EXE

To this date there are no known references to LSASSHELL.EXE

MpfAgent.exe

MpfAgent.exe is a part of McAfee Personal Firewall.

NTRootKit

NTRootKit appears to be a hacker tool that once installed in your computer can gain admin access and perform various functions.

SMAgent

SMAgent looks to be part of the SoundMAX audio hardware's support software.

ST5UNST.EXE

There are a couple different situations where st5unst.exe might pop up.

STCLOADER.EXE

STCLOADER.EXE is spyware, and should be removed with a spyware scan if you are having troubles because of it.

W2KPatch[1].exe

It's hard to say what W2KPatch[1].exe is, but most instances are anti-virus patches of some sort.

What is ivvrosr.exe?

I have no idea what ivvrosr.exe is, but I do have an article that will help you gather some clues.

atiptaxx.exe

Atiptaxx.exe is a utility for ATI video cards.

bartshel.exe

Bartshel.exe is a kind of utility installed by People PC's dial-up service, and you can remove it if you don't use People PC.

bcmsmmsg.exe

Bcmsmmsg.exe is the driver software for Broadcomm's BCM Voicemodems.

bridge.dll

bridge.dll is related to some sort of adware, but there are a few things to try and remedy the issue.

ccsort.exe

cidaemon

Cidaemon is the "Content Indexing Daemon", which is a background process that builds a fast search index of the files on your computer.

csrss.exe

Csrss.exe is the Windows Client Server Runtime SubSystem.

ctfmon.exe

Ctfmon.exe is simply part of Microsoft Office.

deinst_qfe002.exe

Deinst_qfe002.exe appears to be spyware, and a spyware scan is needed to remove it.

ditexp.exe

Ditexp.exe is a utility that is used with with flash memory cards.

explored.exe

Explored.exe is a virus/trojan horse, and must be removed using anti-virus software.

ftupd.exe

Although ftupd.exe shows up in a couple of virus reports, no Anti-Virus site seems to have any information on it.

iewwwint.exe

Iewwwint.exe is related to adware called "easywww", and should be removed with a adware/spyware removal program.

jvimng.exe

It is unknown to this date what exacty jvimng.exe is or does.

luall.exe

LUALL.EXE is part of Symantec's "Live Update" but it's also is a target for viruses that try to terminate it; preventing you from being able to update

mcmnhdlr.exe

mcmnhdlr.exe is simply a part of McAfee's Security Center.

mghtml.exe

Mghtml.exe is part of one of McAfee's anti-virus tools. It's often a target of virus attacks.

msdtc.exe

Fortunately msdtc.exe is not a virus - it's a part of a couple of Windows applications.

msgsys.exe

msgsys.exe is a component of Intel's LANDesk management suite.

msiexec.exe

Msiexec.exe is simply the Windows Installer Service that is normally started when you install a new program.

msmsgs

msmsgs.exe is simply Windows Instant Messenger.

omniscient.exe

Omniscient.exe is a form of adware and should be removed from your system.

qsearch.exe

It's not really known what exactly qsearch.exe is, but there are some indications that it may be some sort of malware.

sd32info.exe

It's unknown what the program file sd32info.exe is.

supu.exe

Supu.exe is a virus, and must be removed immediately using your virus scanner.

svchostz.exe

Svchostz.exe (not to be confused with svchost.exe) is an artifact of a virus and must be removed as soon as possible with your Anti-Virus software.

tcupdater.exe

Tcupdater.exe is a form of malware, and should be removed with an up-to-date spyware scanner.

tfswctrl

tfswctrl.exe is CD burning support for writing directly to CDs from within applications.

tjuazuyt.exe

It is unknown what the program file tjuazuyt.exe is.

tp4serv.exe

tp4serv.exe is essentially mouse support for Thinkpads.

updater.exe

There are many files with the name updater.exe, but so far most of them appear to be adware or spyware.

usrprmpt.exe

Usrprmpt.exe is a part of Symantec's Security Center.

viewmgr.exe

viewmgr.exe is installed with recent versions of AOL, and most people feel that is a form of malware. However, it can be dealt with and removed.

wapitr.exe

Wapitr.exe is a part of PurityScan.wtss Adware.

wcescomm.exe

Wcescomm.exe is the software that is used to synchronize your Windows CE device with your desktop PC.

wfwvkdyl.exe

While the name could be meaningless, wfwvkdyl.exe could possibly be a manifest ion of a virus.

winnet.exe

wupdater.exe

Wupdater.exe is spyware, and should be removed by an up-to-date spyware scanner.