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What is the purpose of these two files?

By dliby ·
On one of our computers I found two files uses a lot of cpu resources. psybnc.sys and mkserv.exe.
I terminated both files without any problems. I cannot find any references to these anywhere. I have Symantec run. Plus I ran Spybot and ad-aware. None of these programs give me any indication of what these files are doing.
Does anyone know what they are from?

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by JamesRL In reply to What is the purpose of th ...

Neither files was found in the Process Library database (www.processlibrary.com) and I can find nothing through Google searches either. That alone should tell you that these are not "valid" processes and you should try to eliminate them. I would use Regedit to search the registry and eliminate any reference to them, and also use MSCONFIG to turn off all non MS startup applications, and then add them one at a time until you discover what startup program or process is spawning them.

James

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by ctrservices In reply to What is the purpose of th ...

Definitely malware. Besides deleting any reference to these in the Registry, you will probably find other instances of them in a Search of the entire file system that you can should delete.

When finished with deleting, I would suggest running HijackThis and sending the log to the HJT website to make sure there is nothing else on the system.

And lastly, I would encourage you to run a rootkit detector on the system.

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by dmiles In reply to What is the purpose of th ...

Psybnc.exe-file is associated with Linux OS,the networking command to setup comm ports

The other file did not yield any results.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to What is the purpose of th ...

run this program. (it is free download)

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html

It will tell you where the process are being called from and what is calling them.

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by NZ_Justice In reply to What is the purpose of th ...

run this program. (it is free download)

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/ProcessExplorer.html

It will tell you where the process are being called from and what is calling them.

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