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  • Installing the Tiny Personal Firewall

    Interest of a firewall When a computer is connected to the Internet (or to any network), it is a potential target for attacks. Numerous data packets are sent at random by hackers in order to locate machines connected to the network.... Read more

    Practical notes
    September 11, 2012 at 09:27 AM
  • Installing a VPN server on XP

    Interest of a VPN Setting up a virtual private network allows you to connect remote computers in a secure fashion via an unreliable (Internet) connection, as if they were on the same LAN. This procedure is used by many companies in... Read more

    Practical notes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • alg - alg.exe

    alg - alg.exe The process alg.exe (alg stands for Application Layer Gateway) is a generic Windows NT/2000/XP process which manages the third-party Internet Connection Sharing protocol, and, if need be, your firewall. The process alg is... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • ascv - ascv.exe

    ascv - ascv.exe The presence of the process ascv.exe (ascv) may indicate the presence of a Trojan horse. How do you get rid of ascv.exe? Here is a list of teps to help you disinfect your machine and learn about the mechanisms of... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • ati2evxx - ati2evxx.exe

    ati2evxx - ati2evxx.exe The process ati2evxx.exe (ati2evxx stands for ATI External Event Utility EXE Module) is a process which enables shortcut keys for accessing the control panel of ATI graphics cards. The ATI control panel, found in... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • bpk - bpk.exe

    bpk - bpk.exe The presence of bpk.exe (bpk) indicates the presence of a keylogger, a malware program which records your passwords without your knowing. How do you get rid of bpk.exe? Here is a list of tips to help you disinfect your... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • ccmexec - ccmexec.exe

    The process ccmexec or ccmexec exe (Microsoft SMS Agent Host ) is part of the Microsoft SMS (Systems Management Server) suite, which is mainly used to distribute software patches to the machines on a network. The file that corresponds... Read more

    Windows processes
    January 27, 2021 at 04:55 AM
  • cidaemon - cidaemon.exe

    cidaemon - cidaemon.exe cidaemon.exe (cidaemon, Microsoft Indexing Service) is a generic Windows NT/2000/XP process corresponding to the Microsoft Windows Indexing Service. The indexing service catalogues all files on the computer in... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • Cmd (cmd.exe)

    Windows Command Prompt or cmd.exe is a Windows NT and CE family, OS/2, eComStation, ArcaOS, and ReactOS generic process that opens a text-mode console for running programs using a command line. This article will explain its use to you... Read more

    Windows processes
    January 26, 2021 at 11:11 AM
  • csrss - csrss.exe

    csrss - csrss.exe csrss.exe (csrss stands for Client/Server Runtime Subsystem) is a Windows NT/2000/XP generic process used for managing windows and graphical elements of Windows. The process control is not in any way a virus, a worm, a... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • ddhelp - ddhelp.exe

    ddhelp - ddhelp.exe ddhelp.exe (ddhelp stands for DirectDraw Helper) is a Windows NT/2000/XP generic process which is an integral part of DirectX, used for displaying graphics. The file that corresponds to this process is normally found... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • dmadmin - dmadmin.exe

    dmadmin - dmadmin.exe dmadmin.exe (dmadmin stands for Direct Memory Administration) is a Windows NT/2000/XP generic process used for managing hard drives and volumes. This service is not launched until configuration begins. The process... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • dns - dns.exe

    dns - dns.exe dns.exe (dns stands for Domain Name Service) is a Windows NT/2000/XP generic process used for managing name server requests. The process dns is not in any way a virus, a worm, a Trojan horse, spyware, or adware. DNS.exe is... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • dslagent - dslagent.exe

    dslagent - dslagent.exe dslagent.exe (dslagent stands for Digital Subscriber Line Agent) is a process which corresponds the to Eicon ADSL modem manager. It is an application which can safely be terminated. However, ending this program... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • dumprep - dumprep.exe

    dumprep - dumprep.exe dumprep.exe (dumprep stands for Dump Reporting Tool) is a Windows 2000/XP/2003 generic process which creates a memory status report (a memory dump) whenever a software error occurs. The process dumprep is not in... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • explorer - explorer.exe

    explorer - explorer.exe explorer.exe is a Windows NT/2000/XP generic process. It is a process which manages the user interface (shell) as well as the Windows graphical interface (the desktop). The process explorer is not in any way a... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • fast - fast.exe

    fast - fast.exe The process fast.exe is an integral part of the Microsoft PowerToys suite, used for switching users with a single mouseclick. The file that corresponds to this process is normally found in the directory... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • fvprotect - fvprotect.exe

    fvprotect - fvprotect.exe The process fvprotect.exe (fvprotect) may indicate the presence of the NetSky worm (Win32/Netsky.Q or WORM_NETSKY.P), which disguises itself as a component of Norton Antivirus. How do you get rid of... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • grpconv - grpconv.exe

    grpconv - grpconv.exe grpconv.exe (grpconv stands for Windows Program Group Converter) is a Windows NT/2000/XP generic process used for converting program groups from older versions of Windows. The process grpconv is not in any way a... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM
  • gsicon - gsicon.exe

    gsicon - gsicon.exe gsicon.exe (gsicon) is a process corresponding to an ADSL modem status monitor which provides information on the connection. It is an application which can be terminated without disrupting the connection.... Read more

    Windows processes
    October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM