August 25th, 2012, 12:53 AM
August 25th, 2012, 07:27 PM
Hi, and welcome to AO
I have moved your post from the security tutorials forum as we don't handle specific questions in the tutorials threads, and it is 8.5 year old, anyways.
You do not say which version of Windows you are running, so I will assume Windows XP or later?.............on the grounds that it doesn't have a "true" DOS prompt.
To get messages to stick/page you have to go into the command/run prompt and type cmd This should bring up a lookalike DOS prompt box, that will emulate DOS functionality more faithfully.
Now, to get to your question:
I have this recollection that I have seen process identifier 5000 when USB stick drives have been connected, or possibly cameras or SD cards? Basically it had something to do with USB connected external memory devices.
Typically, the connection of such devices does not show up in Task Manager unless they have some fancy software that loads with them, such as encryption, password protection and so forth.
So, please disconnect any such devices, reboot, and re-run your tests to see if process 5000 is still there.
As an aside, whenever I encounter software that tells me that I have problems and doesn't even offer to cure a sample of them I just uninstall it............I want to see proof that it works before payment!
As for your system running slow, and Kaspersky not detecting anything, it would be helpful to know which version of Windows you are running. In general these products have free versions for private use at least:
Spybot Search & Destroy
They frequently find things that traditional security suites do not and they will clean them if possible, and without payment
Last edited by nihil; August 25th, 2012 at 07:29 PM.
August 28th, 2012, 03:45 AM
Process Explorer can show you a far more detailed view of running processes, including sub processes and PIDs.
You may also need to specifically run tasks such as netstat or Process Monitor as Administrator, by right clicking on the application (cmd.exe, procmon.exe) and selecting "Run as Administrator" in order to bypass UAC restrictions.
Once you have isolated the process, Process Monitor can be used to view in real time what the process is doing as far as registry or file system operations.
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