Re: Process called "System" - Is it malware?



It is normal to see "system" process running user system user name. If you
try to kill the process tree it you will get a message that you can not
because it is critical to system operation. Using something like Process
Explorer will not show any executable mapped to it. --- Steve


"Boysdaddy" <Boysdaddy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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I just noticed a process running on my Windows 2000 server called "system".
It is not called "System idle process" or "System.exe" or "System.dll" or
anything else, just "system". Is that a legitimate process or malware?
It
is using a significant amount of CPU time (approx. 15%).


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