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    • afd.sys

      afd.sys

      Afd.sys (Windows Ancillary Function Driver) is a driver for Winsock, which is a program necessary to connect the computer to the Internet. It runs when the computer is booted and is responsible for all Internet connections on the computer, including wireless, LAN, browser, and third-party application connections. Afd.sys is a critical part of the Windows

    • wmiprvse.exe

      wmiprvse.exe

      WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is a part of the Microsoft Windows OS. Developers use Windows Management Instrumentation to create applications for event monitoring, the purpose of which is to alert PC users in case of a problem. Scripts and management applications use WMI to execute operations or get data in different languages. Programmers who work

    • System Idle Process

      System Idle Process

      The System Idle Process on computers running the Microsoft Windows Operating System (OS) typically displays when it is using more than 90% of the computer’s CPU. This confuses many users as they believe that there is an OS error or more drastically that the computer is infected with malware. In reality, the System Idle Process

    • mcshield.exe

      mcshield.exe

      Mcshield.exe is a third party software process that belongs to the McAfee On-Access Anti-virus Scanner. It is a real-time shield of the McAfee anti-virus software that continuously monitors files, folders, and programs that the user, the computer, and/or third party applications access in order to detect possible threats. Mcshield.exe is generally considered a safe program

    • sndvol32.exe

      sndvol32.exe

      In simple terms, sndvol32.exe can be described as a Microsoft Windows certified executable system file that comes along with all 32-bit versions of Windows operating system and is responsible for controlling volume and mixer settings of audio channels inside the computer. Why is sndvol32.exe essential in a PC? – Located primarily in system32 directory on

    • mfehidk.sys

      mfehidk.sys

      Mfehidk.sys is a system process that runs in the computer background and maintains the Host Intrusion Detection System for McAfee Anti-virus. It is essentially a real-time shield and detects malicious software as it runs on the computer before it has a chance to cause significant damage. Mfehidk.sys is also known, however, for slowing computers down

    • mom.exe

      mom.exe

      MOM.exe is a monitoring program for the Catalyst Control Center that ATI Technologies created. It monitors ATI video card graphics use and is essential for running certain functions of the video card’s graphics driver. MOM.exe is included with all drivers and updates for version 7.2 and newer of the Catalyst Control Center and generally runs

    • ntuser.dat

      ntuser.dat

      An Ntuser.dat file is a Windows Operating System registry file that contains preferences and settings for each user account on a computer. Each user account has its own unique Ntuser.dat file, which Windows references to display the Start Menu, desktop icons and background, Documents folder, browsing history, and other personalized configurations. Ntuser.dat files can be

    • xpnetdiag.exe

      xpnetdiag.exe

      Xpnetdiag.exe is the process for an XP Network Diagnostic program that runs on the Windows XP Operating System. XP Network Diagnostic allows users to troubleshoot problems associated with LANs (Local Area Networks), WANs (Wide Area Networks), and WLANs (Wireless Local Area Networks). XP Network Diagnostic can be used when the user is no longer able

    • dllhost.exe

      dllhost.exe

      Dllhost.exe is an essential Windows process that allows executable files to access DLL files that are stored on a computer. A DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file contains source code or parameters for running or communicating with a specific application or device. Because every executable file or program on a computer uses DLL files, Dllhost.exe is

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