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TODO: <Product name>* (lndfil.exe)


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righthand

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:tazz: lndfil.exe
TODO: <Product name>* (lndfil.exe)

c:\windows\system32\indfil.exe

What does this file do?
Cannot find any info on net!
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Any file running from your system32 directory should be immediately suspect. On a brand new, clean xp system, the only files running from there are:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe

After that, everything is an add-on and non-essential (that does not mean, not useful or bad). I am not saying that no files do...printer processes are notorious, but they at least bare investigation.

Find the file, right click it, choose Properties, scan the version tab. A properly coded, good file will almost always identify itself in this way.

Files that lack vendor info and other telltale signs should be stopped, renamed (indfil.old) and the system rebooted. If nothing you use complains, it is safe to delete, but you may want to keep it around for a little bit.
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gerryf thank you.
I'm using WinTask to block the excess files for now.
Is that idea ok.
;) :tazz:
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