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"Ending now" messages while shutting down


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dflo404

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Lately, whenever I shut down or restart my computer, one of those "Program not responding, ending program, select to end now" messages appears, for some sort of program with a name I don't recognize. I don't remember exactly what the names are off hand, but they are similar to names such as "de2" or "3e01" and other random assortments of letters and numbers. What programs are these messages referring to?

I use Windows XP Media Center Edition with Service Pack 2.

Other than that, my computer runs perfectly fine.
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If you haven't installed anything recently start to expect malware. If you go to Programs>Accessories>System Information and look in Software>Loaded Modules you may find some of those strange names. Google them and if they indicated malware go to that forum.
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I tried shutting down again and got one of the programs. It was simply called "1150", don't know if this helps.

It's not on that loaded modules list, and I can't seem to find anything on Google.
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if you don't feel safe deleting it you can always try just disabling it for msconfig startups if it is there so that it won't be running in the background

I think it is malware and one should go to the malware section here with it, please go though the steps mentioned in the below link, the link will then explain what to do after that
http://www.geekstogo..._Log-t2852.html
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