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What's up with this path name?


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I was using a few process utilities and found the path name to my winlogon.exe to be a little strange (\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe). Are the question marks in front of th path name normal. I tried to locate the .exe but with the two question marks in front of it, my comp. says the .exe does not exhist. Thats what raised my suspicions. In any case does this path name indicate that I should start becoming concerned? The last time I found anything with "??" in front it turned out to be some pretty nasty malware. Any thoughts on this anyone? :tazz:

\??\C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe

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google search
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what software were you using?
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for the process utilities I use Tune Up Utilities, SpyBot SD, and Advanced Administrative Tools. Google searches didn't come up with anything.
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