> I saw in my Task Manager Processes the following process: "flashutil9e.exe".
> I've search on the internet and I found something, that says is a virus. Can
> be or not? I ask this because, I really don't remeber to install something
> like this on my computer and why is that number in the name:
> "flashutil9e.exe", i mean that "9"... ?
> I am nervous because in the last three, four days i formated my hdd for many
> times because of viruses... ...
> Please, little help here...
According to a quick Google for "flashutil9e.exe", this file is most
likely connected with Adobe's Flash Player and not malware. That said,
malware can rename itself to anything.
I can't believe you've formatted your hard drive "for many times"! What
are you doing that you are continually getting infected (or think you
are)? While it has become more necessary now than it was in the past to
do a completely wipe/reinstall on computers infected with certain types
of malware, a clean install is still not the first step of malware
removal for a home machine.
To make sure your computer is clean, go through at least some of the
scanning procedures listed here:
To make sure you stay clean, practice "Safe Hex" as described on these
- So How Did I Get
- The Parasite Fight
Harry Waldron - The Family PC - How to stay safe on the Internet
- Eric Howes on
Rogue Antispyware Programs
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User