Several instances of msnappau.exe running.

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Gunilla, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. Gunilla

    Gunilla Guest

    Hi group.

    I have WinXP Pro SP2 and IE/OE 6.0 fully updated and patched. Have Clam AV,
    SpywareBlaster, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE, WinPatrol newest, ProcessGuard and
    much more.

    Now it is like this that my daughter use to use MSN Messenger 6.2 and got
    this MSN Toolbar also installed which is good we think. The only thing
    though is the MSN Updater that seems to create several of its own copy which
    is running at the same time but with different PID's then and size and I
    can't terminate them, nothing can do it!

    I have set in ProcessGuard to never allow msnappau.exe to be running, have
    deselected it in Msconfig, have suspended it in Winpatrol, have deleted the
    "run" key in the registry and the main program of msnappau.exe is not
    running, but still I can see in the taskmanager at least two and sometimes
    three instances of that program running. Why can they still run? How many
    msnappau.exe is there supposed to be running at the same time?

    When trying to terminate them with Process Explorer it freezes, with APM
    (Advanced Process Manipulation-Sysinternals) it freezes, with TaskManager it
    freezes and I have to wait before the freezing is over and then Dr. Watson
    sends an error report.

    Regarding my AV, Spybot, Ad-Aware and online scanners I have nothing
    malicious but this "" that Spybot S&D found today
    but Kazaa has never been on this computer, no P2P program at all in fact
    besides MSN Messenger but we have disabled the filesharing option.

    I am very grateful for someone who can spread some knowledge about this.


    Gunilla, Dec 5, 2004
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