Updating macafee detection signature
In other cases, is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm! I thus had two processes named running at once--the legitimate one in System32, and the bogus one, that I discovered using Security Task Manager.
The bogus one was 5.5 MB whereas the legit one is less than 1 MB. When windows starts, I get a message saying that systask32 isn't functioning. I am pretty sure the viral one is the one in capitals, but I'm not sure. Can cause computer to freeze for a second or two or totally bogg down.
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