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Old 12-27-2006, 09:43 AM   #1
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Default Uhhhh, what are these processes?



What are those? Are they safe, or viruses/spyware? I've never seen them before...
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i think soundman is for your sound card cuz i belive I have it. Google the other ones to see what they are.
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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Looks like they're in the registry. Soundman is definitely sound drivers by Realtek. I've seen it before too on previous installs.
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"APRWRMSG.EXE" is a windows process, note the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current

"ALCXMNTR.EXE" - The Realtek AC97 Audio monitor - nothing to worry about, again, note the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current

"SOUNDMAN.EXE" - This is installed with sounds cards made by Realtek, again, nothing to worry about, again, note the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Current

Anything with Microsoft\Windows in the directory line is generally safe, always best to check up on them though.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:13 AM   #5
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Cool, thanks.
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