In the past we have covered what are the essential processes needed to run Windows which is useful for allowing you to spot adware/spyware and viruses because you know which ones should be running and which ones shouldnt. We have compiled a list for your convenience of common Adware/Spyware applications and the name of the processes they run allowing you to identify them without the use of scanners.
If any of those processes are spotted on a PC, they should be removed immediately. Luckily alot of them have an install program in Add/Remove Programs under Control Panel.
For example, if you find mwsoemon.exe on your/your clients computer you should look for “MyWebSearch Toolbar” in the Add/Remove Programs list. If it is not there it can be removed with applications such as Hijack This!.
|Process Name||Adware/Spyware Product|
|autoupdate.exe||Apropos Media adware|
|save.exe||WhenU SaveNow adware|
|vmss.exe||Delfin Media Viewer|