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Windows 7: mmc.exe and others show "unknown publisher"; require elevation

07 Oct 2015   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
mmc.exe and others show "unknown publisher"; require elevation

hi friends
I've had no changes to my system that I know of but "out of the blue" I have mmc.exe giving me an elevation request showing "unknown publisher" - hence a security or UAC issue.

can someone point me to a valid thread that will steer me through a REAL answer? I have perused the flood of such errors threaded onto microsoft forums and all end in about the same sorry state: "please do a system restore"..... "please run sfc /scannow and that will keep you busy for awhile - tada"

thanks for your help

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08 Oct 2015   #2
mdd1963

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

get process explorer from sysinternals.....

it has options for showing virus total hashes, and, valid company signatures for all processes/programs running...

(mmc.exe MIGHT be legit, but, I'd investigate first)
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