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30 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 
Application titled "Web Browser" Opens and...

Says something about a program may be using to much memory. Would you like to terminate. yes or no?

This popped up for me last night. I think ive seen it once before. Any idea what this is? I cant find any information on this application "Web Browser".

My computer seems fine. Not worried. Just curious.
Thanks.


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30 Jun 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

RanSy,

First and foremost, carry out following.
HOW TO USE WINDOWS DEFENDER OFFLINE ON A USB STICK
Windows Defender Offline
is a free standalone, bootable malware and virus remover from Microsoft.
performs an offline scan of an infected PC to remove viruses, rootkits and other advanced malware.

Download Windows Defender Offline (about 764 kB)

You will have the choice of downloading the 32bit version (x86) or the 64 bit version (x64).
The link will help you determine whether you are running a 32 bit version or 64 bit version of Windows

NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 32 bit version using a 64 bit version of Windows
NOTE!! You can download and prepare a 64 bit version using a 32bit version of Windows.

You run the 32 bit version on a 32 bit version of Windows.
You run the 64 bit version on a 64 bit version of Windows.

The 32 bit download file name is: mssstool32.exe
The 64 bit download file name is: mssstool64.exe

For the curious, this program was originally name Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper.


INSTALLATION:
You will need an Internet Connection.
Insert 512 mB (Microsoft’s 256 mB is no longer accurate) or larger USB stick into a usb port.
Run the downloaded program--mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe
NEXT button
Choose the option On a USB flash drive that is not password protected
NEXT button
NEXT button
.
The install program will format the usb stick using the NTFS format.
The install program will download about 210 mB.
The install program will name the USB stick WDO_Media32 or WDO_Media64
The WDO_Media32 usb stick will have used space of 255 mB (268,140,544 bytes)
The WDO_Media64 usb stick will have used space of 282 mB (296,165,376 bytes)
You can expect the number of mB to increase as more malware appears.

UPDATE Windows Defender Offline USB stick:
reinsert the usb stick
run the installation program, mssstool64.exe or mssstool32.exe, again.
the update will download about 66 mB (mssstool32.exe) and 68 mB (mssstool64.exe).

Since the malware database is sometimes updated several times in a day, always update before running.

PERFORM AN OFFLINE SCAN
Bootup your computer from the USB stick
Windows Defender Offline will automatically perform a quick scan.
After the quick scan finishes, Choose Full Scan
Select all of your drives

The initial, full scan can easily take several hours, but
Remember, your computer is being very thoroughly checked for all types of malware.


RESULTS OF THE SCAN
The results will be in 4 log files on your computer's disk in:
\Windows\Microsoft Antimalware\Support
msssWrapper.log, (reveals start and stop time of WDO)
MPDetection-dddddddd-nnnnnn.log, (version of detection engine and AV database)
MPLog-dddddddd-nnnnnn.log (scan summary), and
MpCacheStats.log
.

Upload the four log files please.
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30 Jun 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RanSy View Post
Says something about a program may be using to much memory. Would you like to terminate. yes or no?

This popped up for me last night. I think ive seen it once before. Any idea what this is? I cant find any information on this application "Web Browser".

My computer seems fine. Not worried. Just curious.
Thanks.
start task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC) and look what processes are running. Sort the list on memory used. Now you know the name of the exe. And the description. rightclick on it "open file location".
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30 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

@ karlsnooks. I have anti virus software and have already scanned my computer. Nothings wrong there.
Scanned with Avast! and Spybot Search and Destroy.

@ Kaktussoft Last night when I went into task manager (failed to mention this, sorry) i went into the applications section of "web browser" and it led me to my Skype service, which I do not understand why. As for any other .exe. I couldn't find anything.

Just to be safe ill go ahead and run this on a stick anyway.
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30 Jun 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

task manager->processes tab. This tells you which exe is the problem
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30 Jun 2012   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RanSy View Post
@ karlsnooks. I have anti virus software and have already scanned my computer. Nothings wrong there.
Scanned with Avast! and Spybot Search and Destroy.

@ Kaktussoft Last night when I went into task manager (failed to mention this, sorry) i went into the applications section of "web browser" and it led me to my Skype service, which I do not understand why. As for any other .exe. I couldn't find anything.

Just to be safe ill go ahead and run this on a stick anyway.
Definitely do. If you want a better running system, remove Spybot.

If you want the best anti-malware protection then use Microsoft Security Essentials, MSE,link in my signature.
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30 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

Having an issue. I update the software on my usb stick. However every time i try to run my laptop from the drive. Defender always says its outdated (even though i updated it) and wont let me scan.
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30 Jun 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Reread the instructions very carefully.

You are overlooking a step or performing a step incorrectly.

this msg does not appear when the procedure is correctly executed.

the link I provided, and the one in my signature, both supply with the Microsoft write-up, if you would prefer.
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30 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64
 
 

No. When i run the file the second time to update it, it claims its updated. I also tried updating it after you run the drive at start up. Which just gets an error each time. Ive looked at the steps countless times. At the moment im just reinstalling it on the drive again
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30 Jun 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You are reinstalling "what" to "which" drive?
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