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System.exe "NT kernel & system" suss?

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#1
I have a process called "System" with description "NT kernel & system"

Seems a bit suss?

Some exe sites have users all saying its got to go, ms answers said similar.

Looking for some answers as to what this is?

thanks.
 

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richc46

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#2

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#3
I have a process called "System" with description "NT kernel & system"

Seems a bit suss?

Some exe sites have users all saying its got to go, ms answers said similar.

Looking for some answers as to what this is?

thanks.
That is probably the windows kernel which is the very core of the operating system. Your operating system can't function without it. If it'll make you feel better you can scan your computer with a good anti virus and malwarabytes. If you wish you can try clicking on view and then select columns. Check PID (Process Identifier) and then ok. For the entry in question if under the PID column the number is very low (mine is 4; it may very for you) then it is more likely that it is the kernel. If you find that it is something else or you right click on it, select properties, and you find that the location is somewhere other than Windows than it is probably a virus. As for me, selecting properties brings up nothing. Try looking up the process identifier and attempting to look up the properties and let us know what you find.
 
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    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
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    1 TB
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    Compaq Presario SR5350F
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#4
I have a process called "System" with description "NT kernel & system"

Seems a bit suss?

Some exe sites have users all saying its got to go, ms answers said similar.

Looking for some answers as to what this is?

thanks.
I sorry but I don't understand your question? What do you mean by suss?
I think it means suspicious, and there is no valid system file called system.exe.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
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    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
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    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
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    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
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    Stock PSU - 375W
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    Stock Fan
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#5
I think it means suspicious, and there is no valid system file called system.exe.
If you'd note the OP didn't say system.exe but said System. I have the same thing and my system is clean. It is probably the windows kernel.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB

richc46

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#6
I have a process called "System" with description "NT kernel & system"

Seems a bit suss?

Some exe sites have users all saying its got to go, ms answers said similar.

Looking for some answers as to what this is?

thanks.
I sorry but I don't understand your question? What do you mean by suss?
I think it means suspicious, and there is no valid system file called system.exe.
Agreed
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT
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#7
I think it means suspicious, and there is no valid system file called system.exe.
If you'd note the OP didn't say system.exe but said System. I have the same thing and my system is clean. It is probably the windows kernel.

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Well, if you look at the thread title, you will see a different story. Let's find out whether the source of the OP's information EXPLICITLY included ".exe".
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    Stock Dell 0TP406
    Memory
    4 gb (DDR2 800) 400MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 (512 MBytes)
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 x Dell 2007FP and 1 x (old) Sonic flat screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 1200 and 1280 x 1204
    Hard Drives
    1 x 640Gb (SATA 300)
    Western Digital: WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

    1 x 1Tb (SATA 600)
    Western Digital: Caviar Black, SATA 6GB/S, 64Mb cache, 8ms
    Western Digital: WDC WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 ATA Device
    PSU
    Stock PSU - 375W
    Case
    Dell XPS 420
    Cooling
    Stock Fan
    Mouse
    Advent Optical ADE-WG01 (colour change light up)
    Keyboard
    Dell Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    120 kb/s
    Other Info
    ASUS USB 3.0 5Gbps/SATA 6Gbps - PCI-Express Combo Controller Card (U3S6)

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#8
Well, if you look at the thread title, you will see a different story. Let's find out whether the source of the OP's information EXPLICITLY included ".exe".
Agreed.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
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#9
thanks for help everyone.

Just says system, not exe.

Still showed on clean boot, so i guess its part of windows & important?
 

My Computer

System One

  • CPU
    it 870
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GT220
    Monitor(s) Displays
    30" + 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1600p
    Hard Drives
    old 320GB

richc46

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#10
Try in safe mode
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT