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1.8MM File Handles Open

Q: 1.8MM File Handles Open

According to Task Manager

Two instances of SmartCopy.exe *32 , (1 each for 2 users logged in) have a combined total of 1.8MM File Handles open.

I can't imagine that is normal so what would cause that?

Any suggestions?

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A: 1.8MM File Handles Open

Either:

1) A bug in the app. They don't call CloseHandle() in appropriate places in their code due to some type of synchronisation oversight, most likely between different threads. This can only be fixed by recoding the app and removing the bug.

or...

2) External code injected into the app is buggy and preventing the smooth closure of handles in one or more places in the app's code. This would be something like your anti-virus most likely. Uninstalling the AV temporarily would be a good thing to try.

Utilities like the (Sysinternals) "Process Explorer" and "Handle" can tell you more about the nature of those handles, and (if you've done that type of work before) attaching to the process with a debugger will give you more still. However, if this is not your code, you won't be able to fix the bugs without involvement from the vendor who sold it to you.

Good luck.

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There is a lot of confusion regarding how CIS behaves when a file is updated (modified\changed). I think what is most confusing is that alerts and auto-sandboxing occurs for what the user knows to be a Trusted file. They do not expect CIS to treat Trusted files in such a manner - and - think this is a random, out-of-the-blue quirk\bug. It is not; CIS is working as intended.

When any Trusted file is updated (modified), then CIS will change the rating to Unrecognized - and consequently - alerts and\or auto-sandboxing of the file will occur (of course this depends upon the user's chosen settings).

For example, MBAM has been recently updated by Malwarebytes. Naturally, user wants that new, juicy update. So how will CIS behave in this situation? MBAM is a safe, trusted app and so are all its modules. What will happen in CIS when the files are updated?

In the CIS file list, all the modules were rated as Trusted by Comodo. During installation of the update, CIS re-rates all changed and newly introduced modules to Unrecognized. Notice the Rating column. mbam.exe has been changed to Unrecognized. mbam.sys and mcaw.sys are MBAM drivers. They too were rated as Trusted, but now have been changed by CIS to Unrecognized.

Also, CIS will create a "duplicate" File List entry when a file is updated; it doesn't mean there are multiple installations of the same file -it's just a way to keep track of when the file was modified and - technically - show that... Read more

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I am using a Win 98 machine as a file server for a database program on a peer to peer lan. When several 'clients' have a lot of files open , the 'server' will not allow any more files to be opened. (Net Watcher will show the number of open files to be around 250 at this point but sometimes higher) I assume i am running up against the max number of file handles on the Win 98 machine. how can i increase the number of files that can be open.
Any help appreciated.
Thanks
 

A:peer to peer and file handles

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I'm using Windows 8.0

The task should be simple. I don't want to be so engrossed in my work on my computer as to miss picking up my daughter from the school bus. (Phone alarms have let me down in the past with dead bat issues etc.) So I thought I'd simply use the task scheduler
to throw up a photo on the screen in front of reminding me to get off the computer and go to the bus stop.


However, each time the program is run (which is simply C:/alarm.jpg - I even placed it back in root C in an effort to solve the problem - to no avail) It just brings up a "How do you want to open this file?"

Yes I know what you might say - that's a good enough alarm anyway - but that's not the point. I had originally used an mp3 file so the music would play loud (that way even if I'm at the loo or on the phone I would hear it) but I scrapped that and because
it too failed to load and I tried using the picture file instead, thinking surely IT would have no problem loading Windows Photo viewer!!!

When the dialogue opens up ad asks "How do you want to open this file?"
It already has listed at the top the very first option "CONTINUE USING WINDOWS PHOTO VIEWER" so it KNOWS that is the default program  - so why on earth is it asking????

I had the same problem with a music file despite the fact that the default MP3 player is VLC media player.

The arguments and start-in fields are blank.

What is the point of a scheduler that will not do what i... Read more

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I wanted to edit the Hosts file to add something to it. I opened notepad++ and navigated to where it was and I couldn't see the etc directory in windows/system32/drivers/ with the file open in notepad++. I navigate in explorer and right click on hosts and edit with notepad++ and that works fine. Now I can navigate with windows notepad just fine. I asked a friend to try and it can see it fine and open it in notepad++. This is frustrating. I add some sites to it to block adware and spyware. I know my security suite can do this but I still double protect myself

I did do group policy edites like on this forum Tired of UAC & Security Prompts? Tell Windows that you're the admin! - Windows 8 General Discussion - Help and Discussion and here Tutorial: How to make Windows 8 understand you ARE the Administrator

I just would like to know why he can and I can't? I have turned uac off completely and did those 2 group policy edits. That is all I did.

Now I am not the greatest with all this stuff. I google what I need to figure out and then follow those steps.

A:Notepad++ can't can't use file open to open hosts file

Now I just want to add to this that I downloaded EditPad Lite and it has no issues finding the hosts file.

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I have a clickfree backup #HD1037NSE on vista upgraded to 7, 64bit. I am showing a handles leak in the 65,000 range and rising in task manager. The promo for clickfree says that it has 207 handles. My windows memory diagnostic pointed this out, and I have been looking fruitlessly for an answer, as to what it means, for hours. Can anyone tell me what is going on???

Looking for info???????
 

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Hello, Im not sure if this is in the right category. but here we go. For about a week now strange notifications from Norton have started popping up stating that a certain program is using 100% of one CPU (i.e today it said Photo Frame was the culprit) also it said that a file or something was using 1,074,000 handles, which is INSANE! Im not sure about the program or file though So next time it pops up ill write it down.

So, I am a little bit worried what is causing this all of a sudden, hopefully not a virus or something of that matter.

Thanks,

GhastlyGhoul

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16343 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1414312 MB, Free - 1301382 MB;
Motherboard: Gateway, H57M01, , U01N100500384
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

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anyone come across something like this before? (the Handles)

A:cpu performance and handles

Sure we all have this, different numbers on each PC. Having an issue ? Do have a lot of processes running 146.
A process is basically just programs that are running. A thread is the entity within a process that can be scheduled for execution.

Handle (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia If understand this.

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Hi,

I am trying to clean a computer that was littered with adware, trojans and a couple virusses. I believe I got most of it eliminated thanks to many tips on this site.

Machine runs stable in safe mode.

If I boot normal, the computer start slowing down immediately. I noticed that the number of handles and threads steadily go up (7000+ handles) until everything comes to a grinding halt.

I would appriciate any help with the following HJT.LOG

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:58:55 PM, on 3/21/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Desktop\FixXP\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.uri.edu/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer Provided by Cox High Speed Internet
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
O2 - BHO: MSW.cIExplorer - {4B57B77A-B130-4EB8-8CFB-... Read more

A:Sloooooooww (many handles and threads)

Well for one thing.. I know bearshare is not help'n.. probley dont want that on there anymore...

here are a few lines that I dont like..

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [476k32R] shuca.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BearShare] "C:\Program Files\BearShare\BearShare.exe" /pause
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sctdaa] c:\windows\system32\sctdaa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LwpqRSd5i] scldecod.exe

Someone may be able to shed some light on what these programs are... but they dont look too valid to me..
 

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After going into a government website site I found that the layout of toolbars had changed.

First, there was just one line, each section being short of items on display (only be accessible by clicking an arrow).

Second, there were no handles to rearrange into two or more lines, which presumably would enable all icons to show.

Thirdly, I had text descrptions against icons. But they have vanished, and when I click the Size Icone / Customise the option to add text to icons is greyed out.

I have tried eveything, included re-starting, but to no avail.

Can anyone help with this please? Thanks.

A:Lost handles on toolbars

Following my original posting, the problem has mostly been resolved, In the course of 'clicking everything' I clicked on the maximise button - the display size reduced and I dragged it back to full size. -Everything but one thing was back to normal! Huge sigh of relief.

However, there is still one mystery - the handles on the toolbar are still missing. Any ideas?

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Windows 2000 Server with terminal services was broken into and Administrator was compromised. Now WINLOGON.EXE processes are leaking handles and using CPU in bursts. Server must be rebooted every few hours due to exhausted memory. Does anyone have any suggestions to fix this? Thanks.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:04:27 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\termsrv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CA\Alert\ALERT.EXE
C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT\beremote.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\CpqRcmc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\Dfssvc.exe
E:\eagle\EagleWebPoller\EagleWebOrderPoller.exe
E:\eagle\EagleWebUsagePoller\EagleWebUsagePoller.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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A:Winlogon.exe Leaking Handles

Hi Kevin,Looks like a mess. My suggestion, reinstall. I know that is a major pita when it comes to Terminal Services and setting up all the apps again, but with a hack you never know what they did. Can we clean up all the running malware, yes, but we will not be able to tell if any policy changes have been made, registry settings that lower your sam account enumeration, etc etc. So with all of that said, I seriously suggest you reinstall.If on the other hand, you want me to move forward and help you clean up the machine, I will be more than happy to.Regardless of what you do, do me a favor and submit a file for me.This file :C:\WINNT\system32\yahoo.exePlease submit it at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.php?channel=3Just a note, if you want to do this right, you will have to disable terminal services while we fix it as the users logged on will make it difficult to properly clean. Also it is going to be nigh impossible to make sure that you do not get reinfected from programs running on other users profiles. I am willing to give it a try though. Up to you.

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When I have a frame or image in Word 97, it will only resize vertically. Using the other handles makes the image go the size of the entire screen. Also you can only drag images to the left, center, or right side of the screen.
Thanks for any help
John
 

A:resizing handles Word 97

Try this, Snow, but I'm not promising anything. Cut the picture. Hit Edit-Paste special and select Picture. Now try resizing. If you can't resize it that way, right-click the picture and hit Format picture. Go to the size tab and try it that way. You should lock the ratio first.

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Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word
http://www.brainbench.com
 

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Okay, Spy Sweeper prompted me to install the newer build, so I did. I used to only have 8000 handles on start up, now I have 15,000. Could it be because the newer build requires more to function? Just curious.
 

A:Quick Questions about Handles

As long as computer performance is not an issue and you are clean of malware/viruses etc then its not an issue.
 

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I have a VB 6 app that runs fine for about a week, then comes to a halt with a message "unable to allocate image handles".

This seems to me like I have used all the available graphics handles. Any ideas on what I could be doing that is eating handles.

The program cycles one per second, and had several picture controls with a background image, and vb shape lines on top.
 

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So I upgraded this morning from 8.1 to 10, so far I really like it.

I am curious about how Windows 10 handles it's updates? In 8.1, I could go into control panel, and double click on windows update, and it would find any available updates ( usually defender on a daily basis) and then some routine updates usually monthly. I always preferred to select the updates I wanted to install and then install them on my own time.

Don't know that I see a way to do this in Windows 10? I did find under settings, where I could choose to only download from Microsoft and to notify me rather than automatic - does that accomplish the same thing? Will it notify me and allow me to choose the updates I want to install?

I know sometimes previously in 8.1 updates might find some hardware drivers and offer them, I always get those from my hardware vendors, don't really want to be getting those from MS.

I am sure as time goes by this will become more clear to me, just curious now more than anthing.
Thanks for any tips,

A:Question on how Win 10 handles updates?

Windows 10 is taking a different approach and bundling updates together. Also, it is automatically installing them and taking much of the user interaction away. This could be good in that security vulnerabilities are patched no matter what (so long as you are internet connected), but some see it as a suppression of choice.

There are some things you can prevent updating automatically, such as other MS products, and you can also defer upgrades till later.

In addition, you are able to select that you do not want to have device drivers install automatically (found in device installation settings).

Hope this was helpful!

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I have searched and searched and can not find out to create movable rectangles with handles. i know how to create movable polygons with handles. i have trouble when it comes to keeping the corners and sides correct angles and lengths.
 

A:Moving rectangles with handles in VB6

Are you talking about at run-time? And if so, what code are you moving your polygons with?
 

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I am having a user with a problem accessing a file over a windows share to a server. He has the file open in Excel and is using it, leaves Excel open for some considerable amount of time and then when he goes to do some more work and save it he gets an error about lost writes.

The Yellow popup box in the system tray says:

Code:
Windows - Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \\servername\e\dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4\94AB7160. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere."
Simultaneously on the server while this problem is occurring I go to check the open share handles and list all the files open over the shares. The file in question that is open above is not listed, so it looks like the share handle was lost and this is possibly why the user gets the error about not being able to write to the file.

There is no problem with permissions, he can save the file locally then copy it over the file at the destination but this sort of workaround should not be necessary. He can also edit the file in place, but it seems that after leaving it a while this weird behaviour happens.

Any ideas on troubleshooting or fixing this behaviour?
 

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God bless you, I am not a computer person please help me to fix the problem I have.
Every time I open a word, power point and note pad program another file is opens with that (with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension ) is that a thread or how can I stop this

thank you
R.Gnanavannan

Please someone help me

A:when open a word file or pwrpnt file another file is opens

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

I saw your post right after you made it but I did not post a reply because:
1) Real life got in the way
2) I'm not sure that I understand your issue.
I'm not picking at your English, but this is important:

Your post mentioned, "another file is opens with that".

I'm guessing that you meant:
...another file is opened with that
or
...another file opens with that

Either way, the word open is really important to the description of your problem.

Let's just talk about Word for now.

When you open a Word, one or more temporary files may be created. This is normal and desired; but those temp file(s) should not automatically open in Word.

Please try this:
Close all copies of Word.
Open Windows (file) Explorer.
Double click on an existing Word document.

How many windows do you have open for the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

How many files do you have open in the Word program?
(Hopefully, just one.)

Are you seeing this file that bothers when you look at Word or when you look at Windows (file) Explorer?

Please show us what you see and where you see it.
Here is a link with instructions about posting screenshots to this forum:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Your post mentioned, "(with a infinity sign in the front with the same extension )"
The temporary file(s) that Word might create should start with a Tilde character and then the dollar sign (~$), not the symbol for infinity. And Notepad s... Read more

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Every now and then, when I try opening an Excel file, I get a message saying that "Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format or the file extension is not valid. Verify that the file has not been corrupted and that the file extension matches the format of the file.
 

A:Excel cannot open the file 'file.xlsx' because the file format

Older versions of Microsoft Office can't open the newer office formats,try updating and installing Microsofts file format converters. http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=3
 

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Help!!! I am trying to format my hard drive and I keep getting the following.
I see some people say boot up using the XP CD but when I restart with the CD in the drive, it just takes me to my desktop. When I go to reload XP there is no option to format. thanks!!!


C:\>format c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK
DRIVE C: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)? y
Verifying 38122M

Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first.
ALL OPENED HANDLES TO THIS VOLUME WOULD THEN BE INVALID.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
Cannot lock the drive. The volume is still in use.

C:\>
 

A:All Opened Handles To This Volume Would Then Be Invalid

Please do NOT start a second thread about the same subject, and the answer is already in your previous post!
 

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Well here they are, I'm a little hard of english; but I tried to phrase them the best I could:
In Windows 7 Ultimate 64X is their anyway to have another follow in the foot steps of 'explorer.exe' i.e. meaning that it will start or restart another whens starts.


I run an auto text completion program; every so often it goes idle and I have to manually end the process and restart it.. Is their anyway to have the operating system do for me?


Sincerely,
Matthew Edward Becker

A:Problems with the way Windows handles processess.

May be you are looking for this:

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu

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Windows XP. New hard drive. Installed IE7. (Hate IE8.) But the little slider handles that used to allow me to move left and right the little icons at the top and the drop down menus at the top "file-edit-view" etc. are missing. WHY? Anyone know how to correct this?

These "handles" look like a little verticle line of dots. They were always there before, when I had my old hard drive. But recently, even when I had IE8 (before I went back to IE7) they were missing.
 

A:Solved: IE7 Little Slider Handles Missing

Right click on the toolbar and unckeck Lock Toolbars.
 

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Well, seeing as how my internet setup is very odd by itself, I'm not expecting to find an answer, but it would be nice.

Anyways, on to my problem.

I have my internet run through a router, and to two computers. It's a LinkSys router, and worked fine with my old PC(some sony piece of junk). Anywho, I've built a new PC with the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe and the net is kinda hard to get working.

My Ip isn't 192.xx.xx.xx or so, it's an actual 24.xx.xx.xx type IP, and sometimes my mobo doesn't recognize it properly. It requires me either disabling/re-enabling the LAN thing in network places until it gets the right IP, or disconnecting/reconnecting the cable until it does. Sometimes works in one try, sometimes in quite a few.

That's where it gets annoying...sometimes it takes FOREVER to get my PC connected to the internet. Also annoying because someone in my family is a real ******* and looooves to disconnect the LAN cable on my side, causing me to do the process over again(usually takes ~1 hour).

If anyone would shed some light on my problem, it would be a great help. Thanks in advance.

Also, if it's notable, I cannot access the router at all from my PC using the browser or any method(to clarify; typing 192.0.0.1 or something in the browser).
 

A:Mobo handles LAN connection very oddly.

First of all your motherboard does not work with IP addresses or network settings. you should be working with the property sheet for the Ethernet card (Which might be built in , but still referred to as such)
Next, Every Lynksis I have seen Uses the 192.168.1.1 access for the Setup pages and you must go there in order to setup properly. If you do not have an owners manual , download one from Lynksis.
I suspect you have automatic settings Checked , but That amongst other settings will not matter until you access the router.
 

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I have a slowing poroblem. I searched SVChosts on TSG and installed Process Explorer and did a scan with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware. There were only 3 trackinh cookies in the SAS scan.

Today there are now 27,285 Handles, 809 Threads, and 80 programs down from 83 when I first looked at the display. I did not shut anything down.

I'm guessing I have a lot of stuff running that if I were aware of it I would delete. Thing is I don't know a handle from a thread and can't even decifer much of the services running in Task Manager.

On a different subject;
An odd thing as I came here to read up on Handles before posting. I read some then logged in. When I clicked to go to the main forums to post I was logged out. I refreshed and was still logged out. I went back and it appeared I was logged in. I closed the browser window (IE9) reopened the original window with the search for handles logged in the went to forums and unsubscribed from a couple threads which logged me out each time. I finally logged in from the main forums page and came here.
Is that as odd as it seems? I have only been using IE9 for a few days but I'd guessed that it would work the same as IE8 which did not log me out unlesss I clicked on logout from anysite I was signed into.
 

A:Peocess explorer, Handles, threads

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I noticed yesterday extreme handle usage on my system, over 120k handles, of which 80k were due to lsass.exe which is a unkillable process. The security accounts manager service is not stoppable also which uses lsass.exe.

Today after I rebooted I see its not a one off problem and its leaking handles again. Seems about 1k handles per hour.

I dont fancy rebooting every few days (previously I rebooted once a month for updates).

any idea how to solve this without reinstallng the OS.

right now it seems the most likely cause is a recent windows update I installed.

A:lsass,exe leaking resources (handles)

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right now it seems the most likely cause is a recent windows update I installed.


Seems like you answered your own question.

If you have the means, I'd make an image backup of the current state of the machine, then roll back the update if possible.

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Just an alert here that a good tech I know installed SP1 and Windows now reads 4 gb ram.
That's a rabbit out of the hat I never heard was coming in SP1!
 

A:Vista SP1 Handles 3.2 gb Maximum Ram Reading

Check this out:

Microsoft KB 946003
 

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In future versions of Kaspersky internet security/total security I would like to see changes made to way kaspersky handles appcations as I have set my KIS set to block untrusted applications and I also have the trust digital Signatures turned off for extra protection as sometimes digital Signatures can be fake or affected by malware etc currently when these options are active kaspersky will quite offen block trusted applications/installers and it can be quite annoying as the only way to allow a trusted installer/applications with these options active is to toggle the trust digital Signatures setting on and off or change the appcation control settings and if kaspersky has alreadly blocked the installer/application from running you have to open up the main user interface click on more tools then appcation control then you have scroll down the list until you come to the untrusted area then you have to select on the app you want to trust and move to the trusted area by hand. so I would like to see a way for Kaspersky to be able to identify the difference between a good installer/ application or a bad one without having to change the settings all the time. for example, KIS could use the cloud a bit more as well as the Kaspersky security network to determine if the installer or app being run is safe to run or not and maybe this would also improve the detection rates for unknown files as well help those users who like some of the more advanced options enabled without having to these... Read more

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Alright, I downloaded a pretty big movie file, not considering it was an avi, although I'd had problems with them before. So, I play it in WMP, Winamp, Realplayer, and a few other players. They all play smoothly, but slow and off-sync video. Then, at a certain point, it tries to catch up and skips about a minute's worth of video.

I tried to update my display adapter driver(nVidia Aladdin TNT2), which didn't help. In fact, it(like in the past) made my screen jump and freeze the pc, so I rolled it back.

I've modified the player and display adapter settings for video and hardware acceleration, but bringing them down, along with the resolution and colors, didn't help.

Mpegs, wmvs, and pretty much every video file BUT avi plays just fine on my computer, with enough CPU memory. Could someone please give me some suggestions on speeding up the video, or finding the source of the problem?

A little sidenote, as well: My computer used to play avis fine, but that was five years ago, and I have since then filled the hard drive to about 1 GB left, as well as installed WinXP. So... help?

A:Computer handles avis like crap

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Originally Posted by MurdersLastCrow


Alright, I downloaded a pretty big movie file, not considering it was an avi, although I'd had problems with them before. So, I play it in WMP, Winamp, Realplayer, and a few other players. They all play smoothly, but slow and off-sync video. Then, at a certain point, it tries to catch up and skips about a minute's worth of video.

I tried to update my display adapter driver(nVidia Aladdin TNT2), which didn't help. In fact, it(like in the past) made my screen jump and freeze the pc, so I rolled it back.

I've modified the player and display adapter settings for video and hardware acceleration, but bringing them down, along with the resolution and colors, didn't help.

Mpegs, wmvs, and pretty much every video file BUT avi plays just fine on my computer, with enough CPU memory. Could someone please give me some suggestions on speeding up the video, or finding the source of the problem?

A little sidenote, as well: My computer used to play avis fine, but that was five years ago, and I have since then filled the hard drive to about 1 GB left, as well as installed WinXP. So... help?




1st thing ... Have you install any codecs?
2nd thing... Have you install a suitable ffdshow for your pc?
Try download the codecs from some website that is free..

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I am having a problem with too many tokens/handles being opened by the svchost.exe process associated solely with the Remote Procedure Call service.


I have just recently installed Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, and shortly after that, I started having a problem where I couldn't open any application or any file in an open application. When I rebooted, the problem went away for a while, but would eventually come back.


Using Process Explorer, I saw that a svchost.exe process had more than 50,000 handles associated with it. According to Process Explorer, the only service associated with this svchost.exe process is Remote Procedure Call (RPC) [RpcSs].


Once I reboot, there are only a few hundred handles associated with this process, but they increase at a rate of about one per second. About 99% of the new ones are listed in Process Explorer as Type=Token, Name=NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:3e7, Access=0x000F01FF .


These tokens/handles never go away. Once their number increases to about 50,000 or so, I get the problem where I can't open any application or file and I have to reboot.


So, I need some assistance with making this problem stop. I don't know why so many tokens are being opened in the first place or what specifically they are meant to do in this case. I also don't know how to make them go away or at least have the handles close automatically.


Unlike other svchost.exe problems that I've seen posted, I don't get any Windows error messages. Also, it ... Read more

A:Tokens/handles/RPC/svchost.exe problem

HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM

http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=22:73490#32

(rus)

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I have some pesky co-workers who like torturing me via the remote shutdown commands, and because of Group Policy here at work I cannot go to Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignments: and administratively remove the "admin" from "force shutdown from a remote system". Changing this has been disabled via GP.

To circumvent this i have tried a manual rename in AD and have hidden deep within an obscure OU to prevent them from finding out my computer name. They CAN however physicall go to my computer and at login go to the username field and type ".\" as you know this will print the computer name below.

The question is, is there a way in the registry to remove that dropdown or at the very least prevent it from displaying text?

A:Registry location that handles log on screen

You have a computer hooked to a domain/work group maintain by a administrator. You should not change anything with out permission and help from the administrator and/or I.T. Department.
Report the problem you are having with co-workers and let them handle the problem.

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This problem is on excel 2003. This is the error that occurs and I have no idea how to correct it. I create a hyperlink in excel and then click on it and get this error:

Hyperlink unable to open. No program is registered to open this file

Anyone?
 

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This is a weird problem I've not seen before and I could use some help or someone to point me in the right direction. I searched the forum with no luck.
I'm assuming this is an issue related only to my machine and not an IE7 problem.
:-(

When I click on this link (or one in similar format on the same page), the new window will initially begin to open. Then the new browser instance is redirected to another site....which seems fine & the page switches to the new address, then suddenly the window disappears and the "File Download-Security Warning" box appears and asks if I want to save the file or find a program online to open it with:
Program Name: browserRedirect
Type: Unknown File Type
From: ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net

Clicking on "Find" takes me to the Windows File Association web page where it says that windows does not recognize this MIME type.

Here's the actual link:
//click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=DKrkLM3KmGA&offerid=78941&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fphobos.apple.com%252FWebObjects%252FMZStore.woa%252Fwa%252FviewAlbum%253Fi%253D27672884%2526id%253D27672964%2526s%253D143441%2526partnerId%253D30
If I need to register a file type, I don't where to start! I scrolled through all the file types in My Computer and honestly, I'm at a loss as to what to do.
Could this be related to some corrupted mime file or something?

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A:Ie7 Link Won't Open - Prompts Me To Save The File Or Find A Program To Open It With

First try this :Download and scan with SUPERAntiSypware Free for Home Users * Double-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation. * An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program. * If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Udates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download and unzip them from here.) * When done, select "Scan for Harmful Software". * There are three scanning options. Choose "Perform Complete Scan" and click "Next". * When done, a Scan Summary will appear with potentially harmful items that were detected. Click "OK". * Make sure they all have a checkmark next to them and click "Next". * A notification will appear that "Quarantine and Removal is Complete". Click "OK" and then click the "Finish" button to return to the main menu. * Click Preferences and then click the statistics/logs tab. * Click the dated log and press View log. A text file will appear so you can see the results. * Select close to exit the program. * Scan in SAFE MODEIf that does't work please run Online Microsft test (IE required) to rle further issues.

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I had started a thread earlier here, called "Cannot change name of New Folder. Can't add Search Provider".

Well, I reset the system to a System Restore that was quite old, and the renaming of folders problem seems to have gone away (at least for now). However, what is really bothering me is that IE11 is keeping track of every file I open on my computer, and when I click on the entry in History, it opens the file!

I have disconnected the computer from the internet, but desperately need help in terms of what to do!!!
 

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Foremost, Let me thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. What you're about to read may be a mouthful however I am doing as I was instructed to do in being very specific and detailed. This is in response to
Thread: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help | http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html
My Issue:

As of 4th July 2009 weekend my system has been operating quirky and buggy. In my troubles I've installed Avast Anitvirus. Now around that time, one day I can recall returning to my computer and it had shutdown on its own, although my system remains on idle the majority of the week by the way. Upon turning on the computer and booted up I got a notification window stating that Windows had been updated and restarted (turned off). At that point, when attempting to open a program (by clicking on any of my icons on the desktop) the computer would quirk and reboot. After several attempts, eventually it resulted in a continuous reboot, window would repeatedly restart. If I can remember correctly, in the process I got some prompts then eventually a dreaded blue screen perhaps something about windows couldnt find or load a file, i think it had a .dll extension. Well, in conclusion, thats when I decided to perform some tech procedures, check boot sequence, BIOS, the usual troubleshooting. Threw in the Windows XP for a Install repair. After having done the XP repair option it seemed to have made progress beacause I... Read more

A:Local :C Drive Doesnt Open on Double Click, Prompts to Choose a Program to open file

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.

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Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three-five days this thread will be closed.

With Regards,
Extremeboy

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I have a small network of six computers. Five of them run XP and I just added a Windows 7 machine. I've got a Microsoft Access 2003 database that all of the computers share that is hosted on one of the XP machines. The Windows 7 machine can access the Access database through the network just fine, as long as no one else is accessing it. However, if someone else on an XP machine on the network is using the file, it won't open on the Windows 7 machine. Doubling clicking the file on Windows 7 gives me the circling blue icon for a second or two, then nothing happens. If the XP user exits the database, then I can open it fine.
Permissions on the XP that is hosting the database is set to allow everyone. And all the XP machines can access it at the same time.

Any ideas what is happening?
 

A:Solved: Can't open a shared file on a Windows 7 machine if it's already open on an XP

Fascinating problem. I've run into an issue like this and cannot remember the solution. I think I had to move the share to the windows 7 machine with all local network authentication turned off. I think anyways. Might have lowered NTLM authentication version in policies too (again on the 7 machine). Gah.. it was awhile ago.

Going to set this up on a small VM workgroup right now and test.
 

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win 7 64x hp
I open up internet explorer when starting up or restarting but the wireless doesn't catch up with it so you get a no connection and then you have to refresh after about 5 seconds. Here are what are listed on my device manager but I'm not sure which of these handle this and what driver I could update or switch

Atheros AR8151 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller NDIS 6.20
Intel Centrino Advanced N6205

Here are my options from Acer:
Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver 9.0.0.202
Wireless LAN Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver 5.100.235.19
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver 14.0.1.2
Wireless LAN Realtek Wireless LAN Driver 1005.12.0105.2011

A:Wireless isn't loading as fast. Which driver handles it?

On most laptops. It does take 5 seconds or so for the Wireless to connect and authenticate to your Wireless Router using what ever security you have set.

To see which Wireless Card you have, Click on Start, in the search box, type Device Manger. Click to open it.
under network adaptors, click the expantion arrow. It should tell you if it's Atheros, Or Broadcom, etc etc.

Then check the website for a new driver.

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I'm just starting out with drawing scales and floor plans. I've dragged a SPACE shape to the page and see 2 yellow diamond handles on it. One has a pop up message on it of BASEPOINT FOR SPACE AUTO RESIZING. Anyone know what this is used for please?
 

A:Solved: Visio 2010 shape handles

Hi, have you tried the Visio help option?
 

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Hello all,

my problem is rather simple. Every few minutes, my computer (Windows 7 64) freezes for a couple of seconds and on the taskbar, the handles (the three parallel dotted lines) disappear and reappear and so does the language selection drop-down menu in the taskbar. I assume it is some process that is restarting but I don't know which one and why. Any help is appreciated!

A:Handles of taskbar disappear and reappear every few minutes

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You might want to try Process Monitor to see just what going on.

See this post for some info on filtering on the Explorer.exe:
Missing start menu icons

You would not want to limit the returns to those impacting only the registry... you want to see all activity by Explorer.exe.

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i want the mailto: links to open with my gmail and not with outlook.

althou i use gmail notifier which has the folowing option,.. but it doesn't seams to work


or should i change in the regitry what aplication the mailto: links hadle to the gmail notifer,.. and that will open firefox for me?

A:Change how FF2 handles mailto: links? [RESOLVED]

What I would try to do is, go into the start menu and select "Set Program Access and Defaults"

From there, make Gmail your default mail-viewing program.

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I am having a problem with too many tokens/handles being opened by the svchost.exe process associated solely with the Remote Procedure Call service.
I have just recently installed Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, and shortly after that, I started having a problem where I couldn't open any application or any file in an open application. When I rebooted, the problem went away for a while, but would eventually come back.
Using Process Explorer, I saw that a svchost.exe process had more than 50,000 handles associated with it. According to Process Explorer, the only service associated with this svchost.exe process is Remote Procedure Call (RPC) [RpcSs].
Once I reboot, there are only a few hundred handles associated with this process, but they increase at a rate of about one per second. About 99% of the new ones are listed in Process Explorer as Type=Token, Name=NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:3e7, Access=0x000F01FF .
These tokens/handles never go away. Once their number increases to about 50,000 or so, I get the problem where I can't open any application or file and I have to reboot.
So, I need some assistance with making this problem stop. I don't know why so many tokens are being opened in the first place or what specifically they are meant to do in this case. I also don't know how to make them go away or at least have the handles close automatically.
Unlike other svchost.exe problems that I've seen posted, I don't get any Windows error messages. Also... Read more

A:Solved: Tokens/handles/RPC/svchost.exe problem

I'm having exactly the same problem and wonder if somebody can help out to identify what exactly causes leakage of these handles.

I see that my computer specs (Inspiron E1705) are very close to the original poster's (Inspiron 9300), so this may be a problem in some of the drivers.

I'm going to reinstall Windows from scratch and while installing drivers check this handle leakage after each driver.
 

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Locate Malicious Handles Quickly

A lot of us, I'm sure, use process explorer or process hacker (some might just use task manager) to view, verify and analyze the processes running on our computers. If a strange process shows up (bykxlvd.exe, for instance) we'll quickly start to investigate and take whatever actions we think necessary.

Some malicious files (the Zeus Trojan, for instance) may not show up as a running process, but instead may simply "hook" into a program by creating a handle to it. Because of this, we won't see it in task manager, and unless we are being very detailed, we might miss it in Process Explorer or Process Hacker.

The following command line command will enumerate all the handles registered in your system, then search for names that contain .exe, and then write the results to a text file and place it on your desktop.

In this way, you can look at a (hopefully) short list of executables and quickly determine if any look out of the ordinary--and then further investigate if necessary.

What you'll Need: Handles, by Sys Internals (197kb). Please either install the tool into your System32 folder, or create an entry in your PATH system variable (My Computer>Properties>Advanced>Environment Variables). If you don't do this, then you will need to include the full path name of the tool when using this command.

How to do it: Run this command in a command prompt (Note that you can also save this command to a text file and save it with a .ba... Read more

A:Quick Tip: Locate Malicious Handles Quickly

Excellent advice, thanks.

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I didn't know whether to put this in General, or Hardware, or Drivers, or what. But here goes.

This particular system has Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, with an Abit KN9 Ultra motherboard. I was having some USB issues (a particular external USB drive wouldn't work when plugged into the front USB ports) so I started some investigating.

I thought that the built-in USB ports on a motherboard (on the back of the computer) are connected to a particular USB hub which is handled by a specific USB driver. But that doesn't appear to be true!

This is strange: When my Microsoft optical mouse is plugged into a particular port on the back of the computer, Device Manager says this when viewed by connection:
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
Microsoft Hardware USB Mouse
Microsoft USB Comfort Optical Mouse 1000
(Those are indented to indicate "child" devices)


That would indicate that this particular USB port is a low-speed USB port, which worried me. BUT, if I unplug the mouse, and plug the printer in to the port that the mouse was connected to, I see this in Device Manager:
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Controller
USB Composite Device
Canon MF4320-4350
(Those are indented too)

...which means that the SAME physical USB port is now a USB 2.0 port (Enhanced).

How can the same USB port be driven by Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller driver one minute, and Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller the next minute? If that's how things are done these days... Read more

A:USB controller and hub weirdness, which driver handles which port

I would say, if the device is not USB 2 capable it uses the Standard driver and if it is USB 2 it uses the Enhanced driver. My HP DVD-RW USB drive shows up under Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller but my Logitech keyboard and mouse show up under Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller.

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OPML is a dialect of XML that is designed for outlines (it's also used for RSS feed lists and the like). It's not hard to find an outliner for windows (MS Word itself has a nice outline mode), but I haven't yet found (except for one seeming abandonware product) a Windows Outliner that reads/writes OPML natively. Even software like Bonsai has a python script or something that you have to use to convert it.

Does anyone know of a good outliner for Windows (or even a bad one) that can handle the OPML file format naturally (read/write), and is still being sold or maintained by someone?

A:Outline Editor that Naturally Handles OPML

hello, where you able to find a Windows outliner which can read/write to OPML without having to import / export?

thanks

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I have ordered the carry handles for my FD to use these devices and for the life of me I can't tell how you put them on. looking at the few directions I find online, I'm going to try to put a round peg in a square hole, Help Me what am I missing?   

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Is there any way to stop, preferably disable entirely?
The process that grinds on and on with thumbs.db files.
Related issue:
Why does windows explorer grind to a halt on a multi-core cpu?

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Ever since yesterday, I get instances of Explorer.exe randomly generating and sucking up CPU cycles, memory, and handles. I don't know where it's coming from. But it seems that a couple instances of ctfmon.exe always appear before it happens. I've run AVG, Spybot, and MBAM to try to track this down. I've tried starting the system with only Microsoft services. I'm no closer to a solution.
I can't troubleshoot this one on my own. Help.
Windows 7 64 bit, Gigabyte motherboard.
HJT log included. Mod Edit:  Removed HJT log, not used in this forum, not allowed, not needed for system issues - Hamluis.

A:Explorer.exe processes leak memory, handles, and CPU

Download Anvir Task manager free portable if you don`t want to install it - http://www.anvir.com/download.htm
Unzip it and double click on Anvir icon.It will start application.Click on tab - Processes.Select one of these randomly generating instances and with right click choose option check online.A webpage from VirusTotal will be opened.Post the link of this page.

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