server.exe Trojan virus?

I have Windows XP and i caught a trojan back door virus. It was infected when server.exe was open. The virus is now gone (used spwyare and removed it) but i still have a process called "server.exe" in my task manager which i dont remeber seeing before. What program uses server.exe? When i click to terminate it it tells me it is a critical process. Any suggestions?

Update:

The file is located in c:/windows/system32/server.exe

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    1 decade ago
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    I'm running XP Pro and I don't have server.exe in my system32 folder. I suggest you read this information:

    http://www.file.net/process/server.exe.html

    "The program has a visible window. File server.exe is not a Windows core file."

    Not being a core file suggests it ought to be able to be shut down.

    and upload the file for analysis at Virus Total:

    http://virustotal.com/

    Virus Total uses approximately 40 antivirus programs when analysing.

    I'm suspicious you have malware on there still. If Virus Total suggests that, then it would be worth following up with some cleaning. You might find that there is enough information in the analysis to direct you to some specific cleaning instructions or you could do a thorough clean with this:

    http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=3540... (If using AdBlock Plus, you may need to whitelist Major Geeks to see the links and attachments; an error has got into an AdBlock Plus subscription list. http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showpost.php?p=150077... )

    If you look for instructions for removing it, be warned that only some sites that offer removal advice are reputable and many are themselves likely to put malware on your computer. Use http://mywot.com/ and http://siteadvisor.com/ (check user comments here as well) to determine which are safe or add one of those to your browser for quick checking in search results. (You'll be given a coloured marker beside search results.) Bleeping Computer are quite safe and have excellent automated guides for removing malware:

    http://bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal

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  • 1 decade ago

    Server.exe was most likely installed by you on your computer. The hard drive location for this file is also shown below so you can verify this is not spyware or virus related. Note that this is a common name which may be used by many different program names, as server.exe is just to common of a name to assume its just one program that uses this. This program (location shown below) is known as bitfrost and is a nasty virus. This also records kestrokes and logs other stuff on your pc, in addition to giving someone remote access. If you have this, you should take action immediately. You can read more about this also at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bifrost_(trojan_horse... as it covers this trojan horse virus in detail. Visit server.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

    What is the server.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?

    C:\Program Files\Bifrost\server.exe is where this will be found on your hard drive

  • 1 decade ago

    yes, some trojan effecting your server.exe and eating your system's resources; you can try combofix, a free tool which has best results against trojan virus.

    http://www.epiki.com/how-to-remove-trojan-with-fre...

  • 1 decade ago

    The trojan was just effecting server.exe

    Now that it is gone, you will be fine.. don't even worry about it

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Server.exe

  • 1 decade ago

    just terminate the process..........n see what happens! before trying this create a system restore point for complete safety!

    gud luck!

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