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File: system
Name: Idle process
Product: Windows
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Risk factor (Virus/Trojan/Spyware): Rating

This process is a single thread running on each processor, which has the sole task of accounting for processor time when the system isn't processing other threads. In Task Manager, expect this process to account for the majority of processor time.

You can obtain detailed information about system and any other processes running in the background using a tool like Anti-Spy.Info. Please note that malware files are often named like well-known files to cover up its true intentions. So it's recommended to validate the file and the file's location on your computer. If you find the file belonging to a "non-Microsoft" process in your Windows folder, then it could be malware.

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There were 1711 user requests for that file. 8 users classify it as harmless. 2 users classify it as not so dangerous. 1 user classify it as neutral. 1 user considered the file to be suspicious. 2 users classify it as bad and recommend to delete system . 1 user didn't classify it ("don't know").

RatingOpinionFrom
RatingInternal Windows system process Alex
RatingThis seems to be a fake process by windows, to adress the memory and cpu used by the kernel to. Chronial
RatingRunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
RatingDoes scan my remote ports. My firewall rejects the connection to opened ports. Pole
RatingMain part of Windows. Covers larger parts of the internals of Windows Networking. D. Kalnęs
RatingA system file that keeps the CPU busy when it's not doing anything else. Why they decided to put it in the Task Manager, I don't know. Also see System Idle Process.  link for more info Inuyasha
RatingIt is the Windows system process
RatingProcess "system" sometimes eats up all system resources (CPU time). Does anybody know how that happens? Koco
RatingThe process try to connect to diferent webs
Ratingsystem process is safe, as opposed to system.exe process Pedro
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