As most of you know, I'm mainly a UNIX person. However, I do use Windows on a daily basis. Earlier this afternoon, while playing around with Windows programming, I created a dialog box application that lists all* of the processes running on the system, much like TaskManager (*threads/processes that are "Untitled" are not listed by my program).
I noticed that the process list generated by my application listed more items than TaskManager. One process that really caught my eye was MS_WebcheckMonitor. I did a google search and found a handful of references to it, most of which are people wondering what it was. One link mentioned MS_WebcheckMonitor could be safely disabled by renaming WEBCHECK.DLL in safe mode (I renamed WEBCHECK.DLL about an hour ago and everything seems fine).
While glancing at the DLL in a hex editor, I noticed the strings:
Has anyone had experience with this DLL or process. Does anyone have some insight as to what it is for? For those interested in seeing if it runs on their system, I have attached my simple process listing program.
I'm using Win98SE, and yes: I know they are SMTP commands ;)