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  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
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    Londonderry, Ireland, Northern
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    rasautou.exe (XP pro SP2 (v 5.1))

    What is this Windows program supposed to do? Why is it is running and using 50% of my 400 MHz PentiumIV? Process Explorer has never shown it running at anything like this rate before.
    All help gratefully received!

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: rasautou.exe (XP pro SP2 (v 5.1))

    See rasautou.exe - Process Information

    Check your system carefully for viruses, adware, spyware etc. This Star Post has useful links.

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    Uranium Lounger
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    New Jersey
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    Re: rasautou.exe (XP pro SP2 (v 5.1))

    The rasautou.exe process is used by your computer when making or receiving calls via your modem. You should leave this process running unless you can guarantee that your computer will not be making or receiving any phone calls.

    Rasautou.exe is located in the folder C:WindowsSystem32. The file size on Windows XP is 11776 bytes. Rasautou.exe is a Windows core system file. The program has a visible window. It is a trustworthy file from Microsoft.

    However, some malware camouflage themselves as rasautou.exe, particularly if they are located in c:windows or c:windowssystem32 folder. So as Hans said, run your AV & anti-malware programs through a complete check of your system. If they don't find anything and you are still concerned, then find the fasautou.exe file and rename it to something like rasautou._exe and see if that has any effect on the processor useage and doesn't adversely affect the way the system runs. You may have acquired a dialer program that you will have to identify and remove to resolve this issue.
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