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What does autochk.exe do?



 
 
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Old February 15th 11, 05:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.print_fax_scan
TheOne
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Default What does autochk.exe do?

One of my application calls EnumPrinter API. It hangs on
a PC and exact hanging point is that EnumPrinter call.
Namely, EnumPrinter called and it doesn't return.

I checked the call stack of the thread when it hanged and
found a call via autochk.exe!0xXX.
Call stack looked something like :
- - - -
ntkrnlpa.exe!Something+0xXX
..
ntdll.dll!Something+0xXX
autochk.exe+0xXX
...
MyApp.exe!EnumPrinter+0xXX
- - - -
Why should autochk.exe be there? What does it do?
Could it be an virus?

Thanx.

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Daewon YOON
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Old February 15th 11, 06:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.print_fax_scan
Tony
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Default What does autochk.exe do?

TheOne wrote:
One of my application calls EnumPrinter API. It hangs on
a PC and exact hanging point is that EnumPrinter call.
Namely, EnumPrinter called and it doesn't return.

I checked the call stack of the thread when it hanged and
found a call via autochk.exe!0xXX.
Call stack looked something like :
- - - -
ntkrnlpa.exe!Something+0xXX
..
ntdll.dll!Something+0xXX
autochk.exe+0xXX
...
MyApp.exe!EnumPrinter+0xXX
- - - -
Why should autochk.exe be there? What does it do?
Could it be an virus?

Thanx.

--
Daewon YOON


It is a Microsoft function.
See http://www.processlibrary.com/direct...autochk/24826/
Tony

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Old February 17th 11, 03:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.print_fax_scan
TheOne
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Default What does autochk.exe do?

On Feb 15, 4:47*pm, Tony lizandtony at orcon dot net dot nz wrote:
TheOne wrote:
One of my application calls EnumPrinter API. It hangs on
a PC and exact hanging point is that EnumPrinter call.
Namely, EnumPrinter called and it doesn't return.


I checked the call stack of the thread when it hanged and
found a call via autochk.exe!0xXX.
Call stack looked something like :
- - - -
ntkrnlpa.exe!Something+0xXX
..
ntdll.dll!Something+0xXX
autochk.exe+0xXX
...
MyApp.exe!EnumPrinter+0xXX
- - - -
Why should autochk.exe be there? What does it do?
Could it be an virus?


Thanx.


--
Daewon YOON


It is a Microsoft *function.
Seehttp://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/autochk/24826/
Tony


I also read that explanation. What I don't really understand is that
some part of the autochk.exe code is shown in the stack of
one of myapp.exe's stack. autochk.exe is not executed at all.
It looks like autochk.exe is loadlibrary'ed like an dll, when myapp
is not explicitely loaded the exe.

Could anybody give me an answer or guess?

--
Daewon YOON
 




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