"System" Process on Windows 8

Q

What is the "System" process on Windows 8? Is the "System" process a virus? Can I terminate the "System" process?

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A

"System - NT Kernel & System" process is the kernel process of Windows 8 operating system.

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "System" process may be listed as:

Image Name  PID  User Name   Memory  Description

System      4    SYSTEM      108 K    NT Kernel & System

Additional information about "System" process:

Started by: Boot program

Files used:

File	\clfs
File	\Device\Tcp
File	\Device\KsecDD
File	\Device\HarddiskVolume5
File	C:\hiberfil.sys
File	C:\pagefile.sys
File	C:\swapfile.sys
File	C:\Windows\bootstat.dat
File	C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf
File	C:\Windows\System32\config\SAM
File	C:\Windows\System32\config\DEFAULT
File	C:\Windows\System32\config\SECURITY
File	C:\Windows\System32\config\SOFTWARE
File	C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLog.blf
File	C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\en-US\USBXHCI.SYS.mui
File	C:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLogContainer00000000000000000002
File	C:\System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
File	C:\Windows\System32\config\TxR\{4588951a-d6e0-11e1-b79d-001018953ae6}.TxR.2.regtrans-ms
File	X:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$Txf
File	X:\$Extend\$RmMetadata\$TxfLog\$TxfLog.blf
File	C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SECURITY
...
Key	HKU
Key	\REGISTRY
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\hivelist
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\RNG
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER\MEMORY MANAGEMENT\PrefetchParameters
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\Setup
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\DriverDatabase
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\DeviceClasses
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\DeviceContainers
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Notifications
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\WMI\Security
Key	HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\pci\Parameters
Key	HKLM\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System\MultifunctionAdapter
...

"System" process is not a virus. You should not terminate "System" process.

 

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