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        mpw
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        Event Viewer Service Control Manager Event ID 7000

        The WinRing0_1_2_0 service failed to start due to the following error: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source.

        I found 63 instances listed in the Event Viewer, 57 in the last 24 hours.

        I have picked up something and I don’t know what it is.  I did find something about it on the below site which I found when I googled WinRing0_1_2_0

        https://threatinfo.net/files/OpenHardwareMonitorLib.sys-0c0195c48b6b8582fa6f6373032118da
        I followed a link on the New York Times website to a data base on County by County incidence of COVID-19 which was on GitHub.  This seems to have something to do with GitHub per this search result on product name WinRing0. [Removed link]
        Windows defender, Malwarebytes, Adware Cleaner and Super Antispyware all came back clean. Not sure how to get rid of the cause.  One website referred to it as a Windows program so I was afraid to remove it.
        Any help appreciated.

        HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
        Windows10 Home v1909 – Build 18363.778
        Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
        Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019

      • #2212778 Reply
        mpw
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        I was wrong.  WinRing0 is a Windows driver.  I can’t find it in services or processes in Task Manager.  I don’t know where it is or why it keeps tying to start.  The Event Viewer lists the error every 15 minutes.

        This is a website with more info. https://www.file.net/process/winring0.sys.html

        Here is the NYT link I followed:  https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data

         

        HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
        Windows10 Home v1909 – Build 18363.778
        Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
        Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019

        • This reply was modified 2 months ago by mpw.
      • #2212800 Reply
        mpw
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        OK. GitHub had nothing to do with it. It was a coincidence that I happened to visit the NYT data page when this started.  Apparently, a lot of things use WinRing0 driver. I now find this happens first before I get the error:

        Log Name:      System

        Source:        Service Control Manager

        Date:          3/31/2020 5:30:02 PM

        Event ID:      7045

        Task Category: None

        Level:         Information

        Keywords:      Classic

        User:          SYSTEM

        Computer:      PC-Win10

        Description:

        A service was installed in the system.

        Service Name:  WinRing0_1_2_0

        Service File Name:  C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\hpanalyticscomp.inf_amd64_942053d68a2ba613\x64\OpenHardwareMonitorLib.sys

        Service Type:  kernel mode driver

        Service Start Type:  demand start

        I finally found the HP Analytics Service was causing the check every 15 minutes and turned it off and changed it from automatic start to manual start.

        I stopped it when I found it and the last error recorded was at 5:30 and it is now 6:00, so I guess that did it.  I do not know what started it.

        HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
        Windows10 Home v1909 – Build 18363.778
        Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
        Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019

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      • #2213317 Reply
        Alex5723
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        I do not know what started it.

        WinRing0.sys file information

        The process known as WinRing0_1_0_1 or WinRing0_1_2_0 belongs to software Game Booster (version 3) or Razer Game Booster by OpenLibSys.org.

        Description: WinRing0.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The WinRing0.sys file is located in a folder listed in the Windows %PATH% environment variable or sometimes in a subfolder of the user’s profile folder (generally C:\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 14,416 bytes. https://www.file.net/process/winring0.sys.html

        https://www.file.net/process/winring0.sys.html

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        • #2224030 Reply
          mpw
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          Actually HP Analytics Service was the problem.  I stopped the service and changed it to manual start. All was well until I had to restart the computer then it started again.  So I went back and stopped it again and this time set it to “Disable”; it has not restarted, it does not try to load a program avery 15 minutes and  WinRing0_1_2_0 does not record an error every 15 minutes.

          Problem service was hp analytics:

          C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\hpanalyticscomp.inf_amd64_942053d68a2

          HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0050 – 64 bit
          Windows10 Home v1909 – Build 18363.778
          Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
          Microsoft Office Home and Business 2019

          • #2224051 Reply
            satrow
            AskWoody MVP

            You might prefer to be somewhat safer and fully uninstall all the HP bloatware:

            To fully mitigate all flaws Demirkapi found, you will need to uninstall the vulnerable software by removing both HP Support Assistant and HP Support Solutions Framework from your computer.

            WinRing0.sys file information

            The Carrona/Sysnative Driver Reference Table is my first stop for driver info:

            WinRing0.sys Copyright: John D. Carrona (usasma)
            Name WinRing0.sys
            Info many different programs that center around the using of the WinRing libraries (RealTemp, Corsair Link2 (known BSOD issues w/Win8), Razer GameBooster, Fusiontweaker (Google Code), etc)
            Source OEM – none at http://www.python.org/emacs/winring/

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