Seems like a virus

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May 18, 2011

Seems like a virus by bashscrazy at 10:43 PM (545 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. bashscrazy
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    Member bashscrazy GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm running Windows XP.
    I have svchost.exe problems. Sometimes it uses a lot of Memory and CPU
    I've heard it can be a small minor issue linked with windows updates but I believe mine to be far worse
    I can't even search some windows updates files on my browsers
    when I type windows updates on google and click the links the "connection resets"
    a website that has a direct link to one of the windows update agents 30 - x86 or w/e gets the same response

    That's why I believe it to be a virus.

    I've tried many programs and such trying to remove it, any suggestions?

    also - it makes my computer really slow and laggy.. it's been going on for over a week know.
    Probably should have mentioned it sooner.

    Please help me [​IMG]
    THANKS!
     
  2. Originality

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    svchost.exe is a service host process. That means that it's probably a rogue service or, more likely, a service that's having problems.

    Try having a look at the resource manager to see if it can tell you exactly what service is leaching most of your resources.
     
  3. m3rox

    Member m3rox GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Download malwarebytes' anti-malware

    http://malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

    Install, boot into safe mode, and run a full system scan.

    After that's done, get a computer that can handle Windows 7 (you won't regret it, Win 7 doesn't have the issues that XP does, like your particular problem).
     

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