I have looked for numerous solutions to my problem but to no avail. My antivirus software had given me many warning of malicious URLs relating to the svchost.exe. I did not have any issues outside of those warning until the other day when I came back to my computer and got a blue screen.
I have run countless scans on AVG Free, Malwarebytes, and Avast Internet Security. AVG and Avast were not picking up on anything, but Malwarebytes said that the svchost.exe was a Trojan and that it would delete on reboot...after reboot however, it was still there.
From my understanding, svchost.exe is normally supposed to exist just in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, but I have another one in the C:\Windows folder that says it was created just a few days ago (as opposed to July 2009). There is something wrong with this svchost.exe in the Windows folder, but nothing seems to be getting rid of it.
I am a novice when it comes to computers, but would rather not have to resort to paying over a hundred dollars to fix this issue. Is there any way to rid myself of this virus manually?
(if this helps, I am running Windows 7 64bit on an HP Pavillion g6 series laptop)