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Windows 7: svchost.exe file in the /windows directory not system32


13 Aug 2012   #21

7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks - got MSE going and everything seems great. Thanks for all your help everyone!

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13 Aug 2012   #22

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad you got it sorted. I imagine you did get some good experience weeding it out manually. Although this isn't the safest approach (make sure to keep a sharp eye on your PC's behaviors), it does help you to understand how/where these viruses infect.

I was faced with a similar task a while back, without any option but to weed out the infection. I learned quite a bit from that experience.

I posted a link in post #12 which will show you how to make a system image. This can be invaluable when something like this strikes.
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