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Windows 7: scvhost virus

09 Dec 2009   #1
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windows 7 64 bit
 
 
scvhost virus

My brother is having problems with a scvhost virus. His anti virus keeps popping up telling him of the threat, but running the anti virus doesn't find anything. Same with Microsoft Essentials and Spyware software. MSE also pops up warning of the threat, but again doesn't remove it. The virus appears to be trying to load an exe as it keeps filling up his Temp folder with garbage messages. He is running Win 7 Home Premium. Anyone found a way of removing this virus. I have read several pages on this from Google search, but most just link to the dowload of software which needs to be paid for and which may not be any better than his existing Anti Virus software in removing this threat.

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09 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Might use something like CCleaner and just use the cleaner part to clean the temp files, and type system configuration in the start menu and look under the startup tab to see if you can see any suspicious startup item, and disable it. Or if you're not sure, post a screenshot of it.

Then try downloading something like Malwarebytes, update it, and boot into safe mode and run a full scan, maybe scan with MSE in safe mode too.

Does the AV give any full name of the virus?
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09 Dec 2009   #3
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windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll get him to try your suggestions.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Also, if he hasn't used MalwareByte's Anti-Malware, have him download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to the desktop
|MG| Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.42 Download
* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
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09 Dec 2009   #5
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windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again, I told him to do as suggested and he has told me that it appears to have worked as he hasn't had any more warning messages pop up.
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09 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That's good news new. Thanks for letting us know.
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09 Dec 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes, thanks for replying back.
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