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Windows 7: svchost virus

15 Jun 2010   #1
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
svchost virus

From what I can understand the only svchost.exe should be found in the system32 folder. However, I completed a search and I've discovered it's in a lot more folders than system32.

I need to get rid of these files as I believe they are the cause of my recent problems and annoyances. How do I go about doing this?


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15 Jun 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

svchost.exe can be in several folders and you may have 2 different versions. One in system32 (x64) and one in SysWOW64 (x86).
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15 Jun 2010   #3
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

These are the search results:
http://i47.tinypic.com/2w6xy1k.png
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15 Jun 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

The ones in the TEMP folder and the ones in C:\Windows look fishy. You may have a virus. I would do a full off-line virus scan.

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http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Malwarebytes

BitDefender is good but you should use different ones to cover all the bases.
http://download.bitdefender.com/rescue_cd/

Note some of the links are old, you may have to look for the newest version but you get the idea.
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15 Jun 2010   #5
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I've done numerous scans over the past week using my paid for BitDefender and it's failed to pick up on anything. However Prevx picked up on it, but I need to purchase their program in order for it to remove it.
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15 Jun 2010   #6
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BreakGuy View Post
I've done numerous scans over the past week using my paid for BitDefender and it's failed to pick up on anything. However Prevx picked up on it, but I need to purchase their program in order for it to remove it.
Try: Malwarebytes it is free
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15 Jun 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

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15 Jun 2010   #8
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

After waiting two and a half hours for the scan to complete.... nothing. MalwareBytes also failed to pick up on it.
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15 Jun 2010   #9
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Why dont you just clean out the temp folder? Please do the following to access the Temp folder:

1. Click Start.
2. Type:
%tmp%
3. Press Enter.

This will open the temp folder. Delete everything in it.

Alternatively, you can use CCleaner.
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15 Jun 2010   #10
BreakGuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

There is no svchost in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Temp. My problem is within the C:\Windows\Temp folder. Should I continue with the deletion?
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