multiple svchost.exe

February 1, 2006 at 10:32:33
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP II, PII 267/ 128 megs

I know that there are supposed to be multiple Svchosts on my computer, but I have 6... is that too many? My computer has been running slow lately so I just checked my running processes to see if there was anything running that wasnt supposed to be, and I noticed the extra svchosts. If 6 is too many, then how do I figure out which ones I need to get rid of? Don't some viruses or malware use svchosts?

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#1
February 1, 2006 at 12:17:28

I have 6 running also, which is normal
The file "scvhost.exe" is bad and not the svchost.exe
Try running a Clean Up then run Spybot search & destroy
Also try Ewido Anti-Malware
And you can try
Hijack This and paste your log on the Analyzer Page


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#2
February 1, 2006 at 14:11:54

Six is normal. Usually when it is a virus or other malware it has caps, so it would look like this SVCHOST.EXE.


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#3
February 1, 2006 at 14:48:36

Sorry to jump in here but i figured the 2 responces assured you were okay.Bob, what do you think of KAV so far?Like it?.

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#4
February 1, 2006 at 15:03:42

Murr , Kaspersky seems to be ok, a little work getting it setup but seems to be fine .
Most importantly, it is more secure .
I think I will purchase it in the next week.

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#5
February 1, 2006 at 15:20:40

You know, my F-secure and Kerio firewall are working so well together, i struggling whether to change to KAV to gain those few extra detection points.I even have some of the same system security controls enabled on both with absolutely no conflicts.

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#6
February 1, 2006 at 15:34:42


"Don't some viruses or malware use svchosts?"
svchost.exe is a system process belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System which handles processes executed from DLLs. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/svchost.htm
http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/svchost.exe.html
Note: svchost.exe is also a process which is registered as the Trojan.W32.Dasher. It takes advantage of the Windows LSASS vulnerability, which creates a buffer overflow and instigates your computer to shut down. To see more information about this vulnerability please look at the following Microsoft bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-011.mspx



This is a registered security risk and should be removed immediately.


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#7
February 1, 2006 at 15:35:45

Well as long as your protected ,and it is working fine ,I would leave it alone for the time being.

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#8
February 11, 2006 at 16:55:41

hey everyone thanks for the responses... i ran a different spyware scanner than Ad-Aware and it picked up what was slowing down my computer. everything is working great.

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#9
March 16, 2006 at 05:36:50

Hi amigo428

You say that you ran a different spyware scanner than Ad-Aware and it picked up what was slowing down your computer, please can you tell me which programs you used, and where I can find them? Thanks.

Kind regards, Rose


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