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conhost.exe infecting windows 8 , please help

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 sff(pk86...
September 16, 2013 at 02:07:07
Specs: w 8, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB
is there an easy simple way to deleted this virus ? and if so how ? why can bitdefender not find it and delete it ?
would an earlier System restore point get rid of it?

when I view taskmanager I see about 20 processes of conhost.exe

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September 16, 2013 at 04:05:14
The conhost.exe process fixes a fundamental problem in the way previous versions of Windows handled console windows,

It’s a completely legitimate executable file—as long as it’s located in the Windows/System32 folder, and is signed by Microsoft.

What makes you so sure it's a virus?

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September 16, 2013 at 18:15:41
If bitdefender is telling you it is a virus, try running bitdefender in Safe mode.

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September 16, 2013 at 20:32:08
To find out what conhost.exe is supporting download & run Process Explorer. Hightlight the process in Lower Pane & it will show you the exe that is being supported. Follow the Screen Shots ( SS )


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September 16, 2013 at 21:45:00
the reason I know its a virus is because I never had this process before. So I became suspicious and assumed its a virus. When I googled this, I saw google has a bout 30 links displaying that it is a virus, also it has slowed down the time it takes for taskmanager to load, what used to be 2 seconds now takes 20 seconds. Here are just some links I found , but my question still remains the same.

these are only a few links, there are more

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