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Svchost.exe virus

By Newbie_Man
Apr 11, 2007
  1. I, too, have the svchost.exe virus. So, one of my svchost.exe processes saps about 99% of my cpu. I've attached my HJT log and AVG Anti-spyware log - only the quick scan log as my system crashed towards the end of a full scan...I'll attempt to get a full scan log as soon as I can - to this message in the hope that someone can help me out.

    Thanks in advance! :)
     

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  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Your HJT log is clean and your AVG Antispyware log shows only cookies.

    Post a Combofix log as per step12 these instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of Newbie_Man only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  3. Newbie_Man

    Newbie_Man TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry for my delay in response. Attached is my combofix log.

    Ack, sent the wrong file. Here's the log.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    That`s a combofix quarantine log. What I need to see is the actual Combofix log.

    EDIT: Just seen your Combofix log and can`t see anything nasty in it.

    Therefore, I don`t think your problem is virus related.

    Go and read this thread HERE and see if it helps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. Newbie_Man

    Newbie_Man TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry to bump this up again, but my svchost issue reappeared. I've attached my HJT and AVG Anti-Spyware logs to this message. I don't have the time to run ComboFix until tomorrow morning, unfortunately. Regarding the anti-spyware log, I've quarantined the two high security items. I don't know if my problem is/was related to them. I don't think I have a virus as AVG hasn't found anything. Also, the svchost problem doesn't occur consistently. It happened this morning once. Then my computer was fine until late this afternoon.

    In any event, like I said, here are the two logs.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean. However, there are a couple of things in your AVG Antispyware log that need getting rid of.

    Unfortunately, all items in your AVG Antispyware log say "No Action Taken". That`s beacuse you haven`t told AVG Antispyware to quarantine the results. See this thread HERE for instructions.

    Post a fresh AVG Antispyware log as well as a Combofix log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Newbie_Man only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     
  7. Newbie_Man

    Newbie_Man TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Here's my ComboFix log. Unfortunately, the forum won't let me attach my AVG Anti-Spyware log as it's too big (I decided to scan my backup hard drive as well, which I don't normally do). Is there an alternative way of sending it to you?
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go and run the Ccleaner programme as per the instructions in step9 of this thread.

    1. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 from HERE. Save it to your Desktop and extract it.

    2. Download the attached avengerscript.txt and save it to your desktop

    Note: the above code was created specifically for this user. If you are not this user, do NOT follow these directions as they could damage the workings of your system.

    3. Now, start The Avenger program by double clicking on its icon on your desktop.

    Under "Script file to execute" choose "Load script from file".
    Now click on the folder icon which will open a new window titled "open Script File"
    navigate to the file you have just downloaded, click on it and press open
    Now click on the Green Light to begin execution of the script
    Answer "Yes" twice when prompted.

    4. The Avenger will automatically do the following:

    It will Restart your computer. ( In cases where the code to execute contains "Drivers to Unload", The Avenger will actually restart your system twice.)
    On reboot, it will briefly open a black command window on your desktop, this is normal.
    After the restart, it creates a log file that should open with the results of Avenger’s actions. This log file will be located at C:\avenger.txt
    The Avenger will also have backed up all the files, etc., that you asked it to delete, and will have zipped them and moved the zip archives to C:\avenger\backup.zip.

    5. Please attach the content of c:\avenger.txt into your reply, as well as a fresh HJT log. Also, attach an AVG Antispyware log.

    Regards Howard :)

    This thread is for the use of Newbie_Man only. Please don`t post your own virus/spyware problems in this thread. Instead, open a new thread in our security and the web forum.
     

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