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SVChost locking up my laptop

By pendragon19600
Apr 11, 2007
  1. Please help - svchost.exe is using up huge amounts of resource on my laptop.

    I ran AVG 7.5 and it detected nothing (nothing on the scan report at all) and the only way I can do anything with my PC is to stop svchost.exe using Taskmanager.

    Here is the current hijack log (after I stopped svchost.exe)
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    You`re using an outdated version of HijackThis.

    Do a search of your system and let me know the filepaths of any svchost.exe files. If they are legit, they should be running from the C:\windows\system32 folder.

    Post a fresh HJT log as per these instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

    This thread is for the use of pendragon19600 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. pendragon19600

    pendragon19600 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Here is the revised log:

    svchost.exe is only in the c:\windows\system32 directory
    I really appreciate your help on this

    Chris
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Your HJT log is clean as a whistle mate.

    Take a look at this thread HERE. Maybe it`ll help.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. pendragon19600

    pendragon19600 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    OK thanks - my hard drive has become completely fragmented too - it was neat and tidy two weeks ago and is now a mess!
    thanks for your help
     
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