Multiple svchost.exe registry keys

Jan 25, 2005
  1. Hi, i recently was looking at my processes in the task manager because my internet explorer's homepage is stuck on about.blank. In addition i am also gettin two annoying pop-ups about sypware, ads for programs to get rid of it. I ran Norton Virusscan, nothing comes up. I noticed that there were multiple svchost.exe registry keys.

    They are as follows:
    svchost.exe SYSTEM 664k
    svchost.exe SYSTEM 1,644k
    svchost.exe LOCAL SERVICE 3,620k
    svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE 1,220k
    svchost.exe SYSTEM 13,824k
    svchost.exe NETWORK SERVICE 1,844
    svchost.exe System 1,788k

    Is the source of the problem or is it something else. If it is which ones should i delete. Appreciate any comments you guys have.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. DaMOOseMAn

    DaMOOseMAn TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i already have adware, cwshredder and spybot. Was installing hijack this and was browsing system32 folder. I reordered it by last date modified. I found one one file that was created on the twenty fourth when my homepage was changed to about.blank. onced i moved it to my desktop the homepage can be changed. But it won't let me delete it.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Post your HJT-log, so we can have a look. And give us the name of that obnoxious program as well.
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