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#1 ettorerom


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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:35 AM

I had my laptop infected by a worm virus.
After cleaning it with AVG, I restarted my computer that now works properly.
The only problem is that when I start it at the end of the starting process the following message appears on the screen: "scvhsot. exe error".
This kind of error (besides the initial message) doesn't seem to generate any other problem, but I would like to fix also this apparently small problem.
Can someone help me?

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:38 AM

Typically when you get a virus it makes an entry in your registry instructing your computer to run the virus everytime you start. Your antivirus found the virus and deleted it, but this entry is still in your registry, which is why you are getting the error message. Using the AutoRuns utility you should be able to locate this entry and delete it.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 09:56 AM

Hi Budapest,
I followed you suggestion, but the error message is still there!
The message is "impossible to find the file SCVHSOT.EXE".
Thanks for your help

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:46 PM

I suspect that this is a remnant left over from removing the item at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/QQKAV-16731.html

So, this is a good thing because it can't find the virus to launch it - but it's a bad thing because there's still a trace of the launcher there to mess with you.

I'd suggest using this free program to find what's launching scvhsot.exe ( http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...s/Autoruns.mspx ) and deleting it. That should get rid of the error message on startup.
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