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#1 Cameron1970


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:55 AM


just joined and thought i would put the forum to the test!!!

50% of my CPU in Taskmanager is being sucked up by the dreaded pcscnerv.exe, i have turned it off by "ending the process" only to find it reactivates later on in the day or the next time i switch the computer on. Is their anyway i disable this in services or somewhere else permantley without it limiting my antivirus software

im not a techie head so please dont assume i know how to delete things easily..but if you copy and paste what i need to do, then that i can foolwo :)

i have uploaded a "Hijack this file" and am currently using trend micro pc-cillin internet 2007 :) if you could also advise what processes do not need to be running also i would be greatly appreciative

Program version: 15.30.1151

Engine version: 8.910.1002

Pattern version: 5.743.00

i do hope someone can help me :thumbsup:

look forward to hearing from you soon :)

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#2 Thunder


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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:35 PM

Hello Cameron1970 and welcome to BleepingComputer,

1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:
  • Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer
  • Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab
  • Under Browsing History, click Delete.
  • Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete history
  • Click Close below.
* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):
  • Go to Tools > Options.
  • Click Privacy in the menu..
  • Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.
  • Select all and click the Clear button again.
  • Click OK to close the Options window
* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin
  • Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok.
  • Let it scan your system for files to remove.
  • Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.
  • Press OK to remove them.
2. Please download ComboFix from one of the locations below, and save it to your Desktop.


Double click the ComboFix icon to run it.
If ComboFix askes you to install the Recovery Console, please do so..
The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery mode, in case your computer has a problem after an attempted removal of malware. This allows us to help you.
Once the Recovery Console is installed, continue with the malware scan.

Note: Make sure not to click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall or freeze.

Please post the log from ComboFix (can also be found as C:\ComboFix.txt) in your next reply. :thumbsup:

If you have any questions along the way, STOP and ask them before proceeding !!

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