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6 different svchost.exe in start up Processes list?


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#1 PCwarrior

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:27 PM

Help please, Yep Ive had some malisious stuff run threw this old pc. Tryed to rid with malwarebytes,AVG,ms mal. soft. rem. tool,and others. I update all my current on pc scanners often.
But looking threw the deffinitions in start up list here, I found that mindows xp has a legit service with svchost.exe as a image name(xp/processes). In my start up thoe I have 7 seprate listings . Yikes !
The deffinition list here states only one is good, and has a path xxxx .. My windows task man. doesn't show paths? If ya know xp your aware of the short commings in task man. So Im looking for a program I saw here in a post(thread) that does a much better job of identifing running pocesses and such.
And was wondering If you might have had a run in with such a situation and have a recomended fix?
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 08:35 PM

Oh yes. 4 of the svchost.exe(image name)are in (username) system. 1 is in local service. 2 are in network service. oh my.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 09:28 PM

I think that this is what you seek Sysinternals

Why don't you also do this.
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
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If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.
  • Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Alternatively, you can update through MBAM's interface from a clean computer, copy the definitions (rules.ref) located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from that system to a usb stick or CD and then copy it to the infected machine.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
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  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply and exit MBAM.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 10:57 PM

Yes, Sysinternals was one of the upgraded progs. I saw in the thread. There was a non ms version as well tho.
Ive had malbytes since the last real bad exsperiance (Version 1.32). I just went to update, and was upgraded to new 1.33ver..
Thanks for the chat back. I was refrancing the sites start up list, while looking at task mngr's services and in fine print of the list here I noticed it mentions that its not a list for task manager services? So I pulled up msconfig instead, and dont see svchost there. So then I searched pc for svchost and found it where the good MS exe. was suppost to be.
From the suggestion you make to run malwarebytes, I gleen that, in your oppinion that would eradicate the offending versions or triggers of the bad svchost exe.. Is that the case?
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:08 PM

Yes I posted that as some malwares may be operating as svchost. So I felt running MBam would be of benefit. Whatever it clears, of that tpe will leave less research for you.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:18 PM

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.33
Database version: 1659
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

1/16/2009 7:14:05 PM
mbam-log-2009-01-16 (19-14-05).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 60174
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 27 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

This is the latest.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:20 PM

So does that many occurances of svchost exe. in task mngr sound odd. Im pretty green at this.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:29 PM

They seem to just be sitting there. not using cpu but for 01 % for a second from time to time. The memory usage though is a diff story. 14,000K on one and the rest below 3,000K.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:41 PM

IF you take a look at the Services section in control panel you might notice that there are a Lot of services required by Windows. If every single service ran under a single svchost.exe instance, a failure in one might bring down all of Windows… so they are separated out.

Here's a good brief explanation of this. What is svchost.exe And Why Is It Running?

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:48 PM

I have control panel open, I dont see anything labled services. Are all items in classic view ( control panel)services?
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:55 PM

Ah , under , CP/Admin tolls/Services shortcut. Lots there? I see. Thank You very much for the links. I'll go learn now. :thumbsup:
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