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#1 virused


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Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:55 PM

For some time I have gotten a pop-up error stating

svchost.exe apllication error:

The instruction at "0x75606eb5" referenced memory at "0x00000008". The memory could not be "read".
Click "ok" to terminate program
| OK |

I scanned my computer and found a few trojans that I suspected caused this problem. I have tried many programs to stop this error and finally used the "powerful" program Combofix. This is a very powerful program and should only be used with aid or by an expert. This program quickly resolved my problem with the pop-up, but my internet and sound still don't work. I ran the program twice and still no luck. I have also recently ran Webroot antivirus and Malwarebytes, but my computer appears to be virus free.
I would be very grateful for some help.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:29 PM

First, uninstall combofix
Go to start > run and copy and paste or type next command in the field then hit enter:

ComboFix /u

Note: There's a space between Combofix and /

At the bottom of this page, it should tell you how to reset you connection:


Check the Device Manager to see if there is corrupted driver or missing Codecs (given by the presence of ! or ?) under Sound, video and game controller.

Then Sound and Audio Devices in the Control Panel could be checked to see if under Audio tab the right Default device is selected. Also in the same location under Voice tab there is a Test Hardware ... button the user can use to test the hardware.

Under Audio tab, Sound playback section, under Default device at least one of the installed Codecs should be listed. In case the user has anything other than the Windows Audio Codecs the third party Codecs should be listed there. Otherwise the third party Codecs (like Creative SoundBlaster) should be installed or if already listed should be selected. Also there is an option at the bottom of the Audio tab "Use only default devices " that should be unchecked.
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