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Old Timer! SVChost followed me to my new Mac!


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#1 chelsea

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:31 PM

Dear Old Timer,

Perhaps you remember I had a problem with the svchost tojan horse a couple of weeks ago - and I went out and bought a Mac.

Tonight we intalled Virtual PC and immediately tried to download Norton 2005 - it didn't seem to load properly and got 'stuck' when the progress bar was full...so we got out by ctrl alt dlt, then clicked the processes tab to see what was running and discovered that svchost was using processing power.

We have deleted the Virtual PC.

How can I find out if it is messing with my Mac?

Do I need to cancel the credit card with which I bought Norton online?


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#2 groovicus

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Posted 06 July 2005 - 08:53 PM

I'm not sure about your other issues, but Norton doesn't work with a Mac. Or are you saying that you bought a Mac, installed Virtual PC, installed Windows on it as a guest operating system, and were trying to load Norton on to the Windows guest system?

99% of the time, svchost is a valid process. Anyway, can you help clarify what it is you are doing so that one of us will be able to help you? :thumbsup:




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