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#1 Chuckrox8

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:14 PM

Always when I start this certain laptop this message appears in the form of a windows security center message asking if svchost.exe can be allowed to run. I first check the "Always do this box" and then click yes but it always pops up. Can I disable svchost in the startup in msconfig or would that be a nono

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:18 PM

SVChost.exe is a critical windows process that manages the launching of applications. It needs to access the internet on different ports all the time.

If your using zonelabs, do this.
Open zonealarm, click program control
under the programs tab, find the svchost.exe ad then make sure everything is checked for outgoing and incoming access.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:51 PM

Hmmm I don't have ZoneAlarm or any Firewall Software on the laptop. It seems to have done this on its own.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:15 PM

To be on the safe side I'd run these 2 online scans:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:31 PM

I have to agree with tg1911 on this one as the svchost.exe can and has been known to be corrupted by viruses and whatnot.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 12:35 AM

All you need to do is see if the file svchost.exe is starting up from C:\windows\system32 driectory, if it is then your safe from viruses.

To check, download F-port

Run the exe, then open the file entitled readme.txt for the results. If a file called svchost.exe is starting from C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe then you dont have a virus.

F-port is a useful tool to see what ports you have open, and what apps are listening in on them.




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