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Fake svchost.exe virus created in windows temp folder


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#1 Andy Bennett

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:51 PM

In my Windows\temp folder folders are being created with seemingly random names holding an svchost.exe file. At the moment I have 12 svchost.exe files running which I know is not normal on my PC (normally about 6). Every time a new one is created AVira antivir picks it up and allows me to deny it access, but this comes up every 5 minutes so is incredibly annoying, especially while gaming.
I have tried putting the computer into safemod and running a full scan on both Avira and MBAM (This did find some malware but removal has not affected this problem) and nothing in my Hijackthis log is out of the normal.
I am running Windows ultimate 32bit (still on a single core CPU, but upgrading soon)
Please help, Thanks in advance
Andy

Edited by Andy Bennett, 29 December 2009 - 02:59 PM.


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#2 groovicus

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 06:03 PM

Perhaps you should post your log in the HJT section of the forums. I don't know anything about your ability to discern what is good or bad in a HJT file, but I do know of our helper's abilities. :huh:

#3 Andy Bennett

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:17 AM

I have kept a very close watch on my HJT log and nothing is out of the ordinary, it seems this cannot be solved via HJT. This website is my last resort as I can usually deal with malware myself

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:55 AM

Ok, then you will need to head to the malware related forums. Those guys (and gals) stay pretty busy there, and don't often get into the other forums.

#5 Andy Bennett

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:21 PM

OK thanks




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