Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:28 PM
*Brief history* Sometime ago my PC was infected with Vundo. It was a horrible experience that I couldn't fix which ultimately led to a complete HD wipe, reformat, and reinstall of everything. I own my own business and easily lost 3 days of work due to this infection. I believe this Vundo problem stemmed from an SVCHOST.EXE file that was somehow tainted and introduced a whole gamut of problems to the computer I was using at them time.
*CURRENT PROBLEM* I'm now on a new computer running Windows 7 and to my horror received an alert from AVG that my firewall detected a malware problem from C://windows/system32/SVCHOST.EXE. Fortunately, this issue was blocked by the firewall but now the firewall is in a constant blocking mode for this file every few seconds, as noted in the firewall log.
I know that SVCHOST.EXE services are a necessary part of Windows but I'm hugely concerned that I'm on the cusp of a new infection. I would greatly appreciate some direction on how I can remove this threat.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.