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svchost.exe using up all my memory


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#1 freelanceboojum

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:04 PM

Basic info: I have Windows XP and use Avast and Malwarebytes.

A few days ago I got infected with a google redirect virus. Neither Avast and Malwarebytes couldn't detect anything. I looked through some of the topics here and ended up downloading and running tdsskiller. It found the virus, deleted it and I haven't had any redirect problems since. (Yay!)

I think I'm still infected with something, though. Every time I start up my computer and open my task manager there's one svchost.exe (there's 8 of them including this one) that starts using up all my memory. It will just keep going unless I end the process. When I end that process, wuauclt.exe pops up and starts doing the exact same thing. After I end that process as well my computer runs normally. After about an hour or so, though, another one of the svchost.exe's will start doing the same thing. When I end that process, though, it seems to interfere with how my computer runs. (My task bar changes from blue to gray and the screen looks more, simple. Sorry I can't describe it better.) I turn my computer off at this point.

None of my programs can find anything wrong and I'm worried I'll damage my computer if I keep mucking around with it. I could really use some help!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:06 PM

Yes, it definitely sounds like you are infected. Please follow THIS guide for further assistance.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:18 PM

Thank you much!

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 11:19 PM

You're welcome. Just make sure to follow the steps in that guide carefully. Good luck to you and the removal process. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:07 AM

Hello,

Now that you have posted a log here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic346979.html you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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