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#1 bnrr

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:11 PM

Hello team
This is my first kind of forum with bleeping and hope that I may explained my system problems
accuratly. My concern is this: Is svchost an trojan virius? I am deeply concern because out of
curosity I have been checking my task manager as to what I have in my startup files.
I came across tech direct website and decided to try out their windows startup database as to
find out what the svchost task is because I have 4 different kinds in my system. after typing in
the svchost it came back with the result as it listing as a trojan virus! I was deeply worry that I
started to run my antivirus (kaspersky)and afterwards it detected nothing, run spyware and it
also came up as finding nothing in my system.
the svchost in my system is:
svchost - localservice - mem usage: 3,232k - cpu:00
svchost - netowork service - mem: 1,572k cpu:00
svchost - system - mem: 19,688k cpu:01
svchost - system -mem: 2,692 -cpu:00
Please help in determining if this is actually a virus or a true system tool.
Thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:31 PM

Svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that are run from dynamic-link libraries called DLLs. This is a valid system process that belongs to the Windows Operating System which handles processes executed from DLLs. At startup, Svchost.exe checks the services portion of the registry to construct a list of services that it needs to load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe can run at the same time. The file is located in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder.

Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/svchost.htm
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#3 bnrr

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 12:38 AM

Hey Quitman7
Thanks a million for the valuable information that has settle down my worries.
the info for the svchost is a tremendous help for me, again thank you.
I hope you don't mind if I ask for another help subject?
I would like to know the step by step in adding another hard drive to my system.
I'll be using an old use hdd that I have perform and format, and installed.
what do I need to do afterwards to use it as a storage device?
thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 10:55 AM

If you have XP Pro, you can go to the Command Prompt and type in "tasklist.exe /svc" (without the quotes) and it will show you the processes that are running under each instance of svchost.exe

http://www.sysinternals.com/ has a nice little free utiltity that you can use on XPHome to find this out - it's called Process Explorer.

As for the hard drive...what file system have you formatted it with (NTFS or FAT32)? And, what size is it?

Generally, it's just a matter of:
1) Unplugging the computer from the wall, then opening both sides of the case.
2) Grounding yourself by holding onto the metal of the case - and keep holding/touching it throughout the procedure.
3) Then, pick up the hard drive and ensure that the jumpers are set correctly (this depends on where it's going and what else is on the cable with it) and then mount it in one of the empty drive bays with 4 screws.
4) Connect the proper IDE connector to it (the big flat cable)
5) Connect the power to it (the 4 pronged thingie from the power supply)
6) Boot up the computer and watch the BIOS screen to see if it's been detected.
7) Once in Windows, go to Start...Run...and type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter - then check to see that the drive is there and that it's "Healthy"
8) Then, use it!

Good luck!
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Posted 01 December 2005 - 07:14 PM

Hello USASMA

Thank you sir for your reply for my need to know as to how to do a second hard drive and its
application. I will start tonignt with the installation.
I sir will like to thank you and all the men and woman in the arm services who are fighting for
for my freedom. God bless the u.s. military.
Merry Christmas to all.
once again thank you. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:16 PM

Not a problem - that's what we're here for!
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