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#1 merrill

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:08 AM

This program was marked as possible malware in the db. When I block in in ZoneAlarm, I am prevented from connecting to internet servers.

Should I remove this program and what are the consequences?

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:33 AM

merrill:

It is a valid Windows Process. Please see the following links for more details:

svchost - svchost.exe - Process Information
A description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP
Description of Svchost.exe in Windows XP

However, as one of the links mentions -

There are viruses circulating in the internet which uses the same name as svchost.exe. the legit svchost.exe will be present in the %Windir%\System32 folder.


If you want to check to see if you are clean, make sure that you update your antivirus program and run a full system scan.

You could also run an online scan with TrendMicro's HouseCall.

Hope that helps,

Edited by Joshuacat, 05 December 2005 - 09:37 AM.

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