Well, I've been looking for something on this topic the last couple nights, and have found lot's of info, though, none that might help.
To start, I'm running Win XP Home, SP2 with Norton 360 2010. I've run scans, and found nothing, run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, n' found 1 thing, but doesn't seem to help. My Problem? A night or two ago, I noticed my computer was kinda sluggish, and my drive light runnin' for a long time. I brought up Task Manager and noticed one of the SVCHOST.EXE's was running OVER 1,500,000k...yes, that's over 1.5 mil. bytes. I check TM regularly, and I didn't know what the deal was with it. I obviously know its a WINDOWS program, so I didn't attempt to shut it off. Finally after fighting with lag n' other issues, I just decided to restart, and noticed that the same SVCHOST.EXE was running at 65,000 right after bootup, and continued to climb to over 100,000. Right now as I'm typing this it's at 265,000k......and tonight when I got home after work, I noticed intrusion attempts being blocked by my Norton. LOT'S of them, from various sites and IP's. I surf, but don't do "porn" and stick to the same sites when it comes to networking and stuff, and never had a problem. And i've NEVER seen my SVCHOST.EXE programs in the Task Manager that high...even higher than 20-30k. Sometimes it get's so high, that windows actually shuts it down itself due to some error.
One of my history logs says this in Norton to give you an example of what I'm dealin' with, and they're popping up from different IP's all the time.....
"Network traffic from 18.104.22.168 matches the signature of a known attack. The attack was resulted from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME3\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE. To stop being notified for this type of traffic, in the Actions Panel, click Stop Notifying Me. Network traffic from a.teenshardcore.org/dl/dl.php?1 matches the signature of a known attack. The attack was resulted from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME3\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE. To stop being notified for this type of traffic, in the Actions Panel, click Stop Notifying Me."
I've also recieved popups from my norton about somethin' of a blackhole toolkit, and a malicious toolkit variant 22..I tried lookin' for the exact things, but haven't found them in my Norton logs.
I was going to rollback my system with sys. restore, but, to my surprise, "somehow" it was turned off, and I have no restore points, or at least it's not letting me roll back the calender. I also noticed that my Lynksis Router somehow got reset to it's factory settings, and I was without WAN Wireless Security on it for a while. Whether or not them two things have anything to do with it, I don't know. I'm hoping someone can give me a lil insight as to what I can do to solve this problem and stop someone from hacking into my computer, which I think someone is.....
Thanks in advance,