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Desperately need help with tasklist and svchost problem

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#1 borgmike


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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:07 PM

I am new to the forum and would first like to say hi to everyone.
I am having problems with my computer as I have been looking around i discovered their is no instance of svchost running at all.
I went to the svchost.exe clicked to run it but its still not running. Also i tried to open tasklist\svc but no matter what i type in the run box
the tasklist only appears for a few seconds and terminates allowing me to see or do nothing. so please if u can help me i would be
so appreciative i realize i'm asking for help with 2 problems but i feel their related somehow. Thanks so much

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#2 bludgard


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:19 AM

Hello, borgmike.
I must say that I have never heard of a machine with no svchost running. Where have you been looking for the running process? If you look in Task Manager, you will have to click on "Show processes from all users" in the bottom left corner. Or check out Resource Monitor. Shurely there will be quite a few instances of svchost.exe running.

#3 Layback Bear

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 06:20 AM

Most of the time when you get that flash for a second when you are trying to run a something is because you are not running it as administrator. I also have never heard of a computer not having running several svchosts.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:27 PM

You may be infected - I've seen malware intercept the Task Manager and Tasklist command-line results. Another sign that it's possible malware - svchost activity may be getting masked, or "hooked", because the stronger strains of malware run as services and/or drivers, and are controlled by the svchost process. "Hooking" is the term used to describe how malware hides itself from detection.

Moderator - can we move this guy to the "Am I Infected?" thread?

Edited by shlack123, 20 September 2011 - 01:32 PM.

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