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Problem with svchost.exe laptop running slow

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#1 AllYourBase


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:39 PM


Hopefully I am posting this in the right place. Over the last few days I have been noticing my laptop acting strangely. At first it was taking longer to boot than normal. Then while browsing the internet I kept getting redirected when clicking on Google search results. Yesterday while using the internet a strange message popped up on the desktop saying a program had a message, thought it was strange and like an idiot I clicked it. Immediately upon doing so the screen flashed and another box popped up saying something about the disk being damaged.

I really had no time to react because the computer rebooted almost immediately. When it restarted I booted in safe mode which worked fine. I downloaded MBAM and proceeded with a complete system scan. MBAM found a whole list of different threats which I then quarantined and/or removed. After that I checked my startup programs and removed a few from the list which are not critical. As of today my startup time is IMO way too slow, five to six minutes if I am lucky. Also keep getting pop up messages from MBAM saying it is blocking access to malicious websites with numerous different IP's on different ports all referencing process svchost.exe. Computer is running very slow also with CPU usage at times being 100% and svchost.exe being the worst offender.

I would very much appreciate any help as this laptop is my sole work machine and I cannot continue to operate in this manner.


Forgot to add:
Computer is a HP DV9000 running 32 bit Windows Vista

Edited by AllYourBase, 13 December 2011 - 05:43 PM.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:13 PM

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:30 PM

Thank you for your reply. I have completed the requested steps and posted a new topic which can be found: Here

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

Now that your log is properly posted, 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 Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it 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 Malware Removal 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 Malware Removal Team members are very 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 Malware Removal 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 MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

The current wait time is 3 - 5 days and ALL logs are amswered.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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