Ok, well I had the Windows XP Home Security 2012 Virus a couple days ago, which is a scareware that downloads a rogue antivirus in order to get you to purchase a bogus virus remover. I eventually got rid of this virus but I soon ran into this problem.
Whenever I boot up the computer, within 5 minutes the process svchost.exe begins to grow in memory usage until it eventually prevents my computer from running at more than snail speed. Within 20 minutes its at 1GB memory usage and I can't run any programs at all. When I removed the "Windows XP Home Security" virus, I was told to delete more than a few registry values in order to remove it from my system. I'm afraid that this may have caused my current problem.
Steps I've Taken:
1. Thorough virus scan using Malwarebytes' Anti Malware as well as a couple of other virus scanners.
2.I disabled windows update and DNSclient from services
3. I've used a couple programs to repair any problems in my registry.
4. I ran HJT and pasted the logs into an auto-analyzer and it told me that one of my startup files required immediate removal, I haven't done anything yet. I can post logs if needed.
I've tried system restoring as far back as I can, which was only to last Friday for some reason, and I have no registry backups T.T
Please help me as I really don't want to reformat my computer and have to backup my data + reinstall a ton of programs and drivers.
Edited by hamluis, 22 December 2011 - 09:25 AM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.