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svchost.exe memory issue


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#1 zacharycat

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

Hi- 1st time posting, found this site on search engine. I am having a problem very similar to Eastwood discussed in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic447610.html which seems to be closed. Just downloaded GMER but will run later as I'm still running Windows MSRT (very slow). Task manager shows svchost.exe running as much as 100 CPU at times and comp freezes. Right now down under 5 CPU but memory is over 1,200,000 K, pages load slow and comp runs noisy. Rebooting stops this but as soon as I get online it starts again. tried stopping Windows and Microsoft updates as recommended elsewhere (seems to be common problem) but doesn't help. Running XP on a 5 years old desktop.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

Ran GMER and it found TDL4@MBR rootkit. Removed it with TDSSkiller.exe from kaspersky, rebooted, and all seems fine (for now). I have spent over a week looking for solutions, more in the last few days as the problem seemed to grow worse. After dozens of sites suggested things that did nothing and sometimes made things worse, it's a relief to finally find a place with useful information. If all stays well it probably saved me an expensive repair as well as down time on a machine I use for work.




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