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Svchost.exe and so much more

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#1 kbird2815


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

I will try my hardest to keep this somewhat short and clear (I make no promises lol)
I have both eset AND superantispyware on my pcs which I update daily and run daily as well. I have CCcleaner as well (which I update and run daily as well) I run WindowsXP (if that helps?) Here is my problem. About a week ago I noticed that my pc was running really slowly. I didnt think much of it until I then noticed when I would try and open things (excel, word and even the net) my pc wouldnt respond. Nothing would open though it was showing in my task manager. The only way I could get anything to open was to manually turn off the pc and then click what I wanted open again quickly (leaving the task manager open) Then about two days ago I was typing and saw that out of nowhere my display color (Blue MicrosoftXP format) was now reverted back to the Classic Gray color? Also I tried to update Microsoft updates and it installed and updated everything except the first five or six "Security" updates. They have all failed each time Ive tried to update them or it just doesnt update at all. Yesterday however after clicking the internet and staring at my desktop I clicked onto my task manager and saw that I had 31 task running and one in particular svchost.ese in "systems" was running really high the memory usage was over 110K. So being the expert that I am (not) I clicked end process and viola! the net popped up, excel was running faster life was good, until I clicked on the task manager again and it was running AGAIN. Im googled svchost viruses and was told that svchost should only run in my systems32 file but when I searched I found I had three of them one in my systems32 file, one in "windows/servicepakfiles and one that looks extra shady in my prefab file (I dont even know what that is)
So basically HELP! I can post images of my screen if it helps you see what I see)

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

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Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop.

* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.
  • Make sure the following options are checked:
    • Internet Services
    • Windows Firewall
    • System Restore
    • Security Center/Action Center
    • Windows Update
    • Windows Defender
  • Press "Scan".
  • It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
  • Please copy and paste the log to your reply.


Please download MiniToolBox and run it.

Checkmark following boxes:
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices (do NOT change any settings here)
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and post the result.


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt


Download aswMBR to your desktop.
Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.
If you see this question: Would you like to download latest Avast! virus definitions?" say "Yes".
Click the "Scan" button to start scan.
On completion of the scan click "Save log", save it to your desktop and post in your next reply.

NOTE. aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.

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