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svchost.exe and ghost audio issues - bleah


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#1 Trentdep

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:05 AM

Hi - I've been poking around within the forums as well as google in general, trying to get on top of these problems.

 

The dreaded svchost.exe is gobbling up much of my processor.  Not sure how to explain the ghost audio - varies from what appear to be entertainment news to - well, just kitchen sounds.

 

After visiting the How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process link, I've discovered that the only things running under the svchost.exe are :

 

DcomLaunch  (PID) 700 (Description) DCOM Server Process Launcher

PlugPlay (PID) 700 (Description) Plug and Play

 

Both are "Running" and are under group DcomLaunch.

 

Does this make sense to anyone?

 

Thanks!



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 11:51 AM

Hi,

You got hit with the latest version of Zekos. One of your system files (rpcss.dll) has been patched.
You'll need more advanced tools to replace that file.
 
Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.

Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

Thanks so much for your help.

 

Have completed Step 6 and created a new topic http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/521737/infected-w-zekos-rpcssdll-patched-dds-logs-posted/



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 04:00 PM

Hello,

Now that you have posted your malware log linked in the above reply 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 MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in 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 MRT 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 MRT Team members are EXTREMELY 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 MRT 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 MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

Please be patient. It may take several days to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible. I advise checking your topic once a day for responses as the e-mail notification system is unreliable.

If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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