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Cannot Get rid of vmhost on Windows XP


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#1 HughPhug

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:53 PM

hi, first off apologies if i am doing all this wrong, please instruct me what to do if it needs doing another way.

 

I have two pc's the one I am having issues with is my old XP one. I am slowly moving everything over to the other pc, but i have stopped now i have picked up this vmhost.exe

 

It doesnt seem to be killing my pc, but it is affecting it.

i have run Malwarebytes on normal and safe mode, each time it identifies vmhost as an issue, each time it deletes it, and each time i restart it comes back. It is located in Doc&settings/All USers/Application Data/Update Task/vmhost.exe

 

i think i picked it up last week from a fake Java download

 

can someone please help me with this. i know XP sucks and i shouldn't be using it, but i have so much stuff on this computer, i can't afford to be without it for a while yet.

 

please help

 

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:32 PM

Lets try this first. It will need a few hours.

ESET.
  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
  • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
  • Scan potentially unwanted applications
  • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
  • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
  • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

Thanks but i had to find an alternative solution.

 

vmhost is now gone, never to return

 

thanks anyway



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

Ok, thank you!!
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