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Svchost process causes lots of downloads

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 03:53 PM

This was first posted in another forum:
I was instructed in that post to post here & copy/paste the DDS logs.
PLEASE NOTE:   I tried pasting the DDS logs. But I was NOT able to post the new topic. When I clicked on Post, even after 5 mins, nothing was posted. SO instead I have attached the logs. I apologize if this complicates the analysis.
System: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit;  ASUS K52F laptop
I had some time in the past posted a similar question to this post but never received a good answer. So I am trying again.
Occasionally there is a svchost process that when initiated causes a lot of downloads. See the attached for the services called for this process. I would like to determine why these downloads are occurring. My goal, if possible, is to reduce or eliminate these downloads. So my question is:  How do I determine which software is initiating this svchost process to run? Or am I asking the wrong question?
Note:  Windows Update service is set to manual; Where possible, I have configured all installed software to not automatically install or even check for updates (I do these checks manually every week).

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 04:10 PM

You already have a reply here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/560899/svchost-call-causing-lots-of-download-malware/

Please continue with your helper in the linked topic.

No need to keep reposting. You're probably getting a time out error but your logs have been posting. Other duplicates have been deleted. I am closing this topic to avoid confusion for everyone.

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