Posted 21 April 2007 - 01:49 PM
I am running XP with Service Pack 3.
I have been having really bad problems with a slow running machine. The culprit is always an svchost.exe file, which when closed down, the machine runs OK. I have been protected with AVG antivirus and spyware protection as well as windows firewall and scans have not revealed any problems. (The installation of SP3 has not had any bearing on this as the machine was running slowly for a long time prior to its installation last weekend 14/04/07)
I was recently recommend to use Spybot and the very first Spybot scan identified "Tangodialer" on my PC as a high risk item. However, when I ask Spybot to remove it, it always fails as the program is in use.
I have rebooted the machine whilst disconnected from the internet and it still will not remove. Tangodialer does not appear in the processes that are running in Windows Task Manager and is not on the list of installed programs in Control Panel so I am sure I have found the culprit.
If anybody has any ideas how I can remove this, I would be very grateful.