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09-09-2006, 08:21 PM
hi i have a virus i cant get rid off the name is svcchost.exe i am using windows xp home, my anti virus is system mechanic 6.0 pro and when i scanned my pc nothing came up i tried looking for it manually but i cant find it the closet match i can find is svchost.exe which is part of windows so does anyone have ideas how to get rid of it

thanks in advance

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2006, 08:28 PM
System mechanic is/has an anti virus?

Get hijackthis (http://www.merijn.org/index.php) install it do a scan and post the log.

Or get Spybot (http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html) and the detection updates. Install both then do a scan.

09-09-2006, 10:38 PM
yeah system mechanic comes with kaspersky
and its ok i had a freind fix it
but thanks anyway

10-09-2006, 06:37 AM

10-09-2006, 09:40 AM
svcchost.exe is a trojan, but svchost.exe is a system process belonging to the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

Note the difference: the trojan has two "c's".

Be careful you don't get rid of the wrong one.