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SVCHOST.exe is infected, please help [Closed]


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Do you still think the problems are likely to be the result of the Windows patch and not malware?

 

Well, I think your machine is clear of malware. I suspect that the issues are Hardware or Software. Why don't you open a topic here. or here. and I'll keep this open for a few days in case the hardware or software folks send you back.


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Same issue with rundll and google chrome opening by itself happened again today. I was able to temporarily stop the problem by closing rundll files that showed they were operating out of App Data / some kind of temp files.

 

It's possible my computer has hardware issues, but I have a really hard time believing it is free of malware. Or maybe the 2 are related in some way that I am missing.

 

In any event, I am going to seek a 2nd opinion before exploring the hardware issues in more depth. Thank you again for all your help; I will be sure to let you know the end result.


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Update:

 

Thought it over a little more and decided that a cursory examination of hardware issues can't hurt at this point. I'd be surprised if I was malware free, but it's quite possible that hardware is causing more problems than I thought. I've had 2 blue screens in the past 24 hours, so I will at least have a logical starting point to discuss with them.


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I'd be surprised if I was malware free

Can't say that I disagree with you based on behavior;)   But, I'm not seeing it right now. Although I will re-assess the scans we've done to date.

 

You did have some significant infections on your computer. We can usually clean them. However, sometimes the cleaning damages, moves, removes, substitutes files and the machine becomes unstable. Perhaps (although I think I'm reaching on this), that happened here or in combination with the wonky upgrade?

 

Lets see what the Hardware and OS assessment have to say. Feel free to point the Helper to me if they have questions about what I did, etc.


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