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Just joined tonite, have a problem with a random (?) trojan horse that is detected by AVG 7. On odd occassions I get a virus warning "C:\windows\system32\directX\svchost.exe" followed by Trojan Horse Downloader.generic.kpw When I delete the file it will come back again at random. It doesn't appear to occur with a regular program i.e opening xsoft etc but appears at random.

Sorry if this is vague but can't find a better way to explain this symptom. Running adaware, xsoft etc fails to find this even if I choose ignore when asked what I want to do by AVG.

Any ideas anyone


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Hi yamman. Welcome to GTG. :) Sounds miserable.

Please Click here!, and follow the recommendations in the guide.

If you're still having trouble, We'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool, Hijack This. Follow the instructions in step five of this guide, and post your log as a new topic in the Hijack This forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Most of what Hijack This lists lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results. :tazz:
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