is scvhost a trojan/virus or not

  aka51 16:49 13 Feb 2005

i have 2 entrys in msconfig of scvhost.exe.after doing a google search all the returns suggest spyware.only search return on this site suggest running ad aware/spybot/ccleaner etc which i,v done.still there

  rawprawn 16:57 13 Feb 2005

Untick the entries in msconfig and turn system restore off, then scan again

  961 17:00 13 Feb 2005

Info at click here

  aka51 17:15 13 Feb 2005

thanks...will follow/read both pieces of advice.

  Eargasm 17:29 13 Feb 2005

It looks like you have a problem there, have a look at vog's advice at click here it might help.

  aka51 18:15 13 Feb 2005

thanks for helping.i only checked msconfig when things started to slow.(just experience)i turned off system restore and 1 entry of scvhostexe. went from msconfig.i,v run a squared..all aware..all clear.spybot came up with the usual dso exploit which i,v fixed via the programs advance settings.i think eargasm is right.must say though that i,v only downloaded said utilities and installed a new printer last week.where do these virus,s,trojans come from.i,v spywareblaster,avg,zonealarm,spyware guard running and up to date.will using the pc,s recovery disk do what it say,s on the box,ie return to factory state.doe,s the hard drive and registry get totally wiped/cleaned ?.as usual thanks for great help.

  dogbreath1 18:54 13 Feb 2005

click here to confirm that you have a nasty. Where does it come from... one thing's for sure, running Firefox as your default browser will dramatically reduce your chances of infection.

  ade.h 20:05 13 Feb 2005

click here This will also help to differentiate the legitimate from the suspect.

  aka51 20:06 13 Feb 2005

thanks for input.i worded the post the way i did because of a conflicting read after doing google search.scVhost is a virus/sCvhost is,nt whatever.will read and take in all links,then i think use rescue disk.i,ll also take a look at firefox browser.once again many thanks.

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