svchost.com

  Logov 20:38 17 Aug 2004
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Pccillin is constantly alerting me to a virus/worm called"svchost.com" located in C:\WINDOWS\system32. I know there's a ms file called svchost.exe which is needed to by the system. Pccillin cannot delete the file. I checked the running processes via Task Manager and have found four seperate proecesses called svchost running. All are different sizes. Pccillin gives me the warning that svchost.com is a "WORM_RBOT.HI". Also, I've noticed that whilst in Task Manager that "System Idle Process" CPU usage was 99%. In addition whilst viewing web pages my mouse is painfully slow and often totally unresponsive. Pages can also take an age to load. I've used Stinger but without success as it too fails to delete the virus.

I'm running XP Pro SP1. Any help much appreciated, what can I do?

  zanwalk 20:50 17 Aug 2004

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  zanwalk 20:52 17 Aug 2004

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  Logov 23:42 17 Aug 2004

Thanks for responding.
I tried Stinger as mentioned above but it too stated that the virus/worm couldn't be removed.

  rawprawn 08:02 18 Aug 2004

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  Logov 17:07 18 Aug 2004

Thanks for the response.
That does seem to have made a difference for the better. However, originally I was getting 99% CPU usage from System Idle Process and that seems to be down to 0% but now IE Explorer is up to 100% instead. Any ideas anyone?

  Androcles 17:36 18 Aug 2004

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  hatrickj 18:54 19 Aug 2004

Probably OT but there is even more reason for confusion as file names, before the extension, scvhost and svhost exist. From what I read the latter is a virus. Ther's plenty in Google to wade through on it

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