ZoneAlarm alerts me to this - can you help please

  JohnnyAlucarD 08:01 01 Jul 2004

I have an alert that pops up from time to time in zone alarm: "REPEAT PROGRAM SCVHOST.EXE is trying to access the internet" This doesn't happen every time I start up my computer, just every now and then. I have denied access several times with no (seemingly) adverse effect to any programs that I use - my web surfing is still ok and my email is fine. I think I read about this program somewhere, but I can't remember where - is it a legitimate program attempting access or some form of spyware? I have run spybot and adaware, norton is up to date and nothing comes up. Can any one help?
Thanks in advance

  VoG II 08:23 01 Jul 2004
  Stuartli 08:52 01 Jul 2004

..I've been having the same ZA alert since changing to the latest version (5.0.590.015) when it was launched; after a lot of ferreting I found out that it was caused by XP's Internet Time check trying to update automatically, even though I normally do it manually about once a week.

Once I had reconfigured the update to a manual basis the alerts ceased.

  johnnyrocker 09:08 01 Jul 2004

if you have spelt it correctly johnny it is a virus denoted by the incorrect spelling.


  JohnnyAlucarD 09:17 01 Jul 2004

johnnyrocker - I think I remember reading about that....mmmm how do I go about getting rid of it, my ani virus software isn't picking it?

  johnnyrocker 09:36 01 Jul 2004

as it is outgoing it cant do much harm you can set za to permanently block it and forget it or try a file search in safe mode and delete it, (dont forget to check spelling)


  Stuartli 10:44 01 Jul 2004

I just checked it out at click here and downloaded the scanner and remover (SpyHunter).

Ran it and it came up with one cookie,

The description is given as:

" is a web site owned by C2 Media. It is mainly a pay-per-click search portal where other web sites pay for each click-through to their site via lop. This isn't a terrible idea, but rather than create a quality web site to get surfers to their site and clicking those links, they instead created a program which is labeled variously as an mp3 search program, a porn search program, or some other such thing. The installer turns the user's web browser into a device with a seemingly endless supply of links to

More information: click here

lop properties:

• Changes browser settings
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Edit lop description
Last edited: 2004-01-30 18:56:25 by user"

You have, however, to pay for SpyHunter to actually remove it.

So I ran S and D 1.3. It came up with one problem - SpyHunter Popups.

These and SpyHunter have now both been banished from my system.

I also have AdAware6, SpywareBlaster and AVG - all report a clear system.

In addition, I set Third Party cookies to Prompt or Block. This warns, via a panel, about cookies and you can refuse or allow them as necessary; however, blocking cookies doesn't normally prevent you from accessing a website.

  Stuartli 14:04 01 Jul 2004


click here

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