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    leonidas's Avatar Poster
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    Is it normal to have it located as a hidden file on C:/, or do I have a virus?

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    I don't have it in c:/ what OS do you have?

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    go here PE_FEEFO.A my friend had a virus of this file. go here to check if you g=have a virus Housecall

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    completely normal to have several svchost in task manager
    check blackviper if you have any more strange things running in task manager

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    Originally posted by Agent Smith@20 November 2003 - 07:49
    I don't have it in c:/ what OS do you have?
    Xp pro corporate

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    Information from Microsoft On svchost
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314056

    I have XP Pro, but Svchost is only located in my windows/system32/ folder, so I don't think it's normal for it to be in C:\. However my system is running with all the updates, so maybe it was moved in a update. If your checking for virus, and you don't have one, I'd say forget about this.
    "Where did he go, George, Where did he go?"


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    I had today something which intented to connect to the internet while I was surfing, which I blocked with NPF. After that I decided to update NAV corp 8.1, NPF 2003, Ad-Aware, Spybot, & Antitrojan. Then I runned them all, and they didn't detect anything. . Then I saw that svchost.exe was on C:/, which I think (but I'm not sure ) wasn't there before, and as I know that lots of viruses take this name to not to be detected...

    I've just have a look on your link to microsoft, but they don't say anything about the location of Svchost.exe on the files. They just give its location on the register.

    And I've never run windows update since I reformated my hard-disk.

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    http://www.viruslist.com/eng/viruslist.html?id=4251

    It looks like you have a worm.

    I must say, it's terribly irresponsible to run Windows without the security patches. Although in this instance your computer is not adversely affected, this worm makes DoS attacks on other peoples websites. Why don't you visit windows update or windows catalog?

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    Cos I'm affraid it messes my other applications like XP lite, tweak xp, and as I have XP pro corporate. I know some versions of corporate can be updated but I don't know about mine.

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    Why would having XP corp would mean you couldn't update?

    Is security not an issue for you? That's why you have been infected by this worm.


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