#1
Help please . I got one mother****er of a virus. Im not sure how either i don't use this computer to download porn. I only really download music and stuff from torrents ocasionally. So im not really sure where it came from but when ever i use this **** ass mcafee security center thing it tells me that the problem is C:\Windows\Svhost apparently, but it wont let me delete, clean or quarintine the file. My internet randomly crashes and is ****ing slow, and i get a **** load of pop ups. I need a good way to fix it, and if anyone could recommend a free anti virus program that'd be cool. I'd rather not reinstall windows. Thanks in advance.
#2
I bet you use IE.
Schecter C-1 Hellraiser
Peavey 5150
Vader Cabinet 4x12
Roland Cube 30X
Line 6 Toneport UX1
Morley Bad Horsie II


#3
Open Windows in Safe Mode, run virus scan, rinse and repeat if necessary
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██████████████████████
#4
svhost or svchost
BASSLINES TO MAKE YOUR CHEST CAVITY SHUDDER.
#5
Yea... I know. I use to use firefox but for some reason it prevented me from using my email so i had to revert to this.
#9
you should have gotten zone alarm security. and if all else fails, wipe your hardrive and rebuild your system

if your using vista then switch back to XP, more reliable.
#10
Svhost i think. And i how do i start it up in safe mode, and what kind of virus scan, because the one installed on this computer is **** and won't do anything.
#12
Try AVG anti-virus, it's @ www.download.com

They also have additional anti-virus programs, anti-spyware, -malware e.t.c.

Try googling the problem as well, there's always info on removing the virus.
████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
█████████████████████████
██████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
#13
I just said i don't use this computer for any porn type stuff, this is my work computer, so the only thing i download is the occasional music file.
#14
Quote by owen5649
I just said i don't use this computer for any porn type stuff, this is my work computer, so the only thing i download is the occasional music file.


Because the only thing you can get a virus from is porn...?
████████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
█████████████████████████
██████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
███████████████████████████
#16
Quote by Joe-Fish
System Restore about 3-4 days and then download firefox.


It doesn't effect files, just hardware and installation changes I believe, sorry if i'm wrong :p
#17
svhost is a virus masking itself as svchost.exe, which is used by Windows to launch many different applications.

And using IE vs. FireFox makes no difference whatsoever.
Super perfundo on the early eve of your day.
#18
when you restart it, at the BIOS screen, hit F8. then select start in safemode. then run your virus scanner. that should do the trick.
Quote by Dimebag22
This might just be the smartest guy in The Pit. I didn't believe Ethan when he told me there were smart people in The Pit But I was wrong.

yeah, thats me

member 42 of the Iron Maiden are gods club. PM revelations to join
#19
Quote by fatwanker
It doesn't effect files, just hardware and installation changes I believe, sorry if i'm wrong :p


I wouldn't know either, It's usually what I'm told to do first when i get a virus.
#20
Quote by Mr_BTP
when you restart it, at the BIOS screen, hit F8. then select start in safemode. then run your virus scanner. that should do the trick.


Not really...if it's a /system32 virus, it will just respawn itself.
Super perfundo on the early eve of your day.
#22
So, if it is a system32 thing, how do i get rid of it? Im pretty sure thats what it is.
#24
Erm, no. Not that i don't ever look at porn, but i just dont use this computer for that.
#26
Don't look up porn, you'll go blind
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██████████████████████
#29
Quote by Aqua Dementia
Stop looking at pr0n unless you have virus protection. It works wonders, really.


I'm Hardcore cos my virus-protection is outdated...by about 2 weeks! GRRR!
#30
Quote by owen5649
Gah **** you, im ignoring you now.


No. I don't want any part of you, and it's "I'm" not "im".
#31
Quote by owen5649
Gah **** you, im ignoring you now.


That's right, go back to your porn, pornboy
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██████████████████████
#32
I bet Aqua and Yakult are looking at porn right now...
"Music is an expression. Not competition." ~ Woe, Is Me

Guitar
ESP LTD Viper 400

Amp
Orange Crush 35LDX
#34
Quote by Thebiz
I bet Aqua and Yakult are looking at porn right now...


That's where you're wrong, we're actually filming our own as we speak. One hand typing, one hand pleasuring FTW
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██
████████████████████
██████████████████████
#35
Quote by Yakult
That's where you're wrong, we're actually filming our own as we speak. One hand typing, one hand pleasuring FTW


"Music is an expression. Not competition." ~ Woe, Is Me

Guitar
ESP LTD Viper 400

Amp
Orange Crush 35LDX
#37
Quote by Aqua Dementia


"Music is an expression. Not competition." ~ Woe, Is Me

Guitar
ESP LTD Viper 400

Amp
Orange Crush 35LDX