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  1. Tripp

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    How do I get rid of this virus called svchost.exe, it wont allow me to close it in task manager to delete it, im running win 2000. and how do you get into safe mode?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    F8 when windows begins to load.
     
  3. Tripp

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    I cant get rid of it in there either, the thing is growing and multiplying theres 5 copies running and it wont allow me to close it, any suggestions?
     
  4. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    what makes you think it's a virus?
     
  5. Tripp

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    because my virus scan says it is, and its in various folders and more copies keep popping up
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    SVCHost.exe has something to do with HP printers if I'm not mistaken. I've seen it many many times.
     
  7. Tripp

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    well i dont have any printer software on my laptop,
     
  8. Weiner

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  9. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    svchost is a legit windows file but there's also a virus that goes by the same name but in a different folder. I assumed that's what he meant.
     
  10. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    yep - it's a virus
     
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    Oh, I didn't know that.....:hs:
     
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    Sneaky :naughty:
     

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