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    svchost.exe 98% cpu?

    hi this is my prob ive got a svchost prosess thats taking 99% -94% from the cpu my norton says things are fine does anyone have any idears why this can be i cant do mush else with out a go slow? help!

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    I had something like this a few days ago, with a different file. Have you tried lowing it's prority (don't know if it's safe with this file). Do ctrl, alt and del and right click it to change it's priority.

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    i ran housecall which said i had a trogan which ive now cant find i turn the svchost process off the pc rebooted and now its gone ? lets hope for good

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    thanks i go do all this now

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    OK I HAVE troj istbarw that i cant seem to get rid of housecall found it but others dont which is the most relable prog to use? and how to get rid of this the svchost is gone because i ended the process is this mean it has gne for good ? very confusing

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    svchost is a windows program which hosts services - services are the windows version of daemons, they can handle things from providing sound, running the windows xp skin engine, controlling user logons, etc. you can't & don't want to eliminate svchost if you want a running pc. your path is to install some adequate antivirus (try www.freeav.com for a decent free app), a sensible firewall (smb.sygate.com for sygate personal, again free), and reduce your risk of infection by using safer, more secure applications (use mozilla firefox, free, instead of the dangerously insecure internet explorer, for example)

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