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  • JUVE83 Mar 10, 2008

    it only comes when browsing the internet,.

    It first started doing this when using MOZILA FIREFOX but know it dose this when usinfg internet explorer.

    Dose anyone know what SVCHOST.EXE is for as comes up a few on my task manager. Is this spyware or adware?

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  • JUVE83 Mar 10, 2008

    I have rundl32.exe running onmy system and been told it might be torjan? is the correct.


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Even the best pop-up blocker may let a few through. If you are getting more than a few (especially if they are occurring when you are not actively browsing the web), I would highly recommend downloading, installing, and scanning with a free program called SpyBot Search & Destroy. This will remove any spyware/adware that might be causing your added pop-ups.

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    Tygh Duval Mar 10, 2008

    svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services running in the background. It is not spyware or adware.

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    Tygh Duval Mar 10, 2008

    clclean.0001 seems to also be a legitimate file, most likely related to a cleanup program that is part of any Macrovision software. Check this link for more details.

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    Tygh Duval Mar 10, 2008

    If it's "rundl32.exe", then it's possible. But if it's "rundll32.exe", that is a legitimate system file. Your best bet is to run SpyBot and also scan for viruses with your favorite antivirus program (mine happens to be AVG Free).


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