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Old 02-05-2005, 11:01 PM   #1
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Question not sure if this is spyware...

I'm not sure if "svchost" is supposed to be on my computer, i see it when i bring up the task manager and look under proccesses, i would have not of noticed anything about that if it were'nt for my zonealarm firewall saying that the proccess wanted to connect to the internet, should i let it connect or not?

This might be an easy answer question but i just want to be safe. I really need some none the less because i'm sort of worried.

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Old 02-06-2005, 03:47 AM   #2
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http://www.liutilities.com/products/...brary/svchost/
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:16 AM   #3
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have you ran a spyware scan yet? do that and you will find out
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Old 02-06-2005, 02:47 PM   #4
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Svchost is a perfectly normal Process. Try closing it it will turn your PC off. Not fun when you miss closing one, and hit closing it.
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Old 02-07-2005, 02:58 AM   #5
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yeah. thats the problem nowdays. so much spyware that its hard to tell which is which. i wish microsfot w0uld so something.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:40 AM   #6
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i have SChost on my computer so there is nothing wrong with it
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Old 02-07-2005, 04:28 PM   #7
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If you run Microsoft Antispyware just once on full scan for the 10 minutes or so depending on your Hard Drive Size you will have no Spyware. Then you can trust all your processes (except qtask; which is just plain annoying and doesn't want to die, if I could uninstall it I would).
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