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transca
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19th Oct 03 at 18:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

since installing windows 2000 everytime i go on the internet i get an error come up. it says the file svchost.exe has caused an error. it stops me clicking on links which open in new windows, printing from IE etc. anyone know what it is and how to cure it?
Sooty
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19th Oct 03 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Viral.... www.symantec.com ... scan for updates
Trotty
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19th Oct 03 at 18:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Hmmn, difficult to say as svchost.exe is a system process and runs several times usually.

If you haven't done so already, I'd try installing the latest Service Pack (SP4) and Internet Explorer 6 SP1
Sam
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20th Oct 03 at 06:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yes, definately sounds like a virus!
keninski
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20th Oct 03 at 08:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is a virus. the msbalster one. download fix from symantec website and then the security patch from microsoft.
Mistamist
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20th Oct 03 at 08:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yup...its a virus...only attacks win 2k and xp. get the VRP from symantec.
transca
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20th Oct 03 at 19:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i cured it, just did windows update, installed all microsofts security fixes and its fine now. cheers guys

 
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