Can't find svchostw.exe ERROR MESSAGE

Ive tried many things. The reset browser option does not work. The idea of loading six or seven supposed anti-virus programs is just nuts. Many on Majorgeeks are virus's themselves. I think this a leftover from a spoof that I removed.

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Clarification Request

1. What's your OS (Windows XP, Vista, 7)?
2. When does this message appear?
3. What's the relationship with your browser?
4. What browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome)? What version?


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And that's a good thing!

Once we remove this trojan you should see error message such as "can't find svchostw.exe" which is a very good sign.

What next? Scanning with dozens of scanners will not correct this. However you could look for what is calling for this trojan and remove that line.
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To further what Bob wrote..


As Bob noted, it's "a good thing". "Cannot find..", "Error loading..", "Could not run..", and like errors are usually related to "malware", which was previously removed. Since the file no longer exists, Windows "cannot find" it.

Autoruns for Windows may help you locate the related entry, responsible for the error. If you have any questions about Autoruns, see "FAQ: Common Autoruns Issues".


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My new question.

Is AUTORUNS the new way? For years I used HIJACKTHIS and have looked at AUTORUNS but have stuck with old reliable.

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HJT is the easier and most reliable way to go AFAIC.....

I only added it, in case the OP was unfamiliar (or intimidated by) with HJT.


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A painter and their brushes.

I think that tells it well.
Thanks Carol,

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