are the following a virus

  iqs 18:24 21 Mar 06

Hi.Listed under Processes in Task Manager are the following.

svchost.exe user name Local Services
svchost.exe user name Network Services
svchost.exe user name System
Off man.exe

Are they a virus?.According to click here ,under Task manager they are.If correct how are they removed.I have NIS2006 currently installed.Every time the scan is clear?.Many thanks ,Mike

  ACOLYTE 18:30 21 Mar 06

If you have XP then these can be normal processes,although some viruses can pretend to be them.

  VoG II 18:30 21 Mar 06
  ACOLYTE 18:30 21 Mar 06

Apart from offman.exe that is i dont think thats a XP prossess

  SG Atlantis® 18:31 21 Mar 06
  SG Atlantis® 18:34 21 Mar 06

posted too soon.

Have you language software installed? That's what offman.exe is linked too.

  pj123 18:38 21 Mar 06

Be careful because there some system files similar. Check the spelling.

Some are svchost and some are scvhost. Notice the SVC and SCV bit.

If you are sure the spelling is svchost then they are system files and required.

If the spelling is scvhost then that is a virus:

click here

  iqs 19:11 21 Mar 06

Hello all.
It seems from what I have read that they are harmless programs .Thats a relief.I have just scaned with AVG to double check,no issues to report.
One problem answered.Many thanks to you all.

Can I ask another question?.
Can anyone supply a link to a piece of free software which will disable processes in task manager.I have highlighted the process,then clicked end.But when I switch the PC back on,there it is again.
Kindest regards,Mike

  VoG II 19:12 21 Mar 06

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