Have I got a virus?

  marty03321 11:13 16 May 08

I keep getting a pop up-

VCHOST~1.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close.
We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Then it goes on to ask me if I want to send an error report.

A mate of mine said he had to rebuild his machine after being infected with this. Is there any other way I could get rid of this problem to avoid that?

He said it all started after he accepted an offer to update his MSN messenger program. I seem to remember falling foul of this too...

I run AVG, Spybot and Adaware, they don't pick it up.


  birdface 11:30 16 May 08

You mean svchost.exe That is ok any other spelling could be bad.If it was Messenger Plus that you downloaded maybe that is where your problem is.

  wis 11:45 16 May 08

from updates
you could run
windows malicious software removal tool
may 2008 kb890830

  marty03321 09:54 17 May 08


I have def got the right spelling.

How bad?

  hiwatt 09:58 17 May 08

See here click here

  marty03321 09:05 18 May 08

Thanks hiwatt, that seems to of done the trick.

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