Virus alert

  redshift300 16:25 23 Aug 04

Help please, "HIDSERVE.EXE" has appeared on a friends computer running WIN 2000, the computer now only go half way into bootup and then goes back to the beginning and does a restart. Is this a virus and if so how do I get rid of it.
Many thanks in advance.

  Linux User! 16:29 23 Aug 04

Are you sure you spelt it correctly?

Anyway the closest thing i could find was HIDSERV.EXE, which is a Microsoft process.

Here's the details off their site.

hidserv - hidserv.exe - Process Information

Process File: hidserv or hidserv.exe
Process Name: Microsoft Human Interface Device Audio Service
Description: Background service that provides support for USB audio devices and USB multimedia keyboards
Company: Microsoft Corp.
System Process: Yes
Security Risk ( Virus/Trojan/Worm/Adware/Spyware ): No
Common Errors: N/A

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:42 23 Aug 04

Can you boot into safe mode? (F8 after POST)

Use explorer to delete Hidserve.exe from c:\windows\system.

then reboot.

Post back here what happens.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:44 23 Aug 04

Hidserv without the e was used for keyboard / mouse control in windows 98se.

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