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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Skivvywaver, Apr 4, 2004.

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  1. Skivvywaver

    Skivvywaver Thread Starter

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    Can anyone tell me what altsvc.exe, mshost.exe, and service.exe are?
    I found these running on my machine in c\windows\system 32. I have them rounded up and sitting in a folder. They are not running now, but before I zap them to kingdom come I would like to know what they are for sure. I have never seen them running before.
     
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    Skivvywaver Thread Starter

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    You know what, I have had two of these running before. msthost is mirc hidden and acivated by a trojan. altsvc has also been here before. The only one I haven't had is service.exe.
    I did a site search for this crap, and I have asked about two of them before. I have deleted them. Now the hard part is figuring out where I am picking them up. I have given adwatch full control of the registry as of now. It yells about 5 times a day, but I am going to make myself deal with it for my own good. Thanks cookie.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    You're welcome.

    Why don't you post a Hijack This log for good measure and let the experts take a looksee? I see you're not new here so I assume you know how to d/l it and post the log. If not, just shout and I'll post the instructions.

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