svchost error

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  1. gofeddy

    gofeddy New Member

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    'windows cannot find c:\windows\system32\include\svchost.exe' Make sure you typed the name correctly and try again. To search for a file, click start menu and click search


    i am getting this error message when the desktop loads. how do i correct it?
     
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    Choto Cheeta Rebooting

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    run CCleaner to purge those invalide entries...

    also go to Start >> Run >> type msconfig press enter... now from there select manual start up option and remove the entry to load that file...

    svchost.exe is suppose to be in root/system32 directory... any thing apart from that is suspisuas... get a Good Atni Spyware a run a scan... (may be SpyBot)
     
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    or better.. Jus delete the file.. am 100% sure its not required coz it doesnt even seem to be a backup.. ( but if thats not enough for u try renaming the file to say svchost123.exe and then restart if things work fine jus delete the file permanently else rename it back to wat it was b4)
     
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    the legit ms svchost.exe file is located in the folder c:\windows\system32. in other case, svchost.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm !

    u have been hit by malware Downloader.Zlob.BJV. schedule a boot-time of spybot or any other good a/s like avg a/s. then run ccleaner to clear pc junk.
     
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