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Old 09-10-2011, 01:11 PM   #1
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I had a virus (the fake security one) that I got rid running Malwarebytes in safe mode but now something is hogging up memory until the computer is completely unusable. I can kill the svchost.exe host process in task manager that is using the PF and CPU and then continue to use the computer, but if I leave the computer and come back it is unusable. I am afraid something was left over from the virus. Please help.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:34 PM   #2
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Hi, svchost.exe is an essential part of windows and should not be terminated. If you're still experiencing problems after running MBAM, I suggest you follow the instructions below.

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