Windows cannot find svchost.exe error message


If the following message appears:
“Windows cannot find ‘c:/windows/system/programas/svchost.exe’. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.”  – this means your computer is infected by trojans, viruses or worms.
This is so called  ‘temp1.exe’  or  ‘copy.exe’ or ‘svohost.exe’ virus.
You can got infected opening an email attachment from unknown sender or from infected executable file you have downloaded.
The original Svchost.exe file is  important Windows generic host process . It works for running DLL services and is placed in folder %SystemRoot%\System32.
 The Svchost.exe process can not be stopped from TaskManager.
Because it is very important Windows file, svchost.exe is a target for many viruses and Trojans.
Worms like MSBlaster usually exploit a bug in svhost.exe.
If the worm manage to implement in the file, it causes svhost.exe to crash. Then follows a reboot and after restarting, Windows is infectes . The worm has masked itself in same folder /system32/ and has similar name.
Another sign you are infected – loosing CopyPaste functionality.

Cleaning the worm/virus is hard to do.
The best way is first to delete all the cookies and temporaly files /menu Tools –> Internet Options –> Browsing history –> Delete/
Then disable System Restore because the worm may be hidden there and waiting to attack again.

System Restore

System Restore

At the end you may use the program: ccleaner – it is popular among the ‘victims’ of that virus.
After that : use Firewall.
Install and an antivirus program.
And DO NOT open email attachments from unknown people/organisations.
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Micro Antivirus 2009


Micro Antivirus 2009 is very similar to famous fake anti-spyware programs  MS Antivirus,  Vitae Antivirus 2008 and Vista Antivirus.

MicroAntivirus can be distributed by Trojans that are masked as fake video codecs.

If you try to install them, the trojan is activated. 

Then trojans issue fake security alerts.

To get rid on it you have to find in registry editor /Rubn regedt32/ all keys containing MicroAntivirus in their name and delete.

Then search computer for files containing MicroAntivirus in their name and delete them too.

Use firewall and antivirus software from wellknown and original brands /NOD32, Symantec, Panda, Kaspersky, AVG./

Antispywaremaster.com Virus


Yet another Myspace virus. It can be seen on Myspace forums. Pop ups offer you to download Antispywaremaster.com software telling you are infected with thousands of trojans and viruses. It is similar to WindowsAntivirus 2008 and AntispywareDeluxe.

The standard message is:

Warning! xx suspicious files found! Potentially dangerous files were found on your system during the last scan! IT is highly recommended to remove them as soon as possible…
Remove Now!”

DO NOT CLICK ON THE AD!!!

The pop up is impossible to close, so you have to close the Myspace malicious page as soon as possible and use popup blockers and firewall.

If you got infected, first stop asm.exe and/or Antispywaremaster.exe processes /Alt+Ctrl+Del/ to open Task Manager, find processes and delete them.

Then run regedt32 and find and delete the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntiSpywareDeluxe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AntiSpywareDeluxe_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AntispywareD
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AntiSpywareMaster
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\{5222008A-DD62-49c7-A735-7BD18ECC7350}

/Hint – try Edit menu –> search from the root ‘MyComputer’ for ‘AntiSpyware’ and delete all results found/

At the end, find and delete the following files:

AntiSpywareMaster 7.3.url
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\AntiSpywareMaster.lnk
%UserProfile%\Desktop\AntiSpywareMaster.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareMaster\AntiSpywareMaster.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AntiSpywareMaster\Uninstall AntiSpywareMaster.lnk

/Hint – try Search console –> search ‘MyComputer’ for word ‘AntiSpyware’ as file name and delete all files  found/

Amber Alert on Myspace


Amber Alert http://www.amberalert.gov/  is an US Goverment program for kidnapped children.

When you see the alert “ATTENTION: There is an AMBER Alert in your area.
Please CLICK HERE to find out more information
.” it means that there is a kidnapped child in your area. You may click to see more info. The more people see this alert the bigger is chance to help. This way public gets involved in helping to spot the missing children.

How to add Amber Alert to your Myspace profile:

1. Go to your profile –>  click  Home link.

2. On your HomePage you have to find  the Application box.

3. In the Application box you click the Get Apps link.

4. Click the News & Weather category.

5. Then find the Amber Alert application and click it.

6.  You have to see  Add This App button. Click the button and Amber Alert is added to your profile.

Myspace Possible_HiFrm Virus


Myspace Possible_HiFrm Virus is detected by Trend Micro mainly in login pages.

It means this is a possible malicious software using iframes to redirect your browser.

Myspase itself is not spreading viruses. This is done by users who have put some corrupted scripts in their profiles.

If you are visiting unknown Myspace page and your anti-virus program alerts for possible virus, it  is better to leave this site immediately.

The Suspicious MySpace pages contain malicious javascripts that are detected as JS_DIRESEX.A.

The script is programmed to invisibly connect you to a pornsite. If such site which pops up unexpectedly – you have been infected.

As advice in case your computer behavies strange when visited some MS pages, you have to use pop up blocker, firewall, anti-virus programs /of course./ You have to delete temporaly Internet files and restore to earlier point.

JavaScript injection


JavaScript injection become a very popylar hacking method nowdays.

As Javascript is enabled by default in web browsers, it is easy to become a victim.

The malicious websites use installing of ActiveX controls to get control.

The way to avoid JavaScript injection is not to visit unknown sites, especially those offering pirated software. Update Windows regularry and apply the critical patches. Disable active Javascript in IE. 

And main: use firewall and anti-virus software. 

Here is a link with a list with malware sites: http://malwaredomains.com/?tag=sql-injection

It is often updated and one can see how fast is growing their number every day.

How to Enable Javascript in Firefox and Internet Explorer


 Javascript is enabled by default in web browsers. If you for some reasons have disabled it, a message will pop when you visit pages with Javascript.

  • Here is how to enable Javascript in Firefox :

Menu  “Tools” __> “Options” __> “Content” __> “Enable JavaScript”  and OK

  • Here is how to enable Javascript  in Internet explorer:

Menu “Tools” __> “Internet Options”

tools_internetoptions

tools_internetoptions

 

Then choose “Security” tab –> “Custom Level” button.

New dialog window is opened.

Scroll down to find  “Scripting” –> “Active scripting”

Chesck  “Enable” radio button and press OK.

 

 

  • Here is How to Enable Javascript in Opera:  File menu __>  Quick Preferences –> Check Enable JavaScript –> Reload .

 

  • Here is How to Enable Javascript in Safari /Mac OS/                                        

From  menu –> Select Preferences  –> Security –> check Enable JavaScript __> close window  and Reload.