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So I just assembled my new pc. (am2 3800+ x2 windsor 2gigs of gskill ddr800 Abit AN-M2 x1900xt 2x wd2500's) I quickly googled "svchost excessive memory usage and came up with practicly nothing, I did a virus/spyware scan, didn't help. For some reason I noticed it when I tried to start css and it wouldnt startup. So I crtl alt del'd and I saw svchost.exe using roughly 500mb's of memory... When css wasen't even showing up in task manager.

Oh wooooo. AVG just found a trojan.
    
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Yeah SCV is the trojan and SVC is the Good one.
    
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Yeah SCV is the trojan and SVC is the Good one.
Oops, that was a mistype. Surely enough it is svc.
    
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svchost sometimes does that, after the virus is cleaned try a reboot.
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svchost sometimes does that, after the virus is cleaned try a reboot.
Oh the irony, a trojan horse small.AD was attached to my avg keygen...
Avg found 4 more virus's... 3 obfustat.BO 1 obfustat.BN

The funny thing is these hdd's havent been used in roughly... 340 days.
    
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Anyone have idea's? I just removed the 4 virus's avg found and it's still acting the same way.
    
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Do a reformat.
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Do a reformat.
Not an option.
    
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Get another virus scanner like nod32 and scan with it....uninstall avg first.
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