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Corrupted svchost file, can I replace?

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My svchost.exe file became infested with a virus, and because of this, my computer occasionally crashes. The file cannot be dis-infected, and I've tried with Norton and Panda. Could I copy and paste the svchost file from my other computer to my corrupted computer, or would that generate problems?

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Chris McFarland
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run sfc /scannow
be ready to insert media from which you installed your OS.
sfc - is a system file check utility. it checks system for modified files and restores them as necessary. before you run sfc, enable your internet connection firewall. run sfc in safe mode. after sfc reboot once more in safe mode, run antivirus checks, reboot into normal mode (you have your firewall enabled, don't you). afterwards go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and install all the updates. you should keep your firewall enabled while installing updates. afterwards it can be disabled, but you can leave it enabled to be secure. afterwards reboot and do a virus/spyware/adware check again
for antivirus see www.symantec.com
for ad-aware see www.lavasoftusa.com
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I think svchost is found only in NT so you do use WInXP, NT, or 2000?  You can restore SVCHOST.EXE by booting from Windows boot CD if you have one.  When option for repair comes up, press R to enter repair, then choose [probably] C to go to console mode.

I'm guessing this command would restore SVCHOST if CD ROM drive is D and system drive is C.. (from console)

expand d:\root\????\i386\SVCHOST.EX_ c:\winnt\system32\svchost.exe

????=for Win2k it'd be W2KA, W2KP, W2KD, or W2KS, I don't know what folder XP lies in so maybe even try

d:
cd root
dir

to find the names of the directories and replace ???? with it...the right directory name?
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I don't think it would generate problems
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