svghost.exe using 100% CPU usage
Posted on 2004-10-11
On our WinXP and Win2000 workstations there is a file (spyware probably) that is draining CPU usage and jamming our internet connection. The file's name is svghost.exe.
I ran every spyware program known to man (with the latest updates) but with no success of it cleaning the workstation from this pest.
I have tried to manually clean the CPU by booting in safe mode and deleting the svghost file and removing all references to the file in the startup log and registry. But it keeps regenerating itself within 15 minutes of deleting it. I ahve turned off system restore as well.
I have contacted my Spyware vendors and inquired about this file to see if they knew it existed and received the usual "we'll look in to it" response.
Is there a way, via script or batch file, to kill this fill when and if it executes? Or is there a way to prevent it from being reinstalled after it is deleted?