Svchostw.exe error message

reptilia77 - Apr 1, 2009 at 12:56 PM
 reptilia77 - Apr 2, 2009 at 10:49 AM

Whenever I boot my computer a message pops up: Windows cannot find 'svchostw.exe' Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

I researched what it is and found there is a svchost.exe(which is safe) and a scvhostw.exe(w added), which is a virus. I ran spybot and deleted those entries. I also ran advanced system carefree 3.2.0 to fix the registry. I also did msconfig to see if it is in startup but it isnt. I ran regedit and searched for scvhostw.exe and deleted it.

Anyways the message still keeps on popping up on startup. Windows work well and I see no problem, I just want to get rid of that message so it doesnt show everytime I login.

Anyone have any idea..thanks in advance

1 reply

sfxhonda Posts 9 Registration date Thursday October 16, 2008 Status Member Last seen May 12, 2009 13
Apr 2, 2009 at 05:35 AM
repair your windows and the problem will be solved.
hi sfxhonda..How do I do that exactly? Do I use the recovery console, if so, what codes do I type?