Strange dialog box - a real mystery


E

e

This crops up every ten minutes or so.

*******************************
BANNER: Interactive services dialog detection

A program can't display a message on your desktop
The program may need information or permission to
complete a task (in blue - Why does this happen?)
Message title:
Program path: C:\Program Files\Internet
Explorer\Svchost.exe (but the file isn't in that folder)
Received: Today, February 07, 2008

This problem happens because of partial incompatibility
with Windows Vista.
*******************************

Avast! finds nothing.
HijackThis sees that apparently spurious svchost file,
but cannot delete it.

Any ideas on what I've done to my fast, stable,
excellent Vista Business installation?
 
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M

MICHAEL

e said:
This crops up every ten minutes or so.

*******************************
BANNER: Interactive services dialog detection

A program can't display a message on your desktop
The program may need information or permission to
complete a task (in blue - Why does this happen?)

Message title:
Program path: C:\Program Files\Internet
Explorer\Svchost.exe (but the file isn't in that folder)
Received: Today, February 07, 2008

This problem happens because of partial incompatibility
with Windows Vista.
*******************************

Avast! finds nothing.
HijackThis sees that apparently spurious svchost file,
but cannot delete it.

Any ideas on what I've done to my fast, stable,
excellent Vista Business installation?

Download the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware
and run a scan.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Also, Spybot;
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

Eset NOD32 online scan;
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/

Have you tried scanning with Windows Defender?


-Michael
 
M

MICHAEL

e said:
This crops up every ten minutes or so.

*******************************
BANNER: Interactive services dialog detection

A program can't display a message on your desktop
The program may need information or permission to
complete a task (in blue - Why does this happen?)

Message title:
Program path: C:\Program Files\Internet
Explorer\Svchost.exe (but the file isn't in that folder)
Received: Today, February 07, 2008

This problem happens because of partial incompatibility
with Windows Vista.
*******************************

Avast! finds nothing.
HijackThis sees that apparently spurious svchost file,
but cannot delete it.

Any ideas on what I've done to my fast, stable,
excellent Vista Business installation?

You can also try a System Restore point before this
started happening.


-Michael
 
S

SG

Yeah, turn UAC back on.

--
All the best,
SG
e said:
This crops up every ten minutes or so.

*******************************
BANNER: Interactive services dialog detection

A program can't display a message on your desktop
The program may need information or permission to complete a task (in
blue - Why does this happen?)

Message title:
Program path: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Svchost.exe (but the file
isn't in that folder)
Received: Today, February 07, 2008

This problem happens because of partial incompatibility with Windows
Vista.
*******************************

Avast! finds nothing.
HijackThis sees that apparently spurious svchost file, but cannot delete
it.

Any ideas on what I've done to my fast, stable, excellent Vista Business
installation?
 
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L

LesleyO

Google scvhost (press "I'm feeling lucky") and you will be taken to a page
that states this is a virus/Trojan and appears to give you a free way of
getting rid of it. I'd also go to Norton and check this out in its
definitions, before making use of the free offer, just in case the offer is
part of a trap!

LesleyO
 

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