I have a problem, when I access Task Manager I get an error
" A call an OS function failed."
Then after a few minutes I get a continuos error that says
"Acess violation at address 00454CEF in module 'scv.exe'. Read of address 00000000."
Only way I can stop the error popping up is to end that process. I've recently upgraded to an opty 185 proc. things work ok until I instaleed a driver update for AMD processors that was suppose to increase processor speeds, version 22.214.171.124849. It has been talked about on a thread I read here.I've uninstalled the program but still have the problem.
Does anybody know what svc.exe is or sv.exe.
Were can I get information on the procceses listed in Task Manager.
I'm stuck here, any help would great
This is the page I think, here.
The 3rd driver from the bottom of the list, Driver Version 1.3.2.0053 for Windows XP. Dated September 2007. Did you install that one?
Apologies if you're on Vista, you don't say.
Yes That's the one I loaded. I have XP proffesional.
scv.exe or sv.exe is not a windows process. The only references I can find to scv is that it's spyware. A lot of these spyware proggys will interfere with the task manager and/or use up loads of CPU cycles. SV.exe could be spyware or a legitimate program. I suggest you scan with adaware and spybot. If you have one spyware causing symptoms, you usually have several others you aren't aware of.
Not sure if it is the case here, but svc.exe is known to be malware / a Trojan, as is sv.exe.
I googled both names and there's lots of references to Trojans / malware...
I was afraid of that. That's kind of what I thought it could be. I've run my norten antivirus. I've scanned with spywaredocter, adaware and spybot more then once and I still have the problem. I think I have two choices. Find someone who knows a lot more then I or reformat my hard drive and start from scratch. I'm not looking forward to reformating.
Thanks for the info.
Try downloading this free anti-virus scanner. Switch off Norton (if that is possible), switch off system restore, and run a full scan with this program.
I just cleaned out a HD that had been infected with Sasser after the owner re-installed XP without using a bootable CD-ROM slipstreamed to SP2. Note that re-formatting by reinstalling is pointless unless you're able to install Service Pack 2 before connecting to the internet.
When the Anti-Vir Classic finds a bug, be sure to ask it to Delete the nasty and set it to delete any others (rather than quarantine them).
You may need to make a couple of passes to be certain, but it will come clean eventually. If you go the route of reformatting I heartily recommend ditching Norton in the deepest hole you can find, piece of excrement that it is.
I've used Avira (paid version @ 40 Euros) for 4 years now and I used Classic (free) for about 7 years before that. I still install the free version on all my customers' rigs - and I only get come-back when people goof as mentioned above. The paid version has all the features of Norton, none of the faults. Highly recommended!
Small footprint, doesn't want to own your computer, and can be un-installed in 30 seconds without any BS arguments or registry remnants.