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Old 03-06-2009, 10:02 PM   #2

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Re: Runtime packed fsg virus...?
Fsg is a compression app that is used by malware writers to hide their trojans and spyware in their files by compressing the executable. In this case though, I think you're getting a false positive from AVG. Your Service Host executable looks like it's running from the appropriate directory.

Try running the System File Checker, which will make sure all your system files are intact and uncorrupted. You could also try running AVG on your Windows XP CD. If you get a warning about the svchost.exe on the CD, then the problem is definitely with AVG.

P.S. Do you use any executable packers? Like, deliberately, to save disk space? AVG might be false-flagging all packed executables whether they contain malware or not.
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