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Has Norton Security blocked my svchost.exe?
Today I received the following notification from Norton Security: “We have identified a program that does not work as expected on your computer. This program has been blocked.”
The threat level is High and the name of the threat is SONAR.SuspPE!gen8. However, the problem is that the file mentioned is svchost.exe, a Windows system file without which I don’t think my computer will work very well. I can still see svchost.exe in C:\Windows\System32 so at least that file hasn’t been put in quarantine.
Can anyone tell me what ramifications the above message actually has? Has NS just blocked the activity caused by the SuspPE!gen8 threat, or has it blocked svchost.exe altogether? For now I'm almost afraid to shut off my computer, not knowing if it will boot up again.