Windows XP system reboots automatically

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I use Windows XP professional operating system. My problem is that system reboot automatically when I view Window task manager dialog box in process option many svchost.exe file running a massage shown on desktop that ''c:program file /quick heal /svchost.exe'' error massage appear. Please help me.

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I would suspect maybe malware running on the computer such as a rootkit. Try going to some of the reputable online malware scanning websites and scan your computer for viruses. You could also try to go back to a previous system restore point and see if the problem exists at that time.

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  • carlosdl
    I agree. I'm almost sure the pc is infected by some kind of malware. "svchost.exe" is the name of a legitimate windows process, but the location of the executable should be <win_dir>/system32. Whenever you find this process running from a different location, it is not the legitimate windows process, but some kind of malware. I would recommend to download and install some good antivirus/antimalware program, update it to get the latest virus definitions, reboot the machine in safe mode without networking, and perform a full scan. P.S.: Using punctuation marks makes easier to understand text.
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  • ToddN2000
    My question would be what is causing you to go to the Task Manager in the first place? If you have to go here, and this is causing the re-boot, you have other issues. Try running some malware removal software and see what happens.
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