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After Norton claims it blocked an intrusion, svchost.exe process uses significant memory; did Norton really block it?

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When I start my computer, I get 2 Norton warnings: "An intrusion attempt by was blocked" and there was a block from another computer as well.  Under details it says "Network traffic from maps.wiwuvy.ed:82/y3nx095hcc matches the signature of a known attack. The attack resulted from \DEVICE\HARDDISKVOLUME3\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64\SVCHOST.EXE


Norton says that no action is required and a Malwarebytes scan (including a scan for rootkit) shows up nothing.  So on the surface it seems everything might be ok, but when I go to Task Manager, look at the processes, a svchost.exe *32 process is taking up around 300,000k of memory. I've seen that fluctuate and go up to almost 1 GB at times.  That specific process usually takes up less than 20,000k (I've been keeping my eye on it for the last few days).  It seems to only increase significantly like that after these Norton warnings.  And the Norton warning itself says that the attack resulted from that specific file (svchost.exe).  Please tell me if I'm reading this wrong but if Norton is telling you that an attack resulted from a file in your computer (svchost.exe), and you see that process consume significant memory immediately afterwards, isn't that saying that there's already something wrong in your computer? (ie/ potentially infected)?


I'm using Windows 7 (SP1, 64 bit).  If anyone knows, please let me know if I'm worried for nothing.  I've kept a clean computer for many years & my pc's have very rarely have been infected so this is kind of freaking me out right now.



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