How to Remove “svchost.exe”

What is Svchost.exe?

The svchost.exe is an executable file of Microsoft Windows and is tagged as a Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. This is an important Windows file and it is used to load the required DLL files that are used with Microsoft Windows and Windows programs that run on your computer. Some Malware often uses a process by the name “svchost.exe” to mimic the windows process.

The orginal file is located only in c:\windows\system32 or c:\winnt\system32 depending on versions of Windows OS. If the file that is located in any other location, then we can conclude that the system is infected with malware.

svchost.exe provides a service which is used by Windows Defender. There are multiple instances provided by svchost.exe which are used for many operations. One instance may provide single operation and other instance provide several service to windows.To know the service which are currently running. Go to Task Manager and click Processes tab. Click Show all process and Right-click an instance of svchost.exe, and then click Go to Service(s). The services associated with the process are highlighted on the Services tab.

Affected OS/Platform: Windows

How to find System is affected by Svchost.exe malware

Step 1: Open the Task Manager with a CTRL+ALT+DEL key combination

Step 2: Right click on the svchost.exe and Select Open File Location The Open File Location will be showing you the path where the file is actually located c:\windows\system32 or c:\winnt\system32.

If it gets open in some other folder or file location, then it is sure that the system is infected with svchost.exe malware.

How to remove the svchost.exe virus from the system using Comodo Antivirus?
 

  • Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply
  • Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
  • Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.
  • After the update, a Quick scan is executed.
  • If threats are found upon completion of scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
  • The Antivirus Software will clean all malware including svchost.exe virus.
Windows OS PC Security Softwares:  Related Resources: Website Malware Directory Resources:
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 February 2009 at 11:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f97167f6d08d5028
f5f4a1e587b8b827
623705ed
c5e28f5b8060d6bb
6c0b279e989b50e3
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 5.1.0.0 5.1.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
2 Acoustica Inc. Executable 1c80c1a7be5dd3b7
1e8205166d57f17a
7fc118af
4c9a59bcdb40e39f
0c72820f381b9ab2
TrojWare.Win
32.Injector.
ADKK
No 2, 0, 18,
0
2, 0, 18,
0
United Kingdom N/A
3 N/A Executable f075f5553c1b5f4b
b4fb26553e3a334f
df3e5d13
627420f2964c2880
a419cf83a262767e
TrojWare.Win
32.VB.QOTY
No 1.00 1.00 Vietnam N/A
4 N/A Executable 104103acce42e624
41d5d07b184109f0
0bc0d680
6b622b140b8bc461
e2bab60a2ae22a9c
TrojWare.Win
32.VB.QOTY
No 1.00 1.00 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 May 2008 at 1:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable a802bd37b91accba
45391bfd50b337bb
15d44efb
7bef0e87abecbe18
e50835c0839906db
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable da0ff4006859a758
0aba81f486f692de
ad2014fe
8f078ae4ed187aaa
bc0a305146de6716
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8fbf73dbc557be21
bc4b229d67c1f94d
84a253ff
a22d7b3594c381ef
b3395a072725fe95
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 95d4bcbf60a3a489
0858c7c39faaaa83
ee569c8b
9ea1560c138be592
e5a38f46689916e3
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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  • 32 items per page
 
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