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 file from 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.
  • Comodo Internet Security starts to update the software for virus protection. It takes sometime to get updated.
  • 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.
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