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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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 May 2018 at 2:16 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable a170a3703bb0ccd9
574cf1a488f7c058
34e184d3
06a191cce614be68
5ebc72f0271f19d6
Backdoor.MSI
L.Bladabindi
.A
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 34400c1e88326fb6
79d90a701c42af0d
5b115604
c7476604075b65bd
79b3c64f19a14108
TrojWare.Win
32.VB.QOTY
No 1.00 1.00 Venezuela N/A
3 N/A Executable df340309d4d6e930
43f247ef367cedde
cd083b71
c8ac4c04ce2b46b5
8f8d59b8124823f0
ApplicUnwnt Yes N/A N/A 185.150.154.131/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable da8097de6b56b0e8
70474a139ac4c373
18496450
68f4c6d62154c9aa
866e3b146bc1c7ea
ApplicUnwnt Yes N/A N/A 185.150.154.144/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 October 2008 at 7:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ReactOS Development Team Executable 5e44d0531db4b24e
ac77c3dd6c46a820
05884c60
161a0953cfc90b3e
5be5d7a9e838244d
No 0.4.8 0.4.8 10.108.51.194/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 18930fd524b3fdfa
ca1c0e6a81524f5a
282b3009
e31fb4f13f5949b8
68c117714bb44375
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4eea9bdfe0eb4175
9d96ec9bd224c451
9314a8fa
e4ca434f25168159
0d0538bc21c32d2f
Yes 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4eea9bdfe0eb4175
9d96ec9bd224c451
9314a8fa
e4ca434f25168159
0d0538bc21c32d2f
Yes 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.108.51.116/32
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