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: 25 July 2018 at 9:21 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
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TrojWare.Win
32.VB.OSKB
No 1.00 1.00 177.228.170.200/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable a295e2a5d4acec9b
522da97ee6a62136
547c9669
40af06bc7e2bb92f
b76556db171ce6b9
TrojWare.Win
32.VB.QOTY
No 1.00 1.00 Albania N/A
3 N/A Executable c25250e1f83c4b3b
7e035ee33bc70adb
28458190
e7fe06f14e18a2a6
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TrojWare.Win
32.VB.QOTY
No 1.00 1.00 Canada N/A
4 N/A Executable 9a0a19e94ed54238
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044ead23
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 December 2015 at 8:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ReactOS Development Team Executable 21c1613a75a9c968
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7b4bffb1
34e805c997460a5d
2f27c7dc833010ce
No 0.4.9 0.4.9 10.108.51.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 800a4c2e524fc392
c45748eae1691fa0
1d24ea4c
8497852ed44aff90
2d502015792d315d
Yes 10.0.10586
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(th2_relea
se.151029-
1700)
10.0.10586
.0
United States
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