How to Remove “vshost.exe”

What is vshost.exe?

vshost.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as VisualStudio hosting process and belongs to Microsoft Visual Studio. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as vshost.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with vshost.exe malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with vshost.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the vshost.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the vshost.exe and open the location, if the location is C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by vshost.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by vshost.exe malware.

How to remove vshost.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the vshost.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 December 2008 at 2:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable bf89b8abca31acd1
190eff1c78ef67cf
50ed9f8f
73ca5910c50c02c9
7f1707823c4133fe
Unclassified
Malware
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 8a98b27e1ddf1531
5e379e9304c12947
492744b5
599c9f9dd03732e8
c3edaaa0d0a954a4
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 45b2145ec48c64ed
6ce0d6e83498feba
ce474c95
4cdfa239acdcf039
be53349a5871388d
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ge
neric.311479
30
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 PELock Software Executable 4988d153683c9445
23666e8fe1113906
cd69325d
9d36f7287933c802
1ccae2165da5cab6
TrojWare.MSI
L.NetShrink.
BB
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 10.224.1.115/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 August 2008 at 11:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d8dc079a82b4942f
36e8d11a0ff88b97
c098a64a
f2f77b99cad96e1b
6ca06169f3553f40
Yes 9.0.30729.
1
9.0.30729.
1
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 31e855c2fbd8f69b
0cc149696e3fd9ca
887a30c4
d9086aab959707dd
1a8643f3df70db9d
No 8.0.50727.
42
8.0.50727.
42
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 265082cc473b84f6
66b8a9a9b1f747f6
8cb6a1d4
bad0cce707e63172
2671eb8fd9376e7d
Yes 9.0.30729.
4462
9.0.30729.
4462
Thailand
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7203dde718aee900
2420598a87b5871b
d0cd0fa3
378dd10936aaff40
eb34d94dc29f2366
Yes 11.0.50727
.1
11.0.50727
.1
United States
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