What is cvhsvc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the cvhsvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Cvhsvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cvhsvc
Cvhsvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Service belongs to software Microsoft Office Click-to-Run (version 2010) or Microsoft Office Client Virtualization or Microsoft Office Starter (version 2010 - English) by Microsoft (

Description: Cvhsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cvhsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 822,624 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 822,504 bytes, 822,496 bytes, 821,664 bytes or 819,600 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is digitally signed. The cvhsvc.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with cvhsvc.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Microsoft Office Click-to-Run 2010 or Microsoft Office Klick-und-Los 2010 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you.

Recommended: Identify cvhsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cvhsvc.exe. Therefore, you should check the cvhsvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

cvhsvc.exe greift in regelmäßigen Abständen auf´s Internet zu.
attacks registry affecting launch for some applications/disable in services to eliminate threat
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftlist.exe C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Application Virtualization Client\sftvsa.exe Could not be cleaned using Malwarebytes, Anti-Malware, Comodo, Avast Antivirus and cannot use Security Task Manager 'Remove' option. Not sure how to take back or remove without NTFS authorities. Listed as Trusted Installer
I couldnt start remote desktop via Citrix XenApp, and then i looked in the windows logs and found something about this chvsvc.exe. So i run i and the login window appeared immediately, really weird. But it seems to work!

Summary: Average user rating of cvhsvc.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks cvhsvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks cvhsvc.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving cvhsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cvhsvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the cvhsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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