How to remove the mhosts virus

Most antivirus programs identify mhosts.exe as malware—e.g. Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Banker, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_BANKER.EJA.

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Mhosts.exe file information

The process known as Setup File appears to belong to software Setup by segob mex.

Description: Mhosts.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mhosts.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 115,712 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, Run, Winlogon\Shell). Mhosts.exe is not a Windows system file. Mhosts.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If mhosts.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 176,128 bytes. The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, DEFAULT\Run, Run, Winlogon\Shell). Mhosts.exe is not a Windows core file. mhosts.exe appears to be a compressed file.

Important: You should check the mhosts.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

It replaces Microsoft program and it makes it so you cant open windows

Summary: Average user rating of mhosts.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think mhosts.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving mhosts issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active mhosts process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the mhosts.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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