How to remove the nvchost virus
Most antivirus programs identify nvchost.exe as malware, for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse, and Microsoft identifies it as Trojan:Win32/Agent.
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Nvchost.exe file information
The process contains no information about the creator.
Description: The file nvchost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 151,552 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 152,064 bytes, 123,392 bytes or 130,048 bytes.
Nvchost.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. File nvchost.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). nvchost.exe is able to connect to Internet and record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 83% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify nvchost.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as nvchost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the nvchost.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.
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