How to remove the odsvc virus

Most antivirus programs identify odsvc.exe as malware—e.g. Symantec identifies it as Backdoor.Graybird, and Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.Hupigon.dqsk.

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Odsvc.exe file information

The process belongs to software Microsoft SQL Server (version 2000) by unknown.

Description: Odsvc.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Odsvc.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 432,128 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 696,832 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The odsvc.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Odsvc.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 69% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2000 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify odsvc.exe related errors

Important: You should check the odsvc.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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Best practices for resolving odsvc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active odsvc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the odsvc.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

odsvc.exe [all]