How to remove the RVHOST virus
Most antivirus programs identify RVHOST.exe as malware, e.g. Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.AutoIt.c or IM-Worm.Win32.Sohanad.bm, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Agent.F or Worm:Win32/Nuqel.A.
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RVHOST.exe file information
The process does not contain any indication of the producer (the software author) or the software with which it is associated.
Description: The file RVHOST.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 268,216 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 268,288 bytes and 23 more variants.
Program has no file description. The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). RVHOST.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If RVHOST.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 272,643 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 13,179,660 bytes or 296,888 bytes. RVHOST.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. The file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. RVHOST.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RVHOST.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the RVHOST.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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