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How to remove an scvhost error


Scvhost.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if scvhost.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Scvhost.exe file information

The process known as Install Shield Installer or Microsoft or RcSZVE0Z2tAzaFCzs or Generic Host Process for Win32 Services or Sock or Stub or ZOuDDCHelsQ or a2EkF2U

appears to belong to software stub or Windows Update or Local Security Authority Subsystem Service or Install Shield or New or irfKLQ6TsFlm9jI1E or NFSC-online Crack or Microsoft Windows Operating System or Installer.exe

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or Install Shield (www.installshield.com) or BLUESTAR or Need for Speed Carbon or u4YnTdjIoZHQ3vWEv or MEMBER or or Rapid Incorporate.

Description: scvhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,678,935 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 1,564,103 bytes and 176 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/scvhost.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The scvhost.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce). Scvhost.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs, manipulate other programs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

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If scvhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 397,312 bytes (2% of all occurrences), 184,352 bytes and 191 more variants. It is not a Windows core file. There is no description of the program. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce). Scvhost.exe is able to monitor applications, record inputs, manipulate other programs and hide itself.
If you have any problems with scvhost.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > PHP).

If scvhost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 875,008 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 294,952 bytes and 6 more variants. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, C:\Windows\win.ini, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce). Scvhost.exe is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. Scvhost.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications, connect to the Internet and manipulate other programs.

If scvhost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 27,648 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 52,288 bytes and 5 more variants.

If scvhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 51% dangerous. The file size is 917,504 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 479,232 bytes, 727,040 bytes or 344,064 bytes.

If scvhost.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 60,774 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes or 290,419 bytes.

If scvhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 77% dangerous. The file size is 1,682,432 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 495,898 bytes or 376,832 bytes.

If scvhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 66% dangerous. The file size is 137,693 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,298,482 bytes or 1,298,832 bytes.

If scvhost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 73% dangerous. The file size is 61,440 bytes.

If scvhost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 11,081 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

  • "Config Loader" definitely not required. Added by the GAOBOT.AE or GAOBOT.AO WORMS!
  • "Microsoft Update Machine" definitely not required. Added by the RBOT-GS WORM!
  • "scvhost.exe" definitely not required. Added by the LOHAV-N TROJAN!
  • "Windows Service Host" definitely not required. Added by the SDBOT.N TROJAN!
  • "Winmgr.exe" definitely not required. Added by the AGOBOT.AFG WORM!

Important: Some malware also uses the file name scvhost.exe, for example BackDoor-ASB or BackDoor-AWQ.b (detected by McAfee), and Backdoor.Trojan or Trojan Horse (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the scvhost.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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User Comments

it appears as soon as the booting process is complete.
  Alayo Tajudeen  
it actually downloaded other virus into my computer
  skybreaker   (further information)
you cat open your task manager and when your computer hung up... you cant easily ed the process you want to close...
  ablazerboy  
be for u try to delete SCVHOST.exe from system32 i ues to stop system restore then reboot
  xnoddyx   (further information)
Do not confuse with SVCHOST. EXE. SCVHOST. EXE is dangerous and can be deleted. {This was a translation of the german post}
  Chris  
shuts down programs
  sparky  
there is a diference between scvhost and svchost.SCVHOST is a Virus.While SVCHOST is a Windows file.Pay attention!!
  wertox  
8/3/2007 9:54:42 PM C:\WINDOWS\system32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\explorer NoCDBurning 0x00000000 (0) 32-bit number
   
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of scvhost.exe: based on 43 votes with 9 reviews.
5 users think scvhost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 9 users suspect danger. 27 users think scvhost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade scvhost.exe ("not sure about it").


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