How to remove an scvhost32 error
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Scvhost32.exe file information
Description: scvhost32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 1,297,408 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 590,848 bytes, 470,463 bytes or 1,396,224 bytes.
File scvhost32.exe is a file without information about the developer of this file. Program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. scvhost32.exe is able to record inputs, monitor applications, hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous.
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If scvhost32.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 85% dangerous. The file size is 151,040 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce). File scvhost32.exe is not a Windows system file.
External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:
- "Microsoft LSASS386 Protocol" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the SPYBOT WORM!
- "Microsoft SCVHOST32 Protocol" definitely not required. Added by a variant of the RBOT WORM!
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as scvhost32.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the scvhost32.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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