What is scvhost32.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the scvhost32.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Scvhost32.exe file information

The scvhost32.exe process does not give any clues as to the producer or the name of the associated software; instead, only the following file properties can be determined.

Description: Scvhost32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Scvhost32.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 151,040 bytes. 
The scvhost32.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous.

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Important: Some malware also uses the file name scvhost32.exe, for example Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bfzc (detected by Kaspersky), and Infostealer.Gampass (detected by Symantec). 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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Best practices for resolving scvhost32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with scvhost32. 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.

To help you analyze the scvhost32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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