What is scvhosting.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 scvhosting.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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Scvhosting.exe file information

The 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: Scvhosting.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file scvhosting.exe is located in a not identifiable folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Note: File does not exist any longer. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Runonce, DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). Scvhosting.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as scvhosting.exe. Therefore, you should check the scvhosting.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.


User Comments

ist glaub ich ein VIRUS
  T. L.  
this is linked to Norton antivirus..Uninstall Norton and reinstall
  Tom Guardia  
Got my enterprise network infected (120 PC of 450). If you run win 2K / XP and forgot to do the right security patching, you'll get your network flood with traffic !

Summary: Average user rating of scvhosting.exe: based on 4 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think scvhosting.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving scvhosting issues

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