How to remove the SCVHSOT virus

Most antivirus programs identify SCVHSOT.exe as malware—for example Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Nuqel.H, and Symantec identifies it as W32.Imaut or W32.Blastclan.

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SCVHSOT.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with SCVHSOT
SCVHSOT.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The Nhatquanglan process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: SCVHSOT.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SCVHSOT.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 197,052 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 494,787 bytes and 5 more variants. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Winlogon\Shell, Run, DEFAULT\Run, MACHINE\Run). It is not a Windows core file. SCVHSOT.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If SCVHSOT.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 52% dangerous. The file size is 225,604 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. SCVHSOT.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the SCVHSOT.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

Trojan downloader
  Andrew   (further information)
if it is in windows/winbooterr it should be deleted
malware that camouflage itself as svchost.exe
  Yan   (further information)
Yahoo Messenger worm that disguises itself as "scvhsot.exe." (instead of svchost) along with other programs. Beware anything spelled wrong and any folder icons that look blurry.

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Summary: Average user rating of SCVHSOT.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think SCVHSOT.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think SCVHSOT.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SCVHSOT issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active SCVHSOT process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the SCVHSOT.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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