How to remove the scvshosts virus

Most antivirus programs identify scvshosts.exe as malware—for example Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Nuqel.K, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_SOHANAD.DW or WORM_AUTORUN.BYD.

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Scvshosts.exe file information

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Description: Scvshosts.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The scvshosts.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 253,661 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 517,632 bytes, 315,077 bytes, 331,485 bytes or 622,725 bytes. 
There is no file information. Scvshosts.exe is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Winlogon\Shell, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The program has no visible window. The scvshosts.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Scvshosts.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 92% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the scvshosts.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

  toi   (further information)
disables all adminisrator related tasks even if the user is enables for it
  Ganesh Kumaran  

Summary: Average user rating of scvshosts.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks scvshosts.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks scvshosts.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving scvshosts issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active scvshosts process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the scvshosts.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.

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