How to remove the Scvvhost virus

Most antivirus programs identify Scvvhost.exe as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as SPYW_PERFLOG, and Symantec identifies it as Spyware.Perfect.

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Scvvhost.exe file information

The process itself does not provide any dependable information about its developer or its associated software.

Description: Scvvhost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Scvvhost.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 119,296 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 438,272 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Runonce, MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run, RunOnce, MACHINE\RunOnce). It is not a Windows system file. Scvvhost.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the Scvvhost.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

scvvhost.exe is also known as w32.Imaut..a all system files like registry, msconfig, and dos prompt can,t access they always minimize when you open it..

Summary: Average user rating of Scvvhost.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Scvvhost.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 2 users think Scvvhost.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Scvvhost issues

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