How to remove the SCVVHSOT virus

Most antivirus programs identify SCVVHSOT.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as or Trojan.Win32.KillAV.ayh, and Microsoft identifies it as Worm:Win32/Autorun.MBS or Worm:Win32/Sohanad.I.

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SCVVHSOT.exe file information

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

The process SCVVHSOT.exe has no valid information about its manufacturer.

Description: SCVVHSOT.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file SCVVHSOT.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or sometimes in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 506,995 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 290,419 bytes and 19 more variants. 
The process has no file description. SCVVHSOT.exe is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The SCVVHSOT.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Winlogon\Shell, Run, DEFAULT\Run). SCVVHSOT.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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Important: You should check the SCVVHSOT.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

SCVVHSOT.exe is part of the Backdoor.Sdbot malware

Summary: Average user rating of SCVVHSOT.exe: based on 5 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks SCVVHSOT.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think SCVVHSOT.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SCVVHSOT issues

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

SCVVHSOT.exe [all]