How to remove the smphost virus
Most antivirus programs identify smphost.exe as malware, for example McAfee identifies it as Artemis!A0E233D06D58, and Avast identifies it as Win32:MalOb-EE.
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Smphost.exe file information
Description: smphost.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 167,936 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 159,744 bytes and 4 more variants.
Smphost.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous.
Recommended: Identify smphost.exe related errors
If smphost.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 215,552 bytes. Smphost.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. File smphost.exe is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as smphost.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the smphost.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.
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