How to remove the SSCVIHOST virus

Most antivirus programs identify SSCVIHOST.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Worm.Win32.AutoRun.vjh or IM-Worm.Win32.Sohanad.ap, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_SOHANAD.DX or WORM_SOHANAD.EK.

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SSCVIHOST.exe file information

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

The process SSCVIHOST.exe has no company information.

Description: SSCVIHOST.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. SSCVIHOST.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 613,431 bytes (22% of all occurrences), 244,621 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The program has no file description. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Winlogon\Shell, Run, DEFAULT\Run). SSCVIHOST.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 80% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If SSCVIHOST.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 72% dangerous. The file size is 250,975 bytes. The process has no file description. SSCVIHOST.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. SSCVIHOST.exe is not a Windows core file. SSCVIHOST.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the SSCVIHOST.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

this pops up every time system starts and does not stop even after clicking close in the dialog box
  venkateswara rao  
Its a worm called Sohanad

Summary: Average user rating of SSCVIHOST.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think SSCVIHOST.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving SSCVIHOST issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active SSCVIHOST process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the SSCVIHOST.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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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