What is svñhost.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the svñhost.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Svñhost.exe file information

The process appears to belong to software Windows Media Format (version 11 runtime) or Miñrosoft Windows Operating System by Miñrosoft Ñorporation (

Description: Svñhost.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The svñhost.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 119,296 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes, 42,414 bytes, 34,304 bytes or 995,272 bytes.ñhost.exe.html 
The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The file is not a Windows core file. Svñhost.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Svñhost.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous.

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If svñhost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 45,056 bytes. Svñhost.exe is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Svñhost.exe is able to monitor applications.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of any problems with svñhost.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Windows Media Format 11 runtime (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

If svñhost.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 417,792 bytes. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware also uses the file name svñhost.exe, for example Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.agjp or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.daxr (detected by Kaspersky), and Trojan:Win32/Malat or TrojanDownloader:Win32/Troxen!rts (detected by Microsoft). Therefore, you should check the svñhost.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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Best practices for resolving svñhost issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with svñhost. 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.

To help you analyze the svñhost.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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