How to remove the sv virus

Most antivirus programs identify sv.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.11BF15 or ADW_SQUAREN, and Sophos identifies it as Mal/Generic-S.

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Sv.exe file information

The process known as VM Host Service belongs to software Savings Key by VM Host or

Description: Sv.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Sv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 57,507 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 57,511 bytes and 6 more variants. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. Sv.exe is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run). Sv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with sv.exe, you could also completely remove Savings Key (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify sv.exe related errors

Important: You should check the sv.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 sv issues

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

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