How to remove the svbhost virus

Most antivirus programs identify svbhost.exe as malware—for instance Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan.Win32.Llac.jibd, and Symantec identifies it as WS.Reputation.1.

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Svbhost.exe file information

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of svbhost.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Svbhost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The svbhost.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 696,320 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,349,632 bytes, 1,344,512 bytes or 1,358,848 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). Svbhost.exe is not a Windows system file. Svbhost.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 82% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If svbhost.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 1,455,567 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices, MACHINE\Run, Run). The svbhost.exe file is not a Windows core file. Svbhost.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.

Important: You should check the svbhost.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 is a trojan

Summary: Average user rating of svbhost.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks svbhost.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving svbhost issues

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

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