How to remove the svchcs virus

Most antivirus programs identify svchcs.exe as malware.

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Svchcs.exe file information

The process does not have any vendor information.

Description: Svchcs.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file svchcs.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 73,728 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The svchcs.exe file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. Svchcs.exe is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Svchcs.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify svchcs.exe related errors

Important: You should check the svchcs.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

another trojan that comes with World of Warcraft Addons..

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

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Best practices for resolving svchcs issues

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