How to remove the svchost virus

Most antivirus programs identify svchost .exe as malware—e.g. Avast identifies it as Win32:Trojan-gen, and TrendMicro identifies it as TSPY_AGENT.

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Svchost .exe file information

The process known as CCProxy Microsoft MFC Application or file.exe belongs to software CCProxy Application or HP ProLiant Remote Monitor by unknown.

Description: Svchost .exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The svchost .exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 794,624 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 983,040 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Svchost .exe is able to connect to the Internet and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with svchost .exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramHP ProLiant Remote Monitor.

Recommended: Identify svchost .exe related errors

Important: You should check the svchost .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

Benötigt manchmal 100% CPU-Kapazität und bremst dabei meinen PC heftig ab.

Summary: Average user rating of svchost .exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks svchost .exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving svchost issues

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